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        Plate 15 - Auriculas

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

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        Histoire de L'art par les Monumens, Depuis sa Décadence au IVe Siècle. Jusqu'à son Renouvellement aus XVIe. [volumes V & VI only, 204 plates]

      Treuttel et Würtz, Paris 1823 - The final two volumes, 5 and 6, from this early and important monograph on medieval art, containing the 204 plates depicting medieval painting and ending with a detailed table of contents. The four absent volumes were 3 of text and 1 of plates on architecture and sculpture. What little text remains is in French. The plates are generally very good, with a small portion affected by foxing to the margins, and very occasionally within the plates. The original binding is good only - the vast marbled boards with gilt-ruled red leather towards spine & corners are bright but worn to the edges, leather lost to front-bottom corner of volume 5. The gilt titles & decorations to the spines are bright & legible, but the leather surrounding them is worn & faded, considerably so to top & bottom, with 3" of loss to the bottom of volume 5. Internal & external hinges starting, but reasonably firm, front hinge of volume 5 carefully reinforced. Bright marbled endpapers uniform with boards, small labels to front pastedowns denoting the books as from the library of John Waldie (1833-1907). Plates present medieval manuscripts, drawings, portraits and paintings. Additional shipping charges may apply outwith the UK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Edinburgh Monthly Review. Vol. 1. - Vol. 5. (January - June, 1819 to January - June, 1821). [continued as] The New Edinburgh Review. Vol. 1 - Vol. 5. (July - October, 1821. to April - October, 1823.).

      Edinburgh: Printed for Waugh and Innes., [1819 - 1823]. - 10 vols., 8vo, cont. half calf, boards, the first two volumes in a slightly different binding from the rest, some foxing of prelims. and end leaves, bindings rubbed and sl. chafed at extemities. All published for this periodical. The Prospectus at the front of the first volume states "This monthly journal is intended to be a Review in the stricter sense of the word, avoiding all disquisition not essentially connected with a critical examination of the works noticed, and at the same time giving such statements of their contents as shall convey a clear and decided judgment on their merits. In this manner it is hoped that a satisfactory view will be given of the existing state of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        The Complete Angler

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

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

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

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        Opere inedite e rare di Vincenzo Monti

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

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

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

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        Narrative Of A Journey To The Shores Of The Polar Sea, In The Years 1819, 20, 21, And 22.

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

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        Picturesque scenery in the Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800

      G. S. Tregear, London 1823 - 4to. viii, 70pp. plus 19 prints. Quarter purple cloth over brown cloth with printed cover label. Frontispiece aquatint illustration. First published in 1803. Description of Palestine and Lebanon at the turn of the 18th century. Includes chapters on Acre, Sidon, Beirut, Mount Tabor, Tiberius, Caesarea, Joseph's Well and Tripoli. Features stunning aquatint plates depicting cities in Palestine and Lebanon as they appeared from off the coast and scenes from Arab social life. Includes a portrait of Ahmed Jazzar, the governor of Acre. Dedication page on behalf of Edward Orme in honor of Sir William Sidney Smith for his serfice to the Ottoman Empire. Heavy staining and age wear to binding. Parts of along spine of front board partly split but firmly holding. Corners bumped and worn. Parts of edges bumped. Photocopied descriptions of the work pasted on front endpaper. Slight offsetting on opposite pages of prints. Binding in fair to poor, interior in overall very good condition. F. B. Spilsbury was an English surgeon who served on the H.M.S. Le Tigre in 1799-1800. This was during the Napoleonic Wars when England was allied with the Ottoman Empire against Napoleon, who had recently invaded Egypt and Palestine. Le Tigre took part of the relief of the siege of Acre in 1799. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Specimens of Riding Near London

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

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        Welsh Scenery

      John Murray, London 1823 - Half brown hard grain morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered and decorated spine compartments. Internally, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, bookplate (Henry Blackwell) to fpd, large paper copy, half title present, 35 engraved plates by Edward Finden after Robert Batty, each with a leaf of descriptive text, printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars, aside from a few insignificant spots, a stellar copy. A very attractive gathering of finely executed engravings of Welsh Scenery including such well known sites as Cader Idris, Snowdon, Caernarvon and Conway Castles. Batty also wrote, illustrated topographical books about the scenery of France (1822); Germany (1823); Wales (1823); Hanover, Saxony, and Denmark (1828); and India; and Select Views of the Principal Cities of Europe (1830¿33), which suggests that he spent little time with his regiment after its return from France in 1818.! See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations to Popular Songs

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

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        Welsh Scenery. From Drawings by Captain Batty

      London: John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1823 - First edition. 4to. Thirty-five engraved plates on INDIA PAPER by Edward Finden after Batty. Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars. Near- contemporary quarter morocco and cloth sides, "Percival" stamped in gilt at foot of spine, a.e.g. Bumping to corners, spine slightly faded, marginal foxing on plate 28, otherwise fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grammatica Sanskrita. Nunc primum in Germania edidit Othmarus Frank.

      Wirceburgi [Würzburg], Typographice et lithographice sumtibus propriis; Lipsiae [Leipzig], Prostat apud Fridericum Fleischer, 1823 - Crown quarto. Pp. xv, v, 218. Plus 10 plates, of which 4 are folding. Bound in the original publisher's card wrappers, both sides with a decorative frame, and with a central ornamental illustration embossed in black, wraps bit marked, spine worn, stain on back cover. With neat, contemporary inscription on first flyleaf. A very good, wide-margined copy, well preserved in the original state. ~ First edition. A good copy of the first Sanskrit grammar to appear in Germany, and a unique example of printing art. Lacking an access to any Sanskrit types, Frank could not print the book in letterpress and had to use lithography, a technique usually reserved for the printing of illustrations. Typographically it is unique that the entire text, both the Latin and the Sanskrit, were transferred to stone by hand. Very scarce. Unsophisticated copies in the original binding are practically unavailable.

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        The Sporting Magazine, or Monthly Calendar, of the Transactions of The Turf, The Chase, and Every other Diversion, Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprise & Spirit. (12 Leather Bound Volumes)

      London: M. A. Pittman, Warwick Square. c.1823. In 12 Volumes (Books). Volumes included as follows; Vol. 1 2nd series & Vol. 2 2nd ser.; Vol. 13 New Series & Vol. 14 New Series; 15 & 16; 17 & 18; 18 & 19; 19 & 20; 20 & 21; 21 & 22; 22 & 23; 23 & 24; 24 & 25; 25 & 26. Half leather with marbled boards. Edges with light wear, spines a bit scratched and rubbed. Joints lightly rubbed. Gilt lettered and numbered green leather spine labels. Occasional foxing or light edge soil but volumes overall clean and tight. Engravings are very good, text also very good. Books clean, bindings tight and square. Lots of steel engravings of dogs, birds, horses, fish etc. A nice collection . Hardcover. Very Good.

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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: exhibiting an accurate account of the discovery, settlement, and progress, of their various kingdoms, states, provinces, &c. Together with the wars, celebrated battles, and remarkable events, to the year 1822

      H.C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia 1823 - Expertly bound to style in half calf over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt roll tools, red morocco label in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. One of the most important early atlases printed in the United States: a handsome atlas of the Americas, with individual colour maps of each state in the Union, including a seminal map of the West by Stephen H. Long. At the time of publication this was the best and most detailed atlas to be produced in the United States. Fielding Lucas, the major Baltimore printer, was the principal engraver and substantial historical background text accompanies each map. Among the most noted maps in the atlas is Major Stephen H. Long's "Map of Arkansa and other Territories of the United States." That map, which depicts the Missouri basin between Nashville in the east, the Mandan villages in the north and the Rocky Mountains in the west, was based on the surveys conducted by Long on his expeditions of 1819 and 1820. The map published in Carey & Lea's atlas preceded the official account of that expedition by expedition botanist Edwin James, which included a smaller map with similar detail (titled "Country drained by the Mississippi Western Section"). Carey and Lea's 1823 publication of James Account perhaps explains the prior inclusion of this map with Long expedition information in their atlas. On this famous map is the printed legend, which would perpetuate a myth for many years to come, identifying the high plains as the "Great American Desert." Carey and Lea's atlas was first issued in 1822; this is the 1823 second issue, substantially the same as the first but with a new title and revised states of several maps and text leaves (generally minor revisions, including additional shading to maps and improved resetting of several text leaves, though this copy with first state settings of the Maryland and Virginia text leaves). Howes C133 ("aa"); Phillips 1373a; Sabin 15055; Wheat, Transmississippi West 348 and 352. (17 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches). Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress title (copyright notice on verso), 1p. Advertisement (verso blank), 1p. Contents (verso blank), 46 double-page hand-coloured engraved maps of the United States, all but one with borders of letterpress descriptive text, 1 uncoloured double-page engraved view showing the comparative heights of mountains throughout the world, 1 hand-coloured double-page engraved table showing the comparative lengths of the principal rivers worldwide, 5 letterpress tables (4 double-page [3 of these hand-coloured]), 18pp. of letterpress text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Documents and letters concerning Richard, a slave belonging to John McLean (<I>?I hope he has been a dutiful Servant & may continue to serve you ? you mentioned it was probable that you might wish to return to Ohio & in that event, you did not wish to own Slaves??</I>) Later Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, McLean is especially remembered for his eloquent dissent 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

      On November 11, 1823, four weeks before he became Postmaster General in the cabinet of President James Monroe, Commissioner of the U.S. General Land Office John McLean hired a slave named Richard from Washington Bowie (1776-1826), a wealthy Georgetown merchant. Bowie later sold Richard to William S. Nicholls who sold him to McKean in 1828. John McLean served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1829-1861.Comprises:(1) Manuscript Document, one page, 8? x 7?. [Washington, 1823]. Minor defects at perimeter. Fine condition. In full, ?Jno McLeane [sic] Esqr. Dr. To Washington Bowie. 1823 Novr 11th. To hire of sevant [sic] Richard from 26th June to date 4½ mos. Less time called off to nurse my son say ½ mo. 4 @ 8$. $32. Off for cloathing [sic] furnished.?(2) John McLean. Autograph Statement Signed ?McLean? in text, two pages, 8? x 9.75?, front & verso. [Washington, D.C., 1823-1826]. Fine condition. McLean lists clothing he gave to Richard before Ni

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        Elia: Essays Which Have Appeared Under That Signature in the London Magazine

      London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1823 First edition, first issue, published without the half-title, with the publisher&#39;s single-line Fleet Street address to the tile page, lacking publisher&#39;s terminal advertisements. Finely bound in full navy morocco, with five raised bands to the spine, decorative gilt stamping to the spine bands and compartments, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt turn-ins, maroon coated endpapers. Very good or better, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, a hint of toning to the spine, front hinge tender with some wear and rubbing to outer hinge, otherwise sturdy spine, bright and fresh pages. A clean copy of the scarce first issue in a lovely morocco binding. Elia is a collection of Lamb&#39;s popular essays, each of which was originally published in London Magazine. Specifically, it includes "The South-Sea House," "Christ&#39;s Hospital Five and Thirty Years Ago," "Dream-Children; A Reverie," and "Modern Gallantry," among others. Lamb, a long-time clerk for the British East India Company, began writing essays under the pseudonym "Elia," which he derived from a former colleague&#39;s surname. Lamb wrote in a colloquial and conversational style that made his essays beloved by his Edwardian and Victorian readers. Additionally, Lamb included many of his friends and family in his writing, loosely disguised by initials and pseudonyms. Mary Lamb, Charles&#39; sister and co-author of the popular Tales from Shakespeare (1807), appears as "Cousin Bridget." This first collection of Lamb&#39;s essays was complemented with a second volume in 1833 entitled The Last Essays of Elia: Being a Sequel to Essays Published under that Name. Interestingly, while the American edition of the first collection, published by Carey, Lea, and Carey in Philadelphia, was preceded by this first British edition by five years, the American issue of the second collection preceded its British counterpart; less restricted by copyright laws in the United States, the American publishers were able to issue both Elia volumes simultaneously in 1828.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Linnæan System of Conchology describing the Orders, Genera, and Species of Shells, arranged into divisions and Families...London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1823.

      In 8°, bella leg.di fine '800, in mz. pelle marrone con ampi angoli, piatti e sguardie marmorizzati, titolo impresso in oro sul dorso, ricchi fregi a secco e in oro sul dorso, pp.XV - (1) - 207 - (1), taglio sup. dorato; 37 bellissime tavv. (una funge da antiporta) di varie specie di conchiglie, litogr. e dis. da E.A.Crouch, sotto la direz. di Rowney & Forsster, tutte le tavole sono finemente acquarellate a mano all'epoca e protette da veline. Ottimo non comune esemplare. Caprotti II, p.203. Dance, 216. Nissen ZBI, 2740. La notorietà di John Mawe (1764 - 1829) è senza dubbio legata a questa famosa guida per collezionisti (cfr. Dane, p.93). Veramente molto belle e curate le tavole, disegnate da uno specialista e studioso del settore: Edmond A. Crouch. Esemplari con le tavole colorate non sono facili da trovare.

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        Choix de voyages dans les Quatre Parties du Monde

      Paris: Dabo and Masson, 1823. 15 volumes, duodecimo, with numerous folding maps & plates; a fine set in contemporary half calf. Miniature voyage collection, with a Freycinet section. A delightful French miniature collection of voyages. There are three volumes each to the sections on Africa, Asia, America, Europe and the South Seas. This last part has good Australian and South Pacific material from a variety of sources, including Oxley and Freycinet, both of whose narratives had only just been published. The collection is most interesting and is well illustrated with early engraved maps and plates. This handsome set, in fine original condition has the armorial bookplate of Baron de Nervo.

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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. &#11;&#11;Manuscript notes in ink to title.&#11;&#11;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.&#11;&#11;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.

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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]

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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.

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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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        A Cabinet of Portraits Consisting of Distinguished Characters, British and Foreign: Accompanied with a Brief Memoir of Each Person

      ondon- William Darton 1823 - %0D%0AA scarce edition of this collection of portraits of noted historical figures. %0D%0AWith 64 plates including portraits of Sir Isaac Newton, Sir William Raleigh and William Shakespeare. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a half calf binding. Externally, smart with some very slightbumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with occasional scattered spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED%0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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