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        Henry Alken's Scrap Book

      Thomas McLean, London 1824 - 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. Orig. decorated boards and renewed black morocco spine. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora Brasiliae Meridionalis.

      - Paris, A. Belin, 1824-1833. 24 parts. Large 4to (365 x 280mm). With 193 engraved plates. Publishers printed wrappers, uncut. A fine complete copy of this scarce flora of Brasil. 'Two issues were made, 4to with black and white plates priced 15 francs each part, and folio with coloured plates at 60 francs each part. Both are now rare' (Barba de Moraes p. 762). August François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire (1779-1835) was a French explorer, botanist and entomologist; self-taught naturalist of independent means. "He intensively surveyed the flora and fauna of Brazil from Jequitinhonha to Rio de la Plata for six years. In August 1822 Saint- Hilaire returned to Paris with 24,000 plants, 2,000 birds, 16,000 insects, 135 quadrupeds, and many reptiles, fishes, and minerals that he intended to classify" (DSB). Saint-Hilaire left his Brazilian herbarium to the Paris Natural History Museum, and it is now part of the general herbarium. For the parts 5-22 Jacques Cambessèdes (1799-1863), and Andrien Henri Laurent de Jussieu (1797-1853) were co-authors. The fine plates are from drawings by Eulalia Delile and P.J.F.Turpin. The plates are numbered 1-192, with 2 bis plates 63, 67, plate 160 was never issued (see Stafleu & Cowan).Provenance: Name of Dupetit-Thouars on frontcover of first part. Du Petit-Thouars was a famous French botanist and explorer (1758-1831).Barba de Moraes p. 762; Stafleu & Cowan 10034; Nissen BBI, 1715. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The National Sports of Great Britain . With descriptions in English and French . Chasse et Amusemens Nationaux de la Grande Bretagne

      printed for Thomas M'lean by Howlett & Brimmer, London 1824 - Contemporary black straight-grained morocco, the covers elaborately panelled in gilt, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with elaborate repeat pattern built up from small tools, gilt turn ins, cream-glazed endpapers, red morocco inner hinges, gilt edges A fine copy of an early impression of "Alken's most important work . It must always form the cornerstone of any Alken collection" (Tooley). The plates and text between them offer a thorough survey of the sports practised in Great Britain in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. The subjects covered including riding, fox, stag and otter hunting, beagling, racing, falconry, various types of dogs and horses, shooting grouse, partridge, pheasant, snipe, wild-fowl, bittern, pigeon, fishing for pike, and salmon, fishing from a punt, prize-fighting, cock-fighting, badger, bear, and bull-baiting and perhaps most extraordinary of all: "owling." It is interesting to note that although both the artist and the author felt that it was necessary to record badger, bear and bull baiting they did not hold back from condemning all three sports as barbaric. This copy is a later issue. The additional title is dated 1821 (rather than 1820, as in the first issue), a letterpress title in French has been added (only the English title is present in the first and second issues) and the explanatory text leaves are signed consecutively from 1 to 50 (Podeschi records an intermediate state/issue where only some of the text leaves are numbered). The watermarks suggest a date of circa 1824. The plates, very carefully hand-coloured, are all aquatints by I. Clark, and retain all of the liveliness that is such a feature of this work. The artist Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became a sporting artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s . To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.75-76). Litchfield 14; cf. Mellon/Podeschi 111; cf. Schwerdt I, p.19 & IV, p.4; Tooley 42. (18 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches). Parallel titles and text in English and French, text leaves with numerical signatures from 1-50. Hand-coloured engraved additional title, 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates by I. Clark after Henry Alken. (Final two plates and text leaves with minor paper loss to blank margins). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        GENERAL REPORT ON THE RISE & PROGRESS OF THE PRESENT FREE GOVERNMENT OF BUENOS AYRES [manuscript title].

      Buenos Aires. . 1824 - 80pp. autograph manuscript with one manuscript note and eight printed items tipped to six pages. Quarto. Contemporary three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Covers faded, spine lightly abraded, paper label chipped. Internally very clean, report and appendix in a clear, legible hand in ink; additional contemporary notes throughout the text in pencil. Text preceded by twenty-six blank leaves, with tabs for the letters of the alphabet, one indented on each leaf (one blank leaf has pasted remnant of printed text). In fine condition. In a half morocco and cloth box. This manuscript report prepared by British consul-general Woodbine Parish for the British government regarding the political and economic situation in Argentina in the mid-1820s was a crucial step in the recognition of Argentina's statehood by any European power. Parish was an experienced British diplomat who, prior to going to South America, had served in diplomatic roles in Sicily, Naples, Paris, Aix-la-Chapelle, and the Ionian Islands. "In 1823 the government determined to send out political agents to the Spanish American States, and Parish was appointed commissioner and consul-general to Buenos Ayres.After he had sent home a report upon the state of the people and their newly constituted government, full powers were sent to him in 1824 to negotiate with them a treaty of amity and commerce. This was concluded on 2 Feb. 1825 at Buenos Ayres, and was the first treaty made with any of the new states of America, and the first recognition of their national existence by any European power" - DNB. The present manuscript is evidently that report, which persuaded the British Government to recognize Argentina and impressed the Foreign Office sufficiently that they promoted Parish to negotiate it. Parish's account begins with a brief critical history of the colonies under Spanish rule. He writes: "The origin of the events which have separated the colonies from Spain may be traced to a variety of well known causes: oppressed, misgoverned and misguided as they long had been, it was not to be expected that in this enlightened and liberal age they would much longer continue in the state of degraded and odious subjection in which they had been hitherto held." In regards to the vice royalty of Buenos Aires declaring independence from Spain, he adds that internal "public opinion was long undecided as to the course to be adopted But, though the doctrines of liberty were declared, it was found to be no easy task to establish a government for a people brought up in such a state of servility and debasement as hardly to have a distant notion of the blessings of free institutions." Parish mentions various military operations between 1815 and 1820, leading to a state of disorganization and disorder. It was under these conditions that a government was formed in 1821 which focused on affairs in Buenos Aires and good provincial administration. "A radical and systematic reform commenced which has produced in little more than three years results beyond the most sanguine expectations: From a state of anarchy and confusion the people of Buenos Ayres are now raised to a prosperity hitherto unknown to them, and are at present in the enjoyment of the blessings of a good, well organized, and stable government." The remainder of the report is devoted to institutions which have been "established or promoted, and which give them a claim to the eternal gratitude of their countrymen." These include a representative system of government, executive power, a law on the inviolability of private property (extended to foreigners residing in the country), a general amnesty, and the official gazette "in which all the acts of the government were laid before the public. This was a new measure and obtained for them a very general degree of confidence." For all of these institutions, additional documentation is provided in the appendix in the original Spanish and often in English translation. Parish is particularly

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        BULLETIN DES LOIS DU ROYAUME / DE L'EMPIRE FRANCAIS, 44 VOLUMES (TOMES I à XX)

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1824 - RO40153483: 44 volumes. Titre, tomaison, fleurons, roulettes et filets dorés sur les dos. Tranche marbrée. Tome XIX manquant. 2 à 4 séries par tome. Quelques séries manquantes. Quelques dos se détachant. Quelques plats abîmés. Cotenant les lois rendues prendant les années 1814-1824. Du n° 1 au n° 566. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Mors fendus. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 348-Lois, règlement, jurisprudence [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General Anatomy : Applied to Physiology and the Practice of Medicine / by X. Bichat ; Translated from the Last French Edition by Constant Coffyn, Revised and Corrected by George Calvert - 4 Volumes Complete, Bound in 2

      Printed For The Translator By Shackell & Arrowsmith, London 1824 - Description: 2 v. ; 22 cm. Translation of: Anatomie generale. Revised and Corrected from the last French edition by George Calvert. Pages uncut; an unread copy and particularly well preserved internally. Complete sets are uncommon. All books fully on approval. Subjects: Human anatomy. Physiology. Edge worn and dulled grey boards professionally rebacked with paper labels to the spines. Bookplate of the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School to the front paste down. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Braham

      London, Great Britain 1824 - John Braham (c. 1774 ¿ 17 February 1856) was a tenor opera singer born in London, England. His long career led him to become one of Europe's leading opera stars. He also wrote a number of songs, of minor importance, although The Death of Nelson is still remembered. His success, and that of his offspring in marrying into the British aristocracy, are also notable examples of Jewish social mobility in the early 19th century. Braham¿s precise origins are uncertain. The favored (but specious) present account in contemporary sources of reference is that he was possibly a son of John Abraham or Abrahams, who was possibly an operative at the Drury Lane Theatre who died in 1779 and his wife, who may have been Esther, who may have been a sister of the hazzan at the Great Synagogue of London, Myer Lyon. Braham has also been held to be related to various other London musicians with the surname of Abrahams. There is however no documentary evidence for any of these supposed connections. It is however fairly certain that Braham was left an orphan at an early age. There are stories of his selling pencils in the street as an urchin (a common trade for the Jewish poor at the time). Braham was a meshorrer (descant singer) at the Great Synagogue, and here his abilities were noted by Lyon, who led a double life as an operatic tenor at the theatre at Covent Garden (under the name of Michaele Leoni). Braham¿s first stage appearance was in fact at Leoni's Covent Garden 1787 benefit, when he sang Thomas Arne's The soldier tir¿d of war¿s alarms. He next appeared in June at the Royalty Theatre, again with Leoni. After 1788 however we do not hear of a public performance until Braham appeared at Bath under the aegis of his teacher, the male soprano Venanzio Rauzzini in 1794. This empty period will have coincided with the departure of Leoni and also with Braham's voice breaking. It also therefore suggests a birthdate of around 1774 or 1775, rather than the 1777 date given by nearly all modern sources. During this period he was supported by the Goldsmid family. The Goldsmids were influential financiers who maintained their friendship with Braham later in his career and also used him as entertainment at their soirées. Their neighbour and occasional guest there was Horatio Nelson, whose heroic fate was later to prompt Braham's greatest song-writing success, The Death of Nelson. (It first appeared in the opera The Americans, (Lyceum Theatre, 1811). Lady Hamilton, who was in a private box for the performance, was reported to have been so overcome that she suffered a fit of hysterics and had to leave the theatre). Braham was trained by Rauzzini from 1794 to 1796. It is very likely in fact that the Goldsmids paid for Braham to be articled to Rauzzini, who was a leader in Bath¿s musical society. After his first performance at Bath in 1794, the Bath Chronicle eulogised him as ¿a sweet singer of Israel¿ and explained that he derived [¿] from the synagogue, though by the simple expedient of dropping the A at the beginning of his name, he got rid of the patriarchal appellation and Christianized himself. It is interesting that this positive review at the beginning of his career highlights Braham¿s Jewishness. This together with the 'inside information' which had clearly been provided to the newspaper suggests that (in England anyway) his origins were not regarded as a bar to his career. At this point, despite the implications of the article, in fact Braham had made no moves to conversion, although he may well have attended church as social custom of the time required. Rauzzini's pupils included the celebrated Irish tenor Michael Kelly, creator of Don Basilio in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Braham certainly benefited from Rauzzini's influence and promotion, and acquired from him the basic precepts of the old Italian school and a virtuoso technique which was thought by some to be surpassed only by the soprano Angelica Catalani. Braham created Oberon for vov Weber.

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        Die Grazien. Blätter aus Baiern zum Nutzen und Vergnügen.

      München, 1824 - München, 1824. Folio. (6) 320, (4) S. (Register). Roter Maroquin der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rücken-, Deckel-, Innen-, Aussen- und Stehkantenvergoldung sowie einem Wappensupralibros (stärker berieben und bestossen). Ankündigung und Plan der Zeitschrift sowie Nr. 1 - 79 vom August - Dezember 1824. - Vorsätze verso und die erste Seite stärker bebräunt. Durchgehend stockfleckig. (stärker berieben und bestossen). Roter Maroquin der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rücken-, Deckel-, Innen-, Aussen- und Stehkantenvergoldung sowie einem Wappensupralibros

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        [Op. 120] 33 Veränderungen über einen Walzer für das Piano-Forte componirt und Der Frau Antonia von Brentano gebornen Edlen von Birkenstock hochachtungsvoll zugeeignet... 120tes Werk

      Wien... Leipzig bey H.A.Probst: A. Diabelli et Comp. [PN C. et D.] No. 1380. [not before June 1824]. Oblong folio. Disbound. 1f. (collection title, engraved by H. Zimer), [i] (title), 4-43, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "2 fl. 45 x.C.M." With "Gestochen v: Jos: Sigg." to final page of music. & & Text of collection title: "Vaterländischer Künstlerverein Veränderungen für das Piano-Forte über ein vorgelegtes Thema componiert von dern vorzüglichsten Tonsetzern und Virtuosen Wien's und der k.k. oesterreichischen Staaten... Abtheilung. Eigenthum der Verleger. Wien, bey A. Diabelli et Comp. No. 1133. Leipzig bey H.A.Probst. [PN] no. 1380-81."& & Spine torn and slightly frayed; minor browning and fraying to edges. . First Edition, later issue, with collection title added. The collection title was used for two volumes ("Abtheilungen"): Beethoven's Diabelli variations, op. 120 ("1. Abtheilung"), and a collection of fifty variations, each by a different composer ("2. Abtheilung"), with the PNs 1380 and 1381, respectively. The main title of the present copy is an updated version of the title from the first issue (1823), where pp. 2 and 3 were left blank.& & Kinsky p. 350-51. Dorfmüller p. 345 (copy in Bavarian State Library, Munich). Hoboken 2, 485. Hirsch IV, 387 (with "2. Abtheilung" angebunden). Beethoven-Haus C 120/1 (or Schorn 39?).

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        Recherches expérimentales sur l'absorption et l'exhalation. Mémoire couronné par l'Institut Royal de France.

      A Paris, chez J. B. Baillière, 1824. - in-8. 70pp. Cartonnage moderne à la Bradel. Edition Originale fort rare de ce "mémoire remarquable" (Larousse) du physiologiste sicilien Michel Foderà (1793-1848), dans lequel il décrit les expériences qu'il avait entreprises pour étudier l'absorption des tissus cellulaires, en particulier d'après les travaux de son maître Magendie. L'ouvrage contient notamment des observations sur la respiration et l'absorption des gaz par les tissus vivants. Dans son étude sur l'histoire des théories françaises de l'absorption et de l'osmose au 19e siècle, Pickstone mentionne cet ouvrage comme la première formulation claire du problème de l'absorption des tissus; il souligne également son importance dans la perspective de l'étude des relations entre les théories biologiques du positivisme d'Auguste Comte et les progrès de la science expérimentale. 1 planche coloriée hors-texte représentant des vaisseaux lymphatiques. Marge extérieure du titre inégale. Bon exemplaire. Voir Pickstone, "Absorption and Osmosis: French physiology and physics in the early nineteenth century" in: The Physiologist, 20, 3 (1977). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Au Champ-de-Mars, dimanche prochain 13 juin 1824,. Ascension et départ pour un voyage aérien, d'une flotille aérostatique, composée de cinq ballons, et montée par MM. Dupuis Delcourt et J.-M. Richard.

      [Paris], C. Ballard, s.d., (1824), - placard in-4 (30 x 24 cm). en feuille.Anecdotiques rousseurs. Très rare prospectus invitant à assister à un départ de ballons prévu originellement le 6 juin (et renouvelé ou reporté au 13, d'après la modification manuscrite du titre). La Revue encyclopédique donna un compte-rendu de cette expérience, qui fut d'ailleurs un échec : le grand aérostat et les quatre petits ballons accessoires ne purent décoller faute d'un remplissage adéquat. S'il était au départ chanteur à l'Opéra-comique de Paris, Jules-François Dupuis-Delcourt (1802-1864) se passionna pour l'aérostation, et se mit à effectuer dès l'âge de 22 ans des ascensions avec un certain John Richards (certainement le "Richard" mentionné sur notre placard). Il est à noter que la première ascencion qui lui soit habituellement attribuée est celle du 7 novembre 1824 qui aboutit sur les terres du duc d'Aumont, à Montjean (Wissous). Mais notre placard montre qu'elle fut précédée par d'autres tentatives, dont celles à ballon captif à partir du Champ-de-Mars étaient apparemment à finalité commerciale. Notre objet fait donc partie des très rares traces laissées de ses essais. Absent de Tissandier comme de Brockett, qui signalent toutes les brochures de Dupuis-Delcourt. Aucun exemplaire au CCFr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Kunstbäckerey. Enthaltend gegen 600 Gerichte. 2. Aufl. Wien u. Prag, C. Haas, 1824. 303 S. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln mit 30 Abb. Hldr. d. Zt. m. RVerg. u. marmor. Deckeln (Deckel beschabt).,

      1824 - Schraemli 76, Horn/Arndt 627 (3.A.), Weiss 4327 (falsche Kollation).- Vollstänige theoretisch-praktische Anleitung zur feineren Kochkunst. Zweyter Teil.- Zenker war Mundkoch des Fürsten J.v. Schwarzenberg.- Tafeln mit Abbildungen von Torten, Pasteten, Tafelaufsätzen u.a.- Teilweise leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        [Op. 121a] Adagio, Variationen und Rondo für Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncell... 121tes Werk. [Parts]

      Wien: S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] 4603. [May 1824]. Folio. Piano: [i] (title), 2-19, [1] (blank) pp. Price: "f:2 C.M." Violin: 1-5, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: 1-5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Small label with calligraphic titling to upper wrapper of piano part: "L. Van Beethoven. Adagio, Varationen [!Variationen] und Rondo pour Piano, Violon & Violoncelle. Op. 121;" labels in the same style to head of first pages of string parts: "Adagio, Variationen und Rondo von L.Van Beethoven" with penciled note: "Beethoven op. 121." Handstamp to first page of all parts: "Valerie Hanquet." Early calligraphic signature to inner lower wrapper, upside down: "D. F. Crommelin."Marbled wrappers of piano part with red tape reinforcement to spine; spines of string parts reinforced with marbled paper. Slighty worn and soiled.A very good copy overall. . First Edition.Kinsky p. 353. Hoboken 2, 487 (now in the Beethoven-Haus, C121A/6). Hirsch IV, 388. Beethoven-Haus (2 copies). Beethoven Center, San José (1 copy).The variations are based on the song "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" (I am tailor Cockatoo) from Wenzel Müller's singspiel "Die Schwestern von Prag" (The sisters from Prague), 1794. Beethoven composed them many years earlier. The exact date is unknown.

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        The Pupil's Pharmacopoeia; Being a Literal Translation of the London Pharmacopoeia

      ondon- Longman, Hurst, Reese, Orme, Brown and Green 1824 - %0D%0AAn scarce copy of this compendium of medicinal drugs and their uses. %0D%0AHere presented for the benefit of students of medicine with the original Latin of the London edition interwoven with the English translation word for word or phrase for phrase. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed with bumping to extremities. Spine sunned. Some light dampstaining to boards. Hinges tender. Ink inscriptions to both pastedowns. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages generally bright with scattered spotting and annotations to the text. Overall: GOOD %0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Organon der Heilkunst. Dritte Auflage 1824 .

      Dresden, Arnodische Buchhandlung, 1824,. Dritte verbesserte Auflage, 8°, Pappband der Zeit, Lederrückenschildchen , XXIV, 281 Seiten, 1 Blatt "Verbesserungen". Erstmals mit 320 Paragraphen und dem Hinweis auf die positiven Wirkungen des Mesmerismus.. Der Einband bestoßen und berieben. Das Rückenschildchen teilweise abgeblättert. Innen sehr schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Nur die letzten 6 Seiten etwas fleckig.

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        "Quien se pondrá el cascabel al gato?" ("Who will bell the cat?") A selection from Los Proverbios

      Spain: Francisco José de Goya, 1824. THE MOST FAMOUS PLATE FROM GOYA'S POSTHUMOUS SERIES, LOS PROVERBIOS Etching, aquatint and drypoint c. 1824 Literature: Delteil, 222; Harris 268 iii/iii, as published in L'AA; Malbert, 6-9; Young, 38-41. . Book.

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        [Op. 121a] Adagio, Variationen und Rondo für Pianoforte, Violine und Violoncell... 121tes Werk. [Parts]

      Wien S.A. Steiner und Comp. [PN] 4603 [May 1824]. Folio. Piano: [i] (title), 2-19, [1] (blank) pp. Price: "f:2 C.M." Violin: 1-5, [i] (blank) pp. Violoncello: 1-5, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Small label with calligraphic titling to upper wrapper of piano part: "L. Van Beethoven. Adagio, Varationen [!Variationen] und Rondo pour Piano, Violon & Violoncelle. Op. 121;" labels in the same style to head of first pages of string parts: "Adagio, Variationen und Rondo von L.Van Beethoven" with penciled note: "Beethoven op. 121." Handstamp to first page of all parts: "Valerie Hanquet." Early calligraphic signature to inner lower wrapper, upside down: "D. F. Crommelin." Marbled wrappers of piano part with red tape reinforcement to spine; spines of string parts reinforced with marbled paper. Slighty worn and soiled. A very good copy overall.. First Edition. Kinsky p. 353. Hoboken 2, 487 (now in the Beethoven-Haus, C121A/6). Hirsch IV, 388. Beethoven-Haus (2 copies). Beethoven Center, San Jose (1 copy). The variations are based on the song "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" (I am tailor Cockatoo) from Wenzel Müller's singspiel "Die Schwestern von Prag" (The sisters from Prague), 1794. Beethoven composed them many years earlier. The exact date is unknown.

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        Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage... performed in the years 1821-22-23 in His Majesty's Ships Fury and Hecla...

      First Edition. 4to. 38 plates, maps and plans (some fold.), occasional very light foxing on a few plates, contemporary diced calf, narrow gilt border, the centre of each cover carries the Earl of Lonsdale's gilt 'ex-libris' stamp, a monogrammed "Lowther" within an oak-leaf wreath surmounted by an earl's coronet. Lonsdale bookplate on front paste down. A fine copy.

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        Bible Welsh/English New Testament - 1824

      - FIRST WELSH ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT. Also called Duoglott New Testament. With marginal notes to every verse. Contemporary straight-grain morocco (red) with gilt ruled, tiled, and decorated flat spine; gilt ornamental borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Texts are printed in parallel columns, divided by column containing references and notes. Table of offices printed at end of book. This book was originally printed in 6 parts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Egypt and the Holy Land

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green,, 1824. With a Journey through Turkey, Greece, the Ionian Isles, Sicily, Spain, &c. Octavo (229 x 138 mm). Modern cream paper-backed grey boards, original printed label to spine, edges untrimmed. Frontispiece and 12 lithographic plates. With occasional contemporary marginalia. Spine slightly darkened, small chip to label affecting last letter of "land", boards a touch soiled with some minor scuff marks, short split to bottom of front joint, light spotting and tanning throughout, mild offsetting from plates. A very good copy. Second edition of the first travel book by Wilson (1772–1849). Originally published in 1823, the second edition was extensively enlarged to include descriptions of the journey to Greece and Turkey as well as 6 additional plates. A popular book, Travels in Egypt and the Holy Land inspired Wilson to continue writing. He would publish several travel books, including ones on the Mediterranean (1824), Scandinavia and northern Europe (1826), Russia (2 volumes, 1828), and France and Italy (1835). "His Christian beliefs were strong and had in part prompted his first journey to the Holy Land. An upright man, a writer and a distributor of tracts, he was rather intolerant, and his strict sabbatarianism provoked Thomas Hood's discursive and pungent 'Ode to Rae Wilson, Esquire', published in 1837" (ODNB).

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        Rosa Alpina Laevis / Rosier des Alpes à pedoncule et calice glabres [Hudson Bay 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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        Gesamtansicht den Rhein entlang, rechts Ehrenbreitstein.

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

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        TA., Ansicht, "Aussicht vom Brauhausberge bei Potsdam, über einen Theil der Stadt und die umliegende Gegend".

      . Lithographie ( Druck königl. lith. Institut ) n. Lütke jun. b. Lüderitz in Berlin, dat. 1824, 36,7 x 47,7. Selten! Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel, nicht bei Drescher/Kroll. - Frühe Lithographie bei Lüderitz. - Blick vom Brauhausberg zur Havel, links die Heilig Geist Kirche, i. Hgr. rechts der Babelsberg, im Vordergrund das Kadettenhaus.

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        Rosa Indica / Rosier des Indes [Monthly Rose]

      Paris 1824 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Chapuy. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing in the image. More than with any other painter, Redouté's flowers are alive, and always shown at the ephemeral moment of their greatest beauty. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full-time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's scientific understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Roses from which this work comes. Redouté together with Claude-Antoine Thory, an ardent botanist and collector of roses, have together in Les Roses produced a work not only of great artistic merit, but also an invaluable scientific record as well. `Redouté and Thory knew, described and figured almost all the important roses known in their day. Included were many of the key ancestors of our present-day 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. Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Nissen BBI 1599; cf. Pritzel 7455; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8748.

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        Historische und topographische Darstellung von Medling und seiner Umgegend; mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Pfarren, Stifte, Klöster, milde Stiftungen und Denkmähler. Herausgegeben von einigen Freunden der Geschichte. Wien, A. Doll 1824. 8°. XX. 323S. mit 2 lithogr. Ansichten u. 1 (gef.) lithogr. Karte, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Holzmann-B. I, 10611 - Freisinger 6394 - Nebehay-W. 135, I. Abt. 3. Bd.- Darnaut "Kirchliche Topographie von Österreich", Band 3.- Mit Beiträgen u.a. über: Mödling, Neudorf, Gießhübel, Perchtoldsdorf, Kaltleutgeben, Rodaun, Breitenfurt, Brunn am Gebirge, Atzgersdorf, Altmannsdorf, Lanzendorf, Inzersdorf, Simmering.- Die Ansichten zeigen: "Spital-Kirche in Mödling" und "Laxenburg" sowie eine "Carte des Decanats Laa".- Gutes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar.

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        Monroe grants land in the Northwest Territory for military service of Benjamin Harrison, a Virginia officer in the Revolutionary War who later served as Brigadier General in the Kentucky Militia

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?James Monroe? as President, one page, 12? x 13?. Washington, July 14, 1824. Completed in manuscript. Countersigned ?Geo: Graham? as Commissioner of the General Land Office. On parchment. Minor soiling. Rolled. Dark 3.5?-long signature of Monroe. Paper seal affixed at left with red wax. Certified and signed by Gibson on verso. Fine condition.In part, ?Know ye, That, in consideration of Military Service, performed by Benjamin Harrison, a Captain for three years, to the United States, in the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, and in pursuance of an Act of the Congress of the United States passed on the 10th day of August, in the year 1790, intituled ?An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment, to obtain Titles to certain Lands lying north west of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota;? and other Acts of the said Congress amendatory of the said Act, There is granted by the U

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        Die Zyklopenmauer in Palestrina.

      . Bleistift, 1824, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Vogel auf Dreiberg im Kreis, rechts unten bezeichnet "Ciclopenmauer in Palestrina". 19,5:27,3 cm. Mit Knickfalte. Für beide Zeichnungen von Richter und Wagner gilt, daß sie am 20. September 1824 während der Studienwanderung der Künstler in den Sabiner Bergen entstanden sind. Sie hatten diese Ortschaft nach einer Nachtwanderung erreicht, worüber Richter in seinen Lebenserinnerungen berichtet. Die Zeichnungen sind vor der Natur entstanden, wobei Wagner etwas rechts von Richter gesessen haben muß. Sie benutzten sogar Papier mit demselben Wasserzeichen. Literatur: Katalog 76: Carl Wagner. Frankfurt a.M., Joseph Fach, 1999, Nr. 19 mit Abb.. Die Zeichnung ist ein interessanter Belege für die freundschaftliche Verbundenheit beider Künstler, die sich später leider entzweiten. Palestrina ist eine Ortschaft, die nicht weit entfernt von Olevano liegt und von vielen Künstlern besucht wurde.

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        Gesamtansicht den Rhein entlang, links Lastsegler.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von L. Schnell nach Rottmann, um 1824, 14,5 x 22 cm.. Engelmann II, 822; Schmitt 167, A. 12. - Breitrandig und mit feinstem Altkolorit.

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        Gesamtansicht über den Rhein, im Vordergrund Rheinkahn.

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

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        "Mühlheim und Aussicht nach Köln". Gesamtansicht über den Rhein, im Vordergrund vier Treidelpferde.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von Rud. Kuntz, um 1824, 14,5 x 22 cm.. Engelmann II, 822; Schmitt 167, A. 8. - Breitrandig und mit feinstem Altkolorit.

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        Variedades; O Mensagero de Londres:

      Blanco White\'s Quarterly Journal In Which He Makes the Argument For a Need for \"Poetic Translations of Shakespeare.\" With 108 Engraved Plates.WHITE, Joseph Blanco. Variedades; o Mensagero de Londres:. Periodico Trimestre. Tomo I [II]. London: R. Ackermann, 1824-1825.First edition. Nine numbers in two octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 inches; 234 x 151 mm). [4], 102, 101*-102*, 103-499, [1, reference], [2, table of contents]; [2], 399, [1, reference], [2, table of contents] pp. With 108 engraved plates, ninety-nine of which are hand-colored. Each Quarter section with and engraved frontispiece portrait. Also with tow folding facsimile letteres, a folding chart and a copy of a Five Pound Note. White\'s article on translating Poetical Shakespeare can be found on page 74 of volume I, number I.Contemporary red diced calf. boards tooled in gilt. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Board edges stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. A small amount of toning, mainly to title-pages. Some offsetting from plates to text pages. Previous owner\'s small bookplate on front pastedown of both volumes. Overall a very good set.\"In 1823, about half a century before Velasco published his inaugural translation, we find an article that highlights the need for a \'poetic translation\' of Shakespeare\'s works. The author of the article was Joseph Blanco White, priest, journalist, political and religious thinker, literary critic, and translator. He was born in Seville, in 1775. At that time, his name was JosÃ? Maria Blanco. His paternal grandfather, William White, had come to Spain from Ireland in the early 18th century to run a mercantile house, and, at some point, the family name was changed to \'Blanco\' (Spanish for \'White\'). JosÃ? MarÃ?a had a strict Catholic formation, but, profoundly disappointed with the Church and with Spanish politics, he moved to London in 1810, he converted to Protestantism and he changed his name to Joseph Blanco White. He kept both the Spanish and the English versions of his name side by side, and this doubling reflects an awareness of the double context in which he was writing. He becomes deeply interested in British literature, particularly in the new Romantic ideas, but he never lost sight of the situation in Spain He was concerned with the relations between the Peninsula and its Spanish-American colonies, and he enthusiastically wrote in support of the colonies\' autonomy from the Central Council at Seville. In fact, he published his proposal for translating Shakespeare poetically in the quarterly Variedades o Mensagero de Londres, a journal he edited for the London printing house of Rudolph Ackermann but which was addressed to Spanish-American readers. This context is important for understanding Blanco White\'s theoretical stance. His contact with Romanticism, for instance, gave him tools to defend Shakespeare against the attacks of French and Spanish neoclassicists. He explains that a \'poetic translation\' has the benefit of conveying the general \'tone of thought\' and the transcendent \'originality of Shakespeare\'s genius\'- even when it cannot reproduce his \'particular beauties\' which, for Blanco White, are inseparable from the language in which they were written. But the proposal to translate Shakespeare\'s works as poetry- by which he meant lyric poetry-has other implicit benefits: it displaces the focus away from the terrain of the theatre and from the standards of unity and decorum that were the stronghold of neoclassicism. Indeed, he explicitly argues that Shakespeare\'s genius stands apart from the \'frenzies\' of the theatre of his time.\" (The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare Poetry Pg 696-697).HBS 66900.$4,500

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        Beyträge zur Kenntniss Norwegen's gesammelt auf Wanderungen während der Sommermonate der Jahre 1821 und 1822 von (...). Erster Theil. Mit Profilen und Charten. Zweiter Theil. Mit Profilen und Charten. I-II (i ett).

      Leipzig., Bey Adolph Wienbrack. 1824. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med enkel ryggforgylling og marmorerte dekler. XX, 243, (1 blank) ; XVI, 406, (1), (1 blank) s. Med ni foleplansjer hvorav fire er håndkolorerte.. Schiötz 719**

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        Just after the electoral votes had been counted for the election of 1824, Monroe, as president, drafts a letter to his bitter enemy, Secretary of the Treasury William Crawford

      Draft of an Autograph Letter, unsigned, in the hand of James Monroe as President, 1p, 7.75? x 9.5?. Washington, D.C., December 10, 1824. Browned slightly and small water stain in upper left hand corner, tape repair on verso partially over but not obscuring Monroe\'s docket, \"Decr 10, 1824 / to Mr Crawford\". Very good condition. Verso has two notes not written in Monroe?s hand: one identifying Crawford as Secretary of the Treasury and the other stating that it is Monroe?s handwriting. The draft shows Monroe struggling to find the best way to order Crawford to submit the annual report before Monroe presents it to Congress. In part, ?I should have called on you in reference, to the late message, in what relates to your department, had I not been so much... by time, in preparing it, in consequence of the late period of at which I recd. the estimates and statements relating to it and and I not also concluded that the statements read from the dep?t was perfectly correct.? The ne

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        CARTAS CRÍTICAS QUE ESCRIBIÓ EL Rmo. PADRE MAESTRO Fr. FRANCISCO ALVARADO DEL ORDEN DE PREDICADORES. Ó SEA EL FILÓSOFO RANCIO. V Vols. Obra completa.

      - en las que con la mayor solidez, erudición y gracia se impugnan las doctrinas y máximas perniciosas de los nuevos reformadores, y se descubren sus perversos designios contra la religión y el Estado. Madrid. Imp. E. Aguado. 1824-1825. 21x15 cm. T. I. 348. T. II. 520 págs. Algun subrayado a lapicero azul. T.III. 504 págs. T. IV. 502 + 51 págs. del suplemento que incluye impreso en imprenta Miguel de Burgos 1825. T. V. 392 págs. Plena piel época, tejuelo. Guardas al agua. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rosa Cinnamomea Maialis / Rosier de Mai [Double May Rose]

      Paris 1824 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Chapuy. Very good condition apart from a few small brown spots in the image. More than with any other painter, Redouté's flowers are alive, and always shown at the ephemeral moment of their greatest beauty. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full-time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's scientific understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Roses from which this work comes. Redouté together with Claude-Antoine Thory, an ardent botanist and collector of roses, have together in Les Roses produced a work not only of great artistic merit, but also an invaluable scientific record as well. `Redouté and Thory knew, described and figured almost all the important roses known in their day. Included were many of the key ancestors of our present-day 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. Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Nissen BBI 1599; cf. Pritzel 7455; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8748.

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        CARTAS CRITICAS que escribió el Rmo. PADRE MAESTRO FR. FRANCISCO DE ALVARADO , del orden de predicadores o sea El Filósofo Rancio . En las que con la mayor solidez, erudición y gracia se impugnan las doctrinas y máximas perniciosas de los nuevos reformadores y se descubren sus perversos designios contra la Religión y el Estado . Obra utilísima para desengañar a los incautamente seducidos, proporcionar instrucciones a los amantes del orden, y desvanecer todos los sofismas de los pretendidos sabios . ( 5 Vols.)

      Imprenta de E. Aguado 1824-1825 - Madrid 1824-1825 . Encuad : Holandesa con lomo de piel y dorados . 16 x 21,5cms. 348+520+504+502+392pag. Tema : Religión, Filosofía . Libros un poco fatigados, algunas hojas con restos de óxido, marca de sello de caucho en hoja portada. ( ver fotos ampliadas ) .

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        Rosa Villosa Terebenthina / Rosier Velu à odeur de Térébenthine [Turpentine Rose?]

      Firmin Didot, Paris 1824 - Stipple engraving printed in black, after Redouté, printed by Rémond. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal of a Residence in Chile during the year 1822. And a Voyage from Chile to Brazil in 1823

      A singular work on Chile by a woman, with the journey to Brazil; illustrated with 14 aquatint plates. 1824. London. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green. In 4to (265 mm x 208 mm). v + 1 ff. + 512 + 14 plates including frontispiece. Modern crimson morocco, boards and spine gilt, raised bands and lettering gilt to spine. Excellent copy, with most plates with fine hand colour, very fresh and clean.First edition. An important source for the history of Chile during the first years of the Republic; illustrated with 14 full page plates showing rural and city views, local costumes of remarkable appeal, and ten woodcuts in text, most of them after Graham´s drawings and engraved by Finden and Earle. Graham (1785 ?" 1842), a writer and artist, was the widow of a British navy officer who died en-route with her to Chile; she arrived in Valparaiso by chance and already a widower. Instead of sailing back to England, or alternatively befriending the English living in Valparaiso, she decided to turn her back on them and live amongst Chileans, getting acquainted with Bernardo O´Higgins ?"one of the leaders of Chilean independence- and other relevant characters of the Independence. Shortly after she made her way to Brazil, where she was introduced to the Royal Family and designated as tutor to Princess Maria da Gloria. This later part, including the voyage overland and first experiences in Rio de Janeiro are well documented in her work.Abbey, Travel 714. Sabin, 28234.

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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?

      J. Nichols and Son, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rosa Indica Pumila (flore simplici) / Petit Rosier du Bengale (à fleurs simples) [Variety of Fairy Rose]

      Firmin Didot, Paris 1824 - Stipple engraving printed in black, after Redouté, printed by Rémond. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and slight rippling. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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