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        A Picturesque Description of North Wales:.

      Thomas M'Lean, 26 Haymarket, London 1823 - Embellished with twenty select views from nature. In attractive modern half red leather with grey blue cloth, title in gilt to original red leather label top center. Spine has raised bands, title and tooling in gilt to green leather label. Internally, new endpapers, letter A in gilt to turn in, original paper title label tipped into fep, half title present, title page has a small repaired tear to front edge, unpaginated, 47 pp, 20 plates of aquatint views, all dated 1822, each with a descriptive leaf, with the plate list which has a small tear at hinge. Oblong 20.5*28cm. Printed at the Columbian Press, by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith St, Soho. (Abbey 525)(OCLC 62186119) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Military and Political Life, Character and Anecdotes of Napoleon Bonaparte from His Origina to His Death on the Rock of Mt. Helena.

      Hartfort; For Chauncey Goodich 1823 - Appendices; Bonaparte's Will; Annual Expenditure etc. Steel-engraved plates. Subjects: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. France--History--1789-1815. Presentation label to the front pastedown. Scattered marginal foxing. Full contemporary aniline calf professionally and sympathetically respined. Minor panel rubbing. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Scans etc. On request. 1 Kg. 396 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches chimiques sur les corps gras d'origine animale.

      Chez F. G. Levrault (de l'Imprimerie de Cellot),, A Paris, 1823 - In-8° (207x130mm), pp. (4), XVI, 484, (1) di errata, legatura coeva m. pelle marrone con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. 3 tabelle ripiegate f.t. e una tav. incisa f.t. Minime fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di questa importante monografia sulla chimica dei corpi grassi di origine animale. Lo Chevreul fu il primo a determinare che i grassi sono composti di acidi grassi e glicerolo, facilmente separati dalla saponificazione. "Chevreul’s Recherches is a full account of the chemistry of fats. He had revealed the nature of a large and important class of organic substances and had shown that they were composed of a few chemical species which were amenable to analysis and obeyed the same laws of chemical combination followed by simpler substances in the inorganic realm. The book is a model of complete, exhaustive research in organic chemistry. Few areas of chemistry at this time had been so throughly explored. Although his studies were followed by those of many chemists, who extended the number of fatty acids isolatable from fats and oils, there was no one comparable to Chevreul in this field until Thomas Percy Hilditch, a century later" (D.S.B.). "A classic study of animal fats. Chevreul discovered that fats are composed of fatty acids and glycerol" (Garrison-Morton). Lo Chevreul (Angers, 1786-Parigi, 1789), chimico morto ultracentenario, oltre che per le sue ricerche sugli acidi grassi è celebre per essere stato uno dei pionieri della gerontologia nonché l'inventore delle margarine e per i suoi studi sulla colorazione tessile e sulla luce e il colore. Assistente del Vauquelin al Museo Nazionale di Storia Naturale di Parigi, nel 1830 gli succedette alla cattedra di chimica organica presso lo stesso Museo. Partington, IV, pp. 247-249. Bolton, 365. D.S.B., III, 242-243. Garrison-Morton, 669. En Français dans le Texte, 237: "Il établit que les matières organiques obéissent aux mêmes lois que les composés minéraux". Poggendorff, I, 443. Brunet, I, 1841. Scienziati e tecnologi, I, 306 - 307. "Il principale lavoro di Chevreul si svolse nel campo della chimica organica e nel 1823 pubblicò il risultato di parecchi anni di lavoro sulla teoria della saponificazione. Il lavoro di Chevreul ha fornito la base scientifica ad un' industria la cui espansione era legata all' incremento della produzione di soda". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna;

      New York: E. B. Clayton, for Charles Wiley,, 1823. a descriptive tale. By the author of "Precaution. 2 volumes, duodecimo (181 × 103 mm). Contemporary sheep, boards dyed in imitation of tree calf, smooth spines fully gilt with drawer-handle tools, sun-in-splendour tool at centre, black morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces. Ownership inscription at head of vol. 2 title, the ink slightly spread; unobtrusive American ownership inkstamps to early blank in each vol. Joints and headcaps skilfully restored, paper repair at upper outer margin of first title, probably to remove a messy ownership inscription, sporadic foxing and browning as usual for American books of this date, still a handsome copy. First edition, first printing, of the first of the Leatherstocking Tales, introducing frontiersman Natty Bumppo, preceding the more common London edition. Vol. 1 is the first printing, done by E. B. Clayton, with all the points identified in BAL; vol. 2 is the first printing, first state, with page numeral 329 on the left side of the page.

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        Five First Editions Including: The Pioneers, or the Source of the Susquehanna; A descriptive Tale; The Last of the Mohicans; The Prairie; The Pathfinder: ot, the Inland Sea; The Deerslayer:or, the First War-Path.

      New-York Published by Charles Wiley 1823 - Uniformly Bound Set of "Leather-Stocking Tales" First Editions COOPER, James Fenimore. [Five First Editions].New York and Philadelphia, 1823-1841. All volumes uniformly bound in full modern mottled calf by Bennett, N.Y. Spines lettered and ruled in gilt. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Housed together in a cloth slipcase. Overall a very good set with just a few minor cases of shelfwear. Ten twelvemo volumes (6 7/8 x 4 3/16 inches; 175 x 106 mm). {Comprising]: The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale. New-York: Published by Charles Wiley, 1823. First edition. Volume I with the Clayton imprint on the title page but with text consistent to the Seymore imprint. First state of volume II with page number 329 on left side. Two sixteenmo volumes. xi, [1, blank], 275, [1, blank]; [2], [5]-329, [1, blank] pp. With half-titles and note on errata in volume II. Front hinge of the first volume expertly repaired. Some dampstaining to the first few pages of each volume. Previous owner's old ink signature on first few pages of volume II. In volume II, page 217, lacking a corner slightly affecting text, and page 228, corner repaired but with no loss of text. Some minor staining throughout volume II. [and]: [COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Last of the Mohicans. A Narrative of 1757. By the Author of "The Pioneers." Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. First edition, first issue with the following issue points: Vol. I: pagination present on page 71, page 89 misnumbered 93, chapter XVI misnumbered XIV and the final "i" is present on page vii, (in some copies it is numbered "vi"; BAL states that "examination suggests that the folio was correctly set and the 'i' may have dropped out during the printing," the sequence of states has not been established). State A of Volume II (sequence of states not determined) with "a Book" in the fifth line of the copyright notice. [i]-xi, [1, blank], 282; [2], 289, [1, blank] pp. Without two blanks. Title -page of volume I has been washed in an attempt to eliminate previous owner's name. Some dark toning to preliminaries. A small streak of a dark brown stain on pages 259-264. Head cap of volume I a bit chipped. Title-page of volume II with a number of small professionally repaired closed tears. Some toning and staining throughout. [and]: [COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Prairie; A Tale. By the Author of The "Pioneers and the Last of the Mohicans." Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1827. First American edition. [v]-xi, [1, blank], [13]- 252; [1]-276. Some toning and dampstaining to both volumes, mainly to preliminaries. Some rubbing to the text of the copyright notice in volume I. Some large marginal repairs to title-page and first text page and final of volume II, not affecting text an first two leaves and barely affecting text on last leaf. [and]: [COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1840. First American Edition, first state of volume I with the imprints in the middle of page [2] and no copyright notice. [2, blank], [1-2]3[iv]13-240; [1-2]3-233, [1, blank] pp. (Correct collation.) Without one blank. Title-pages of each volume with dampstaining in an attempt to wash off previous owner's old ink signatures. A bit of minor foxing throughout. [and]: COOPER, James Fenimore. The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. First edition. Two twelvemo volumes. [v], [6]-7,viii-xi[xii]13-267, [1,blank]; [3]4-282 pp. without one blank. Occasional foxing and tex may have been washed. BAL 3829, 3833. Spiller & Blackburn, 3. HBS 65766. $10,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WORLD IN MINIATURE; THE NETHERLANDS, containing a description of the character, manners, habits, and costumes of the inhabitants of the late Seven United Provinces, Flanders and Brabant

      London: R. Ackermann, [1823]. First edition. Illustrated with eighteen hand colored engravings. 12mo, bound in three-quarter dark tan calf and cloth, spines with gilt decorated Regency style raised bands, gilt lettered on contrasting red and green morocco labels. viiii, Directions to the Binder leaf, 241. A very fine and very handsome copy. A lovely copy, with fine and clear impressions and colouring.

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        Trier's Alterthümer und Umgebungen in 22 pittoresken Ansichten aufgenommen von Hahvich Sohn. Steindruck von J. Susenbeth in Frankfurt am Main.

      Johann Jacob Lintz, Trier, 1823 - Trier, Johann Jacob Lintz 1823. Groß-Folio (63 x 39 cm). 11 Seiten Text, 1 gefalteter Plan, 1 gefaltetes Panorama, 20 lithographierte Ansichten. Blaue Original-Broschur (46 x 30 cm), unbeschnitten. Zusammen mit den Ansichten in einer modernen Halbleder-Klappschatulle. Der Plan mit ergänzten Randschäden, sonst gutes Exemplar. Absolut vollständiges Exemplar mit dem meist fehlenden Plan, der (abweichend zu den Ansichten) bei Müller in Karlsruhe gedruckt wurde. Offenbar war die Auflagenhöhe für diesen wesentlich kleiner, denn es tauchen erheblich mehr Exemplare ohne als mit Plan auf. Alle Blätter sind sogenannte Inkunabeln der Lithographie, siehe Winkler, Frühzeit der deutschen Lithographie, Nr. 307. Vorliegend ein aussergewöhnliches Exemplar, bei dem alle Blätter unter Schrägschnitt-Passepartout montiert und zusammen mit dem Textheft in eine eigens angefertigte Halbleder-Klappschatulle gelegt wurden. Der Plan mit ergänzten Randschäden, sonst gutes Exemplar. Blaue Original-Broschur (46 x 30 cm), unbeschnitten. Zusammen mit den Ansichten in einer modernen Halbleder-Klappschatulle.

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        His Royal Highness The Prince Augustus-Frederick, Duke of Sussex, Earl of Inverness, Baron of Arklow, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Doctor of the Civil Law, Colonel of the Hon. Artillery Company, President of the Society For the Encouragement of ARTS, &c. And Grand Master of the FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS, IN HIS ROBERS OF ESTATE, His Train borne by Major-General OGG

      (London: John Whittaker, 1823. An exquisite portrait of Prince Augustus Frederick attending the coronation of his brother, George the Fourth Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), Duke of Sussex, was the sixth son of George III, and the most popular member of the Royal Family with the British public. Some of his cultural enthusiasms are indicated in Whittaker's gold printed and monumental title: President of the Society of Arts, Grand Master of the Masons and Doctor of Civil Law. He was later President of the Royal Society (1830-38). He lived at Kensington Palace and amassed a great library of 50,000 volumes. In the coronation procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, he was cheered, a response not accorded all the royal brothers by any means. Prince Augustus Frederick married Lady Augusta Murray in 1793, without parental consent, and the marriage was annulled in 1794, though he continued to live with her until 1801. They had two children. In 1831, he married Lady Cecilia Letitia Buggin, again without Royal or Parliamentary consent. The Duke of Sussex was popular with the public in part because of his opposition to slavery and the Corn Laws, his support of Catholic Emancipation and Parliamentary reform, though these views put him in opposition to several of his brothers, including the two that became King, George and William. He was Victoria's favorite uncle and gave her away at her wedding. This plate comes from "Ceremonial of the Coronation of His Most Sacred Majesty, King George the Fourth". A sumptuous volume produced by Westminster bookbinder and printer, John Whittaker, to commemorate George's coronation. Most of the 40 hand-colored and gold printed plates portray the prime participants in the splendid costumes selected by George for the occasion. The Coronation was the most expensive to date, and it signalled the very different role George played as King in the cultural life of England, with his expansions of Buckingham House and Carlton House, his creation of Brighton Pavilion, the great growth of the Royal Collections. All these were expensive, but were projects and acquisitions befitting a nation that had become an empire. John Whittaker's "Ceremonial" was published in 1823. There were 43 folio sets. The titles on all the plates were printed in gold, using a technique Whittaker had devised to print an edition of the Magna Carta in 1815. The illustrations were by James and Francis Stephanoff and engraved by S. W. Reynolds, William Bennett and others. All were color printed and hand-painted, many with gold embellishments. The elaborate gold printed calligraphy is surmounted with a very handsome insignia that combines the three feathers, symbol of the Prince of Wales and the Regalia of the King, including St. Edward's crown, the three swords of state, mottoes and badges of the Royal Orders, beautifully tooled. Hardie, 69-71; The Royal Collection website; "Coronation of George IV" georgianindex. Hand-coloured aquatint with gold embellishments and gold printed engraving on vellum. Some marginal soiling and scattered foxing. Mild creasing typical of vellum.

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        Cruchley's Improved Environs of London. (Cruchley's New and Improved Environs of London, extending 15 to 18 Miles round St. Paul's, on a Scale of Three Quarters of an Inch to a Mile. On which is carefully delineated all the Main & Cross Roads, Foot Paths, & Gentleman's Seats, Parks, Inns. Divisions & Sub-divisions of the counties in Hundreds, &c. &c. &c., . From An Actual Survey). cover title.

      London. Engraved and Published b, July 17th, 1823, - by G.F. Cruchleym Mapper. folding linen backed engraved map in panels, 60x 61cm, mounted on linen and folded to 20.5x 12cm, colour & outline colour, map slightly dust worn, expertly restored and relayed, very good to fine, in the original slipcase which is heavily worn with paper label on the upper cover, very rare ~ With the increase in all means of transportation in the nineteenth century, these convenient folding maps were used by horse riders, wagon drivers, railroad passengers, steamboat voyageurs, etc., etc.

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        Viaggio al Brasile negli anni 1815, 1816, e 1817 del principe Massimillano di Wied-Neuwied.?

      Milan, Dalla Tipografia di Gimabattista Sonzogno (volume I) and Tipografia de' Fratelli Sonzogno (volumes II, III and IV), 1821-1823. - Seventeen engraved plates (14 delicately hand colored) (4 ll.), 287, (1) pp., 5 color plates; (2 ll.), 311, (1) pp., 4 color plates; 262 pp., (1 l.), 4 plates (2 in color); 294 pp., 4 plates (3 in color). 4 volumes. 12°, contemporary half dark green sheep over marbled boards (very slight wear, corners neatly repaired), flat spines gilt, crimson leather lettering pieces and black leather numbering pieces, gilt letter and numbers (1-4 and 97-100), text block edges tinted yellow and sprinkled green. Occasional foxing, mostly light foxing, but heavier in a few leaves. Overall a very good to fine set. Armorial bookplates of Clado Ribeiro de Lessa. 4 volumes. ---- First Edition in Italian of @Reise nach Brasilien in den Jahren 1815 bis 1817, Frankfurt, 1820-1821. All but a few of the 14 hand-colored images are of Brazilian Indians in their territories, hunting, relaxing, cooking, dancing, etc. Three plates without color show weapons, musical instruments, and a Botecudo skull. In volume IV, a substantial section (pp. 234-290) is devoted to vocabulary lists and grammatical comments on the language of the Botecudo, Maconi, and Mascharcari Indians.Prince Maximilian (1782?1867) was one of the most prominent early followers the great naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, who encouraged him to pursue his interests in geography, ethnography, and the natural sciences. From Rio de Janeiro, Prince Maximilian set out in July 1815, accompanied by the naturalists Georg Freyreiss and Friedrich Sellow, on an expedition that lasted nearly two years. From Rio de Janeiro they journeyed to Cabo Frio, along the coast of Ilheus, and from there sailed up the Jequitinhonha to the borders of Minas Geraes, finally reaching Bahia. The Prince was particularly interested in exploring the tropical rain forests and studying the Indian tribes, notably the Botecudo.This was one of the most significant scientific expeditions of the nineteenth century; many regard it as "the first truly scientific study of a native Brazilian people" (Howgego). The enormous zoological collection assembled during these travels is today in the American Museum of Natural History, New York, having been purchased in 1870. Volume I was published in 1821, the other 3 volumes in 1823. A second edition in Italian appeared in Naples, 1832.---- Howgego II, 643-4 (W29-W30). Berger (1980) p. 311 (without mention of the half titles), and citing only a single copy, in the Biblioteca do Museu Imperial, Petrópolis. Duarte de Sousa II, 484. Not in Borba de Moraes (1983), who cites the second edition, Naples 1832, with passing reference to the present edition. Neither Italian edition in Rodrigues or Sabin. For the German edition, see McNeil and Deas, @Europeans in Latin America nº56. No copy cited in the online American Book Prices Current, which does mention two sets of the Naples 1832 edition sold at Sotheby's, London, 1977 and 1998, described erroneously as the first edition in Italian. OCLC: 24939293 (Cornell University, New York Public Library); 876553890 (Università di Padova-Bibloteca dell'Orto Botanico); 878542392 (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, possibly only 2 vols.). Porbase locates 2 copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Island, or Christian and His Comrades [bound with] The Author of Junius Discovered in the Person of the Celebrated Earl of Chesterfield, Summary of the Administration of the Indian Government, by the Marquess of Hastings, A View of the Causes and Consequences of the Present War With France

      London: John Hunt, 1823. First edition.. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). pp.94 + 1 (advertisement for Hunt's publications). Bound with 3 other works in half calf over marbled boards, rubbed, lacking label to spine. Dealer's pencil marks to title page. O/w clean and bright. Byron's poem is the second of 4 works bound together here: The Author of Junius Discovered in the Person of the Celebrated Earl of Chesterfield, London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821, pp.124, prelims foxed; Byron, The Island; Summary of the Administration of the Indian Government, by the Marquess of Hastings, London, William Earle, 1824, pp.119; The Honourable Thomas Erskine, A View of the Causes and Consequences of the present War With France, London, J. Debrett, 1797, Eleventh Edition, pp.138, apparently printed on light blue paper. A Very Good copy of the first edition of Byron's poem. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        FARMACOPEA MATRITENSE EN CASTELLANO

      - Madrid, 1823. 1ª Farmacopea impresa en España. Imprenta Calle de la Greda por D. Cosme Martínez. Pasta española con tejuelo y dorados en lomera. XIV + 403pp + 2 h., 21x16cm. Guardas en papel de agua. Grabado en frontispicio. Muy buen esstado. ( Casa de Raimundo ) MEDICINA

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        Generalkarte der Gefürsteten Grafschaft TYROL nebst Vorarlberg und dem Souverainen Fürstenthume LIECHTENSTEIN.: Von dem K. K. Generalquartiermeisterstabe nach der SpecialKarte reduzirt und gezeichnet im Jahre 1831.

      [S .l.] 1823 - Grande carta del Tirolo composta da 26 fogli ripiegati di varie dimensioni così composti: Umgebungen von Bregenz und Feldkirch;Umgebungen von Elmen, Reutte und Nassreith; Umgebungen von Scharnitz und Telfs; Umgebungen von Kufstein und Schwaz; Umgebungen von Kufstein, St. Johann und Waidring und Erklärung der Zeichen; Umgebungen von Bludenz und Vaduz; Umgebungen von Imst, Landeck und Ried; Umgebungen von Innsbruck und Steinach; Umgebungen von Zell Und Pregarten; Umgebungen von Windisch, Martrey und Gr. Glockner und die Statistische Übersicht; Karte der Gefürsteten Grafschaft; Umgebungen von Nauders, Glurns, und Schlanders;Umgebungen von Sterzing, Brixen, und Meran; Umgebungen von Brunecken und Toblach; Umgebungen von Lienz und Hopfgarten; Umgebungen von Gond, Malè und dem Tonal; Umgebungen von Botzen und Neumarkt; Umgebungen von St. Leonhard und Cortina d Amezzo nebst einem Theile der Höhen Tabelle; Umgebungen von Molveno und Tione; Umgebungen von Trient und Salurn;Umgebungen von Primiero und einem Theile der Höhen Tabelle; Umgebungen von Riva und Roveredo; Umgebungen von Chiesa di Valli Arsa; Blatt zur Übersicht der Special Karte Tyrol und Vorarlberg und dem Souverainen Fürstenthum Liechtenstein. A completamento due grandi carte d’insieme che formano il Grande Tirolo e precisamente Karte O. Tyrol mit Zeichenerklärung e Karte W. Tyrol. Il tutto contenuto in una bella custodia con cofanetto in pelle. Carta di grande fascino e molto rara, non compare sul Tomasi e in altre bibliografie.\r\r Formato: 26 fogli di varie dimensioni ripiegati di carta pesante applicata su tela, custodia con cofanetto in pelle. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, piccoli difetti alla bross. soprattutto al dorso.

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne in Six Volumes

      Samuel Richards, London 1823 - 12mo. Six volumes. Orignial drab boards, green cloth spines, printed paper labels on spine. Labels worn, else a very nice set in representative contemporary bindings. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mr. Babbage's invention... application of machinery to the purpose of calculating and printing mathematical tables

      1823. <p>[Babbage, Charles.] Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Sessional Papers (1823). Mr. Babbage&#39;s invention. Copies of the correspondence between the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty&#39;s Treasury and the president and council of the Royal Society, relative to an invention of Mr. Babbage. London: House of Commons, 22 May 1823. Disbound. 6 [2]pp. Docket title on verso of last leaf. 337 x 206 mm.</p> <p>Second edition, offprint version. The British government&#39;s reprint of Babbage&#39;s letter to Davy proposing the construction of a Difference Engine. The reprint includes, for the first time, the text of the letters from the Treasury and Royal Society. The government reprint was published both in Volume 15 of the House of Commons&#39; Sessional Papers and as a separate offprint (as above). The two printings can be distinguished by their differing paginations: the Sessional Papers version is paginated 9-16, while the offprint is paginated [1]-6. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 18(n). When we last checked there were no copies of this version cited in OCLC. Origins of Cyberspace 31.

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        Military Journal During the American Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783, Describing Interesting Events and Transactions of This Period, With Numerous Historical Facts and Anecdotes From the Original Manuscript

      Richardson and Lord, Boston 1823 - Beautiful First Edition of Thacher's Military Journal. Includes an Appendix, Containing Biographical Sketches of Several General Officers. Binding Half Morocco Leather with gilt lettering and bands along spine; marbled boards, endpapers and textblock edge. Easily readable copy. "Query who has got the Bullet 1833 CE" inked on p. 127 next to the description of the discovery and execution of a spy. Top edge of dedication page cut, "London" inked near top edge. Rubbed hinges, small chip at head of spine, moderate edge and corner wear. Marbled boards heavily rubbed, marbled textblock edges faded. Moisture discoloration at top of p. 105-113 and p.482-520. Light to moderate age discoloration and foxing throughout. 603pp., including Contents (Index). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opuscoli.

      Napoli, Porcelli, 1818-1823. - Quattro tomi in due volumi in 8vo; pp.XXIV,328; pp.IX,394; XII,224; 260,4n.nn. Il volume quarto legato con il volume primo. Ritratto dell&#146;Autore inciso in rame in antiporta, due tavole spieghevoli con la dispozione dei convitati nella mensa, vignette ai frontespizi raffiguranti il Golfo di Napoli con il Vesuvio. Bruniture. Pergamena coeva, tasselli ai dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro. Edizione originale. Croce, Bibliografia Vichiana I, pag. 137. 5 immagini allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the History of France during the Reign of Napoleon (Four Volumes-Complete) Dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals who Shared his Captivity; and published from the Original Manuscripts Corrected by Himself

      Henry Colburn & Co and Martin Bossange & Co., London 1823 - Four Volumes, Complete. Quarter bound in later red leather over light brown cloth boards. Volume 1 - dictated to General Gourgaud, xiii, (ii), 408, (3-maps) pp. Illustrated with a fold-out facsimile of Napoleon's rough draft of his letter to the Prince Regent, General Gourgaud's Attestation of its authenticity, and a fair copy of Napoleon's Rough Draft, tables illustrative of the Battle of Marengo, and four fold-out maps; Vol. 2 - dictated to General Gourgaud, viii, 395, (5-maps) pp. Illustrated with fold-out facsimile of a page of the manuscript dictated to General Gourgaud, and four fold-out maps; Vol. 3 - dictated to the Count de Montholon, xiii, 423 pp. Illustrated with a fold-out facsimile of a page of the Manuscript written at St. Helena by General Montholon dictated by Napoleon and corrected with his own hand; Vol. 4 - dictated to the Count de Montholon, viii, 483 pp. Illustrated with fold-out facsimile of Napoleon's hand-written Instructions for the Publication of his Memoirs of the War in Italy. An extremely fine and rare copy. . All four volumes fresh and clean, all pages supple and unmarked. This is an extremely fine copy in a later binding. Extremely rare in this wonderful condition. FINE. . Facsimiles and Maps. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xiii, (ii), 408, (3); pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 [with,] Recollections of Sicily, by Count de Forbin

      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&#146;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.<br> &#147;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.&#148; See Hordern 2007<br> This volume also contains Count de Forbin&#146;s &#147;Recollections of Sicily&#148;, in which the author extolls the picturesque wonders of Palermo, Syracuse, Mount Etna, and Messina.

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        Elia. Essays which have Appeared under that Signature in the London Magazine.

      London Taylor and Hessey 1823 - Together with The Last Essays of Elia. Being a Sequel to Essays Published under That Name. London, Edward Moxon, 1833. Two octavo volumes. 341 pp. + (vi) pp. of advertisements; xii, 283 pp. First edition, first issue of volume I, with the single address on title-page; and the first English edition of volume II, bound with the half-title but without the ads. Tipped-in to Volume I is an ALs by Lamb, postmarked Sept. 25, 1828. Bound in full dark green morocco by Wood of London, with floral decorations in gilt to the corners of all covers. Spines richly gilt in six compartments, and with gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. Letter is split along mailing fold. Toning to spines, else a very fine set housed in a green cloth slipcase. T.e.g. Bookplates. (Roff 149, 185). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ELIA and THE LAST ESSAYS OF ELIA. BEING A SEQUEL TO ESSAYS PUBLISHED UNDER THAT NAME

      Taylor & Hessey/Edward Moxon 1823/1833, London - Two volumes bound by Tout & Sons in 3/4 blue morocco leather with gilt-decorated spines with five raised bands, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Second Issue of ELIA and First English Edition of LAST ESSAYS. Bound with half titles but without ads in the first volume. About Fine and attractively bound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        To His Most Excellent Majesty King George the Fourth This Monument of Art Is, By Permission, Most Respectfully Dedicated By His Majesty&#39;s Dutiful, Obedient Servant & Subject John Whittaker

      London: John Whittaker, 1823. A masterful engraving commemorating the coronation of King George the Fourth "The Ceremonial of the Coronation of His Most Sacred Majesty King George the Fourth" was a sumptuously produced series of engravings by James and Francis Stephanoff under the supervision of John Whittaker portraying the principal participants in that coronation. The coronation itself was the most expensive ever financed by the British people. The Prince of Wales was actively involved in every aspect of the ceremony, including the costumes which derived from Elizabethan and Jacobean times. Of particular interest in this plate is St. Edward&#39;s crown held on a cushion in the gloved hands of the Dean of Westminster, John Ireland. The crown, made of gold and silver, is composed of four half arches that join and are surmounted by a cross. The whole was adorned with 1,213 diamonds, which were hired for the coronation but which were returned in 1823 when Parliament refused to buy them. St. Edward&#39;s crown is now adorned, of course, with the Crown Jewels, which give it quite a different character. The Coronation signalled the very different role George played as King in the cultural life of England, in contrast to previous kings and queens, particularly the Hanoverians. With his expansions of Buckingham House and Carlton House, and the Royal Art Collection, as well as his creation of Brighton Pavilion and the National Portrait Gallery, the great growth of the Royal Collections. All these were expensive, but were projects and acquisitions befitting a nation that had become an empire. John Whittaker&#39;s "Ceremonial" was published in 1823. There were 43 sets. The titles on all the plates were printed in gold, using a technique Whittaker had devised to print an edition of the Magna Carta in 1815. The illustrations were by James and Francis Stephanoff, and engraved (using aquatint and mezzotint) by S. W. Reynolds, William Bennett and others. All were color printed and hand-painted, many with rich, gold embellishment. The elaborate gold printed calligraphy is surmounted with a beautiful insignia comprised of St. Edward&#39;s Crown, various other Regalia, including the three Swords of State, the three ostrich feathers, heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales, and ribbons with the motto of the Prince of Wales: Ich Dien (I Serve) and the motto of the King of Great Britain: Dieu et Mon Droit, all exquisitely tooled. Martin Hardie, 69-71; the Royal Collection website; "Coronation of George IV" georgianindex. Hand-coloured aquatint and gold printed engraving on vellum.

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        OPERA.:

      Valpy,, Londini 1823 - (Codice AN2016) In 8° 4 volumi, XXVI-596, 464, 600, 288-CLXXXIII pp. Pregevole e stimata edizione (2a accresciuta) con prefazione, note e varie dissertazioni in latino di Gabriel Brotier. Nitida e fresca impressione con eleganti caratteri tipografici. Una tavola genealogica ripiegata al quarto volume e dettagliatissimo indice analitico. Antica dedica a una sguardia bianca, lievi ingialliture. Bellissime legature piena pelle coeva, cornici oro ai piatti, nervetti e scomparti ornati, titoli oro, dentelle, sguardie e 3 tagli d'ogni volume, finemente marmorizzati "a pettine". Etichetta Premio in pelle, cornice e caratteri oro, ad allievo meritevole (1841). Magnifico esemplare. Euro 490 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS FOR RUSTIC COTTAGES, Picturesque Dwellings, Villas &c. with appropriate Scenery, Plans and Descriptions. To which are prefixed, some critical observations on their style and character; and also of Castles, Abbies, and ancient English Houses: Concluding with Practical Remarks on Building, and the causes of the dry rot.

      J. Taylor Architectural Library 1823 - Second edition. Original publisher's drab grey boards with title label to spine. Page edges uncut. A very good copy indeed, internally clean with some wear to the boards and title label. Thirty-three steel engraved and sepia aquatint plates of floor plans and elevations. William Full Pocock (1779-1849) was one of the busiest and most highly regarded architects of his day. "He designed a wide range of public buildings as well as housing, and in this he was representative of the increasingly complex nature of early nineteenth-century architecture . " - ODNB [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NUOVA RACCOLTA DI CINQUANTA COSTUMI DE' CONTORNI DI ROMA compresi diversi fatti di briganti disegnati ed incisi all'acqua forte. cominciati l'anno 1819 compiti nel 1822. Roma, Presso Gio. Scudellari., 1823.

      - Buona ril. coeva in cart. marezz., dorso e ang. in mz. pelle, titolo e motivi in oro al dorso, cm 28x41, 50 tavv inc. Qualche lieve fiorit. esterna al campo inciso, trascurabili tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro esemplare decisamente buono. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova Raccolta di Cinquinta Costumi DE CONTORNI DI ROMA

      presso Gio, scudellari via Condotti, Roma 1823 - Nuova Raccolta di Cinquinta Costumi DE CONTORNI DI ROMA Compresi Diversi Fatti di Brignati - disegnati ed incisi All'acuqa Forte da Bartoloméo PINELLI cominciati L'anno 1819. Compiti nel 1822 Grand ouvrage oblong broché (43 cm x 29 cm) couverture muette papier vert, 50 planches, presso Gio, scudellari via Condotti, Roma 1823 50 planches hors-texte, gravées à l'eau-forte état moyen (mouillures qui affectent les 10 premières planches, [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Picturesque Description of North Wales Embellished with 20 Select Views from Nature

      Thomas M'Lean (McLean), Howlett and Brimmer, Soho, London 1823 - Oblong, 26*19.5cm. In refurbished black half leather with contemporary marbled boards, blind tooling, title in gilt to original leather label. Spine, faded a little, has raised bands, gilt tooling and title. Internally, marbled endpapers, NO inscriptions etc, not paginated, half title, frontis, title page, plate list, 20 superb coloured plates, all dated 1822, each with a leaf of descriptive text, very lightest of foxing and finger soiling. A wonderful production, the plates, all tissue guarded are full of atmosphere! Thomas McLean, was a London print seller and publisher who specialized in the publication of political caricatures (OCLC 62186119. Abbey 525) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The WORLD In MINIATURE. AUSTRIA, Containing a Description of the Manners, Customs, Character, and Costumes of the People of that Empire. Illustrated by Thirty-Two Coloured Engravings. In Two Volumes.

      Printed for R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, Strand. [1823], London: - 32 hand-colored engravings (9 in Volume I, 23 in Volume II). A Very Good set in the quite rare original boards. Original publisher's light blue glazed paper boards, with printed paper title labels 12mo, signed in 6s. 6-14" x 3-3/4". 1st edition. 2 volumes ([2], xii, 161, [1], 18; [2], 200 pp). Volume I with tipped-in slip noting imminent publication [1st of June, 1823] of the Eighth Division [China], followed by advert leaf for the series and, after the text, concludes with an18 page publisher catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WORLD IN MINIATURE; THE NETHERLANDS; Containing a Description of the Character, Manners, Habits, and Costumes of the Inhabitants of the Late Seven United Provinces, Flanders, and Brabant

      London R. Ackermann [1823] - First edition. Illustrated with eighteen hand colored engraved plates. 12mo, half cloth over boards, paper label, untrimmed pages, housed in a morocco-backed clam-shell box. ix, 241. A very fine copy, with early ownership inscription and the ex-libris of Estelle Doheny. With fine and clear impressions and colouring. Very scarce in the original boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY NEWCOME IN THE NAVY. A Poem, in four cantos, with notes. The Third Edition

      Published for the Author. London. 1823. THIRD EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.3 x 6.2 inches). Finely illustrated with 20 full page hand coloured aquatints. Occasional areas of light spotting but generally a bright and clean copy throughout. Late 19th century fine leather binding, by Root and Son, of full tan calf. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Two burgundy and one green labels, lettered and ruled in gilt. One small area of loss from the title label but not affecting the lettering or gilt border. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Gilt triple ruled border on both boards with floral corner pieces. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some light rubbing to the edges and corners but still a very good attractive copy of this beautiful book.

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        Handbuch der Wechsel- und der Wechsel-Arbitragen-Rechnungen, für Bankiere, Kaufleute und Contoristen. Enthält 2115 Original-Wechsel- und Wechsel-Arbitragen-Aufsätze, und erklärt die dazu erforderlichen Curs-Zettel. Bearbeitet, und zum bequemen Gebrauche alphabetisch geordnet, von Johann Wenzel Suchanek, Prager bürgerlichem Kauf- und Handelsmanne, und mit Erläuterungen begleitet von Johann Michael Leuchs.

      Im Verlag des Contors der Handlungs-Zeitung., Nürnberg. 1823 - Nürnberg. Im Verlag des Contors der Handlungs-Zeitung. 1823. 8°. XX, 524 S. Pappband der Zeit mit Papierrückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. - Stockfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Pappband der Zeit mit Papierrückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Saggio intorno alla scultura dei greci.

      tip. di Giulio Ferrario,, Milano, 1823 - Cm. 38, pp. (8) 33 (3). Con una figura al centr del frontespizio e 5 belle tavole all'acquatinta fuori testo (tra cui l'antiporta in fine coloritura coeva). Legatura orig. in cart. rigido azzurro decorato. Qualche segno d'uso alla legatura ed una traccia d'antica umidità ad una porzione del piatto anteriore. Esemplare peraltro genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica, pubblicata in soli 30 esemplari. La trattazione dell'opera è dedicata alla scultura presso i greci. Raro. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF THE CHEST, in which they are described according to their Anatomical Characters

      Philadelphia: James Webster. Recent professional re-bind in full calf with morocco label. 1823. hb. Small 8vo, pp. viii, 319. This is the first American edition. All eight copper plate engravings are present and in very good condition. . The title continues: "...and their Diagnosis Established on a new Principle by means of Acoustick Instruments. With Plates." Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec (1781-1826) is, according to G&M #3219, "...remembered for his invention of the stethoscope and for his book on auscultation ("De L&#39;auscultation mediate", first published in Paris, 1819, see G&M #2673). Garrison considers the latter as the foundation stone of modern knowledge of diseases of the chest. Laennec died of tuberculosis. This book is divided into two parts: Pathology and Diagnosis, followed by an Appendix, Notes, and Explanation of the Plates. The craftsmanship of the binder in re-binding this scarce title, from the original shabby, and well-worn boards, is impressive. The spine is in compartments, bordered by gilt rules, and with the author&#39;s name and the title of the book stamped in gilt on a morocco spine label. The binder has created new complimentary marbled endpapers. The contents show occasional foxing, and slight age-toning. Overall, a most handsome book in a fine presentation. .

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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.

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        VOYAGE DANS LE LEVANT)

      Prague. P. Bohmanns Erben 1823 - Oblong folio, half calf worn. 77 of 80 sepia aquatint plates, wanting plates 31, 79 and 80. Scattered spotting, very heavy to four plates, some light fold creases- please ask for additional photos. Rare second edition published in Prague with titles in German- all plates sepia aquatint rather than lithographs. No text volumes.

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        Storia delle campagne e degli assedi degl'italiani in Ispagna, dal MDCCCVIII al MDCCCXIII corredata di plani e carte topografiche.

      dall'Imperiale Regia Stamperia,, Milan: 1823 - 308 páginas. 2 hojas y 355 páginas. 3 hojas y 343 páginas. Atlas con gran mapa de Catalunya y 15 mapas y vistas, todos dibujados por Vacani y grabados por Bordiga y Antonini. Los cuatro tomos en holandesa media piel y puntas moderna con nervios en el lomo. Palau 346628. Edición original de la obra más importante publicada en Italia sobre la Guerra contra Napoleón. Muy raro. El atlas comprende: Portada (montada sobre la guarda) Atlante Topografico-Militare per servire alla storia.Carte generalle delle Espagne. (78 x 53 cm.)Carta militare della Catalogna. (76 x 56 cm.)Carta dei contorni di Barcelona. (40 x 57,5 cm.)Carta dei contorni di Tarragona. (40 x 57 cm.)Carta dei contorni di Sagunto. (39,5 x 56,5 cm.)Carta dei contorni di Valenza. (39,5 x 57 cm.)Piano della fortezza di Rosas. (39,5 x 56 cm.)Piano della città di Zaragoza. (39,5 x 57,5 cm.)Piano della città di Gerona. (41 x 58,5 cm.)Piano del forte di Hostalrich. (40 x 57,5 cm.)Piano de St. Feliu de Quixols en Catalogna. Piano di Palamos. Piano di Tosa. Piano di Bagur. (39,5 x 57,5 cm.)Piano della città di Tortosa. (40,5 x 57,5 cm.)Piano della città di Tarragona. (40 x 56,5 cm.)Piano della fortezza di Figueras. (39,5 x 56,5 cm.)Piano della città di Bilbao. (39,5 x 56,5 cm.)Piano di Lerida in Catalogna. Piano di Burgos in Castiglia. Piano di Peniscola nel Reg. de Valenza. Piano di Castro sull'Oceano Cantabrico. (39,5 x 56 cm.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Beauties of Cambria.

      London 1823 - Consisting of Sixty Views in North and South Wales; Each accompanied by a page of letter-press. In contemporary half leather with marbled boards, worn a little, corners and edges a little worn and bumped, title and tooling in gilt to black leather label, gilt tooling to leather edges. Spine has been relaid, keeping most of the old, lots of gilt tooling, edges have a little leather loss and are worn. Internally there is a small bookseller label and a bookplate to fep, title page has an ink name & inscription to head, dedication sheet, 3 pp list of subscribers, contents page followed by the B&W plates, light foxing to plate edges, 1 plate has red ink mark to extreme edge of margin, not paginated. Hughes, painter and engraver, was born at Pwll-y-gwichiad, near Llandudno. He was the son of Thomas Hughes and his wife, Jane Williams, and was baptized at Llandudno on 20 February 1790. His earliest known example of his work is a portrait (dated 1812) of the Revd John Evans (1723¿1817) of Bala, Merioneth, which was engraved in the Drysorfa (vol. 3). Between 1819 and 1822 he worked at Meddiant Farm on a volume of wood-engravings entitled Beauties of Cambria (1823) which was published by subscription and which became his best-known work. All the views were engraved by himself, fifty-eight from his own drawings. His engraving style has been compared to that of Thomas Bewick. His treatment of natural objects was realistic, minute, and laborious, and his foliage always graceful. Four of these ¿singularly beautiful wood engravings¿ are reproduced in Chatto (Chatto, 538¿40). See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEW YORK MIRROR, volumes 1 - 14.

      New York, G. Morris, 1823 - 36. - Folio (305 x 240 mms.). Engraved titles, engraved plates and other illustrations. Contemporary full calf with gilt name on red leather label on covers, richly gilt spine in compartments, 3 half calfs, some bindings with covers a bit loose, 1 detached. Some foxing and damp staining but overall a very good set. Complete run of the first 14 years of publication, bound in 12 folio volumes. Extra shipping cost due to weight and size. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        QUENTIN DURWARD - 3 Volumes

      Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London 1823 - Three volumes; size of the bindings: 5 in. x 8 in. Vol. I: [4], lxiii, [1]-273 pp. with imprint at the bottom of page 273; Vol. II: [4], [1]-331 pp. with imprint at the bottom of page 331; Vol. III: [4], [1]-360 pp. with imprint on p. 360. All three volumes have their half-titles and second half-titles. Bound in full, dark brown morocco leather by Zaehnsdorf, with their gilt stamp on the lower front inner turn-in, five raised bands on the spine, with gilt titling, double-line borders, and richly gilt inner dentelles, brown watered silk endpapers, top-edge gilt. The fore and lower edges of the book have not been trimmed in binding. Fading to the spines and cover margins. A few scattered tan spots to some pages. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio-based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), on the reverse of the front free endpapers. Weight 3.5 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Quentin Durward

      Edinburgh and London - Archibald Constable & Co., and Hurst, Robinson and Co. 1823 - A first edition, three volume setof Quentin Durward by Sir Walter Scott. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and marbled paper-covered boards. First edition. Bound with the half titles. Three volumes, complete. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, 1771 1832, was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time and is considered by some as responsible forinventing the modern historical novel. Quentin Durward concerns a Scottish archer in the service of the French King Louis XI. This romantic novel displays life as a Scottish mercenary under Louis XI of France. It follows a young Scot who fled his homeland, and searching for meaning in life, finds it at the court of Louis XI. The novel is backed by much historical fact and gives very accurate portrayals of historical figures such as the Duke of Burgundy and Cardinal Balue. Condition: The bindings are firm. The rear inner hinges of volumes 1 and 3 are strained. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping, with some loss to the leather. Internally the pages are bright with very mild occasional spotting that becomes most prominent on the endpapers. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed, discussing the problem of small bank notes issued by country bankers, to Thomas Joplin [?]

      Autograph letter signed, discussing the problem of small bank notes issued by country bankers, to Thomas Joplin [?] London 10 July 1822Quarto, 18.6 x 22.5cm, leaf edges gilt, 1 page in ink, preserved in a green cloth slip case. UnpublishedDavid Ricardo replies to a correspondent who had written to him about the practice of country bankers in relation to small bank notes. Ricardo writes that his correspondent?s suggestions come too late, as the small note bill had been passed by the Commons but that he would pass them on to a member of the Lords who is interested in this subject. Ricardo states that no one is obliged to take notes from country banks if they object to the conditions of issue and that in this case this would lead to them being driven out of circulation and being substituted for coin.In Ricardo?s Plan for a National Bank [written in 1823 and published in 1824 after his death] in his 14th regulation he supported the idea that £1 notes should be "issued and shall be given to any one requiring them in exchange for notes of a larger amount, if the person prefer such notes to coin. This regulation to continue in force only for one year, as far as regards London, but to be a permanent one in all the country districts". From recent research by Professor Christophe Depoortere of the University of Paris he believes this letter was addressed to Thomas Joplin [1790?-1847], an English timber merchant and banker. Professor Depoortere writes "If I am right, this means you are in possession of the only known letter of Ricardo to Joplin..."1) Historical evidencesRicardo starts his letter by "Sir" and finishes by "yr.obed. serv.". Those formal introduction and ending are quite cold and rather unusual in Ricardo?s correspondence. Indeed, when he his acquainted with his correspondent, Ricardo usually starts by "Dear Sir", "My dear Sir" or "My dear Malthus, My dear Trower..." There is actually only two correspondents in volume IX of Ricardo?s Works which start by "Sir" only: the first one is to Foster, Peter le Neve (letter 489), the second one to John Wheatley (letter 457). In both cases, Ricardo was not well acquainted with his correspondent.The researches I have made on the relationship between Ricardo and Joplin lead me to think that Ricardo and Joplin got acquainted with each other in 1822 but not earlier and your letter could be Ricardo?s answer to the first (or one of the first) letter addressed to him by Joplin.In February 1822, Joplin published a pamphlet: An Essay on the General Principles and Present Practice of Banking in England and Scotland, with Observations upon the Justice and Policy of an Immediate Alteration in the Character of the Bank of England, and the Measures to be pursued in order to effect it calling upon the inhabitants of Newcastle upon Tyne to form a Join Stock Bank (Joplin 1832:1). This pamphlet made a great impression in Newcastle, but though Joplin?s efforts, it founded no support in Parliament (Joplin 1823:v). Then, he undertook to write his Outlines of a System of Political Economy written with a view to prove to Government and the Country that the Cause of the present agricultural Distress is entirely artificial; and to suggest a Plan for the Management of the Currency that he projected to publish before the next session of Parliament (Joplin 1823 xvi). This book seems to have been published during the first quarter of 1823 (O?Brien 1993:38, n5 says in early march 1823). Then, wrote Joplin, he "applied, [...] to the late Mr. Ricardo[1] with whom I had previously become acquainted, and proposed to him, as a question peculiarly to his own, to bring the plan forward in Parliament [...] My plan merely gave a more practical turn to his views on the subject. He had not, however it appeared, lost sight of it for a moment: for after his death [on 11 September 1823], which took place in less than six or eight months, a pamphlet was published by his friends, written by him in the mean time, entitled A Plan for a national Bank "(Joplin 1832:179)[2]. Joplin then condensed the propositions of his book in the form of a petition that was presented on 2 June 1823 to the House of Commons (O?Brien1993:15). However, "with the exception, therefore, of a speech from him [Mr. Curwen who undertook to present the petition and made a speech upon it] which was neither heard nor reported, and two or three words from Mr. Ricardo, it met the general fate of petitions" (Joplin 1832:190).Joplin probably got acquainted with Ricardo in May or June 1822 (Ricardo left for his tour on the continent on 12 July 1822). Indeed, "during the dependance of the question [the renewal of the bank Charter (30 May 1822)], the author [Joplin] was in London for a couple of months" and he seems that he was looking for some support in parliament. He had "an interview with Huskisson on the Bank subject" and he wrote him a letter entitled: A few consecutive Propositions in Political Economy, which are capable of Proofs (1823:xvi) to which Huskisson answered on 6th July 1822. It is possible that he also met Ricardo during his stay in London and that he wrote to him at the same period for Ricardo?s answer to an "unidentified correspondent" is dated 10 July 1822. [1] In this respect, the copy of Joplin?s Outlines (in which his Plan is included) that can be found on Google books: http://books.google.fr/books?id=Jl4uAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=joplin+outlines&source=bl&ots=DbT9ILXd6w&sig=v6Ny0OAItQy46srzAE4-VWf9raY&hl=fr&ei=PO-ATM6gAcK5jAeSz6FM&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false is very interesting. Indeed, the first page of this copy bears the following autograph writing: "To David Ricardo Esq. Etc. with the author?s most respectful compliments". Then, it seems that this copy was the one Joplin sent to Ricardo.[2] Joplin wrote in: "This plan has generally received the approbation of those who understood it. It was first published in 1823, in a work of mine, entitled, Outlines of a System of Political Economy, and was submitted to Mr Ricardo> who I was desirous should bring it forward. This he proposed to do, with improvements of his own; and the plan for a National Bank, published since his death, contains the plan with his improvements upon it. But Mr Ricardo did not understand the principles of our country bank circulation, as his alterations will shew." (Joplin 1826:74) Joplin considered that Ricardo?s Plan directly inspired from his own, but on this point, he appears to be wrong.

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        Cours d'économie politique, ou exposition des principes qui déterminent la prospérité des nations. Ouvrage qui a servi à l'instruction de LL. AA. II. Les Grands-Ducs Nicolas et Michel. Avec des notes explicatives et critiques par J.-B. Say. Tome premier - tome quatrième. Suivi de: Considérations sur la nature du revenue national. Tome cinquième

      Paris, Bossange père 1823 - Five volumes in four in 8vo.; pp. XV, (1), 501, (1) with one folding table; pp. (4), 485, (1); pp. (4), 527, (1); pp. (4) blank, 427, (1) with 11 tables of which 2 are folding tables; tome cinquième, Paris, Bossange père, 1824, pp. (4), XLIV, 198; these five volumes are bound in four in contemporary burgundy half calf over dark-blue boards, spines with some gilding and gilt lettering as well gilt volume numbers, very little rubbed or bumped, yellow edges, endpapers a bit browned or foxed, occasional browning in places, else clean and crisp, a very good set. Heinrich Friedrich von Storch (Riga 1766 - St. Petersburg 1835) studied in Jena and Heidelberg and made a career in the Russian administration and academic circles. His lessons in political economy which he gave to the Grand-Dukes of Russia were first printed in St. Petersburg in 6 volumes. It was J.-B. Say who published in 1823 a second edition in 4 volumes in Paris with his critical notes. Storch was surprised and angry and wrote a response in 1824. This work has the title "Considérations sur la nature du revenue national" and constitutes the fifths volume of this set. Coquelin & Guillaumin II, 668-669, Kress C 1155, Goldsmiths 23767, Menger c. 673, Humpert 12794, Einaudi 5487 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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&#39;r geiriadurau mwyaf cynnwysfawr a chymmeradwy: Ac wedi ei fwriadufel Llogel-gydymaith I&#39;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&#39;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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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO INDIA; OF A SHIPWRECK ON BOARD THE LADY CASTLEREAGH; AND A DESCRIPTION OF NEW SOUTH WALES [with,] Recollections of Sicily, by Count de Forbin

      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&#146;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&#146;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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