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        A Comparative View of the various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives.London: printed for J. Mawman and sold by J. Booth, 1826.

      First edition of Babbage's first substantial published work, the first thorough treatise on actuarial theory, complete with folding table of mortality statistics, generally considered the first reliable life table. It serves as an early example of the desire and need for accurate statistics and calculations that would be a driving force throughout Babbage's life. (He was, after all, the man who reputedly once wrote to poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and demanded he change the lines: "Every moment dies a man, Every moment one is born" to "Every moment dies a man, Every moment one and one-sixteenth is born.")<br/><br/> &#10087;Origins of Cyberspace 36. <br/><br/> "Babbage was offered the position of director and actuary of the fledgeling Protector Life Assurance Company with the prospect of an annual income of £2500, a substantial improvement on his father's grudging allowance. He spent several months studying the life assurance business and computed a new set of life tables. The venture was abandoned the day before its scheduled launch on 1 July 1824. Babbage used his actuarial knowledge as the basis for a small popular work, <i>A Comparative View of the Various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives</i> (1826). The book was not intended for the professional actuary but for the general populace unwary of the pitfalls of conveniently misrepresented benefits. It was, at least in part, a work of consumer protection with Babbage self-cast as champion of the exposé" (ODNB). <br/><br/> In this work, Babbage "provided a simple guide to the quantitative basis of life insurance and fulminated against "the disgraceful practices which prevail at some assurance offices" (p. ix), such as allowing lawyers and other interested parties to sell policies on commission. Babbage's book was translated into German in 1827, and formed the basis for the Life Assurance Bank of Gotha, which also adopted Babbage's actuarial tables" (OOC). <br/><br/> Kress 24945; A. W. Van Sinderen, 'The printed papers of Charles Babbage,' <i>Annals of the History of Computing</i>, Vol. 2, 1980, pp. 169-851980, no. 26; <i>Origins of Cyberspace</i> 36.. 8vo (210 x 131 mm), pp. xxxi, 170, [27 of tables, with one folding], contemporary English half calf over marbled boards, gilt red spine label, light wear to extremeties, in all a very fine and clean copy, entirely unrestored

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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"). Original plain stiff publisher wrappers, residue from title label to head of spine, light wear and a few minor chips to edges, moderate wear to spine ends, a few minor stains to wrappers, fading to spine. Toning, occasional light foxing, internally clean. * 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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        The self interpreting Bible with an Evangelical Commentary by the Late Rev. John Brown, Minister of the Gospel at Haddington. 2 Teile in Einem

      - Thos Kelly, London, 1824/1832. Unpaginiert (ca. 1000 S.), mit 1 in Kupfer gestochenem Frontispiz, 1 Titel-Kupfer, sowie 46 Kupfertafeln u. 1 in Kupfer gestochene Karte, original Ganzleder-Einband, folio, (berieben und bestossen/kleine Bedrucksfehlstelle/h - Enthalten: The new Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: To wich are annexed Marginal References and Illustrations; an exact summary of the several Books; a Paraphrase on the most obscure or important parts, and an analysis of the contents of

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        Wahrheit aus Morgensträumen und Idas ästhetische Entwicklung.

      Aarau: bei Heinrich Remigius Sauerländer 1824. X + 294 s. Rent og pænt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt havlæder med håndskreven titel på ryggen. Gammelt navn på friblad.. Bogen indeholder forfatterens optegnelser om hendes barndom og ungdom indtil 1780. Udover de biografiske og psykologiske bidrag til belysningen af en fremragende kvindes udvikling, som den formede sig dengang, indeholder den mange elskværdigt fortalte træk af kendte personers livshistorie. Fremfor alt giver den et billede af det borgerlige familieliv i København, som ikke let overgås af noget andet memoireskrift fra den tid. Som et tillæg til bogen findes en skildring af datteren Idas udvikling som et sidestykke til moderens, og den slutter med Friederike Bruns "Lieder für Hellas", der er skrevet i 1821. (Louis Bobé). Bibl. Dan. III,1040. Goedeke V, 431,11.The book contains the author's notes about her childhood and adolescence until the 1780. Besides the biographical and psychological contributions to the illumination of an excellent woman's development, which took the form of time, it contains many features graciously told about well-known persons life story. Above all, it delivers an image of bourgeois life in Copenhagen, which is not easily surpassed by other memoirs from that time. As a supplement to the book is a portrait of his daughter Ida's development as a counterpart to his mother, and it ends with Friederike Brun's "Lieder für Hellas", written in 1821. (Louis Bobé). Bibl. Dan. III, 1040 Goedeke V, 431.11

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        The History of Ancient and Modern Wines

      London Baldwin, Bradock, and Joy 1824. G: in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Loss of leather to lower corners of cover with several abrasions to rear board. Most of title label missing. Contemporary ink inscription on fep. Heraldic book plate on paste-down of Arthur V. H. Vaughan -Lee ' Fortiter Sed Suaviter'. Some light scattered foxing but overall contents G+ First Edition Half-leather marbled board cover 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). xvi; 408pp. Woodcut vignettes throughout.

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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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        The Modern Traveller a description of the various countries of the globe

      London 1824 - For James Duncan, London, 1824-1830. 33 volumes. 5cm. Bound. First Edition. Illustrated with many engravings and 21 folding maps. Some maps contain water stains, tears in North America and Africa. Mild foxing. Bound in full contemporary brown calf, double black Morocco spine labels lettered in gilt. Overall in good condition. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The New Mediterranean Pilot; containing Sailing Directions for the Coast of Spain, from Cadiz to the Strait of Gibraltar; also instrictions for navigating the various coasts, islands, bays, and harbours in the Mediterranean Seam the Adriatic, or Gulf of Venice, Archipelago and Black Sea [.]. Second edition.

      London, J. W. Norie, 1824. - 8vo. (4), 168 pp. Contemp. blue wrappers with original printed cover label. Second edition; rare: not in Copac or OCLC. The first edition appeared in 1817. Also includes the coasts of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers). John William Norie (1772-1843) was one of the most important hydrographic publishers of his time. - Som dog-earing, but still a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lycksalighetens ö.

      Sagospel i fem äfventyr. I-II. Uppsala, Palmblad och c., 1824-27. 8:o. (6),342,(1) + (4),459,(1 blank,4) s. Två samtida hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerade och blindpressade ryggar samt blåstänkta snitt. Ryggarna lätt blekta liksom överst på främre pärmen till del I. En liten fläck i nedre marginalen på s. 35-48 och en mindre solkfläck i yttermarginalen från s. 337 till slutet i del I. Några pappersförluster i yttermarginalen på s. 173-76 i del I och i övre marginalen på s. 143 i del II. En liten reva i övre marginalen på s. 145 i del II. Ett trevligt ex.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 228 och 240. En andra upplaga utkom 1854. Översattes även till tyska

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        Extracts from a Journal, Written on the Coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822.

      Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Costable:, Second Edition, 1824 - 2 vols., 8vo, [xviii, 372pp] + [xii, 288pp + 65pp appendix], folding map chart, occasional light scattered spotting mainly to endpapers, contemp. half calf, marbled boards, with blind and gilt decorated spines in compartments, lightly rubbed on some extremities. A VG+ attractive set. The author served aboard the Frigate Conway on the South American station, 1820-1823, of which this is an account. Ex-Libris Francis, Earl of Killmorey, from his library at Mourne Park House, with his engraved armorial bookplates to upper pastedowns. Captain Basil Hall's account of his 1820-22 travels provides information on the history, politics, social life, and culture of Chile, Peru and Mexico, with remarks on bullfights, earthquakes, revolutions, mining, trade, the colonial system of Spain &c. Included are descriptions of his visits to Valparaiso, Santiago, Callao, Lima, Payta, Guayaquil, Acapluo, Tepic and San Blas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which words are deduced from their origin and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar

      London: G. and J. Offor [et al.]. 1824. "2 volumes, large 4to, pp. 1028, [1]; 1084; lexicon text in triple column; 20th-century blind-tooled dark brown, oddly mottled (stained?) calf over contemporary marbled boards, gilt-ruled spines, maroon gilt morocco spine lables; boards rubbed, else a very good, untrimmed set. Contemporary ownership signature ""J.D. Everett"" on title pages. & & Offor&#39;s fourth impression, according to Fleeman 55.4D/27; Vancil, p. 127."

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        Victory of Sachturis at Samos."

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Georgios Sachtouris during the Battle of Samos, from Peter von Hess&#39;s Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments. The image shows Sachturis on board ship during the Battle of Samos August 1824. The island of Samos, under its leader, Lykourgos Logothetis, had successfully rebelled against the Ottomans in 1821, and established its own autonomous government. The island&#39;s position however, a few miles off the Anatolian coast, made it vulnerable to a potential Ottoman attack. In the summer of 1824, following the destruction of Psara, the Ottoman fleet and troops assembled on the Anatolian coast, with the intention of capturing the island. Anxious to avoid repeating the failure to protect Psara, the Greek fleet, under admiral Georgios Sachtouris, assembled to guard the island. After some minor engagements on the previous days, the decisive battle occurred on August 17. The Greek fireships, including one under the celebrated Constantine Kanaris, then attacked and succeeded in burning three Ottoman ships, forcing the Kapudan Pasha Mehmed Hüsrev to withdraw. Image bright and clean; a few light spots to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig&#39;s request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic The Battle of Samos. Georgios Sachtouris

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        State of Colombia, or reports of the Secretaries of State of the Republic of Colombia, presented to the First Constitutional Congress in the Year 1823, the Thirteenth of the Republic. Translated from the official documen

      London: Treuttel and Wrtz, Treuttel Jun. and Richter, 1824.. iv, 199 pp. Sm. 4to. Library cloth with brown cloth spine. First edition. Sabin 14622. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 24031. A comprehensive look at Colombia in its thirteenth year after independence. Quite uncommon. Only one at auction in the last half century, according to ABPC, this copy, at the New York Historical Society sale at Swann's in 1978. Owner's name on top edge of title, faint institutional stamp from NYHS on rear pastedown, very faint light scattered foxing, otherwise a very good+ copy.

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        Narrative of an Excursion to the Mountains of Piemont, and Researches among the Vaudois, or Waldenses, Protestant Inhabitants of the Cottian Alps

      London: C. and J. Rivington. 1824. First. First edition. Quarto. xx, [2], 279, [1], ccxxiv pp. With 10 lithographic plates, 2 folded maps, and 3 facsimile plates. Complete. Modern period-style half calf and marbled papercovered boards, all edges marbled. The text pages are clean and tight, with a few tiny repaired tears. A very handsome copy. .

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        Histoire generale de la digestion (galley proofs)

      Paris. Corrected Galleys of an Unpublished Work Corvisart, Lucien (1824-82). Histoire generale de la digestion [caption title]. Author's interleaved & corrected proofs, bound in 2 vols., 8vo, the first volume comprising the Introduction historique sur la digestion en general. [ix]-clii; 144pp. Both paginations incomplete (text on last pages breaks off in mid-sentence). N.p., n.d. [Paris, not before 1863]. 216 x 138 mm. 19th cent. half calf, a little rubbed. Uneven browning, occasional foxing & soiling, but very good. Modern bookplate. Corrected Galley Proofs, with author's extensive annotations on about one-quarter of the pages, of what appears to be an unpublished work. Corvisart, the nephew of Jean Nicolas Corvisart des Marest, devoted a good portion of his career to the physiology of digestion, performing important research on the pancreas (see Garrison-Morton 1001) and publishing several works in the mid-19th century on various aspects of digestion and nutrition. He may have intended his Histoire generale de la digestion to be his crowning work in this field: written some time after the publication of his Collection de memoires sur une fonction peu connue du pancreas (1857-63), it tackles the entire history of digestion physiology from ancient times to his own era, and presents a detailed study of the function and purpose of the entire digestive and nutritional system from the stomach to the large intestine, with particular emphasis on the pancreas. When we checked OCLC showed no works by Corvisart published after the Collection de memoires, so that our set of corrected proofs represents what may be the only written evidence of Corvisart's scientific work after 1863. Hirsch.

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        Memoirs of Goethe

      London - Henry Colburn, 1824 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Memoirs of Goethe written by himself with an engraved portrait of Goethe to front. First English edition. In two volumes complete. With a preface to front of volume I and an extensive appendix of Biographical Notice of The Principle Persons Mentioned in these Memoirs to rear of volume II. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) was a German writer, artist, and politician. His body of work includes epicand lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. Condition: In half vellum bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally,sound but with slight wear to extremities, marks and stains to board. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional spotting, slight background foxingand handling marks and tidemarks to front of first volume. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        An Introduction to Practical Astronomy: Containing Tables, Recently Computed, for Facilitating the Reduction of Celestial Observations; and a Popular Explanation of Their Construction and Use.

      The Author, London 1824 - 2. Vols. Numerous tables and illustrations (many Folding). A very nice set. Volume 1 published 1824, volume 2 published 1829 (first editions of each). Edgewear to leather. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE MUSEE D'AQUITAINE - RECUEIL UNIQUEMENT CONSACRE AUX SCIENCES, A LA LITTERATURE ET AUX ARTS - TOME 1, 2 ET 3

      A. BROSSIER 1824 - R300075160: 305 + 314 + 306 pages illustrées de nombreuses planches en noir, dont plusieurs sont dépliantes. Titre et tomaison dorés. Dos du tome 3 absent. Page de titre du tome 1 absente. Tampon de bibliothèque. Tâche de mouillures éparses. In-12 Relié. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miroir des Modes Parisiennes

      sp;- Paris -Louis Janet, 1824 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this delightful little informative book outlining early nineteenth-century Parisian fashions. Featuressix colour plates with tissue guards. With a vignette title with tissue-guard. During the 1820s in European and European-influenced countries, fashionable women&#39;s clothing styles transitioned away from the classically-influenced Empire/Regency styles of ca. 17951820 and re-adopted elements that had been characteristic of most of the 18th century (and were to be characteristic of the remainder of the 19th century), such as full skirts and clearly visible corseting of the natural waist. The silhouette of men&#39;s fashion changed in similar ways: by the mid-1820s coats featured broad shoulders with puffed sleeves, a narrow waist, and full skirts. Trousers were worn for smart day wear, while breeches continued in use at court and in the country. Condition: In a decorative full calf binding. Externally excellent with just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Bright despite some marginal age-toning, apart from the plates which are somewhat browned due to the paper used, the colours remaining bright. Generally clean with a few scattered spots and marginal tidemarks. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Essai sur la Reliure

      [Chatillon-sur-Seine: [C. Cornillac,]. 1824. First edition, 12mo, [ii], [5]-11, [1 blank], [71]-228pp., with the bookplate of L&eacute;on Gruel, quarter morocco by Gruel, spine gilt, marbled sides, slightly rubbed, t.e.g. This treatise on bookbinding was issued, as here, as a separate book with its own half-title, dedication leaf, and introduction. It was also included in Mairet&apos;s second edition of &apos;Notice sur la Lithographie Suivi d&apos;un Essai sur la Reliure&apos;. &quot;Mairet was born in 1786; he became a binder and paper dealer in Dijon until 1821 when he set up as a paper manufacturer in Fontenoy near Montbard; he moved to Brittany about 1830, to another paper mill&quot; &#8212;Pollard &amp; Potter, Early Bookbinding Manuals. 52. Provenance: L&eacute;on Gruel; the library of Pierre Ber&egrave;s.

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        Mémorial de l'art des accouchemens

      chez Méquignon,, A Paris, 1824 - Cm. 19,5, pp. (8) xxxii, 450 + 6 tabelle e 140 interessanti tavole fuori testo di figure finemente incise (anche più volte ripiegate). Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Qualche segno di restauro alle cuffie, alcune fioriture alle carte, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Terza edizione di questo classico nella letteratura scientifica dedicata all'ostetricia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PEEP At The Esquimaux; Or, Scenes on the Ice. To which is annexed, A Polar Pastoral?By A Lady.

      8vo. pp. viii, 45. 40 hand-coloured wood-engravings (20 full-page). contemporary half calf, rebacked (corners & edges worn, some light foxing & offsetting).First Edition of this scarce and charming arctic juvenile. one of the earliest children's books to deal specifically with a Canadian subject. The wood engravings depicting Esquimaux life and dress, implements and toys, and arctic animals are derived from the plates after drawings by Captain George Francis Lyon contained in Sir William Edward Parry?s Journal Of A Second Voyage For The Discovery Of A North-West Passage, published in London the previous year (1824). Lyon served as second in command to Parry on the expedition. Authorship has been attributed to Mary Love.Gumuchian 4399. Lande S1760. cfLande 2066 & cfOsborne I p. 75 (2nd edn., published the same year). cfGagnon II 1590 (1830 edn.).

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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 by M. Breton

      London.: Howlett and Brimmer.. [Reprint].. 1824.. Translated from the French. 4 volumes in 2. Complete with 80 full page handcoloured plates. Volume I: 128pp. Volume II: 124pp. Volume III: 135pp. Volume IV: 160pp. Attractive leather bindings, rebacked with backstrip laid down, all edges gilt, little occasional rubbing extremities. Some occasional foxing and browning particularly on 3 of the 4 title pages but largely the plates are unaffected. Neat 19th century inscriptions on one preliminary leaf in each volume. 16mo. Lust 1243; Cordier 65; Reed and Dematte 14 - 1st English editions. Abbey 535 (3rd edition). First published in English in 1813 following the first publication of the work in French 1811 - 12. The delightful coloured plates and the wide coverage of the text meant this was a book with broad appeal which sold well to the early 19th century European public keen to learn more of the world beyond Europe. Described by Reed and De Matte (China on Paper, 2007) as one of the precusors to the modern travel book, the appeal of these books was enhanced by their "striking and sensational illustrations [which] featured material that was ostensibly true but truly extraordinary, that is, outside the frome of daily life in the West. In effect, publications on China were books of wonders.." .

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which words are deduced from their origin and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed a history of the language and an English grammar

      G. and J. Offor [et al.], London 1824 - 2 volumes, large 4to, pp. 1028, [1]; 1084; lexicon text in triple column; 20th-century blind-tooled dark brown, oddly mottled (stained?) calf over contemporary marbled boards, gilt-ruled spines, maroon gilt morocco spine lables; boards rubbed, else a very good, untrimmed set. Contemporary ownership signature "J.D. Everett" on title pages. Offor's fourth impression, according to Fleeman 55.4D/27; Vancil, p. 127. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of Lewes and its Vicinity. With the Natural History of the District by Gideon Mantell.

      Lewes: J. Baxter, 1824, 27. . First edition, 2 volumes, 4to. Extending frontispiece view in volume I and 41 plates, one further woodcut plate of views in Brighton and 2 maps - including a folding map of the town, plus 12 pedigrees and further woodcuts. Some foxing, extending frontispiece with repairs to fold creases and light damp staining, the map also with repairs to fold creases, contemporary signature to title in volume I. Modern speckled half calf, marbled sides, red spine labels. Volume II has a 16 page Supplement at the end, "Presented to the Publisher in 1832 to his Subscribers" and not commonly found bound in, which was issued with a further two plates.

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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 calf. Spines with raised bands, titles and decorative 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 Arrowsmith, Johnson&#39;s-court, Fleet Street. A superb set. Ireland, Samuel (d. 1800), printmaker and writer. See ODNB for a full Bio. (Anderson 36. COPAC & WoldCat)

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        Voyage de Moscou à Vienne, par Kiew, Odessa, Constantinople, Bucharest et Hermannstadt; ou lettres adressées à Jules Griffith par le comte de Lagarde.

      chez Treuttel et Würtz 1824 - Paris, chez Treuttel et Würtz, 1824. In 8 de VIII-440pp., reliure en demi veau caramel à petits coins verts de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs ornés de quadruples filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin noir surlignées et soulignées de filets dorés, titre doré, fleurons dorés légèrement frottés, charnières frottées, coupes légèrement frottées, coiffe supérieure légèrement usée, portrait lithographique de l'auteur au frontispice, rousseurs éparses, ex-libris, agréable et bel exemplaire. Ce voyage fut effectué en 1811 mais ne fut publié qu'en 1824, ce qui permit à l'auteur d'adjoindre de nombreuses modifications à son texte original, notamment des notes en bas de pages sur les événements survenus entre temps comme les changements de noms de villes et les faits historiques importants. L'auteur (1750-1830) est connu pour ses poèmes et romans et surtout sa description de la société viennoise lors du congrès de Vienne en 1815. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY. Six Volumes

      London:: J. and H. L. Hunt,, 1824. Very Good+. SIX VOLUMES. Complete Set. Six Very Good to Very Good+ hardback Second Editions in half leather and marbled boards with raised bands spine, gilt lettering and decoration spine, top edge gilt. Spine tips darkened two volumes. Mild cover edge wear, scuffs covers, owner name title page of volume one. 12mos. xl, 396 pp. 408 pp. 407 pp. 420 pp. 418 pp. 426 pp. + Index.

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        Our Village [Five Volumes]

      G. and W.B. Whitaker. Hardcover. London, 1824. First edition, 1824-1832. Five volumes, 8vos, 3/4 brown calf by Root and Son, spines gilt in six compartments. Bookplates of The Dial editor Scofield Thayer on front pastedowns. A lovely, near fine set, with some minimal normal wear to bindings and scattered foxing. Lacks half titles and advertisements. The scarce first edition of Mitford&#39;s classic work. This series of sketches of village scenes and vividly drawn characters was based upon life in Three Mile Cross, a hamlet in the parish of Shinfield, near Reading in Berkshire, where she lived. . Very Good. 1824. First Edition.

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        Plas Newydd, and Vale Crucis Abbey, Correctly Drawn From Nature and Engraved.

      Authors & R Ackermann, Liverpool and London 1824 - In early 19c dark green half leather with contemporary boards, some blind tooling, decorative image to front within lined borders with titles in black ink, lower board has adverts and dedication, some wear, corners and edges a little bumped. Spine, has raised bands, title and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, title page with mounted vignette dated 1823, dedication to the Ladies of Llangollen with a vignette of the Llangollen Church as seen through a Compartment of the Library Window, 6 pl, 11 pp, (2 of the plates at margin edge have a small worm mark), some minimal foxing, the leaves are 30.5*23.5 cm, with the B&W plates within double ruled borders 12.2*9.2 cm, printed by G Nicholson, Stourport, paper watermarked HB 1823. And dare I say uncommon! (COPAC. WorldCat) Nicholson, George (1760¿1825), printer, was born in Keighley, Yorkshire, the son of John Nicholson, one of a family of printers, who in 1781 started a business in Bradford. By 1784 George and a brother had set up independently. See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE IN ASHANTEE

      1824. DUPUIS, Joseph. JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE IN ASHANTEE. Comprising notes and researches relative to the Gold Coast, and the Interior of Western Africa; chiefly collected from Arabic MSS. and information communicated by the Moslems of Guinea: to which is prefixed an account of the origin and causes of the present war. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1824. First edition. Illustrated with a folding map and fifteen plates, of which three are folding and one a double-spread. [2],viii,xxxviii,[2],264,cxxxvi pp. Quarto, untrimmed. Original binding; brick cloth spine and grey paper boards, with a printed paper spine label. Boards show general wear at edges and moderate soiling. The cloth spine is sunned and worn through in places, revealing a heavier cloth support below, and the label is chipped. Sporadic foxing throughout text leaves, mostly in the margins, with occasional soiling; however, the foxing is moderately heavy on the opening and closing leaves. The plates show light to moderate foxing, and a few of the plates have some splitting at folds. One plate has an irregular closed tear at the inside edge of the plate. The map also has an irregular tear and is missing chip at the inside edge of the plate. Nonetheless, it is a scarce work, complete and in original boards. Lowndes calls it "a valuable work written by a man of talent." (Abbey 281).

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        LETTERS FROM NORTH AMERICA, written during a tour in the United States and Canada in two volumes.

      London: Hurst, Robinson and Edinburgh: Constable 1824 - Dark red 3/4 leather with 5 raised bands, probably of 20th century origin; clean tight and unmarked with minimal age toning or foxing; engraved plates, folding map, 2 errata slips all FINE condition, overall VG++ or Near Fine condition, all page edges uncut, both half-titles present [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed to ¿mon cher colonel, Monticello, November 12, 1824

      - small quarto, one page, formerly folded, now flattened, in fine, clean and legible condition. Written at Monticello: mentioning Jefferson. Lafayette, while on his tour of America in 1824-1825, writes from Monticello where he had been staying with his ¿vieux et venerable ami Jefferson,¿ providing news of various friends and announces that his arrival in Washington will be on the first of December: ¿¿ Mes journées depuis trois mois et six cents lieues de visites dans plusieurs des etats unis ont été tellement remplies que je n¿ai pu répondre ni à mes amis personels, ni a beaucoup de lettres publiques don¿t la vue me donne des regret, plutôt que des remords. Nous nous somes arrêtés depuis quleques jours chez mon vieux et venerable ami Jefferson, et nous allons nous ender à de nouvelles invitations¿¿ American National Biography, vol. 13, pp., 37-38 Dictionary of American Biography, vol. v, part two, pp., 535-539

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        ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES: COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WARS IN THE COUNTRY BORDERING CONNECTICUT RIVER AND PARTS ADJACENT

      Greenfield, Ma:: Ansel Phelps. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1824. Hardcover. American Indians; INDIAN Wars; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii, xii, 13-312 pages; ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES: COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WARS IN THE COUNTRY BORDERING CONNECTICUT RIVER AND PARTS ADJACENT. Additional engraved title, folding engraved plate. 8vo (210 x 125 mm). Period calf, covers with wide blindstamped and gilt borders, spine gilt. Moderately foxed throughout, wormhole in first gathering gutter, engraved title repaired with loss to margin at gutter, extremities rubbed. Howes H746; Sabin 33402. Provenance; Swann, Dec 3, 1999, lot 637, $403; signed Bruce McKinney bookplate from the seminal "American Experience Sale" at Bonham&#39;s. Can be expected at auction about every 3 years. .

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        Description géographique, historique et commerciale de Java et des autres îles de l'archipel Indien. Traduit de l'Anglais par M. Marchal.

      Tarlier et Jobard, Brüssel 1824 - 4to. Mit 2 gef. kolor. Karten (indischer Archipel: 355x430; Java: 133x405) u. 46 ganzs., davon 10 kolor. Lithographien. XIX, 364 S. Hld (um 1860). Cordier, Bibl. Indosinica 1109. - Lipperheide Ld 17. - Erste französische Ausgabe. - Exlibris auf Innendeckel, berieben, teilweise stockfleckig u. gebräunt, insgesamt jedoch ein schönes Exemplar. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Trattato della conoscenza del cavallo ridotta ai suoi veri principj.

      Subject: (Ippologia). Napoli, nella Stamperia sita Rampe S.Marcellino Num. 3, 1824, 8vo legatura in mezza pelle non recente con fregi doratio e tassello al dorso, pp. 189-(2) con tre tavole incise in rame e ripiegate in fine.

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        WHOLE ART OF BOOK-BINDING, CONTAINING VALUABLE RECIPES FOR SPRINKLING, MARBLING, COLOURING, &C.|THE

      Richmond, VA: Peter Cottom, 1824. contemporary quarter calf over paper covered boards in later clamshell box. 2511|79990|101405|102279/PR. Bookbinding. 12mo. contemporary quarter calf over paper covered boards in later clamshell box. iv, 60 pages. First American from the third English edition, with "considerable additions" (See S-K 7258. Pollard no.89). The 1811 English printing was the first English book devoted entirely to bookbinding. "It is very much a working bookbinder&#39;s notebook put in order for publication and owes little to the encyclopaedias." The best description of this important book appears in Highlights from the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding (Rochester, NY, 2000, No.9, page 32): "The first English bookbinding manual, published more than a century after the earliest Continental ones. This slim, unillustrated book covers forwarding somewhat cursorily, but the sections on the sprinkling of book-edges, the sprinkling and marbling of leather covers, and the preparation of the colours are more than detailed. Gold tooling and stationery binding are also dealt with. In these days of complete openness among craftspeople, those of the younger generation may wonder why the book was published anonymously. The reason was that secretiveness was very prevalent at the time and, indeed, persisted in some quarters well within living memory. This apparent meanness of spirit can be understood in the light of very harsh industrial and social conditions and the complete lack of benefits paid by the State. Marblers, in particular, often erected partitions or kept the inquisitive out of their room in order not to be observed at work, so an author who divulged details of the &#39;art and mystery&#39; of the craft would expect hostility from fellow practitioners. Authors of most later manuals were identified, but they gave generalized instructions which did not include the multitude of essential &#39;wrinkles&#39; which greatly facilitate procedures. The question of authorship has exercised the minds of a number of historians. I have insufficient space fully to summarize the arguments. Suffice it to say that three candidates have been named: W. Price, an Oswestry binder, whose earliest date in directories is 1828; Nathaniel Minshall, the printer of the manual, and admitted as a solicitor in 1819; and Henry Parry, author of The Art of Bookbinding published in 1817. Of the three, Parry seems the most likely; the Oswestry volume was registered at Stationers&#39; Hall in the name of Henry Parry, so it would be a remarkable coincidence if he were not the author." This American edition is even more scarce than the English edition with only 11 copies cited in OCLC. This copy&#39;s foldout table in the back which lists prices for New York bookbinders is torn with most lacking, but facsimile reprint, with letter from previous bookseller, inserted.

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        Memorials of the Bagot Family Compiled in 1823. Signed and Inscribed Copy

      G+ : in Good condition plus with marbled eps. Cover and spine lightly rubbed. Upper joint slightly split. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. Contents VG First Edition Contemporary calf 300mm x 240mm (12" x 9"). 172pp, xxxi. 4 folding tables, 5 engraved plates, hand-coloured engraving of Pool Park, signed on reverse by Lord Bagot. Although the name of the compiler is not stated on the title page, a short paragraph on page 99 states 'William, the Second Lord Bagot, and Compiler of these Memorials..' The volume is inscribed on a preliminary page to Henry Eyers Landor Esq, and dated Blithfield, January 1827. There is also a signature of Lord Bagot on the reverse of the linen back hand coloured engraving bound in at page 74. Also bound in at page 158 is a manuscript description of the felling of an elm tree.

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        Engravings of the Arteries; Illustrating the Second Volume of the Anatomy of the Human Body, and Serving as An Introduction to the Surgery of the Arteries

      London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1824. Cover worn and detached. Spotting to title page and eps. Plates bright and overall VG. Ex.-lib Royal College of Surgeons Fourth Edition Red board cover 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). ix, 61pp. 14 hand coloured engraved plates.

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        Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Normandie. Volumes I-V

      Caen, Société Linnéenne de Normandie, 1824-1835. Five volumes in six. 8vo (volumes I-IV), 4to (volume 5), and oblong 4to (atlas to volumes II-IV). 15 lithographed (partly folded) plates in volume I, one hand-coloured geological map, 39 lithographed plates in the atlas volume, mainly depicting lichens by Delise, and geological maps (11 hand-coloured). Uniform half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title.* Rare start of one of the oldest French Linnean society publications. The majority of the papers deal with the geology and palaeontology of Normandy. It includes the rare large, folded, hand-coloured geological map of Normandie which belongs to the paper by De Caumont, on pp. 239-281. The first two volumes were published as Société Linnéenne de Calvados. In volume II, the plates 12 and 13 are on one sheet. The atlas to volume III is bound after the atlas to volume IV. There is no volume III plate 1. The other plates of volume III have a small repair to the fore-edge. A complete collation of the oblong atlas volume is as follows: volume II (1825): pp. [2] (title page), 3-10 (explanation of plates), 27 plates (26 numbered plates + one unnumbered plate called &#147;cercle méthodologique&#148;); III (1827): [ii] (title page), plate explanation), six plates; IV (1828) [ii] (title page and verso, list of plates), eight plates. Some damp-staining, however limited to the plates of volume II, thus probably from before binding. The long hand-coloured views and cross sections of volume IV are clean.(Postage on this item might be more than indicated, please inquire)

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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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        Reflexions Pratiques sue Les Maladies de la Peau Appelees D'artres...[I] A Practical Treatise on Lepra Vulgaris, with Cases... To Which Are Added, Observations on the Treatment of Some of the Local Varieties of Psoriasis

      Paris; Ipswich Chez L'Auteur et al; J King, County Press 1824; 1834. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Scattered browning to first volume. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons Troisieme Edition; First Edition Half leather marbled board cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 156pp; 74pp. Sur Leurs Causes, Leur Siege, Les Moyens de Guerison Employes Jusqu'a ce Jour, et Sur Une Nouvelle Methode de Traitment Appelee Traitement par Absorption Cutanee; Accompagnees D'un Nombre Considerable D'Observations ou son Emploi a ete Suivi D'un Succes Complet. [Volume I in French. Volume II in English.].

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        Rotvelsk Lexicon.

      Viborg: R.P. Dons 1824. X+64 s. Samtidigt, lidt løst marmoreret omslag med papirlabel på foromslag, ny ryg påsat. Gammelt navn på inderside af foromslag.. N. V. Dorph var den første der optegnede det jyske Keltringe- eller Skøjersprog. Gennem Blichers novelle "Keltringliv", der udelukkende bygger på Dorph, blev dette sprog kendt i videre kredse. Det var Dorphs bekendtskab med Blicher der bragte ham til at lægge sig efter det rotvælske sprog, hvortil han 1824 udgav ovenstående lille ordbog. Sproget havde han lært af en tater, der sad i Viborg Tugthus. Bibl. Danica IV,76. Meget sjælden

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        IL REALE CASTELLO DI AGLIE' NEI DINTORNI DI TORINO LE CHATEAU ROYAL D'AGLIE' AUX ENVIRONS DE TURIN

      Torino, Reycend, 1824 - Incisione originale su matrice di rame eseguita all'acquatinta, finemente colorata all'acquerello d'epoca. In lastra, sotto la parte figurata, indicazione degli autori, titolo in francese e in versione italiana nonchè indirizzo dello stampatore in italiano, La trasposizione su lastra è opera di Landini Domenico, incisore italiano della prima metà del XIX secolo. Il disegno dell'opera spetta al disegnatore e litografo piemontese M. Nicolosino. L'immagine in esame raffigura uno scorcio prospettico del grandioso castello ducale di Agliè, in provincia di Torino. L'edificazione del suo nucleo centrale, del quale sono tuttora identificabili le tracce, è iniziata nel XII secolo per conto della famiglia comitale sei San Martino, originari del Canavese. Nel 1939 lo Stato acquistò dalla Casa Reale il castello che venne adibito a museo, negli anni Ottanta è stato oggetto di un ulteriore delicato restauro. Annesso al castello vi è un grande parco che lo circonda su tre lati. Nel 1839 l'area venne sistemata in forme romantiche, con giardini all'italiana e all'inglese organizzati in terrazze su tre piani. All'ingresso si trova una fontana settecentesca che simboleggia la Dora Baltea che si getta nel Po, opera di Ignazio e Filippo Collino. Tavola tratta dalla raccolta di vedute dei dintorni di Torino, opera di notevole raffinatezza tecnica ed interesse vedutistico di chiese e residenze sabaude. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo. 0

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