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      Variorum Edition which includes all comments, notes and variations of previous editions (The Duchat, The Monnoye, Gueullette, Voltaire, Marsy, etc.).It is illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and 9 boards inset by Devéria and 120 figures in the grotesque out text woodcuts by Thompson at the end of Volume 9.  chez Dalibon à Paris 1823 14x22,5cm 9 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A treatise on life assurance;

      8vo., vi (2) 200 (2)pp., including the half-title and final leaf (imprint only), 19th century dark blue half calf, spine gilt and lettered with raised bands, marbled edges, slight wear to extremities else a very good, near fine, copy, from the library of the Institute of Actuaries with its armorial bookplate and with the ms note in ink that it was "Given to the Equitable Life March 1949". The author, who was Resident Director of the Economic Life Assurance Society, provides here a good analysis of the economics of the two broad classes of assurance providers - Proprietary Trading Companies (i.e. commercial profit-making firms) and Mutual Guarantee Associations (i.e. Friendly Societies). He analyses the actuarial, economic and legal pitfalls of each class of provision, illustrating his treatise with a large number of pertinent examples of actual legal cases and their determinations.

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        A series of groups illustrating the Physiognomy, manners and character of the people of France and Germany, by George Lewis

      Artist: Lewis Georg; Issued in: unknown; date: 1823 - Artist: Lewis, Georg; Issued in: unknown; date: 1823; - Condition: ; 47 ( 60) very nice, original hand colored steel engravings of costumes and people in France and Germany. On the background the city veiws. Description on 15 pages in English language

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        Hien Wun Shoo. Chinese Moral Maxims, with a Free and Verbal Translation; Affording Examples of the Grammatical Structure of the Language

      London: John Murray, 1823 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 22.2*14.3cm, viii+199p. Comes in a slipcase. Covers worn, lower right corner of page 7 repaired, otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. 1823 - London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. 1823 FIRST EDITION. MONT BLANC association. Allegedly the inspiration for ALBERT SMITH to climb MONT BLANC. 1823 first printing of the first edition by an anonymous author, although William Harvey attributed as the author for the 1826 second edition. Rare first edition. WORLDCAT lists only 3 examples of the first edition. 140mm tall x 188mm, 164 pp + 12 pages of ads at the rear, engraved title page and engraved frontispiece. This is a rare Mont Blanc item, a children's book, that describes the 1820 Hamel attempt to ascend Mont Blanc where the first mountaineering fatalities occurred on the mountain. Albert Smith wrote in his book The Story Of Mont Blanc that he read this book as a child and that it was his first inspiration to climb Mont Blanc. He must have liked the book because he wrote that he still possessed it as an adult. Contemporary marbled boards and black leather spine with gilt titles. Offsetting of the frontispiece onto the title page. Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gilt still bright. Joints – good condition. Corners – fair to good condition – worn and bumped. Boards – good condition – scratched and marked but nevertheless attractive for their age. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos Internally Hinges – good condition. Front paste down – good condition. Front free end paper – good condition, inscription of Ellen Maria Sawyer. Title – good condition, some marks, offsetting from the frontispiece (i.e. the image of the frontis has imprinted itself on the title page). Pages – good condition. See photos [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824-1825. (With Notes upon Ceylon). An Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826, and Letters Written in India. Second edition. Three volumes. London, J. Murray, 1828.

      Pp. lxvii, (1), 450; (viii), 564; (viii), 527, (1), viii. With 28 engraved plates. A fine, uncut copy in contemporary boards, cloth spines (slightly faded) with title labels. Old ownership signature on titles. Reverend Heber, the Bishop of Calcutta, first arrived in India in 1823. He travelled extensively around the country, to Bombay, Dacca, Benares, Allabahad, Delhi, Agra and other places. He died in Madras in 1826. His work is based on letters and diary notes and was posthumously published by his widow Amalia Heber. First published in 4to in the same year (1828). Occasionally some minor staining but overall a crisp, good copy. "A highly valuable and most delightful work" (Lowndes ii, p. 1030)

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        Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

      London - Taylor and Hessey, 1823 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Thomas De Quincey's famous biographical account of his laudanum addiction. Third edition. First published anonymously in September and October 1821 in the London Magazine, the Confessions was released in book form in 1822, and again in 1856, in an edition revised by De Quincey. Though De Quincey was later criticised for giving too much attention to the pleasure of opium and not enough to the harsh negatives of addiction, The Pains of Opium is in fact significantly longer than The Pleasures. However, even when trying to convey darker truths, De Quincey's language can seem seduced by the compelling nature of the opium experience. Condition: In a decorative calf binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing and slight cracking to both joints. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        THEODORE OR THE CRUSADERS. A Tale for Youth.

      London, John Harris & Son, 1823.. SECOND EDITION 1823, 12mo bound in sixes, 165 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, 12 HAND COLOURED PLATES including frontispiece, each with 2 images, (2 dated 20 Aug, 1821), plus woodcut vignette on boards and title page, pages: iv, [4] 1-184, publisher's original red roan spine with gilt lettering and rules and printed paper covered pictorial boards. Binding rubbed, head of spine slightly chipped, tail of spine worn with slight loss of leather, boards have shelf wear with loss of paper to edges and slight loss to top edge of upper board, corners worn with boards slightly showing, slight staining to boards, slight offset to inner blank margins of plates, not affecting images, offset from images to text pages, all text legible, pale age-browning throughout, bookseller's small paper label on first pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. See: Marjorie Moon, John Harris's Books for Youth 1801-1843, page 61 No. 375. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Il Meo Patacca o vero Roma in feste nei trionfi di Vienna. Poema giocoso nel linguaggio romanesco di Giuseppe Berneri romano accademico infecondo. Edizione arricchita di 52 tavole inventate ed incise

      da Bartolomeo Pinelli romano. In Roma. dai torchi di Lino Contedini, 1823, - in-folio oblungo (285x405 mm.), 3 ff. nn. (titolo, avvertimenti, approvazioni), 170 pp. di testo poetico, 52 splendide tavole di scene popolari ambientate in Roma, assai animate, incise all'acquaforte a p. pagina (firmate e datate ''Pinelli inv. e inc. - Roma 1822 o 1823''). Leg. coeva m.pergamena e ang., titolo su tassello al dorso. Seconda edizione del poema romanesco di G.Berneri (Roma 1654-1701) scritto nel 1683 per la liberazione di Vienna dall'assedio dei Turchi. Il testo è accompagnato da note filologiche esplicative su vari termini di dialetto romanesco. Prima tiratura dei rami di Pinelli ''strambo e generoso artista che creò il suo capolavoro in quelle illustrazioni del Meo Patacca'' (R.Pacini, Pinelli, pp.25-26). Magnifico e raro album in bell'esemplare, genuino a grandi margini. Fagiolo-Marini p.311-312. Olschki, Choix, 16448 chef.d'oeuvre de Pinelli comme illustrateur''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Il Decameron di M. Gio. Boccacci. Testo Poggiali ricorretto dal professore A. Cerutti. Tomo primo (... Tomo quinto)

      presso Malepeyre (Stamperia di Firmino Didot) 1823 32mo (cm. 11), 5 Voll.; 2 cc.nn., XXII - 343 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 324 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 217 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 294 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 282 pp. Ritratto del Boccaccio protetto da velina in antiporta del primo vol. Splendide legature coeve in vitellino glacè color oliva con ricchi fregi, titol e numerazione in oro su doppio tassello di diverso colore al ds. Cornici, dentelle interne e tagli dorati (Atelier Simier). Eccellente esemplare. Rara edizione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions in the Library of George John Earl Spencer K.G. [with:] Aedes Althorpianae; or an Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures at Althorp [and:] A Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, lately Forming Part of the Library of the Duke di Cassano Serra, and Now the Property of George John Earl Spencer K.G., with a General Index of Authors and Editions ?

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees & Co. Printed at the Shakespeare Press, 1823. Large paper copies, one of 50 or 55 copies. Frontispiece portrait. Numerous plates, text printed in red and black. 7 vols. Folio. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, boards tooled in blind and in gilt. Some light offsetting and foxing. Fine (spines very slightly toned, one joint tender). Large paper copies, one of 50 or 55 copies. Frontispiece portrait. Numerous plates, text printed in red and black. 7 vols. Folio. Monumental large paper set of Dibdin's elaborate catalogue of the library of the second Earl Spencer, one of the great book collectors of his or any time. T.F. Dibdin (1776-1847) was Spencer's librarian and produced the four-volume catalogue in 1814-1815, and later three volumes on the collections at Althorp, describing nearly 1,500 items.Bound for the Marquis of Stafford, with his device on the boards of the first four volumes, and his bookplates in the two Althorp volumes. The tooling varies slightly across the set."the handsomest and most elaborate catalogue of a private library yet issued" (De Ricci, p. 75). Jackson 36, 37, 38; Windle A25, A26, A27; Besterman 5051. Provenance: Marquis of Stafford (binding; bookplates)

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        A View of the Past and Present State of the Island of Jamaica: With remarks on the moral and physical condition of the slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies

      Oliver & Boyd, 1823. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1823. 363 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Brown, half leather bound with faded-gilt lettering and marbled boards. Hinge cracked with rear board beginning to come loose. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with library inserts and stamps at front and rear pages. Faint pencil marking at top corner of front endpaper with slight tearing at bottom corner of rear paste-down. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine with loss of leather at top and bottom. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        THE SCRIPTURE HISTORY OF JOSHUA THE BRAVE AND SAMSON THE STRONG. (Cover title: Hodgson's The Scripture History of Joshua and Samson).

      London, Hodgson & Co., 10 Newgate Street, March 21, 1823.FIRST EDITION 1823, small 8vo, 175 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, grey card covers with large hand coloured illustrated half - title plate mounted on upper cover (showing Joshua with weapon and helmet, Samson standing astride a subdued lion), 13 leaves within comprising title page with hand coloured vignette and 6 line verse about Joshua and Samson below, 12 leaves printed 1 side only with hand coloured scenes from Genesis (Adam and Eve x 2, The Deluge, The Building of Babel), Exodus (The Finding of Moses, Moses and the Fiery Bush, Pharoah's Host in the Red Sea, Moses receiving the Commandments), Judges (Samson carrying the gates of Gaza), Samuel (David and Goliah), Kings (Elijah in the Fiery Chariot), Daniel (The Three Children in the Fiery Furnace). Each brightly coloured image occupies about 2 thirds of the page with a 4 line simple verse below. Covers slightly soiled and stained, spine and corners slightly worn with small chips to blue surface paper, 25 mm (1") split to tail of spine, mounted half - title plate lightly browned, and lower corners chipped affecting Samson's left foot and part of background. A long inscription in a child's hand on front pastedown dated 1847, margins lightly thumbed throughout, a couple of tiny light ink marks on text area of 1 page. A very good complete copy of a scarce item. Not in British Library, 1 copy located in Cambridge (12 leaves only), 1 in the Osborne Collection in Toronto (not in catalogue) and 1 in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, the latter with mounted half - title on upper cover as ours. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Character of the Russians, and a Detailed History of Moscow. With a dissertation on the Russian language, and an appendix, containing tables, political, statistical, and historical; an account of the Imperial Agricultural Society of Moscow; a catalogue of plants found in and near Moscow; an essay on the origin and progress of architecture in Russia, &c. &c.

      London, Cadell, and Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1823. - 28, (2), CLIV, (2), 639pp. With 23 plates including 13 coloured aquatints, one uncoloured aquatint, 9 engraved plates (2 folding), 1 large fold. engraved plan, and 2 wood-engravings in text. Later dark red full morocco with 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped title to spine, richly gilt inner dentelles, watered silk endpapers, t.e.g. (signed: Zaehnsdorf, London). First edition. - A richly illustrated account of the history and architecture of Moscow. It features delicate hand-colored aquatint views of the Kremlin by Edward Finden after Lavrof and a folding panorama (26 x 44 cm) which gives a "general front view" of the royal palace from the river Moskva. Lyall had practiced medicine there, and adds a catalogue of plants found in the vicinity of Moscow, an essay on Russian architecture and an account of the burning of Moscow by Napoleon in 1814. - Uncut. - 2 engraved exlibri to verso of first endpaper. - Excellent copy, clean and wide-margined, in a decorative binding. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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        A catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the Royal library of Paris


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        A View of the Past and Present State of the Island of Jamaica: With remarks on the moral and physical condition of the slaves, and on the abolition of slavery in the colonies

      Oliver & Boyd 1823 - 1823. 363 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Brown, half leather bound with faded-gilt lettering and marbled boards. Hinge cracked with rear board beginning to come loose. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with library inserts and stamps at front and rear pages. Faint pencil marking at top corner of front endpaper with slight tearing at bottom corner of rear paste-down. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spine with loss of leather at top and bottom. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Jährliche Mittheilungen in Verbindung mit Böttiger d. jüng., Bührlen, de la Motte-Fouqué, Heinroth, Wellentreter, Jacobs u. v. Miltitz. (Band 2:) mit Böttiger d. jüng., Bührlen, v. Fouqué, Heinroth, v. Houwald, Jacobs, v. Miltitz und Raupach, (Band 3:) mit Bührlen, Jacobs, Raupach, Suabedissen und Wellentreter, herausgegeben. Zugleich als Fortsetzung des Leipziger Almanachs für Frauenzimmer zum Nutzen und Vergnügen von 1821.

      Leipzig, Carl Cnobloch (1821) - 1823. - 3 Bände. Mit 3 Titelkupfern (F.Fleischmann sc.) und 3 gestochenen Titeln. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit je 2 Rückenschildern. Goed. VIII,104,237 und 95,187.ß; Köhring 79 (ohne Nachweis). - Komplett mit allen erschienenen Jahrgängen nicht häufig. Rochlitz, Redakteur der Leipziger Allgemeinen Musikzeitung, hatte 1815 die Herausgabe des schon 1784 begonnenen Leipziger Almanachs für Frauenzimmer übernommen. Seine Aufgabe war es, diesen, zu den ältesten deutschen zählenden Almanach, dem Geschmack der Zeit anzunähern. Rochlitz versuchte dies, indem er die bildliche Ausstattung jüngeren Künstlern auftrug und die bis dahin überwiegend belehrenden Abhandlungen durch Gedichte und Erzählungen aus dem Kreis der romantischen Schule ersetzte. Dennoch entschloß sich der Verleger, die alte Form mit dem Jahrgang 1820 zu beenden. Ihm folgten im größeren Format die vorliegenden "Jährlichen Mittheilungen". Sie waren der "literarisch interessante" (Lanckoronska/Rümann S.64) Versuch, den Leipziger Almanach in die Form eines literarischen Jahrbuchs überzuführen und so zukunftsfähig zu gestalten. - Mit Exlibris des russisch-schweizerischen Literaturhistorikers und Philosophen Robert Saitschick (1868-1965). - Gering berieben. Teilweise etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Planches anatomique du corps humain. Atlas

      C. de Lasteyrie 1823-26, Paris - The Double Elephant Folio of Anatomy [Mascagni, Paolo (1752-1815).] Antommarchi, Francesco (1789-1838), ed. Planches anatomiques du corps humain executes d’après les dimensions naturelles . . . Double elephant folio atlas. Lithographed part-title leaf, title leaf and 83 lithographed plates (48 black and white, 35 outline) by Charles-Philibert de Lasteyrie (1759-1849), all leaves folded and mounted on guards. Paris: C. de Lasteyrie, [1823-] 1826. 623 x 509 mm. (individual leaves measure 907 x 623 mm. / 35.6875 x 24.5 inches unfolded). 20th century half morocco, paste paper boards, light wear. Discreet repairs to margins of part-title, minor occasional foxing, but very good. Considering that it is among the rarest of all anatomies, and certainly the largest, it is remarkable that two nearly identical editions of Mascagni’s posthumous life-size anatomy were published almost simultaneously. The present lithographed edition was issued between 1823 and 1826. An edition with engraved plates was also published in Pisa under the title Anatomia universa (1823-32). Though the two editions were printed by different processes, the image quality of the two is remarkably similar and it is debatable which is superior from either the artistic or scientific standpoint. Antommarchi’s version, in an homage to Vesalius, includes imaginary landscape backgrounds created for the base of his musclemen; these do not appear in the Italian edition. There are other subtle differences. Antommarchi included letter keys within the images of some of the less-complex plates, eliminating the need for outline plates to those images. He also published more anatomical plates than the Italian edition. The publication history of these two editions is complex and usually misunderstood. The edition we are offering was issued in 15 parts between 1823 and 1826 by the lithographic press of the Comte de Lasteyrie, one of the two founders of lithography in France (an accompanying text volume, not present with this copy, was issued in 1826 and bears the imprint of Lasteyrie’s successor, R. Brégeaut). The atlas, with magnificent plates printed on single broadsheets measuring 970 x 650 mm. uncut, is comparable in size to the double elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America (1827-38), which measures about 985 x 660 mm. It is without doubt the largest lithographically printed book issued during the incunabula period of lithography. The atlas was issued in both uncolored and colored versions; according to the part-title included with this copy, uncolored fascicles sold for 30 francs each and colored ones for 80 francs each. Choulant, writing in the 1840s when copies of both editions might have remained available from the publishers, states that copies of the completed version with colored plates could be purchased for 150 francs and uncolored copies for 375 francs. Because the plates are so large, in some extant copies of the atlas they are backed with linen and cut for folding with some resulting loss of image. This is not the case here: Each plate is folded horizontally and mounted on a guard, preserving the entire image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Juan Cantos IX -X -and XI

      London: Printed for John Hunt, 1823, 1823. First edition, large paper issue. Randolph, page 86; Tinker 571; NCBEL III, 285. Edges slightly rubbed; spine a little chipped with some loss, but not to the label; fine copy, enclosed in a cloth clamshell box.. 8vo, original grey paper spine, blue paper boards and printed paper label, untrimmed. Four pages of publisher's terminal ads. The uncommon large paper issue of Cantos 9-11 of Byron's masterpiece, which is significantly larger than the regular, or "common" issue: 9 x 5.5 inches as opposed to 5.375 x 3.5 inches.

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        Tratado de esgrima a pie y caballo en que se enseña por principios el manejo del florete, o el juego de la espada que se usa en el día, adornado con diez y seis láminas grabadas en cobre [SIGNED]

      Narcisa Dorca, Barcelona 1823 - Octavo. 71, [1]pp (text), 16 leaves (plates). Modern half red crushed morocco over marbled paper covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker. Previous owner's manuscript illustration in ink on blank leaf prior to title page. The illustration depicts a coat of arms with the following motto: "Toujours la pointe au corps." Publisher's signature on verso of title. Remarkable treatise on the art of sword fencing on foot, and on horseback, written by Spanish Master Eudaldo Thomase. Illuminating the text are 16 engraved copper plates of detailed line drawings, which give a fascinating insight into early eighteenth-century fencing. Very minor shelf wear and slight and sporadic rubbing along edges of binding. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover (Arvid Eriksson). Water staining to plates, not affecting images. Text in Spanish. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Some short and useful reflections upon duelling, which should be in the hands of every person who is liable to receive a challenge, or an offence. By a Christian Patriot. With advice on seconds, by an officer. - Duelling anecdotes, and other interesting documents.

      Dublin printed for the author, by C. Bentham, 19, Eustace-street, and may be had of the principal booksellers in the United Kingdom. 1823. 12mo., engraved frontispiece*, 108 + (2)pp., including the half-title and final advertisement leaf H12, original printed boards, these a bit browned and spotted, but still a fine, crisp, uncut copy with the early 20th century armorial bookplate of William Walter Dowding> on front pastedown. First edition: rare. Eleven library copies located (OCLC & COPAC): at BL + Cambridge and U.C. Dublin + N.L. Ireland and McGill + 6 libraries in US. A powerful anti-duelling essay, highly critical of this 'desolating vice'. On the lower printed board is the advertisement that 'part of the profits of this work will be appropriated towards paying for a press and types for printing such cheap tracts as are both calculated to abate duelling, suicide, national divisions, &c. &c.' And it continues by soliciting for subscriptions from 'ladies or gentlemen who may be disposed to co-operate in such a benevolent undertaking'. Tipped into the book is a contemporary press cutting reporting on and thus advertising the Dublin Anti-Duelling Association. [Anti-Duelling Associations were formed in several countries in the first half of the 19th century (USA by 1809: Dublin in 1823: England in 1843).] It seems rather strange that Joseph Hamilton of Dublin should have written this little book as it was to be he who published, only six years later, The only approved guide through all the stages of a quarrel: containing the royal code of honour; reflections upon duelling; and the outline of a court for the adjustment of disputes> (London & Dublin, 1829). * The engraved frontispiece shows the harrowing scene of a pitifully distressed wife and her children crying over the dead body of her husband who had evidently died in a duel.

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        Letters from the Caucasus and Georgia

      John Murray, London 1823 - to which are added the account of a journey into Persia in 1812 and an abridged history of Persia since the time of Nadir Shah. Translated from the French. 413 pp, ill with two maps (one folding) and engravings. Mr & Mrs Freygang traveled throughout the country and Mrs. Greygang is surely one of the earlest women to make such a long and arduous journey through such then distant lands. Very old half leather binding, showing wear at corners and outer joints and scuffing at spine tips. Light foxing on frontis, otherwise clean internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Washington, 1823. 4pp. in NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Vol. 24, No. 3526. Folio. Dbd. Old folds and some light wrinkling. Very good. The second printing and first newspaper appearance of one of the most important foreign policy statements of the United States government. In this message to Congress, Monroe asserts that the Americas cannot be the subject of colonization by European powers, and that any European intervention in the Americas will be considered a "manifestation of an unfriendly disposition towards the United States." Monroe delivered the Doctrine in his State of the Union message on Dec. 2, 1823, and it was first printed as a NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Extra the same day. We are aware of only four copies of that printing, the Streeter copy (his sale, lot 1734, $3500 in 1967), now in the Scheide Library; a copy in the Gilder-Lehrman Collection; and two other copies, whereabouts unknown. This is the second printing, in a regular issue of the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER for Dec. 4. This printing seems to be from the same setting of type, with a slight rearrangement of the columns. It appears on page 4 of the issue and is suitable for broadside display. STREETER SALE 1734 (ref). GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 33.

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        A Familiar Treatise on Drawing, for Youth. Being an Elementary Introduction to the Fine Arts, Designed for the Instruction of Young Persons Whose Genius Leads Them to Study This Elegant and Useful Branch of Education.

      London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, [et al], 1823. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to (228 x 165mm). [1], 16pp. Full-page engraved frontispiece of youthful shepherdess and 33 full-page engravings (including the frontis. and one folding) after the designs of Bartolozzi, Brown, Cipriani, De Marteau, Lairesse, Le Brun, Le Clerc, Mortimer, Paye, Poussin, Singleton and Vandyke (as listed on title). Text is treatise on the imitative and fine arts and a guided lesson on the plates. Modern quarter calf over marbled paper boards; (plates marginally foxed, light occasional stains). Charles Taylor, scholar and engraver, was a devout pupil of Bartolozzi and created this technique book, as the title suggests, promoting the study of art.

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        Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale Fishery


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        Diary of a Tour through Southern India Egypt and Palestine


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        Account of an Expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains


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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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        Characteristics in the Manner of Rochefoucaults Maxims


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        Elements of Medical Jurisprudence, First Edition, 2 Vols, 1823.

      1823 - Rare First Edition of the First Significant American Work on Forensic Medicine [C] Beck, Theodric Romeyn [1791-1855]. Elements of Medical Jurisprudence. Albany: Websters and Skinners, 1823. Two volumes. xxxiv, 418; viii, [9]-471 pp. Octavo (5" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering pieces and gilt volume numbers to spines, speckled edges. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities, corners bumped, chip to head of spine of Volume I, its joints just starting at ends, its front hinge cracked, its rear hinge starting. Moderate toning and light foxing, minor tears and chips to afore-edges of a few leaves. Early owner signature (of Joseph Chipman) to head of each title page, near-contemporary owner stamps (of J. Yorston's Library) to p. v of Volume I and p. 9 of Volume II. A nice copy of a rare set. * First edition. An authority when the field was in its earliest stages, Beck's treatise was the first significant American work on forensic medicine. Embracing "all that is really useful either to the physician or the lawyer," Dr. Beck's work supplanted both Smith's Principles of Forensic Medicine (1821) and Paris and Fonblanque's Medical Jurisprudence (1823) as the preeminent text in English. It went through five editions in the United States, the last in 1835. Foreign editions were published in England and Germany. Volume I treats feigned and disqualifying diseases, impotence and sterility, doubtful sex, rape, pregnancy, delivery, infanticide (contributed by his brother Dr. John Beck), legitimacy, survivorship, age and identity, and mental alienation. Volume II examines persons found dead, wounds and poisons, whether mineral, vegetable or animal. At the beginning of the work is a useful bibliography of texts consulted by Beck. The first edition of this book is rare. OCLC locates 5 copies worldwide, 3 in North America, none in law libraries. See Kronick, "Landmark Books in Legal Medicine," in Collecting and Managing Rare Law Books 359-410. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8750. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ada Reis, a Tale.

      John Murray. First edition.. Edges a little rubbed; fine copy.. Garside & Schöwerling 1823: 52; NCBEL III, 740; not in Wolff, who had Lamb's two other novels. 3 vols, small 8vo, early 19th century purple half morocco, drab paper boards, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-titles present. The third novel by Lady Caroline Lamb (1785-1828), an exotic and dark tale that follows the exploits of Ada Reis as he travels around the world. Much of the plot uses as its source famous voyages, and there are 61 pages of footnotes to such works as Volney's Egypt, Tully's Tripoly, Herrera's Voyage to America, and Humboldt's Tableau de la Nature. And there are oblique and not-so-oblique references to Lord Byron, such as when Ada Reis is described as "the once-famous Corsair, the Don Juan of his day.

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      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1823 - Complete two volume set bound in 1/2 leather over a blue textured cloth. Leather is moderately to very rubbed and chipped but bindings tight and square. This early description of the city of Paris is fully illustrated with lots of single side full page engravings that are followed by thoughtful descriptions in English. Some pages have spotty foxing and a bit of off setting but generally very good. All edges marbled, pages not numbered. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany.

      Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1823-1828. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 150mm). With 360 fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides, gilt edges. A fine set of this beautifully illustrated work on Scottish fungi which was published in 72 monthly parts with 5 plates each and was intended as a continuation of Sowerby's 'English Botany'. "Das Werk gehört zu den für die Pilzsystematik bedeutenden colorierten Tafelwerke" (Dörfelt & Herklau, Die Geschichte der Mykologie p. 350). Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866) was a Scottish mycologist and made important contributions to Scottish mycology. "Greville beautifully illustrated this work, and the treatment is also of high quality. New species were described, and a number of new combinations proposed...' (Margadant p. 131).//Provenance: Armorial bookplate of John Dunkin (1782-1846) who was an English topographer.//Nissen BBI, 757; Stafleu & Cowan 2160.

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      Guatemala, 1823. [5]pp. plus initial integral blank. Folio, folded sheets. Untrimmed. Small dampstain to outer margin. Very clean. Near fine. A declaration outlining the guidelines of leadership within the Federal Republic of Central America. In July of 1823 Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica met in Guatemala City, newly independent from Mexico, to form the Federal Republic of Central America. Leadership was in triumvirate and the document provides intricate detail regarding the expectations of those in executive power. The Federal Republic remained intact until 1840, after a series of disputes between liberals and conservatives caused the Republic to fall into civil war and dissolve. Only one copy is located, in the National Library of Chile.

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        Travels in Egypt and Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor; during the years 1817 & 1818 Presentation Copy from the Author

      London: T. White and Co 1823 - London: T. White and Co, 1823. First edition. 8vo, [xxxiii], (1) Errata, 560pp. Index. Six engraved plates, 3 plans including two fold-out, Large fold-out linen backed map with color indicating their route, and 1 fold-out map of Petra. Recently bound in tan calf with marble boards, tooled spine with five raised bands and with morocco spine label and bright gilt titles. Overall an excellent copy with prior ex-library ownership stamp on blank side of title page. Pages are foxed and in some places brittle; a few pages moisture-stained to margins. No notations to text. Original ffep severely torn; small tear to map attached thereto. Slight bubbling to cloth near tail edge of bottom board; otherwise a fine rebind, with firm stitching and clean cloth. After having retired as Commander in the Royal Navy, Charles Irby set off in 1816 with a long standing friend, Captain James Mangles, on a tour of the European Continent. The two travelled significantly beyond their originally intended route, and ultimately visited Egypt, Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor. With the company of William John Bankes and Thomas Legh, whom they met at Aleppo, they became the earliest modern explorers of Syria. Their letters were afterwards collected and published for private distribution in the this volume. A very good copy of a classic travel narrative. The authors were officers in the Royal Navy, writing in the form of six letters, give an account of the excavations at Abu Simbel by Belzoni, and were among the first Europeans to visit Petra, Atabey 606; Blackmer 860. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Entomology; being illustrations and descriptions of the genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland; containing coloured figures from nature of the most rare and beautiful species, and in many instances of the plants upon which they are found.

      - London, printed for the author, 1823-1840. 8 volumes. Royal-8vo (235 x 142mm). With 770 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt decorated and lettered spines, frontcovers with red morocco label 'Veritas vincit omnia J.W', gilt edges. An attractively bound copy of the first edition, with all plates finely engraved. In later editions many of the plates are reproduced in lithography, which makes them less attractive. This work was originally published in parts, and once described by Cuvier as 'the paragon of perfection'. The treated insects are depicted together with flowers or plants, which render the plates particularly charming. John Curtis was born in Norwich in 1791, son of an engraver, and his mother was described as a 'cultivator of flowers'. At the age of sixteen he went to work for a local solicitor and began to supplement his income by collecting and selling insect specimens to the gentlemen entomologists of the day and learnt the art of scientific illustration. His first published illustrations appeared in Kirby and Spence's bestseller 'Introduction to Entomology' (1815-26). In 1817 he went to London where he met many of the leading natural historians of the day, such as Sir Joseph Banks."John Curtis is described as the first entomologist to earn a living, albeit a rather poor one, as a scientist. He liked to travel although it proved difficult because of his financial problems but he collected extensively in Britain, Ireland and Europe. In 1825 he travelled to Scotland by steam packet and returned by land, walking most of the way and collecting insects and adding thirty-two new species to the British list - all material for his dream work 'British Entomology'" (Gilbert p. 142). A systematically bound copy.Provenance: armorial bookplate of John Waterhouse Halifax and another bookplate 'Queen Margaret's School, presented by Mrs. Doherty Waterhouse'.Horn & Schenkling 4184; Nissen ZBI, 1000. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Iconographia Botanica seu Plantae criticae. Icones Plantarum Rariorum et minus rite cognitarum, florae europaeae..../ Kupfersammlung kritischer Gewächse oder Abbildungen seltener und weniger genau bekannter Gewächse der Flora Europa's, als Kupfersammlung und Supplement, vorzüglich zu den Werken von Willdenow, Schkuhr, Persoon, Römer und Schultes, gezeichnet und nebst kurzer Erläuterung herausgegeben.

      Leipzig, F. Hofmeister, 1823-1832. 10 volumes. 4to (242 x 190mm). With 1000 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth, gilt lettered spines (5 volumes with new matching spines). First and only edition. The rare coloured issue of this extensive and important floristic work. Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (1793-1879) was a well known German botanist and ornithologist and a prolific author and able botanical artist. 564 of the plates are after drawings by Reichenbach, 192 by Reichenbach and Hummitsch, 243 by Hummitsch and a small number by other artists. This beautifully produced work was issued with plain and handcoloured plates; only a very few copies were published in coloured state. Text both in Latin and German. Small circular stamp M.H.S. on all plates not affecting the illustration.//Provenance: Massachusetts Horticultural Society bookplate in all volumes.//Nissen BBI, 1602; Stafleu & Cowan 8876; Johnston 870; Great Flower Books p.73.

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        Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or coloured figures and descriptions of cryptogamic plants, belonging chiefly to the order Fungi; and intended to serve as a continuation of English botany.

      - Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1823-1828. 6 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 150mm). With 360 fine hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides, gilt edges. A fine set of this beautifully illustrated work on Scottish fungi which was published in 72 monthly parts with 5 plates each and was intended as a continuation of Sowerby's 'English Botany'. "Das Werk gehört zu den für die Pilzsystematik bedeutenden colorierten Tafelwerke" (Dörfelt & Herklau, Die Geschichte der Mykologie p. 350). Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866) was a Scottish mycologist and made important contributions to Scottish mycology. "Greville beautifully illustrated this work, and the treatment is also of high quality. New species were described, and a number of new combinations proposed.' (Margadant p. 131).Provenance: Armorial bookplate of John Dunkin (1782-1846) who was an English topographer.Nissen BBI, 757; Stafleu & Cowan 2160. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wirtsstube in Tegernsee.

       Bleistiftzeichnung, unten rechts in Bleistift bezeichnet. Quadriert, um 1823, 18,5 x 28,5 cm. Vgl. Paluch 173 - 175 mit zwei Abbildungen. - Feine und detailreiche Vorzeichnung für die Ölgemälde, die bei Paluch als „Tiroler Jäger beim Kartenspiel“, \"Tiroler Schenke“ und „Wirtsstube“ bezeichnet sind. Im Jahr 1823 entstanden mehrere Skizzen in Tegernsee und Fischbachau (Paluch 152ff.), zu denen auch die vorliegende, Paluch unbekannt gebliebene Zeichnung gehört. Sie belegt eindeutig, dass sich die dargestellten Wirtsstuben auf den oben genannten Ölbildern in Tegernsee befinden. An einem Tisch mit Holzbänken sitzt ein einzelner Mann in kurzer Hose, am Treppenaufgang befindet sich links ein Hirschgeweih. Die Zeichnung ist insofern für Quaglio typisch, als er hier den Innenraum genau wiedergibt und auf den Gemälden mit Figuren aus seinem reichen Repertoire bevölkert. - Rückseitig Sammlerstempel FH mit Windmühle und Kreuz. Gut erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung

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        Letters on a Disputed Claim, to John Mytton, Esquire, of Halston, Oswestry, Salop. Late Of The Seventh Regiment Of Hussars, Late A Member For Shrewsbury, And Now High Sheriff Of The County

      London: Printed and Published by the Author, Walker's Hotel, Dean Street, Soho, 1823. First edition. xxi, [i], [23]-66, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Modern red morocco, a.e.g., by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Title-page soiled, last leaf repaired without loss. First edition. xxi, [i], [23]-66, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE.

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        Memoires sur la vie Privee de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre 3 vols

      Paris: Baudoin Freres, 1823. Owners blindstamp to title pages. Hinges starting to crack, else Very Good. . Hard Cover. Very Good-.

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        Cruchley's Improved Environs of London. (Cruchley's New and Improved Environs of London, extending 15 to 18 Miles round St. Paul's, on a Scale of Three Quarters of an Inch to a Mile. On which is carefully delineated all the Main & Cross Roads, Foot Paths,

      London. Engraved and Published b, July 17th, 1823,. Book by G.F. Cruchleym Mapper. folding linen backed engraved map in panels, 60x 61cm, mounted on linen and folded to 20.5x 12cm, colour & outline colour, map slightly dust worn, expertly restored and relayed, very good to fine, in the original slipcase which is heavily worn with paper label on the upper cover, very rare ~ With the increase in all means of transportation in the nineteenth century, these convenient folding maps were used by horse riders, wagon drivers, railroad passengers, steamboat voyageurs, etc., etc. .

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

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

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        Histoire physique, civile et morale de Paris, depuis les premiers temps historiques jusqu à nos jours. Seconde édition.

      Guillaume 1823-1824, Paris - Ottime legature in cartonato coevo con titolo oro su tassello in pelle nera al ds. (minime tracce di usura soprattutto alle cerniere). Fioriture sparse ma nel complesso ottimo esemplare raro a trovarsi completo dell Atlante. Brunet II, 873 8vo (cm. 20), 10 Voll., complessive 5.000 pp. circa con 85 tavv. f.t. incise su rame (unito) Histoire physique, civile et moral de Paris. Sixième edition. Atlas, ibidem, Furne et 1858,6vo oblungo (cm. 21,5x27,5), 64 pp. con 5 grandi carte topografiche a colori più volte rip. (si aggiunge) Dictionnaire topographique des environs de Paris, 8vo (cm. 20), 2 cc.nn., VIII-da p. 320 a p. 618. Privo di frontis. ma con testo del Dizionario completo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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