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        Histoire de l'art par les monumens depuis sa décadence au IV siècle jusqu'à son renouvellement au XVI. Ouvrage enrichi de 325 planches.

      1823 - Six volumes in-folio, demi-chagrin bleu foncé, dos à six nerfs, titres et tomaisons dorés, têtes dorées, 325 planches gravées sur cuivre et quelques figures dans le texte. Bel exemplaire, de la bibliothèque COLLEMANT DELAMARRE, avec ex-libris gravé armorié. (Quelques rousseurs.) "Ouvrage d'un grand mérite" publié en 24 livraisons entre 1811 et 1823. Jean-Baptiste SEROUX D'AGINCOURT (1730-1814) était fermier général sous Louis XV, avant de quitter Paris et la vie mondaine pour s'installer définitivement à Rome en 1779. Il travaille jusqu'à sa mort à la publication de son Histoire de l'art. pour laquelle il fait dessiner et graver un grand nombre d'oeuvres du Moyen Age qu'il tente de restituer chronologiquement. L'ouvrage se présente comme une continuation du travail de Winckelmann pour les temps dits de la "décadence". La démarche de Seroux d'Agincourt fut pionnière à tous points de vue en cette fin de siècle qui avait tant contribué à l'ignorance et au mépris des oeuvres de l'art du Moyen Age. BRUNET V, 311. VINET 1227, 372. BALDINE SAINT GIRONS, Esthétiques du XVIIIe siècle, p.421-422. I. Tableau historique, architecture (texte). - 10-V-VII-140 pages, un portrait, 2 figures. - II. Sculpture, peinture (texte). 201 pages, une figure. - III. Table des planches (texte). 178 pages. - IV. Planches. Architecture et sculpture. 73 planches pour l'architecture et 48 planches pour la sculpture. - V. Planches. Peinture. Première partie. 113 planches. - VI. Planches. Peinture : deuxième et troisième parties. Table générale des matières. 90 planches numérotées de 114 à 204. Suivies des tables pour les trois sections (architecture, sculpture, peinture). 26800 g.

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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. London:: Printed for R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, Strand.. [1823].. 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.. Original publisher's light blue glazed paper boards, with printed paper title labels. A Very Good set in the quite rare original boards.. 32 hand-colored engravings (9 in Volume I, 23 in Volume II).

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        Biography of the Signers of Declaration of Independence (First Edition, Nine Volume Set)

      R.W. Pomeroy, 1823. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. R.W. Pomeroy, 1823 - 1827. VERY SCARCE SET! The only complete set on the market! All 9 volumes present and in original binding. A detailed and thorough biography of the 56 men who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. Hardcover books. Each book in similar state of condition. Edges bumped and worn. Spines cracked. Foxing throughout interior. Some PO writing. Good condition for its age.

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        Autograph inscription signed "CMvWeber" to an unidentified male correspondent

      53 x 126 mm., cut from the title page of one of Weber's works. Dated Dresden, October 22, 1823. In German (with translation). & & "Dedicated to the excellent master.... in great haste, in remembrance of his true admirer." & & Slightly worn and soiled; one vertical crease; portion of inscription abraided and thus illegible. . "A prototypical 19th-century musician-critic, [Weber] sought through his works, words and efforts as performer and conductor to promote art and shape emerging middle-class audiences to its appreciation. His contributions to song, choral music and piano music were highly esteemed by his contemporaries, his opera overtures influenced the development of the concert overture and symphonic poem, and his explorations of novel timbres and orchestrations enriched the palette of musical sonorities. With the overwhelming success of his opera Der Freischütz in 1821 he became the leading exponent of German opera in the 1820s and an international celebrity. A seminal figure of the 19th century, he influenced composers as diverse as Marschner, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Meyerbeer, Berlioz and Liszt." Philipp Spitta et al in Grove online

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        The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale

      London; John Murray 1823, 1823. Historical fiction. FIRST EDITION, preceeding the US printing. 3 volumes, 12mo. Bound in original half red morocco, gilt, over marbled boards with full gilt backs. A fine set. An important historical novel; 'The Pioneers' was the first of the 'Leatherstocking Tales', featuring Natty Bumppo, the resourceful American woodsman at home with the Delaware Indians and especially their chief Chingachgook. Victor Hugo described Cooper as the great master of modern romance, and he was widely regarded as 'The American Scott'.

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        A Carta e as Cortes de 1826: Dissertacam Critico-Politica, Na Qual

      1823. Rebello, Jose Pinto. A Carta e as Cortes de 1826: Dissertacam Critico-Politica, Na Qual Esta Assembleia e Julgada em Presenca da Constituicam e se Demonstra a Maneira d'Evitar Para o Futuro que os Representantes da Nacam Faltem a Seus Deveres, Ou Atraicoem Novamente a Patria. Bayonna: Na Typographia de Lamaignere, 1832. 55, [1] pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in patterned wrappers. Light soiling, moderate edgewear and a few chips to wrappers, light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places. "1832" to head of front wrapper in early hand, internally clean. * Only edition. Civil war ensued when King Miguel I renounced the 1822 constitution. He was overthrown in 1832 by the former emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro, who was backed by Great Britain and France. He restored the 1823 constitution, which was revised in 1826. This essay discusses these 1826 revisions. OCLC locates 6 copies worldwide, 4 in North America, 1 in a law library (Catholic University).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        The Works of Laurence Sterne in Six Volumes

      London: Samuel Richards, 1823. First Thus. 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.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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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. Toning to spines, else a very fine set housed in a green cloth slipcase. T.e.g. Bookplates. (Roff 149, 185).

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        Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London magazine

      London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, Fleet-Street, 1823. First edition, first issue. 8vo. [iv], 341, [1] pp. Contemporary diced burgundy morocco, boards tooled with grapevine motif in gilt, edges marbled, for the publishers (with their blindstamp on terminal leaf). Professionally rebacked, spine laid down (slightly dulled and rubbed). Short closed tear in margin of title page. Blairhame booklabel. Tinker 1457; Grolier/English 74 . First issue in a fine contemporary binding

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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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 via Condotti N. 19 e 20..., 1823. FIRST EDITION. Oblong folio, 410 x 270 mms., pp. [iv], 50 full-page engraved illustrations of clothing styles, plate area measuring 270 x 192 mms., each plate preceded by tissue guard, contemporary limp maroon pigskin, with title in gilt on front cover within blind panel, all edges gilt, spine. The plates are in fine condition, with very clear impressions. A fine copy. Pinelli (1771 - 1835) was probably one of Italy's most prolific artists, and this volume on the costumes of Roman brigands, outlaws, and robbers (as WorldCat describes it) exemplifies all that is typical and best of his work. The University of Pennsylvania's web site on art history notes that he eschewed "painting in favor of the more immediate and intimate medium of drawing, Pinelli associated himself with the vedutisti, who painted Roman views primarily for a foreign market of tourists and Italophiles. Perhaps due to his largely touristical customer base, Pinelli's drawings of Roman life focus on everyday bucolic happenings. He is quick to include indicators of real sites and real people and nearly all of his drawings were done from life.... In his humorous, charming, and skillfully executed drawing Bartolomeo Pinelli thus brings the daily life of contemporary, everyday Romans to life complete with its dramas and its comedies, catering to a tourist's interest in the picturesque without sacrificing the integrity of the scene."

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        The Fables of Aesop and Others with Designs on Wood By Thomas Bewick

      Printed by E. Walker, for T. Bewick and Son. Sold By them, Longman and Co. London, and All Booksellers, Newcastle 1823 - 21.5 cm x 13.3 cm, pp. xxiv, 376. Half bound in dark green leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, gilt-ruled spine. Profusely illused with title-page vignette, head & tail pieces throughout, as well as a woodcut for each fable. With the "thumb print" receipt and numbered 730. Paper over hinge cracked at receipt page, covers lightly scuffed, else very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        George IV's Embarkation at Kingstown on the 3rd September 1821

      London and Dublin: Hurst Robinson & Co., and R, Milliken and Allen & Sons, March 1823. Aquatint and etching, hand-colored, on wove paper, partial watermark "J Whatman". 15 x 23¾ inches. George IV's coronation took place in Westminster Abbey in 1821 and will always be remembered for the scandalous attempt of the King's disgraced Queen to force her way into the ceremony, from which she had been barred, to be crowned. The King's discomfort was permanently relieved when in August she died. Immediately after her death, George IV began a Royal tour, starting in Ireland; where he landed on September 3rd at Dunleary, a port which lies at the southern extremity of Dublin bay, whence he traveled by land to Dublin. In honor of the visit, Dunleary was immediately renamed Kingstown.

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        The Naval History Of Great Britain, From The Year MDCCLXXXIII To MDCCCXXII. By Edward Pelham Brenton, Esq. Captain In The Royal Navy. 5 volume set

      London: Printed by J. F. Dove, St. John's Square. Published by C. Rice, Mount Street, Berkeley Square: Sold also by Budd and Calkin, Pall Mall; W. Clarke, New Bond Street; J. Hearne, Strand; E. Stockdale, Piccadilly; J.M. Richardson, et al. 1823-25 . 0. A very good 5 volume set in matching half leather bindings. 8vo. 8.75" x 5.50" x 1.50". Brown half calf over marbled boards, edges a little rubbed. Spines with 5 raised bands, bright gilt titles, volume number, and date London 1823-25 at the tail of each spine ( Vols.1 and 2:1823; Vol. 3: 1824; Vols.4 and 5:1825. Top page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Light foxing to front free-endpapers. Each volume with an engraved frontis (lightly foxed) and printed title. Previous owners signature: "J. Ronald Pollock"; to the top of each title. All engravings with light foxing and offsetting. Vol. I. : pp.27/pp.505, with 5 engravings and 1 folding map; Vol II.: pp.15/pp.566/[1p. - Errata], with 6 engravings 1 fold-out map, and a fold-out view of Nelson's attack on Copenhagen and 3 tables (1 folding); Vol. III.: pp.21/pp.531/[2pp. - List of Commanders 1783-1822], with 8 engravings, a facsimile letter, and a fold-out view of the Battle of Trafalgar; Vol. IV.: pp.10/pp.576, with 2 engravings, one table and 3 folding maps; Vol. V.: pp.13/pp.483/[14pp. - Errata and Subscriber's List], with 4 engravings and 1 folding map. A total of 34 engraved plates of which 8 are folding (not including tables). The folding map of Copenhagen in Vol. 4 has an accompanying explanatory letterpress leaf which is not part of the register or pagination. With a final errata leaf to vols. 2 and 5. With a list of subscribers and index in Vol. 5. Referenced by: NSTC 2B47000. " Captain Edward Pelham Brenton (20 July 1774 – 13 April 1839) was an officer of the British Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars who military career was relatively quiet, apart from involvement in the capture of Martinique in 1809. Brenton became famous in the aftermath of the war, when he published the Naval History of Great Britain from the Year 1783 to 1822 in 1823. The book was popular, but Brenton was criticised at the time and since for his failure to distinguish between fact and rumour as well as his partisan political leanings. In Brenton's later life, he was heavily involved in charitable enterprises in the poorer areas of London with mixed success." - See Wikipedia . .

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        Voyage a La Terre De Van Diemen Ou Description Historique, Geographique et Topographique De Cette Ile; Traduit De L'anglais, Avec Une Carte et La Vue d'Hobart-Town

      Paris, Chez Gide Fils, Rue Saint-Marc, No 20.: Bureau Des Annales Des Voyages, 1823. French language. Three quarters leather over brown marbled paper covered boards, blue speckled paper edges, (5), 6-187pp, large folding map of Hobart at rear but NO view of Hobart Town. Cover corners and spine ends rubbed, chip to title backing on spine, pencilled book note on front stuckdown, light age toning/spotting throughout. colour map at rear in near very good condition, couple of small closed tears to folds and one small toned area. No water damage, but pages are a little wavy. 300g. [Ferguson 903.]. Three-Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Hunting. Plate I. Going out.; ...Plate II. Breaking Cover; ...Plate III. Running; ...Plate IV. The Death

      London: R. Ackermann, 1 May 1823. Aquatint engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Thomas Sutherland (some small marginal tears, occasionally just affecting image area). 9 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches approx. 14 7/8 x 18 inches and smaller. A very fine series from one of the greatest British sporting artists of his time "Dean Wolstenholme Snr became an artist in middle life after losing his then not inconsiderable wealth in a property deal which went wrong. Before moving to London in about 1800 he had lived in Herfordshire and Essex, pursuing a happy life devoted to foxhunting and coursing, painting a little for his own pleasure. In London he had to paint in earnest, bringing to the city memories of his earlier years. He exhibited a painting of coursing at the Royal Academy in 1803; fox hunting in 1804... and so on until shortly before his death in 1837. A large number of his hunting, coursing and shooting pictures were engraved... [His son, Charles Dean Wolstenholme Jnr. (1793-1883) also became an animal painter of note.] Both father and son populated their landscapes with horses and horsemen rather than painting commissioned equestrian portraits; and the pleasure of their work is their skill in depicting the English (Home Counties) countryside." (Chales Lane British Racing Prints p.184) Siltzer p.311

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        German Scenery. From drawings made in 1820

      London: Rodwell & Martin, 1823. FIRST EDITION. Period full maroon morocco leather embossed with a gilt design on front board and on spine. Engraved title with vignette and 61 views engraved by Heath, Lacey, Owen and others after drawings by Batty. Rolled borders. Generel shelf wear else excellent.. First Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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        An Essay towards a HISTORY OF HEXHAM In Three Parts: Illustrating its Ancient and Present State, Civil and Ecclesiastical Economy, Antiquities and Statistics, with Descriptive Sketches of the Scenery and Natural History of the Neighbourhood.

      Alnwick: W Davidson 1823 - Very good condition, recently rebound with new spine and overhaul to corners, half leather (goat) with marbled boards and end papers, five raised bands on spine with gilt decoration and title on red leather label, fold out frontispiece replicating the inscriptions in the church at Hexham, engraving of south front of the Shrine and .tomb of Prior Richard (opposite page 78), xii plus 246 pages, general light tanning to pages, foxing to some pages and plates, two contemporary articles from contemporary paper, copnserved and lose in envelope on rear blank, overall very good condition in simpathetic binding in a contemporary style of the period. [General information: Photographs available - please specify views wanted. Postage and packaging at cost based on average size book and surface post outside UK: multi-volumes and heavy items and air mail may require additional charges]

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        Godwin's Emigrant's Guide to Van Diemen's Land

      London,: Sherwood, Jones,, 1823.. Octavo, with a folding handcoloured map and a folding view; a very fine copy in the original boards, printed paper label on the spine, preserved in a folding box. First edition: now rare. Godwin's work on Van Diemen's Land is one of the earliest books to promote free emigration to an Australian colony. Earlier publications were essentially historical or narrative accounts, and this is arguably the earliest Australian emigrant's guide.Tasmania was undergoing a period of massive expansion in the 1820s: the population rose from 5468 to 24,279 and included thousands of free immigrants, for many of whom Godwin's Guide would have been standard reading. It attempts to cover all areas of interest to the immigrant - as well as articles describing the island there are specialist chapters on sheep, land clearing, the cost of labour, cattle prices, commerce and much detail on the ordinary mechanics of living, including a short article on "a weekly Gazette published at Hobart Town by Mr A. Bent".The lithograph frontispiece ("South West View of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land") is by A. Aglio, after G.W. Evans's view of the same name. Aglio, adopting contemporary artistic practice, has embellished Evans's original work with the addition of cows and kangaroos in the foreground. Not all copies were issued with the folding map in the superior handcoloured form, as here.Wantrup, 59.

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        Tableau de la Constitution, des Lois et du Gouvernement du Royaume-Uni, de la Grande-Bretagne et d`Irlande.,

      Paris: Bavoux; Paris: Delaunay, 1823,. - xv, 312 pp., 18 cm, 1823. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, marmorierter Schnitt, xv und 312 Seiten, Einbandecken bestoßen, -ränder beschabt, Rüclenleder beidseitig an den Gelenken eingerissen, Vorsätze im Falz eingerissen und an den Ecken fleckig, Seiten durchgängig (meist leicht) braunfleckig, Ein Blatt mit Rand- bzw. Eckfehlstelle unten (ohne Textverlust). Ordentliches Exemplar. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1010 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The British Essayists. With Prefaces, Historical and Critical, by James Ferguson

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1823., 1823. Complete in 40 volumes; small 8vo (6½ x 35 inches). A striking set in contemporary half tan calf with two black title labels and gilt decoration to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. A couple of title labels replaced; light rubbing. A wonderful compilation of articles, critical essays, stories, etc., from many different journals and magazines such as the Tatler, the Observer, the Spectator, the Adventurer, and many more, in a superb contemporary binding.

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        Designs for lodges and entrances to parks, paddocks, and pleasure-grounds, in the Gothic, Cottage, and Fancy styles; with characteristic scenery and descriptive letterpress... new edition

      London: S. Gosnell for J. Taylor, 1823 [final plate watermarked 1825]. Large quarto. (15 x 11 inches). Uncut, half-title, small format 8pp. publisher's catalogue dated 1825 bound at rear. 20 plates (1 engraved, 19 uncoloured aquatint plates after Dubourg, printed in sepia). Original paper-covered boards (expertly rebacked, original letterpress label laid down), modern green cloth chemise, all within a modern green morocco- backed cloth slipcase, titled in gilt on 'spine'. A very fine large uncut copy of the second edition of Dearn's work, concentrating on designs for the lodges or gate-houses at the entrances to large estates. In his 'advertisement' Dearn explains why he feels that more attention should be paid to lodge or gate-houses: they are often the first buildings that a visitor will see. He recommends that the lodge should reflect the character of the main house, 'as we frequently decide on the Character of places, as well as of persons, by first impressions'. The designs are generally for buildings of small dimensions, and in the text to plate VI, Dearn explains that the reason that his designs do not usually contain more than one 'lodging room' is that an 'Entrance Lodge is usually intended, either for an old man, an old woman, or both, or for a mother and daughter; in short, for any thing but a family. A group of small children, though occasionally picturesque in a situation like this, is not, on the whole, desirable. That neatness and air of comfort, which should mark the approach to a gentleman's residence, would, by such an assemblage, be too frequently destroyed'. Cf. Abbey Life 12 (1811 edition); Archer 59; RIBA I,824; Sotheran Piccadilly Notes 38:84

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        THE SCRIPTURE HISTORY OF JOSHUA THE BRAVE AND SAMSON THE STRONG. (Cover title: Hodgson's The Scripture History of Joshua and Samson")

      London, Hodgson & Co., 10 Newgate Streewt, March 21, 1823.. FIRST EDITION 1823, small 8vo, 175 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, grey card covers with large hand coloured illustrated half-title plate mounted on upper cover (showing Joshua with weapon and helmet, Samson standing astride a subdued lion, 13 leaves within comprising title page with hand coloured vignette and 6 line verse about Joshua and Samson below, 12 leaves printed 1 side only with hand coloured scenes from Genesis (Adam and Eve x 2, The Deluge, The Building of Babel), Exodus (The Finding of Moses, Moses and the Fiery Bush, Pharoah's Host in the Red Sea, Moses receiving the Commandments), Judges (Samson carrying the gates of Gaza), Samuel (David and Goliah), Kings (Elijah in the Fiery Chariot), Daniel (The Three Children in the Fiery Furnace). Each brightly coloured image occupies about 2 thirds of the page with a 4 line simple verse below. Covers slightly soiled and stained, spine and corners slightly worn with small chips to blue surface paper, 25 mm (1") split to tail of spine, mounted half-title plate lightly browned, and lower corners chipped affecting Samson's left foot and part of background. A long inscription in a child's hand on front pastedown dated 1847, margins lightly thumbed throughout, a couple of tiny light ink marks on text area of 1 page. A very good complete copy of a scarce item. Not in British Library, 1 copy located in Cambridge (12 leaves only), 1 in the Osborne Collection in Toronto (not in catalogue) and 1 in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, the latter with mounted half title on upper cover as ours. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      Nantes MellinetMalassis 1823 - 1828 9 volumes in-8, Planches H.T. Reliure demi basane époque, dos lisses ornés de filets (1 manque en queue d'un dos, ex libris décollés sur les contreplats avec manque de papier sur ceux-ci).Bon ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diary of a Tour through Southern India, Egypt, and Palestine,

      London, Hatchard & Son,, 1823. in the Years 1821 and 1822. By a Field Officer of Cavalry. Octavo. Later half calf, pages untrimmed. 2 folding maps and 2 plates. A nice bright copy. First Edition. Inscibed by Mackworth "Colonel Boyse with the best & most affect. regards of the author".

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        Les Principes de la Musique

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1823. A complete set of twenty-four cards for children in French providing instruction about music. Each card is dedicated to a particular musical concept, for example, the repeat, rests, the musical staff, the values of the notes, and intervals, with written descriptions of each. To clarify the descriptions, many include musical notations. Each card is also illustrated with a large hand-colored lithograph at the bottom, depicting musicians playing certain instruments. The name of the instrument is printed below each illustration. On the card for “Ton,” or tone, a young shepherd sitting atop a hill plays the flageolet, a type of flute, to his sheep below. The card for “Reprise,” or repeat, bears a snowy scene of a soldier on horseback, summoning his troops to charge with a trumpet call. Bookseller’s stamp to the verso of each card, and some faint foxing to several of the cards. The paper labels from the original slipcase have been re-attached to a more recent protective box.

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      Philadelphia.: H. C. Carey and I. Lea., 1823. ..."FROM THE NOTES OF MAJOR LONG, MR. T. SAY, AND OTHER GENTLEMEN OF THE EXPLORING PARTY"... 8, 503pp... Fine modern binding, 3/4 leather with boards, raised spine bands, gilt lettering on spine and matching marbled endpapers... The Long Expedition was the third major American exploration into the trans-Mississippi West, following Lewis and Clark, and Pike. The Expedition traversed the Great Plains from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains across Kansas and Colorado... HOWES J-41... SABIN 35682... Toning and some foxing, otherwise clean interior... SCARCE... VOLUME I ONLY... . Three-Quarter Leather.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Complete Angler [And] the Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson [Finely Bound by Riviere & Son]

      John Major, London - 1823, 1825, 1st John Major Editions. () Fine. lx,411; xviii, 503pp. Octavo. Two volumes. Finely bound in full black morocco by Riviere & Son with discrete professional restoration to external hinges. Triple gilt fillet to boards. Double gilt fillets to edges of boards. Spine in 6 compartments; gilt titles in second compartment with remaining stamped elaborately in gilt. Date in gilt to foot of spine. Turn ins stamped elaborately in rulled and rolled gilt designs. Engraved bookplate of Augustine Healy to front pastedowns. Gift inscription on flyleaf of Angler. Some foxing, age-toning and offsetting from engravings internally, else tight with only light shelfwear to corners and edges of boards. A beautiful uniformly bound set of Walton's Angler and Lives, comprising the first John Major edition of each work. This is the large paper edition with numerous copper engravings on India paper and wood engravings throughout the text. Sumptiously bound in full black morocco by Riviere & Son, signed by the firm in both bindings. Walton's Compleat Angler is a classic of both Angling and English literature and his Lives a charming account of his subjects, some of whom were also friends. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Naval History of Great Britain, from the year MDCCLXXXIII to MDCCCXXII

      London, C. Rice, , 1823-5. 5 volumes, octavo (216 × 130 mm) contemporary burgundy half roan on marbled boards, titles gilt to spines, attractive trophies of arms gilt in the compartments, edges sprinkled red. Portrait frontispiece to each and 19 other plates and portraits in all, one a folding plate of Trafalgar, 9 maps and plans, 7 of them folding, 2 folding tables and a facsimile. Contemporary armorial bookplates of the Parker family to four volumes. A little rubbed, light foxing and browning as usual, marginal hygroscopic damping of some of the plates, overall a very good set. First edition. Brenton served with distinction during the Napoleonic Wars, blockading the French coast and cruizing off the West Indies; "for his distinguished bravery in the attack on a small French squadron under the batteries of St Pierre of Martinique, he was advanced to post rank, his commission being dated back to 13 December 1808, the day of the action. Anticipating his promotion, the admiral, Sir Alexander Cochrane, had appointed him acting captain of the Pompée (74 guns), bearing the broad pennant of Commodore Cockburn, under whose immediate command he served with the brigade of seamen landed for the capture of Martinique." (ODNB) He was on the North American station during the War of 1812, but had no opportunities for distinguished action, and in 1813 went on half-pay; "Brenton then turned to writing, publishing in 1823 his Naval History of Great Britain from the Year 1783 to 1822… As an officer of rank, who had been actively employed during the period of his history, his opportunities of gaining information were almost unequalled …" Admiral Sir William Parker is listed amongst the subscribers and there is a quantity of telling pencil marginalia scattered through the volumes and later gift inscriptions to "J. C. Parker from George Parker" dated in 1871, to three of the volumes.

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        NAPIER, William (1785-1860). Army Officer; author of History of the War in the Peninsula.

      - Autograph Letter Signed (?William Napier?) to Mr. Koch [former General, and author of the Mémoires de Masséna], discussing the frustrations of trying to obtain all the documents and figures necessary for his work [his History of the War in the Peninsula].4 pages 4to in French, 134 Sloane Street, 22 May 1823. The first volume of Napier's monumental History of the War in the Peninsula appeared in 1828, and was only completed in 1840. Although it aroused controversy from the beginning, particularly from those former combatants who felt unfairly slighted by Napier, it also proved remarkably popular. Napier's frustration with the widely scattered archives he wished to consult is evident in this letter; perhaps more surprising is the fact that one of the most helpful of those he consulted was Marshal Soult, as was Wellington. In addition, he was given access to Joseph Bonaparte's correspondence, which had been captured by the British. A proportion of this correspondence was in code, which was successfully decyphered by Napier's wife.Trans: ? . . historic and military materials [i.e., archives] are very scattered, as there is no Depot in which one is obliged to deposit them, as is the case in your country. We have no reports from the Head of Staff of the various Corps; not even one for Head of the General Staff. The papers are deposited, half with the Adjutant General and half at General Headquarters. In addition, some papers remain with the Military Secretary of the General in Chief: and it takes time and work in order to obtain any information on all points from these gentlemen, of whom some are in London and some are in the country. In short, we are still barbarians when it comes to administration of war, but courage! I have sent you very precise and detailed information on our losses in various battles . . . In a few days, I will also send the muster rolls up until Toulouse, both for the English and the Portuguese. The Spanish [numbers] are unknown at the moment, but it should still be possible to give you an estimate. . .As for me, I am missing a great deal, the historical reports of the General Headquarters of the 2nd corps of the army, for the operations of Marshal Soult against our army in 1808 and 1809, especially from first of December until the twentieth January of those years; also, the expedition made by the same Marshal in Portugal, and his great march with the 6th and 5th Corps on Placentia, to divide Wellington's Army when the ineptitude and boastfulness of your Duc de Bellune [Marshal Victor] had cost you the best opportunity of crushing us completely and make us wish to abandon continental expeditions. Also, I do not have the account of losses at Coruna and at Talavera, which you will give me out of self-interest, because, if I do not get it, I will kill half your men and will take countless prisoners! . . .N.B. I have not yet had the time to make any observations on your account of the Battle of Toulouse, but your impartiality is plain to see, for we had far greater losses than you say.?Remains of guard at the left of the first page, but the letter is otherwise in very good condition.

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      Tanner H.S. Philadelphia: Tanner, H.S., 1823. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 18.25" x 21". Rare map of North and South America from the 1823 edition of Tanner's "New American Atlas" (first edition published 1819). Includes South Seas islands and Hawaii, and part of Europe and Africa (all uncolored). Full original margins, some staining to top margin, some chips to bottom edge and corners. Repair to centerfold near margin. Image intact.

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        Sketches in Architecture; consisting of original designs for cottages and rural dwellings, suitable for persons of moderate fortune, and for convenient retirement; with plans and appropriate scenery to each ... new edition

      London: S. Gosnell for J. Taylor, 1823 [plates and text watermarked 1818]. Quarto. (13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches). Uncut, half-title, small format 20pp. publisher's catalogue bound at rear. 20 plates (5 engraved, 15 uncoloured aquatint plates after Rosenberg, printed in sepia). Original paper-covered boards, letterpress title label to backstrip (extremities bumped), modern green cloth chemise, all within a modern green morocco-backed cloth slipcase, titled in gilt on 'spine'. A very fine large uncut copy of the second edition of Dearn's work, concentrating on designs for 'cottages and rural dwellings, suitable to persons of moderate fortune.' 'In the Plans now laid before the Public, it has been my endeavour to furnish a series of designs, which should meet the taste of others without discrediting my own; and my presenting a selection of Plans and Elevations in which economy forms a prominent feature, and not beyond the reach of persons in moderate circumstances, to render them extensively useful, and applicable to the purposes of genteel life' (p.15). In line with Dearn's stated aim of providing plans for smaller buildings, the largest house shown (a 'villa in the cottage style') includes four bedrooms, whilst the smallest house shown is actually one of a pair of entrance lodges, each with only two rooms in total. Cf. Archer 60-61; cf. RIBA I,825-826;

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        A Digest of the Laws of the State of Alabama, Containing the Statutes

      1823. [Alabama]. Toulmin, Harry [1767-1823], Compiler. A Digest of the Laws of the State of Alabama, Containing the Statutes and Resolutions in Force at the End of the General Assembly in January, 1823. To Which is Added, An Appendix; Containing the Declaration of Independence; The Constitution of the United States; The Act Authorizing the People of Alabama to Form a Constitution and State Government; And the Constitution of the State of Alabama. Compiled by Appointment, And Under the Authority of the General Assembly; With a Copious Index. Cahawba, [Ala.]: Published by Ginn & Curtis, J. & J. Harper, Printers, New-York, 1823. xxxiv, [2], [9]-1066 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped, a few minor stains to boards. Light browning and foxing to text. Early annotation to spine ("1823"), other annotations ("House of Reps.") to endleaves, a few more to text. A solid copy. * First edition. Toulmin emigrated from England and settled originally in Virginia. He moved to Kentucky and became the president of Transylvania University and served as that state's secretary of state from 1796 to 1804. He moved to Alabama a few years later and was one of the framers of the Alabama constitution, later a state legislator. Alabama Territory was created in 1817. The territory became a state in 1819. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 8.

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        Narrative of a Voyage Round the World

      London,: Treuttel and Wurtz, 1823.. Quarto, two parts in one, with a folding frontispiece map and 25 lithograph plates, very occasional spotting to plates; modern polished calf, gilt, a good copy. The first edition in English of this informal narrative of the Freycinet voyage, the great French expedition to Australia and the Pacific commanded by Louis de Freycinet; it is also the first appearance in English of any account of the expedition.Arago was the official artist on the voyage, and the lithograph plates here are all after his own drawings. His narrative is highly readable, not least because he entirely avoids the conventional forms of the voyage narrative, ignoring the "eternal repetition of winds, currents, longitude and lattitude". Full of wry humour, it takes the form of a series of letters to a friend. Long portions relate to Australia, with descriptions of Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and of meetings with Governor Macquarie and John Oxley. There is also a long account (almost 100 pages) of their stay in Hawaii at a crucial period in the history of the islands.Despite the clear evidence of the 'Directions for placing the Plates' present here, there has been some unnecessary confusion about the collation of this book. Ferguson omitted the map from his plate count, while Hill erroneously called for a map and 26 plates. This copy, with the map and 25 plates is complete.Ferguson, 885; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 562; Hill, p. 295; Judd, 4.

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        Quentin Durward 3volumes

      1823 - Very rare Original 1st edition: with half title page! Small size owner's name on half title page in all volumes, otherwise good copy with some foxing. Well worn edges of pages. Original board sides with new end papers. . It has well worn edges, damage by the edges, Marks on cover. Please see uploaded photos. For more information, please contact us. We are sending all orders by trackable signed for registered post. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Istruzioni per le II RR Preture Foresi ed Urbane nel Regno Lombardo.

      1823 - [Lombardy-Venetia, Kingdom of]. Istruzioni per le Ii Rr Preture Foresi ed Urbane nel Regno Lombardo. Milan: Dall'Imp. Regia Stamperia, 1823. [iv], 157 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Original wrappers, untrimmed edges, most signatures unopened. Light soiling, some rubbing to extremities, spine abraded with wear to ends. Light toning to text, foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. * Only edition. With forms. A handbook on civil procedure in the "rural and urban" courts of the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia. Established by the Congress of Vienna in 1815, this Northern Italian kingdom was part of the Austrian Empire. Lombardy was annexed to the Sardinia in 1859 and the kingdom ceased to exist when the rest of its territory was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the National Library of Israel). KVK locates 2 copies, both in Italy. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Graphical and Literary Illustrations of Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire ; with Heraldic and Genealogical Notices of the Beckford Family

      London: Printed for the Author. 1823. First Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with paper label bearing printed titles on upper board, spine ends lightly bumped, author's presentation inscription (to a Mr Price) on ffep, endpapers a little toned, illustrated with frontis & 7 other b/w plates, 2 colour plates and an engraved title page, some foxing to margins of plates, this one of 300 large paper copies. , Fonthill Abbey, also know as Beckford's Folly was a large Gothic revival country house built at the end of the 18th / beginning of the 19th century at the direction of William Beckford. Beckford, the son of a wealthy plantation owner, had inherited a considerable fortune at the age of ten and newspapers of the period described him as "the richest commoner in England". He used his money to build a gothic cathedral on his estate at Fonthill Gifford. Construction began in 1796 and lasted until 1813. Beckford lived alone in his Abbey until 1822, when he lost several of his Jamaican plantations and was forced to sell up. Just three years later the 90m tower collapsed, destroying much of the house and by 1826 only a small part of Beckfords original Abbey remained. , 4to 11" - 13" tall, viii [1] 6-68 [8] pp .

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        Les Papillons: Leur Histore, La Manière de Leur Faire La Chasse et de les Conserver; Ouvrage Amusant et Instructif

      Paris: Chez Blanchard. Cover rubbed and bumped with corner and edge wear. Chips to spine ends. Several pages with edge repairs and preface page with reinforcement at inner margin. Scattered browning and staining throughout. Illustrations bright and contents tight. Previous owner's signature on fep. [1823]. First Edition. Blue hardbackboard cover with cloth spine. 74pp :: Hand coloured frontispiece and 6 other hand coloured plates :: 190mm x 260mm (7" x 10") .

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        Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale Fishery; Including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern coast of West Greenland, made in the Summer of 1822, in the Ship Baffin of Liverpool

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1823. First edition. The engraved plates some show scattered foxing and offsetting to the text, the two maps also show scattered foxing with the outer margin of the first map a bit soiled, the last 35 pages of the text show marginal browning to the outer top corner, the attractive binding is bright and clean with no wear and the original watercolor by Gilkerson is in fine condition; overall a good to very good copy.. Pp. xliii, 472; 2 large folding maps, 6 engraved plates (2 are folding), several text-figures. Early one-quarter white vellum, spine is gilt ruled and with brown morocco title label lettered in gilt, over French style marbled boards, 8vo. The work documents a whaling expedition and exploration of the coast of western Greenland in 1822. Scientific observations were made that are reported in the appendices such as a list of rock specimens by W. Jameson, an annotated list of 45 species of plants by Sir W.J. Hooker, an annotated list of zoological specimens (mammal, birds, fishes, etc.) with comments by W. Jameson, a meteorological table and extracts from the journals of two other whaling ships. See also Arctic Bibliography 15614 and Sabin 78171. Tipped in on the front free endpaper is an original watercolor painting of a ship's captain or shipmate by William Gilkerson, a professional marine artist, author and historian.

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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., 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.. 1st Edition.

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

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

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        A Picturesque Description of North Wales:

      26 Haymarket, London: Thomas M'Lean, 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)

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        Cook and Housekeeper's Complete & Universal Dictionary

      Bungay: L. & R. Childs, 1823. 495 pages. Including a system of modern cookery, in all its various branches, adapted for the use of private families: also a variety of original and valuable information relevant to Baking, Brewing, Carving, Cleaning, Collaring, Curing, Economy of bees, Economy of dairy, Economy of poultry, Family medicine, Gardening, Home-made wines, Pickling, Potting, Preserving, Rules of health.. Reprint. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket - as issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      New York. . 1823 - Two large folio aquatint engravings, each 52 x 68cm. Both images have been professionally cleaned and backed, a few minor surface abrasions, considerable toning, but decent copies of the first states of these rare views. Archivally matted, protected with mylar sheets. William Guy Wall published his two views of New York in the summer of 1823. "They are two of the most beautiful views we have of New York City in the early nineteenth century" - Deak. The Brooklyn view, taken from Brooklyn heights, shows the growing city across the East River. Wall took great care to accurately render the buildings on the opposite shore, observable in great detail. The view from Weehawk reverses the view, looking at the west side of town along the Hudson. "Both views are exceedingly well- balanced, and both retain an eighteenth- century elegance in the clarity and fluid handling of the topographic projection." - Deak. The plates were engraved by John Hill, and are here present in their first states. Stokes asserts that the Brooklyn view is considerably rarer than the one from Weehawk. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 335, 336. STOKES, ICONOGRAPHY OF MANHATTAN 92, 93. OLDS, BITS & PIECES OF AMERICAN HISTORY 14, 15.

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        Particulars of the Life, Trial, and Execution of Henry Anderson,.

      1823 - An Unrecorded Broadside? [Broadside]. [Rape]. Particulars of the Life, Trial, and Execution of Henry Anderson, Aged 33, Who Was Executed at the Drop, in Front of the New Goal, at Durham, on Monday the 18th of March, 1822, for a Rape, committed on the Body of Sarah Armstrong. Hoggett, Printer, Durham; reprinted by G. Angus, Newcastle, [c. 1823]. 12" x 7-1/2" broadsheet, verso blank, light edgewear, faint dampstain, slightly creased. * Henry Anderson, a coal miner was a resident of Old Painshaw (Penshaw?) County Durham. The crime for which he was hanged, was committed in a field where there is a footpath leading from Sunderland to Philadelphia, near Hought-le-Spring. The given account shows that both his brother and his uncle had been tried for similar offenses in earlier times. No copies found on OCLC or COPAC.

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        Royal Naval Biography; or Memoirs of the Services of the all the Flag Officers …

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, , 1823-30. Illustrated by a Series of Historical and Explanatory Notes, which will be found to contain an Account of all the Naval Actions and other Important Events, from the Commencement of the Late Reign, in 1760, to the Present Period. With Copious Addenda. 12 volumes octavo. Original dark green diagonal-grained cloth, title gilt to the spines with a large fouled anchor device at the tail, elaborate panelling in blind to the boards, cream endpapers. Some slight rubbing on the boards, typically variably foxed and browned throughout, but an exceptionally well-preserved set in the attractive publisher's binding. First editions. Bridges the gap between Charnock and O'Byrne, providing nearly 2500 detailed biographies of the services of officers with the rank of commander and above. Little is known of Marshall beyond the biography that he provides of himself in the introduction to this work, and the bare bones of the Navy Lists; he "recorded that he went to sea at nine years of age, and served throughout the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars in vessels of a class to which no schoolmaster was allowed, that is, in sloops, cutters, or other small craft. He was therefore probably born in 1784, and first went to sea in 1793. At the conclusion of the war he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, on 14 February 1815, but had no further service in the Royal Navy" (ODNB). Marshall excuses his "grammatical errors, and many inelegancies of composition" due to his lack of formal education, and Laughton remarks that the work" had no pretensions to literary merit … the author seldom attempted any critical judgement of the conduct he described", often relying on an officer's own account of his services. But this does mean that it contains many "copies of official or private letters, and other documents" otherwise inaccessible. Invaluable reference, and a lovely set.

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        Welsh Scenery

      London: John Murray, 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.

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