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        The Working Bee; or, Caterer for the Hive. Containing a great variety of interesting articles, calculated to blend instruction with amusement. [Volume Three]

      London: Printed at the Caxton Press, by Henry Fisher ca. 1824 - *This price HAS BEEN reduced by 10% until Sunday, June 28. Order now for BEST SAVINGS!* [i]-viii (title leaf & index), [760] (numbered columns [17]-1536]) pp., engraved frontis.; old full calf, now lacking the front cover, one old inked note to a bottom margin, else internally clean & tight. Photos available upon request.

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        Oeuvres posthumes de M. J. Chénier, membre de l'Institut; revues, corrigées et augmentées de beaucoup de morceaux inédits; précédées d'une notice sur Chénier par M. Daunou, membre de l'Institut . - Oeuvres de M. J. Chénier, membre de l'Institut; précédées d'une notice sur Chénier par M. Arnault, revues, corrigées et mises en ordre par D.Ch. Robert

      Collective Edition adorned with a portrait of Joseph Chenier frontispiece of the first volume of the works by Horace Vernet.Binders bronze half calf, spine faded on four bands set with gilded friezes and undulating threads cold decorated with romantic motifs typographical cold, golden friezes heads and tails, marbled paper boards, light on some minor snags joints guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, elegant romantic bindings of the unsigned time.Beautiful copy perfectly established in a charming romantic contemporary binding and uniform. Guillaume Paris 1824-1826 13,5x21cm 8 volumes reliés

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        Euryanthe. Grosse romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen. Dichtung von Helmine von Chezy, geb: Freyinn von Klencke. In Musik gesetzt und Seiner Majestät Franz I. Kaiser von Oesterreich, König von Ungarn und Böhmen, der Lombardey und Venedig, Galizien und Lodomerien; Erzherzog von Oesterreich &c &c &c in tiefster Ehrfurcht zugeeignet... Vollständiger vom Componisten verfertigter Clavier=Auszug. No. 4519 Preis _10_ Conv. M. [Piano-vocal score]

      Wien S.A. Steiner und Comp: [PNs 4519-4545] [1824]. Oblong folio. Half contemporary dark green leather with green textured paper boards, diamond-shaped leather title label gilt to upper, gilt rules to spine. 1f. (title), [3] (named cast list referring to first production, and contents), 4-223, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Each musical number with its own plate number, caption title, note "aus der Oper Euryanthe, von C.M. von Weber" and imprint; pagination is, however, continuous. Slightly foxed throughout; upper margin dampstained; some leaves creased and bumped at outer corners; small stain to outer edge of final leaves. An attractive copy.. First Edition. WeV C.10. Jähns 291. Hoboken 15, 361. Hirsch IV, 1290. First performed in Vienna, October 25, 1823. "Designated... as a 'grosse romantische Oper', the work combines the defining attribute of 'grand opera' as Weber understood it, the technique of through- composition,... with various attributes of the newer 'romantic' opera such as a medieval setting with a supernatural component and a high degree of structural and genre variety... Although seriously flawed in certain respects, Helmina von Chezy's libretto nevertheless allowed Weber to realize ideals of organic wholeness... even more thoroughly than in Der Freischütz... Slow, chromatic, and seemingly aimless music for divisi muted violins and violas characterizes the ethereal but restless existence of a spirit condemned to eternal wandering; with Emma's redemption at the end of the opera, however, this music is transformed into a diatonic form... Where dialogue separates the formal pieces, Weber composed a flexible, expressive type of accompanied recitative that has little in common melodically or harmonically with conventional approaches to recitative." Paul Corneilson et al in Grove Music Online

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt (Briefpapier mit gepr. Initialen). 8vo.. In französischer Sprache: "Mon cher Stephan / Je suis tres heureux de retrouver [...]". - Unten rechts minimal fleckig. Panseron, der durch Cherubinis Fürsprache Unterricht bei von Antonio Salieri in Wien nehmen konnte, war seit 1824 Gesangslehrer am Pariser Konservatorium.

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        Le Rossiniane ossia lettere musico-teatrali

      Minerva, Padova 1824 - First Edition. Scarce.Carpani was an Italian librettist, critic and poet. "Among various writings, two books are particularly important: Le Haydine. and Le Rossininane ossia lettere musico-teatrali. The former was plagiarized by Stendhal and this created a lively controversy. These books show that Carpani was very knowledgeable about all contemporary music and an astute judge of the renewal movement in the early 19th century. He was in touch with all the major composers of his period, and accompanied Rossini on his celebrated visit to Beethoven in 1822." TNG Vol. 3, p. 818 Octavo. Modern half green calf with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments stamped in silver with gilt rules, dark red title labels gilt, original publisher's green wrappers with titling within decorative border bound in. 1f. (frontispiece bust-length engraved portrait of Rossini), 1f. (title), 2ff. (editors' preface), 1f. (index), [i] (part- title), [i] (editors' notice), [3]-230, [i] (blank), [i] (printer's note) pp.Minor foxing, staining, and wear, heavier to wrappers and some leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ladies Pocket Magazine, The

      1824. first edition. A Complete Run of The Ladies Pocket Magazine With 569 Hand-Colored and 7 Plain PlatesThe Costumes of London and Paris During the Georgian and Early Victorian Era [COSTUME]. The Ladies Pocket Magazine. London: J. Robins & Co.,1824-1840. First edition (plates only). Seventeen small octavo volumes bound in two volumes (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches; 140 x 89 mm.). Containing 569 hand colored and 7 plain engraved fashion plates making a total of 576 plates. The first volume contains 1824-1832 and has 321 hand-colored engraved plates. The second volume contains 1833-1840 and has 248 hand-colored engraved plates and 7 plain plates.Bound by Brook & Roberts (stamp signed on verso of front endpapers) in mid nineteenth century three-quarter blue calf over marbled boards ruled in blind. Spines with four raised bands ruled in gilt, two red morocco lettering labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Two of the color plates (for 1836) have been bound in upside down. Apart from some trimming to some of the lower margins just affecting imprint this exceptionally rare little book is in fine condition.Almost certainly the complete set of colored fashion plates from this rather uncommon British Fashion periodical. The Ladies Pocket Magazine ran from 1824-1840 and the British Library shows it as in 17 volumes. Although odd volumes of this work appear - we have never before seen a complete set and there is no such run listed in ABPC (at least for the past 40 years). The Ladies Pocket Magazine covers the very interesting early nineteenth century fashion periods of George IV and William IV and just touches the rather gloomier beginnings of the Victorian era. Other than the set listed by Hiler (p. 520) this is the only other complete set that we have ever seen. The copies cited in Colas and Lipperheide are just parts of the complete run.Hiler, p. 520; Colas, 1710 (1830-1835 only with 200 hand colored plates); Lipperheide, 4605 (1824-1833 only);

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        Landschaft in der Umgebung von Albano.

      - Bleistift, braun laviert, auf cremefarbenem Bütten, links unten bezeichnet und datiert „Albano den 1 (oder 2.) July 24". 27,4:19,7 cm. Auf Untersatz montiert, mit vereinzelten kleinen Stockfleckchen, kleine Knickfalte in der linken oberen Ecke. Provenienz: Sammlung Anton (?) Heubach, nicht bei Lugt. Entstanden auf der Wanderung mit E.F. Oehme und A.L. Richter in das Albanergebirge im Mai/July 1824. Seine Schulausbildung und Erziehung erhielt der Sohn des bekannten Dichters E. Wagner (1769-1812) gemeinsam mit dem herzoglichen Erbprinzen Bernhard. Zunächst absolvierte er 1812-1815 ein Studium der Forstwissenschaft. Schon früh entwickelte er jedoch eine starke Neigung zur Malerei und nahm Zeichen- und Malunterricht bei T. Faber (1786-1863), C.A. Richter (1770-1848), Vater des bekannten A.L. Richter (1803-1884). Infolge brach er seine Ausbildung zum Forstwirt ab und besuchte die Dresdner Kunstakademie bis 1820. Dann ging er für kurze Zeit zum Studium an die Heidelberger Universität. Im Herbst des Jahres begleitete er Herzog Bernhard auf einer Reise durch die Schweiz bis nach Mailand. Nach seiner Rückkehr im Winter 1820 wurde er sogleich herzoglicher Hofmaler und Galeriedirektor in Meiningen. 1822-1825 lebte er in Rom, wo er dem engen Freundeskreis um A.L. Richter angehörte, mit dem er gemeinsam das Albaner- und Sabinergebirge durchstreifte. Die Freundschaft nahm jedoch aufgrund eines Streites noch in Italien ein jähes Ende. 1823 unternahm er eine Reise nach Neapel und Ischia, gemeinsam mit C.W. Götzloff (1799-1866) und wohl auch E.F. Oehme (1797-1855). Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Meinigen wurde er erneut von Herzog Bernhard zum Galerieinspektor und Hofrat ernannt.

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        Adolphe, anecdote trouvée dans les papiers d'un inconnu

      Second first edition despite a third edition of mention; and first truly complete edition here with an important preface of first edition.Bound in half red morocco Russian small corners, smooth spine tooled with fillets and typographical motifs stamped cold, golden friezes head and tail, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, tiny scratches on corners, contemporary binding.Ex-dono crossed out in pen head of a guard.Nice copy free of freckles and elegantly prepared. Brissot-Thivars Paris 1824 10,5x18,5cm relié

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        Manuscript volume of lecture notes on analysis and mechanics delivered at the École Polytechnique.[Paris: 1824-25].

      A remarkable survival, the only recorded set of notes of Cauchy's first-year undergraduate lectures at the École Polytechnique for 1824-25, taken by his student Louis de la Moricière. No other set of notes of Cauchy's lectures at the École Polytechnique has appeared in commerce, and we have been able to trace only three sets in French public libraries (for the years 1815-16, 1822-23 and 1828-29). "The most important figure in the initiation of rigorous analysis was Augustin-Louis Cauchy. It was, above all, Cauchy's lectures at the École Polytechnique in Paris in the 1820s that established a new attitude toward rigor and developed many characteristic nineteenth-century concepts and methods of proof" (Grabiner, pp. 2-3). These notes are of considerable historical importance: although the lectures on analysis were published in four great treatises (see below), the content of the lectures evolved significantly during Cauchy's 15 years of teaching so that the content of a particular series of lectures may differ significantly from the published version. Moreover, the notes provide a unique insight into Cauchy's lectures on mechanics, which were never published.<br/><br/> "The École Polytechnique in Paris, where Cauchy delivered his lectures, was the first and foremost scientific school in Europe. Most of the leading French mathematicians and mathematical physicists of the age went there; many leading mathematicians read the courses of lectures written there as soon as they were published as books. Paris was the center of the mathematical world, and many mathematicians not lucky enough to be French came there to study" (Grabiner, p. 14). <br/><br/> The original development of the calculus by Leibniz and Newton had relied on intuitive geometric arguments. Although the majority of scientists and mathematicians accepted the truth of the calculus because of its impressive success in describing and predicting the workings of the natural world, especially in astronomy and mechanics, some, notably Bishop George Berkeley and Michel Rolle, were skeptical about the soundness of its foundations. Their criticisms were addressed by, among others, Colin Maclaurin and Jean le Rond d'Alembert. The next major development came in 1797, when Joseph-Louis Lagrange published his <i>Théorie des fonctions analytiques</i>, based on his lectures at the École Polytechnique. Lagrange used power series expansions to define derivatives, but his approach left open the question as to whether all functions could be expressed as power series. In 1815, just two years after Lagrange died, Cauchy joined the faculty at the École Polytechnique as professor of analysis and started to teach the same course that Lagrange had taught. He inherited Lagrange's commitment to establish proper foundations for the calculus, but he followed Maclaurin and d'Alembert rather than Lagrange and sought those foundations in the formality of limits. <br/><br/> "Cauchy first taught analysis in 1815-16, to the second years, as replacement for Poinsot: while not explicitly based on limits, the course showed some future signs, such as the use of sequences of values of a function. Then he and Ampère (his former teacher) taght the course in analysis and mechanics from 1816 to 1827, when Ampère left to give more time to his teaching of physics at the Collège de France. They alternated between the first and second years at the school, so that one <i>professeur</i> took the same promotion for both their years; Cauchy's cycle began in even-numbered years. <br/><br/> "The published syllabi began to show changes from 1816-1817 onwards; a 'distinction between continuous and discontinuous functions' and 'rules on the convergence of series' appeared then, for the first year" (Grattan-Guinness, pp. 709-710). From this point Cauchy gradually increased the 'algebraic analysis' content of his lectures, departing further and further from the presecribed syllabus. "A farcical climax occurred on 12 April 1821, during one of the lectures ... lectures were to comprise 30 minutes' revision followed by an hour's discourse; but on this occasion, the 65th of the allotted 50 lectures on analysis to first years, he taught non-stop for 110 minutes; so a few students became restless, made noises and walked out. The <i>sous-inspectuer</i>, who stood over students in lectures to enforce discipline, reported the incident to the <i>Directeur</i>, when it became an <i>affaire</i>, with memoranda passing between the school and the <i>Ministère de l'Intérieure</i>" (Grattan-Guinness, p. 711). <br/><br/> The content of the lectures in the period 1818-19 corresponds to that of his first great textbook <i>Cours d'analyse</i>, published in 1821. "It is one of the most influential mathematics books ever written. Not only did Cauchy provide a workable definition of limits and a means to make them the basis of a rigorous theory of calculus, but he also revitalized the idea that all mathematics could be set on such rigorous foundations. Today the quality of a work of mathematics is judged in part on the quality of its rigor; this standard is largely due to the transformation brought about by Cauchy and the <i>Cours d'analyse</i>" (Bradley & Sandifer, p. vii). Nevertheless, "as Gilain has convincingly argued, it 'already seemd obsolete as a textbook for the students of the École Polytechnique before it even appeared,' due to changes in official programs. During the 1820s Cauchy himself increasingly reduced the weight of algebraic analysis in his course. He was officially invited by the Council of Instruction of the École to conform to the program, and not waste time scheduled for teaching the application of calculus (of the highest importance for future engineers) by dealing with abstract and abstruse questions of rigor, 'a luxury of analysis which was undoubtedly suitable for papers to be read at the Institute, but superfluous for the instruction of the students at the École'" (Bottazzini & Dalmedico, p. 34). <br/><br/> In 1820-21, Cauchy accordingly reduced the number of lectures devoted to 'algebraic analysis' from 32½ to 15, while delivering 32 lectures on differential and integral calculus instead of 19½ and 19 lectures on geometry instead of 11. The parts of his course devoted to differential and integral calculus were now separated, although it was still official policy to teach them together. In the lectures of 1822-23, in order to comply with a request of the mathematics examiners Poisson and Prony, Cauchy further reduced the 'algebraic' preliminaries to just three lectures. He now devoted 40 lectures to differential and integral calculus: these were published as <i>Résumé des Leçons</i> in 1823. Each of the <i>leçons</i> was printed on exactly four pages, designed to be distributed to the students as the lectures progressed. <br/><br/> Although the Council of Instruction did not change the analysis program in 1824-25, Cauchy's course was transformed profoundly, as Gilain has noted. The part devoted to differential calculus was extended to 25 lectures, rather than the 20 devoted to this topic in 1822-23. It now included Cauchy's generalized 'mean value theorem,' which he had just discovered and which enabled him to give a simple proof of Taylor's theorem with Lagrange's form of the remainder. This innovation was published in an 'Addition' to the <i>Résumé</i>. His course in 1824-25 is also notable for the increasing number of lectures devoted to geometric applications of differential calculus: 17 rather than 11 in 1822-23: these lectures were the basis for the first volume of his <i>Leçons sur les Applications du Calcul infinitesimal à la Géométrie</i>, published in 1826. In order to accommodate the increased number of lectures devoted to differential calculus and its applications, the section at the end dealing with integral calculus was reduced to 8 lectures from the 20 given in 1822-23. Another significant change was that, contrary to his previous practice, he treated the indefinite integral before the definite integral. This may have been a response to criticism of Cauchy, by the Council of Instruction in March 1825, on the grounds that his course was falling behind schedule: despite Cauchy's efforts to catch up, the mechanics section, which started late and should have finished on 7 July, actually continued until 6 August! <br/><br/> In 1826-27 the algebraic preliminaries disappeared completely, the course beginning with 20 lectures on differential calculus whose content is close to that of his last textbook, <i>Leçons sur le calcul differential</i>, published in 1829. This was followed by 15 lectures on geometric applications of differential calculus, similar in content to those of 1824-25, 7 further lectures on calculus and a further 8 lectures on geometric applications, these corresponding to the second volume of <i>Leçons sur les Applications du Calcul infinitesimal à la Géométrie</i>, published in 1828. In 1828-29, the last year in which Cauchy taught first-year students, the calculus section was extended further and some of the geometric applications transferred to the second year. <br/><br/> Following the July 1830 revolution in France, Cauchy was required to sign an oath of allegiance to the new regime. He refused to do so and so lost all his positions in Paris. He spent the next several years in Turin, before returning to Paris in 1838. <br/><br/> "In contrast to the fame of his teaching of analysis at the École Polytechnique, Cauchy's lectures on mechanics there are not well-known, for he never wrote a textbook on the subject. The records of his lectures show that he went through the material prescribed in the programmes ... they also show that, after the debacle of 1821 when he had been teaching too much analysis and too little mechanics, he increased the number of lectures in mechanics in the following years, and sometimes taught up to the required number of 50 lectures. Being Cauchy, he had to put some new ideas into his teaching, and these manifested themselves principally in several papers in his <i>Exercices</i> and in Ferrusac's <i>Bulletin</i>' (Grattan-Guinness, p. 1154). <br/><br/> The contents of the volume are as follows. <br/><br/> <i>Analysis</i> <br/> 10 Notebooks on 186 leaves, comprising: <br/> Analyse algébrique, 1er cahier: ff. [16], 3 leçons (preliminary); <br/> Calcul infinitésimal: ff. [4], leçons 1 & 2; <br/> Calcul différentiel, 2e cahier: ff. [22], leçons 3 - 8; <br/> Calcul différentiel, 3e cahier: ff. [22], leçons 9 - 14; <br/> Calcul différentiel, 4e cahier: ff. [20], leçons 15 - 20; <br/> Calcul différentiel, 5e cahier: ff. [21], leçons 21 - 25; <br/> Applications du calcul différentiel à la géométrie: ff. [2], one leçon (preliminary); <br/> Calcul différentiel, 6e cahier. 1er des Applications: ff. [26], leçons 2 - 7; <br/> Calcul différentiel, 7e cahier. 2e des Applications: ff. [30], leçons 8 - 13; <br/> Calcul differential, 8e cahier, 3e des Applications: ff. [24], leçons 14 - 17; <br/> Fin des Applications: ff. [5]; <br/> Calcul integral, 9e cahier: ff. [19], leçons 1 - 4; <br/> Calcul intégral 2e, 10e cahier: ff. [16], leçons 5 - 8. <br/><br/> <i>Mécanique</i><br/> 10 notebooks on 169 leaves, comprising: <br/> Mécanique, 1er cahier: ff. [16], leçons 1 - 5; <br/> Mécanique, 2e cahier: ff. [15], leçons 6 - 8; <br/> Mécanique, 3e cahier: ff. [12], leçons 9 - 12; <br/> Mécanique, 4e cahier: ff. [12], leçons 13 - 15; <br/> Mécanique, 5e cahier: ff. [16], leçons 16 - 19; <br/> Mécanique, 6e cahier: ff. [14], leçons 20 - 21; <br/> Mécanique, 7e cahier: ff. [20], leçons 21 - 26; <br/> Mécanique, 8e cahier: ff. [21], leçons 27 - 31; <br/> Mécanique, 9e cahier: ff. [20], leçons 32 - 35; <br/> Mécanique, 10e cahier: ff. [23], leçons 36 - 40. <br/><br/> The author of this manuscript, Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière (1806-1865), was one of the best students in his 'promotion' (i.e., his student year). He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique from 1824 to 1826, gaining his place there with the help of Auguste Comte. "After entering the engineers in 1829, Lamoricière was sent to Algiers (1830) as a captain in the Zouaves. In 1833 he played a prominent role in the creation of the Arab Bureau, which was to coordinate information on French Arab colonies. Military success at Constantine led to his promotion to colonel (1837) and thereafter he rose rapidly to marshal (1840) and to governor of a division (1843). An efficient and distinguished general, he served as governor general of Algeria during the incumbent's absence in 1845. In France in 1846, Lamoricière was elected deputy for Sarthe and submitted a plan for free, rather than military, colonization of Algeria. He was concerned that a war of extermination against the Arabs would leave Algeria a barren wasteland instead of a rich and useful colony. He served as minister of war (1848) and was sent to Russia on a diplomatic mission (1850-51) dealing with political, military, and colonial affairs. As an opponent of the rising power of Louis-Napoléon, he was arrested (1851) and exiled, but was allowed to return in 1857. In 1860 he led the papal troops against Piedmont but was defeated at Castelfidardo and returned to France" (<i>Britannica</i>). <br/><br/> U. Bottazzini & A. D. Dalmedico (eds.), <i>Changing images in Mathematics: From the French Revolution to the New Millenium</i>, 2001; R. E. Bradley & C. E. Sandifer, Cauchy's Cours d'analyse. <i>An annotated translation</i>, 2009; C. Gilain, 'Cauchy et le Cours d'analyse de l'Ecole polytechnique,' Bulletin de la Societe des Amis de la Bibliotheque de l'Ecole polytechnique, Vol. 5 (1999), pp. 3-46 ('Introduction') and 47-145 ('Documents'); J. V. Grabiner, <i>The origins of Cauchy's rigorous calculus</i>, 1981; I. Grattan-Guinness, <i>Convolutions in French mathematics</i>, 1800-1840, 1990).. Large 4to (230x170 mm), 355 unnumbered leaves (complete), bound in contemporary half vellum over blue marbled boards, manuscript lettering to spine, fine condition

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        Ourika

      Paris: Chez Ladvocat, . Édition Originale.. Intérieur bon état malgré légéres rousseurs éparses. Couverture défraichie et tachée. Provenance: Exlibris: A Debidour (Élie Louis Marie Marc Antonin Debidour). / First published edition, following a private printing of 25 copies. A very good+ copy in contemporary paper-covered boards. An anonymously published novel by a French woman who was a close friend of Chateaubriand and who established a well-known salon in London. Her work has been compared to that of Richardson and Rousseau for obvious reasons, but she is perhaps more relevantly understood in the context of the early 19th-century French women's writing that has only rather recently become a subject of study. Based on the true story of a Sengalese servan, unaware of her race until she overhears talk of it among the French family for whom she works, and thus begins her life as a black woman. In large part the tale recounts her hopeless love for a white man and her eventual retreat to a convent. This is the first European novel featuring a black female protagonist, and according to John Fowles who at least in part based his own The French Lieutenant's Woman on the work, the first attempt by a European to enter the mind of a black character. An attractive copy of this cultural landmark. . Édition Originale. Paris, Chez Ladvocat, 1824. 18 x 11 cm. 172 pages. Relié plein cuir vert / Beautiful contemporary Hardcover. Intérieur bon état malgré légéres rousseurs éparses. Couverture défraichie et tachée. Provenance: Exlibris: A Debidour (Élie Louis Marie Marc Antonin Debidour). / First published edition, following a private printing of 25 copies. A very good+ copy in contemporary paper-covered boards. An anonymously published novel by a French woman who was a close friend of Chateaubriand and who established a well-known salon in London. Her work has been compared to that of Richardson and Rousseau for obvious reasons, but she is perhaps more relevantly understood in the context of the early 19th-century French women's writing that has only rather recently become a subject of study. Based on the true story of a Sengalese servan, unaware of her race until she overhears talk of it among the French family for whom she works, and thus begins her life as a black woman. In large part the tale recounts her hopeless love for a white man and her eventual retreat to a convent. This is the first European novel featuring a black female protagonist, and according to John Fowles who at least in part based his own The French Lieutenant's Woman on the work, the first attempt by a European to enter the mind of a black character. An attractive copy of this cultural landmark. Claire, Duchesse de Duras (née Claire de Kersaint) (1777, Brest, Finistère ?- 1828) was a French writer best known for her 1823 novel called Ourika, which examines issues of racial and sexual equality, and which inspired the 1969 John Fowles novel The French Lieutenant's Woman. Claire de Duras left her native France for London during the French Revolution in 1789, and returned to France in 1808 as the Duchess of Duras. She maintained a famous literary salon in post-Revolutionary Paris and was the close friend of Chateaubriand, who she had met while in exile in London, and who helped her to publish her books. Ourika was published anonymously in 1823, one of five novels Claire de Duras had written during the previous year; only two of them were published during her lifetime. The three novellas that she did publish were only done so in order to prevent any possible plagiarism. Claire de Duras treated complex and controversial subjects, primarily dealing with oppressed/marginalized characters. She explored many fundamental principles of the French Revolution, and touched upon the intellectual debates of the Age of Enlightenment, particularly the equality of all men -- and women. In holding with these subjects, tragedy is a common theme. For a long time she was seen as the writer of small and unimportant sentimental novels, but recent criticism has revealed her works to be treasure troves of postmodern identity theory. It is likely she has not been well read because her choice and treatment of subject could not be appreciated until recently; she was ahead of her time. (Wikipedia) Extrait du résumé : Ravie, vers 1786, à un bateau négrier avant la traversée de l'Atlantique par un riche aristocrate qui achète la fillette, à peine âgée de deux ans, et en fait cadeau à Madame de Beauvau, Ourika n'aurait pu avoir que le destin de ces bibelots de luxe qui égayaient la cour et que l'on retrouve enturbannés, costumés d'or et de poupre dans les peintures de Watteau ou de Lancret. Mais son histoire fut tout autre. Madame de Beauvau l'éleva comme sa fille lui donna une éducation brillante et raffinée et elle traversa à ses côtés les turbulences révolutionnaires et les dangers de la Terreur. Un jour, seulement, Ourika découvrit la réalité de sa condition et le préjugé de couleur qui la condamnait à la solitude, elle entra au couvent et mourut de chagrin. Elle avait tout juste 18 ans. Morte loin du monde dans l'obscurité d'un couvent, Ourika aura pourtant eu un destin post mortem étonnant. Son histoire passionna les romantiques du début du XIXe. La duchesse de Duras s'en saisit et imagina un récit fait en confidence par Ourika dans son couvent peu avant de mourir. Elle raconte son enfance, sa méprise, l'amour de sa protectrice et sa grandeur d'âme. Le roman de Mme de Duras, dès 1823, circula dans les salons littéraires de Saint-Germain et emporta l'adhésion de toute une société aristocratique en mal d'histoires où la noblesse fasse la preuve de ses qualités morales et humanistes, comme cette sainte Mme de Bauveau qui éduqua et protégea dans sa maison Ourika. [www.africultures.com].

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        Tales of a Traveller. By Geoffrey Crayon, gent. [pseud.] .

      London: John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1824 - Two volumes. First edition (The American edition printed in Philadelphia was published later in the same year but failed to include 5 of the stories. The five did not appear until the second. American edition of 1825.) Large 8vo. 364 & 394 pp., plus pirated edition notice. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in polished calf, elaborate gilt spines with five raised bands, gilt-lettered titling and date. Cover with gilt design of quill pen, antique crayon holder, and a ribbon. (Geoffrey Crayon.) Bookplate of an early 1900s prominent Clevelander. Title label of volume II rubbed off, very light spotting on the first and last few pages of both volumes otherwise fine. Rare. BAL 10115 (noted state B, priority not established). Weight is 3 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Decastro The Memoirs of J. Decastro, Comedian.

      Sherwood, Jones & Co. 1824, London - xx. 270 pp. half brown morocco. marbled boards. prize labels on inside cover and rear board. book in fair condition with general wear and tear, mark on front board. b/w portrait and folding plate. First edition. Decastro was a Jewish Portugese comedian born in 1758. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Don Juan

      London: 1819-, 1824. One volume, quarto, half calf rebacked; and six volumes octavo, half morocco; showing wear to the edges and some chipping at spine extremities. Composite set of first editions, first quarto volume rather foxed. Don Juan was issued in three paper formats: this set was originally a set of the six small octavo editions, but has been enhanced by the inclusion of the large quarto first edition of the first volume, in a different binding. Slight variation in collation suggest that the last three volumes are later issue.Byron's satiric masterpiece had an involved publishing history, due in part to its critical rubbishing in tension with its popular success. Nonetheless, it is now held to be Byron's magnum opus. The first edition was issued without the infamous preface in which Byron savaged most of his contemporaries, and thus opens with his famous mock heroic hyperbole: 'I want a hero: an uncommon want...'.

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        Choix des plus Celebres Maisons de Plaisance de Rome des ses Environs

      Paris: Jules Didot Aine, 1824. Second edition. Hardcover. Modern quarter black morocco spine, and dark green damask cloth. Fine. 72 pages in text. Folio, 57 x 40 cm. Seventy-six engraved plates, numbered 1-75 with bis plate 39b. -- plus four engraved section titles and seventeen vignettes. Originally published 1809; this second edition is almost identical to the first. It was the first comprehensive survey with plans, sections, elevations and perspective views of the suburban villas of Rome with details of their garden arrangements. As some of the villas were not completed in their original design, or altered, the authors depict restorations based upon initial concepts. This work illustrates 24 villas with their gardens including Villas Albani, Medici, Panfili, Barberini, Borghese, D'Este, Farnesiana, Negroni and Madama, Casino del Papa in the Vatican gardens, and the Villa of Pope Julius III. Index of Architects [notables are Vignola, Bernini, Michaelangelo and Vasari]. BRUNET Vol. IV, p.489, calls it a " Tres-bel ouvrage." Old ownership blindstamp on title, minimal toning to first few leaves, overall an attractive copy, plates and text clean and bright.

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        Asiatic Islands and New Holland [The World in Miniature]; being a description of the manners, customs, character, and state of the various tribes by which they are inhabited

      London: Ackermann, 1824. Two volumes in one, duodecimo, with 26 hand-coloured engraved plates; a very good copy, untrimmed, well bound in modern half calf. A very good copy of this charming illustrated book; although separately published it also formed part of the series "The World in Miniature", published by Ackermann between 1821 and 1825, which ran to 43 volumes and covered most areas of the world, filling a demand for information on exotic places. The delightful coloured plates here include six studies of Australian aborigines, some of which are recognisable as coming from either the Baudin or the Freycinet voyage publications.

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        Essai sur les Cryptogames des Écorces Exotiques Officinales.

      Paris, Père et Fils 1824 - . précédé d`une méthode lichenographique, et d`un Genera, avec des considérations sur la reproduction des Agames. 2 Titelblätter + CIV (104) Seiten + 1 ausfaltbare Tabelle + 167 Seiten mit 130 Abbildungen (de plantes cryptogames nouvelles) + 6 Seiten (Souscripteurs-Fondateurs) + XXXIV Tafeln (Kupferstiche, davon 33 koloriert), fast alle mit kleinerem, lose vorliegendem Pergaminblatt. Sehr breitrandig, nicht beschnitten. Ca. 32,5 cm x ca. 25 cm. Pappeinband mit rot-goldenem Leder-Rückentitelschildchen und etwas Rückenvergoldung. In Französisch. - 1837 ist noch ein Supplementband mit 9 Lithographien erschienen. - Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 1.752. Pritzel, Thesaurus Literaturae Botanicae 2.836. Pritzel, Die Botanische Buchillustration II 617. Teilweise stärker berieben oder bestoßen (Ecken und Kanten). Vorsatz mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Keine Einträge. Papier nahezu nicht gebräunt, nur vereinzelt gering altersfleckig. Die Pergaminblätter häufig mit Knickspuren. Vorderes Gelenk gebrochen, Bindung sonst gut und fest. Zustand II (innen) - III (außen) (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Alexander Pope, with Notes and Illustrations by himself and others. To which are added, A New Life of the Author, an Estimate of his Poetical Character and Writings, and Occasional Remarks by William Roscoe

      London: Printed by C. and J. Rivington, etc... 1824., 1824. 10 volumes; 8vo. Handsome full diced calf in dark brown, with twin green title labels and gilt ruling to compartments, gilt rule to boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Bookplate of Robert Victor Elvey (noted bibliophile, collector and indeed bookdealer, partner in the firm of F. S. Ellis who sold books to the great, the good and the merely erudite for a large part of the 19th century) to paste downs. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope to vol.I; folding facsimiles. Internally clean with occasional light foxing, a trifle rubbed here and there but nevertheless durable and pleasing, a strong, distinguished, unsophisticated and unashamedly academic set.

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        The Description of Greece

      London: Richard Priestley,, 1824. Translated from the Greek. With Notes, in which much of the mythology of the Greeks is unfolded from a theory which has been for many ages unknown... A New Edition with considerable augmentations. 3 volumes, octavo (211 × 132 mm). Contemporary dark red half roan, marbled sides, decorative gilt spines, red speckled edges, marbled endpapers. 2 folding engraved maps, 5 folding engraved views in Athens. Bookplates of the politician Henry Austin Bruce, first Baron Aberdare (1815-1895). Small red ink splash on fore-edge of volumes I and II, scattered foxing or dust marking, neat repair to leaf [a3] in volume I. An attractive set in a period binding. Second edition, enlarged, of Thomas Taylor's translation, first published in 1794. Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) "was one of the greatest classicists of his day, and a convinced Neo-Platonist: 'Taylor the Pagan' was what Southey called him... His translation of Pausanius, published in 1794, the only work of his which we know Byron to have been acquainted, took ten months, and such was the exertion he put into it that he was deprived for ever afterwards of the use of his forefinger in writing" (Peter Cochran, Manfred: an Edition of Byron's manuscripts and a Collection of Essays, 2015, p. 126). Byron died, in Greece, in the year that this edition came out.

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        Curioser Spiegel, worinnen der ganze Lebenslauf des Menschen von der Kindheit bis zum Alter zu sehen, in Figuren, mit beygefugten ganz neuen kurzen Erklarungen vorgestellt.

      Verlag der Johann Andreas Endter. Endterischen Handlung, Nurnberg 1824 - Tall folio, 34 by 21 cm. Title, followed by 41 hand-colored plates. This work was originally published in 1689, and there was also an 1812 printing. This copy used the original woodcut plates, and the hand-coloring palette and style is consistent with that of the seventeenth century, lending an antiquarian authenticity to the edition. The are woodcuts by Elias Porzelius, mostly after designs by Susanne Maria Sandrart (1658-1716), the relatively rare known female artist of the time. The plates depict all the stages of life, from birth to death, and many depicting the various professions, including tailor, cobbler, baker, butcher, paper maker, bookbinder, cartwright or barrel-maker, dyer, weaver, stonecutter, coachmaker, house painter, saddler, locksmith, , blacksmith, carpenter, clown, etc. Particularly charming are the plates of acrobats and a sleigh procession. None of the illustrations are static -- they depict activity, and a sense of movement and things happening applies to every plate. Not infrequently there is even activity in the background. This applies to the several plates that cover a soldier's life, including an army on the move or at an encampment when soldiers in the foreground are playing dice and others farther back are kibitzing. Some of the illustratiions have touches of humor, and they all are suffused with humanity and a Rococo gracefulness in their composition and movement. The hand-coloring has a certain courseness, as actually is period appropriate to coloring of the seventeenth century in this kind of book. Pictorial label on front, laid onto marbled boards, with title of "Bilderbuch fur Kinder". Light wear to binding. Modern cloth box. An overall beautiful children's book that should speak to any antiquarian. Half Cloth. Marbled Boards. Custom Cloth Box to house book [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sporting Scrap Book

      Thomas McLean, London 1824 - No text. 27 x 19 cm. 50 hand-colored plates, many with multiple images, of the fifty plates, twenty are full paged sporting scenes, well drawn and nicely coloured, and printed on heavy paper. All plates printed recto only. Bright, clean copy, most plates titled at head, the frontispiece , "Wild Fowl Shooting." DIXON 67; MELLON/PODESCHI 120. Orig. deep rose boards, front cover text within rectangular border, backstrip rebacked in modern red morocco with red morocco corners housed in red cloth chemise in matching half red morocco slipcase, the latter with raised bands, spines lettered and decorated in gilt. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VASE N. 24 [and] VASE N. 25 [An Original Colour Aquatint Plate From] Collection Des Vases Grecs by De M. Le Compte De Lamberg Expliquee Et Publiee Par Alexander De LaBorde

      Paris Imprimerie De Jules Didot Aine 1813-1824 - From the first edition of this monumental work on classical art. An original aquatint printed in terracotta-red and black over a white background. This plate, XL of volume II, is one of the finest plates of the collection. It represents two juxtaposed, black-glazed vases, a terracotta-figured warrior is seen on the left vase, while a terracotta-figured griffon in an ornate border is seen on the vase to the right. The plate is numbered and each vase is captioned. Printed on a folio captioned sheet measuring 22.5" x 16.5", the two vases are each over 9" tall. , Now presented in cream mounting boards 26" x 22", glazed behind clear mylar. A fine and beautifully preserved plate in excellent condition. ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE PLATES OF THE COLLECTION, this plates features two full views of vases, providing a sense of depth and grace far deeper then the typically flat images associated with this famous work. This plate is from the original edition of LaBorde's COLLECTION DES VASES GRECS DE MR. LE COMTE DE LAMBERG. The Count of Lamberg, Ambassador to the King of Naples, assembled a remarkable collection of approximately 500 vases which included a number given to him by the Queen of Naples. Laborde, mindful of faults in the illustrations of the famous Hamilton catalogues, was intent on producing an even finer book, and rendering the objects with 'extreme fidelity'. Brunet said of the production, "the precious pieces [in this collection] are shown here with remarkable precision." Quérard noted, "this work deserves particular attention for its fine execution. It was attempted as much as possible to present facsimiles, so to speak, of the vases, with all the colours and figures that can be seen on these precious pieces." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A journal of the travels and sufferings of Daniel Saunders.

      Salem, MA, Joshua & John D. Cushing, 1824. - 12mo. 48 pp. With woodcut frontispiece. Modern marbled half cloth. Daniel Saunders, an officer in the American merchant navy, left Salem, Massachusetts, on a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope on 4 May 1791. He served as second mate aboard the "Grand Sachem", a merchant vessel under the command of Captain Jonathan Carnes. The ship arrived at the Cape without incident, after a voyage of 116 days, and Saunders transferred to the "Commerce", which was sailing for India. After travelling up the coast of Africa and along the coast of Arabia, the ship was wrecked off Oman, at Cape Mirbat, on 10 July 1792. Saunders was among the few survivors; after a long and difficult crossing of the desert he succeeded in reaching Muscat. There he was able to recover and signed up on an English ship heading for Bombay. He left India on 12 of June. He recorded the story of his voyage in a diary which he published, with the permission of the U.S. Congress, on his return to Salem in November 1794. The fifteen-page appendix contains a general description of Arabia which must be regarded as one of the earliest American descriptions of Arabia based on personal observation. Very rare. - Spotted & browned; early ownership of Eugene Noyes at head of title page. Xavier Beguin Billecocq, "Oman", p. 154f. Evans 22136. Cf. Macro 2014 (1794 ed.). Sabin 77172. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sporting Scrap Book

      London: Thomas McLean, 1824. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. deep rose boards, front cover text within rectangular border, backstrip rebacked in modern red morocco with red morocco corners housed in red cloth chemise in matching half red morocco slipcase, the latter with raised bands, spines lettered and decorated in gilt. Fine. Alken, Henry. No text. 27 x 19 cm. 50 hand-colored plates, many with multiple images, of the fifty plates, twenty are full paged sporting scenes, well drawn and nicely coloured, and printed on heavy paper. All plates printed recto only. Bright, clean copy, most plates titled at head, the frontispiece , "Wild Fowl Shooting." DIXON 67; MELLON/PODESCHI 120.

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        The History of Ancient and Modern Wines.

      London: Baldwin Cradock and Joy. 1824 - FIRST EDITION. Large 4to, 270 x 210 mms., pp. xvi, 408, including half-title, with 8 engraved vignettes in text and 24 engraved initials, all on vinous themes, folding Appendix leaf between pages 380 and 381, bound in contemporary (?original) embossed cloth, rebacked in slightly different cloth; front hinge crudely repaired, rubber stamp of W. H. Hirst on recto of front free end-paper, tape marks on bookplate of William Farran on front paste-down end-paper, extremities worn, small stain on front cover, but a reasonably copy, inscribed by Henderson to Farran, viz., "Wm Farran Esq/ with the Author's best Respects." Farran or Farren is possibly the actor William Farren (1786 - 1861). Henderson (1779/80&#150;1863) was born in Aberdeen, where he had his early schooling; he later attended the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M. D. in 1803. ODNB notes "The work for which Henderson is best-known is his History of Ancient and Modern Wines (1824), an elegant book embellished by engravings of classical figures, grapes, and garlands. Henderson's account of wines and wine production was based on observations made during visits to the wine-growing districts of France, Italy, and Germany, to the sherry-producing districts of Spain, and to Portugal. His remarks about wine production in Madeira show that he had visited the island. His discussion of wines of the Cape includes comments on the methods used in production, and he remarked that the only exception to their execrable quality was found in wines from farms at the foot of Table Mountain. Henderson's copy of Edward Barry's Observations Historical, Critical and Medical on the Wines of the Ancients (1775) is extensively annotated and appears to form the basis for his own book." Gabler G-23790. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Drei Mädchen in bergiger Landschaft, sinnend um ein Stundenglas sitzend.

      . Radierung mit zartem Plattenton, "inv. 1824", auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 15,4:17 cm. Provenienz: Doublette Königliches Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, mit Veräußerungsstempel, vgl. Lugt 1610. Literatur: Stoll 138. - Sehr guter Abdruck mit vollem Rand. Mehrere Feder- und Bleistiftstudien belegen, wie sich Ludwig Emil Grimm mit seiner Bildidee, die Vergänglichkeit alles Irdischen darzustellen, auseinandersetzte. Nach mehreren Entwicklungsstadien entstand schließlich die vorliegende Fassung, ein "Memento mori", ikonographisch eigenwillig und ungewohnt.. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        KÖLN. Gesamtansicht über den Rhein, im Vordergrund Rheinkahn.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von L. Schnell nach Rud. Kuntz, um 1824, 14,5 x 22 cm. Engelmann II, 822; Schmitt 167, A. 10. - Breitrandig und mit feinstem Altkolorit.

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        KOBLENZ. Gesamtansicht den Rhein entlang, rechts Ehrenbreitstein.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von L. Schnell nach E. Fries, um 1824, 14,5 x 22 cm. Engelmann II, 822; Schmitt 167, A. 6. - Breitrandig und mit feinstem Altkolorit.

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        "Echelet picumne & Echelet grimpeur, mâle"

      Presumably Paris, 1824. Watercolour of two birds, 480 x 350 mm., on wove paper, signed (on the lower branch) "J.G. Prêtre. 1824", pencil annotations, some inoffensive spots and marks to the verso; very good. Two Australian treecreepers painted in Paris. Beautifully finished original watercolour of a Brown Treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus) and a White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaea) by the prolific zoological artist Jean Gabriel Prêtre. Prêtre (1768-1849) was a French artist who studied under the great Gerard van Spaendonck. He moved to Paris to work on the collections of Josephine at Malmaison, and also became associated with the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. In the early decades of the nineteenth century Prêtre moved in the first scientific circles in Paris, working with key figures such as Audebert, Cuvier, Desmarest and de Blainville. Prêtre also worked on the natural history atlas published as part of the official account of the Freycinet voyage.This study of two Australian treecreepers was later turned into plate 281 of Temminck's Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux... (Paris, 1820-1839). Temminck's lavishly illustrated work was issued in 102 parts between 1820-1839 as a kind of continuation to Buffon's Histoire naturelle des oiseaux (1770-1786). In total the published work contained some 600 engraved plates, figuring around 800 birds (many two to a plate, as here). The two central artists in the publication were Nicolas Huet and Prêtre, and the finished publication is considered "the most monumental work of the post-Napoleonic period" (Balis). Nonetheless, it is noticeable that compared to this original watercolour the published sketch has lost some of the fineness of detail, making this an exceptionally important survival.It is very likely that the birds depicted by Prêtre were in fact collected by the scientists of the Freycinet voyage, but there is nothing in Temminck's book which explicitly confirms this hypothesis.

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        Carte et planches du dictionnaire geographique, statistique et historique du canton de Vaud.

      Lausanne, Blanchard, 1824.. 26x21 cm. 1 Bl., 1 doppelblattgr. kolor. Karte und 30 (von 31) meist kolor. Tafeln. OBr.. Barth 21004. - Es fehlt die Tafeln 3 (Jeunes filles villageoises des environs de Vevey). - ; entre elles est une femme du Pays-d'Enhaut-Romand. - Die Tafeln wie folgt: Carte du Canton de Vaud, divise en dix-neuf districts. - Costumes. 1. Helvetiens, avant la domination des Romains, et leurs habitations. - 2.Vigneron du Pays de Vaud, au commencement du XVIe siecle. - Antiquites. 4. Statue de bronze, representant un Genie, vue en face et de cote, trouvee en 1790, a Gilamont, sur Vevey (auf Doppeltafel). - 5. Sympule d'argent; 6. Anneau d'argent; Trouves en 1804, pres de Clarens, district de Vevey (auf 1 Tafel). - 7. Figure cabalistique de bronze; 17. Lampe de bronze, ornee de tetes de boucs; Trouvees a Avenches (auf 1 Tafel). - 8. Poids ou Marcs de terre cuite, trouves pres de Vevey (auf Doppeltafel). - 9. Patere de bronze, figurant l'accouchement de Leda, trouvee a Avenches. - 10. Bas-Relief de bronze, representant un Taurobole, trouve en 1629, a Vidy, pres de Lausanne. - 11. Pave a la Mosaique, decouvert en 1817, pres d'Avenches (mit restauriertem Ausriss, ca. 1/3 des Bildes). - 12. Petit vase de terre cuite; 13. Lampe de terre cuite; Trouves a Avenches (auf 1 Tafel). - 14. Vase lacrymatoire de verre, trouve en 1815, a Vallereyres, sur Villeneuve; 15. Cochlear (cuiller a encens) de cuivre, trouvee a la Muraz, pres de Villeneuve; 16. Petite Statue d'Hercule de bronze, trouvee a Avenches (auf 1 Tafel). - 17. (s. No. 7). - 18.; 20.-21. Fragmens de Sculptures antiques qui se voient a Nyon. 19., Hache de bronze, trouvee pres de St. Legier, sur Vevey (auf Doppeltafel). - 22. Pave a la Mosaique, decouvert en 1802, a Baugy, district de Vevey (auf Doppeltafel). - Medailles vaudoises. 1.-9. (auf 2 Doppeltafeln). - (Rücken eingerissen. Name und Stempel auf Vorderdeckel und Titelblatt. Karte mit hs. Bleistiftnotizen ausserhalb der Platte. 1 Tafel etwas fleckig, sonst nur vereinzelt im Rand schwach fleckig).

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        Die schöne Müllerin ein Cyclus von Liedern gedichtet von Wilhelm Müller. In Musik gesetzt für eine Singstimme mit Pianoforte Begleitung und dem Hn. Carl Freyherrn von Schönstein gewidmet. 25tes Werk [D 795]

      Wien, Sauer u. Leidesdorf/Diabelli [1824/1830].. 5 Hefte. qu.-4°. 19, 19, 13, 12, 15 gest. Notens. mit separaten Titelblättern bzw. -Vignetten. (Pl. N. 651 und 653) [1824] [Heft 3 und 4], (Pl. N. 3525, 3526, 3529) [1830] [Heft 1,2,5]. Neuerer Hln.-Bd. mit altem Deckelschildchen. Geringf. randrissig und leicht fingerfleckig. Sonst durchwegs gute Abzüge. Die Titelblätter der Hefte 3 und 4 etw. stockfleckig, sign. und gestempelt (alt). EA (Heft 3 und 4) Deutsch S. 498; Hirsch IV.501 und IV.502; Weinmann S. 55 bzw. 224. - Heft 3 und 4 in Erstausgabe des Verlags Sauer & Leidesdorf, Heft 1, 2 und 5 in der bei Diabelli erschienenen und von ihm sowie J. N. Vogel revidierten zweiten Ausgabe. Nachgebunden eine Inhaltsangabe des Sammelbandes von alter Hand.

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        Traite Complet de l'Art de la Distillation. Contenant, dans un ordre methodique, Les instructions theoriques et pratiques les plus exactes et les plus nouvelles dur la preparation des liqueurs alcoholiques avec les raisins, les grains, les pommes de terre, les fecules et tous les vegetaux sucres ou farineux

      Paris: Bachelier, 1824., 1824. 2 volumes; 8vo. Finely bound in period looking full calf with raised bands, twin (red and black) title labels and extra gilt to spines; original marbled end papers. With 8 folding plates of diagrams. Some browning throughout. Text in French. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The History of England. During the Reign of George III [the Third]. Designed as a Continuation of Hume and Smollett

      London: J. Robins and Co., 1824., 1824. 4 volumes; 8vo. Superb contemporary dark brown half calf with burgundy title label, gilt raised bands and volume number, and blind tooling to spines; blind tooled rule; marbled boards and end papers. Portrait frontispiece to volume 1. Bookplate. Some light foxing. A sound and very decorative set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Sujet d'un Vase de la Forme No. 3 [and] Sujet d'un Vase de la Meme Forme [An Original Colour Aquatint Plate From] Collection Des Vases Grecs by De M. Le Compte De Lamberg Expliquee Et Publiee Par Alexander De LaBorde

      Paris Imprimerie De Jules Didot Aine 1813-1824 - From the first edition of this monumental work on classical art. An original aquatint printed in terracotta-red and black over a white background. This single sheet features two plates, LXVI and LXVII, in the upper six revelers are depicted in this crowded scene. A woman plays a double flute, while the others dance, one of them carries a torch. The plate below depicts a (stylized) gray-haired old man who sits while an elegantly dressed maiden shows him a highly decorated bowl. Each plate is numbered and individually captioned. Printed on a folio captioned sheet measuring 22.5" x 16.5", the upper image approximately, "14 x 8", the lower 9.25" by 8"., Now presented in cream mounting boards 26" x 22", glazed behind clear mylar. A fine and beautifully preserved plate in excellent condition. AN IMPRESSIVE PLATE FEATURING TWO CAPTIONED IMAGES. This plate is from the original edition of LaBorde's COLLECTION DES VASES GRECS DE MR. LE COMTE DE LAMBERG. The Count of Lamberg, Ambassador to the King of Naples, assembled a remarkable collection of approximately 500 vases which included a number given to him by the Queen of Naples. Laborde, mindful of faults in the illustrations of the famous Hamilton catalogues, was intent on producing an even finer book, and rendering the objects with 'extreme fidelity'. Brunet said of the production, "the precious pieces [in this collection] are shown here with remarkable precision." Quérard noted, "this work deserves particular attention for its fine execution. It was attempted as much as possible to present facsimiles, so to speak, of the vases, with all the colours and figures that can be seen on these precious pieces." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRACTICA CRIMINAL DE ESPAÑA,

      Imp. Fermín Villalpando - Madrid. 1824. José Marcos Gutierrez a costa de la heredera del autor Doña Josefa Gutierrez. Tercera edición. 3 Vol. Vol 1: XIV+412Pág. Vol 2: 317Pág. Vol 3: 171Pág. 21x15. El tercer tomo contiene el apartado sobre delitos y penas. Ref 8.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Critical Inquiry into Antient [Ancient] Armour, as it Existed in Europe, but Particularly in England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of King Charles II, with a Glossary of Military Terms of the Middle Ages

      London: For Robert Jennings, 1824., 1824. 3 volumes, Folio. With 80 fine plates, 70 of which are hand-coloured and illuminated in gold and silver; also 27 fine hand-coloured historiated initials. Each volume with half-title, engraved title and full title. Beautifully bound in dark brown half crushed morocco with gilt titles and blind tooling to spines, marbled boards and edges. A superb set. This most superb archæological work is animated with numerous novelties, curious and historical disquisitions, and brilliant and recondite learning - Learning going to Court in the full, rich costume of the Order of the Garter. Plates as fine as the monuments of Westminster Abbey. Really and truly the work admirably executed and deserves every eulogy', Edinburgh Review quoted in Lowndes. A valuable work', Lowndes. This laborious work, practically the first on the subject, remains an authority', D.N.B.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. A Diverting Story.

      [18] unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only; recto of last leaf blank; verso bear a booklist of 52 items, of which this title is number 4. Hand-coloured title-page vignette and 16 hand-coloured engravings with text beneath. Original printed buff wrappers the a repeat of the title-page vignette to upper cover. 18 x 11 cm. Contained in a half calf, gilt folding case. Moon 362(3). First published in 1820. Small split at base of spine; ownership name of Sophia Stevens on blank verso of front cover; small stain at the base of one leaf. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Atlas historique, genealogique, chronologique et geographique.

      Paris, Leclère, (1824). - Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 34 doppelblattgrosse (davon 18 mit kolorierten Karten von typographischem Text umgeben) Tafeln, 3 Blatt, Halblederband der Zeit, 55 x 39 cm, Einband etwas berieben, sonst sauber und frisch. Historisch-genealogische Tabellen, gegen Ende eine schöne Weltkarte in zwei Hemisphären mit Einzeichnung verschiedener Entdeckungsreisen (datiert wie nahezu alle Tabellen und Karten "1824"). Die Tafeln nummeriert I. &#150; XXXIII., die &#132;Carte Supplementaire" (Nordamerika) liegt lose bei. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Determination experimentale de la valeur du metre en longueurs d?ondes lumineuses

      With 2 full - page engravings and numerous charts in the text. Half morocco and marbled boards, rebacked with the original backstrip laid down, gilt decorations on the spine; interior clean, all edges gilt. A unique copy inscribed to astronomer Benjamin Apthorp Gould from each member of the Comité Internationale du Poids et Measures, with a photograph of them tipped in. First separate edition of this scarce work by renowned scientist Albert Michelson, the first American Nobel Prize winner for physics. The work describes the length of the international meter bar, which Michelson originally measured in terms of wave - lengths of cadmium light. Two years earlier, Michelson found that the red spectral line of natural cadmium was exceptionally coherent. He then developed an interferometer to determine the length of the International Prototype Meter. His measurements gave the meter a value of 1,553,164.13 times the wavelength of cadmium red in air, at 760 mm of atmospheric pressure at 15 C. This copy is inscribed to the noted American astronomer Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824 - 1896), who founded the Argentine National Observatory. It is signed by all members of the International Committee for Weights and Measures for Gould?s 70th birthday, with an original photograph of the Committee tipped in. The Committee was formed on May 20, 1875 when the Treaty of the Meter was signed by 17 countries. Gould received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1883 for his publication Uranometria Argentina (1879). The publication assigned Gould designations to all bright stars within 100 degrees of the south celestial pole in a manner similar to what Flamsteed had earlier done for the northern hemisphere. Born in Prussia to a Jewish family, Michelson moved to America at the age of two. He joined the U.S. Naval Academy in 1869, with a focus in optics, heat, and climatology. In 1907, Michelson was recognized for his work on measuring the speed of light, and for the Michelson - Morley experiment, which attempted to determine the velocity of matter, the results of which were used by Einstein to develop his theory of special relativity. As well as winning the Nobel Prize, Michelson was also awarded the Copley Medal, the Henry Draper Medal, and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. It is interesting to note that a crater in the moon is named after him.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg]
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        "Recherches expérimentales sur les propriétés et les fonctions du système nerveux, dans les animaux vertébrés."

      Paris: Crevot. 1824. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], xxvi, [2], 331; near fine in later blue cloth, black morocco label on spine. Garrison-Morton 1493: ""Experimental proof that vision depends on the integrity of the cerebral cortex."""

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 2 SS. 8vo.. "Ich bedaure sehr, Herr Friedlaender, Sie nicht gesehen zu haben. Kommen Sie doch, wo möglich morgen - Donnerstag - um 11 Uhr oder Freitag bis Mittag. In der Regel bin ich nur vormittags zu Hause [ ]. Ich habe Ihnen ohnlängst abermals geschrieben und Ihnen neue Eintrittskarten zu unserem Feste im Hotel de Ville zugeschickt, habe aber nochmals keine Antwort von Ihnen erhalten und zweifle ob Ihnen mein Brief zugekommen [ ]". - Mainzer studierte seit 1824 Theologie am Bischöflichen Priesterseminar in Trier und wurde 1827 zum Priester geweiht. Mit Unterstützung seines Bischofs konnte Mainzer seine musikalische Ausbildung auf Studienreisen fortsetzen und war nach seiner Rückkehr 1830 als Gesanglehrer am Bischöflichen Priesterseminar sowie am Lehrerseminar in Trier tätig. Wegen seiner Zugehörigkeit zu den sogenannten Reformgeistlichen wurde er 1832 vom geistlichen Amt suspendiert; Mainzer verließ die kath. Kirche und emigrierte nach Brüssel. Seit 1835 lebte er als Komponist, Musikkritiker und -pädagoge in Paris, ging 1841 nach London, dann nach Edinburgh und wurde 1844 mit einer musikwissenschaftlichen Arbeit promoviert. 1842 gründete er "Mainzers Musical Times", die heutige "Musical Times".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Navigator, containing directions for navigating the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers; with an Ample Account of these Much Admired Waters from the Head of the Former to the Mouth of the Latter.12th Edition, 1824

      Cramer and Spears, Pittsburgh 1824 - Twelfth Edition, 1824. 8vo, original half leather and plain paper-covered tan boards, 275 pp., with all plates (strip maps of the river) present and map of Pittsburgh and the Falls of the Ohio. Very good copy with neat old leather reinforcement to spine ends, light rubbing to joints, minor rubbing and soil to binding, hinges tight and sound, contents very good and crisp with expected scattered foxing throughout. The last edition published of this famous riverboatman's guide to the rivers, and with the concentration on points west and south of Pittsburgh but still containing much on southwestern Pennsylvania waterways. RARE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Zur Kritik neuerer Geschichtsschreiber. Eine Beylage zu desselben romanischen und germanischen Geschichten. Leipzig & Berlin: G. Reimer, 1824.

      - First edition of the most influential work of the leading German historian of the nineteenth century. Printing and the Mind of Man 286. 'The typical features of Ranke's historiographical work were his concern for universality and his research into particular limited periods. In 1824 he produced his maiden work, the Geschichte der romanischen und germanischen Völker von 1494 bis 1514, which treats the struggle waged between the French and the Habsburgs for Italy as the phase that ushered in the new era. The appended treatise, Zur Kritik neuerer Geschichtsschreiber, in which he showed that the critical analysis of tradition is the historian's basic task, is the more important work. As a result of these publications, he was appointed associate professor in 1825 at the University of Berlin, where he taught as full professor from 1834 to 1871. Many of the students in his famous seminars were to become prominent historians, continuing his method of research and training in other universities. Zur Kritik neuerer Geschichtsschreiber established critical methods of historical scholarship that have since become normative. Ranke emphasized the acquisition of first-hand information and the tireless search for all relevant data, which he defined as "memoirs, diaries, letters, reports from embassies, and original narratives of eyewitnesses." He cited Guicciardini as an example of faulty historiographical practice, demonstrating that he invented the content of many reported speeches, that he could not have had any personal knowledge of many events about which he wrote, and that, even when he did have personal knowledge, he often copied from contemporary accounts' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, xii, 202 pp., contemporary half leather, spine gilt, just the smallest signs of wear to hinges, bookplate on pastedown, uncut, a fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Liverpool, New South Wales

      1824. Hand-coloured aquatint, 274x172mm (image size); very good, framed. Lycett arrived in New South Wales as a convict in 1810, and quickly became artist to the governor. Impressed with his talents Macquarie sent some of his drawings to Earl Bathurst, Secretary of the Colonies who granted the artist a pardon.Lycett a very significant artist of his period in Australia and his Views in Australia is an important early visualization of the Macquarie's Australia and also of the Aboriginal people of New South Wales. The views are of remarkable importance as they provide one of the first glimpses of the colony that can be recognised as obviously Australian.

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        Baierisches Gelehrten-Lexikon, worinn alle Gelehrte Baierns und der obern Pfalz,. welche bis auf das XVIII. Jahrhundert und zwar bis zum Ausgange des Jahrs 1724 daselbst gelebt und geschrieben haben, mit ihren sowohl gedruckten als noch ungedruckten Schriften nach alphabetischer Ordnung beschrieben. Landshut, M. Hagen 1795. 8°. 8 Bll. 806 S. 8 Bll. Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Zischka 138: ?Sehr gründliche Arbeit? - Pfister 4017: "Geschätztes Hauptwerk" - nicht in Slg. Seemann.- Erste Ausgabe, von größter Seltenheit. 1824 erschien noch ein Ergänzungsband.- Durchgeh. gebräunt, tls. stärker stockfl., Ebd. mit kl. Wurmgänge, tls. etw. fleckig u. berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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