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        Edinburgh, From the Top of Princes Street [Pl. 3]

      London: Published by R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1824. Hand- coloured aquatint. Very good condition apart from a skillfully repaired 3/4" tear in the right margin, a few tiny pinholes at the corners of the sheet, and some light soiling in the margins. Trimmed to within platemark on all sides. 13 5/8 x 20 inches. 14 3/4 x 22 3/8 inches. A scenic view of Scotland's capital as seen from the city's main thoroughfare, 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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        The Arcana of Arts and Sciences, or, Farmers' and Mechanics' Manual

      J. Grayson Washington, PA: J. Grayson. 1824. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 1824, First printing. 348 pp. Hardcover, 12mo., full calf, gilt label at spine. Former owner's ink note, dated at 1825 at fly leaf; signatures at pastedowns; small note on front pastedown says that this book was bought from the author. Light mottle to leather; flaking at spine ends; tiny insect hole at rear outer hinge; secure joints and hinges; light wear to spine label. Foxing throughout, but readable text. Sound binding. Digital images available upon request.

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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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        Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiarum Libri IX

      Joseph Parker London: Joseph Parker. 1824. Volumes One, Three and Four (of six) only. Very good in three-quarter leather with marbled boards. Handwritten notes in English on every page of volume one. Leather is a little scuffed, corners bumped. Text is in Greek with notes and comments in Latin. With the bookplate of Walter Kerr Hamilton, D.D., Bishop of Salisbury, 1854, on the front pastedown of each volume. .

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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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        Précis du système hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens ou recherches sur les élémens premiers de cette écriture sacrée, sur leurs diverses combinaisons, et sur les rapports de ce système avec les autres méthodes graphiques égyptiennes. Avec un volume de planches. + Planches et explication. 2 vols.

      Paris, Chez Treuttel et Würtz, 1824. 8vo. Two uniform cont. bindings. Rebacked in blue leather matching the cont. blue marbled boards (De Gebroeder van Cleef). Backs gilt. Internally fine, though w. some brownspotting. Half-title w. repaired loss to lower third, not affecting text. (Text-vol.:) (4), XVI, 410 pp. + 16 plates, of which four are folded, (plate-vol.:) (2), 45 pp. + 32 plates (numbered 1-21 and A-K). Complete in two vols. w. all 38 lithographed plates.. Very rare first edition of the work in which the deciphering of the hieroglyphs was fully presented for the first time. In 1822 Champollion had read his "Lettre a M. Dacier" before the Academie des Inscriptions, and for the first time presented the key to reading hieroglyphs. His monumental work "Précis du système hiéroglyphique" appeared two years later, and in this richly illustrated work he presents his definitive, expanded analysis, and finally corrects the misleading mistakes of the other Egyptologists, counting also Thomas Young. Jean Francois Champollion (1790-1832), the father of Egyptology, is credited with actually deciphering the inscription on the famous Rosetta Stone, translating it, and breaking the mystery of the ancient hieroglyphic script; he is therefore accepted as the founder of Scientific Egyptology, -a title primarily justified with the publication of this work.The Rosetta Stone was found in 1799 by French Troops and was immediately brought to England, where it has been ever since. The stone was (and is) of the utmost importance to the understanding of the Egyptian language, the principles of which were totally unknown up to this point. Because the hieroglyphic inscription on the stone is accompanied by a Greek and a Demotic one with the same contents, Champollion was able to crack the code of the hieroglyphs and to read a language that had not been read for far more than a millennium. Champollion was an extraordinary philologist, who, by the age of sixteen, besides Greek and Latin, mastered six ancient Middle Eastern languages, among these Coptic, the knowledge of which, unlike that of Egyptian, was never lost. As the first, Champollion realized the connection between the Coptic and the Egyptian language, and was able to identify many of the Egyptian words on the Rosetta Stone, as he could read them with their Coptic equivalents. He was the first to believe that both Demotic and hieroglyphs represented symbols, and not sounds as earlier presumed. After that he quickly realized that each single hieroglyph could represent a sign, and he began compiling a hieroglyphic alphabet. In his "Précis du système hiéroglyphique" he could finally, in 1824, prove that the glyphs represented sounds as well as concepts, according to context. Champollion is the constructor of our present code of the hieroglyphic alphabet. "Further study enabled him to discover the values of a number of syllabic hieroglyphic signs, and to recognize the use of hieroglyphs as determinatives. In cases where the Greek text supplied him with the meaning of hieroglyphs of which he did not know the phonetic values, his knowledge of Coptic enabled him to suggest values which he found subsequently to be substantially correct. Further reference to determinatives and the importance of parallel passages and texts will be made later on in his work. Between 1822-24 CHAMPOLLION worked incessantly, and was enabled to modify much of his earlier views, and to develop his Alphabet, -and he evolved some rudimentary principles of Egyptian Grammar. The results of his studies at this period he published in his "Précis du Système Hiéroglyphique", Paris, 1824, wherein he took special pains to inform his readers that his system had nothing whatever to do with that of Dr. YOUNG." (Wallis Budge, The Rosetta Stone in the British Museum, pp. 224-25). "... Ces mémoires réunis formèrent le grand ouvrage publié aux frais de l'Etat en 1824 sous le titre "Précis du système hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens", didié au roi." /N.B.G. Vol. 9, p. 650)

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        Fordna och Närvarande Sverige (..) [Utsigter af] Upland / [Vues D´Uplande]

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Deleen. 1824-1827. Folio. Ca. 44 x 60 cm. Parts I-V. Part II lacks the wrapper. Part I: Front wrapper (pasted at the front of an original card board portfolio) + 4 plates + 4 text leaves (bound into the portfolio); Part II: (No wrapper) 4 plates + 4 text leaves (bound into the portfolio); Part III: wrapper + 4 plates + 4 text leaves; Part IV: 4 plates + 4 text leaves; Part V: 4 plates + 4 text leaves. Present are the 5 first parts (containing 20 aquatint plates) to the Upland volume. Another 20 plates to Upland were published in lithography. They are not present here. Original green/gray card board portfolio with the front of the first wrapper pasted at the front board. The contents of the first and second wrappers are bound into the portfolio. The remaining three wrappers with contents lay loose in the portfolio. The wrappers have decorative printed titles at the front. The province of Upland and part numbers are written by hand at the front of the wrappers. A few spots and creases to the portfolio. A few tears at the spine and at the flap. Small loss at the lower spine. A few creases and spots to the wrappers. A few spots, stains and some browning to the margins of some of the plates and text leaves. Slight damp stain in the margins to many of the plates and text leaves. A few plates and text leaves with fraying and small tears to the margins. One plate with two small holes in the margins and some repaired damage at the upper margin. Clean images. A very nice set.. A very rare set of original wrappers with mostly uncut text and plates belonging to one of the most sought after volumes of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and present Sweden) - Upland. The plates shows country estates in their natural settings. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. The text is in French and Swedish. Almost all of these beautiful wrappers were thrown away a long time ago by the bookbinders and the plates and text were cut to fit appropriate bindings. Some lucky coincident made the present wrappers survive. This is the third, free standing, volume of the monumental topographical work "Fordna och närvarande Sverige" wnich was published 1817-1867 in 12 volumes containing 367 plates altogether. The first two volumes (Skåne and Östergötland) were executed entierly in aquatint, as were the early parts of the third and fourth volumes (Upland and Södermanland). When the original creator Ulric Thersner died in 1828 the aquatint technique were abandoned and lithography were adopted for the execution of the rest of the work. At that time both the provinces of Upland and Södermanland were under production, which explains why these volumes have plates both in aquatint and lithography

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