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        Plate 133 - Millard's Star of Brunswick (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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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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        IL COSTUME ANTICO E MODERNO O STORIA.EDIZIONE SECONDA RIVEDUTO E ACCRESCIUTA. ASIA, VOL. I-II.

      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]

      [Bookseller: LIBRI ANTICHI E RARI FRANCESCO&CLAUDIA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Plate 35 - Tulip

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Soree

      Georgia 1823 - John Abbot (1757- ca.1840) Watercolor for Birds of Georgia Georgia, circa 1823 Paper size: 12 ½" x 17 ½"; Framed size: 23" x 18" These striking and distinctive bird watercolors are of exceptional importance to the field of American natural history in general, and of Georgia wildlife in particular. John Abbot was born in London in 1751, the son of a lawyer who encouraged his early interest and talent for natural history, and who arranged for him to study drawing, perspective, and engraving under Jacob Bonneau. Abbot owned (and assiduously studied) the ornithological publications of Mark Catesby and George Edwards. Highly influenced by their styles, Abbot nonetheless forged a distinctive and accomplished manner that was entirely his own. In 1773, Abbot immigrated to America, bringing his burgeoning talents and interest in natural-history art first to Virginia, then to Georgia the following year. For the rest of his life, Abbot lived in Georgia - moving among Burke, Chatham, Scriven, and Bulloch counties - and devoted himself to illustrating the animal and plant life of that state. This series charmingly rendered ornithological watercolors have only recently come to light, having been rediscovered in England in the late 1980s. Each shows a bird perched on branches in a natural setting. Abbot inscribed each watercolor in red ink at the bottom of the sheet, identifying the bird species by its common name. Abbot’s birds have notable sense of vitality and character, transcending the ostensibly documentary aim of his task and elevating his work to embrace the often-conflicting goals of scientific illustration and art. Dr. Vivian Rogers-Price, the preeminent authority on Abbot, has examined these watercolors and believes that, stylistically and aesthetically, they rank among Abbot’s finest ornithological works. Abbot’s oeuvre has only recently been recognized and elevated to the rank of such better-known predecessors and contemporaries as Mark Catesby, Alexander Wilson, and John James Audubon. Very few of Abbot’s original works have been published or otherwise reproduced, and thus they were never popularized in the way that Catesby’s and Audubon’s illustrations were. The decisive role that Abbot played in the developing knowledge of American wildlife was first highlighted in 1983, when Vivian Rogers-Price mounted a seminal exhibition of his work in Madison, Georgia. She also wrote the accompanying catalog, which -- in tandem with the show itself -- made a profound impact on public awareness of Abbot’s great work, with its special importance for the state of Georgia and the American South. Rogers-Price wrote: “This exquisitely rendered vision of Georgia’s insect, bird, and plant life established Abbot as one of the premier naturalist artists of the nineteenth century. In his watercolors Abbot combined a talent for composition and design with the technical skill for capturing the textures of his subjects.” [“John Abbot in Georgia: The Vision of a Naturalist Artist,” Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, Georgia, 1983] Works by Abbot are located in such venerable public collections as the British Museum, the Houghton Library of Harvard University, Hargrett Library of the University of Georgia, and the Smithsonian Institution. These watercolors are remarkably beautiful, and is of signal importance in the field of American natural history painting. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The History of The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire. In twelve volumes. A new edition.

      London: for W. Allason, B. Whitrow and Co., C. Chapple, and 23 others, 1823 - 12 volumes bound in 6, octavo (212 × 133 mm). Contemporary crimson half calf, brown morocco label, decoration to spines in blind and gilt, marbled boards, plain cream endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Some mild offsetting and browning to pages, spines rubbed, bindings robust but there is some light wear to a couple of hinges, a very good set. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 large folding maps. New edition. An attractive library set of Gibbon's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. 1823 - Volume 1 : Tome Vingt-Deuxième [ Tome 22 - Tome XXII ] : Sur le Développement de l'électricité par la pression ; Lois de ce développement (Becquerel) - Sur les Fils très-fins de platine et d'acier ; et sur la Distribution du magnétisme libre dans ces derniers (Becquerel) - Sur la chambre claire (Camera lucida) (Amici) - Sur la compressibilité de l'eau (Oersted) - Expérience électro-magnétique (Oersted) - Extrait d'un Mémoire sur la Propagation du mouvement dans les fluides élastiques (Poisson) - Sur le multiplicateur électro-magnétique de M. Schweiger et sur quelques applications qu'on en a faites (Oersted) ; Notes sur l'exhalation et l'absorption de l'azote dans la Respiration (Edwards) ; Extrait d'

      Crochard 1823 - 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1823, 448 pp., avec 3 planches dépliantes. Contient notamment : Sur le Développement de l'électricité par la pression ; Lois de ce développement (Becquerel) - Sur les Fils très-fins de platine et d'acier ; et sur la Distribution du magnétisme libre dans ces derniers (Becquerel) - Sur la chambre claire (Camera lucida) (Amici) - Sur la compressibilité de l'eau (Oersted) - Expérience électro-magnétique (Oersted) - Extrait d'un Mémoire sur la Propagation du mouvement dans les fluides élastiques (Poisson) - Sur le multiplicateur électro-magnétique de M. Schweiger et sur quelques applications qu'on en a faites (Oersted) ; Notes sur l'exhalation et l'absorption de l'azote dans la Respiration (Edwards) ; Extrait d'un mémoire sur les phénomènes électro-dynamiques (Savary) ; Sur une Flamme qui se dégage d'une montagne de l'Asie mineure, près de Deliktash (l'ancienne Olympus de Strabon) ; Note sur les Eaux sulfureuses de Barèges, Cauterets et Saint-Sauveur (Longchamp) ; Sur les Dents et les Ossemens d'éléphant, de rhinocéros, d'hippopotame, d'ours, de tigre, d'hyène et de seize autres, trouvés, en 1821, au fond d'une caverne, à Kirkdale dans le Yorkshire (Buckland) - De l'argile plastique d'Auteuil - Sur quelques nouvelles expériences thermo-électriques faites par M.le Baron Fourier et M. Oersted - Extrait d'une lettre de M. Ampère à M. Faraday ; etc. Rare exemplaire du tome 22 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique". Etat satisfaisant (cartonnage lég. frotté avec un accroc avec mq. en queue, petite tache d'encre aux derniers ff. en tête, petite mouill. marginale aux premiers ff.). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of a General Court Martial, held at Brunswick in the State of New-Jersey, by Order of His Excellency General Washington [-] For the Trial of Major General Lee. July 4th, 1778. Major General Lord Stirling, President. [Robert Troup's copy].

      Cooperstown, (N. Y.) Printed for the Publisher. [Jacob Morris.(1755-1844) ] By J. H. Prentiss. A copy belonging to Robert Troup (1757-1832). 1823 - 6 1/4 inches x 10 in., title-page with Jacob Morris' Preface: "To The Public" on the reverse. 134 pp. An untrimmed copy, most pages are unopened. Blue-gray paper wrappers, sewn, with an ink inscription (possibly from publisher Jacob Morris) on the front cover: For Col. Robert Troup. The paper-covered spine, edges of the wrappers and of the untrimmed paper show some wear, some tan spotting present to text. A mainly untrimmed, and unopened copy, overall, in near fine condition. From the collection of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), with his bookplate loosely inserted. The Cleveland Mather family had some connection with Cooperstown, and with James Fenimore Cooper. Robert Troup, who was a personal friend of Alexander Hamilton, served in the Revolutionary War, as did Jacob Morris, who had this Court Martial reprinted in 1823 to help vindicate Charles Lee, (the first edition of 100 copies, was Philadelphia, 1778). Robert Troup later persued a legal career in New York. A very rare and fragile item, that rarely comes up for sale. Jacob Morris Preface: To do justice to the memory of a gallant, frank, and warm hearted soldier of the Revolution, who, although not a native born American, was surpassed by few of that eventful period, in zeal and devotion to the cause of this country; I have directed to be republished, the proceedings of the Court Martial that decided on the conduct of the late General Charles Lee, at the battle of Monmouth. Now, that the party excitement which unhappily existed in the army at that day, is almost forgotten, and nearly all the distinguised actors of that glorious era removed from the world, much might be said, without injury to the feelings of their surviving descendants, to shew that General Lee was harshly dealt by. My enlightened fellow-citizens of the United States, will be satisfied, I think, on the perusal of the annexed copy of the trial of that Officer, that the sentence emanated from feelings in the members of that court, not very friendly towards him. I was on the fields of Monmouth with General Lee's division, as a volunteer, attached to a troop of Light Dragoons, under Captain John Heard, commanding the calvary of the State of New Jersey, and saw enough to impress me with a belief, in the language of a respectable military character now living, who was also present in that affair, "that the conduct of General Lee, on the 28th of June, 1778, shewed great generalship, and that he deserved credit, and not censure." Butternuts, Ostego County, State of New-York, Sept. 1823 Jacob Morris. Howes L-192, p. 336. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Complete Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: Extensively Embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood, from Original Paintings and Drawings, by First Rate Artists. To Which Are Added, an Introductory Essay; The Linnean Arrangement of the Various River-Fish Delineated in the Work; And Illustrative Notes.

      John Major, London - 1823, 1st John Major Edition. () Near fine. [lx],411+ plates. Octavo. Large paper copy. Finely bound in black pebbled calf with tooling in gilt on spine; gilt dentelles on boards and inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplate on front paste down " Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel", with following earlier plate on first blank. Publisher's title page and frontis, followed by original from 1653 edition. Fabulous bound-in additions including proofs of plates and double page watercolour painting. Slight foxing on plates. One of a kind. Personal, grangerized copy of the fishing classic with the addition of approximately 130 extra plates and one 2-page watercolour; all relating to fishing. Owned by the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, the Prime Minister of Britain from 1834 until 1835 and again from 1841-46. In addition, Peel is credited with creating the concept of the "modern police force" and was instrumental in the formation of the modern Conservative Party of the United Kingdom. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler

      London: John Major, 1823 - The 1823 Major edition represents one of the most beautifully illustrated editions of Walton ever issued. With its wealth of woodcuts and copperplates engraved or etched by various artists, it far surpassed its predecessors in attractiveness, particularly in the large paper state. In fact, the book was so esteemed from the beginnning, that one ususally finds copies bound in full leather. Here is the Large Paper edition in the original boards, as it came from the printer. Rare thus First Major Edition, Large Paper issue. 8vo. Frontispiece, 14 engraved or etched copperplate on India proof paper, and 77 woodcuts in the text. Beautiful copy in the original boards, with printed paper spine label (upper joint splitting, else fine and fresh). In full green morocco pulloff case. Coigney 23; Westwood & Satchell p. 225; Horne 23 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        New Russia. Journey From Riga To The Crimea, By Way of Kiev; With Some Account Of The Colonization, And The Manners And Costumes Of The New Colonists Of New Russia. To Which Are Added, Notes Relating To The Crim Attars

      Sherwood, Jones and Co, London 1823 - 326 pages. 21. 5 x 14 cm. Three hand-colored plates and two plain (one folding). The author resided in the Crimea from 1816-1820. The "New Edinburgh Review," January, 1822 said "she really every where discloses what she knows, in the most unpretending and unaffected manner." "Monthly Magazine," October 1. 1821 noted, "The volume forms altogether a pleasing and instructive publication." Covers with a series of gilt border panels, rosettes at the corners, marbled endpapers, modest cover wear, internally clean. Contemporary paneled calf rebacked. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Opere inedite e rare di Vincenzo Monti

      presso la Società degli editori degli Annali Universali delle Scienze e dell'Industria, Milano 1823 - Opera in 5 volumi in 8° 24x15,5) Pagine (6)/LXVIII/344; (6), (2)/316/(2); (2)/325/(2); 304; (8), facsimile di autografo ripiegato), 334/(2). Legatura editoriale in cartone chiaro con titoli in nero ai dorsi e ai piatti, entro doppie cornici arricchite con bei fregi tipografici. Prefazione degli editori, prose, poesie e lettere e una Notizia sulla vita e l'ingegno di Vincenzo Monti. Esemplare marginoso in belle barbe con carte interne fresche. Stato di Perfetto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler. [Together with Walton's] The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson.

      John Major London ; 1825 1823 - First John Major editions, two volumes, 8vo., lx, 411, [1]; xviii, 503, [1]pp., 14 engraved copper plates to first work, 11 to the second, both with numerous further woodcut decorations, occasional trivial foxing, light offsetting of some plates to text. Bound by Riviere in full contemporary black straight-grained morocco, boards gilt with double fillets surrounding a foliate ornamental segments, matching decoration to inner dentelles, expertly rebacked preserving spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering direct to second compartment, others elaborately gilt, all edges gilt, an excellent pair. John Major based his edition of the Angler on the fifth edition (1676), the last published during Walton's lifetime. Complemented by his lengthy introductory essay and revised notes, the edition is notable for the fine engraved illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. - 4to. pp. xvi, 768. lacking half-title & errata slip. 30 plates, engraved by Edward Finden & J.Curtis after drawings by Curtis, George Back & Robert Hood (11 hand-coloured - 9 of these aquatints). 4 folding engraved maps. 1 text illus. modern half calf (plates offset, foxing to first 2 leaves & some plates – generally light but rather heavy on frontis. & 3 botanical plates). First Edition, First Issue (with pp. 768 & maps dated March 1823). The record of Franklin's first Arctic expedition, fraught with hardship and tragedy, constitutes one of the classics in the annals of travel literature. In all, the party travelled 5,500 miles overland and with the aid of canoes, exploring the territory from York Factory to the mouth of the Coppermine River on Coronation Gulf, east along the Arctic coast as far as Point Turnagain, and back across the Barren Lands. Provisions were poor and scant, and on the return journey, many crew members died of cold and starvation; the young naval artist Robert Hood was murdered and another executed for the crime. The work also includes accounts by Richardson and Back (pp. 449-61, 477-90) of the last leg of the desperate journey across the Barren Lands, as well as a valuable appendix on the natural history of the region and scientific observations on the aurora borealis and the magnetic needle, by Richardson, Hood, Franklin and Sabine. Abbey, Travel, 635.Arctic Bib. 5194. Graff 1406. Lande 1181. National Maritime Museum I 827. Peel 80. Smith 3251. TPL 1248. Wagner-Camp 23:1 (calling for only 4 plates, in error). cfSabin 25624. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      G. S. Tregear, London 1823 - Quarto. VIII, [2], 70pp. 3/4 red morocco over paper covered boards with gold lettering on front cover. Color frontispiece. Originally published in folio in 1803 and again in 1819, this is the first quarto edition of English naval surgeon Francis Spilsbury’s account of his travels in the Holy Land and Syria during the Napoleonic campaigns of 1799 and 1800. This stunning work is exquisitely illustrated with 19 hand-colored aquatint views (including frontispiece.) Heavy rubbing along edges of binding. Spine partly missing. Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, and dated 1825. Binding in overall poor to fair, interior in very good condition. Third edition (First edition in this format) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative Of A Journey To The Shores Of The Polar Sea, In The Years 1819, 20, 21, And 22. [UNIFORMLY BOUND WITH:] Narrative Of A Second Expedition To The Shores Of The Polar Sea, In The Years 1825, 1826, And 1827.

      London: John Murray, 1823-28. - 4to. pp. xvi, 768. xxiv, [xxi]-xxiv, 320, clvii, [1], [1 leaf]errata. with half-title & errata slip in first volume. first vol. with 30 plates, engraved by Edward Finden & J.Curtis after drawings by Curtis, George Back & Robert Hood (12 hand-coloured - 9 of these aquatints), 4 folding engraved maps, & 1 text illus. second vol. with 31 plates, engraved by Edward Finden after drawings by George Back & E.N.Kendall, 6 folding engraved maps (l partly coloured in outline) & several text illus. contemporary calf, gilt back (corners worn, plates offset, scattered light foxing). First Editions. The record of Franklin's first Arctic expedition, fraught with hardship and tragedy, constitutes one of the classics in the annals of travel literature. In all, the party travelled 5,500 miles overland and with the aid of canoes, exploring the territory from York Factory to the mouth of the Coppermine River on Coronation Gulf, east along the Arctic coast as far as Point Turnagain, and back across the Barren Lands. Provisions were poor and scant, and on the return journey, many crew members died of cold and starvation; the young naval artist Robert Hood was murdered and another executed for the crime. The work also includes accounts by Richardson and Back (pp. 449-61, 477-90) of the last leg of the desperate journey across the Barren Lands, as well as a valuable appendix on the natural history of the region and scientific observations on the aurora borealis and the magnetic needle, by Richardson, Hood, Franklin and Sabine. National Maritime Museum I 828. Sabin 25624 (34 plates). TPL 7092. Abbey, Travel, 635 (but 1 map dated Apr.). cfArctic Bib. 5194. cfGraff 1406. cfLande 1181. cfPeel 151. cfSmith 3251. cfWagner-Camp 23:1. Franklin's second overland expedition in 1825-27 formed part of a double-pronged assault on the western approaches to the Arctic, undertaken in conjunction with Beechey's voyage to Bering's Strait. The expedition proceeded across North-western Canada to Fort Franklin on Great Slave Lake, and down the Mackenzie to its mouth. There a party under Richardson and Kendall split to explore eastward along the coast to the mouth of the Coppermine, while Franklin and Back headed westward along the coast toward Kotzebue Sound where they were to join up with Beechey. Franklin, however, turned back at Return Reef at about 149? west, while one of Beechey's vessels managed to penetrate only as far as Point Barrow, several hundred miles away. The narrative includes descriptions of the country traversed and of encounters with Esquimaux, notes on weather conditions, the Dogrib Indians, the burning coal cliffs beyond Cape Bathurst, &c. Abbey, Travel, 635. Arctic Bib. 5198. Graff 1407. Lande 1182. National Maritime Museum I 843. Peel 163. Sabin 25628 (7 maps). Smith 3255. Streeter VI 3699. TPL 1434 (5 maps). Wagner-Camp 35:1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Specimens of Riding Near London

      London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, 1823. - Alken's Rare Satire Successfully Transplants Horse's Ass to Rider's SeatALKEN, Henry. Specimens of Riding Near London. Drawn from Life. London: Published by Thomas M'Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour, No. 26, Haymarket, 1823. Second edition. Oblong folio (8 3/4 x 12 3/4 in; 222 x 323 mm). Printed title and eighteen hand-colored engraved plates. Late nineteenth century half red roan over red cloth boards. ruled in gilt. Rectangular red roan gilt lettering label, bordered in gilt on front board. Spine with two raised bands, paneled and lettered in gilt. Clean tear in the inside margin of the seventeenth plate (just touching image) expertly and almost invisibly repaired. A few other small marginal tears neatly repaired. Some very minor marginal spotting or soiling to the margins but still a near fine copy. Plates watermarked 1821 and 1822.A work of great scarcity with only one copy of the first edition (1821) and only three copies of this, the second edition, coming to auction within the last thirty-five years. The last copy appeared over eleven years ago.The Plates:1. One of the comforts of riding in company. H. Alken 1821.2. Symptoms of Things going downhill. H. Alken 1821.3. The pleasure of riding in company. One would stop if the other Could. H. Alken 1821.4. Preparing for the Easter Hunt (I shall be over Jack). H. Alken 1821.5. The Consequences of having plenty of company on the Road. H. Alken 1821.6. A thing of the last consequence. H. Alken 1821.7. Delighted. S. Alken del et sc. Augt. 1, 1821.8. Perfectly satisfied. S. Alken del et sc. Augt. 1, 1821.9. Dissatisfied. S. Alken del et sc. Augt. 1, 1821.10. Surprised. S. Alken del et sc. Augt. 1, 1821.11. Displeased. S. Alken del et sc. Augt. 1, 1821.12. Terrified. S. Alken del et sc. Augt. 1, 1821.13. 'Taste - View near Knigtsbridge. (Bound as frontispiece). Drawn and Engraved by S. Alken Septr. 1, 1821.14. Lords - View in Hyde Park. Oct. 1, 1821.15. Yeomanry of England paying a visit. H. Alken del et sc. 1821.16. Fancy - View near Grays Inn Road. Drawn and Engraved by S. Alken Septr. 1, 1821.17. Folly - View near Acton. Drawn and Engraved by S. Alken Septr. 1, 1821.18. Knights - View in the City Road. Oct. 1, 1821.Tooley 52.

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        Illustrations to Popular Songs

      Thomas M'Lean, London 1823 - Oblong full morocco. 26cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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