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        A New American Atlas containing Maps of the Several States of the North American Union, projected and drawn on a uniform scale from documents found in public offices of the United States and State Governments, and other original and authentic information by Henry S. Tanner

      H.S. Tanner, Philadelphia 1823 - Expertly bound to style in half-calf over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine gilt and divided into seven compartments by fillets and roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers A fine copy of the first collected edition of "the most distinguished atlas published in the United States during the engraving period" (Ristow). Tanner's New American Atlas contained the most accomplished series of maps of America that had yet appeared in an atlas. Of the greatest importance were the maps of American states. These maps were drawn up using a careful combination of original surveys and the best existing published sources. The evident high cost of production meant that the publishers took the decision to issue the maps in five separate parts which were published from 1819 to 1823. A second revised edition appeared in 1825. The maps, all of which are carefully hand-coloured, include a double-page world map, 4 double-page maps of continents, a map of South America on two joined sheets (numbered 6 and 7 in the index), a map of North America on 4 joined sheets (numbered 8 -11) and 11 double-page maps of the various States. The very large map of North America is of particular beauty and note. Wheat writes: "This map was a landmark - a great cartographical achievement . Tanner made good use of a large number of intervening map, those of interest here being Humboldt's 'New Spain,' Pike's various maps, Long's map, and Pedro Walker's 'Map of New California' . This 1822 map of North America was the progenitor of a long line of famous maps" (Wheat, II: pp. 82-87). Contemporary reviews of the atlas were favourable: the New American Atlas "is decidedly one of the most splendid works of the kind ever executed in this country" (United States Gazette, September 1823). Never "has either America or Europe, produced a geographical description of the several States of the Union, so honorable to the Arts, and so creditable to the nation as Tanner's American Atlas." (National Advocate 25 August 1824). Perhaps the most enthusiastic report came from the scholar Jared Sparks who wrote in the April 1824 issue of the North American Review that "as an American Atlas, we believe Mr. Tanner's work to hold a rank far above any other, which has been published." Howes T29; Phillips 1376; cf. Ristow American Maps and Map Makers pp. 154 &193-198; Rumsey 2892; Sabin 94319; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 350. (23 7/8 x 16 5/8 inches). Letterpress half-title, 1p. index and 18pp. text. Engraved title with vignette of the "First Landing of Columbus in the New World", 18 fine hand-coloured engraved maps (16 double-page, 2 folding). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Welsh and English Dictionary

      nbsp;Caerfyrddin [Carmarthen] - Evan Jones, 1823 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A useful little Welsh-English dictionary. Gwedi ei gorpholi yn ofalus o'r geiriadurau mwyaf cynnwysfawr a chymmeradwy: Ac wedi ei fwriadufel Llogel-gydymaith I'r ieuenctyd ymofyngarThe Welsh language enjoyed a boost in the 19th century with the publication of some of the first complete and concise Welsh dictionaries. Early work by Welsh lexicographic pioneers such as Daniel Silvan Evans ensured that the language was documented as accurately as possible. Modern dictionaries such as the Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (the University of Wales Dictionary), are direct descendants of these dictionaries. The influx of English workers during the Industrial Revolution in Wales from about 1800 led to a substantial dilution of the Welsh-speaking population of Wales. English migrants seldom learnt Welsh and their Welsh colleagues tended to speak English in mixed WelshEnglish contexts. So bilingualism became almost universal. With attractive bookplate to front pastedown of the library of St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate. Various copperplate inscriptions of Davidand Daniel Jones, dated between 1823 and 1833. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, somewhat rubbed with cracking to front joint. Institutional markings to spine. Internally, both free endpapers and a further front blank are detached but present. Otherwise firmly bound. Institutional ink stamp to front free endpaper and label to front pastedown. Two small spill-burns to text block edge, occasionally encroaching on margins slightly, thoughnot affecting text. Generally bright and clean except for endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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      London Sir Richard Phillips 1823 - First Edition. 8vo, disbound. 112. A very bright, clean and well preserved copy, partially unopened. RARE. A descriptive account of the author’s experiences as a merchant seaman. Includes some vivid passages about a near-catastrophic gale encountered while sailing from Madras to Cuddalore, and observations on Indian and Chinese cultural practices. "The only edition of this description of a visit to New South Wales in 1818 and one of surprisingly few accounts of a voyage on a convict transport. Cramp explains that the "scarcity of employment in England determined me again to try my fortune abroad". He found a place on the convict transport Tottenham, which struck a reef shortly after leaving Woolwich, and then transferred to the Lady Castlereagh, which at 842 tons was the largest convict ship of its time. Although the descriptions of the two Australian colonies are relatively brief, they are well written and give a good idea of Sydney, Newcastle and Hobart as they appeared to a visitor in the latter years of Macquarie"s governorship. Cramp returned by way of India, since Macquarie had chartered the Lady Castlereagh to transport troops there, but he was again unlucky: he was shipwrecked off India. He eventually reached England in 1821." See Hordern 2007 This volume also contains Count de Forbin’s "Recollections of Sicily", in which the author extolls the picturesque wonders of Palermo, Syracuse, Mount Etna, and Messina. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Planisphere Comprenant les nouvelles decouvertes et les trois voyages de Cook

      Basset, Md, Paris 1823 - Size : 352x427 (mm), 13.875x16.75 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Oeuvres du Comte de Tressan, précédées d’une notice sur sa vie et ses ouvrages, par M. Campenon, de l’Académie Française. Édition revue, corrigée, et accompagnéè de notes. Ornée de gravures d’apres les dessins de M. Colin.

      Paris, Nepveu, Aimé André, M DCCC XX III (1823-1822) - 10 volumi in-8°. Elegante legatura in mezza pelle rossa con angoli; fregi e titolo in oro sul dorso: Œuvres de Tressan. Ex libris Pierre Berès. Il nono volume ha delle pagine ancora intonse. Incisioni in tre stati. Ottimo esemplare, rare e pallide fioriture. Cette édition ornée de 13 planches dont un portrait, et un fac-simile, est la plus complète et de beaucoup la plus belle que l’on ait de cet auteur agréable (Brunet, IV, p. 384; cf. anche Graesse, VI, p. 195). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres du comte de Tressan.

      Nepveu |& Aimé-André 1823 - - Nepveu & Aimé-André, Paris 1823, 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in 8 (13x21,5cm), 10 volumes reliés. - Edition originale collective la plus complète parue jusqu'à ce jour et illustrée d'un frontispice ainsi que de 11 figures. Plein veau glacé olive d'époque. Dos lisses éclaircis ornés de fers dorés, frises dorées en têtes et en pieds. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes. Dentelle d'encadrement et filet dorés sur les plats. Certains coins légèrement émoussés sans gravité, Une coiffe élimée. Rares rousseurs éparses. Bel exemplaire établi dans une élégante reliure de l'époque. Le Comte de Tressan (mort en 1783) a largement contribué à la redécouverte de la littérature médiévale par ses adaptations littéraires, et surtout dans le goût du public, préparant ainsi deux grands courants majeurs, celui de la littérature Gothique puis de la littérature Romantique et de son goût invétéré pour le Moyen âge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Points of Humour

      London: Published by C. Baldwyn, 1823-1824. First edition, Second issue, with the second part having the last line on p.5 ending with the words "ran out" not "and did". 8vo. Illustrated by the Designs of George Cruikshank. 20 etched full-page plates (ten in each part) and twenty woodcut vignettes in the text (8 in the first part and 12 in the second part) ALL ON INDIA PAPER. [Part I-II]. vi, [7]- 56; v,[i], [1]-47, [1] pp. Full crimson morocco, t.e.g., by Taffin, minor rubbing, else fine

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        Carte de la Terre de Van Diemen dressee par G.W. Evans arpenteur general d'Hobart-Town 1822.

      Paris: 1823 - Scarce & early map of Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania. The French edition of this scarce map, also published in a notoriously scarce English edition in 1822. Evans was the surveyor general at the time, and his map is considered the finest of the early post-settlement maps of Van Diemen's Land and the first survey map of the island. Besides the coast, the only inland detail is along the route from Hobart to Launceston, including the outline of land grants. Copper engraved, 45.5 x 57.5 cm plus margins, original folds, some offsetting. Printed on laid paper, watermarked B (heart symbol) R. The lower margin has a damp mark & a small chip, both outside the impression mark. A very nice copy of an extremely scarce map. Tooley p. 204, p. 316, no. 210.

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        Series Containing Forty-Four Engravings In Colours of Fashionable Furniture, A;

      London: Published by R. Ackermann, 1823. - The Extremely Scarce Second Series[ACKERMANN, Rudolph]. A Series Containing Forty-Four Engravings In Colours of Fashionable Furniture. London: R. Ackermann, 1823. First edition. Small quarto. [2], 52, 4, [as adverts.] pp. Forty-four hand-colored line, stipple or aquatint engraved plates, watermarked 1821-22, each printed with caption-title, imprinted "Ackermann's Repository of Arts" and dated to a month in 1822.Publisher's quarter crimson roan over drab boards, original printed pale green paper title label ("Upholsterer's and Cabinet-Maker's Repository"), gilt rules to spine. Roan and boards a little worn at extremities, internally clean. An remarkable copy of a very rare Ackermann title. Housed in an early twentieth-century red cloth clamshell case. No copies have appeared at auction since ABPC began indexing results in 1923. OCLC records only six copies in institutional holdings worldwide.A selection of plates and notes taken from Ackermann's Repository of Arts, and second in a series: Abbey records an Ackermann title, Upholsterer's and Cabinet-Maker's Repository, c. 1830, with seventy-six plates dated 1809-1815 but watermarked 1827-30. "Upholsterer's and Cabinet-Maker's Repository" appears on the title-label to the volume under notice but not the title-page. In the Preface to this copy it is written, "The Publisher. trusts with confidence that they will prove equally interesting with the First Series, containing seventy-six Designs, which has sometime been before the pubic." Thus the Preface to this, the Second Series, belies Abbey who does not note this Second Series and mis-dates the First Series. Cf. Abbey, Life, 1. Not in Tooley, Hardie, or Prideaux. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Udine pei fratelli Mattiuzzi nella tipografia Pecile , 1823-1828 Quattro volumi in 4° Pagine 1 bianca + antiporta incisa con Dante alla grotta del Tolmino incisa da Federico Lose + 38 non numerate + 330 + 268 + VII + 324 + LI + 790 Ottima legatura moderna in mezza pergamena con angoli e nervi al dorso. Titoli oro ai dorsi su tassello. Piatti Marmorizzati. Ottimo esemplare a pieni margini ed in barbe. Ex Libris di antica biblioteca privata estinta. L'edizione curata da Quirico Viviani contiene le Tre Cantiche nei primi due volumi; nel terzo (diviso in due parti) si trovano il "Ragionamento sopra Dante" di Francesco Torti, "Il secolo di Dante" di Francesco Arrivabene, il "Dizionario etimologico dantesco" e gli indici. Cfr. Mambelli p.87 N°136. De Batines I p.157. Gamba p.87 N°136 (Vi sono esemplari in forma di 4° e impresse in diverse carte di lusso). Graesse II p.331. Brunet II col 508. Nel mezzo del cammin....A Dante journey trough 700 years of text and images Brussels Bibliotheca Wittockiana 2003 N°93 "The first edition from Udine, basing itself on the fourteenth-century Codice Bartoliniano. As always happened when a new mauscript was discovered, scholars and critics were divided as to its authority, and the value of the Codice was much disputed. In similar manner to the myths of Napoleon in France, appearances of Dante in places he never visited were dreamed up. The publisher here credited the poet with a journey to Friuli and at the beginning of the text inserted an engravingn which shows Dante in the cave of Tolmino".

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        New Ideas on Population: With Remarks on the Theories of Malthus and Godwin

      Boston: Oliver Everett. 1823. First. First edition. Original cloth and paper covered boards with printed title label. A crack on the front board, an old label and stamps from a financial library, else a very good copy. An important American response to Malthus and Godwin. At the time of publication Alexander Hall Everett was the American charge d'affaires to The Hague. .

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        An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. A New Edition, Corrected by the Author. Two Volumes

      London: Printed for E. Wilson [and] W. Pickering [etc.], 1823. Original gray boards, joints frayed and the spines chipped, else a very good, unsophisticated and untrimmed set; with the frontispiece Bentham's pioneering study of crime and punishment and of utilitarianism, "remain[ing] the most famous of his works" (in H.L.A. Hart's words) and the only part of Bentham's early major works to be published in his lifetime in the form he gave it

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        Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Cryptogamic Plants, belonging chiefly to the Order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English Botany

      Edinburgh and London: Maclachan & Stewart and Baldwin, Cradock & Joy. 1823-1826.. First edition. Six volumes. Crown 8vo. 360 coloured plates engraved by William Millere after drawings by the author. Not conventionally paginated, but each example is numbered (60 in each volume); the coloured plate (with facing guard) is followed by a 2pp descriptive text; each volume has a systematic and alphabetical index. Contemporary dark green half morocco and marbled paper sides; raised bands, gilt rules and titles on the spine; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The extremities a trifle rubbed, a little foxing to the first and last couple of leaves in each volume. A very good clean set. Robert Kaye Greville (1794–1866) was an English mycologist, bryologist and botanist, and an accomplished artist and illustrator of natural history. In addition to art and science he was interested in causes like abolitionism, capital punishment, Sabbath observance and the temperance movement. There is a mountain in Queensland named for him. .

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        Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the summer of 1822, in the ship Baffin of Liverpool,

      - First Edition, xliii, 472pp., octavo, complete with half-title. 2 folding engraved maps and 6 engraved plates (2 extending) with several wood-engraved textual illustrations. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered direct with gilt rules, marbled boards, some offsetting from plates on adjacent text but an excellent attractive copy, Edinburgh: Printed For Archibald Constable And Co., Edinburgh & Hurst, Robinson & Co., London, 1823. FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. * William Scoresby (1789 -1857), Arctic explorer and scientist. His father, William Scoresby (1760-1829), made a fortune in the Arctic whale fishery. The son made his first voyage with his father at the age of eleven, and later accompanied him as chief officer of the whaler Resolution when on 25 May 1806, he succeeded in reaching 81°30' N. lat. (19° E. long), for twenty-one years the highest northern latitude attained in the eastern hemisphere. During the following winter, Scoresby attended the natural philosophy and chemistry classes at Edinburgh University, and again in 1809. In his voyage of 1807, Scoresby began the study of the meteorology and natural history of the polar regions. Earlier results included his original observations on snow and crystals; and in 1809 Robert Jameson brought certain Arctic papers of his before the Wernerian Society of Edinburgh, which at once elected him to its membership. In 1811, Scoresby's father resigned to him the command of the Resolution. In his voyage of 1813, he established for the first time the fact that the polar ocean has a warmer temperature at considerable depths than it has on the surface, and each subsequent voyage in search of whales found him no less eager of fresh additions to scientific knowledge. His letters of this period to Sir Joseph Banks, whose acquaintance he had made a few years earlier, no doubt gave the first impulse to the search for the North-West Passage which followed. In 1819, Scoresby gained election as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and about the same time communicated a paper to the Royal Society of London: "On the Anomaly in the Variation of the Magnetic Needle". In his voyage of 1822 to Greenland, Scoresby surveyed and charted with remarkable accuracy 400 miles of the east coast, between 69° 30' and 72° 30', thus contributing to the first real and important geographic knowledge of East Greenland. His Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale Fishery, including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of Greenland was published in 1823. This work is an account of his 1822 voyage, which combined several weeks whaling with the exploration of the Scoresby Sound region (on this voyage Scoresby named Scoresby land and Scoresby Sound) and approximately 800 miles of the East Greenland coast, searching for Esquimaux settlements and making scientific observations. He describes ice and weather conditions, optical phenomena, and ruins of Esquimaux dwellings and their burial places. Appended is a list of rock specimens by W.Jameson, an annotated list of 45 species of plants by Sir W. J. Hooker, a list of animals, a meteorological table and extracts from the journals of two other whalers. Arctic Bib. 15614. Hill p. 270. National Maritime Museum Cat. I 834. Sabin 78171.

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        An English frigate amidst much activity in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius erupting beyond

      1823 - John Thomas Serres (1759-1825) An English frigate amidst much activity in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius erupting beyond Oil on canvas Canvas size: 32” x 48” Frame size: 36” x 52” Signed and dated (on center boat): T. Serres/ 1823 J.T. Serres was born in London in 1759 and was the eldest son of Dominic Serres, the Elder, RA (1722-1793). He was also considerably influenced in his marine work by the landscape and theatrical painter Philippe de Loutherbourg (1740-1812). Serres first exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of seventeen. Serres was in France to witness the fall of the Bastille in July 1789 and traveled to Italy with letters of introduction from Sir Joshua Reynolds, a colleague of his father. The following year he returned to London and in 1791 married his pupil Olivia Wilmot (1772-1835). On his father’s death in 1793 he succeeded him in his appointment as Marine Painter to King George III and to H.R.H. The Duke of Clarence (later William IV). In 1800 he became Marine Draughtsman of the Admiralty. This position required him to create drawings of the British, French, Spanish and Mediterranean coastlines in order to establish enemy installations and to make aids to navigation. Some of these drawings were published in The Little Sea Torch, or True Guide for Coasting Pilots (1801). Serres’s marriage to Olivia Wilmot proved to be his downfall. She committed numerous frauds during their marriage the worst of which was forging bank drafts during her husband’s absence on Admiralty business. As a result, Serres was declared bankcrupt. Although the couple separated in 1802, her continued activities affected the painter’s professional standing. In 1817, Olivia claimed that she was the daughter of George III’s brother the Duke of Cumberland, resulting in the loss of George III’s patronage of Serres. In 1825, J.T. Serres was imprisoned for debt but released on grounds of ill-health in December of the same year. He died shortly afterwards. His work is represented in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, the Royal Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Genius of Oblivion; and Other Original Poems

      Jacob B. Moore Concord 1823 - First Edition. Octavo, original full leather, gilt spine bands and gilt lettering to spine stamp. AuthorÕs first published book, best known today for her timeless childrenÕs poem ÒMary Had a Little Lamb.Ó Hale also became one of the first American women novelists and one of the first of either gender to write a book about slavery. Nearly Very Good, with modest foxing to pages, circular stain not obstructing readability to first few and last few leaves, leather with expected wear especially to edges and spine gutters, some pencil scribbles to front inside cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Jacob B Moore, Concord 1823 - AMERICANA; Children; Nursery Rhymes; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 146, [1] pages; Bound in tree calf, with binding tight. Contents toned, ffep creased and torn. Contents generallly Good+. This is the first published book by the author of the poem- "Mary Had a Little Lamb" An early and, judging by the Mary poem, important early woman author. Outer margin wormed 1/3" pp 103-28 well clear of text. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus

      London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. Second edition; two volumes. Publisher?s paper-covered boards with paper spine labels; spines and labels chipped; minor stains; short tear at the margin of the title page of volume one; owner?s signature crossed through on the half-title of the first volume; owner?s signature on the half-title of volume two. As rare as the first edition, it is the first to print the author?s name. Another eight years was to pass before a third edition was published.

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        Plate 55 - Dry's Earl of Uxbridge (Carnation)

      - Edwin Dalton Smith (1823-1846) Illustration for Robert Sweet's The Florist Guide (London, 1827-32) Original watercolor Paper size: 9 1/2" x 8" Framed size: 17 1/4" x 16" Framed in museum quality gold leaf frames with archival materials including UV Plexiglass Excellent condition “These little miniatures, rich and jewelled in colour, are executed with great finesse; the plates in the printed work, pleasant though they are, give no idea of the quality of the originals.” – Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration (London, 1950), p. 212. Smith executed these beautifully detailed watercolors to serve as originals for the engravings included in Robert Sweet’s The Florist’s Guide, a lavishly illustrated and important contribution to the array of splendid color-plate books devoted to the subject of botany in 19th-century England. As long ago as 1950, Wilfrid Blunt, the outstanding authority on British botanical painting, recognized the quality of these watercolors, singling them out for outstanding praise in the above quotation. Smith, for many years attached to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, was one of the finest botanical artists of the time. Accomplished in both botanical and portrait painting, Smith specialized in miniatures, a fact that accounts for the intricate detail of these watercolors. He was taught by his father, Anker Smith (1759-1819), who was himself a noted engraver and miniaturist. Smith lived in Chelsea (London), exhibiting much of his work from 1816-47. He exhibited at least 66 works at the Royal Academy and an additional 13 at the Suffolk Street Galleries. Smith’s skill in small-scale work is clearly evidenced by the exquisite detail of these superb watercolors. Flamboyant tulips appear to rise off the page, their petals unfolding and spilling into the viewer’s space. Marigolds, carnations, auriculas, and dahlias are all endowed with a distinct visual character, some with delicate veins traced along their translucent petals, others fully opaque and vivid. Robert Sweet, Smith’s collaborator, was an enterprising horticulturist. He was born at Cockington in Devon but soon moved to the London area, becoming a nurseryman successively at Stockwell (1810-1815), Fulham (1815-1819) and Chelsea (1819-182). As a horticulturist rather than a scientific botanist or botanical artist, he devoted himself to new species with an eye to their suitability for growing in British gardens and hot-houses; he was more interested in the cultivation than the classification of exotic plants. Most of the plants that he included in his publications were provided by nurserymen colleagues.

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22. With an Appendix on Various Subjects Relating to Science and Natural History.

      John Murray, London - 1823, 1st edition 1st issue. () Very good. xvi,768pp. Quarto. Bound in 20th century buckram with Original cloth spine laid down. Thirty-one plates (including twelve hand-coloured) and four folding maps (at end). A minor bit of foxing mostly at the end and in the margins only. Title page with contemporary signiture on the top. Generally a nice clean attractive copy. AB 5194; Hill p.111 (first Issue). Classic overland travel narrative with an important appendix on natural history. The journey made to the mouth of the Coppermine,travelled overland some 5,500 miles with the aid of canoes, during which many of the party died from cold, hunger, or murder.The plates were engraved by Finden, from drawings by Hood and Back. With the bookplate of George Ray Johnson on the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais. Édition variorum, augmentée de pièces inédites, des Songes drolatiques de Pantagruel, ouvrage posthume, avec l explication en regard; des remarques de Le Duchat, De Bernier, de Le Motteux, de l Abbé de Marsy, de Voltaire, de Ginguené, etc.; et d un nouveau commentaire historique et philologique, par Esmangart et Éloi Johanneau

      A París, chez Dalibon-Imprimerie de Jules Didot l ainé, 1823 - 9 volúmenes en 4º, XXXII+484+399+527+512+515+452+459+533+482 p. Bonita encuadernación holandesa piel y puntas, firmada por Koehler; lomo estampado en seco en estilo "a la catedral", pequeños detalles en oro, algunos bordes rozados. Papel moteado y tostado en algunas hojas. Muy buen papel, sin desbarbar. El volumen I presenta dos retratos grabados de Rabelais y un grabado; un grabado en volúmenes II, III , VII y VIII; 2 grabados en volumen VI; 3 grabados en volumen IV; todos los grabados aparecen por partida triple, con tres estados de cada uno. El volumen IX incluye los "Songes drolatiques" a partir de la edición de 1555, reproduciendo sus numerosas ilustraciones xilográficas a toda página

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        Oeuvres de Rabelais. Edition variorum, augmentée de pièces inédites, des Songes drolatiques de Pantagruel, ouvrage posthume, avec l'explication en regard ; des remarques de Le Duchat, de Bernier, de Le Motteux, de l'abbé de Marsy, de Voltaire, de Ginguené

      Dalibon 1823 - 9 volumes demi-chagrin noir, dos à 5 nerfs. Célèbre édition ornée de dix vignettes et de deux portraits de Rabelais d'après les dessins de Devéria, plus les 120 figures grotesques des Songes drolatiques, gravées sur bois par Thompson. Bel exemplaire. Des rousseurs , coins émoussés Vicaire, VI, 923. Complet de la carte dépliante du Chinonois. Size: 13X21

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        IL COSTUME ANTICO E MODERNO O STORIA del Governo, della Milizia, della Religione, delle Arti, Scienze ed Usanze, di tutti i Popoli Antichi e Moderni. EUROPA Tomo IV. Parte I. Asia. Milano dalla Tipografia dell’Autore, 1823.

      - Rilegato in tela recente, cm 36x26, pp. 394 di t., numer. tavv finemente aquerellate (di cui alcune mancanti). 13 pagine supplemetari con acquerelli originali di V. Whatman, 1846. Gli indici allegati, da pag. 588 a 609, sono in fotocopia.

      [Bookseller: EDITORIALE UMBRA SAS]
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      BATELLI, FIRENZE 1823 - FERRARIO GIULIO. IL COSTUME ANTICO E MODERNO O STORIA.EDIZIONE SECONDA RIVEDUTO E ACCRESCIUTA. ASIA, VOL. I-V. Firenze, Batelli 1823-24.[Fig. Asia Costumi] (cm. 23) voll. 5, bella mz. pele coeva, fregi e titolo in oro. -- pp. 8, XXIV, 220; 282; 339; 286; 344. Contengono 219 tavv. f.t. finemente colorate in origine. All' inizio, 3 più volte ripiegate sono carte geografiche. Opera famosa e ricercata per la ricca iconografia, rara a trovarsi completa di tutte le tavole. In seguito uscirono altri 3 voll. Qualche rara fioritura all' iizio del primo vol. Altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Per confronti sulle varie edizioni vedi:-- CICOGNARA 1648;-- LIPPEREIDE Ad 7;-- HILER 311;-- COLAS 1054;-- VINET 2114.[f21] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Designs for Lodges and Entrances to Parks, Paddocks, and Pleasure-Grounds, in the Gothich, Cottage, and Fancy Styles; with Characteristic Scenery and Descriptive Letter-Press. On Twenty Plates. A New Edition.

      London: by J. Taylor at the Architectural Library, 1823 - Folio. Original brown boards, rebacked to style. Occasional light foxing, lightly rubbed with a few small marks to boards, short split to tail of spine. 20 engraved plates. Bookplate of Robert Dymond. Pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper. The architect Thomas Dearn (1777–1853) practised at Cranbrook in Kent, one of his only known completed designs being a lodge (illustrated as plate 9) at nearby Angley for Sir Walter James, the dedicatee of Designs for Lodges. A reprint of the 1811 edition, this work includes fine aquatint views, with ground plans, for lodges in a variety of picturesque styles designed to make a pleasant first impression on visitors to country houses. [Attributes: First Edition]

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