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        A Selection from Vues des cotes de France dans l'ocean et dans la Mediterranee-Vendres

      Paris: C.L.F. Panckcoucke, 1823. A DRAMATIC AND STUNNING VIEW BY AMBROISE-LOUIS GARNERAY Hand-colored aquatint engraving Sheet size: 17" x 23 3/4" 1823-34. The marine artist Ambroise-Louis Garneray was born in February, 1783. He received his first lessons in painting and drawing from his father, Jean-Francois, who was a pupil of David. The younger Garneray went to sea at the age of thirteen, and for nearly eighteen years served on battle ships, slavers, whaling vessels and on expeditions to the Caribbean and throughout the Pacific Ocean. Garneray finally returned to Paris in 1814 after spending eight years in England, where he had been detained after being captured at sea. He established himself as a marine painter upon his arrival, and studied engraving under Philibert Louis Debucourt. In 1815 he was admitted to the Salon, and exhibited his first painting, View of the Port of London, in the following year. He continued to exhibit, winning a gold medal in 1819, and later earned the patronage of Louis XVIII, who commissioned him to paint several scenes of naval battles. In 1833, Garneray was appointed director of the Rouen Museum, a post he resigned in 1837 to work on designs for the Sevres porcelain factory. While Garneray's engravings of naval and whaling scenes were extremely popular, even in America, his greatest achievement was a series of views of the principal ports of France, Europe and the United States, supplemented by the elegant prose descriptions of M.E. Jouy, and published in Paris between 1823 and 1834. Vues des cores de France..., published in five volumes, is widely acclaimed as "a magnificent collection of views'' (Deak, vol. I, p. 291). The sparkling, handcolored aquatint engravings show the principal ports of France, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulon, Cannes and La Rochelle. Volume five contains forty views of foreign ports, including Constantinople, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Liverpool, Naples, New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore. Each print exhibits endless attention to detail, incorporating architectural landmarks, ships, weather conditions, animals, and costumed figures in the midst of daily activities. Garneray makes superb use of the aquatint medium, which enables subtle variations in tone and reproduces the look and feel of watercolor more successfully than any other method of engraving. Several of Garneray's original watercolors of naval battles can be found in the collection of the New York Historical Society.. Book.

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        Addresses to the Students of the Royal Academy by the President

      EDITION INFORMATION: Address I: Address to the Students of the Royal Academy, Delivered Before the General Assembly at the Annual Distribution of Prizes, 10th December, 1823. Address I with praise of Sir Joshua Reynolds, printed by William Clowes, Northumberland Court, Strand, 1824. Address II: Address to the Students of the Royal Academy at the Distribution of Medals, on the 10th of December, 1825. Address II with praise of Henry Fuseli, D.S. Maurice, Fenchurch St., 1825. Address III: Address to the Students of the Royal Academy, Delivered Before the General Assembly at the Annual Distribution of Prizes, 11th December, 1826. Address III, with praise of John Flaxman, D.S. Maurice, 1826. Some text in italics, 4 footnotes, issued without illustration, compilation half-title page believed printed 1826; as issued, no title page for Address II-title at heading of p.1. A unique enriched association copy, a compilation of the rare first editions of Sir Thomas Lawrence's annual addresses as President of the Royal Academy for 1823, 1825, and 1826 to R.A. students, done over a period of some 25 years by Robert Balmanno with 2 unsigned Lawrence title page presentations on the 2 title pages printed for the 3 Addresses, Address I to Robert Balmanno, Address III to Miss Flaxman [1768-1833] (Mary Ann, the artist), (this address with praise of her adoptive father, John Flaxman, R.A. professor of sculpture who died 4 days before) + a signed 40-lines letter written by Lawrence over one folded leaf on the printing and editing of Address I, with delivery note and Balmanno's London address on side 4, address heading and content documenting it was written while Lawrence was attending George IV at the Royal Lodge, the King's residence in Windsor Great Park + 19 carefully selected bound engravings, chiefly adapted from Lawrence portrait paintings & drawings, acquired by Balmanno in superb impressions including 11 proofs, some before letters, 1 tinted, with 3 historical and 16 portraits, including 2 portrait frontispieces of Lawrence and rare states of portraits of Sarah Siddons and Fanny Kemble + 3 Lawrence MSS notes with corrections, a mounted 9-lines Lawrence MS Re: corrections to page 6 of Address I, a bound in 4-lines Lawrence MS Re: corrections to p. 3 of Address III with printed text examples of the earlier state and corrected final state, and 9 short lines by Lawrence Re: a later canceled correction, written in the margin of a second printed example of the final state of p. 13 of Address III + a mounted 12 lines Lawrence MS of original verse in praise of Cardinal Wolsey [ca. 1475-1530] + a bound in, signed 17-lines Balmanno testament from 1828, documenting the Lawrence MSS and the 6 engravings selected up to that time + 13 Balmanno annotations, (foot or margin notes in his small neat hand), 12 terse notes on names alluded to in text, and closing Address III, a moving 4-lines eulogy to Lawrence after his death + 3 mounted clippings, two pertaining to Lawrence including a Death Notice written shortly after his passing by Balmanno in the Literary Gazette with valuable information on his last days and sudden demise, and one on J.S. Copley, who is cited in the preface. ROBERT BALMANNO: born in Aberdeen; London home at Mornington Place in the Hampton Rd; on terms of friendship with William Blake, John Constable, Lawrence, Henry Fuseli (co-executor of his estate), Thomas Hood, Thomas Moore, et al, contributor to the Literary Gazette (1820's), notable print collector (Lugt 12354), and Honorary Secretary for the Artist's Benevolent Fund. Balmanno left England for the U.S. ca. 1831 and settled in New York where he co-founded an incarnation of the NY Shakespeare Society and influenced a generation of American collectors. While he sold a substantial part of his prints collection at Sotheby's (May 4-12, 1830), he held on to his library and continued to add to the Lawrence in the U.S. FINE BINDING: commissioned by Balmanno ca. 1848 from the Philadelphia Bindery of Pawson & Nicholson, full Turkish morocco sewn with marbled endpapers, decorated with refined fleur-de-lis, minaret, and lozenge tools in gold leaf and in blind. (Pawson is credited as the first to do edge gilding in the U.S.) SIZE: 4to, 242 x 156 mm. CONDITION DETAIL: 2 inferior engravings laid-in by a later owner; Rubens self-portrait cut down; Benjamin West portrait with heavy fore-edge margin residue; scattered fox spots at plate head. Mounted bookseller's description (ca 1929) on a blank p. Texts: Address I; top edge of pages 1-2 with 2 small insect stain spots, another such in fore-edge margin of pp. 3-4, p. 6-moderate foxing, principally in outer margin, and with several pencil underlines inserted by Balmanno Re: Lawrence Ms. corrections. Address II: spotting at foot of pp. 1-3, offset toning to pp. 4-5. MSS: Fine. Letter: Excellent: p. 3 with neat paste repair at first two words of line 6; no loss of clarity: customary seal residue. Bound Engravings: 3 engravings in ending suite have scattered fox spots in the plate: Others: Fine within plate borders, a few with infrequent light foxing in a margin, 2nd West portrait only with heavy margin foxing. Boards: Untouched, with rubs, joints cracking, hinges splitting at crown & foot; moderate wear to spine edges. Binding: solid and true. Gilt: Bright. In Blind: Fine. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 60 pages, addresses with separate pagination, Address I; [2] pp., front blank, [8], pp., prelims, half title-p., title p., preface with omissions, and dedication; 20 pp.; Address II; title on p. 1, 7 pages, [1] page, printing info; Address III; [4] pp, prelims, title and dedication, 14 pp., [4] pp, rear blanks. REFERENCE: Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, a complete catalogue of the oil paintings, 1989; Levey, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Yale Press; Grove Dictionary of Art. ADDITIONAL  DETAIL AND IMAGES: by request.

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        Svea rikes historia från de äldsta tider till konung Carl XII:s död.

      1-5. Stockholm, E. A. Ortman / Zacharias Haeggström, 1823-25. 8:o. XXVI,+ 363,+ (1); (2),+ 352,+ XX; (2),+ 573,+ (3) s.,+ utvikbar tryckt tabell; 621,+ (3); 23,+ (1, blank),+ 707,+ (5),+ 23 s. Ren inlaga bortsett från en liten ful fläck sid. 245-250 i del ett och en liten brun fläck i inre övre hörnet i början av del fyra. Fjärde titelbladet lagat i innerkant och sid. 171-172 i samma del med reva och liten textförlust. De sista XX sidorna i andra delen och de 23 i sista är prenumerantförteckningar. Samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar med röda resp. blåa titel och deltiteletiketter, alrotsmarmorerade pärmpapper och blåa snitt. Fyra volymer, den första något nött. Med Hammarstrands namnteckning på frampärmarnas insidor. Ur Nils Bonniers bibliotek. Setterwall 459. Fint exemplar av första upplagan. Del ett och två utkom i en andra upplaga 1826. Översättningen gjord av A. M. Strinnholm. Rühs svenska historia intar en intressant mellanställning mellan upplysningstidens historieskrivning och 1800-talets romantik. Dess största betydelse är dess sammanfattning av den dåtida forskningens resultat

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

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

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      Håndkoloreret kobberstik. 1823. 28 x 36,5 cm. I forgrunden bønder på vej til byen drivende køer foran sig. Byen med dens mange tårne i baggrunden. Lidt gulnet i papiret.. Søren Læssøe Lange, 1760-1828, dansk maler og tegner, uddannet på Kunstakademiet 1781-87. Lange er kendt for sin store produktion af topografiske billeder. Ud over landskabsakvareller i Jens Juels stil udførte han prospekter fra en række samtidige romantiske haveanlæg samt tegninger af monumenter og gravmæler

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        The Civil and Political History of the State of Tennessee, from its Earliest Settlement up to the Year 1796; including the Boundaries of the State

      Heiskell & Brown, Knoxville 1823. 8vo, 504pp. Text block quite uniformly foxed. Orig. full calf, red title label, gilt rules & title, front board detached. Ffep partially lacking. All edges yellow, as issued. A chronological account, quite specific about locations of fights with the Indians, which (white) men died. Daniel Boone mentioned. OCLC 5884738

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

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

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        An Essay on the History and Theory of Music and on the qualities, capabilities, and management of the human voice

      London, for G.& W.B.Whittaker 1823.. xiv p. (incl. half-title,[2] p., dedication lf, 230 p. (of which 40 ff. are wholly engraved), wholly uncut, a few marginal tears, mainly in the prelims, original. boards, rebacked with spine-label carefully following the original (too damaged to preserve). Sendrey, Bibliography of Jewish music 2061. First edition (he started to publish a second edition, as Musurgia Vocalis, in parts in 1836, but it was never completed). Isaac Nathan (Canterbury 1790 - Australia 1864) is an important link between Jewish music and that of the mainstream European tradition. He is most remembered in England for his collaboration with Byron in Hebrew Melodies: he provided the music for which Byron wrote lyrics, including such well-known poems as "She walks in beauty like the night"; that book also includes "On Jordan's banks the Arab camels stray...", written to the tune of the Maoz Tsur (its first printing?). Even though his introduction to Byron had been as piano tutor to Lady Caroline Lamb the friendship continued, to the extent that on the night Byron had to leave England Nathan sent him a packet of Matzos. This interest in Jewish music (perhaps thought to have more continuity than it has with the temple music before 70 A.D.) was also to be found in, e.g., Schubert and Beethoven (Beethoven inserted the Kol Nidrei melody into the adagio of his string quartet, opus 131). This Essay of 1823 (in which the practical advice on singing bulks much larger than the history) is incidentally pioneering on Jewish chant too: he was the first to give a notation for the ta'amei hamiqra of the Western Ashkenazi tradition. In 1841 he emigrated to Australia, and is called "father of Australian music". Certainly the first Australian opera was his, with the curious title "Merry Freaks in Troublous Times" (1844). But his talent for notating the unfamiliar took a new turn. "The Southern Euphrosyne" (1848), which begins with a lament for the People of Israel, also promises "examples of the native Aboriginal melodies,put into modern rhythm, and harmonized as solos, quartettes, etc."This book has a very curious makeup. Up to p.134 there is much engraved music in the text, with the vocal parts in letterpress, but with 2 leaves inserted wholly engraved; from p.135 to 210 the book is wholly engraved, including even some parts of Nathan's text; it then reverts to letterpress. The collation is not uncertain, however, since the pagination is continuous. Very scarce in commerce: one auction record since 1975, no other copy currently on the market.

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        MECHANICS' MAGAZINE, [Museum, Register, Journal and Gazette] Volume 1 (-Volume 68) [edited by Joseph Clinton Robertson]

      London : Knight & Lacey 1823-28, then Mechanics' Magazine Office... 1829-58 . 68 (of 69) vols. 8vo, title-page in vol.10 and indexes in vols. 10, 28 & 49 supplied in photocpy, vols 1-32 uncut in original boards, paper spines, the rest in either half calf, marbled boards, or full green cloth ( photograph available). About 17-20 of the bindings need some repairs such as boards re-attached to the early volumes and a few calf bindings re-backed. This run lacks only the 69th volume for a complete set of the First Series. Apart from perhaps a set (unobtainable!) of 'Patent Specifications' the Mechanics Magazine is surely the richest single source for material on 19th century mechanics. A random sample of subjects from one volume include, railways, steam carriages, pile-driving, printing machinery, hydraulic bookbinder's press, Thames bridges, Russian paper-making, steam ships and an improved bee-hive. It was founded, and edited till 1851, by Joseph Clinton Robertson (1788-1852), a patent agent in Fleet Street. In 1859 with the beginning of the 'New Series' it changed both format (to 4to) and title to The Mechanics Magazine, and Journal of Engineering, Agricultural Machinery, Manufactures, and Shipbuilding, thus reflecting a change of direction from the 'amateur' mechanics of the early 19th century to the heavy engineering of the industrial revolution at its peak. It continued in this form until 1873 when it merged with Iron, a journal of the iron industry. It is this first series however which is by far the most interesting and important. In their editorial to volume 1 of the New Series, the editors, R.A. Brooman and E.J. Reed, say of the first issue - " proved to be the beginning of a publication which has unquestionably exerted great influences upon modern science - has formed the model for scientific journalists throughout the world.... Nor was that first number the precursor of great literary influences alone. For in its pages Mr Robertson, its founder and editor, took the lead in the establishment of the London Mechanics' Institution and virtually of all those kindred institutions which now abound in the land."

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        BIBLIOTHECA GLOUCESTRENSIS( In 3 vols) A Collection of scarce & Curious Tracts relating to Gloucester, printed during the Civil War

      GLOUCESTER Washbourn & Sons 1823 - 1826. . Three privately printed quarto volumes.(All issued) Each large paper and in original publishers boards in excellent state. Comprising a history of Gloucester in the Civil War.Part 1"The military government of Gloucester from the begining of the Civil Warre" by John Corbet 1645 engr'd portrait & Speeds Town Plan. Part 2. "A true relation of the late attempt made upon the town of Ciceter etc" "The Taking of Ciceter "by John White 1642. plus pamphlets on Malmsbury Cirencester and Gloucester of the same date. Frontispiece engraving Part 3. An Historical introduction showing the conection of the tracts, Notes Index Appendix,Subscription List etc. Engraved map of Gloucester. Directions to the Binder arranging the work as one volume. 4to.ccv.viii.456pps.Four copper engravings. A primary source on the Siege and Gloucesters role in the Civil War. Scarce

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        Uffizio della settimana santa con la versione italiana di monsig. martini in roma, perego salvioni, 1823.

      Cm. 16, pp. (2) xii, 595 (1). Frontespizio in rosso e nero ed una tavole incisa fuori testo. Legatura coeva in piena pelle interamente decorata in oro ed impreziosita da molti simboli massonici impressi. Tagli dorati e sguardie in carta dipinta. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Interessante esempio di legatura massonica.

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        Sarsena eller den fuldkomne Bygmester, indeholdende: Underretning om Frimurerordenens Oprindelse og Historie, Meningerne om hvad den kunde være i vore Tider, hvad en Loge er, hvorledes Lemmerne optages i Ordenen (...). Forfattet overensstemmende med Sandheden af en sand og fuldkommen Broder-Frimurer. Uddragen af hans efterladte Papirer. Oversat efter fjerde uforandrede Tydske Udgave af C.F.P. Knudsen, Major.

      Eget forlag, København Aar 5823 (1823). 8vo. (8)+324 sider. Ubeskåret i orig. blå kartonnage med bogtrykt rygtitel felt. Forreste fals revnet. Skjold ved nederst hjørne på de første 8 sider. I øvrigt let gulplettet.. Bibl. Dan. I,1068. Meget sjælden, og helt usædvanlig i det oprindelige udstyr. Den tyske originaludgave udkom i Bamberg i 1816, eller som det hedder, år 5816

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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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        Carte de la Terre de Van Diemen dressee par G.W. Evans arpenteur general d'Hobart-Town 1822

      Paris:. 1823.. Scarce & early map of Van Diemen's Land, now Tasmania. The French edition of this scarce map, also published in a notoriously scarce English edition in 1822. Evans was the surveyor general at the time, and his map is considered the finest of the early post-settlement maps of Van Diemen's Land and the first survey map of the island. Besides the coast, the only inland detail is along the route from Hobart to Launceston, including the outline of land grants. Copper engraved, 45.5 x 57.5 cm plus margins, original folds, some offsetting. Printed on laid paper, watermarked B (heart symbol) R. The lower margin has a damp mark & a small chip, both outside the impression mark.A very nice copy of an extremely scarce map.

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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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        Astronomische Untersuchungen. I-II.Königsberg: Gebrüder Bornträger, 1841-42. First edition.

      "Bessel's measurements of positions for about 50,000 stars and rigorous methods of observation (and correction of observations) took astronomy to a new level of precision. He was the first to accurately measure the parallax, and hence the distance, of star other than the Sun. The achievements of Bessel were possible only because he first established the real framework of the universe by making accurate measurements of the positions and motions of the nearest stars, making corrections for various measuring errors caused by imperfections in his telescopes and by disturbances in the atmosphere." (Erik Geregersen, The Universe, p.55). "Modern astronomy of precision is essentially Bessel's creation. Apart from the large scope of his activity, he introduced such important novelties as the effective use of the heliometer, the correction for personal equation (in 1823), and the systematic investigation of instrumental errors. ... Especial attention should be directed to his Astronomische Untersuchungen (2 vols. 1841-42)" (Brittanica). <br/><br/> The Astronomische Untersuchungen consists of fourteen separate works by Bessel; some are re-worked editions of earlier works published in the Astronomische Nachrichten, and others appear here for the first time.<br/><br/> Honeyman 314.. 2 vols. 4to: 264 x 214 mm. Pp. vi,(2:contents),313,(1:errata); iv,(2:contents),307,(1:errata). Bound in two, uniform contemporary boards with leather spine label. Faint rubber stamps of the Glasgow Observatory to titles. A fine set, scarce

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        Wien, seine Geschichte und seine Denkwürdigkeiten

      Wien, Härter 1823 - 1825.. 2 Jahrgänge in 9 Bänden, gebunden in 10 Bänden. Mit 8 (von 9) gest. Titel 13 gefalt. Stammtafeln und 49 (von 68) Kupfer-, bzw. lithograph. Tafeln. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild, bzw. HLwd. um 1850 (Bde. 4, 1. Jahrgang, in 2 Bänden gebunden).

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

      Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1823. Beautiful First Edition of Thacher&#39;s Military Journal. Includes an Appendix, Containing Biographical Sketches of Several General Officers. Binding Half Morocco Leather with gilt lettering and bands along spine; marbled boards, endpapers and textblock edge. Easily readable copy. "Query who has got the Bullet 1833 CE" inked on p. 127 next to the description of the discovery and execution of a spy. Top edge of dedication page cut, "London" inked near top edge. Rubbed hinges, small chip at head of spine, moderate edge and corner wear. Marbled boards heavily rubbed, marbled textblock edges faded. Moisture discoloration at top of p. 105-113 and p.482-520. Light to moderate age discoloration and foxing throughout. 603pp., including Contents (Index).. First Edition. Half Morocco Leather. Good+. 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall. Hard Cover.

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        Illustrations to Popular Songs.

      London: Thomas M'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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        Samling af chemiska, elektriska, magiska, mechaniska, mathematiska, optiska och andra konststycken jemte familie- och sällskapslekar.

      Öfwersättning. Örebro, N. M. Lindh, 1823. 8:o. (8),100 s. + Etthundrade tio utsökta taskspelarkonster/ som wäcka mycken förundran, och som med allsingen eller ringa kostnad kunna werkställas. Till underwisning om naturens förunderliga krafter, och till ett roande tidsfördrif i sällskaper. Öfwersättning från tyskan af N. G. Forssberg. Andra upplagan. Örebro. N. M. Lindh, 1811. 8:o. 96,(6) s. Nära samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad och blindpressad rygg med titeltexten: "diverse". Blåstänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt och med några små fläckar. Övre pärmhörnen stukade. Fin inlaga med endast enstaka fläckar. Sidorna 51-52 felskurna i yttermarginalen. En lagerfläck i texten med en bokstavsförlust i första arbetet på s. 43 och en mindre solkfläck i det andra arbetet på s. 3, även denna med en smärre bokstavsförlust. Fint samlingsband från Östanå.. Detta är egentligen tredje upplagan av "Etthundrade tio utsökta taskspelarkonster". Första upplagan utkom 1806, andra 1810. Bland de 110 trollkonsterna återfinns osynliga citroner, förtrollade blomsterkvastar, kärlekstermometrar, äggdanser, fyrverkerier och "den elektriska jägarn". Här beskrivs även en rad trick med döda och återuppståndna fåglar vilka förutsätter föga medlidande med djur och god tillgång på fjäderfä

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Madoc 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 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 an 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, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Fables of Aesop, and others, with designs on wood

      Newcastle: T Bewick and Son, 1823 In modern brown half leather with contemporary boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine is modern, to style with blind tooling, raised bands and gilt title. Internally, original green endpapers, faint remains of removed bookplate, some very minimal foxing, no inscriptions etc, title page with vignette, thumb print colophon present which states its a Royal copy at £1 4s -d, with the red fern superimposed, and No 34, (xxiv), 376 pp, 188 fables, 188, headpieces to fables, 135 tailpieces, printed in Newcastle by Edward Walker, an edition of 150 copies. A lovely copy clean and tight. (Roscoe 46A. & see, wood-engraver, who in 1811 began on his last book, his Fables of Aesop and Others (1818, 2nd edn 1823). He planned the enterprise during convalescence from illness, writing some fables of his own and reworking or taking unacknowledged contributions from others. The engravings were designed on the wood by Bewick with his drawing finished in the greatest detail; the cutting was done by apprentices under his close supervision and where necessary later refined by their master. See ODNB for a full Bio.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Eccentric Excursions or Literary & Pictorial Sketches

      PAternoster Row, London: RS Kirby Of Countenance Character & County, In Different Parts of England & South Wales. Interspersed with Curious Anecdotes. Embellished with upwards of One Hundred Characteristic & Illustrative Prints. Bound in full red leather by Riviere, gilt tooling to edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, the odd small mark. Spine has lots of decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, title in gilt, front joint a little rubbed. Internally, turn ins in decorative gilt tooling, bookplate of Charles Tennant, The Glen, (1823-1906 Scottish businessman, industrialist and Liberal politician) to fpd, no other inscriptions, hand coloured frontis dated 1817 published by Allen & Co, engraved decorative titlepage, (iv), (v), 6-217 pp, [1] Directions to Binders for placing the Plates, printed by M Allen, 15 Paternoster Row, London, 100 B&W plates on 99 leaves, of which plates 1, 2 & 3 are larger pull out and are undamaged, text block edges marbled, not dated but the plates are dated 1796-1817. A lovely copy of a very desirable and scarce title, the first edition was published in 1797 with few plates, this edition was published c1816. Woodward, caricaturist and author, Of whose books, the first and most celebrated was Eccentric Excursions, published in 1796 with 100 plates engraved by Isaac Cruikshank after his designs. Woodward&#39;s text describes an idiosyncratic ramble round the country and reveals an engaging personality. At least seven other books followed, all broadly humorous and without literary distinction, of which An Olio of Good Breeding (1801) is perhaps the best. See ODNB for a full Bio.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Catalogus Librorum Officinae Danielis Elsevirii; Designans Libros, qui ejus typis et impensis prodierunt, aut quorum aliàs copia ipsi suppetit, et quorum auctio habebitur

      Elzevier woodcut device on title & divisional title. Unidentified illuminated coat-of-arms on the leaf following the preliminaries. 12 pp., 1 leaf, [38] pp. 8vo, a fine contemporary signed retrospective mosaic binding by P. Niedrée of red morocco, covers gold-tooled & inlaid with black morocco to a 16th-century strapwork design, spine similarly decorated in compartments and finely lettered, citron morocco doublures gold-tooled to an 18th-century dentelle design, gilt edges, uncut. Paris: Firmin Didot for J. Ch. Motteley, 1823. The unique copy printed throughout on vellum; the great collector of Elzeviers, J. Charles Motteley (1778-1850), sponsored this luxurious reprint of the extremely rare 1681 auction catalogue of the books printed at the Elzeviers&#39; Amsterdam house. A total of 101 copies of this reprint, beautifully printed by Firmin Didot, were privately issued (this copy on vellum, 20 copies on large paper, and 80 copies on Holland paper). This was Motteley&#39;s own copy and appears in his famous sale of books from the Elzevier press (Paris, 2 December 1824 and following days, lot 2069, 140 francs). At the time of the sale, this copy was simply bound ("plié"); the purchaser had it elaborately bound in the present binding and inserted the leaf with the unidentified illuminated coat-of-arms. The present binding by Niedrée, Thouvenin&#39;s successor, is a masterpiece of finishing, the exterior Renaissance style and the dentelles in the style of the 18th century. Motteley lived as a hermit, alone and isolated in a rundown apartment. He was afraid to make home repairs because of his fear of disturbing the treasures on which he had spent so much money. Very fine copy preserved in a red morocco pull-off case. Occasional browning at edges of leaves. With additional vellum endpapers. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        M. Accii Plauti Comoediae Superstites Viginti : Sedula Recensione Accuratae 3 Volumes

      Sumtibus Rodwell et Martin et al, Londini, 1823. Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. Plautus, Titus Maccius, Roman Playwright. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. IN LATIN. Plays. 343, 361, 342 pages, size 5 inches tall by 3.25 inches. Books - in Very Good off white and a little grubby vellum covered boards with gilt lettering and borders. Contents, red speckled page edges, previous owner&#39;s name, otherwise lovely clean, bright and tightly bound. A very attractive set Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Language & Linguistics; Classics (Latin & Greek); Theatre & Plays; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 003770..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Eccentric Excursions or Literary & Pictorial Sketches

      PAternoster Row, London: RS Kirby Of Countenance Character & County, In Different Parts of England & South Wales. Interspersed with Curious Anecdotes. Embellished with upwards of One Hundred Characteristic & Illustrative Prints. Bound in full red leather by Riviere, gilt tooling to edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, the odd small mark. Spine has lots of decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, title in gilt, front joint a little rubbed. Internally, turn ins in decorative gilt tooling, bookplate of Charles Tennant, The Glen, (1823-1906 Scottish businessman, industrialist and Liberal politician) to fpd, no other inscriptions, hand coloured frontis dated 1817 published by Allen & Co, engraved decorative titlepage, (iv), (v), 6-217 pp, [1] Directions to Binders for placing the Plates, printed by M Allen, 15 Paternoster Row, London, 100 B&W plates on 99 leaves, of which plates 1, 2 & 3 are larger pull out and are undamaged, text block edges marbled, not dated but the plates are dated 1796-1817. A lovely copy of a very desirable and scarce title, the first edition was published in 1797 with few plates, this edition was published c1816. Woodward, caricaturist and author, Of whose books, the first and most celebrated was Eccentric Excursions, published in 1796 with 100 plates engraved by Isaac Cruikshank after his designs. Woodward&#39;s text describes an idiosyncratic ramble round the country and reveals an engaging personality. At least seven other books followed, all broadly humorous and without literary distinction, of which An Olio of Good Breeding (1801) is perhaps the best. See ODNB for a full Bio.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Plate 5 - Tulip

      Edwin Dalton Smith (1823-1846)Illustration for Robert Sweet's The Florist Guide (London, 1827-32)Original watercolorPaper size: 9 1/2" x 8"Framed size: 14 1/4" x 13"Framed in museum quality gold leaf frames with archival materials including UV PlexiglassExcellent condition?These little miniatures, rich and jewelled in colour, are executed with great finesse; the plates in the printed work, pleasant though they are, give no idea of the quality of the originals.? ? Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration (London, 1950), p. 212. Smith executed these beautifully detailed watercolors to serve as originals for the engravings included in Robert Sweet?s The Florist?s Guide, a lavishly illustrated and important contribution to the array of splendid color-plate books devoted to the subject of botany in 19th-century England.  As long ago as 1950, Wilfrid Blunt, the outstanding authority on British botanical painting, recognized the quality of these watercolors, singling them out for outstanding praise in the above quotation.    Smith, for many years attached to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, was one of the finest botanical artists of the time.  Accomplished in both botanical and portrait painting, Smith specialized in miniatures, a fact that accounts for the intricate detail of these watercolors.  He was taught by his father, Anker Smith (1759-1819), who was himself a noted engraver and miniaturist.  Smith lived in Chelsea (London), exhibiting much of his work from 1816-47.  He exhibited at least 66 works at the Royal Academy and an additional 13 at the Suffolk Street Galleries.  Smith?s skill in small-scale work is clearly evidenced by the exquisite detail of these superb watercolors.  Flamboyant tulips appear to rise off the page, their petals unfolding and spilling into the viewer?s space.  Marigolds, carnations, auriculas, and dahlias are all endowed with a distinct visual character, some with delicate veins traced along their translucent petals, others fully opaque and vivid.  Robert Sweet, Smith?s collaborator, was an enterprising horticulturist.  He was born at Cockington in Devon but soon moved to the London area, becoming a nurseryman successively at Stockwell (1810-1815), Fulham (1815-1819) and Chelsea (1819-182).  As a horticulturist rather than a scientific botanist or botanical artist, he devoted himself to new species with an eye to their suitability for growing in British gardens and hot-houses; he was more interested in the cultivation than the classification of exotic plants.  Most of the plants that he included in his publications were provided by nurserymen colleagues.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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