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        The Town of Renfrew

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1824. Hand-coloured aquatint, 'drawn on the spot by I. Clark'. 14 7/8 x 21 7/8 inches. 18 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches. An historically important topographical view of Renfrew, a Royal burgh, now in the Scottish region of Strathclyde 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 town was 'a royal burgh and parish in the county of the same name.' (Fullarton [publisher's] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, VI, p.257). The population in 1821 was 2,646 and had risen to 3,898 by 1851. The town was within half a mile of the River Clyde, 3 miles north of Paisley and 6 miles west of Glasgow. The town consisted of 'only a single street, about a 1/2 mile in length, with some lanes. The inhabitants are chiefly occupied in the weaving of silks and muslins; and there is a bleachfield, and a starch manufactory' (op.cit). A modern source notes that Renfrew now has a population of 21,550 and the chief source of employment is from the shipyards and manufacturers of rubber, paint, and soap. 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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        GENERAL REPORT ON THE RISE & PROGRESS OF THE PRESENT FREE GOVERNMENT OF BUENOS AYRES [manuscript title]

      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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        TALES OF A TRAVELLER

      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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        TALES OF A TRAVELLER

      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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        ORTOGRAFIA ENCICLOPEDICA UNIVERSALE DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA. In Venezia co? Tipi di Girolamo Tasso, 1824.

      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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        Parere per la verità nella causa di pretesa nullità e rescissione di contratto pendente fra S. E. il Sig. Principe Don Cammillo Borghese Borghese e S. E. la Sig. Principessa Paolina Borghese nata Bonaparte di lui consorte avanti la Sacra rota romana

      Nella stamperia Bonducciana 1824 In 4°, pp. 60 + (4). Br. Parere "pro veritate" redatto dall'Avv. Ranieri Lamporecchi nella causa tra Paolina Bonaparte e l'ex consorte Camillo Borghese nel momento in cui, nel 1823, la Bonaparte richiede la ridiscussione dei patti precedentemente stabiliti: "la nullità d'una convenzione riprovata dalle leggi civili e canoniche". Il parere, scritto per conto del principe Camillo Borghese, ripercorre le vicende dell'infelice matrimonio e le precedenti convenzioni intercorse, in particolare quella del giugno 1816 che avvenne con la mediazione del cardinale Albani, a ciò destinato da Papa Pio VII. Nella convenzione venivano destinate diecimile piastre annue per il mantenimento della Pricipessa insieme all'uso "dei diamanti e delle pietre colorate" e "dell'abitazione separata nel Palazzo Borghese di Roma nell'appartamento nobile già abitato da lei... l'uso del Casino di Frascati... mobilio... due carrozze a quattro cavalli". Documento di grandissimo interesse relativo ad una delle figure più note ed affascinanti dell'epopea napoleonica. Paolina ebbe fama di libertina dalla vita capricciosa, fu donna di fascino dalla leggendaria bellezza e leggerezza sessuale. Fu immortalata anche dal Canova nella celebre statua in cui lo scultore la ritrasse come Venere Vincitrice. In questo parere, sicuramente stampato e diffuso in pochissime copie, compaiono oltre alla patetica figura del principe Camillo Borghese, quella dell'accondiscendente fratello Luciano Bonaparte, più volte messaggero e "prossimiore", il Cardinale Giuseppe Albani, che divenne poi segretario di stato. ITA

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        Le vite degli uomini illustri. Versione italiana di Girolamo Pompei con note dei più celebri letterati ora riunite per la prima volta in quest'edizione.

      Dalla tipografia de' Fratelli Sonzogno 1824-31 Sette volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. oltre 3.000 complessive. Con antiporta figurata e 35 tavole fuori testo di ritratti incisi in rame. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con filetti in oro e titoli su tasselli in marocchino rosso. Esemplare particolarmente fresco e ben conservato. Apprezzata edizione che comprende, al settimo volume, un accurato indice generale ed un gran numero di note aggiunte, edite ed inedite per servire di corredo alle vite di Plutarco.

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        Flora Brasiliae Meridionalis.

      Paris, A. Belin, 1824-1833. 24 parts. Large 4to (365 x 280mm). With 193 engraved plates. Publishers printed wrappers, uncut. A fine complete copy of this scarce flora of Brasil. 'Two issues were made, 4to with black and white plates priced 15 francs each part, and folio with coloured plates at 60 francs each part. Both are now rare' (Barba de Moraes p. 762). August François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire (1779-1835) was a French explorer, botanist and entomologist; self-taught naturalist of independent means. "He intensively surveyed the flora and fauna of Brazil from Jequitinhonha to Rio de la Plata for six years. In August 1822 Saint- Hilaire returned to Paris with 24,000 plants, 2,000 birds, 16,000 insects, 135 quadrupeds, and many reptiles, fishes, and minerals that he intended to classify" (DSB). Saint-Hilaire left his Brazilian herbarium to the Paris Natural History Museum, and it is now part of the general herbarium. For the parts 5-22 Jacques Cambessèdes (1799-1863), and Andrien Henri Laurent de Jussieu (1797-1853) were co-authors. The fine plates are from drawings by Eulalia Delile and P.J.F.Turpin. The plates are numbered 1-192, with 2 bis plates 63, 67, plate 160 was never issued (see Stafleu & Cowan). Provenance: Name of Dupetit-Thouars on frontcover of first part. Du Petit-Thouars was a famous French botanist and explorer (1758-1831). Barba de Moraes p. 762; Stafleu & Cowan 10034; Nissen BBI, 1715.

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        CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ DE TOUTES LES ESTAMPES QUI FORMENT L' OEUVRE DE REMBRANT ET DES PRINCIPALES PIÈCES DE SES ÉLÈVES. ( 2 volumes dans 1 tome).

      , Paris, Firmin Didot, 1824.** 1824 Relié de l' époque, demi - veau vert,dos orné de pièce de titre doré, plats de papier marbré, 13,5x21,5cm, 244pp De tous les peintres qui ont gravé à l' eau - forte, il n' en est aucun dont les estampes aient été de tout temps aussi généralement recherchées que celles de Rembrandt. Une discription exacte et détaillée de ce pieces devenait par conséquent pour l' amateurs empressés de les recueillir, mais embarrassés dans leur jugement par la variété infinie des épreuves.

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. 1824 - Volume 2 : Tome Vingt-Sixième [ Tome 26 - Tome XXVI ] : Extrait d'un Mémoire sur les Phénomènes électro-dynamiques (Ampère) - Sur la chaleur rayonnante - Note relative au Mémoire sur la Chaleur rayonnante (Poisson) ; Instruction sur l'Essai du Chlorure de Chaux (Gay-Lussac) ; Développemens relatifs aux Effets électriques observés dans les actions chimiques ; et de la Distribution de l'électricité dans la pile de Volta, en tenant compte des actions électro-motrices des liquides sur les métaux (Becquerel) - Description d'un appareil électro-dynamique (Ampère). Recherches sur les usages de la membrane du tympan et de l'oreille externe (Savart) ; Instruction sur les Paratonnerres (Gay-Lussac) ; Sur la corrosion du cuivre qui forme le doublage des vaisseaux (Davy) ; Observations sur la température de la terre à Paramatta (Nouvelle-Galles du Sud par Sir Brisbane) ; Extrait d'un mémoire sur les mortiers hydrauliques (Treussart) ; Examen chimique d'un fragment d'une masse saline considérable rejetée par le Vésuve dans l'éruption qui a eu lieu en 1822 (Laugier) ; etc...

      Crochard 1824 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1824, 448 pp. avec 7 planches dont 6 planches dépliantes hors texte, Contient notamment : Extrait d'un Mémoire sur les Phénomènes électro-dynamiques (Ampère) - Sur la chaleur rayonnante - Note relative au Mémoire sur la Chaleur rayonnante (Poisson) - Développemens relatifs aux Effets électriques observés dans les actions chimiques ; et de la Distribution de l'électricité dans la pile de Volta, en tenant compte des actions électro-motrices des liquides sur les métaux (Becquerel) - Description d'un appareil électro-dynamique (Ampère). Recherches sur les usages de la membrane du tympan et de l'oreille externe (Savart) ; Instruction sur les Paratonnerrres (Gay-Lussac) ; Sur la corrosion du cuivre qui forme le doublage des vaisseaux (Davy) ; Observations sur la température de la terre à Paramatta (Nouvelle-Galles du Sud par Sir Brisbane) ; Instruction sur l'Essai du Chlorure de Chaux (Gay-Lussac) ; Extrait d'un mémoire sur les mortiers hydrauliques (Treussart) ; Examen chimique d'un fragment d'une masse saline considérable rejetée par le Vésuve dans l'éruption qui a eu lieu en 1822 (Laugier) ; etc... Rare exemplaire du très important tome 26 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" contenant notamment les importants articles d'Ampère ("Extrait", et "Suite de l'Extrait", pp. 134-162 et 246-258 avec 1 planche dépliante, et "Description d'un appareil électro-dynamique" pp. 390-411 avec 2 planches dépliantes) ou de Gay-Lussac avec son " Instruction sur l'Essai du Chlorure de Chaux " (pp. 162-175 avec 1 planche ; "His 1824 paper is important, as it contains the first use of the termes pipette and burette for the respective pieces of apparatus that have since become standard" DSB, V, 325) ou son importante "Instruction sur les Paratonnerres" (avec 2 planches dépliantes). Etat très satisfaisant (cartonnage un peu frotté, une petit tache d'encre en queue sur une planche, une petite mouill. marginale sur deux planches). Français

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. 1824 - Volume I : Tome XXV : Exposé méthodique des Phénomènes Electro-dynamiques, et des lois de ces phénomènes (Ampère) - Des actions électro-motrices produites par le contact des métaux et des liquides, et d'un Procédé pour reconnaître, à l'aide des effets électro-magnétiques, les changemens qu'éprouvent certaines dissolutions au contact de l'air (Becquerel)

      Chez Crochard 1824 Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Tome Vingt-Cinquième, avec 5 pl. dépliante, contient notamment : Exposé méthodique des Phénomènes Electro-dynamiques, et des lois de ces phénomènes (Ampère) - Des actions électro-motrices produites par le contact des métaux et des liquides, et d'un Procédé pour reconnaître, à l'aide des effets électro-magnétiques, les changemens qu'éprouvent certaines dissolutions au contact de l'air (Becquerel) 1 vol. in-8 relié , rel. d'époque demi-basane marron, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1824, 448 pp., De l'Imprimerie de Plassan, 15 rue de Vaugirard, s.d., 22 pp. (Exposé méthodique des phénomènes électro-dynamiques, et des lois de ces phénomènes), 2 ff. blancs Cet exemplaire contient un rare tiré à part de l'Exposé méthodique des Phénomènes électro-dynamiques, d'Ampère (l'imprimerie de Plassan était également l'éditeur du Bulletin des Sciences, de la Société philomatique de Paris, dans lequel cet exposé fut publié en 1822). Etat très satisfaisant (dos lég. frotté, qq. rouss.). Contient aussi, notamment : Observations relatives à la température de l'Océan, à des grandes profondeurs ; Analyse des Cendres du Vésuve, tombées le 22 octobre 1822 (Vauquelin) ; Description minéralogique des aérolithes qui tombèrent près de Wiborg, en Finlande, le 13 décembre 1822 Français

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. 1824 - Volume 1 : Tome Vingt-Cinquième [ Tome 25 - Tome XXV ] : Des actions électro-motrices produites par le contact des métaux et des liquides, et d'un Procédé pour reconnaître, à l'aide des effets électro-magnétiques, les changemens qu'éprouvent certaines dissolutions au contact de l'air (Becquerel) ; Analyse du Fulminate d'Argen( Liebig et Gay-Lussac) ; Extrait d'un Mémoire sur la Théorie du Magnétisme (Poisson) ; Mémoire sur les Vibrations des Corps Solides, considérées en général (Félix Savart) ; Observations relatives à la température de l'Océan, à des grandes profondeurs ; Analyse des Cendres du Vésuve, tombées le 22 octobre 1822 (Vauquelin) ; Description minéralogique des aérolithes qui tombèrent près de Wiborg, en Finlande, le 13 décembre 1822 ; etc...

      Crochard 1824 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1824, 448 pp. avec 5 planches dépliantes hors texte, Contient notamment : Des actions électro-motrices produites par le contact des métaux et des liquides, et d'un Procédé pour reconnaître, à l'aide des effets électro-magnétiques, les changemens qu'éprouvent certaines dissolutions au contact de l'air (Becquerel) ; Extrait d'un Mémoire sur la Théorie du Magnétisme (Poisson) ; Mémoire sur les Vibrations des Corps Solides, considérées en général (Félix Savart) ; Observations relatives à la température de l'Océan, à des grandes profondeurs ; Analyse des Cendres du Vésuve, tombées le 22 octobre 1822 (Vauquelin) ; Description minéralogique des aérolithes qui tombèrent près de Wiborg, en Finlande, le 13 décembre 1822 ; etc... Rare exemplaire du tome 25 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" contenant notamment l'important Mémoire de Félix Savart "sur les Vibrations des Corps Solides" (pp. 12-50, 138-178, 225-269) (DSB, XII, 130). Etat satisfaisant (cartonnage lég. frotté avec petit mq. au dos et fente partielle en dos, une tache importante sur la dernière planche dépliante, une mouill. en marge intérieure). Français

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        Contignationes ac Pontes. Una Cum Quibusdam Ingeniosis Praxibus ac Descriptione Traslationis Obelisci Vaticani Aliorumque per Equitem Dominicum Fontana. Castelli e Ponti di Maestro Nicola Zabaglia, con Alcune Ingegnose Pratiche, e con la Descrizione..,1824

      Seconda edizione. Testo Italiano e latino. Roma, Puccinelli Rev. Fabricae Typographus, 1824; ril. In tela e in pelle, pp. 48, 54 tavv. b/n, cm 40x53. italiano A ril.

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        STORIA PITTORICA DELLA ITALIA. Milano, Dalla Società Tipog. de? Classici Italiani, 1824.

      4 voll. Bella ril. in cartone decorato, dorso in marocchino rosso, titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso, medaglione inciso con ritratto dell?autore all?antiporta del I° vol., cm 23x15, 2006 pagine complessive. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Voyage autour du monde fait par ordre du Roi, sur les corvettes de Sa Majesté l'Uranie et la Physicienne, pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820: ATLAS ZOOLOGIQUE.

      Paris, Imprimerie en taille-douce de Langlois, 1824. Folio (490 x 330mm). pp. (2), 15, (1), with 96 engraved plates of which 77 printed in colour and finished by hand. Contemporary half calf, spine with old rebacking, preserving old spine. The complete zoological atlas of this major Pacific Expedition. The magnificent plates are by Blanchard, Deslongchamps, Huet, Oudart, Prêtre, Prevost a.o., all of them well-known and famous artists of this period. 27 of the plates show birds, 23 fishes and 6 shells, the others reptiles, evertebrates etc. Large quantities of natural history specimens were brought home to Paris, many new to science. "For three years Freycinet cruised about, visiting Australia, the Marianne, Sandwich, and other Pacific islands, South America, and other places, and, not withstanding the loss of the 'Urania' on the Falkland Islands during the return voyage, returned to France with fine collections in all departments of natural history, and with voluminous notes and drawings, which form an important contribution to the knowledge of the countries visited" (Encycl. Britannica). Freycinet clandestinely was accompanied by his wife. She became the first white woman to land in Western Australia and to see many Pacific Islands. One plate with repair. Nissen ZBI, 606; Ferguson 941; Hill p. 525.

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        Storia letteraria della Liguria.

      Genova, Tip. Ponthenier (e Schenone), 1824-1858. 1824 Cinque volumi in 8°, pagg. (4), 326; 335; 333-406 (il 3° tomo inizia con un'appendice del 2°volume), 260; 311; XXVII, 235, legatura tela moderna con titoli oro su tassello ai dorsi. Fondamentale studio sulla letteratura ligure, dalle più remote origini dei documenti liguri fino al 1825. Opera rara, completa anche del 5° volume che fu pubblicato più di 30 anni dopo. Alcune annotazioni marginali in inchiostro antico. Una gora interessa le prime pagine del 2° volume. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Bruniture al 5° volume. Edizione originale. Manca al Lozzi.

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        Storia di Milano I-IV

      Destefanis, Milano 1824 20x14cm Opera in IV voll seconda edizione della celebre storia di Milano del conte Verri. Ottime condizioni.

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        A tour through Paris,

      London, 1824-5 (circa). 21 hand coloured aquatint plates after V. Auger and others plus descriptive text. 1st ed., fine in contemporary half calf with raised bands. Small folio. (15 x 10.5in) All plates very fine and fresh but minor tone spotting affecting some pages of text. The finely coloured plates depict scenes of everyday life in Paris. Abbey Travel I, 113-4; Colas 2898; Tooley 443.

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        Picturesque Views of the Severn: (2 Vols Complete)

      London: G and WB Whittaker, 1824 Both volumes beautifully bound in full blue leather. Spines with raised bands, titles and tooling in gilt. Internally, both volumes have the bookplate of Austin Smith to feps. Stunning! Volume 1, half title, frontis, titlepage, (viii), [2], 303 pp, has all the plates called for. (28 and the Llanidloes on page 17 was never issued) Volume 2, again the half title, frontis, title page, [6], 288 pp, [1],which includes 23 as called for + 2 extra, text block edges to both volumes in gilt, printed by Shackell and Arrowsnith, Johnson's-court, Fleet Street. A superb set. Ireland, Samuel (d. 1800), printmaker and writer. See ODNB for a full Bio. (COPAC & WoldCat)

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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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        Instructions to Young Sportsmen in All that Relates to Guns and Shooting

      Longman Hurst Rees Orme Brown and Greene London: Longman Hurst Rees Orme Brown and Greene, 1824. Third edition. . Hard Cover. Very good condition. With ten full page engravings, four of which are hand colored. Bound in half leather marbled boards and a gilt stamped leather label on the spine. Exterior of binding is worn, Binding is sound, book is bright and clean.

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        Icones helminthum systema Rudolphii entozoologicum illustrantes

      A. Strauss Vienna: A. Strauss, 1824. Bremser, Joannes Gottfried (1767-1827). Icones helminthum systema Rudolphii entozoologicum illustrantes. [4], 12pp. 18 hand-colored engraved plates by Heinrich Mansfeld after Bremser?s drawings. Vienna: Anton Strauss, 1824. 387 x 281 mm. Later half cloth, marbled boards, slight wear at corners. Very good copy. First Edition of one of the earliest works on helminthology, the study of parasitic worms. These beautifully executed plates were prepared by the curator of Vienna?s Natural History Cabinet and illustrate the specimens in the Cabinet?s collection, along with some rare examples from other collections. The plates were intended to illustrate the classification system set forth in the Synopsis entozoorum (1819) of Karl Asmund Rudolphi (1771-1832), who founded the science of helminthology at the turn of the 19th century. The plates include images of nematodes, acanthocephalans, trematoda (flukes), cestoidea (tapeworms) and cystica (taenia).

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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

      R. Napper 140 Capel St. 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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        Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage From the Atlantic to the Pacific Performed in the Years 1821-22-23

      London: John Murray, 1824. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Marbled paper over boards, half bound in leather, title tooled in gilt onto six compartment spine, all edges trimmed, leather headbands, 4to (10-1/2 x 8 inches [26.7 x 20.4 cm]) pp. xxx, 571, eratta, 4 fold-out charts and 4 numbered fold-out views "Appearances of Lands" bound at rear, 31 plates [inc. frontis], 5 of which are maps. Maps and plates not included in pagination, whereas all tables are. Collated, complete and tightly bound. Stain to spine leather, rubbing to boards, light offset and browning to some foldout maps and views, occasional foxing, discoloration and slight wave to pages. Crack in front hinge near the binders twine used to sew down front endpaper - as per book binding methods of the time where "...until the early years of the nineteenth century all endpapers, were sewn on, and never merely tipped on with paste as they sometimes are today." [Middleton, 4th edition, p. 108-111]. Sent by the Admiralty to search for a passage along the west coast of Foxe Basin, Parry sailed north of Southampton Island instead of south, the route preferred by previous navigators, and thus became the first to sail through Frozen Strait and confirmed Middleton's discovery of Repulse Bay. In late Aug. having found no passage through Repulse Bay, he explored the coast northward, sailing as far as Ross Bay. In Feb. 1822, Eskimos visited the ships' winter quarters on Winter Island and spent much of the winter in the expedition's company, enabling Parry and his men to make detailed observations on their customs and language. After leaving their winter quarters, they explored farther north equiped with Eskimo maps (ESKIMAUX CHART No 1, No 2 & No 3, facing p. 197, 198 and 252) and found the entrance to Fury and Hecla Strait. Ice prevented their passing through it, but overland journeys confirmed that it led westward to a sea. Parry returned to winter quarters and attempted to sail through Fury and Hecla Strait the following summer. Unsuccesful in this attempt, and fearing scurvy, he then returned home. Ref. Lande, 1385; Cooke/Holland, p 147; Sabin 58864.

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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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        The London Missionary Society's Report

      London. Published by F. Westley, 1824. vii + 204pp. 1st ed., very clean in original blue boards, spine mostly chipped away. John Smith became known as 'the Demerara Martyr' and died in prison awaiting the result of an appeal in England.

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        De l'influence des agents physiques sur la vie

      Crochard Paris: Crochard, 1824. 1st edition. Pioneer Work on Animal Ecology EDWARDS, William F. (1776-1842). De líinfluence des agents physiques sur la vie. 8vo. xvi, 1 leaf, 654 pp., errata leaf. One folding lithographed plate containing multiple figures. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with red morocco label. Lower cover rubbed but a fine copy. Paris: Crochard, 1824.FIRST EDITION. Garrison-Morton 1991. Born in Jamaica, the son of a wealthy English planter, Edwards moved with his family to Bruges where he completed his medical training at the age of 34. He then worked with the celebrated physiologist Magendie who in his Precis Èlementaire de physiologie (1816-17) acknowledged Edwardsí constant assistance in his experiments and in the preparation of the book.Edwards became interested in the influence of environmental factors on animal life and published the results of his researches in the above book, which is a pioneer work in the history of animal ecology."His main idea was that vital processes depend on external physical and chemical forces but are not entirely controlled by them. Life is different from heat, light, or electricity, forces which, however, contribute to the production of vital phenomena. Edwards systematically examined all principal functions, mostly of vertebrate species; and by varying the external conditions, he determined the nature and degree of their modification. Among the phenomena studied were the minimum and maximum temperatures compatible with life; heat production in young and adult animals; resistance of young animals to cold and to lack of oxygen; the importance of humidity, pressure, and movement of air in the loss of heat by transpiration; the role of light in the development of batrachians; and expiration of carbon dioxide by animals deprived of oxygen. Important was his finding that some warm-blooded animals (carnivores, rodents, some birds) are born less developed and have a much smaller capacity for heat production than those not born helpless" (DSB).

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

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

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