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        Die Ruinen der Rudelsburg und des Schlosses Saaleck in ihren historischen Beziehungen dargestellt mit urkundlichen Beilagen und Zeichnungen, auch einem doppelten Anhange

      Naumburg, Bürger 1824. 26 cm. (6), 108 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz in Auqatinta, gestochener Titelvignette, 1 gestochenen Plan und 4 Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Halbleineneinband um 1880. - Engelmann, Geogr. 847 - "Die Kenntnis der sächsisch-thüringischen Geschichte ist durch ihn um vieles gefördert worden" (ADB 18, 419). Frontispiz mit Ansicht der Rudelsburg; Plan der Rudelsburg und Umgebung; Tafeln mit Ansichten, Wappen und Siegeln. Frontispiz gebräunt und Feuchtigkeitsspur, Tafeln im Rand stockfleckig, Stempel auf Titelblatt -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Hommage aux Demoiselles Redige

      Paris Chez Le Fuel...,Delannay... [no date]. [?1824.]. FIRST EDITION. Small 12mo (in 6s), 114 x 75 mms., pp. [xii], 162 [163 - 166 calendar for 1825], including half-title, followed by engraved title "Souvenir," and six leaves with small engraving on each page at top of page for the months of the year, engraved title-page, six engraved plates at beginning with an "Explication," bound in original cream-coloured silk boards, spine and covers printed in blue and hand-coloured, with floral and decorative motifs and borders, and half portrait of a lady in the centre of each side, all ledges gilt, contained in original silk covered cardboard slipcase similarly decorated. A very attractive item. A work with this title was first published in 1818, and there were further editions published at least until 1827, each one with different contents.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        The Court of Claims, In the Painted Room of the Palace of Westminster

      1824 - Stephanoff, James, After. Reynolds, S.W., Engraver. The Court of Claims, In the Painted Room of the Palace of Westminster. London: Published by Sir George Naylor, [c. 1824]. Attractively glazed and matted 16" x 13-1/2" aquatint in handsome 27-1/2" x 15" wooden frame. Light toning to margins, image vivid. An attractive piece. * Established in 1377, the Court of Claims is convened after the accession of a new sovereign to judge the applications of petitioners to perform honorary services at the coronation of the new monarch. Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 304-305

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        Erindringer af mit Liv.

      5 bind. Jens Hostrup Schultz, København 1824-29. Samtidge brune halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Bind 4 med overfladisk skramme på 4 cm omkring den udvendige fals ved øverste kapitæl. Ganske svagt gulplettet.. Godt sæt af Rahbeks - i sagens natur - omfangsrige erindringsværk; et hovedværk i dansk memoirelitteratur. Knud Lyne Rahbeks liv blev langt og fyldt med berøringsflader, fra slutningen af Oplysningstiden til den danske Guldalder, ikke mindst i kraft af det levende åndsmiljø han og hustruen Kamma skabte i Bakkehuset

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        Posthumous Poems

      London: Printed for John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824. First edition. With errata leaf (pp. xiii-xiv). 8vo. (xii), (416) pp. Full purple calf, gilt lettering on upper cover and spine, gilt leafy pattern amidst double gilt fillets forming triangles on turn-ins, a.e.g. Joints repaired with cloth tape, head and foot of spine chipped, extremities rubbed, portion of rear free endpaper lacking. Otherwise a good, clean copy. Bookplate. Graniss 78

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1824.. viii,503pp. Contemporary paper boards, neatly rebacked in matching paper, retaining original printed paper spine label. An occasional bit of light foxing, but quite clean internally. Untrimmed. Very good. Candler travelled from New England to North Carolina during 1822 and 1823, offering his observations according to topic, of which he addresses thirty- two in as many chapters, including slavery, free blacks, government, political parties, Indians, commerce, literature, patriotism, national character, the Friends, and Shakers. "The account, with its incisive comments, is valuable for the impressions of American life upon a foreigner. Candler finds much in America to admire, but concludes that Englishmen would not be happy here, and therefore does not recommend their emigration" - Clark. SABIN 10672. CLARK II:187. HOWES C110.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Robeing Royalty, a treat for the Sandwichers

      London,: S. W. Fores, June 16, 1824.. Etching with original handcolour, 235 x 330 mm.; in fine condition, in a recent archival mount, framed. Very rare caricature of the Hawaiian royal family, published during their visit to London in 1824.Kamehameha II, as the name has since become standardised, or Liholiho Iolani as he was also known, was the son of the famous Kamehameha the Great and reigned in Hawaii from 1819. From the earliest days of his reign there was enormous change in the traditional ways of life, and he is generally seen as having personally begun the unravelling of the kapu system.On 27 November 1823, five years after taking his throne, Kamehameha and Queen Kamamalu set sail for London aboard the English whaler L'Aigle. After arriving almost unnoticed, news of the Royal visitors quickly spread, and they were lavishly entertained and attracted great attention in London, helped by the regal bearing of the Queen who was six foot seven inches tall. They visited Westminster Abbey and attended the theatre in Drury Lane where, by royal command, they occupied the royal box.Tragically, everyone in Kamehameha's party came down with measles, for which the Hawaiians had no immunity. Queen Kamamalu died in London on 8 July 1824, a heartbroken Kamehameha a few days later. Their bodies were returned to Hawai'i for burial by HMS Blonde whose captain, George Byron, was a cousin of the poet.Although many contemporary depictions of the visit dwelt on the elegant deportment and sophistication of the Hawaiian entourage, there was another side to London's fascination with the Hawaiian royals, as this rare caricature attests. On the one hand, there were the graceful portraits; on the other a ruthless satire of their adoption of western dress. Both styles, of course, tend towards caricature, but such cartoons are a distinctive part of the rich visual history of their visit, and testament to the depth of public fascination with Hawaii and the South Seas.Another coloured example of this print is in the collection of the National Library of Australia (see Kivell & Spence, Portraits of the Famous and Infamous, illus p.5 (coloured version), p.33 &. p.212.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Memoires Secrets Et Universels Des Malheurs Et De La Mort De La Reine De France : Suivis D'Une Notice Historique Sur La Garde Brissac, Et De La List Generale Des Souscripteurs Au Grand Portrait En Pied De La Reine / Par M. Lafont D'Aussonne

      Paris : Chez Petit : Chez Pichard, 1824. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : viii, 432p, [2] leaves of plates : port, facsim ; 22 cm. Subject: Marie Antoinette, Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France, 1755-1793. France - Court and courtiers. Bookplate of John Waldie. Very good + copy in the original full calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased with the original label laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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 lighty 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.

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        Peter Schlemihl

      London: G. & W.B. Whitaker, 1824. First edition, third issue, with title dated 1824 (not 1823) and without a hyphen in "Ave Maria" on title page. 12mo. 8 full-page etchings by George Cruikshank. 165, [1], [2, ads] pp. Original pink boards, with paper label priced 6s 6d. Fine, in purple drop box. Cohn 475

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        A Critical Inquiry into Antient [Ancient] 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: For Robert Jennings, 1824., 1824. 3 volumes, Folio. With 80 fine plates, 70 of which are hand-coloured and illuminated in gold and silver; also 27 fine hand-coloured historiated initials. Each volume with half-title, engraved title and full title. Beautifully bound in dark brown half crushed morocco with gilt titles and blind tooling to spines, marbled boards and edges. A superb set. This most superb archæological work is animated with numerous novelties, curious and historical disquisitions, and brilliant and recondite learning - Learning going to Court in the full, rich costume of the Order of the Garter. Plates as fine as the monuments of Westminster Abbey. Really and truly the work admirably executed and deserves every eulogy', Edinburgh Review quoted in Lowndes. A valuable work', Lowndes. This laborious work, practically the first on the subject, remains an authority', D.N.B.

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      - dédiés à l'Armée des Pyrénées sous les ordres de Son Altesse Royale Mgr Duc d'Angoulème. A PARIS, DE L'IMPRIMERIE DE L. CORDIER, IMPRIMEUR DE LA GARDE ROYALE, 1824. In fólio de 40,5x26 cm. Com (iv)-(xxxviii) fólios sem numerar. Encadernação da época em tela. Ilustrado com uma magnífica litografia com o retrato do Duque d'Angoulème, 1 mapa da Península Ibérica com os itinerários efectuados pelo exercito francês desenhado por Ch. Picquet, 2 litografias; Armas do exército dos Pirinéus e o Arco do Triunfo e 33 tabelas com dados históricos e cronológicos sobre as batalhas. O vitorioso exercito dos Pirinéus, era formado por cerca de 100.000 soldados, comandado pelo Duque de d'Angoulème, enviado a Espanha em 1823 pelo rei Luís XVIII para impor o rei de Espanha Fernando VII, então deposto do trono pelos liberais. A vitoria desta campanha foi de tal forma importante para França que se mandou edificar em sua memoria o Arco do Triunfo, hoje um ícone parisiense, embora o mesmo só tenha sido acabado em 1836. Esta obra descreve minuciosamente toda a campanha. [EN] Binding: contemporary hard boards. Illustrated with a superb lithography with the picture of the Duke d'Angoulême; a folding map of the Iberian Peninsula with the routes made by the French army drawn by Ch. Picquet; 2 lithographs with coat-of-arms of the Army of the Pyrenees; and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Followed by 33 tables containing a chronology: of historical data of the battlefields; description of the battles scenes; main commanders, fighters and heroes at the fields. The victorious army of the Pyrenees, was accounting up to 100,000 soldiers, commanded by the Duke d'Angouleme, sent to Spain in 1823 by King Louis XVIII to impose the Spanish King Ferdinand VII, then ousted from the throne by liberals. The victory of this campaign was so important for France that in its memory the Arc de Triomphe was built - now an icon of Paris – and finished in 1836. This book describes in detail the entire military campaign. Location/localizacao: 7-A3-A-15

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      Edinburgh - Oliver and Boyd, 1824 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractivelyboundfirst edition of this novel by Scottish author John Galt. Galt's novels are best known for their depiction of Scottish rural life, tinged with ironic humour. He is also credited with the first known usage of the word, 'utilitarian', first used in The Annals of the Parish. During his lifetime, Galt's works elicited a largely positive and sustained critical interest. Such figures as Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge admired his writing and ensured his popularity until his death. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in half-calf bindings. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to half-titles. Pages have some tidemarks and some scattered foxing throughout. Alight loss to the final page of volume II, not affecting the text. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a GOOD ONLY interior..

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        A Favourite Poodle Hatching Poultry!!

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

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        Bibliotheca Britannica; or A General Index to British and Foreign Literature

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Company 1824 First edition. Full contemporary diced calf, decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. Black morocco spine labels, edges sprinkled red. . Two parts in four volumes, quarto. . Text in two columns. Binding extremities a bit rubbed, intermittent foxing, but a very good, attractive copy. Robert Watt (1774-1819) was a Scottish physician. Educated at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, he practiced in Glasgow and wrote two books and several papers. His best known medical work is Inquiry into Child Mortality (1813). He was president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons at Glasgow. His first bibliographical publication was a catalogue of his own medical library (1812). His Bibliotheca Britannica was an ambitious project of listing "by author and subject the works of all authors from Britain, or the British dominions at the time. He also included what he termed 'a copious selection from the writings of the most distinguished authors of all ages and nations'" (Goodall and Gibson, 45, quoted in DNB). It was initially published in nine parts, 1819-1824. In this first book edition, the first two volumes consist of an alphabetical author index, in which each author's work is arranged chronologically. Volumes 3 and 4 are a subject index, again with each work arranged chronologically. Watt saw only the first few sheets of his magnum opus off the press.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques sur la structure intime des animaux et des végétaux et sur leur motilité. [Bound with:] Achille Richard. Nouveaux elemens de botanique et de physiologie vegetale. [2 titles in 1 book]

      Paris: J. B. Bailliere, 1824. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Near contemporary full leather with later gilt lettered leather title-pieces within spine compartments; worn and bumped at head and tail, mildly rubbed and scuffed in places, firm and solid nonetheless; contents age-toned with scattered foxing, more so at the plates, a couple of blank pages showing small King's Inn library stamps (about 3cm x 4cm), the 2nd book also showing a few tiny marginal notes (mostly pencilled) and contemporary signatures at the title-page, parting (but not split) at the front endpaper; withall, a very good copy, comprising two titles, as follows: M.H. Dutrochet. Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques sur la structure intime des animaux et des vegetaux, et sur leur motilite. Paris, J. B. Bailliere, 1824. First Edition. [ii], 233 pages and 2 plates. [Bound with:] Richard, Achille. Nouveaux elemens de botanique et de physiologie vegetale. Paris: Bechet jeune, 1825. Third Edition (revue, corrigee et augmentee); xxiv, 519 pages and 8 plates. size: 8vo (210mm x 140mm). The first title is scarce.

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        A New General Atlas, Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, representing the Grand Divisions of the Globe, Together with the several Empires, Kingdoms and States in the World. Compiled from the Best Authorities and corrected by the Most Recent Discoveries, Philadelphia

      Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1824. First. hardcover. very good. Young & Delleker. Atlas. Illustrated with 58 hand colored engraved maps and 2 charts. Small folio (13.5" x 10.75"); publisher's half leather and marbled boards; spine is gilded in 6 compartments, faded; original printed green paper label on cover. Second issue of first edition. All engravings by Young & Delleker. Some wear to edges, minor dampstaining to endpaper and title page. Minor scattered foxing in margins, images mostly unaffected. Severe foxing to map of South America. Owner signature in pen on title page (John L. Brune ?). Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1824. Anthony Finley (c. 1790-1840) was a prominent American cartographic publisher in the early 19th century. "A New General Atlas" was well received and praised for its clearness and accuracy. Plates in this edition include 27 maps of North America (including Georgia, New England states, New York and Mexico), 17 of Europe and 8 of Asia, Africa and South America. Western and Eastern Hemispheres are also included, plus the world on the Mercator Projection. The 2 charts are comparative of mountains and rivers around the world.

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        A Reply to an Article in The Quarterly Review, for February, 1823, on "Napoleon in Exile;

      London: For Effingham Wilson,, 1824. comprising a Refutation of the Charges there advanced against Barry E. O'Meara, Esq. Octavo. Original drab boards, spine skilfully restored. A little rubbed, and bumped at the corners, some foxing front, back and fore-edge, but overall very good. First edition, perhaps a proof copy, no other copy traced, this with a 4-page letter from the author to Lord Holland tipped in at the front free endpaper, and the Holland House bookplate, with blue pencilled pressmarks, to the front pastedown. The half-title, title, first leaf of the advertisement, and three other leaves marked as proofs in manuscript, another page has a correction in O'Meara's hand. O'Meara had been cashiered in 1804 as surgeon of the 62nd Regiment for acting as second in a duel while in Sicily, but managed to obtain an appointment as assistant surgeon in the navy. "He chanced to be on the Bellerophon … when Napoleon came on board to surrender himself. O'Meara's professional skill and knowledge of Italian commended him to Napoleon, whom he agreed to accompany to the island of St Helena as his personal surgeon, once he had official permission to undertake this duty while remaining officially in naval service" (ODNB). With the arrival of Sir Hudson Lowe in April 1816 relations between the governor's office and Napoleon's Longwood House establishment, formerly cordial enough, began to sour with O'Meara - who had "initially acted as a channel for information" - becoming a focus for Lowe's displeasure. O'Meara was confined to Longwood, resigned, was ordered from the island by Lowe, and on his return to Britain was dismissed the service. He immediately began a campaign against Lowe's treatment of the ex-emperor, most famously in his Napoleon in Exile; A Voice from St. Helena (1822) which became a runaway success, going through five editions in one year. This despite being mauled by the critics, "the book was savagely reviewed by Christopher North in Blackwood's Magazine" and in the Quarterly John Wilson Croker meticulously unpicked what he saw as the inconsistencies in O'Meara's story. The present pamphlet was evidently composed to address Croker's criticisms in detail, and this copy sent for Lord Holland's comments or approval. Henry Richard Fox, third Baron Holland, and his "remarkable" wife Elizabeth presided over the Holland House set, "brilliant circle of whig politicians and men of letters" including the "presiding genius" Charles James Fox, Fulke Greville, Creevey, Sydney Smith, Sheridan, and - after an initial period of fencing - Byron. Despite being known for the espousal of a number of radical - with a small 'r' - causes, most in the set declined to follow the Hollands in "their notorious sympathy for Napoleon". This was clearly the common interest uniting Holland and O'Meara, both seeing in the other the potential to advance their cause. In the letter to Holland, O'Meara draws attention to his prefatory explanation of the delay in publication, this was initially due to Lowe's legal proceedings against him, but it was subsequently further deferred awaiting "the result of [Major Poppleton's] application to H.R.H. for permission to sell his commissions was known". Capt. Thomas William Poppleton of the 53rd, was an Orderly Officer at Longwood who fell foul of Lowe when it was found "that he had received a snuff-box from Napoleon in a manner contrary to regulations" (Chaplin, A St. Helena Who's Who, p97). In the book O'Meara includes material from depositions made under affidavit by Poppleton, Lieut. Reardon, Capt. Younghusband and other disaffected officers from St. Helena, which he hopes will "prove serviceable in asserting the exertion of the strong arm of despotic power" by Lowe. He concludes by saying that if Poppleton's application to sell is granted, which it was in 1825 (see Chaplin) "there could be little or no hesitation in publishing", before closing; "With your Lordship's permission I should do myself the honour of waiting upon you on any day in this week that you may be pleased to signify to me through Mr. Allen (John Allen, Lord Holland's personal physician and "indispensable confidant") …" Evidently, if the meeting took place, O'Meara was advised against publication, and this "proof" apparently remains the only extant copy. A fascinating document of the workings of early nineteenth-century political "interest" and factionalism.

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        Voyage de découvertes aux Terres Australes, Fait Par Ordre Du Gouvernement, Sur Les Covettes Le Geographe, Le Naturaliste, et La Goelette Le Casuarina, Pendant Les annees 1800, 1801, 1803 et 1804. Historique: Tome Quatrieme.

      Arthus Bertrand, Paris 1824 - Volume 4 only. 356 pages. A very nice copy of volume four of one of the most important French scientific expeditions of the 19th century. This text volume covers the account of the expedition of the ships Le Geographe and Casuarina from Timor to Europe via Mauritius. The account was written by the scientific officer, Francois Peron and after Peron's death in 1810 continued by the navigator Louis Freycinet. Also chapters on various matters of scientific interest: on new species dicovered, ocean temperatures, dysentry, sea animals, conservation of specimens, vegetation of Australia and van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geografische statistichen Atlas einingen amerikanischen Staaten in 45 Plattern von geografischen Institute en Weimar

      Weimar: geografischen Institute en Weimar, 1824 - 1829]. Folio. (21 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. 45 double-page hand-coloured engraved maps, each surrounded by letterpress text, without title as issued. Expertly bound to style in speckled half calf over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine in six compartments with wide semi- raised bands, the band flanked by gilt roll tooling. A very rare German composite atlas of America: a complete set including several important early maps of the United States From 1824 to 1829, C. F. Wieland was engaged in creating a series of maps of America for the Geographical Institute of Weimar. According to Phillips, the maps were "published separately," but were occasionally collected and bound as a composite atlas. No general title page was ever issued but these rare composites are now universally known by the title given above. Very few have the same collation, and even fewer have the 45 maps that, according to Phillips, constitute a complete set. The present atlas is exceptional in that it contains this maximum number: by way of comparison, the Library of Congress has an example with thirty maps. The maps are frequently described as copies of Jean-Alexandre Buchon's 1825 French language versions of the maps from Carey & Lea's American Atlas (Philadelphia, 1822). However, as production began as early as 1824, we can assume that the Philadelphia edition was the true inspiration. Like its predecessors, each map is accompanied by detailed text explaining geographical and political aspects of the jurisdiction featured. A large number of the maps are original productions that are distinct improvements on both Carey & Lea's and Buchon's maps. These include the maps of Arkansas Territory, Michigan Territory, Florida, Missouri & Oregon Territories, Canada and the Polar Regions. Several of these have no parallel in the atlases of Carey & Lea or Buchon. Twenty-eight of the maps focus solely on locations within the United States of America. The list of maps in this atlas includes: 1. Vermont, based on Carey & Lea 2. Tennessee, based on Carey & Lea 3. Arkansas Territory, this rare map is one of the first depicting Arkansas alone. Carey & Lea and Buchon had included a map of Arkansas Territory, based on Stephen Long's famous map. However, that map extended north to Canada and west to the Rocky Mountains, while this map focuses exclusively on Arkansas and neighboring Oklahoma. Arkansas is here divided into ten counties. The few existing towns are almost all located along the Arkansas River. 4. North Carolina, based on Carey & Lea 5. Pennsylvania, based on Carey & Lea 6. Ohio, based on Carey & Lea 7. Florida, a rare early map of the State of Florida. It is one of the finest maps in the atlas, and an entirely new map, with the coastline and interior detail for Florida completely redrawn. While Buchon had shown Florida divided into just two counties, this map shows seven. Among the additions is the new city of Jacksonville. Tampa Bay, which was called "Espiritu Santo" by Buchon is here named "Espiritu Santo oder Tampa Bay." The Florida Keys have been entirely redrawn, and there are many new roads in northern Florida. 8. Illinois, based on Carey & Lea, an early map that shows the northern two thirds of the state to be largely uninhabited. 9. New Hampshire, based on Carey & Lea 10. New Jersey, based on Carey & Lea 11. Indiana, based on Carey & Lea, an early map that shows the central and northern parts of the state to be largely uninhabited. 12. Kentucky, based on Carey & Lea 13. New York, based on Carey & Lea 14. Mississippi, based on Carey & Lea, still shows the northern two-thirds of the state to be inhabited by the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians. 15. Maryland, based on Carey & Lea 16. Michigan & Northwest Territory, an entirely new map, as the corresponding map in the Buchon atlas focused only on Michigan. This map extends westward to include present-day Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota, the "Northwest Territory," a vast and largely uninhabited realm extending to the Mississippi River and up to the Canadian border. The contour of Lake Michigan is more accurately drawn, and ten counties now appear in the lower peninsula of Michigan. Unlike Buchon's, this map shows the upper peninsula attached to the Northwest Territory. 17. Massachusetts, after Carey & Lea, but with different topography 18. Georgia, based on Carey & Lea, showing the northwestern portion of the state still occupied by the Cherokee Indians before their expulsion in 1828 by President Jackson. 19. Maine, based on Carey & Lea, an early map of this state that was admitted into the Union in 1820, is shown with exaggerated boundaries extending north of the St. John River, representing the extreme American claims in the unresolved boundary dispute with Great Britain. 20. Missouri, based on Carey & Lea, an early map that shows the western Ozark portion of the state to still be inhabited by the Osage Indians. 21. Delaware, based on Carey & Lea 22. South Carolina, based on Carey & Lea 23. Rhode Island, based on Carey & Lea 24. Virginia, closely adapted from the corresponding map in Buchon's atlas, shows what later became West Virginia as an integral part of the state. 25. District of Columbia, closely adapted from the map in Buchon's atlas, shows the District as complete, including Alexandria, which was not returned to Virginia until 1839. 26. Missouri and Oregon Territories, a rare early map of the American northwest. The map shows the newly formed territories of Oregon and Missouri, which occupied the watersheds of the Columbia and Missouri Rivers respectively, not in Carey & Lea. 27. British North America, is a general map of Canada, and an entirely different map than those that appeared in the atlases of Carey & Lea and Buchon. While those maps had concentrated on eastern Canada, this example extends all the way to the Pacific, with an abundance of new detail and information for western Canada and the Arctic regions. American territory extends northward so that it includes the entire watershed of the upper Columbia River. 28. The Northern Polar Regions, no map of the subject appeared in Carey & Lea's or Buchon's atlases, this map shows the northernmost regions and the central Arctic Archipelago to be totally unexplored. 29. Alabama, based on Carey & Lea 30. Connecticut, based on Carey & Lea 31. Windward Islands, depicting the chain of islands from Puerto Rico to Grenada, not in Carey & Lea. 32. Leeward Islands, shows the islands off the coast of Venezuela from Aruba to Trinidad, (not in Carey & Lea, who had a different interpretation of the definition of the "Leeward Islands") 33. Chile, shows a country much smaller than the modern Chile, before the settlement of its Patagonian territories and the conquest of its northern provinces, similar to Carey & Lea, but with different topography. 34. Brazil, not in Carey & Lea 35. Colombia, is shown as a unified state embracing Colombia, Equador and Venezuela, similar to Carey & Lea, but with different topography. 36. Cuba & The Bahamas, similar to Carey & Lea, but here with the Cuban provinces outlined. 37. Guatemala, is shown as a unified state embracing all of the central American countries north of Panama, not in Carey & Lea 38. Haiti, is depicted with the entire island of Hispaniola, similar to Carey & Lea, but with different topography. 39. Jamaica, similar to Carey & Lea, but with different topography. 40. Peru, similar to Carey & Lea, but with different topography. 41. Patagonia, an entirely new map, as no map of Patagonia appeared in Carey & Lea's or Buchon's atlases. 42. La Plata, a new map depicts the regions within the basin of the River Plate, not in Carey & Lea 43. United Provinces of South America, map depicts northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia, when they were briefly united into one nation after their collective independence, similar to Carey & Lea, but with different topography. 44. Guyana, not in Carey & Lea 45. Mexico, includes the states of New Mexico and Texas, based on Carey & Lea. Espenhorst A Guide to German Handatlases P1225, 1.6.3; Phillips Atlases 1225; Tooley Dictionary of Mapmakers (1979 ed.) p.658

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        A Picturesque Tour Along the River Ganges and Jumna, in India consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot, with illustrations historical and descriptive

      London: L. Harrison for Rudolph Ackermann, 1824 [text and plates watermarked 1821-1824]. Large quarto. (13 1/4 x 11 inches). Title with hand-coloured aquatint vignette, 1 folding uncoloured engraved map, 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Forrest by G. Hunt (5), Thomas Sutherland (19), 1 hand-coloured aquatint tail-piece. Expertly bound to style in red straight-grained morocco, the covers panelled in gilt using fillets and a neo-classical roll, the spine in six compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted with a dot roll, the space between with a decorative roll, lettered in the second compartment, the others with elaborate repeat decoration in gilt, gilt edges. A lovely, large copy of one of the great books on the Indian sub-continent: "a just portrait of the enchanting features of India, eternally glowing in the brilliant glory of the resplendent Asiatic sun"(preface). This important book ranks alongside the works of William Hodges, the Daniells and Henry Salt as one of the cornerstone pictorial works on India. Printed in up to three colours and then delicately hand-coloured, the plates capture the bewitching play of light that so exemplifies Indian scenery. The subjects depicted were all recorded by Forrest during his service as an officer in the army. He was posted in Bengal from 1802 with the 3rd Regiment of Foot, and in the course of his duties made numerous journeys by boat, palanquin or on horseback. The work begins with an overview of Indian history, and his account of his principal journey starts on page 12, describing a tour made by Forrest starting in December 1807. He set out with six companions, 200 servants and followers and a guard of 40 native troops, following the routes of the rivers up from Calcutta to Delhi. Like the various tributaries encountered en route, Forrest made numerous detours to places of interest. All of these are recorded, both in the text and in the plates, with a sensitivity which clearly suggests Forrest's affinity for the country. With a fine sense of the dramatic, he saves his visit to the Taj Mahal for the concluding chapter: "The object which now calls our attention is last in order, but of the highest beauty and interest of any structure yet raised and perfected by man in any region of the earth ... The main part of this splendid edifice has fortunately been respected by all the invaders of Hindoostan, its great beauty being probably its protection. It is as pure and perfect as the day it was finished; and with common care, in the equal climate in which it is situated, it may last for centuries" (pp.190-191). Following his tour, Forrest served as aide-de- camp to his father-in-law, General William St. Leger, then commander-in- chief of the Upper Provinces of India, from about 1808 until 1811. He subsequently served in the Peninsula War, in the expedition against New Orleans in 1814-1815, then in Ireland, and finally as aide-de-camp to the Earl of Dalhousie, governor general of Canada, from 1820 to 1823. Returning to Britain, he died in Bath in March 1827. A contemporary review of the work summarizes its appeal: "The Tour along the River Ganges and Jumna, now completed, is one of those splendid works with which Mr. Ackermann, with great enterprise, liberality, and good taste, favours the public. There are few publishers who would run the hazard of producing them, at an expence that must be enormous ... The work contains twenty- four views, for the fidelity of which the author appeals with confidence to those who have passed through the same scenes. The drawings were all attentively copied from nature, and in many instances coloured on the spot, and always while the magic effects of the scenes represented were still impressed on the mental vision on the author and artist ... The views are of very varied description, including Hindoo pagodas, villages, ancient cities, mountains, forts, palaces, tombs, etc. with the adjacent scenery. There is a great deal of freedom and spirit in the drawings which are exquisitely and delicately coloured, exhibiting a scenery of such peculiar richness and beauty, as can only be appreciated, in its fullest extent, by those who have seen the spots they so well represent ... No description of ours will do justice to these beautiful engravings" (The Literary Chronicle, 8 January 1825). Abbey Travel 441; Martin Hardie p. 109-10, 313; Prideaux pp. 248,336,376; Tooley 227; Bobins 244.

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        An Accurate Description of Greece

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

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        A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels

      Edinburgh,: William Blackwood,, 1824.. 18 volumes, octavo, with six folding maps, eleven other maps and a folding table of South Sea languages (this set also including five maps in duplicate for a total of 23); occasional inoffensive foxing; contemporary polished red calf, a few joints expertly repaired. Handsome set of Robert Kerr's celebrated collection of voyage and travel narratives, including accounts of exploration from the early medieval era through to the Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook and his contemporaries. No less than six of the eighteen volumes are devoted to the three voyages of Cook, accompanied by a detailed and finely printed folding chart including the track of Cook's first voyage.A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels was first issued in instalments between 1811 and 1816, with the final volume by William Stevenson published in 1824 after Kerr's death. This is the second and best edition with title-pages uniformly dated 1824 and three additional maps not included in the collation of the first edition, including detailed charts of Tahiti and the Hawaiian islands.The first volume commences with early Scandinavian exploration, including the discovery of Greenland and mainland North America by Icelanders of Norwegian descent before 1000 AD. It includes other medieval voyagers, including Sir John Mandeville, Marco Polo and Nicolo and Antonio Zeno and incorporates the accounts of Arabic and Jewish travellers to enrich the scope of the work. Subsequent volumes include the early discovery of India and Africa, Christopher Columbus and the conquistadors in the New World and travellers of the Middle East, Central Asia and China. Volumes eight and nine in the series comprise daring voyages commissioned by the East India Company in the early seventeenth-century and form a valuable historical resource. Volumes ten and eleven include circumnavigators from Magellan to Lord Anson, including journal entries from Schouten and Le Maire, William Dampier and George Shelvocke.British naval exploration of the eighteenth century, especially Cook's discoveries, take pride of place, indeed the preface boasts the collection 'is especially distinguished by a correct and full account of all Captain Cook's voyages'. The Pacific discovery narratives of Byron, Wallis and Carteret are included, as is an abstract of Bougainville's voyage of 1766-1769.The set concludes with William Stevenson's concise and scholarly history of exploration that includes indexes to the seventeen volumes of original narratives and a lengthy bibliography of voyages arranged by region, with sections on Polynesia and Australasia. This impressive set in an attractive contemporary binding is from the library of the Royal Cruising Club, and later from the collection of the novelist Hammond Innes, with his signed bookplate in each volume.Beddie, 679, 1238; Ferguson, 971; Hill, 921.

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        The City of Glasgow

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1824. Hand-coloured aquatint, 'drawn on the spot by I. Clark'. 14 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches. 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. An historically important topographical view of Glasgow in Scotland, 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 the city was 'the manufacturing and commercial metropolis of Scotland, and the third city of the United Kingdom in point of population, and perhaps of wealth also.' (Fullarton [publisher's] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.615). According to the same source the population in 1821 was 147,043, the present view taken at about that time shows a city that is increasingly industrialised: factory chimneys are beginning to cast a pall of smoke over the city, but it has not yet come to completely overrun the landscape in which it is set. The population was to more than double in the next 20 years with the census of 1851 recording a population of 346,984. Cf. Abbey Scenery 489; cf. Prideaux p.331; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol 3, p. 676

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        Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres a développer cette puissance

      Paris: Chez Bachelier Libraire, 1824 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. [4], 118 pp., half title, 1 folding engraved plate. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine. Little browning to upper outer corner of first few leaves, very minor damp staining to first blank and half title, minor unobtrusive paper repair to margin of title, right-hand margin of folding plate little soiled and frayed. A fine copy, internally bright and clean. ---- Dibner 155; PMM 285, Norman 404; Honeyman 601; Darmstaedter 354 - FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE. Although this was the author's only work -- his life being cut short by scarlet fever -- in it he anticipates both the first and second law of thermodynamics. Carnot's work was born out of the need to improve the new two-cylinder compound steam engine developed in the first part of the century. Instead of focusing on the properties of steam, as others had done, Carnot proposed a general theory of heat as a motive force. As PMM notes: "the book was essentially an attempt to calculate the mechanical equivalent of heat." Carnot's work was to profoundly influence Helmholtz and Joule and led directly to the enunciation of the theory of the conservation of energy by Helmholtz. The second law of thermodynamics is also implicit in Carnot's treatise... Carnot's... researches led also to the absolute scale of temperature" (PMM). Only 600 copies of the work were printed..

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      Buenos Aires. 1824.. 80pp. autograph manuscript with one manuscript note and eight printed items tipped to six pages. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Covers faded, spine lightly abraded, paper label chipped. Internally very clean, report and appendix in a clear, legible hand in ink; additional contemporary notes throughout the text in pencil. Text preceded by twenty-six blank leaves, with tabs for the letters of the alphabet, one indented on each leaf (one blank leaf has pasted remnant of printed text). In fine condition. In a half morocco and cloth box. This manuscript report prepared by British consul-general Woodbine Parish for the British government regarding the political and economic situation in Argentina in the mid-1820s was a crucial step in the recognition of Argentina's statehood by any European power. Parish was an experienced British diplomat who, prior to going to South America, had served in diplomatic roles in Sicily, Naples, Paris, Aix-la-Chapelle, and the Ionian Islands. "In 1823 the government determined to send out political agents to the Spanish American States, and Parish was appointed commissioner and consul-general to Buenos Ayres...After he had sent home a report upon the state of the people and their newly constituted government, full powers were sent to him in 1824 to negotiate with them a treaty of amity and commerce. This was concluded on 2 Feb. 1825 at Buenos Ayres, and was the first treaty made with any of the new states of America, and the first recognition of their national existence by any European power" - DNB. The present manuscript is evidently that report, which persuaded the British Government to recognize Argentina and impressed the Foreign Office sufficiently that they promoted Parish to negotiate it. Parish's account begins with a brief critical history of the colonies under Spanish rule. He writes: "The origin of the events which have separated the colonies from Spain may be traced to a variety of well known causes: oppressed, misgoverned and misguided as they long had been, it was not to be expected that in this enlightened and liberal age they would much longer continue in the state of degraded and odious subjection in which they had been hitherto held." In regards to the vice royalty of Buenos Aires declaring independence from Spain, he adds that internal "public opinion was long undecided as to the course to be adopted…But, though the doctrines of liberty were declared, it was…found to be no easy task to establish a government for a people brought up in such a state of servility and debasement as hardly to have a distant notion of the blessings of free institutions." Parish mentions various military operations between 1815 and 1820, leading to a state of disorganization and disorder. It was under these conditions that a government was formed in 1821 which focused on affairs in Buenos Aires and good provincial administration. "A radical and systematic reform commenced which has produced in little more than three years results beyond the most sanguine expectations: From a state of anarchy and confusion the people of Buenos Ayres are now raised to a prosperity hitherto unknown to them, and are at present in the enjoyment of the blessings of a good, well organized, and stable government." The remainder of the report is devoted to institutions which have been "established or promoted, and which give them a claim to the eternal gratitude of their countrymen." These include a representative system of government, executive power, a law on the inviolability of private property (extended to foreigners residing in the country), a general amnesty, and the official gazette "in which all the acts of the government were laid before the public. This was a new measure and obtained for them a very general degree of confidence." For all of these institutions, additional documentation is provided in the appendix in the original Spanish and often in English translation. Parish is particularly impressed with cultural changes under independence. "But the most striking change which has been effected at Buenos Ayres is that with respect to religious opinions: the power of the priesthood under the dominion of Spain was almost absolute and the most intolerant doctrines of the Catholic Religion alone were promulgated and severely maintained. Freedom of conscience and of opinions has arisen out of the revolution." The author is equally impressed with the state of education, writing that "no measure however of this government is of greater consequence than the exertions for the promotion of education." He notes the establishment of public schools, colleges for the moral and natural sciences and a university for the clergy. Parish adds that a library of approximately 20,000 volumes "has been opened to the public which is well arranged and is daily increasing and several scientific societies have been formed…It is a new feeling in this country and acts with the greater forces after the state of ignorance and seclusion in which this people had been so long kept under the old Spanish system under which even the importation of books excepting upon religious subjects was utterly prohibited." The report includes descriptions of liberty of the press, administration of justice, confederation and population of the provinces, finances (additional information for which is provided in the appendix and the addenda), the Banda Oriental, the war department, and the country's foreign relations. Regarding international relations, the report indicates that "the foreign relations of Buenos Ayres have been confined to treaties of alliance and defence with some of the other free states of South America ['Chile and Colombia only' is added in pencil] and to an exchange of diplomatic missions with the United States." Parish notes that for other countries, only official representatives authorized by their governments can negotiate with the newly independent government of Buenos Aires. In concluding, Parish provides a positive review of the current conditions in Argentina and the potentials for British involvement in the future. "The errors of the past will be shunned for the future; and the benefits of a good government which has been at last established are now quite sufficiently known and understood to ensure the support of all classes of the people. Every day adds to its more and physical strength, as education advances so will the state, as foreign commerce increases, so will the prosperity and resources of the country. Nature has done her utmost in climate and situation, and it only remains for civilized man in these regions to make the most of those inestimable blessings which providence on the one hand has bestowed upon him and a paternal government on the other is anxious by all possible means to improve." After this report was received by the British government for internal consideration, Parish was charged with negotiating a treaty of amity and commerce, in which Great Britain recognized Argentina, the first formal recognition of any of the former Spanish colonies in the Americas by a European power, and the second country in the Western Hemisphere with which England had diplomatic relations (the other being the United States). "As a mark of his Majesty's gracious approbation" Parish was appointed chargé d'affaires to the new republic, a position he held from 1825 until 1832. His clear and well documented report, including appendix and addenda, along with his positive impressions for British advancement, ensured his continued diplomatic service in Buenos Aires. In 1838, his full account on Argentina's history, geography, and geology, BUENOS AYRES AND THE PROVINCES OF THE RIO DE LA PLATA: THEIR PRESENT STATE, TRADE, AND DEBT... was published. In 1837, Parish was knighted for his diplomatic services in Latin America. DNB XV, pp.213-14.

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        CHINA: ITS COSTUME, ARTS, MANUFACTURES, &c. Edited principally from the originals in the cabinet of the late M. Bertin; with observations, explanatory, historical, and literary. Translated from the French.

      London Howlett & Brimmer 1824 - Four volumes in two, complete set 1824, edition not stated, (first published in 1812), small 8vo, approximately 155 x 100 mm, 6 x 4 inches, 80 fascinating hand coloured plates, pages: (6), 128; (2), 124; (4), 135; (4), 160, all half-titles present, bound in contemporary straight grained burgundy morocco, ornate gilt border plus inner ruled gilt border with small corner ornaments, gilt raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettering, narrow gilt dentelles (turn ins), all edges gilt, grey endpapers. Head and tail of spines, spine edges and corners rubbed, one or two minor marks and tiny scratches to covers, inner hinges of Volume 1 very neatly repaired, those in Volume 2 partly cracked, ink name on 2nd blank endpapers, pale offsetting to text facing plates, page 141 in Volume IV reinserted with edges very slightly browned and very slightly worn, tiny hole at inner edge of page 145, nowhere near text, very occasional fox spot to text, tiny pale stain to fore-edge of page 54 in Volume III also showing at fore-edge of facing plate. A very good complete set. The work is a translation of the French book published in 1811 with the title La Chine en Miniature. The plates cover many aspects of Chinese social and commercial life: many trades people are shown including vendors of books, china, toys and kites, manufacture of silk, paper, china, ink and rope, soldiers, mothers and children, the emperor, mandarins, tartars, jugglers, musicians and musical instruments, punishments of various kinds. The books were very popular as by end of 1813 six English editions had been issued, only one year after the first edition. Cordier, Volume I, column 65; Lowendahl, Volume II, No.842 (our edition). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des Scènes Familiéres, et de Société de Paris

      1824. Exceedingly Scarce Familiar Scenes of Parisian Society Caught in the Wry[SCHEFFER, Jean-Gabriel]. J.S -, PIGAL, &c, &c. Recueil des Scènes Familiéres, et de Société de Paris. Paris: n.p. [Chez Martinet], 1824. First (only) issue. Folio (13 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches: 343 x 251 mm.). Three parts in one volume. Twenty-one hand-colored lithographed plates, most signed: Chez Martinet, Lith. de Villain; numbered and captioned, with original tissue guards, and watermarked "J Whatman 1823. "Contemporary half tan calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked to style with smooth spine ruled in gilt. An excellent copy of this extremely rare suite of plates. Not in Colas, Hiler, OCLC or RLIN.Lipperheide 3684 (with thirty-four plates).Only one institutional copy worldwide, at Yale. No copies have come to auction within the last thirty-five years.An excellent copy, the vivid hand-coloring startlingly bright and fresh, of an extremely scare collection. The contemporary manners, customs, and costumes of Parisian society in typical scenes, illustrated with great charm and wry,understated humor by Swiss genre painter and lithographer Jean Gabriel Scheffer (1797-1876), who studied with Regnault and was a friend of Corot, Aligny, and Léopold Robert. His work was shown at the Salon de Paris beginning in 1822; his reputation as a designer of many wryly humorous lithographs, typically signed "J.S.," was firm. (See Benezit Vol. 9, p.354). Closely associated with printer-publisher Chez Martinet and lithographer Villain, Scheffer also created Scènes de jeunes gens (1825), Ce qu'on dit et ce qu'on pense (1829), and Petits travers (1830) with them.Première Partie:1. 8 heures du soir - signed J.S.2. 8 heures du matin - signed J.S.3. Comme on l'écoute - signed J.S.4. Que je vous y'reprenne... - signed J.S.5. La Confidence - signed J.S.6. Il m'a fait des traits ma chère! - unsigned7. Faut lui répondre... signed J.S.Seconde Partie:8. Derniers instans d'une demoiselle - signed J.S.9. Dépêche-toi donc, n'y aura plus de places - unsigned10. Dieux! si un homme me battait! - unsigned11. ´A-ton été bien sage? - unsigned12. Un Cabinet - le dîner dans une heure - signed J.S.13. Ça serait joli en blouze... - signed J.S.14. Surtout n'allez pas la compromettre - unsignedTroisieme Partie:15. ´A-ton une tournure? - signed J.S.16. Le jour de la blanchisseuse - signed J.S.17. La fin de Décembre - signed J.S.18. Me soupçonner, moi!! - signed J.S.19. A belle l'air gamain! - signed J.S.20. D'ou diable sait-elle tout cela? - signed J.S.21. On ne passe pas sans payer - signed J.S.

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      London: John Murray, 1824. FIRST EDITION, with five items not included in the later First American Edition. Hardcover. A Rare Book To Begin with, andMuch Rarer, as here, in Original Boards. 232 x 143 mm (9 1/8 x 5 5/8"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION, with five items not included in the later First American Edition. PUBLISHER'S BLUE PAPER BOARDS, PAPER LABELS ON SPINE, EDGES UNTRIMMED (recently resewn and rebacked, using the original backstrips). In a blue cloth chemise and inside a matching (slightly rubbed and soiled) slipcase, its black morocco-backed spine designed to appear on the shelf as two volumes with raised bands and gilt titling. Front pastedowns with engraved book label from which the name has been removed. BAL 10115, variant B (with notice). Corners worn, boards slightly soiled, but the original temporary bindings expertly restored now and extremely pleasing. Very faint offsetting here and there, just the most trivial isolated soiling, otherwise A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the leaves especially fresh and clean, and the margins inordinately ample. According to Day, this sequel to the very popular "Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon" was Irving's own favorite of his fictional works. Its stories are divided into four parts: "Strange Stories by a Nervous Gentleman," "Buckthorne and His Friends," "The Italian Banditti," and "The Money Diggers." The London edition contains a preface "To the Reader" and four stories--"The Adventure of the German Student," "The Belated Travellers," "Notoriety," and "A Practical Philosopher"--that did not appear in the American version until the 1825 second edition. Although a success with the public, the work was not well received by critics, and Irving's disappointment with the reviews spurred him to go to Spain, where he spent three and a half years, during which time he turned from writing fiction to producing history and biography. Modern critics have been kinder to the "Tales," with Day praising the "unduly neglected" "Devil and Tom Walker," a Faustian story set in New England and the inspiration for Stephen Vincent Benét's "The Devil and Daniel Webster." Although born to struggling immigrant parents in New York City, Irving (1783-1859) became a sophisticated citizen of the world, first as a traveller in England, France, and Germany and later as a political appointee, serving in the American legations in London and Madrid. His writings, accomplished in an amiable and fluent style, earned international recognition; partly because they were often set in foreign locales, they formed one of the first literary bridges established between the Old and New Worlds. "Traveller" is not a common book: ABPC records five copies since 1975 (just one this century), with a single copy being in publisher's boards (no copy of the first American edition of 1824 has appeared at auction since at least 1975).

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        The Dangerous Voyage Performed By Captain Bligh

      Dublin,: R. Napper, 1824.. Duodecimo, woodcut frontispiece, a few marks but an unusually fresh copy; original green cloth, text block neatly restored in binding. Rare Dublin edition of this anonymous chapbook account of the Bounty mutiny and particularly Bligh's open boat voyage from the Pacific to Batavia via the Torres Strait.A version of this account is thought to have been first published in 1817, and each of the several different editions of this work is uncommon. Each of the different editions also appear to have been revised, meaning that none should be considered identical: this Napper edition, writes Du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue, is certainly a new and revised edition, not only because the entire appendix is omitted, but also because the 'compilation dealing with Bligh's voyage has been considerably extended'.Ferguson knew four copies in four great Australian collections: Mitchell, Dixson, the National Library of Australia, and the Ferguson collection itself.Ferguson, 936; Hill, 138 (1822 edition); Kroepelien, 103; Spence, 'Bligh', p. 6.

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

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

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      1824. [IRVING, WASHINGTON.] Writing as Geoffrey Crayon. TALES OF A TRAVELLER. London: John Murray, 1824. First edition. Complete in two volumes. 8vo., full brown late nineteenth century calf, gilt, decorated spines. Marbled end- papers. A lovely clean set with wide margins. (BAL 10115)

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        Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamineae, chiefly drawn from living specimens in the Botanic Garden at Liverpool

      Liverpool: printed by George Smith, [1824-]1828. Large folio. (21 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches). 112 lithographic plates by Hullmandell, hand-coloured by George Graves, after Thomas Allport, Rebecca Miller, Margaret Roscoe, Mrs James Dixon, Ellen Yates, Emily Fletcher, Mary Waln and unidentified "native artists", 3 uncoloured lithographic illustrations. Contemporary green morocco gilt, covers with wide gilt border made up from fillets and a decorative roll tool surrounding a large central arabesque blocked in blind, expertly rebacked to style, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, pink glazed endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy (with a family connection) of this spectacular work, limited to 150 copies. Roscoe, a talented member of a talented family, was a banker from Liverpool and supporter of the liberal arts. This work, his masterpiece, was originally issued in 15 parts. The focus of the work is on a selection that is now considered part of the Zingiberales order of flowering plants. The order, which is almost exclusively tropical in origin, includes the canna liliies, arrowroot, ginger and tumeric. Roscoe provides 1 or 2 pages of text for each specimen, giving the plants binomial, a technical description followed by a fuller more general description, and ending with "observations" (notes on where the plant is from, who has described it previously, and often when the drawing of the plant was made) and "references" (brief explanations of the small numbered dissections found on each plate). The characteristic leaf shapes and flower-sprays provide the numerous artists of the work with some spectacular originals to work from. Helpfully, Roscoe identifies all but one of the artists, with the majority of the images having been provided by Thomas Allport. The plates are important relatively early lithographs which are attributed by Roscoe to George Graves, but they are almost certainly "actually printed by Hullmandell, though Graves may have placed the commission for Roscoe" (John Collins writing in the Plesch catalogue). Collins earlier notes that although Graves specialised in colouring natural history plates, he is not known as a lithographer. This copy is from the library of James Stamford Caldwell, the brother of Roscoe's daughter-in-law Hannah, wife of Roscoe's eldest son. Dunthorne 267; Great Flower Books (1990) p.133; Johnston 948; Nissen BBI 1677; Stafleu & Cowan 9505

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        An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House, including the Details of the Erection and Peculiar Structure of that Edifice. To which is prefixed a Historical View of the Institution and Progress of the Northern Light-Houses...Drawn up by desire of the Commissioners of the Northern Light-Houses

      Twenty-three engraved plates (mostly double-page or folding), including a frontispiece drawn by J.M.W. Turner. xix, 533, [2] pp. Large thick 4to, later 19th-cent. morocco (joints carefully repaired, foot of spine a little chipped), sides panelled in gilt, spine gilt, entirely uncut. Edinburgh: A. Constable, 1824. First edition and a fine copy of this handsomely illustrated account of the construction of the Bell Rock lighthouse. In the last years of the 18th century, Stevenson was named engineer to the Scottish lighthouse board. "He inaugurated the Scottish lighthouse system, which is still conducted on the lines he initiated. Under his superintendence no fewer than twenty lighthouses were designed and constructed, and many improvements, now in universal use, were due to his ingenuity. He brought the catoptric or reflecting system of lighting to perfection, advocated the adoption of the dioptric or refracting system with its central lamp, and invented the intermittent and flashing lights...The most important of his lighthouses was the famous Bell Rock tower, erected on a dangerous reef submerged by every tide to the depth of twelve feet, and lying in the fairway of ships making for the estuaries of the Tay and Forth. Previous attempts made by Captain Brodie to erect beacons upon it had failed. In the storm of 1799 seventy sail were wrecked off the reef, among them the York, 74-gun ship. After a careful survey Stevenson designed and modelled a tower, and reported on 28 Dec. 1800 to his board that the erection of a stone tower on the reef was practicable... "After five years of arduous labour the lighthouse was in working order...The tower, which, as in all Stevenson's lighthouses, is free from architectural adornment, rises to the height of 100 ft. ; the diameter at the base is 42 ft., diminishing to 16 ft. at the top. Above the solid, which is 80 ft. in height, is the entrance doorway, the interior being divided into six stories. Smeaton in his Eddystone tower adopted an arched form of floor, rendering it necessary to insert chains embedded in the masonry to counteract the outward thrust ; but in the Bell Rock tower, by an ingenious arrangement of the masonry, the stone floors were converted into effective 'bonds,' thus tying the walls together, for as the stone floors form part of the walls, outward thrust is prevented. All subsequent rock towers have this form of floor. The cubic contents of the tower are more than double those of the Eddystone, from which it differs in many respects owing to its far more difficult and dangerous site...The optical apparatus consisted of parabolic reflectors of silvered copper, combined with argand burners, arranged on a four-sided frame, the best and most complete apparatus then known...Since the lighting of the Bell Rock not a single wreck has taken place on the reef... "Not only was the tower itself novel in design, but the implements used in its erection had to be invented. The balance and movable jib cranes were for the first time used at the Bell Rock. The latter is now in universal use. Ball-bearing were also introduced into the cranes at the Bell Rock for the first time. Stevenson further designed for the temporary lightship moored off the Bell Rock tower during its construction -- the first lightship placed in so deep water -- a lantern to surround the mast, instead of small lanterns hung from the yard-arms or frames. This improvement is now universally adopted."-D.N.B., XVIII, pp. 1130-31. The frontispiece illustration of the lighthouse during a storm is drawn by J.M.W. Turner. A handsome copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. .

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        A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, arranged in systematic order: forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

      William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1824. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 18 volumes in half calf over marbled boards. Modest wear to boards, a number of front joints splitting, most midly, volume one front board nearly detached, one spine panel lacking from volume 18, rubbing to joints and spine ends. Bindings generally intact and attractive, scattered foxing, a bit heavier to the charts and maps, a few minor paper flaws, one small tear to the margin of a map. Good to very good overall. Complete with 17 maps and charts, 6 folding. The original edition was started in 1811 and finished in 1824. It covers voyages from the time of King Alfred in the middle ages, to the expeditions of Cooke in the 1770s. "The distinguishing feature of this collection is that it is devoted to voyages and travels of discovery, wherein the boundaries of geographical knowledge were enlarged. It consequently contains all the early expeditions to America and the Pacific in extenso. The eighteenth volume is a history of the progress of maritime and inland discovery, with a bibliographical catalogue of voyages and travels, by William Stevenson; which is a work of great value, and being published at a later time is frequently wanted." Sabin 37631 (for the 1811-1824 edition)& & pp. xvi, 512; iv, 524; vii, 503; vii, 512; viii, 512; viii, 506; viii, 520; viii, 508; viii, 562; vi, 513; vi, 534; viii, 503; vi, 508; vii, 507; viii, 514; xiii, 503; x, 529; viii, 654. Size: Octavo (8vo). 18-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Exploration; Inventory No: 043027. .

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        Works of William Paley, D.D. Complete in Five Volumes, to which is prefixed A Life of the Author, The

      New York: Published by S. King, 136 William Street (Johnstone & Van Norden, Printers), 1824. Illustrated by double engraved frontis each volume. First thus edition. Printed paper wrappers, uncut. 12mo. pp. xxviii, [iv], 391; 455; 368; 358, [1]; 349. About very good/No jacket, as issued. Some spine chipping 3/5 volumes, light internal foxing. Copy of Horace H. Morse (History Department Head at Mount Hermon School, Member of Bostonian Society). Volume I: Life of the Author, Evidences of Christianity. Vol. II: Moral and Political Philosophy. Vol III: Natural Theology, Tracts (3: Defense, Contentment, Character of Christ). Vol. IV: Horae Paulinae, Clergyman's Companion in Visiting the Sick, The Ministration of Private Baptism of Children in Houses. Vol. V: Sermons on Several Subjects, Sermons on Public Occasions..

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        A Catalogue of the Highly Valuable Collection of Prints, the property of the late Sir Mark Masterman Sykes ... Which will be Sold by Auction, By Mr. Sotheby ... [Parts 1-5]

      London: J. Davy, printer, 1824. 4to. (10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches). 5 parts in one, interleaved with blanks throughout. Priced throughout in ink in a contemporary neat hand, the first part with the names of the buyers added. Early half morocco over purple cloth boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands. A complete auction catalogue of the famed Sykes print collection, a large-paper copy priced throughout at a contemporary date. The five sale catalogues of the famed collection of prints comprised 4,558 lots and realized almost £18,000. The collection included British and foreign portraits, prints by Rubens and Van Dyke, Italian Masters, and a complete set of Bartolozzi's engravings.

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        Denmark Delineated; or, Sketches of the Present State of that Country. Illustrated with Portraits, Views, and Other Engravings from Drawings by Eminent Danish Artists.

      D. Lizars, Edinburgh 1824. Second Edition. XXXVI+85+116+64+74 pages. With engraved frontispiece and 23 engraved plates (showing landmarks of Copenhagen and Northern Zealand. Untrimmed in new boards with brown cloth spine.. First edition came 1823 and is identical to this edition. Parts of the pagination in the first chapters have been change from Arab into Roman numerals. A. Andersen Feldborg was a Dane living in England right from the beginning of the 19th century. He made large efforts to open his new countrymens' eyes for the qualities of his native country, despite the Anglo-Danish wars of 1801 and 1807-14. Among the artists behind the plates are C.W. Eckersberg, the founder of Danish Golden Age painting

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        Traité de haute composition musicale. (2e partie).

      Zetter,, Paris, 1824 - Paris, Zetter, (1824). 2°. Gest. Titel, (1) Bl., 310 S. (Text und gest. Noten). Halbleder d. 19. Jh. - Verlags-Nummer Z 55 (2). MGG XI, S. 149 ("Die Haute Composition lehrt den strengen und den freien Kp., die Instrumentation [auch schon die Verwendung von Riesenorchestern, wie sie Berlioz gebraucht] und die Gattungen der Musik wie KM., Bühnenmusik u.a. ."). - Der Komponist Antonin Reicha (Prag 1770-1836 Paris), u.a. Freund von Beethoven, lebte ab 1808 in Paris, wo er 1818 Professor an der Ecole Royale de Musique wurde. Die vorliegende Kompositions-Schule erschien 1824 in zwei Teilen, der vorliegende 2. Teil enthält die Errata zu Teil eins. - Gebräunt, teilw. wasserfleckig, Besitzerstempel Max Reichel auf Vorsatz und Titel. Einband stark berieben, Rücken oben defekt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Utsigter af Upland. Vues d'Uplande.

      (Stockholm, 1824-40). Folio-oblong. Rebacked. The original cloth-covers preserved, gilt. Text in Swedish and French. Containing all 40 engraved views in aquatint and lithograph by C.F. Akrell and others. Each measuring 34x48 cm. The lithographed titlepage slightly brownspotted, 1 textpage repaired (no loss). In general fine and clean.. First edition. Forming part of Thersner's series "Forna och närvarende Sverige 1817-67"

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        Competitio ad agregationem, jussu regis optimi, et ex mandato summi Regiae Universitatis Magistri, instituta anno 1823. Quæstio: an antiquorum doctrina de crisibus et diebus criticis admittenda? an in curandis morbis et præsertim acutis observanda? Theses quas, Deo juvante, in saluberrima facultate medica Parisiensi, præsentibus competitionis judicibus, publicis competitorum disputationibus subjectas tueri conabitur, die 18 mensis Febr. 1824. (exemplaire de Jules Falret) COPY SIGNED TO JULES FALRET

      A. Belin, Paris 1824 In-4° broché, couverture d'attente de l'époque, 51 pages. Rarissime thèse d'agrégation de Gabriel Andral passée trois ans après sa thèse de doctorat de médecine 6 Bel envoi autographe de Andral à Jules Falret le célèbre aliéniste - COPY SIGNED BY ANDRAL TO JULES FALRET Gabriel Andral's M.D. thesis. He was "a clear, methodic, analytic spirit who opposed all scholastic eccentricity and fanaticism, edited the works of Laennec, joined hands with Louis in his propaganda against blood- letting, favored cold baths in typhoid and other fevers, and is to be especially remembered as the first to urge a chemical examination of the blood in morbid conditions. His Clinique medicale (1829-33) was the first work of the kind made famous by Trousseau, Dieulafoy, and others." Garrison, History of medicine, p. 415. Garbriel Andral's Essai d'hematologie pathologique (Paris, 1843) was the first monograph on haematology. He established analysis of the blood on the basis of exact knowledge of the blood components. He analyzed the blood fibrin and albumin. He recognized several forms of anemia, including that due to lead poisoning. See: Garrison and Morton 3060. Hirsch, I Très bon couverture souple Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        The Biography of the British Stage; Being Correct Narratives of the Lives of All the Principal Actors & Actresses

      Sherwood, Jones, & Co, London, 1824. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in full morroco by H. Wood with inner dentelles, spines faded gently to brown, light rubbing at hinges, front free endpaper detached in volume 1. Heraldic bookplates of E. Hubert Litchfield and John Neville-Cross. Lavishly extra-illustrated with added 18th and 19th century plates and portraits, a few hand colored, and two autographed letters. Surprisingly uncommon in any edition, here in a lovely and grangerized set. Original wraps at rear, gift inscription in pencil to half title. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042312. .

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      5 voll. Splend. ril. carton. marmorizz., dorso e ang. in perg., tass. con tit. in oro al dorso, cm 24x15, pp compless. 3201. Ottimo esempl.

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        La magia del credito svelata istituzione fondamentale di pubblica utilita da Giuseppe De Welz offerta alla Sicilia ed agli altri stati d'Italia.

      Stamperia Francese 1824 In 4° - pp.6nn, XI, 1nn, 470, 2b; 4nn, 472, 24nn - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso con tasselli - Due volumi - Vignetta sul front.: Musaico nel Museo Pio Clementino - Modello degli effetti di banca della Sicilia del 1824 - 4 tavole più volte ripiegate di cui una acquerellata - In perfetto stato di conservazione

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        Monandrian plants ... chiefly drawn from living specimens in the Botanic Garden at Liverpool.

      Liverpool, George Smith, [1824-] 1828. Folio (550 x 425mm). With 112 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary full dark green morocco, large floral gilt device on front- and back cover, blind tooled borders, gilt lettered spine in 7 compartments (some repair to spine). First edition of this beautiful work, one of 150 copies printed. It is devoted to plants of the Monandrian class of Linnaeus, and contains Roscoe's proposal of a new taxonomic arrangement of these plants. The plates were probably lithographed by Hullmandel, from drawings by Thomas Allport and others; according to the preface, which lists all the artists involved, they were 'engraved [sic] and coloured under the supervision of George Graves jr'. Roscoe was a wealthy Liverpool banker and the founder of the Botanic Garden there. "Roscoe's 'magnum opus' was prepared late in his life, when he had suffered from several strokes, and is the book by which he is most widely known among botanists. It is remarkable for several reasons. First, it provided illustrations of 112 different species and varieties, never before assembled in a single work. Secondly, it used lithography, a new method for reproducing the illustrations that was just starting to be adopted in Britain. Thirdly, it was an early attempt to impose a 'natural system' of classification on a group that had traditionally been regarded as an artificial assemblage defined by a single Linnaean character: the flower's solitary anther" (J. Edmondson, William Roscoe and Liverpool's first Botanical Garden p. 11). An unusually clean copy without foxing, one plate with a marginal repair. Dunthorne 267; Nissen BBI, 1677; Great Flower Books p. 74; Johnston 948; Stafleu and Cowan 9505.

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