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        Memorials of the Bagot Family Compiled in 1823. Signed and Inscribed Copy

      Blithfield, Staffordshire: Wm. Hodgetts, Printer. G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Cover and spine lightly rubbed. Upper joint slightly split. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. Contents VG. 1824. First Edition. Contemporary calf. 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). 172pp, xxxi. 4 folding tables, 5 engraved plates, hand-coloured engraving of Pool Park, signed on reverse by Lord Bagot. Although the name of the compiler is not stated on the title page, a short paragraph on page 99 states 'William, the Second Lord Bagot, and Compiler of these Memorials....' The volume is inscribed on a preliminary page to Henry Eyers Landor Esq, and dated Blithfield, January 1827. There is also a signature of Lord Bagot on the reverse of the linen back hand coloured engraving bound in at page 74. Also bound in at page 158 is a manuscript description of the felling of an elm tree. .

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        Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the Pacific Performed in the Years 1821-22-23.

      John Murray, London 1824 - Marbled paper over boards, half bound in leather, title tooled in gilt onto six compartment spine, all edges trimmed, leather headbands, 4to (10-1/2 x 8 inches [26.7 x 20.4 cm]) pp. (8), xxx, (2), 571, errata, 4 fold-out charts and 4 numbered fold-out views "Appearances of Lands" bound at rear, 31 plates [inc. frontis], 5 of which are maps. Maps and plates are not included in pagination, whereas all tables are. Collated, complete and tightly bound. Stain to spine leather, rubbing to boards, light offset and browning to some foldout maps and views, occasional foxing, discoloration and slight wave to pages. Crack in front hinge near the binders twine used to sew down front endpaper - as per book binding methods of the time where ".until the early years of the nineteenth century all endpapers, were sewn on, and never merely tipped on with paste as they sometimes are today." [Middleton, 4th edition, p. 108-111]. Sent by the Admiralty to search for a passage along the west coast of Foxe Basin, Parry sailed north of Southampton Island instead of south, the route preferred by previous navigators, and thus became the first to sail through Frozen Strait and confirmed Middleton's discovery of Repulse Bay. In late Aug. having found no passage through Repulse Bay, he explored the coast northward, sailing as far as Ross Bay. In Feb. 1822, Eskimos visited their winter quarters on Winter Island and spent much of the winter in the expedition's company, enabling Parry and his men to make detailed observations on their customs and language. After leaving their winter quarters, they explored farther north equipped with Eskimo maps (ESKIMAUX CHART No 1, No 2 & No 3, facing p. 197, 198 and 252) and found the entrance to Fury and Hecla Strait. Ice prevented their passing through it, but overland journeys confirmed that it led westward to a sea. Parry returned to winter quarters and attempted to sail through Fury and Hecla Strait the following summer. Unsuccessful in this attempt, and fearing scurvy, he then returned home. Ref. Lande, 1385; Cooke/Holland, p 147; Sabin 58864. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atla ntic to the Pacific. 2vols.

      John Murray, London, 1824, - PARRY, William Edward, Captain. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific ; performed in the years 1819-1820, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper, AND Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's Ships Fury and Hecla, [both] under the orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and Commander of the Expedition. With an appendix, containing the scientific and other observations [Vol 1]. Illustrated with numerous plates [Vol 2]. L.: John Murray, Publisher to the Admiralty, and Board of Longitude, 1821, 1824. Vol. 1: Pp. (10),[i]-xxix,(3),[1]-310,(2),(i)-clxxix,(3), folding map frontis., + 19 p. of plates (some folding). Vol. 2: Pp. (10),[i]-xxx,(2),[1]-571,(1), frontis., + 30 p. of plates and 8 folding charts at rear. Large 8vo, smartly rebound in modern half green calf with gilt lettering and bands to spine, all edges marbled. A separately-published lot of accounts of two of Parry's voyages (first in 1818, secondly in 1820), into the arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. In Parry's first voyage, his fleet journeyed a distance which turned out to be roughly half the distance from Greenland to the Bering Strait, while his second voyage failed to produce any further information as to the location of the Northwest Passage. This set documents his voyages. Modern rebinding, occasional foxing, some minor discolouration to pages opposite plates, else vg. For the set. 900.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North - West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1821-22-23, in His Majestys Ships Fury and Hecla,

      John Murray, London 1824 - Pp. xxx, 571, errata, adverts. Partially un cut towards end. Illustrated with full page and folding engravings & maps. Ex priory library. Minimal stamps. Small label top left hand corner front cover. Front hinge cracked. Corners & spine ends bumped & rubbed. Occasional foxing. Good otherwise. Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIR DESCRIPTIVE OF THE RESOURCES, inhabitants, and hydrography of Sicily and its Islands, interspersed with antiquarian and other notices by Captain

      Murray,, London, 1824 - gr. vol. in-4 gr., pp. XVI, 291, LXXIII, (18), bella leg. mod. m. pelle con angoli, tit. oro al d., carta dec. ai piatti, in cofanetto. Con una gr. tav. ripiegata con la topografia della Sicilia e 13 bellissime tavv. in acquatinta con vedute, costumi siciliani, antichità, etc. [014]

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        Memoir Descriptive of the Resources, Inhabitants, and Hydrography of Sicily and its Islands, interspersed with Antiquarian and other Notices.

      John Murray., London 1824 - Dedicated, by permission, to the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty, and intended to accompany the atlas of Sicily, published at their office. Captain Smyth fellow of the Astronomical and Antiquarian Societies of London. Quarto, xvi, [without half title] 291, appendix lxxiii, 1, 15p index. folding map of Sicily and fourteen aquatint plates. contemporary calf over marbled boards, [front board shows wear but firm]. Good copy of this Scarce title, occasional light spotting / soiling. London 1824 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte zweyer Somnambülen. Nebst einigen andern Denkwürdigkeiten aus dem Gebiete der magischen Heilkunde und der Psychologie.

      Karlsruhe, Gottlieb Braun 1824.. 8°. X, 452(2) S. Pappband d. Zt. m. braunem Kleisterpapier-Bezug u. goldgepr. Rückentit. auf mont. farb. Papierschi. Einbd. z.Tl. stärker berieben u. bestoßen; Bibl.-Etik. auf vord. Spiegel; im Text durchgeh. stärker braunfl.. Wellcome III,3887; Hirsch-H. III,509f.; Goed. VIII,207,41; Slg Borst 1447. Seltene erste Ausgabe der Abhandlung des deutschen Dichters und Arztes Justinus Kerner (1786-1862) über seine Erfahrungen mit dem Somnambulismus. K. beschäftigte sich mit dem animalischen Magnetismus von Franz Anton Mesmer, später wandte er sich zunehmend dem Übersinnlichen sowie den 'Nachtseiten' der menschlichen Natur zu. Ab 1826 behandelte er die als Seherin von Prevorst bekannt gewordene Friederike Hauffe, bei der Somnambulismus diagnostiziert wurde. Bei deren Behandlung wendete er die Methoden der Magnetotherapie von Mesmer an. Im Sinne der romantischen Naturphilosophie waren Ärzte und Naturforscher im frühen 19. Jahrhundert vor allem von den psychischen Phänomenen des 'Somnambulismus' fasziniert, manche Somnambulen wurden deshalb fast wie Heilige verehrt. Auch an Kerners tiefer Ehrfurcht vor seiner Patientin Friederike Hauffe bestehen keine Zweifel.

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        Icones helminthum systema Rudolphii entozoologicum illustrantes

      Vienna: A. Strauss, 1824. <p>Bremser, Joannes Gottfried (1767-1827). Icones helminthum systema Rudolphii entozoologicum illustrantes. [4], 12pp. 18 hand-colored engraved plates by Heinrich Mansfeld after Bremser&#146;s drawings. Vienna: Anton Strauss, 1824. 387 x 281 mm. Later half cloth, marbled boards, slight wear at corners. Very good copy.</p> <p>First Edition of one of the earliest works on helminthology, the study of parasitic worms. These beautifully executed plates were prepared by the curator of Vienna&#146;s Natural History Cabinet and illustrate the specimens in the Cabinet&#146;s collection, along with some rare examples from other collections. The plates were intended to illustrate the classification system set forth in the Synopsis entozoorum (1819) of Karl Asmund Rudolphi (1771-1832), who founded the science of helminthology at the turn of the 19th century. The plates include images of nematodes, acanthocephalans, trematoda (flukes), cestoidea (tapeworms) and cystica (taenia). </p>

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        Histoire du Bas-Empire

      36 - Paris - De L'Imprimerie de Firmin Didot 1824 - A rare fascinating collection of worksexploring the history of the later Roman Empire. New edition written in French. The decline of the Roman Empire refers to the gradual societal collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Many theories of causality prevail, but most concern the disintegration of political, economic, military, and other social institutions, in tandem with foreign invasions and usurpers from within the empire. Volume I focuses on Constantine the Great, Constantine I or Saint Constantine, whowas Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Well known for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, Constantine and co-Emperor Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious tolerance of all religions throughout the empire. The foremost general of his time, Constantine defeated the emperors Maxentius and Licinius during civil wars. He also fought successfully against the Franks, Alamanni, Visigoths, and Sarmatians during his reigneven resettling parts of Dacia which had been abandoned during the previous century. Constantine built a new imperial residence in place of Byzantium, naming it New Rome. However, in Constantine's honour, people called it Constantinople, which would later be the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire for over one thousand years. Because of this, he is thought of as the founder of the Eastern Roman Empire. Originally compiled by French historical writer, Charles Le Beau,the work was acontinuation of Charles Rollin's Histoire Romaine and JBL Crevier's Histoire des empereurs. This later new edition is produced by M. De Saint-Martin, a belletrist valued forhis aesthetic qualities and originality of style and tone. Thisinfluencial workis consideredto befaithfulto Byzantine historians, and the way in whichit describesConstantine I refounding itas an imperial residence in 330 AD. With R. M. Beverley's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume, author of The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species. Complete in twenty-one volumes. Condition: Rebound in crushed morocco bindings with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, sound but with light rubbing to the boards and minor wear to extremities. Light shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Volume twenty-one has some light damp staining to the front board. Volume fifteen, andsixteen has light corrective fluid to the spine. Internally, all arefirmly bound and bright. Clean throughout, aside from faint marginal tide marks to pages 466 and 467 to volume one, and ink marks to text block edge of volume fifteen, not encroaching on text. Ink stamp to front endpaper of volume one, and armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Botanical Cabinet: consisting of Coloured Delineations of Plants, from all Countries, with a short Account of each, Directions for Management &c. &c. (Volume IX)

      London: John & Arthur Arch [et al.]. 1824. First. Volume nine only. Quarto. Engraved title page, 100 hand-colored plates by George Cooke (numbered 801-900) with letterpress descriptions, index at the back. Contemporary dark-green half morocco and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Professional repair to the front hinge, else very good with some scattered foxing. The engraved plates are early impressions, beautifully and intricately hand-colored, thus imparting to each plant depicted a living, three-dimensional effect. Nissen BBI 2228. .

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, in Chrononlogical Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence, and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons, and Various Original Pieces of His Composition

      J.F. Dove, Printed for R. Baynes; J. Bain; W. Crawford, Etc., London 1824 - 8vo - over 7¾. Book. 4 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece in Volume 1; folding facsimile plate in Volume 2. (8vo) 8½x5½, period diced full calf, modern calf rebacking, morocco spine labels. Some light wear to board edges; very good, handsomely rebacked.

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        Autograph letter signed to Samuel H. Christie

      Paris, 1824. <p>Ampère, André Marie (1775-1836). Autograph letter signed to [Samuel Hunter] Christie (1784-1865). Paris, 14 July 1824. 1 page. 225 x 175 mm. Light marginal staining, lacuna from ink oxidation affecting one word. </p><p>From Ampère, founder of the science of electrodynamics, to British mathematician and physicist Samuel Hunter Christie, who performed important research on terrestrial and other forms of magnetism:</p><p>"Depuis que vous m&#39;avez fait l&#39;honneur de m&#39;envoyer votre excellent mémoire sur le sujet de physique sur lequel nous travaillons particulièrement tous deux, je désirais vivement trouver une occasion pour vous envoyer un des 3 ou 4 exemplaires qui me reste de mon ouvrage sur ce sujet dont l&#39;édition est épuisée. . . .Je joins à mon recueil une petite brochure qui en est extraite et qui est l&#39;exposé rapide de tous les faits découverts relativement à l&#39;électricité dynamique."</p><p>[Ever since you did me the honor of sending me your excellent memoir on the subject of physics on which we are both particularly working, I have wanted very much to find an occasion to send you one of my 3 or 4 remaining copies of my work on this subject, which is out of print. . . . I add to my work a small pamphlet extracted from it, which is a brief summary of all the discoveries relating to electrodynamics.]</p><p>The "ouvrage" Ampère referred to here was his Recueil d&#39;observations électro-dynamiques (1823), representing "the most complete single summary of his accomplishments to that date" (Hofmann, p. 321); the work included observations on terrestrial magnetism. The "petite brochure" was Ampère&#39;s Précis de la théorie des phénomènes électro-dynamiques pour servir de supplément au "Recueil d&#39;observations électro-dynamiques" (1824). Ampère, whose scientific creativity far exceeded his powers of organization, was in the habit of issuing numerous revisions, additions and explanations to his previously published works; the Précis is an example of this practice. Ampère sent these two publications to Christie via his friend Baron Jean-Frédéric Maurice (1775-1851), a Swiss-born mathematician and astronomer.</p><p>Samuel Hunter Christie, Ampère&#39;s correspondent, is best known for inventing a forerunner of the "Wheatstone bridge" method for comparing the resistances of wires of different thicknesses, published in the Philosophical Transactions in 1833. At the time of Ampère&#39;s letter Christie had published two works, Observations on Magnetic Attractions (1821) and On the Diurnal Deviations of the Horizontal Needle when under the Influence of Magnets (1823). We do not know which one of these he presented to Ampère. Hofmann, André-Marie Ampère (1995). </p>

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        The Swiss Family Robinson; or, adventures of a father and mother and four sons in a desert island: etc etc.

      M.J. Godwin and Co., London 1824 - Fifth edition in one volume. 12mo. Pp, viii, 436. Frontis., Folding engraved map and 5 engraved plates. Half calf over marbled boards. Binding considerably worn and marked.Front hinge cracked though holding well. Plates foxed and one with marginal ink stain. A sound though not pretty copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bref om de Förenta Staterna, författade under en resa till Amerika, ären 1818, 1819, 1820.

      Stockholm: Tryckt I Ecksteinska Tryckeriet, 1824. - Text: 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., ix, 242 [ie. 238: pp. 109-112 omitted in pagination], [1 leaf]errata; viii, [243]-496, [1 leaf]errata. folding table printed on both sides. additional engraved title in each vol. oblong folio atlas of plates containing: lithographed title, 16 aquatint, lithographed & engraved plates & maps of varying sizes (1 folding) & 2 leaves of letterpress. text bound in contemporary quarter morocco over glazed paper bds., spine stamped in gilt & blind, the plate volume in the same glazed paper bds., expertly rebacked to match. the smaller plates & 2 text leaves tipped on to larger sheets. A nice set (minor marginal soiling to some plates, long tear in folding plate repaired - no loss). First Edition of this rare and finely illustrated Swedish travel narrative to America. Klinckowström, a naval officer, was sent to America by the Swedish government to study naval installations and ship construction. The present account, written in epistolary format, describes his travels in New York, Washington, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and includes extensive discussion of towns and cities, social life, aboriginals, commerce and finance, shipping, manufacturing, politics, the U.S. constitution, police, prisons, immigration, West Point, the navy, and a meeting with President Monroe. The atlas volume is particularly valuable, containing fine large aquatint views of Broadway, described by Stokes and Haskell as "one of the most picturesque and interesting early views of Broadway and City-Hall" - showing period costume and modes of transportation from an elegant coach to a small push-cart, New York Harbour - showing steam ferries and sailboats, Gerards Bank in Philadelphia, the bridge over the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia, Hoboken, the Capitol in Washington, two large engraved maps of the Northern States and Canada, and the Southern States by John Melish, and smaller lithographed and engraved maps and plans of New York, Philadelphia, etc. Howes K-201 (incorrect pagination). Larson 400. Sabin 38053 (lacking atlas). Stokes & Haskell, American Historical Prints, 1932, pp. 102, 105, pl. 46a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rosa Noisettiana purpurea / Rosier Noisette à fleurs rouges [Boursault Rose]

      Firmin Didot, Paris 1824 - A rare uncoloured impression from the first edition of 'Les Roses': Redouté's most famous work, and perhaps the most celebrated flower book of all time. Pierre-Joseph Redouté, the most successful flower painter of all time, produced a work that was not only of great artistic merit, but also formed an invaluable scientific recordl. Redouté described and figured almost all the important roses known in his day, and included were many of the ancestors of today's roses. "The plates in 'Les Roses' have artistic value, botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared' (Gisele de la Roche). The roses used as specimens for the work were taken from the collections of Thory, the Malmaison gardens, and from other collections around Paris. Many of the flowers were novelties in Redouté's time, and a number were dedicated to the memory of his friends and acquaintances, such as l'Héritier de Brutelle and Ventenat. The plates of 'Les Roses' were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method ideally suited to render the nuances of tone found in Redouté's original water-colours. During a trip to London, he met the renowned engraver Francesco Bartolozzi and learned that the most successful impressions of stipple engravings came from well-used plates. Redouté's printers therefore struck a limited number of black plates to take the edge off the plate before printing in colours. This print was printed in black on ochre-tinted paper. The ochre tint has subsequently been removed to reveal Redouté's full mastery of the stipple-engraving technique that this image so effortlessly demonstrates Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Hunt, Redoutéana 19; Hunt, Printmaking in the Service of Botany 25; Nissen BBI 1599; Pritzel 7455; Ray, French 89; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747. Stipple engraving printed in black, after Redouté, printed by Rémond. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil des Scènes Familiéres, et de Société de Paris

      1824. Exceedingly Scarce Familiar Scenes of Parisian Society Caught in the WryAn Exceptionally Fine Copy in the Original Printed Wrappers[SCHEFFER, Jean-Gabriel]. J.S -, PIGAL, &c, &c. Recueil des Scènes Familiéres, et de Société de Paris. Paris: n.p. [Chez Martinet], 1824. First (only) issue, complete in three parts. Three folio volumes (14 x 10 1/2 in; 355 x 266 mm) containing a total of twenty-one hand-colored lithographed plates signed: Chez Martinet, Lith. de Villain; numbered and captioned, with original tissue guards, and watermarked "J Whatman 1823." Original printed wrappers. All edges gilt. Only one institutional copy worldwide, at Yale. No copies have come to auction within the last thirty-five years. Not in Colas, Lipperheide, or Hiler. An excellent copy, the vivid hand-coloring startlingly bright and fresh, of an extremely scare collection. Finely chemised in a quarter red morocco clamshell case.The contemporary manners, customs, and costumes of Parisian society in typical scenes, illustrated with great charm and wry,understated humor by Swiss genre painter and lithographer Jean Gabriel Scheffer (1797-1876), who studied with Regnault and was a friend of Corot, Aligny, and Léopold Robert. His work was shown at the Salon de Paris beginning in 1822; his reputation as a designer of many wryly humorous lithographs, typically signed "J.S.," was firm. (See Benezit Vol. 9, p.354). Closely associated with printer-publisher Chez Martinet and lithographer Villain, Scheffer also created Scènes de jeunes gens (1825), Ce qu&#39;on dit et ce qu&#39;on pense (1829), and Petits travers (1830) with them.Première Partie:1. 8 heures du soir - signed J.S.2. 8 heures du matin - signed J.S.3. Comme on l&#39;écoute - signed J.S.4. Que je vous y&#39;reprenne... - signed J.S.5. La Confidence - signed J.S.6. Il m&#39;a fait des traits ma chère! - unsigned7. Faut lui répondre... signed J.S.Seconde Partie:8. Derniers instans d&#39;une demoiselle - signed J.S.9. Dépêche-toi donc, n&#39;y aura plus de places - unsigned10. Dieux! si un homme me battait! - unsigned11. ´A-ton été bien sage? - unsigned12. Un Cabinet - le dîner dans une heure - signed J.S.13. Ça serait joli en blouze... - signed J.S.14. Surtout n&#39;allez pas la compromettre - unsignedTroisieme Partie:15. ´A-ton une tournure? - signed J.S.16. Le jour de la blanchisseuse - signed J.S.17. La fin de Décembre - signed J.S.18. Me soupçonner, moi!! - signed J.S.19. A belle l&#39;air gamain! - signed J.S.20. D&#39;ou diable sait-elle tout cela? - signed J.S.21. On ne passe pas sans payer - signed J.S.

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        De l&#39;influence des agents physiques sur la vie

      Paris: Crochard, 1824. 1st edition. Pioneer Work on Animal Ecology <p>EDWARDS, William F. (1776-1842). De líinfluence des agents physiques sur la vie. 8vo. xvi, 1 leaf, 654 pp., errata leaf. One folding lithographed plate containing multiple figures. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with red morocco label. Lower cover rubbed but a fine copy. Paris: Crochard, 1824.</p><p>FIRST EDITION. Garrison-Morton 1991. Born in Jamaica, the son of a wealthy English planter, Edwards moved with his family to Bruges where he completed his medical training at the age of 34. He then worked with the celebrated physiologist Magendie who in his Precis Èlementaire de physiologie (1816-17) acknowledged Edwardsí constant assistance in his experiments and in the preparation of the book.</p><p>Edwards became interested in the influence of environmental factors on animal life and published the results of his researches in the above book, which is a pioneer work in the history of animal ecology.</p><p>"His main idea was that vital processes depend on external physical and chemical forces but are not entirely controlled by them. Life is different from heat, light, or electricity, forces which, however, contribute to the production of vital phenomena. Edwards systematically examined all principal functions, mostly of vertebrate species; and by varying the external conditions, he determined the nature and degree of their modification. Among the phenomena studied were the minimum and maximum temperatures compatible with life; heat production in young and adult animals; resistance of young animals to cold and to lack of oxygen; the importance of humidity, pressure, and movement of air in the loss of heat by transpiration; the role of light in the development of batrachians; and expiration of carbon dioxide by animals deprived of oxygen. Important was his finding that some warm-blooded animals (carnivores, rodents, some birds) are born less developed and have a much smaller capacity for heat production than those not born helpless" (DSB).</p>

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        An Account of the Colony of Van Diemen&#146;s Land, Principally Designed for the Use of Emigrants.

      London: Printed for George Cowie and Co. 31 Poultry 1824 - 8vo. x, [ii], 207, [1] pp. Original brown cloth, recased and rebacked preserving original spine, original paper label, plain endpapers. Slight loss to cloth at head and foot of spine, paper browned throughout but more pronounced at front and rear of volume. Scarce.Edward Curr arrived in Tasmania, from England, in 1820, subsequently becoming an agent for the Van Diemen&#146;s Land Company. Wantrup states that the text was compiled from Curr&#146;s memoranda and notes by George Daniel. Ferguson also notes that a copy in the NLA belonging to Daniel bears a manuscript note declaring himself the editor and the principal author of the work. Ferguson, 938. Wantrup, pp. 124-5.

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        De l'influence des agents physiques sur la vie.

      Crochard, Paris 1824 - Pioneer Work on Animal Ecology EDWARDS, William F. (1776-1842). De líinfluence des agents physiques sur la vie. 8vo. xvi, 1 leaf, 654 pp., errata leaf. One folding lithographed plate containing multiple figures. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with red morocco label. Lower cover rubbed but a fine copy. Paris: Crochard, 1824.FIRST EDITION. Garrison-Morton 1991. Born in Jamaica, the son of a wealthy English planter, Edwards moved with his family to Bruges where he completed his medical training at the age of 34. He then worked with the celebrated physiologist Magendie who in his Precis Èlementaire de physiologie (1816-17) acknowledged Edwardsí constant assistance in his experiments and in the preparation of the book.Edwards became interested in the influence of environmental factors on animal life and published the results of his researches in the above book, which is a pioneer work in the history of animal ecology."His main idea was that vital processes depend on external physical and chemical forces but are not entirely controlled by them. Life is different from heat, light, or electricity, forces which, however, contribute to the production of vital phenomena. Edwards systematically examined all principal functions, mostly of vertebrate species; and by varying the external conditions, he determined the nature and degree of their modification. Among the phenomena studied were the minimum and maximum temperatures compatible with life; heat production in young and adult animals; resistance of young animals to cold and to lack of oxygen; the importance of humidity, pressure, and movement of air in the loss of heat by transpiration; the role of light in the development of batrachians; and expiration of carbon dioxide by animals deprived of oxygen. Important was his finding that some warm-blooded animals (carnivores, rodents, some birds) are born less developed and have a much smaller capacity for heat production than those not born helpless" (DSB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stapelia Mixta.,

      Leipzig, Leopold Voß, 1824 - VIII, 205 [3] Seiten. *Erste Ausgabe. Seltenes Frühwerk des späteres Begründers der Psychophysik (1801-1887). Das Buch enthält eine Samlung skurriler Betrachtungen und kleiner spontaner Aufsätze zu ganz verschiedenen Themen, darunter: Encomium des Magens, Ueber die Classification der Weiber, Ueber Definitionen des Lebens, Ideen einer höhern Kochkunst u.a. Den Titel für diese Sammlung entnahm er dem lateinischen Namen der "Stinkpflanze". - Kapitale und Rückenkanten berieben, innen sauber. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 400 17,5 x 11 cm. Leinenband der Zeit. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Feldzug des Kaisers Napoleon in Deutschland im Jahre 1809 nebst den besonderen Operationen der Armee-Corps in Italien, Polen, Sachsen, Neapel und Walchern von General Pelt nach seinem ausführlichen Tagebuche, nach seinen Untersuchungen ... [etc]. Eine nothwendige Ergänzung des Memorial des Grafen Las-Cases. Aus dem Französ. übersetzt von J. von Theobald. 4 Bände.

      Stuttgart, Friedr. Franckh, 1824-1828.. 19 x 12 cm. Zus. ca. 1600 Seiten Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel.. Kircheisen 64. - Pelet (1777-1858) war ein französischer Generalleutnant und Militärschriftsteller. Er nahm mit militärischen Auszeichnungen an allen großen Schlachten Napoleons teil, in Austerlitz 1805, im Russslandfeldzug 1812/13, an der Schlacht von Dresden (1813) und schließlich 1815 in Waterloo. - Pelet veröffentlichte auch die Korrespondenz Napoleons I. und fertigte eine neue topographische Karte von Frankreich. - Leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten mit hübschen Kattunpapiervorsätzen.

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        VOYAGES DANS LA GRAND BRETAGNE. [enterprise relativement aux services public de la guerre, de la marine, et des ponts et chaussées, au commerce et a l'industrie]

      Paris Bachelier and Mrs. Paulmier & Jobard -6 1824 - 3 volumes text + volume of plates. 4to and atlas folio. the text volumes in contemporary marbled paper boards with later leather spines and corners; bindings just a little worn and rubbed. the plates volume in C19th half calf over marbled paper boards, with later calf spine. there is a little light foxing to the text volumes, but generally clean and crisp. as usual the paper of the plates volume is quite badly affected by foxing and browning, but all the images are clear and crisp. marginal tear to one page. the binding is a little rubbed and worn. the complete work of Dupin's celebrated account of his travels in Britain to study the military, naval and commercial activities of the country. the work is laid out in six separate parts, two to each area of study, each with its own title-page, as usual, bound into three volumes. the plate volume contains three separate parts of lithograph plates, each with its own engraved title-page. the first part contains 10 plates of military subjects, including gun carriages, cannon, plan of the Chatham barracks, etc. the second part contains 11 plates of naval subjects, including views from Woolwich, Portsmouth, Plymouth, several plates showing cannons, etc. the third part deals with 'commercial' matters [civil engineering], containing 15 plates showing bridges, docks, etc., and a plate showing various aspects of the Bell Rock Lighthouse. the first two text volumes (military and naval subjects) are second editions, published in 1825. the final volume is the first edition of 1824. the plate volume is from the third edition, but as far as I can ascertain, the illustrations all correspond to the text references. 019 018 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        6 autograph letters signed ("L. Tieck").

      Dresden, 1824. - 4to. Altogether 9 pp. on 11 ff. Each with autogr. address. One enclosure (s. b.). Comprehensive correspondence with Pius Alexander Wolff (1782-1828), an actor at the court theatre at Berlin, who had previously resided a few weeks in Dresden, where he made the acquaintance of Tieck, Bottiger and Carl Maria von Weber, which inspired him to move to the court theatre at Dresden. Together with its director, Wolfgang Frh. von Lüttichau, Ludwig Tieck, who stood in the center of literary life in Dresden then, tried to convince Wolff to come to Dresden. - But although Wolff was finally willing to move to Dresden together with his wife, the actress Amalie Wolff-Malcomi, the Prussian king denied Wolff's dismissal. - The letters are dating in particular: I) 30. IX. - II) 6. X. - III) 8. XI. - IV) 15. XI. - V) 2. XII. - VI) 16. XII. - Numbered in coloured pencil; address panel mostly with small clipping section from removing seal, otherwise in fine condition.

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. 1824 - Volume 2 : Tome XXVI [ Tome 26 ]: Extrait d'un Mémoire sur les Phénomènes électro-dynamiques (Ampère) - Sur la chaleur rayonnante - Note relative au Mémoire sur la Chaleur rayonnante (Poisson) - Développemens relatifs aux Effets électriques observés dans les actions chimiques ; et de la Distribution de l'électricité dans la pile de Volta, en tenant compte des actions électro-motrices des liquides sur les métaux (Becquerel) - Description d'un appareil électro-dynamique (Ampère). Recherches sur les usages de la membrane du tympan et de l'oreille externe (Savart) ; Instruction sur les Paratonnerrres (Gay-Lussac) ; Sur la corrosion du cuivre qui forme le doublage des vaisseaux (Davy) ; Observations sur l

      Chez Crochard 1824 - 1 vol. in-8 relié , rel. d'époque demi-basane marron, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1827, 448 pp. Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Tome Vingt-Sixième, avec 7 planches dont 6 pl. dépliantes, contient notamment : Extrait d'un Mémoire sur les Phénomènes électro-dynamiques (Ampère) - Sur la chaleur rayonnante - Note relative au Mémoire sur la Chaleur rayonnante (Poisson) - Développemens relatifs aux Effets électriques observés dans les actions chimiques ; et de la Distribution de l'électricité dans la pile de Volta, en tenant compte des actions électro-motrices des liquides sur les métaux (Becquerel) - Description d'un appareil électro-dynamique (Ampère). Recherches sur les usages de la membrane du tympan et de l'oreille externe (Savart) ; Instruction sur les Paratonnerrres (Gay-Lussac) ; Sur la corrosion du cuivre qui forme le doublage des vaisseaux (Davy) ; Observations sur la température de la terre à Paramatta (Nouvelle-Galles du Sud par Sir Brisbane) ; Instruction sur l'Essai du Chlorure de Chaux (Gay-Lussac) ; Extrait d'un mémoire sur les mortiers hydrauliques (Treussart) ; Examen chimique d'un fragment d'une masse saline considérable rejetée par le Vésuve dans l'éruption qui a eu lieu en 1822 (Laugier) ; etc. Etat très satisfaisant (anc. mouill. en marge sup., dos lég. frotté, bon état par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rothelan

      Edinburgh - Oliver and Boyd 1824 - An attractivelyboundfirst edition of this novel by Scottish author John Galt. Galt's novels are best known for their depiction of Scottish rural life, tinged with ironic humour. He is also credited with the first known usage of the word, 'utilitarian', first used in The Annals of the Parish. During his lifetime, Galt's works elicited a largely positive and sustained critical interest. Such figures as Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge admired his writing and ensured his popularity until his death. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-calf bindings. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to half-titles. Pages have some tidemarks and some scattered foxing throughout. Alight loss to the final page of volume II, not affecting the text. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a GOOD ONLY interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la régénération de la Grèce, comprenant le précis des évènements depuis 1740 jusqu&#146;en 1824. Avec cartes et portraits.

      A Paris, Chez Firmin Didot Père et Fils, 1824 - 4 vol. in-8° ; front.-(2)-487 pp.-1 pl. h.-t.-1 carte repl. h.-t. in-fine/(2)-613 pp.-2 pl. h.-t.-1 carte repl. h.-t. in-fine/(2)-578 pp.-1 pl. h.-t.-1 carte repl. h.-t./front.-(2)-557 pp.-1 pl. h.-t.-2 cartes repl. h.-t. in-fine, plein cartonnage marbré, dos lisse, p. de titre et tomaison en maroquin vert, filets or, tranches jaunes, édition originale, rel. de l&#146;époque, très bel exemplaire. Blackmer, 1345. Édition originale. First edition. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Schul- und Lektürebücher.

      O. O., 1807 bis 1824. - Zusammen 186 größtenteils beschr. Bll. Marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit. Kl.-4to. Die Tochter von Herzog Georg I. von Sachsen-Meiningen und Louise Eleonore von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, am 13. August 1792 als Prinzessin Adelheid von Sachsen-Meiningen geboren, ehelichte am 13. Juli 1818 in Kew Palace, Surrey, William Heinrich von Großbritannien und Herzog von Clarence, der von 1830 an als Wilhelm IV. Großbritannien regierte. Der Ehe entstammen zwei Töchter, Charlotte Augusta (1819-19) und Elizabeth (1820-21). - Ein Buch - das, wenn auch undatiert, so der Handschrift nach doch früheste und wohl auch vor 1807 entstandene - ist der Geschichte vorbehalten und behandelt die Epochen von der "Alten Geschichte" bis hin zur "Geschichte der Deutschen" bis ins 16. Jhdt. Der zweite Band umfaßt "Etwas über die spanische Sprache", "Vocablen [!] spanische u. deutsche" sowie Lektüreexzerpte und wohl auch eigene Gedanken und Reflexionen. Der dritte Band enthält gleichfalls Ausschnitte ihrer Lektüre. Von 1813 bis 1821 gibt es keine Eintragungen, erst dann werden sie auf 26 Seiten bis 1824 fortgesetzt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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