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        Vicar of Wakefield; A Tale

      1823 - GOLDSMITH, OLIVER. The Vicar of Wakefield; A Tale. London: R. Ackermann, 1823. [2], 8, 254 p. 24 handcolored aquatint plates by Thomas Rowlandson. Full tan polished calf, richly gilt, spine gilt in compartments with red and green labels, by Morrell. Occasional very minor spots of foxing or offsetting, else fine and fresh. In a chemise and red polished calf slipcase. Second edition. A reissue of the plates from the first edition of 1817. Tooley 436. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Jesuits Unmasked, Being An Illustration Of The Existing Evils Of Popery In A Protestant Government

      London - B. Seeley And Son, 1823 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. A rare first edition of William Parker's petition to the House of Commons, complaining of Jesuit activities in South Africa. Scarce last seen at auction in 2001In this deeply sectarian series of missives, Parker complains that English Protestant settlers in South Africa have been exposed to the risk of extirpation. He argues that a conspiracy to this end was being directed from the Jesuit Institution in Lancashire. The issue was discussed in Parliament, and as such can be found in Hansard from that year. There is an advert for the work appended, which explains that it was framed at periods when the writer and his family suffered most severely from the conduct of official men, and when he was well convinced that popery in the government of the Cape, caused the oppression exercised towards him. This copy is from the collection of George Harwood, and his bookplate can be found to the front pastedown. Harwood was a businessman and Liberal party politician who lived from 1845 to 1912. He was once Mayor of Bolton and Twice Mayor of Salford. Condition: In half morocco with gilt detailing to the spine. Externally very smart indeed, with very minor rubbing to the extremities of the boards and a few light marks elsewhere. The spine has a particularly nice colour. There are two notices mentioning the bookto the front pastedown, the second of which notes that the work is extremely rare. There is also a bookplate to the front pastedown. The pages are uncut, but are generally clean and bright. Firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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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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        Extracts from the Projected Penal Code, Containing the Fourth Section.

      1823. New Orleans: Printed by Benj. Levy & Co., 1823. Livingston Solicits Opinions on His Penal Code for Louisiana Livingston, Edward [1764-1836]. Extracts from the Projected Penal Code: Containing the Fourth Section of the Thirteenth Chapter, Third Book: Entitled "Of Offences Which Affect Written Contracts." So Many of the Definitions Contained in the First Book as Apply to Terms Employed in the Said Chapter. That Part of the Fourth Book which Contains the Forms of Proceeding. And of the Fifth Book Which Gives the Rules of Evidence, Applicable Exclusively to Those Offences. To Which is Prefixed an Extract from a Preliminary Discourse, Indicating the Changes that Have Been Made, And Assigning the Reasons for Adopting Them. The Whole Intended to Exemplify the Manner in Which the Projected Code will be Executed, By Exhibiting in One View the Several Parts, Which Bear Upon a Single Class of Offences. New Orleans: Printed by Benj. Levy & Co., 1823. 31, [2] pp. Folio (12-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent marbled stiff wrappers, printed title panel to front cover. Light toning to text, negligible light foxing in a few places. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to head of title page. $1,500. * Only edition. Livingston produced this set of excerpts when he was completing the draft of his System of Penal Law, Prepared for the State of Louisiana. He sent copies to James Kent and other distinguished jurists, as well as several politicians and journalists, in order to "point out such of the many errors I must have committed, as you may discover; and suggest such alterations and improvements as may occur to you" [2]. Submitted to the Louisiana state assembly in 1824, Livingston's code marked an epoch in the broad international movement for penal reform. Profoundly influenced by Bentham, it stressed prevention over vengeance in every facet of his work. Never enacted, it nevertheless established itself as one of the great standards for other reformers. Hicks marvels at the scope and clear organization of this code and notes that Bentham, Hugo, Lafayette, Story, Marshall, Madison, Kent and Jefferson considered it "the most comprehensive and enlightened system of criminal law that has ever been presented to the world." OCLC locates 12 copies, 6 in law libraries (George Washington University, Harvard, Loyola, Tulane, University of Michigan, Yale).

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        Kenzan iboku [Ink Traces of Kenzan]

      Numerous fine color-printed woodcuts (several double-page). 15 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. N.p.: 1823. First edition of this beautiful book. Ogata (1663-1743), was a painter and one of the greatest ceramicists of the Tokugawa era, famous for the skill of his brush strokes. He was the younger brother of Korin Ogata (1658-1716), with whom he collaborated on many projects. Sakai (1761-1828), a prominent painter of the Rinpa school, was determined to revive and honor the style of the Ogata brothers. To that end, he published two books of woodblock prints of the brothers' work, the Korin Hyakuzu (1815) and the present work. The images here include Ogata's work in pottery (designs for incense containers for tea ceremonies), plates for sweets, hanging scrolls (including his iconic Evening Glories), illustrated poems, screens (including his plum blossom screen), fans, etc. The woodcuts have been re-interpreted by Sakai and display at the highest level the art of the wood engraver. The calligraphy displayed here as text and in the images is very finely executed. Sakai has provided an almost loving account of the work of Ogata as a preface. Fine copy.

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        Medical Jurisprudence

      London: Printed & Published by W. Phillips, 1823. First edition, 3 volumes. Endpapers and first and last few leaves in each volume foxed. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, gilt spines with red and black labels, joints and spines ends neatly repaired, some darkening to same otherwise a good set. Scarce.

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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.

      Milano prov. 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 mm 1060x1635

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        Observaciones que los poseedores de mayorazgos presentaron al Congreso de 1823. [text begins:] Señor. Los actuales poseedores de Mayorazgos cumpliendo con los deberes que á su parecer les impone la conciencia .

      N.p., n.pr., 1823. - 4°, disbound (separated at fold). Caption title. Very light foxing. Overall in good condition. Early manuscript foliation in ink. (2 ll.) *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION? The owners of mayorazgos in Chile attempt to persuade Congress that the institution should not be abolished. If Congress has the power to outlaw mayorazgos, "podrá tambien este poder destruir todos los contratos y cuantos pactos humanos ha celebrado la sociedad." They also argue that Chile's political situation is unique and that the mayorazgos are economically beneficial to the country because wealthy landowners can cultivate and develop the land.The mayorazgo, a form of primogeniture that prevented large estates from being dispersed, became part of Castilian law in 1505 and was carried over into Latin America. After Spain suppressed the mayorazgo in 1820 by the Ley Desvinculadora, debate raged between liberals and conservatives over its abolition in Chile. O'Higgins abolished the mayorazgo by a decree of June 1818 that was ignored. The Constitution of 1828 abolished it, too, but it was effectively reinstated by the Constitution of 1833, and not abolished completely until the 1850s, under President Montt.*** Briseño I, 239. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mississippi / and / Alabama," manuscript caption title in upper left corner od a manuscript map of those states, signed by the schoolgirl Frances Ann Tippetts in the lower right corner and dated by her "1823."

      NP 1823 - Manuscript map, 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, based on "The State of Mississippi and Alabama Territory," by Francis Shallus (Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1817), showing the two states with watercolor border highlighting and watercolor wash for Warren, Claiborne, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Wilkinson, Amite, Marion, Lawrence, Wayne, Greene, and Hancock counties in Mississippi, and Washington and Baldwin counties in Alabama, and with ink wash for rivers and the edges of the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Pontchartrain, the whole enclosed within a watercolor border and with lines of longitude and latitude marked; interior rivers are drawn in for both states and, for the most part identified in Alabama, with Indian tribal lands also marked in the lower part of that state. This map was included in the landmark exhibit "Made in Alabama" held at the Birmingham Art Museum in 1994 (exhibition label still mounted on verso of framing) and is fully illustrated and described in the exhibition catalogue, "Made in Alabama, a State Legacy," published by the museum in 1995; the exhibit included ceramics, furniture, paintings, photographs, metals, and textiles from the year the territory became a state, 1819, until 1930. Very good and a delightful, well-executed schoolgirl exercise. Matted, glazed, and framed. (#6293).

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        [Color Plate] The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy. A poem, in four cantos, with notes

      London Published for the author, and sold by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row et al 1823 Royal 8vo: [vii],[1],284]pp, with tissue-guarded, hand-colored frontispiece and 19 hand-colored full-page plates by Charles Williams. Elegantly bound by Bayntun in full blue morocco, covers with interlocking gilt scrollwork borders and anchor-device corner pieces, spine similarly decorated and lettered in six compartments between raised bands, all edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, two royal blue silk page ribbons. A stunning copy, binding secure, square and unblemished, pages and plates bright and fresh. Abbey, Life 340. Martin Hardie, p. 173. Grolier Rowlandson 42-43. Tooley 331-32. Prideaux, p. 303-04. Fine ¶ Third Edition of Mitford's most famous work, in octosyllabic verse. An imitation of a work published in 1818, by Alfred Burton, with the same title, both works being imitations of The military adventures of Johnny Newcome . . . by an officer (London, 1815). "The Mitford work is an entirely different poem from the poem by Alfred Burton, though evidently an imitation of it." (Hardie) Johnny Newcome (generic for raw recruit) is a clergyman's son forced to leave school and join the navy when his father loses his money in a banking crash. He embarks on H.M.S. Capricorn and, under the good captain Dale, his career prospers. But in Jamaica yellow fever strikes, Captain Dale dies and is replaced by the bullying Captain Teak, and Johnny leaves the navy, falling on hard times. According to the ODNB, in 1814 or thereabouts, Mitford was "showing signs of mental illness. He was discharged from the navy as insane, and took to journalism and poetry. He was unable to make a living and became poverty-stricken, leaving his wife and children. . . . [In later years,] "unkempt, ragged, and filthy, [Mitford] lived and worked for forty-three days in the open in an old gravel pit in Bayswater Fields, with a bed of grass and nettles." Mitford wrote Adventures of Johnny Newcome there, "where he lay in hiding, receiving from his publisher a shilling daily in return for his copy, wherewith to purchase gin and cheese." (Hardie) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Color Plate] The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy. A poem, in four cantos, with notes

      Published for the author, and sold by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row et al, London 1823 - Royal 8vo: [vii],[1],284]pp, with tissue-guarded, hand-colored frontispiece and 19 hand-colored full-page plates by Charles Williams. Elegantly bound by Bayntun in full blue morocco, covers with interlocking gilt scrollwork borders and anchor-device corner pieces, spine similarly decorated and lettered in six compartments between raised bands, all edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, two royal blue silk page ribbons. A stunning copy, binding secure, square and unblemished, pages and plates bright and fresh. Abbey, Life 340. Martin Hardie, p. 173. Grolier Rowlandson 42-43. Tooley 331-32. Prideaux, p. 303-04. Third Edition of Mitford’s most famous work, in octosyllabic verse. An imitation of a work published in 1818, by Alfred Burton, with the same title, both works being imitations of The military adventures of Johnny Newcome . . . by an officer (London, 1815). "The Mitford work is an entirely different poem from the poem by Alfred Burton, though evidently an imitation of it." (Hardie) Johnny Newcome (generic for raw recruit) is a clergyman’s son forced to leave school and join the navy when his father loses his money in a banking crash. He embarks on H.M.S. Capricorn and, under the good captain Dale, his career prospers. But in Jamaica yellow fever strikes, Captain Dale dies and is replaced by the bullying Captain Teak, and Johnny leaves the navy, falling on hard times. According to the ODNB, in 1814 or thereabouts, Mitford was "showing signs of mental illness. He was discharged from the navy as insane, and took to journalism and poetry. He was unable to make a living and became poverty-stricken, leaving his wife and children. . . . [In later years,] "unkempt, ragged, and filthy, [Mitford] lived and worked for forty-three days in the open in an old gravel pit in Bayswater Fields, with a bed of grass and nettles." Mitford wrote Adventures of Johnny Newcome there, "where he lay in hiding, receiving from his publisher a shilling daily in return for his copy, wherewith to purchase gin and cheese." (Hardie) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 21. X. 1823. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An eine Signora Seidler: "Ein langer Aufenthalt in Wien, eine hartnäckige Krankheit und endlich die Nachricht von Ihrer Abreise von Rom ohne zu wissen wohin Sie sich gewendet, sind daran schuld, daß ich so lange geschwiegen. Nun aber habe ich erfahren daß Sie wieder auf deutschem Grund und Boden angelangt sind und beeile mich, Sie als Landsmann und als hesperischer Freudensgenosse zu begrüßen. Ach welch ein Unglück ist es doch in Italien gewesen zu seyn! - Jeder Sonnenblick durch trüben, nordischen Wolkenhimmel, jede Frucht, alles Schöne erinnert uns an Italien und wenn nun alle Bilder der Erinnerung verweht sind, eine Villa Pamphill mit zahllosen Blumen, ein Vatican voll Göttergestalten vor der Phantasie steht und ein wahres festino in unserm Innern beginnt, jedes frohe Gefühl in ein Bild sich kleidet, dann tritt die Erinnerungszauberwelt mit der Wirklichkeit in solchen Widerspruch, daß jener Frühling vor einem kalten Wind verweht, die Götter fliehn, der Corso der Phantasie verödet u.wir werden es uns mit um so tieferm Schmerz bewußt, daß wir wieder in Jena, Leipzig oder Dresden sind [.]". - Mit kleinem Ausriß durch Siegelbruch (geringf. Textberührung).

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

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

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        Four Panoramic Views of Edinburgh taken from the Calton Hill by Lady Elton.

      Edinburgh 1823 - 4 folded sheets printed on india paper 26 x 62 cm in original wrappers 36 x 36 cm. Titling paper label to upper cover, engraved double page dedication to George IVth. First published the previous year, here the plates printed on india paper. According to Abbey the title continue s" .Published for the benefit of the Deaf and Dumb Institution of Edinburgh.". but in this case there is just the brief label. This fine and uncommon set of four lithographs provide a sweeping 360° panoramic view of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas from Calton Hill. Edinburgh was the birthplace of the panorama – indeed the first panorama ever produced was taken also from Calton Hill, by Robert Barker in 1787, thus setting in train a fashion for this type of topographical painting. In 1822, the artist, Mary Stewart, had produced a set of four views of the city from Blackford Hill. She was the daughter of Sir William Stewart, of Castle Stewart, Wigtownshire, and she married Sir Abraham Elton of Clevedon, Somerset in 1822. The views were drawn on stone by William Westall the skilled topographical illustrator and printed in London by Charles Hullmandel, one of the foremost lithographic printers. Lithography was very much in its infancy in Scotland, the first examples using this method not being printed until 1821. In two of the views can be seen tented encampments of troops, assembled to honour the royal visit of King George IV to the city in August 1822. The panoramas also provide detailed evidence of the development of the city in the early 19th century. (National Library of Scotland) (Abbey, 500 - coloured) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memoire sur les terrains de sediment superieurs calcareo-trappeens du Vicentin et sur quelques terrains d'Italie, de France, d'Allemagne, etc., qui peuvent se rapporter a la meme epoque. RARE!

      IV. 86 pages, VI leaves of plates Äußerst seltene Originalausgabe von 1823, kein Reprint! Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. Sprache: französisch. -- Very rare original edition, no reprint. Ex-library book in good condition. Further pictures and information on request. Language: French. petrominera_alt. Q-054.

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        Memoire sur les terrains de sediment superieurs calcareo-trappeens du Vicentin et sur quelques terrains d\'Italie, de France, d\'Allemagne, etc., qui peuvent se rapporter a la meme epoque. RARE!

      Paris : Chez F.G. Levrault, Libraire, 1823. IV. 86 pages, VI leaves of platesÄußerst seltene Originalausgabe von 1823, kein Reprint! Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. Sprache: französisch. -- Very rare original edition, no reprint. Ex-library book in good condition. Further pictures and information on request. Language: French. petrominera_alt. Q-054. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        A Funeral Sermon, preached at Donegal Meeting House, Lancaster County, on the Death of Rev. William Kerr.

      - In 1823, Mary Dickson became the sole proprietress of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania printing shop she had founded with her husband, William, and his brother Robert. William Dickson died in 1823. In 1799, Mary and the Dickson Brothers founded the anti-Federalist newspaper, the Lancaster Intelligencer. The Dickson's firm printed for Mathew Carey some of Carey's publications. This pamphlet is an early example of American printing by a printing firm owned by a woman. 16pp. 8vo, disbound; (a few pages foxed, small light dampstain throughout). Lancaster, (PA.): Printed by Mary Dickson, 1823. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The British Dance of Death, Exemplified by a Series of Engravings, from Drawings by Van Assen; with Explanatory and Moral Essays

      Full polished calf, gilt title and decoration to spine, bound by Riviere. iv, 72pp. With 19 aquatint plates, including frontis in compartments by Robert Cruikshank, all hand-coloured. nd. [circa1823]. Some foxing throughout contents.

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        Holy Bible

      1823. BIBLE. The Holy Bible. Oxford: Samuel Collingwood, 1823. Thick octavo, contemporary full straight-grain red morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. $3200.1823 Oxford edition of the King James Bible, handsome in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt.First published in 1611 and indisputably the most influential of English Bible translations, the King James Version has exercised incalculable influence on piety, language and literature. This 1823 Oxford edition handsomely bound in full straight-grain red morocco; each board bears a gilt medallion symbolizing the Trinity within a foliate gilt frame. With separate New Testament title page, undated. With Apocrypha. Contemporary gift inscription.Occasional light foxing. Binding lightly rubbed, gilt bright. A very nearly fine Bible.

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        Les Jsles Borromées

      1823. La veduta propone uno degli scorci incantati del lago Maggiore. Il viaggiatore "C'est là qu'il peut contempler à son aise les scènes magiques et variées que la nature lui présente comme encadrées dans un magique tableau". Al centro l'Isola Bella si eleva sulle altre isole. A sinistra l'Isola dei Pescatori o Superiore, "l'humble village de pecheurs qui est assis sur sa croupe, contraste heureusement avec le magnifique palais qui couronne sa brillante voisine".Più lontana l'Isola Madre formata da sette terrazze e coronata dall'ampio palazzotto. "L'Isola Madre, parée toute l'année de sa brillante verdure, offre l'image d'un printems perpétuel; le climat y est si doux, que l'oranger en plein air n'y redoute pas le les rigueurs de l'hiver". Più in lontananza appresso la riva di Pallanza si nota l'Isolino San Giovanni.

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        View of the Hebrews

      1823 - SMITH, ETHAN. View of the Hebrews; Exhibiting the Destruction of Jerusalem; the Certain Restoration of Judah and Israel; the Present State of Judah and Israel; and an Address of the Prophet Isaiah Relative to their Restoration. Poultney, Vt.: Smith & Shute, 1823. 12mo. 187 p. Contemporary mottled sheep. Usual scattered foxing, else a very good, tight copy. First edition. An argument that the American Indians were descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. This argument reappeared in Joseph Smith's (no relation) Book of Mormon published seven years later, and many have attempted to establish a connection between the two works. However Ethan Smith's argument was a popular one, advanced by many theological writers over the years. Smith (1762-1849) was a Congregationalist minisher in Vermont. The book was reprinted and slightly enlarged in 1825 and copies are seen on the market with some frequency, but this first edition is quite rare in trade. Rosenbach 252; Pilling 3655; Shoemaker 14138.

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        THE COURT OF OBERON, Or Temple of the Fairies: A Collection of Tales of Past Times. Originally related by Mother Goose, Mother Bunch, and Others, adapted to the language and manners of the present period.

      iv, 269, [1 blank], [2 ad's] pages. Illustrated with engraved title and 23 full-page engraved plates. Original boards re-backed in calf gilt. 12mo. First edition. Hinges cracked; boards rubbed and worn at corners, else a very good, clean copy of a 'difficult' Harris title. Moon 168. Contains most of the classic fairy tales.

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians

      1823. (COSTUME) [ALEXANDER, William]. Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians. London: W. Lewis for James Goodwin, circa 1823. Octavo, period style full diced calf, gilt-decorated spine and boards, black morocco spine label, raised bands, marbled enpapers and edges. $2200.Later edition of this survey of Russian garb both simple and elaborate, with 64 hand-colored engraved plates.Uncredited in this edition, Alexander “was a first-rate draughtsman and excellent engraver” who also served as the British MuseumÂ’s first keeper of prints and drawings; he produced similar volumes on the dress of the Austrians, the Chinese and his own English (DNB). First published 1814. “Plates almost identical with those in Costume of the Russian Empire (London, William Miller 1803) and the same title (London, E. Harding 1803). The source of all is GeorgiÂ’s Beschreibung aller nationen des russischen reichs)” (Hiler & Hiler, 16). Interior generally clean, with color plates vivid. Beautifully bound.

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        ATLANTE DANTESCO DA POTER SERVIRE AD OGNI EDIZIONE DELLA DIVINA COMMEDIA, ossia L'INFERNO IL PURGATORIO E IL PARADISO.:

      Batelli e Fanfani,, Milano 1823 - (Codice AN/2999) In 8º oblungo (24x33 cm) 16 pp. di descrizione, frontespizio figurato e 120 tavole incise da Tommaso Piroli ed intagliate da Filippo Pistrucci. Grandissimi margini, lievi ingialliture ai bordi. Splendida legatura in piena pelle rossa, nervetti, fregi e titolo oro al dorso, piatti in tela con cornice e grande titolo in oro, monogramma F.B. Eccellente esemplare. Euro 600.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

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        Questions sur le gouvernement ecclésiastique du district de Montréal; Lettre à Mr. Chaboillez, curé de Longueuil, relativement à ses Questions sur le gouvernement ecclésiastique du district de Montréal (P.-H. Bédard);

      Thos. A. Turner; James Lane; Ludger Duvernay, 1823-24., M.; T.-R., - iv. (5)-40; 40; 32; 70 p., errata au verso de la p. titre de la 3e brochure, 19,5 cm. Très rare et en excellent état ! Quatre brochures reliées traitant de la question de l'établissement de l'évêché de Montréal. Chaboillez (1773-1834) s'opposait à la nomination de Mgr Lartigue au poste d'évêque auxiliaire de Montréal car il craignait que ce dernier outrepasse l'autorité des Sulpiciens et de son supérieur Jean-Henry-Auguste Roux, qui étaient jusqu'alors les administrateurs reconnus du district. Curieusement. Lartigue était lui-même un Sulpicien et il fut nommé par Mgr Plessis, ancien élève de cette communauté. Malgré cela, Lartigue et Plessis ne tardèrent pas à entrer en conflit avec les Sulpiciens sur le sujet de l'autorité et sur d'autres affaires car Roux, dont la communauté originait de France souhaitait maintenir son autorité et le caractère français de son administration. Roux et la communauté de Saint-Sulpice firent donc en sorte de ne jamais confier de poste d'importance à des Canadiens. Au sujet de Chaboillez et de cette querelle, consultez la notice de Gilles Chaussé dans le Dictionnaire biographique du Canada, tome VI, pp. 137-38. Br. (sous couverture factice et muette d'origine très lég. défr., ex-libris manuscrit d'époque sur 2 des br., rousseurs éparses et petit amincissement de papier (sans perte de texte) à la p. titre de la 3e br.). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sicilian Scenery

      1823. First Edition . LIGHT, William. Sicilian Scenery from Drawings by P. DeWint, the Original Sketches by Major Light. London: Rodwell & Martin, 1823. Quarto, late 19th-century full deep red straight-grain morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and cover border, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $2800.First edition, large paper copy, of this splendid compilation of Sicilian views, with frontispiece vignette, engraved pictorial title page, and 60 detailed full-page plates of landscapes, cityscapes and classical ruins, each with a leaf of descriptive text in both English and French.From 1814 to 1821 Colonel William Light served in Scotland and Ireland, and managed to travel to Sicily, Florence and Turin, during which tours he made the intricate drawings that appear in Sicilian Scenery. Re-drawn by Peter DeWint, one of the finest 19th-century watercolor painters of the English school, LightÂ’s sketches of the landscapes, cityscapes, and ancient classical ruins of Sicily, including the temples of Juno, Jupiter Olympius and Concord and the amphitheater at Syracuse are here preserved in rich full-page plates by such noted English engravers as Heath, Askey, and Hobson. Years later, while Light was on one of his many trips, his house at Thebarton was destroyed by fire, consuming most of his paintings, sketches, diaries and notebooks. This, then, is the only record of his Sicilian images. Much of the beauty of these plates is owed to DeWint. “No artist ever came nearer painting a perfect picture than did Peter de Wint” (Alfred William Rich). Armorial bookplate. Gift inscription within the Grantham family on the half title.Occasional light patches of foxing, faint offsetting of plates to text. An about-fine copy, handsomely bound.

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        Brief (Fragment) mit eigenh. U. ("Ludwig van Beethoven").

      Wien, 23. VII. 1823. - 1 S. Qu.-schmal-8vo (80:192 mm). Unter Glas gerahmt. Schlußteil eines von einem Sekretär geschriebenen Briefes an (den ungenannten) König Friedrich August I. von Sachsen mit der eigenhändigen Unterschrift Beethovens mit vollem Namen: "dürfen, so würde derselbe den günstigsten Erfolg für seinen Ruhm sowohl als auch für seinen Vortheil voraussagen können [.]". Wie aus dem Datum des Schreibens zu erschließen, handelt es sich um die Subskriptionseinladung auf die "Missa solemnis" für den König von Sachsen, die am 25. Juli 1823 an Graf Hans Heinrich von Könneritz nach Dresden gesandt wurde. - Zuletzt 1979 im Handel (Stargardt 618, 711). Ludwig van Beethoven, Briefwechsel Gesamtausgabe, Bd. 5, S. 195, Nr. 1710 ("in deutschem Privatbesitz").

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        The British Essayists

      London - J Richardson Et Al. 1823 - A collection of essays from numerous British periodicals. The second edition of this work. With a frontispiece to volumes I, V, VI, XIII, XXIII, XXVI, XXXII, Comprising of:Volumes I-IV The TattlerVolumes V-VIII The SpectatorVolumes XIII-XV The GuardianVolumes XVI-XVIII RamblerVolume XIX IdlerVolumes XX-XXII Adventurer Volumes XXIII-XXV WorldVolumes XXVI ConnoisseurVolumes XXVIII to XXIX Mirror Volumes XXX to XXXI Lounger Volumes XXXII-XXXIV ObserverVolumes XXXV to XXXVII Knox's EssaysVolumes XXXVIII to XL Knox's Winter Evenings Unfortunately board to volume XXXVII has detached due to water damage to theexternals,this has not affected the text. Complete in forty volumes. Scarce to find this set in a complete condition with all forty volumes. Comprising of numerous essays from many famous periodicals edited and written by the likes of Richard Steele and Joseph Addison. Condition: In full morocco bindings with gilt stamping to the spines and to the board edges. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the head and tail of spines as well as to extremities. Some volumeshave heavierrubbing to spines than others, such as volumes XXIII-XX. Loss to spine of volume III due to rubbing. Severe loss to head and tail of spine to volume XIII due to rubbing. Small loss to head and tail of spine to volumes XV,XVI, XVIII, XXII, XXXI, XXXVI, XL. Front hinge to volumes I, XXIX and X areslightly strained but firm. Front hinge to volume III is tender. Front hinge to volume V is tender with the frontispiece and title page working loose. Both hinges to volumesXXVIIIand XXXIIIare slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to XXXII is tender after title page, resulting in frontis and title page working loose. Frontjoint to volume XXXI is starting but firm resulting in a tender hinge. Rear hinge to volume XXXII is slightly strained but firm. Both hinges to volume XXXIVaretender. Front hinge to volume XL is tender after endpapers, resulting in binding to title page becomingweak, page is almostdetached from textblock. Tidemarks to boards andendpapers of volumes XXXIII -XLdue to water damage affecting the margins of some further pages to volumes XXXIX and XL, but not affecting text. Front board to volume XXXVII has detached due to water damage, rear board is cocked. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with spotsto the endpapers and the odd spot throughout. Volumes XXXIII-XL havesome tidemarks and evidence of damp staining to the margins. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter signed (with initials).

      Genoa, 12. VII. 1823. - 4to. ¾ p. on bifolium. With integral address-leaf. The present letter, written in Italian and in the hand of Count Pietro Gamba (the brother of his beloved Teresa Guiccioli), was written while Byron was making his final preparations for his voyage to Greece, where he was to die nine months later "that Greece may still be free". Its addressee is the Greek patriot Giorgio Vitali (1776-1854) at Leghorn, from an ancient Venetian family and the commander of the Ionic vessel "Hercules" that Byron wanted to take. Byron is delaying his departure until July 14, and tells Vitali that by passing through Leghorn they should not drop anchor in order to avoid pointless expense and waste of time. - Byron was to bid farewell to Teresa and board the "Hercules" on 13 July, the day after writing this letter. However, his departure was to be delayed by calms, and then a storm. By some accounts, his mood at this time was despondent, almost fatalistic. During the delay he went on shore again to visit the house outside Genoa that he had shared with Teresa; as her brother recalled: "His conversation was somewhat melancholy on our way to Albaro, he spoke much of his past life, and of uncertainty of the future, 'where', said he, 'shall we be in a year?'" (quoted by Leslie A. Marchand, Byron: A Biography [1957] III, 1089). They eventually set sail from Genoa on the 16th. During the couple of days spent at Leghorn, Byron received a verse-tribute from Goethe and dashed off his famous reply: "I sailed from Genoa some days ago - was driven back by a Gale of Wind - and have since sailed again - and arrived here (Leghorn) this morning to receive on board some Greek passengers for their struggling country" (22 July 1823). They set sail once again on 24 July, and finally reached Cephalonia on 2 August. - Not published in Marchand's edition of Byron's Letters and Journals (1973-1994); small clipping from opening the letter (slightly touching text); overall in fine condition.

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        The Linnæan System of Conchology describing the Orders, Genera, and Species of Shells, arranged into divisions and Families...London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1823.

      1823. In 8°, bella leg.di fine '800, in mz. pelle marrone con ampi angoli, piatti e sguardie marmorizzati, titolo impresso in oro sul dorso, ricchi fregi a secco e in oro sul dorso, pp.XV - (1) - 207 - (1), taglio sup. dorato; 37 bellissime tavv. (una funge da antiporta) di varie specie di conchiglie, litogr. e dis. da E.A.Crouch, sotto la direz. di Rowney & Forsster, tutte le tavole sono finemente acquarellate a mano all'epoca e protette da veline. Ottimo non comune esemplare. Caprotti II, p.203. Dance, 216. Nissen ZBI, 2740. La notorietà di John Mawe (1764 - 1829) è senza dubbio legata a questa famosa guida per collezionisti (cfr. Dane, p.93). Veramente molto belle e curate le tavole, disegnate da uno specialista e studioso del settore: Edmond A. Crouch. Esemplari con le tavole colorate non sono facili da trovare.

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        A catalogue of the choice, curious, and elegant private library of John Trotter Brocket, Esq. F.S.A. Comprising the most splendid and complete collection of medallic books ever offered for sale; an unrivalled assemblage of Prynne's productions, including the writs and his miscellaneous writings; the different Strawberry Hill books, beautiful copies; the books and tracts printed at the private press of George Allan, Esq., for himself and Mr. Pennant ..... Whittaker's Magna Carta, printed in letters of gold, on vellum, splendidly illuminated and magnificently bound by himself ..... an unique collection of Tho. Bewick's works; a magnificent MS. Bible, on vellum, large fol. and several beautiful Missals on vellum ..... &c. &c. ..... The books are all in the finest and most pure state; and a great proportion of them are bound in Russia and Morocco, by Charles Lewis and other celebrated binders. Which will be sold by Mr. Sotheby, at his house, Wellington Street, Waterloo Bridge, Strand, on Monda

      [London: 1823]. Four parts in one vol., 8vo., 42 + (2) + 43 - 90 + (2) + 91 - 132 + 39 + (1)pp., small old ink stamp in lower margin of final page (Public Library of Cincinnati), recently well bound in watered cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A very good copy with pencilled annotations of prices realised, together with the printed list of buyers and prices realised.> 'Second edition' according to printed edition statements at head of each sectional title-page. An uncommon auction catalogue, enhanced considerably by the presence of the original list of buyers and prices realised. (Incidentally, the Whittaker Magna Carta> was bought by Lambton for £54-12-0). John Trotter Brockett (1788-1842) was a well-known Newcastle antiquary, numismatist, and philologist. He was an active member of the Newcastle Lit. & Phil. Soc., and a founder-member of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was elected F.S.A. in 1822. He built up considerable collections of books, coins, and medals, and when in 1823 he offered some of them for sale by auction at Sothebys, the sale of the latter two collections lasted ten days and realised £1760; the book sale lasted fourteen days and raised £4260.

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        A Series, containing Forty-four Engravings in Colours, of Fashionable Furniture; consisting on Beds, Sofas, Ottomans, Window-curtains, Chairs, Tables, Book-cases, &c. &c.

      London: R. Ackermann, 1823 - Quarto (234 × 179 mm). Original drab boards, with letter-press label to the upper, carefully rebacked, recornered to style. Boards somewhat rubbed, ownership inscription scratched out from the label, light browning, and some of the marginal finger-soiling typical for pattern-books, together with a couple of pencil sketches, a well-preserved and attractive copy. 43 hand-coloured lithographic plates with accompanying text on 52 pages, plus 8-page publisher's catalogue dated 1st January 1823. First and only edition, V & A copy only on Copac, 6 copies on OCLC. A series of unusual and attractive designs "calculated for the use of upholsterers and of all who are concerned in the fabrication of household furniture" (Introduction). This volume is "particularly rich in window-draperies" - the first nineteen plates are curtains and drapes - for which the publishers are "chiefly indebted to the acknowledged abilities of Mr. Stafford of Bath, whose exertions to ennoble the science of domestic embellishment deserve the highest commendation." John Stafford, upholsterer, appraiser and auctioneer, of Milson Street, Bath, was recognised by Brian Reade as the most famous provincial designer of the Regency except for Gillows. Other striking pieces include a secretaire after Percier; an Egyptian chimney-front; and a remarkable "groupe" of Grecian library furniture - "sofa, monopodium, footstool, pictures and drapery." Not in Abbey or Tooley. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Series, containing Forty-four Engravings in Colours, of Fashionable Furniture;

      London: R. Ackermann,, 1823. consisting on Beds, Sofas, Ottomans, Window-curtains, Chairs, Tables, Book-cases, &c. &c. Quarto (234 × 179 mm). Original drab boards, with letter-press label to the upper, carefully rebacked, recornered to style. 43 hand-coloured lithographic plates with accompanying text on 52 pages, plus 8-page publisher's catalogue dated 1st January 1823. Boards somewhat rubbed, ownership inscription scratched out from the label, light browning, and some of the marginal finger-soiling typical for pattern-books, together with a couple of pencil sketches, a well-preserved and attractive copy. First and only edition, V & A copy only on Copac, 6 copies on OCLC. A series of unusual and attractive designs "calculated for the use of upholsterers and of all who are concerned in the fabrication of household furniture" (Introduction). This volume is "particularly rich in window-draperies" - the first nineteen plates are curtains and drapes - for which the publishers are "chiefly indebted to the acknowledged abilities of Mr. Stafford of Bath, whose exertions to ennoble the science of domestic embellishment deserve the highest commendation." John Stafford, upholsterer, appraiser and auctioneer, of Milson Street, Bath, was recognised by Brian Reade as the most famous provincial designer of the Regency except for Gillows. Other striking pieces include a secretaire after Percier; an Egyptian chimney-front; and a remarkable "groupe" of Grecian library furniture - "sofa, monopodium, footstool, pictures and drapery.

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        De Capta a Mehemethe II Constantinopoli [Fall of Constantinople]

      1823. First Edition . (CONSTANTINOPLE) LEONARD OF CHIOS. LANGUS, Godefridus. De Capta a Mehemethe II Constantinopoli [Fall of Constantinople]. Paris: Didot le Jeune for Charles Stuart, 1823. Quarto, original full black embossed morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4200.Very rare first edition of two important eyewitness accounts of the fall of Constantinople at the hands of Mehmed II in 1453, with engraved folding plan of the city—one of only 60 copies printed for Charles Stuart to distribute privately. Handsomely bound in full morocco in the ‘relievoÂ’ style.Leonard of Chios (d. 1482), a Catholic prelate and the PopeÂ’s emissary to Emperor Constantine XI, became a witness to Mehmed IIÂ’s successful assault on Constantinople and the cityÂ’s fall to Muslim troops in 1453. He escaped the slaughter and returned to Chios, where he penned this account to the Pope; the letter was first published in 1544. Godefridus Langus was apparently also an eyewitness; his account first appeared in print in 1594. Manuscripts of these works were acquired by BritainÂ’s ambassador to Paris, collector and amateur historian Charles Stuart, Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779-1845). Stuart had the manuscripts transcribed by Jean-Baptiste LÂ’Ecuy and published 60 copies of this work to be given away privately, not sold. The work has consequently always been very rare and desirable. DibdinÂ’s “Library Companion” mentions a “very beautiful, curious, and interesting quarto printed by Sir CharlesÂ… the only copies of this work I have seen in England are those in the libraries of the Duke of Bedford, Earl Spencer, and the Reverend Stephen Watson.” The binding of embossed ‘relievoÂ’ morocco is quite possibly by the trade binders Remnant & Edmonds, who were the leading producers of this kind of elaborately embossed binding. Their process to make leather appear to be intricately carved wood was found so ingenious and convincing that the firm was awarded a medal for binding at the 1851 Great Exhibition. Atabey 705. Blackmer 1909. Brunet III, 984. Engraved armorial bookplate of Michael Tomkinson, Franche Hall, Worcestershire; catalogue excerpt tipped to rear flyleaf indicates that this copy was lot 1257 in the Tomkinson sale at SothebyÂ’s on July 3, 1922.Light foxing to text. Handsome ‘relievoÂ’ binding very nearly fine. Quite scarce.

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        De las Prisiones consideradas en su actual estado y según las reformas que deben experimentar con respecto a la Higiene, a la Moral y a la Economía Política. Obra escrita en francés y traducida por L.

      Cádiz, imprenta de la Casa de Socorro, 1823. - Petit in-4. 1f. IV. 100pp. Demi-veau postérieur (Domenech). Première Edition Espagnole de cet important ouvrage du statisticien et philanthrope français Louis René Villermé (1782-1863), qui fut l'un des grands précurseurs de la sociologie moderne. "Les travaux de Villermé sont reconnus comme des étapes très importantes du développement de la démographie et de la statistique. Une première étude sur les conditions de vie des prisonniers (1820), laquelle s'insérait dans un projet de réforme du régime pénitentiaire, rend Villermé célèbre. Il entreprend ensuite des études comparées de la mortalité et de la mortalité infantile suivant les milieux sociaux, desquelles il ressort que la condition ouvrière dans les villes entraîne une mortalité très supérieure à la moyenne" (Encyclopædia Universalis). La traduction en espagnol de cet ouvrage précurseur de Villermé s'inscrit dans le cadre du mouvement d'idées libérales qui avaient conduit à la promulgation de la première Constitution Espagnole à Cádiz en 1812; l'année 1823, date de publication du présent ouvrage, marquait le renversement du régime et le retour de l'absolutisme. Déchirure sans manque au feuillet J. Quelques rousseurs éparses.

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        De Capta a Mehemethe II Constantinopoli [Fall of Constantinople]

      , 1823. 1823. First Edition . (CONSTANTINOPLE) LEONARD OF CHIOS. LANGUS, Godefridus. De Capta a Mehemethe II Constantinopoli [Fall of Constantinople]. Paris: Didot le Jeune for Charles Stuart, 1823. Quarto, original full black embossed morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4200.Very rare first edition of two important eyewitness accounts of the fall of Constantinople at the hands of Mehmed II in 1453, with engraved folding plan of the city

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        A Funeral Sermon, preached at Donegal Meeting House, Lancaster County, on the Death of Rev. William Kerr.

      1823. First Edition. 16pp. 8vo, disbound; (a few pages foxed, small light dampstain throughout). Lancaster, (PA.): Printed by Mary Dickson, 1823. In 1823, Mary Dickson became the sole proprietress of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania printing shop she had founded with her husband, William, and his brother Robert. William Dickson died in 1823. In 1799, Mary and the Dickson Brothers founded the anti-Federalist newspaper, the Lancaster Intelligencer. The Dickson's firm printed for Mathew Carey some of Carey's publications. This pamphlet is an early example of American printing by a printing firm owned by a woman.

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        La Muse française 1823-1824

      Originale.binding Edition half tan sheepskin, smooth back slightly past with small traces of friction decorated with gold patterns typographical, boards marbled paper, three light snags on slices marbrées.Contributions V. Hugo, Desbordes-Valmore M., Guttinguer U., A. de Vigny, C. Nodier, D. Gay, A. Submits, J. of Rességuier, E. Deschamps ... Our copy is incomplete in Volume 1 pages: 85-92, 195, 196, 197 and 237-238 and Volume 2: 167-170 and 343-344.Quelques small rousseurs.Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Ambroise Tardieu Paris 1823-1824 12,5x20,5cm 2 volumes reliés en 1

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        Az ifju Verter' gy

      Petr

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        Slaves. WITH: Slave Population

      1823. First Edition . (SLAVERY) (PARLIAMENT). Slaves. Papers Presented Pursuant to Address; viz. Acts of Colonial Legislatures for Registry of Slaves. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 27 February 1823. WITH: Slave Population. Papers and Returns, Presented Pursuant to Address, Relating to the Slave Population of Dominca, Grenada, St. Vincent, Barbadoes, Antigua, Tobago, Demerara, Berbice, St. Christopher, Trinidad, and Mauritius. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 4 March 1823. (London): House of Commons, 1823. Two volumes. Folio, period-style three-quarter dark blue morocco, marbled boards and endpapers, uncut. $5500.Rare 1823 Parliamentary acts and colonial reports on slavery in the British colonies of the Caribbean, two exceptional volumes of laws and papers, printed by order of the House of Commons in February and in March 1823, providing precise documentation on the taxation, commerce and legal governance of slavery, and an implicit, sometimes chilling record of its human misery.“In the century and a half of the slave trade… between three and four million Africans were transported out of their homelands to the New World in British ships… it was the single largest abduction in human history.” By the early 1800s, “the British Empire was, overwhelmingly, an empire of soldiers and… nearly a million Caribbean slaves” (Schama II:416, 405). Following passage of the 1807 Act for the Abolition of the British Slave Trade, most British colonies in the Caribbean established registries to monitor legally held slaves. Subsequently, abolitionists such as William Wilberforce argued in Parliament for “a bill relative to the registry and regulation of slaves,” hoping to expose the planters’ continuing inhumane treatment, but opposition denounced this “interference with the local legislation of the colonies” (Annual Register, 1816). After long debate, the 1819 Slave Registration Act was passed, requiring a central record of any commercial transaction or transport between islands involving slaves to be sent to the London registry. Subsequently the Colonial Secretary issued additional instructions to its governors, whose effect is seen in these two rare volumes, ordered by the House of Commons in February and March of 1823. Volume I contains “copies of all ACTS of the Colonial Legislatures, and, also, of all Orders, Proclamations, or other Regulations, for establishing the Registration of Slaves in His Majesty’s Foreign Settlements,” along with certain laws enacted by the Dutch (A2), including laws passed in the Bahamas, Barbados and other colonies from 1816-23. Volume II contains reports on “the number of Slaves imported under licenses, or otherwise, since the 1st of January 1808… together with the places from which they were brought” (A2), as submitted to Downing Street from Grenada, Barbados, Antigua, Trinidad and elsewhere. Included are “Papers and Returns” on the taxation and legal sale of slaves, their births, baptisms, marriages and burials, and a record of free slaves and runaways. Also noted are executions, such as that of one slave “for the murder of his mistress” and the sale of another to pay for expenses at the inquest (C3). Similar reporting continued until the abolishment of slavery in 1834. OCLC lists no copies. See Harvard Law Catalog, 300. Light dampstaining and small closed tears to gutter of title pages and some leaves, without affecting text. A very nearly fine collection central to the history of slavery, in two handsomely bound volumes.

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        THE TOILET

      London: by the author sold by R. Ackermann, Harris & son etc 3rd edition, 1823. Hardcover. Very Good. Hand-coloured shaped flaps over hand-coloured illustrations of toilet articles (9) + uncoloured Frontispiece (as issued). 127x100mm gilt & blindstamped tan roan gilt rev. & dent. (hinges cracked but held by cords, foot of spine missing 4 & 1.8cm respectively/all edges rubbed) Frontis + Titlepage + [16] text leaves + 9 plates all but the Preface printed one side only. The text to the "Matchless earings" is misplaced being bound in before the text of the preceding item. Each coloured illustration has a tissue guard and all the flap attachments are original and made of silk ribbon. Some of the tissues are foxed and this has offset, usually mostly to the blank verso of the text page in front but some pale foxing may just be seen on the plate margins. The Frontis shows the lady's dressing table and is somewhat foxed/browned and lightly offset onto the titlepage. There is a contemporary inscription "To the Misses Ballards" to the fly leaf (Osborne Early Children's books p.418, Haining's Moveable Books p.16; Oppenheimer Catalogue of Sothebys Part III, p.26,etc; Gumuchian, Livres de L'Enfance p.403 "Superior quality of 3rd ed. apparently due to Ackermann whose name now appears on TP for first time".

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        Register aller Stahl- und Eisen Commerzial-Arbeiter zu Waidhofen an der Yps. ("Index of all Commercial Steel and Iron Workers in Waidhofen upon Ybbs").

      Waidhofen/Ybbs, 26. VIII. 1823. - Oblong 4to (256 x 204 mm). Manuscript (ink on paper), 64 pp. with numerous illustrations in watercolours and pen-and-ink, mainly in Grisaille manner (iron tools as well as punch-marks and monograms). Contemporary coloured pink and turquoise papered boards with gilt cover borders and paper applications. All edges gilt. This uncommonly attractive manuscript from Waidhofen an der Ybbs, the centre of the Lower Austrian iron industry since the Middle Ages, depicts the products of the various local ironsmiths as well as their punch-marks in watercolours of superior quality, thus providing an invaluable a key to identifying extant iron tools. The illustrated tools include scythes, sickles, knives, hammers, pliers, compasses, wrenches and vices, saws, razors, locks and keys, axes and hatchets, spades, sabres, horseshoes, bells, lamps, guns and crossbows, files, nails, hooks, pots and pans, watering cans, spoons and ladles and many other specialist tools. - Dedicated to the 30-year-old Archduke Ferdinand (1793-1875), later (1835-48) Emperor of Austria as Ferdinand I, with illustrated dedicatory leaf following the title page: "Ihro Kais. K

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        A Series of Groups, Illustrating the Physiognomy, Manners, and Character of the People of France and Germany

      London: for the author, by John And Arthur Arch, Cornhill; R. Triphook, Old Bond Street; and J. Major, Fleet Street, 1823. First edition. Engraved dedication leaf and 52 engraved plates numbered 1-60. [2], 15, [7] pp. 4to. Later half-leather over marbled boards. Binding rubbed with some minor chipping at joints, some scattered foxing but overall clean internally. First edition. Engraved dedication leaf and 52 engraved plates numbered 1-60. [2], 15, [7] pp. 4to. Lewis accompanied Dibdin and provided the illustrations for his "Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany" (1821). This volume collections the illustrations that were left out of that edition, engraved and issued in parts by Lewis himself, who provides letterpress explanation of the plates as well.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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