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        Dictionnaire Bibliographique, ou nouveau manuel du librarie et de l'amateur de livres, contenant: l'indication et le prix de tous les livres tant anciens que modernes qui peuvent trouver leur place dans une bibliothèque choisie

      1824. Paris, 1824. 2 vols. 264pp & 507pp. Contemporary hcalf & bds (sl. rubbed). Various degrees of foxing throughout.

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        A Favourite Poodle Hatching Poultry!! or A present of Feather Breeches from the Sandwich Isles

      London: J. Fairburn, June, 1824. Handcoloured engraving (240 x 340 mm.); faint creases from earlier folding, but a very bright copy. Kamehameha and Kamamalu an exotic tease for "Poodle" Byng. A wonderful and very rare British satirical print from the time of the royal visit to London by King Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu in 1824. The print was published in June of the same year: that is, at the very moment when enthusiasm for the Hawaiian visitors was at its peak, and before their melancholy death from measles in July. Cruikshank depicts three of the Royal party bedecked in feathered outfits, which is all the more ironic given that British society was agog at their sophistication, 'wearing coats by a London tailor, and stays and gowns by a Parisian modiste' (Byron, Voyage of H.M.S. Blonde). Here each of the three is muttering gibberish, no doubt fondly imagined by Cruikshank to be a droll imitation of the Hawaiian language. The joke is made at the expense of the Honourable Frederick Gerald "Poodle" Byng (1784-1871), a close friend of Beau Brummel, and a dandy known for his gaming debts. Byng was appointed to escort the Hawaiian party during their unexpected visit to London in 1824. He had light curly hair and was never seen in public without a poodle at his side, earning his nickname from Brummel: espying Byng and his poodle in a curricle, he is said to have greeted him 'how d'ye do, Byng? A family vehicle, I see'. As the Hawaiian king's other name "Liholiho" was thought to mean "dog of dog", Byng's appointment was considered most diverting to Regency wits. Byng, who has adopted a feathered skirt of his own, is pictured exclaiming: 'Egad these breeches are a valuable present - I'll turn 'em to account. Dash my Wig if I don't open a concern in opposition to the Steam & hatch Chickens by the Grose, in the Natural way, I shall then be able to supply your Sandwich Majesties, and other Majesties, Tables with the Real Poodle Poultry, of the finest flavour in the Universe'. A note lying discarded at his feet hints at his taste for gaming. It reads: 'Lost £500 at B-ks's. NB saw them all out, started at 5 in ye Morning'. The note probably refers to Brooks's, the Whig gentleman's club.

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        (Pseudonym: Dr. Mises) Stapelia Mixta.

      Leipzig, Leopold Voß 1824.. VIII, 205 (3) S. Pappband des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts mit goldgeprägten Deckelmonogramm (JVW).. Erste Ausgabe.- Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. ***Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden***

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        Jocko, Anecdote détachée des lettres inédites sur l'instinct des animaux

      Paris: [J Tastu for ] P. Persan, 1824. Duodecimo, some foxing, localised stain affects the final leaf; good in contemporary quarter sheep with marbled boards. A beautiful friendship in a faraway land. First edition: a curious tale exploring the dual nature of humans and primates, rich in philosophical reflection and purportedly based upon scientific and voyage literature. Charles Pougens (1755-1833) was an indefatigable scholar and linguist whose promising diplomatic career was cut short when blinded by the pox at 24 years of age. Pougens continued as a man-of-letters and publisher who enjoyed close contact with luminaries and intellectuals of the era. Jocko is a fictional work, relating the experiences of a traveller who forms a friendship with a female orang-outang on an unnamed island in the New World. Similarities between human and orang-outang behaviour are explored, although the simian is presented as an innocent ultimately duped by human greed. The author's insatiable erudition is attested by the 84 pages of evidence that accompany the short story; every aspect of the tale is linked to scientific and voyage literature. A galaxy of scholars and travellers are enlisted in the cause, including naturalists such as Cuvier and Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, philosophers, and a number of famous voyagers including Schouten, Dampier and Bergeron. These notes are followed by an equally impressive alphabetical list of authors cited. The list is bibliographically detailed (we learn, for instance, that Pougens consulted the 1711-1712 Amsterdam edition of Dampier issued in five volumes). The scholarly nature of Jocko did not diminish the popular appeal of the story; a second edition appeared the same year and theatrical adaptations attracted large audiences.

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        The City of Edinburgh

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1824 - A lyrical view of Georgian Edinburgh: 'the Athens of the North', from John Clark's 'Views in Scotland'. There is some debate as to who executed this stunning print. There is no reference which identifies the author of this view, but there is some indication that it is the work of the celebrated painter John Heaviside Clark (1770-1863). Born in Scotland, Clark exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1832. He was primarily a landscape and marine painter, but he also produced a number of fine aquatints, which exhibit his exceptional talents as an engraver. Known as "Waterloo Clark" for his early sketches of the battle of Waterloo, he was a painter of some repute across the British Isles, and his beautiful views remain some of the most attractive images of the English countryside. A contemporary gazetteer notes that 'Edinburgh presents, from almost every point of view whence it can be viewed such scenic and architectural groupings as are perhaps unrivalled in any existing city in the world. It possesses attractions peculiarly its own, and fixes the gaze and challenges the admiration of a spectator by displays of general excellence, unaided by the sumptuousness of any one object, and undegraded by the deteriorations from its prevailing style of magnificence.' (Fullarton [publisher's] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.140). Cf. Abbey Scenery 489; cf. Prideaux p.331; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol 3, p. 676. Hand-coloured aquatint, 'drawn on the spot by I. Clark'.

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        West's Characters, in the Grand Historical Ballet Called La-Perouse , or the Desolate Island

      London: W. West "at his Theatrical Print Warehouse", 25 October, 1824. Two quarto engraved sheets, each with multiple images, 240 x 190mm; in good condition, corners just chipped. Very rare: Pacific voyage costumes. Extremely scarce and apparently not recorded: these two sheets show the main characters in John Fawcett's highly popular play La Pérouse, or the Desolate Island which had been performed at the Theatre Royal and many other English theatres from 1801 well into the 1820s. The play is known chiefly from Fawcett's libretto Life of La Perouse and a handful of surviving play-bills, and West's figures provide a remarkable opportunity to better understand the staging of this popular pantomime. These two costume plates were produced by William West for the "Toy Theatre" market. West, a London stationer, is thought to have developed his Toy Theatre around 1811, when he began to produce printed sheets depicting characters from various popular plays of the day. The cartouches suggest that there were originally a total of three plates, although given that all of the main characters are present, it is possible that the putative third sheet was a background or, indeed, never existed. La Pérouse's disappearance in 1788 had aroused the imagination of the public. Various sensational explanations appeared as books and plays, all exploring the possible fate of the expedition. This version has La Pérouse, the only survivor of the shipwreck, ending up in the company of a native woman from an island north of Japan, Umba. When a ship arrives to rescue him with his wife and son on board Umba becomes jealous and violent and betrays him to her hostile countrymen, who capture the family; just before they are to be killed a loyal and savvy chimpanzee intervenes and with the help of the marines they are rescued. Toy Theatres became a popular form of family entertainment during the early nineteenth century. More lavishly decorated forms were out of reach for all but the children of the wealthy. West's plates enjoyed a big sale at the modest price of "1d. Plain", to be coloured and cut out by children. They were so popular that at his peak West is said to have been taking over £30 a week. Twelve characters are shown here on the two sheets, including a fierce looking Umba, Kanko (Umba's suitor), Negaski (Umba's father), the chimpanzee, two American Indians, Madame Pérouse, Conge (African servant to Madame La Pérouse), son Theodore and Pérouse in two different costumes. MacLaren in his bibliography of La Pérouse listed several pamphlets and play-bills relating to the pantomime (see 333-340), but did not know these West plates. Not recorded by Forbes or Ferguson.

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        Florenz, Parco delle Cascine.

      1824. Umrißradierung, grau und braun laviertaufgezogen, rechts unten signiert und datiert "Gius. Gherardi 1824", verso eigenhändig bezeichnet, signiert und datiert "Firenze il Palazzo delle Cescine Gius Gherardi fec 1824", auf festem Velin, aufgezogen. 16:23,7 cm. Fehlstelle im unteren Rand hinterlegt und mit brauner Feder ausgemalt, etwas stockfleckig, auf die Umfassungslinie geschnitten.. Thieme Becker Bd. 13, S. 522, erwähnt ein Panorama von Florenz, das sich im Residenzschloß in Salzburg befindet.

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        An Accurate Description of Greece

      London: Richard Priestley, 1824. Three volumes, octavo, with seven folding engraved maps and plates; a fine set in contemporary dark green half morocco, gilt, with the library label of Kimbolton Castle. A handsome set of Pausanias' Description of Greece, the second-century guide-book to the Peloponnese and northern Greece. Pausanias' fascinating and wide-ranging description of ancient Greek life and culture was conceptualised and organised geographically rather than chronologically, and comprises a series of reminiscences of classical Greek life evoked by his visits to ancient monuments. A proud Greek living in the Roman Empire, he could not help but muse about the golden age of Greece, which in his lifetime was but an idealised memory. Although ignored during his own lifetime, Pausanias' work has proved to be of great importance for our present-day understanding of the period. Archaeologists have made much use of his descriptions to identify the remains of ancient sites. As Sir James Frazer wrote, 'Without [Pausanias] the ruins of Greece would for the most part be a labyrinth without a clue, a riddle without an answer. His book furnishes the clue to the labyrinth, the answer to many riddles. It will be studied so long as ancient Greece shall continue to engage the attention and awaken the interest of mankind'. This is the second edition in English, translated by Thomas Taylor the Platonist. The maps, one of Ancient Greece and one of the world, are after the French cartographer Jean-Baptiste d'Anville; the plates are after painter and architect James Stuart.

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        Liverpool and its Environs.

      1824 - Liverpool, Wales & Co, c.1824, 420 x 535mm. Backed on card A very attractive and detailed map of Liverpool showing all the streets, built-up areas and boundaries, surveyed by William Swire for Edward Baines' 'History, Directory and Gazetteer of Lancashire'. With an inset 'A Mapp of Leverpoole 1720' and a vignette view of the Town Hall and Exchange buildings. Also depicted are three seals of various Liverpool corporations and the arms of Liverpool.

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        THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN WINES.

      London, Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824.FIRST EDITION 1824, 4to, approximately 265 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, mounted engraved vignette on title page as issued, pictorial head - and tailpiece vignettes and historiated initials, 1 folding table, pages: xvi, (2), 1 - 408 including index, bound in full calf, rebacked, dark green gilt lettered morocco label, gilt vines with gilt surrounds between raised bands to spine, double ruled gilt border to covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, tiny gilt stamped vignette of bird of prey in centre of upper cover with motto above "Perseverantia", small binder's ticket to bottom of first pastedown. Slight shelf wear to edges, a few minor marks and scrapes to covers, corners very slightly rubbed, engraved military bookplate of Josiah Vavasseur. C.B. (1834 - 1908) of Kilverstone Hall, Norfolk on front pastedown (he was responsible for many important improvements in various branches of ordnance), very occasional pale brown marks, inner margins of 172 / 173 lightly browned, otherwise contents clean. A good tight copy. Modern Wines starts on page 131 and covers France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sicily, Greece, Madeira, Canaries, South Africa, Persia, Wines used in England, Keeping and Mellowing Wines, Adulteration, Medicinal Qualities. See James M. Gabler, Wine into Words, A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language, page 126, G23690. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Touch at the Fine Arts, A

      London: Published by Thomas M’Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 1824. - Artists Jargon Satirically DefinedRare In Original BoardsALKEN, Henry. A Touch at the Fine Arts. Illustrated by Twelve Plates, with Descriptions by Henry Alken. London: Published by Thomas M’Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 1824. First edition. Quarto (10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 273 x 190 mm.). [28] pp. Twelve hand-colored soft-ground etchings. Each plate with a leaf of descriptive letterpress. With the half-title and the leaf of advertisements present.Original quarter crimson roan over drab boards with printed pink title laid on. Some expected corner-wear and rubbing and soiling to boards. Early repairs to spine head and foot, otherwise and internally clean and excellent copy."A Touch at the Fine Arts is, according to the preface, ‘an attempt to elucidate, by graphic delineations, a variety of terms generally and perhaps exclusively made use of by artists, amateurs, connoisseurs, virtuosos, and the like. Long, indeed, has a generous public been, doubtless, puzzled in the endeavour to discover some ray of meaning in those glowing, brilliant and forcible phrases, which the critical catalogues, Catalogues Raisonnées, etc., of the day are woefully burthened with.’ It is a cheap kind of humour at the best. To take two of the most deserving subjects—‘A Moving Effect; the Execution rapid,’ is represented by a runaway coach, with expressions of the utmost horror in the faces and attitudes of the occupants; ‘A Striking Effect, the handling by no means good or pleasant to the eye,’ is illustrated by a fracas between two returning roisterers and some night-watchmen. In these and in plate 2, a prison-scene depicting ‘An unpleasant effect, but the Keeping is Good,’ Alken shows genuine power as a draughtsman, and infuses his work with a character lacking elsewhere. The last plate, indeed, might almost be a coloured lithograph from the hand of Daumier. All twelve plates, it should be said, are soft-ground etchings, with colour applied by hand" (Martin Hardie).The Plates:1. —An Imposing Effect 2. Unpleasant in Effect—but the keeping is Good3. A Moving Effect—the Execution Rapid4. A Striking Effect—The handling by no means good, or pleasnat to the eye5. All Effect—The Subject far from good, but Rich6. A Forcible Effect7. A Sudden Effect8. A surprising Effect—but no Execution9. A Very Warm Effect10. A powerful Effect—but the subject rather hurried11. A Spirited Effect—but no order kept in the grouping of the Figures12. A very Brilliant EffectMartin Hardie, pp. 183-184 and 319. Siltzer, p. 71. Tooley 58. Not in Abbey.

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        Ãœber die Vortheile der Anlage einer Eisenbahn zwischen der Moldau und Donau.

      Wien, Tendler und von Manstein, 1824.. (21 x 13 cm). XVI, 126 (1) S. Pappband der Zeit mit aufgezogenem Original-Umschlag.. Erste Ausgabe dieses an Investoren gerichteten Werkes. Es soll das Interesse an der Finanzierung dieses innovativen Projektes wecken. - Gerstner (1793-1840), Professor für Vermessungskunde am Polytechnikum in Wien, griff bereits 1821 den Vorschlag auf, die Moldau und die Donau durch eine Eisenbahn zu verbinden, da ein schiffbarer Kanal zu hohe Kosten verursachen würde. Gleichzeitig trat er für die Einführung des Lokomotivbetriebes an Stelle des zunächst geplanten Pferdebetriebes ein. Er erhielt 1824 das Privileg zur Errichtung einer Bahn von Budweis nach Mauthausen, deren Leitung und Planung er persönlich übernahm. - Stempel auf Titel. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten

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        RELIQUIAE DILUVIANAE; or, observations on the organic remains contained in caves, fissures and diluvial gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an universal deluge.

      London, John Murray, 1824.SECOND EDITION 1824. 4to, approximately 265 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, pages: vii, (Errata on verso of page vii), 1 - 303 including index, 27 engraved plates, 3 in colour, 1 folding, 1 text illustration, bound in modern quarter morocco over cloth sides, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt ornament in compartments, gilt lettered title, new endpapers. 2 small repairs to inner margin of title page and dedication leaf, first Contents leaf has an amateur vertical repair to both sides of the inner margins plus 2 other small repairs to outer margins and some creasing, the other contents page has amateur vertical repair to inner margin of verso, small repair to inner margin of folding table, none of these repairs affect the text, tiny repair to the lower margin of the first map, small patch of pale browning affecting the inner margins of pages 1 - 16, not affecting text, tissue guards to plates, except the first map and the colour plates, the tissue covers only the images not the margins, the margins of the plates are age - browned, some light offsetting to some pages of text, tissue guards foxed, some occasional pale age - browning to text, small pale ink stamp to top of page 1, most of the text is clean, a very good copy. William Buckland is remembered as the first man to identify and name a dinosaur (although the name dinosaur had not yet been coined by Richard Owen). This was the megalosaur. Partly in response to the controversial works of Cuvier, Buckland wrote Reliquiae Diluvianae (1823) in which he argued that the evidence of geology alone demonstrated that a great flood had covered the entire globe. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Original Letters, Illustrative of English History; including numerous Royal Letters: From Autographs in the British Museum, and one or two other collections. First Series [in 3 volumes] AND Second Series [in 4 volumes]. 7 Volumes altogether, uniformly bound

      London: Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1824. Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. First Edition. 8vo - over 7> - 9>" tall. 1824-1827. The First Series was published in 1824 and the Second Series in 1827. These two series have here been uniformly bound together as a 7 volume set. There was a later Third Series published in 1846. Both sets are first editions. The books have been uniformly re-backed - attractively done in tan leather which is sympathetic to the original bindings, imitation bands to spines, black leather title pieces with gilt titles, gilt tooling to panel edges. All edges and endpapers marbled. All volumes contain their original silk ribbon page markers, some now detached. Corners rubbed, with boards exposed at corner tips. This is an important complication of early English documents including letters by Cromwell, Wolsey, Richard III, Thomas More, Henry VI, Tudor monarchs, Charles I and many more. pp. First Series: xviii, 310, [frontis.]; xiv, 308 [frontis. extending facsimile]; xviii, 399. Second Series: xvi (there is a Contents page missing xvii-xviii), 349, [frontis. extending facsimile]; xii, 336, [frontis. extending drawing of Calais defences]; xii, 383, [frontis. portrait of Eliz. I + tissue guard]; xxiii, 544, [frontis.]. Some quite heavy foxing to frontispiece illustrations and facsimiles, plus a few other pages. A well-bound, sturdy and handsome set. Please note that these volumes are heavy and that postage outside of the UK will incur a substantial surcharge as they will cost more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. No additional charges for delivery within the UK and a discount is available if you would like to collect from our North Oxfordshire shop premises..

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        Litho.- Karte, nach Liesganig b. K.K. Oest. Generalquartiermeisterstabe, "Koenigreich Galizien und Lodomerien. Herausgegeben im Jahre 1790 von Liesganig ... vermehrt und verbessert .. im Jahre 1824".

      . dat. 1824, ca. 150 x 190 cm.. Dörflinger, Österreichische Karten des 18. bzw. 19. Jahrh., Kapitel 2.6 für die von Liesganig erstellte, erstmalig 1794 herausgegebene Karte. Die vorliegende Karte ist bei Dörflinger nicht mehr aufgeführt, da nach 1820 erschienen. - Hier vorliegend als Faltkarte in 11 Teilen und 132 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. Maßstab 1: 115.000. Mit dem Originalschuber der Zeit ( stärker berieben und bestoßen).

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        Memoirs of Goethe

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

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        Die Zyklopenmauer in Palästrina.

      . Bleistift, 1824, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Vogel auf Dreiberg im Kreis, auf Untersatz montiert, dort von Richter bezeichnet "aus Palestrina". 19,7:27,5 cm. Verso: Bleistiftskizze mit den Konturen des Volskergebirges. Verso an den Ecken alte Leimspuren, an der linken unteren Ecke kleines Stück abgerissen, leichte Quetschfalte im Papier unten (außerhalb der Zeichnung). Provenienz: Nachlaß Frau Helene Kretzschmar, geb. Richter; Sammlung SK im Kreis, nicht bei Lugt sowie weitere unbekannte Sammlung. Die Zeichnung entstand am 20. September 1824, als Richter und Carl Wagner (1796-1867) gemeinsam eine Wanderung nach Olevano unternahmen.. Vergleichsliteratur: Katalog: Carl Wagner, 1796 Rossdorf an der Rhön-Meiningen 1867). Aquarelle und Zeichnungen / zwei Ölskizzen / Radierungen. Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH, Frankfurt a.M., 1999, Kat. 76, Nr. 18 mit Abbildung.

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        Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man

      London: E. and C. McLean, 1824. - The Seven Satiric Ages of ManALKEN, Henry, illustrator. Shakspeare’s Seven Ages of Man, Illustrated by Henry Alken. London: Published by E. and C. McLean, 1824.Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches; 273 x 368 mm.). One page of text, plus seven large hand-colored etchings. Original printed paper wrappers. A bit of edgewear to wrappers, two plates with short, narrow creases at upper right fore-edge, otherwise an excellent copy. Housed in a red cloth portfolio with internal bookplate.OCLC/KVK locate only seven copies in institutional holdings worldwide.The plates are titled:The Infant (June 20th. 1824)The School-Boy (June 15th, 1824)The Soldier (June 20th. 1824)The Lover (June 15th. 1824)The Justice (June 20th. 1824)The Sixth Age (June 20th. 1824)Last Scene of all (June 20th. 1824)"This is of a very different sort from Stothard’s Seven Ages It represents a satirical treatment of that speech, with hand-coloured etchings by Henry Alken which are very amusing" (Colin Franklin).Abbey, Life in England, 256; Tooley, 47; Jaggard, p. 288.

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        THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN WINES.

      - London: Baldwin Craddock & Joy, 1824, 1st edition, 11 x 8¼ inches, 408 pages, folding table, 19th century full calf, 2 book-plates (H.R.Williams of Highgate and Marc & Ismini Fitch), neat pencil inscription on the verso of the fly-leaf, slight foxing, outer joints sound but some fragility, half-title page present but LACKING the first part-title page ("History of Ancient Wines"), which appears never to have been bound in as opposed to having been removed. NOTE 1: A part-title is similar to a half-title. The book is in three sections, History of Ancient Wines, History of Modern Wines, and Appendix. Each has its own part-title, which is simply the name of the section (e.g. "History of Ancient Wines") on the first side of the leaf with no other text and with the second side blank. In this copy, the first part-title page ("History of Ancient Wines") is not present. NOTE 2: Unusually, from the evidence of the book-plates and the inscription, it is possibile to trace a considerable part of the ownership history of this copy. The first book-plate is that of H.R.Williams, Oak Lodge, Highgate. This is most probably Henry Reader Williams (1822 - 97), a successful wine merchant who became a prominent local citizen and philanthropist in Highgate and Hornsey, and is known as "the father of Hornsey" (much more information online). A subsequent owner of this copy was Cecil Harold Ridge. The pencil insciption reads "Given to me in memory of my friend C. Harold Ridge, F.S.A. Hon. Editor of the British Record Society by his widow 1957. M.F." Cecil Harold Ridge was an author, archivist and editor (see online information). "M.F." are the initials of Marc Fitch, a historian and philanthropist, whose book-plate is the second in this copy. Marcus Felix Brudenell Fitch, CBE, DLitt, Hon FBA, FSA (1908 - 1994) "entered the family firm of Fitch Lovell, provision merchants; an occupation which made him wealthy. This enabled him to pursue his historical research interests. In 1956 he became the chair of the British Records Society, encouraging a greater rate of publication and contributing some publications himself. Also in 1956 he founded the Marc Fitch Fund to support the publication of local history material" (from the AIM25 website). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Interno del Pantheon, in oggi S. Maria ad Martyres detta Rotonda

      Roma 1824 - Veduta dell'interno del Pantheon, animata da personaggi. In coloritura coeva. Il titolo si ripete a dx. in francese. Questa veduta viene venduta insieme al codice 27216 mm 326x448

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        Rosa Inermis / Rosier Turbine sans épines [Boursault Rose]

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

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        Spanische Küstenlandschaft mit Segelschiffen und -booten.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, auf Velin, auf Albumblatt montiert, links unten signiert "St (ligiert) Gorin". 23,5:35,8 cm. Provenienz: Aus einem Album des spanischen Thronprätendenten Antoine-Marie-Philippe-Louis d'Orleans, Duc de Montpensier (1824-1890).. Gorin war Schüler von E. Isabey (1803-1886) und A.D. Heroult (1802-1853). Tätig war er in Paris, wo er 1846-1861 auf Ausstellungen seine Werke, meist Aquarelle, präsentierte. Um 1855 übte er in Bordeaux eine Lehrtätigkeit an der Academie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux aus, wo zu seinen Schülern O. Redon (1840-1916) zählte. Das Museum von Bordeaux besitzt von ihm das große Ölgemälde "Abd-el-Kader's Einschiffung in Bordeaux".

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        A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels , arranged in systematic order: forming a complete history of the origin and progress of navigation, discovery, and commerce, by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the present time

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1824. 18 volumes, octavo, with six folding maps, eleven other maps and a folding table of South Sea languages (this set also including five maps in duplicate for a total of 23); occasional inoffensive foxing; contemporary polished red calf, a few joints expertly repaired. Eighteen-volume collection. Handsome set of Robert Kerr's celebrated collection of voyage and travel narratives, including accounts of exploration from the early medieval era through to the Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook and his contemporaries. No less than six of the eighteen volumes are devoted to the three voyages of Cook, accompanied by a detailed and finely printed folding chart including the track of Cook's first voyage. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels was first issued in instalments between 1811 and 1816, with the final volume by William Stevenson published in 1824 after Kerr's death. This is the second and best edition with title-pages uniformly dated 1824 and three additional maps not included in the collation of the first edition, including detailed charts of Tahiti and the Hawaiian islands. The first volume commences with early Scandinavian exploration, including the discovery of Greenland and mainland North America by Icelanders of Norwegian descent before 1000 AD. It includes other medieval voyagers, including Sir John Mandeville, Marco Polo and Nicolo and Antonio Zeno and incorporates the accounts of Arabic and Jewish travellers to enrich the scope of the work. Subsequent volumes include the early discovery of India and Africa, Christopher Columbus and the conquistadors in the New World and travellers of the Middle East, Central Asia and China. Volumes eight and nine in the series comprise daring voyages commissioned by the East India Company in the early seventeenth-century and form a valuable historical resource. Volumes ten and eleven include circumnavigators from Magellan to Lord Anson, including journal entries from Schouten and Le Maire, William Dampier and George Shelvocke. British naval exploration of the eighteenth century, especially Cook's discoveries, take pride of place, indeed the preface boasts the collection 'is especially distinguished by a correct and full account of all Captain Cook's voyages'. The Pacific discovery narratives of Byron, Wallis and Carteret are included, as is an abstract of Bougainville's voyage of 1766-1769. The set concludes with William Stevenson's concise and scholarly history of exploration that includes indexes to the seventeen volumes of original narratives and a lengthy bibliography of voyages arranged by region, with sections on Polynesia and Australasia. This impressive set in an attractive contemporary binding is from the library of the Royal Cruising Club, and later from the collection of the novelist Hammond Innes, with his signed bookplate in each volume.

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

      London: John Murray, 1824. Two volumes, octavo, with four splendid folding maps; fine in contemporary navy half calf, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Rumours of cannibalism and murder in the frozen North. Second edition, publishing the results of the 1819-1822 expedition to the polar north under the command of Sir John Franklin. Franklin's expedition was one of two simultaneously searching a route to the pole (the second was assigned to William Parry). Assured of guides and ongoing supplies by the Hudson's Bay Company, Franklin and his party of twenty men sought an overland route east of the Coppermine River. Using native canoes to traverse a vast landscape, relations among the men deteriorated as food and supplies dwindled. Cold, exposure and starvation took a harrowing toll as cannibalism and murder erupted amongst the voyagers. A total of nine men died. This account was initially published in a lavishly illustrated quarto edition. This second edition in smaller format features four splendidly engraved maps. Franklin later served as a Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, where he clashed with the disciplinarian bureaucracy inherited from his predecessor George Arthur.

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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

      Dublin: R. Napper, 1824. Duodecimo, woodcut frontispiece, a few marks but an unusually fresh copy; original green cloth, text block neatly restored in binding. Chapbook account. Rare Dublin edition of this anonymous chapbook account of the Bounty mutiny and particularly Bligh's open boat voyage from the Pacific to Batavia via the Torres Strait. A version of this account is thought to have been first published in 1817, and each of the several different editions of this work is uncommon. Each of the different editions also appear to have been revised, meaning that none should be considered identical: this Napper edition, writes Du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue, is certainly 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 knew four copies in four great Australian collections: Mitchell, Dixson, the National Library of Australia, and the Ferguson collection itself.

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        The Newgate Calendar Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most Notorious Characters

      London: J. Robis and Co, 1824 Four volumes bound as three volume set; Vol 1 - issued 1824, pp iv + 514 + (2) ; Vol 2 - issued 1825 , pp 500 + (2) ; Vols 3 & 4, issued 1828 , pp 499 + (3) / 404 + (2) The books are internally fresh subject to the endpapers and a few other pages being affected by spotting; bindings starting in vols 2 and 3/4 but basically sound; original decorative cloth covers quite bright subject to uniform sunning to the spines, relatively little wear other than some fraying between the front board and spine in vol 3/4. A nice set.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Discourses, controversial and practical to which is prefixed Burdy's life of the author. Edited by the Rev. Robt. Lynam.

      Richard Baynes, London 1824 - First edition, 3 vols., 8vo, slightly later full polished blue calf, gilt- decorated spines in 6 compartments, red morocco labels in 1, marbled edges and endpapers; light rubbing but generally fine and handsome. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Robeing Royalty, a treat for the Sandwichers , at the sign of the Hog in Armour

      London: S. W. Fores, June 16, 1824. Etching with original handcolour, 235 x 330 mm.; in fine condition, in a recent archival mount, framed. Contemporary cartoon of the Hawaiian royals in London. Very rare caricature of the Hawaiian royal family, published during their visit to London in 1824. Kamehameha II, as the name has since become standardised, or Liholiho Iolani as he was also known, was the son of the famous Kamehameha the Great and reigned in Hawaii from 1819. From the earliest days of his reign there was enormous change in the traditional ways of life, and he is generally seen as having personally begun the unravelling of the kapu system. On 27 November 1823, five years after taking his throne, Kamehameha and Queen Kamamalu set sail for London aboard the English whaler L'Aigle. After arriving almost unnoticed, news of the Royal visitors quickly spread, and they were lavishly entertained and attracted great attention in London, helped by the regal bearing of the Queen who was six foot seven inches tall. They visited Westminster Abbey and attended the theatre in Drury Lane where, by royal command, they occupied the royal box. Tragically, everyone in Kamehameha's party came down with measles, for which the Hawaiians had no immunity. Queen Kamamalu died in London on 8 July 1824, a heartbroken Kamehameha a few days later. Their bodies were returned to Hawai'i for burial by HMS Blonde whose captain, George Byron, was a cousin of the poet. Although many contemporary depictions of the visit dwelt on the elegant deportment and sophistication of the Hawaiian entourage, there was another side to London's fascination with the Hawaiian royals, as this rare caricature attests. On the one hand, there were the graceful portraits; on the other a ruthless satire of their adoption of western dress. Both styles, of course, tend towards caricature, but such cartoons are a distinctive part of the rich visual history of their visit, and testament to the depth of public fascination with Hawaii and the South Seas. Another coloured example of this print is in the collection of the National Library of Australia (see http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an6589575).

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        Collage commemorating the visit of the Royal Family in Covent Garden

      London: circa, 1824. A large collage, 584 x 420 mm., comprised of some 15 lithographs and engravings, mostly handcoloured, and many with decorative paper borders, each with separate printed titling pieces, each individually laid down on stiff brown paper, the whole within a gilt paper decorative paper border; the collage in fine original condition, framed. The Hawaiian royal family at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. A marvellous Georgian confection, celebrating the visit of the Hawaiian king and queen, with their retinue, to the London theatre in 1824. The arrival of the Hawaiian king and his young wife in England attracted widespread popular attention. Their visit to the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden on 31 May was excitedly reported in The Times: 'Their sable Majesties, with their suite, occupied the King's Box at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. His Majesty, as regards appearance, need hardly give way to any potentate in Europe… Her Majesty the Queen is taller than her Royal spouse: but of good figure, and with a countenance by no means devoid of expression'. The following Friday, 4 June, the royal party attended the New Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where they watched the opera "Rob Roy Macgregor", and Zoroaster, "A New Grand Egyptian Tale of Enchantment". For their Drury Lane appearance, King George IV had commanded that the Royal Box should be made available, and the publicity handbills trumpeted the occasion. Bell's Life of London reported, 'Certain females of rank, who were at Drury Lane Theatre on the 4th instant, declared themselves quite fascinated with the manly appearance of King Rhio-Rhio (travelling name of Tamehameo… ), and thought him likely to become a rival to our Royal Sovereign… His Royal Consort had discarded her native plumes for some other ornaments, which became her very well. The acting of Liston called forth in them… external marks of pleasure; else, they conducted themselves with an easy nonchalance…' (quoted by Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography). Tragically within weeks of their theatre visit, both king and queen had died. A group portrait of the king and queen and their entourage seated in the Royal Box at Drury Lane was issued by J.W. Gear to commemorate the occasion, and this rare lithograph appears as the central motif of the collage. Through the skilful composition, the royal party appear to be viewing the actors whose portraits appear before them: Mr Kemble, Mrs Humby, Mr Friller, Mr Incledon, Mr Fawcett, Mr Talbot, and Miss Kelley. In the centre of the collage is a portrait of Mr Robert William Elliston (1774-1831), a prominent actor and in the 1820s the manager of the New Theatre Royal. This charming collage is a unique expression of the intense public interest in the royal Hawaiian patronage of the English theatre of the day.

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        Parabéri

      Paris: circa, 1824. Handcoloured engraved portrait, 32 x 24 cm. (plate size), margins trimmed, a few light spots yet very good. Second issue. A fine portrait of the Tasmanian Parabéri by Nicolas-Martin Petit, published for the second edition of the official voyage account.

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        Autograph letter signed to Clementine at St. Denis, Ile Bourbon

      Paris: 4 April, 1824. Three page letter on laid paper, simple address panel to fourth page, folded to letter size 228 x 188 mm.; old folds, archive stamp, torn where originally opened and with slight loss where the original seal has been cut away, very good. FINISHED. Rose de Freycinet to her sister-in-law, touching on voyage topics. A charming personal letter from Rose de Freycinet to her sister-in-law Clémentine, wife of Henri de Freycinet. Rose de Freycinet (1794-1832) is one of the great romantic figures: smuggled on board the Uranie by her doting husband, her diary of shipboard life, since published no fewer than three times, is one of the most interesting, candid, and intimate accounts of any of the early circumnavigations or grands voyages. Despite an unconventional courtship, Rose became a great favourite of the whole Freycinet family, and was particularly close to Henri and his wife Clémentine: Louis and Henri enjoyed a long correspondence throughout their life and, as this letter amply attests, the two sisters-in-law were also tremendously affectionate. The letter includes an interesting note regarding the continued absence of Camille de Roquefeuil, the captain who commanded the Bordelais on a trading voyage to the Pacific, and with an update on the Barillon family and the person especially important to Rose, Caroline de Nanteuil, to whom she addressed her famous journal from on board the Uranie. This letter was sent to Clémentine in St. Denis on the Ile Bourbon (Réunion). Evidently Rose has not heard from Clémentine in some time, as the letter begins with a playful but quite earnest dressing-down regarding her silence. Indeed Rose writes at great length about her four years of solitude, and complains that the constant waiting is wretched for her health and happiness. Her own sister Stephanie, she continues, has the same annoying habit. The letter also includes a long discussion of the latest news regarding Clémentine's brother Martial, from whom she has just received a letter dated from Smyrna (Anatolia), where he continues to enjoy serving in the Navy and where his health is good, although he is very fatigued. The news from Rochefort, where Clémentine's family lives, is not so cheery, as many of the family have had a terrible fever and other illnesses: her father has particularly suffered. There is also an interesting note regarding the continued absence of Captain de Roquefeuil. This refers to the French voyager Camille de Roquefeuil, whose voyage in the Bordelais in 1816-19 had been the first French circumnavigation after the Revolution. That voyage was a commercial enterprise, and presumably Rose refers to another such enterprise when she worries about his failure to return to France. It has left their mutual friend Rey (?sp) in a very difficult position, tying up all his funds and leaving him unable to make any other investments. Roquefeuil is known to have ended his career in charge of the harbours on Réunion, and clearly had a connection with Henri de Freycinet and his family (Henri was of course governor of Réunion at this time). In other news, it has been six months since she and Louis have heard anything of the Baudin veteran and close friend of the Freycinets, Joseph Ransonnet, while the Barillons (the family of Caroline de Nanteuil) are rather better set up than previously, and although their position is still precarious, they have now opened a "Maison de Commerce" in Marseille. The Barillon family had been plunged into debt in 1822, and Rose had greatly feared for them, which is why she is so relieved here to note that the children are still doing well, with Lastenie and George studying in Paris, the latter to be a lawyer. Caroline herself is much occupied with the education of her sister and her own children are very well. The letter finishes with Rose's heartfelt best wishes to Clémentine and Henri and all of their family and friends. As well as the famous diary, which was itself essentially a series of lengthy narrative letters to Caroline, a selection of letters from Rose to Clémentine was used to complete the narrative of the Uranie voyage in all three published versions of Rose's diary: by Charles Duplomb, Marnie Bassett, and most recently by Marc Serge Rivière in A Woman of Courage (see pp. 171-185), but the present letter was not included and remains unpublished. Thanks to the enormous interest in Rose and her famous narrative of the voyage, she has become recognised as one of the most interesting nineteenth-century letter-writers.

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        The History, Topography and Antiquities of the County and City of Waterford

      London: John Murray, 1824. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. Original boards, uncut, printed paper label. x,420pp. plus 4pp publisher's ads. Index. Illustrated with a handcolored folding map and 8 engraved plates (6 folding, some lightly foxed). Light chipping and edgewear, hinges split but holding, else a very good copy. Quite scarce, but downright rare in original boards.

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

      John Murray, London 1824 - Two volumes, octavo, with four splendid folding maps; fine in contemporary navy half calf, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Rumours of cannibalism and murder in the frozen North. Second edition, publishing the results of the 1819-1822 expedition to the polar north under the command of Sir John Franklin. Franklin's expedition was one of two simultaneously searching a route to the pole (the second was assigned to William Parry). Assured of guides and ongoing supplies by the Hudson's Bay Company, Franklin and his party of twenty men sought an overland route east of the Coppermine River. Using native canoes to traverse a vast landscape, relations among the men deteriorated as food and supplies dwindled. Cold, exposure and starvation took a harrowing toll as cannibalism and murder erupted amongst the voyagers. A total of nine men died. This account was initially published in a lavishly illustrated quarto edition. This second edition in smaller format features four splendidly engraved maps. Franklin later served as a Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, where he clashed with the disciplinarian bureaucracy inherited from his predecessor George Arthur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Costumes and Customs of Modern India; from a Collection of Drawings By Charles Doyley (sic). With a Preface and Copious Descriptions By Capatain Thomas Williamson

      Edward Orme, London - London, circa 1824. Large 4to, period straight-grain crimson morocco with wide gilt border of scalloped foliate devices. Rubbed, rebacked with original gilt decorated and lettered spine laid down. One text leaf with neat old repair. Armorial bookplates of John Morrice and Hermann Marx of Cobham Surrey (probably in his 1948 Sotheby's sale). Plates identical to The European in India published by Orme in 1813 (Abbey 435). Although Abbey 440 notes that the borders of the paltes in the circa 1824 edition are washed in yellow, in this copy they are washed in pink and gray as in the 1813 edition. The imprint is "London, Published & Sold by Edwd. Orme, March 1st, 1813). Twenty attractive handcolored aquatints presenting a fascinatin view of British life in the Raj when England ruled India: English men and women and their servants and entertainers in domestic and social life, a snake charmer, dancing women, puppets, Marquis Wellesley at the Nabob of Oude's breakfast table viewing an elephant fight and the Marquis' boatman in his livery. Williamson was a British officer in the East India Company, author of Oriental Field Sports. He served in Bengal and was an accomplished amateur artist. Reference: Abbey, Travel 440. Colas 888. Lipperheide 1486. Tooley 184. Large 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jocko, Anecdote détachée des lettres inédites sur l'instinct des animaux

      [J Tastu for ] P. Persan, Paris 1824 - Duodecimo, some foxing, localised stain affects the final leaf; good in contemporary quarter sheep with marbled boards. A beautiful friendship in a faraway land. First edition: a curious tale exploring the dual nature of humans and primates, rich in philosophical reflection and purportedly based upon scientific and voyage literature. Charles Pougens (1755-1833) was an indefatigable scholar and linguist whose promising diplomatic career was cut short when blinded by the pox at 24 years of age. Pougens continued as a man-of-letters and publisher who enjoyed close contact with luminaries and intellectuals of the era. Jocko is a fictional work, relating the experiences of a traveller who forms a friendship with a female orang-outang on an unnamed island in the New World. Similarities between human and orang-outang behaviour are explored, although the simian is presented as an innocent ultimately duped by human greed. The author's insatiable erudition is attested by the 84 pages of evidence that accompany the short story; every aspect of the tale is linked to scientific and voyage literature. A galaxy of scholars and travellers are enlisted in the cause, including naturalists such as Cuvier and Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, philosophers, and a number of famous voyagers including Schouten, Dampier and Bergeron. These notes are followed by an equally impressive alphabetical list of authors cited. The list is bibliographically detailed (we learn, for instance, that Pougens consulted the 1711-1712 Amsterdam edition of Dampier issued in five volumes). The scholarly nature of Jocko did not diminish the popular appeal of the story; a second edition appeared the same year and theatrical adaptations attracted large audiences. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Favourite Poodle Hatching Poultry!! or A present of Feather Breeches from the Sandwich Isles

      J. Fairburn, June, London 1824 - Handcoloured engraving (240 x 340 mm.); faint creases from earlier folding, but a very bright copy. Kamehameha and Kamamalu an exotic tease for "Poodle" Byng. A wonderful and very rare British satirical print from the time of the royal visit to London by King Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu in 1824. The print was published in June of the same year: that is, at the very moment when enthusiasm for the Hawaiian visitors was at its peak, and before their melancholy death from measles in July. Cruikshank depicts three of the Royal party bedecked in feathered outfits, which is all the more ironic given that British society was agog at their sophistication, 'wearing coats by a London tailor, and stays and gowns by a Parisian modiste' (Byron, Voyage of H.M.S. Blonde). Here each of the three is muttering gibberish, no doubt fondly imagined by Cruikshank to be a droll imitation of the Hawaiian language. The joke is made at the expense of the Honourable Frederick Gerald "Poodle" Byng (1784-1871), a close friend of Beau Brummel, and a dandy known for his gaming debts. Byng was appointed to escort the Hawaiian party during their unexpected visit to London in 1824. He had light curly hair and was never seen in public without a poodle at his side, earning his nickname from Brummel: espying Byng and his poodle in a curricle, he is said to have greeted him 'how d'ye do, Byng? A family vehicle, I see'. As the Hawaiian king's other name "Liholiho" was thought to mean "dog of dog", Byng's appointment was considered most diverting to Regency wits. Byng, who has adopted a feathered skirt of his own, is pictured exclaiming: 'Egad these breeches are a valuable present - I'll turn 'em to account. Dash my Wig if I don't open a concern in opposition to the Steam & hatch Chickens by the Grose, in the Natural way, I shall then be able to supply your Sandwich Majesties, and other Majesties, Tables with the Real Poodle Poultry, of the finest flavour in the Universe'. A note lying discarded at his feet hints at his taste for gaming. It reads: 'Lost £500 at B-ks's. NB saw them all out, started at 5 in ye Morning'. The note probably refers to Brooks's, the Whig gentleman's club.

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        An excursion through the United States and Canada during the years 1822-23 by an English gentleman.

      London Baldwin Cradock and Joy 1824 - First edition. 8vo., [iv], 511pp., 2 folding maps (1 large, coloured, tears to fold), errata slip, later blue cloth gilt, red morocco label, an excellent copy. The author visited Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana Niagara, and Montreal, and comments on slavery, backwoodsmen, etc. Howes B521; Sabin 5872; TPL 176. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PIAZZA VITTORIO EMANUUELE IN TORINO PLACE VICTOR EMANUEL À TURIN

      TORINO, REYCEND, 1824 - Incisione originale su matrice di rame eseguita all'acquatinta, senza testo al verso. In lastra, sotto la parte figurata, indicazione degli autori, titolo in italiano e in versione francese, nonché indirizzo dello stampatore in italiano. La trasposizione su lastra spetta a Francesco Citterio, artista italiano attivo a Milano nella prima metà del secolo XIX , specializzato in incisioni vedutistiche. Il disegno è opera di Marco Nicolosino, disegnatore e litografo piemontese. Veduta prospettica della piazza Vittorio Emanuele, realizzata su disegno dell'architetto Frizzi, il quale assecondando, nei palazzi tutti a portici, il rapido declivio della piazza, seppe dissimulare artificiosamente, con avancorpi e terrazzi, la discontinuità delle orizzontali architettoniche. La piazza, ora chiamata Vittorio Veneto, venne aperta nel 1825. Animazione di personaggi sulla piazza e sul ponte Vittorio Emanuele, detto ponte in pietra, che immette alla piazza Gran Madre di Dio. Tavola tratta da raccolta di vedute dei dintorni di Torino, unita a "suite" di vedute della città; opera di notevole raffinatezza tecnica ed interesse vedutistico di chiese e residenze sabaude. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo; raro foglio non menzionato nei riferimenti bibliografici (Peyrot) 0

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        Neuestes Natur- und Kunstlexicon, enthaltend: die meisten, insbesondere aber die gemeinnützigsten Gegenstände aus der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Chemie, Technologie und Oeconomie. Zum bequemen Gebrauche für Jedermann nach den bisher gemachten Entdeckungen, Erfahrungen, Erfindungen und Beobachtungen aus dem Gebiethe der oben erwähnten Wissenschaften von einem Vereine mehrerer Gelehrten neu bearbeitet, vermehrt und verbessert, 10 Bände, Halbleder-Ausgabe

      Wien, v. Hirschfeld (ab Bd. 4: Kaulfuß und Krammer), 1824 - 1827.. Vollständiges Werk in 10 Bänden. Braune Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf zwei farbigen Rückenschildern sowie reicher floraler und ornamentaler Ornamentik. Buchdeckel in bräunlicher Marmorierung und mit Lederecken; dreiseitiger Farbschnitt; farbig illustrierte Vorsätze (Bd. 10 ohne Vorsatzillustration). Mit 27 (v. 29) Kupfertafeln; es fehlen - wie nahezu stets - die beiden Tafeln des 10. Bandes, die aber in Kopie mit eingebunden sind. Hauptwerk des brandenburgischen Pädagogen (er gab mehrere schulische Nachschlagewerke heraus), Schriftstellers und Universalgelehrten Carl Philipp Funke (1752 - 1807), das erstmalig von 1801 bis 1805 in drei Bänden und einem Supplement erschien. Den Text des Werkes verfaßte vor allem Funkes Schwiegersohn und Mitarbeiter, Georg Heinrich Christian Lippold, Pfarrer in Horsdorf bei Wörlitz. Funke redigierte den Text und fungierte als Herausgeber. Das Werk war von seinen Autoren als Fortsetzung des als nicht mehr zeitgemäß empfundenen Hübnerschen Natur-, Kunst- und Gewerk-Lexikons konzipiert worden. Als Quellen dienten unter anderem Blochs Naturgeschichte der Fische, Martinis Naturlexikon, Hahnemanns Apothekenlexikon, Schedels Waarenlexikon, Gehlers Physikalisches Wörterbuch sowie Macquers Chemisches Wörterbuch, ferner das vielbändige Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle appliquee aux arts des Physikers Jean-Baptiste Biot. Im Zentrum steht die klassische Naturlehre, auch technologische Entwicklungen und Neuerungen fanden aber Eingang in das Werk. Im Gesamtumfang von ca. 5500 Seiten. Jeder Band mit Artikelverzeichnis. Bd. 10 ferner mit Synonymen-Register sowie Nomenklatur der lateinischen Bezeichnungen. Mit 29 teils farbigen, teils ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln.. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, kaum berieben oder bestoßen, Leder glatt und frisch wirkend; Seiten sauber und überwiegend fleckenfrei (nur wenige Seiten leicht fleckig bzw. mir sehr geringer Bräunung). Die Tafeln vorzüglich erhalten, die Farbkupfer in originaler Farbenpracht, Faltkupfer ohne Einrisse. Die Bände wurden augenscheinlich kaum benutzt. In toto sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar dieses frühen Standardwerkes zur Natur- und Technologiegeschichte. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Veduta esterna del Duomo di Pisa / Vue Extérieure de la Cathétrale de Pise ? Veduta interna del Duomo di Pisa / Vue Intérieure de la Cathétrale de Pise.

      Dal celebre "Chiese principali d'Europa" edito a Milano da Artaria nel 1824, e successivamente ristampato nel 1829 dalla Tipografia Destefanis. Coppia di incisioni in rame all?acquatinta, colore d?epoca, cm 40,5 x 49 circa (alla lastra) più margini. La veduta esterna è disegnata dal vero da C. Gilio e incisa da L. Rupp; la veduta interna è disegnata dal vero da C. Gilio e incisa da L. Rupp. Esemplari con un lieve ingiallimento della carta ai margini, in tenue e piacevole coloritura, buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        Veduta esterna della Basilica di Superga / Vue esterieure de la Basilique de Superga - Veduta interna della Basilica di Superga / Vue interieure de la Basilique de Superga.

      Dal celebre "Chiese principali d'Europa" edito a Milano da Artaria nel 1824, e successivamente ristampato nel 1829 dalla Tipografia Destefanis. Coppia di incisioni in rame all?acquatinta, colore d?epoca, cm 37 x 52 circa (alla lastra) più margini. La veduta esterna: disegnata dal vero da A. Fumagalli, incisa da L. Rupp e colorata da A. Angeli; la veduta interna: disegnata dal vero da A. Fumagalli, incisa da C. Eckerlin e colorata da A. Angeli. Esemplari con un lieve ingiallimento della carta ai margini, con alcuni strappetti marginali della carta (uno al margine inferiore bianco della veduta dell'interno), in tenue e piacevole coloritura, buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        VEDUTA INTERNA DELLA BASILICA DI SUPERGA - VUE INTERIEURE DE LA BASILIQUE DE SUPERGA

      MILANO, ARTARIA, 1824 (mm 520 x 365 ca. più marg.) - Incisione originale finemente eseguita su matrice di rame all'acquaforte e acquatinta, con coloritura d'epoca. In lastra, sotto la parte figurata, titolo in italiano e francese ed indicazioni degli artisti. L'opera è una delle undici tavole dedicate alla Basilica di Superga, comprese nel III fascicolo di una pubblicazione sulle più importanti chiese d'Europa. L'immagine in esame raffigura una veduta interna del santuario, eretto su progetto di Filippo Juvarra nel prima metà del Settecento sulle colline presso Torino; il complesso sorse come ex-voto in ricordo della vittoria conseguita dagli Austro-Piemontesi sui Francesi nel 1706. L'immagine in esame è resa più vivace da piccole figure umane in costume ottocentesco. Gli autori dell'opera furono attivi in ambiente milanese; A. Fumagalli, eseguì dal vero il disegno per il foglio, A. Angeli, eseguì l'incisione all'acquatinta, e il tedesco C. A. Eckerlin, incise la parte all'acquaforte. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo. 0

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        TRAVELS IN BRAZIL, IN THE YEARS 1817-1820. Undertaken by Command of His Majesty the King of Bavaria. TWO VOLS. IN ONE COMPLETE

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green,, London: 1824 - 327 pp.; 298 pp. First British edition; two volumes bound in one and complete; maroon boards with 1/4 vellum backstrip with two red morocco labels affixed to the spine with gold lettering stamped across. Vol. I: xix; 327 pp; with 4 plates. Vol. II: vii; 298 pp.; with 5 plates; binding tight; boards and spine soiled and sunned; internally fine; see additional images provided. Extensive travels in the Rio, S?o Paulo, Vila Rica (Ouro Preto) areas with excellent demographic descriptions of urban, rural, and native populations. According to Borba: "This is a partial translation of the description of the travels"?originally published 1823 as Reise in Brasilien auf Befehl Sr. Majest?t Maximilian Joseph 1. . . which was in three volumes without plates (in German). According to Borba: an atlas with 42 plates (some colored) and 11 maps (some folding) was published [n.d.] which consists of views taken from sketches by von Martius himself. The three volumes of text are highly praised by scholars of today for their documentary value. The maps were the most accurate of their day. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TEMPLE DE GNIDE.|LE

      Paris, France: Imprimerie et Fonderie de J. Pinard, 1824. Paris, France: Imprimerie et Fonderie de J. Pinard, 1824. contemporary paper-covered boards, leather spine label. Type Specimens. large folio. contemporary paper-covered boards, leather spine label. (viii), 6, (6), 60 pages. Text in French. Limited to 140 copies. Wing 3, ICN 56-5502. Catalogue Général des Livers Imprmés de la Bibliothèque Nationale CXVIII (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1933), 283. Introduction to the reader. A late edition of the work by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu. First published anonymously in 1725 (Graesse 4, 590). Presented as the translation of an ancient Greek poem, it is actually a representation of love as viewed by court circles early in the reign of Louis XV. The work is here presented as a type specimen by publisher/printer J. Pinard. In a prefatory note, Pinard notes that this is his typographic debut in the capital, and that he spared no expense in design of the typefaces. This work probably the earliest specimen of the Pinard foundry. Covers and spine soiled, rubbed, and scuffed at edges. Pencilled notes on front free endpaper. Some foxing throughout text.

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