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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 FROM HEIGHTS NEAR BROOKLYN. [with:] NEW YORK FROM WEEHAWK.

      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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        German Scenery from the Drawings Made in 1820 by Captain Batty of the Grenadier Guards

      London: Rodwell & Martin, 1823. 4to. (12 x 9 1/2 inches). Text in English and French. Frontispiece, engraved title and 60 engraved plates by Heath, Lacey, Owen and others after Batty (foxing to frontispiece and title). Contemporary half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine in 6 compartments with semi-raised bands, ruled on either side of each band, lettered in the second compartment, the others with an elaborate repeat roll tool decoration in gilt. First edition. Comprised largely of views in present day Austria, including scenes in Vienna and Salzbourg.

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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

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        Memoires, Pour Servir L'histoire de France Sous Napoleon

      London: Bossange and Colburn, 1823. Hardcover. Very Good. Period half green calf leather bindings with marbled boards. Seven volume complete set. French text. 8vo. 5 5/8" x 8 5/8". xii/ 384 pages + errata and illustrations list, viii/ 389 pages, xix/ 426 pages plus illustrations list, x/ 478 pages, vii/ 358 pages + 1 page corrections plus 1 page of adverts, ix/ 446 pages, xii/ 388 pages. Illustrated with 10 fold out copies of letters and 8 fold-out maps. Seven volume set comprising; Dicte Au General Gourgaud (vol. 1 & 2). Dicte Au Comte de Montholon (vol. 3 & 4). Melanges Historiques - Dicte Au Comte de Montholon (Vol. 1. 2 & 3). Spines rubbed and worn in places. Some chipping and loss to the labels. Very slight foxing in places. Some shelf wear. Owners book plate reads "le bon tems vibmdri.

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        Denkmal der wieder-eröffnung der Deutschen Kirche in Stockholm zur öffentlichen Gottes Verehrung, nach vollendeter Ausbesserung, 1821.

      Eine Predigt mit diplomatisch-historischen Beylagen, von D. Joh. Anton. Aug. Lüdeke. Stockholm, Fr. Bog. Nestius, 1823. 8:o. (7),+ (1 blank),+ 650 pp.+ 2 utvikbara litogr. planscher. Ren inlaga, tryckt på tjockare papper. Något nött samtida skinnband med guldornerad rygg, gula snitt. Skada på övre kapitäl. Setterwall 6018. Ågren 2109. Det mest värdefulla med denna utgåva är de bifogade bilagorna (s. 29-650), som innehåller information om den tyska kyrkan, St. Gertrud, och församlingen i Stockholm samt mycket biografiska och genealogiska uppgifter om de tyska släkterna inflyttade till Stockholm. Anton Lüdeke (1772-1838) var son till Christoph Wilhelm L. och var från 1807 pastor i tyska församlingen i Stockholm

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        The Poetical Works

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, J. Murray, and Hurst, Robinson & Co.,, 1823. 10 volumes, small octavo (150 × 96 mm). Near-contemporary green full calf, spines in compartments with tooling in gilt and dark green, two burgundy morocco labels to each, sides panelled with triple rules, fleurons to corners, and foliate patterning all in dark green, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece to the first volume, and a vignette title page to each volume. Contemporary ownership inscription to each volume. Spines browned, covers mildly rubbed and marked, dark-green tooling faded, marks or stains to some early and late leaves, but on the whole a sound, attractive library set in very good condition. A handsomely bound library set of Walter Scott's poetical works, printed in Edinburgh during Scott's lifetime.

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        ELEMENTS OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE, 2 vols

      1823. BECK, Theodoric Romeyn. ELEMENTS OF MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE, 2 vols. in one. Albany: Websters and Skinners, 1823. 8vo., full calf with gilt spine rules and gilt red morocco spine label. xxiv + [2] + 417 + [1] + viii + 471 pp. Boards very rough, leather powdery, stained and scraped, label chipped, front board nearly detached. Small contemporary printed bookplate affixed to front pastedown ("Peleg Clark's Property") with "Dr. P. Clarke" boldly stamped on front flyleaf. Pencil mathematics to rear endpapers. Heavy to moderate foxing throughout. Two volumes in one. As is.

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        The Beauties of Cambria Consisting of Sixty Views in North and South Wales

      London Chester and Caermarthen, 1823 Each view accompanied by a page of letter-press. Bound in tan half leather, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has been replaced, raised bands, blind tooling, title in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally, NO inscriptions, ffep has crease, old ink? mark to base of TP also strip along leading edge removed, small tear to dedication sheet base, 3 interesting pages of subscribers, list of plates, followed by the 60 leaves of views each accompanied with a leaf of descriptive text, one plate has a pencil sketch tipped in prior to it, some very minor foxing and browning not affecting text or plates, as is normal with this production. Hughes, (pseud Cristion) painter and engraved, worked on producing this volume between 1819 and 1822, published by subscription it went on to become his best known work. All the views were engraved by himself, 58 from his own drawings. See ODNB for a full Bio and also Roberts-Eminent Welshmen 180.

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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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        Péveril du Pic, par Sir Walter Scott, traduit de l'anglais, par le traducteur des romans historiques de Walter Scott [A.-J.-B. Defauconpret].

      [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin and Ladvocat,, Paris 1823 - First edition in French of Peveril of the Peak (1822). 5 vols, 12mo (169 × 98 mm), pp. [4], 308; [4], 242; [4], 272; [4], 254; [4], 324, complete with half-titles. Some spotting and light old dampstaining. Contemporary quarter sheep, spines gilt, red and green morocco labels. Very slightly rubbed, but a very good copy. [E. Preston Dargan, 'Scott and the French Romantics', PMLA, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Jun 1934), 16 (Jan 25); Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1822: 67 (erroneously giving dates for this edition as 1823-4). OCLC lists several European copies, but only one in the US (University of Wisconsin).] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hawking

      London: Published by T. McLean, 1823. Coloured aquatint. Dated 1820 but published in 1823. In excellent condition with the exception of some foxing in the margins. Image size: 8 x 12 inches. 10 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches. 12 x 17 5/8 inches. A pretty aquatint depicting a group of hunters hawking, from Henry Alken's celebrated book "The National Sports of Great Britain". This charming print by Henry Alken comes from a work entitled "The National Sports of Great Britain", comprised of coloured aquatints of sporting scenes. Published in 1824 by Thomas McLean, the images vary in subject from Bull baiting to Otter hunting. This charming print is the first plate in a series of shooting prints. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s.... To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." Charles Lane, British Racing Prints, 75-76; Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates no. 43; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 70

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        Primrose and foal

      London: Published by Rudolph Ackermann and Rodwell & Martin and printed by Charles Hullmandell, 20 April 1823. Lithograph. State iii/iii. In good condition with the exception of some skillfully rendered repairs in the margins. 13 1/4 x 17 5/8 inches. 19 x 23 1/2 inches. A striking print of the Duke of Grafton's horse Primrose, by the celebrated animal painter James Ward. This is a marvelous print of the Duke of Grafton's horse Primrose with her foal, from a series of 14 throughbred horses executed by Ward. James Ward was one of the most noted artists of his day, his individual style and superior skill distinguished him from his contemporaries, and his outstanding work influenced the development of British art. Considered to be one of the most important animal painters of his generation, Ward also produced portraits, landscapes, genre and history paintings. He began his career as an engraver, studying under his brother William, who later went on to engrave many of his paintings. The images produced from the pairing of William and James Ward epitomize the best of English art; their fine technical skill and inspired artistic imagination combine to create enduring pictures that speak of the taste and beauty of the age. The work of James Ward is worthy of history's praise; it influenced the art of Delacroix and Géricault, and changed the face of British painting. C.R. Grundy James Ward p.57; Siltzer p.285; Mellon British Sporting and Animal prints p.197

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        Memoria Sobre o Procedimento Havido com Sua Magestade a Rainha

      1823. [Coimbra Botado, Duarte Gorjao da Cunha]. Memoria Sobre o Procedimento Havido com Sua Magestade a Rainha. Analysado em Fremte da Constituicao. Por D.G.C.C.B. Lisbon: Na Typografia Maigrense, 1823. 28 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in later marbled wrappers. Light rubbing and a few minor creases to extremities. Light toning and a few minor stains to interior, occasional (authorial?) corrections to text, early annotation to title page, later hand-lettered page numbers throughout, which indicates this pamphlet was once bound into a volume. A nice copy of a rare item. * Only edition. The Liberal Revolution overthrew the regency and initiated a series of parliamentary deliberations that resulted in the Portuguese constitution of 1822. It remained in force until May 1823, when Joao VI renounced it. This pamphlet, critical of the monarch, analyzes the legal consequences of this action. OCLC locates 3 copies worldwide, 1 in a law library (Catholic University).

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        Oxonia Antiqua Restaurata WITH Pietas Oxoniensis

      Oxford: J. Skelton, 1823. Two volume (complete) Oxonia Restaurata with Pietas Oxoniensis in a single uniform volume. Contemporary half morocco and curl marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spines in seven panels, title in gilt to second panel, author / volume to fourth, remaining panels with central floral spray in gilt, place and date to foot of spine in gilt, t.e.g., curl marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spines very slightly faded. Internally some light spotting, usually to margins but occasionally to the plate images. The Oxonia Antiqua has a folding engraved plan of Oxford and one hundred and thirty-four plates by Skelton, beginning with plate twenty-six and continuing up to plate one hundred and fifty seven (plates two - twenty-five were never issued), with two plates unnumbered and all but two plates on India paper, a large paper copy. The Pietas has an engraved title and twenty-four plates / portraits all on india paper and is also a large paper copy. Lowndes 2409; Cordeaux and Merry - University - 315. First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Good+. Elephant Folio.

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        Thoughts and Details on the High and Low Prices of the Last Thirty Years

      London - John Murray, 1823 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. on the High and Low Prices of the Last Thirty YearsBy Thomas Tooke1823 - London - John Murray9. 5 by 6, 220pp..

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        [Hob. XXII:8]. Messe à 4 Voix avec accompagnement de 2 Violons, Viola, Basse, 2 Hautbois, Basson, 2 Trompettes, Timbales et Orgue... No. VII. [Mariazeller Messe]. [Full score]

      Leipsic: Breitkopf et Härtel. [1823]. Oblong folio. Unbound. 1f. (title), 96 pp. & & Slightly worn, soiled and foxed; some edges frayed and with small tears; some leaves separated. . First Edition. Hob. XXII:8.& & "Vocal music constitutes fully half of Haydn’s output. Both his first and last completed compositions were mass settings, and he cultivated sacred vocal music extensively throughout his career except during the later 1780s, when elaborate church music was inhibited by the Josephinian reforms, and the first half of the 1790s in London..." & & "The ‘Mariazellermesse’ in C (1782) resembles the Missa Cellensis in key, scoring and purpose, although it is more compact and more closely allied with sonata style." James Webster and Georg Feder in Grove online

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        1823 6 Vols Miscellaneous Works of OLIVER GOLDSMITH

      London - Samuel Richards and Co., 1823 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of Goldsmith's works in a beautiful gilt-decorated calf binding, sitting pretty on any shelf. Complete in Six Volumes. With the armorial bookplate of William Phillips to the front pastedowns. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, light shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, with some intermittent foxing. There are light marginal tidemarks to the first and last few pages of several volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        O COMBATE [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA INÍCIO DO SÉC. XIX.]

      - DEDICADO AO SERENISSIMO SENHOR D. MIGUEL, INFANTE DE PORTUGAL, OU A DECLARAÇAÕ E PROTESTO DAS CORTES EXTRAORDINARIAS, COMBATIDO POR FAUSTINO JOSE’ DA MADRE DE DEOS. LISBOA: NA TYPOGRAF. DE ANTONIO RODRIGUES GALHARDO. 1823. In 4º (de 20x14 cm) com xii, 60 pags. Encadernação artística com finos ferros na lombada e rolados a ouro sobre as esquadrias das pastas com belos motivos florais; e monograma A. E. N. [não identificado] em ambos os super-libris. Obra de cariz anti-maçónico. Inocêncio II, 253 e IX, 204: "Faustino José da Madre de Deus de Sousa Coutinho, natural de Lisboa. Consta que fôra alumno do colégio de S. Lucas na Casa Pia, e ahi discípulo em matemática do celebre professor José Anastásio da Cunha. Entrando depois no serviço da armada, chegou ao posto de segundo, ou primeiro Tenente, do qual se diz que pediu a demissão, por desgosto motivado pela preterição que sofrera. Deu-se depois a lecionar em colégios de educação e casas particulares, onde ensinava filosofia racional, e matemáticas elementares, etc. Tinha sido maçon em tempos antigos, mas abandonou depois a sociedade, e escreveu contra ela. Residindo a final na freguezia de S. Tomé, consta que falecera vítima da cólera morbus em Junho de 1833." Location/localizacao: 1-A2

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        Narrative of a Voyage Round the World

      London,: Treuttel and Wurtz, 1823.. Quarto, two parts in one, with a folding map and 25 lithograph plates, slight tear to title page repaired, occasional spotting to plates; contemporary smooth calf, gilt, neatly respined to match, a good copy. The 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'. Long portions relate to Australia, with descriptions of Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and of meetings with Governor Macquarie and John Oxley. There is also a long account (almost 100 pages) of their stay in Hawaii at a crucial period in the history of the islands.Full of wry humour, the book takes the form of a series of letters to a friend, and it has been suggested that the letters may originally have been written to Arago's brother FranÁois, the famous scientist. Certainly it is the intimacy of their personal and anecdotal tone that makes them not only so enjoyable to read today but such a fascinating source of the more minute details of life, especially in New South Wales and Hawaii. The illustrations match the text in tone: these are not the formal depictions that characterise the beautiful atlases of the full official account of the voyage, but much more informal, always charming and in some cases quite eccentric.Despite the clear evidence of the '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, 29; Judd, 4.

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        PORTRAITS OF ILLUSTRIOUS PERSONAGES OF GREAT BRITAIN. ENGRAVED FROM AUTHENTIC PICTURES IN THE GALLERIES OF THE NOBILITY AND THE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF THEIR LIVES AND ACTIONS

      London: Printed [at the Shakespeare Press] for Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823 - 1834.. Twelve volumes. Royal quarto (31 x 24 cm). Full dark blue- green morocco, elaborately gilt extra, a.e.g., ribbon markers, by Hayday. A bit of rubbing to extremities and shelfwear to fore- tips, a few small surface scrapes; bookplate, single stamp and pencil donation inscription in each volume of a Cathedral Library, single small bookplate of an earlier library at Chase Side House, small paper manuscript shelf label at toe of each spine, very occasional foxing; generally a very good large-paper set. First quarto editions. Illustrated with 240 fine steel engraved portraits by various hands after Hoppner, Van Dyke, Holbein, Kneller, Lawrence, Gainsborough, Copley and others. In this set, the plates are denoted as being in "Proof" state, printed on tissue (possibly papier chine), mounted to larger sheets. Among the most popular and esteemed works of its genre, reprinted in various formats both in the UK and in North America into the 20th century. Very substantial extra postage. LOWNDES V:1381-2.

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        TIMBER MERCHANT'S GUIDE. ALSO, A TABLE, WHEREBY, AT ONE VIEW, MAY BE SEEN SOLID AND SUPERFICIAL MEASURE OF ANY SQUARE OR UNEQUAL HEWED LOGS OF PLANK...ALSO, PLATES REPRESENTING THE FIGURES OF THE PRINCIPAL PIECES OF TIMBER, USED IN BUILDING A SEVENTY- FOUR GUN SHIP OF THE LINE, IN STANDING TREES

      Baltimore: Published by James Lovegrove..., 1823.. 24pp. of text plus [45] leaves containing tables, and thirty color lithographic plates. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked in matching style, spine gilt, gilt morocco label. Old ownership inscription excised from top of titlepage, not affecting text. Occasional foxing, mostly in margins of early text leaves. Slight offsetting from plates. Very good. A remarkable and important book, illustrated with thirty handcolored lithographic plates, each of which illustrates the method of extracting various portions of lumber for use in building a ship. This is the second book printed in America to be illustrated with lithographs, preceded only by J.E. Smith's GRAMMAR OF BOTANY. The plates were produced by Henry Stone, "one of the earliest and most elusive of all the lithographers" (Peters) and the first lithographer to practice in Baltimore. The author begins the book with an impassioned plea for conserving forest resources. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, p.376. RINK 1636. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 12738.

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        Mémoire sur les intégrales définies, prises entre des limites imaginaires.Paris: Chez de Bure Frères, 1825.

      First edition of this very rare memoir in which "Cauchy began to lay the foundations of the general theory of analytic functions of a complex variable and their integration by residues." (Landmark Writtings in Western Mathematics, ch. 28). "This paper is considered by many as his most important, and one of the most beautiful in the history of science" (Kline, <i>Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times</i>, p. 637); <br/><br/> Cauchy begins the present work by giving a definition of a definite integral for which the limits are complex rather than real numbers, attempting to imitate the definition he had given for real limits in his <i>Résumé des Leçons</i> (1823). This led him to define the integral of a complex function <i>f(z)</i> over an arbitrary path in the complex plane (in modern terminology). The main theorem, which he derived from the Cauchy-Riemann differential equations by means of variational calculus, asserted that in a domain of regularity of <i>f(z)</i> such an integral depended only on the endpoints of the path, and not on the path itself. This is the famous Cauchy integral theorem, the foundation of modern complex function theory. <br/><br/> "Cauchy next attacks the problem of what happens when <i>f(z)</i> has a singularity at a point lying between the two paths along which the integral is evaluated... Cauchy deals first with the case where the singularity is a simple pole... he splits <i>f(z)</i> into two parts, one of which is a simple rational expression, reproducing the behaviour of <i>f(z)</i> near the singularity, and the other a well-behaved function, which makes no contribution to the difference between the two integrals... the device of splitting the function in this way appears to come from Ostrogradsky, who had used a similar device in an unpublished paper dated 24 July 1824 and was working closely with Cauchy at the time. Cauchy then goes on to deal with the case where the pole of <i>f(z)</i> between the paths is a multiple one... In every case he concludes that the difference between the integrals is <i> ±2&pi;if<sub>0</sub></i>, where <i>f<sub>0</sub></i> is precisely what he was later to call the 'residue' of <i>f(z)</i> at the singularity. <br/><br/> "Shortly after proving these results Cauchy suddenly introduces, without any prior warning except a brief mention in his preliminary abstract, some geometrical language in describing his results (art. 9) ... up to this point he had mistrusted its use, feeling that it would tend to disguise the general validity of analytic methods... He seems to feel, indeed, that some of the ideas appearing in the present context can be expressed more concisely by admitting some geometrical terminology" (<i>Landmark Writings</i>, p. 388). <br/><br/> The present memoir must be distinguished from Cauchy's <i>Mémoire sur les intégrales définies</i>, submitted to the <i>Académie des Sciences<i> on 22 August 1814 but not published until 1827. The 1814/1827 memoir was an attempt to justify methods that had been used by Euler, Laplace and others to evaluate certain definite integrals, methods which (again in modern terminology) involved shifting the path of integration from the real into the complex domain. Cauchy's main result was a primitive version of the integral theorem which allowed integration only along rectangular paths with sides parallel to the real or imaginary axes, since the limits on the definite integrals he considered were always real numbers. Moreover, the integrands in the 1814/1827 paper were real functions - complex functions had to be dealt with by splitting them into their real and imaginary parts. Finally, geometrical language was nowhere used in the 1814/1827 paper. <br/><br/> The present memoir was presented to the <i>Académie</i> on 28 February 1825, in a manuscript which is still preserved in the <i>Académie's pochette</i> for that meeting. It came out in August in a print run of 500 copies. It may be regarded as the herald of his journal <i>Exercices de mathématiques</i>, which began to appear from De Bure in 1826. Over the decades its form of publication made it inaccessible, so that it received a reprint in the <i>Bulletin des Sciences Mathématiques</i> in 1874 (a version which some historians - e.g. Kline - falsely take to be its first publication). (See Grattan-Guinness, <i>Convolutions in French Mathematics 1800-1840</i>, Vol. II. p. 766.) <br/><br/> DSB III: 137-9; Grattan-Guinness, <i>Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940</i>, Ch. 28 (by F. Smithies); for a very detailed analysis of the work, see Smithies, <i>Cauchy and the Creation of Complex Function Theory</i>, Ch. 4.. 4to (247 x 197 mm), contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, manuscript paper label to spine, blind stamp of the Berlin State Library to the front board, rubber stamp of the same to verso of the title, stamped out and sold as a duplicate in 1936, pp. [iv] 68

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        Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor; During the Years 1817 & 1818

      T. White and Co. LEATHER_BOUND. An Account of the authors Travels Through Egypt, Nubia, Syria and Asia Minor- Privately Printed with a Small Print Run. Very Scarce,fold out map in frontispiece, small gift dedication, handwritten in period script, light age toning, cracked front hinge, solidly bound, small split to top of spine, light wear to boards . Good. 1823.

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        The Russian Dominions in Europe. Reduced Chiefly, from the Great Map of Russia, in 107 Sheets

      London: Richard Holmes Laurie. No. 53 Fleet Street. 22nd October, 1823. . Map dimensions 80 x 62.5 cm, overall dimensions 83 x 66.5 cm. Folding map of western Russia with original outline colour. The whole dissected into twenty-four sections and mounted on linen. Folds between original green marbled paper slipcase, printed title label to spine with slight loss, matching marbled paper to folded end sections on linen verso. Slipcase worn at extremities. A few light marks, otherwise the map in very good condition.

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        Plans Raisonnés de Toutes les Espèces de Jardins ... Seconde Édition

      Paris: LeBèue, 1823. Folio. (17 x 11 1/2 inches). Half-title. 56, [1]pp. 57 hand-coloured lithographed plates, lithographed by C. Motte after Thouin. (Scattered minor foxing). Expertly bound to style in half calf over period blue marbled paper covered boards, endpapers renewed. Scarce early work on landscape design, issued with hand coloured plates. Among the most noted French landscape designers of the early 19th century, Thouin trained under his father, the chief gardener at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Along with his brother, Thouin undertook a major redesign and expansion of the royal garden, though his plans were never enacted due to lack of funds. The present work, which depicts both actual gardens designed by Thouin as well as proposed designs, was aimed at landscapers at all levels, providing working plans for many different types of gardens, including large parks (including some of the plans for the Jardin des Plantes), pleasure gardens, orchards, a Chinese garden, an English garden, a pharmaceutical garden and more. The first edition of this book was issued uncoloured, with the present preferred second edition the first to include hand colouring highlighting the paths and waterways of the gardens. Johnston, The Cleveland Herbal, Botanical and Horitcultural Collections, 838 (First Edition). Mosser & Teyssot, The Architecture of Western Gardens, 377.

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        An Account of Some Recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphical Literature,

      London: John Murray,, 1823. and Egyptian Antiquities, including the Author&#39;s Original Alphabet, as Extended by Mr. Champollion, Octavo (217 × 132 mm) Contemporary calf, black morocco longitudinal label, flat bands with fine reeded gilt roll, compartments tulip tools gilt, triple fillet blind panel to the boards, foliate edge-roll, edges sprinkled brown, foliate roll in blind to the turn-ins. 17 pages of illustrations of hieroglyphics and enchorial - demotic - inscriptions to the text, half-title bound in, 9-page article from the Quarterly Review bound in at the rear. A little rubbed, particularly on the joints, endpapers quite heavily spotted, but the text just lightly browned, a very good copy. First edition. A physician by training, gaining his MB at Cambridge in 1803, Young set up"practice in Welbeck Street as soon as he left Cambridge, [he] tried to make a name for himself in affluent London circles. Despite his dedication to medicine, his practice developed slowly &#133; [he] was probably reasonably effective as a physician but he did not possess a congenial bedside manner and experienced difficulty in attracting patients. By temperament he was more inclined to literary and scientific studies than to being a practising physician" (ODNB). He is probably best remembered for his contributions to physics - professor of natural philosophy at the Royal Institution, foreign secretary of the Royal Society - particularly in optics where he established the wave theory of light, and has been called the father of physiological optics, being the first to describe astigmatism, and laying down the basis of an explanation for colour vision. However, his work in philology, and especially that on Egyptian hieroglyphs based on the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone is of comparable importance, but unfortunately has been "compared unfavourably" with that of Jean François Champollion. "Although his interventions were perhaps less intense than Champollion&#39;s he made a number of original and insightful innovations, especially in the mid-1810s". Bound in at the rear is Sir John Barrow&#39;s contentious review of Champollion&#39;s momentous Lettre à M. Dacier from the Quarterly Review, where Barrow stresses the primacy of Young&#39;s work. Barrow and Young were Admiralty colleagues, Barrow the Secretary to the Admiralty, Young Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac and Secretary to the Board of Longitude. Young and Champollion had maintained a collegial correspondence, but in March 1823 the latter "wrote in an outraged tone &#133; complaining about a review &#133; He also protested that &#39;I find in the same journal the announcement of a volume that you are to publish and the title of which promises to name the original author of an alphabet which I have only extended. I will never consent to recognise any original alphabet other than my own&#39;" (Parkinson, Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment, pp37-8). The present work was published as announced. The plate of Champollion&#39;s alphabet, published in the Quarterly, annotated - in French - by Joseph Gwilt, architect and writer, his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, his neat ownership inscription to the title page.

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        Narrative of a Voyage to India

      London,: Sir Richard Phillips, 1823.. Octavo; title-page lightly foxed, else a very good uncut copy in neat old binder's cloth, joints repaired. The only edition of this description of a visit to New South Wales in 1818 and one of surprisingly few accounts of a voyage on a convict transport.Cramp explains that the 'scarcity of employment in England determined me again to try my fortune abroad'. He found a place on the convict transport Tottenham, which struck a reef shortly after leaving Woolwich, and then transferred to the Lady Castlereagh, which at 842 tons was the largest convict ship of its time. Although the descriptions of the two Australian colonies are relatively brief, they are well written and give a good idea of Sydney, Newcastle and Hobart as they appeared to a visitor in the latter years of Macquarie's governorship. Cramp returned by way of India, since Macquarie had chartered the Lady Castlereagh to transport troops there, but he was again unlucky: he was shipwrecked off India. He eventually reached England in 1821.Cramp's text is followed by Forbin's Recollections of Sicily with an engraved view of Taormina; the two were published together in the series Modern Voyages and Travels.This is H.L. White's copy from the library at Belltrees.

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        Specimens of Riding Near London

      1823. Alken&#39;s Rare Satire Successfully Transplants Horse&#39;s Ass to Rider&#39;s SeatALKEN, Henry. Specimens of Riding Near London. Drawn from Life. London: Published by Thomas M&#39;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. &#39;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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        Three complete sets of horse studies and two single plates.] Etudes de chevaux après nature.

      Paris, Gihaut, [1822-1823]. - Folio (368 x 272 mm). 30 lithogr. plates, including one title page. Bound in contemp. oblong red half morocco, spine bearing giltstamped title "Chevaux et Voitures". Three series of Gericault's horse studies, each complete as published and in excellent impressions on strong wove paper (not watermarked), bound together with a hitherto unrecorded depiction of a sheikh on an Arabian horse. The first series, published as "Etudes de Chevaux lithographiés" in 1822, shows various horse races, including the Arabian horse as well as Egyptian, English, and French horses. "Cet ouvrage sera composé de trois livraisons, dont chacune contiendra quatre planches" (Beaux-arts de Paris). Second of at least four states throughout, with the names of the artist and printer. The second series, published without a title in 1823, shows the various purposes for which horses are used (racehorses, military horses, cart horses and postillon horses, among others) and is complete as well with eight prints. The third series, also issued without a title in 1823, comprises seven prints depicting cavalry, trotters, a horse leaping over an obstacle, and a jockey on his horse, also including two oriental-themed plates: a lion devouring a horse and a fist-shaking "Giaour" (not from Géricault's Byron series). Three plates from this set are identified by Delteils as contemporary copies by Louis Courtin. The lithographed frontispiece of the first series was bound at the beginning of the present volume as a title. The final leaves in this collection are the dead horse in the snow (an image inspired by Napoleon's Russian campaign) from Géricault's 1823 series "Quatre sujects divers", and a fine plate of a pistol-wielding Sheikh mounted on his Arabian steed, with an oriental desert settlement in the background (not recorded by Delteil). "Gericault est, sans conteste, un des plus grands peintres hippiques de son siècle [.] Les bonnes épreuves sont recherchées et et assez rares" (Mennessier de la Lance I, 545). - Of the utmost rarity: while the British Museum holds the complete suites of the first series, we were unable to trace any complete copies of the other suites contained in this sammelband. While numerous separate Gericault lithographs sold at recent auctions, fetching up to £3000 each, not a single complete suite is listed in auction records of the last decades. - All prints are of exceptional quality, showing rich contrast on superior paper, occasionally showing various degrees of foxing in the margins; a minute tear to the lower edge of the title leaf. Attractively bound in red half morocco with sparsely gilt spine. Altogether a beautiful copy in excellent, crisp condition. Delteil 46-57; 58-65; 66-72; 77. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FRANKLIN'S NARRATIVE

      1823 leather binding, 1st edition, FRANKLIN'S NARRATIVE, being A JOURNEY TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA 1819-20-21-22, by Capt. John Franklin (1786-1847), later Rear Admiral, Sir John Franklin, British polar explorer who perished along with 128 others on a journey to find the Northwest Passage in 1845.  During this expedition through the wilds of the Northwest Territory in Canada, known as the Coppermine Expedition, Lt. John Franklin lost 11 of his party of 19 men. Starvation was the main cause, but poor planning, supplies, game, weather and an early onset of winter, and the inability to adapt to climate and change, played each a role.  Survivors found relief at the hands of the Yellowknife Indian Tribe, aka the Copper Indians of the Great Slave Lake area.  Franklin was much criticized, but did travel over 5,500 miles, even though this amounted to but a trifle of coastline mapped, compared to the body of work of Lewis and Clark. His contribution is probably best shown in the appendix relating to the natural science and history, and the botany plates. Period volume is in good plus condition with repairs to front and back hinges, original period full leather boards, marbled endpapers, light foxing and stains, many aquatint color and black and white engraved plates, along with four large fold out maps. Boards have wear and use but holding firm, tight binding, no loose pages, original label present on spine, top inch and one half of title page cut out, small tears to maps, misfolding, wear and tear, good plus over all.  Very large first edition, measures 9 x 11 x 2.5 inches thick.  Published by John Murray, London, England.

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        Illustrations to Popular Songs

      London: Thomas M&#145;lean, 1823. . Second edition, oblong folio, (iv) pp, followed by 43 fine coloured plates, each with blank leaf as a guard, marbled endpapers, bookplate. Contemporary half calf, moiré patterned sides, rebacked retaining the original backstrip, red morocco label on upper cover, gilt tooled spine in compartments, a.e.g. Tooley 37 gives the first edition of 1822, with the plates in a different order.

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        The Beauties of Cambria

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

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        [Color Plate] Hints on ornamental gardening : consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings, useful and decorative gates, fences, railroads, &c. : accompanied by observations on the principles and theory of rural improvement, interspersed with occasional remarks on rural architecture

      London: Printed for R. Ackermann, 101, Strand, by J. Diggens, 14, St. Ann&#39;s Lane,, 1823. First Edition. Fine. First edition. 4to: 110,[2, Index]pp, with the half-title and 27 hand-colored plates (watermarked &#39;J Whatman Turkey Mill 1823&#39;), "elegantly colored, typical of the high degree of finish usually found in Rudolph Ackermann&#39;s work" (Archer); a general plan, uncolored, with overlay in sepia, and woodcut diagrams in the text. Modern chocolate calf, sides framed in single gilt fillet and leaf roll in blind, spine in six compartments divided by French fillets with central gilt flower ornaments, green morocco lettering piece gilt, end papers renewed. An exceptional copy, finely rebound to period style, text and plates clean, fresh and unmarked. Abbey Life 46. Ray, England, 43. Cleveland Collections 868. Archer 248.2. Prideaux, p. 181 & First Edition of this important and charming work on garden design, a "necessary companion volume to the author&#39;s Rural Residences and of greater rarity" (Abbey), discussing "specific techniques for achieving [the] integration of architecture and landscape. . . . According to Papworth, the architect must possess artistic as well as technical abilities." He must have "qualifications both of the painter and sculptor; and the power of combining the theories of art with scientific excellence.&#39;" (Archer). This "well printed [book] with pleasing little plates and readable text" (Prideaux) originated as a series of 34 articles, each consisting of a single plate and accompanying description, appearing in Ackermann&#39;s Repository between 1819 and 1821. Papworth chose 28 of these fine aquatints (including ones of an aviary, dairy, ice house, laundry, poultry house, Venetian tent, bath and apiary) to be included here and added revised and expanded descriptions with "an important new introductory essay" (Archer). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Cruchley&#39;s Improved Environs of London. (Cruchley&#39;s New and Improved Environs of London, extending 15 to 18 Miles round St. Paul&#39;s, on a Scale of Three Quarters of an Inch to a Mile. On which is carefully delineated all the Main & Cross Roads, Foot Paths, & Gentleman&#39;s Seats, Parks, Inns. Divisions & Sub-divisions of the counties in Hundreds, &c. &c. &c., . From An Actual Survey). cover title

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

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        GOTHAM AND THE GOTHAMITES, A MEDLEY

      New York. 1823.. lvi,93,[1]pp. 12mo. Original printed boards. Front cover detached, rear hinge tender. Spine chipped, boards lightly worn. Very minor foxing. Still very good. Untrimmed and unopened. In a half morocco and cloth case. A harsh satire of prominent New York Society members, including the Jewish diplomat Mordecai Noah. Written in the form of a long poem, the text is extensively footnoted to clarify precisely whom the author is skewering. Judah was indicted for libel after this work&#39;s publication, briefly spending time in prison before being released due to ill health. SHOEMAKER 12971. BAL 11020.

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        A Voyage in the South Seas... with Particular Details of the Gallipagos (sic) and Washington Islands

      Lon., 1823.. b/w plates. Something of an oddity. The keynote of Porter&#146;s career - and of his published narrative - was his campaign in the Pacific against British shipping during the War of 1812. His book was first published in America in 1815. It appeared eight years later in London, with all the anti-British passages cut out. This edition features three plates and a folding map of the Galapagos Islands. See Hill, 1374. Howes P-484. A handsome, untrimmed copy, rebound in half morocco over marbled boards. An excellent copy of a scarce book.

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        Voyage in the South Seas in the years 1812, 1813 and 1814 with particular details of the Gallipagos and Washington Islands, A

      London: Published by Sir Richard Phillips & Co., Bride-Court, Bridge-Street, 1823. Three-Quarter Calf. Near Fine. Slim 8vo: [2],126pp, with three copper-engraved plates (one folding), folding map of the Galapagos Islands, and woodcut of a tortoise in the text. Recent period-style three-quarter calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands decorated in gilt and blind, brown leather lettering piece gilt, marbled paper-covered boards, end papers renewed, edges untrimmed. An excellent, wide-margined copy, text and plates generally clean and bright. Provenance: small bookseller&#39;s ticket ("Haymes & Sons Bookdealers") to front paste down. Scarce: WorldCat locates just one copy worldwide. Sabin 64220. Hill 1374.& & First English Edition, following the Philadelphia (1815) and New York (1822) printings, with anti-British passages expunged. As commander of the frigate USS Essex in the War of 1812, Porter achieved fame by capturing the first British warship of the conflic as well as several merchantmen. In February 1813 he sailed the Essex around Cape Horn and cruised the Pacific, warring on British whaler, capturing twelve and taking 360 prisoners. His fleet spent the final months of 1813 regrouping in the Marquises Islands, which he claimed for the United States and renamed the Madison Islands, in honor of President James Madison.&

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        Elia. Essays Which Appeared Under That Signature In The London Magazine WITH The Last Essays Of Elia. Being A Sequel To Essays Published Under That Name

      London: Taylor and Hessey & Edward Moxon, 1823-1833. First edition. leather_bound. Full late nineteenth century red morocco gilt. Aeg. Fine in fine matching red cloth slipcase. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 341 & 283 pages. First edition, first issue; Fleet Street address in Vol. I, and half title Vol.II. A large portion of Lamb&#39;s biography can be taken from the Essays. "His subject was humanity at large, but, in himself, he saw its microcosm. Using his own impressions and recollections as a text for his work, he wrote without a trace of egotism or self-assertion."[see: CHEL p.195]. ASHLEY III, pp.50, 53. GROLIER English 74. Both volumes lack adverts. Exceptional copies, double gilt cover border panels, raised bands, spine panels decorated with gilt floral motifs, elaborate inner dentelles, blue watered silk endpapers.

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        The Age Bronze

      London: Printed for John Hunt, 22, Old Bond Street, 1823. First edition, with half-title. 8vo (225 x 137 mm). 36 pp. Drab wrappers, uncut, fine. Laid into half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. Randolph, p. 81; Wise, Byron II, pp. 41-2 . A fine copy in wrappers of Byron&#39;s savage satire (his last) of post-Napoleanic Europe

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