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        Rose Orbessanea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gesamtans.

      . Lithographie v. Kunike, 1824, 25,5 x 35.

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        Grindelwald. Das Eismeer auf dem Grindelwald Gletscher in der Schweitz. gez. v. W.H.

      Berlin, Königl. Lith. Institut, 1824,. 22.5x35 cm. (30.5x42.3). Orig. Lithographie aus der Anfangszeit d. Alpinismus, Einzelblatt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Séances Nautiques, ou exposé des Diverses Manoeuvres du Vaisseau

      Paris: Bachelier, 1824. Octavo, folding map, fine and uncut in publisher's wrappers with printed label. Book on naval vessels from the library of Henri de Freycinet. Fine association copy, affectionately inscribed by the author to Henri de Freycinet. Henri de Freycinet, older brother of Louis, served as lieutenant on board the Géographe during the Baudin expedition to Australia of 1800-1804. He was responsible for much of the mapping of the Australian coastline, and on his return was keenly involved in promoting the atlas of the voyage in France. Henri had joined the navy in 1794 and went on to a long and distinguished career, including a great deal of action against the British. He lost his right arm in battle in 1806, and was twice imprisoned. He attained the rank of rear admiral in 1828 and also served as governor of Ile Bourbon (Réunion). Pierre-Marie-Joseph de Bonnefoux (1782-1855) was French naval captain and veteran of the Napoleonic era. In 1806 he was captured and detained by the English for an extended time, providing an opportunity to observe innovations of the Royal Navy such as the flag telegraph system. With the restoration, Bonnefoux was made a Knight of St. Louis and member of the Legion d'Honneur. Appointed to the Royal marine college at Angoulême, Bonnefoux authored several standard works of naval instruction, of which Séances Nautiques is an example. Later in life he wrote a life of Christopher Columbus. The warm inscription reflects the camaraderie between the two veterans. It reads 'Henri de Freycinet , Captn. De Vaisseau &c. &c. Hommage d'attachment, de reconnaisance, de Respect, De la part de l'auteur'.

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        Observations on injuries of the spine and of the thigh bone

      London: Thomas Tegg, 1824. <p>Observations on injuries of the spine and of the thigh bone: In two lectures. . . . 4to. xv, 101, [3, including ads]pp. 9 lithographed plates after drawings by Bell. London: Thomas Tegg, 1824. 301 x 234 mm. Half morocco, marbled boards c. 1824, light wear. Minor foxing to plates, but very good. Library stamp on verso title and two or three other leaves. </p><p>First Edition. Bell took issue with Astley Cooper&#146;s Treatise on Dislocations and on Fractures of the Joints, claiming it to be full of omissions and errors. He also defended his brother John Bell&#146;s priority in describing fractures of the neck of the thighbone. Gordon-Taylor 22.</p>

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        Sketches. Egypt & India &c &c.

      Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, March-August, 1824.. Oblong album (23 x 34 cm). With 33 pen and ink drawings (4.5 x 17.5 to 19 x 24 cm), nearly all over pencil sketches and either finished in watercolour or with coloured washes, all in an 11-leaf album. The drawings appear on 29 pieces of paper, 3 drawn on both sides and mounted in paper windows, and 1 (a half sheet folded to make 2 leaves, loosely inserted) containing a map with a profile and a view with details of architectural ornamentation. Brown stiff-paper wrappers, sewn on 2 tapes, manuscript title on front cover ("Sketches. / Egypt & India &c &c/ by J.W.P.").. An album containing 33 drawings in pen and watercolour or coloured washes, made in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India from March to August 1824 by Captain John W. Pringle (c. 1793-1861). He made them during a journey that he described in part in an article entitled "Route to India by Egypt and the Red Sea", published in The Edinburgh Journal of Science (vol. IV, 1826, pp. 234-243). The drawings include profile views of the port of Yanbu in Saudi Arabia and the coast to its north, drawings of feluccas and other vessels, views of "Geneh" (Qena) and an Egyptian temple at "Hermopolis", and drawings of details from temples and tombs including those at Beni-Hassan. Two folding panoramic views show the "Arab burial ground from the sculptured catacombs in the Libyan range behind Siut, the ancient Lycopolis looking to the Mokattan" in Lower Egypt and "a view of the desert one day from Corseir" (Al Qusayr). The Indian locations shown include "the Upper Cave Temple" at Karli (in Maharashtra, Western India), temples at Anegundi (in Karnataka, South Western India) and the Ibrahim Rosa mosque (Bijapur, Karnataka). Also included are depictions of a contraption for drawing water with oxen and several Indian cannons at Bijapur. The map shows Bijainagar and surrounding areas. - Egypt in 1824 was not a stable location for foreign travellers on account of the uprisings that took place in protest against Muhammad Ali's taxation policies. Pringle signed his article from Colombo, Ceylon, 9 May 1825, indicating that he visited there on his return voyage from India to England before he was appointed Superintendent of the Geological Survey of Ireland in 1826. During the early part of his career as an officer in the Royal Engineers he had been wounded at Waterloo by a gunshot to the chest. - Pringle hoped his article giving details of his journey would be "useful to such officers as may have an intention of proceeding by Egypt and the Red Sea to India." It dovetails with some locations depicted in the present drawings. Almost all of Pringle's drawings here bear the name of the place or structure depicted and the date he sketched them, making them a valuable visual record of his journey. - The album itself is made of unwatermarked wove paper. The drawings are made on pieces of paper of various sizes. Some may have been cut from leaves removed from the album itself, but others are on at least three different paper stocks. Several are on what is probably a single laid stock, watermarked fleur-de-lis on a crowned shield above script "TE" = "T Edmonds | 1815". One drawing is on a laid piece of paper showing only the beginning of a name "Al...", perhaps "Allnutt". Another is on a wove stock also with the beginning of a name, in script: "G...", not matching any Gruner or Guerdat mark in Lindt. - The loosely inserted half-sheet with 2 drawings has a mostly marginal waterstain slightly affecting the drawings and another has a waterstain not affecting the drawing. An occasional drawing is slightly soiled or frayed, but the drawings are generally in very good condition. The album has been rebacked and the first three leaves re-attached using stubs of Japanese paper, corners of the wrappers damaged. An attractive series of drawings providing a valuable record of ancient sites in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India as they appeared in 1824.

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        Asiatic Islands and New Holland [The World in Miniature] ; being a description of the manners, customs, character, and state of the various tribes by which they are inhabited

      London: Ackermann, 1824. Two volumes in one, duodecimo, with 26 handcoloured engraved plates; a very good copy in original cloth, rebacked retaining original spine. Miniature islands picture book, with Baudin and Freycinet images. A very good copy of this charming illustrated book; although separately published it also formed part of the series "The World in Miniature", published by Ackermann between 1821 and 1825, which ran to forty-three volumes and covered most areas of the world, filling a demand for information on exotic places. The delightful coloured plates here include six studies of Australian Aborigines, some of which are recognisable as coming from either the Baudin or the Freycinet voyage publications.

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        Topographische historische Beschreibung der Stadt Mühlhausen in Thüringen aus verschiedenen alten Handschriften

      Verlag Röbling, 1824.. 431 S. Fraktur Pläne und Abb. teilw. fixiert Löcher im Block Kl.-8°, Ledereinband Goldschnitt Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Seiten alters- und papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, LadenGroß24.

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        Rosa Indica Pumila / Rosier nain du Bengale [Double Miniature Rose]

      Firmin Didot, Paris 1824 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Chapuy. Very good condition. 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. Hunt, Redoutéana 19; Hunt, Printmaking in the Service of Botany 25; Nissen BBI 1599; Pritzel 7455; Ray, French 89; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747.

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        Boxiana; Or Sketches Of Modern Pugilism, From The Championship Of Cribb To The Present Time (volume Ii)

      Sherwood, Jones & Co 1824 - Pierce Egan (1772-1849) was a journalist, sportswriter, and commentator on popular culture. He wrote first about boxing in his serial publication, Boxiana, or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism, in which he coined the description of boxing as "the sweet science". Boxiana was issued both in seperate parts and volumes between 1812 and 1829, as well as in single volumes and in sets in later days. Pierce Egan produced three volumes for Sherwood, Neely and Jones, the first two in 1818 and the third in 1821. John Bee wrote a further single volume in 1824, also published by S.N.&J., which was the designated fourth volume. Egan wrote the fourth and fifth volumes in his series in 1828-29 which were published by George Virtue. Finally, there was a volume issued around 1840 consisting solely of plates from all previous volumes of Boxiana. 1st thus Vol. 2; viii, 574pp. Frontis of Ned Painter + 5 further plates (lacks the plate of Owen but has an extra plate of Tom Oliver not mentioned in the contents). Some water damage to several  plates and some pages. Bound in quarter leather with raised bands, gilt titles to spine labels, green clothboards, new marbled endpapers. Binding weak in places with guttering starting to show.  [HARTLEY-587]

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        Rosa Rubiginosa flore semi-pleno / Rosier Rouille à fleurs semi-doubles [Semi-double Sweet Briar]

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

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        SOUTH SEA ISLANDS: Being a description of the manners, customs, character, religion and state of society among the various tribes scattered over the great ocean, called the Pacific, or the South Sea.

      London, R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, (1824).FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, complete set, in The World in Miniature series, (1824). 12mo, approximately 140 x 90 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, 25 hand coloured plates plus 1 plate printed in red (Letter from a Native of the Caroline Islands), all dated 1824, pages: (2), xvi, 1 - 320; (2), 1 - 325, bound in 19th century full calf, 2 black gilt lettered labels to spines, gilt decoration to spines, blind and gilt decoration to covers, marbled edges, plain blue endpapers. Bindings rubbed and lightly scuffed, corners slightly worn, tiny chip to label on Volume 1, slight shelf wear, offset from plates to text, mostly light but 4 are darker, all text legible, light offset from text to plates, pale brown marks affecting margins of 20 pages, occasional light foxing, blank endpapers age - browned, Australian bookseller's label at bottom of first pastedown of each volume, neat ink rubber stamp of name and address on both free coloured endpapers and on the first free endpaper in Volume 1 and the top of the list of books in the series, not affecting text, and the blank side of frontispiece of Volume 2. A good set, no loose pages. The islands described are: the Friendly Islands, Sandwich Islands, The Marquesas, Easter Island, Society Island, The Feejee Islands, New Zealand, Radack Islands, The Caroline Islands, New Caledonia, The New Hebrides, and Pitcairn's Island. Abbey, Travel, Volume 1, page 16. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Ordinances and decrees of the consultation, provisional government of Texas and the convention, which assembled at Washington March 1, 1836. By order of the secretay[!] of State. Houston, National Banner Office (printed by Niles & Company). 1838. 8vo. Modern brown half morocco (SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, London).

      Sabin 94959; Streeter, Americana 363; Streeter, Texas 246; WorldCat (5 or 6 copies). Rare first edition of a collection of the ordinances and decrees declaring Texas's right to secede from Mexico and setting up an interim government and its laws. Texas had been a Spanish territory and since 1824 part of the Mexican Federation, but large numbers of immigrants from the United States had settled there. When Mexico established its independence from Spain (1821-1824) the immigrants' already uneasy relations with the government authorities worsened. In 1835, the Mexican president, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, abolished the 1824 federal constitution and assumed greater centralized powers. The present book opens with the 7 November 1835 decree in which "the people of Texas" declare that Santa Anna overthrew the legitimate government of Mexico and that Texas therefore claims the right to secede. It is followed by the "Plan and powers of the provisional government of Texas", adopted 13 November. This led to war on 2 October 1835. These declarations are followed by numerous ordinances of the interim government up to 17 January 1836. With Sangorski & Sutcliffe's binder's stamp on the first free endleaf. Book and binding in very good condition.

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        Coventry, the Property of the Rt. Honble. Lord Ongley

      J. Watson, London 1824 - Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Fellowes (expertly repaired tears, one touching image area). A fine image of Lord Robert Ongley's favourite trotting horse. William Fellowes (or Fellows) was a painter and engraver working between 1792 and 1825. Little is known of his life other than his work. The present engraving is after his own original, but most of his recorded work is after other artists such as Samuel J.E. Jones and Samuel Howitt. His output was limited, but to judge from the present fine image, it "is a pity that his contribution was so small for he really was in a class better than his contemporaries" (Charles Lane Sporting Aquatints and their Engravers p.79).

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        Rosa Banksiae / Rosier de Lady Banks [Banks Rose 'Lady Banksia Snowflake']

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

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        System der practischen Arzeneymittellehre. 3 Bände.

      Wien, Ghelen 1824.. gr.-8°, XV, 542 S.; XX, 938 S.; XVI, 1050 S.; Interimsbrosch., verstaubt, ungleicher Schnitt staubdunkel, zahlr. Randrisse, tlw. etw. stockfl.. Bd. 1: Allgem. Arzeneymittellehre; Bd. 2 u. 3: Besondere Arzeneymittellehre. Wurzbach VIII,387; Hirsch-H. II,192; ÖBL II,292. H. (1785-1839), war Professor der Pathologie und Pharmazie in Wien.

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        Rosa aciphylla / Rosier cuspidé [Needle-leaved Dog Rose]

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

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        Engraved View of the Settlement at Port Jackson

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1824. Engraved view, 145 x 208 mm.; tipped onto early album leaf with ink ruled margins, moderate discolouration affects left hand side of the plate, otherwise very good. Proof copy from the second edition. Rare proof impression before letters of artist Charles-Alexandre Lesueur&#39;s fine view of Sydney Cove, prepared for the 1824 second edition of Péron and Freycinet&#39;s Voyage de découvertes aux Terres Australes. Lesueur was appointed to the Baudin expedition as a gunner although his skill as an artist indicates this was an expedient manner of shipping him aboard. After the mass desertions at Mauritius on the voyage out, Lesueur and his companion Nicolas-Martin Petit took on the lion&#39;s share of scientific and topographical illustration. Proof states such as this one form an important record of the atlas in its final stages of production and correction.

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        Tom Thumb&#39;s Play-Book, to Teach Children Their Letters As Soon As They Speak: Or, Easy Lessons For Little Children and Beginners. Being A New and Pleasant Method to Allure Little Ones into the First Principles of Learning

      Newcastle: Printed by G. Angus, in the Side. 1824.. 16mo. 48 pp. Original printed blue wrappers. Abrasions with loss to the spine and the lower cover, the contents very good. 24 small woodcuts, one for each letter of alphabet, omitting J and U, plus what is effectively a frontispiece featuring the royal crest with a four line verse regarding the Lion and the Unicorn, another 2 woodcuts set into the text later on and 4 further woodcuts on the wrappers. Hugo, 456, describes the use of some of the the non-alphabet engravings, which are after Thomas Bewick, in other works, namely the appearance of the woodblocks on the covers in his "Select Fables" and the use of two cuts also from Hastie&#39;s "The Only Method to Make Reading Easy". Cf. Osborne Collection, volume II, p. 742, referencing a variant issue of the same date with the name "T. Bell" in the imprint also mentioned by Hugo. Cf. Tattersfield, TB 2.631, for a description of a much earlier work with the same title published in Newcastle by T. Angus which may or may not be related and also TB 2.221 for a further appearance of the woodblocks on the covers. One of a number of similarly titled illustrated alphabets published in England, including several in the north east, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This particular iteration is evidently uncommon, with Copac bringing up the British Library copy, with Bell&#39;s name in the imprint, and two other copies, in the National Trust collection and Oxford, bearing just Angus&#39; name.

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        Séances Nautiques, ou exposé des Diverses Manoeuvres du Vaisseau

      Bachelier, Paris 1824 - Octavo, folding map, fine and uncut in publisher's wrappers with printed label. Book on naval vessels from the library of Henri de Freycinet. Fine association copy, affectionately inscribed by the author to Henri de Freycinet. Henri de Freycinet, older brother of Louis, served as lieutenant on board the Géographe during the Baudin expedition to Australia of 1800-1804. He was responsible for much of the mapping of the Australian coastline, and on his return was keenly involved in promoting the atlas of the voyage in France. Henri had joined the navy in 1794 and went on to a long and distinguished career, including a great deal of action against the British. He lost his right arm in battle in 1806, and was twice imprisoned. He attained the rank of rear admiral in 1828 and also served as governor of Ile Bourbon (Réunion). Pierre-Marie-Joseph de Bonnefoux (1782-1855) was French naval captain and veteran of the Napoleonic era. In 1806 he was captured and detained by the English for an extended time, providing an opportunity to observe innovations of the Royal Navy such as the flag telegraph system. With the restoration, Bonnefoux was made a Knight of St. Louis and member of the Legion d'Honneur. Appointed to the Royal marine college at Angoulême, Bonnefoux authored several standard works of naval instruction, of which Séances Nautiques is an example. Later in life he wrote a life of Christopher Columbus. The warm inscription reflects the camaraderie between the two veterans. It reads 'Henri de Freycinet , Captn. De Vaisseau &c. &c. Hommage d'attachment, de reconnaisance, de Respect, De la part de l'auteur'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Typographia, Or the Printer's Instructor: Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England, from Caxton to the close of the Sixteenth Century: A Series of Ancient and Modern Alphabets, and Domesday Characters: Together with an Elucidation of Every Subject Connected with the Art.

      - First edition. London, 1824. 2 vols. Hcloth. Orbds. (dustsoiled). (First pages of vol. I waterstained). Bigmore & Wyman: One of the few standard works on the art of printing in the English language, this is perhaps the most familiar. It abounds with information of a very useful character, spiced with conceits manifesting the originality, humour, and freshness of the author. The type, never larger than brevier, sometimes is as small as pearl. The second volume may be described as practical, in contradistinction to the first, which is historical. It gives a description of types, directions for composing, for press and warehouse work, &c. It is particularly rich in foreign alphabets, a feature which has gained for it great estimation. Altogether the volume is a congeries of practical miscellanies of the most interesting character. Whatever its defects and shortcomings, it has long since become, and deservedly, a printer's classic, and one in which the youngest apprentice as well as the most experienced journeyman finds matter of an amusing as well as useful nature.

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        This Plate representing the Royal Squadron in Leith Roads, at the moment of King George 4ths. leaving the Royal Yacht to Land in Scotland. is most respectfully dedicated to His most Gracious Majesty

      London 1824 - A fine aquatint by William James Bennett after Schetky recalling the landing of King George IV at Leith in Scotland. Following his coronation in July of 1821, George IV visited Ireland in August and September of the same year. The following summer he sailed for Scotland landing at Leith on 14 August, he remained in Edinburgh until 29 August before returning to England. Schetky, Marine Painter Extraordinary to the King and the Duke of Clarence, here recalls the events at Leith. Not in Deak William James Bennett Master of the Aquatint View New York, 1988. Aquatint printed in blue, coloured by hand, by W. Bennett after Schetky.

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        Historiettes et Contes a ma Petite Fille et a mon Petit Garcon.

      Chez Delarue, Paris - (Anecdotes and stories to my little girl and my little boy.) 172pp. Bound in original blue paper wrappers in a uncut state. Illustrated with eight pages (including frontis) each page with two wood cuts with original hand colouring as issued.Printed on hand made wove paper. The paper wrappers are a little worn else in very good condition. After doing a little research on this book, it isn't on COPAC, but it is a French book, there was another edition with the same woodcuts and similiar hand colouring published by A.Besançon, [?Paris] dated 1824. I am surmising that this is the first edition, the original publishers sold the plates to another publisher . [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Album with 47 charming drawings in several media by Paul Voituron (1824-1891) of Ghent and his sisters(?) and friends in France, Switzerland, Holland and Flanders.Various places, [1831-]1842-1844. Oblong (12.5×24 cm). With 47 drawings including the full-length colour portrait of what may be the gentleman-artist Paul Voituron, 8 coloured drawings (including 6 of flowers), 11 black and white drawings, 21 drawings with sepia (and in one case also red) washes, and 6 drawings with black and white washes, some highlighted with white chalk. Contemporary green textured half cloth, blind-stamped green textured paper sides, gilt edges.

      For Paul Voituron: Van Praet & D'Hondt, Paul Voituron (1824-1891) en zijn denktank: levensschets en progressief gedachtegoed van een Gentse liberaal (2012). An album containing 47 mostly small pen and ink wash, pencil, watercolour and pastel drawings, several in colour. Several are signed by Paul Voituron (1824-1891) and his sisters(?) Hortense and Virginia Voituron, and the Mary who signed many drawings without a family name may be a Voituron as well. Paul Voituron was to become known as a progressive thinker in Ghent, but the Ghent University Library also has a large collection of his drawings. Other drawings in the album must have been drawn by famiy friends. The first drawing in the album is dated 1842 and several are dated 1842-1844, so one dated 1831 may have been mounted in the album long after it was drawn. Most of the drawings contain one or more human subjects, sometimes in portraits, other times as figures in landscapes. There are also several flower drawings. Together they give a charming view of daily life in Europe in the early 1840's. A few album leaves are detached and frayed at the edges, but the drawings themselves are in very good condition. The binding has lost its backstrip and is rubbed, with the sewing somewhat loose. A charming set of drawings by young ladies and gentlemen from Ghent on a Grand Tour of Europe.

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        Zehn tafeln zur anatomie des Pferdes . . .Vienna, the author "in Commission bei F. Paternos Nachfolger" (printed by Adolf Holzhausen), [1879]. Oblong 1mo (35×49 cm). With 10 numbered chromo-lithographed and double-tinted lithographed plates (35×49 cm), loose as issued. Original publisher's printed front wrapper preserved, back wrapper lacking. In a modern clamshell box.

      KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); Nissen, ZBI 2634; not in Mennessier de la Lance; Podeschi; for the author: Thieme & Becker XXIII, p. 514. Very rare publication with 10 very detailed plates depicting the anatomy of the horse. In his preface the author-artist Joseph Machold (1824-1889), painter, illustrator and a former officer in the Austrian army, explains that this publication was made by order of the Austrian army to educate the soldiers in the anatomy of the horse and that the Ministry of War gave him the opportunity by to conduct the studies he needed to produce it in the Royal veterinary institute in Vienna. His paintings were lithographed by Varrone and the plates printed by F. Köke in Vienna. Holzhausen, the printer of the letterpress text, was printer at the printing office of the Imperial University.With an ink stamp twice on the front wrapper. In very good condition, with marginal restorations to the title-page, some text-leaves frayed and marginally soiled; the plates with some spotting. Front wrapper soiled and with tears repaired. Rare anatomical plates of the horse, published to educate soldiers of the Austian army.

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        Vues choisis d'Amsterdam et ses environs dessinées d'apres nature.

      1824/1825 Amsterdam in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Amsterdam, François Buffa & sons,1824/ 1825. 45 aquatint plates each with the address of 'Buffa et Fils Kalverstraat no. 221 and the first forty with the caption 'Vue d'Amsterdam', the last five depicting estates and palaces in Haarlem Pavillon), Soestdijk, The Hague (Huis ten Bosch), Apeldoorn (Het Loo), and Leersum (Broekhuisen) by A Lutz (29) and W.H. Hoogkamer (16), after the drawings by Cornelis de Kruyf (36), A. Toselli (1), J. Jelgershuis (2) De Fonteneau (1), H.C. ten Cate (3) and H. Greeven (2). One leaf with the list of plates in Dutch and French. A rare series of beautiful and attractive views of Amsterdam and surroundings. a magnificent image of Amsterdam as it was at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Included rare views of the Royal palace , Kalverstraat, Heerengracht, Amstel, the city-gates, Felix Meritis, the Old and New Churches, the Royal Museum (Trippenhuis), markets, Post office, theatres, exchange, parks, etc. Outside Amsterdam there are views of the House Zwanenburg at Half-weg, the 'Pavillon' at Haarlem, the Royal palaces at Soestdijk, The Hague and Apeldoorn (Het Loo), Broekhuisen at Leersum in the province of Utrecht. Bound in 20th cent.full.cl.

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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: Printed by G.Schulze for Robert Jennings, Sold by John Gale, 1824. First Edition of one of three ìepoch-making books on costume [by] Charles Hamilton Smith and Samuel Rush Meyrick, written as they were from the point of view of the antiquary and the scholarî (Prideaux), the other two being Smithís Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland (1814) and Smith and Meyrickís Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Isles (1814). Meyrick, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, accumulated a magnificent collection of armour, and his expert advice was sought by the authorities at the Tower of London in 1825 as to the arrangement of the national collection of arms and armour. Two years later he arranged the collection at Windsor Castle at the request of George IV, for which service he was rewarded with a knighthood. The Inquiry combines thoroughness and strict historical accuracy with excellence of delineation (most of the colored plates were based on drawings by Colonel Charles Hamilton Smith), quality of execution, and rich and effective colouring that is often heightened with gold and silver. ìThis laborious work, practically the first on the subject, remains an authority.î (DNB) Martin Hardie p. 155. Prideaux pp. 320-22, 344. 3 Volumes. folio. pp. 2 p.l., [7]-20, [2]errata & directions for placing plates, lxxvii, [2], 296; 1 p.l., 297; [6], 147, [134]glossary. 3 engraved titles, 80 engraved & aquatint plates (the 70 aquatints hand-coloured & heightened with gold & silver), & 27 large hand-coloured historiated initials. with tissue guards. contemporary calf, covers with blind & gilt-tooled borders, gilt backs (joints partly cracked, some wear to extremities, occasional foxing light for the most part but rather heavy on engraved titles, plates generally clean)

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        Aaron Burr requests a Writ of Subpoena in a prolonged case regarding a title dispute for property on Gold Street in Manhattan. A very lengthy document

      Manuscript Document Signed, "A. Burr", front and verso of 3 leaves 8" x 12.5", 7th and last page with docket on verso measures 8" x 9.5", New York, September 22,1824. The document, completed in a secretarial hand, includes several minor corrections in Burr's hand. A lengthy legal document concerning the case of Rachel Eden [Oratrix], v. Stephen Waring. Weak folds repaired with archival tape, and minor loss along right margins, else fine condition. Weak folds repaired with archival tape, and minor loss along right margins, else near fine condition.Addressing the "Honorable the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York Humbly complaining sheweth unto your Honor your Oratrix Rachael Eden of the City of New York ... that [her husband] Medcef Eden the younger ...deceased being Entitled in fee simple under the will of his father Medcef Eden the Elder to certain real Estate situate in the City of New York & Elsewhere: And doubts having

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        Dictionnaire Bibliographique, ou nouveau manuel du librarie et de l&#39;amateur de livres, contenant: l&#39;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, &#39;wearing coats by a London tailor, and stays and gowns by a Parisian modiste&#39; (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 &#39;how d&#39;ye do, Byng? A family vehicle, I see&#39;. As the Hawaiian king&#39;s other name "Liholiho" was thought to mean "dog of dog", Byng&#39;s appointment was considered most diverting to Regency wits. Byng, who has adopted a feathered skirt of his own, is pictured exclaiming: &#39;Egad these breeches are a valuable present - I&#39;ll turn &#39;em to account. Dash my Wig if I don&#39;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&#39;. A note lying discarded at his feet hints at his taste for gaming. It reads: &#39;Lost £500 at B-ks&#39;s. NB saw them all out, started at 5 in ye Morning&#39;. The note probably refers to Brooks&#39;s, the Whig gentleman&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s libretto Life of La Perouse and a handful of surviving play-bills, and West&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s suitor), Negaski (Umba&#39;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&#39; Description of Greece, the second-century guide-book to the Peloponnese and northern Greece. Pausanias&#39; 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&#39; 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, &#39;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&#39;. 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&#39;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&#146;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&#146;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, &#145;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.&#146; It is a cheap kind of humour at the best. To take two of the most deserving subjects&#151;&#145;A Moving Effect; the Execution rapid,&#146; is represented by a runaway coach, with expressions of the utmost horror in the faces and attitudes of the occupants; &#145;A Striking Effect, the handling by no means good or pleasant to the eye,&#146; is illustrated by a fracas between two returning roisterers and some night-watchmen. In these and in plate 2, a prison-scene depicting &#145;An unpleasant effect, but the Keeping is Good,&#146; 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. &#151;An Imposing Effect 2. Unpleasant in Effect&#151;but the keeping is Good3. A Moving Effect&#151;the Execution Rapid4. A Striking Effect&#151;The handling by no means good, or pleasnat to the eye5. All Effect&#151;The Subject far from good, but Rich6. A Forcible Effect7. A Sudden Effect8. A surprising Effect&#151;but no Execution9. A Very Warm Effect10. A powerful Effect&#151;but the subject rather hurried11. A Spirited Effect&#151;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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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