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        The Fire-Eater

      London: John Anderson, Jun. Edinburgh, and Simpkin & Marshall, 1823. xi, 368p.17.5cm. First Edition. Rebound in modern half leather over marbled boards. Red title label with title in gilt. Five raised bands and six compartments with decorations in gilt. A few pages have been cleaned. A fine copy of a rare book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Book.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books]
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        Spain & Portugal, Reduced from Jasr. Nantiat’s Map in Four Sheets

      London Jas. Wyld, May 1, 1823. . Map dimensions 54.5 x 77.5 cm, overall dimensions 56 x 79.5 cm. Folding map of the Iberian peninsula and the Balearic Islands. Original colour in outline marking out the coastlines plus country and state boundaries. Dissected into 20 sections and mounted on linen, original drab paper to one of the folded end sections and publisher’s advertisement to the other, original marbled paper slipcase with publisher’s label to upper board, the advert and the label both bearing the same contemporary ownership inscription. Slight wear to the edges of the case, they and the map in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund BurkeIn Eight Volumes

      London - Thomas M'Lean, 1823 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly bound collection of works from Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, Edmund Burke. Featuring a frontispiece of Edmund Burke, engraved by T. W. Fry from a medallion by T. R. Poole. Contains a collection of Burke's thoughts, which encompasses not only his political principles but his much broader philosophical and theological views. Volume one contains Life of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society and A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. Volume two contains A Short Account of a Late Short Administration, Observations on a Late Publication, Intituled the Present State of the Nation, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents and a Speech on American Taxation. Volume three contains Speech at Mr. Burke's Arrival at Bristol, and at the Conclusion of the Poll, Speech on Moving his Resolutions for Concliation with America, A Letter from Mr. Burke, to the Sheriffs of Bristol, on the Affairs of America, Two Letters from Mr Burke, to Gentlemen in the City of Bristol, on the Bill depending in Parliament relative to the Trade of Ireland, Speech on Presenting to the House of Commons, a Plan for the Better Security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Economical Reformation of the Civil and other Establishments and a Speech at Bristol, previous to the Election, in 1780. Volume four contains Speech on the East-India Bill, Speech on the Nabob of Arcot's Debts, Appendix to the Preceding Speech and A Representation to his Majesty, moved in the House of Commons, June 14, 1784. Volume five contains Substance of the Speech on the Army Estimates, 1790, and Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings of Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event. Volume six contains a Letter to a Member of the National Assembly of France, Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, a Letter to a Peer of Ireland on the Penal Laws against Irish Catholics and a Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe. Volume seven contains Hints for a Memorial to be delivered to Monsieur de M. M, Thoughts on French Affairs, Heads for Consideration on the Present State of Affairs. 1792, Remarks on the Policy of the Allies, with Respect to France, 1793, Observations on the Conduct of the Minority, 1793, a Letter to William Elliott, Thoughts and Details on Scarcity and A Letter from the Right Honourable Edmund Burke to a Noble Lord. With lastly volume eight containing the three letters On the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France, Speech at Bristol on Declining the Poll in 1780 and a Preface to the Address of M. Brissott. With Arthur Gregory's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: Rebound in calf bindings with gilt designs to the spines. Externally, all bindings are smart, with very light rubbing, and very slight fading to the spines. Two volumes have marks to the tail of the spines. Internally, all are firmly bound and extremely bright and clean. Some light offsetting from frontispiece. Volume one is not bound in its original order, but is complete. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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

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

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        30 (dreißig) An- und Aussichten, zu dem Taschenbuch für den Besuch der sächsischen Schweiz; neu aufgenommen, gezeichnet und gestochen von A. L. Richter

      Dresden, Arnold 1823. 12 x 17 cm. Widmungsblatt, Titel und 30 Radierungen. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Hoff / Budde 146-175 - Rümann, 19. Jh. 1853 - Erstausgabe seines ersten selbständigen Werkes. Zustand I mit Numerierung und Bezeichnungen (vgl. Hoff / Budde). Ansichten vom Liebetaler Grund, Lochmühle, Bastei, Schandau, Schmilka, Prebischtor, Hirniskretschen, Schloß Hohnstein, Rathener Felsen sowie Aussichten vom großen Winterberg, vom Brand bei Hohnstein, vom Buchberg bei Sebnitz, vom großen Zschirnstein, vom Schneeberg, etc. Vor dem Titel ist beigebunden: Widmungsblatt mit handschriftl. Widmung Richters an Landrentmeister von Möhrig. Einband restauriert, Buchblock neu eingehängt, Titel obere Ecke mit einem Teil der Titeleinfassung ergänzt, die Ansichten in schönen Abdrucken. Ein Exemplar mit Widmungsblatt wie dieses ist für uns nicht nachweisbar. -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        A New American Atlas containing Maps of the Several States of the North American Union, projected and drawn on a uniform scale from documents found in public offices of the United States and State Governments, and other original and authentic information by Henry S. Tanner

      Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1823. Folio. (23 7/8 x 16 5/8 inches). Letterpress half-title, 1p. index and 18pp. text. Engraved title with vignette of the "First Landing of Columbus in the New World", 18 fine hand- coloured engraved maps (16 double-page, 2 folding). Expertly bound to style in half-calf over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine gilt and divided into seven compartments by fillets and roll tools, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine copy of the first collected edition of "the most distinguished atlas published in the United States during the engraving period" (Ristow). Tanner's New American Atlas contained the most accomplished series of maps of America that had yet appeared in an atlas. Of the greatest importance were the maps of American states. These maps were drawn up using a careful combination of original surveys and the best existing published sources. The evident high cost of production meant that the publishers took the decision to issue the maps in five separate parts which were published from 1819 to 1823. A second revised edition appeared in 1825. The maps, all of which are carefully hand-coloured, include a double-page world map, 4 double-page maps of continents, a map of South America on two joined sheets (numbered 6 and 7 in the index), a map of North America on 4 joined sheets (numbered 8 -11) and 11 double-page maps of the various States. The very large map of North America is of particular beauty and note. Wheat writes: "This map was a landmark - a great cartographical achievement ... Tanner made good use of a large number of intervening map, those of interest here being Humboldt's 'New Spain,' Pike's various maps, Long's map, and Pedro Walker's 'Map of New California' ... This 1822 map of North America was the progenitor of a long line of famous maps" (Wheat, II: pp. 82-87). Contemporary reviews of the atlas were favourable: the New American Atlas "is decidedly one of the most splendid works of the kind ever executed in this country" (United States Gazette, September 1823). Never "has either America or Europe, produced a geographical description of the several States of the Union, so honorable to the Arts, and so creditable to the nation as Tanner's American Atlas." (National Advocate 25 August 1824). Perhaps the most enthusiastic report came from the scholar Jared Sparks who wrote in the April 1824 issue of the North American Review that "as an American Atlas, we believe Mr. Tanner's work to hold a rank far above any other, which has been published." Howes T29; Phillips 1376; cf. Ristow American Maps and Map Makers pp. 154 &193-198; Rumsey 2892; Sabin 94319; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 350.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of all the Laws of Virginia

      1823. [Virginia]. Hening, William Waller [1767/8-1828], Compiler. The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, From the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619; Published Pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia, Passed on the Fifth Day of February One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight (Complete set volumes 1-13). New York: Printed for the Editor, by R.& W.& G. Bartow (and other publishers), 1819-1823. 13 Volumes. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, uniform lettering pieces and fillets to spine, early owner label to Volume II. Some rubbing and scuffing, a few later repairs to spines, bindings varnished, some hinges starting, wear to outer portions of text blocks of Volumes VIII and IX, not affecting text. Early owner signatures (of T. Crutchfield) to spines (very faint) and preliminaries. As noted in Tower, we find for the most part that "The Certificate &c., is usually pasted on the back of the title page." Toning, occasional faint dampstaining, interiors otherwise fresh. A handsome set. * Uncommon complete set, Volumes I-IV, second edition (the best edition according to Tower), remaining volumes, first. A project sponsored by Thomas Jefferson, this compilation represents the legislation and political history of Virginia from 1619 to 1792. Jefferson initiated a similar project but was unable to complete it. Delighted to have recruited Hening, he gave him his materials, offered advice and contributed the preface. He also circulated a promotional letter to attract subscribers, which states: "The opinion I entertain of the importance of the work may be justly inferred from the trouble & expense I incurred during the earliest part of my life, to save such remains of our antient laws as were then still in existence. The compilation appears to be correctly & judiciously made, and gives us exactly what I had so long considered as a desideratum for our country. It sheds a new light on our early history, and furnishes additional security to the tenure of our rights & property" (quoted in Sowerby). The preface of Volume I notes that only 350 of the first four volumes were printed and 500 of the later volumes, thus vols. I-IV went to a second edition by the completion of Volume

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Reisen in Syrien, Palastina und der Gegend des Berges Sinai

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

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        A HISTORY OF ENGLAND (14 VOLUMES COMPLETE)

      London: J. Mawman, 1823- 1831. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Vol. 1- 519 p. Vol. 2- 502 p. Vol. 3- 474 p. Vol. 4- 450 p. Vol. 5- 480 p. Vol. 6- 506 p. Vol. 7- 512 p. Vol. 8- 547 p. Vol. 9- 443 p. Vol. 10- 483 p. Vol. 11- 458 p. Vol. 12- 370 p. Vol. 13- 386 p. Vol. 14- 463 p. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Tan calf binding- quilted calf boards, edges of covers embossed, gilt lettering on spines, edges of text block marbled, light brown end papers. Condition of each volume is VERY GOOD: light wear to covers and spine, spines lightly faded and leather slightly drier than covers, light soiling to covers, top edges of text block darkened, light tanning to ffep. & rfep., book plate of Robert Carter esq. and small book plate of David B. Ogden on insides of front covers, pages white with light ghosting, bindings tight. Vol. 2- two small nick to rear cover. Vol. 3- few light scuffs to front cover, top spine edges worn, one leather label missing- the other damaged. Vols. 4,6,8, 12- leather labels damaged. Vol. 7- slightly heavier wear to spine. Vol. 10- several small nicks to front cover, damage to leather label. Vol. 13- slight silverfish damage to lower corner of last few pages and inside on rear cover, leather labels damaged. Vol. 14- top spine end missing small piece, small nick to rear cover and several small old worm holes to bottom edges.

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        THE WORKS OF LORD BYRON (In Ten Volumes)

      London: John Murray, 1823. 1823-1826. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. I. A handsome set bound in uniform polished brown calf with 4 raised bands to the spine, gilt tooled decoration to the bands and compartments between, sepia title and vol. No. labels to the spine, blind stamped and gilt pannelled boards, gilt edge and inner-edge dentelles. All edges marbled matching marbled end papers. Bindings very good with a little general wear and rubbing, a few with some scuff marks, but all remain strong, with all joints intact. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, occasional foxing, most pronounced to the frontispiece plate, some browning/foxing to the preliminary blank pages of vols IX & X, all volumes with generous margins to pages. A complete set in very good condition. Bibliographical note. Vols 1- 4 state on the title pages "In four volumes" and are all dated 1823; vols 5-6 state on the title pages "in six volumes" and are both dated 1825; vols 7-8 state on the title pages "in eight volumes) and are dated 1824 & 1825 respectively; vols 9 & simply state vol. IX and vol. X to the title pages respectively and both are dated 1826. It would therefore appear that this set was issued in parts.. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        A General Atlas containing distinct maps of all the known countries in the world. Constructed from the latest authority

      Baltimore: published by Fielding Lucas, Junr., no. 138, Market Street, [circa 1823]. Folio. (15 1/8 x 11 7/8 inches). Engraved title with integral emblematic vignette incorporating text 'Entered according to Act of Congress by F. Lucas ... June 3. 1823', 1p. letterpress list of contents, 1p. letterpress text. Hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of mountains, 1 outline engraving showing the comparative heights of mountains, 1 hand-coloured engraving showing comparative length of rivers, 98 hand-coloured engraved maps (13 double-page). Expertly bound to style in half calf over period marbled paper covered boards, flat spine divided by gilt roll tools in six compartments, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. "The finest general atlas produced in America at the time" (Rumsey). This is Lucas's most important early work. In 1816, he had published his New and Elegant General Atlas with 54 maps, but that number was greatly increased for the present work: Ristow notes 104 but this is the number of entries on the contents list (including the title, etc) and the correct required total of maps is 98, as here. "The new maps in the General Atlas include those of the newly formed states and territories in the West and maps of the West Indies, and parts of South America ... Lucas then assembled the 21 maps of the West Indies from the General Atlas into a separate volume entitled A New General Atlas of the West India Islands, which was published in 1824" (Ristow). Scarce, with no copies appearing at auction since 1998. Phillips, Atlases 742 (calls for 100 maps, in error); Ristow pp. 267-268; Rumsey 4584.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        History of the European Languages, or, Researches into the Affinities of the Teutonic, Greek, Celtic, Sclavonic and Indian Nations. By the late..., Professor of Oriental Languages in the University of Edinburgh. With a Life of the Author

      Edinburgh, Printed by George Ramsay and Company, and Hurst, Robinson and Co. in London, 1823. Dos volúmenes en 4to.; CXXVII-468 pp. + V-508 pp. Excelente ejemplar. Encuadernación de la época, en tafilete verde claro, con doble filete en los planos, cantos y contracantos con ruedas doradas y lomera plana, a la inglesa, finamente decorada con nervios y casetones dorados. El escocés de humildísimo orígen, hijo de un pastor de ganado de setenta años, nacido los remotos highlands de Kirkcudbright en Galloway, donde aprendió a leer en las mas penosas condiciones que cabe imaginar. Una historia intelectual impresionante, en la que se suman una inteligencia portentosa, una voluntad indomable y una capacidad de trabajo sin par, lo que le llevaría en 1812 a la Cátedra de Lenguas Orientales de la Universidad de Edinburgo, y a la muerte, quizás por consunción al año siguiente. Sus singularísimos conocimientos filológicos aparecen reunidos en ésta su obra póstuma, publicada bajo los auspicios del Doctor Scot of Costorphine, en la que se rastrean los orígenes de las Lenguas Europeas, siguiendo la inspiración de John Horne Tooke (1736-1812) en sus «Epea Pteroenta, or The Diversions of - Purley», a la vez que se establecen las reglas generales del análisis filológico y se plantea un intrigante estado de la cuestión en los estudios lingüísticos para el periodo comprendido entre el anuncio en 1786 por Sir William James de la afinidad general entre el latín, el sánscrito y el griego, y la publicación definitiva, entre 1833 y 1852 por Franz Bopp (1791-1867) de su detallado estudio sobre los sistemas de conjugación del sánscrito, griego, latín, persa y alemán.

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        [MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF SARAH BOWDOIN DEARBORN, KEPT IN LISBON WHILE HER HUSBAND, HENRY DEARBORN, WAS SERVING AS U.S. MINISTER TO PORTUGAL]

      Lisbon. July 9, 1823 - July 7, 1824.. Over 400 complete pages. Quarto. Original green boards. Spine perished, front board detached, slight wear to extremities. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth box. A previously unknown diary of Henry Dearborn's wife, kept while he was serving as minister plenipotentiary in Portugal. Dearborn (1751-1829) had a distinguished career as an officer in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. He served as Secretary of War, collector of the port of Boston, and as a congressman from Massachusetts. In 1822 he was appointed minister to Portugal by James Monroe, a post he held for two years. He was accompanied in Portugal by his wife, Sarah Bowdoin (widow of James Bowdoin, 1752-1811). During her first year in Lisbon, Sarah Dearborn kept no diary, and she explains this fact in the first entry of the present diary. Beginning on July 9, 1823 and continuing through the voyage home a year later, she kept the present daily journal. Entries range in length from one or two sentences to two full pages and more. Almost every entry describes in detail the Dearborns' dinner companions, noting the positions of the men, and the social attributes of the women. The arrival and departure of dignitaries is always noted. The diarist comments on local customs, houses, living arrangements (of both the foreign officials and of the locals), street crime, etc. She was a close observer of the domestic situations of her companions: their children, personalities, education, and general accomplishments. In all, a superb journal, offering a fine insight into the public as well as the domestic life of an American diplomat's family in western Europe in the early 19th century. The journal is completely unknown, having descended in the Dearborn family until the present time.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Portrait of Augustus Leopold Kuper

      London,: June, 1823.. Watercolour over pencil on artist's board, 195cm x 235 mm., signed Paul Fischer, lower left, and dated; in original frame. London, June 1823. A charming portrait of Kuper as a young man in naval uniform. Kuper served as first lieutenant under Captain Bremer on the Alligator, and was an important officer in this attempt to found a new colony at Port Essington.Augustus Leopold Kuper (1809-1885) was the son of the Rev. Dr. William K¸per, chaplain to Queen Adelaide. He entered the Royal Navy in 1823, the year this portrait was painted, and embarked on what was to become an illustrious naval career. In 1837 he was appointed first lieutenant of HMS Alligator which sailed from Plymouth to re-establish a settlement at Port Essington. The ships arrived in Sydney Cove in July, and spent two months revictualling and preparing for their task.Bremer, the ship's captain - also Kuper's father-in-law - was commissioned as a Commandant of the new settlement in northern Australia; Kuper was one of four officers who, with Bremer, were given power to act as Commissioners for Crown Lands. This was in fact the third attempt to establish a settlement in North Australia, the first of which in 1824 was also under the command of Bremer.After the new settlement was established, Kuper returned to Sydney, and was appointed captain of HMS Pelorus. He sailed to China with orders to return via Port Essington with a delivery of letters, supplies and official orders, arriving on 24 August 1839. Three months later a fearsome cyclone struck and the Pelorus was driven on to the beach with tremendous force, and was pushed over leaving the mast submerged and the keel exposed; Kuper's own painting of this dramatic scene is now in the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory in Alice Springs. Kuper took charge of the massive operation to refloat the ship which he carried out with great expertise and ingenuity. He went on to have a long and successful career, serving particularly in Chinese and Pacific waters.This delicate portrait of the young midshipman is by the Royal Academician Paul Fischer. Although only fourteen years of age, and only just admitted into the Royal Navy, Fischer has certainly captured the young man's poise and confidence. Fischer, was an active miniaturist and portrait painter in London. He started exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1817 and was to have an extraordinary total of eighty works accepted for the annual Royal Academy exhibitions during his very successful career. His large body of work includes several commissions for the Prince Regent and for the Princess Royal. He painted a number of portraits of the K¸per family, three of which were exhibited at the Royal Academy: "The Daughters of the Rev. Dr. K¸per", and "William and George K¸per" in 1826, and then in 1842, "Miss K¸per".

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        SOME ANCIENT CHRISTMAS CAROLS. With the Tunes to which they were formerly sung in the West of England. Together with Two ancient Ballads, a dialogue, &c

      John Nichols and Son. London.,1823. SECOND, ENLARGED, EDITION. Originally published, in a smaller format, in1822. xii, 79pp. Text and music. A fine and clean copy in late nineteenth century leather binding of full dark brown straight grained morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with three gilt dots. Compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. Double ruled gilt borders on boards and inner board turn-ins. Grey endpapers. All edges gilt. Two neat previous owners names on front blank endpaper otherwise a fine copy.:

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        His Majesty's Public Entry into the City of Dublin on the 17th of August 1821

      London: Hurst, Robinson, & Co. Cheapside, & Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street & in Dublin by R. Milliken, Grafton Street & Allan & Sons, Dame Street, March 1823. Colour printed aquatint highlighted in gum arabic. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed just on the platemark on top and side margins. Tape residue of verso of sheet. Skillfully mended tear in center of image. Mended tear in top section of image. Image size:15 x 23 5/8 inches. 18 x 25 ½ inches. A charming aquatint depicting George IV's entrance into Dublin on his coronation tour. Born into a family of talented artists, the painter, engraver, and publisher Robert Havell worked in his family's London-based engraving firm for several years with his father, the topographical and architectural engraver and publisher, Daniel Havell, and his cousin, the painter William Havell. With his son, he later established a successful business on Oxford Street that produced a number of illustrations for various travel and topographical publications as well as several series of topographical and architectural aquatint engravings including "Picturesque Views on the River Thames" (1812) and "Views of the Public Buildings and Bridges in London and its Environs" (1820-1). The father-son partnership lasted until 1828, at which time Robert Jr. emigrated to America. 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, and be crowned. The King's discomfort was permanently relieved that August, when she died. Immediately after her death, George IV began a Royal tour, starting in Ireland; where he landed 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. This beautiful print is one of a number of aquatints executed by the Havells that depicts George IV's coronation tour. George IV is shown amidst an excited crowd who clamour for a view of the new King. This rare print is a fine example of the Havells superior work. Dictionary of National Biography

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        Précis des Leçons d'Architecture données a l'École Royale Polytechnique

      Paris, chez l'Auteur, Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1823 - 1825. Dos volúmenes en 4to. mayor; 2 hojas, 127 pp. de texto y 32 láminas dobles + 2 hojas, 104 pp. de texto y 32 láminas dobles. Ejemplar con puntos de polilla a lo largo de los dos volúmenes, afectando ligeramente algunas láminas, y con bastantes páginas sueltas, debido al uso continuo del ejemplar en sus dias. Encuadernación de época en media piel. Durand dio su famoso «Curso» en la Escuela Politécnica desde 1795 hasta 1830 promocionando la idea de «grandeur» en los edificios públicos, fruto de la Revolución y de la Escuela de Ledoux y su Círculo. La primera edición apareció entre 1802 y 1805 y se reimprimió durante buena parte del Siglo XIX influyendo decisivamente en varias generaciones de arquitectos, desde sus dias hasta la Bauhaus, por su énfasis en el planteamiento geométrico basado en una cuadrícula modular y en una sistematización formal de los planos, elevaciones y secciones del diseño. A los dos volúmenes de ésta edición, se le añade a veces, como Tercera Parte del «Précis», el volúmen publicado en 1821, también por Didot, titulado «Partie Graphique des Cours d'Architecture faits a l'Ecole Royale Polytechnique depuis sa réorganisation».

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        The Traveller's Guide: Or Pocket Gazetteer of the United States; Extracted from the Latest Edition of Morse's Unversal Gazetteer

      New Haven Connecticut: Nathan Whiting, 1823. 323 pages; including a Hand colored map of the United States, and extending to the Pacific coastline, "Unexplored Country" of northern California and what would become the western states, size 16" x 10 1/2" approximate with margins; (Title Continued): "...With An Appendix, containing Tables of Distances, Longitude and Latitude of Important Towns; and of the Population, Commerce, Revenue, Debt, and various Institutions of the United States. Illustrated by A Map."; Jedidiah Morse 1761-1826) Yale graduate, Congregational clergyman, founder, Andover Theological Seminary. Conservative in politics as well as religion, Morse was a strong Federalist and contributed to the hysteria aroused in the United States during the 1790's by the events of the French Revolution. He is best remembered, however, as the 'father of American Geography'. During his lifetime, his geographies virtually monopolized their field. (DAB); with the previous ownership signatures of James Fannings of Moriches, (Long Island) 1823; original full polished tree-calf leather binding, gilt ruled spine, red spine label, gilt lettered; edge, tips wear to the binding, front hinge leather split, sewing firm; map with closed tears on folds, tipped in via old tape, does not intrude in image; some darkening to text, occasional closed edge-tear, wear; overall, good condition.. Hard Cover. Good.

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        THE BRITISH ESSAYISTS WITH PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CRITICAL

      London: Richardson et al., 1823. Second Edition. morocco. A yard's worth of handsome bindings and excellent reading!. Forty duodecimo (4" x 6-1/2") volumes with portraits bound in full smooth red morocco with gilt- and blind- stamped borders and gilt-decorated and lettered spines, all edges gilt. Hundreds of selections from the popular 18th century British journals such as The Rambler, The Mirror, The Observer, The Tattler, The Spectator, and The Guardian, the latter three often thought to have perfected the English essay while commenting on contemporary morals and manners. Authors represented include Samuel Johnson, Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, Lady Mary Montagu, and Jonathan Swift, as well as many others. Modern armorial bookplate of Francis Ormond French in each volume. Mild, occasionally moderate, scuffing to some spine ends, joints, and corners, but all covers tight and the leather still fairly bright. Occasional foxing but contents generally very clean.

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        Rapport à Monsieur Becquey, Conseiller d'État, Directeur général des Ponts et Chaussées et des Mines; et Mémoire sur les Ponts Suspendus

      Woodcut royal arms on title & 13 fine folding engraved plates. xxiv, 228 pp. Large 4to, later blue half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1823. First edition. "Navier's 'Rapport et Mémoire' made it possible from this very early period of suspension bridge development to determine both the forces and the most economic dimensions of principal members. The work was the first theoretical and practical treatise on such bridges, and its influence was immense and far-reaching. It went into use immediately and was soon translated into German and Italian; copies existed in America, one of which was owned by Roebling. Within this remarkable and unprecedented book, Navier sets out to analyse the structural behaviour, tackling the problems inherent in such bridges in a clear and scientific manner. Of particular interest at such a date are his investigations into the effect of wind and vibration, both responsible for many failures and neither fully understood until after 1940 and the Tacoma bridge collapse. He applies his theories to his design for the proposed Invalides bridge in Paris with a span of 170m and to a hypothetical suspension aqueduct of 97.5m span... "The work stemmed from the visits he made to Britain to examine the bridges there on behalf of the Ponts et Chaussées, assessing the possibilities of this new structural form. In his report to Becquey he recommends its adoption, giving in the Mémoire that follows, precise plans and details of such notable examples as Brown's Berwick bridge and those of Marc Brunel on the Isle de Bourbon as well as describing Telford's Runcorn and Menai schemes. He also summarizes the experiments on wrought-iron chains carried out by Telford, Barlow, Brown and Brunel. The book as a whole is thus a brilliant synthesis of theory and practice."­Elton, Cat. 4, item 32. "For fifty years, this report was one of the most important books covering the design of suspension bridges."­Timoshenko, History of Strength of Materials, p. 73. Fine copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Peters, Guillaume Henri Dufour and the Early 19th Century Cable Suspension Bridges, p. 42­"the first theoretical and practical book on suspension bridge construction, giving precise plans and details, as well as the first widely used theoretical work on analytical statics." Poggendorff, II, 260-61. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 234-35. .

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        One page letter handwritten and signed by William H. Crawford (1772-1834)

      Washington: Not published, 1823. One page letter, signed "Wm. H. Crawford." Addressed to James W. McCulloch collector of the Customs Baltimore, with postmark Washn. City June 14 [1823], and free franked by Crawford over which is stamped "Free." The letter is dated June 13, 1823 Treasury Department. "Sir, In reply to your letter of the 10th instant relative to the terms on which Sea Letters are, in future, to be issued from your office; I have to observe that you are authorized to issue them, without any limitation whatsoever, when demanded. I am respectfully your obd. sert. [signed] Wm. H. Crawford." Folded from sending through the mail. American politician and judge during the early 19th century. He served as U.S. Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1816 to 1825, and was a candidate for President of the U.S. in 1824.. Signed. First Edition. Very good condition.

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        The Monkey's Frolic

      London: for Harris and Son,, 1823. A Humorous Tale. Small octavo (176 × 108 mm). 18 leaves, printed on one side of the leaf only + final inserted advert leaf with list of titles in series. Original printed wrappers, front cover as title-page within ruled border, back cover with series title and vignette of St. Paul's. 16 wood-engravings with original hand-colouring. Neatly written ownership inscription of Laura Catharine Hannam, 1823, to front inside cover. Wrappers a little rubbed, one or two trivial marks, an excellent copy. First edition. John Harris was Elizabeth Newbery's successor, one of the most successful publishers of children's books of the era, especially picture books. The Monkey's Frolic was the 37th title issued in Harris's Cabinet of Amusement and Instruction, the first having been The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog, of which Harris boasted that in a few months of its first publication in 1805 he had sold 10,000 copies.

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        Mr. Babbage’s invention. Copies of the correspondence between the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury and the president and council of the Royal Society, relative to an invention of Mr. Babbage. A letter to Sir Humphry Davy, Bart... on the application of machinery to the purpose of calculating and printing mathematical tables

      London: House of Commons, 1823. First edition, and a very fine copy, of this version and even rarer than Babbage&#146;s privately printed version issued the year earlier. This separate printing of the British government&#146;s reprint of Babbage&#146;s letter to Davy includes, for the first time, the text of the letters from the Treasury and Royal Society. The government reprint was published both in Volume 15 of the House of Commons&#146; Sessional Papers and as a separate offprint (as offered here). OOC 31. OCLC lists no copies of this separate printing.<br/><br/> & &#147;In the early 1820s Babbage, frustrated by &#145;the intolerable labour and fatiguing monotony of a continued repetition of similar arithmetical calculations&#146;, came up with the plan of designing a machine capable of performing various mathematical functions. By 1822 Babbage had constructed a model of his Difference Engine Number One, a special-purpose calculating machine far more complex than any that had previously been conceived, designed to compute mathematical tables by the method of finite differences and to print the results. In the design of his machine Babbage was influenced by the division of labor employed in the celebrated manuscript tables of de Prony which Babbage had seen in 1819. The division of labor, both physical and mental, became central themes of Babbage&#146;s economic thought later developed in his Economy of Machinery and Manufactures. <br/><br/>& &#147;Babbage was convinced of the &#145;great utility&#146; of his machine, but knew that constructing a larger version would entail &#145;very considerable expense,&#146; and would also leave him no time to pursue his studies in pure mathematics. On July 3, 1822, as a means of testing the waters, Babbage wrote an open letter to Sir Humphry Davy, president of the Royal Society, in which he presented a detailed description of his Difference Engine. This was his first public statement of his plans for his calculating engine, and his first publication on his project for developing calculating engines, on which he would devote most of his creative energy for the remainder of his life. A copy of this letter published as a pamphlet reached the Lords of the Treasury, who referred it back to the Royal Society on April 1, 1823, with a letter requesting the Society&#146;s opinion of Babbage&#146;s machine. One month later, on May 1, the Royal Society responded to the Treasury as follows: &#145;That it appears to the Committee, that Mr. Babbage has displayed great talents and ingenuity in the construction of his machine for computation, which the Committee think fully adequate to the attainment of the objects proposed by the Inventor, and that they consider Mr. Babbage as highly deserving of public encouragement in the prosecution of his arduous undertaking&#146; (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Sessional Papers [1823], p. 6). <br/><br/>& & &#147;This favorable report gained Babbage his first national funding of £1000 toward his construction of the Difference Engine. The project tested the limits of precision obtainable by machine tool makers at the time; it also ended up being far more costly than expected, claiming £17,000 of the government&#146;s money over the next decade before foundering in 1833, largely due to contractual disputes between Babbage and Joseph Clement, the engineer hired to construct Babbage&#146;s machine. By this time Babbage had begun to turn his attention to the Analytical Engine, a far more complex and powerful calculating machine whose design would occupy Babbage for most of the rest of his scientific career.&#148; (Hook & Norn, Origins of Cyberspace). Oblong folio (335 x 202 mm), pp [1] 2-6 [2:docket title on verso], uncut and sewn as issued, very fine. An exceptionally fresh and clean copy in its original state.

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        A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, being a guide to the history of North and South America, and the West Indies: exhibiting an accurate account of the discovery, settlement, and progress, of their various kingdoms, states, provinces, &c. Together with the wars, celebrated battles, and remarkable events, to the year 1822

      Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1823. Folio. (17 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches). Mounted on guards throughout, letterpress title (copyright notice on verso), 1p. Advertisement (verso blank), 1p. Contents (verso blank), 46 double-page hand-coloured engraved maps of the United States, all but one with borders of letterpress descriptive text, 1 uncoloured double-page engraved view showing the comparative heights of mountains throughout the world, 1 hand-coloured double-page engraved table showing the comparative lengths of the principal rivers worldwide, 5 letterpress tables (4 double- page [3 of these hand-coloured]), 18pp. of letterpress text. Expertly bound to style in half calf over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt roll tools, red morocco label in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. One of the most important early atlases printed in the United States: a handsome atlas of the Americas, with individual colour maps of each state in the Union, including a seminal map of the West by Stephen H. Long. At the time of publication this was the best and most detailed atlas to be produced in the United States. Fielding Lucas, the major Baltimore printer, was the principal engraver and substantial historical background text accompanies each map. Among the most noted maps in the atlas is Major Stephen H. Long&#39;s "Map of Arkansa and other Territories of the United States." That map, which depicts the Missouri basin between Nashville in the east, the Mandan villages in the north and the Rocky Mountains in the west, was based on the surveys conducted by Long on his expeditions of 1819 and 1820. The map published in Carey & Lea&#39;s atlas preceded the official account of that expedition by expedition botanist Edwin James, which included a smaller map with similar detail (titled "Country drained by the Mississippi Western Section"). Carey and Lea&#39;s 1823 publication of James Account perhaps explains the prior inclusion of this map with Long expedition information in their atlas. On this famous map is the printed legend, which would perpetuate a myth for many years to come, identifying the high plains as the "Great American Desert." Carey and Lea&#39;s atlas was first issued in 1822; this is the 1823 second issue, substantially the same as the first but with a new title and revised states of several maps and text leaves (generally minor revisions, including additional shading to maps and improved resetting of several text leaves, though this copy with first state settings of the Maryland and Virginia text leaves). Howes C133 ("aa"); Phillips 1373a; Sabin 15055; Wheat, Transmississippi West 348 and 352.

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        [Op. 60]. 4me Grande Simphonie en Sib majeur (B dur) [Subtitle]: composée et dédiée à Monsr. le Comte d&#39;Oppersdorf... Op. 60 Partition Prix 16 Fr. [Full score]

      Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock [PN] 2078. [1823]. Large octavo. Original publisher&#39;s dark pink printed wrappers. 2ff. (title, blank), 195 pp. In custom-made maroon cloth-backed folding case, marbled wrappers, gilt titling to spine.& & Wrappers somewhat worn, soiled and torn, with some repairs to upper. Slipcase slightly worn. . First Edition, variant issue, indicated by the presence of "4me" in the title; this does not appear in the first issue. Kinsky-Halm p. 145. Beethoven Beiträge p. 216. Hirsch IV 300. & & "The Fourth Symphony is perhaps the work in which Beethoven first fully reveals his mastery of movement... The Finale represents Beethoven&#39;s full maturity in that subtlest of ways, his discovery of the true inwardness of Mozart and Haydn; a discovery inaccessible to him whenever... he seemed or tried to imitate them, but possible as soon as he obtained full freedom in handling his own resources. Everything is present in this unsurpassably adroit and playful Finale; and it is all pure Beethoven...". Tovey in The Beethoven Companion, pp. 564-565

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        Quentin Durward

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable and Co., 1823 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Bound with the half-titles. This romantic novel displays life as a Scottish mercenary under Louis XI of France. It follows a young Scot who fled his homeland, and searching for meaning in life, finds it at the court of Louis XI. The novel is backed by much historical fact and gives very accurate portrayals of historical figures such as the Duke of Burgundy and Cardinal Balue. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally smart, though with some minor rubbing and a few marks. One joint starting. Hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Autograph Note Signed on lower portion of a letter, 8vo, Washington, , March 2, 1864

      Very Good. As President during the Civil War, Lincoln answers a letter addressed to him by Judge James Hughes (1823 -1873) regarding Major Casper Crowninshield (1837-97) who commanded the 2d Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry. In full: "Major Crowninshield is directed as above, unless it will interfere with the military orders, under which he is acting, or in his judgment, is dangerous, or improper...." The President signs, " A. Lincoln - March 2. 1864."

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        The Complete [Compleat] Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: extensively embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood, from original Drawings and Paintings, by first-rate Artists. FIRST MAJOR EDITION WITH INDIA PROOFS

      John Major, Fleet-Street, adjoining Serjeant&#39;s-Inn, 1823. 8vo., First Major Edition, Large Paper, with a copper-engraved portrait frontispiece mounted on India Paper, engraved title-vignette, 13 fine copper-engraved plates (including 2 of music scores) all mounted on India Paper, and 77 woodcut illustrations and decorations in the text, some light offsetting from frontispiece to title, some very light and inoffensive spotting to some margins; most attractively bound in mid-nineteenth century green full roan, boards with quintuple frame border enclosing large and elaborate floral lozenge all in gilt, back with four flat bands, second and fourth compartments framed and lettered in gilt, first and fifth compartments frame in gilt, third extended compartment richly tooled in gilt to a floral design, all edges gilt, gilt doublures, green endpapers, blue silk marker, joints moderately rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. The first Major edition is based on the fifth edition of 1676, the last published during Walton&#39;s lifetime, and printed by Nicol at the Shakespeare Press. Major&#39;s typically extensive notes occupy pp.395-406. The plates are engraved by Cook and Pye from the old drawings by Wale which had been &#39;greatly heightened in the effect, by the pencil of Mr. Frederick Nash&#39; (W&S). A nice, bright (if slightly aged) copy of what is generally regarded as the best edition of one of the finest and most desirable of the illustrated &#39;Anglers&#39;. An edition of standard size with the plates on ordinary paper was published simultaneously. Coigny 23; Oliver 23; Slater p.28; Westwood & Satchell p.225. . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: angling.

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        The History of The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire

      London: for W. Allason, B. Whitrow and Co., C. Chapple, and 23 others,, 1823. In twelve volumes. A new edition. 12 volumes bound in 6, octavo (212 × 133 mm). Contemporary crimson half calf, brown morocco label, decoration to spines in blind and gilt, marbled boards, plain cream endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 large folding maps. Some mild offsetting and browning to pages, spines rubbed, bindings robust but there is some light wear to a couple of hinges, a very good set. New edition. An attractive library set of Gibbon&#39;s works.

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        History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London, 1823. Very Good. London: for W. Allason, B. Whitrow and Co., C. Chapple, and 23 others, 1823, 1823. 12 volumes bound in 6. Original leather binding, marbled boards, plain cream endpapers, red marbled edges. Some mild offsetting and browning to pages, spines rubbed, bindings robust but there is some light wear to a couple of hinges. A new edition. An attractive library set of Gibbon's works.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare, accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmond Malone, with Mr. Malone&#39;s Various Readings. A Selection of Explanatory and Historical Notes, from the most Eminent Commentators. A History of the Stage, and a Life of Shakespeare by Alexander Chalmers. The works include: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc

      London: F.C. and J. Rivington, 1823., 1823. 8 volumes, 8vo, in superb contemporary full black morocco with gilt titles, gilt and extra black tooling to spines, gilt and blind decorative panelling to boards, green end papers, tinted mottled edges. Illustrated with a portrait of the Author and copper engraved plates with tissue guard. Browning to plates and adjoining pages; text clean. An esteemed compilation of the works of Shakespeare in a very attractive old leather binding.

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        J. M. Elford&#146;s Marine Telegraph; or, Universal Signal Book

      Charleston, SC., 1823.. Handcolored plate. color flag ills. on front and rear pastedowns. &#147;So composed as to enable vessels at sea, provided with only two sets of the six telegraphic flags, described in the plate, to make 7569 signals ... and to act as telegraphs to each other ... Being also the key to the patent telegraph, invented by the author, capable of making 9330 progressive changes, by using the figures from 1 to 6 only.&#148; This is quite an early American signal book. Truxtun and Porter had previously developed systems for naval use, but as far as I know this is the earliest American merchant system. Winterthur has a manuscript copy of Elford&#146;s Signal system dated 1818. It was followed in 1832 by Parker&#146;s signal book and then, in 1847, by Rogers&#146; system. There were other early systems in America, but not all their inventors published books. Elford&#146;s marine visual system depended on six uniquely patterned flags, and on a &#147;conversation flag.&#148; These are illustrated in this book, along with a glossary of words and sentences, and their numerical equivalents, which would be signaled by means of the flags. A sheet of testimonials has been pasted on the inside of the front board. Lemuel Moody of Portland is the first name. It would be interesting to know if he used Elford&#146;s system to signal from his observatory. The front blank is inscribed, &#147;Brig Maese 45-52. Hoist your number on coming into or leaving port.&#148; With the corresponding set of signal flags drawn below, making &#147;45-52.&#148; The back pastedown contains testimonials from the Boston Marine Society. It is illustrated with hand colored flags as well. A couple of leaves appear to have been torn out of the back of the book, but these must have been blanks or advertisements, since the pagination corresponds to that given in Worldcat and &#147;American Imprints&#148; 12436. Some staining and old damage to surface of paper on a few pages. Abrasion on vii resulting in loss of a few letters, otherwise no loss of text or damage to the flag plate. Bound in contemporary quarter leather over marbled boards. Rare. Worldcat shows only six libraries holding copies. Never seen in the trade, except at Ten Pound Island.

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

      London: Sherwood, Jones and Co, 1823. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary paneled calf rebacked. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 326 pages. 21. 5 x 14 cm. Three hand-colored plates and two plain (one folding). The author resided in the Crimea from 1816-1820. The "New Edinburgh Review," January, 1822 said "she really every where discloses what she knows, in the most unpretending and unaffected manner." "Monthly Magazine," October 1. 1821 noted, "The volume forms altogether a pleasing and instructive publication." Covers with a series of gilt border panels, rosettes at the corners, marbled endpapers, modest cover wear, internally clean.

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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: printed by William Clowes for John Murray, 1823. Quarto. (10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches). Small format errata slip tipped in before p.1 of the text. 30 engraved or aquatint plates (11 hand-coloured) by Edward Finden, J. Curtis and others after Robert Hood (8) and George Back (15), Hood & Back (1) and J. Curtis (6), 4 folding engraved maps. Later half speckled calf over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, original morocco lettering pieces in the second and fourth compartments. Famed Arctic explorer Captain William Parry&#39;s copy of the first edition of Sir John Franklin&#39;s first expedition, a cornerstone narrative of overland Arctic exploration. In 1819, Lieutenant John Franklin, a career naval officer who had been at the battle of Trafalgar, was placed in command of an expedition appointed to proceed overland from the Hudson Bay to the shores of the Arctic Sea, and to determine the trendings of that coast east of the Coppermine river. At this period the northern coast of the American continent was known at two isolated points only: this, the mouth of the Coppermine river (which, as Franklin discovered, was erroneously placed four degrees of latitude too far to the north), and the mouth of the Mackenzie far to the west. Lieutenant Franklin and his party, consisting of Dr. Richardson, Midshipmen George Back and Richard Hood, and a few boatmen, arrived at the depot of the Hudson&#39;s Bay Company at the end of August 1819, and making an autumnal journey of 700 miles spent the first winter on the Saskatchewan. Owing to the delay in the arrival of supplies which had been promised by the North-West and Hudson&#39;s Bay Companies, it was not until the summer of 1821 that the Coppermine was ascended to its mouth, and a considerable extent of sea-coast to the eastward surveyed. The return journey over the region known as the Barren Ground was marked by the most terrible sufferings and privations and the tragic death of Lieutenant Hood. The survivors of the expedition reached York Factory in June 1822, having accomplished altogether 5550 miles of travel. While engaged on this service Franklin was promoted to the rank of commander (January 1821), and upon his return to England at the end of 1822 he obtained the post rank of captain and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. The narrative of this expedition was published in the following year and became at once a classic of travel. Cf. Abbey Travel 635 (including Narrative of a Second Expedition published 1828); Hill 635; Nissen ZBI 1419; Sabin 25624 (erroneously calling for 34 plates and 4 maps).

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        The National Sports of Great Britain ... With descriptions in English and French ... Chasse et Amusemens Nationaux de la Grande Bretagne

      London: printed for Thomas M&#39;lean by Howlett & Brimmer, 1823 [plates watermarked 1822-1824]. Folio. (18 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches). Parallel titles and text in English and French, text leaves with numerical signatures from 1-50. Hand-coloured engraved additional title, 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates by I. Clark after Henry Alken. (Final two plates and text leaves with minor paper loss to blank margins). Contemporary black straight- grained morocco, the covers elaborately panelled in gilt, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with elaborate repeat pattern built up from small tools, gilt turn ins, cream-glazed endpapers, red morocco inner hinges, gilt edges. A fine copy of an early impression of "Alken&#39;s most important work ... It must always form the cornerstone of any Alken collection" (Tooley). The plates and text between them offer a thorough survey of the sports practised in Great Britain in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. The subjects covered including riding, fox, stag and otter hunting, beagling, racing, falconry, various types of dogs and horses, shooting grouse, partridge, pheasant, snipe, wild-fowl, bittern, pigeon, fishing for pike, and salmon, fishing from a punt, prize-fighting, cock-fighting, badger, bear, and bull- baiting and perhaps most extraordinary of all: "owling." It is interesting to note that although both the artist and the author felt that it was necessary to record badger, bear and bull baiting they did not hold back from condemning all three sports as barbaric. This copy is a later issue. The additional title is dated 1821 (rather than 1820, as in the first issue), a letterpress title in French has been added (only the English title is present in the first and second issues) and the explanatory text leaves are signed consecutively from 1 to 50 (Podeschi records an intermediate state/issue where only some of the text leaves are numbered). The watermarks suggest a date of circa 1824. The plates, very carefully hand-coloured, are all aquatints by I. Clark, and retain all of the liveliness that is such a feature of this work. The artist Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became a sporting 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 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 &#39;Alken&#39;, and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.75-76). Litchfield 14; cf. Mellon/Podeschi 111; cf. Schwerdt I, p.19 & IV, p.4; Tooley 42.

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        Grammatica Sanskrita. Nunc primum in Germania edidit Othmarus Frank

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

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        Fornlemningar i Wisby.

      Utgifne. I-II. Sthlm, C. Deleen, 1823-24. Tvär-folio. Extra litograferat titelblad,(6),7 s. & 5 litograferade plr + 12 s. & 5 litograferade plr. Två häften med samtida solkiga gråpappersomslag. Det främre omslaget saknas till det andra häftet. Inlagan ngt fuktvågig. Ett fåtal mindre solkfläckar och tre av planscherna i häfte II ngt fuktskadade. Namnteckning "Zander" på främre omslaget.. Setterwall 5763. Molér Bidrag till en gotländsk bibliografi 684. Allt som utkom. Litografierna är utförda av Müller efter Klingwalls förlagor. Till en tredje del litograferades fyra ytterligare planscher som gavs ut först 1906 i 15 exemplar. Det extra litograferade titelbladet har en fin "utsigt öfver en del af Wisby genom norra porten"

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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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        Veduta dello scavo del Trajano

      Rome 1823 - Luigi Rossini was a master engraver who produced over one thousand plates of buildings, ruins, gardens and monuments. His career coincided with a period of great archeological activity. His etchings of Rome followed Piranesi\'s example, and reported the latest excavations to an avidly interested European audience. In turn, as they were carried home by Northern Europeans on the Grand Tour, the etchings fuelled worldwide interest in classical architecture., Image Size : 458x500 (mm), 18x19.625 (Inches), Platemark Size : 470x510 (mm), 18.5x20.125 (Inches), Paper Size : 520x740 (mm), 20.5x29.125 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving

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        Ueber die Kleine Jagd Zum Gebrauch Angehender Jagdliebhaber.

      1823 1823 - Neu, verbesserte und beträchtlich vermehrte Auflage. 4 vols. Leipzig: Brockhaus 1823. With 4 folded copperplates. Nice contemporary halfleather, binding weakly marked of use. Name on flyleaf.

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA GIUSTA LA LEZIONE DEL CODICE BARTOLINIANO.

      MATTIUZZI - UDINEEdito nel 1823, 4 vol. in 8¯ - pp. (42),LXXII,(2),330, (2),272,(2),265,(7), (2),LI,(1),790, VII,(3),423,(3), Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, al dorso fregi e scritte in oro, piatti marmorizzati.

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        Recherches chimiques sur les corps gras d'origine animale.

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

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        Atlas portatif et complet du Royaume de France, contenant les quatre-vingt-six cartes des Départements, précédées d'une carte générale; avec un texte en regard de chacune d'elles... Ouvrage entierement neuf

      Chez Dondey-Dupré 1823 in 8°, pp. VIII, 172 cc. nn., pp. 32 di indice, leg. recente p/pelle rossa con ds. a nervi, tit. e fregi in oro; carta gen. ripieg. degli 86 Dipartimenti del Reame in antip., 86 cartine, alcune ripieg., dei Dipart. con i confini colorati. Tutte le inc. sono in rame, f.t. e di alta qualità. "Comprenant: 1- La description des principales villes, de leurs antiquites, les curiosites naturelles et industrielles qui s'y trouvent. 2 - Des details precieux sur la nature du sol et de ses produits, soit vegetaux, soit mineraux; l'agriculture, les manufactures, les rivieres, les canaux et les principaux sites. 3 - L'indication des tribunaux, du nombre d'habitants, des distances des differentes villes entr'elles, etc. etc." Primo importante atlante portatile che riunisce succintamente un materiale informativo di grande utilità per il viaggiatore ottocentesco, indicando anche più di 25.000 comuni della Francia di quel tempo. La migliore cartografia precedente non ne segnalava più di 10.000. Testo molto interessante per uno studio dettagliato del Regno di Francia sotto Luigi XVIII, subito dopo il periodo napoleonico. Esemplare in ottimo stato. 417/19

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        (Walter), and Others.] [The Bannatyne Garlands.]

      [Edinburgh:] 1823-48 . first editions, each one of about 40 copies, 11 Garlands in 10 (all published), together with a collection of Bannatyne catalogues and albums, and a copy of Bannatyne's Poems, 8vo., black-letter texts, frequent woodcut illustrations or ornaments; bound in buckram, contents fine K.D. Duval, Scott & His Scotland 971. Comprising: i. [Scott] A Bannatyne Garland, Quhairin the President Speaketh. [Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne & Co.?1823], pp.[ii blank]+6+[2 blank]. Ruff 177; Todd & Bowden 169A; Van Antwerp 21. a scott rarity. ii. [Tytler (Patrick Fraser)] The Bannatyne Garland. Number Second. [Ane Ballat, Brevit be ane Learnit Councillar In the Kingis Chekar.] [Edinburgh: Ballantyne? 1824?], pp.7+[1]. iii. [Anon.] Ane Richt pithie and pleasant Ballat of Bannatyne, Eftir the maner of ane Garland, followis, jocund and mirrie. Enprintit at Athenis, upoun Sanct Ronan's day, in the yeir of God ane thousand aucht hunder ane scoir an four yeiris, In Ballantyne's greit Hows [1824], pp.[8]. The "Sanct Ronan" of the imprint is clearly a reference to the latest Waverley Novel, St. Ronan's Wells, and Club members were undoubtedly in on the secret of authorship. iv. [Tytler] A Bannatyne Garland. Edinburgh, [Ballantyne,] November xxiii, Mdcccxxiv, pp.[6], lacking final blank v. [Tytler] Ane Bannatyne Garlande, Brevit be Maister Patrick, of the Kingis Chekar. Dunedin: [Ballantyne] 1826, pp.6+[2]. vi. [Jamieson (Dr. John)] A New Bannatyne Garland; Compylit be Doctor Jehan of the Hall Ryal. Imprentit at Sanct Paulis Wark, at Yule, in the present yeir, 1828, pp.[8]. vii. [Tytler] Ane New Bannatyne Garland. [Edinburgh:] 1829, pp.7+[1]. viii [Pitcairn (Robert)] Ane plesand Garland, Being ane lytill and Merrie Conceited Geste callit Ye Coirne-clyppis, Schawing howe ane young clerke mett with ane maidene, and ye misadventuris quhilk befell unto thaime thairthrow. Being profitabill to be read, for ye mair sikkar eschewing of ye lyke mischaunces in tymes to cum. Sanct Androis, Imprentit be Robert Lekprevik [Edinburgh: 1830?], pp.[2]+10. ix. [Scott] Two Bannatyne Garlands from Abbotsford. [Edinburgh: Ballantyne and Hughes, 1848], pp.15+[1]+10, lacking initial and terminal blanks. Centenary Catalogue 376. x. [Lauder (G[eorge]) Tears on the Death of Evander Occasioned by the Lamentable losse of the truelie Noble and Generous, Sir John Svynton Knight, Collonel of an Regiment of 2000 Nederlanders, going to Venize, who was cast away by storme on the coast of England upon Goodwin sands the 13 of Octob. 1630. Hagh Anno Dni. 1630 [i.e. Edinburgh, Printed by Robert Hardie & Co., 1848], pp.14+[2]. Edited and presented to the Club by W.B.D.D. Turnbull; reprinted from the unique copy of the original, now in the Huntington Library. xi. Bannatyne (George) The Poems of George Bannatyne, mdlxviii. Edinburgh, [Ballantyne], 1824, pp.21+[3 blank]. Bound at the front of the volume. Edited, with extensive commentary, by David Laing. Numbers i-iv are printed on Alexander Cowan's fine wove paper with blank protective leaves from other distinguished mills (such as Whatman's); the remainder are printed on Cowan's laid, specially manufactured and watermarked for Bannatyne Club use. Scott's facetious reference to the Roxburghe Club, "that Society of select Bibliomaniacs," in the prefatory letter to Peveril of the Peak, led to the Author of Waverley's invitation to join the Club, which Scott, while still playing the "Great Unknown," accepted. At the same time he was taking the leading part in the founding of the Bannatyne Club, named after George Bannatyne (1545-1606?), whose rich collection of Scottish poetry, collected during his youth and compiled during the pestilence of 1568, preserved a mass of Scottish manuscript poetry that would otherwise have been lost. In Sir Walter's own words, Bannatyne accomplished nothing less than "saving the literature of a whole nation." The new club, modelled on the Roxburghe example, was instituted "to print works illustrative of the history, antiquities and literature of Scotland," as organised and financed by the members under expert editorship: an object it accomplished, by its final demise in 1867, to a far greater extent than had been contemplated by its original members. Scott was its founding president, and presided until his death; other founding members included the Chief Commissioner William Adam, Archibald Constable, Lord Eldin, James Maidment, Robert Pitcairn, Patrick Fraser Tytler, and David Laing, the Club's faithful and tireless Secretary from first to last. The first dinner, on March 9th 1823, was marked by the song which Scott composed for the occasion (item i). He was also closely connected with the ninth and tenth Garlands (issued together: item ix). The Reever's Penance, written by Robert Surtees of Mainsforth, Durham, had been printed at Scott's expense on Club paper c.1830, but never circulated. Sir Walter added "Quod ane Gude Squyer of Northumberland. - R.S. of M." The other, Captain Ward and the Rainbow, was sent from Abbotsford to Laing on 17th September 1831, partly written in Scott's own hand and with an introductory note by him, shortly before he set out on his final journey in search of health. The printed copies of The Reever's Penance were eventually received by Laing in 1848 and were attached to copies to Captain Ward and the Rainbow, with a preface and notes by Laing. This pair of Garlands were given "to those Members of the Bannatyne Club who propose dining together next Thursday [23rd February 1848], to celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Club, of which [Scott] was the Founder and President." (Laing's Preface) Of the other garlands, four are by Tytler, one by Jamieson, and one by Pitcairn (for all of whom see DNB): one is unascribed, and the last is by the seventeenth century poet George Lauder. All but the last are therefore original works. Most Club publications were limited to editions of about 100 copies, limited by the maximum number of Club members; the Garlands were however issued in even smaller numbers - probably no more than forty copies of any of them, limited to the numbers who would be able to attend the dinners at which they were distributed - over a period of twenty-five years. Largely because of their ephemeral nature, individual Garlands are scarce: Van Antwerp wrote of his copy of Scott's: "it has never been offered at auction and mine is the only one I have seen." Complete sets are rare. This one is appropriately accompanied by Bannatyne's own Poems, extracted from his manuscript collection, with a full commentary by David Laing. This is another scarce work, with no more than forty copies privately distributed.

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        COLLEZIONE DI TUTTI I DRAMMI E OPERE DIVERSE

      GIACHETTI - PRATOEdito nel 1823, a Prato, 9 volumi in 8°, legatura in mezza pergamena con angoli, tassello al dorso con titoli in oro, 17 tomi legati in 9 volumi.Buon esemplare in barbe.

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