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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's CopyA First Editionof the "Remarkable" IndexWATT, Robert. Bibliotheca Britannica; or A General Index to British and Foreign Literature. In Two Parts:—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.“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];—the second an equally complete and extensive encyclopædia of all manner of subjects on which books have been written” (Preface).Scottish bibliographer Robert Watt (1774-1819) “began life as a farm and road labourer, and in his boyhood met Burns…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” (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'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'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'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's Histoire Romaine and JBL Crevier'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'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'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's Bay. In 1821, he set out to investigate that possibility and to link up with John Franklin'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's discovery of Repulse Bay. In late Aug. having found no passage through Repulse Bay, he explored the coast northward, sailing as far as Ross Bay. In Feb. 1822, Eskimos visited the ships' winter quarters on Winter Island and spent much of the winter in the expedition's company, enabling Parry and his men to make detailed observations on their customs and language. After leaving their winter quarters, they explored farther north equiped with Eskimo maps (ESKIMAUX CHART No 1, No 2 & No 3, facing p. 197, 198 and 252) and found the entrance to Fury and Hecla Strait. Ice prevented their passing through it, but overland journeys confirmed that it led westward to a sea. Parry returned to winter quarters and attempted to sail through Fury and Hecla Strait the following summer. Unsuccesful in this attempt, and fearing scurvy, he then returned home. Ref. Lande, 1385; Cooke/Holland, p 147; Sabin 58864; 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'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'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'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'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'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'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'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, “Miss Frances Parrish[?] from her Friend The Author”. 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'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'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 'Urania' on the Falkland Islands during the return voyage, returned to France with fine collections in all departments of natural history, and with voluminous notes and drawings, which form an important contribution to the knowledge of the countries visited" (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'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's capital as seen from one of the city'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'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'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'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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        A Picturesque Tour Along the River Ganges and Jumna, in India consisting of twenty-four highly finished and coloured views, a map and vignettes, from original drawings made on the spot, with illustrations historical and descriptive

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

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        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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        Constitucion Federal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, Sancionada por el Congreso General Constituyente, el 4 de octubre de 1824

      Mexico 1824 Mexico, [1824]. (MEXICO) 16mo. [4], xviii, 62, [4], iii pp. plus plate. Contemporary marbled wrappers. Wrappers lightly rubbed. Light dampstaining at edges of text block. Minor foxing. Very good. In a folio-size half morocco clamshell box. Howes E197. Palau 59642. Sabin 48379. Streeter TEXAS 1086 (ref). Streeter Sale 211 . This is the first constitution of Mexico as a sovereign state, and the constitution under which the colonization of Texas by Americans took place.€ "The first constitution for the Mexican Republic under which operated our present southwestern states, from Texas to California" - Howes.€ This copy is not bound with the ACTA CONSTITUTIVA DE LA FEDERACION MEXICANA, as is usual but which Howes does not include in his pagination description of the CONSTITUCION.€ Scarce

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        A Treatise on Estates and Tenures. Edited by Sir Charles Harcourt Chambers [etc.]

      The first publication of any portion of Chambers' Vinerian Lectures at Oxford (where he followed Blackstone in the Vinerian Chair of Common Law) in the writing of which it has recently been discovered that Chambers and Samuel Johnson collaborated. Modern light blue cloth, gilt, showing wear, ex-library, a bit dusty, one margin repaired (without loss), else a very fresh untrimmed copy. Printed for Joseph Butterworth and Son [etc.], London, 1824.

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

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        A Day’s Journal of a Sponge

      1824. first edition. The Profoundly Rare Misadventures of a Free-LoaderTold in Six Beautifully Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates[EGERTON, Michael]. A Day’s Journal of a Sponge. By Peter Pasquin. London: Published for the Proprietor, by Rowney and Forster, 51, Rathbone Place. 1824.First edition. Oblong folio (10 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches; 267 x 369 mm.). Printed title-page and six bright and beautifully hand-colored aquatint plates. The plates are unsigned, with imprint: London, Published by W. Egerton, 1824, and do not possess watermarks, as noted by Abbey. Of extraordinary significance and scarcity is the presence of the title page, lacking in the copy Abbey examined, and, as a result, Abbey notes the title simply as Sponge. The title page is missing from the precious few that we have had the opportunity to examine over the last forty years. Houfe notes this volume but under the title Sponge as well.Original printed drab wrappers. Three inch split to spine foot. Small chip to upper corner of front wrapper. Tear to rear wrapper professionally repaired. Quarter inch stain at bottom edge to first plate not affecting image. Otherwise an excellent copy of a scarce volume. Housed in a blue cloth clamshell case.OCLC notes only one copy (with title page; ascension no. 78397586) but does not identify the holding institution; no copies located in KVK: A work of profound rarity, rarer still with the title page. These satiric plates with their lengthy droll and witty captions depict the comic misadventures of a pretentious, social striving man about town free-loader, moocher, muzzler, cadger, touch-artist; a Regency Period slacker who is thick as a brick but convinced otherwise. This work has been attributed by Abbey and Houfe to M[ichael]. Egerton, a social caricaturist who worked in London in the 1820s in the manner of George Cruikshank. The Plates, untitled but each with three-five lines of text that begin:1. Was stirring with the lark…2. Feeling one of those pangs…3. Having returned, & hired a Chaise…4. Former fears confirmed…5. Sauntering down Bond Street…6. Being recovered from the effects…Abbey, Life, 289. Houfe, p. 294. Prideaux, p. 347.

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        Reliquiae Diluvianae, or Observations on the Organic Remains contained in Caves, Fissures & Diluvial Gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an Universal Deluge: 2nd ed.;

      London, John Murray, 1824.. HARDBACK, new half-calf with marbled boards, pages: vii, [i], 303, all edges uncut but opened, plates 27 (inc. maps and folding plates), 1 folding table, 220mm x 280mm (8.75" x 11"), former owner's pencilled name on title-page, some pencilled academic annotations, pages vi and vii (contents) are glued together some20mm from inner hinge (not affecting text), offsetting of plates, light spotting, otherwise a very fine and clean copy of this scarce item. NB In some copies the folding coloured plate no. 25 has been used as a frontispiece. 1.6Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

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      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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        The Description Of Greece By Pausanias, Translated From The Greek. With Notes, In Which Much Of The Mythology Of The Greeks Is Unfolded From A Theory Which Has Been For Many Years Unknown

      Priestley And Weale London: Priestley And Weale, 1824. New Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary half black calf and marbled boards. Very good. 3 vols./No Dust Jacket. 409, 341, 392 pages. 23 x 14.5 cm. Five folding engraved views of Athens after James Stuart, two folding engraved plates. Translated by Thomas Taylor. Pausanias, a Greek of the second century lived during the reigns of Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius was the first to write of the ruins of Troy, Alexandria and Mycenae, and equally adept at describing the art and architecture of Olympia and Delphi, As a Greek living and writing under the auspices of Roman rule he was careful not to revel too loudly in Greece's past glory. Some plate foxing and concomitant plate offsetting, text generally clean, spine labels faded, backstrip extremities worn.

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        Librum Insularum Archipelagi. E Codicibus Parisinis Regiis nunc primum totum edidit, Praefatione et Annotatione instruxit Gabr. Rud. Ludovicus de Sinner.

      Leipzig et Berlin, G. Reimer, 1824. 8vo. Contemperoary red paper binding, over clothbacked cardboard boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Spine with some loss of paper, so cloth is showing, but binding is fine and tight. First and last leaves brownspotted, otherwise internally nice and clean. Library stamp to title-page and front free end-paper. Front free end-paper with a very neat contemporary handwritten presentation-inscription by the dedicatee, Carl Benedict Hase, for "Herrn Ritter von Bröndsted,/ hochactungsvoll im Namen des Herausgebaus/ C.B. Hase.", dated "Paris den 7 März 1825". 263 pp. + 2 large folded hand-coloured maps (of Corfu and Crete).. Scarce first printing - P.O. Brøndsted's copy, given to him by C.B. Hase - of Buondelmonti's groundbreaking book on the Greek islands, the first so-called "Book of Islands", being the first thorough account of the Greek archipelago. With this work, Boundelmonti became a pioneer in promoting first-hand knowledge of Greece and Greek antiquities throughout the Western world. The work was originally written around 1420, but it was never printed and only circulated in various manuscript versions throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth century. Not until Sinner traced down a manuscript in the 19th century did the first printing of this groundbreaking work see the light of day, i.e. with the present publication from 1824. Sinner dedicated the work to Carl Benedict (Charles Benois) Hase, one of the leading Hellinists at the time, who presumably helped him with the publication of the work. This particular copy is a presentation-copy from Hase to one of the leading classical aercheologists of the time, P.O. Brøndsted, who gives references to the work in his own magnum opus, which appered the year after he received this copy of the first edition of Buondelmonte's great "book of islands". "The "book of islands", or "isolari", a novel form of cartographic book combining maps and narrative-historical chorography, was invented and initially developed in Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. According to R.A. Skelton, "like the "portolano", or pilot-book, to which it was related, it had its origins in the Mediterranean, as an illustrated guide for travelers in the Aegean Archipelago and the Levant." The first "book of islands" was authored by a Florentine ecclesiastic named Cristoforo Buondelmonti, a precursor of Cyriac of Ancona, whom Roberto Weiss characterized as "the first to, besides show interest in Greek antiquities, observed them with the eyes and inquisitive spirit of humanism." Buondelmonti spent six years, between 1414 and 1420, traveling in the Aegean and wrote both a "Descriptio insulae Cretae" [Description of the Island of Crete] (1417) and the "Liber insularum archipelagi" [Book of Islands of the Archipelago]. Buondelmonti dedicated the latter, which featured 79 maps dispersed through it, to the humanist bibliophile Cardinal Giordano Orsini and forwarded it to him in Rome in 1420." (Cachey, "From the Mediterranean to the World: A Note on the Italian "Book of Islands" ("isolario")", p. 1). Cristoforo Buondelmonti (ca. 1385-1430) was a Florentine monk and traveler. At the mere age of 29 he was already a priest and rector of one of the churches in Florence. His passion for the Greek classics took him, first, in 1414, to the island of Rhodes. His initial journey, which seems to have lasted 7 years, from 1414 to 1422, to the Mediterranean was facilitated through his noble family connections. "Using the island of Rhodes as a base, he crisscrossed the Aegean Sea from 1415, visiting Crete, Hellespont, Constantinople, the peninsula of Mount Athos, and other islands. He used every kind of vessel available, and did not hesitate to embark on pirate ships [...]. In 1420, he was back on Rhodes and two years later in Constantinople, then on Rhodes again in 1423. He continued to travel in the Greek archipelago, and he was still in Greece in 1430, but there are no details of his whereabouts up to his death later that year.On Rhodes, writing in Latin and using the notes he made en route, he compiled his travel book on the Greek archipelago, now well known as "Librum insularum Archipelagi", and sent it to Cardinal Giordano Orsini in 1422. The original manuscript was never printed, but the work survived in various fifteenth- and sixteenth-century copies. Not until four centuries later was a copy traced in Paris by the Swiss Gabriel Rudolf Ludwig von Sinner from Bern. He edited and published it in 1824." (Speake, I:140). His groundbreaking "Book of Islands" is written from the perspective of an observant outsider. The contents are very detailed and informative and provides us for the first time with a great deal of information on everyday-life on the Greek Islands at the time, as well as being an important source of information on the medieval society in which Buondelmonti lived. As an example of the great "discoveries" for the first time presented in this "Book of Islands", can be mentioned Buondelmonti's discovery for the West of Mount Athos and the first recorded empirical report of monastic conditions here."Buondelmont's account is of great value, because he appears to have been one of the first Europeans to make a thorough survey of the Greek archipelago. He provided the basis for later cartographers and collected both ethnological and historical details about the Aegean islands at a time when little was known of Greece in the West." (Speake, I: 141).See: René Gothóni in: Jennifer Speake (edt.): Literature of Travel and Exploration, an Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 140-41.________________PETER OLUF (P.O.) BRØNDSTED (1780-1842) was a world-renowned Danish classical archeologist and traveler. He was the first Dane involved in archeological work in Greece, and his magnum opus "Travels and Archaeological Researches in Greece", which appeared in German and French, 1826-1830, is considered of the utmost importance to Greek archeology. In 1810 he joined in an expedition to Greece with Otto Magnus von Stackelberg, Carl Haller von Hallerstein, the German painter Jakob Linckh, and the then Austrian consul in Greece George Christian Gropius. This expedition came to lay the basis for his great work. After three years of active researches in Greece, Brøndsted returned to Copenhagen in 1813, where, as a reward for his labours, he was appointed extraordinary professor of Greek and philology in the University of Copenhagen. His lectures here were extremely popular, and they came to have a profound influence upon the development of classical archeology in Denmark, as he sparked an interest in archeology that directly influenced the participation of many noted Danes in expeditions to the Mediterranean. When Brøndsted began organizing the material and the notes that he had brought back from Greece in order to publish them, he realized that he did not have all the desired facilities in Copenhagen, and he moved to Rome, visiting also the Greek islands, and later to London and Paris (to oversee the publication of his "Travels"). It is while Brøndsted is working most intensely on this his magnum opus on the Greek islands that Sinner re-discovers, edits, and issues Buondelmonti's "Book of islands", and from the present copy we know that Brøndsted received the book as soon as 1825. His great work, "Travels and Archaeological Researches in Greece", of which only two volumes were published - dealing with the island of Ceos and the metopes of the Parthenon -, appeared in German and French in 1826-1830. Brøndsted here mentions Buondelmonte's work on several occasions. CARL BENEDICT HASE (1780-1864) was a famous French Hellenist, of German origin. He studied in Jena and Helmstedt, and in 1801 he famously made his way on foot to Paris, where he was commissioned by the comte de Choiseul-Gouffier, late ambassador to Constantinople, to edit the works of Joannes Laurentius Lydus from a manuscript given to Choiseul by Prince Mourousi. Thereafter Hase decided to devote himself to Byzantine history and literature, on which he became the greatest authority of the period. In 1805 he obtained an appointment in the manuscripts department of the royal library; in 1816 became professor of palaeography and modern Greek at the École Royale, and in 1852 professor of comparative grammar at the university. He became famous as an editor of important manuscripts not hitherto published and was widely renowned for his great editorial and linguistic abilities. In short, he was one of the greatest hellisnists of his era."Si Charles Benoît Hase (1780-1864) fut une figure marquante de la vie littéraire et scientifique de la première moitié du xixe siècle, c'est moins par ses travaux personnels que par le réseau de relations qu'il avait su former autour de lui. Parti de Weimar en 1801 après des études de philologie classique à Iéna, il fit une brillante carrière dans les principales institutions scientifiques et d'enseignement parisiennes. Membre de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (1824), conservateur des manuscrits à la Bibliothèque Royale (1832), il correspondit avec les grands noms de la philologie allemande de son époque. Or c'est son philhellénisme et sa connaissance du grec moderne qui furent au point de départ de son destin d'helléniste réputé et de médiateur franco-allemand. En effet, son départ de Weimar fut motivé par sa volonté de combattre pour la libération du Péloponnèse. Et lors de l'insurrection grecque de 1821, Hase était professeur de grec moderne à l'École des Langues Orientales ; il le resta jusqu'à sa mort en 1864. Se pose donc la question de l'évolution de son philhellénisme de jeunesse dans cette période mouvementée." (Sandrine Maufroy: Hellénisme, philhellénisme et transferts culturels triangulaires : le cas de Charles Benoît Hase)

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        A Descriptive History of the Steam Engine... illustrated by Engravings of Forty-Seven Engines,

      Second Edition, additional wood-engraved title, frontispiece, vi, 2, 228pp., tall octavo, FINE COPY in an exceptionally pretty contemporary quarter calf, spine elaborately decorated in gilt between darkened bands, marbled boards, WITH THE CORNISH BINDER'S TICKET " "Bound by J. H. E. Edwards, Bookseller, Camborne", 47 large wood-engraved plates, London, Printed for Knight and Lacey, 1824. PROVENANCE: with neat ownership stamp of Thomas Lean. "CAPTAIN THOMAS LEAN. In the study of the Cobar district and the association of Cornish miners there, one is impressed by the effort which was made by Captain Thomas Lean in establishing the Cobar Copper Mining Company's development and operations. The location of the copper find in the west of New South Wales set a wide variety of problems which had to be overcome - isolation, drought, floods - with corresponding difficulties in establishing supplies, delivering copper ore and, of course, building up a town for the mining community. At any mine, Cornish mining captains were seen to be key people who would display the traditional fatherly outlook and were always anxious to stabilise their work force by encouraging the miners to settle permanently and to raise their families in what was to be their town. These men had frequently gained wide experience in setting up such operations overseas in Cornwall, the Americas and South Africa. They had become important people in the development of mines in Australia. Captain Lean was one such man - with experience in South Australia's copper mining districts in the Adelaide Hills and at Moonta and Wallaroo. He had been in the gold mining districts of Victoria as well. The Lean family came originally from Cornwall but their activities extended into the mining district of Devon, just over the border of Cornwall with Devon. Thomas Lean was born at Bere Alston in Devon, of pure Cornish stock." Cornish Association of NSW, Cobar Cornish History Project.

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        On the Influence of the Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground.London: Francis & Taylor, 1896. First edition.

      Rare offprint of the English version of his landmark paper on the greenhouse effect which precedes the German version printed by the Swedish Academy (Über den Einfluss ...) by six months. <br/><br/> In this paper Arrhenius gave the first quantitative investigation of the influence of changes in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on the temperature of the Earth's surface. This was the first attempt to quantify the greenhouse effect, described earlier in qualitative terms by Joseph Fourier in 1824. Arrhenius "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). <br/><br/> "Although Arrhenius' work on the greenhouse effect was originally motivated by a wish to explain the temperature variations during the quaternary glaciation cycles, he soon applied his results to the issue of possible future climate change caused by industrial emissions of CO2, from fossil fuel combustion. His first estimate of a man-made global temperature change was published in 1896 [ibid]." (Crawford: Svante Arrhenius and the Greenhouse Effect). <br/><br/> As mentioned in Crawford's biography Arrhenius often published his papers in both German and English versions in order to make them more widely known. In the case of this paper there are three versions: Arrhenius presented his ideas to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on the 8th January 1896, and submitted a lengthy memoire (100 pages) to be published in the Supplement series of the Memoirs of the Academy, and an English translation, done by James Walker, was submitted to the leading journal Philosophical Magazine. The English version was shorter (40 pages), due mainly to the omission of numerous tables of data on temperature. Probably because of the length of the German version it was first published in November 1896. The English version was printed in April 1896. Then a third version, identical to the German November version, was again issued in 1897 in the entire volume 22 of the Supplement series to the Memoirs of the Swedish Academy. The separate German version from November was printed in 130 copies (private correspondence with the Swedish Academy). The offprint of the April version, offered here, was most likely printed in a smaller number. <br/><br/> Rare; not in Erik Waller's collection of offprints. We can locate only two copies: The Gelkie Collection (University of Edinburgh) and Aspendale, Australia.. 8vo: 218 x 140 mm. Offprint from: Philosophical Magazine, April 1896, pp. 237-276. Original printed wrappers, two small pieces missing from the right margin of the front wrapper, otherwise in very fine condition

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