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        Scenes and Impressions in Egypt and Italy

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1824 In contemporary blue paper boards with paper spine, covers a little faded and soiled, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Paper spine, soiled faded, cracked, lacking a piece at head, titles in black ink to paper label. Internally, ink name (Mrs Hamilton) and some foxing to fpd, 16 pages of adverts dated 1824, [16], [2], (iv), [2], 452 pp, printed by A & R Spottiswoode, New Street Square, London, small bookseller label to ep, light foxing to blanks, text block is in VG shape. A lovely copy inn its original condition, unspoilt by the restorer. Important. (Lowndes 722 / 2379. Allibone 2077)Sherer, army officer and writer, took part in the engagements of Albuera, Arroyo dos Molinos, and Vitoria. In the summer of 1813 Sherer was taken prisoner at the pass of Maya, and was moved to France, where he remained for two years, living chiefly at Bayonne. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Report from the Select Committee on the Survey and Valuation of Ireland.

      [London]: The House of Commons ... 21 June 1824. FIRST EDITION.. 14 inches x 9 inches (36 cms x 22 cms). 383 pages (Report, Minutes of Evidence, Appendixes). The survey "has been looked to by the people of Ireland as a remedy for the inequalities of the present mode of apportioning the Taxation levied under the authority of Grand Juries and Vestries" [from the introduction to the Report]. Crisp and virtually untouched throughout with but a little foxing on about 10 of the 383 pages. Recased in early polished cloth, new calf spine and corners. The title page has a single small library stamp "Reserve stock" on the title page, and the untrimmed edges are a little dusty, otherwise in fine condition.<br><br>Overall, this is probably the nicest example that will ever come onto the market. This substantial work contains a wealth of research material on Ireland including a description of the land, acreages, taxes, and the like for hundreds of parishes and townships throughout Ireland in preparation for extensive mapping of the country which was later to take place.<br><br>The report was prepared and published some 20 years prior to the disastrous Irish Famine of 1846-50 which spurred new waves of emigration to North America. This title is extremely rare and difficult to obtain with only Cambridge University Library and the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland listedas having a copy. This is perhaps unsurprising as Thomas Connolly, bookseller of 10 Upper Ormond Street, Dublin, in his extensive and authoritative catalogue of Irish books issued in about 1865, only some 40 years after this work's publication, was already emphasising it as being "SCARCE", a description he did not throw about lightly. (Price includes postage UK)

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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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        A Discourse on the Study of the Laws. Now Printed From Original MS

      1824. North, Roger [1653-1734]. A Discourse on the Study of the Laws. Now Printed From the Original MS. in the Hargrave Collection. With New Illustrations by a Member of the Inner Temple. London: Printed for Charles Baldwyn, 1824. xv, 105, [5] pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Includes four-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, speckled edges. Rubbing with some wear to extremities, chipping to lettering piece. Early armorial bookplate and small bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Offsetting from frontispiece to title page, foxing to preliminaries, occasional light foxing to text. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, annotation to following endleaf, interior otherwise clean. * Sole edition. This classic treatise is an incomparable guide to English legal education during the last quarter of the seventeenth century. Written at a time when formal English legal education had reached a low point, it prescribed a self-directed course of study based on reading, compiling commonplace books, attending courts, speaking with lawyers and attending an office or chambers. North, a member of a powerful political family, was a respected member of the Middle Temple and an important chronicler of the restoration-era legal community. Sweet & Maxwell, OCLC locates 10 copies in U.S. law schools. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:258.

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        Naval Battles, from 1744 to the Peace in 1814, Critically Reviewed and Illustrated

      Lon., 1824.. b/w charts, plates, some folding. Ills. in text.

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        Observations on Some Points of Seamanship ; With Practical Hints on Naval Economy, &c. &c.

      Printed By J J Hadley, U.K., 1824. First Edition. Binding: Half Leather. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. xii, 290 pages, size 8.25 inches tall by 5.25 inches. Book - in Good original half leather marbled paper covered boards with a gilt decorated spine and gilt lettering - some bumping and wearing to the edges and corners and some surface rubbing to the marble paper. Contents, occasional ight browning/marking previous owner's name to front pastedown and free front endpaper otherwise clean and tightly bound. Extensive Contents - over 5 pages covering all aspects of seamanship, including Discipline, Boats, Guns & Sails as well as some quite unexpected 'Grog, to Foreign Troops', 'Bullocks, getting off' & 'Bumpkin, Angle of' to give just a selection. PLEASE EMAIL for the complete Contents and List of Subscribers . The List of Subscribers to rear, includes many notable names amongst one 'Captain Fran. W. Austen' who was to have a long and distinguished career becoming Admiral of the Fleet on 27 April 1863, yet still best know as the brother of novelist Jane Austen. So, for full details of Content and Subscribers please email. An Attractive Copy of this Interesting Rare Book of interest to Maritime as well as literary Historians. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Military; Ships & The Sea; Ships & the Sea. Inventory No: 003604.

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        Ueber den Einfluss des atmosphärischen Kohlensäuregehalts auf die Temperatur der Erdoberfläche.Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt, 1896. First edition.

      A mint copy of the paper in which Arrhenius gave the first quantitative study of the 'greenhouse effect' and the relation of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere to global warming. Arrhenius "developed a theory for the explanation of the glacial periods and other great climatic changes, based on the ability of carbon dioxide to absorb the infrared radiation emitted from the earth's surface. Although the theory was based on thorough calculations, it won no recognition from geologists" (DSB). Joseph Fourier proposed already in 1824 that gases in the atmosphere might increase the surface temperature of the Earth. It was however Arrhenius who investigated this quantitatively and worked out a relationship between CO2 levels and the earth's temperature. "He examines the importance of carbon dioxide in the earth's heat balance and concludes that a doubling of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere would result in an average global temperature increase of about 6 Kelvin's, or 6°C. He publishes his results in the paper "On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground" (Parkinson, p.433).. 8vo: 216 x 140 mm. Original printed wrappers, mint. Issued in the series 'Bihang till K. Svenska Vet.Akad. Handlingar'. Papers from this supplement series to the 'Proceedings of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' are often mistakenly identified as offprints or 'first separate edition' because they have their own title page with the publishers named and their own pagination, but they are not - all publications from this series were printed separately in this way and issued in a wrapper mentioning number and volume. 102 pp

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        MEMOIRE SUR LES BATEAUX A VAPEUR DES ETATS-UNIS D?AMERIQUE. Avec un Appendice sur diverses machines relatives à la Marine.

      In-4 p. (mm. 280x215) e in folio max. (mm. 610x470), 2 voll. di cui 1 di Atlante. Il vol. di testo e? rileg. in mz. pelle coeva (ben restaur.), fregi e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (4),290,(2). ?Précédé du Rapport fait à l?Institut sur ce Mémoire, par MM. Sané, Biot, Poisson et C. Dupin. Imprimé par ordre de Son Excellence le Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies?. Il vol. d?Atlante, rileg. in mz. pelle mod. con ang. (abras.), conserv. bross. muta orig., contiene 17 tavv. litografate da Langlumé (di cui 1 a doppia pag.), con complessive 182 figure (sono disegni tecnici di scafi, intelaiature, superstrutture, dettagli delle macchine, ecc.). Nell?opera: ?De l?application des machines à vapeur à la navigation (en France, en Angleterre, en Amérique) - De la forme et des dimensions des bateaux à vapeur - Description particulière de quelques bateaux - Des machines à vapeur établies sur les bateaux - Appendice sur divers objets relatifs à la Marine?. E? questo il più accurato studio sui primi battelli a vapore americani, mezzo di trasporto di vitale importanza per il commercio interno lungo il Missisipi. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Brunet,VI,8509. Estremamente raro trovare l?opera completa dell?Atlante. Esemplare ben conservato. "J.-B. Marestier visita pendant deux ans des chantiers navals aux Etats-Unis et en Angleterre. A son retour il exposa de manière précise les avantages de la navigation à la vapeur et fut chargé de construire le premier batiment à vapeur et le premier appareil à basse pression de la marine militaire française". .

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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

      Anthony Finley 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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      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.

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        OEUVRES DE M. J. CHÉNIER, membre de l'institut; précédées d'une notice sur Chénier, par M. Arnault; revues, corrigées, et mises en ordre par D. Ch. Robert; et ornées du portrait de l'auteur d'aprés M. Horace Vernet..

      Guillaume, Libraire, Rue Haute - Feuille, No 14, Paris, 1824 - 1826. First edition. In French. XLVIII+444+418+448+495+535+XXIII+541+557+471 pages. 8 vol. Contemporary half-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Marbeled covers. Coloured edge. Exlibris. Tom 1 - 5 in volume 1 - 5, and tom 1 - 3 , " Posthumes ", in volume 7 - 8. Complete in total 8 volumes. A nice copy. Exlibris Nils Gyldenstolpe and Bibl. Hammer.. Marie Joseph Blaise de Chénier, 1764 - 1811

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        American Entomology, or Descriptions of the Insects of North America illustrated by coloured Figures from original Drawings executed from Nature. 3 Vols. + Glossary to Say's Entomology. (in all 4 vols.).

      Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum, Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1824, 1825, 1828. Royal 8vo.(26x16,5 cm.). A large, completely uncut and wide-margined copy, bound in 3 original boards of green and pink glazed paper. Spines green, covers pink. Professionally rebacked preserving orig. backstrip and with the orig. printed paperlabels to spines. An orig. engraved illustration for one of the original papercovers pasted on frontboard on volume one. Boards slightly discoloured and light wear to edges. Vol. 1-2 unopened and nearly all quires in vol. 3 unopened. Also with the "Supplement-volume": Glossary to Say's Entomology. Orig. printed boards, spine renewed. Some spots to boards. Old name on frontboard. Engraved frontispiece. VIII and 192 unnumbered leaves with description to plates. 54 fine engraved and handcoloured plates. Some plates with faint brownspots, one plate with a large brownspots, but plates very fine in general. Glossary 37 pp. Last leaves browned in Glossary.All 4 volumes housed in custom made green slipcase and box in full cloth, titlelabel with gilt lettering.. Scarce first edition of this monumental work, the first scientific American entomology. "For beauty and elegance of execution this work surpasses any other that has been printed in this country" (North American Review, XXI, p. 251). The fine plates was executed by Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and by Lucy Way Sistaire, whom Say had married."Say's studies of insects, on which he spent the greater time, had few predecessors in the United States. The first book on American insects appeared in 1797, based on notes of John Abbot, and studies of individual insects or groups went back as far as Paul Dudley's account of bees in 1723 and Moses Bartram's work on the seventeen-year cicada in 1767. The emphasis was on economic insects, as evidenced by Thomas Jefferson's participation on a committee to study the Hessian fly in 1792. Amateurs in the United States customarely sent specimens to Europe for identification, especially after the impetus given to the subject by Réamur in the six-volume "History of Insects" 1734-1742. Say's entry into entomology changed that, for his published descriptions were accyrate and usable by others...He was familiar with American and European literature on insects and was a natural taxonomist, showing excellent judgement in selecting the significant features of each species so that his descriptions did nor leave taxonomic confusion. Say described many importent economic insects, which bear his name."(DSB XII p. 133 b). - Horn & Schenkling 18991. - Nissen ZBI. 3612 (not having the "Glossary"). - Sabin: 77370. (not mentioning the "Glossary")

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        Geschichte des Altgermanischen und Namentlich Altbairischen

      1824. Maurer, Georg Ludwig [1790-1872]. Geschichte des Altgermanischen und Namentlich Altbairischen Oeffentlich-Muendlichen Gerichtsverfahrens, Dessen Vortheile, Nachtheile und Untergang in Deutschland Ueberhaupt und in Baiern Indesondere. Heidelberg: Akademische Buchhandlung von J.C.B. Mohr, 1824. xviii, 362 pp. Three plates with four woodcuts, two cuts full-page. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary speckled boards, lettering piece to spine, edges rouged. Light wear to spine ends and corners, a few partial cracks to text block. Toning, light foxing to a few leaves. Small early owner signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location label to foot of spine, shelf number to front pastedown in fine hand, small stamp to verso of title page. An attractive copy. * Only edition. This is an interesting, historically grounded study of German criminal and civil procedure. A valuable work for legal historians, a facsimile edition was issued in 1965 by O. Zeller. Three of the woodcuts depict court scenes, the fourth is an allegorical (?) woodland court with animals. In this image a fox is being led to the gallows for his murder of a hen. (A lion is the judge, the executioner is a cat.) All of the images are discussed in the text. KVK and OCLC locate 4 copies, 1 in North America (at the University of Alberta). Other copies located at the Library of Congress and Harvard and Yale Law Schools. Not in the British Museum Catalogue or Roberts.

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      In-4 p. (mm. 282x200), p. pelle coeva, sottili cornici dorate ai piatti, eleganti decoraz. floreali e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, tagli dorati, dentelles dorate ai risg., con: 1 ritratto di Molière inciso da A. de Saint-Aubin e 30 bellissime tavv. disegnate da "Moreau le jeune" e inc. su rame da vari artisti (I.B. Simonet, J.F. Ribault, B. Roger, L. Croutelle, E. de Ghendt, Ab. Girardet, I. Bosq, Villerey, De Villiers, R. Delvaux). Nel ns. esempl. è contenuto un secondo ritratto di Molière, in ovale, da un dipinto di Mignard, disegnato da Desenne e inciso in rame da A. Migneret. Cfr. Cohen Ricci, p. 720: ?Cette seconde suite de Moreau le jeune, pour illustrer Molière, avait été commandée à l?artiste par le libraire Renouard. Elle n?avait pas de destination spéciale, mais elle a été souvent jointe à l?édition de Lefèvre (1824-1826) - Carteret,III, p. 163 - Lewine, p. 364. Bello e fresco esemplare, su carta distinta.

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        Memorie romane di antichita' e di belle arti... roma, tip. ceracchi, 1824-27.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 21, pp. 1.500 ca. complessive. Con 46 tavole incise fuori testo (di cui 30 ripiegate). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su tasselli. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Timbretto di possesso della biblioteca privata Colonna da cui i volumi provengono.

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        The history of ancient and modern wines.

      Ldn., Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy . 1824. Stor 4to. Noe senere skinnryggbind med tittelfelt i grønt skinn. Enkel ryggforgylling. xvi, (2), 408 s. Med graverte vignetter og initialer. Large 4to. Somewhat later calf, title in green, spine simply gilt. xvi,(2), 408 pp. Engraved vignettes and initials.. " - a very important winebook, the first in English to describe the history of wine in detail". Noe skrapet ved ytterkantene, ellers et fint eksemplar. A bit rubbed at extremities, else a nice copy

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        Fifty Wonderful Portraits

      London: J. Robins and Co 1824 London: J. Robins and Co, 1824. First edition. 4to. [Title page lacking], 8pp. letterpress, and 50 engraved plates by Cooper and Page. Original printed boards, spine rebacked; plates and text quite clean . A wonderful compilation indeed, with fine portraits of the prodigious, the phenomenal, and grotesque. Among the attractions are 'Dirty Dick', who didn't bathe for 40 years; Daniel Dancer, 'The Remarkable Miser'; the Chevalier d'Eon, who, for forty years, passed as a woman; Signora Girardelli, the extraordinary fire-eater who could pour molten lead into her mouth and spit it out indented with her tooth-mark; the redoubtable Daniel Lambert, whose girth was nine feet four inches; the eccentric pedestrian bookseller and scholar, Henry Lemoine; 'Peter the Wild Boy'; Joanna Southcott, the extraordinary fanatic who declared herself the one spoken of in Revelations, 'the bride, the lamb's wife, and woman clothed with the sun'; Renwick Williams, the monstrous artificial flower-maker and serial killer of women; and many, many others.Price on upper cover is 25 Shillings

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        An Account of the Colony of Van Diemen's Land, Principally Designed for the Use of Emigrants.

      London: Printed for George Cowie and Co., 31 Poultry. 1824.. 8vo. x, [ii], 207, [1] pp. Original brown cloth, recased and rebacked preserving original spine, original paper label, plain endpapers. Slight loss to cloth at head and foot of spine, paper browned throughout but more pronounced at front and rear of volume. Scarce. Edward Curr arrived in Tasmania, from England, in 1820, subsequently becoming an agent for the Van Diemen's Land Company. Wantrup states that the text was compiled from Curr's memoranda and notes by George Daniel. Ferguson also notes that a copy in the NLA belonging to Daniel bears a manuscript note declaring himself the editor and the principal author of the work. Ferguson, 938. Wantrup, pp. 124-5.

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        Itinéraire instructif de Rome et de ses environs. Redigé par feu M. Vasi. Revû, corrigé, et augmenté d`apres L`ètat actuel des monumens. Vol. I-II.

      Rome, M. Nicoletti, 1824. XXVIIII + 612 s. 2 foldet karter. 48 kobberstukne plansjer. Fine samt helpergamentbd. Skinn tittelfelter i rødt og grønt. Rik ryggdekor i gull. samt. navn på forsatsbl. Stempel på forsatsbl. (Gammelt bibl. eks).. *Nice cont. vellum. Title-labels in red and green. Spine richly gilt. 2 folding maps. 48 engraved plates. Name on front endpaper. Stamp on front endpaper (old library stamp)

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        Gazetteer of the State of New York: Embracing an Ample Survey and Description of Its Counties, Towns, Cities, Villages, Canals, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Creeks, and Natural Topography arranged in One Series, Alphabetically. With a New Map and Profiles of the Canals

      B.D. Packard Albany: B.D. Packard. 1824. First. First edition. Full calf with black morocco spine label, spine titled and decorated in gilt. 620pp. Folding map. Some wear to top of the joints, slight nicking at the spine ends, a nice, very good copy. .

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        Bibliotheca Britannica

      1824. first edition. Prime Minister Grenville&#39;s CopyA First Editionof the "Remarkable" IndexWATT, Robert. Bibliotheca Britannica; or A General Index to British and Foreign Literature. In Two Parts:&#151;Authors and Subjects. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1824.First edition. Four quarto volumes (10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches; 270 x 210 mm). Text in double columns. Full contemporary calf. Gilt ruled borders. Five gilt ruled raised bands. Gilt rules to spine head and tail. Green and faun morocco spine labels. Blind tooled turn-ins. Expertly rebacked with the original spines laid down. Blind stamped armorial device of Baron Grenville to all covers. A fine set.&#147;The first part [of the work] is a full and comprehensive catalogue of [over 40,000] authors and their works [in which the authors are arranged in alphabetical order, and under each is given a chronological list of his works, their various editions, sizes, and prices - over 200,000 books, from 1450 to the early 19th century];&#151;the second an equally complete and extensive encyclopædia of all manner of subjects on which books have been written&#148; (Preface).Scottish bibliographer Robert Watt (1774-1819) &#147;began life as a farm and road labourer, and in his boyhood met Burns&#133;He learned Greek and Latin, and proceeded to Glasgow and then Edinburgh University, where he studied classics, anatomy, and divinity. He became a very successful doctor, but the work for which he is remembered, and on which he spent over thirty years, on his remarkable Bibliotheca Britannica, or a general Index to British and Foreign Literature, published in 1824&#148; (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759-1834), was a British Whig statesman who served as Prime Minister from 1806-1807. At the time of Bibliotheca Britannica&#39;s publication he was Chancellor of the University of Oxford, a position he held from 1810 until his death in 1834.The 1995 reprint currently sells at nearly the same price as this spectacular, historic with marvelous provenance, and highly collectible copy of the first edition.

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        Histoire du Bas-Empire

      36 - Paris - De L&#39;Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1824 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A rare fascinating collection of worksexploring the history of the later Roman Empire. New edition written in French. The decline of the Roman Empire refers to the gradual societal collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Many theories of causality prevail, but most concern the disintegration of political, economic, military, and other social institutions, in tandem with foreign invasions and usurpers from within the empire. Volume I focuses on Constantine the Great, Constantine I or Saint Constantine, whowas Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Well known for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, Constantine and co-Emperor Licinius issued the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious tolerance of all religions throughout the empire. The foremost general of his time, Constantine defeated the emperors Maxentius and Licinius during civil wars. He also fought successfully against the Franks, Alamanni, Visigoths, and Sarmatians during his reigneven resettling parts of Dacia which had been abandoned during the previous century. Constantine built a new imperial residence in place of Byzantium, naming it New Rome. However, in Constantine&#39;s honour, people called it Constantinople, which would later be the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire for over one thousand years. Because of this, he is thought of as the founder of the Eastern Roman Empire. Originally compiled by French historical writer, Charles Le Beau,the work was acontinuation of Charles Rollin&#39;s Histoire Romaine and JBL Crevier&#39;s Histoire des empereurs. This later new edition is produced by M. De Saint-Martin, a belletrist valued forhis aesthetic qualities and originality of style and tone. Thisinfluencial workis consideredto befaithfulto Byzantine historians, and the way in whichit describesConstantine I refounding itas an imperial residence in 330 AD. With R. M. Beverley&#39;s armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume, author of The Darwinian Theory of the Transmutation of Species. Complete in twenty-one volumes. Condition: Rebound in crushed morocco bindings with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, sound but with light rubbing to the boards and minor wear to extremities. Light shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Volume twenty-one has some light damp staining to the front board. Volume fifteen, andsixteen has light corrective fluid to the spine. Internally, all arefirmly bound and bright. Clean throughout, aside from faint marginal tide marks to pages 466 and 467 to volume one, and ink marks to text block edge of volume fifteen, not encroaching on text. Ink stamp to front endpaper of volume one, and armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution: consisting of characters disposed in different classes, and adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British heads: intended as an essay towards reducing our biography to system and a help to the knowledge of portraits: interspersed with a variety of anecdotes and memoirs of a great number of persons, not to be found in any other biographical work / with a preface shewing the utility of a collection of engraved portraits to supply the defect, and answer the various purposes, of medals ; by Rev. J. Granger.

      London: Printed for William Baynes and Son. 1824.. 6 vols., royal 8vo, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 318 portraits, nineteenth-century half morocco, spines gilt with 5 raised bands, some light rubbing but overall a very nice set.

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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, in his Majesty`s Ships Fury and Hecla. 9 kart (hvorav 4 foldet). 4 foldede plansjer. Nyere priv. håndb. skinnryggbd. med 4 opph. bind.

      London, John Murray, 1824. 4to. (8) + XXX + (2) + 571 + (1) s. 26 plansjer. 9 kart (hvorav 4 foldet). 4 foldede plansjer. Nyere priv. håndb. skinnryggbd. med fire opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull.. *Recent half calf with four raised bands. Spine gilt. 26 plates. 9 maps (4 folding). 4 folding plates

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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 1821-23, In His Majesty&#39;s Ships Fury and Hecla

      London: John Murray, 1824. First Edition. Parry was of the opinion that the Northwest Passage could probably be reached through Hudson&#39;s Bay. In 1821, he set out to investigate that possibility and to link up with John Franklin&#39;s overland expedition to the Coppermine River, and down to Coronation Gulf. He sailed through Hudson and Frozen Straits, explored Repulse Bay and proceeded west and north to Lyon Inlet. He passed the winter at Winter Island and then resumed his northward voyage, discovering Fury and Hecla Strait. The second winter was spent at Igloolik Island off the northeast coast of the Melville Peninsula.This account of the voyage and explorations conducted contains much information regarding the characteristics and social life of the Esquimaux of the region. Most of the plates, after drawings by Captain Lyon, illustrate the domestic life of the Esquimaux, their fishing and hunting practices, dwellings and tools, &c. An Esquimaux vocabulary is also included. Arctic Bib. 13142. Field 1184. Hill p. 226. Lande 1385. National Maritime Museum I 836. Sabin 58864. Smith 7965. TPL 1295. 4to. pp. 4 p.l., xxx, [1 leaf], 571, [1]errata, [4]ads. 9 engraved & lithographed maps (4 folding) & 30 engraved & aquatint (9) plates (4 folding). 12 text illus. (including diagrams, plan & music). A nice copy in contemporary blind & gilt-stamped calf, rebacked, corners renewed (a few surface abrasions to rear cover, some light foxing & offsetting). armorial bookplate of Edwyn Scudamore Stanhope, with his gilt crest on covers

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      London: John Murray. Very Good. 1824. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Marbled boards half bound in leather, title tooled in gilt into single black colored compartment of six compartment spine, all edges trimmed, leather headbands. Super royal octavo, 10-1/2" x 8" [26.7 cm 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. A Very Good copy, collated, complete and tightly bound. Stain to spine leather, rubbing to boards, light offset and browning to some foldout maps and views (else Fine), occasional foxing, discoloration and slightest waviness to pages. Crack noted 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." 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&#39;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&#39; winter quarters on Winter Island and spent much of the winter in the expedition&#39;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; Middleton, 4th edition, p. 108-111 .

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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, In His Majesty&#39;s Ships Fury and Hecla

      London: John Murray, Publisher to the Admiralty, and Board of Longitude, 1824. 26.5 cm x 21 cm, pp. xxx, [572] errata, (4 pages of adverts wanting), includes half-title, illustrated with engraved frontispiece plus 30 engraved plates (5 being maps), 11 text illustrations, 1 musical score within the text, at the rear are 4 folding views, and 4 folding maps or charts (3 being quite large), half brown leather and marbled boards, gilt stamped spine title. Professionally rebound in period binding, new endpapers, head- and tailbands, slight rubbing to edges; occasional soiling and thumbing throughout, offsetting, foxing to the plates, soiling and light spotting to folding plates, signature F misbound (reversed with E), otherwise quite a good, complete first edition. Sabin 58864; AB 13142; TPL 1295; Lande 1385 "Parry hoped to find a passage through the north end of Hudson&#39;s Bay. He spent two winters in Foxe Basin and discovered the Fury and Hecla Strait which separates Melville Peninsula from Baffin Island. Throughout the whole of this work, the characteristics of the Eskimaux, and incidents of intercourse with them, absorb the attention of the writer. The work is a treatise on aboriginal life rather than a narrative of scientific discoveries. Many of the plates, from drawings by Capt. Lyon, depict the Eskimaux, in costume, at work and play, hunting and fishing, singly and in family or social groups, children at play and are among the most fascinating and charming of their kind." - from a typed note found inside the book. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Quarto.

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        [Les Classiques] Oeuvres de La Fontaine

      Paris: E.A. Lequien, 1824. relié. 12,5x21,5cm. Nouvelle édition collationnée avec soin sur les meilleurs textes. Reliures en demi veau cerise, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de quadruples filets dorés ornés de filets dorés et à froid ainsi que de fleurons à froid, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, infimes éraflures sur certaines coiffes, très légères traces de frottements sans gravité sur certains mors, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches marbrées, ex-libris encollés aux versos des plats, élégantes reliures de l&#39;époque signées de Thouvenin. Ensemble illustré de 137 gravures hors-texte. Rousseurs éparses. - E.A. Lequien, Paris _1824, 12,5x21,5cm, 5 volumes reliés. - Les Classiques 5 volumes reliés

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        Mémoires du docteur F. Antommarchi, ou les derniers momens de Napoleon. Atlas. Contenau: 1. Carte de l´ile St. Hélene. 2. Plan géneral de Longwood. 3. Vue de Longwood (Ste. Hélène 1820). 4. Vue de Géranium valée le 8 mai 1821 (..).

      Paris. Chez: Barrois, l ´ainé, Libraire, Rue de la Seine, No. 10, F. S. G. 1824. Folio. Portfolio 73 x 55 cm. Title + 1 plan + 1 map + 2 views. Lithographs. Purple paper board portfolio with ties. Title label at the front board. Large margins. Spine of portfolio partly split. Upper front board and the side with breaks. Some wear and tear. A few stains. Two ties missing. Tears and creases to the margins of all the 5 sheets. Vue de Géranium and the plan of Longwood with a tear into the image area. The Longwood plan and the title with some paper losses to the margins. The title with a large water stain. The map of Saint Helene with a little browning to some of the margin.. This is the rare atlas volume to Antonmmarchis description of the final times of Napoleon at Saint Helena. Antommarchi was Napoleons physician and friend. The loyalty to Napoleon made him stay by his side in exile at Saint Helena, until the emperor´s death on the 5th of may 1821. The text volumes are not hard to find but the present folio atlas is scarce

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      London: Harding, Triphook and Lepard, 1824. FIRST EDITION. 219 x 140 mm (8 5/8 x 5 1/2"). 2 p.l., li, [i], 912 pp. Appealing contemporary black pebble-grain morocco, intricately gilt, by John Jones of Liverpool (his ticket on verso of front free endpaper), covers gilt with thick and thin rule border and palmette frame, flat spine with two rectangular panels at head and tail featuring elaborate gilt vegetal tooling, gilt tiling between the panels, densely gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. WITH A FINE LATER FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, Jackson 63; Windle & Pippin A-50a. Joints and extremities a little rubbed (joints just beginning to show thin cracks), leather a little dulled (from sunning or preservative), but still a pleasing copy, the original decorative binding quite solid and without major condition issues, the text with virtually no signs of use, and the painting very well preserved. Our painting is a fine piece of work done in the recognizable style of a person Jeff Weber has identified as the "Dover Painter," an artist who executed very high quality painted fore edges in the 1920s and '30s for the famous London bookseller Marks & Company, for Dawson's Bookshop in Los Angeles, and for J. W. Robinson Company, the Los Angeles department store. Estelle Doheny (1875-1958), whose library comprised one of the great collections of the 20th century, bought actively from Dawson's, and Weber estimates that approximately half of the very considerable number of especially fine fore-edge paintings in the Doheny collection in Camarillo, California, were done by the Dover Painter. The scene is rendered in the Dover Painter's characteristic style of applying small dabs of paint, which is especially effective in producing convincing texture for skies, trees, shrubs, and grass. There is a great deal to see in terms of activity and architecture, and all of it is painted in careful, convincing detail. The distinctive Cambridge red brick of the building, the detailed stone work of the bridge designed by Christopher Wren, and the glimpse of the Bridge of Sighs just downstream make the location unmistakable. Two black-robed scholars stand at the bridge rail, looking toward a young couple on the river bank who bring a splash of color to the view with a blue jacket and a red bonnet. The content here, by famed bibliographer and bibliophile Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), is also of interest. The text comprises a guide to the most important books to be included when forming the private library of a cultured person, arranged according to such categories as divinity, history, voyages and travels, poetry, and so on. It was castigated by contemporary critics for its errors in scholarship, but no one could deny that it made amusing reading. The modern collector, for example, will no doubt be interested to learn what works Earl Spencer's librarian considered most important for inclusion in a gentleman's collection. Our first edition was once referred to as the "Breeches Edition" for the mildly racy anecdote about Mordaunt Cracherode';s buck-skins on p. 394 that was later suppressed. Lowndes notes that it "contains much curious and important bibliographical information not elswhere to be found.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, Concerning The Winchester Law School

      1824. Tucker, Henry St. George [1780-1848]. [Cabell, William H. (1772-1853)]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, to Cabell, Concerning The Winchester Law School.]. Winchester, 30 August 1824. Leaf folded to form four-page 10" x 8" quarto bifolium, written in ink, addressed on fourth page to Cabell at his address in Richmond. Related 8" x 5" note by John Bruce to Tucker, 28 July 1824, enclosed. Fold lines, minor at edges around folds, one carefully mended, area around wax seal torn away, otherwise fine. A well-preserved item. * This letter is a response to a request for information about Winchester Law School, where Cabell, the distinguished Virginia statesman, was planning to send his son. Tucker, who was about to open the school, describes its curriculum, philosophy and fees. The enclosed note was written by John Bruce, who taught the school along with Tucker. This note, which he passed along to Cabell, describes the cost of boarding with him and related expenses and offers more details about the school and its program. The Winchester Law School existed from 1824 to 1831 and was quite successful, training around 200 students. It was for this school that Tucker wrote his Notes on Blackstone&#39;s Commentaries for the Use of Students (1826) and Commentaries on the Law of Virginia (1831). Mr. Cabell (we could not identify his first name) was a member of the school&#39;s first class, which had 11 students. See Bryson and Shepard, "The Winchester Law School, 1824-1831," Law and History Review 21 (2003), 1824-1831, 393-409.

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        Handbuch zur Berechnung der Baukosten für sämmtliche Gegenstände der Stadt- und Landbaukunst. Zum Gebrauche der einzelnen Gewerke und der technischen Beamten geordnet in 18 Abtheilungen. Mit Supplement 1

      Berlin, Duncker & Humblot 1824 -1831. 25 cm. In 11 Bänden; mit 11 mehrfach gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln und 3 gefalteten Tabellen. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - DBA 1284, 376 - Thieme / Becker 33, 400 - Engelmann, Mechan. 381f - Bis auf den 2. Supplementband vollständige Reihe. Triest (1768 - 1831), Schüler David Gillys, war und a. Baudirektor in Potsdam. Detaillierte Beschreibungen und Kostenberechnungen für alle beim Hausbau vorkommenden handwerklichen Arbeiten. Inhalt der einzelnen Teile: 1: Maurer. Mit 1 Tafel; 2: Zimmermann; 3: Steinmetz. Mit 1 Tafel; 4: Tischler; 5: Schlosser, Schmied, Gelbgießer, Drahtflechter; 6: Klempner, Kupferschmied, Schieferdecker, Bleidecker; 7: Glaser, Töpfer. Mit 1 gefalteten Tabelle; 8: Dammsetzer, Brunnenmacher, Drechsler, Seiler; 9: Lehmer, Staker, Rohrdecker, Strohdecker, Schindeldecker, Spließdecker, Spohndecker; 10: Bildhauer, Stukkateur, Staffierer, Lackierer, Vorgolder, Tapezierer; 11: Spritzenmacher, Feuergerätschaften-Arbeiten, Böttcher-Arbeiten; 12: Glockengießer, Eisengußwaren; 13: Einrichtung öffentlicher Anstalten (Kasernen, Pferdeställe, Büros, Stadtwachen, etc.) nebst dazu gehörigen Utensilien; 14: Grundsätze über die Ausmittelung des Raumes zu den Gebäuden; Anweisung zu Bau-Taxen, Bau-Verordnungen. Mit 1 gefalteten Tabelle; 15: Gesamtkosten einzelner Baugegenstände. Mit 1 gefalteten Tabelle; 16: Ökonomie beim Bauwesen, Erfordernisse der Bauanschlage, der Entreprise- und Baukontrakte, der Berichte und Gutachten, Abnahme vollendeter Bauten und Form der Protokolle; 17: Führung und Leitung der Bauten; 18: Beschreibung eines vom Verfasser entworfenen Schauspielhauses, nebst einem ausführlichen Anschlage der Kosten. Mit 9 Tafeln; Suppl. 1: Zusätze die in der 2. Ausgabe enthalten sind. Schönes Exemplar, im Text vereinzelt Stockflecken, Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt Stempel auf Titelblatt -

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        ALS: Sir Walter Scott to R. K. Douglas, in response to General Gourgaud, in reference to Napoleon

      1824. Very Good. 2pp. ALS to R. K. Douglas, dated November 4, 1827, asking Douglas to respond in print to General Gourgaud&#39;s charges that some of the sources Scott used in his "Life of Napoleon" were spurious and fraudulent. Letter in very good condtiion with some smoke marks to the lower edges, red wax seal still present. A typewritten transcript of the letter is also included. The same letter, wrongly dated in the catalog as 5 November, sold at Christie&#39;s in 1978 for 170 GBP.

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        Joseph and His Brethren, A Scriptural Drama; In Two Acts.

      London: G. & W.B. Whittaker, 1824. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. London: G. & W.B. Whittaker, 1824. v,[iii],252pp. §An example of the minor early 19th Century vogue for pseudo-Jacobean drama, this pseudonymously published poem passed unnoticed in its day. Rediscovery by the Pre-Raphaelites led to a new edition in 1876. The copy offered is a presentation copy from the author, in a presentation binding. Neatly bound in full contemporary calf, all edges gilt, gilt-lettering, blind-decoration. Inked inscription to fly-leaf reads, &#147;Miss Frances Parrish[?] from her Friend The Author&#148;. Two small textual corrections apparently in the same hand. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. (**This item will require special carriage arrangements - PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY via e-mail or telephone for further details*).

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        Voyage autour du Monde fait par ordre du Roi, sur les corvette de sa majesté l&#39;Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les années 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820: Atlas Zoologique

      Paris, Pillet Ainé, 1824. Folio (46.0 x 31,5 cm). pp. (2), 15, (1), with 82 (of 96) engraved plates of which 72 are printed in colour and finished by hand. Loose in publisher&#39;s printed wrappers.* An almost complete copy (complete for the fishes) of the zoological atlas of this major Pacific expedition. Quoy and Gaimard are the real authors, but "traditionally" this work is listed under [de] Freycinet. The magnificent plates are by Blanchard, Deslongchamps, Huet, Oudart, Prêtre, Prevost, a.o., all of them well-known and famous artists of this period. 26 of the plates show birds, 23 fishes (of which 20 are in full colour); and six shells, one showing shelled molluscs without the shells. The other plates show reptiles, other invertebrates 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, notwithstanding the loss of the &#39;Urania&#39; 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" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Freycinet was clandestinely accompanied by his wife. She became the first European woman to land in Western Australia and to see many Pacific islands. The plates in this set are numbered 1-37, 39-83. The absent plate 38 [Stercoraire cataracte, des îles Malouines] depicts a bird, and plates 84 to 96 depict lower invertebrates. Interior of wrapper partly strenghtened and a few small repairs to edges of front and back wrapper, last plate slightly frayed along outer margin. Very few plates with some minor foxing, otherwise a very good copy. Dean II, p. 297 (under Quoy & Gaimard); Ferguson, 941; Hill, p. 525; Nissen ZBI, 1425.

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        Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. , Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition . ..never before Published : the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain, for Near Half a Century During Which He Flourished / by James Boswell ; Copious Notes and Biographical Illustrations by Malone

      Bellows Falls, VT; Printed By Blake, Cutler And Co. For Charles Ewer And Timothy Bedlington, 1824. New Edition. Complete in 5 volumes. Physical desc. : 5 v. : facsim. , port. ; 22 cm. Subject: Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Biography - Lexicographers. Related names; Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812. Dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds. Includes bibliographical references and index. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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      London, John Murray, 1824.. or observations on the organic remains contained in caves, fissures and diluvial gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an universal deluge. Second edition, 1824. 4to, approximately 265 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, page: vii, (Errata on verso of page vii), 1-303 including index, 27 engraved plates, 3 in colour, 1 folding, 1 text illustration, bound in dark green cloth, gilt title to spine. Binding rubbed, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn, shelf wear to edges, 2 small repairs to inner margin of title page and dedication leaf, first Contents leaf has an amateur vertical repair to both sides on the inner margins plus 2 other small repairs to outer margins and some creasing, the other contents page has amateur vertical repair to inner margin of verso, small repair to inner margin of folding table, none of these repairs affect the text, tiny repair to the lower margin of the first map, small patch of pale browning affecting the inner margins of pages 1-16, not affecting text, tissue guards to plates, except the first map and the colour plates, the tissue covers only the images not the margins, the margins of the plates are age-browned, some light offset to some pages of text, tissue guards foxed, endpapers age-browned, some occasional pale age-browning to text, small pale ink stamp to top of page 1, most of the text is clean, good working copy only. William Buckland is remembered as the first man to identify and name a dinosaur (although the name dinosaur had not yet been coined by Richard Owen). This was the megalosaur. Partly in response to the controversial works of Cuvier, Buckland wrote Reliquiae Diluvianae (1823) in which he argued that the evidence of geology alone demonstrated that a great flood had covered the entire globe. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Edinburgh, From the Calton Hill

      London: Published by R. Ackermann&#39;s Repository of Arts, 1824. Hand- coloured aquatint. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing at the top of the image, a bit of light soiling and mild matburn in the margins. Trimmed to within platemark on all sides. 13 5/8 x 19 7/8 inches. 14 3/8 x 21 1/8 inches. A scenic view of Scotland&#39;s capital as seen from one of the city&#39;s main hills, from a set of four prints of Edinburgh. The ancient city of Edinburgh on the east coast of Scotland has a long and eventful history that dates back to the Bronze Age. Perched on top of an elevated volcanic rock, its impressive castle is the city&#39;s focal point and was built by King Malcolm III Canmore in the eleventh century. By the late sixteenth century, Edinburgh was a thriving city and was established as the capital Scotland and the chief site of the royal court. Although no longer the royal seat when James VI of Scotland ascended to the English throne in 1603, effectively uniting the crowns of Scotland and England, it retained its own Parliament for many years. The city continued to prosper during the Enlightenment, although its Parliament ceased to exist when the Act of Union was instituted in 1707. During this period, Edinburgh underwent a significant architectural expansion, and the beautiful Georgian buildings, which characterize the city, were erected. Born in Devon, John Gendall moved to London in 1811 at the behest of Sir John Soane, who introduced him to the prolific print-publisher and bookseller Rudolph Ackermann. He worked for Ackermann for several years, conducting various experiments in the art of lithography and contributing numerous illustrations to the firm&#39;s various publications and topographical series. A number of his sketches and watercolour drawings were engraved and published as aquatints by the draughtsman Thomas Sutherland. Gendall continued to paint landscapes (mostly of Devonshire) after leaving Ackermann&#39;s employment, and he regularly exhibited his works at the Royal Academy until 1863. Cf. Benezit, Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 13, p. 375; cf. Dictionary of National Biography

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        The Adventures of Hajji Baba,

      London - John Murray, 1824 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition, first impression of thispopular novel by James Justinian Morier. Complete in three volumes. James Justinian Morier (1780 19 March 1849) was a British diplomat and author noted for his novels about Qajar dynasty Iran, most famously for the Hajji Baba series. Copperplate inscription of John Strutt to verso of each front free endpaper. With mis-numbering of page 388 in volume III, as is usual with this impression. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, slightly worn and rubbed with sunning to spines. Internally, firmly bound. No half titles present. Bright and clean except for spotting and the odd mark to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Systema algarum.

      Lund, literis Berlingianis, 1824. 8:o. XXXVIII,(2 blanka),312 s. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med guldornerad och blindpressad rygg samt röd titeletikett i glättad saffianimiterande papp. Röda snitt. Ryggen ngt hårdare nött och överst med mindre skada. Tryckt på blåtonat papper. Någon obetydlig småfläck och anteckning i blyerts. Liten reva i s. 3-4. Med Hans Henric Ringius namnteckning på försättsbladet daterad i Lund i oktober 1831 och en handskriven dedikation på titelbladet: "Celeberrimo Fallén humillium" följt av det nästan helt bortskurna "auctor".. Krok Svensk botanisk litteratur 36. Pritzel Thesaurus literaturae botanicae 42. Carl Adolph Agardh (1785-1859) räknas allmänt som den vetenskapliga algologins grundare. Hans studier av alger inleddes med "Synopsis algarum Scandinaviæ" 1817 som följdes av den ofullbordade "Species algarum" 1820-28. Under arbetet med det sistnämnda verket skrevs "Systema algarum" som innehåller kortfattade beskrivningar av alla i samtiden kända algarter. J. E. Areschoug har i Vetenskapsakademiens levnadsteckningar skrivit att "Systema algarum" genom "sin nätta och concisa form, ämnets lättfattliga anordning och de korta men tydliga diagnosernas skärpa kan anses epokgörande i den speciella algologiens utvecklingshistoria." C. F. Fallén (1764-1830) var entomolog och kom tillsammans med Agardh och J. A. Engeström att få varsin professorsstol i Lund när deras lärofader Anders Jahan Retzius professorstjänst i naturalhistoria delades på tre

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        Essays [I. Thoughts upon the Punishment of Death II. Thoughts upon Liberty, and the Rights of Englishmen III. Thoughts upon the Conduct of the Understanding in the Discovery of Truth IV. Thoughts upon Imprisonment for Debt]

      First edition of the collected essays of Montagu, the Lincoln's Inn barrister, noted reformer, and close friend of Coleridge, Godwin, Wordsworth, and others, upon the four principal subjects for which he is known; with the map and folding tables. Contemporary straight grained morocco, lightly rubbed and a trace of foxing, presentation copy "With B Montagus / affectionate regards / 24 Nov / 1824". Printed for R. Hunter [and three others], London, 1824.

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        Essai sur les cryptogames des écorces exotiques officinales, précéde d´une méthode lichénographique, et d´un genera, avec des considérations sur la reproduciton des agmes; orné de 33 planches coloriées, donnant plus de 130 figures de plantes cryptogames nouvelles; dédié a l´ Académie royale de médecine. + Supplément a l´essai sur les cryptogames des écorces exotiques officinales.

      Paris, Firmin Didot Père et fils, 1824/[Mém. Soc. Hist. Nat. Strasbourg, 1838.] First volume: CIV + 167 + 4 + (2) p. + 34 engraved plates whereof 33 in colour and 1 in b/w. Black cloth. 30 X 22,5 cm. Second volume: 177 + (1) p. + 9 engraved plates whereof 4 are coloured. Soft cover. 30,5 X 23,5 cm. First volume: Owner´s signature (Rolf Santesson) on first free end-paper. Dampstained title page. Red stamp on back of title page. Two letters from Thulins Antikvariat, Stockholm. The first letter is pasted in on the inside of back board, the second letter is enclosed. Plates in good condition. Second volume: Dampstained throughout. Some annotations with pen and pencil

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