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        Poésies de Marguerite-Éléonore Clotilde de Vallon-Chalys, depuis Madame de Surville, Poëte Français du XVe Siècle

      Paris: Nepveu, 1824 - A fine copy on pink paper of "one of the most lavish productions of the period" (Ray). "Clotilde de Surville" was supposedly a 15th-century poet whose manuscripts were later discovered and published in 1803. She was in fact an invention of one Jean François Marie, marquis de Surville, who passed the forged manuscripts off on unsuspecting publishers. Ray calls for 4 vignettes, while Cartaret does not specify a number. The present copy has 3, each in two states, colored and on chine appliqué "Nouvelle Édition." Rare copy on PINK PAPER. 2 parts in one volume vols., 8vo. Frontispiece and 5 plates (hand-colored and some hightened in gilt), 3 headpiece vignettes in 2 states (colored and on China paper) after Colin and others. cxvii, [i], 312 pp. 19th-century half green morocco gilt and marbled boards, t.e.g., by Chipot. Fine. Ray, French, 176; Vicaire VII, 715; Cartaret III, 577 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Antonio Canova In Sculpture and Modelling, Engraved in Outline by Henry Moses; With Descriptions from the Italian of the Countess Albrizzi, and A Biographical Memoir by Count Cicognara.

      London: Septimus Prowett, 1824. - In two volumes. Sm.4to., cont. red half morocco, marble boards, raised bands, gilt compartments, A.E.G., unpaginated save the 40pp.introdution. With 99 plates. A near fine copy in an attractive binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris 1824 - Frederic Cuvier (1769-1832) & Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes, avec les figures originales. Paris: 1824-42 This hansom lithograph of the Wolf, with original hand coloring, measures 13” 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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      Cincinnati. 1824. - viii,464,[8]pp. plus 24-line errata slip. Contemporary calf, rebacked, corners repaired. Inscribed by Harrison on the dedication leaf. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Good. In a brown half morocco and cloth slipcase. "This is certainly one of the most thorough, complete, and authentic treatises, relating to the Border Wars of the West, ever printed. The fine portraiture of aboriginal character, the narration of the minutest incidents of camp, treaty, and war, and the style of simple candor adopted by a scholarly mind, all commend the narrative to our judgment, and attract our interest in its progress" - Field. "Not only the principal authority on Harrison, but also one of the most exhaustive and dependable sources on events of the War of 1812 in the western country, Tecumseh's uprising, etc." - Howes. "The work is scarce and each year increases in price" - Thomson. This copy is particularly desirable, having been inscribed by Harrison to William L. Stone: "To Wm. L. Stone, Esq. With the respects of W.H. Harrison." Stone (1792-1844) was a New York State printer and newspaper editor, an anti-slavery advocate, and an author of several notable historical works, including the life of Joseph Brant. He was appointed by President Harrison as the U.S. Minister to the Hague in 1841, but recalled shortly thereafter by President Tyler, following Harrison's death. HOWES D158, "aa." STREETER SALE 1333. THOMSON 312. SABIN 18956. GRAFF 1026. FIELD 407.

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        Motenebbi, der größte arabische Dichter. Zum ersten Mahle ganz übersetzt.

      Vienna, Heubner, 1824. - 8vo. LVI, (2), 427 pp. Contemp. half cloth with giltstamped spine title. First German edition of the highly influential poems of al-Mutanabbî (915-965). The famous poet of the Abbasidic era exerted a decisive influence on all subsequent poets in Arabic. - Ms. library shelfmark and stamp on title page (withdrawn). Brunet III, 1924. Goedeke VII, 764, 68. Wurzbach VII, 276, 44. Cf. GAL I, p. 86f. (for Motenebbi). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Voyage dans la République de Colombia en 1823.

      Chez Arthus Bertrand 1824 - 2 tomes en 2 volumes in-8 ( 205 X 135 mm ) de 4-IV-307 et 4-316 pages cartonnage noisette, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert. - Edition originale, illustrée de 8 planches d'un très beau tirage hors-texte sur papier fort par LEGRAND ( 4 dans chaque volume ) et d'une grande carte dépliante ( lithographie ) au début du tome 2, également sur papier fort. Quelques rousseurs claires marginales, reliures légèrement frottées, agréables exemplaires. colombie decouvertes Voyages amerique explorations [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Boileau.

      Paris, Lefèvre, "Collection des Classiques françois", 1824 - 4 volumes Vol.1: 1feuillet, triple frontispice, 1titre, XXXVI + 436p., 1planche hors texte; Vol.2: 1feuillet, 1titre, XXIV + 428p., 12 planches hors texte dont 6 en double état; Vol.3: 1feuillet, 1titre, XVI + 493p.; Vol.4: 1feuillet, 1titre, 1feuillet, 512p. Reliure en bon état; pâles rousseurs. "Oeuvres", complètes en 4 volumes: 2è édition sur grand papier Velin, "avec un nouveau commentaire par M. AMAR" (1ère édition en 1821); illustrée de 3 portraits différents en frontispice, et de 13 planches (gravures de CHUQUET et de DEVENNE) dont 6 en double état. Edition qualifiée de "recommandable par les notices et les discussions littéraires" par J.-M. Quérard, dans une superbe reliure signée THOUVENIN. Reliure plein maroquin blond; dos à 5 larges nerfs ornés de 4 filets dorés, 4 fleurons dorés, décors de filets et roulettes dorés aux coiffes; plats ornés d'un grand motif à froid encadré de filets à froid et dorés; roulettes dorées sur les bords et les chasses; tranches dorées. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Rosa centifolia / Rosier a cent feuilles

      [Paris: Firmin Didot], 1824. A fine example of a composition by the greatest of all flower painters Pierre-Joseph Redouté's most famous work, 'Les Roses', was issued in a number of forms, the most desirable of which included the plates in two states. Gavin Bridson and Donald Wendel, in their magisterial 'Printmaking in the service of botany' catalogue (Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 1986, item 25) noted that Redouté 'For the interest of connoisseurs' included `a set of black plates as a parallel series to the usual color-printed versions' in 'special issues' of both the present work and his earlier 'Les Liliacées'. The number of these special issues that were produced is unfortunately not recorded but to judge from auction records over the past 25 years they are extremely rare. Only five complete sets of 'Les Roses' in this format are recorded. The plates of 'Les Roses' were executed by means of stipple engraving, a method ideally suited to render the nuances of tone to be found in Redouté's original water-colours. During a trip to London, where he met the renowned and talented engraver Francesco Bartolozzi, Redouté learned that the most successful impressions of stipple engravings came from well-used plates. A number of black plates would thus be struck to take the edge off the plate before printing in colours. Redouté's printers struck black impressions - always on a paper with a distinct ochre tint - from the plates for both 'Les Roses' and 'Les Liliacées'. 'Les Roses' was issued in thirty parts between March 1817 and March 1824, with each part containing six plates. 'Les Roses' was available in four formats: a large paper folio with coloured plates, a large paper folio with the plates in two states, folio with coloured plates, and folio with the plates in two states. The present plate comes from this last format. This plate was printed in black on an ochre-tinted paper. The ochre tint was subsequently removed and the print was expertly hand-coloured to match the style and quality of the original coloured examples. Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Hunt Redoutéana 19; cf. Hunt, Printmaking in the Service of Botany 25; cf. Nissen BBI 1599; cf. Pritzel 7455; cf. Ray French 89; cf. Stafleu and Cowan TL2 8748. Stipple engraving, with expert later hand-colouring, by Couten, after Redouté, printed by Rémond. Very good condition.

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        A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution: consisting of characters disposed in different classes, and adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British heads: intended as an essay towards reducing our biography to system and a help to the knowledge of portraits: interspersed with a variety of anecdotes and memoirs of a great number of persons, not to be found in any other biographical work / with a preface shewing the utility of a collection of engraved portraits to supply the defect, and answer the various purposes, of medals ; by Rev. J. Granger.

      London: Printed for William Baynes and Son 1824 - 6 vols., royal 8vo, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 318 portraits, nineteenth-century half morocco, spines gilt with 5 raised bands, some light rubbing but overall a very nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elements of Political Economy. Second Edition, Revised and Corrected

      London, Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824.. Octavo. Pp. viii, 299, (1) publisher's ad of ?The History of British India?. Hardcover, contemporary full smooth calf, rebacked with handsome mottled calf, new endpapers, all edges sprinkled; leather slightly rubbed at extremities. The 3 points in the Errata have been corrected in minute, very handsome contemporary hand in the appropriate places, of which two are on the same page. In overall fine condition. An excellent copy, with surprisingly bright interior, in handsome binding. ~ Second, revised and corrected edition, by the ?Author of The History of British India?, an attribution which was removed in later editions. James Mill (1773-1836), British historian, philosopher, and economist. The first edition of ?Elements of Political Economy?, ?Mill's masterpiece?, appeared in 1821. According to his son, John Stuart Mill, it originated in 1819 in instructions given to him by his father during their daily walks. The abstracts of these lessons, prepared by the son, served the father as notes from which to write his book. The work is considered as a summary representation of contemporary theories, in particular those of Malthus and Ricardo. It is said that Mill's principal services to political economy were indirect, among them to have been the father and the teacher of J. S. Mill. Several of the major alterations in Mill's work were founded on criticisms made by his son. (Palgrave. 1894-1901). Kress C.1295. Goldsmith 24051. Einaudi 3893. OCLC 6783509.

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        Elements of Political Economy

      London: Bladwin, Cradock ,and Joy, 1824 - Hardcover. Good. Second Revised. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. viii 304 pp.,ads.,neat inscription gather at 117 little loose,contemporary 1\2 calf black label little rubbed some errosion top and btm of spine cover ; bright copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brian Annesley Scottish Books]
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        [Oriental romances; a collection of his fictional works in first edition.]

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1824–47. 9 works in 24 volumes. Bound in handsome uniform mottled calf by Rivière & Son, boards with small Greek key border in gilt, spines gilt in compartments with red morocco labels, the first title listed below top edge gilt, others uncut, the rest all edges gilt. Some titles with small inkstamp of Robert Inglis on verso, engraved bookplate on front pastedowns. Joints lightly rubbed, but a magnificent collection of most of Morier's fictional output. First editions of all nine works, including four presentation copies from the author, most inscribed "From the Author" at the head of title, but the sixth inscribed to Sir Robert Harry Inglis Bart. "From his faithfl. & ever obliged friend, the author" on half-title (cropped, just shaving one letter). James Justinian Morier (1782–1849), diplomatist and novelist, was born in Smyrna of Huguenot descent, son of the British consul-general of the Levant Company at Constantinople; his mother was daughter of the Dutch equivalent. After education in England, James learnt the Levant trade in his father's business. He visited Persia as secretary successively to Harford Jones and Sir Gore Ouseley and acted as aide to Persian dignitaries in London. He published two critically acclaimed travel books – A Journey through Persia, Armenia and Asia Minor (1812) and A Second Journey (1818) – before beginning the sequel of novels which brought him popularity and critical acclaim: the first and best of which, the Adventures of Hajji Baba of Isphahan (1824), displays his humorous and perceptive portrayal of Persian life and an easy style. "There is still considerable literary interest in Hajji Baba, and in Morier's memorable evocation of Persian life and character, in Europe, America, and the Middle East" (ODNB). The recipient of one and perhaps all of the presentation copies, Sir Robert Harry Inglis (1786–1855), second baronet, was an evangelical politician, loosely associated with the Clapham Sect, a large part of his parliamentary career dominated by his fierce opposition to Catholic emancipation, but nevertheless a man of wide literary, historical, and scientific interests, fellow of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries, trustee of the British Museum and professor of antiquity at the Royal Academy, who also took a strong interest in Indian affairs. He had a wide and eclectic circle of friends. The titles are: The Adventures of Hajii Baba, of Ispahan, 1824 (3 vol., vol. 1 only with half-title, lacking in vol. 2 & 3; title in vol. 1 and a few other leaves very lightly soiled); The Adventures of Hajii Baba, of Ispahan, in England, 1828 (2 vols., without half-title in vol. 2, all called-for, but with final imprint leaf in vol. 1); Zohrab the Hostage, 1832 (3 vols., without initial advert leaf or half-titles in vol. 2 & 3); Ayesha, the Maid of Kars, 1834 (3 vols.); Abel Allnutt, A Novel, 1837 (3 vols., vol. 1 without half-title); The Mirza, 1841 (3 vols., half-titles); Martin Toutrond: A Frenchman in London in 1831, 1849 (half-title, etched frontis & wood-engraved illustrations by Measom, frontis lightly browned at edges); MORIER, Sir James Justinian, editor. The Banished: a Swabian Historical Tale, 1839 (3 vols., vol. 2 & 3 lacking half-titles, vol. 3 also 4pp. publisher's catalogue at end); St. Roche. A Romance, from the German, 1847 (3 vols., half-titles, genealogical table at end of vol. 3).

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        Divers opuscules politiques].

      Paris, 1797-1824, - 15 pièces en 2 vol. in-8. demi-basane cerise, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Des pages partiellement roussies au vol. I, mais bel exemplaire. Curieux recueil qui rassemble des opuscules politiques idéologiquement opposés, comme si l'on avait voulu établir un parallèle entre deux personnalités, d'abord cinq de Benjamin Constant, chef de file libéral (volume I) ; puis 10 légitimistes de ou sur Chateaubriand (volume II) : I. CONSTANT : 1. Discours prononcé au Cercle constitutionnel, pour la plantation de l'arbre de la liberté, le 30 fructidor an 5 [16 septembre 1797].[Paris], Imprimerie de Lemaire, s.d. [1797], 27 pp. Edition originale rarissime de l'un des tout premiers textes politiques de Constant. Courtney 5a. 2. Réflexions sur les constitutions, la distribution des pouvoirs, et les garanties, dans une monarchie constitutionnelle. Paris, H. Nicolle, Gide fils, 1814, XVI-166-[2] pp. Edition originale de ce projet de constitution, rapidement travaillé à partir des manuscrits rédigés sous l'Empire, et paru le 24 mai 1814, soit dix jours seulement avant la promulgation de la Charte. Courtney 11a. 3. Des Elections prochaines. Paris, Plancher, Delaunay, Hubert, 1817, [4]-64 pp. Edition originale : il s'agit des premières élections partielles, organisées à la suite de la loi électorale de 1817. Courtney 23a. 4. Questions sur la législation actuelle de la presse en France, et sur la doctrine du ministère public, relativement à la saisie des écrits, et à la responsabilité des auteurs et imprimeurs. Seconde édition. Paris, Delaunay, 1817, [4]-99-[2] pp. Courtney 22a (pour l'originale, parue le 3 juillet 1817). Contre le maintien de la législation d'exception en matière de presse. 5. Lettre à M. le marquis de Latour-Maubourg, ministre de la Guerre, sur ce qui s'est passé à Saumur, les 7 et 8 octobre 1820 ; troisième édition, augmentée d'une réponse aux articles du Moniteur, et à un pamphlet du 2e adjoint du maire de Saumur sur les mêmes événemens. Paris, Béchet aîné, Rouen, Béchet fils, 1820, 56 pp. Courtney 47c. A l'occasion d'un passage à Saumur au retour d'une tournée (Constant était député de la Sarthe), l'auteur fut pris à partie lors d'un banquet par des jeunes élèves de l'Ecole d'équitation, et il demande au ministre de la Guerre de faire la lumière sur les responsabilités. II. CHATEAUBRIAND : 1. De Buonaparte, des Bourbons, et de la nécessité de sa rallier à nos princes légitimes, pour le bonheur de la France et celui de l'Europe. Zurich, Orell, Fussli, 1814, 56 pp. Curieuse édition suisse du plus fameux des pamphlets de Chateaubriand. 2. Supplément à l'ouvrage intitulé : De Buonaparte et des Bourbons, par M. de Châteaubriant [sic]. Paris, Lerouge, 1814, 40 pp. 3. LESBROUSSART-DEWAERLE (Philippe) : Réponse à l'ouvrage de Mr de Chateaubriand, intitulé : De Buonaparte, des Bourbons et des Alliés. Paris, Marchands de nouveautés, 1814, 36 pp. 4. BRANCAS (Louis-Léon-Félicité de) : Lettre de M. le duc de Brancas à M. le vicomte de Chateaubriant [sic]. Paris, Marchands de nouveautés, 1815, 28 pp. 5. Proposition à la Chambre des Pairs, dans la séance du 23 novembre dernier, et tendante à ce que le Roi soit humblement supplié de faire examiner ce qui s'est passé aux dernières élections, afin d'en ordonner ensuite selon sa justice. Suivie des pièces justificatives annoncées dans la proposition. Paris, J.G. Dentu, 1816, [4]-III-88 pp. 6. Encore un mot à M. de Châteaubriand. Paris, L'Huillier, Delaunay, janvier 1817, 27 pp. 7. Du Système politique suivi par le ministère. Paris, Le Normant, 1817, 64 pp. 8. De l'Abolition de la censure. Paris, Le Normant Père, 1824, 22 pp. 9. De la Censure que l'on vient d'établir en vertu de l'article 4 de la loi du 17 mars 1822. Paris, Le Normant Père, 1824, 42 pp. (les VI premières en romain). 10. Lettre à un Pair de France. Paris, Le Normant Père, 1824, 44 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tombs near Etaya, in the Doo-ab of the Jumna River.

      - Published by Rudolph Ackermann, London 1824. Aquatint by T. Sutherland after Charles Ramus Forrest (printed in colours and hand-coloured). Sheet size 13 x 10.5 ins. (330 x 266mm). Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest's much praised work A Picturesque tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India is a fine example of colour-plate publishing by the great exponent of this genre, Rudolph Ackermann. Ackermann¿s Repository of the Arts, as it was known, was located in the Strand, barely three miles away from East India House. The preface to the work relates ¿all attentively copied from nature, and in many cases coloured on the spot, and always while the magic effects of the scenes represented were still impressed on his (Forrest¿s) mental vision. The reader will recollect with indulgence, that the colouring of the views which so far exceeds that of the scenery of Europe, is but a just portrait of the enchanting features of India, eternally glowing in the brilliant glory of the resplendent Asiatic sun¿. In December 1807, Forrest set out with companions on an excursion to various towns along the riverbanks. Leaving Allahabad, they proceeded through the 'Doo-ab' (literally, 'the country of the two rivers', being situated between the Ganges and Jamuna) and following the course of the Jamuna. He wrote: 'The Cane, the Betwah, and the Sinde rivers join their tributary streams from Bundelcund on the south-west and opposite bank of the Jumna, during its course past the province of Korah. Proceeding on these as far as Etwah. and taking a new direction by the village of Jeswuntnagurh', they came upon these beautiful Muslim tombs in a thick grove. Pheroza Godrej and Pauline Rohatgi, Scenic Splendours, India through the Printed Image, British Library, London 1989 describe Forrest in these terms: ¿Forrest was an officer in the British army. He served in Bengal from 1802 and died at Bath in 1827. During journeys, most overland while posted up-country with his regiment, he would make excursions by boat, palanquin or on horseback to nearby places. Hodges, the Daniells and Salt were mostly interested in grand monuments, whereas Forrest also recorded minor buildings. Although he made several journeys over a number of years, Forrest¿s narrative and his arrangement of the illustrations follow a direct course along the Ganges, Jumna and Gumti. They were inked for printing in at least three distinct shades with more colours added by hand¿. Abbey Travel 441, no. 19. J.R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, from the library of J.R. Abbey: a bibliographical catalogue. London 1957.

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        St Ronan's Well

      nbsp;Edinburgh -Archibald Constable and Co., 1824 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Scott'snovel concerns the rivalry of two men: Valentine Bulmer, the Earl of Etherington, and his half-brother Francis Tyrrel. Both wish to marry Miss Clara Mowbray, who is the sister of John, the laird of St. Ronan's. St. Ronan's Well is a spa at Innerleithen, a town near Peebles in southern Scotland. Complete in three volumesSir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet 1771 1832, was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. St. Ronan's Well is the only novelScott wrote with a 19th century setting. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally,wear to extremities and some loss to the spine. Internally, firmly bound with spotting and tidemarks throughout. There are also marks to pastedowns and endpapers. Overall: GOOD.

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. , Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition.: . .never before Published : the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain, for Near Half a Century During Which He Flourished / by James Boswell ; Copious Notes and Biographical Illustrations by Malone

      Bellows Falls, VT; Printed By Blake, Cutler And Co. For Charles Ewer And Timothy Bedlington 1824 - Complete in 5 volumes. Physical desc. : 5 v. : facsim. , port. ; 22 cm. Subject: Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Biography - Lexicographers. Related names; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812. Dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds. Includes bibliographical references and index. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Joseph and His Brethren, A Scriptural Drama; In Two Acts.

      G. & W.B. Whittaker, London 1824 - London: G. & W.B. Whittaker, 1824. First edition. v,[iii],252pp. With inked inscription to fly-leaf reading 'Miss Frances Parrish[?] from her Friend The Author'. Two small textual corrections apparently in the same hand. Neatly bound in full contemporary calf, all edges gilt, gilt-lettering, blind-decoration: almost certainly a presentation binding. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A General History of Quadrupeds

      T Bewick & Son, Newcastle upon Tyne 1824 - Newcastle upon Tyne. 1824. 8th Edition. 8vo. Pages x, 526. Illustrated with many wood cuts of animals and vignettes (many of human interest and humour). All edges marbled. Rebound (c1980s) in ¾ leather with appropriate marbled paper to boards. New endpapers. Recent bookplate. Highly decorative blind tooling to leather on boards. Raised bands to spine, gilt decoration to bands, decorative blind-tooling to spine panels, gilt labels. Binding ¿ fine. Contents clean, unmarked and free from foxing. A fine item [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description historique des maisons de Rouen les plus remarquables par leur décoration extérieure et par leur ancienneté ornée de 21 sujets inédits par E.-H. Langlois, A Paris, Didot, 1824.

      - 2 vol. in-8° rel. demi-veau taupe à coins, dos à nerfs, auteur titre et pièce de tomaison dorés, couv. originale conservée. 260 p. +13 pl. et 290 p. + 19 pl. - Exemplaire avec envoi de l'auteur - Exemplaires truffés de coupures de presse, de documents concernant l'auteur et plus généralement de notes manuscrites et coupures de presses traitant de la question du patrimoine domestique et religieux Rouennais et de sa conservation et de sa destruction. L'ouvrage a appartenu à M. Le Clerc. On y relève un rare tirage albuminé contre-collé sur carton avec petite dégradation (vers 1860) 4,8 x 8 cm d'une belle maison en bois XVIe démontée pour le percement de la rue Jeanne d'Arc - Petites rousseurs éparses. Tranches dorées. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Monumenti sacri e profani dell'imperiale e reale Basilica di Sant' Ambrogio in Milano rappresentati e descritti dal dottore Giulio Ferrario.

      Dalla tipografia dell'autore, Milano 1824 - [x], [3]-224 pp., + 31 (ie 32) col. plates Folio (41 cm). Modern quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards Illus. with 32 plates incl. 1 engraved plan, 31 aquatints of which 7 are nicely hand-colored + handcolored engraved title page. Plate 4* and 4 unnumbered pages inserted after p. 40. To illustrate this volume with aquatints, Ferrario chose many fine Milanese artists and engravers including V. Rainieri, Bramati, G. Alluisetti, D.K. Bonatti, Giuseppe Castellini, and A. Biasoli. Aside from the later two, the most prominent was the highly regarded theatrical set designer Alessandro Sanquirico (1774-1849) who produced 3 plates, one of the nave of the Basilica, and two works designed by Bramante d'Urbino, the presbytery and cloisters. The remaining plates are focused mainly on architectural views and the exquisite craftsmanship of the pulpit, mosaics, details, sarcophagi, and bas reliefs. Hard to find complete with hand coloring. BAL 1054, Brunet 1233. Leather attached a bit awkwardly at spine ends, marbled boards rubbed and worn, edges of front board discolored from old tape removal, but binding solid, edges nicked on a few leaves, scattered foxing mainly affecting the margins, plates sharp, colors bright, a quite useful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO ANTIENT 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 Robert Jennings 1824 - 3 volumes. First edition. Illustrated with 80 engraved plates, including 71 hand-coloured and with 27 very large illustrated and historiated chapter initials hand-coloured and heightened in gold. Folio, contemporary half crimson morocco over marbled boards, lettered in gilt on the spines between raised bands. 20, lxxvii, 206; 297; 147, glossary. A very handsome and unusually nice set in rare contemporary morocco backed marbled boards, very fresh and clean internally. The bindings are bright, clean and well preserved with very little evidence of age, just a bit of minor shelf or age wear. RARE FIRST AND BEST EDITION OF THE GREATEST COLOUR PLATE BOOK ON ARMOUR EVER PRODUCED, RARE IN CONTEMPORARY BINDING. Meyrick’s laborious work was practically the first on the subject and remains an authority even today. Meyrick considered armour in general to have important connections with many aspects of society: "With the history of the wars of mankind, obviously, and from the remotest periods, it is connected; with the mythology and sacred rites of almost all nations and religions; with the rise and progress of a large portion of the arts; with questions of jurisprudence and civil polity; and with some of the most favorite amusements of all ranks in antient, as well as modern, times" (preface). Meyrick demonstrates the significance of armor throughout history by including both carefully detailed textual outlines and profuse and stunning illustrations, many hand-colored and edged in gilt or silver. Meyrick was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1810 and for some years contributed to the "Archæologia." In 1826 he was consulted by the authorities at the Tower of London as to the arrangement of the national collection of arms and armor, and in 1828, at the command of George IV, he arranged the collection at Windsor Castle. This is still considered one of his most important works, rarely found in such a well-preserved unsophisticated state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dangerous Voyage Performed By Captain Bligh, with a part of the crew of His Majesty's Ship Bounty, in an open boat, Over Twelve Hundred Leagues of the Ocean; in the year 1789. To Which is added, an Account of the Sufferings and Fate of the Remainder of the Crew of said Ship.

      R. Napper, 140 Capel-St.,, Dublin: 1824 - An anonymous chapbook account of the mutiny on the Bounty and in particular, Bligh's historic open boat voyage from the Pacific to Batavia via the Torres Strait. The work is uncommon, although it was 1st published in 1817, it is rare in any edition, this one in Dublin. According to the Kroepelien catalogue, this is a new and revised edition, not only because the entire appendix is omitted, but also because the 'compilation dealing with Bligh's voyage has been considerably extended'. Ferguson records only four copies in Australian collections. Ferguson, 936; Kroepelien, 103; Spence, 'Bligh', p. 6; Hill, 138 (1822 edition). 12mo, 175pp, woodcut frontispiece of the Bounty launch in high seas, a trifle thumbed at the beginning, text block in very good condition. Original full calf somewhat rubbed, hinges starting but secure. A pleasant period copy of a hard-to-find Bligh gem

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Rosa Muscosa alba / Rosier Mousseux à fleurs blanches [White Moss Rose]

      Paris 1824 - 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. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. Trimmed within platemark, bottom margin extended, bottoms of names missing.

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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]

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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]

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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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        Chien Levrier (greyhound)

      Paris 1824 - Frederic Cuvier (1769-1832) & Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844); Hand-colored lithograph illustrated plate from Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes, avec les figures originales.; Paris: 1824-42 ; Paper size: 12” x 18” 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.

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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]

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