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        Itchirou gafu

      first edition.Japanese binding. orange cover with Argyle. Notebooks sewn accordion. Good copy with slight defects, including the first slip off the cover. Maekawa Zembei Osaka 1823 15x22cm cousu

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        Lettera autografa firmata di due pagine, Datata Recanati 29 agosto 1823, indirizzata al cugino Marchese Giuseppe Melchiorri di Roma

      1823. 2 pp. in-4 (210 x 160 mm). La lettera è ripiegata e imbraghettata all inizio del primo volume dell'''Epistolario di Giacomo Leopardi'' a cura di Viani, pubblicato a Firenze, Le Monnier, 1883. Missiva finora poco nota, pubblicata dal Viani nell'''Appendice all'Epistolario di G.L. e agli scritti giovanili a compimento delle edizioni fiorentine'', (Barbera, 1878) ma non pubblicata nel volume del 1883 nel quale è conservata né in altri più recenti, ricompare nel 1997 in Tutte le poesie e tutte le prose, (Newton Compton, 1997), p.1255-56, n.286. Significativa lettera in cui fa menzione del plico con le seconde bozze dell'articolo eusebiano, finalmente recapitato a Recanati. Il cugino Melchiorri interveniva spesso, con competenza, nella cura delle prime bozze leopardiane. Interessanti le annotazioni circa la rottura con Pietro Ercole Visconti, le cui ragioni restano comunque oscure, e le osservazioni sulla collezione latina del Pomba, giudicata inferiore rispetto alla celebrata edizione di Mannheim. Il riferimento finale al conclave susseguente la morte di Pio VII, senza altro riferimento alla ventilata possibilità d'impiego romano, denuncia la fine dell'ennesima "illusione" romana. ''..Mio padre non crede bene di prendere la Collezione di Torino, perché se si considera come Collezione de' Classici, egli ha già quella di Manheim, ch'è molto più corretta; se si considera come Collezione dei Variorum, in questa parte l'edizion di Torino non vale propriamente nulla, come, se vi ricordate, siamo convenuti insieme più volte''.

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        Merkwaardige schipbreuken en andere lotgevallen ter zee. Uit het Hoogduitsch.Amsterdam, Ten Brink & De Vries, 1822. 8vo. With engraved title-page with aquatint vignette by W.H Hoogkamp after J. van Meurs. Contemporary wrappers.

      - NCC, KVK and WorldCat (1 copy); Saalmink, p. 1259; not in Huntress. Rare Dutch translation of a German compilation containing 16 narratives of various disasters at sea. Among the catastrophes described are the shipwreck of the Bengalore, the mutiny on the Bounty, the starvation on the Peggy (leading to cannibalism), and the adventures of Captain Kearney in the East Indies. The fate of the Hercules is described in more detail. According to Saalmink, the present edition was translated from Gemählde der merkwürdigsten Schiffbrüche neuerer Zeit, which, on its turn, was compiled from the popular Mariner's Chronicle by Archibald Duncan. Tipped into our copy is a list of members of a reading circle at Oudewater, dated April 1823. Spine slightly damaged, some small dampstains. Very good untrimmed copy.

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        Travels through Sweden, Norway and Finmark to the North Cape in the summer of 1820.

      London, Rodwell and Martin. 1823 - 4°. XVI S., 1 Bl., 433 S. und 22 (2 kolorierten) lithografierten Tafeln und 11 lithografierten Vignetten, aufgezogen auf Japanpapier im Text. Späterer Kalbhalblederband mit 2 schwarzen goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Der englische Adlige (1791-1858) verfasste von 1823 bis 1827 drei Reiseberichte aus Skandinavien. Beschreibt Stockholm (mit einem Stadtplan), Oslo, Tronheim und ausführlich den Norden mit Tromsö, Hammerfest u.a. Die schönen Lithografien nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers. Die 2 kolorierten Tafeln mit Lemmingen und einer Meerespflanze. - Frontispiz und Titelblatt mit einem Wasserflack im Falz unten. Die letzten 2 Blätter mit Papierrestauration am unteren Rand. - Sehr breitrandiges, unbeschnittenes und schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Fables of Aesop, And Others, with designs on wood, by Thomas Bewick

      Newcastle: Printed by E Walker for T Bewick and Son, 1823 A very good copy of Bewick's 1823 Limited Edition Aesop's Fables, in contemporary half leather binding. With receipt page before the title page, including the signature of Thomas Bewick, a thumb print, a painted leaf and seaweed over a landscape, and the number 68 in pale brown ink, indicating that this was No 68 of the limited print run. The binding is in very good condition. It has been expertly rebacked to preserve the original spine which has gilt-lined raised bands and a leather title label. Boards marbled. There is a little wear to corners and edges. New endpapers. Contents in very good condition. Title page dated 1823 with signature to the top dated 1824. Generally very clean with just the odd spot or mark. There is some browning to the gutter of pp 288-89 where a leather title label (of the Life of Johnson) has been used as a bookmark. Some page corners have been turned over at some point. A nice copy.

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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. Copy of a letter to Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. President of the Society, &c. &c. on the application of machinery to the purpose of calculating and printing mathematical tables.

      London House of Commons 1823 - The Invention Of The Difference Engine, Which "Ranks Among The Most Celebrated Icons In The Prehistory Of Computing" [BABBAGE, Charles]. 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. Copy of a letter to Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. President of the Society, &c. &c. on the application of machinery to the purpose of calculating and printing mathematical tables. [London: House of Commons, 1823]. First edition, offprint version, after the extremely rare privately printed version from the year before. [1]-6, [2] pp. Folio (12 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches; 319 x 197 mm). Docket title on verso of last leaf. This present copy is the separate printing of the British government’s reprint of Babbage’s letter to Davy in the year 1822. This separate printing includes for the first time, the text of the letters from the Treasury and Royal Society. This government version was published both in Volume 15 of the House of Commons’ Sessional Papers and as the present separate offprint. The two different government printings can be distinguished by the pagination. The present version has page numbers [1]-6, whereas the other is paginated 9-16. (Van Sinderen 1980, no. 18(n)). We could find no copies of this on OCLC, and only once at auction in the past 20 years. Unbound and self-wrapped. Stitched at inner margin as issued. Contemporary ink number "145" on front page, "157" on recto of final leaf. Fine, in quarter cloth over boards custom chemise, with silk ties. "It is on the invention of automatic calculating engines that Babbage's posthumous fame largely rests. For all his other interests it is the engines, their design and construction, that dominated his working life. By May 1822 Babbage had completed a small experimental version of his difference engine, so called because of the mathematical principle on which it was based, the method of calculating finite differences. Following the favourable recommendation of the Royal Society in May 1823, and the advocacy of influential supporters, Babbage secured government financial backing for his proposal to construct a larger, fully engineered machine, Difference Engine no. 1. In June 1823 in a private interview with the chancellor, F. J. Robinson, he was granted £1500 from the Civil Contingency Fund to prosecute the venture. Babbage had [his associate] Clement assemble a small section of the engine as a demonstration piece. The assembly, which worked impeccably, represented about one-seventh of the whole machine and was ready towards the end of 1832. This section of Difference Engine no. 1, transferred to the Science Museum, London, in 1862, is the first known automatic calculator and ranks among the most celebrated icons in the prehistory of computing." (Dictionary of National Biography). HBS 67812. $2,850 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen in Syrien, Palästina und der Gegend des Berges Sinai. Aus dem Englischen. Herausgegeben und mit Anmerkgungen begleitet von Wilhelm Gesenius.

      Weimar, Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, 1823 - 1824.. 2 Bände. Mit 7 lithograph und gest. gefalt. Tafeln und einigen Textholzschnitten. 1 Bl., X, 542 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., X, SS. (545)-1104. Neuere blaue HLdr.-Bde. Neue Bibliothek der wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, Bde. 34 u. 38. - Embacher 57; Engelmann 152; Henze I, 406f.; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 106; Kainbacher3 66, 4; Röhricht 1627; Tobler 141; vgl. Weber 107. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - "Sorgfätige vorbereitung, kenntnis der arabischen sprache, ein unbefangener blick, nüchterne beobachtung und ausserste genugsamkeit zeichnen den Burckhardt aufs vortheilhafteste aus... Ihm verdankt die gelehrte republik eine reihe von entdeckungen... Dieser forscher ist in vieler hinsicht das muster eines reisenden" (Tobler). - Mit hebräischem Exlibris Elias Auerbach. - Tls. etwas gebräunt bzw braunfleckig.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire.

      P. Dupont 1823-1827, Paris - 71 volumes in-8, dos lisse, reliure d'époque cartonnée vert bouteille (sauf le dernier tome bleu turquoise). Quelques petits accidents (une coiffe supérieure enfoncée et reteinte, quelques petites déchirures du carton aux coiffes, quelques coins pliés, enfoncements de quelques coupes), nombreuses rousseurs. (photos sur demande). Belle édition qui reproduit celle de Lequien (1820) à un petit nombre de dispositions près. D'après des mentions variables portées au verso du faux-titre, la souscription pouvait se faire chez Dupont, chez Bossange père ou chez Chassériau. Pour la correspondance avec Frédéric, l'éditeur a consulté l'édition de Berlin (Oeuvres posthumes du roi de Prusse, 1788) au texte de laquelle il a accordé quelquefois la préférence sur les éditions de Beaumarchais et de M. Renouard. Le tome LXX est formé des lettres inédites de Voltaire avec un frontispice gravé et un fac-similé. Le dernier tome contient la Table analytique des oeuvres de Voltaire. Les caractères de cette édition ont été gravés et fondus par Firmin Didot. Imprimée par P. Didot, l'édition Lequien joint au mérite d'une belle exécution typographique celui de quelques heureuses restitutions de texte, d'après les éditions originales. (Bengesco, Bibliographie des oeuvres de Voltaire n. 2154). Bel ensemble décoratif et complet. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817

      Published by Thomas M'Lean, London 1823 - [2], xii, 188 pages [2], 12 coloured plates, 1 back and white vignette, 1 outline drawing, 1 coloured etching, 2 tissue guards for plates Fourth edition , light scuffs to edges, a lovely copy in very good condtion , fine binding, full burgundy morocco, raised bands on spine, gilt stamped designs in compartments, elaborate gilt border with blindstamped design within, all edges gilt, gilt pattern on turnins 27cm x 18.5cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches in Bedlam or characteristic Traits of Insanityandnbspas Displayed in the cases of One Hundred and Forty Patients of both sexes now or recently confined in New Bethlem including and many other Extraordinary Maniacs who have been transferred from Old Bethlem By a Constant Observer

      

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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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        New Ideas on Population with remarks on the theories of Malthus and Godwin.

      Oliver Everett [printed at the press of the North American Review], 1823 - Primera edición de esta importante obra. Everett estaba plenamente justificado al titular su libro "New Ideas on Population". Su principal tesis, a saber, que el aumento de población acarrea aumento de la producción de alimentos y puede promover perfeccionamientos en el método de esa producción; era efectivamente nueva en su época, mucho más nueva que todo lo que ha dicho Malthus. Everett introdujo una de las dos relaciones (ausentes en la obra de Malthus) entre el aumento de la población y el de los medios de subsistencia, y presentó en general, con entera independencia de los elementos específicamente norteamericanos de su argumentación, un útil planteamiento del problema global de la población. (Schumpeter, pág. 646). Everett (Alejandro Hill). Diplomático y escritor norteamericano, n. en Boston en 1792, y muerto en Cantón (China) en 1847. En 1809 acompaño a John Quincey Adams como secretario de la Legación de San Petersburgo, vistando luego Francia é Inglaterra. Después fue secretario de la Legación de La Haya, reemplazando luego al ministro. En 1825 pasó a España como ministro pleniponteciario para negociar el reconocimiento por parte del Gobierno español de la independencia norteamericana. Al dejar el cargo en 1829, regresó a los Estados Unidos y fue director, con su hermano, de la importante North American Review. En 1830 se le eligió senador, en 1840 desempeñó una misión secreta en Cuba, más tarde se le nombró presidente del Colegio Jefferson de la Luisiana, y en 1846 el presidente Polk le designó como residente en China, muriendo a poco de haberse posesionado del cargo. 1 hoja blanca, X, 11-125 páginas, 1 hoja blanca. Encuadernación original de la época en plena piel con hierros dorados en el lomo y rueda dorada enmarcando los planos, ligeras restauraciones. Interior en muy buen estado. Ejemplar con dedicatoria autógrafa de su autor a Mr. Bradley, fechada en febrero 22 de 1825. Se añade una carta autógrafa al mismo destinatario escrita por ambas caras en la misma tinta que la dedicatoria, en una hoja doblada de 20x22,5 cm. fechada en Washington, febrero 22, 1825, y firmada "A.H.Everett". 22x13 cm. Goldsmiths 23786. Kress C.1055 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        The King of the Peak: A Romance (Three Volumes)

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1823 - Very rare early 19th century three-decker novel. 12mo. Only 750 copies printed. In the original publisher's boards, with paper label to spine. The books have been restored, text-blocks re-sown, and new endpapers added. Two-thirds of the paper to the rear board of volume III is missing, and all the original labels are worn and chipped. Cloth to the front joint of volume I repaired. Half-title present in all 3 volumes. Internally there is some age-toning to paper, and the occasional foxing and marking, but overall pretty clean. xvi, 333, [2]; 412; 376 pages. Please enquire for any photos. "The scene, as the title imports, is laid in Derbyshire, and the time is the age of England’s glory,—the reign of our maiden queen. The hero, Edward Stanley, is of the rabid species." (from the Monthly Review, 2nd ser. 102 (Oct 1823): 210–12) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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