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      Leuthold, Zurigo. 1824 - Veduta di Garda disegnata dal vero da Johann Jacob Wetzel e incisa dal di lui allievo Conrad Caspar Rordorf, come si legge nella parte inferiore, fuori cornice. Wetzel (1781-1834) fu disegnatore, paesaggista e scrittore; la presente tavola si trova ad illustrare "Voyage pittoresque au lac de Garda ou Benaco" edito a Zurigo nel 1824. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Garda nelle stampe" a cura di Ugo Spini, scheda n. 47 pg 45. Formato: Acquatinta di dimensioni 19x27 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        The Works of William Robertson, D. D

      London - William Baynes and Son, 1824 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ten bright volumes of The Works of William Robertson. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Volumes I - X of XII. The works included in this set are the histories of Scotland, the period of Charles V, and America. William Robertson, 1721 1793, was a Scottish historian and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. He was educated in Dalkeith and at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied divinity. He became minister at Gladsmuir in 1743 and later at Lady Yester's Kirk and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. A staunch Presbyterian and Whig, he volunteered to defend the city against the Jacobites led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745. During his lifetime, Robertson became Royal Chaplain to George III , Principal of the University of Edinburgh, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Royal Historiographer. He was also a member of the Poker Club. Robertson was a significant figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and also of the moderates in the Church of Scotland. Of Robertsons works, the Dictionary of National Biography tells us, they helped establish historical writing as one of the foremost literary genres of Enlightenment Scotland. The dignity of his style brought equal dignity to the subject matter, and in no small measure Robertson's works helped pave the way for the dominance of history that was to follow in the nineteenth century. Robertsonis the only major British historian of the period to attempt something like a global history, encompassing Scotland, continental Europe, colonial America, and India. Moreover, the focus of each of his works was equally extensive, taking in the broad patterns and movements of history, always seeking to place historical events in their widest context. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing. There is a small label to the front board of volume 5. Internally the pages are bright with occasional spotting, most prominent to the first and last few pages. There is an ink inscription on the front blank of each volume. Overall the condition is very good..

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      1824. [WEMMS, William/HODGSON, John] THE TRIAL OF THE BRITISH SOLDIERS, OF THE 29TH REGIMENT OF FOOT, FOR THE MURDER OF CRISPUS ATTUCKS, SAMUEL GRAY, SAMUEL MAVERICK, JAMES CALDWELL, AND PATRICK CARR, ON MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 5, 1770, BEFORE THE HONORABLE BENJAMIN LYNDE, JOHN CUSHING, PETER OLIVER, AND EDMUND TROWBRIDGE, ESQUIRES, JUSTICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF JUDICATURE, COURT OF ASSIZE, AND GENERAL GAOL DELIVERY, HELD AT BOSTON, BY ADJOURNMENT, NOVEMBER 27, 1770. Boston: William Emmons, 1824. 146 pp. 12mo., old calf with gilt spine label. Leather mottled, spine charred. Front flyleaf with owner's ink signature detached, edges chipped. Rear flyleaf and preceding page (blank) missing; text complete. Age toning and foxing in the text, faint dampstain to top corner for about 1/8th of text. The Boston Massacre trial. Quite scarce. As is.

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        Life of Johnson 5 vols

      London, Thomas Tegg et al, 1824. Good. Fine condition. 10x16 cm. 1816 pp. marbled edges, calf binding, gold-leaf edging and spine lettering. The entire set in very good shape

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        KIHO^ GAFU

      1824. Very Good. [EHON] Kawamura Kiho, artist. KIHO GAFU. Kyoto: Yoshida Shimbei, Bunsei 7, [1824]. 1 volume, complete. 5 pp. prelims., 30 double-page color woodblock prints, 1 p. final, [pseudo]-colophon. The covers are green with a blind- stamped vegetal pattern, with a title label printed in brown on buff paper. 17.8 x 25.1 cm. The covers are fairly clean, the contents very good. This copy is a bit anomalous: It differs from Mitchell's examples "A" and "B" but is more like "B" than "A". It colors are a bit later, the keyblocks are printed darkly. There is a printed title-page on the inner front cover, on yellow paper. There is no final colophon, but rather a final undated page [pseudo-colophon] listing four bookshops. The last and lead shop is Fukui Genjiro. Sealed throughout like Michell's "A" example. (Mitchell pp. 360,1; Brown p. 105; Ryerson p. 388; Kerlen #839). Kiho was the adopted son of Bumpo and his work rivals Bumpo's in freshness and simplicity. Bibliographically, a very interesting example of this lovely book.

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

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

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        Six Months' Residence and Travels in Mexico; Containing Remarks of the Present State of New Spain, Its Natural Productions, State of Society, Manufactures, Trade, Agriculture, and Antiquities, &c. With Plates and Maps

      London: John Murray, 1824. First Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. London: John Murray, 1824. First Edition. Leather. John Murray. Octavo, 3/4 gilt decorated leather over marbled boards, xii + 532 pages + folding aquatint frontispiece + folding table + 15 aquatint plates of which 4 are hand colored + 2 fold-out maps. First edition account of Six Months' Residence and Travels in Mexico by the English Traveler, Naturalist and Antiquarian, William Bullock. Top edge gilt. Light surface wear, light marginal spotting - the overall tenor of this First Edition of Bullock's historic 1824 account of Mexico is Very good. (travel).

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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. Rare proof impression before letters of artist Charles-Alexandre Lesueur's fine view of Sydney Cove, prepared for the 1824 second edition of PÈron and Freycinet's Voyage de dÈcouvertes 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'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.First Views of Australia, 69.

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        Map of the State Of New York

      Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1824. Full period color, 17 x 20½ inches, folding into gilt-stamped brown leather covers with front cover stamped "New York." Inset in lower left: "Profile of the Grand Erie Canal." Statistical table at right. Sales label for Finley's "New and Correct Pocket Maps" on inside front cover. Minor repairs. First edition of a highly important pocket map of New York State. Orleans County is not yet present. A second edition, with Orleans County, and dated 1825, was included in Finley's A New American Atlas (1826). Rumsey notes that the atlas was an "attempt to compete with Tanner's American Atlas... the cartography and engraving are equal to Tanner, although the scale and map size are smaller." In 1831 the plates for the atlas were sold to S. Augustus Mitchell, who revised the maps and brought out a new edition in that year. Mitchell continued to issued the maps separately in pocket form until about 1850. Not in Phillips. Rumsey 2587

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      Philadelphia: Published by Anthony Finley, 1824.. Folding pocket map, 17 x 20 1/2 inches, with full period color. Inset in lower left: "Profile of the Grand Erie Canal." Statistical table at right. Bound into contemporary 16mo. gilt-stamped brown leather boards. Sales label for Finley's New and Correct Pocket Maps on inside front cover. Minor repairs, else very good. First edition of a highly important pocket map of New York State. Orleans County is not yet present. A second edition, with Orleans County and dated 1825, was included in Finley's A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS (1826). Rumsey notes that the atlas was an "attempt to compete with Tanner’s American Atlas...the cartography and engraving are equal to Tanner, although the scale and map size are smaller." In 1831 the plates for the atlas were sold to S. Augustus Mitchell, who revised the maps and brought out a new edition that year. Mitchell continued to issue the maps separately in pocket form until about 1850. Not in Phillips. RUMSEY 2587.

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        Dizionario storico-mitologico di tutti i popoli del mondo compilato sulle tracce di Noel, Millin, La Porte, Dupuis, Rabaud, S. Etienne ec. ec.

      Vignozzi,, Livorno, 1824 - Quattro parti in 6 volumi di pp. complessive xxi -3855 (1). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi romantici in oro. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Manca verosimilmente e dall'origine il secondo frontespizio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Printed For The Translator By Shackell & Arrowsmith, London, 1824. 1st English Edition. Description: 2 v. ; 22 cm. Translation of: Anatomie generale. Revised and Corrected from the last French edition by George Calvert. Pages uncut; an unread copy and particularly well preserved internally. Complete sets are uncommon. All books fully on approval. Subjects: Human anatomy. Physiology. Edge worn and dulled grey boards professionally rebacked with paper labels to the spines. Bookplate of the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School to the front paste down.

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

      London: J. Watson, 8 November 1824. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Fellowes (expertly repaired tears, one touching image area). 10 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches. 15 5/8 x 21 1/8 inches. 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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        The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq., with a Life of the Author. In Twelve Volumes

      London: Otridge and Rackham, et. al.. 1824. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 volumes, 1824. Green full crushed calf 12mo's. In handsome bindings featuring blind tooling to the covers- ruled borders with diced basket weave pattern to the centers, marbled edges. Black leather spine labels for titles and volume bumbers, with lovely gilt decoration to compartments. Complete in twelve volumes, each in very good or better condition with tight bindings, supple leather covers, and mild sunning to spines. Occasional minor bumping to corners or light soil to boards. Overall a very handsome, scarce set of Fielding's works.

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      Sverges anor. Skaldestycke. Skrift, som vunnit Svenska akademiens stora pris, 1824. Sthlm, J. Hörberg, 1827. 8:o. (2),17 s. Samtida trevligt ngt nött mörkrött saffianryggbd med helt guldsnitt. Pärmarna med mönsterpressat rött saffianimiterande pärmpapper med förgylld ramlinje och hertigkronor i hörnen. Exemplar på velinpapper. Med kronprins Oskar (I):s pärmexlibris, prins Augusts namnstpl och Ellen von Platens exlibris.. Sjögren Svenska kungliga och furstliga bokägaremärken 306 för Oskar I respektive 388 för prins August. Separattryck ur "Svenska akademiens handlingar" del XI 1827. En tysk översättning utkom 1838. Dikten, som närmar sig Esaias Tegnérs bildrika manér, blev senare föremål för Runebergs nedgörande kritik. Bernhard von Beskow utnämndes till handsekreterare hos kronprins Oskar 1825

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        Recueil des Scènes Familières, et de Société de Paris, Par J. S--, Pigal, &c. &c

      Paris: Chez Martinet, 1824 [plates watermarked 1823]. 3 parts [all published], small folio. (14 x 10 1/2 inches). 21 hand-coloured lithographed plates, lithographed by Villain after Scheffer and Pigal (16 signed J.S. in the plate the others unsigned). Publisher's lettered wrappers. Housed in a red morocco backed box. A scarce colour plate book, humorously depicting Parisian manners and costume, complete with 21 hand-coloured plates in three original parts. Swiss artist Jean Gabriel Scheffer and French artist Edme Jean Pigal were both known for their humorous lithographs which satirically poked fun at Parisian society and manners. The present work is a wonderful example of their art. The work is quite scarce and is not recorded by the usual bibliographies. The plates are captioned as follows: (Première Partie:) 8 heures du soir; 8 heures du matin; Comme on l'écoute; Que je vous y'reprenne; La Confidence; Il m'a fait des traits ma chère!; Faut lui répondre; (Seconde Partie:) Derniers instans d'une demoiselle; Dépêche-toi donc, n'y aura plus de places; Dieux! si un homme me battait!; A-ton été bien sage?; Un Cabinet - le dîner dans une heure; Ça serait joli en blouze... ; Surtout n'allez pas la compromettre; (Troisieme Partie:) A-ton une tournure?; Le jour de la blanchisseuse; La fin de Décembre; Me soupçonner, moi!!; A belle l'air gamain!; D'ou diable sait-elle tout cela?; On ne passe pas sans payer. Not in Colas, Lipperheide or Hiler.

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      1824 - BOOK DESCRIPTION: MANUSCRITO, papel de época y aun poco anterior. Empastado como libro de pasta rígida. Lomo de tela, con letrero dorado que dice: Celibato Eccles. Ms." contiene 135 pp. de texto completamente manuscrito, más 4 hojas igualmente manuscritas, y al pie de la última pp. bco. dice: "Acabé en 20 de 8e. [octubre] de 1824". Hay variantes pequeñas en el tamaño del papel, en su grosor, de fabricación artesanal. Aproximadamente la mitad de las hojas llevan marca de agua. Hay tres filigranas diferentes, una de ellas sólo en las últimas hojas pp. 123-144. Las últimas 4 hojas tieen título de Adiciones, y tres de ellas presentan faltantes en borde superior. TEMAS: El encabezado de la p. 1 es: "Facultad del Govierno secular de cada Estado para abolir en su territorio la observancia del celibato Ecco. o sean Reflecsiones (sic) novisimas sobre el estatuto humano de la pureza pluscuangelical a que se obliga a los ciudadanos empleados en el Mininsterio Eclesiastico" (sic). En la p. 2 aparece una lista con la "Division en todos los pasajes ó tratados." de lo que se infiere redacción anterior, que en esta libreta se pasa en limpio y ordenadamente, con citas y notas. Se divide en dos Tratados. Algunos títulos de capítulos. TRATADO Primero: 1º- El celibato no se funda en los textos de S. Pablo. 3º- Ni en Gl. es mejor qe el matrimonio. 6º- Ni en las razones del Tridentino. 7º Ni en el ejemplo de los sacerdotes de la Ley Antigua. 10º- Ni en que en los diez siglos últimos del cristianismo. TRATADO 2º fol. 84. 1º- Que la práctica del celibato vitalicio es imposible. 2º- Que es durísima. 3º-Que es perjudicial a la Yglesia. fol. 127 .8º- Argumentos contra el celibato. 9º- Respuestas a los fundamentos a favor del mismo. (sic). BOOK CONDITION: Excelente estado de conservación. Ver fotografías o solicitarlas. Peso:720 grs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New Orleans. 1824.. [8],327,[1]pp. plus errata slip. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, leather label. Worming in final thirteen leaves (with tape repairs), affecting text, especially on the last few leaves. An occasional fox mark. Other than the worming, which is not severe, this is a beautiful copy. Withal, very good. The rare first edition, in French, of this Italian's adventures in America. "[Beltrami] found his way to the upper reaches of the Mississippi River, where he joined an expedition led by Maj. Stephen Long. The latter wrote of him, 'an Italian whom we met at Fort St. Anthony, attached himself to the expedition and accompanied us to Pembina.' Beltrami subsequently traveled down the Mississippi to New Orleans" - Wagner-Camp. "He undertook a hazardous and lonely journey in his search for the sources of the Mississippi and other rivers, in which he claimed success" - Clark. An expanded English translation was printed in London in 1828, and included a folding map illustrating the routes travelled in America, detailing Beltrami's view of the geography of the headwaters of the Mississippi. The inclusion of the map in the later edition was in response to the criticism the author received for not providing a map in this, the first edition of the work. WAGNER-CAMP 26a:1. JUMONVILLE 417. FIELD 110. HOWES B338, "aa." BUCK 181. LeCLERC 135. CLARK II:182. MONAGHAN 178A. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 340. SABIN 4604. ROSENBACH, AMERICAN JEWISH 255.

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        American Entomology or Descriptions of the Insects of North America, Volume 1 ONLY

      Philadelphia Museum Published By Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1824. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. Volume 1 ONLY. 8vo. Not paginated. 18 hand colored plates plus the extra engraved title page. Original boards, spine perished and boards detached, remaining textblock in pieces (a binding copy). Inked inscription "George Biddle from Mrs. J Kearny Rodgers Oct 8th 1876" at head of title page. Pencilled name at head of engraved title page. Colored plates by Peale. Thomas Say was a charter member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1812), lived in the Academy building, tended the small museum, and studied his own collections. In 1818 he began a series of zoological expeditions to the Sea Islands of Georgia, Spanish Florida, and the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. His two major works, American Conchology (6 vols 1830-34) and American Entomology; or Descriptions of the Insects of North America (3 vols, 1817-1828) are classics in their fields. He described many important economic insects which bear his name. (DSB).

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

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        "Vot old Slingsby!! Vot are you turned Ghost?"

      n.p., n.d.. Approx. 9 x 6-1/2 inches. Pen and ink and watercolor on tinted paper, signed "Heath", matted. . Henry Heath was probably the brother of William (see below). A "versatile and imitative" artist, according to House (p. 337), these are excellent examples of the "coarse and loose" Heath manner in which he worked between the years 1824-30

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        Mu Yu Shu Collection. Wooden Fish Books

      19th century.. 12 separate volumes of wooden fish books or Mu-yu song books. The 12 volumes vary in condition but all show wear. Four volumes appears to lack the last 3 or 4 leaves, most lack either both wrappers or one of its wrappers, there is also some insect damage which has caused some occasional loss of text. The final leaf of most volumes is damaged generally with some chipping and tearing with loss. One volume has blacked edges apparently caused by exposure to a flame but fortunately this exposure has not caused any damage to the text. The mu-yu songs were a variety of popular 'ballad', a product of Kwangtung [Guangdong], especially of the areas adjacent to the Pearl and Hsi-chiang rovers and of Nan-lu. Mu-yu-shu (the written form of the songs) had once a great influence on persons of limited education, especially on women, who were able to derive much pleasure from them even without being literate. The stories of mu yu shu are derived from the Chinese classics, the Histories, the Buddhist Sutras; or they are about love situations and military feats. . . . The mu-yu-shu are believed to have influenced Goethe's Chinesisch-deutsche Jahres-und Tageszeiten through his reading of 'Chinese Courtship', a translation of one of the songs which was published in London in 1824. During the late Ming, when the mu yu shu first were published, the songs were associated with the ts'ai-tze (the men of genius) literary tradition. (From Wooden-Fish Books by Leung Pui-Chee). Cantonese is the only Chinese dialect to have developed a widely used and known written form. Mu yu shu are among the earliest published examples of the Cantonese language in written form. Some of the mu yu sha in this collection come from Guangzhou and Fóshan and others come from Chiu On and Chiu Chau (Chaozhou) in the north east Guangzhou prefecture. These latter are particularly scarce. For many years there was little interest in these important cultural records, and that lack of interest, combined with their ephemeral nature meant that not very many mu yu shu or wooden fish books have survived. Although the volumes in this collection are not in good condition their scarcity makes them worthy of attention. .

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        Picturesque Views Of The Severn With Historical And Topographical Illustrations - 2 Vols

      G. And W.B. Whittaker, London 1824 - Modern red half leather with maroon boards. Gilt finishing and black leather title plate to spine. Minor rubbing to corner tips and spine edges. Small piece missing (5mm x 5mm) to top of spine of Vol 1. Red marbling to page ends. New end papers. Original from half titles onwards. Occasional internal minor spotting. 52 uncoloured lithographic plates. 303pp + 288pp. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 1653g. (YBP Ref: 3401/33 15) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Views in Australia or New South Wales, & Van Diemen's Land delineated

      London: J. Souter, 1824 [-1825] [text watermarked 1830]. Oblong folio. (10 x 14 inches). Hand-colored lithographic title, 2 engraved maps, one folding, 48 hand-coloured aquatints by Lycett after his original drawings. Dedication to Earl Bathurst, advertisement leaf, introductory account and descriptive text for each view. (One folding map partially trimmed to image upper left, the other with neatly repaired edges, occasional minor spots or browning not affecting images, a few neatly repaired marginal tears). 20th century black morocco, spine with raised bands in five compartments, lettered in gilt. The finest colour plate book on Australia and Tasmania. Lycett, a professional painter of portraits and miniatures, was transported to New South Wales in 1814 for forgery, working as artist to Major General Macquarie, Governor of the colony. Impressed with Lycett's talents, Macquarie sent three of his drawings to Earl Bathurst, Secretary for the colonies (and the dedicatee of this work). Granted a pardon through Bathurst's influence in 1819, Lycett travelled extensively in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, continuing in his role of unofficial government artist. In 1821 he returned to England. Following the success of his two lithographic panoramas of Sydney and Hobart, his Views in Australia were published by Souter in 13 monthly parts between July 1824 and June 1825. Strong demand for the first part enabled aquatints to be substituted for the lithographic plates originally proposed. After completion of the parts issue, the work was published in book form over the next several years without change to the imprint date. Copies vary in terms of the number of aquatints versus lithographs; the present copy in the most desirable form comprised entirely of the superior aquatints. Not only does the work provide an historical snapshot of New South Wales and Tasmania in the early decades of settlement, but it is especially important for its depiction of colonial architecture, showing the colony's most important houses and lesser known structures. Wantrup calls Lycett "the outstanding artist of his period in Australia ... his Views in Australia is a landmark in the development of the Australian illustrated book." Abbey Travel 570; Tooley 310; Ferguson 974; Wantrup 218b

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        Redgauntlet, histoire du dix-huitième Siècle . traduit de l'anglais par le traducteur des romans historiques de Sir Walter Scott [A.-J.-B. Defauconpret].

      [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin,, Paris 1824 - First edition in French. Volume one contains an interesting Avant-propos de l'Éditeur commencing: 'En publiant ce nouveau roman de l'auteur de Waverley, qui ajoute 4 volumes à l'édition complète in -12, et qui formera les tomes 38 et 39 de l'in-8o.' It explains the speed with which the translation had to be prepared in order to beat rival translations to the press. It also engages with criticisms of the recent translation of St. Ronan's Well and with the popular supposition that some of the new novels emanating from Scotland were not in fact by Scott at all but by Lockhart. The publisher sets the record straight, stating precisely which were Lockhart's (Valerius, Adam Blair, Reginald Dalton) and which were Scott's. 4 vols, 12moo (166 × 98 mm), pp. [4], iii, [1], 296; [4], 240; [4], 283; 258, compete with half-titles. Contemporary quarter sheep, spines gilt in compartments, green morocco labels. Spines quite dry and rubbed, but a good, unsophisticated copy. [E. Preston Dargan, 'Scott and the French Romantics', PMLA, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Jun 1934), 19 (July 3); Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1824: 83.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Von Wechseln und anderen kaufmännischen Aufsätzen. für Ferd. Aug. Rohrer". Handschrift

      Angerburg (Ostpr.), 1824 -1842. 19 cm. 109 unnumerierte Blatt (davon 4 weiß). Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit - Der Kaufmann Ferdinand August Rohrer aus Angerburg (Wegorzewo) / Masuren unterhielt geschäftliche Beziehungen fast ausschließlich in Ostpreußen. Seine Aufzeichnungen beginnen am 1. Februar 1826 und enthalten in 23 Abschnitten Bestimmungen des Wechselrechts, unter anderem: Recht der Wechsel; Personen, die sich auf Wechsel einlassen können; Danziger, Leipziger und Magdeburger Wechselrecht; Form und Inhalt eines Wechsels; notwendige Formalitäten; Akzeptation; Präsentation; Wechselprotest; Indossieren der Wechsel; Regreß; Wechselklage. Es folgen Abrechnungen aus Geschäften im Jahr 1839, unter anderem: Liste von Anschaffungen im Jahr 1839, Pferde-Konto, Reisekosten-Abrechnung für Sembritzki. Der zweite Teil mit besonderem Titel: "Conto-Buch für Ferd. Aug. Rohrer, Angerburg, 28. April 1824". Kontobuch vom 28. April 1824 bis 13. November 1842. 93 nicht numeriert Blatt (davon 4 weiß). Konten und Rechnungen für Geschäfte unter anderem mit Fr. Schweighöffer in Angerburg, Ferd. Mürk in Insterburg, Fr. Dannappel in Insterburg, Gustav Rohrer in Berlin, Müller in Ortelsburg, J. Hecht in Nikolaiken, Rudolph in Gerdauen, Kowalewski in Sensburg. In diesen Abrechnungen finden sich vorwiegend landwirtschaftliche Produkte, Gegenstände des täglichen Bedarfs und Dienstleistungen, zum Beispiel: Flachs, Kattun, Tabak, Reisigbesen, Transport von Heu und Baumaterialien, Lohn für die Amme Catharina Radt, usw. Deckel Schabspuren, Rückenbezug im oberen Drittel rissig, innen stellenweise fingerfleckig, 1 Blatt Eckabriß ca. 7 x 7 cm mit Textverlust -

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        CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO ANTIENT ARMOUR, as it existed in Europe, but particularly in England, from the Norman Conquest to the reign of King Charles II: With a Glossary of Military Terms of the Middle Ages

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

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        Compendio historico descriptivo de la M.N., M.L. y M.H. ciudad de Cadiz / por.

      1824 - Cádiz. Imprenta de Hércules, calle de San Francisco número 49, á cargo de Truxillo. Año de 1824.8º hol., tela posterior. 72, 64, 48 p., + 2 hs. + una hoja con un estado plegado + UN GRABADO DE CÁDIZ plegado + una hoja plegada del nº 157 de la Gaceta Española, Cádiz sábado 13 de septiembre de 1823, con noticias topográficas de la ciudad mostrando:?las dificultades que se presentan para una tentativa contra Cádiz, dará a nuestros lectores una idea del poco peligro que corre de ser tomado, á lo menos por ahora, con tal que los habitantes pongan de su parte nada mas que la fidelidad á su propia causa?.Ref:Palau, 58499 solo reseña el estado plegado.De la Biblioteca de D. Antonio Canovas y Vallejo, sello de tampón en portada y exlibris.Muy buen ejemplar. Cádiz, Trienio liberal, historia, guerra de la independencia,

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        The American Botanist and Family Physician

      Wheelock, VT: Jonathan Morrison, 1824., 1824. Two volumes bound in one. Compiled by Silas gaskill. 12mo. Volume One (i)-120pp; Volume Two 123-203 pp. With an index for each volume and an appendix. Second volume has separate title page. Contemporary calf; raised spinal label. Considerable wear to the extremities, front free endpaper torn, some age browing throughout. A good plus copy of a rare book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Le Mexique en 1823, relation d'un voyage dans la Nouvelle-Espagne. accompagné d'un atlas de vingt planches; par M. Beulloch. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais par M***. Précédé d'une introduction, et enrichi de pièces justificatives et de notes; par Sir John B

      Paris: (Cosson for) Alexis Eymery, [plate vol.: Brussels: chez Brunet and Charles Frugeu], 1824. 2 vols., 8vo (201 x 124 mm.), and one oblong small folio atlas of plates (195 x 250 mm.). [4], iii, [1], lxxii, 364; [2], "360" [i.e., 370], [1] pp. Half-titles, printed tables, errata leaf at end (very occasional light foxing, small marginal dampstain at end of v. 1 and beginning of vol. 2); atlas vol.: [6] leaves, lithographed portrait of the author and 20 lithographed plates, by Jean-Henri Marlet after Marlet, Brisou, Boquet, and Lepinoy, comprising: 2 folding plans of the old and new city of Mexico, 10 views, of which one folding, 6 hand-colored costume plates, and 2 plates depicting six ancient Mexican sculptures (light marginal dust-soiling). Text volumes bound in contemporary half calf, smooth spines gilt; atlas vol. bound to match in modern half calf, original front wrapper preserved. First Edition in French of an important account of Mexico three years after it achieved independence, and the first English narrative on that country since Thomas Gage's relation of his travels in the 1640's. William Bullock was a jeweler and goldsmith by profession and a naturalist and collector of antiquities by avocation. By the time of his voyage to Mexico in 1822 he was well established as a founder of museums, having established "cabinets of curiosities" in Birmingham, Liverpool and London, the latter in the new Egyptian Temple (also called the Egyptian Hall or London Museum), which Bullock himself had had built at enormous cost and in which he opened his museum of natural curiosities, arms and armor, and objects of arts and crafts in 1812, only to sell the entire contents at auction seven years later. Under his directorship the Hall hosted a show of Napoleonic relics (1816), and, under later ownership, such notable exhibits as Catlin's Indian Gallery (1840). Bullock's trip to Mexico was undertaken in 1822 with the eager sponsorship of the newly independent Mexican government, who provided him assistance in his travels and even granted him the gift of a silver mine in Themascaltpec. He returned from the voyage laden with artifacts, including minerals and natural history specimens, casts of Aztec sculptures, correspondence and hieroglyphic pictures sent to Montezuma, and Cortez's original map of Tenochtitlan, which he displayed in the Egyptian Hall upon his return to England in an exhibition entitled "Ancient and Modern Mexico," of which he published a catalogue in 1824. Among the treasures displayed he advertised "`casts of the enormous and monstrous Idols of the supreme Temple'" of ancient Mexico and. `an Indian Hut, completely furnished and inhabited by the only Mexican Indian who has visited Europe since the natives sent by Cortez to the King of Spain'" (Streeter sale I, 210). Bullock's account of his Mexican journey is more serious and scholarly than his talents for self-promotion might have led his contemporaries to expect. In it he recounts his voyage in detail and provides a careful and accurate historical, geographical, geological and anthropological overview of the country and its native civilizations, which he greatly admired and whose destruction at the hands of the Spanish he deplored. An Appendix occupying the second half of vol. II contains official parliamentary discourses relating to recognition of Mexican independence, the Mexican constitution (in Spanish and French), and a 2-page list of plants in the Botanical Garden of Mexico City. The book was an immediate success, and this first French translation was published only a few months after the original English edition. In 1825 translations into Dutch and German appeared. This French edition, which contains two more plates than the original English edition, is the most amply illustrated of any of the editions. An attractive copy. Sabin 9141. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com .

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        Memoires Militaires, Historiques et Politiques (2 Volumes)

      Paris: Chez Pillet Aine, 1824. Second Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 437, 395 pp. Subtitle: "Ancien Marechal de France, et Grand-Officier de la Legion-d'Honor."Navy marbled boards backed with navy leather spines. Raised bands on spines, gilt embellishment, and gilt titles. Spines are a bit worn at ends - Book 2 more so than first vol. All corners are threadbare, and all edges have some rubbing. Book edges lightly soiled. Gray/white marble-patterned eps each have an armorial bookplate on front paste-down indicating they are "from the estate of William P. Sheffield." Sheffield, an attorney from Block Island, R.I., served in the State and Federal Houses of Representatives and filled a term in the U.S. Senate in 1884-85. There are a few penciled notations on first fly. Both volumes are tight, with occasional foxing and some light soil. Rochambeau was sent with the French troops to assist the American forces during the Revolutionary War. A rare set of historically important books. In French language.

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        The Law of Turnpikes; Or, An Analytical Arrangement

      1824. Cobbett, William, Jr. [1798-1878]. The Law of Turnpikes; Or, An Analytical Arrangement Of, And Illustrative Commentaries On, All of the General Acts Relative to the Turnpike roads of England: The Whole Being in Answer to the Following Questions: 1st.-What Are the General Acts Now in Force? 2d.-What Is the Extent of Them? 3d.-How Do They Affect Every Turnpike Road? London: Published by Charles Clement, 1824. iv, 196 pp. Includes four-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Original publisher boards with contemporary paper rebacking, early hand-lettered title to spine, untrimmed edges. Some rubbing to extremities, minor staining to boards, front hinge cracked but secure. Early owner signature and bookplate and later owner stamp to front pastedown. Some toning, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * First edition. Cobbett wrote this treatise to impose order on the tangled mass of turnpike law and thus to "prevent the mischiefs which have arisen in its operation; particularly in the various cases of toll, where the public have been so much abused" (3). A second edition was published in 1828. OCLC locates 9 copies of this edition, 2 of the second edition. 3 copies located in North American Law Libraries: LOC, first edition, Harvard and UVA, second edition. Not in Sweet & Maxwell. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 5:1066.

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      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, pictorial head- and tailpiece vignettes and historiated initials, 1 folding table, pages: xvi, (2), 408 including index, bound in full calf, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, lacking spine label, double ruled gilt border to covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Gilt decoration on spine very worn, small chip to leather at top of spine with crude repair 5 mm maximum (¼"), head of spine slightly rubbed, a few minor marks and scrapes to covers, tiny gilt stamped vignette of bird of prey in centre of upper cover with motto above "Perseverantia", corners very slightly rubbed, bookplate of Josiah Vavasseur (1834-1908) of Kilverstone Hall, Norfolk on front pastedown, 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. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 126, G23690. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

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

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        Sechs Stimmen über geheime Gesellschaften und Freimaurerei. I. Joh. Stuve, II. E. M. Arndt, III. Adolph Freyherr v. Knigge, IV, Heinr. Steffens, V. Joh. Fr. Meyer, VI. J.A. Feßler. Nebst einem Avis aux Lecteurs

      Solothurn, Typographische Gesellschaft für Herbig in Leipzig, 1824.. 116 S. Pappband d. Zt. Kloß 636; Wolfstieg 877; Knigge 85.01. - "Sehr selten. Aus den Werken der verschiedenen Verfasser abgedruckt. Die Abhandlungen 1-5 dringen auf Aufhebung der geheimen Gesellschaften, namentlich der Freimaurerei, Fessler will nur die Gebrechen der Freimaurerei gehoben wissen" (Wolfstieg). -Gering berieben. Titel verso mit altem Logenstempel. Leicht fleckig.

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        The Works of Alexander Pope, with Notes and Illustrations by himself and others. To which are added, A New Life of the Author, an Estimate of his Poetical Character and Writings, and Occasional Remarks by William Roscoe

      London: Printed by C. and J. Rivington, etc... 1824., 1824. 10 volumes; 8vo. Full diced calf with twin green title labels and gilt box design to spines, gilt rule to boards, marbled end papers and edges. Bookplate to paste downs. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Pope to vol.I; folding facsimiles. Content sound with very occasional foxing. Binding rubbed, worn at spine tips and corners; a couple of head of spines chipped; joints dry, occasionally starting but holding strong.

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        The Description Of Greece By Pausanias, Translated From The Greek. With Notes, In Which Much Of The Mythology Of The Greeks Is Unfolded From A Theory Which Has Been For Many Years Unknown

      London: Priestley And Weale, 1824. New Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary half black calf and marbled boards. Very good. 3 vols./No Dust Jacket. 409, 341, 392 pages. 23 x 14.5 cm. Five folding engraved views of Athens after James Stuart, two folding engraved plates. Translated by Thomas Taylor. Pausanias, a Greek of the second century lived during the reigns of Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius was the first to write of the ruins of Troy, Alexandria and Mycenae, and equally adept at describing the art and architecture of Olympia and Delphi, As a Greek living and writing under the auspices of Roman rule he was careful not to revel too loudly in Greece's past glory. Some plate foxing and concomitant plate offsetting, text generally clean, spine labels faded, backstrip extremities worn.

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        Map of the County of Gloucester, Made from an Actual Survey in the Year 1823,.

      London: Greenwood Pringle & Co 1824 - A large decorative folding map of the county with a large vignette of Gloucester Cathedral, printed over six conjoined sheets measuring 144 x 127 cm overall, uncoloured, mounted on linen and affixed to original wooden rollers, the side edges trimmed with green cloth. The paper evenly toned overall, some occasional stains and marks, else very good.

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      [Harmony, In.]. 1824.. [2],96pp. Original blue paper wrappers. Covers soiled and stained, front cover torn, spine lacking. Dampstaining throughout. Edge of pp.51-52 (one leaf) torn with no loss of text. A near good copy. In a half morocco box. With the exception of a leaflet of songs, this pamphlet was the first publication of the Harmony Society after establishing its utopian colony at Harmony (later New Harmony), Indiana. Authorship is generally attributed to the Society's leader, George Rapp. A German edition appeared the same year. "The English equivalent of the German text ends with line six on page 89. The remaining seven pages of this title were probably composed by the translator. Manuscripts in the Society archives reveal that printing of this title was not completed until 1825 and the title page was printed for the Society by Eichbaum and Johnston of Pittsburgh" - Byrd & Peckham. Howes bungles his entry for this item, giving the title of the German edition (incorrectly) and the collation of the English (also incorrectly). He accords it a "b" rating. An important American utopian statement from the press of one of the most famous American utopian communities. HOWES H206, "b." STREETER SALE 4238. BYRD & PECKHAM 215. SABIN 95698.

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        Second Anniversary Address

      Sydney,: Robert Howe, 1824.. Small octavo, 12 pp.; stitch-sewn in the original plain paper wrappers, an excellent copy. Very rare: Robert Howe-printed address by Samuel Marsden, in his capacity as president of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales. This is the second report of this important society, Marsden having taken over from Barron Field who had left for England, and is dated Parramatta 15 July 1824.Now the Royal Agricultural Society, the Society is one of the most important and long-standing Australian institutions, founded in 1823. Marsden is pleased to report that their early efforts have been richly rewarded, and his "Vice-Precident's Address" is an interesting catalogue of the Society. He begins by thanking Barron Field, before making a few comments on Phillip Parker King's return to England on the Bathurst, particularly noting that the specimens of tobacco he took home have proved of great interest, as have the timber samples; King has also sent some of the books the Society particularly requested, and the seeds he is sending are daily expected. Marsden mentions the intercourse that has begun with the Isle of France, and some specimens sent by Charles Telfair, most of which sadly did not survive the voyage although Charles Fraser, the Colonial Botanist, has hopes of the pineapples. He also notes that 'the vine... will soon be found of importance to the Colony.' Marsden is also enthusiastic about Oxley's survey of the Brisbane River, more so about the combined efforts of Allan Cunningham in Bathurst and Charles Throsby in the Southern Highlands.Prizes: fine woolled sheep to Hannibal Macarthur, Oxley, and William Howe; best Colonial stallions to S. Terry and Captain Piper.Ferguson recorded copies in the Mitchell, Public Library of New South Wales, and his own collection.

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        Mémoires Du Capitaine Péron, Sur Ses Voyages Aux Côtes D’Afrique, En Arabie, À L‘Île D’Amsterdam, Aux Îles D’Anjouan Et De Mayotte, Aux Côtes Nord-Ouest De L’Amérique, Aux &Icirc

      Paris: Brissot-Thivars…Bossange Frères, 1824., 1824. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., v, 328; 1 p.l., 359. with half-title in Vol. I only. 2 folding plates & 4 folding maps, all lithographed by G.Engelmann. 19th century quarter roan (bit worn, plate captions shaved, short tear in title – no loss, 1 map with fold tear & 2 smaller tears repaired – no loss, light foxing to another map). First Edition of these thrilling sea-faring adventures, edited from the author’s voluminous notes and diaries by Louis Saturnin Brissot-Thivars. Included are accounts of shipwrecks and storms, the abandonment and rescue of Péron and four companions on the deserted Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean, and Péron’s five-month fur-trading voyage to the northwest coast of America as chief officer on the ‘Otter’, Captain Ebenezer Door commanding. In May of 1796, the ‘Otter’ reached the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the following month, entered the Bay of Nootka, where the crew had lengthy dealings with the famous chief Macuina, whose treachery and cruelty are described by Péron with great detail. Proceeding farther north, they pushed as far as the Bucareli Bay region, Alaska, which they explored and charted, before turning back, meeting and trading with the coastal natives along the way. Important descriptions are given of parts of British Columbia, Vancouver Island, and the Queen Charlotte Islands, as well as California, where Péron spent a week at Monterey on the return voyage; Streeter notes that the ‘Otter’ was possibly the first American ship to visit Monterey of which a record has been handed down, while Howgego states that it was the first American ship to enter San Francisco Bay. Visits to Tasmania, New South Wales, Hawaii, and Sumatra are also related. The lithographed plates include one of seals and penguins, another of seal-hunting, and plans of Amsterdam Island, the northwest coast of America from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to just south of Nootka, the Strait dividing the Queen Charlotte and Prince of Wales Islands, and Bucareli Bay. Ferguson 980. Graff 3250. Hill p. 230. Howes P-240. Lada-Mocarski 89. Monaghan 1174. Sabin 61001. Strathern & Edwards 441. Streeter VI 3513. Wickersham 6623a. Howgego P64.. 1st Edition.

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        Notes during a Visit to Egypt, Nubia, the Oasis Boeris, Mount Sinai, and Jerusalem

      London: John Murray,, 1824. Octavo (213 × 130 mm) Contemporary maroon morocco, title gilt to spine, flat bands with foliate tooling, gilt, compartments with arabesques deeply tooled in blind, double panels of French fillet gilt to the boards, containing arabesques in blind, double fillet edge-roll, all edges gilt, triple fillet gilt with rosette corner-pieces to the turn-ins, pale cream surface-paper endpapers, silk page-marked intact. Aquatint title-page vignette of a Nile boat, 3 plates, 2 of them folding aquatint views in sanguine, one an extensive panorama of Jerusalem, plans and facsimiles to the text, half-title bound in. Minimal shelf-wear, light toning, some mild foxing to the margins of the folding plates, overall an excellently preserved and handsome copy. Second edition, one year after the first. "A lively and amusing account" of a trip through the Middle East (ODNB), this copy inscribed on the title page, "Miss Denys with best regards of Frederick Henniker." On succeeding to his father's baronetcy he "turned his attention to travel and, after passing through Europe, visited Egypt and Palestine in 1820, and accompanied George Francis Grey to Upper Egypt. Henniker was the first known person to climb to the apex of the Second Pyramid, then a difficult task since the smooth casing stones were still in place near the summit. In 1821 he acquired the coffin of Soter. He gave it to Henry Salt, from whom the British Museum acquired it. From Egypt he went to Mount Sinai and Jerusalem, returning home by Smyrna, Athens, Constantinople, and Vienna. While on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho he was severely wounded by bandits and left stark naked." He died suddenly just a year after the publication of this edition, his "early death made his influence on Egyptology more limited than his early travels had suggested." A very pretty copy.

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        Las Confesiones De Nuestro Gran Padre San Augustin, 2 Volumes (Confessions)

      Madrid, Spain: Don Ramon Verges. 1824. Hardcover. 16mo - 15 x 10 cm.; Volume 1: 511 pp. Volume 2: 523 pp. Plus 4 page catalog of "Las obras que se hallan venales en al porteria de San Felipe el Real, convento de PP. Agustinos de Madrid". Gilt lettering on spine in a red title panel. Moderate wear to the extremities (rubbed corners and worn at the tips). Interiors are remarkably clean with no foxing of any note. "Enteramente conformes a la edicion de San Maurom: Traducidas del Latin al cstellano, e ilustradas con varias notas teologicas y criticas por el R. P. Fr. Eugenio Zeballos, del orden de San Agustin, Maestro de Sagrada Teologia, del numero de esta provincia de Castilla, y ex-Difinzdor General en San Felipe el Real de Madrid. Cuarta Edicion, Corregida y aumentada por los continuadores de la Espana Sagrada. Tomo Primero et Segundo. " Digital images of any aspect are available upon request. A very nice set of an important translation. Good presentation. .

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      Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1824.. Text volume plus atlas. [4],290pp. plus leaf of corrections and seventeen plates in the atlas. Text volume: Quarto. Contemporary half green morocco and pebbled cloth, ornate gilt- lettered spine. Slightly rubbed, especially at head and toe of spine. Minor foxing on titlepage. Internally bright and clean. Very good. Atlas: Large folio. Modern half green morocco and cloth, ornate gilt-lettered spine. Small scuff mark on front cover. Minor foxing. Very good. By 1824, American steamboat technology was well developed. The French, who had supported Robert Fulton in many of his early experiments, were eager to keep abreast of developments in the United States. This MEMOIRE..., prepared by the officers of the French Ministry of the Marine, is the most elaborate treatise published on American steamboats of the early period. The work is quite rare, and when found is usually in the text volume alone. Sabin did not know of the atlas at all. The text records the history of the boats, contains extensive scientific figures on the boats in existence, lists boats in different parts of the country, and provides detailed technical drawings of hulls, frames, superstructures, and machine parts. Far and away the greatest work on early steamboats, so vital to the inland commerce of the Mississippi. SABIN 44523. POLAK 6384. HOWES M282, "b."

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux, de Manuscrits, de Livres imprimés sur vélin, etc. de la Bibliotheque de M. Chardin,

      dont la Vente se fera le lundi 9, février 1824, et jours suivants... xii, 267 pp., 4 pp. of ads. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & marbled boards, flat spine gilt, uncut. Paris: De Bure frères, 1823. Chardin's final sale. He was one of the most important Parisian booksellers of his time and held periodic sales allowing him to dispose of portions of his enormous stock. There had been an earlier sales in 1779, 1806, and 1819 (in London). This did not prevent Chardin from selling directly to collectors many rare books and MSS. throughout his career -- the most outstanding was no doubt the Psalter of St. Louis which he sold to a Russian Grand Duke, and which Louis XVII acquired from him for the Bibliothèque Royale. Chardin was eulogized at length by Dibdin who had him portrayed by Lewis in his Tour in France and Germany, II, pp. 400-404. At this sale, Sir Thomas Phillipps "bought heavily through the agency of the London booksellers Messrs Priestley and Weale. In this way he acquired a number of manuscripts from the famous library of the Augustinians at Rebdorf, in Bavaria, some of whose books passed at the secularization to the State Library at Munich and the Town Libraries of Augsburg and Eichstätt."-Munby, Phillipps Studies, III, p. 23. It was also at this sale that Sir Thomas first experienced "the ring" (see Munby, III, pp. 23-25 for a wonderful first-hand account of the Paris ring). In their preface to the catalogues the De Bure brothers state that ill health had prevented Chardin from arranging the sale of all his books, and suggested, somewhat unfeelingly, that a posthumous sale of the remainder was to be expected soon. This sale never took place. A fine copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Rare; I have not had this catalogue before. From the library of Jean Viardot. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 429-30-"Les volumes rares et précieux abondent sur ce catalogue; les manuscrits, les collections aldine et elzévirienne, les volumes imprimés sur vélin, les éditions Variorum, formaient des séries d'une grande importance." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Books Auctions...1643-1830, 586. .

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        Classiques en Miniature

      Paris: Dufour et Compagnie, Libraires, 1824-1832. 26 volumes. A travelling set of the highspots of French literature and learning. Contains: 8 volumes of the works of Molière, 2 volumes of the works of Boileau, 2 volumes of the works of Fénèlon, 7 volumes of the works of Voltaire, 2 volumes of the works of Voltaire, and one volume each of works by Destouches, Racine, Regnard, Montesquieu, and Cresset. Uniformly bound in gilt-stamped leather, with volumes by each author in a different color. Spines faded, otherwise fine. Housed in a wooden box. (3 7/8 by 2 1/2; 98x65mm).

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        Traité des Arbres Forestiers: ou histoire et description des arbres indigènes ou naturalisés dont la tige a de trente a cent vingt pieds d'élévation et sert aux constructions civiles et navales ... ouvrage précédé d'une instruction sur la culture des arbres, par M. Thouin

      Paris: Chez L'auteur, Rue Furstemberg, No. 3, 1824. Large octavo. (10 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches). Lithographic portrait frontispiece of Duhamel Dumonceau by Langlumé, 90 colour-printed stipple- and line-engraved plates. Later 19th-century dark green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine copy of this important work on the larger trees to be found in France, with instructions on how to grow them. Jaume Saint-Hilaire was born in Grasse in the south of France. During the French Revolution he served in the army taking part in the Italian campaign before returning to civilian life in 1800 to study agriculture and the natural sciences. A gifted artist, he also studied flower painting under Gérard van Spaendonck, and went on to provide illustrations for his own works. He was a supporter of the classification system proposed by Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu (1748-1836), and wrote a number of natural history works. The best-known is his multi-volume Plantes de la France and the two off-shoots of this work, Traite des arbrisseaux et de arbustes (Paris: 1825), and the present work. In this work, Jaume Saint-Hilaire describes and illustrates all the indigenous and introduced trees above a certain size which would or had proved useful in construction. The resulting beautifully-illustrated work covers all the best-known European trees but also includes about 20 trees which are of American origin. Brunet III, col. 518; Nissen BBI 990; Stafleu & Cowan II, 3310.

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