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

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

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        John Anster Fitzgerald - 19th Century Watercolour, Lacrimosa

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

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

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

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        The Works Of Lord Byron

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

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

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

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        Letter (fragment) signed ("Ludwig van Beethoven").

      Vienna, 23. VII. 1823. - Oblong small 8vo (192 x 80 mm). 1 page. Framed and glazed. Final part of a communication in a secretarial hand, and signed by Beethoven in full, written to King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony: "., then the same would be able to predict the best of success for his fame as well as for his benefit." As may be inferred from the date, this must be the invitation to the King of Saxony for subscription of the "Missa solemnis", which was sent to Hans Heinrich Count Könneritz in Dresden on 25 July 1823. - Provenance: last recorded in the trade in 1979 (Stargardt 618, 711). Ludwig van Beethoven, Briefwechsel Gesamtausgabe, vol. 5, p. 195, no. 1710 ("German private collection"). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ehon mushi erami.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Edward Livingston

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

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

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

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        Irish Freebooter; or, Surprising Adventures of Captain Redmond.

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

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        Newspapers

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

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        Diorama Anglais

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

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        Newspapers

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

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        Works

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

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

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

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        Portugal illuminado.

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

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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-HORSE-WINTER-CART-Gericault-1823

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

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

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

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        Costumes d'Ivanhoe au bal donné par . le prince et princess d'Orange à Bruxelles, mercredi le 5 février 1823.]

      Brussels, 1823. - Ten lithographs by Marcellin Jobard after Lagarenne (signed FL in the plate), featuring 21 characters from Ivanhoe, with printed captions below (and the actors names added in pencil); contemporary-hand-colouring, tissue guards; bound without the printed paper covers but with a folding 'Programme de la Marche des Costumes' bound in at the front (old repairs to the folds); a very good copy, in contemporary green straight-grain morocco, covers gilt with an elaborate border and lettered direct ('Illustrations of Ivanhoe'), edges and corners rubbed; contemporary armorial bookplate of Joseph Ffeilden.First and only edition of a fine and rare suite of ten hand-coloured lithographs commemorating a ball inspired by Scott's Ivanhoe, held in Brussels on 5 February 1823 by the Prince and Princess of Orange in honour of the British community in that city. There were thirty-two guests at the ball, all attending in elaborate costume, and dancing a quadrille that became the talk of the town, and remained 'the principal topic of conversation at Brussels' several months later (The Repository of Arts, May 1823). According the printed programme, Lord Danlo was Ivanhoe, the Black Knight was played by Mr de Janti, and Mrs Berkley took the role of Rowena. Further down the list is Mrs Fielden (sic), as Alicia, wife of the Joseph Ffeilden who owned this copy &#150; she can be seen on the left in Plate VII.The Brussels 'Ivanhoe Ball' is one of the earliest expressions of Scottomania, and of a revival of interest in medieval pageantry, that occupied European high society following the publication of Ivanhoe in 1819. The event was commemorated in this elaborate production by Belgium's most prominent lithographic press. Jobart later became Belgium's first photographer.COPAC shows copies at NLS, Edinburgh, and V&A. OCLC adds Paris-INHA only.Sidney Jackson Jowers, Theatrical Costume 3126. Language: English [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorne, Esq. And Corinthian Tom , Accompanied By Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Ramblings and Sprees Through the Metropolis. A New Edition

      London, United Kingdom: Sherwood, Jones, & Co(1823). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First published as a monthly journal in London Life from 1820. Dated 1821at the original introduction which was originally published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones and changed to Sherwood Jones (later George Virtue) in 1823 and published with musical scores and ads. CONDITION Has been professionally respine in Red Leather, with original cloth bds which are worn, new eps to tighten, original hand coloured frontis, pp xvii 376 with 37 plates and woodblock engraving through text. Lightly foxed and dust soiled to pages near ends, internally bright with edge browning and the odd finger mark. Overweight. Illustr.: Cruikshank, George & Isaac. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Cloth. Jacket: N/A

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        Sammlung der Gesetze für das Erzherzogthum Oesterreich unter der Enns, 2. Teil 1820- 29. Teil 1847.

      k.k Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1823-1854, Wien - in 26 uniforme Halblederbände der Zeit, ohne dem Band 19 (1837), ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar altersgemäß berieben guter Zustand de 12000 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-FORTUNE TELLER-YOUNG GENTLEMAN-Turner-Reynolds-1823

      - Gorgeous antique attractively matted print, titled: 'The Fortune Teller', a young girl dressed as a fortune teller, reading the hand of a boy dressed as a nobleman. Early Proof print. Handcoloured mezzotint engraving, marked 'Proof' in the bottom margin, on a verge type handlaid paper. Modern colouring. Description: Separately published master print, dated 1823 in the caption, published by Charles Turner. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by C. Turner after J. Reynolds. Charles Turner (1773-1857) was an English mezzotint engraver and draughtsman. Through his mother's influence he had access to the famous gallery at Blenheim Palace. Turner moved to London in about 1789, was apprenticed to the engraver John Jones, enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools and worked for Alderman John Boydell, the important print publisher. Turner was skilled in stipple and aquatint as well as mezzotint, his diverse talents producing a large range of subjects covering topography and genre. His main interest, though, was portraiture, and the greater part of the more than six hundred plates he created during his career, were portraits. His close friendship with J.M.W. Turner, led to his engraving much of the artist's work, and to his engraving twenty-four of the plates for Liber Studiorum. He engraved many of the finest Henry Raeburn portraits, including Sir Walter Scott. A remarkable set of his engravings, "The Rivers of England", published between 1823 and 1827, confirmed his great ability as a landscape artist. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1828. Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an influential English painter of the 18th century. He specialised in portrait painting and the 'Grand Style' of painting, which emphasises on idealisation of the imperfect. Condition: Very good, given age. Slight discolouration in the bottom margin, a little warped in the matting, causing a small crease in the bottom margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Profesionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO78-04 The overall size is ca. 17.1 x 19.5 inch. The image size is ca. 9.3 x 10.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 43.5 x 49.5 cm. The image size is ca. 23.5 x 27 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Antique Print-MASK-SILENUS-GIRL-INSPECT-Turner-Reynolds-1823

      - Antique attractively matted print, titled: 'The Mask', two young girls inspecting a mask (the face resembles Silenus). Early Proof print. Handcoloured mezzotint engraving, marked 'Proof' in the bottom margin, on a verge type handlaid paper. Modern colouring. Description: Separately published master print, dated 1823 in the caption, published by Charles Turner. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by C. Turner after J. Reynolds. Charles Turner (1773-1857) was an English mezzotint engraver and draughtsman. Through his mother's influence he had access to the famous gallery at Blenheim Palace. Turner moved to London in about 1789, was apprenticed to the engraver John Jones, enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools and worked for Alderman John Boydell, the important print publisher. Turner was skilled in stipple and aquatint as well as mezzotint, his diverse talents producing a large range of subjects covering topography and genre. His main interest, though, was portraiture, and the greater part of the more than six hundred plates he created during his career, were portraits. His close friendship with J.M.W. Turner, led to his engraving much of the artist's work, and to his engraving twenty-four of the plates for Liber Studiorum. He engraved many of the finest Henry Raeburn portraits, including Sir Walter Scott. A remarkable set of his engravings, "The Rivers of England", published between 1823 and 1827, confirmed his great ability as a landscape artist. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1828. Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an influential English painter of the 18th century. He specialised in portrait painting and the 'Grand Style' of painting, which emphasises on idealisation of the imperfect. Condition: Very good, given age. Bottom margin and caption below the image dampstained. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor details from handling. Please study scan carefully. Profesionally matted, not examined out of matting. Storage location: DPO78-04 The overall size is ca. 17.1 x 19.5 inch. The image size is ca. 9.1 x 10.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 43.5 x 49.5 cm. The image size is ca. 23 x 27.5 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE FABLES OF AESOP, AND OTHERS, WITH DESIGNS ON WOOD, BY THOMAS BEWICK [KELLIEGRAM BINDING]

      Newcastle: T. Bewick and Son, 1823. Second Edition, Limited. 8vo., 376pp.; VG; spine paneled with maroon leather, elaborate gilt tooling and lettering; housed in a custom red cloth clamshell, with some wear and fraying, gilt title and date on box spine; protected with a mylar cover; with receipt page before the title page, including the signature of Thomas Bewick, a thumb print, a painted leaf and seaweed over a landscape, the printed signatures of Thomas Bewick and Robert Elliot, and a spot for the limitation number, although this copy is unnumbered of the limited run; interior clean of writing and marks; faint age-toning to pages; bound in a Kelliegram binding, signed with a gilt stamp on the rear pastedown: "Kelliegram Binding"; The spine is divided into five panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and fourth and dated at the foot, the others with elaborate gilt tooling, the borders of the boards tooled with a gilt fillet one inch tall, the turn-ins with a gilt fillet one-half inch tall, one line of gilt dots on board edges; purple endpapers; gilt-turn ins have stained the edges of the endpapers, as is usual; gilt text block; green ribbon; in exceptionally nice condition, with only the most minor wear to the corners of the head and tail of spine, upper fore corner of rear board; JS consignment; shelved case 4. Dupont.

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        Diorama Anglais

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

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        Popular Tales and Romances of the Northern Nations

      London: W. Simpkin & R. Marshall. London, W. Simpkin & R. Marshall, 1823. First Edition. First Impression. Three [3] Volumes. Uncommon anthology. In original boards. Good only. An interesting collection, gathering together the likes of Friedrich De La Motte-Fouque, Johann Goethe, Johann August Apel, Ludwig Tieck and Johann Karl August Musaus. Six stories (and preface) to volume one, five to volume two and six to the third volume. Lloyd Currey's listing of the same title notes that many of these are the first English publications of the stories. The stories are not attributed, but a little research shows the 'Wake Not the Dead', 'Auburn Egbert' are by Tieck, 'The Spectre-Barber' is by Masaus, 'The Collier's Family' is by Motte-Fouque, 'The Fatal Marksman' is by Apel, 'The Erl-King's Daughter' and 'The Hoard of the Nibelungen' are by Benedikte Naubert. Most are of German origin, covering folk tales, fairy tales and ghost/horror stories. An interesting and important publication. A contemporary review of the the book was found in the 1824 (vol6) Imperial Magazine has 'The Bottle Imp' (genie/lamp/trade-your-soul), 'Spectre Barber' and 'Wake not the Dead' (vampires) as the best of the bunch, 'The Collier's Family' is "above [the reviewers] comprehension and 'Kibitz' is "A very silly story". The review notes that the British readership will never have encountered most of the works. Upper board detached to volume one, other two upper boards would detach with a little pull (I imagine). Internally in decent shape, just general signs of age. Spines a little cracked, scuffed and toned. Owner's inscription to title page of volume one. Volume two is bound upside-down. [5970, Hyraxia Books]. . Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1823.

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        Travels in Prince Edward Island, Gulf of St Lawrence, North America, in the years 1820-21. Undertaken with a design to establish Sabbath Schools, and Investigate the Religious State of the Country: wherein is given a Short Account of the Different Denominations of Christians, their former History and Present Condition, interspersed with Notices relative to the various Clergymen that have officiated on the Island.

      Edinburgh etc.: Printed for David Brown, etc., 1823 First edition. 12mo. xi, 12-132pp. Folding map. Full morocco, signed by Birdsall & Son Northampton. Gilt rules, blind rules, gilt lettering to spine. Gilt double rules, blind embossing to boards, gilt gauffered edges. Inner gilt double rules. All edges gilt. Uniformly lightly toned, Slight spotting to endpapers. A lovely copy of a very rare book.

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        Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, Delineated During the Campaigns of 1799 and 1800.

      G. S. Tregear. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer, London 1823 - 4to. 27.5 by 22 cm. viii, 70 pp. With 19 hand-colored engraved plates. Spilsbury was a naval surgeon during the Napoleonic campaigns in the Middle East , and this is his account of his travels there. The plates were drawn and engraved by W. Spark, after drawings by Spilsbury himself. The plates are a mix of illustrations of sites, of people (genre scenes) and maritime scenes. Contemporary straight-grained morocco, with gilt decorative bands around perimeter of boards, blindstamped diamond-shaped centerpiece, gilt decoration on spine, etc. Binding is rubbed and worn, especially along edges, but still attractive. Scattered foxing and soiling to the pages within.

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        Saggio di osservazioni sui mezzi atti a migliorare la costruzione e l'illuminazione dei fari, con appendice sull'illuminazione dei fari col gas

      Imperiale Regia Stamperia, Milano 1823 - In-8 gr. (230x150 mm.), pp. VIII, 208, (2), con 7 tavole fuori testo calcografiche (di cui 6 ripiegate) rifinite all'acquerello e una testatina calcografica. Legatura in mezza pelle del tempo con titolo in oro al dorso e piatti in percaline granata. Edizione originale di questa importante opera sull'ingegneria e meccanica dei fari marini in cui si descrive il rivoluzionario sistema di alimentazione a gas sperimentato, per la prima volta, al porto di Trieste. Le tavole, tutte ottimamente acquerellate da mano coeva, rappresentano il fanale di Salvore, il faro del promontorio Sigeo, il faro di Bologna di Mare, la torre del faro di Eddy-Stone, la lanterna di Genova, quella di Livorno, il faro del golfo di Finlandia, i fanali girevoli eseguiti a Vera Crux, a Leibh, a Bell-Rock, a Flat-Holmes. La testatina calcografica in ovale posta al principio dell'opera raffigura i porti lungo le coste dell'Istria e la situazione determinata dal nuovo fanale erigendo a Promontore. L'Aldini (Bologna, 1762 - Milano, 1834), nipote di Luigi Galvani e suo assistente per 14 anni, fu uno dei più instancabili apostoli del galvanismo in Italia e in Europa, professore di fisica presso l'Università di Bologna dal 1798 come successore di Canterzani. Bibliogr.: Poggendorff, I, 27. Cicogna, 5329: «da pagina 113 si parla dei fari antichi veneziani». Sotheran, Bibl. chemico-mathematica, 5707: «Interesting as the first original Italian work on gas lighting, as well as on the gas lighting of lighthouses, which was not practised in England till much later». D'Ayala, p. 400. Clio, p. 7158. Combi, 2200. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sicilian Scenery : From Drawings by P. DeWint. The Original Sketches by Major Light

      Rodwell & Martin 1823, London - Unpaginated. Contemporary maroon half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt title lettering. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Boards rubbed with wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers. Early bookplate to front pastedown. Stain to lower edge of some leaves. Scattered foxing and light staining to page edges. Engraved title-page with vignette of 'Crater of mount Etna.' Sixty full-page engravings of scenes of Sicily, with tissue-guards. Final vignette of 'Sicilian Cottage.' Plates complete. List of plates bound in. Description of plates in English, with text in French on verso. Good margins. Binding firm. In Good to VG condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena (Memorial de Sainte Helene)--Four Volume Leather Set

      Henry Colburn, London 1823 - A bit of foxing around edges, otherwise a very attractive set in calf bindings by Root and Son. Top edges gilt. Five raised bands; bright leather spine labels. 374+376+384+318 pages. Two folding maps and a ground plan of Longwood. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scott's works - complete 42 volume set 1823 - 1827 : Vols. 1-12: Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley in twelve volumes; Vols. 13-18: Historical Romances of the Author of Waverley in six volumes; Vols. 19-25: Novels and Romances of the Author of Waverley in seven volumes; Vols. 26-32: Tales and Romances of the Author of Waverley in seven volumes; Vols. 33-42: The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet. in ten volumes.

      See Note. - 24mo volumes: Vols. 1-12: 1823 Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, & Co. London; Vols. 13-18: 1824 Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, & Co. London; Vols. 19-25: 1825 Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, & Co. London; Vols. 26-32: 1827 Printed for Cadell & Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, London; Vols. 33-42: 1823 Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh & Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown; J. Murray; and Hurst, Robinson and Co. London. Period bindings consist of light-brown half-leather with fine diamond patterned cream cloth; spine has four raised bands, gilt rules and volume number, and two maroon labels with gilt rules and lettering; cinnamon e-p's and marbled edges; tissue guarded engraved frontis. and vignette engraved title page; some vols. have an additional engraving facing frontis. Volumes in VERY GOOD condition with FINE text blocks. Text blocks are tight and very firm with age-blackened top edges, and age-dulled, but with marbling still visible, lower and fore-edges. All frontispieces are crisp and sharp with tissue guard present, and all tissue guards are secure and not torn. Leaves are generally bright, crisp and crease-free, although there a few small corner creases, and Vol. 2 has what appear to be early rice-paper tear repairs to two leaves (pp. 301-304). Apart from a very few insignificant and isolated occurances, all leaves are without any foxing or other marks. Vol. 14 has a neatly done front board re-attachment repair; all other vols have secure and firmly attached boards, and all spines (including vol. 14) are firm with supple leather. A few vols have small splits to outer hinges; spine tails appear unworn or barely rubbed, and condition of lower fore corners range from lightly rubbed to a little worn with loss at the tips. Spine heads show varying degrees of loss (some vols have missing headbands), and upper fore corners show more significant wear to tips. Most vols. have retained their labels, some have partially fallen away, and gilt on all labels is still bright. Most vols. retain their page markers, whilst a few others have remnants instead. PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy item and extra towards delivery cost may be requested. An enquiry is recommended - especially for overseas delivery. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AVEUGLE (L') et le soldat. Matelots. Paris, Société des traités religieux de Paris, 1829. RELIE AVEC (à la suite) : 1) [ 26 fascicules évangéliques ]. RELIE AVEC (à la suite) : 2) FORSTER (Guillaume). Exhoration chrétienne aux matelots et aux marin en général. Traduite de l'anglais. Paris, Decellot, 1823.

      - 27 fascicules reliés ensemble, avec, à la fin, une publication à part entière. 1) 16. 4. 4. 12. 4. 16. 12. 16. 4. 20. 8. 12. 4. 12. 12. 12. 12. 39. 8. 4. 16. 44. 4. 16. 8. 12. 16 pages. 2) 16 pages. (17x10cm). Demi-vélin. Etiquette calligraphiée: " Eglise protestante de Nantes". Reliure très usagée avec manques. Papier un peu bruni avec quelques rousseurs. Quelques réparations. Bon état par ailleurs. Rare et précieux ensemble de 27 opuscules édités par la Société des traités religieux de Paris, de matrice protestante évangéliste, fondée, entre autres, par Ascan Henri Théodore Lutteroth. Petits textes sur les vertus et la conduite à tenir en famille en en société, avec des contes plus longues à caractère moral : Le savetier philosophe, Lettre à une personne qui relève d'une maladie dangereuse, Le maître et l'esclave (contre l'esclavage), Rose ou la dernière nuit, La petite vérole. Intéressants : La Doctrine évangélique et l'ouvrage final, Exhoration chrétienne aux matelots.

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        Istituzioni di dritto civile napolitano modellate sopra quelle del dritto civile francese.Napoli, si vende nel Gabinetto Letterario , 1823.

      Napoli, si vende nel Gabinetto Letterario 1823 - Tre volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. xvi, 256; 312; 328. Graziosa leg. coeva in piena perg. rigida con titoli su doppio tass. e fregi floreali in oro al dorso. Piccola mancanza ad un tassello del primo volume, sporadiche fioriture e trascurabili macchiette. Ben conservato. Claude Etienne Delvincourt (1762-1831), celebre giurista parigino, iniziò la carriera accademica come civilista a soli ventotto anni. Condizionato negli incarichi dagli eventi della rivoluzione e della restaurazione Delvincourt giunse a pubblicare nel 1808 quest'opera, apertamente ispirata alle istituzioni giustinianee, che precede idealmente il monumentale corso di diritto napoleonico, edito nel 1824. Verosimilmente prima traduzione italiana. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Amelang Verlag, Berlin 1823 - 2. Auflage, 2 Halblederbände der Zeit, 8°, XXIV, 552 Seiten und 6 von 7 Kupfertafeln, VIII, 328 Seiten und 12 von 12 Kupfertafeln; Titelblätter mit alter Stempelung, eine der gefalteten Kupfertafeln leicht verknittert, Vorsatz leicht beschädigt, digitale Bilder gerne auf Anfrage de 900 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sanssouci von der Gartenseite, 1856. Original-Photographie. Vintage. Salzpapier-Abzug. Verlagsseitig montiert. Köln, verlegt durch F.C. Eisen, 1856. Bildgröße 24,5 x 40 cm. Blattgröße 44,5 x 63 cm.

      Auf dem Träger Blindstempel des Verlegers (Träger etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, mit kleinen Randläsuren, der Abzug in den Rändern etwas blass [die Abbildung täuscht, übertreibt hier etwas], verso geringfügig fleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten). Rarissimum der frühen Potsdam-Photographie. Die frühesten überlieferten Potsdam-Fotos stammen von sog. 'Reisephotographen', also solchen, die nicht ortsansässig waren. In Potsdam waren dies Michiels (1823-1887), der 1856 dort photographierte, und die Brüder Schneider, die erst 1859 Berlin und Potsdam bereisten. Michiels ist vor allem für seine Aufnahmen vom Kölner Dom bekannt, von seinen - hervorragenden - Potsdam-Photographien tauchten bisher nur ganz wenige auf. Vier Motive, darunter dieses, wurden 2006 im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Auslöser Potsdam' gezeigt, weitere kennt man nur aus dem Inserat, das der Verleger Eisen 1858 in der Leipziger 'Illustrirten Zeitung' schaltete. Abgesehen von der Seltenheit ist das große Format und der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Abzugs bemerkenswert. Der seinerzeitige Preis betrug übrigens 2 Taler (Thaler) pro Blatt, das entspricht etwa dem Wochengehalt eines Webers um 1850 oder dem halben Monatslohn einer Stickerin oder Weißnäherin in Berlin. - Vgl. Auslöser Potsdam, 29 - Heidtmann, Wie das Photo..., S. 55.

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        Travels in Prince Edward Island, Gulf of St. Lawrence, North America, in the years 1820-21. Undertaken with a Design to Establish Sabbath Schools, and Investigate the Religious State of the Country; Wherein is given a Short Account of the Different Denomi

      Edinburgh: Printed for David Brown, Chalmers and Collins in Glasgow, John Johnstone in Dumfries and Knight and Lacey in London. 1823.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 12mo, 18cm, xi,12-132p., engraved folding frontis map, in contemporary half maroon roan, gilt titles along the spine, gilt ruled borders on marbled boards, marbled endpapers, fine copy, rare. (cgc) Andrew Macphail's copy, dated 1935, with his signature on the free fly. Sir Andrew Macphail, (1864-1938), physician and author, was born at Orwell, Prince Edward Island. The author of several books and notably, the translator of Louis Hemon's Maria Chapdelaine, (Tor. 1921). From 1907 to 1937 he was professor of the history of medicine in McGill University. T.P.L. 1226 Sabin 36400 Waterston p39. (Travels). Not in Lande. Gagnon I-1804, (2 vols in 1), giving the date, 1824. Amicus. (4). - First (sole) edition of this rare description of Prince Edward Island by the Scottish traveller Walter Johnstone. The island population had been substantially augmented in 1803 with the arrival of 800 Scottish High-landers and Johnstone had travelled across the Atlantic as a missionary. His intentions in the 'Letters' are described in brief on the title-page: "The Author of these Letters went out for the express purpose of surveying Prince Edward Island, and collecting information on the subject of Emigration. During two Summers, and one Winter, he was assiduously engaged in the prosecution of this object; and the small Volume now presented to the Public, will be found to contain a full and particular Account of the Climate, Soil, Natural Productions, and Mode of Husbandry adopted in the Island; together with Sketches of Scenery, Manners of the Inhabitants. the whole being intended for the guidance of future Emigrants, particularly as to what Implements and Necessaries it may be proper to provide themselves with before crossing the Atlantic."The 'Travels' is a more detailed analysis of the religious complexion of the islanders (English, Irish and Scottish) and describes Johnstone's attempts to provide structured religious education for the Highlanders and other settlers. The two works also give notable accounts of the native American population (the Mi'kmaq Indians) and of potato cultivation. Waterston p39. "A resume of denominations, church buildings and clergymen on the Island, as seen by a Presbyterian setting out to further the Sunday School movement. Johnstone also reports on black- horned cattle, lean and long-legged sheep, pigs so hungry they will catch a fowl and eat it live, wooden frame houses, and the barrens near Charlottetown. .

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        The Cook's Oracle; Containing Receipts for Plain Cookery on the Most Economical Plan for Private Families . The Whole Work has Again been Carefully Revised The Fifth Edition.

      London and Edinburgh: James Moyes for A. Constable & Co. and Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1823. - 12mo (195 x 110mm), pp. xx, 484; woodcut music on pp. 88 and 364, woodcut illustrations; occasional light foxing or marking; original paper-backed blue boards, printed paper spine-label, uncut; lightly marked, extremities rubbed and bumped causing small losses, joints cracked, nevertheless a very good, uncut copy in the original boards; provenance: Christopher Hogwood.Fifth edition. A curious classic of the early nineteenth-century canon of cookery books, the first edition of The Cook's Oracle was published under the title of Apicius Redevivus, or The Cook's Oracle in 1817. Later simply known as The Cook's Oracle, this work gathers recipes of dishes William Kitchiner (1778-1827) served at his home in Warren Street, Marylebone, to eminent members of society during his famous luncheons and dinners. The dishes for this 'committee of taste' were sometimes prepared with the help of Henry Osborne, chef to Sir Joseph Banks, and were accompanied by music and lively discussions.Although issued anonymously, The Cook's Oracle refers to its eccentric author in the title by declaring the recipes 'the Result of Actual Experiments Instituted in the Kitchen of a Physician'. Kitchiner had, indeed, constructed his vita and persona carefully, claiming to have been educated at Eton and to have obtained 'a Scottish medical degree' from Glasgow &#150; a qualification 'which barred him from practice in England, [so that] he could style himself Dr Kitchiner MD, and as he possessed an extensive library of medical books, this title was not challenged' (ODNB).Thanks to a large inheritance Kitchiner was able to spend much of his time and efforts on his passions: optics (which gained him a fellowship of the Royal Society), music, and gastronomy. The Cook's Oracle by far his most famous and popular cook book, and is described by the ODNB as 'written in a down-to-earth style', which demonstrates his 'familiarity with the entire process, from shopping, through preparing and serving the dishes, to cleaning up. It was an acknowledged source of inspiration for Mrs Beeton, and was mined by the writers of other household guides'. Quayle, by contrast, finds the book 'interesting and unwittingly amusing', and aligned with the fashion for 'outlandish publications' following the close of the Napoleonic wars (Quayle, Old Cook Books, pp. 151 and 149). Most interesting, however, is the perception of one of the guests of his dinners, journalist William Jerdon who, in Men I have Known (1866) recalls: '[h]is medical and gastronomic practices were wonderfully combined as Peptic Precepts, insomuch that it was not always easy to tell, in partaking of what was before you, whether you might be swallowing a meal or a prescription at his hospital, or as the case might be, his hospitable board However, the dinners at which he entertained his friends were by no means as bizarre as rumour gave them out. If the oddities were there, there was always a fair counterbalance of the relishable and genuine' (ibid., pp. 152-3).The popularity of The Cook's Oracle ensured that some twenty editions had appeared by 1840, and this 'carefully revised' fifth edition was followed by a sixth later in the same year. Bitting, p. 262; Wellcome III, p. 399. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22. (and) Narrativeof a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1825, 1826, and 1827.

      London: John Murray, 1823 and 1828. sep 22 2017. Two vols. 4to. Vol I - (1 ads), xv, 783, (1) pp. b/w and color plates, maps, some folding. Vol II - xxiv, 320, clvii, (1), (1 errata) pp. The first voyage is a variant edition of the first edition, cited by Abbey Travel 635. It has 783 rather than 768 pages, and the "list of Plates" in proper order. At the back - plate 29 is omitted and an unnumbered colored plate is substituted. Also, bound into the front is "Prospectus of a Series of North American Views... Selected from Drawings Made on the Spot by Captain Back, R.N." Arctic Bib. 5194. Lande, 1181 calls it, "One of the most terrible journeys on record, many of the party dying from cold, hunger, or murder; the distance traveled was some 5500 miles." See also Sabin 25624. The second voyage is also a first edition, recording Franklin's journey down the Mackenzie Delta to the Arctic Sea. "Includes description of the new country of Great Bear Lake, the ice along the shores of the Arctic Sea, the encounters (friendly and otherwise) with Eskimos; notes on the Dogrib Indians, the burning coal cliffs beyond Cape Bathurst, the weather, mirages, and travel conditions." - Arctic Bib. 5198. Sabin 26228. Lande 1182. Streeter 3699. Both volumes in original brick cloth, rebacked in crimson morocco with spine labels. Both are clean, tall copies, untrimmed. Vol. II is particularly fresh, with almost no foxing, and the 157 pages of the appendix unopened. All maps and plates as called for. Both vols.

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