The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1823

        THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS OF A MAN OF FASHION

      London, Thomas Mclean, Repository of Wit & Humour, 26 Haymarket, 1823.. 12 HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATES BY EGERTON. LACKS TITLE PAGE AND WRAPPERS. Oblong folio, approximately, 360 x 250 mm, 14 x 10 inches, no text, PLATES NUMBERED 1-12 , titles at top of plates with descriptive letterpress beneath, modern binding, imitation morocco spine with gilt lettering, marbled boards with gilt lettered label to upper cover, each plate has a new tissue guard. Chip to top of spine with loss, pale marks to margins, plates clean and bright. See: R.V. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates 1790-1860, page 174, No. 204; J. R. Abbey, Life in England, page 250, No. 286. The headings to plates are: Negligence, Assurance, Confidence, Impudence, Intemperance, Indifference, Unfeelingness, Forgetfulness, Selfishness, Intrigue, Eccentricity, Inconsistency. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Fire-Eater

      Simpkin, 1823. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1823. 368 pages. No dust jacket. Tan, half leather bound with marbled boards. Hinge cracked yet binding remains firm with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Annotations in pencil at front endpaper with residue from removed insert at front paste-down. Page edges are rough with dog-eared corners and faint pencil marking at rear. Tear at front with pencil marking. Noticeable wear, rubbing and scuffing along spine with faded-handwritten label at top. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, denting and wear along edges and over surfaces. Significant scuffing over boards.

      [Bookseller: The World of Rare Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autograph Letter, signed ("Lemuel Shaw"), introducing Mr. Charles J. Henshaw

      [Boston], 1823. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. 1 vols. 4to. Small closed tear at margin, old folds, remnant of prior mounting on verso of left margin. 1 p. pen and ink on paper. 1 vols. 4to. Lemuel Shaw Helps a Man on the Run. A letter of introduction by lawyer and future State Supreme Court Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw for Charles J. Henshaw of Connecticut, a lawyer and man of some means who had long resided in Montreal. On June 2, 1823 Henshaw shot and killed one John Swails in Montreal. Henshaw believed Swails to be part of a group of hooligans who, following the custom of charivari, were persistently harrassing his sister and brother-in-law, George Holt, following their marriage. This letter, though the year is left off, appears to be written shortly after the fatal event. It reads, in part, "I herewith hand you this letter of introduction from my friend Mr. Charles J Henshaw, descendant of this town ... Mr. George [sic] J. Henshaw is a lawyer in Montreal. Mr. Charles [sic] H. Holt, is borther in law of Mr. H & a merchant in Quebec. I believe he thought it might be more agreeable & useful to you to make arrangements with a lawyer & he has added a letter to Mr. Gregy ..." Although the man Henshaw shot, John Swails, turned out to be his own servant and thus not likely to have been one of the instigators of the charivari, public and legal opinion sided with Henshaw and the Holts. Following the incedent they fled across the border to the United States, Henshaw eventually marrying and settling in Brooklyn Heights, while Holt returned to Montreal.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Essai sur la nomenclature et la classification des principales branches d'art-et-science.

      Paris: Bossange frères,, 1823. Octavo (215 x 132 mm). Recent blue cloth, spine with decorative gilt roll, contrasting leather label, original blue plain paper wrappers bound in. Three folding plates on two leaves and a folding table. Original blue paper wrappers lined. Occasional light spotting. Without the large folding plate, Vue Synoptique, as often. First edition in French, translated by George Bentham, of extracts from part two of Jeremy Bentham's Chrestomathia, his plan for higher education amongst the middling and higher ranks of life.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey.

      Shaftesbury: Published by the Author, C. Knight & Co. 1823. Folio, xxvi, 127, [1]pp., large paper copy (360 x 290mm), half-title, additional hand-coloured aquatint pictorial title-page, 2 hand-coloured aquatints, 13 uncoloured engravings (lightly foxed as usual), and 16 woodcut vignettes in the text all on india paper, large lithographed folding plan, hand-coloured in outline, genealogical tables, with slip offering marked-up catalogues of the Fonthill sale tipped in at beginning, publisher's green morocco-backed pictorial printed boards, rubbed, upper joint split at head and foot, head of spine frayed. "Fonthill Abbey was one of the most remarkable houses ever built in Britain. A romantic folly, it was designed for the eccentric collector William Beckford (1759-1844). With money largely acquired from West Indian sugar plantations Beckford was fabulously wealthy. Although his family origins were distinctly middle class, he was keen to claim an honourable lineage stretching far back into the Middle Ages. Beckford therefore invented a large and noble family tree and decided to use the Gothic Revival style when rebuilding his house. The most fashionable architect of the day, James Wyatt (1746-1813), was commissioned by Beckford to design his new house. Wyatt looted medieval England for ideas and the scale of his building was immense. The house gained celebrity status… with the phenomenal 225 foot tower at its heart, based on Ely Cathedral's octagon… The cost of building Fonthill Abbey was enormous and in 1823, Beckford was forced to sell the abbey and most of its contents. This sale saved Beckford from suffering the consequences of Wyatt's notoriously slack supervision of his buildings. The tower, built with completely inadequate foundations, collapsed in 1825. The ruins were cleared away 20 years later: so that nothing now remains of Beckford's fantasy."—RIBA. RIBA Catalogue III, 2881; Abbey, Scenery, 418.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Le fabbriche civili ecclesiastiche e militari di Michele Sanmicheli. Disegnate ed incise da Francesco Ronzani e Girolamo Luciolli. Fascicolo I. Beigebunden: Opera Ornamentale die arredi e mobile sacre e profane. Pubblicata per Cura della I.R. Accademia di belle Arti. Fascicolo I - V.

      Verona, Moroni, 1823., Folio. Gest. Portät v. M. Sanmicheli; (verbunden) 20 S. und 57 gestochene Tafeln. Die Orig.-Umschläge der Lieferungen sind beigebunden HbLd. mit Rückentitel. Fragment; Gutes Exemplar. Architektur; Italien; Musterbuch, Design;

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Moser]
 6.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Señores Diputados. @[text begins:] La reunion de los Representantes del Pueblo en esta augusta Asamblea, es el momento suspirado de la Patria para aplicar remedios á los terribles males que la afligen .

      [Colophon] (Santiago de Chile), Imprenta Nacional, (1823). - Folio (31.5 x 22 cm.), unbound. Caption title. Uncut. Light browning at fold, light marginal stains on last 2 leaves. Overall in good to very good condition. 8 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this substantial overview of the state of Chile after the War of Independence, including the state of the public treasury, foreign affairs, the navy, and the army. The signers were the members of the Junta de Gobierno (Agustín de Eyzaguirre, José Miguel Infante, Fernando Errázuriz, plus its secretary, Mariano Egaña), who after O'Higgins abdicated on January 28, 1823, were given control of the government until General Ramón Freire arrived in Santiago in late March. In this document written 2 months later, they describe the disagreements among factions in various parts of the country (Concepción, Coquimbo, Chiloé, Quillota, and Valdivia are mentioned) and conclude by stating that Chile needs to be run by a single leader - and that none of them feels qualified to do it! "La razon, la experiencia, y la opinion pública están de acuerdo en que á uno solo debe confiarse el poder egecutivo. Ni los tres, ni alguno de nosotros nos consideramos capaces de llevar al termino el triunfo del órden" (p. 8).*** Briseño III, 391, no. 2459: giving the date as March 1823. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
 7.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Wien, seine Geschicke und seine Denkwürdigkeiten. (Titelblätter: "Wien's Geschichte." etc.

      Franz Härter, Wien 1823 - Zwei Jahrgänge (27 Hefte) in 9 Bänden (= alles Erschienene); Bd. 1 bis 5 (= erster Jahrgang, 1823), sowie 4 Bände "Zweyter Jahrgang", Band 1 bis 4 (1824 u. 1825). +++ Gugitz 32. Nebehay-W. 267: "Das Werk erschien ursprünglich in 2 Jahrgängen mit 27 Einzelheften und wurde erst später zu 9 Bänden zusammengefaßt. Die Kollation dieses für die Geschichte Wiens bedeutenden Werkes ist meist außerordentlich schwierig, da die Anzahl der Kupferstiche und Lithographien schwankt. Als vollständig können Exemplare angesehen werden, die 66-68 Tafeln und Tabellen [.] aufweisen [.] Aber auch mit 66 Beigaben ist das Werk selten." +++ Enthalten sind die 4 Pläne v. Wien (des alten Wien FAVIANA genannt; im Jahr 1547; z.Zt. v. Maria Theresia; sowie um 1826) und die ebfls. wichtige Karte der Donau bei Wien. Nach Nebehay und Wagner fehlen die Tafeln 22, 48, 59 und 60. +++ Einzelauflistung: Bd. 1 mit 3 Titelvign., 5 Kupfern,1 Falttabelle; Bd. 2 mit 2 Titelvignetten, 1 Kupfer, 2 Falttab.; Bd. 3 mit 2 Titelvign., 2 Kupfern, 2 Falttab.; Bd. 4 mit 2 Titelvign., 4 Kupfern, 3 Falttab.; Bd. 5 mit 2 Titelvign., 0 Kupfern, 3 Falttab.; Bd. 6=2.Jgg. 1.Bd. mit 3 Titelvign., 11 Kupfern, 0 Falttab.; Bd. 7=2.Jgg. 2.Bd. mit 2 Titelvign., 6 Kupfern, 0 Falttab.; Bd. 8=2.Jgg. 3.Bd. mit 1 Titelvign., 2 Kupfern, 0 Falttab.; Bd. 9=2.Jgg. 4.Bd. mit 2 Titelvign., 2 Kupfern, 0 Falttab.; das sind 19 Titelvign., 31 Kupfer, 10 Falttab.; hinzu kommen die bildlich gestalteten Titelkupfer des jew. 1. Hefts der 9 Bände; INSGESAMT ALSO 69 KUPFER UND FALTTABELLEN. Einzelne Tafeln mit Einriss, fleckig, gebräunt. +++ Aus Nichtraucherhaushalt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magister Michalis]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        De Capta a Mehemethe II Constantinopoli [Fall of Constantinople]

      1823 - (CONSTANTINOPLE) LEONARD OF CHIOS. LANGUS, Godefridus. De Capta a Mehemethe II Constantinopoli [Fall of Constantinople]. Paris: Didot le Jeune for Charles Stuart, 1823. Quarto, original full black embossed morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4200.Very rare first edition of two important eyewitness accounts of the fall of Constantinople at the hands of Mehmed II in 1453, with engraved folding plan of the cityâ€"one of only 60 copies printed for Charles Stuart to distribute privately. Handsomely bound in full morocco in the ‘relievo’ style.Leonard of Chios (d. 1482), a Catholic prelate and the Pope’s emissary to Emperor Constantine XI, became a witness to Mehmed II’s successful assault on Constantinople and the city’s fall to Muslim troops in 1453. He escaped the slaughter and returned to Chios, where he penned this account to the Pope; the letter was first published in 1544. Godefridus Langus was apparently also an eyewitness; his account first appeared in print in 1594. Manuscripts of these works were acquired by Britain’s ambassador to Paris, collector and amateur historian Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845). Stuart had the manuscripts transcribed by Jean-Baptiste L’Ecuy and published 60 copies of this work to be given away privately, not sold. The work has consequently always been very rare and desirable. Dibdin’s “Library Companion” mentions a “very beautiful, curious, and interesting quarto printed by Sir Charles… the only copies of this work I have seen in England are those in the libraries of the Duke of Bedford, Earl Spencer, and the Reverend Stephen Watson.” The binding of embossed ‘relievo’ morocco is quite possibly by the trade binders Remnant & Edmonds, who were the leading producers of this kind of elaborately embossed binding. Their process to make leather appear to be intricately carved wood was found so ingenious and convincing that the firm was awarded a medal for binding at the 1851 Great Exhibition. Atabey 705. Blackmer 1909. Brunet III, 984. Engraved armorial bookplate of Michael Tomkinson, Franche Hall, Worcestershire; catalogue excerpt tipped to rear flyleaf indicates that this copy was lot 1257 in the Tomkinson sale at Sotheby’s on July 3, 1922.Light foxing to text. Handsome ‘relievo’ binding very nearly fine. Quite scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Veduta degl`Avanzi della Casa Aurea di Nerone, sul Monte Palatino, dalla parte riguardante il Circo Massimo. Original-Radierung.

      In der Platte links unten bez.: "Rossini dis. e inc.", mittig betitelt und rechts unten dat.: Roma 1823". - Von Piranesi beeinflußte Arbeit des Architekten, Malers und Radierers Rossini, der insgesamt über 1000 Stiche schuf. - Breitrandiger Druck mit hinterl. Mittelfalz, im Rand leicht stockfleckig. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Römerinnen mit Hund. Lavierte Bleistiftzeichnung.

      Rechts unten signiert. - Das Blatt zeigt drei junge Frauen in römischer Tracht in einer angedeuteten Landschaft, von denen zwei eng zusammen gedrängt in ein Buch blicken, während sich die dritte abseits stehend einem kleinen Hund zuwendet. - Eventuell Studie zu einer Lithographie der 72 Blätter umfassenden, 1823 in Paris erschienenen Folge "Un an à Rome et dans ses environs, recueil de dessins lith. représ. les costumes, les usages et les céremonies civ. et relig. des états Romains". - Auf Karton fest montiert. Signatur verblasst, Bl. stockfleckig und umlaufend mit Lichtrand. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Brigante ferito a morte ed assistito da suoi compagni". Blick auf drei bewaffnete Briganten im Wald, die einem Kameraden die Wunde versorgen, links zwei jammernde Frauen, unten Inschrift.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, bez. wie oben, sign., bez. und und dat. "Pinelli Roma 1823", 19,5 x 23,5 cm. Vorstudie zu einer Radierung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Travels comprising observations made during a residence in the Tarentaise and various parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown,, London. 1823 - Due volumi di cm. 22,5, pp. xvi, 381 (1); vii (1) 447 (1). Con molte incisioni in xilografia nel testo (anche a piena pagina) e 4 belle tavole in litografia in fine coloritura coeva. Solida legatura recente in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli efiletti in oro. Fioriture limitate alle prime ed ultime carte, peraltro esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Prima edizione di questo viaggio inteso principalmente con scopi geologici. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Sylva Florifera: The Shrubbery Historically and Botanically Treated; with observations on the formation of ornamental plantations and picturesque scenery

      Longman, Hurst, et al., London 1823 - First Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. First Edition, Uncut in Original Boards. A guide to ornamental planting, hedges, and picturesque botanical effects. Phillips (1775?-1838) was a Worthing banker, a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society, and the Linnaean Society, and the author of several botanical works including the History of Cultivated Vegetables. Original blue boards, uncut, glazed clolth spine with printed paper label, slight chipping to headcaps, extremities a trifle rubbed, A FINE COPY, partially unopened [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Poetical Works. 10 Vol.

      Edinburgh, Achibald Constable & Co.; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, J. Murray and Hurst, Robinson & Co., 1823. Kl.-8°, Ledereinband Mit Stahlstichen-Portrait, 10 Stahlstichen-Titel mit Vignetten u. 11 Stahlstichen-Tafeln. Rubinrot langgenarbt Maroquin der Zeit mit Rücken- sowie Deckel-, Steh-, u. Innenkantenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Minimal gebräunt u. stockfleckig, die dekorativen Einbände gering berieben, insgesamt sehr schöne u. dekorative Exemplare. - Near-contemporary red full calf, spines in compartments with tooling in gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece to the first volume, and a vignette title page to each volume. Attractive library set in very good condition. A handsomely bound set of Walter Scott\'s poetical works, printed in Edinburgh during Scott\'s lifetime. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Englische Literatur

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni München]
 15.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Some Account of the Public Life of theLate Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost, Bart Particularly of HisServices in the Canadas; including A Reply to the Strictures on hisMilitary Character, contained in an article in the Quarterly Review forOctober, 1

      London. Printed for T. Cadell. 1823.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 21.2cm,first edition, [i],197,99p., complete with half-title, in quarter calfrebacked, blind-ruled raised bands, leather label, gilt titles, originalmarbled boards, gilt crest on the boards, a fine copy, rare. (cgc) T.P.L. 1075. Lande 806. Gagnon I-2805. Dionne II-1005. Sabin 65414. Storyp661. Howes B-747. Smith 466. Prevost was personally responsible for twohumiliations: the with-drawl under fire after a naval victory atSackett's Harbour and a similar retreat at Plattsburg where the Canadiannaval flotilla was defeated on 11 Sept. 1814. He was summoned to Englandin 1815. On arrival there he found that his conduct had been condemnedby a naval court. He demanded a court martial but died on 5 Jan. 1816,a week before the date set for the trial. His family tried for many yearsto obtain a hearing, feeling sure that his memory could be vindicated,but their requests met with refusal. The work presents evidence to refutecharges made against him and includes extensive documentation. The workis attributed to E.B. Brenton, Prevost's Canadian secretary. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        TIMBER MERCHANT'S GUIDE. ALSO, A TABLE, WHEREBY, AT ONE VIEW, MAY BE SEEN SOLID AND SUPERFICIAL MEASURE OF ANY SQUARE OR UNEQUAL HEWED LOGS OF PLANK...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

      Baltimore, 1823. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Old ownership inscription excised from top of titlepage, not affecting text. Occasional foxing, mostly in margins of early text leaves. Slight offsetting from plates. Very good. A remarkable and important book, illustrated with thirty handcolored lithographic plates, each of which illustrates the method of extracting various portions of lumber for use in building a ship. This is the second book printed in America to be illustrated with lithographs, preceded only by J.E. Smith's GRAMMAR OF BOTANY. The plates were produced by Henry Stone, "one of the earliest and most elusive of all the lithographers" (Peters) and the first lithographer to practice in Baltimore. The author begins the book with an impassioned plea for conserving forest resources.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Anzeigebuch aller Haus- und Grundeigenthümer der königlichen Haupt- u. Residenz-Stadt München und der fünf Vorstädte: Schönfeld-, St. Anna-, Isar-, Ludwigs- und Maximilians-Vorstadt, nach der neuesten fortlaufenden Numerierung der Besitzungen und mit Angabe ihrer unveränderlichen Namen. Für das Jahr 1823. Dieser Anzeige sind angehängt: 1) Eine alphabetische Aufführung aller königlichen Geschäftsstellen und Aemter, so wie aller Staats, und andern öffentlichen Anstalten, und die Angabe, wo dieselben zu finden. 2) Ein Personalverzeichniß des Magistrats der königlichen Haupt- und Resldenz - Stadt München und der Ersatzmänner desselben. 3) Ein Personalverzeichniß der Gemeindebevollmächtrigten und ihrer Ersatzmänner. 4) Eine Angabe der 34 Distriktsvorsteher und der ihnen zugetheilten Distrikte. 5) Die Anzeige der Wohnungen aller ausübenden königlichen Advokaten und Aerzte. 6) Ein Verzeichniß der Hebammen und ihrer Wohnungen. 7) Alle Straßen, Gäßchen, Plätze nach alphabetischer Reihenfolge und mit ihren treffenden Besitznumern. 8) Ein vollständiges Register. - Herausgegeben von Dr. Carl Friedrich August Müller, Inhaber des Schreib-Bureaus in München. Weinstraße Nro. 1627.

      München: Gedruckt bey Ernst August Fleischmann 1823. VIII, 148 S. Marmor. OPappbd. 21x13 cm. (Versandstufe 2). - Buchecken bestoßen, S. etw. fleckig, Titelei u. 1 Bl. m. hinterlegter Fehlstelle (Ecke) ohne Textverlust, 1 Bl. mit kl. Ausriss, mit 8 farb., vom Vorbesitzer montierten Registern. -- Eines der frühesten Adressbücher Münchens. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Bavarica, Bayern, München, Adressbuch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Kloster]
 18.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Die Anbetung Der Heiligen Drey Koenige'.

      - Kupferstich v. Carl Ernst Hess in München n. Johann van Eick b. Durand & Sauvé in Paris, 1823, 50,5 x 62,5 (Unten sehr gut restaurierter Randeinriß bis 1 cm in die Ansicht) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Capitän Franklins Entdeckungsreise an die Küsten der Polarsee in den Jahren 1819, 20, 21 und 22. Aus dem Englischen.

      Jena Bran'sche Buchhandlung ; 1823 - (EA); (4) 244 Seiten; Pbd d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (etwas bestoßen und berieben, innen teils leicht stockfleckig, 2 Blätter [im zweiten Teil] etwas stärker) Angebunden: MOURAVIEV, Reise nach Turkomanien und Khiva, in den Jahren 1819 und 1820. (3) Seiten 248-416 (so komplett). Reihe: Ethnographisches Archiv. Herausgegeben von Dr. Friedrich Alexander Bran, Zweiundzwanzigster [22.] Band. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
 20.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Aus der Handschrift herausgegeben und erläutert.

      1-3. Greifswald, Universitätsbuchhandlung, 1823-24. 8vo. (2),+ CLII,+ 434,+ (2); (2),+ XXXVI,+ 720; XXXII,+ (16),+ 328 pp.+ 2 genealogical tables. Partly unopenend. Foxing. Pencil doodling on pp. VIII-IX in the first part. Lines in red pencil over pp. 48 and 61 in part 2. Later half calf with raised bands, red title labels and marbled edges (Chr. Schaaf Buchbinderei, Hamburg). Three volumes. With the book plate of Victor von Stedingk. Spruth p. 359. Bartholomäus Sastrow (1520 -1603) among other things Pomeranian diplomat, mayor of Stralsund and notary of the imperial court in Speyer. At the age of 75, in 1595, he wrote this autobiography which "durch lebendige Auffassung und Darstellung der berichteten Thatsachen und ihre frische humoristische Sprache, in der sich hochdeutsche Mundart mit niederdeutschen Provincialismen und lateinischen Citaten mischen, ausgezeichnet ist. So hat er sich durch Leben und Schrift nicht nur in der pommerschen, sondern auch in der allgemeinen deutschen Geschichte eine hervorragende Stelle und ein unvergängliches Denkmal erworben" (Theodor Pyl, ADB). In addition to his own journals and letters, he also made use of official documents to which he had access as a notary, chronicles such as Johann Berckmann's "Stralsundische Chronik", and the biography of his predecessor as mayor, Franz Wessel. Sastrow's autobiography is an important record of events such as the confrontation between Philip I, landgrave of Hesse and emperor Charles V that led to Philip's imprisonment. The many incorporated legal documents are important sources for the history of the Empire, especially for the diet of Augsburg in 1547-48 and the Augsburg Interim of 1548. This three volume edition by Gottlieb Mohnike is still the most complete edition published

      [Bookseller: Centralantikvariatet]
 21.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        The works of Lord Byron

      Paris: Printed for Baudry..., 1823. 12 volumes in six. With half-titles to each odd numbered volume. [Bound uniformly with:] MEDWIN, Thomas. Journal of the conversations of Lord Byron, noted during a residence with his lordship at pisa, in the years 1821 and 1822. In two volumes. Paris. Published by L. Baudry..., 1825. Two volumes bound in one. Finely bound in contemporary French calf by Hering (of Paris?), signed in gilt to foot of the spine, first volume, spines richly tooled and boards ruled in gilt, further blind border to boards. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Very lightly faded to spines, small patch of insect-damage to joint at base of spine of the fifth volume, else a fine set. Bookseller's label 'Galerie de Bossange Pere' to FEP. Together seven exquisitely bound regency volumes combining the works of poet sufficiently popular on the continent to warrant English publication in Paris alongside the contemporary writer, biographer and friend of the Romantics Thomas Medwin's Journal of conversations (first printed London, 1824). Despite contemporary Parisian almanacks refering to J. Hering as a French and English bookbinder, there is little evidence that this Hering, who has signed his name in the customary French manner at the base of the spine on the first volume of this set, is in any way connected with the illustrious West End bindery, despite Seymour de Ricci including a late eighteenth-century volume signed 'Rel. Hering' in his study English Fine Bindings (New York, 1935). . First Baudry edition. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Antiquates]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Report of the Trial by Jury, David Armstrong Against George Buchan Vai

      1823 - Trial of a Would-Be Scottish Duelist [Trial]. Vair, George Buchan, Defendant. Alston, Gideon, Defendant. Report of the Trial by Jury, David Armstrong, Against George Buchan Vair, and Gideon Alston, For Sending a Challenge to Fight a Duel. Taken in Short-Hand. With an Appendix of Letters and Other Documents. Edinburgh: Printed for W. and C. Tait, 1823. iv, 134, [2] pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf with later rebacking, blind fillets to boards, gilt title to spine, hinges mended. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, some gatoring along joints. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. * Only edition. Vair, a spirit-dealer in Leith, was apparently engaged to Miss Dinah Grive, "a lady in Dumfries." He objected to inappropriate attentions paid her by David Armstrong, a writer. Vair alleged that Armstrong had caused the lady to break off her engagement and was therefore entitled to challenge him to a duel. Armstrong refused the challenge, won the court case and was awarded 20 pounds in damages. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (LA County, Library of Congress, Social Law, University of Pennsylvania). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
 23.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals Who Shared His Captivity; And Published From the Original Manuscripts Corrected By Himself Historical Miscellanies Dictated to the Count De Montholon Volumes I-IIII; Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals Who Shared His Captivity; And Published From the Original Manuscripts Corrected By Himself Dictated to General Gourgand, His Aide-De-Camp Volumes I-II; Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals Who Shared His Captivity; And Published From the Original Manuscripts Corrected By Himself Dictated to the Count of Montholon Volumes III-IV (Napoleon's Own Memoirs Dictated to His Generals Montholon and Gourgand) - 7 volumes

      London: Printed for Henry Colburn and Co. and Martin Bossange and Co, 1823-1824. Second edition. Hardcover. 377; 471; 389; 408; 395; 423; 483pp. Octavo [23 cm] Brown cloth over boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine, and elaborate embossed designs on the spine and covers. Top edge trimmed; other edges deckled. Pale yellow endpapers. With two pages of publisher's adverts at the rear of the first volume. Very good. The extremities are mildly rubbed and the spine ends and corners of the covers are bumped. The spines are subtly sunned. Several of the covers have very small stains. There is a thin loss from the cloth at the foot of the fifth volume. There are a few large damp stains on the endsheets. The pages are foxed here and there, and have sporadic light tide marks, however the majority of the pages are quite bright. The threads are visible in the inside margins of some of the pages in volume VI. The bindings are very sturdy. Complete, with 18 plates. Three volumes of "Historical Miscellanies," dictated to the Count De Montholon, followed by four volumes of memoirs dictated to both the Count De Montholon and General Gourgaud. Subjects include Observations on the Wars of Marshal Turenne, Review of the Wars of Frederic II, Siege of Toulon, Naval Battle of Aboukir, War of Italy, among others.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ETUDES RELATIVES A L'ART DES CONSTRUCTIONS. Recueillies par L. Bruyère, Inspecteur Général des ponts et chaussées.... et ancien Directeur des travaux de Paris.

      Paris, chez Bance Ainé, 1823-1828. In folio gr. (mm. 530x345), 2 voll. in 1, mz. pelle coeva, filetti e tit. oro al dorso, pp. compless. di testo 146 (osservazioni preliminari e descrizione delle tavole), con 184 interessanti tavv. inc. in rame f.t. di cui 13 sono pregevoli antiporte ?"a contorno?". L?'opera è suddivisa in 12 fascicoli che trattano: 1° ?"Ponts en pierre?" con 16 tavv. - 2° ?"Greniers publics et Halles aux Grains?" con 15 tavv. - 3° ?"Ponts en fer?" con 16 tavv. - 4° ?"Foires et Marchés?" con 13 tavv. - 5° ?"Navigation?" con 15 tavv. - 6° ?"Abattoirs et Boucheries?" con 12 tavv. - 7° ?"Portes d?'écluse, Combles, Cintres, Ponts en bois et autres constructions?" con 14 tavv. - 8° ?"Maisons de ville et de campagne?" con 14 tavv. - 9° ?"Des Tuiles antiques et modernes?" con 14 tavv. - 10° ?"Esquisse d?'une petite Ville maritime et Essai sur les Lazarets?" con 12 tavv. - 11° ?" Projets de diverses constructions indiquées sur le plan du village de ***?" con 15 tavv. - 12° ?"Mélanges?" con 15 tavv. Cfr. Brunet,I,1309 - Graesse,I,558. Con fiorit. e uniformi arross. soprattutto nel testo, ma complessivam. un discreto esemplare. Raro trovarlo completo.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Carta e as Cortes de 1826: Dissertacam Critico-Politica, Na Qual...

      1823. The 1826 Revision of the Portuguese Constitution Rebello, Jose Pinto. A Carta e as Cortes de 1826: Dissertacam Critico-Politica, Na Qual Esta Assembleia e Julgada em Presenca da Constituicam e se Demonstra a Maneira d'Evitar Para o Futuro que os Representantes da Nacam Faltem a Seus Deveres, Ou Atraicoem Novamente a Patria. Bayonna: Na Typographia de Lamaignere, 1832. 55, [1] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in patterned wrappers. Light soiling, moderate edgewear and a few chips to wrappers, light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places. "1832" to head of front wrapper in early hand, internally clean. $500. * Only edition. Civil war ensued when King Miguel I renounced the 1822 constitution. He was overthrown in 1832 by the former emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro, who was backed by Great Britain and France. He restored the 1823 constitution, which was revised in 1826. This essay discusses these 1826 revisions. OCLC locates 6 copies worldwide, 4 in North America, 1 in a law library (Catholic University).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
 26.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        Arthur Blaschnik (1823-1918). Strand bei Amalfi. Bleistift auf Papier

      - Arthur Blaschnik (1823 Strehlen (Schlesien)-Berlin 1918). Strand bei Amalfi. Bleistift auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Bleistift auf Papier. unten links signiert: "Arthur Blaschnik", unten rechts bezeichnet und datiert: "Am Strande bei Amalfi 7. August 1858". -- Größe/Size: -- 30,8 x 46,4 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand, professionell restauriert. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Nach der künstlerischen Ausbildung an den Akademien in Wien (1843) und München (1844-49) und einem auf die Studienzeit folgenden dreijährigen Aufenthalt bei seinem Vater in Gräfenberg brach Arthur Blaschnik, wohl inspiriert durch Carl Rottmanns Gemälde, die er in München gesehen hatte, im Jahre 1852 über Südtirol nach Italien auf. Seine Reise führte ihn zunächst nach Venedig und Florenz, wo er jeweils ein halbes Jahr Station machte. Erst im Herbst 1853 kam er schließlich in Rom an, wo er die folgenden 27 Jahre leben sollte und in seiner Position als Vorstandsmitglied und Festdichter des Künstlervereins regen Anteil am deutschen Künstlerleben nahm. Von Rom aus machte er eine Reihe von Studienfahrten in Italien. So zeichnete er für das Reisealbum der russischen Kaiserin Maria Alexandrowna (geb. Prinzessin Marie von Hessen-Darmstadt) 1857/58 inige italienische Ansichten und bereiste 1858 Capri und Neapel. Von eben dieser Reise stammt das vorliegende Blatt. Die Ansicht zeigt den Blick auf den Hafen der Stadt vom schmalen Sandstrand unterhalb des auf den steilen Klippen thronenden Convento dei Capuccini. Blaschnik staffelt seine Komposition recht streng, so daß Detailgenauigkeit und Farbtiefe von vorn nach hinten - nahezu überdeutlich erkennbar gemacht in drei Ebenen, Vorder-, Mittel- und Hintergrund - abnehmen. Während er die Gebäude der Stadt im Fond vor allem durch die dunklen, starrenden Fensteröffnungen in den hellen Flächen der Häuserwände beschreibt, modelliert er vorne jede kleine Felsspalte, jede Unebenheit im Gestein mit faszinierend plastischer Genauigkeit aus. Die weißen Flächen gleißen im Sonnenlicht Süditaliens, weder Felsen noch Gebäude werfen lange Schatten - es ist Mittag und in der brütenden Hitze offenbart sich Blaschniks Absicht: Das Interesse des Künstlers liegt bei seiner Darstellung der Landschaft deutlich auf dem besonderen Erscheinungsbild der harten Kontraste zwischen Licht und Schatten auf den für die Amalfiküste so charakteristischen schroffen Felsen im Wasser und am Strande im Vordergrund. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Voyage au Mont Caucase et en Géorgie.: Avec une carte de la Géorgie.

      Paris Charles Gosselin; Librairie Classique-Elémentaire 1823 - A very good set in a late 20thC binding, half calf, marbled boards. First French edition Two volumes 8vo, pp.[viii], 520; [iv], 577, [1, errata], large folding map.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        TRAVELS (FIVE VOLUMES)

      John Sharpe 1823 - 1823. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Five volumes. Small format. 7.25 x 4.5". Brown leather spines and corners. Marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Comprises Travels In Africa; Travels In South America; Travels In North America; Travels In South Europe; Travels In North Europe. Numerous b/w plates. Spine labels missing from three volumes. Corners worn. Contents in general very good indeed. Plates as follows: Africa - 3 of 4 present (lacks frontis); South America - 3 of 3 present; North America - 3 of 3 present; South Europe - 5 of 5 present; North Europe - 5 of 5 present. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Das Königl. Schloß Sanssouci bei Potsdam. - Le Chateau royal de Sans-Souci pres de Potsdam.

      - altkol. Aquatinta v. Laurens & Thiele n. Calau b. Wittich in Berlin, 1823, 13 x 17 Drescher / Kroll, Nr. 222 und Abb. 98. - Altkol. Ansichten nach Calau sind sehr selten !

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 30.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Histoire de l`Expédition de Russie.,

      Paris, Pillet Aine, 1823 - 444 S. / 460 S. / Atlas: 2 Bll., 4 Tab., 4 Karten und 1 Plan. Graesse II, 113 (2. Aufl.). - Mit eh. Widmung des Autors. - Der Autor hatte als Artillerieoffizier an dem Feldzug teilgenommen und war auf dem Rückzug in russische Gefangenschaft geraten. - Frontispiz mit Ansicht von Niémen, Atlas mit Gesamtkriegskarte, Karte von Nordlitau, Mittellitau, Gouvernemens von Moskau und Smolensk sowie Plan von der Moskau-Schlacht. - Einband etwa berieben und bestossen, teils braunfleckig, kol. Karten mit schwachen Feuchtigkeitsspuren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 8°, Grünes HLeder der Zeit mit RVergoldung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Sketch of the History and Influence of the Press in British India; Containing Remarks on the Effects of a Free Press on Subsidiary Alliances, on the Delays of Office; on Superstition; on the Administration of Justice; on Flogging; and on Agriculture. Also, on the Dangers of a Free Press, and the Licentiousness of a Censorship. London, published by C. Chapple, Royal Library, Pall Mall, 1823.

      1823 1823 - Pp. viii, 194. Modern quarter calf on marbled paper boards, spine gilt in compartments and with title label, g.e. First edition. Stanhope (1784-1862) was an army officer who in 1817 was appointed Deputy Quartermaster-General in India. "In the foregoing pages, I have attempted to give an impartial sketch of the history of public writings in India. I have also endeavoured to prove from facts, that the diffusion of knowledge, through the medium of education and a Free Press, must rapidly improve the condition of society there, and in the surrounding world" (Conclusion: p. 193). Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION FROM PITTSBURGH TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1819, AND '20 UNDER THE COMMAND OF MAJOR STEPHEN H. LONG

      Philadelphia, 1823. Text: Modern calf, gilt, leather label. Some light dampstaining and scattered foxing. Atlas: Contemporary boards, printed paper label; rebacked in matching modern calf. Boards lightly soiled, corners repaired. Minor soiling and foxing, but atlas plates clean. Very good. First edition of a cornerstone work of Western Americana and American cartography, complete with the rare atlas. Originally named the "Yellowstone Expedition," the U.S. government expedition under Major Stephen Long was the most ambitious exploration of the trans-Mississippi West following those of Lewis and Clark and Zebulon Pike. The expedition travelled up the Missouri and then followed the River Platte to its source in the Rocky Mountains before moving south to Upper Arkansas. From there the plan was to find the source of the Red River, but when this was missed, the Canadian River was explored instead. Edwin James was the botanist, geologist, and surgeon for the expedition and "based his compilation upon his own records, the brief geological notes of Major Long, and the early journals of Thomas Say [who served as the expedition's zoologist]" (Wagner-Camp). Significantly, Long's expedition was the first official U.S. expedition to be accompanied by artists (namely Titian Peale and Samuel Seymour), and the illustrations in the atlas are therefore an important early visual record of the area. The plates depict Oto Indians, views of the Plains, buffalo, etc. Cartographically, the atlas contains the first maps to provide detail of the Central Plains. Upon returning to Washington from the expedition, Long drafted a large manuscript map of the West (now in the National Archives), and the printed maps in James' ACCOUNT closely followed. The "Western Section" map is particularly interesting, as it is here that the myth of the Great American Desert was founded by Long: a myth which endured for decades. The designation of Great American Desert appears east of the single range of the Rocky Mountains, together with a two-line note: "The Great American Desert is frequented by roving bands of Indians who have no fixed places of residence but roam from place to place in quest of game." Long's map, along with that of Lewis and Clark, "were the progenitors of an entire class of maps of the American Transmississippi West" (Wheat). James' ACCOUNT deservedly ranks alongside the narratives of Lewis and Clark and Pike as the most important early exploratory narratives of the American West.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autograph letter signed.

      Berlin, 1823. - 4to. 2 pp. To an unnamed addressee, recommending the music director Beuller, who plays the piano "remarkably well" (transl.). - Folded and browned.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        ACTA CONSTITUCIONAL PRESENTADA AL SOBERANO CONGRESO CONSTITUYENTE POR SU COMISION EL DIA 20 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1823

      Mexico, 1823. Folio. Self-wrappers. A clean, fresh copy. Near fine. An important report issued by the commission that was established to draw up a new constitution for the then infant Republic of Mexico. It is the first important project to be presented by the commission, and is therefore of great significance for the history of Mexico and the parts of the United States which at the time were part of Mexico. The states of "the two Californias," New Mexico and Texas, are listed as part of the federation.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Oeuvres

      Variorum Edition which includes all the comments, notes and variants of previous editions (The Duchat, The Monnoye, Gueullette, Voltaire, Marsy, etc.), it is illustrated ten boards inset by Deveria. chez Dalibon à Paris 1823 14x22,5cm 9 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 36.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        Szene aus der Geschichte des Dominikanerordens.

      - Bleistiftzeichnung, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 33,5:23,5 cm. Verso von fremder Hand zugeschrieben. Nicht bei A.M. v. Steinle, Edward von Steinle, Gesamtwerke.- Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch. Schon 1823 trat Steinle in die Wiener Akademie ein, seit 1826 wurde er von L. Kupelwieser (1796 - 1862) unterrichtet. Zwischen 1828 und 1833 hielt er sich zweimal in Rom auf und fand dort Anschluß an den Kreis der Nazarener (Fr. Overbeck,1789 - 1869; Ph. Veit, 1793 - 1877; J. von Führich, 1800 - 1876). 1829 arbeitete er zusammen mit Overbeck an der Porziuncula bei Assisi. 1833 wieder in Wien, 1837 folgte eine Reise nach Frankfurt am Main und an den Rhein. 1839 übersiedelte er nach Frankfurt am Main und fand Anschluß an den Nazarener-Kreis um Veit. 1850 wurde er Professor für Historienmalerei am Städelschen Kunstinstitut. Steinle ist einer der führenden Vertreter der katholischen Kirchenkunst nach der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts; doch hat er sich auch mit anderen Stoffen befaßt, so z.B. mit Märchen und Dichtungen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 37.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte aller europäischen Vögel.

      - 2 Bände. Schmid, Jena 1823-24. XII S., 1 Bl., 416 S. u. VIII S., S. 417-1047 mit 1 gefalt. kolorierten Kupfertafel von Susemihl. Ppbd. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. Stärker berieben u. bestoßen. Mit zahlr. Anmerkungen u. Rostiftunterstreich. v. alter Hand.– „ An important work for the student, since several new species of European bird are described." (Wood 255). – "Er liegt viel mehr in der Begabung für eine unübetreffliche Darstellung des Lebens der Vögel. Die ihm von der Natur mitgegebenen und in langer Übung entwickelten Wirkkräfte stempelten ihn zu einem der ersten, echten biol. Lehrmeister des vorigen Jahrhunderts." (Gebhardt I, 52). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Engel & Co GmbH]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        J.M. ELFORD'S MARINE TELEGRAPH; OR, UNIVERSAL SIGNAL BOOK...BEING ALSO THE KEY TO THE PATENT TELEGRAPH, INVENTED BY THE AUTHOR, CAPABLE OF MAKING 9330 PROGRESSIVE CHANGES, BY USING THE FIGURES FROM 1 TO 6 ONLY

      Charleston, 1823. Original marbled paper boards, leather spine, reinforced with old linen. Corners lightly worn, inner hinges cracked but sewing tight. Contemporary ownership inscription on fly leaf and rear pastedown. Minor scattered soiling, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. A rare instructional work on a patented system of ship communication, using just six telegraphic flags. Elford taught navigation and nautical astronomy in Charleston. The frontispiece depicts "Marine, Telegraphic flags." Quite an early American signal book. Though there were other early systems in America, not all the inventors published books. Elford's marine visual system depended on six uniquely patterned flags, and on a "conversation flag." These are illustrated in this book, along with a glossary of words and sentences, and their numerical equivalents, which would be signaled by means of the flags. A sheet of testimonials has been pasted on the inside of the front board, at the bottom of which is a list of agents. Lemuel Moody of Portland is the first name listed (it would be interesting to know if he used Elford's system to signal from his observatory). The front fly leaf is inscribed: "Ship Marengo of New Orleans, B. Wood, Master." On the following blank is a handcolored illustration with manuscript showing the four flags that would signal Marengo's identifying number. The supplement which follows the text is four pages in this volume, an unusual variation. It is followed by an eight-page MARINE TELEGRAPH REGISTER listing ships and their identifying numbers.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A FLORA OF NORTH AMERICA. ILLUSTRATED BY COLOURED FIGURES, DRAWN FROM NATURE

      Philadelphia: Lea, 1823. Half title in each volume. Quarto. Contemporary red half morocco over green/blue paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into five compartments by double gilt fillets, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments. Plate 80 in second volume with contemporary replacement of inner margin. Very good. Provenance: Owen Mason (of Rhode Island, 1796-1873, ownership inscriptions dated 1841 noting a purchase price of $8.00). An important American flora, "magnificently illustrated" (DAB) with "Plates [that] are clear, soft and lovely" (Bennett). The work, found here in its rare uncolored state, includes the first successful use of stipple- engraving in the United States. "The plates were made by [amongst others] Cornelius Tiebout, the first really skilled engraver born in the United States, although he trained in London for two years in the 1790s to perfect his technique" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. The text gives details of each species, its Latin binomial, common name, and class and order according to the Linnaean system, followed by interesting information about the history of the discovery of the species and details about its geographical range. The present set is particularly desirable, as it includes the rare "To Subscribers" leaf occasionally found in the second volume, here bound between pages 42 and 43. It was issued as a pair to pages 41/42, but it is not included in the pagination and was designed to be discarded. Like many other works of its day, Barton's book was originally issued in parts, with the first parts appearing in 1820 and the final ones in 1824, hence the dates given above. This set is notable for having the plates uncolored. Barton states in the advertisement to the first volume that some of the "plates are printed in color, and are afterwards colored by hand. It is confidently believed by the author, that they will be found the most successful attempts at imitation by sound engraving, of the French style, yet made in this country." He goes on to note that the method of color printing was the result of "repeated experiments" owing "to the impossibility of obtaining information as to the manner of colouring abroad." The present copy would belie Barton's assertion, as none of the plates are colored. MacPhail also contradicts Barton's claim, noting that a copy at the Sterling Morton Library at the Morton Arboretum contains "no evidence of color printing at all in any of the plates.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mid 19th c Cobalt Glass Dobereiner Hydrogen Lighter

      A good mid 19th century German-made Dobereiner lighter 8 tall complete with inner-funnel, thumb-activated valve with spring, and platinum-sponge retention ring. The vessel is very deep-blue cobalt glass. There are no chips or cracks to either the vessel or internal-funnel. The Döbereiner's lamp is a lighter invented in 1823 by the German chemist Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, the lighter is based on the Fürstenberger lighter. In the jar, zinc metal reacts with a dilute sulfuric acid solution to produce hydrogen gas. When a valve is opened, a jet of hydrogen is released through a platinum sponge causing it to incandesce and the gas igniting. Offered by Esoterica Curiosa: Dale Beeks, specialist collector, purveyor & curatorial consultant of historical surveying & scientific instruments.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE VOLTAIRE - 52 TOMES - INCOMPLET - 1+2+4+5+6+7+9+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23+24+25+26+27+28+29+30+31+32+33+35+36+37+38+39+40+41+42+43+44+45+45(bis)+45(ter)+50+51+52+53+54+55+56+61+63 - 5 photos disponibles.

      ESNEAUX J. 1823 - RO20195774: 52 TOMES: Environs 500-600 pages par tomes - coiffes abimées - tranches jaspés - auteur, tomaison, titre de la tomaison, filets et fleurons dorés au dos - 5 photos disponibles. 13 TOMES MANQUANTS: 2 + 8 + 10 + 11 + 46 + 47 + 48 + 49 + 57 + 58 + 59 + 60 + 62 - T.1.vie de Voltaire - T.3+4+5. N°2+3+4.essai sur les moeurs - T.6+7. N°1+2. siecle de Louis XIV - T.9.histoire de Charles XII et de Pierre-Le-Grand - T.12+13. N°1+2. melanges historiques - T.14+15 N°1+2. politique et legislation - T.16+17+18+19+20+21+22 N°1+2+3+4+5+6+7. dictionnaire philosophique - T.23+24 N°1+2. romans - T.25+26+27+28 N°1+2+3+4. metaphysique - T29.dialogues et entretiens philosophiques - T.30.physique - T.31+32 N°1+2.melanges litteraires - T.33+34+35+36+37+38+39+40+41+42+43+44+45+45bis+45ter. N°1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15. correspondance generale - T.50+51+52+53+54+55+56 N°1+2+3+4+5+6+7. Theatre - T.61. discours en vers, poemes, epitres - T.63. Faceties parisiennes. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The British Flower Garden; containing figures & descriptions of the most ornamental & curious hardy herbaceous plants, including annuals, biennials, & perennials; with their scientific and English names.

      - London, W. Simpkin and R. Marshall/ J. Ridgway, 1823-1838. 7 volumes (First and second series). Royal 8vo (232 x 150mm). With 712 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Later green half morocco, spines in 5 compartments with gilt lettering. A rare complete set containing the first and second series. Robert Sweet (1783-1835) was a horticulturist, nurseryman and author. "In 1812 he joined Colvills, the famous Chelsea nursery, having been elected a fellow of the Linnean Society"(M. Hadfield, British gardeners p. 274). Sweet published several botanical works of which the present one is the most famous. The work came out in parts over a long period for which reason complete copies are rare. The first series contains 300 plates and the second series 412 plates. Of the first series the plates are by E. Dalton Smith, the second series are by various other artists. Special attention has been paid to the colouring of the plates which are all exquisitely handcoloured. A fine set.Dunthorne 293; Nissen BBI, 1923. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
 43.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER . . . TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID, POINTED AS THEY ARE TO BE SUNG OR SAID IN CHURCH

      Printed at the Clarendon Press by Samuel Collingwood & Co, Oxford 1823 - 254 x 152 mm (10 x 6"). [656] pp. Contemporary burgundy straight-grain morocco blindstamped in cathedral style, covers with central panel of an altar with rose window and gothic ownership lettering in gilt ("Eatington Chapel 1826"), the panel within a floral frame of gothic motif; wide raised bands, spine panels each blindstamped with two gothic windows, gilt titling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edge gilt. WITH A LARGE FORE-EDGE PAINTING SHOWING LINCOLN FROM THE RIVER WITHAM. Griffiths 1823/8. Spine with a hint of sunning, joints and corners slightly worn (front joint perhaps getting ready to crack), final two leaves with faint dampstain at upper right (small, insignificant dampstain at top of some other leaves), but a very presentable copy, the binding solid and not at all unattractive, the text unusually bright and quite fresh, and the painting entirely as it should be. This "Great Primer Octavo" edition of the "Book of Common Prayer" offers a large canvas for our fore-edge painter, and the skillful artist has taken advantage of the opportunity, providing us with a panoramic view of the cathedral city of Lincoln--an appropriate subject to accompany the religious content here and our cathedral-style binding. The River Witham runs along the foreground of the scene, with barges on the water, a horse and driver on the towpath, and fishermen on the banks. An inn stands nearby, and the city rises on the hill behind, with the majestic cathedral surmounting the scene at upper right. The painting, with its muted colors, is suffused with tranquility, and the very skillful artist has given us considerable detail and depth. This service book was apparently presented to the Eatington (now Ettington) Chapel in Warwickshire, about five miles southwest of Stratford-upon-Avon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
 44.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Vorlesungen uber die Artillerie, zum Gebrauch der Konigl. Sachs. Militar- Akademie, 3 vols.

      Arnoldischen Buchhandlung 1823-30, Dresden - Three volumes, various editions--vol. 1 is a 3rd edition (from 1830), vol. 2 is a second edition (from 1823), vol. 3 is a second edition (from 1825). Leather-backed boards, leather spine-labels, 488 + 460 + 530 pp., illustrated (vol. 1 has 10 plates--or "Kupfertafeln", vol. 2 has 11 plates- -or "Kupfertafeln", vol. 3 has 2 "Kupfertafeln" & 7 tables--or"Tabellen"), clean unmarked text, Good volumes, some age-toning and discoloration to the pages, wear to the edges of some pages, significant wear to the spine- labels with loss--loss is especially bad to vol. 1's spine label, rubbing to the edges of the covers of the books including some loss to the leather. Text in German. Rare set. Collated complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
 45.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Gulf of Persia.

      London, J.W. Norie & Co., June 11th, 1817(-1823). - Engraved sea chart (66 x 82 cm). A fine and detailed chart of the Arabian Gulf; inset charts of the mouth of Bussorah, Muscat and Mutrah, Busheer, Carrack and Corgo, and Jasoues, numerous coastal profiles and soundings. Margins slim, discoloration to the central fold, occasional professional repairs. Rare. Not in Al Ankary; Al-Qasimi.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 46.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.