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        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]
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        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]

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        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]

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        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]

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        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]

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        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]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Prag, 15. XI. 1823. - 3 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegelrest. An Herrn von Ruprecht, im k. k. Bücher-Revisionsamt: "Erlauben mir, Euer Wohlgebohren, Sie an das Vergnügen einer kurzen Bekanntschaft zu erinnern, und mich selbst und das Unternehmen, wozu wir uns die Freiheit nehmen Hochdieselben einzuladen, Ihrer Mitwirkung und Ihrem Schutze zu empfehlen. Zehn Kreißthaler ist der Satz, den wir für das Honorar wünschenswerthester und vorzüglich schätzbarer Beiträge festgesetzt haben, für den Bogen von 16 Seiten, die Seite zu vierzig Zeilen von sieben bis acht Worten. Daß die Beiträge von Hochdemselben uns überaus schätzbar seyn werden, brauche ich Ihnen nicht zu sagen [ ]". Auf dem 2. Blatt eines gedruckten Konzeptes für die Zeitschrift "Der Kranz, oder Erholungen für Geist und Herz": "Von der genannten Redaktion [Karoline von Woltmann und Wolfgang Adolph Gerle] wird der Kranz, im Jahre 1824 fortgesetzt werden. Sie widmet diese Blätter vorzüglich den schönen Gefühlen des menschlichen Herzens. Was diesen entgegengesetzte Regungen zu erwecken droht, persönliche Satyre, Satyre gegen bestehende Institute, politische Geschichte des Tages, schließt sie unbedingt aus [ ]". - Die Arzttochter ließ sich als Zweiundzwanzigjährige von ihrem ersten Mann, Karl Friedrich Müchler, scheiden, veröffentlichte im selben Jahr den Roman "Euphrosyne" und heiratete 1805 Karl Ludwig von Woltmann. Seit 1813 in Prag ansässig, kehrte sie 1826 nach Berlin zurück. Im Jahr 1824 wurde sie Chefredakteurin der Prager Zeitschrift "Der Kranz", in der auch ihre Werke abgedruckt wurden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c., from Drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, &c., with a Supplement of New South Wales

      Edward Orme n.d. (circa 1823), London - Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, with gilt-stamped lettering and ornament in spine compartments (expertly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down), ornate gilt-stamped borders; folio; with 110 hand-colored aquatint plates. Edges of boards a bit scuffed; small circular stain on front board; minor off-setting from plates. Second, large-paper edition. Identical to the 1819 edition published by H. R. Young in six points, but has imprint of Howlett and Brimmer on title-page verso. The vibrant illustrations depict all manner of hunting sports, including big game hunting, whaling, fishing, birding, and bull fighting in North America, Germany, Lapland, Spain, Russia, and Africa. Abbey Travel 2-3. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c &c , from Drawings by Messrs Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, &c , with a Supplement of New South Wales

      London: Edward Orme, n.d. (circa 1823). Hardcover. Very Good+. Contemporary full straight-grained red morocco, with gilt-stamped lettering and ornament in spine compartments (expertly rebacked, with original backstrip laid down), ornate gilt-stamped borders; folio; with 110 hand-colored aquatint plates. Edges of boards a bit scuffed; small circular stain on front board; minor off-setting from plates. Second, large-paper edition. Identical to the 1819 edition published by H. R. Young in six points, but has imprint of Howlett and Brimmer on title-page verso. The vibrant illustrations depict all manner of hunting sports, including big game hunting, whaling, fishing, birding, and bull fighting in North America, Germany, Lapland, Spain, Russia, and Africa. Abbey Travel 2-3.

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        Further papers relating to the Slave Trade: viz. Return to an Address of The House of Commons to His Majesty, dated the 20th June 1823, for Copies or Extracts of the Correspondence from the Month of March 1822 [.].

      [London], The House of Commons, 1823. - Folio. 24, (2) pp. With a map within the text. Sewn. Correspondence relative to the execution of several treaties respecting the slave trade and to the repression of the illicit traffic in slaves, including extracts of letters from Governor Sir R. T. Farquhar to the Earl Bathurst regarding the seizure of "Arab vessels laden with slaves" on the "coasts of Arabia" (p. 22) and the compliance of the Imaum of Muscat with the treaty between the British Government and the Imaum, with a copy of that treaty inserted. - Paginated "251-275" by a contemporary hand. Well-preserved.

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        Tome Premier. Partie ENTOMOLOGIQUE. Tome I à VI,- Année 1829 à 1833.

      - Lequien Fils, 1823. 8vo (215 x 130mm). pp. (4), xxviii, 386, with 13 (10 hand-coloured) engraved plates. Contemporary cloth, spine with gilt lettered label. Printed in a limited edition of 100 copies only and all published. A French translation of the entomological section of the first 6 volumes of the famous 'Bulletin de la Société Imperiale des naturalistes de Moscou'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Meine Erfahrungen in der Homöopathie. Vorurtheilsfreie Würdigung des Hahnemannschen Systems als Versuch, dasselbe mit den bestehenden Heilmethoden zu vereinigen.

      Leipzig, Hartmann 1823.. Tit., 190 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Haehl I, 436; Schroers, Lexikon deutschsprachiger Homöopathen 22; Tischner 430. - Erste Auflage der sehr frühen Schrift des jungen Anhängers Hahnemanns. - "Caspari (1798-1828) hat das geschichtliche Verdienst, die Homöopathie als erster vom Standpunkt der Schulmedizin behandelt und dabei in vielem ein bejahendes Urteil gefällt zu haben" (Tischner). - Rücken berieben. Gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        TRAVELS IN NEW-ENGLAND AND NEW-YORK

      London, 1823. First English edition, printed (by Charles Wood) for William Baynes and Son, and Ogle, Duncan, & Co., Paternoster Row; and H.S. Baynes and Co., Edinburgh. Octavo, (8 1/4" x 5"), four volumes, xxxi,(1),483; xi,(1),504; xi,(1),514; xi,(1),514 pages, with a frontispiece portrait of Timothy Dwight, and three folding maps, of southern New England, northern New England, and New York. The map of southern New England has a tear at a fold and another at the stub; the map of New York has a tear at one fold. Timothy Dwight (1752-1817) was president of Yale from 1795 until his death, and commenced his "Travels" by saying that "the business of this office is chiefly of a sedentary nature" and that he needed physical rather than mental exercise, hence his voyages. The books are in a modern binding of blue-grey paper on boards with black leather spine labels, with the reinserted armorial bookplates of John Remington Mills (a member of Parliament for Wycombe) in each volume. Light page browning to preliminary leaves else near fine throughout, and a beautiful copy of one of the most readable of narratives about this area. Howes D612, Sabin 21559.

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        Remarks on Rifle Guns; being the result of Forty Years Practice and Observations: with Specific Remarks on Fowling Pieces. Eighth Editition, with Considerable Additions and Improvements. To which is added, A Supplement

      London: E. Baker. Good+. 1823. Eighth. Hardback. Rather worn and rubbed marbled boards; worn and rubbed red leatherette half binding; hinges of spine slightly cracked. Front and rear joints partially exposed, and rear endpapers loose - however, binding intact, if a rather frail. Previous owners' names (dd 1841 + 1898) on half-title page. Repairs to some pp. Hand-tinted colour frontispiece; four hand tinted plates of a rifleman in various poses (it's possible that there's a plate missing from this section); a plate demonstrating the accuracy of various gun barrels by order of the Honorable Board of Ordnance; 6 pp of tables on The Weight and Diameter of Lead Balls; an engraved plate on The Explanation of the Bullet Moulds; and two hand tinted plates demonstrating respectively the accuracy of shots at 200 and 100 Yards, with a supposed human target standing against a kind of archery target.; 8vo (5" x 9"); 142 + 8 pages .

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        Il Sepolcro di Winckelmann in Trieste

      Dalla Tipografia di Alvisopoli, Venezia 1823 - 4to. 343 pp. (uncut). Illustrations. Publishers' wrappers, housed in custom made case, very good copy. (25189). Eight lithographic plates (including portrait frontispiece), and an engraved facsimile letter laid-in. Much has been said of the final week of Winckelmann's life which culminated in his vicious murder in Trieste on June 8, 1768 by an itinerant Italian of dubious background. The author includes in the volume the report on the autopsy and lists the contents of his pockets at the time of his demise. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Marienbader Elegie. Montagnola, Officina Bodoni 1923. 4to. 14 S. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Deckelsignet, Kopfgoldschnitt.

      0 - 3. Druck der Officina Bodoni in 151 Exemplaren. Goethes Marienbader Elegie vom 12. September 1823 wurde wurde für den Kurt Wolff Verlag gedruck. Hier in einer Mardersteig unbekannt gebliebenen Einbandvariante in Ganzpergament. Die Bibliographie vermerkt nur Exemplare in französischer Broschur. Vorliegendes Buch wurde für Erich Matthes, Leipzig gebunden. Mardersteig 3 mit Abb. - Rodenberg 39. - Schauer Bd. II,78. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther]
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        NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

      Washington. Dec. 4, 1823.. 4pp. in NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Vol. 24, No. 3526. Folio. Dbd. Old folds and some light wrinkling. Rough along the left edge. Good. This copy bears the manuscript name in the upper left corner of Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll, who at the time the Monroe Doctrine was issued was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, and who would go on to serve in the United States Congress and as U.S. Minister to Russia. ^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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        L'Art du Typographe

      Paris: chez l'Auteur, 1823. Second edition, revised, corrected and augmented. Engraved frontispiece of a printing press and compositor's table, engraved headpiece, 7 engraved plates, type specimens, borders and vignettes illustrated throughout. Pp. iv, 256. 8vo., unusally in the original wrappers, original printed paper labels on spine and upper cover, wrappers a little stained and some quite heavy occasional browning. A comprehensive printing manual, showing every aspect of the art and very well illustrated.

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        Oeuvres du comte de Tressan EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Nepveu & Aimé-André, 1823. Fine. Nepveu & Aimé-André, Paris 1823, 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in 8 (13x21,5cm), dix volumes reliés. - The most comprehensive collective Edition published to date and illustrated with a frontispiece and 11 figures. Full calf glossy olive time. Smooth back thinned adorned with golden chains, golden heads and feet in friezes. Parts of title and volume numbers in red morocco, gilt caps on wheels. Lace frame and net gilt boards. Some corners lightly bumped without gravity, a threadbare cap. Few scattered spots. Beautiful copy set in an elegant contemporary binding. Count Tressan (d. 1783) has contributed significantly to the rediscovery of medieval literature by his literary adaptations, especially in public taste, preparing two major major currents that of Gothic literature and the Romantic literature and his inveterate taste for the Middle Ages. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective la plus complète parue jusqu'à ce jour et illustrée d'un frontispice ainsi que de 11 figures. Reliures en plein veau glacé olive d'époque. Dos lisses éclaircis ornés de fers dorés, frises dorées en têtes et en pieds. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes. Dentelle d'encadrement et filet dorés sur les plats. Certains coins légèrement émoussés sans gravité, Une coiffe élimée. Rares rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire établi dans une élégante reliure de l'époque.Le Comte de Tressan (mort en 1783) a largement contribué à la redécouverte de la littérature médiévale par ses adaptations littéraires, et surtout dans le goût du public, préparant ainsi deux grands courants majeurs, celui de la littérature Gothique puis de la littérature Romantique et de son goût invétéré pour le Moyen âge.

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        Fox Hunting

      1823. first edition. Four Magnificent Hand Colored Aquatint Plates, All Heightened With Gum ArabicShowing the Full Sweep of the Hunt Across the Rolling English Countryside…ALKEN, Henry. Fox Hunting. London: Thomas Mc.Lean, 1823. First edition. Oblong folio (13 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches; 347 x 454 mm.). An untitled series of four superb plates etched by Henry Alken and aquatinted by G. Hunt. The plates printed in color and finished by hand, all heightened with gum arabic. Average plate image size 10 7/8 x 16 1/16 inches: 277 x 408 mm. All with the imprint "London. Published by Thomas Mc.Lean. 26 Haymarket, 1823." Margins of plates very slightly browned but still a magnificent series of plates showing the full sweep of the hunt across the rolling English countryside, with outstanding coloring.Bound into an album for the Lakeside Press Chicago ca. 1930 (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in half orange morocco over gray paper boards ruled in gilt. Front cover with shield shaped blue morocco label lettered in gilt, smooth spine lettered in gilt, pale gray endpapers. Bookplate of Joel Spitz on front paste-down.Very rare. We can find no other record of this set of four. There was no copy in the Fitz Eugene Dixon sale (Anderson Galleries, New York, 1937).Provenance: purchased in Paris, 1947. The plates:1. The Cover.2. Full Cry.3. Check.4. The Death.Mellon/Snelgrove, Alken 19 (listed as "A set of four"); Siltzer p. 60; Wilder, English Sporting Prints, p. 219.

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

      Dresden: Arnoldischen Buchhandlung. 1823-30. Hardcover. Good. 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.

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        De Indiche Archipel, in het bizonder het eiland Java beschouwd in de zeden, wetenschappen, talen, godsdienst, beschaving, koloniale belangen en koophandel van derzelver inwoners

      De Wed. A. Loosjes, Pz. 182325, Haarlem - Halflederen band met gemarmerde platten, 22 cm, 332 + 434 + 538 pp. Ills.: platen en eene kaart der archipel. Compleet in drie delen. Zeer zeldzaam werk. Bijzonder dat 1 van de 6 platen in kleur is. Zeer fraaie set. Cond.: goed / good.

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        PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONAGES OF GREAT BRITAIN. ENGRAVED FROM AUTHENTIC PICTURES IN THE GALLERIES OF THE NOBILITY AND THE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF THEIR LIVES AND ACTIONS

      London: Printed [at the Shakespeare Press] for Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823 - 1834.. Twelve volumes. Royal quarto (31 x 24 cm). Full dark blue- green morocco, elaborately gilt extra, a.e.g., ribbon markers, by Hayday. A bit of rubbing to extremities and shelfwear to fore- tips, a few small surface scrapes; bookplate, single stamp and pencil donation inscription in each volume of a Cathedral Library, single small bookplate of an earlier library at Chase Side House, small paper manuscript shelf label at toe of each spine, very occasional foxing; generally a very good large-paper set. First quarto editions. Illustrated with 240 fine steel engraved portraits by various hands after Hoppner, Van Dyke, Holbein, Kneller, Lawrence, Gainsborough, Copley and others. In this set, the plates are denoted as being in "Proof" state, printed on tissue (possibly papier chine), mounted to larger sheets. Among the most popular and esteemed works of its genre, reprinted in various formats both in the UK and in North America into the 20th century. Very substantial extra postage. LOWNDES V:1381-2.

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        Oeuvres

      - Paris, Th. Desoer, 1823. Grand In-8, 2ff-III+443pp. Rare édition « estimée et imprimée avec le plus grand soin par Fain » (Bulletin du bibliophile, 1863, n°2115 - qui signale un exemplaire en veau fauve par Thouvenin). Un des rares exemplaires sur vélin superfin sans colle, signalés par Brunet (I,1062). Vicaire ne signale pas cette édition. Quérard (La France littéraire, I, 376) nous donne le chiffre de 30 exemplaires sur vélin superfin sans colle, le plus beau papier pour cette édition. Cette belle édition sur deux colonnes reprend les commentaires de Viollet-le-Duc. Exemplaire enrichi d'un portrait et de 6 gravures pour le Lutrin, édités chez Furne Superbe reliure plein veau cerise, dos à nerfs, décors sur le dos et les plats, dorures et à froid, tranches dorées, roulettes en bordure des contre-plats. Quelques défauts minimes, quelques petites rousseurs aux planches. Magnifique ouvrage, parfaitement relié à l'époque [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tour of Doctor Syntax. In Search of the Picturesque. A Poem. Bd. II. The Second Tour in Search of Consolation. Bd. III. The Third Tour in Search of a Wife.

      London Ackermann 1823 - Miniatur EA. 3 Bde. 12°. Mit 3 handkol. Front. 2 handkol. Tit.-Vign. u. 75 handkol. Aquatintataf. With 3 hand-coloured frontispieces, 2 handcoloured title-pages and 75 handcoloured aquatint plates. Ldr. Verg. Rü.-Tit. Deckelverg. Kopfgoldschn. Minimal berieb. u. bestossen. Gebr. u. fl. Calf. Gilt title on spine, gilt on boards, top edge gilt. Slightly rubbed and bumped. Browned and stained. Nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of our Earlier Poets; together with some few of later Date

      Published by James E. Moore and James V. Seaman, New York, J. Hardins, Printer, Philadelphia 1823 - First American from the fifth London edition. First published in 1765. Half-titles, glossary at the end of second volume. 8vo. IN BOARDS. One of the great literary influences on the romantic movement. American Imprints 13727 or 13728; Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature" 45. For the first edition of 1765: Courtney-Nichol Smith, p. 111; Grolier "English" 45; Rothschild 1521; Tinker 1662 Original boards, printed paper labels, uncut. Upper joint on vol. 1 separating, spine of first volume cracked, some spotting, portion of blank at end of second volume torn out, some spotting and light browning, ownership signature on front free endpaper. A very good copy Half-titles, glossary at the end of second volume. 8vo First American from the fifth London edition. First published in 1765. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène [avec] Suite au Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène

      Paris: Dépôt du Mémorial, Bossange Frères, Béchet Aîné et Roret (pour les 8 premiers volumes), Chez Raynal et Roret pour le dernier, 1823. Fine. Dépôt du Mémorial, Bossange Frères, Béchet Aîné et Roret (pour les 8 premiers volumes), Chez Raynal et Roret pour le dernier, Paris 1823-1824, 13x21cm, 9 volumes reliés. - Edition published the same year as the original, illustrated with a portrait of the author, three folding plates, the table of Longwood and two folding maps. A portrait of the author leads the last volume. Binders of the time in half blond calf with corners, back smooth decorated with gilded grecquisantes wheels, nets and golden jewels and pieces of title and volume number morocco olive, double net gilded on the paper plates to the tank all marbled. Some moved back slightly and some friction. Foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition parue la même année que l'originale, illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur, de trois planches dépliantes, du tableau de Longwood et de deux cartes dépliantes. Un portrait de l'auteur en tête du dernier volume. Reliures de l'époque en demi veau blond à coins, dos lisses ornés de roulettes grecquisantes dorées, de filets et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin olive, double filet doré sur les plats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches marbrées. Quelques dos légèrement passés et quelques frottements. Rousseurs.  

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        History of A Voyage to the China Sea

      Boston, MA: Wells and Lilly, 1823. Hardcover. VG-, untrimmed pages, very light scattered foxing, signed by former owner on inside front cover (Langdon Warner-Oriental Art expert), a nice, tight copy. Red leather spine with five raised bands/marbled boards. 372 pp. 6 bw plates. Written by a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, this volume was not originally intended for publication, but written as a Memoir to be deposited in the archives of the "East India Marine Society of Salem". Several of the author's friends, who had read the manuscript, thought it of sufficient general interest to be published. Includes a lovely fold-out map of the river Don-Nai, from Cape St. James to the City of Saigon, as well as several outstanding etchings.

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        Giurisprudenza forense ossia raccolta di decisioni e sentenze emanate dopo il ristabilimento dell'Eccellentissimo Real Senato di Piemonte illustrata con note.

      Ghiringhello e C. 1823-1827, Torino - Tagli spruzzati tasselli cartacei di collocazione ai dorsi vecchi timbri d\'appartenenza Rara. XVI + 431 464 461 490 468 464 478 479 299 p. 9 voll in-8 m.pelle con tass titoli e fregi oro al dorso

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        A Series of Groups, illustrating the Physiognomy, Manners, and Character of the People of France and Germany

      London: Arch, Triphook, and Major, 1823. Roy. 8vo, t/p, list of plates, directions for placing the plates, engraved dedication, advertisement: i.e. (7), (1), [1]-15pp. 60 illustrations on 52 plates, on India paper, numbered 1-60. Old polished calf rebacked, retaining the original backstrip. Occasional slight spotting, generally very good. Intended to accompany Dibdin???s ???A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany??? and famously rejected by Dibdin as unworthy of his book -- hence Lewis issued them himself. He alludes gently to this in the preface, but mostly adds commentary to the illustrations here presented. ???Lewis presents his case in an eight-page 'Advertisement' separately printed, (NUC locates only the Harvard copy and W.A. Jackson knew of one other). Dibdin refrained from consigning his views to print, although he voiced his feelings freely; he did, though, in his Reminiscences, II, 685, record his judgement that A Series of Groups 'are clever, but they are coarse . I never wish to see them mixed up with their precursors [ie. the illustrations for the published Tour] - without the slightest personal feeling upon the subject, but only from their own distinct individual character; they are a thing apart, and should be kept apart.'â? Jackson 56. Windle and Pippin A44.

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        Hunting or Six Hour's Sport by Three Real Good Ones from the East End

      1823. first edition. ?"A Rare Set of Plates, Well Drawn and Colored, Representing Cockney Londoners in Various Difficulties?" (Schwerdt)ALKEN, Henry. Hunting, or Six Hour's Sport, by Three Real Good Ones, from the East End, and without seeing a hound. By Henry Alken. London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, Repository of Wit & Humour, 1823. First edition. Large oblong folio (12 1/16 x 15 5/8 inches; 306 x 396 mm.). Original letterpress title (or original wrapper) pasted onto upper cover. Six magnificent large hand-colored lithographed plates, all heightened with gum arabic. Actual size of engraved surface of plates 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches; 216 x 317 mm.Bound ca. 1940 in half black morocco over blue paper boards with beveled edges, ruled in gilt. Front cover with original title leaf (or original wrapper) pasted-on over an orange paper border. Spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in compartments. With the bookplate of Joel Spitz on the front paste-down. Housed in a fleece-lined blue buckram slipcase. A very fine copy, the plates bright and fresh with superlative hand-coloring.Provenance: Purchased at Parke-Bernet, 1947. A very fine and amusing set of plates showing the misfortunes of three cockney huntsmen who begin their day at 8 o?'clock, find difficulty in staying mounted at 9 o?'clock, get hopelessly entangled with fences and trees by 10 o?'clock, then charge into a herd of pigs at 11 o?'clock, for which the local villagers exact a heavy fee by 12 noon. ?"A rare set of plates, well drawn and colored, representing Cockney Londoners in various difficulties?" (Schwerdt). The plates:1. ?"Going to Hunt…8, o?'clock…an Easy Job"2. ?"Throwing off…9, o?'clock…not so Easy?" 3. ?"Breaking Cover…10, o?'clock…Rather difficult?" 4. ?"In full Cry…11, o?'clock…Hard work?" 5. ?"A Check…12, o?'clock…Tipping for the Swine?" 6. ?"Going Home…making a good Blunt…Apology for damage done?" Schwerdt I, p. 16. Siltzer, p. 71. Mellon/Snelgrove, p. 13, no. 17. Tooley 32.

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        Il Decameron

      presso Malepeyre, 1823 (stamp. Firmin Didot)BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. Parigi, presso Malepeyre, 1823 (stamp. Firmin Didot). Il Decameron. Testo Poggiali ricorretto dal Professore A. Cerutti. 5 volumi in - 32°, pergamena ottocentesca, dorsi a nervi con tassello e fregi in oro, filetto aureo sui piani. xxix, (3), 343 pp. e ritratto del B.; (4), 324 pp.; (4), 217 pp.; (4), 294 pp.; (4), 282 pp. Bell' esemplare intonso con testimoni; carta con lievi rifioriture. Bacchi della Lega, Edizione delle opere di G. Boccaccio, p. 57 - 58. Passano, Novelliri, I, p. 100. Zambrini, Opere volgari a stampa. pp. 116 - 17. E' possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob. 2

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        THE PIONEERS, OR THE SOURCES OF THE SUSQUEHANNA; A DESCRIPTIVE TALE. (Three Volumes)

      John Murray, London 1823 - First British edition. 3 volume complete set. Beautifully rebound by Starr Bookworks in rich quarter leather and hand-marbled boards. Five panel gilt ruled spine nicely decorated and lettered in gilt. Silk headbands. Published anonymously, the title pages state "By The Author of 'The Spy.' " 268pp.; 274pp.; 364pp. New endpapers. Each volume retains the original title page. Scattered foxing else a very good set. Scarce. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published

      4 vols. Boswell, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. London, 1823. 8vo, 1st of this Edition.. contemp polished olive calf, gilt, spines richly gilt, inner dentelles gilt, morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers & edges; joints rubbed & joint repairs professionally done to Vol. II. With portrait, 2 fold facs plates; offsetting on title, etc. Otherwise internally clean and tidy.The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published, the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for Near Half a Century During Which He Flourished by James Boswell, with Copious Notes and Biographical Illustrations by Malone, In Four Volumes, London, Printed for J Richardson and Co et al, 1823. Vol I: portrait engraving opposite title page, dedication, advertisements for the first, second and third editions + 416 pgs; Vol II: 472 pgs; Vol III: 477 pgs; Vol IV: 426 pgs including index + 2 pgs ads. This set is uniformly bound in diced leather with spines rebacked with gilt stamped cloth, marbled endpapers and fore-edges, each volume measuring about 5.5" x 8.75".

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        The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee, up to the First Settlements Therein by the White People in the Year 1868

      Nashville, (TN): Printed by George Wilson, 1823. 8vo. viii, 390, liv pp. half-title; errata leaf. Contemporary calf (rubbed), leather spine label; front and rear blank endpapers partly torn away; some age toning to text, but a solid copy, as good as we have seen. First edition. Howes H-359 ("b"): "Of great value on the pre-Caucasian period, its people, and antiquities." Sabin 31085: "A volume of much rarity. The author has brought together a large number of curious facts, relating to the origin and character of the natives of his State, prior to the settlement by the whites. He does not favor the hypothesis of great antiquity in the Indian nations of America, but describes with great care the relics of the race which once inhabited this territory." American Imprints 12800. Streeter sale 1659. Siebert sale 371: "[Haywood] demonstratyes particular insight into the history and culture of the Natchez, Cherokees, and Chickasaws." Allen Tennessee Imprints 562. Allen Some Tennessee Rarities 26: "One of the rarest Southern histories." Horn Twenty Tennessee Books 4: "Generally regarded as the scarcest, most desirable, and most valuable of all Tennessee books. What [Haywood] wrote was based largely on his own observations and on what he was able to learn from personal interviews with old inhabitants … justly regarded as the foundation work in Tennessee history." McMurtrie Early Printing in Tennessee 204. RARE. Although fairly widely held in institutional conditions, this book appears on the market infrequently; the Streeter and Siebert copies are the only ones to appear at auction in the past thirty years (ABPC, 1976-2005).

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        The Civil and Political History of the State of Tennessee, from Its Earliest Settlement up to the Year 1796; Including the Boundaries of the State

      Knoxville, TN: Printed for the author by Heiskell & Brown, 1823. 8vo. (4), 504 pp. Lacks separate copyright slip and half-title. Black morocco, gilt, the boards framed with four thin rules, spine gilt with rules and title between raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, gilt patterned silk endpapers, all edges gilt. First edition. With the bookplate of noted Georgia historian Charles C. Jones, Jr., on the front pastedown. Howes H-358. Sabin 31084. Streeter sale 1658. Field 671. McMurtrie Tennessee Imprints 205. Allen Tennessee Rarities 25. Horn Twenty Tennessee Books 5: "[Haywood] was writing only a few years after the actual occurrence of the events discussed and still had the advantages to be derived from personal contacts with actual participants, a fact which gives this book its well deserved reputation as a storehouse of information about Tennessee's earliest days and the men who laid the state's foundation stones."

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        PLANCHES ANATOMIQUES DU CORPS HUMAIN EXECUTEES D’APRES LES DIMENSIONS NATURELLES Accompagnées d’un texte explicatif par F. Antonmarchi, publiées par le Comte de Lasteyrie, éditeur.

      Paris, Impr. Lithogr. de Lasteyrie / de Brégaut, (1823-1826). Questa straordinaria opera di anatomia è composta da: - un vol. di testo in folio (mm. 510x330), mz. pelle mod. con ang., dorso a cordoni con tit. oro: ?"Explication des planches anatomiques du corps humain.. par le Docteur F. Antonmarchi?", pp. (6),VII, V-VIII,288. - una raccolta di tavole in folio max. (mm. 635x410) contenuta in un solido astuccio (spacchi ai bordi) in mz. pelle mod. con legacci, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro. Come da dettagliata descriz. nel vol. di testo, le tavole - tutte a doppia pag. - sono così ripartite: 48 sono in chiaroscuro e 35 sono ripetute al tratto, ciasc. con una o più figure, disegnate da Pedretti e pregevolmente litografate; l?'importante collezione è introdotta da un frontespizio inquadrato in cornice floreale (sempre a doppia pag.). "Edizione originale", molto rara trovarla completa. ?"Antonmarchi served as personal physician to Napoleon at St. Helena and achieved a certain editorial notoriety as the editor of Paolo Mascagni?'s posthumous "Prodromo della grande anatomia". Upon termination of his obligations with Mascagni?'s heirs, he seems to have considered the rights his own and republished the plates in the present edition, with some modifications, under his own name - without denying their provenance. He nevertheless failed to cite Mascagni on the title page and this was poorly received by the medical community. The work was conceived so that the entire human body might be represented (in life size) by joining three of the plates together. This may be achieved a number of times to depict the complete skeleton, the blood vessels, the muscles (front and back) and the viscera. Further detailed plates are dedicated to the brain, the heart, the lymphatic system, etc.?". Cfr. Choulant ?"History and bibliography of anatomic illustration?", pp. 319-320 che cita erroneam. 45 + 45 tavv. - Hirsch,I, p. 154-55 con 83 tavv. come il ns. esemplare. Il vol. di testo: occhietto restaur. per strappi, alone al marg. super., fiorit. o arross. interc. nel t. - Le tavv.: prime 12 con alone al marg. inf., altre 20 ca. più o meno fiorite, ma certam. un buon esemplare.

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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: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau recueil de fabliaux et contes inédits des poètes français des XII EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chassériau, 1823. Fine. Chassériau, Paris 1823, 16x23,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Rare first edition printed on thick vellum. Binders half blue sky calf with corners, back smooth decorated with a golden thread forming triple well and large romantic motifs stamped gold, net gilded on the boards, some frottemnts, contreplats and guards lined handmade paper, contemporary binding. Illustrated frontispiece of a book by Barrois in Volume I and a frontispiece designed and engraved by Langlois du-Pont-de-l'Arche in Volume II. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare imprimée sur vélin fort. Reliures en demi veau bleu ciel à coins, dos lisses ornés d'un filet doré formant triple caisson et de larges motifs romantiques estampés à l'or, filet doré sur les plats, quelques frottemnts, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice par Barrois au tome I et d'un frontispice dessiné et gravé par Langlois du-Pont-de-l'Arche au tome II.

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        Rosacearum Monographia. 4 Bände (komplett).

      Vindobonae [Wien], J. G. Heubner 1823 - Originale - kein Reprint. - Volumen 1 (1823): XXII Seiten, (1) Blatt, 86 Seiten, (1) Blatt, 136 Blätter (einseitig bedruckt), 16 Seiten ("Antwort auf die Bedenklichkeiten des Herrn Doctor Steudel, die Er . gegen die Ausführbarkeit der Synodus botanica geäußert hat") - Volumen 2 (1823): XXVI Seiten, (1) Blatt, 234 Blätter (einseitig bedruckt), - Volumen 3 (1823): XVI Seiten, 171 Blätter (einseitig bedruckt), (1) Blatt, - Volumen 4 (1824): XXIII Seiten, 165 Blätter (einseitig bedruckt), (1) Blatt, - Ca. 17,5 cm x ca. 12,5 cm, zusammen ca. 11 cm stark. Allseits kräftiger Rotschnitt. Starke Pappeinbände. In Lateinisch. - Synodus botanica omnes Familia, Genera et Species Plantarum illustrans. Pars I - IV. - Stafleu TL 14.887 (Der "Synodus" sollte als Gemeinschaftswerk aller Botaniker zu einem allumfassenden Überblick über das Pflanzenreich anwachsen; es sind jedoch nur die hier vorliegenden 4 Bände erschienen. Zu diesem Vorhaben veröffentlichte Steudel zwei kritische Anmerkungen in der Zeitschrift Flora; Trattinnick nahm (nur) seine Antwort in die Rosacearum Monographia auf, siehe Vol. 1. - Die Textseiten waren nur einseitig bedruckt worden, damit sie z. B. für Herbarien verwendet werden konnten.) Etwas berieben oder bestoßen. Ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare mit Signaturschidchen auf den Rücken und Vorsätzen sowie Stempeln verso Titel. Sonst keine Einträge. Gering gebräunt, nahezu nicht altersfleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Social Day: A Poem, in Four Cantos

      London: Printed by J.(ames) Moyes, Greville Street for James Carpenter & Son, Old Bond Street; and R. Ackermann, Strand, 1823. First Edition, Large Paper, with errata and List of Subscribers. Engraved title, portrait, and 30 engraved plates, India Proofs tipped in. xvi, [16], 354, [4] pp. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 7-1/2 inches). Bound in three quarters morocco, and marbled boards, t.e.g. Bound by J. Larkins. Fine. First Edition, Large Paper, with errata and List of Subscribers. Engraved title, portrait, and 30 engraved plates, India Proofs tipped in. xvi, [16], 354, [4] pp. 1 vols. 4to (11 x 7-1/2 inches). The First Steel-Engraved Plate?, LARGE PAPER. The plate on page 288, "Silent the guest surveyed the crowd", engraved by Charles Warren, the leading protagonist of steel-engraving at this time, is dated 1822, and has traditionally been considered to be the first steel-engraved book illustration. Basil Hunnisett, in Steel Engraved Book Illustrations in England, expresses doubts as to whether it actually was engraved on steel, suggesting that the first may be Warren's engraving of Adam and Eve for an 1822 edition of Paradise Lost. Whatever the case may be, Coxe's poem--a paean to the pleasures of rural pastimes, especially sporting amusements--is beautifully illustrated in this sumptous Ackermann production. Berry and Poole, in Annals of Printing, dates the first steel engravings at 1823, but does not cite a specific book. The book has an illustration by Constable, one of the first artists lending their work to this new media. Hunnisett, Dictionary of British Steel Engravers, p. 138

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        Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817: A

      1823. With Thirteen Fine Hand-Colored PlatesFELLOWES, W.D. A Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817: with notes, taken during a tour through Le Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Touraine, Orleanois, and the Environs of Paris. Illustrated with numerous coloured engravings, from drawings made on the spot. London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1823.Fourth Edition, Large Paper Copy. Text watermarked J. Whatman, 1823; Plates watermarked J. Whatman, 1827.Large octavo (10 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches; 261 x 175 mm.). xii, 188 pp. Thirteen fine had colored aquatint plates and two plain plates.Contemporary dark blue straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt and blind, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, gilt board edges and turn-ins, brown endpapers, all edges gilt. First page of preface with small paper-flaw on blank margin. A clean, near fine copy."First published by William Stockdale in 1818, with new editions in 1818 and 1820. Judging by the late watermark in the plates this 1823 M'Lean edition was kept in print for some years" (Abbey)."I performed this journey during the months of June, July, August, and September, a distance of near one thousand miles, and had the singular good fortune to enjoy the finest weather possible. The perusal of Madame de La Roche-Jaquelin's interesting work on the Vendean war, first gave me the idea of visiting the country called le Bocage, the theatre of so many events, and sufferings of the brave royalists; and, as the province of le Perche, in which is situated the ancient convent of La Trappe, was in my route to Bretagne, I resolved to make an excursion there, in order to satisfy myself of the truth of those austerities which I had read of in the Memoirs of the Count de Comminge…" (Chapter 1).Tooley, 212; Abbey, Travel, 91; Martin Hardie, p. 313; Prideaux, p.335 (1818 edition).

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