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        Oeuvres. Avec les notes de tous les commentateurs

      Paris, Lefèvre 1824.. 12 vols. gr.-8°. Mit Titelportr. in Stahlstich v. Caurel. Rote HMaroqin-Bde. m. Rückengoldpräg., Kopfgoldschn.Tadelloser Zustand. - (Collection des Classiques François) Brunet II, 282; Vicaire II, 1014 - Schönes Exemplar auf Büttenpapier. Édition redigée par M. L. Parelle. C'est la meilleuse éd. Elle reproduit le texte de 1682 avec les nombreuses variantes des premières éd. et l'on y a ajouté plusieurs pièce de vers ainsi que huit lettres inéd. de P. Corn. (Graessse II, 267)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Observations critiques et archéologiques sur l'objet des Représentations Zodiacales qui nous restent de l'antiquité; a l'occasion d'un Zodiaque Égyptien

      Paris, Boulland 1824.. 118 S. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertaf. OBrosch. Einbd. berieb. EA. Vorlesungen v. J. A. Letronne (1787-1848), gehalten am 16. u. 30. 1. 1824 über einen in Ägypten gefundenen Stein, auf dem Tierkreiszeichen eingraviert waren. Die gefaltete Tafel zeigt die aufgefundenen Inschriften. Enthält als Anhang einen abgedruckten Brief von J. F. Champollion (dem Entzifferer d. Hieroglyphenschrift) an Letronne, in dem er die Übereinstimmung seiner Forschungen mit den Forschungen Letronnes bestätigt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Tourist and Traveller's Guide to the Roads

      Paternoster Row, London.: Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1824 In contemporary half black cal with red marbled boards, a little worn and marked, corners and edges bumped and worn a little. Spine, gilt tooling and titles, edges bumped, worn along joint. Internally, bookplate to fpd (Edward Lake), ink name to fep (Boswell Belcher?), additional title with vignette showing horseman paying toll, 1 leaf of adverts, map frontis present, [2], [2], [3], (iv-v), [3], [1], 2-86 pp, [66] Cross Roads (in 3 columns), 49 maps (coloured, some folding), [28] index and errata, 1 vignette, printed by JG Barnard, Skinner Street, London, 4.5*5.75 ins, 12mo, some map tape repairs, ink numbers to epd, small old repair to upper cover corner. A nice copy of an uncommon guide. (Not listed Worms/Baynton-Williams) Chubb CCCXCII. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 24265.1.Title continues: Of England and Wales, and Part of Scotland, on an entirely New Plan, whereby the different lines of route leading to any required point of distance are brought under notice at one reference, and the variations shewn in the margin; the great roads, each distinctly given, in a continuous line, from one extreme point to another, and the cross roads so arranged that the route from any one part of the kingdom to another may be traced with the greatest facility: with a very copious general index, and separate local indices to the principal towns and watering places: forming, altogether, a comprehensive, useful, and perspicuous itinerary."

      [Bookseller: Madoc 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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        The History of Ancient and Modern Wines. [Inscribed Copy]

      London:: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy,, 1824.. First edition.. Hardcover. Contents VG, binding Fine. xvi, (2), 408pp. Woodcut vignettes and capitals, with title page vignette pasted on. First blank leaf inscribed 'Professor Stuart / from his obliged friend / the Author'. First leaves (up to p.iv) have light soiling and foxing, with repairs to top edge closed tears. Pages otherwise sound and unmarked, slightly cockled, with some soiling and browning to edges. In a splendid recent binding of light half calf with decoratively ruled spine with black lettering piece and marbled boards. [Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        The History of Ancient and Modern Wines

      Baldwin, Cradock and Joy 1824. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1824. Near Fine in contemporary full calf, raised bands, floral gilt decorations and black morocco label with gilt titling. Upper cover detached. Owner's bookplate to pastedown. Very minor occasional odd spots, else a superb copy of the First Edition.

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        THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN WINES

      London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A very nice copy of the first edition, re-bound in burgundy cloth/boards with gilt decoration and 5 raised bands to the spine.The half-title page has been professionally repaired, and a contemporary Frontispiece (from an issue of "The Wine Trade Review" of 1812) has been added. xvi, 408pp; 8 Vignettes and numerous Initials. At the end of the original book are bound-in 20 excerpts from various issues of "The Wine Trade Review) of 1812, including several maps .An excellent copy, with only minor foxing to the first few pages. (Due to the size/weight of this book, an extra shipping charge will apply to destinations outside the U.S.A..).

      [Bookseller: Old Authors Bookshop]
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        NOTES OF PROCEEDINGS AND OCCURRENCES, During the BRITISH EMBASSY TO PEKIN IN 1816

      London: Havant Press Printed for Henry Skelton, West Street [For Private Circulation Only], 1824. pp. viii, 480. Original marbled paper covered boards, expertly rebacked and re-cornered to style with tan calf, black spine label with gilt lettering, gilt ruled lines to either side of slightly raised bands. Contents clean and tight, a few corner tips expertly repaired using Japanese tissue and methyl cellulose, short fore-edge tear to p. 267, small loss to the lower corner of leaf 311/312, but an original paper fault and not nearly affecting text. Wide margins, no inscriptions, original end-papers. A very good copy. Very scarce, printed for private circulation only. We have only been able to locate one copy that was sold at auction in the last 30 years (Sotheby's Apr 29 1986, lot 792). First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo (14 x 22cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        ELEMENTS OF THE ART OF DYEING: WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE ART OF

      1824. BERTHOLLET, C. L. & A. B., transl. by Andrew URE. ELEMENTS OF THE ART OF DYEING: WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE ART OF BLEACHING BY OXYMURIATIC ACID, 2 volumes. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, Simpkin & Marshall, R. Griffin & Co., Glasgow, and J. Cumming, Dublin, 1824. Second edition, translated from the French. 408 pp. + 7 engraved plates/453 pp. + 2 engraved plates (the second of which is partially detached, laid in). 8vo., half black morocco with gilt rules and spinelettering, raised bands, and black cloth boards. Leather shelfworn, spines rubbed. Gilt lettering bright. Endappers show some dampstaining, text undamaged. All illustrations are in b/w. Early 19th century industrial dyeing.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London - C. and J. Rivington; J. Scatcherd; J. Cuthell; J. Nunn, et al, 1824 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An uncommon edition of Chalmer's extensivelyrevised text of Johnson's famous dictionary. Bound in the original publisher's boards. A great andwonderfully original copy with a lovely provenance. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. Abridged from the Rev. H. J. Todd's Corrected and Enlarged Quarto Edition, by Alexander Chalmers, F. S. A. This volume contains every word in Mr. Todd's edition of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary; and above Fourteen Thousand more than were given in Dr. Johnson's Abridgement. The whole forms the most extensive vocabulary ever published, and, in consequence of the additions introduced by Mr. Todd, it becomes a complete glossary of the early English writers - From the Advertisment. The depth of Todd's philological erudition, first witnessed in his Milton, was further demonstrated with the publication of a new edition of Johnson's dictionary in 1818 -ODNB. Henry John Todd, d. 1845, was a Church of England clergyman and literary scholar, describedas the stoic valetudinarian, the gentle but teasing wit, and the tireless, ever solicitous scholar -ODNB. Alexander Chalmer's was a Scottish biographer and literary editor. Alexander Chalmers's extensive biographical and bibliographical research has been respected and cited by subsequent generations of students of British literature. . . He also made valuable contributions to developing the canon of Samuel Johnson in his four editions of Johnson's works and edition of Boswell's Life -ODNB. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including some bumping and fading, prominent to the spine. There are folds, or possibly repaired closed tears, to the cloth. Internally the pages have very slight browning andoccasional foxing, prominent to the first few pages, with the occasionalmark. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        MEMOIRS OF A CAPTIVITY IN JAPAN, DURING THE YEARS 1811, 1812, AND 1813; WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLS

      London: Henry Colburn and Co.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1824. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fur Trapping; HUNTING; Maritime; EXPLORATION; Travel; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315; 356 [2]; lxxix, 302 pages; [Japan]. Captain Golownin. Memoirs Of A Captivity In Japan, During the Years 1811, 1812, and 1813; with Observations on the Country and its People. Complete in 3 Vols. , 1824. 8vo. Bound by Frost & Co. , Bath, England, in 3/4 crimson levant morocco leather with raised bands & red cloth, gilt-lettered 6-panels spines, teg. 2nd edition. Leavitt 221. OCLC no copies found. 4 copies found at auction since 1882. The most recent recorded sale was of the 1973 Oxford Reprint at Bloomsbury for $1000 in 2006. Smith 1433 locates one copy, that in the library of the University of Washington. The work gives an account of the voyages of Messrs. Chvostov and Davydov to the Northwest coast of America- which appears to have been added to this edition. The author also has much to say concerning Krusenstern, Langsdorf and Broughton. Quite Scarce. .

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        The Mechanic's weekly journal; or, Artisan’s Miscellany of inventions, experiments, projects, and improvements in the useful arts. Nos I - XXVI, Nov 1923 - May 1824

      London:: Westley and Parrish, , 1824.. Hardcover. Very Good+. [ii], 414pp, illustrated with many diagrams, and including index. Wonderfully various and buzzing with discoveries and inventions. Contents clean, although with a considerable amount of offsetting. 1952 ownership name on ffep. Small nick to bottom edges c.p230-p280, where something had been pressed into edge of text block. Tall quarto, 8.5 x 5.25 ins, in contemporary half calf with marbled boards: boards slightly scuffed, spine ruled gilt and with a red label, joints restored with Japanese tissue. Rare: a very nice firm copy.

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        The works of Antonio Canova in sculpture and modelling engraved in outline by Henry Moses; with descriptions from the Italian of the Countess Albrizzi and a Biographical Memoir by Count Cicognara

      London, Septimus Prowett 1824.. 2 vols. gr.-4°. (27 x 38cm). 6 Bll., XL S., 52 Taf. u. 47 Texttbll. 1 Bl.; 45 Taf. u. 56 Textbll. Mit gest. Frontisp. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Tlw. stockfleckig Brunet I, 1547 - Seltene Großquart-Ausgabe. - Frontisp. in Stahlstich von William Henry Worthington nach Francois-Xavier Fabre, Die Tafeln in Umrißradierungen von H. Moses nach Zeichnungen Canoivas darunter eine Taf. nach der unmittelbar nach dem Tod Antonio Canovas von Liuigi Azimonte angefertigten Zeichnung. Ein dritter Supplementbd. erschien 1828.

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        LETTERS WRITTEN FROM COLOMBIA, DURING A JOURNEY FROM CARACAS TO BOGOTA, AND THENCE TO SANTA MARTHA, IN 1823

      London: G. Cowie, 1824.. xvi,208pp. plus one folding map. 20th-century tan buckram, spine gilt, with a wax seal presumably covering a library call number. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Light scattered foxing. A good, solid copy. Published anonymously but attributed by the British Museum to John Hankshaw, while THE ECONOMIC LITERATURE OF LATIN AMERICA, Palau, and OCLC assign authorship to Francis Hall. This record of a journey was published, according to the anonymous author, due to the desire "so universally felt in Great Britain of information as to the actual condition of the Republic of Colombia. The more that rich and beautiful country becomes known, the greater will be the interest excited towards it among all Europeans. So extensive a field for the exercise of European industry and intelligence has not for ages presented itself." A travel journal composed in the form of letters, the author describes the landscape, the inhabitants, the climate and soil, natural resources, commodities, government, and the possibilities for commerce. The highly detailed map of Greater Colombia is "taken from Humboldt and various other recent authorities." ALBERICH 1336. NAYLOR 85. SABIN 14598. PALAU 112082.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Collection des Uniformes de l'Armée Française, de 1814 à 1824. 2e partie de la collection générale

      Paris, Cordier 1824. 27 cm. (64) Seiten mit 40 (von 48 ?) kolorierten lithographierten Uniformtafeln von François de Villain. Festeinband, Halbledereinband mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, Original-Umschlag beigebunden - Colas 2989 - Lipperheide 1965 Qk 33 - Stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsrand, jedoch ohne Beeinträchtigung der Uniformtafeln - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Asiatic Islands and New Holland [The World in Miniature]

      London,: Ackermann,, 1824.. Two volumes in one, duodecimo, with 26 handcoloured engraved plates; a very good copy in original cloth, rebacked retaining original spine. A very good copy of this charming illustrated book; although separately published it also formed part of the series "The World in Miniature", published by Ackermann between 1821 and 1825, which ran to forty-three volumes and covered most areas of the world, filling a demand for information on exotic places. The delightful coloured plates here include six studies of Australian Aborigines, some of which are recognisable as coming from either the Baudin or the Freycinet voyage publications.Hill, 1566 (part).

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        The complete angler [and] The lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson

      London: John Major, 1824–25. 8vo (17.1 cm, 6.75"). 2 vols. I: lviii, 416 pp.; 14 plts. II: xviii, [2], 503, [1] pp.; 11 plts. First major appearance of Walton's beloved treatise in combination with his collected lives of authors, the set (here in its stated second edition) charmingly illustrated with copper-engraved plates and wood-engraved in-text illustrations. The Angler plates generally represent dashing young men — and a few young ladies — in the garb of Walton's day, while many of the in-text illustrations depict hooked fish; the Lives volume opens with a representation of the subjects' signatures within a decorative frame and includes, along with a portrait of each, ten renditions of important moments and locations in the subjects' careers as well as numerous smaller portraits, coats of arms, etc. => Each volume is decorated with a vertical fore-edge painting. Fore-edges: Angler with two jaunty 17th-century gentlemen and their rods and lines, Lives with a portrait of Walton, both paintings within arabesque frames. Bindings: Straight-grained maroon morocco, covers framed in gilt triple fillets, spines with gilt-stamped author and title; board edges with gilt roll, turn-ins with gilt double fillets. All edges gilt. Provenance: Front pastedowns each with armorial bookplate of collector John Train; front fly-leaves with early inked ownership inscriptions of Lucy S. Sanford and T. (or J.?) Lister. NSTC 2W4371. Bound as above, rubbed at joints/extremities, hinges (inside) tender; text block of vol. II starting to separate from spine and front free endpaper with outer edge chipped. Pages generally clean; moderate foxing to some plates, with offsetting to surrounding pages. => Unusual and very attractive.

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        Shakspeare's [sic] Seven Ages of Man

      London: E. & C. McLean, 1824. First Edition. Original Wraps, housed in a cloth folio. Near Fine. Alken, Henry. A classic series, with some of Alken's most memorable work. Oblong 11 by 16.5 ins., 28 by 43 cm. The hand-colored plates depict the seven ages of man as summarized famously by Shakespeare: "The Infant", "The School-Boy", "The Soldier", "The Lover", "The Justice", "The Sixth Age", "The Last Scene of All". Abbey Life 256. Tooley 47. Note Shakespeare is spelled without the "e" after the "k" on the front cover of the wraps and all the plates, something not noted by Tooley. Alken brings a quintessential light touch to each of these, including the final scene which one might have expected to be somber and grim. Scarce, with the original wraps and title page. All protected in a cloth chemise. Bookplate on inside board of this folio is abraded. The wraps have a few creases and wear but remain essentially sound. A few light finger smudges in the margins afterward. Mostly clean and bright.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Quintus Horatius Flaccus [ Pickering's Diamond Classics ]

      Guielmus [ William ] Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane, London , 1824 . 2nd edition. . Full later red morocco, F. 192pp, engraved frontis, engraved title, 1 engraved plate, all edges gilt, a fine copy. Superbly bound by Ramage in red morocco, gilt dentelles & marbled endpapers, large armorial bookplate of Ursula Devereux on the pastedown, an exceptional copy. Printed by Charles Corrall of Charing Cross in the tiny Diamond 4.5 point type. a landmark in typography. This copy containing both the earlier portrait of Horace & the later frontis after Stothard. Page size in this copy is an amazing 112mm x 67mm. A miniature printing of Horace by William Pickering, part of his 'Diamond Classics' series which was begun in 1819. The tiny type noted for its fine clarity despite small size.

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        Les Ruines de Pompéi

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1824 [ENGLISH DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST] / 4 Parties en 2 Volumes. / Première Partie (1824): Page-titre, Frontispice (daté de 1812), dédicace "À sa Majesté La Reine des Deux-Siciles", 59 pages - (1p, Table et errata), 40 planches dont 1 double.// Seconde Partie: Faux-titre, Frontispice, 104 pages - (1p, Table), 58 planches dont 2 doubles (1 dépliante). // Troisième Partie: Faux-titre, Page titre(1829), 79 pages - (1p, Table), 53 planches dont 3 doubles (2 dépliantes) et 8 planches en couleurs. Incluant les planches IX bis, XIII bis et XIV bis. // Quatrième Partie: Faux-titre, Page Titre (1838) - [vi] - 91 pages, 51 planches dont 4 doubles (2 dépliantes) et 9 planches en couleurs. 2 planches avec le numéro 48. Inclut le plan de Pompéi. // AU TOTAL: 2 frontispices et 202 planches dont 10 planches doubles (2 dépliantes), 17 planches en couleurs et 1 plan de Pompéi. // 4 tomes en 2 volumes grand in-folio, 1/2 chagrin rouge. Reliure du temps usée sur les coins, coiffes et plats, mais encore solide. Pages intérieures avec rousseurs. Mouillures claires dans la marge inférieure du tome III. Monumental ouvrage, essentiel sur le sujet. En effet, François Mazois a été le premier à obtenir une autorisation de dessin et de publication de monuments encore inédits, privilège d'autant plus remarquable que les découvertes de cette période à Pompéi sont importantes et quasi quotidiennes. Photos disponibles sur demande. Ensemble très lourd (22kg).

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        Typographia, Or, the Printers' Instructor : Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England from Caxton to the Close of the Sixteenth Century, a Series of Ancient and Modern Alphabets and Domesday

      London : Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1824. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. : ill. , ports. ; 29 cm. Subjects; Printing --Great Britain --History. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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 -

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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.

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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

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        A SUMMARY VIEW OF AMERICA: COMPRISING A DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE OF THE COUNTRY, AND OF SEVERAL OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES; AND REMARKS ON THE SOCIAL, MORAL AND POLITICAL CHARACTER OF THE PEOPLE: BEING THE RESULT OF OBSERVATIONS AND ENQUIRIES DURING A JOURNEY IN THE UNITED STATES. BY AN ENGLISHMAN

      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.

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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 http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an6589575).Nan Kivell & Spence, Portraits of the Famous and Infamous, illus p.5 (coloured version), p.33 &. p.212.

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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.

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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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        FAITS D’ARMES DE L’ARMÉE FRANÇAISE EN ESPAGNE;

      - 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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        Rothelan

      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.

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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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