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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22

      London: John Murray, 1823. sep 22 2017. 4to. ix, (1 plus errata slip), 768 pp. b/w and color plates, maps, some folding. First edition of one of the classic Arctic journeys. "The author traveled by Hudson Bay... to Fort Chipewyan...descended the Coppermine and explored by canoe the coast of Coronation Gulf... The narrative includes detailed descriptions of travel conditions, the nature of the country... the various tribes of Indians and ...Eskimos" 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. An unusually clean copy, with all thirty plates and four folding maps, including the hand colored aquatints, clean and fresh. Securely bound in antique style half calf over marbled boards, with gilt and blind stamped decorations on backstrip. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        The history of the College of Bonhommes at Ashridge, in the county of Buckingham, founded in the year 1276, by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall (George Canning's copy)

      Compiled from original records and other authentic sources. To which is added, a description of the present mansion, erected on the site of the ancient college. London : printed by R. Gilbert, 1823. Elephant folio (570 mm tall), papered boards with later calf spine lettered in gilt, binder's ticket of Wilson, bookplates to front pastedown of Thomas M Lowndes; Reginald Hoskins and Lord Fairhaven; cut signature of Prime Minister George Canning to front free endpaper with contemporary pen inscription 'This copy was presented to Mr. Canning, at whose sale it was purchased in June 1828'; frontispiece engraving (foxed); pp. vi; contents leaf; double page engraved plan of the College; 94; 10 lithographs printed by Hullmandel; 17 steel and stipple engravings; 2 vignettes and one double page engraved view of the College, all of which are printed Chine-collé and mounted as India proofs; a fine mezzotint portrait of John William, Seventh Earl of Bridgewater (the dedicatee) by Samuel William Reynolds, the double page table at p. 93 neatly detached, some foxing, else very good with wide margins. A rare large format history of what is now Ashridge House with its fine Regency gardens styled by 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton. With a distinguished provenance from the libraries of several noblemen and a former Prime Minister of England.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Colonel d'Artillerie légère. Mémoires militaires. Mis en ordre et rédigés par son ami M. Le Miere de Corvey.

      Paris, Anselin et Pochard 1823 - in-8, 344 pp., index, bradel demi-percaline verte (reliure postérieure). Ex-libris Kergorlay. Edition originale peu commune. "Souvenirs écrits à Château-Thierry sous la Restauration et mis en forme par Le Mière de Corvey, un officier supérieur en retraite qui avait servi sous ses ordres. Comme ceux de Marbot ou de Thiébault, les mémoires de Séruzier par les exploits glorieux et les faits d'armes brillants qu'ils relatent (Austerlitz, Iéna, Eylau, Friedland, Wagram, la Moskowa) peuvent susciter un doute sur l'exactitude du récit. On lira le récit de sa capture en Russie et celui de son procès sous la Restauration" (Tulard, 1339). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle notation des parties et coups d'échecs, compris dans les traités faits sur ce jeu ; par une société d'amateurs et par Philidor

      1823 - XVI-464 pp. À Paris, De l'imprimerie d'Éverat, 1823, in-8, XVI-464 pp, demi basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse et fileté, Édition originale, rare. Une planche ; le modèle de l'échiquier. Dos usé. Gay, Bibliographie anecdotique du jeu des échecs, p. 109. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire universel des comptes d'interets, a usage de la banque, du commerce et des administrations

      1823 - First edition. 4to, pp. 8, [251] incl. tables. Contemporary half-calf, spine gilt, somewhat worn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        Il Barbiere di Seviglia. Opera buffa in due Atti. Der Barbier von Sevilla. Komische Oper in zwey Aufzugen... Klavierauszug mit deutsch- und italienischem Texte... Pr. [erased] Rthlr. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel [PN 3671], 1823. [?]First Edition. Rognoni, p. 445, no. 17. Gossett p. 274. Fuld pp. 124-125 (citing this as possibly the first). Il Barbiere di Siviglia, to a libretto by Cesare Sterbini after Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais's Le barbier de Séville and Giuseppe Petrosellini's libretto for Giovanni Paisiello's Il barbiere di Siviglia, was first performed at the Teatro Argentina in Rome on February 20, 1816. The opera is one of Rossini's most beloved works. An attractive example of early music lithography.. Oblong folio. Modern black paper wrappers. 1f. (title), [1] (cast list and table of contents), [2]-174 pp. Lithographed. Text in Italian and German. Lacking upper wrapper; some loss to spine. Slightly worn, soiled, and browned; scattered foxing; cropped at upper margins, slightly affecting pagination and one tempo indication; occasional light creasing.

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        Hints on Ornamental Gardening: Consisting of a Series of Designs for Garden Buildings, Useful and Decorative Gates, Fences, Railings, &c. Accompanied by Observations on the Principles and Theory of Rural Improvement, Interspersed with Occasional Remarks.

      R. Ackermann, London, 1823. First edition. Quarto. pp 110, [2] Index. Coloured aquatint frontispiece and 28 plates, all coloured aquatints except the first which is uncoloured and has a before-and-after overlay. Period binding of quarter calf with marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, red leather title label. Intended as a companion to the author's Rural Residences (1818).Some foxing to prelims. Edges a bit dusty. Covers rubbed. Very good. Scarce.

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

      London: Printed for the Author, sold by E. Ellis & Co., 1823-1840. , 770 hand-coloured plates (1-769, 205*). . HB. 8 vols, 8vo, cont. half-calf, rubbed/scuffed, leather spine labels expertly and sympathetically replaced in matching style, marbled endpapers and edges. Occasional minor foxing, mostly to endpapers/flyleaves. Hand-coloured plates vibrant and vivid, only a few with light toning. A very handsome set. From the library of Paul Sokoloff, with his book-plate to endpapers.. Rare. Systematically arranged set in 8 volumes: Vols I-II Coleoptera, Vol. III Dermaptera, Dictyoptera, Orthoptera, Strepsiptera, Hymenoptera Pt. I, Vol. IV Hymenoptera Pt. II, Neuroptera, Trichoptera, Vols V-VI Lepidoptera, Vol. VII Homoptera, Hemiptera, Aphaniptera, Vol. VIII Diptera, Omaloptera.John Curtis (1791–1862) was a British entomologist, illustrator and engraver, writer, and ‘commissioned entomological agent for wealthy patrons' (Clark, 204). The present work, ‘British Entomology', considered by the great French naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769–1832) a ‘paragon of perfection', is one of the most beautifully illustrated works on British insects, with exquisitely drawn plates with the figures of the rarer and more beautiful species being coloured, and in many instances included the plants upon which the specimens were found. Curtis' first published work was on the plates for Kirby's joint work with Spence, ‘An Introduction to Entomology' (1815–26). Curtis subsequently assisted Kirby in bringing out descriptions of Australian insects, which were published in the ‘Transactions' of the Linnean Society, and in other work. In London, Curtis met the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks (1743–1820) and James Charles Dale (1791–1872), who became his lifelong friend and patron. (ODNB)Nissen ZBI, 1000, Horn-Schenkling, 4184..

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

      London: Rodwell & Martin 1823. 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. . Good. Half Morocco. First Edition. 1823. 4to..

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        Memoirs Of Rev. John Blackader; Compiled Chiefly From Unpublished Manuscripts, And Memoirs Of His Life And Ministry Written By Himself While Prisoner On The Bass; And Containing Illustrations Of The Episcopal Persecution From The Restoration To The Death Of Charles Ii. With An Appendix Giving A Short Account Of The History And Seige Of The Bass, Etc. (With A Fore-Edge Painting)

      Edinburgh / London: Archibald Constable & Company / Hurst, Robinson & Co, 1823. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Frontispiece, Fore-Edge Painting. Vii, 388 Pp. Full Calf, Five Bands, Black Spine Label, Gilt All Compartments, Gilt Seal Of George Agar Ellis, 2St Baron Dover. Pages With Marbled Edges And A Foredge Painting Of What Was Apparently A Very Large Church In A Low Country Village Or Town, With A Man Looking On In Foreground, Almost Certainly Rev. Blackader Looking At His Parish. George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1St Baron Dover Pc Frs Fsa (14 January 1797 - 10 July 1833) Was A British Politician And Man Of Letters. Agar-Ellis Was The Only Son Of Henry Agar-Ellis, 2Nd Viscount Clifden, And Lady Caroline, Daughter Of George Spencer, 4Th Duke Of Marlborough. He Was Educated At Westminster School And Christ Church, Oxford. He Was Elected A Fellow Of Both The Society Of Antiquaries And Royal Society In 1816. Agar-Ellis Was Returned To Parliament For Heytesbury In 1818, A Seat He Held Until 1820. He Afterwards Represented Seaford Between 1820 And 1826, Ludgershall Between 1826 And 1830 And Okehampton Between 1830 And 1831. He Supported George Canning's Motion In 1822 For A Bill To Relieve The Disabilities Of Roman Catholic Peers, And Consistently Supported Liberal Principles. He Took Little Interest In Party Politics But Was A Strong Advocate Of State Support For The Causes Of Literature And The Fine Arts. In 1824 Agar-Ellis Was The Leading Promoter Of The Grant Of £57,000 For The Purchase Of John Julius Angerstein's Collection Of Pictures, Which Formed The Foundation Of The National Gallery. On The Formation Of Lord Grey's Whig Administration In November 1830, He Was Sworn Of The Privy Council And Appointed First Commissioner Of Woods And Forests. However, He Was Forced To Resign After Two Months Due To Bad Health. In June 1831, During His Father's Lifetime, Agar-Ellis Was Raised To The Peerage As Baron Dover, Of Dover In The County Of Kent. He Was President Of The Royal Society Of Literature In 1832, A Trustee Of The British Museum And Of The National Gallery, And A Commissioner Of Public Records. Lord Dover Married Lady Georgiana Howard, Daughter Of George Howard, 6Th Earl Of Carlisle, In 1822. They Had Two Sons, Who Became Respectively The 3Rd Viscount And 5Th Viscount, And Two Daughters. He Died On The 10 July 1833, Aged Only 36, Predeceasing His Father By Three Years. Lord Dover'S Works Were Chiefly Historical, And Include: The True History Of The Iron Mask, Extracted From Documents In The French Archives (1826), Inquiries Respecting The Character Of Clarendon (1827), And A Life Of Frederick Ii. (1831). He Also Edited The Ellis Correspondence (1829) And Walpole'S Letters To Sir Horace Mann (1833).

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22.

      London: John Murray, 1823. sep 22 2017. 4to. ix, (1 plus errata slip), 768 pp. b/w and color plates, maps, some folding. First edition of one of the classic Arctic journeys. "The author traveled by Hudson Bay... to Fort Chipewyan...descended the Coppermine and explored by canoe the coast of Coronation Gulf... The narrative includes detailed descriptions of travel conditions, the nature of the country... the various tribes of Indians and ...Eskimos" 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. An unusually clean copy, with all thirty plates and four folding maps, including the hand colored aquatints, clean and fresh. Securely bound in antique style half calf over marbled boards, with gilt and blind stamped decorations on backstrip. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Fore-Edge Painting Of Piccadilly (In) A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Origin Of Our Ideas Of The Sublime And Beautiful. With An Introductory Discourse Concerning Taste, And Several Other Additions

      London: Thomas Mclean, 1823. Later Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine. 8 9/16" Tall. Fore-Edge Painting. Nineteenth Century Reprint Of The Second [1759] Edition Burke's Well-Known 1757 Essay Which Many Regard As The Beginning Of Romanticism. Xvi, 262 Pp + 1 Pp Ad At Rear (For The Works Of Burke). Contemporary Full Morocco, Spine With Five Compartments, Elaborate Gilt In Compartments, Elaborate Gilt Borders And Inner Blind Stamping On Borders, Gilt Turns, All Edges Gilt. With A Nice Fore-Edge Painting Of Piccadilly, With Street At Center, About 20 Great Houses On Sides And End Of Street, With Several Horses, Carts And Figures Of Men And Women. A Few Small Light Foxing Spots On Prelims. Piccadilly Is A Road In The City Of Westminster, London To The South Of Mayfair, Between Hyde Park Corner In The West And Piccadilly Circus In The East. At Just Under 1 Mile (1.6 Km) In Length, Piccadilly Is One Of The Widest And Straightest Streets In Central London. Piccadilly Has Been A Main Road Since At Least Medieval Times. Some Of The Most Notable Stately Homes In London Were Built On The Northern Side Of The Street, Including Clarendon House And Burlington House In 1664. Berkeley House, Constructed Around The Same Time As Clarendon House, Was Destroyed By A Fire In 1733 And Rebuilt As Devonshire House In 1737 By William Cavendish, 3Rd Duke Of Devonshire. It Was Later Used As The Main Headquarters For The Whig Party. Burlington House Has Since Been Home To Several Noted Societies, Including The Royal Academy Of Arts, The Geological Society Of London And The Royal Astronomical Society. Several Members Of The Rothschild Family Had Mansions At The Western End Of The Street. St James's Church Was Consecrated In 1684 And The Surrounding Area Became St James Parish. The Old White Horse Cellar, At No. 155, Was One Of The Most Famous Coaching Inns In England By The Late-18Th Century, By Which Time The Street Had Become A Favourable Location For Booksellers. The Bath Hotel Emerged Around 1790, And Walsingham House Was Built In 1887. Both The Bath And The Walsingham Were Purchased And Demolished When The Prestigious Ritz Hotel Was Built On The Site In 1906. Piccadilly Circus Station, At The East End Of The Street, Was Designed By Charles Holden And Built Between 1925-28.

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        Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals who Shared his Captivity; and Published From the Original Manuscripts Corrected by Himself...[and] Historical Miscellanies.

      Seven vols. London: Printed for Henry Colburn and Co. and Martin Bossange and Co., 1823. Seven vols., 8vo., [xvi], 408; viii, [1]-395; [xvi], [1]-423; viii, [1]-483, [1 errata]; [viii], 377; viii, [1]-471; [x], [1]-389 pp., 18 fold-out plates, five of which are used as frontispieces. Contemporary half green calf roll-tooled in gilt, marbled paper boards, backstrip with four raised bands decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt, with blind and gilt stamped decorations to panels, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers with binder's stamp "R. Storr" to lower pastedown. Boards are a bit rubbed with some chipping at edges and bumps to corners, volume two has a large chunk of the upper board's paper torn away; otherwise good, a handsome set complete with plates; very good. Second edition. Plates include detailed maps, charts, campaigns, battle plans, naval action, attacks, Theaters of the War, and several facsimile manuscripts.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Verzeichnis von Büchern aus allen Fächern, Landkarten, optischen und mathematischen Instrumenten, Musikalien, und einigen Kunstsachen aus dem Nachlasse des…Stephan Freiherr von Stengel welche vom 17. Juni 1823 anfangend täglich…in Bamberg versteigert werden sollen

      Small 8vo, orig. pink wrappers. Bamberg: [1823]. The very rare sale catalogue of the library of books, maps, scientific instruments, music, and a few art objects from the collection of Stengel (1750-1822), a high government official in service to the Elector Karl Theodor of Palatinate-Bavaria and very much a product of the Enlightenment. He carried out a liberal economic policy, introduced many innovations in taxation and trade, and supported numerous civil engineering projects in the region. Stengel was an important book and art collector and was a considerable artist in his own right. 2507 lots of books, 21 lots of music, 113 lots of maps and atlases, and eight lots of scientific instruments. Fine copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals who Shared his Captivity; and Published From the Original Manuscripts Corrected by Himself...[and] Historical Miscellanies.

      London: Printed for Henry Colburn and Co. and Martin Bossange and Co., 1823. Seven vols., 8vo., [xvi], 408; viii, [1]-395; [xvi], [1]-423; viii, [1]-483, [1 errata]; [viii], 377; viii, [1]-471; [x], [1]-389 pp., 18 fold-out plates, five of which are used as frontispieces. Contemporary half green calf roll-tooled in gilt, marbled paper boards, backstrip with four raised bands decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt, with blind and gilt stamped decorations to panels, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers with binder’s stamp “R. Storr” to lower pastedown. Boards are a bit rubbed with some chipping at edges and bumps to corners, volume two has a large chunk of the upper board’s paper torn away; otherwise good, a handsome set complete with plates; very good. Second edition. Plates include detailed maps, charts, campaigns, battle plans, naval action, attacks, Theaters of the War, and several facsimile manuscripts.

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

      London: Printed for the Author, sold by E. Ellis & Co., 1823-1840. 770 hand-coloured plates (1-769, 205*). Hardback. 8 vols, 8vo, cont. half-calf, rubbed/scuffed, leather spine labels expertly and sympathetically replaced in matching style, marbled endpapers and edges. Occasional minor foxing, mostly to endpapers/flyleaves. Hand-coloured plates vibrant and vivid, only a few with light toning. A very handsome set. From the library of Paul Sokoloff, with his book-plate to endpapers. Rare. Systematically arranged set in 8 volumes: Vols I-II Coleoptera, Vol. III Dermaptera, Dictyoptera, Orthoptera, Strepsiptera, Hymenoptera Pt. I, Vol. IV Hymenoptera Pt. II, Neuroptera, Trichoptera, Vols V-VI Lepidoptera, Vol. VII Homoptera, Hemiptera, Aphaniptera, Vol. VIII Diptera, Omaloptera.John Curtis (1791-1862) was a British entomologist, illustrator and engraver, writer, and 'commissioned entomological agent for wealthy patrons' (Clark, 204). The present work, 'British Entomology', considered by the great French naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) a 'paragon of perfection', is one of the most beautifully illustrated works on British insects, with exquisitely drawn plates with the figures of the rarer and more beautiful species being coloured, and in many instances included the plants upon which the specimens were found. Curtis' first published work was on the plates for Kirby's joint work with Spence, 'An Introduction to Entomology' (1815-26). Curtis subsequently assisted Kirby in bringing out descriptions of Australian insects, which were published in the 'Transactions' of the Linnean Society, and in other work. In London, Curtis met the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) and James Charles Dale (1791-1872), who became his lifelong friend and patron. (ODNB)Nissen ZBI, 1000, Horn-Schenkling, 4184.

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        Eigh. Brief mit Unterschrift "Alex. de Humboldt".

      Paris 2 12 1823 - 2 Seiten (halbseitig beschrieben), kl-4. - (An den Herzog Anne-Adrien-Pierre de Montmorency-Laval, den französischen Gesandten in Rom.) Empfehlungsschreiben für den nach Italien reisenden jungen Herzog von Montebello. "Monsieur le Duc, La bienveillante amitié dont Vous m'avez donné tant de preuves aimables a Paris comme à Rome m'engage a prier le jeune Duc de Montebello qui part pour l'Italie, de Vous porter ces lignes et de Vous renouveller l'hommage de mon devouement affectueuse. Pour bien de l'Orinoque je n'oserai donner une recommendation à l'Ambassadeur de France, mais comme cet Ambassadeur, malgré mes herésies, a beaucoup d'indulgence pour moi, je Le supplie d'acceullir le Duc de Montebello comme une personne qui m'a été chère depuis sa première jeunesse et qui est douée des plus belles et des plus solides qualités morales; ses connaissances, fruit d'une excellente education lui ont ouverts les portes de l'Ecole polytechnique, enceinte dans laquelle on n'est pas recu par la faveur. Je sais que ces lignes ne lui seront pas inutiles pour l'agrement de son sejour à Rome .". Humboldt hatte im Zuge seiner großen Amerikareise (1799-1804) zusammen mit dem französischen Botaniker Aimé Bonpland das Gebiet und die hydrologischen Eigentümlichkeiten des Orinoco, des zweitgrößten Flusses Südamerikas, eingehend erforscht. Die monumentale wissenschaftliche Publikation über die Reise konnte nur in Frankreich realisiert werden, zog sich über einen langen Zeitraum hin (30 Bände, Paris 1805-1834) und blieb unvollendet; 1825 erschien als Bd. XX dieses Werks der dritte und letzte Teil der "Relation historique du Voyage aux régions équinoxiales du Nouveau Continent". Montmorency-Laval wurde 1823 nach Rom entsandt und spielte hier im Tauziehen um die Nachfolge von Papst Pius VII. eine wichtige Rolle. 1828 wurde er als Botschafter nach Wien berufen, fühlte sich aber aus Altersgründen der Rolle nicht mehr gewachsen.

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        Notice Géographique sur le pays de Nedjd ou Arabie Centrale accompagnée dune carte suivie de notes sur lhistoire de légypte sous Mohammed Aly

      First separate edition. Folding map. 8vo. Contemporary quarter blue calf over marbled boards, gilt; some very minor wear to spine, intermittent foxing throughout, very good otherwise. [2], 65, [1]errata pp. Paris, de l'imprimerie de Rignoux.

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        Letter signed (as "Noel Byron, Pair d'Angleterre").

      Genoa, 9. VII. 1823. - 4to. ¾ page. Bifolium with integral address-leaf. This evocative letter, written in Italian and in the hand of Count Pietro Gamba (the brother of his beloved Teresa Guiccioli), was written while Byron was making his final preparations for his voyage to Greece, where he was to die nine months later "that Greece may still be free". The recipient is the Greek patriot Giorgio Vitali (1776-1854) at Leghorn, from an ancient Venetian family and the commander of the Ionic vessel "Hercules" that Byron wanted to take. Byron states that in order not to lose a moment of his time, he has resolved not to stop at Leghorn except to take him on board along with another English gentleman (James Hamilton Browne), and asks Vitali to tell his compatriots to have any despatches and instructions relating to his mission ready for his arrival. - Byron was to bid farewell to Teresa and board the "Hercules" on 13 July. However, his departure was to be delayed by calms, and then a storm. By some accounts, his mood at this time was despondent, almost fatalistic. During the delay he went on shore again to visit the house outside Genoa that he had shared with Teresa; as her brother recalled: "His conversation was somewhat melancholy on our way to Albaro, he spoke much of his past life, and of uncertainty of the future, 'where', said he, 'shall we be in a year?'" (quoted by Leslie A. Marchand, Byron: A Biography [1957] III, 1089). They eventually set sail from Genoa on the 16th. During the couple of days spent at Leghorn, Byron received a verse-tribute from Goethe and dashed off his famous reply: "I sailed from Genoa some days ago - was driven back by a Gale of Wind - and have since sailed again - and arrived here (Leghorn) this morning to receive on board some Greek passengers for their struggling country" (22 July 1823). They set sail once again on 24 July, and finally reached Cephalonia on 2 August. - In fine condition.

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        Missale Romanum

      1823 - 1 Vol in folio, cm pp , bellissima legatura coeva con piatti decorati con fregi oro , borchie e medaglione religioso in argento ai piatti, 2 incisioni a piena pagina, carttere nero e rosso, stato eccellente. 1 volume (36.5x24.5 cm), full leather binding, double frame with ornaments on the covers, contemporary clasps, gilt edges with engravings, 6 contemporary bookmarks with brass clasp, beautiful figurative frontispiece, 6 full-page engravings, beautiful woodcut initial letters, pages with pentagrams in the text, in Latin, includes two works: the missal of the Roman rite and the formulas for the celebrations approved by the Tridentine Council of 1546. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Hermites en Prison, Ou Consolations de Sainte-P‚lagie, 2 vols

      1823. Interesting French Commentary on Penology by Two Former Prisoners, Includes a Chapter on New York's Newgate Prison Jouy, Etienne de [1769-1846]. Jay, Antoine [1770-1854]. Les Hermites en Prison, Ou Consolations de Sainte-Pelagie. Paris: Chez Ladvocat, 1823. Two volumes. 238; 267 pp. Main text of each volume preceded by four-page. publisher catalogue. Two lithographed portraits, two lithograph plates, several small woodcut vignettes and spot tail-pieces. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards with small central crests (a crowned letter J), lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities with some wear to edges and corners. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to some leaves. A handsome set. $500. * First edition. Etienne de Jouy is a pseudonym for Victor-Joseph-Etienne de Jouy. Jouy and Jay both served short sentences in Sainte-Pelagie, Paris, for political offences. A great deal of this interesting work is devoted to discussions of penology. Volume II includes an account of New York's Newgate State Prison. One of the plates shows a white man and a black man handcuffed together. A second edition was published in 1829. Jouy and Jay published a sequel in 1824 titled Les Hermites en Liberte.

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

      London: John Murray, 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.. Quarter Leather. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Il Barbiere di Seviglia. Opera buffa in due Atti. Der Barbier von Sevilla. Komische Oper in zwey Aufzugen... Klavierauszug mit deutsch- und italienischem Texte... Pr. [erased] Rthlr. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel [PN 3671], 1823. First (or second) edition. Rognoni, p. 445, no. 17. Gossett p. 274. Fuld pp. 124-125 (citing this as possibly the first). Il Barbiere di Siviglia, to a libretto by Cesare Sterbini after Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais's Le barbier de Séville and Giuseppe Petrosellini's libretto for Giovanni Paisiello's Il barbiere di Siviglia, was first performed at the Teatro Argentina in Rome on February 20, 1816. The opera is one of Rossini's most beloved works. An attractive example of early music lithography.. Oblong folio. Modern black paper wrappers. 1f. (title), [1] (cast list and table of contents), [2]-174 pp. Lithographed. Text in Italian and German. Lacking upper wrapper; some loss to spine. Slightly worn, soiled, and browned; scattered foxing; cropped at upper margins, slightly affecting pagination and one tempo indication; occasional light creasing.

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Dresden 28.IV.1823. 1 2/3 Seiten gr.-4. Schwach gebräunt. Karl Heinrich Weller (1794-1854), Ophthalmologe. - An einen Kollegen, den er für seine geplante medizinische Zeitschrift um einen Beitrag über den Blutschwamm im Auge (Retinoblastom) bittet."... Der von Ihnen und in Zeitschriften gerühmte Aufsatz über fung(us) haematodes in Travers Werk bestimmt mich zu der Frage, ob Sie nicht gesonnen wären, einen kurzen Auszug davon unter Ihrem Nahmen entweder in latein. oder deutscher Sprache ... für das von mir herauszugebende Journal ... zu besorgen. Die Kupfer ... dürften freilich nicht fehlen, einmal der Deutlichkeit wegen und zweitens weil das Journal eigentlich und besonders nur Kupferwerk werden soll ..." - Antwortvermerk des Empfängers am Kopf.

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        Plates to Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology.

      Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme [ca 1818-1823]. - SELBY, Prideaux John (1788-1867). Plates to Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology. Edinburgh: Daniel Lizars and London: Longman, Rees, Orme [ca 1818-1823]. 2 volumes. Folio. Atlas volumes only: Land Birds (23 4/8 x 20 1/8 inches). Engraved title-page, 4 uncloloured etched plates, 89 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE etched plates with MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL HAND-COLOUR, HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD AND GUM ARABIC by Selby, Robert Mitford and W. H. Lizars after Selby, Mitford and Sir William Jardine, on paper watermarked Ruse & Turners 1815, 1818, J. Whatman 1820, 1821, 1831 and 1832, and J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1821, 1822, 1823 and 1824; Water Birds (25 4/8 x 20 4/8 inches). Engraved title-page (creased), 129, including 4 with folding extensions, EXCEPTIONALLY FINE etched plates with MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL HAND-COLOUR HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD AND GUM ARABIC by Selby, Robert Mitford and W. H. Lizars after Selby, Mitford and Sir William Jardine, on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1823, 1825 - 1831 (plate XCI with triangular tear within the plate-mark but not affecting the text). Uniformly bound in contemporary calf, gilt, each cover with a central panel of marbled paper (rebacked preserving the original spines, scuffed, shelfmarks at each foot). Provenance: from the Spokane Public Library, with their perforated library on the title-page of volume one only, their ink library stamp on the first plate and rear endpaper of each volume and on plate LV in volume II, with their bookplate on the front paste-down of each volume; with Christie's East, October 12th, 2000, lot 154 'ENGLISH EQUIVALENT OF AUDUBON'S GREAT WORK (Mullens and Swann) AN EXTREMELY FINE AND EARLY ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ATLAS VOLUMES TO SELBY'S BRITISH ORNITHOLOGY, officially published in 1834, but issued from 1819 to 1840. Prideaux John Selby "was very gifted as an artist, and the two volumes of "Illustrations of British Ornithology" are outstandingly beautiful. In many people's estimation, the clarity and crispness of his figures give them an austere beauty that is lacking in the pretty lithographs in H.L. Meyer's and John Gould's books about British birds . The cool, classical quality of Selby's plates belongs to the age of elegance and could never have been achieved by the Victorian John Gould. Selby's bird figures were the most accurate delineations of British birds to that date, and the liveliest. After so many books with small, stiff bird portraits, this new atlas with its life-size figures and more relaxed drawing was a great achievement in the long history of bird illustration" (Jackson). Selby showed a "great interest in ornithology from an early age and made his own notes and careful, coloured drawings of the birds in his district. his main interests were ornithology, forestry, and entomology. He was a skilful fisherman and an excellent shot. Selby's major work, "Illustrations of British Ornithology", was published in nineteen parts between 1821 and 1833. It contained some 222 plates etched by Selby (mostly after his own drawings) with the assistance of his brother-in-law Admiral Robert Mitford. In 1819 Mitford was taught to etch by Thomas Bewick in Newcastle; he then taught Selby at Twizell House. Two volumes of text appeared, "Land Birds" in 1825 (revised in 1833) and "Water Birds" in 1833. The specimens on which the figures were based were nearly all collected and set up by Selby, aided by his butler, Richard Moffitt. "From 1825 until 1841 Selby assisted his friend Sir William Jardine (1800–1874) with the descriptions, drawings, and etchings for their joint publication,'Illustrations of Ornithology' (1836–43). During this period, in 1835 and 1836 respectively, he also wrote the volumes 'Pigeons and Parrots' for Jardine's 'Naturalist's Library'. Together, in conjunction with George Johnston, Selby and Jardine founded the 'Magazine of Zoology and Botany' in 1836, which was widened in scope in 1838 when the name was changed to 'Annals of Natural History'. Selby remained an [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Cronica di Giovanni Villani. [...] Cronica di Matteo Villani. A miglior lezione ridotta coll'aiuto de' testi a penna

      Cronica di Giovanni Villani. A miglior lezione ridotta coll'aiuto de' testi a penna. Firenze: Magheri, 1823. 6 tomi in 3 volumi. XXVIII, 318, [2]; 406, [2]; 222, [2]; 372, ]2]; 312; 285, [2]; 288; CXXXIII, 130 pagine. 23x15 cm.Rilegatura in mezza pergamena e angoli con tasselli sui dorsi e lievi abrasioni ai piatti. Uno strappetto e una piccola mancanza al piatto posteriore del primo volume. Conservate le copertine editoriali. Bruniture e fioriture. Una tavola in antiporta nel primo volume con ritratto di Giovanni Villani disegnato da Ferdinand Moutier. [Unito con:] Cronica di Matteo Villani. A miglior lezione ridotta coll'aiuto de' testi a penna. Firenze: Magheri, 1825-1826. 8 tomi in 4 volumi. XXVIII, 318, [2], 406, [2]; 222, [2], 372, ]2]; 312, 285, [2]; 288, CXXXIII, 130 pagine. 23x15 cm.Rilegatura in mezza pergamena e angoli con tasselli sui dorsi e lievi abrasioni ai piatti. Conservate le copertine editoriali. Fioriture all'interno. [M099] Giovanni Villani (1275 ? - 1348), noto mercante fiorentino, fu tre volte priore dal 1316 al 1328, ricoprendo in seguito molte cariche pubbliche. La sua "Cronica", opera di ispirazione guelfa considerata una pietra miliare della storia antica medievale di Firenze, costituisce una preziosa fonte di informazioni di natura sociale, finanziaria e politica, con particolare riferimento ai contrasti tra le contrapposte fazioni del tempo e alle relazioni diplomatiche e commerciali tra Firenze e gli altri Stati italiani ed europei. Alla sua morte la narrazione fu continuata dal fratello Matteo, deceduto per peste nel 1363, e dal nipote Filippo fino al 1364.

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        The series of three official reports into the state of New South Wales

      House of Commons, 1823. In remarkably good condition and entirely original state with the exception of the neatly replaced spines.. Three volumes, folio; completely uncut and in original printed dark blue wrappers, as issued; spines neatly renewed. A very fine set of the earlier House of Commons publication of the full series of Bigge's three consequential reports (later published unchanged by the House of Lords), representing the full enquiry into Governor Macquarie's administration of New South Wales. Bligh's replacement as governor, Macquarie saw off his unpopular predecessor and set to work on building up the colony; although it was to be in many ways a golden era, it would be distracted by the same unrest that had characterised Bligh's reign. London was alarmed by the continuing disquiet in the colony, and by the governor's visions of grandeur, and sent out Bigge to have a look.John Thomas Bigge (1780-1843) was appointed Royal Commissioner, with sweeping powers, by Lord Bathurst ostensibly to examine the transportation system, but 'it was clear that Macquarie's administration as much as the transportation system was under review. From the moment of his arrival in the colony in 1819 Bigge's relations with Macquarie were strained. As time wore on the tension turned to antipathy and Bigge found himself more in sympathy with the exclusives of the squattocracy than with the Governor. Bigge was assiduous in assembling evidence in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, but he was far from judicious and impartial in his methods of collecting it and in the prejudicial conclusions he drew. His series of reports was published in 1822 and 1823. By that time Macquarie had resigned...'.Besides dealing with the question of Macquarie's competence, the three reports contain most important and detailed evidence about life and conditions in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land in the early nineteenth century, at that crucial point when the colony began to leave behind its penal past and look to the pioneer emigrant for its future. His reports were central to the political history of the period, and their influence can be seen in the later constitutional and political history of Australia.The three reports are:1. Report... into the State of the Colony of New South Wales (Ferguson, 854; Wantrup 46n; amended House of Commons issue, 5 August 1822).2. Report... on the Judicial Establishments of New South Wales, and Van Diemen's Land (Ferguson, 891; Wantrup, 47; House of Commons, i.e. first issue, 21 February 1823).3. Report... on the State of Agriculture and Trade in the Colony of New South Wales (Ferguson, 892; Wantrup, 48; House of Commons, i.e. first issue, 13 March 1823). Provenance: The third report inscribed in ink on cover "Mr Fulwood, Whitwell, with Lord Dacre's Compts" (the donor presumably Thomas Brand, 20th Baron Dacre, 1774-1851, British peer and Whig politician, whose manor of Hoo was in the same parish as the village of Whitwell, in an agricultural area of Hertfordshire, hence perhaps the interest of this volume with the report into "Agriculture and Trade"). Then inscribed on front flyleaf "Received these reports fropm Lord Dacre through Mr. Fulwood in 1823. W. Archer". Later pencil note "The first report was not furnished by Ld. Dacre. W.A."

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        SAINTE BIBLE - 25 TOMES EN 25 VOLUMES (TOME 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23+24+25)

      MEQUIGNON FILS AINE / MEQUIGNON JUNIOR 1823 - R260230675: x+691+XIJ+683+viij+590+viij+608 pages+viij+600+655+648+711+661+667+ 639+642+639+517+498+669+571+631+672+590+623+645+629+648+ 478 pages - Texte en 2 colonnes - tampons de bibliothèque - tranches jaunes - contreplats jaspés - filets fleurons dorés sur le dos - pièces de titre rouge et verte avec auteur titre tomaison titre de tomaison dorés sur le dos - ouvrage enrichi de cartes géographiques et de figures - signets conservés - épidermures - quelques rares piqures de vers - 6 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES en latin et en français avec des notes littérales, critiques et historiques, des préfaces et des dissertations, tirées du commentaire de dom Augustin Calmet, abbé de Senones . de l'abbé De Vence, et des auteurs les plus célèbres, pour faciliter l'intelligence de l'écriture Sainte - 4e édition revue corrigée et augmentée de diverses notes - TOME 1 : discours préliminaire et dissertations diverses - TOME 2 : Genèse et Exode - TOME 3 : Lévitique et nombres - TOME 4 : Le deutéronome et Josué - TOME 5 : les juges, Ruth, et les deux premiers livres des rois - TOME 6 : Les deux serniers livres des rois - TOME 7 : Les paralipomènes - TOME 8 : Esdras, Néhémias, Tobie, Judith, Esther - TOME 9 : Job - TOME 10 : Psaumes - TOME 11 : Proverbes, Ecclesiaste, cantique des cantiques et sagesse - TOME 12 : Ecclesiastique - TOME 13 : Isaïe - TOME 14 : Jérémie, Baruch - TOME 15 : Ezéchiel - TOME 16 : Daniel - TOME 17 : Petits prophètes - TOME 18 : Macabées - TOME 19 : Prolégomènes du Nouveau Testament - TOME 20 : Saint Matthieu, Saint Marc - TOME 21 : Saint Luc, Saint Jean, actes des apôtres - TOME 22 : Epitres de Saint Paul - TOME 23 : Suite des épitres de Saint Paul . Epitres canoniques - TOME 24 : Apocalypse, chronologie sacrée, géographie sacrée - TOME 25 : Tables In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 220-Bible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A vintage albumen paper photograph (a cabinet card, image size 142 x 102 mm) mounted on the original card, with 'F. Duryea Photo Artist' printed on the bottom margin. 'A Dentist' is handwritten (unnecessarily!) on the verso in ballpoint pen; this impressive image leaves nothing to the imagination

      Quite the opposite, in fact: the gentleman standing behind his extensive array of implements and dentures, looks more like a ringmaster, with his hair below the shoulders of his velvet smoking jacket with quilted silk lapels ... Townsend Duryea (1823-1888) was one of the most significant early photographers of South Australia; he was married three times, and had twelve children. 'Several of his sons and grandsons became photographers' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Four sons - Townsend Jr., Edwin, Richard and Frank - are noted as photographers on the Photohistory SA website, and we presume 'F. Duryea' is Frank Duryea (1861-1936). Interestingly, there is no record of F. or Frank Duryea in the standard register of nineteenth century Australian photographers, 'The Mechanical Eye in Australia' by Davies and Stanbury (1985), although the other three are listed. Only two images attributed to Frank Duryea are recorded on Trove. One is a routine group portrait of 'SA Railways employees' (1920). The other is clearly wrongly credited to him, as it is a carte de visite of Fanny (Frances Ann) Todd, dated 1865, when Frank Duryea was just four years old ... The present photograph (undated but circa 1890s) is in fine condition; the verso of the card has slight surface abrasions to the corners where it has been removed from an album.

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        Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection: Illustrative of the Impolicy of Slavery

      This polemic map argues that import prohibitions and high duties on sugar were artificially inflating prices and inhibiting manufacturing in England. It was published by J. Cross, but the anonymous author of the map was soon identified as James Cropper, a successful and wealthy Quaker merchant, philanthropist and disciple of Adam Smith. Cropper was a major force in the anti-slavery movement and believed that eliminating tariff protections would lead to the end of slave labour in the West Indies. The map was first published in the Liverpool Mercury in October 1823. It was republished in the Kaleidoscope Or Literary and Scientific Mirror in June 1824 and in several other publications through 1828. As explained in the legend, the tiny red dots in the Western Hemisphere represent Jamaica and the other West Indian sugar-producing colonies of England. While sugar may be grown in vast reaches of the world 30 degrees north and south of the equator - including India, shown in pink as "Hindostan" -- import of that sugar into Britain was effectively barred, either directly or by prohibitive duties. Because sugar was an important commodity not only for food but for certain chemical processes, Cropper argued that these restrictions, "imposed for the exclusive protection and support of slave cultivation in the West Indian colonies," were constraining "British manufactures, to an extent that would give employment to all the destitute population of Ireland and Great Britain." Apart from the employment opportunities lost, Cropper put the cost of the trade barriers at 1.2 million pounds annually. Cropper had interests in East Indian sugar and therefore stood to benefit from the reduction of tariffs, which coloured his role in the abolition movement. 27 cm x 22 cm

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        The series of three official reports into the state of New South Wales.

      House of Commons: 1822-1823. Three volumes, folio; completely uncut and in original printed dark blue wrappers, as issued; spines neatly renewed. A very fine set of the earlier House of Commons publication of the full series of Bigge's three consequential reports (later published unchanged by the House of Lords), representing the full enquiry into Governor Macquarie's administration of New South Wales. Bligh's replacement as governor, Macquarie saw off his unpopular predecessor and set to work on building up the colony; although it was to be in many ways a golden era, it would be distracted by the same unrest that had characterised Bligh's reign. London was alarmed by the continuing disquiet in the colony, and by the governor's visions of grandeur, and sent out Bigge to have a look.John Thomas Bigge (1780-1843) was appointed Royal Commissioner, with sweeping powers, by Lord Bathurst ostensibly to examine the transportation system, but 'it was clear that Macquarie's administration as much as the transportation system was under review. From the moment of his arrival in the colony in 1819 Bigge's relations with Macquarie were strained. As time wore on the tension turned to antipathy and Bigge found himself more in sympathy with the exclusives of the squattocracy than with the Governor. Bigge was assiduous in assembling evidence in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, but he was far from judicious and impartial in his methods of collecting it and in the prejudicial conclusions he drew. His series of reports was published in 1822 and 1823. By that time Macquarie had resigned...'.Besides dealing with the question of Macquarie's competence, the three reports contain most important and detailed evidence about life and conditions in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land in the early nineteenth century, at that crucial point when the colony began to leave behind its penal past and look to the pioneer emigrant for its future. His reports were central to the political history of the period, and their influence can be seen in the later constitutional and political history of Australia.The three reports are:1. Report... into the State of the Colony of New South Wales (Ferguson, 854; Wantrup 46n; amended House of Commons issue, 5 August 1822).2. Report... on the Judicial Establishments of New South Wales, and Van Diemen's Land (Ferguson, 891; Wantrup, 47; House of Commons, i.e. first issue, 21 February 1823).3. Report... on the State of Agriculture and Trade in the Colony of New South Wales (Ferguson, 892; Wantrup, 48; House of Commons, i.e. first issue, 13 March 1823). Provenance: The third report inscribed in ink on cover "Mr Fulwood, Whitwell, with Lord Dacre's Compts" (the donor presumably Thomas Brand, 20th Baron Dacre, 1774-1851, British peer and Whig politician, whose manor of Hoo was in the same parish as the village of Whitwell, in an agricultural area of Hertfordshire, hence perhaps the interest of this volume with the report into "Agriculture and Trade"). Then inscribed on front flyleaf "Received these reports fropm Lord Dacre through Mr. Fulwood in 1823. W. Archer". Later pencil note "The first report was not furnished by Ld. Dacre. W.A." In remarkably good condition and entirely original state with the exception of the neatly replaced spines.

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        THE WORLD IN MINIATURE: JAPAN: Containing Illustrations of the Character, Manner

      - London [1823], Ackermann. Full green diced leather,very good 286p., 20 hand-colored copper etchings, very clean. R A R E A very early, hand-colored engravings showing all manner of Japanese. * A fascinating and comprehensive illustrated resource on all aspects of Japanese. . Covers a guide to the Japanese islands, Buddhism, missionaries, architecture, language, women, festivals, Yezo [Hokkaido] Ainu. The Portuguese arrival, arts & sciences, suicide, infanticide, earthquakes, moral character, filial affection, cleanliness, fondness of strong liquors, form of government, origin of the authority of the Temporal Emperor & Princesses. . Illustrating the military force, dress & equipment of the soldiers, shipping & seaman, religion, Monks & Nuns, pilgrimages, temples superstitions, Bonzes, introduction of Christianity, causes of its extermination. . Lovely illustrations also of Dress of both sexes, houses and furniture, gardens, abundance of dogs, marriage ceremonies, power of husbands over their wives and families. Funeral ceremonies, Japanese language, method of writing and materials. . Curiosity of & their aptitude for learning. State of houses & furniture, gardens and others. *

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        WIEN / VIENNA: OESTERREICHS SAGEN UND HELDENMAHLE. NO 4. MARIA HIETZING

      Lithographie, Blatt: 40,5 x 31,5 cm, Darstellung: 34,5 x 24 cm. - Wien 1823 A rare lithographed view, based on a local legend, shows Mother Mary appearing in Hietzing (today a part ov Vienna). It was made by a Austrian artist Joseph Tentsensky after a draft by Moriz von Schwind (1804-1871), whose monogramm is engraved in the lower left corner.The view is a part of rare series Oesterreichs Sagen und Heldenmahle. Joseph Tentsensky (1794 – 1839) was artist and printer in Vienna. In 1819 he founded, together with his brother Mathias Trentsensky (1790 - 1868) a lithographic printing and publishing house. They were specialised in publishing broadsides and other separately published prints. From 1820 Joseph was also the owner of a shop with writing and drawing accessories and in 1822 he received a patent for printing lithographs from zinc plates and seven years later for printing from wood blocks (xylography). This view was published in 'Wiens Mahler: Umgebungen' (Viennese pictorial surroundings) around 1825 by Trentsensky. Frühe seltene Lithographie von Joseph Trentsensky (1793-1839) nach dem Entwurf von Moriz von Schwind (1804-1871). Blatt 4 aus der seltenen Serie 'Oesterreichs Sagen und Heldenmahle', einer der frühsten Werken von Schwind. Im Hintergrund Ansicht von Hietzing, links unten Monogramm. O. A. Weigmannm, Schwind: des Meisters Werke, 1906, S. 534. Nicht in Nebehay-Wagner.

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        Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817: With Notes Taken during a Tour through La Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Touraine, Orleanois, and the Environs of Paris

      London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1823. 4th ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 hand-colored aquatints, 1 color etching, 2 black & white plates, xii, 188p. Contemporary grained red morocco. All edges gilt. 27cm. Extremities moderately rubbed. Joints sound but show some wear. An attractive copy.

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        Armenian girl.

      Second half of XIX c. - Charcoal and colored pencils on paper (29.5 x 19.8 cm), signed in left lower corner, laid on thicker contemporary paper, mounted, stamp "Coll. SB" to mount Good condition. A fine portrait of a young Armenian girl by the famed Russian artist. Féodor Petrovich Tchoumakoff (1823 - 1911) was born in St. Petersburg and was trained first at the St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, and later at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts. The works he did during his studies earned high recognition from Karl Brüllov. After successfully graduating from the academy, he received a chance to take a study trip to Italy. In 1852 he was given an honorary academic title. Starting in 1857, Tchoumakoff lived and worked primarily in Paris. He exhibited at salon shows in Paris, while also sending his works to exhibitions at the St. Petersburg Academy of the Arts. Tchoumakoff was a fairly popular artist in the aristocratic circles of France and Russia. His works were purchased by, for example, the government of France and Czar Aleksander II. In 1866 the czar bestowed the Order of St. Anna III class on Tchoumakoff for the painting "The Saviour and the Rich Man", which he had purchased. Tchoumakoff worked in different techniques and genres: historical, genre scenes from life, portraits. Beginning in 1870 the artist primarily painted "little heads" ("golovki"), which bought Tchoumakoff fame as the "Russian Greuze" (French artist J.-B. Greuze, 1725-1805). Tchoumakoff's works can be found in the State Russian Museum, Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, and in many other Russian and European museums as well as private collections. The drawing comes from a private collection of Sarkis Boghossian and was published in his monumental work "Armenian Iconography" that gathers ____ prints and drawings on the subject. Boghossian's biography resembles a plot of a thriller. Having been born in 1921 in a small Armenian village in today's Turkey, he was taken to Marseille at the age of six by his family that fled famine and oppression. Passionate about art, poetry and Armenian culture, Boghossian chose a career of bookseller. In 1967 he opened a rare bookshop in Paris, "Le XIXe siècle", specialising in rare books and engravings related to Armenia. In 1998 the French booksellers' community was shocked waking up to the news that Boghossian was found dead in his Parisian flat, tortured and murdered, with a number of valuable books missing from his apartment. Police quickly traced the murdered, who, however, hardly resembled the idea one may have of an assassin. He was a French bookseller of Turkish origin and a renowned scholar with a PhD from Sorbonne specialising in Ottoman and Armenian history. He was apparently in dispute with Boghossian over a number of rare books that the latter kept as a guarantee against a cash loan. The bookseller was arrested and subsequently sentenced to 19 years in prison just when he was due to give a lecture at a conference in Nice titled "The Armenian merchants in the Mediterranean in the eighteenth century". Sarkis Boghossian "Armenian Iconography I" reproduces No. 563 p.404 - Paris, 1987. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gelungener Versuch einer Nasenbildung aus einem völlig getrennten Hautstück aus dem Beine (pp.569-582).

      Journ. Chir. Augenh., 4/4. - Hrsg. v. Graefe & Walther. - Berlin, im Verlag von G. Reimer, 1823, pp.569-767, 1 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, feiner Pappband. FIRST FREE SKIN TRANSPLANTATION. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. ERSTE AUSGABE. Im Jahre 1818 führte Bünger die erfolgreiche Transplantation eines freien Hautlappens vom Oberschenkel zum Nasenersatz durch. Die Anregungen zu seinem Vorgehen hatte Bünger aus Nachrichten von jenem indischen Verfahren der freien Hautverpflanzug gewonnnen. Bünger verwendete einen freien Lappen vom Oberschenkel, von dem er "über die Hälfte der Dicke von der zu starken Fetthaut wegzunehmen für nöthig fand". Der Bünger'sche Lappen enthält also Oberhaut, Lederhaut und einen Teil des Unterhautfettgewebes. Der Lappen heilt bis auf den unteren Teil, aus dem Nasenspitze, Septum und Flügel entstehen sollten, gut an und vereinigt sich später mit gestielten Lappen vom Arm und Wange, die den letzten Defekt schließen. Diese durch den Marburger Anatomen u. Chirurgen erfolgte Anwendung einer freien Hauttransplantation bei einem Lupus der Nase war von epochemachender Bedeutung für die weitere Entwicklung der plastischen Chirurgie.The first successful modern attempt at free skin transplantation. He used the method to restore the nose of a woman who had suffered for fifteen years from a skin eruption that caused the loss of here nose and affected other areas of the face so that a forehead or cheek graft was inadvisable. Christian Heinrich Bünger (1782-1842) chose as a donar site the superior lateral surface of the upper thigh, taking an oval piece of skin four by three inches which he trimmed to shape and applied to the freshened nasal region one and a half hour after removal, a delay caused by attempts to stanch excessive bleeding in the freshened area. The graft was partially successful and a year later other procedures, carried out on the upper lip and nose with a flap from the arm, successfully brought further improvement of appearance. - Gnudi & Webster. Bünger's account appeared in the literature as an isolated case report, but it forms a tangible link in the historical chain of plastic, surgery. Gnudi-Webster, 328 Wallace, Progress of Plastic Surgery, 134-35 Mc Dowell, Source Book of Plastic Surgery, 108-112 Mc Dowell, Zeis Index 1/ P.94 + No. 729 Zeis, Literatur... No.664 + p. 220 Marchand, Wundheilung.., p.394-395 Joseph, Nasenplastik, p.494 Wittmoser, Reverdin Plastik, 2 H.J. Klasen, Hist. of Free Skin Grafting, pp.1-7.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 16. X. 1823. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An Adjunkt M. Wunder (?) in Grimma: "Sie waren bei Ihrer Anwesenheit hier so gütig mir anzubiethen, wo Sie mir einen Gefallen thun könnten, dies gern zu thun. Ich mache jetzt davon Gebrauch. H. Kraukling in Dresden in der Pirnaischen Vorstadt an der Elbe im Schwarzen Bären, will Luthers Gedichte herausgeben. Nun gibt es ein altes Trauerspiel Johannes Huss, das höchst wahrscheinlich v. Luther ist, obgleich es Einige dem Agricola zuschreiben [.]". Es soll nun einen Druck geben mit dem Namen Luthers auf dem Titel, seinerzeit im "Reichsanzeiger" ausführlich beschrieben. Diesen Druck wolle nun Wunder (?) ausfindig machen.

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        A fine composite volume containing three classic works on domestic rural architecture]: 1. Architectural sketches for cottages, rural dwellings and villas, in the Grecian, Gothic, and fancy styles, with plans; 2. Plans and Views of Buildings Executed in England and Scotland; 3. Thomson James, Retreats: A Series of Designs.

      London J. Taylor -27 1823 - First edition of third work, new edition of first and second; first work with 38 plates, of which 23 hand coloured; second with 32 plates of which 16 sepia aquatints, third with 41 plates, of which 31 hand-coloured aquatints, together 3 works in 1 volume, very light offsetting, contemporary straight-grained morocco, elaborately gilt panelled boards and spine, all edges gilt, slipcase, a fine example. 1. Cf. Abbey Life 30 (1805 edition); 2. Abbey Life 31; 3. Abbey Life 76. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fifteen Years in India. Or, Sketches of a Soldier's Life. Being an Attempt to Describe Persons and Things in Various Parts of Hindostan. From the Journal of an Officer in His Majesty's Service.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823 - Octavo (214 x 133 mm). Contemporary French quarter calf by Thouvenin, blind-tooled flat bands to spine, gilt fillets either side, dark red polished morocco label to second compartment, elaborate octofoils gilt to the rest, fillet-, rope-twist and floral rolls gilt to head and and foot, marbled sides, vellum tips dyed green, marbled edges and endpapers. Complete with the half-title. Joints rubbed, and slightly cracked at feet, mild wear to tips, small section of loss to paper on fore edge of front board, rear board marked, possibly from the removal of adhesive paper, superficial worm-track to backstrip, very occasional mild foxing. A very good copy. Second edition, the year after the first, scarce: four copies traced at auction in the last 40 years (one for the first); this copy in a handsome binding signed by Thouvenin, either Joseph l'Aîné (1790-1834) or his younger brother, also Joseph (d. 1844); Joseph l'Aîné was "the first artist who restored the art of binding in France to something like its old [pre-Revolutionary] excellence" (Younger, Bookbinding in England and France, p. 76); his brother was also "an excellent binder in a slightly heavier style" (Ramsden). Wallace (1788/9-1851), from a modest background in Armagh, "went out to India in the beginning of 1805, and returned in 1819 He landed at Madras, and saw part of the Carnatic, joined his regiment in Malabar, and served with it in Mysore and Travancore; after which his fortune led him to Bengal, and a few years afterwards to Bombay, where he was employed with the army in Guzerat which invaded Kutch-booge for the first time [1815], marched through Kattywar, and destroyed the fastnesses of the pirates in the Okamundel. His corps being then called to join the Poonah subsidiary force, [he saw] a considerable part of the Deckan during the late Mahratta War [=Third Anglo Maratha War, 1817-18]" (Preface). India Office records suggest that he joined the 80th Regiment of Foot as a private, was commissioned ensign into the 65th Regiment only in 1813. He later worked as a solicitor in Newry, and also wrote Memoirs of India (1824) and Forty Years in the World (1825). Bruce 4096; not in Riddick; for the Thouvenins see Ramsden, French Bookbinders, pp. 204-6.

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        A larger-than-lifesize portrait photograph of Sir James Hurtle Fisher (1790-1875), 'one of the most important pioneers of South Australia' (Australian Dictionary of Biography)

      The very fine portrait (visible image size 545 x 395 mm, in its original ornate gilt frame, external dimensions 740 x 595 mm) is exquisitely hand-painted and signed by the famous photographer, Townsend Duryea (1823-1888). His original label is affixed to the paper backing on the verso of the frame ('T. Duryea, Artist Photographer, 66 and 68 King William Street, Adelaide'), and in our opinion, he has created a masterpiece as both artist and photographer with this work. James Hurtle Fisher commenced practice as a solicitor in London in 1816 and 'was drawn into the colonizing movement in 1835.... [He] was selected as resident commissioner, one of the most important offices under the South Australian Act ... second only to the governor'. Fisher 'left England in July 1836 with the governor's party in the "Buffalo", arriving on 28 December 1836 at Holdfast Bay, where the official oaths were administered, a proclamation was read and a ceremony marked the beginning of settlement. In January 1837 Fisher erected his reed hut and Land Office near the survey camp of Colonel William Light at the north-western corner of the new capital site; the destruction of these temporary buildings by fire on 23 January 1839 caused both men serious loss. Fisher had been allowed to draft his own instructions, which were not shown to Governor [Sir] John Hindmarsh. Disputes between the two men over their respective powers had begun on the voyage and were soon revived in the new Council of Government, and more violently outside, and led in February 1837 to the Resident Magistrate's Court binding the participants over to keep the peace towards each other.... The new governor, George Gawler, was appointed both governor and resident commissioner, a radical departure from the principles on which the colony had been founded' (ADB). Fisher returned to his profession, and became a leader of the South Australian Bar. In October 1840 he was elected first mayor of Adelaide; in 1860 he became the first resident South Australian to be knighted. Townsend Duryea was at the King William Street address from 1858 until his illustrious career as a photographer 'was cut short when his studio and entire collection of 50,000 negatives were destroyed by fire on 18 April 1875' (ADB). We suggest as a date for this magnificent portrait 'circa 1870'.

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        Blad karton, ca. 40x30 cm, met daarop geplakt - in gouden kaderranden - een portretfoto van Dr. F. Günst en een door hemzelf geschreven en ondertekende tekst, d.d. Amsterdam 1883. Met blindstempel Schlaraffia. Toneelfonds J.L. Wertheim Amsterdam.

      Dr F. Chr. Günst (1823-1886) was uitgever, vrijmetselaar, journalist, vertaler, secretaris van de Stadsschouwburg en Vrijdenker (NNBW IX 312). M7956

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        Fifteen Years in India.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,, 1823. Or, Sketches of a Soldier's Life. Being an Attempt to Describe Persons and Things in Various Parts of Hindostan. From the Journal of an Officer in His Majesty's Service. Octavo (214 x 133 mm). Contemporary French quarter calf by Thouvenin, blind-tooled flat bands to spine, gilt fillets either side, dark red polished morocco label to second compartment, elaborate octofoils gilt to the rest, fillet-, rope-twist and floral rolls gilt to head and and foot, marbled sides, vellum tips dyed green, marbled edges and endpapers. Complete with the half-title. Joints rubbed, and slightly cracked at feet, mild wear to tips, small section of loss to paper on fore edge of front board, rear board marked, possibly from the removal of adhesive paper, superficial worm-track to backstrip, very occasional mild foxing. A very good copy. Second edition, the year after the first, scarce: four copies traced at auction in the last 40 years (one for the first); this copy in a handsome binding signed by Thouvenin, either Joseph l'Aîné (1790-1834) or his younger brother, also Joseph (d. 1844); Joseph l'Aîné was "the first artist who restored the art of binding in France to something like its old [pre-Revolutionary] excellence" (Younger, Bookbinding in England and France, p. 76); his brother was also "an excellent binder in a slightly heavier style" (Ramsden). Wallace (1788/9-1851), from a modest background in Armagh, "went out to India in the beginning of 1805, and returned in 1819 … He landed at Madras, and saw part of the Carnatic, joined his regiment in Malabar, and served with it in Mysore and Travancore; after which his fortune led him to Bengal, and a few years afterwards to Bombay, where he was employed with the army in Guzerat which invaded Kutch-booge for the first time [1815], marched through Kattywar, and destroyed the fastnesses of the pirates in the Okamundel. His corps being then called to join the Poonah subsidiary force, … [he saw] a considerable part of the Deckan during the late Mahratta War [=Third Anglo Maratha War, 1817-18]" (Preface). India Office records suggest that he joined the 80th Regiment of Foot as a private, was commissioned ensign into the 65th Regiment only in 1813. He later worked as a solicitor in Newry, and also wrote Memoirs of India (1824) and Forty Years in the World (1825).

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        FARMACOPEA EN CASTELLANO, ó Collecion de las Fórmulas mas usuales y acreditadas de la Matritense y Española; con un breve Catalogo de algunas composiciones magistrales del Memorial Farmaceutico de Cadet de Gassicourt y otros.

      Madrid, por D. Cosme Martinez, 1823. - in-4. VIII. 403pp. Plein veau raciné, dos lisse orné (reliure espagnole de l'époque). Edition Originale, rare et importante, de la première pharmacopée imprimée en espagnol. Jolie vignette en taille-douce sur le titre. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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