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        The New Whole Art of Confectionary Sugar Boiling Iceing Candying Jelly Making andampc Which will be found very beneficial to Ladies Confectioners Housekeepers andampc Particularly to such as Have Not a Perfect Knowledge of That Art

      

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        NUOVA PIANTA DI ROMA MODERNA. Estratta dalla grande del Nolli, corretta ed accresciuta de' nomi delle contrade indicati al loro rispettivo sito.

      Roma, Venanzio Monaldini, 1823. Bellissima pianta topografica di Roma (cm. 62,8 x 84,2) litografata a colori, suddivisa in 20 riquadri e montata su tela. La stampa della città, divisa in XIV Rioni (elencati in un riquadro in basso a destra), riporta anche 4 piante di edifici: in alto a destra, la pianta della Chiesa di S. Lorenzo fuori le mura; sul lato sinistro quelle del Mausoleo di S. Costanza, della Basilica di S. Paolo e del Pantheon (con gli avanzi delle Terme di Agrippa, e de? ruderi scoperti recentemente). Leggermente rifilata ai bordi super. e infer. ma ben conservata. E? contenuta in un astuccio in cartonato coevo (cm. 22x13,5).

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        NUOVA PIANTA DI ROMA MODERNA. Estratta dalla grande del Nolli, corretta ed accresciuta de' nomi delle contrade indicati al loro rispettivo sito.

      Venanzio Monaldini, 1823. Bellissima pianta topografica di Roma (cm. 62,8 x 84,2) litografata a colori, suddivisa in 20 riquadri e montata su tela. La stampa della città, divisa in XIV Rioni (elencati in un riquadro in basso a destra), riporta anche 4 piante di edifici: in alto a destra, la pianta della Chiesa di S. Lorenzo fuori le mura; sul lato sinistro quelle del Mausoleo di S. Costanza, della Basilica di S. Paolo e del Pantheon (con gli avanzi delle Terme di Agrippa, e de' ruderi scoperti recentemente). Leggermente rifilata ai bordi super. e infer. ma ben conservata. E' contenuta in un astuccio in cartonato coevo (cm. 22x13,5).

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        Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène [avec] Suite au Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène

      Edition published the same year as the original, illustrated with a portrait of the author, three folding plates, the table of Longwood and two folding maps. A portrait of the author leads the last volume.Binders of the time in half blond calf with corners, back smooth decorated with gilded grecquisantes wheels, nets and golden jewels and pieces of title and volume number morocco olive, double net gilded on the paper plates to the tank all marbled.Some moved back slightly and some friction.Foxing. Dépôt du Mémorial, Bossange Frères, Béchet Aîné et Roret (pour les 8 premiers volumes), Chez Raynal et Roret pour le dernier Paris 1823-1824 13x21cm 9 volumes reliés

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        Bellen-Töne. Sammlung der Kölnischen Karnevals-Lieder (1823-1838).

      EA ca 18x11 cm XII, 574 Seiten mit zahlreichen Holzstichillustrationen plus 18 (statt 19, fehlt Nr. 15) gestochenen Notenblättern Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband berieben und bestoßen, Kanten beschabt, Seiten teils gering braunfleckig, einige Notenblätter mit Quetschfalten Notenblatt Nr. 15 fehlt sonst guter Zustand) Seltenes frühes Dokument zum Kölner Karneval!

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        Catalogue de la Bibliothéque d'un Amateur, avec des Notes et une Table Générale des Auteurs et des Matières. [Compiled by Louis François Antoine Gaudefroy]

      2 p.l., iv, lxxxviii, 20, 318 pp.; 2 p.l., 319-808 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. calf-backed marbled boards (some foxing as is usual to first & final leaves), flat spines gilt. Brussels: P.J. de Mat, 1823. The bookseller Mat's catalogue of a fine anonymous private collection, compiled and edited by Gaudefroy (1758-1839), the French bibliographer. There are 6918 items described including a goodly number of important 15th and 16th century books. The sections on science, medicine, and natural history are outstanding. The final lot is extremely enticing: "6918 Collection de 255 Catalogues de bibliothéques, ou Notices de vente de livres faites à Paris depuis 1784 jusqu'à 1815, avec les prix, et partie avec les noms des acquèreurs, in-8, br." Apart from the foxing, a nice set with the engraved armorial bookplate of F. De Valenzi. This copy has pages 37bis-40bis. ? Blogie col. 572.

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        Skelton's Engraved Illustrations of the Principal Antiquities of Oxfordshire, from Original Drawings by F. Mackenzie. Accompanied with descriptive historical notices.

      Oxford: J. Skelton. 1823 - FIRST SUBSCRIBERS EDITION. Large Quarto, pp.[6] iv, 10; 8; 4; 12; 10; 22; 10; 10; 4; 2; 2; 8; 10; 26 [6]. With separate pagination for each Hundred region. 50 large steel engravings on india paper pasted to thick plates, including a frontispiece, as well as a steel engraved map to prelims and a title page vignette. In contemporary brown full morocco, recently re-backed using the original spine leather. Gilt titles to spine; some gilt decoration to board margins. Marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Original spine quite heavily abraded; titles partially obscured. Boards less heavily worn; all corners re-built. Internally clean and unmarked. Very good overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Eckermann"). Weimar, 20. XI. 1823.

      1823. 1 S. Kl.-4to. Empfehlungsschreiben für "meinen Freund Grosse", der wohl umgezogen war: "[...] Ich bitte Sie ihm wegen Wohnung und sonstiger ersten Einrichtung behülflich zu seyn. Er wird diesen Winter dort bleiben. Ich habe ihn von Ihrem Talent unterrichtet und Sie werden an ihm einen theilnehmenden sinnigen Beurtheiler finden [...]". - Mit einigen tls. hinterlegten Falteinrissen.

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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's privately printed version issued the year earlier. This separate printing of the British government's reprint of Babbage'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' Sessional Papers and as a separate offprint (as offered here). OOC 31. OCLC lists no copies of this separate printing. "In the early 1820s Babbage, frustrated by 'the intolerable labour and fatiguing monotony of a continued repetition of similar arithmetical calculations', 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's economic thought later developed in his Economy of Machinery and Manufactures. "Babbage was convinced of the 'great utility' of his machine, but knew that constructing a larger version would entail 'very considerable expense,' 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's opinion of Babbage's machine. One month later, on May 1, the Royal Society responded to the Treasury as follows: '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' (Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Sessional Papers [1823], p. 6). "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'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'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." (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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        FOGLIO NORD-OVEST DEI QUATTRO CHE COMPONGONO I CONTORNI DI MILANO FINO A 25.000 METRI AL NORD E 40.000 ALL'OVEST; FOGLIO NORD-EST DEI QUATTRO CHE COMPONGONO I CONTORNI DI MILANO FINO A 25.000 METRI AL NORD E 40.000 ALL'EST...

      1823. Carta murale del milanese in 9 fogli applicati su tela a stacchi, importante per la grande scala e per l'abbondanza di toponimi. Si presenta conservata nel suo astuccio originale. Bibliografia: F. Carlini, "Notizie di diverse carte topografiche della Lombardia e dei paesi limitrofi", in Biblioteca Italiana. Tomo XLVI, p. 52, Milano 182

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        Souvenirs du Pays Basque et des Pyrénées en 1819 et 1820.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Goetschy, 1823. ____ Première édition. Ses "souvenirs", sous forme de lettres, concernent pour l'essentiel le Pays Basque. Deux pages de chansons en langue basque. Envoi de l'auteur sur la page de titre : «Donné par l'auteur le 28 juin 1826, au Cousin Lemaire». Deux ou trois corrections à la plume dans le texte, très certainement de la main de l'auteur. Ouvrage très rare, qui n'a jamais été mis dans le commerce. Accroc à la coiffe. A échappé à Vinson. Labarère 208 : "Très rare." Barbe 106. *****. In-8. Collation : (4), 149, (3) pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, tranches jaunes. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        PLAIN THINGS FOR LITTLE FOLKS; seasoned with instruction, both for the mind and the eye. By their friend, Mary Elliott. Price One Shilling.

      24 pages, plus 12 full-page plates, each bearing 2 engravings. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Small corner torn from blank area of frontispiece, and another corner from one other page; else an excellent copy. Inscribed on verso of front cover: 'Ann Allan June 24th 1825. A present from Yarmouth. Darton H488(1).

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        Potsdam Sanssouci - Communs mit Kolonnaden, 1856. Original-Photographie. Vintage. Salzpapier-Abzug. Verlagsseitig montiert. Köln, verlegt durch F.C. Eisen, 1856. Bildgröße 23 x 40 cm. Blattgröße 44,5 x 63 cm.

      - Auf dem Träger Blindstempel des Verlegers (Träger etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, mit kleinen Randläsuren, am rechten Rand etwas blass, sonst sehr gut erhalten). Rarissimum der frühen Potsdam-Photographie und wohl erstes großformatiges Foto der berühmten Gebäude. Die frühesten überlieferten Potsdam-Fotos stammen von sog. 'Reisephotographen', also solchen, die nicht ortsansässig waren. In Potsdam waren dies Michiels (1823-1887), der 1856 dort photographierte, und die Brüder Schneider, die erst 1859 Berlin und Potsdam bereisten. Michiels ist vor allem für seine Aufnahmen vom Kölner Dom bekannt, von seinen - hervorragenden - Potsdam-Photographien tauchten bisher nur ganz wenige auf. Vier Motive (dieses nicht) wurden 2006 im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Auslöser Potsdam' gezeigt, weitere kennt man nur aus dem Inserat, das der Verleger Eisen 1858 in der Leipziger 'Illustrirten Zeitung' schaltete. Abgesehen von der Seltenheit ist das große Format und der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Abzugs bemerkenswert. Der seinerzeitige Preis betrug übrigens 2 Taler (Thaler) pro Blatt, das entspricht etwa dem Wochengehalt eines Webers um 1850 oder dem halben Monatslohn einer Stickerin oder Weißnäherin in Berlin. - Vgl. Auslöser Potsdam, 28ff - Heidtmann, Wie das Photo., S. 55. 2000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Account of an Expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains

      

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

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

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        Architectural Designs for Rustic Cottages, Picturesque Villas &c...

      London: for J. Taylor, 1823. Quarto, 33 engraved plates (23 sepia aquatints), partly unopened in original grey boards, with 16 pp. publisher's catalogue. An excellent unsophisticated copy of the second edition. Pocock (1779-1849) had an extensive and varied architectural practice in England, Ireland and Canada, where he built the Ball and Supper-Room for the Mansion in Montreal, c. 1820. This pattern book sets out designs for a dairy, a number of rustic cottages, as well as designs for more grander undertakings, such as castles and abbeys, in the Gothic style. The final essay explores "the Causes of the Dry Rot".Clive Lucas has suggested that this pattern book could have been the inspiration behind the design for Hobartville, William Cox's residence in Richmond (Lucas, Australian Colonial Architecture). Endpapers spotted otherwise an excellent clean copy;.

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        Mémoire sur la non contagion de la fièvre jaune.

      Saint-Pierre [Martinique], Fleurot, 1823. ____ Première édition. Une très rare impression de la Martinique. Confronté à la fièvre jaune, notamment sur plusieurs navires venus d'Europe et touchés par le fléau, (dont le Brick de Sa Majesté, "L'Euryale"), Pierre Lefort, (1767-1843) basé au Fort-Royal, s'est livré à des recherches sur cette maladie, qu'il montre non contagieuse, sans pour autant (comme tout le monde à l'époque) faire un lien avec les piqûres de moustiques. L'auteur était premier médecin en chef de la marine et médecin du roi à la Martinique. Couverture frottée. Deux exemplaires dans le Ccfr et aucun dans Oclc. *****. In-8. Collation : 137 pp. Broché, couverture bleue de l'époque.

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        Set of the three Reports of Inquiry.

      House of Commons: 1822-, 1823. Folio, the three works bound together; old quarter calf; vellum corners. A fine set of the series of reports of the official enquiry into Governor Macquarie's administration of New South Wales, comprising:1) Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the State of the Colony (here in its first issue of June 1822, with the libel against William Wentworth. This first issue was withdrawn and is now rare. It was later reprinted on August 5 1822).2) Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry on Judicial Establishments (February 1823).3) Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry on Agriculture and Trade (March 1823).John Thomas Bigge was appointed Royal Commissioner, with sweeping powers, by Lord Bathurst - ostensibly to examine the transportation system, but in fact to cast a critical eye over every aspect of Macquarie's controversial administration. Bigge was unyielding in his critique and relations between the two were strained. However, by the time his reports were published, Macquarie had already resigned.Bigge's reports were central to the political history of the 1820s, and their influence can be seen in the later constitutional and political history of Australia. Indeed, it was as a result of Bigge's recommendations that the New South Wales Act of 1823 was ratified, authorising the establishment of a Supreme Court and Legislative Council in New South Wales, as well as a Supreme Court in Van Diemen's Land, and marked an important step towards responsible government in the colonies.Bigge's reports are also essential sources for information about conditions in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land in the 1820s, not least because of his recognition of the growing importance of the colonies for wealthy free settlers. Bigge had urged the Colonial Office to seek places away from Sydney both to send intractable offenders and to encourage free settlement by releasing land for graziers. It was as a direct result of his report that the Moreton Bay area was first explored with a view to future settlement. Consequently, Oxley was commissioned by Brisbane to reconnoitre the north coast. He explored Moreton Bay and named the Brisbane River; his report ultimately led to the foundation of the Moreton Bay colony. Some foxing, rubbed, rebacked retaining original spine.

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

      London: John Murray, 1823. xvi+768+[6 index] pages with 31 plates of which 11 are in color (9 in aquatint) and with four plates of plants (1 in color) preceding four large folding maps all dated March 1823, with an appendix which Sabin calls "valuable" in its contribution to the knowledge of the natural history of the area and errata slip tipped in. Quarto (10 3/4" x 8 1/2") bound in original contemporary tree calf with spine in gilt lettering. The plates were engraved by Finden, from drawings by Lieutenants Hood and Back. (Hill 635. Abbey Travel 635; Arctic Bibliography 5194; Books on Ice 3.1; Lande 1181) First edition first issue with the errata slip mounted to page 768.This expedition also known as the Coppermine Expedition of 1819–1822 had as its goal the exploration of the northern coast of Canada, which was accessed by way of the Coppermine River. The British expedition was organized by the Royal Navy as part of its attempt to discover and map the Northwest Passage. It was the first of three Arctic expeditions to be led by John Franklin, and also included George Back and John Richardson, both of whom would become significant Arctic explorers in their own right. The expedition was plagued by poor planning, bad luck and unreliable allies. The expected assistance from the local fur trading companies and native peoples was less forthcoming than expected, and the dysfunctional supply line, coupled with unusually harsh weather and the resulting absence of game, meant that the explorers were never far from starvation. Eventually the Arctic coast was reached, but barely 500 miles had been explored before the exhaustion of the party's supplies and the onset of winter forced them to turn back. The expedition made a desperate retreat across uncharted territory in a state of starvation, often with nothing more than lichen to eat. Eleven of the twenty strong party died amid accusations of murder and cannibalism before the survivors were rescued by native people of the Yellowknife tribe. In the aftermath of the expedition, John Franklin was much criticized by local fur traders for his haphazard planning and failure to adapt to the circumstances he faced, but in Britain he was received as a hero, fêted for the courage he had shown in extreme adversity. The expedition captured the public imagination, and in reference to a desperate measure he took while starving, he became known as "the man who ate his boots".Condition:Second contents leaf bound at end of preliminaries; lacks the half-title, rebacked, spine scuffed, rear board splitting along fore edge, endpapers renewed; infrequent minor foxing, occasional light offsetting from plates else about a very good copy.

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        The Antiquities of Free-Masonry. Comprising illustrations of the five grand periods of Masonry, from the creation of the world to the dedication of King Solomon's temple.

      London: G. and B. Whittaker, 1823. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xvi; 366. In a contemporary binding of full tree calf, gilt titles and tooling to spine, decorative gilt border to boards, edges marbled. Five folding maps and plans bound in at rear. Later endpapers. Both hinges split along the gutters, some moderate spotting throughout the textblock, especially to prelims and also to the folding plates at rear. Binding is rubbed and worn to extremities, both joints split along the top inch at the front, top two inches or so at rear, but still holding firm. Loose flap of leather to top right corner of the upper board has been glued back down, small gouge to the centre of the board. Library number to foot of spine. A very good copy of a rare book. Owned by a member of Wellington Lodge, No. 707, Chepstow, with neat ownership inscriptions to the title page and to the first page of text to note this. The Lodge was short-lived, formed in 1818 and closing in 1837 due to a lack of members. According to the Library and museum of Freemasonry the only surviving artefacts are a medal dated 1820, and a membership list from 1819. With a later engraved Scottish Rite/Rose Croix bookplate affixed to front pastedown.

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        Godwin's Emigrant's Guide to Van Diemen's Land, more properly called Tasmania, containing a Description of its Climate, Soil and Productions; a Form of Application for Free Grants of Land... a list of the most necessary Articles to take out, and other information Useful to Emigrants...

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

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        Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales.

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

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        Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a description of New South Wales.

      London: Richard Phillips and Co. 1823. Octavo, aquatint plate 'Ruins of the Theatre of Taormina', uncut, bound in plain paper boards. First and only edition of this description of a visit to New South Wales in 1818 and one of surprisingly few accounts of a voyage on a convict transport.Cramp explains that the "scarcity of employment in England determined me again to try my fortune abroad". He found a place on the convict transport, Tottenham, which struck a reef shortly after leaving Woolwich, and then transferred to the Lady Castlereagh which at 842 tons was the largest convict ship of its time. Although the descriptions of the two Australian colonies are relatively brief, they are well-written and give a good idea of Sydney, Newcastle and Hobart as they appeared to a visitor in the latter years of Macquarie's governorship. Cramp returned by way of India since Macquarie had chartered her to transport troops there, but he was again unlucky when the Lady Castlereagh was wrecked off India. He reached England in 1821.Although not noted on the title-page, the second half of the book is the Count de Forbin's "Recollections of Sicily" with an engraved view of Taormina; the two were published together in the series "Modern Voyages and Travels"

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        Globe artificiel et mécanique à l'usage du petit géographe.

      Paris, (Legrand, 1823). ____ Globe pliable en papier, en six parties, contenu dans un porte-feuille vert imprimé, avec huit pages de texte d'explication et une carte gravée et coloriée : "Mécanisme du Globe Artificiel" and "Zodiaque écliptique." ***** A collapsible engraved and handcoloured globe in six gores. With a green portfolio, 8 folding pages of text and one engraved and hand-coloured card for "Mécanisme du Globe Artificiel" and "Zodiaque écliptique." . Collation :.

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        Potsdam - Kommandantur, Schloßstraße und die Nikolaikirche, 1856. Original-Photographie. Vintage. Salzpapier-Abzug. Verlagsseitig montiert. Köln, verlegt durch F.C. Eisen, 1856. Bildgröße 27 x 38 cm. Blattgröße 44,5 x 63 cm.

      Auf dem Träger Blindstempel des Verlegers (Träger etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, mit kleinen Randläsuren, am rechten Rand etwas blass, sonst sehr gut erhalten). Rarissimum der frühen Potsdam-Photographie und wohl erstes großformatiges Foto der berühmten Gebäude. Die frühesten überlieferten Potsdam-Fotos stammen von sog. 'Reisephotographen', also solchen, die nicht ortsansässig waren. In Potsdam waren dies Michiels (1823-1887), der 1856 dort photographierte, und die Brüder Schneider, die erst 1859 Berlin und Potsdam bereisten. Michiels ist vor allem für seine Aufnahmen vom Kölner Dom bekannt, von seinen - hervorragenden - Potsdam-Photographien tauchten bisher nur ganz wenige auf. Vier Motive (dieses nicht) wurden 2006 im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Auslöser Potsdam' gezeigt, weitere kennt man nur aus dem Inserat, das der Verleger Eisen 1858 in der Leipziger 'Illustrirten Zeitung' schaltete. Abgesehen von der Seltenheit ist das große Format und der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Abzugs bemerkenswert. Der seinerzeitige Preis betrug übrigens 2 Taler (Thaler) pro Blatt, das entspricht etwa dem Wochengehalt eines Webers um 1850 oder dem halben Monatslohn einer Stickerin oder Weißnäherin in Berlin. - Vgl. Auslöser Potsdam, 28ff - Heidtmann, Wie das Photo..., S. 55.

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        Les tablettes du Juif Errant, ou ses récriminations contre le passé, sans préjudice du présent, écrites par lui-même.

      Paris, Beraud, 1823. ____ Première édition du premier livre d'Edgard Quinet (1803-1875). Ce petit ouvrage qui ne connut qu'un succès d'estime, est aujourd'hui de la plus grande rareté : seule la BNF en conserve un exemplaire d'après le CCFr. Un « conte voltairien qui exprime la crise de scepticisme que le jeune Quinet traverse à cette époque. Dernier exemple d'une chronique à la manière du XVIIIe siècle ». (Edgard Knecht, Le mythe du Juif errant. Esquisse de bibliographie raisonnée p. 111.) ENVOI DE L'AUTEUR au verso du faux-titre: « à Mr Bayard, hommage d'une vive amitié. » « A l'heure de mettre le manuscrit sous presse, le principal confident de l'auteur avait été un jeune vaudevilliste nommé Bayard, celui-là même qui, devenu plus tard le collaborateur de Scribe, a peuplé comme lui tous les théâtres et laissé un nom dans les lettres dramatiques. Bayard, né à Charolles comme Quinet, mais plus âgé que lui de six ou sept ans, ne l'avait pas connu dans sa ville natale ; quand ils se rencontrèrent à Paris, ils se lièrent d'une étroite amitié. C'était le moment où Bayard débutait au théâtre ; il était bon, aimable, sans façon, et l'un de ses plus grands plaisirs était de conduire son grave condisciple aux premières représentations de ses pièces. Il lut les Tablettes du Juif-Errant et en fut charmé. Qui se serait figuré le futur poète d'Ahasvérus, de Napoléon, de Prométhée, introduit dans le monde des lettres par le futur auteur du Gamin de Paris et de la Marquise de Prétintaille ? Les premiers admirateurs ne causent pas moins de surprise que le premier confident. Je trouve, il est vrai, sur la liste le nom de Benjamin Constant, celui des filles de la maréchale Ney, mais un des lecteurs qui ont pris feu le plus vite est le vieux conventionnel Dulaure... » (Saint-René Taillandier, in Revue des Deux Mondes, 1877). Des rousseurs, reliure restaurée. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-12. Collation : (4), 139 pp. Demi-veau rouge, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Potsdam Sanssouci - Hofgärtnervilla bzw. Gärtnervilla und Gehilfenhaus in den Römischen Bädern, Westansicht, 1856. Original-Photographie. Vintage. Salzpapier-Abzug. Verlagsseitig montiert. Köln, verlegt durch F.C. Eisen, 1856. Bildgröße 24 x 39 cm. Blattgröße 44,5 x 63 cm.

      Auf dem Träger Blindstempel des Verlegers (Träger etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, mit kleinen Randläsuren, sonst sehr gut erhalten). Rarissimum der frühen Potsdam-Photographie und wohl erstes Foto des von Ludwig Persius, nach Plänen Schinkels erbauten Gebäudes. Die frühesten überlieferten Potsdam-Fotos stammen von sog. 'Reisephotographen', also solchen, die nicht ortsansässig waren. In Potsdam waren dies Michiels (1823-1887), der 1856 dort photographierte, und die Brüder Schneider, die erst 1859 Berlin und Potsdam bereisten. Michiels ist vor allem für seine Aufnahmen vom Kölner Dom bekannt, von seinen - hervorragenden - Potsdam-Photographien tauchten bisher nur ganz wenige auf. Vier Motive (dieses nicht) wurden 2006 im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Auslöser Potsdam' gezeigt, weitere kennt man nur aus dem Inserat, das der Verleger Eisen 1858 in der Leipziger 'Illustrirten Zeitung' schaltete. Abgesehen von der Seltenheit ist das große Format und der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Abzugs bemerkenswert. Der seinerzeitige Preis betrug übrigens 2 Taler (Thaler) pro Blatt, das entspricht etwa dem Wochengehalt eines Webers um 1850 oder dem halben Monatslohn einer Stickerin oder Weißnäherin in Berlin. - Vgl. Auslöser Potsdam, 28ff - Heidtmann, Wie das Photo..., S. 55.

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        Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c. From Drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, &c. With a Supplement of New South Wales. Containing One Hundred and Ten Plates.

      London: Edward Orme, circa, 1823. Quarto, pp. with 110 hand coloured aquatints (including the New South Wales plates), a good copy in ornate contemporary gilt decorated deep green morocco with all edges gilt. An attractive copy of one of the outstanding aquatint books of the early nineteenth century containing a remarkable suite of ten plates depicting Aboriginal life and customs with detailed letterpress descriptions. These are some of the most famous, and widely recognised, early colonial images of the Aboriginal tribes of the Sydney basin, and the identity of the artist has been long contested.Foreign Field Sports contains 100 hunting scenes from cultures across the globe, including Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas; furthermore, it includes ten plates of Aboriginal hunting and ceremonial scenes. The ten scenes are remarkable in the history of early colonial Australian art, offering good natured and unprejudiced depictions of Aboriginal life in an era when pejorative representation was the norm. The scenes include smoking out possums, a kangaroo hunt, spearing birds on the wing, fishing from canoes, a native dance, painted warriors, men in single combat and an idyllic night scene. Delicately hand-coloured and expertly printed, the ten plates 'are without question the most attractive and sympathetic of the early European depictions of the native inhabitants' (Australian Rare Books p.280).Although the plates are signed by John Heaviside Clarke, there is little doubt he is not the artist responsible for the Aboriginal plates and their accompanying text. Clarke was a commercial artist working in London, turning original sketches into finished drawings ready for the engraving process.For decades controversy has surrounded the true identity of the artist of the Aboriginal studies. In Australian Rare Books, Wantrup argues convincingly for the natural history illustrator John Lewin, and explains the stylistic differences between Lewin's known work and the plates in this volume to the conventions and discretionary modifications made by Clark and his engraver. Wantrup maintains the artist must have experienced prolonged contact with the Aboriginal peoples of the Sydney region to produce studies of such detail, and through a process of elimination leaves Lewin as the only reasonable candidate. Nonetheless, Richard Neville, in his recently published monograph on Lewin, disagrees with this attribution on the basis of stylistic and aesthetic considerations. While the identity of the artist remains contentious, these depictions of Aboriginal life stand apart from contemporary work and remarkable for their sensitivity: 'other artists working in the colony at the time portrayed the Aborigines with grotesque sarcasm... But the drawings in Field Sports demonstrate respect for their dignity and exuberantly innocent humanity' (Australian Rare Books p.281).Aside from its relevance to Australian colonial history, Foreign Field Sports is a testament to the quality of English colour plate book publishing during the early decades of the nineteenth-century, an era that saw other magnificent books such as Ackermann's Microcosm of London. Competition between publishers produced unprecedented technical and artistic excellence, especially in the perfection of professional handcolouring techniques (of which Foreign Field Sports is a paradigm example). These volumes were expensive in their own time, often priced at several guineas a volume, and took pride of place in private book collections.This is a later issue of the book, with watermarks dated 1823. Plates a little thumbed, binding worn.

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        Diary of a Tour through Southern India Egypt and Palestine

      

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        Oeuvres du comte de Tressan

      Nepveu & Aimé-André. The most comprehensive collective Edition published to date and illustrated with a frontispiece and 11 figures. Full calf glossy olive time. Smooth back thinned adorned with golden chains, golden heads and feet in friezes. Parts of title and volume numbers in red morocco, gilt caps on wheels. Lace frame and net gilt boards. Some corners lightly bumped without gravity, a threadbare cap. Few scattered spots. Beautiful copy set in an elegant contemporary binding. Count Tressan (d. 1783) has contributed significantly to the rediscovery of medieval literature by his literary adaptations, especially in public taste, preparing two major major currents that of Gothic literature and the Romantic literature and his inveterate taste for the Middle Ages. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Nepveu & Aimé-André Paris 1823 in-8 (13x21,5cm) 10 volumes reliés

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        The Sea Songs of Charles Dibdin: With a Memoir of his life and Writings by William Kitchiner.

      London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. Tall quarto, copperplate engraved music and text;; contemporary half calf, a very handsome copy, the spine gilt and with an unusual triple "harlequin" set of labels in red, white & blue. First edition of this early collection of the patriotic ditties and rollicking shanties of the British navy: a fascinating and important record of the conditions of the Georgian sailor. Many of the songs had a lasting influence on the spirit of the navy, especially during the protracted war with France. Each is present in an engraved musical score with lyrics.The collection was authored by the prolific Charles Dibdin (1745-1815). His son Thomas, in a brief biographical notice appended to the 1850 collective edition of his father's sea-songs, remarked: 'These songs have been the solace of sailors in long voyages, in storms, in battles; and they have been quoted in mutinies to the restoration of order and discipline'. Readers may be surprised to learn that many take "Grog" or trouncing the French as their theme.Bringing out his first two-act opera when he was only sixteen, Dibdin had a long career as an actor and singer, and worked briefly with David Garrick. A seemingly inexhaustible writer, he composed some one thousand songs during his career and was also a sometime playwright, self-publishing Great News or A Trip to the Antipodes in 1794. For a complete list of the dramatist-composer's published and unpublished plays, musical entertainments and compositions see E.R. Dibdin, A Dibdin Bibliography (Liverpool, 1937). Dibdin was not much of a sailor himself: in 1788 he sailed for the East Indies, but inclement weather forced the ship back to port at Torbay. He took it as a sign and returned to London.This book neatly demonstrates the difficulty of producing a book with a letterpress introduction and engraved plates throughout: several numbers are omitted from the series and, conversely, three listed songs are not included. This is, nonetheless, the standard collation of the book with ninety-five (rather than ninety-nine) songs. Occasional foxing, lightly rubbed at extremities.

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        Confessions of an English opium eater.

      London: Taylor and Hessey, 1823. Duodecimo; original blue-grey boards and paper label; uncut, with the three final leaves of advertisements. Third edition: an attractive copy, in original binding, of the book which established De Quincey's literary reputation. Himself a laudanum addict, this harrowing account of the joys and sorrows of addiction has long been recognised as one of the stylistic masterpieces of nineteenth-century prose. Spine slightly worn; a few spots but fresh.

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        Éloge de la Pérouse. Ouvrage qui a obtenu l'églantine d'or, décernée par l'Académie des jeux floraux du Toulouse, au concours de 1823.

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1823. Octavo, 46 pp., with some of the foxing endemic to some French books of this period; very good in recent blue paper boards with morocco label. Very rare eulogy to La Pérouse published some thirty-five years after the disappearance of his two vessels, and a scant three years before the wrecks of the Astrolabe and the Boussole were discovered by the sandalwood trader Peter Dillon.Vinaty (sometimes 'Vinati') prepared the work for the Académie des Jeux-Floraux of Toulouse, where the eulogy won their prize l'Eglantine d'Or. The work is not only testament to the enduring importance of La Pérouse in the French-speaking world, it is also an interesting document of its time, because Vinaty shows a willingness to skip over the years of the Revolution and the rule of Napoleon. He is at pains to re-assert a continuity with the glory of France under Louis XVI, in the process presenting La Pérouse as a truly great French hero, but also as one capable of honouring the memory and achievements of Cook (a lengthy passage, for instance, praises La Pérouse for raising a suitable memorial above the tomb of Cook's successor Captain Clerke in Kamchatka). Throughout, the tone is pure Restoration, underlined by his quoting from the great exile writer Chateaubriand.The work's rarity is borne out by Ferguson, who first located a copy in the Edward Weber Allen collection in California in time for the addenda to volume II of his bibliography; the copy in the State Library of New South Wales was added with a revised note to the full Addenda volume of 1986. The work is also noticed in McLaren's Lapérouse in the Pacific, who added a copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Otherwise, Vinaty's work is not noted in many standard references (it is a surprising omission from Forbes's Hawaiian National Bibliography); nor is it listed in important collections such as Kroepelien and Hill.

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

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

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

      London: Whittaker, 1823. Large quarto, including 40 leaves of engraved musical scores continuously paginated with the text; old pencil marginalia, in mid-nineteenth century black half with gilt lettering. A treatise on the art of singing and the philosophy of music by Isaac Nathan, fondly remembered as the 'father of Australian music'.By most accounts a witty and vivacious character, Nathan was a scholar of Aboriginal music, composer of the first opera written in Australia, and a prominent figure in Sydney social circles. Born in Canterbury in 1790, Nathan's father was a singer in the local synagogue and instructed his son in the lore of traditional Jewish music. Throughout his life, Nathan forged links between Jewish music and mainstream European culture. In this respect he is best remembered for his collaboration with Lord Byron on the Hebrew Melodies of 1815. Nathan composed the scores for Byron's verse (including the enduring She Walks in Beauty) and the book was a resounding success for decades to follow.Following Byron's self-imposed exile and early death, Nathan continued to work as a singing instructor and composer. Nathan struggled with gambling debts throughout the late 1830s and finally sought a fresh start in Australia in 1841. He burst upon the parochial Sydney scene and quickly established a reputation as a singing teacher, composer, and vibrant conversationalist. Nathan was the first to record and memorialize Aboriginal music and in 1847 composed Don Juan of Austria, the first opera written and produced in Australia.An Essay on the History and Theory of Music is an example of this fruitful cultural exchange, including illuminating detail on the history of Jewish melodies. It includes a table of Hebrew accents as pronounced by both Spanish and German (i.e. Sephardic and Ashkenazy) Jews accompanied by an engraved musical score. In this book Nathan insists that poetry and music are inseparable: 'Harmony prevails throughout the works of our Creator; it is perceivable in all living things, even to the minutest fibre of the smallest field-flower, and it is their just and symmetrical proportions which delight us by throwing a pleasing harmony over the whole. In poetry, sublimity of ideas, brilliancy of imagination, and the reasoning of philosophy, would be nothing if the versification did not strike in sweet numbers on the ear.' Nathan played an important role in the advancement of Australian music as the Sydney scene became increasingly cosmopolitan following the end of convict transportation. Possessing mercurial curiosity (evidenced in the present book by an entire chapter concerning the effect of music upon animals), he was a successful ambassador for Jewish culture in both England and Australia.This copy is from the library of the Australian bibliophile and publisher Walter Stone, with his bookplate. An original early twentieth century photograph of Isaac Nathan's engraved tombstone is pasted to the front endpaper. Nathan died tragically in 1864, the first fatality of a horse-drawn tram in Sydney. The Australian Dictionary of Biography records he was buried in Camperdown cemetery. Neat marginal repair of three leaves; a good copy.

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        Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet, during the years 1817, 1818, 1819 and 1820.

      London: Treuttel and Wurtz, 1823. Quarto, 2 parts in 1, folding frontispiece map and 25 lithograph plates; later three-quarter tan morocco, raised panelled spine, marbled edges with the bookplate of the noted Pacific collector, Frederick E. Ellis. The first edition in English of this private narrative of the 1817-1820 Freycinet expedition to Australia and the Pacific - in fact the first appearance in English of any account of the voyage. Originally published in French, Arago's book in its many subsequent editions became one of the voyage best-sellers of the nineteenth century. The huge multi-volume official account of the voyage was far more serious and scientific in tone.Arago was the official artist on the voyage, and the lithograph plates here are all after his own drawings. His introduction sets the tone of the book. "During our long voyage I became acquainted with the numerous tribes; hunted with the Brasilian and the Guanche, danced with the negroes of Africa, and slept under the hut of the Sandwich Islander... I sat at their hospitable tables; and everywhere welcomed, I everywhere contributed my share by a cheerful gaiety, or the present of some European trifles".His narrative is highly readable, not least because he entirely avoids the conventional forms of the voyage narrative, ignoring the 'eternal repetition of winds, currents, longitude and lattitude'. Long portions relate to Australia, with descriptions of Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and of meetings with Governor Macquarie and John Oxley. There is also a long account (almost 100 pages) of their stay in Hawaii at a crucial period in the history of the islands, and of Guam and the Mariannas.Full of wry humour, the book takes the form of a series of letters to a friend, and it has been suggested that the letters may originally have been written to Arago's brother François, the famous scientist. Certainly it is the intimacy of their personal and anecdotal tone that makes them not only so enjoyable to read today but such a fascinating source of the more minute details of life, especially in New South Wales and Hawaii. The illustrations match the text in tone: these are not the formal depictions that characterise the beautiful atlases of the full official account of the voyage, but much more informal, always charming and in some cases quite eccentric.Despite the clear evidence of the 'Directions for placing the Plates' present here, there has been some unnecessary confusion about the collation of this book. Ferguson omitted the map from his plate count, while Hill erroneously called for a map and 26 plates. This copy, with the map and 25 plates is complete. Occasional spotting of plates and offsetting to a few pages, repair to top margin on pp 35 without loss.

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        The Punishments of China, Illustrated......With Explanations in English and French....

      Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer. Title page dated1801. 6 leaves watermarked 1823. 22 hand coloured stipple engravings, title-pages and text in English and French, all edges gilt, handsome contemporary decorative leather gilt binding a little worn in places, light wear extremities, some occasional light browning, some offsetting from plates onto the text as usual. Holes in the margins of two leaves of text, one tear has an old rather clumsily repair. Armorial bookplate of Martin Stapylton Esq of Myton in the County of York AD 1817 laid down upper paste down. 35 x 26cm. Folio. Abbey 532. Lust 712 (1808 edition). A handsome and generally bright copy of this well known work. Text that accompanies each plate and the preface in both English and French. An interesting work with finely executed colour plates. "The view expressed in the preface was that legal torture, was an instrument of tyranny, an attitude perhaps indicative of pressures in Britain for legal reform." Lust - Western Books on China Published up to 1850.This work was a popular title in Europe in the first years of the 19th century and was reissued over many years, as the use of the title page of the first edition and later watermarked leaves in this copy illustrates. In fact foreign interest in the "exotic" or shocking aspects of China continued for over a hundred years. Images showing Chinese punishments and torture, likely based on this work, appeared in pith painted albums as well as in other forms through into the 20th century. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155525)....

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        Characteristics in the Manner of Rochefoucaults Maxims

      

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        Select Works of Porphyry

      1823 - Porphyry. Select works of Porphyry, containing his four books on abstinence from animal food, his Treatise of the Homeric Cave of the Nymphs, and his Auxiliaries to the Perception of Intelligible Natures. Thomas Taylor translation, first English, 1823. Large 8vo excellent condition. xx+271 pp. Green morocco, gilt spine, gilt edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bataviaasch album. Verzameling van een tiental gezigten van de hoofdstad van Nederlandsch Indië. Opgedragen aan Zijne Exellentie den Minister van Staat J.J. Rochussen.Batavia, G. Kolff & Co., [1859-1860]. Large oblong folio (33.5 x 44 cm). With 10 beautiful tinted lithographs (ca. 18.5 x 26 cm). Modern half calf with marbled boards, original blue wrappers with printed title bound in.

      - Bastin & Brommer 602; Haks & Maris, p. 69; Landwehr, Coloured Plates 267. Beautiful collection of 10 views of the capital of the Dutch East Indies, Batavia, drawn by Charles Theodore Deeleman (1823-1884), lithographed by G.J. Bos and printed by P.W.M. Trap at Leiden. The 10 views depict the harbour of Batavia, the gate of the former castle of Batavia, the Chinese camp nearby Pintoe Kitjil, Molenvliet en Rijswijk with the building of the Union 'De Harmonie', the post office at Weltevreden, the Waterloo-square, the official residence of the general of the army, view of the north side of the cemetery of Batavia, the military school at Meester Cornelis, Goenong Sahari and the road to Jakarta. Title-page pasted on larger leaf of blue paper; some occasional foxing and staining. Good copy.

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        THE NATURAL AND ABORIGINAL HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, UP TO THE FIRST SETTLEMENTS THEREIN BY THE WHITE PEOPLE, IN THE YEAR 1768

      Nashville: Printed by George Wilson, 1823. viii,390,liv pp. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt. Upper spine repaired wtih leather patch, corners and edges rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown. Light browning and foxing. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise with two bookplates affixed to interior. The Herschel V. Jones- Frank T. Siebert - Bruce McKinney copy of the first edition of Haywood's substantial account of the natural and aboriginal history of Tennessee. A judge in Davidson County and one of the pioneering historians of Tennessee, Haywood wrote the companion volume entitled THE CIVIL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT UP TO THE YEAR 1796, also published in 1823. In addition to providing much information about the Indians of Tennessee, the author attempts to demonstrate the relationship of Native Americans to the Caucasian race. He also includes details regarding Mexicans, Hindus, Persians, Peruvians, Cherokees, Chickasaws, and Natchez Indians. "In this book, now exceedingly rare and highly prized, the author has brought together a very large number of curious facts, relating to the origin and character of the natives of his State, prior to the settlement by the whites. He does not favor the hypothesis of great antiquity in the Indian nations of America, and believes in their common origin with the Caucasian race. He describes with great minuteness and care the relics of the race which once inhabited the territory, its utensils, skeletons, crania, and fortifications, most of which he appears to have personally inspected" - Field. According to Siebert, "The first real history of Tennessee and noted as the rarest of all state histories," this is one of the most difficult Tennessee books to acquire. this copy fetched $19,200 at the Siebert Sale in 1999. SABIN 31085. FIELD 670. HOWES H359, "b." CHURCH 1325. STREETER 1659. ALLEN IMPRINTS 562. AII (TENNESSEE) 121. STREETER SALE 1659. SIEBERT SALE 371 (this copy).

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