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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'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'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 'Alken', 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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        Istorie romane... tradotte da giovanni villani. milano, sonzogno, 1823.

      Cinque volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Con molte tavole incise fuori testo tra cui alcune carte geografiche e piani di battaglie più volte ripiegate. Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro su doppio tassello bicolore. Piatti in carta marmorizzata. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, a carte particolarmente candide. Opera della ""Collana degli antichi storici greci volgarizzati"". Brunet, II, 713-714. I tre primi volumi sono dedicati alle storie di Dione Cassio mentre gli ultimi due contengono le epitome di Sifilino.

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        Welsh Scenery. From Drawings by Captain Batty

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

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        TRAVELS THROUGH SWEDEN, NORWAY, AND FINMARK, TO THE NORTH CAPE, IN THE SUMMER OF 1820.

      London: Rodwell and Martin,1823.. 1st Edition; xvi, 435pp, illustrated, 22 plates, of which 2 in colour [a lemming and a red coral] and a b/w map of Stockholm. In addition 11 small lithographic prints on India-paper tipped-in in the text. Sir Arthur de Capell Brooke, 2nd Baronet (born in Northamptonshire 22 June 1791 - 6 December 1858) was a British baronet and travel writer, Fellow of the Royal Society (1823) and co-establisher of the Raleigh Club (1827). A classic travel narrative illustrated with beautiful lithographic plates depicting winter scenes and the general life in the north including how to travel with reindeers. The author is immersed in the mythology of the polar winter and its inhabitants, humans as well as animals. The plates captures the feel of the landscape and its people in a quite facinating way. Front board detached, pencil annotations in margins, Ex Library, Library bookplate on verso front board, library binding and covers in very poor condition. Discrete library stamp on plates, pages age toned, some foxing, odd stain but overall very clean condition. Good.

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        Sicilian scenery from drawings by p. de wint. the original sketches by major light. london, rodwell and martin, 1823.

      In 8vo; frontespizio illustrato, 2 cc. n.nn., 61 tavole incise in acciaio con a fronte testo in inglese e francese. Rade fioriture. Bella legatura in bazzana coeva firmata Van Rossum Amsterdam, piatti inquadrati da fregi a secco ed in oro, dorso a cordoni con titolo e ricchi fregi dorati. Tutta la ridente assolata Sicilia con personaggi, mestieri, scene di vita nei suoi luoghi più noti: i giardini della Favorita di Palermo, Cefalù, Porta Nuova a Messina, la Baia di Palermo da Porta Felice, Girgenti, il Porto di Messina da Castel Guelfonio, Catania da occidente, Alicata, Palermo da Bagheria, Antica strada a Siracusa. Mira I, pag. 515; Narbone I, pag. 97; Pine Coffin, 823.6.

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        Memoires d'une jeune Grecque.

      1-2. Madame Pauline-Adélaïde Alexandre Panam, contre s. a. sérénissime le prince-régnant de Saxe-Cobourg. 1-2. Paris, l'Auteur & Brissot-Thivars, 1823. 12mo. Lith. portrait,+ XXXVI,+ 164; lith. portrait,+ (4),+ 188 pp. Marbled paper boards from the mid 19th-century, spines with red labels. Two volumes. First part signed in ink by the author, Alexandra Panam. Ink annotation on front fly-leaf "Souvenir du prince de Ligne" to Wilhelm von Runge, and with von Runge's engr. book plate. From the library of Ericsberg. First edition of the memoires of Pauline Panam, signed by the author. The memoires caused great scandal and became the first book to be censored by the German Confederation.At a ball in Paris, the notorious womanizer Duke Ernest I of Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld fell in love with the 17-year-old beauty Pauline Panam (in the memoirs she puts her age at 14). She accompanied him to Coburg, where she was to become his "demoiselle d'honneur". Once there, however, she found herself in dire straits. The duke left for St. Petersburg, and nobody wanted anything to do with her. In 1809 she gave birth to their son Ernest August, and the duke put her up in poor conditions in Frankfurt. Subjected to threats and scorn she fled, first to Dresden and then to Vienna, while Duke Ernest continued refusing to recognize the child. The duke's brother, his brother in law Grand Duke Konstantin, and even Prince Metternich now expressed their support for Pauline, forcing Ernest to offer an apology. Nevertheless, his persecution of Pauline continued unabated and he even tried to kill her and the child. She now received financial support from Grand Duke Constantin and was able to return safely to Paris, where she settled. Encouraged by the Prince of Ligne, she published these memoirs in 1823 in Paris. The publication caused a great scandal, as she openly indicted a prince and didn't hide the names of anyone involved. In a letter about the publication, which is reprinted in the preface of the book, the Prince of Ligne states that no longer can the knowledge of immoral actions be kept from the public, not even when princes are involved. Ernest now tried to get the book banned in all nations. He petitioned Metternich in Vienna, Louis XVIII in Paris etc. claiming that the book was an attack against all sovereign rulers, but met with success only in the Federal Assembly in Frankfurt which banned the book in the states of the German Confederation, the first book to be banned in Germany. This copy was given to the Swedish-Pomeranian adventurer Wilhelm von Runge (1746-1833) as a gift by the Prince of Ligne, probably in such case from the son of Charles Joseph, eugéne the 8th Prince of Ligne. Runge's books were inherited by Gustav Eric Adam Taube and were part of the so-called "Runge-Taube library at Ryningsholm". This library was sold at auction in 1901, where it was probably purchased by Carl Carlsson Bonde

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        Landskaps Ritningar efter naturen. 1sta häftet. [=Omslagstitel.] Allt som utkom.

      4 litograferade planscher, lösa i tryckt originalomslag. Stockholm, stentr. af C. Müller, 1823. 35 x 28,5 cm (omslaget, i stående format), 24,5 x 34 cm (planscherna, i liggande format). [Kolofon:] Hvarje häfte innehåller 4 planscher, kostar 1 Rdr 16 sk. Bco, och säljes i de flesta boklådor i Stockholm. Innehåller 4 litograferade planscher, alla signerade GS1823 (utsparat) i bildytans nedre högra hörn.: (1) "Utsigt från Promenaden i Rom", (2) "Westerås", (3) "Reggio i Calabrien", (4) "Saltängen i Norrköping". Oskurna planscher och omslag, ett par hörn ngt fingersmutsade i marginalen. Mycket fint skick. Av största sällsynthet.. Gustaf (Gösta) Söderberg hörde till de så kallade 'målande militärerna' början av 1800-talet. Den gedigna teckningsundervisningen både vid Krigsskolan på Karlberg och Artillerihögskolan på Marieberg väckte många slumrande konstnärliga anlag. Efter 1814, då vår långa fredsperiod inleddes, var militätjänsten föga maktpåliggande. Det blev då vanligt att konstnärligt begåvade officerare gick på Konstakademien eller studerade vid andra målarskolor. Den militära lönen var knapp, och om man kunde slå mynt av sin talang blev det ett välkommet tillskott i kassan. En del var tjänstlediga i flera år för studier i Rom, Düsseldorf eller Paris. Gustaf Söderberg följde precis denna väg, men gjorde också en solid miltär karriär. Han var född i Norrköping men kom till Stockholm för att studera och umgicks där flitigt i konstnärskretsarna. Han reste även till Italien och Rom där han anslöt till kretsen av konstnärer kring skulptören Johan Niklas Byström. På hemvägen genom Frankrike 1821-2 utbildade sig Söderberg hos litograf-pionjären comte de Lasteyrie i Paris, och han blev därmed en av de tidigaste svenska litograferna. Från Paris skriver han till sin far den 1 juni 1822: "Jag har haft rekommendationsbrev till en grevinna Losteyrie [!] här, hennes man är bland uppfinnarna till litografien, och han har tillbjudit mig att lära mig den konsten till grunden, och det gör jag med största nöje, ej blott emedan det är roligt att kunna utan även därför, att det för det närvarande är högst nödvändigt även vid militären, ty här ritas alla kartor etc. numera i litografi. Nästa vecka tänker jag begynna på hans ateljé och hoppas att snart lära det." Som litograf torde Söderberg vara mest känd för sina militära uniformsplanscher. De föregicks dock av föreliggande album, som är ytterst sällsynt och inte ens verkar finnas bevarat i våra stora forskningsbibliotek. Det tycks ha varit avsett som det första i en serie, och motiven ger vid första anblicken ett märkligt spretigt intryck. Åtminstone tre av dem passar dock prydligt in i just Söderbergs biografi: Norrköping, Rom och Reggio, säkert finns även en förklaring till att just Västerås ingår. Man kan dock förmoda att den udda sammanställningen av motiv gjorde albumet svårsålt, vilket kanske förklarar dess sällsynthet. [På Konstakademien ställde Söderberg efter hemkomsten bland annat ut litografierna "Utsikt af Torre del diavolo vid Palermo" och "Utsigt af klostret S:t Rosalie vid Palermo", dessutom flera oljemålningar, däribland "Utsigt af Forum Romanum, tagen från Fransiskanerklostret Ara Coeli", "Utsigt af Aetna, tagen ifrån lavaklipporna vid Catania", och "Utsigt af Vesuvius, tagen från Neapel".]

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        The World on Mercator's Projection

      Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, [1823]. Copper-engraved map, with full original color, n very good condition.23 3/4 x 31 1/4 inches. A World map by one of America's first great cartographers The objective of depicting a three dimensional sphere on a two dimensional sheet of paper has challenged mapmakers since Classical times. Mercator's solution was to straighten all of the longitudinal meridians, making them perpendicular to the lines of latitude. The consequence of this projection was that while lands close to the Equator assumed a relatively realistic form, lands closer to the poles attained a progressively attenuated and exaggeratedly large appearance.The map reflects the great improvements in geographical understanding in the wake of the epic sea voyages of the late eighteenth-century, most notably those by Cook, La Perouse and Vancouver.

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        Istoria civile del regno di napoli. volume primo [-undecimo]. milano, dalla societa' tipografica de' classici italiani, 1823.

      11 volumi in-8° (cm. 20,8), eleganti legature coeve in m. pelle, deliziosi dorsi con nervi, titoli e fregi romantici in oro e filetti in nero, tagli a spruzzo; carte in ottimo stato e 1 tavola di ritratto del Giannone inciso in rame all'antiporta. "Libro d'incredibile utilità per tutti coloro che vogliano conoscere pienamente quello che v'ha di maggior rilievo nelle civili istituzioni del regno di Napoli e diremo anche d'Italia tutta" [Gamba 2255]. Cfr. anche Brunet II, 1584 che cita l'aggiunta delle -i-Opere postume-/i- dell'anno successivo. Esemplare bellissimo.

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        Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the summer of 1822, in the ship Baffin of Liverpool,

      First Edition, xliii, 472pp., octavo, complete with half-title. 2 folding engraved maps and 6 engraved plates (2 extending) with several wood-engraved textual illustrations. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered direct with gilt rules, marbled boards, some offsetting from plates on adjacent text but an excellent attractive copy, Edinburgh: Printed For Archibald Constable And Co., Edinburgh & Hurst, Robinson & Co., London, 1823. FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. * William Scoresby (1789 -1857), Arctic explorer and scientist. His father, William Scoresby (1760-1829), made a fortune in the Arctic whale fishery. The son made his first voyage with his father at the age of eleven, and later accompanied him as chief officer of the whaler Resolution when on 25 May 1806, he succeeded in reaching 81°30' N. lat. (19° E. long), for twenty-one years the highest northern latitude attained in the eastern hemisphere. During the following winter, Scoresby attended the natural philosophy and chemistry classes at Edinburgh University, and again in 1809. In his voyage of 1807, Scoresby began the study of the meteorology and natural history of the polar regions. Earlier results included his original observations on snow and crystals; and in 1809 Robert Jameson brought certain Arctic papers of his before the Wernerian Society of Edinburgh, which at once elected him to its membership. In 1811, Scoresby's father resigned to him the command of the Resolution. In his voyage of 1813, he established for the first time the fact that the polar ocean has a warmer temperature at considerable depths than it has on the surface, and each subsequent voyage in search of whales found him no less eager of fresh additions to scientific knowledge. His letters of this period to Sir Joseph Banks, whose acquaintance he had made a few years earlier, no doubt gave the first impulse to the search for the North-West Passage which followed. In 1819, Scoresby gained election as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and about the same time communicated a paper to the Royal Society of London: "On the Anomaly in the Variation of the Magnetic Needle". In his voyage of 1822 to Greenland, Scoresby surveyed and charted with remarkable accuracy 400 miles of the east coast, between 69° 30' and 72° 30', thus contributing to the first real and important geographic knowledge of East Greenland. His Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale Fishery, including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of Greenland was published in 1823. This work is an account of his 1822 voyage, which combined several weeks whaling with the exploration of the Scoresby Sound region (on this voyage Scoresby named Scoresby land and Scoresby Sound) and approximately 800 miles of the East Greenland coast, searching for Esquimaux settlements and making scientific observations. He describes ice and weather conditions, optical phenomena, and ruins of Esquimaux dwellings and their burial places. Appended is a list of rock specimens by W.Jameson, an annotated list of 45 species of plants by Sir W. J. Hooker, a list of animals, a meteorological table and extracts from the journals of two other whalers. Arctic Bib. 15614. Hill p. 270. National Maritime Museum Cat. I 834. Sabin 78171.

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        Travels, comprising observations made during a residence in the Tarentaise, and various parts of the Grecian and Pennine Alps, and in Switzerland and Auvergne in the Years 1820, 1821, and 1822. Illustrated by (10) coloured engravings and numerous wood cuts, from original drawings and sections.

      XVI, 381 S.; VII, 447 S., 10 kolor Kupfertafeln, 6 Holzstichtafeln. Ldr.-Bde. der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern, goldgepr. Rückeverzierung, Deckel- und Stehkantenfiletierung, blindgepr. Innenkatenfiletierung und Kopfgoldschnitt. 2 Bde. Barth 17638a. - Erstausgabe. - Entgegen den gängigen Exemplaren hat unser Exemplar 10 kolorierte Kupfertafeln, die Ansichten untertitelt "Bath of Brida in the Tarantaise", "Chateau Duing, and the Dent d'Alençon, on the Lake of Annecy", "Aguille de Dru-Chamouny", "The Gibbon Horn near L'Hopital, Valley of the Isere", "View of Unterseen", "View of Interlaken", "Fall of the Staubach", "View of the Village of Brienz", "Meyringen" und "View of the Site of the Monastery of the Simplon, & of Mount Rosa". - (Rücken fachgerecht restauriert. Rückenschildchen mit kleinen Absplitterungen. Nur wenige Seiten schwach fleckig, schönes Exemplar).

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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's "Map of Arkansa and other Territories of the United States." That map, which depicts the Missouri basin between Nashville in the east, the Mandan villages in the north and the Rocky Mountains in the west, was based on the surveys conducted by Long on his expeditions of 1819 and 1820. The map published in Carey & Lea's atlas preceded the official account of that expedition by expedition botanist Edwin James, which included a smaller map with similar detail (titled "Country drained by the Mississippi Western Section"). Carey and Lea's 1823 publication of James Account perhaps explains the prior inclusion of this map with Long expedition information in their atlas. On this famous map is the printed legend, which would perpetuate a myth for many years to come, identifying the high plains as the "Great American Desert." Carey and Lea's atlas was first issued in 1822; this is the 1823 second issue, substantially the same as the first but with a new title and revised states of several maps and text leaves (generally minor revisions, including additional shading to maps and improved resetting of several text leaves, though this copy with first state settings of the Maryland and Virginia text leaves). Howes C133 ("aa"); Phillips 1373a; Sabin 15055; Wheat, Transmississippi West 348 and 352.

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        An Account of some Recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphical Literature, and Egyptian Antiquities. Including the Author's Original Alphabet, as Extended by Mr. Champollion, With a Translation of Five Unpublished Greek and Egyptian Manuscripts.

      London, John Murray, 1823. 8vo. Uncut in the original blue paper boards. Rebacked with new paper, preserving the original printed paper title-label. Elegant blindstamped ex-libris of Worcester Public Library to first three and last three leaves as well as three in the middle. Internally very nice and clean. XV, (1), 160 pp. Numerous Hierogryphical illustrations: 1 page with Hieroglyphic characters, being the Alphabet of Champollion, 2 pages of large beautiful Hieroglyphical illustrations, being Hieroglyphical Names, 5 pages of Enchorial Names, and 8 pages with hieroglyphics, being Appendix II, Specimens of Hieroglyphs: From the Article "Egypt".. First edition of an important work in the cracking of the code of the hieroglyphs and the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone. Thomas Young (1773-1830), gifted polymath blessed with an unusual understanding of languages, was one of the first to attempt to decipher and read Egyptian hieroglyphs. In 1814, equipped with Åkerblad's "Lettre" to De Sacy and a copy of the inscription on the Rosetta Stone, he began working on the three scripts of the famous Decree of Memphis. He made foundational discoveries and succeeded in translating the Demotic text, after which he was asked to write the article "Egypt" for the new edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica. "The article was printed in Part I of Vol. IV of the Supplement to the Encyclopaedia Britannica", and was published in 1819. It is the most important of Young's philological works, and is, practically, the foundation of the science of Egyptology." (Budge, p. 207).Young, however, failed to fully decipher the Hieroglyphic script and was thus only able to translate some of the stone. He believed the hieroglyphs were largely pictorial symbols that conveyed meaning without the use of language, whereas in fact they are largely signs recording the sounds of the Egyptian language, which is what his rival Jean-François Champollion realised in 1822.Although having failed at his attempt of a cracking the code of the hieroglyphs, Young certainly paved the way for Champollion to begin his own investigations."After the publication of his article "Egypt" [1819] in the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" he abandoned the study of hieroglyphs, most probably because he felt he was not equipped with adequate philological knowledge to continue the study successfully. Whether this be so or not matters little. The important fact to remember is that by his decipherment of the name PTOLEMY he opened the door of a chamber of philological mystery, and indicated the path to be followed by those who entered the chamber. We may now consider the labour of Champollion, who was one of the first to realize and to make use of Young's discoveries, which he developed with extraordinary ability and success." (Budge, p. 216)In 1822, Champollion finally published the first correct translation of the hieroglyphs and the key to the grammatical system. His monumental work "Précis du système hiéroglyphique" appeared two years later, and in that richly illustrated work he presents his definitive, expanded analysis, and finally corrects the misleading mistakes of the other Egyptologists, counting also Thomas Young.The present work by Young is published at the most crucial time of this massive philological discovery, namely in 1823, right in between the two monumental works of his greatest rival, the first of which announced for the first time the deciphering of the Rosetta Stone and provided the key to reading Egyptian hieroglyphs, the attempt at which Young himself had had to give up, and the second of which for the first time fully presents the deciphering of the hieroglyphs. When Champollion presented his "Lettre à Mr. Dacier" in 1822, Young did not doubt that he was right. He did, however, rightfully feel a claim to the great discovery, and his "An Account of Some Recent Discoveries in Hieroglyphical Literature" is without doubt a clear statement of this. The title-page even states "Including the Author's Original Alphabet, as Extended by Mr. Champollion". In his more extensive work from 1824, Champollion does much to point out the many mistakes of Young. "Between 1822-24 CHAMPOLLION worked incessantly, and was enabled to modify much of his earlier views, and to develop his Alphabet, -and he evolved some rudimentary principles of Egyptian Grammar. The results of his studies at this period he published in his "Précis du Système Hiéroglyphique", Paris, 1824, wherein he took special pains to inform his readers that his system had nothing whatever to do with that of Dr. YOUNG." (Budge, pp. 224-25).See: Wallis Budge, The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum, 1929

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        Specimens of Riding Near London

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

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        Nuova raccolta di cinquanta costumi de' contorni di roma compresi diversi fatti di briganti disegnati ed incisi all'acqua forte... cominciati l'anno 1819 compiti nel 1822. roma, presso gio. scudellari..., 1823.

      Buona ril. coeva in cart. marezz., dorso e ang. in mz. pelle, titolo e motivi in oro al dorso, cm 28x41, 50 tavv inc. Qualche lieve fiorit. esterna al campo inciso, trascurabili tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro esemplare decisamente buono.

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