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        [Op. 120] 33 Veränderungen über einen Walzer für das Piano-Forte componirt und Der Frau Antonia von Brentano gebornen Edlen von Birkenstock hochachtungsvoll zugeeignet... 120tes Werk

      Wien... Leipzig: C. F. Peters: Cappi und Diabelli [PN] 1380. [June 1823]. Oblong folio. Unbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 4-43, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "2 fl. 45 X.C.M." above, "5 fl. 30 X.W.W." below. "Gestochen v: Jos: Sigg." to final page of music. & & Manuscript notes in ink to title.& & Somewhat worn; slightly foxed throughout; frayed and soiled at edges; outer leaves torn and stained; upper outer corners creased. Manuscript notes in ink to title. . First Edition, later issue (but not later than 1824) of the so-called "Diabelli" variations.& & Kinsky p. 349. Dorfmüller p. 229 (3 copies, all in Germany). Hoboken 2, 484. According to the Beethoven-Haus, the earliest issues had no horizontal dashes indicating crescendo before p. 17 and there an error in measures 31-32, left hand, of variation 3, corrected in later issues.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, Being a Guide to the History of North and South America, and the West Indies.

      Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and I. Lea, 1823. - Folio, (17 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches). Publisher's Advertisement (several small repairs; some browning and staining). 52 double-page engraved maps, with original hand-color in full; 3 hand-colored tables, 2 charts (slightly toned). Modern quarter tan calf, marbled boards. Second edition, first published in 1822. With 5 additional copies of the "Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of America" tipped in at the front, from varying editions: Carey & Lea 1827 (3rd edition); Carey & Lea 1822 (1st edition); Lavoisne 1821 (3rd edition); Lavoisne 1820 (2nd edition); and Lavoisne 1820 (1st edition). This edition differs from the first in its three updated/revised maps: Louisiana, North Carolina, and Maine. The map of Arkansas Territory here is the celebrated "Map of Arkansa and other Territories of the United States" by Major Stephen Harriman Long, the result of his June-August 1820 expedition to explore the sources of the Platte River and the earlier 1819 expedition. Wheat extensively discusses and praises the Long map, including the one that appeared in the 1822 and 1823 editions of Carey & Lea's atlas Wheat 348. "Carey and Lea's Atlas of 1822 carried a 'North America' on which, along with Pike's vagaries, is displayed Long's discovery of the true course of the Canadian, while Missouri Territory is carried west of the Rockies. The most interesting map in this Atlas, however, is headed 'Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Arkansas Territory,' which is in reality Long's map, covering the Missouri Basin north to Mandan villages and west to the Rockies. 'Highest Peak,' James Peak and Spanish Peaks appear, as on [Stephen H.] Long's manuscript map, and his expedition's routes are set forth. Just south of the Republican Fork appears the significant legend, 'The Great Desert is frequented by roving bands of Indians who have no fixed places of residence but road from place to place in quest of game.' In fact, in large part this map is Long's map, and is so stated in its title" (Wheat II, p.81). Phillips Atlases 1373a. Sabin 15055. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 348, 352. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Arte de saber ver en las Bellas Artes del Diseño,escrito en italiano por Francisco Milizza,traducido al castellano por el arquitecto D. Ignacio March y aumentado con un tratado de las sombras y otro de la distribucion o compartimento de casetones en .

      Imprenta de J. Cherta y Compañía, Barcelona 1823 - holandesa tela algo sobada 6 grabados desplegables. todogenero de arcos y bovedas,compuesto por el arquitecto D. Antonio Ginessi, traducidos al castellano por Don Pedro Serra y Bosch. 154 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        and Library of the Useful Arts. A new edition enlarged. London, F. C. & J. Rivington, 1821. Mit 74 Holzstichtafeln, mit Berufsdarstellungen. VIII, 374 S. Ldr. d. Zt. mit sparsamen Goldlinien und dunkelrotem Rückenschild; Vorderdeckel mit blingeprägtem Bibliotheksvermerk; hinteres Gelenk oben etwas aufgeplatzt.

      . . Mit schönen Darstellungen von Apotheker, Bäcker, Brauer, Buchdrucker, Buchbinder, Buchhändler, Chemiker, Dreher, Friseur, Glasbläser, Gärtner, Juwelier, Kaufmann, Optiker, Papiermacher, Schmied, Schneider, Schuster, Tischler, Töpfer, Uhrmacher, Wagner. Wie in allen uns bekannten Vergleichsexemplaren sind die Beiträge Attorney, Destiller, Gun-maker, Looking-glass-maker und Needle-maker nicht illustriert, dagegen gibt es eine Tafel "Waterman" (Bootsführer) ohne zugehörenden Text. - Leicht braunfleckig. Vortitel, Titel u. Frontispiz rückseitig mit handschriftl., 1823 datiertem Eintrag einer Lucy Shaw. Insgesamt hübsches Exemplar. ** Bestellungen bis 14 Uhr versenden wir am selben Tag. - Schweizer Postkonto vorhanden. **

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        The Wandering Hermit, By the Author of The Hermit in London.

      Paris Published by Malepeyre. 1823 - 3 volumes. 16mo, 109 x 65 mms., pp. xi [xii blank], 235 [236 blank, 237 - 238 Index]; [iv], 260 [261 - 262 Inex]; [iv], 236 [237 - 238 Index], including half-title in each volume ("The British/ Prose Writer,/ With/ Biographical and Critical Prefaces/ By J. W. Lake, Esq"), contemporary quarter calf, spine gilt, also with ornaments in blank. black morocco labels. A fine and attractive set, with the armorial bookplate of the Viscountess de Cussy on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume, and the autograph "B. C. de Cussy/ 1836" on the recto of the front free end-paper of each volume. Copac locates copies in BL and NLS; WorldCat adds Marietta College Library, Texas Techn [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        ?The fact is my friend this war is virtually over. The armies of the Government are walking all over the south ? Richmond, Petersburg, and almost every other place south is in possession of the Government and Grant and his army in full pursuit of Lee who is retreating on the run leaving all sorts of things behind him ? Lee has surrendered, and we are to have peace at last??

      Collection of three letters written to major New York photographer Charles D. Fredricks (1823-1894) who had introduced carte de visite photographs to the United States in 1859.(1) Henry A. Avery. Autograph Letter Signed ?H.A. Avery,? 4 pp, 7.75? x 9.75?, front & verso, on two conjoined sheets. New York, March 15, 1865. On ?Chas. D. Fredricks & Co., No. 587 Broadway, Photographers and Photograph Materials? stationery. To Charles D. Fredricks at his photography studio in Havana, Cuba. Avery was his partner in his New York studio. Oval shaped 0.75? x 1.5? portion missing from second sheet affecting five lines on each side; the following excerpt is from the first sheet. Else in fine condition.In part, ?The fact is my friend this war is virtually over. The armies of the Government are walking all over the south and sweeping every thing like a sustaining rebellion away and it cannot but be a short time before the whole country will have peace or cessation and gold must go with the

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, Being a Guide to the History of North and South America, and the West Indies.

      Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and I. Lea, 1823. - Folio, (17 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches). Publisher's Advertisement (a few marginal stains). 46 double-page engraved maps with original hand-color in full; 5 tables and charts, 4 with original hand-color (occasional offsetting, one or two pale stains). Original publisher's drab paper boards with later quarter black calf, gilt-ruled (a few pale stains). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of Thomas Gilpin (dated 1824) to front pastedown and his name and location (Philadelphia) stamped on front board. Second edition, first published the previous year. This edition differs from the first in its three updated/revised maps: Louisiana, North Carolina, and Maine. The map of Arkansas Territory here is the celebrated "Map of Arkansa and other Territories of the United States" by Major Stephen Harriman Long, the result of his June-August 1820 expedition to explore the sources of the Platte River and the earlier 1819 expedition. Wheat extensively discusses and praises the Long map, including the one that appeared in the 1822 and 1823 editions of Carey & Lea's atlas Wheat 348. "Carey and Lea's Atlas of 1822 carried a 'North America' on which, along with Pike's vagaries, is displayed Long's discovery of the true course of the Canadian, while Missouri Territory is carried west of the Rockies. The most interesting map in this Atlas, however, is headed 'Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Arkansas Territory,' which is in reality Long's map, covering the Missouri Basin north to Mandan villages and west to the Rockies. 'Highest Peak,' James Peak and Spanish Peaks appear, as on [Stephen H.] Long's manuscript map, and his expedition's routes are set forth. Just south of the Republican Fork appears the significant legend, 'The Great Desert is frequented by roving bands of Indians who have no fixed places of residence but road from place to place in quest of game.' In fact, in large part this map is Long's map, and is so stated in its title" (Wheat II, p.81). Phillips Atlases 1373a. Sabin 15055. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 348, 352. "Thomas Gilpin (1776-1853), the son of the elder Thomas Gilpin, was born in Philadelphia on September 10, 1776. He and his brother Joshua (1765-1841) established Delaware's first paper mill near Wilmington in 1787. Although Thomas maintained his residence in Philadelphia, he summered near the mill. Joshua resided in Delaware at Kentmere. In 1817, Thomas invented and patented the first continuous papermaking machine in the U.S., based on information secured by his brother in England. While the brothers were successful in their business endeavors, they suffered from a shortage of capital and losses in other investments. As a result, they sold the mill in 1837" (Winterthur Library online). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS150. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Monroe?s Postmaster General John McLean twice signs his purchase of <I>?a Color?d woman named Jane Hawkins?</I> and her nine month old child ? as Associate Justice, McLean dissented in the Dred Scott case, arguing that Dred Scott was a U.S. citizen and that, even though born a slave, he was living in a free state where slavery was illegal

      In April 1823, two months before he became Postmaster General in the cabinet of President James Monroe, Ohioan John McLean, bought Negro Thomas Hawkins for a period of 10 years after which he was to give him his liberty; McLean freed him in 1831 after only eight years. In August 1823, by the document here offered, McLean bought Hawkins? wife Jane and nine month old child. McLean was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1829.Manuscript Document Signed ?John McLean? twice in the text and, at the conclusion, ?B. B. Beall / Trustee for R.B. Beall,? one page, 8? x 9.75?. Washington, D.C., August 1, 1823. Fine condition.In full, ?Know all men by these presents that I Benjamin B. Beale of Washington City D.C. In consideration of the Sum of One Hundred & fifty Dollars Current money of the U.S. to me in hand paid, I do grant Bargain & sell unto John McLean the Post Master Genl. his administrators or assigns a Color?d woman named Jane Hawkins aged twenty two years

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        Primrose and foal

      Published by Rudolph Ackermann and Rodwell & Martin and printed by Charles Hullmandell, London 1823 - Lithograph. State iii/iii. In good condition with the exception of some skillfully rendered repairs in the margins. A striking print of the Duke of Grafton's horse Primrose, by the celebrated animal painter James Ward. This is a marvelous print of the Duke of Grafton's horse Primrose with her foal, from a series of 14 throughbred horses executed by Ward. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The images produced from the pairing of William and James Ward epitomize the best of English art; their fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring pictures that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The work of James Ward is worthy of history's praise; it influenced the art of Delacroix and Géricault, and changed the face of British painting. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.57; Siltzer p.285; Mellon British Sporting and Animal prints p.197.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        TYROL NEBST VORARLBERG. LARGE FOLDING UNCOLOURED MAP

      (Vienna),1823.. Karte der gefürsteten Grafschaft Tyrol nebst Vorarlberg und dem angrenzenden SouverainenFürstenthum Liechtenstein, astronomisch trigonometrisch vermessen, topographisch aufgenommen, reduzirt und gezeichnet im Jahre 1823 von dem Kaiserlich Koniglich Osterreichischen Generalquartiermeisterstabe. Geschrieben und Gestochen von C. Stein. In 2 separate parts, North and South Tyrol, overall size approximately 1910 x 1530 mm, 6ft x 5ft, the north map measures 1910 x 760 mm (6 x 2½ft), the south map 1140 x 760 mm (3¾ x 2½ft), there are some small extensions to the edges of the map which protrude slightly beyond the margin, seems correct (see close up image of 1 flap). (scale) Maßstab 1 : 144.000. North Tyrol is in 30 sections laid on linen, South Tyrol in 18 sections, laid on linen, pasted white label with ink text to each map, small blue label stating case and shelf number. Marbled paper card wraparound and marbled paper covered card slipcase, red spine with gilt lettering and gilt decoration to head and tail of spine. Slipcase rubbed with loss of marbled paper, large chip to head of 1 edge, book plate on board, wrapper rubbed with slight nicks to heads and tails of folds. Otherwise very good condition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE COURT OF OBERON, OR TEMPLE OF THE FAIRIES : A COLLECTION OF TALES OF PAST TIMES. Originally Related By Mother Goose, Mother Bunch, and Others

      London: J. Harris and Son. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1823. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo Pp. iv, 269 ; Illustrated with an engraved pictorial title- page and 23 plates engraved in stipple. Two pages of publisher&#39;s adverts to the rear. Original hardback binding, front board only, paper covered board with significant remains of original printed paper adhered to board, roan leather to the spine with gilt, now craked in several places and areas missing. This item requires rebinding or to be placed in a solander box since it is now held only by the cords in several parts. Contents clean and tight, minimal marking, paper bright with no foxing, neat ink signature to the top of the front free endpaper. A very good copy of this rare collection of tales. (Bibliographic reference Osbourne Collection TPL page 595) It is interesting to note that Copac lists 2 both with only 20 plates, auction records are scarce for this title with only two in the last ten years. .

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        two poems of Coventry Patmore

      Patmore, Coventry Kersey Dighton, (1823-1896 ). [John Buckland Wright. artist (1897-1954)]. Two poems of Coventry Patmore Deux poeÃmes, extraits de \"The Unknown Eros\" traduction de Paul Claudel. [Music by Darius Milhaud.] Bois graves par John Buckland Wright. Maastricht, Brussels, Paris and London: EditionsA.A.M Stols, 1931. Copy #9 Signed by Milhaud and printed on Japon. Entire edition: 300. 25 copies on Imperial Japon paper signed by Milhaud as this; 275 on Dutch Pannekoek paper, unsigned. Reid #5A. For full descripton see: www.goldenlegend.com/pdfs/patmore.pdf

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson - Four Volumes, Extra Illustrated

      London: J.Richardson and Co. G.Offor et al, 1823. An account of his studies and numerous works in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain for nearly half a century during which he flourished. An extra illustrated version in four volumes bound by Baytun of Bath. Dark green goatskin with spines uniformly faded, never-the-less still a fine set and scarce in this form.. Full Goatskin. Very Good. 220x135mm.

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        THE COURT OF OBERON, OR TEMPLE OF THE FAIRIES : A COLLECTION OF TALES OF PAST TIMES. Originally Related By Mother Goose, Mother Bunch, and Others

      J. Harris and Son, London 1823 - Pp. iv, 269 ; Illustrated with an engraved pictorial title- page and 23 plates engraved in stipple. Two pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. Original hardback binding, front board only, paper covered board with significant remains of original printed paper adhered to board, roan leather to the spine with gilt, now craked in several places and areas missing. This item requires rebinding or to be placed in a solander box since it is now held only by the cords in several parts. Contents clean and tight, minimal marking, paper bright with no foxing, neat ink signature to the top of the front free endpaper. A very good copy of this rare collection of tales. (Bibliographic reference Osbourne Collection TPL page 595) It is interesting to note that Copac lists 2 both with only 20 plates, auction records are scarce for this title with only two in the last ten years. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TA., Monte Aventino, "Veduta delle antiche sestruzioni del Monte Aventino".

      . Kupferstich v. Rossini aus Le Antichita Romano .., dat. 1823, 34,5 x 49. Blick durch einen Torbogen vom Monte Aventino nach Rom, halbrechts eine große Pyramide ("C. Piramide di Cajo Cestio").

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux, des Manuscrits, etc. de la Bibliothèque rassamblée par feu M. Paignon Dijonval, et continuée par M. le Vicomte de Morel-Vindé, Pair de France

      Dont la Vente se fera le lundi 17 mars 1823, et jours suivans... xvi, 4, 489 pp. 8vo, cont. sheep-backed marbled boards, flat spine gilt. Paris: De Bure frères, 1822. The large and fine library formed by Paignon-Dijonval (1708-92), was inherited by his grandson, Morel-Vindé, who made important additions to it. Morel-Vindé (1759-1842), the author of the Déclaration des Droits de l&#39;Homme et du Citoyen (1790), was active as an agronomist. He served as a member of Parlement and became Pair de France in 1815; Louis XVIII created him baron and vicomte. This library of 3216 lots contained books and manuscripts of the highest quality. The most expensive item of the sale was lot 71, a 15th-century Breviary from the La Vallière sale with 41 miniatures, some in grisaille (1600 francs to Crozet). The library was quite rich in the sciences, including, quite predictably, agriculture. Fine copy. Pages 455-85 contain an extremely useful author index and, even better, an index of anonymous works. &#10087; Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 498-"Collection fort importante." N.B.G., Vol. 36, cols. 528-29. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Album of photographs.

      Aden, Cairo and other places, c. 1870s-80s.. Large landscape album (275 x 375 mm). 125 black and white photographs. Bound in full burgundy morocco with title stamped in gilt lettering on the front cover, album sheets edged with gilt, gilt roll-toothed border along pastedowns.. A magnificent album of photographs providing an extensive panorama from Aden to on the southern tip of Yemen to Cairo. It includes views of the Suez Canal and Port Said, Somalis in traditional dress, details of architecture and lattice work, landmarks and street scenes, historical monuments and works of art. Three-quarters of the photographs are signed by three highly respected photographers of the period: the Zangaki Brothers (active 1870s-90s), Pascal Sebah (1823-86), and Luigi Fiorillo (active 1870-75). The whole is a representative and fine example of a high-quality album aimed at the tourist market. - Adelphoi Zangaki, the brothers Constantine and George Zangakis, were Greek photographers specializing in historical images for the tourist trade, who worked occasionally with the Port Said photographer, Hippolyte Arnoux. - Sebah, a leading Constantinople photographer, was renowned for his well-judged compositions and for the excellent print quality achieved by his technician A. Laroche. He carved a particular niche for himself through collaboration with the portrait painter Osman Hamdi Bey (1842-1910) who posed models in elaborate costumes for Sebah and then used the photographs as the basis for his oil paintings. A commission from the Ottoman court for Osman Hamdi Bey to direct the Ottoman exhibition in Vienna in 1873 yielded an album by Sebah, "Les Costumes Populaires de la Turquie", which earned him a gold medal from the Viennese, and another from the Sultan Abdulaziz. That year, he opened a branch in Egypt. A Catholic, he was buried in the Latin cememtery in Ferikoy, where his son was also interred. The firm founded by Sebah in 1857 continued until 1952, under his brother Cosimi and his son Jean, later in partnership with Pilicarpe Joaillier and then with Hagop Iskender and Leo Perpignani; it finished as Foto Sabah under Ismail Insel, partner to Iskender's son Bedros. - Fiorillo was active in the 1870s-80s and is known particularly for his haunting record of the British bombardment of Alexandria in 1882 during the Anglo-Egyptian war, views of the city before and after the attack. He was also occupied with the tourist trade.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to India ; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales

      London: Sir Richard Phillips, 1823. Octavo; title-page lightly foxed, else a very good uncut copy in neat old binder&#39;s cloth, joints repaired. 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 &#39;scarcity of employment in England determined me again to try my fortune abroad&#39;. 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&#39;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. Cramp&#39;s text is followed by Forbin&#39;s Recollections of Sicily with an engraved view of Taormina; the two were published together in the series Modern Voyages and Travels. This is H.L. White&#39;s copy from the library at Belltrees.

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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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        THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS OF A MAN OF FASHION.

      London, Thomas Mclean, Repository of Wit & Humour, 26 Haymarket, 1823.12 HAND COLOURED AQUATINT PLATES BY EGERTON. LACKS TITLE PAGE AND WRAPPERS. Oblong folio, approximately, 360 x 250 mm, 14 x 10 inches, no text, PLATES NUMBERED 1 - 12 , titles at top of plates with descriptive letterpress beneath, modern binding, imitation morocco spine with gilt lettering, marbled boards with gilt lettered label to upper cover, each plate has a new tissue guard. Chip to top of spine with loss, pale marks to margins, plates clean and bright. See: R.V. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates 1790 - 1860, page 174, No. 204; J. R. Abbey, Life in England, page 250, No. 286. The headings to plates are: Negligence, Assurance, Confidence, Impudence, Intemperance, Indifference, Unfeelingness, Forgetfulness, Selfishness, Intrigue, Eccentricity, Inconsistency. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Berlin und Potsdam. Eine Beschreibung aller Merkwürdigkeiten dieser Städte u. ihrer Umgebungen.

      Berlin, Flittner, 1823.. 2. Bändchen. Mit 6 [vielmehr 7] Ansichten (Kupfern) auf 6 Blättern. 206, 257 S. Halbleinen d. Zeit m. aufgeklebten 2 Rückenschildern, 4., umgearb. Ausgabe. Klein 8°.. Nur 2. Band von 2 ! - S. 189 - 257 Charlottenburg. - Die Ansichten : 1. Begräbnis-Denkmal d. Königin Luise. 2. Pfaueninsel (Titelkupfer). 3. Grundriß vom neuen Palais von Sans Souci u. von den dazwischen befindlichen Garten. 4 u. 5. Prospect d. neuen königlichen Palais bei Potsdam von der Kolonade aus [u.] Prospect von Sans Souci von der Gartenseite. 6. Das neue Palais bei Potsdam. 7. Das Marmor-Palais bei Potsdam. Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Einige Kupfer leicht stockfleckig. Namenszug auf vorderem Vorsatz, sonst noch gut.

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        As a result of an incident evocative of ?12 Years a Slave,? Georgia informs Mississippi of its passage of a proposed Constitutional Amendment stating that no part of the U.S. Constitution shall be construed to authorize the entrance of any person of color in any State contrary to the laws of that State

      Milledgeville, Georgia, December 17, 1823 Rare Printed Document Signed IN TYPE ?Thomas Stocks? as President of the Senate, ?David Adams? as Speaker of the House, and ?G.M. Troup as Governor of Georgia, 1p, 8? x 5?. Addressed in unknown hand on verso to ?His Excellency / The Governor of Mississippi / Natches Rocky Springs and circular red cancellations ?Milledgeville Georgia Jan 17? and red PAID with manuscript ?Paid.? Toned with staining. Professionally mended on both sides with some loss of letters not affecting readability. Very good condition.In part, ?Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia ... That the following shall be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States: that no part of the Constitution of the United States ought to be construed, or shall be construed, to authorized the importation or ingress of any person of color into any one of the United States, contrary to the laws of such State...?In 1822, S

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        Godwin&#39;s Emigrant&#39;s Guide to Van Diemen&#39;s Land , more properly called Tasmania, containing a Description of its Climate, Soil and Productions; a Form of Application for Free Grants of Land... a list of the most necessary Articles to take out, and other information Useful to Emigrants

      London: Sherwood, Jones, 1823. Octavo, with a folding handcoloured map and a folding view; original boards, printed paper label; some embrowning and offsetting from the map, but a very good uncut copy in original binding, preserved in a quarter calf box. First edition: now rare. Godwin&#39;s work on Van Diemen&#39;s Land is one of the earliest books to promote free emigration to an Australian colony. Earlier publications were essentially historical or narrative accounts, and this is arguably the earliest Australian emigrant&#39;s guide. Tasmania was undergoing a period of massive expansion in the 1820s: the population rose from 5468 to 24,279 and included thousands of free immigrants, for many of whom Godwin&#39;s Guide would have been standard reading. It attempts to cover all areas of interest to the immigrant - as well as articles describing the island there are specialist chapters on sheep, land clearing, the cost of labour, cattle prices, commerce and much detail on the ordinary mechanics of living, including a short article on "a weekly Gazette published at Hobart Town by Mr A. Bent". The lithograph frontispiece ("South West View of Hobart Town, Van Diemen&#39;s Land") is by A. Aglio, after G.W. Evans&#39;s view of the same name. Aglio, adopting contemporary artistic practice, has embellished Evans&#39;s original work with the addition of cows and kangaroos in the foreground. Not all copies were issued with the folding map in the superior handcoloured form, as here.

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        Confessions of an English opium eater

      London: Taylor and Hessey, 1823. Duodecimo; original blue-grey boards and paper label, spine slightly worn; a few spots but a fresh uncut copy with the three final leaves of advertisements. Third edition: an attractive copy, in original binding, of the book which established De Quincey&#39;s literary reputation. Himself a laudanum addict, this harrowing account of the joys and sorrows of addiction has long been recognised as one of the stylistic masterpieces of nineteenth-century prose.

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        The Sea Songs of Charles Dibdin : With a Memoir of his life and Writings by William Kitchiner

      London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. Tall quarto, copperplate engraved music and text; occasional foxing; contemporary half calf lightly rubbed at extremities, but a very handsome copy, the spine gilt and with an unusual triple "harlequin" set of labels in red, white & blue. First edition of this early collection of the patriotic ditties and rollicking shanties of the British navy: a fascinating and important record of the conditions of the Georgian sailor. Many of the songs had a lasting influence on the spirit of the navy, especially during the protracted war with France. Each is present in an engraved musical score with lyrics. The collection was authored by the prolific Charles Dibdin (1745-1815). His son Thomas, in a brief biographical notice appended to the 1850 collective edition of his father&#39;s sea-songs, remarked: &#39;These songs have been the solace of sailors in long voyages, in storms, in battles; and they have been quoted in mutinies to the restoration of order and discipline&#39;. Readers may be surprised to learn that many take "Grog" or trouncing the French as their theme. Bringing out his first two-act opera when he was only sixteen, Dibdin had a long career as an actor and singer, and worked briefly with David Garrick. A seemingly inexhaustible writer, he composed some one thousand songs during his career and was also a sometime playwright, self-publishing Great News or A Trip to the Antipodes in 1794. For a complete list of the dramatist-composer&#39;s published and unpublished plays, musical entertainments and compositions see E.R. Dibdin, A Dibdin Bibliography (Liverpool, 1937). Dibdin was not much of a sailor himself: in 1788 he sailed for the East Indies, but inclement weather forced the ship back to port at Torbay. He took it as a sign and returned to London. This book neatly demonstrates the difficulty of producing a book with a letterpress introduction and engraved plates throughout: several numbers are omitted from the series and, conversely, three listed songs are not included. This is, nonetheless, the standard collation of the book with ninety-five (rather than ninety-nine) songs.

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        Das Königl. Schloß Sanssouci bei Potsdam. - Le Chateau royal de Sans-Souci pres de Potsdam.

      . altkol. Aquatinta v. Laurens & Thiele n. Calau b. Wittich in Berlin, 1823, 13 x 17. Drescher / Kroll, Nr. 222 und Abb. 98. - Altkol. Ansichten nach Calau sind sehr selten !

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        Reisen in Syrien, Palastina und der Gegend des Berges Sinai

      Weimar: Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, 1823. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in 19th century half calf over marbled boards - old seminary library spine label and stamp to titles, otherwise unmarked. Joints splitting but held by cords - bindings generally sound. Mild foxing, including to the 7 folding maps, plans, and plates, but generally clean. Translated from the English of the previous year. x, 544, x, 545-1104& & Burckhardt studied Arabic both at Cambridge and in the Levant, as well as the the Koran enough to pass as a holy scholar, and wandered extensively in the holy land. During his time in Syria, he rediscovered Petra in present day Lebanon. He died of dysentery in 1817, before succeeding in his ultimate goal of discovering the source of the Niger, but his papers were preserved. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041403.

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        George IV's Embarkation at Kingstown on the 3rd September 1821

      Hurst Robinson & Co., and R, Milliken and Allen & Sons, London and Dublin 1823 - George IV's coronation took place in Westminster Abbey in 1821 and will always be remembered for the scandalous attempt of the King's disgraced Queen to force her way into the ceremony, from which she had been barred, to be crowned. The King's discomfort was permanently relieved when in August she died. Immediately after her death, George IV began a Royal tour, starting in Ireland; where he landed on September 3rd at Dunleary, a port which lies at the southern extremity of Dublin bay, whence he traveled by land to Dublin. In honor of the visit, Dunleary was immediately renamed Kingstown. Aquatint and etching, hand-colored, on wove paper, partial watermark "J Whatman"

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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 on Rural Architecture

      London: R. Ackermann, 1823. First Edition. Half Morocco. Very Good . Large 8vo. 28 by 20 cm. 110, [2] pp. With 28 hand-colored aquatint plates. Additional woodcut diagrams interspersed in text. Abbey Life 46. Handsome half-morocco binding and slipcase with morocco trim by Birdsall of London. Scattered light foxing. Light wear to the leather -- a few minor rub spots. One small loss of marbled paper on the slipcase. Nonetheless a desirable copy of an Ackermann color plate high spot.

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        Gesamtans., "Bei Brunnen gegen den Canton Unterwalden".

      . Lithographie n. C. Heinzmann b. Velten in Karlsruhe, dat. 1823, 32,3 x 40,5. Sehr seltene und frühe Lithographie. Carl Heinzmann war Schüler von Wilhelm von Kobell und Porzellanmaler der Nymphenburger Manufaktur.

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        Ergänzungen des allgemeinen Landrechts für die Preußischen Staaten enthaltend eine vollständige Zusammenstellung aller noch geltender, das allgemeine Landrecht abändernden, ergänzenden und erläuternden Gesetze, Verordnungen und Ministerialverfügungen nebst einem kronologischen Verzeichnisse derselben und Register.

      bei F. A. Herbig und bei F. A. Brockhaus,, Berlin und Leipzig, 1823 - In zwei Bänden. Berlin und Leipzig, bei F. A. Herbig und bei F. A. Brockhaus, 1823. Oktav. (I:) VI, (2), 524 S.; (II:) 680, (2) S. 2 zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit Buntpapierüberzug auf den Buchdeckeln und Vorsatzpapieren. Sprache: deutsch 2 zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit Buntpapierüberzug auf den Buchdeckeln und Vorsatzpapieren.

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        Kölns Carneval - Wie es War, Ist Und Sein Wird - Weihegabe Für Die Kölner Und Alle Freunde Von Volksfesten

      J.E. Renard, Köln. Leinen Erfreulich Gut. Roter goldgeprägter Leinen-Einband mit Rückentitelei. Diskreter Stempel einer Klosterbibliothek (ausgeschieden) auf innerem Buchdeckel. Das Buch ist vor nicht ganz zu langer Zeit fachmännisch neu gebunden worden (ursprünglich als Interim-Broschur erschienen). Lithographie gegenüber vom Titelblatt, dieses mit erträglichen Stockflecken. Vorwort: " Wie der Fasching war und sein soll, herzlich froh und lustig toll, aller schönen Gefühle voll. Dies erzählt euch Magister Loci." Darunter: Verzeichnis der Literatur des Kölnischen Carnevals mit letzten Eintragungen "Sammlung der Kölnischen Carnevalslieder 1823-1839". Illustriert mit mehreren karnevalsbezogenen Zeichnungen / Skizzen. 326 Seiten. Inhalt: I. "Zur Geschichte des Carnevals im Allgemeinen", II. "Neue Gestaltung des Carnevals in Köln" - "Die großen Maskenzüge", "Einige Zettel wie sie in den Maskenzügen vertheilt werden", "Dir Carnevals-Zeitung-Eine Probenummer der selben", "Die Festlichkeiten auf dem Saale Gürzenich-Der kleine und der große Narrenrath", "Einige Carnevalslieder", "Einige närrische Vorträge", "Das Lätare Fest". Eine ganz seltene Monographie. Insgesamt erfreulich gut erhalten trotz einiger erträglicher Stockflecken. --- 0,3 Kg. 11 x 18 Cm.

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        Elevation et Section de la Nouvelle Porte, dite Burg-Thor de Vienne

      Wien [ca. 1823].. qu.-4°. 5 Kupfertaf. Pbd. d. Zt. Mit Goldfil. goldgeprägr. Einbandtit. &#39;Propylaea Vindobonensia&#39;. Rückenkanten berieb. vgl. Gugitz III, 13343; Wurzbach XX, 376f. - Die Taf. zeigen Ansichten, Grund- & Aufrisse d. Äußeren Burgtors. "5 Radierungen anonym ... selten!" (Slg. Eckl IV, 880).

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        Narrative of a Voyage to India ; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales

      Sir Richard Phillips, London 1823 - Octavo; title-page lightly foxed, else a very good uncut copy in neat old binder's cloth, joints repaired. 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. Cramp's text is followed by Forbin's Recollections of Sicily with an engraved view of Taormina; the two were published together in the series Modern Voyages and Travels. This is H.L. White's copy from the library at Belltrees. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reliquiae Diluvianae; or, Observations on the Organic Remains contained in Caves, Fissures, and Diluvial Gravel, and on other Geological Phenomena, attesting the Action of an Universal Deluge

      Twenty-seven engraved or lithographed plates & maps (3 are hand-colored, one is folding) & one folding printed table. Several illus. in the text. vii, [1], 303 pp. Large 4to, orig. boards (neatly rebacked retaining the orig. paper label), entirely uncut. London: J. Murray, 1823. First edition of an important work in which Buckland concluded "that species of animals that now exist together only in the tropics had coexisted in northern Europe with species still in existence, and that this demonstrated a tropical climate in antediluvial times, before the deluge buried the bones in a layer of mud."-D.S.B., II, 569. This work was seized upon with eagerness by all who were desirous of having the records of revelation supported by the interpretations of scientific investigations. Buckland (1784-1856), reader in geology at Oxford for many years, raised geology to rank alongside the more prominent sciences of the University and gave Oxford an international name in science. Nice copy and uncommon. With the signature of William Sturges Bourne (1769-1845), Canning&#39;s home secretary. .

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        TYROL NEBST VORARLBERG. LARGE FOLDING UNCOLOURED MAP.

      (Vienna),1823.Karte der gefürsteten Grafschaft Tyrol nebst Vorarlberg und dem angrenzenden SouverainenFürstenthum Liechtenstein, astronomisch trigonometrisch vermessen, topographisch aufgenommen, reduzirt und gezeichnet im Jahre 1823 von dem Kaiserlich Koniglich Osterreichischen Generalquartiermeisterstabe. Geschrieben und Gestochen von C. Stein. In 2 separate parts, North and South Tyrol, overall size approximately 1910 x 1530 mm, 6ft x 5ft, the north map measures 1910 x 760 mm (6 x 2½ft), the south map 1140 x 760 mm (3¾ x 2½ft), there are some small extensions to the edges of the map which protrude slightly beyond the margin, seems correct (see close up image of 1 flap). (scale) Maßstab 1 : 144.000. North Tyrol is in 30 sections laid on linen, South Tyrol in 18 sections, laid on linen, pasted white label with ink text to each map, small blue label stating case and shelf number. Marbled paper card wraparound and marbled paper covered card slipcase, red spine with gilt lettering and gilt decoration to head and tail of spine. Slipcase rubbed with loss of marbled paper, large chip to head of 1 edge, book plate on board, wrapper rubbed with slight nicks to heads and tails of folds. Otherwise very good condition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Portrait medallion of Captain Cook

      possibly Paris: Durand&#39;s Universal Series, 1823. Copper medallion, 42 mm. diameter, inscribed on obverse: "Jacobus Cook" and on reverse: "Natus An. MDCCXXVIII. Marton in Cumbria Angliae obiit An. MDCCLXXIX…"; a fine example. Commemorative portrait medal. Scarce: a fine specimen of this commemorative portrait medal of Captain Cook. This was one of a series of famous explorers and illustrious figures in the history of science and technology, the "Series Numismatica Universalis Virorum Illustrium" issued by Durand over several years. Other medals in the series commemorated figures such as Kepler, Galileo and Huygens. It is known to be a rare piece, as no example could be located by Alan Klenman to use as an illustration in his important record of the coins and medals of James Cook, The Faces of Captain Cook. Klenman tentatively suggested that the place of manufacture was Paris.

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        'Die Anbetung Der Heiligen Drey Koenige'.

      . Kupferstich v. Carl Ernst Hess in München n. Johann van Eick b. Durand & Sauve in Paris, 1823, 50,5 x 62,5. (Unten sehr gut restaurierter Randeinriß bis 1 cm in die Ansicht) (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy

      London: Published for the Author, 1823. - Written While the Insane Author Was Living in a Gravel Pit[WILLIAMS, Charles, illustrator]. MITFORD, John. The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy. A Poem, In Four Cantos, With Notes. The Third Edition. London: Published for the Author and sold by Sherwood, Neely and Jones [et al], 1823. Third edition in book form, originally issued 1819 in eight monthly parts. Quarto (10 3/16 x 6 3/16 in; 259 x 158 mm). vii, [1, To the Binder], 284 pp. Twenty hand-colored aquatint engravings with tissue guards. Handsomely bound (ca. 1895) by Samuel Tout of London (stamp-signed) in full deep crimson morocco with gilt-tooled corner-pieces and rolls. Gilt-rolled board edges. Gilt-ruled raised bands, gilt decorated and ornamented compartments. Broad turn-ins with gilt-tooled corner-pieces. Top edge gilt. Original paper backstrip with printed label preserved at rear. With the nautical bookplate of James Stewart Geikie, M.D. A fine copy.Not to be confused with an earlier book - also a poem in four cantos - with the same title by Alfred Burton with illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson published in 1818. It is a common mistake to presume that Alfred Burton was a pseudonym for John Mitford and that the two books are one and the same; many library records are littered with this misinformation, as is Wikipedia. Hardie declares that this Mitford was an "open imitation" of the Burton.This edition with the Williams plates appears far less frequently than the Rowlandson illustrated edition of 1818."Johnny Newcome" was British slang for a raw recruit, Army or Navy.John Mitford (1782-1831) "was a member of the elder branch of the family of Mitford of Mitford Castle in Northumberland In April 1795 he entered the navy as midshipman of the Victory, in which he went out to the Mediterranean, and was present in the battle off Toulon on 13 July 1795. In the following year he was moved into the Zealous with Captain (afterwards Sir Samuel) Hood, and in her was present in the disastrous attack on Santa Cruz in July 1797, and at the battle of the Nile 1-2 Aug. 1798 According to his own account, after drinking freely on Christmas day 1800, he insulted his captain and left the service, that is to say, deserted; but as he was with Hood in 1801 in the Venerable the desertion may have been only imagined."In 1814 Mitford was discharged from the navy as insane, and he took to journalism and strong drink He is said to have edited the &#145;Scourge, or Monthly Expositor of Imposture and Folly,&#146; which, after running for five years, died in December 1815; but though he contributed to the last four volumes, it does not appear that he was the editor. After this he wrote &#145;The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy, a Poem in four Cantos&#146;.The publisher who employed him found that the only way to make him work was to keep him without money. He therefore limited him to a shilling a day, which Mitford expended on two pennyworth of bread and cheese and an onion, and the balance on gin. With this, and his day's supply of paper and ink, he repaired to an old gravel-pit in Battersea Fields, and there wrote and slept till it was time to take in his work and get his next shilling. For forty-three days he is said to have lived in this manner The poem is in octosyllabic verse, reeled off with the most careless ease, but the lines scan, the rhymes are good, and the &#145;yarns&#146; such as might have been heard any day in the midshipman's berth.His other literary work was anonymous. He is said to have written &#145;a libelous life of Sir John Sylvester,&#146; recorder of the city of London; to have edited &#145;The Bon Ton Magazine,&#146; and to have been kept the while by his publisher in a cellar, with a candle, a bottle of gin, and a rag of old carpet for a coverlet. In 1827 he contributed a memoir of William Mitford the historian to the &#145;Literary Gazette&#146; But Mitford had lost the power of distinguishing truth from falsehood. Ragged and filthy in his person, he was no doubt the John Mitford described by Captain Brenton a

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        Mémoire sur les Terrains de Sédiment Supérieurs Calcaréo-Trappéens du Vicentin, et sur quelques Terrains d&#39;Italie, de France, d&#39;Allemagne, etc., qui peuvent se rapporter a la même Époque

      Six lithographic plates. 2 p.l., iv, [1], 86 pp. Large 4to, cont. red morocco-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: F.G. Levrault, 1823. First edition. This important work describes rocks containing fossils which "varied greatly in lithology, some being associated with volcanic rocks; they might be flat-lying or highly folded; and they might outcrop at any altitude from sea level to the summits of the Alps...his demonstration of such spectacular elevation of relatively recent strata later acted as powerful evidence for a greatly expanded time scale of the earth&#39;s history in the hands of those who, like Charles Lyell, believed that the elevation had occurred slowly and gradually."-D.S.B., II, pp. 495-96. Nice copy with half-title. .

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        FOLKESTONE, KENT. Drawn and Engraved by William Daniell.

      Published by W. Daniell, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London, August 1st. 1823 - Aquatint and etching in original hand colouring. 9 x 12 ins. Framed and glazed in conservation mount and backing, in a classic gilt moulding. A very good example. Published as part of Daniell's monumental ten-year 'Voyage Round the Coast of Great Britain' which he completed in 1825. It contained 308 highly finished hand-coloured aquatint plates, which were issued in parts between 1814 and 1825. In this fine Arcadian view of Folkestone from the East Cliff, the sheep stare over the newly-completed harbour and the fishermen's houses, dominated by the parish church on the cliff above. Such is the skill of Daniell's engraving that the view can almost be mistaken for a watercolour. PRINTS/MAPS FOLKESTONE PRINTS/MAPS

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        Tragödien, nebst einem lyrischen Intermezzo.

      Berlin, Ferinand Dümmler, 1823.. Ca. 17,5 x 11 cm. 2 Blätter, 247 Seiten, 1 Seite Verbesserungen. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rücken.. Erste Ausgabe. Sammlung Borst 1417. Aus dem Besitz des Schauspielers und Dramatikers Karl August Lebrun (1792-1842) mit einer Widmung für ihn auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz und einem von Karl Hartwig Gregor von Meusebach (1781-1847, Jurist, Literaturwissenschaftler und Sammler) geschriebenen Eintrag über den Erwerb des Buches auf dem hinteren Vorsatz. Mit der gedruckten Zueignung an Heines Hamburger Onkel Salomon Heine. Enthält neben den beiden Tragödien "William Ratcliff" und "Almansor" 66 Gedichte als lyrisches Intermezzo. Die 66 Lieder des "Lyrischen Intermezzo" brachten Heine den Durchbruch als Liederdichter. Einband berieben, Vorsätze mit Abklatsch der Lederecken, Buchschnitt fleckig, vereinzelt minimal gebräunt. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar.

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        Narrative of a Voyage Round the World , in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet, during the years 1817, 1818, 1819 and 1820

      London: Treuttel and Wurtz, 1823. Quarto, two parts in one, with a folding map and 25 lithograph plates, slight tear to title page repaired, occasional spotting to plates; contemporary smooth calf, gilt, neatly respined to match, a good copy. The artist&#39;s account of the Freycinet voyage. The first edition in English of this informal narrative of the Freycinet voyage, the great French expedition to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet; it is also the first appearance in English of any account of the expedition. Arago was the official artist on the voyage, and the lithograph plates here are all after his own drawings. His narrative is highly readable, not least because he entirely avoids the conventional forms of the voyage narrative, ignoring the &#39;eternal repetition of winds, currents, longitude and lattitude&#39;. Long portions relate to Australia, with descriptions of Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and of meetings with Governor Macquarie and John Oxley. There is also a long account (almost 100 pages) of their stay in Hawaii at a crucial period in the history of the islands. Full of wry humour, the book takes the form of a series of letters to a friend, and it has been suggested that the letters may originally have been written to Arago&#39;s brother François, the famous scientist. Certainly it is the intimacy of their personal and anecdotal tone that makes them not only so enjoyable to read today but such a fascinating source of the more minute details of life, especially in New South Wales and Hawaii. The illustrations match the text in tone: these are not the formal depictions that characterise the beautiful atlases of the full official account of the voyage, but much more informal, always charming and in some cases quite eccentric. Despite the clear evidence of the &#39;Directions for placing the Plates&#39; present here, there has been some unnecessary confusion about the collation of this book. Ferguson omitted the map from his plate count, while Hill erroneously called for a map and 26 plates. This copy, with the map and 25 plates is complete.

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