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        Rosa Bifera alba / Rosier des quatre Saisons à fleurs blanches [White variety of Autumn Damask 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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Traité de Pyrotechnie Militaire, comprenant tous les artifices de guerre en usage en Autriche. Traduit de l'Allemand, sur un manuscrit inédit, avec des notes sur quelques dosages français, anglais, russes, prussiens, etc.

      Chez F. G. Levrault,, Paris, 1824 - In-8° (208x132mm), pp. VIII, 264, legatura coeva m. pelle marrone e angoli con filetti in oro al dorso, adorno di tassello rosso con titolo egualmente in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. 36 tavole litografiche ripiegate f.t. incise da F. G. Levrault da disegno dello stesso Ravichio de Peretsdorf con raffigurazioni di armi pirotecniche ad uso militare. Il margine inferiore dell'occhietto è ricostituito, mentre il margine esterno del frontespizio presenta una reintegrazione senza perdita di testo. Diffuse fioriture. Prima edizione francese e prima edizione assoluta (il testo originale tedesco era rimasto prima di questa impressione allo stato manoscritto) di questo importante trattato ottocentesco di pirotecnia militare, afferente soprattutto agli strumenti bellici impiegati dall'esercito austriaco. L'opera tratta delle polveri da sparo, del salnitro, dell'antimonio, dello zolfo, degli stoppini, dei cannoni e degli obici, delle cartucce e dei proiettili, delle bombe, delle granate, ecc. Il Ravichio de Peretsdorf fu colonnello di artiglieria, Cavaliere degli Ordini di Saint-Louis e della Légion d'Honneur, archivista dei corpi dell'artiglieria e del genio e interprete per l'italiano ed il tedesco al Ministero della Guerra francese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Reisen in Syrien, Palästina und der Gegend des Berges Sinai. Aus dem Englischen. Herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Wilhelm Gesenius. (Neue Bibl. d. wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, 34 und 38).

      Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1823-1824. - 2 Bde. 8 . X, 542 S., 1 nn. Bl.; X S., S. 545-1104, m. 2 gefalt. Kupferkarten, 2 (v.3) Faltplänen u. 2 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. m. RTit., (leicht ber.). Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Henze I, 399 ff.; Engelmann 104; Embacher 56 ff.; Tobler 141. - Bericht des Schweizers Burckhardt, der teils verkleidet als indisch-arabischer Kaufmann den Orient bereiste. Er gilt als "Erschließer syrisch-palästinensicher Landschaften und Ruinenstätten, Erforscher von Hedjas und Begründer der Nubien-Kunde" (Henze). - Burckhardt hielt sich dreieinhalb Jahre meist in Aleppo oder Damaskus auf, von wo aus er Reisen in den Hauran, ins mittlere Orontes-Tal und auf die Halbinsel Sinai unternahm. - Es fehlt ein Faltplan. - Ger. gebräunt, St.a.Tit. verso u. den Tafeln verso. Ohne den Reihentitel., sonst sehr schöne Bände. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tresor am Roemer]
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        Galerie de Mignard ou collection de dix-huit lithographies representant les amours de Theagenes et Chariclee.

      Alexandre Pluchart c. 1824, St. Petersbourg - Contemporary full crimson morocco with gilt Russian royal coat of arms and gilt dedication to the Grand Duchess of St. Petersburg within floral gilt border on upper board, rebacked expertly in six compartments of raised bands, brown morocco label on two, Text in French.Very rare edition, dedicated to the Grand Duchess of Saint Petersburg, Helena Pawlowna., Size : Oblong folio (348mm x 510, . With 10 superbly originally hand-coloured lithographed plates by Labussiere, drawn by Drouilliere after Pierre Mignard, with accompanying pages of descriptive text., P. title, blank, dedication, blank, (1), blank, plate, blank (2), 3-18 Minor scratches and darkening to covers, lacks eight plates, otherwise a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Taschenbuch von der Donau Auf das Jahr 1825,

      Stettin'sche Buchhandlung,, Ulm, 1824 - Ulm, Stettin'sche Buchhandlung, (1824). 13,8x9,5 cm. Gestoch, Titel, XXIV, 355 S., 3 n.n. S. Mit 6 (von 7) Kupfertafeln, gezeichn. von Heideloff. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild u. etwas Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke V, 449. - Es erschienen die Jahrgänge 1824 und 1825. - Mit Beiträgen meist in Erstdrucken von Hugo Thomasius, Christian Ludwig Neuffer, F.L. Bührlen, Joh. Martin Miller, Friederike Brun, Jakob Schnerr, Friedrich Hölderlin, J.F. Castelli, Rudolph Magenau, Gustav Hohbach, Fr. Haug, Karl Weichselbaumer, Theodor Falk u.a. - (Kanten etwas berieben. S. 20-40 mit Wasserfleck, sonst vereinzelt leicht fleckig). HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild u. etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Bibliotheca Britannica

      Edinburgh - Archibald Constable and Company 1824 - Four leatherbound volumes with marble paper covered boards, gilt foredge,and marble paper pastedowns. Dr Robert Watt (bapt. May 1, 1774 March 12, 1819) was a Scottish physician and bibliographer. Watt's first bibliographical publication was a catalogue (1812) of his own medical library. However, Bibliotheca Britannica was a much more extravagantly ambitious project: A General Index on the Literature of Great Britain and Ireland Ancient and Modern including Such Foreign Books as have been translated into English or printed in the British Dominions, as also a copious selection from the writings of the most distinguished authors of all ages and nations. Though Watt died in 1819, he lived to see the book mostly completed and printing begun. The support of Thomas Chalmers, James Ewing, George Jardine and Ralph Whitelaw was enlisted to ensure that publication would be completed. A complete edition in four large quarto volumes was seen through the press by 1824: volumes one and two were an alphabetical author index, and volumes three and four a subject index. Over 40,000 authors were covered, and some periodical literature was also indexed. Paisley Public Library holds a manuscript of Bibliotheca Britannica in 57 folio volumes. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm with all covers and pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities including bumping to the corners and rubbing to the leather and boards. The pages have been rough cut. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with the occasional handling mark, and spotting to most pages. The spotting is heavier to the first and final few pages. Thereis abookplate to the front pastedown and a small ink inscription to the front blank endpaper of each volume. Overall these volumes are in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Plas Newydd, and Vale Crucis Abbey, Correctly Drawn From Nature and Engraved

      Liverpool and London: Authors & R Ackermann, 1824 In early 19c dark green half leather with contemporary boards, some blind tooling, decorative image to front within lined borders with titles in black ink, lower board has adverts and dedication, some wear, corners and edges a little bumped. Spine, has raised bands, title and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, title page with mounted vignette dated 1823, dedication to the Ladies of Llangollen with a vignette of the Llangollen Church as seen through a Compartment of the Library Window, 6 pl, 11 pp, (2 of the plates at margin edge have a small worm mark), some minimal foxing, the leaves are 30.5*23.5 cm, with the B&W plates within double ruled borders 12.2*9.2 cm, printed by G Nicholson, Stourport, paper watermarked HB 1823. And dare I say uncommon!(COPAC. WorldCat)Nicholson, George (1760–1825), printer, was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, the son of John Nicholson, one of a family of printers, who in 1781 started a business in Bradford. By 1784 George and a brother had set up independently. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Cary's New and Accurate Plan of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark and the adjacent: viz Kensington, Chelsea, Islington, Hackney, Walworth, Newington &c . with an alphabetical list of upwards of 500 of the most principal streets with reerences to their situation and Plans of the New London & East & West India Docks.

      John Cary, London 1824 - Extending from Kensington in the east to The East India Docks in the west and from Kings Land in the north to Walworth in the south. A street index is located in lower portion of map. The map has green marbled paper and is contained in a slip-case with publisher's label, scuffed., Size : 820x1530 (mm), 32.25x60.25 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, two brown spots on the first two panels along the left margin. Dissected and laid on original canvas.

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        The Quebec Mercury 1824-29 in 5 vol. plus The Quebec Gazette 1823-26 in 3 vol.

      Thomas Cary, George-Paschal Desbarats 1824-29 - VERY RARE CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS WITH SUPERB PROVENANCE. The Quebec Mercury & The Quebec Gazette. Published: Mercury: 1824-29 WITH Gazette: 1823-26.In eight volumes. [Cary, Thomas] & [Brown, William]Dimensions (height / length / width ) 31.5cm / 35cm / 26cmContemporary half tan calf over original marble boards with both raised and ruled gilt banding and crimson morocco title labels; green stained edges; 4to.The Quebec Gazette, 1823-26, 3 bound volumes:One hundred and sixty-four issues bound in three volumes:#1) Volume 1, nos. 1-55*, 746pp. (Oct. 30, 1823 - Oct. 28, 1824)? *plus 8pp supplement in No. 3 not numbered *includes Extraordinary in No. 5? *includes Extraordinary in No. 21?#2) Volume 2, nos. 1-55*, 720pp. (Nov. 4, 1824 - Oct. 27, 1825) *includes Extraordinary in No.11? *includes Extraordinary in No.22?#3) Volume 3, nos. 1-54, 768pp. (Nov. 4, 1825 - Oct. 26, 1826)? ? ? ? *No. 49 not labeled, possibly p.631/632 which are unassociated * p.380 oversize insert, not numbered *includes Extraordinary in No.13 *includes Extraordinary in No.23?The Quebec Mercury, 5 bound volumes:Five hundred and fifty-one issues bound in five volumes:?#1) volume 20, nos. 1-103, 648pp. (Jan. 6 - Dec. 31, 1824)#2) volume 21, nos. 1-106, 648pp. (Jan. 4 - Dec. 31, 1825)#3) volume 22, nos. 1-103*, 646pp. (Jan. 3 - Dec. 30, 1826)?? ? ? *Missing No. 36#4) volume 23, nos. 1-105, 664pp. (Jan. 2 - Dec. 31, 1827)#5) volume 24, nos. 70-104, 222pp. (Sept. 2 - Dec. 30, 1828)? ? ? ?volume 25, nos. 1-101* 648pp., (Jan. 3 - Dec. 19, 1829) *Pamphlet inserted after p586, not numbered but dated Nov.21,1828 ?this is same content as printed in No. 3, Nov.22, 1828 newspaper., The Lord Dalhousie provenance has an additional collection attraction beyond the obvious importance and rarity of these volumes relating to Canada's early history. Dalhousie is considered the first patron of the arts in Canada. This is supported by an exhibition organized by RenÈ Villeneuve, Associate Curator, Canadian Art, at the National Gallery of Canada - Lord Dalhousie: Art Patron and Collector 15 Feb 2008 - 11 May 2008. George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, served as Lieutenant- Governor of Nova Scotia (1816-1820), then as Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1820ñ1828). During his twelve years in Canada, Dalhousie both commissioned and collected a stunning variety of artworks. Featuring some 135 works from his collection, this exhibition consists of an array of watercolours and wash drawings, engravings and lithographs, silhouettes, architectural drawings, models, and decorative pieces, all evidence of Dalhousie's unique point of view as patron and collector, his diverse interests, and his influence on the development of art in Canada. These now rare and historically important Canadian printed newspapers include many laws and legal issues reported for the first time publicly relating primarily to Lower Canada. Add to this, the excellent provenance of Dalhousie who as the Governor -in-Chief of Canada (1819-28) the top "law maker" in Canada. A beautiful set in very good+ condition!George Ramsay (1770-1838), 9th Earl of Dalhousie, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia and subsequently Governor-in-Chief of Canada (1819-28), entered the 3rd Dragoon Guards in 1788; in 1794 he became Lieutenant-colonel of the 2nd Foot; in 1809 he attained the rank of Major-general, and in 1830 that of general. He fought throughout the Revolutionary and Peninsular Wars, and was present at the battle of Waterloo after which he began a career in administration.In 1816 he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia; and from 1819 to 1828 he was governor-in-chief of Canada.Known for his authoritarian views, Dalhousie clashed with the French Canadian majority led by Louis-Joseph Papineau. He was recalled in 1828, and a British parliamentary committee was formed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EL LIBERAL ARREPENTIDO O CONFESIÓN GENERAL PRÁCTICA EN LA QUE SE TRATAN CASI TODAS LAS MATERIAS EN QUE PUEDE HABER DELINQUIDO UN LIBERAL REVOLUCIONARIO. Lo publica D. F. M. R. D. para instrucción de los Confesores, y facilitar el examen de la conciencia a los revolucionarios que arrepentidos de sus culpas, desean sinceramente convertirse a Dios, y salir de tan infeliz estado.

      - 3 hh.+324 pp. Pasta española de época. 15,5x10,5. Perfecto ejemplar. Con Licencia. En Tortosa por Joaquín Puigrubí, Enero de 1824. Al final del libro dice tomo primero. En todas las bibliografías consultadas no encontramos ninguna cita que permita afirmar que se hubiesen publicado más. En éste se contienen 9 cartas cada una con su portada propia. El autor fue un religioso, abogado, editor y político español, nacido en Orense el 12 de septiembre de 1756 y muerto en Tortosa el 23 de septiembre de 1821. Estudia filosofía y teología en el convento de San Francisco de Orense, y Derecho Civil y Canónico en Santiago. Se traslada a Madrid para ejercer la abogacía, y publica Origen de las rentas eclesiásticas de España, pero deja la carrera para abrazar la eclesiástica porque el obispo de Santander le ofrece la fiscalía de su curia.Canónigo en la colegiata de Padrón y racionero en la catedral de Orense, lectoral de la misma, en 1802, y de Santiago, en 1806. Presidente de la Junta de Armamento y Defensa de Santiago, en 1808, diputado por Galicia a las Cortes de Cádiz, juró el 24 de septiembre de 1810.De ideas reaccionarias, publicó una Carta misiva, en Cádiz, en noviembre de 1812, contra el acuerdo de las Cortes inhibiéndose en el asunto del Diccionario crítico-burlesco, obra suya, aunque firmada por treinta diputados, en El Procurador de la Nación y del Rey, número 25, de 1812, y en tirada aparte de 200 ejemplares, de la que se encargó Molle.Procesado por las Cortes, aunque el fiscal fue Francisco Gutiérrez de la Huerta, se le privó de asistir al Congreso durante seis meses, fue apercibido para que en adelante se abstuviera de publicar escritos como ese, y se le condenó en costas. Salió a su defensa el folleto Herir por los mismos filos, según la reseña de suplemento a Redactor, del 21 de mayo de 1812.El mismo escribió Extracto razonado de la causa criminal formada de orden de las Cortes contra D. Manuel Ros, en 1813.Editor, junto con Molle, del Procurador general de la Nación y del Rey, según el Redactor general de España, número 132, del 12 de marzo de 1814.Al regresar Fernando VII, escribió otro folleto en el que se mostraba contrario a cualquier ulterior convocatoria de Cortes, e informó contra los diputados. No aceptó el obispado de Tuy, pero sí el de Tortosa, el 19 de diciembre de 1814. Publicó Constituciones synodales dertusenses (Tortosa, 1819). En una pastoral dada el 18 de diciembre de 1820 sostuvo la tesis de que los libros prohibidos por la Inquisición seguían estando prohibidos. GALICIA LIBROS ANTIGUOS

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        The Prince of Israel. The most remarkable events on the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ

      printed by J. Catnach, September, [London] 1824 - Broadside, approx. 20" x 15¼" (65 x 53 cm.), incorporating 26 woodcuts depicting the life of Christ (from swaddling clothes to the Resurrection), under decorative wood type, plus 6 hymns; a few chips from the margins (not affecting any illustration or letterpress), minor soiling, mostly confined to the margins; a good example. No mention of this in Hindley, History of the Catnach Press (1887). SMU only in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Essai sur la Reliure.

      Chatillon-sur-Seine: C. Cornillac 1824 - First edition, 12mo, [ii], [5]-11, [1 blank], [71]-228pp., with the bookplate of Là on Gruel, quarter morocco by Gruel, spine gilt, marbled sides, slightly rubbed, t.e.g. This treatise on bookbinding was issued, as here, as a separate book with its own half-title, dedication leaf, and introduction. It was also included in Mairet's second edition of 'Notice sur la Lithographie Suivi d'un Essai sur la Reliure'. "Mairet was born in 1786; he became a binder and paper dealer in Dijon until 1821 when he set up as a paper manufacturer in Fontenoy near Montbard; he moved to Brittany about 1830, to another paper mill" â€"Pollard & Potter, Early Bookbinding Manuals. 52. Provenance: Là on Gruel; the library of Pierre Berà s. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        B., J

      London: William Darton, 1824. 12mo, 36pp., with 12 engraved plates bearing 24 illustrations. Absolutely contemporary moirŽ green cloth, a brilliant copy just as issued. First edition, a beautiful copy of this very scarce title that was so popular that it was still being printed into the 1860s. The frequent attribution to antiquary and topographer John Britton is dubious as there is no mention of this work (or any childrenÕs books) in DNB and in 1824 he was massively engaged in topographical works. Ã’The Preface explains that the rhymes in "The pet lamb" are constructed in the manner of "The house that Jack built," commencing with a short sentence of monosyllables and gradually introducing harder words./ Has been variously attributed to John Britton, to James Bisset, and to J.L. Bicknell; cf. Osborne Coll., cited below. Gumuchian attributes to Britton. Moon gives no attribution.Ó (OCLC). Osborne II, p. 694. Darton H45 (3), noting copies in wrappers with hand-colored plates and copies with 6 plates rather than 12. OCLC notes 4 copies, UCLA, UT Austin, U Florida, and Indiana U. Auction records show one copy in the last 30 years, in 1976.

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        Account of the Murder of the Late Mr. William Weare , of Lyon's Inn... and Portraits of the Prisoners, John Thurtell, Jos. Hunt, and Wm. Probert

      London: J. Nichols and Son, 1824. Octavo, frontispiece, 2 folding maps and 3 plates, a few spots but an excellent copy, newspaper clipping tipped-in to early blank; attractive contemporary dark blue half calf over marbled boards, spine banded and gilt, rubbed, Davidson bookplate. An uncommon title, especially in such fine condition: a famous account of the London underworld and the seedy nature of amateur boxing. One of the accomplices to the murder, Joseph Hunt, was sentenced to transportation to New South Wales, and was sent to New South Wales on the Countess of Harcourt. William Weare, a solicitor and a gambler, was killed by John Thurtell, a former Royal Marine officer and an amateur boxer, who owed Weare an immense sum of money. Thurtell had invited Weare for a weekend of gambling with Joseph Hunt and William Probert, but shot Weare just short of their destination. The three men hid the corpse in a pond. After the ensuing trial, Thurtell was hanged, Hunt sentenced to transportation, and Probert, who had turned King's evidence, was given his freedom. On arrival, Hunt was sent to Bathurst, and was granted his ticket of leave in 1832, and a conditional pardon in 1842. He died in Bathurst in 1861, and his occupation was given as District Constable. The trial was a public sensation and one of the most famous of the nineteenth century. Many accounts were published, ranging from cheap chapbooks right through to more beautifully illustrated editions such as this one.

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        A Treatise on Estates and Tenures. Edited by Sir Charles Harcourt Chambers [etc.]

      London: Printed for Joseph Butterworth and Son [etc.], 1824. Modern light blue cloth, gilt, showing wear, ex-library, a bit dusty, one margin repaired (without loss), else a very fresh untrimmed copy The first publication of any portion of Chambers' Vinerian Lectures at Oxford (where he followed Blackstone in the Vinerian Chair of Common Law) in the writing of which it has recently been discovered that Chambers and Samuel Johnson collaborated

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, In The Years 1819-20-21-22. By.

      John Murray, London 1824 - In two volumes. Second edition. (without the coloured engravings and appendices in the first edition). Tall 8vo., full contemporary calf, recently rebacked with new calf spines, (xx), 370, (vi), 399pp. With a large folding map at the front of volume one, and 3 folding maps in volume two. A fine copy. TPL 1249, Arctic Bib. 5195. "The record of the first expedition commanded by Franklin in the Canadian north. It proceeded from York Factory across country to the Coppermine River, thence east along the Arctic coast to Hood River and across the Barrens to York Factory. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22 - Complete in Two Volumes

      John Murray, London 1824 - 370 plus 399 pages. Foldout map at title page of volume 1. Three fold-out maps at back of volume 2. Boards, endpapers and edges marbled. Leather backstrips bear clearly legible original gilt lettering. Bookplate of British politician and lawyer William Hepburn Cozens-Hardy inside front board of each volume. Foxing to maps and near endpapers of both volumes. Number stamped on each title page. Peeling to front endpapers where card pocket and library markings removed. In six instances pages have been bound in incorrect order. In each case the 'missing' page appears one page late. Bindings intact. Average overall wear. A quality copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cerf de Virginie

      Paris 1824 - Frederic Cuvier (1769-1832) & Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes, avec les figures originales. Paris: 1824-42 This splendid lithograph of a white-tailed deer, native to eastern United States, with original hand coloring, measures 12” x 18” and is in very good condition. This rare publication of mammals was originally published in 72 parts (to be bound in seven volumes) under the auspices of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris. The animals were drawn from life mainly at the zoo Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The majority of the descriptions were by Cuvier, with Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire editing the work and providing occasional articles (indicating by his initials at the end of each article). The two final parts were edited and seen through the press by Cuvier’s son. A quarto edit was started in 1826, but ceased publication (with the 13th part) in July 1833. These are among some of the most exquisitely rendered images of animals ever published. Cuvier has successfully brought each animal to life by his exceptional talent for detail without forgetting the characteristics that give them personality. ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.*** Cataloged by Josephine Arader

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        VIAGGIO AL LAGO DI COMO. SECONDA EDIZIONE CON VARIAZIONI ED AGGIUNTE. Si aggiunge: la descrizione di una gita da Milano a Cassano lungo il Naviglio

      Como Ostinelli 1824 16° pagine IV + 339 legatura coeva in brossura marmorizzata. 1 carta topografica in rame incisa da Giuseppe Rezze. Lievissime fioriture. Seconda edizione di questa rara e ricercata guida. CATALOGO HOEPLI N°64 manca a Lozzi e Platneriana.

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        Memoirs of Goethe

      New York: Collins & Hannay, 1824: First American Edition, First Printing. In About Very Good condition, especially given its age. Pages show offsetting to text, spotting, foxing and light tidemarks at the bottom corners. Front and rear hinges tender, with a few rips and chips to the end papers. Previous owner names at front. Boards show edge wear, and uneven darkening. Spine cloth darkened and edge worn. First American Edition.

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        Exposition du système du monde. Cinquième édition, revue et augmentée par l'auteur.

      Bachelier, Paris 1824 - viii-418-[1-1 bl.] pp. (rouss. Rousseurs, brunis, mouillures dans la marge supérieure aux dern. Ff.). Une des rééditions augmentées (originale en 1796) de cet ouvrage relatif à la mécanique céleste et au système solaire dû à l'astronome, mathématicien et physicien Laplace (1749-1827). Il le remit sans cesse sur le métier et il s'agit ici de la dernière édition publiée de son vivant. Illustré d'un portrait-frontispice gravé sur cuivre. Ex-libris Guillaume Hofmann. Ref. COPAC. Manque à Bn-Opale plus dans ce format. 1 volumes. Reliure demi-chagrin bordeaux à coins moderne, dos à 5 nerfs, tranches anciennement cailloutées

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        The Panorama of the Thames from London to Richmond exhibiting every object on both banks of the River.and a General View of London

      London: Samuel Leigh c.1824. Bound in original green cloth portfolio. Pictorial label on cover with shelfwear + splitting to spine. Red card interior with original printed labels. Contains two folding hand-colored aquatint panoramas titled "Panorama of the Thames from London to Richmond" 8 ¾ x 59 feet 3 inches and "A view of London from Adelphi" 8 ¾ in x 42 ½ in. Text "Description of the Most Remarkable Places between London and Richmond intended to accompany the Panorama of the Thames" is missing. Ribbon ties also missing. Owner's signature on label "Alice Bertha Clark bought by her at a sale".. Book.

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        La magia del credito svelata istituzione fondamentale di pubblica utilita da Giuseppe De Welz offerta alla Sicilia ed agli altri stati d'Italia.

      Stamperia Francese, Napoli 1824 - In 4° - pp.6nn, XI, 1nn, 470, 2b; 4nn, 472, 24nn - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso con tasselli - Due volumi - Vignetta sul front.: Musaico nel Museo Pio Clementino - Modello degli effetti di banca della Sicilia del 1824 - 4 tavole più volte ripiegate di cui una acquerellata - In perfetto stato di conservazione - Libro usato [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Idee zu einem Kupfer vor dem Volksschulliederbuch". Eigenhändiges Manuskript mit U. ("Hoppenstedt").

      Wohl Hannover, vor 1824. - 2 SS. 4to. Wohl für den Verleger seines erstmals 1793 in Hannover erschienenen Buches "Lieder für Volksschulen" bestimmt, das bis 1823 vier weitere Auflagen erlebte. Interessante und umfangreiche Beschreibung einer ihm vorschwebenden Kupfertafel vor dem Liederbuch, aus der Hoppenstedts Persönlichkeit und sein pädagogisches Weltbild erkennbar werden. "Ein Schullehrer, in einfacher Tracht [.] sitzt unter einem Baum, mit einer Flöte, einigen Noten u. dergl. in der Hand. Ein Haufen Knaben, groß u. klein, sitzt zu seiner Linken, - ein gleicher Haufe Mädchen zu s. Rechten; u. diese alle sieht man frö[h]lich und in ungekünstelten Stellungen singen. Andre Kinder stehn schön gruppi[e]rt aufhorchend umher, - doch so, daß jedes Geschlecht für sich bleibt. Alle arbeiten, auch die Singenden. Theils stricken, theils nähen sie, - u. auch die Knaben stricken [.]". - Nach zahlreichen weiteren Details merkt Hoppenstedt an: "Ich darf wohl nicht hinzufügen, daß ich sehr natürlich mich gern bescheide, Manches auf einer einzigen Platte Unausführbare gesagt zu haben. Indeß wollte ich hiedurch auch nur meinen Wunsch zu erkennen geben [.]". - Die 5 Auflagen, die bis 1823 erschienen, enthielten, so weit wir feststellen konnten, keine solche Kupfertafel. Über Hoppenstedts sonstige Lehr- und Kinderbücher vgl. Goedeke VII 325, 25. - Sehr selten.

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        Aventures de Télémaque Suivies des Aventures D'Aristonous par Fénélon. Précédées d'une Notice Biographique et Littéraire par M. Villemain de l'Académie Françoise

      [De L'Imprimerie de Rignoux] Malepeyre, Aimé André, Paris 1824 - Engraved frontispiece portrait. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo. [232 x 146 x 40 mm]. [2]ff, xxxii, 334 pp; [2]ff, 343pp. Contemporary binding by Vogel (signed in gilt at the foot of the spine) of green goatskin, the covers with a wide border composed of a gilt thick and thin fillet, a blind flower-head roll and four gilt fillets connecting to large bulbous corner ornaments, and blind lozenge-shaped centre with gilt roundels. The spine divided into five panels with gilt tooled bands, lettered in the second and numbered in the fourth panels, the others tooled in gilt and blind, the corners of the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges. (Small cracks at the head and foot of the upper joint, a little rubbed). There is some foxing and spotting. Vogel was established by 1815. He first appears in the Almanachs in 1826, at rue Dauphine 24, and then from 1832 until 1849 at Four-St. Germain 78. Ramsden points out that his work is so closely akin to that of Thouvenin that there seems little doubt that they must, at some stage, have worked together. He goes on to say that "Vogel seems to have been capable of doing all Thouvenin's work, except the really first-line productions. Vogel was definitely at the top of the second class". The French second class being on a par with most premier leagues. Pencil purchase note at the rear "Xmas 1933 $300".

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      n.p., (Chatillon-sur-Seine) 1824 - 8vo. later cloth. pp.68-228. Mairet's Essai sur la Reliure was the major portion of Notice sur la Lithographie. The lithographic portion occupied the first 67 pages and had 5 plates (lacking in this copy). The essay on bookbinding is very early for the subject (SK-7284; Pollard 52). It was added to this second edition of the lithography title and was first printed here. Our copy is excised from this book. A handwritten note states that a previous owner bought it from L.W. Bondy, a London bookseller. Bigmore & Wyman considered the book rare when they printed their bibliography of printing. According to Pollard "Mairet was born in 1786; he became a binder and paper dealer in Dijon until 1821 when he set up as a paper manufacturere in Fontenoy near Montbard." Bookplate and ownership inscription in pencil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quintus Horatius Flaccus [ Pickering's Diamond Classics ]

      Guielmus [ William ] Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane, London 1824 - Full later red morocco, F. 192pp, engraved frontis, engraved title, 1 engraved plate, all edges gilt, a fine copy. Superbly bound by Ramage in red morocco, gilt dentelles & marbled endpapers, large armorial bookplate of Ursula Devereux on the pastedown, an exceptional copy. Printed by Charles Corrall of Charing Cross in the tiny Diamond 4.5 point type. a landmark in typography. This copy containing both the earlier portrait of Horace & the later frontis after Stothard. Page size in this copy is an amazing 112mm x 67mm. A miniature printing of Horace by William Pickering, part of his 'Diamond Classics' series which was begun in 1819. The tiny type noted for its fine clarity despite small size. 100 grams. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Réflexions sur la Puissance Motrice du Feu et sur les Machines propres a développer cette Puissance

      One folding engraved plate. 2 p.l., 118 pp. 8vo, cont. red morocco-backed marbled boards (unimportant small & faint dampstain at head of several leaves), spine gilt. Paris: Bachelier, 1824. First edition of one of the great rarities in the history of science. This landmark book anticipated both the first and second laws of thermodynamics; it is the author's only publication. "Using the fallible analogy of a water-wheel and the language of caloric theory the book was essentially an attempt to calculate the mechanical equivalent of heat; Carnot devised the type of apparatus afterwards used by J.P. Joule to produce exact figures in 1841. His work led directly to the enunciation of the theory of the conservation of energy by Helmholtz in 1847. In fact, in a reprint of the Réflexions in 1878, Carnot's brother included the contents of some notebooks which showed that Carnot himself had formulated this theory, which is now the first law of thermodynamics. The second law of thermodynamics is also implicit in Carnot's treatise. Work is done only when heat passes from a hotter to a colder body. It follows that when an equilibrium of temperature is reached work ceases."-Printing & the Mind of Man 285. It is known that only six hundred copies of this book were printed. Fine copy. ❧ Dibner, Heralds of Science, 155. D.S.B., III, pp. 79-84. En Français dans le Texte 239. .

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        A Picturesque Tour Along the River Ganges and Jumna, in India consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot, with illustrations historical and descriptive

      L. Harrison for Rudolph Ackermann, London 1824 - Expertly bound to style in red straight-grained morocco, the covers panelled in gilt using fillets and a neo-classical roll, the spine in six compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted with a dot roll, the space between with a decorative roll, lettered in the second compartment, the others with elaborate repeat decoration in gilt, gilt edges A lovely, large copy of one of the great books on the Indian sub-continent: "a just portrait of the enchanting features of India, eternally glowing in the brilliant glory of the resplendent Asiatic sun"(preface). This important book ranks alongside the works of William Hodges, the Daniells and Henry Salt as one of the cornerstone pictorial works on India. Printed in up to three colours and then delicately hand-coloured, the plates capture the bewitching play of light that so exemplifies Indian scenery. The subjects depicted were all recorded by Forrest during his service as an officer in the army. He was posted in Bengal from 1802 with the 3rd Regiment of Foot, and in the course of his duties made numerous journeys by boat, palanquin or on horseback. The work begins with an overview of Indian history, and his account of his principal journey starts on page 12, describing a tour made by Forrest starting in December 1807. He set out with six companions, 200 servants and followers and a guard of 40 native troops, following the routes of the rivers up from Calcutta to Delhi. Like the various tributaries encountered en route, Forrest made numerous detours to places of interest. All of these are recorded, both in the text and in the plates, with a sensitivity which clearly suggests Forrest's affinity for the country. With a fine sense of the dramatic, he saves his visit to the Taj Mahal for the concluding chapter: "The object which now calls our attention is last in order, but of the highest beauty and interest of any structure yet raised and perfected by man in any region of the earth . The main part of this splendid edifice has fortunately been respected by all the invaders of Hindoostan, its great beauty being probably its protection. It is as pure and perfect as the day it was finished; and with common care, in the equal climate in which it is situated, it may last for centuries" (pp.190-191). Following his tour, Forrest served as aide-de-camp to his father-in-law, General William St. Leger, then commander-in-chief of the Upper Provinces of India, from about 1808 until 1811. He subsequently served in the Peninsula War, in the expedition against New Orleans in 1814-1815, then in Ireland, and finally as aide-de-camp to the Earl of Dalhousie, governor general of Canada, from 1820 to 1823. Returning to Britain, he died in Bath in March 1827. A contemporary review of the work summarizes its appeal: "The Tour along the River Ganges and Jumna, now completed, is one of those splendid works with which Mr. Ackermann, with great enterprise, liberality, and good taste, favours the public. There are few publishers who would run the hazard of producing them, at an expence that must be enormous . The work contains twenty-four views, for the fidelity of which the author appeals with confidence to those who have passed through the same scenes. The drawings were all attentively copied from nature, and in many instances coloured on the spot, and always while the magic effects of the scenes represented were still impressed on the mental vision on the author and artist . The views are of very varied description, including Hindoo pagodas, villages, ancient cities, mountains, forts, palaces, tombs, etc. with the adjacent scenery. There is a great deal of freedom and spirit in the drawings which are exquisitely and delicately coloured, exhibiting a scenery of such peculiar richness and beauty, as can only be appreciated, in its fullest extent, by those who have seen the spots they so well represent . No description of ours will do justice to these beautiful engravings" (The Literary Chronicle, 8 J [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. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Edinburgh, From the Castle

      Published by R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, London 1824 - A scenic view of Scotland's capital, from a set of four prints of Edinburgh. The ancient city of Edinburgh on the east coast of Scotland has a long and eventful history that dates back to the Bronze Age. Perched on top of an elevated volcanic rock, its impressive castle is the city's focal point and was built by King Malcolm III Canmore in the eleventh century. By the late sixteenth century, Edinburgh was a thriving city and was established as the capital Scotland and the chief site of the royal court. Although no longer the royal seat when James VI of Scotland ascended to the English throne in 1603, effectively uniting the crowns of Scotland and England, it retained its own Parliament for many years. The city continued to prosper during the Enlightenment, although its Parliament ceased to exist when the Act of Union was instituted in 1707. During this period, Edinburgh underwent a significant architectural expansion, and the beautiful Georgian buildings, which characterize the city, were erected. Born in Devon, John Gendall moved to London in 1811 at the behest of Sir John Soane, who introduced him to the prolific print-publisher and bookseller Rudolph Ackermann. He worked for Ackermann for several years, conducting various experiments in the art of lithography and contributing numerous illustrations to the firm's various publications and topographical series. A number of his sketches and watercolour drawings were engraved and published as aquatints by the draughtsman Thomas Sutherland. Gendall continued to paint landscapes (mostly of Devonshire) after leaving Ackermann's employment, and he regularly exhibited his works at the Royal Academy until 1863. Cf. Benezit, Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , Vol. 13, p. 375; cf. Dictionary of National Biography. Hand-coloured aquatint. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and mild matburn in the margins. A skillfully repaired 3/4" tear in the top left corner. Trimmed to within platemark on all sides.

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        The Panorama: Or, Traveller's Instructive Guide; Through England And Wales Exhibiting All The Direct And Principal Cross Roads, Cities, Towns, Villages, Parks, Canals, &C. Accompanied By A Description Of Each County With The Cities And Principal Towns

      W H Reid 1824 - Green paperback with handwritten black lettering to the spine is creased and corners and spine ends are bumped and worn . Internally all the pages before the title page are missing and there is no cover present. Badly darkened to the title and has frayed to the edges, it is in similar condition to the rear of the book. Internally the pages are in reasonable condition though have begun to darken with age and the maps have left browning to the opposite page. Contains 52 of the 53 original maps (missing the frontispiece) all of which are relatively clean and in good conditon although the first few maps do have slight browning. Contains English and Welsh county maps. This item is scarce in any condition. (YBP Ref: 3392/33 15) Size: 12mo - over 63/4" - 73/4" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Novels and Romances of “The Author of Waverley.” The Pirate; The Fortunes of Nigel; Peveril of the Peak; Quentin Durward. [13 Volumes].

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson, and Co., London. 1824. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. - Thirteen volumes; (approx. size of bindings): 4 1/8" x 6 3/4"; Volume 1: (The Pirate), 322 pp.; Vol. 2: (Pirate), 332 pp.; Vol. 3: (Pirate), 346 pp.; Vol. 4: (Fortunes of Nigel), 313 pp.; Vol. 5: (Nigel), 334 pp.; Vol. 6: (Nigel), 349 pp.; Vol. 7: (Peveril of the Peak), 302 pp.; Vol. 8: (Peveril), 319 pp.; Vol. 9: (Peveril), 315 pp.; 10: (Peveril), 320 pp.; Vol. 11: (Quentin Durward), lxiii, 273 pp.; Vol. 12: (Quentin), 331 pp.; Vol. 13: (Quentin), 360 pp. Bound in full, straight grain dark purple morocco leather with four bands on spines and gilt titling on spines: Scott's Novels & Romances 1 Pirate Edinb.h, & gilt tooled designs; gilt dentelle borders on outer covers with blindstamped saw-tooth pattern on covers, gilt borders on inner leather turn-ins, gray paper endpapers, sewn headbands; all edges gilt. Bindings are unsigned but of high-quality workmanship, mostly likely produced in the British Isles during the 1830-60's period, as part of a custom bound, larger matched set of Scott. Spines have faded to brown, light edge wear, rubbing to all cover edges, corners, spine ends. Some scattered tan spotting to page margins, or tanning to some pages. An early collected edition of Sir Walter Scott's "Novels and Romances", which includes: "The Pirate"; "The Fortunes of Nigel"; "Peveril of the Peak"; & "Quentin Durward". Scan shows the spines of several volumes and the front of a volume. Sold as a 19th century leather binding. Sold as a set of 13 volumes only. Weight: 9 ½ lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Escuela de Costumbres ó Reflexiones Morales e Historicas sobre las Maximas de la Sabiduría. Obra util a los jovenes y a toda clase de personas para conducirse en el mundo. Escrita en frances por. y traducida fielmente al Castellano por Don Ignacio Garcia Malo.

      Madrid, por Don Blas Román, Don Ramón Verges, Imprenta Villalpando y Viuda e Hijo de Marín, 1786-1824-1797-1797. - Cuatro tomos en 8vo.; 2 hs., XXX-430 pp., 1 h. + 1 h., 366 pp. + 2 hs., 386 pp., + 1 h. 360 pp. Enc. en piel marbreada con tejuelos, no uniforme El joven Duchesne entró en la Compañía de Jesús en 1746 y fue Profesor en Metz, Verdun y Pont-à-Mousson. Abandonó la Compañía en 1762, antes de la Supresión de la misma, y con el nombre de Abbé Blanchard se retiró a Bélgica residiendo siete años en Namur ocupado en tareas pedagógicas y publicando allí «L'École des Mœurs» en donde se trata de adaptar la educación cristiana a los principios del «Emile» de Rousseau. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Account of an Insurrection of the Negro Slaves in the Colony of Demerara, Which Broke Out on the 18th of August, 1823

      Georgetown: Guiana Chronicle Office 1824 - 8vo - Inserted folding map and 12 copper engravings, 3/4 calf, floral patterned cloth, black morocco label stamped in gilt; several nicked plates; Barbados bookseller ticket. First edition of the "first history of the Demerara rebellion." Sabin 8809. An exceedingly scarce book. The NUC lists four copies, The British Museum Library another. Two of the known copies lack complete maps and plates as described (pages 115-120) by fifteen-year Demerara resident and artist Joshua Bryant. Captain J. Crofton Peddie's copy, with "C. Peddie, 21 Fusileers" engraved on the lower spine label. Peddie, a member of the court charged with the arraignement of insurrectionist John Smith, is listed on page 91. Peddie's ownership signature appears several times; the final blanks are covered in his hand, with approximately 500 words detailing his arrival in Demerara (1821) and subsequent involvement with the proceedings ----- On October 13, 1823, John Smith, a thirty-one-year-old Methodist missionary with unassailable anti-slavery convictions (assigned to administer "religion" to three hundred ninety-six slaves on Le Resouvenir plantation), was formally charged with inciting one of the largest slave rebellions in New World history. The uprising of some ten thousand Demerara slaves was precipitated, in great part, by rumored dispatches of pending parliamentary measures aimed at ameliorating slave conditions (the promotion of religious instruction and assurances of family immunity from the slave trade) as a prerequisite step toward eventual manumission. By August 1823, slaves on some fifty plantation, surmising through the frenzied reactions of planters that "their rights" were being withheld, overtook the colony. Innumerable cutlasses, knives, sticks, and guns were brandished with self-control (two or three belligerent whites were executed), and emancipation was demanded. The Gandhi-like protest produced a massacre. J. Crofton Peddie, one of the fifteen officers to weigh the case against Smith, was ordered to secure Le Resouvenir (the site of Smith's chapel, said Joshua Bryant, where the "revolt had been fixed"), and days later, at Bachelor's Adventure plantation, the captain participated in the largest, bloodiest battle of the three-day insurrection (where colonial forces, numbering around four hundred fifty men, opened fire upon some three thousand slaves, killing about two hundred). Ordered to join the militia, Smith refused and was arrested on grounds of promoting "discontent and dissatisfaction in the minds of the Negro Slaves" and for conspiring with his chief deacon and principal insurgent "against the King, his Crown and Dignity." The proceedings lasted twenty-seven days. On November 24th, he was sentenced to death, pending a reprieve from the King-in-Council. Smith languished in a Georgetown jail. Word of clemency arrived on March 30th, almost eight weeks after the London Missionary Society zealot had expired from "pulmonary consumption." Parliament became a powder-keg, nearly ignited by public outrage over Smith's "martyrdom." Never before was the appeal to end slavery more decisively pressed. The intended reforms that had shaken Demerara into rebellion were instituted with speed. Emancipation by apprenticeship was achieved, as the government begrudgingly promised, a decade later, after which Frederick Douglass told Englishmen: "[T]he [Demerara] slaveholder hated, persecuted, burned the chapels, and rendered insecure the life of the missionary, [but] Religion there assailed slavery: it cried aloud and spared not, but lifted up its voice like a trumpet against it." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF FALLACIES: From Unfinished Papers of Jeremy Bentham. By A Friend.

      Published by John and H. L. Hunt., London 1824 - Goldsmiths' Library #24350 First edition. xii,412pp. Later (circa 1900) diced calf, red morocco spine label. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man

      E. & Co. McLean, London 1824 - Oblong 14 By 10 Inches. Book. Extremely rare collection of brilliantly handcolored Henry Alken light-hearted plates depicting Shakespeare's seven ages of man: "The Infant", "The School-Boy", "The Soldier", "The Lover", "The Justice", "The Sixth Age", "The Last Scene of All". The leather has some wear along the edges and corners. Binding is tight. Seven plates clean, with just the tiniest smidgen of soilage on two on the lower left, in neither case coming close to the picture itself. All tissues preserved, with minor short tear on just one. Please note that there is no title page or text to this volume, but there are plenty of extra heavy stock sheets before and after the plates. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man, Illustrated by Henry Alken

      Published by E. and C. McLean, London 1824 - Very scarce in the original wrappers, light brown paper printed in black with bordered rulers and the statements: "Seven Plates"and "Price 18S" at the top corners. The front wrapper is virtually the title page with the title, date and the publisher printed in black ink. The wrappers measure 14.5" long by 10.5" high. The signatures have been professionally resewn; the spine is faded and sunned. Scattered foxing on the front and rear wrappers. With the baronial bookplate of *"Almeric Hugh Paget, the First Baron of Queenborough." With one page of text in two colums, quoting the famous speech from "As You Like It" by Jaques. With seven splendid original hand-colored plates by Henry Alken. The original tissue guards have been professionally replaced. Each plate features a character from Jaques' speech (e.g., the Infant, the School-boy, the Lover, the Soldier, the Justice, etc.; each plate is identified and dated at the bottom of the plate: "Shakespeare's Seven Ages. London, Published by E.& C. McLean, June 15th (or June 20th), 1824." A wonderful artistic rendering of this famous passage and quite scarce in the original wrappers. All plates present in splendid condition. *Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st Baron Queenborough GBE (1861– 1949) was born into a noble family, but left school with only £5 to his name. He became a cowboy, self-made industrialist, award-winning yachtsman, British peer and Conservative Party politician, founder of the Military Massage Service and the Cambridgeshire Battalion of The Suffolk Regiment, and treasurer of the League of Nations Union. Paget briefly worked for the Midland Railway, Derbyshire before emigrating to the United States in 1881. He established a cattle ranch at Le Mars, Iowa, where he became acquainted with Theodore Roosevelt. Later he relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was a real estate agent. He joined Henry Melville Whitney in establishing the Dominion Coal Company Ltd. in 1893 and the Dominion Iron and Steel Company Ltd. in 1901 at Sydney, Nova Scotia. On 12 November 1895, he married Whitney's niece, the American heiress Pauline Payne Whitney. The marriage was solemnized at St. Thomas's Church in New York City, and among those attending was President Grover Cleveland. He went on to become a member of Parliament and was raised to the peerage as Baron Queenborough in the County of Kent. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Touch at the Fine Arts Illustrated by Twelve Plates, With Descriptions, by Henry Alken

      Thomas McLean, Repository of Wit and Humour, London 1824 - A humorous take on the argot of art criticism. 8vo. With 12 hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontis, which is described as Plate V. The apercus of Alken, as he applies phrases others must have used to describe, praise and pan his own efforts, are singular in not being susceptible to easy description. However, he succeeds ably in capturing the pretentious tone of the critic in his elaboration of phrases such as "an imposing effect", "a sudden effect", "a warm effect". For most, the magic and fun is in the illustrations, in which he attempts to give literal application of these terms. The binding is a later (1911) full red straight-grained morocco by Zaehnsdorf. With gilt-fillet borders and gilt lettering and details on the spine. Also one page publisher's advertisement at rear, but without half-title. The binding has light rubbing along the front joint and there are rubbed spots along the edges and by the corners, but the binding remains very handsome indeed. Excepting a few occasional, light fox marks, the plates and text are clean. There is an armorial bookplate on marbled FEP. Tooley 58. Plus [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fox Hunting Going to Cover / Fox Hunting Breaking Cover Tally Ho! / Fox Hunting Leap Swishing at a Rasper / Fox Hunting, Death. . .Who: Whoop

      Thomas McLean, London 1824 - A charming set of 4 fox hunting scenes after Henry Alken., Image Size : 195x315 (mm), 7.625x12.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 280x395 (mm), 11x15.5 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Aquatint

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Henry Alken's Scrap Book

      London: Thomas McLean, 1824. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. decorated boards and renewed black morocco spine. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Alken, Henry. Unpaginated. 26 x 18 cm. No text, 20 engraved color plates printed recto only, depciting heads of people and animals, hunting scenes, dog and cock fights. One of the scarcer scrapbooks by Alken. Minor rubbing to boards, some marginal toning and light plate offsetting.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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