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        The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, Containing Descriptions of their Scenery and Antiquities, with an Account of the Political History and Ancient Manners and of the Origin, Language, Agriculture, Economy, Music, Present Condition of the People, &c. &c. &c. Founded on a Series of Annual Journeys Between the Years 1811 and 1821, and Forming an Universal Guide to that Country, in Letters to Sir Walter Scott.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1824 - First edition. Four volumes. 8vo. Uncut in original drab boards neatly rebacked to style with renewed paper spine labels. A very good set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        SIEBENGEBIRGE. "Das Siebengebürge von der Mittagseite". Blick über den Rhein, im Vordergrund Kuhherde mit Hirtenpaar.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von und nach Jakob Roux, um 1824, 14,5 x 22 cm. Engelmann II, 822; Schmitt 167, 37 - Breitrandig und mit feinstem Altkolorit.

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        The Complete Assistant for the Landed Proprietor, Estate and House Agent, Land-Steward, Proctor, Architect, Surveyor, Builder, Auctioneer, Appraiser, Upholsterer, Cabinet-Maker Ets Ets

      London: Priestley and Weale, 1824. xiii, 476pp with plates, two in colour. A comprehensive insight into professional and trade practices relating to land and property in the early nineteenth century.. Full Calf. Good Plus. 215x140mm.

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        Letters on the state of education in Ireland; and on Bible Societies. Addressed to a friend in England. By J.K.L.*

      Dublin: printed by Richard Coyne 4 Capel-street bookseller printer and publisher to the R.C.C. of St. Patrick Maynooth 1824 - 8vo., 60pp., contemporary half calf, spine fully gilt, a little wear to joints but a very good copy. First edition. Bradshaw 2915. [bound with], DOYLE, James Warren> Letters on the state of Ireland; addressed by J.K.L.* to a friend in England.> Dublin: printed by Richard Coyne. 1825. 8vo., viii + (9) - 364pp. A fine copy. First edition. Bradshaw 2917. Goldsmiths 24397. In the view of Thomas McGrath (ODNB) Doyle's Letters on the state of Ireland> was 'an outstanding work of great passion, brimming with savage indignation - one of the finest examples of modern Irish polemic.' The Letters> range over all the issues of the day: the character of the Irish government, policing, the Irish gentry, the state of religion, the administration of justice, the increase in population, public education, the Protestant Bible Societies, Catholic emancipation and Papal influence, selective disfranchisement, and legal provision for the poor. James Warren Doyle (1786-1834), the young Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, was a much respected and influential political activist. * The initials 'J.K.L.' were a semi-anonymous shorthand for J>ames [bishop of] K>ildare & L>eighlin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF VOYAGES TO MARGUARITTA, TRINIDAD, & MATURIN, WITH THE AUTHOR'S TRAVELS ACROSS THE PLAINS OF THE LLANEROS, TO ANGUSTURA, AND SUBSEQUENT DESCENT OF THE ORINOCO, IN THE YEARS 1819 & 1820; COMPRISING HIS SEVERAL INTERVIEWS WITH BOLIVAR, THE SUPREME CHIEF..

      Dublin, 1824. 160pp. 19th century purple straight-grain morocco, ornately gilt. Mid-19th century ownership inscriptions on titlepage, scattered marginal pencil marks. A few leaves untrimmed. A fine copy in a handsome English binding. A rare first-hand account of the war of independence in Venezuela (1810-23), by an Irish sympathizer and fighter for the cause of liberty in South America. In July, 1819, Adam joined the Second Regiment of Lancers raised by General Devereux in Ireland to support the movement for South American independence. Military actions, camp adventures, voyages to Caribbean islands, depredations (including unceasing "Musquitoes"), meetings with Bolivar, etc., are all described in fascinating detail. The author records what he saw on the islands of Trinidad, Marguaritta and Tobago, describing the latter as "a rich, elevated country, agreeably diversified with cottages, villages, plantations, and extensive tracks of fertile, well cultivated soil." OCLC locates only five copies of this rarity, at the Library of Congress, Yale, Harvard, the National Library of Ireland, and the British Library. SABIN 167. PALAU ADDENDA 2601ii.

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        Fermenta Cognitionis. Erstes bis fünftes Heft in 1 Band.

      Berlin, Reimer 1822-1824. - 8°, VIII, 70 SS., 1 Bl.; 63 SS.; 59 SS.; 60 SS., 1 Bl.; 84 SS., 1 Bll., gest. Figuren im Text, Marmor. Pappbd. der Zeit, Einband berieben, Name auf Vorsatz, innen gelegentlich leicht braunfleckig, Erste Ausgabe - Jost 41-45. - Im Jahr 1825 erschien in Leipzig eine als 6. Heft bezeichnete Fortsetzung unter dem Titel "Proben religiöser Philosopheme älterer Zeit", [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Motenebbi, der größte arabische Dichter. Zum ersten Mahle ganz übersetzt

      Wien, Heubner 1824 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Brunet III, 1924; Goedeke VII, 764, 68; Wurzbach VII, 276, 44. - Erste deutsche Übersetzung und ausführlicher Kommentar mit einer Biographie des Mutanabbi von Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. Hammer-Purgstalls Bedeutung liegt in der Anregung und Verbreitung des Interesses für den Orient. Seine sich in enzyklopädischem Wissen entfaltende Gelehrsamkeit hat dem Erlebnis und der Erforschung des Orients im 19. Jahrhundert entscheidende Impulse gegeben . (NDB VII, 593). - First German edition of the highly influential poems of al-Mutanabbî (915-965). The famous poet of the Abbasidic era exerted a decisive influence on all subsequent poets in Arabic. - Titel verso mit altem Bibliotheksstempel. In schöner, sauberer Erhaltung LVI, (2), 427 Seiten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Autograph Letters Signed, two to his nephew James, the third to his nephew's mother-in-law

      Washington, D.C. 1824 - 9 pp. total, pen and ink on paper. A series of three letters from James Monroe, written as Secretary of State and President, concerning his nephew and namesake James, son of his brother Andrew Augustine Monroe (1759-1826). "James Monroe (1799-1870) was the promising young son of Monroe's unsuccessful elder brother Andrew. The young James 'had run wild on his father's ill-managed, decaying plantation in Virginia and had little schooling; then his uncle (who at that time combined the offices of secretary of state and secretary of war) sent him, at his own desire, to the West Point Military Academy and, determined, in spite of the boy's earlier disadvantages to turn him into a useful citizen, wrote him letters giving him much good advice, both moral and practical. He felt evidently, that the boy required stern discipline, and thought it necessary to conceal his real affection for him beneath a tone of austerity, almost of harshness. His bark, however, was worse than his bite. That real affection existed, real interest in the boy's welfare and true kindliness of heart towards him, is shown by the great amount of time and trouble and the meticulous thought which the distinguished statesman, busy with more important affairs devoted to his young nephew's career" (Davidson, p. 38).In the first letter, dated 16 July 1814, Monroe writes as Secretary of State to his nephew James, then newly enrolled West Point. Monroe has arranged with Major Partridge of Vermont to be sure that James is well supplied with books and necessaries. The letter continues on, Monroe dispensing a stream of practical advice - avoid debt, keep your good clothes clean and reserved for special occasions, work diligently at your studies, always strive to improve, etc. Monroe offers advice for handling a servant: "If a servant is allowed, he may make up the bed & sweep the room, clean your boots and brush your cloths. But you ought to take care of them, & might brush them. When I was at College, I did almost every thing for myself, & I have found the use of it thro' life. Before this time, I presume, you have seen that it is not disreputable for a young man to wait on himself, and on those older than him, and that by doing certain things, such as having your wood at hand, ready cut up, making up your own fire, lighting your candles, brushing your coat, dusting your shoes, & the like, you keep your room more quiet & clean, have less noise, and are in all respects more comfortable, than if you had to call a servant in on all occasions to do these things for you. I give these hints, for your advantage." Monroe, perhaps concerned that James will be seen as unfairly benefiting from his uncle's influence, warns in a postscript: "You had better not show my letters to anyone."In a second letter, dated 2 November 1821, Monroe writes as President, advising James to visit his parents, help his indigent brother, and proceed carefully in his courtship of his future wife, Elizabeth Mary Douglas: "Another reason, occurs, in favor of this visit, which is that by withdrawing from N. York, till the Lady returns there, & for some time afterwards, on a visit home & to your father, it will be shown, that you do not rest your future prospects & hopes entirely on her, or her family. I think the steps would raise you in her estimation, & that of the family as well as of others." The Douglas family was against Elizabeth's match with James, despite his uncle's high position. In a third, lengthy letter of 18 June 1824, Monroe writes to the mother of Elizabeth Mary Douglas, now married to his nephew James, with a plan to set up James and Elizabeth on a farm in Virginia. A fascinating letter, going into some detail about the economics of the proposal: "I think that the time has arriv'd, when some plan ought to be adopted, with a view to his future status in life, and on this subject, I will communicate to you, freely, my sentiments ? I do not think that [James] ought to remain longer, than a year [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. v. J. G. Gruber. 52 in 51 Bänden. Halbledereinband

      Georg Joachim Göschen 1824-1828, Leipzig, 1824 - 1828. Kl.-8°, Ledereinband sehr seltene Halblederausgabe, Kl.-8 Portrait die umfangreichste Gesamtausgabe. - Mit der Biographie Wielands von Gruber. - Einbände gering berieben, leicht stockfleckig. GESAMTAUSGABEN; SÄMTLICHE WERKE; SCHRIFTEN; GESAMTAUSGABE;

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        Stadtplan, Umgebung vom Burg-Thor.

      - Lithographie v. Hofbauer, 1824, 39,5 x 55,5 Dekorativer und seltener Plan der Umgebung des Burgtores in Wien, aufgenommen vom K.K. Bombardier-Corps mit Sicherheit relativ kurz nach Fertigstellung des Burgtores im Jahre 1824; das Bombardier Corps hatte, wie andere Truppenteile und Regimenter auch, ihren Exerzierplatz auf dem Glacis; die Karte reicht vom Schottentor bis zum Burggarten, zeigt auch die Hofstallungen (Museumsquartier) und Teile der Bezirke Neubau und Josefstadt; unten rechts eine Ansicht des äußeren Burgtors Richtung Innere Stadt; zweifach gefaltet, die Mittelfalz ca. 15 cm eingerissen und alt hinterlegt, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        Zes maanden in Amerika.Haarlem, Kruseman and Tjeenk Willink, 1875. 2 volumes. Large 8vo (25 x 16.5 cm). With 10 tinted lithograph plates by "Emrik & Binger", and 27 wood-engraved illustrations by Édouard Vermorcken in text. Contemporary half brown roan (sheepskin).

      Tiele, Bibl. 1064; not in Eberstadt; Sabin. First edition of a travel book on North America by Martinus Cohen Stuart (1824-1878). Cohen Stuart, a prominent minister of the Remonstrant Church, visited the United States in 1875 at the invitation of the Evangelical Alliance, an international Protestant missionary society. With contagious enthusiasm he gives a very positive depiction of American society. He praises the United States for its democratic foundations and the advancing ecclesiastical and social state of affairs. In vivid imagery, interspersed with lithographed plates and small wood-engraved illustrations, he expresses his interests in its people, cities and countryside. In describing the cities, public buildings and places of interest especially, he shows himself a keen observer, though he does not neglect to stress their historic Dutch roots. The plates are by the leading lithographers Emerik and Binger in Haarlem, and the wood-engravings finely executed by Édouard Vermorcken (1820-1906) of Antwerp and Brussels. Binding worn, front hinge of the first volume damaged at the top. Slightly browned throughout with some occasional stains. Otherwise a good copy.

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        Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé

      dans les ports et à la mer. Half title: Médecine nautique. A Paris : de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1824. Second edition. Octavo, bound in modern cloth backed marbled boards, spine with gilt ornament and leather title label lettered in gilt, pp 115, [1] engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator; mild foxing to the last few leaves, otherwise a crisp, clean copy. Text in French. An important treatise on the causes of, and preventive measures for, maritime sicknesses. Keraudren was a French naval officer, surgeon and Inspecteur général du service de santé de la marine between 1813 and 1845. The first edition of this work was published in 1817. Specific references are made by Keraudren to observations made by numerous navigators, including Cook (p.12 / p.30: his use of fire to purify the air below decks; p.16: his placement of a kitchen in steerage, to maintain dryness), and Labillardière (p.102; the possible benefits of chewing betel for intestinal health). Not in Beddie; no copy of either the first or second edition is recorded in Australian collections.

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        ATLAS DE L'OCEAN PACIFIQUE

      St. Petersburg: Par Ordre de Sa Majesté Impériale, 1824. Engraved titlepage; dedication leaf; and fifteen double- page engraved maps by S. Froloff, six double-page, nine single-page; some plates with more than one map, some with inserts, one with a folding extension, all dated 1824. Recent three-quarter red morocco and cloth boards, gilt ruled and lettered. Contemporary presentation inscription on front endpaper and scattered contemporary ink annotations. Expertly remargined at plate fore-edges, not affecting map images. Light tanning at edges, otherwise internally clean. Near fine. The very rare first French edition of this great atlas of the South Pacific, the first of its type and one of the most important of all Pacific atlases, with a superb presentation from Krusenstern to Admiral Count Login Hayden. A companion atlas to the North Pacific was published some three years later. Dedicated to Tsar Alexander, this magnificent atlas by the great Russian explorer and cartographer Krusenstern is a great rarity in either its original edition in Russian or in this first French edition of the same year. The charts are drawn on a large, detailed scale, and represent the first systematic attempt to chart the islands of the Pacific, including a a map of the whole of New Zealand and most of the eastern coast of Australia, with a detailed plan of Sydney Harbor. The first chart is a general map of the Southern Pacific, showing discovery dates and including, in this particular copy, some supplementary contemporary handwritten information dated up to 1825. It covers the ocean from Borneo to Cape Horn, showing all of Australia, the Solomon Islands, Polynesia, New Zealand, the Galapagos Islands and the western coast of South America. Krusenstern compiled these maps from information gathered on his world voyage of 1803-1806 and from earlier and subsequent voyages. "Krusenstern is the Hydrographer of the Pacific…It is difficult to speak in sufficiently high terms of this noble work…Krusenstern…embodied everything that had previously been observed in the Pacific, and in the most masterly manner he has reconciled the discordant materials at his command, and placed its hydrography upon an entirely new basis" - A.G. Findlay, quoted by Forbes. The fifteen maps included are as follows: 1) CARTE GÉNÉRALE DE L'OCÉAN PACIFIQUE HEMISPHERE AUSTRAL [double-page]. 2) CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE GUINÉE DU DÉTROIT DE TORRÈS. - PLAN DE PORT DORY [double-page]. 3) CARTE DE LA MER DU CORAIL [double-page]. 4) CARTE DE LA CÔTE SUD EST DE LA NOUVELLES-GALLES MÉRIDIONALE. - PLAN DE PORT JACKSON. 5) CARTE DE LA TERRE DE VAN DIEMEN ET DU DÉTROIT DE BASS. - PLAN DU PORT PHILIP. 6) CARTE DES ILES DE L'AMIRAUTÉ. - CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE IRLANDE. - PLAN DU PORT GOWER. 7) CARTE DES ISLES DE LA NOUVELLE BRETAGNE. - CART DE L'ARCHIPEL DE SANTA CRUZ. - PLAN DE L'ANSE BYRON. 8) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DE LA LOUISIADE. - CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DE MENDANA. - PLAN DU PORT CHICHAGOFF. 9) CARTE SYSTEMATIQUE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES DE SALOMON. - PLAN DE LA BAIE CHOISEUL. - PLAN DU PORT PRASLIN [double-page]. 10) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES NOUVLES. HEBRIDES. - PLAN DU PORT DE LA RESOLUTION. 11) CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE. - PLAN DU PORT ST. VINCENT. 12) CARTE DE LA NLE. ZÉLANDE, ET DU DÉTROIT DE COOK. - CARTE DU DÉTROIT DU COOK. - PLAN DE LA BAIE DUSKY [double- page, with folding addition]. 13) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES DES AMIS. - CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES DE LA SOCIETÉ. - PLAN DE LA BAIE MATAVAI. 14) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES FIDGI. - ESQUISSE DE SANDAL WOOD BAY. - CARTE DE LA ISLES DES NAVIGATEURS. - PLAN DE L'ANSE DU MASSACRE. 15) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES BASSES [double-page]. The CARTE DE LA MER DU CORAIL is dedicated to Matthew Flinders, and indeed the CARTE GÉNÉRALE bears the name "Australia," which was the name championed by Flinders and which appeared on his map of Australia published ten years earlier. Despite its importance to the cartographic history of Australia, the bibliographer Ferguson did not know of the Russian nor French editions of the atlas until he had started work on the second volume of his BIBLIOGRAPHY, where in the addenda to Volume I, he describes only a French reissue of 1835, which he could cite only from an entry in a London bookseller's catalogue of 1940: "This atlas, the first attempt at a Systematic Cartographical representation of the islands of the Pacific, is of the greatest rarity. The charts are drawn on a large scale and give far more detail than those of Arrowsmith and Admiral Espinosa…" (Ferguson 1130a). Only in the 1986 volume of ADDENDA is reference finally made to this first French edition (972a; still with no copy seen). Phillips and Lada- Morcarski likewise do not note this edition. This copy contains a presentation inscription from Krusenstern to the Admiral Login Hayden, the victor at the Battle of Navarino and the future military governor of Kronstadt and Reval-Tallinn. Hayden was Dutch but offered his services to Catherine the Great in 1795, the last year of her reign, and by 1826 commanded the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean. In 1827, he defeated the Turko-Egyptian fleet at Navarino during the Greek War of Independence, and was later made Admiral and military governor by Nicholas I along the Baltic Sea. A excellent copy of an extremely rare atlas, with an outstanding association. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 9375. FERGUSON 972a. FORBES HAWAII 581. HOWES K270 (ref). LADA-MOCARSKI 91 (ref). SABIN 38329.

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        Travels in the Republic of Colombia. In the years 1822 and 1823. Translated from the French.

      London: Printed for C. Knight, 1824 - Octavo. Original brown paper-backed blue paper sides, titles to printed paper label to spine, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Wear to extremities, soiling to boards, top edge dust toned, inner hinges cracked but holding, 2 short closed tears to map stub; a very good copy. Lithographic frontispiece and large folding map. First edition in English, first published in French in the same year. Gaspard-Théodore Mollien (1796–1872), was a French diplomat and explorer. This work details his voyage from France to North America and then on to the newly independent Columbia where he navigated the Magdalena river. A detailed and practical work which describes the cities, geography and people of the country, Mollien was reviewed at the time as "a vigilant observer" (The Philomathic Journal Vol. II, 1825, p. 479). Palau 175295; Sabin 49918. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ATLAS DE L'OCEAN PACIFIQUE

      St. Petersburg: Par Ordre de Sa Majesté Impériale, 1824. Engraved titlepage; dedication leaf; and fifteen double- page engraved maps by S. Froloff, six double-page, nine single-page; some plates with more than one map, some with inserts, one with a folding extension, all dated 1824. Recent three-quarter red morocco and cloth boards, gilt ruled and lettered. Contemporary presentation inscription on front endpaper and scattered contemporary ink annotations. Expertly remargined at plate fore-edges, not affecting map images. Light tanning at edges, otherwise internally clean. Near fine. The very rare first French edition of this great atlas of the South Pacific, the first of its type and one of the most important of all Pacific atlases, with a superb presentation from Krusenstern to Admiral Count Login Hayden. A companion atlas to the North Pacific was published some three years later. Dedicated to Tsar Alexander, this magnificent atlas by the great Russian explorer and cartographer Krusenstern is a great rarity in either its original edition in Russian or in this first French edition of the same year. The charts are drawn on a large, detailed scale, and represent the first systematic attempt to chart the islands of the Pacific, including a a map of the whole of New Zealand and most of the eastern coast of Australia, with a detailed plan of Sydney Harbor. The first chart is a general map of the Southern Pacific, showing discovery dates and including, in this particular copy, some supplementary contemporary handwritten information dated up to 1825. It covers the ocean from Borneo to Cape Horn, showing all of Australia, the Solomon Islands, Polynesia, New Zealand, the Galapagos Islands and the western coast of South America. Krusenstern compiled these maps from information gathered on his world voyage of 1803-1806 and from earlier and subsequent voyages. "Krusenstern is the Hydrographer of the Pacific…It is difficult to speak in sufficiently high terms of this noble work…Krusenstern…embodied everything that had previously been observed in the Pacific, and in the most masterly manner he has reconciled the discordant materials at his command, and placed its hydrography upon an entirely new basis" - A.G. Findlay, quoted by Forbes. The fifteen maps included are as follows: 1) CARTE GÉNÉRALE DE L'OCÉAN PACIFIQUE HEMISPHERE AUSTRAL [double-page]. 2) CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE GUINÉE DU DÉTROIT DE TORRÈS. - PLAN DE PORT DORY [double-page]. 3) CARTE DE LA MER DU CORAIL [double-page]. 4) CARTE DE LA CÔTE SUD EST DE LA NOUVELLES-GALLES MÉRIDIONALE. - PLAN DE PORT JACKSON. 5) CARTE DE LA TERRE DE VAN DIEMEN ET DU DÉTROIT DE BASS. - PLAN DU PORT PHILIP. 6) CARTE DES ILES DE L'AMIRAUTÉ. - CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE IRLANDE. - PLAN DU PORT GOWER. 7) CARTE DES ISLES DE LA NOUVELLE BRETAGNE. - CART DE L'ARCHIPEL DE SANTA CRUZ. - PLAN DE L'ANSE BYRON. 8) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DE LA LOUISIADE. - CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DE MENDANA. - PLAN DU PORT CHICHAGOFF. 9) CARTE SYSTEMATIQUE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES DE SALOMON. - PLAN DE LA BAIE CHOISEUL. - PLAN DU PORT PRASLIN [double-page]. 10) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES NOUVLES. HEBRIDES. - PLAN DU PORT DE LA RESOLUTION. 11) CARTE DE LA NOUVELLE CALEDONIE. - PLAN DU PORT ST. VINCENT. 12) CARTE DE LA NLE. ZÉLANDE, ET DU DÉTROIT DE COOK. - CARTE DU DÉTROIT DU COOK. - PLAN DE LA BAIE DUSKY [double- page, with folding addition]. 13) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES DES AMIS. - CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES DE LA SOCIETÉ. - PLAN DE LA BAIE MATAVAI. 14) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES FIDGI. - ESQUISSE DE SANDAL WOOD BAY. - CARTE DE LA ISLES DES NAVIGATEURS. - PLAN DE L'ANSE DU MASSACRE. 15) CARTE DE L'ARCHIPEL DES ISLES BASSES [double-page]. The CARTE DE LA MER DU CORAIL is dedicated to Matthew Flinders, and indeed the CARTE GÉNÉRALE bears the name "Australia," which was the name championed by Flinders and which appeared on his map of Australia published ten years earlier. Despite its importance to the cartographic history of Australia, the bibliographer Ferguson did not know of the Russian nor French editions of the atlas until he had started work on the second volume of his BIBLIOGRAPHY, where in the addenda to Volume I, he describes only a French reissue of 1835, which he could cite only from an entry in a London bookseller's catalogue of 1940: "This atlas, the first attempt at a Systematic Cartographical representation of the islands of the Pacific, is of the greatest rarity. The charts are drawn on a large scale and give far more detail than those of Arrowsmith and Admiral Espinosa…" (Ferguson 1130a). Only in the 1986 volume of ADDENDA is reference finally made to this first French edition (972a; still with no copy seen). Phillips and Lada- Morcarski likewise do not note this edition. This copy contains a presentation inscription from Krusenstern to the Admiral Login Hayden, the victor at the Battle of Navarino and the future military governor of Kronstadt and Reval-Tallinn. Hayden was Dutch but offered his services to Catherine the Great in 1795, the last year of her reign, and by 1826 commanded the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean. In 1827, he defeated the Turko-Egyptian fleet at Navarino during the Greek War of Independence, and was later made Admiral and military governor by Nicholas I along the Baltic Sea. A excellent copy of an extremely rare atlas, with an outstanding association. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 9375. FERGUSON 972a. FORBES HAWAII 581. HOWES K270 (ref). LADA-MOCARSKI 91 (ref). SABIN 38329.

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        Parabéri.

      Paris: circa, 1824. Handcoloured engraved portrait, 32 x 24 cm. (plate size), margins trimmed, a few light spots yet very good. A fine portrait of the Tasmanian Parabéri by Nicolas-Martin Petit, published for the second edition of the official voyage account.

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        Recollections of John Thurtell, who was executed at Hertford ... for murdering Mr. W. Weare ...

      London : Knight &​ Lacey, 1824. Octavo, recent half black morocco over marbled boards, gilt, spine with raised bands lettered in gilt, modern marbled endpapers, frontispiece engraving, A correct view of the execution, taken on the spot by an eminent artist(as called for by Ferguson), with a second frontispiece engraving (apparently not present in any institutional copies), Elstree Churchyard and Weare's grave; this additional engraving bears the imprint of B. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Streeton the verso, but its format and framing are identical to the main frontispiece; 44 pp; occasional spotting, page 44 with a few ink marks, else a very good copy. Ferguson, 963. This work was published as an appendix to Pierce Egan's contemporary account of the trial of John Thurtell and Joseph Hunt for the murder of William Weare. In 1823, in what was known at the time as the Elstree Murder or the Radlett Murder, John Thurtell murdered solicitor William Weare near Radlett in Hertfordshire, in a dispute over a gambling debt. Thurtell and his accomplices buried Weare's corpse near Elstree, a neighbouring village. Following their arrest and trial, Thurtell and one of his accomplices, Joseph Hunt, were found guilty of murder. Thurtell's punishment was execution by hanging followed by dissection of his body. Hunt was also sentenced to death but this was commuted to transportation to New South Wales for life. Hunt was eventually emancipated and became a police constable in Sydney, where he died in 1861. Numerous works about the murder of William Weare were published in 1824 and are listed in Ferguson (under Hunt, Joseph: Ferguson, 954-970). The copy ofRecollections of John Thurtell which we offer here appears to be an uncommon variant with two engraved plates by Bensley. The extra plate, depicting the Elstree Churchyard, does not appear to have been issued separately and it would seem to have been produced especially for this publication, although not included in most copies. Three copies (with only one engraved plate) are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; University of Melbourne Library; State Library of New South Wales).

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        Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (Vol. XXII, 1824, complete set of 53 issues)

      [Sydney] Australia : Printed and published by Robert Howe, 1824. Volume XXII, no. 1050, January 1, 1824 - no. 1102, December 30, 1824. Fifty-three issues bound in one volume, folio, later half calf over contemporary marbled boards; all issues [4] pp, text in 5 columns; nos. 1094, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102 with supplements; no. 1050 lacking the first leaf; no. 151 closely trimmed at fore-edge with some loss of text; no. 153 first leaf with creasing and loss at fore-edge; no. 162 with small section excised; no. 1095 with early stitched repair and short tear with some loss of text; no. 1102 with loss of lower outer corner of first leaf; rodent damage at upper right fore-edge of all leaves, resulting in varying degrees of loss (some only marginal, some affecting the end of a dozen or so lines of text); supplements to 1096 and 1098 with small tape repairs; supplement to 1101 with tear and corner loss; expected amount of toning and tanning throughout. A rare complete run of issues for the year 1824. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser was Australia's first newspaper. The first edition was printed by George Howe (1769-1821) and was issued on March 5, 1803. The Gazette remained the Colony's only newspaper until 1824, when W.C. Wentworth's The Australian was established.Howe's son, Robert, was responsible for the newspaper's printing and publication throughout most of the 1820s.

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        Funkelnde Wandelsterne zum Lobe des Besten der Geschöpfe; ein arabisches, insgemein unter dem Nahmen Gedicht Burde bekanntes Gedicht, von . Bussiri. Übersetzt und durch Anmerkungen erläutert.

      Wien, A. Schmid, 1824. - Folio (39.5 : 24.5 cm). VI, 26 S. Einzige Ausgabe, im eleganten Großformat nach Vorbild von Hammers Fundgruben gedruckt. Der Auftakt von Rosenzweigs editorisch-übersetzerischem Werk, das 1858-64 mit dem Diwan des Hafis gipfelte. Die Qasidat al-Burda oder Mantel-Qaside des Ägypters al-Busiri (1212-1294/97) ist ein in der sunnitischen Welt hoch verehrtes Lobgedicht auf den Propheten, dient zu Bau- und Amulettinschriften und wurde selbst ins Chinesische übersetzt. Der erste europäische Druck des arabischen Textes erschien Leiden 1761. Das Vorwort von Rosenzweigs Neuausgabe ist bereits Konstantinopel 1813 unterzeichnet, wo er nach dem Studium an der Wiener Orientalischen Akademie sein Praktikum bei der österreichischen Internuntiatur absolvierte. Er erstellt eine kritische Textrevision mit deutscher Parallelübersetzung. - Goedeke XVII, 1174, 554, 2 (= XVI, 628, 7, 2). - Deckel etwas beschabt und bestoßen. Doublettenvermerk im Innendeckel, alter Besitzvermerk des Stiftes Zwettl in brauner Feder am Titel. Etwas braunfleckig, sonst sauberes Exemplar auf starkem Papier. Roter Pappband d. Zt. mit oxidierten Deckelbordüren, Rücken sauber erneuert, das untere Drittel mit querem Rückenschild (für liegende Aufbewahrung) erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen in Syrien, Palästina und der Gegend des Berges Sinai. Aus dem Englischen. Herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Wilhelm Gesenius.

      Weimar, Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, 1823 - 1824. - 2 Bände. Mit 7 lithograph und gest. gefalt. Tafeln und einigen Textholzschnitten. 1 Bl., X, 542 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., X, SS. (545)-1104. Neuere blaue HLdr.-Bde. Neue Bibliothek der wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen, Bde. 34 u. 38. - Embacher 57; Engelmann 152; Henze I, 406f.; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 106; Kainbacher3 66, 4; Röhricht 1627; Tobler 141; vgl. Weber 107. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - "Sorgfältige vorbereitung, kenntnis der arabischen sprache, ein unbefangener blick, nüchterne beobachtung und ausserste genugsamkeit zeichnen den Burckhardt aufs vortheilhafteste aus. Ihm verdankt die gelehrte republik eine reihe von entdeckungen. Dieser forscher ist in vieler hinsicht das muster eines reisenden" (Tobler). - Mit hebräischem Exlibris Elias Auerbach. - Tls. etwas gebräunt bzw braunfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur les causes des maladies des marins et sur les soins à prendre pour conserver leur santé

      dans les ports et à la mer. Paris : Annales maritimes et coloniales. II.e partie. Année 1824. - Juin. Octavo, bound in contemporary marbled wrappers, pp [2], 457-541, with an engraved diagram of a furnace ventilator (p.540); light browning to some of the leaves, but a very good copy. Text in French. An important treatise on the causes of, and preventive measures for, maritime sicknesses. Keraudren was a French naval officer, surgeon and Inspecteur général du service de santé de la marine between 1813 and 1845. The first edition of this work was published in 1817, and a separately published second edition also appeared in 1824, making this variant, published as a bulletin of the Annales maritimes et coloniales, the third known version. Specific references are made by Keraudren to observations made by numerous navigators, including Cook (p.12 / p.30: his use of fire to purify the air below decks; p.16: his placement of a kitchen in steerage, to maintain dryness), and Labillardière (p.102; the possible benefits of chewing betel for intestinal health). Not in Beddie; no copy of either the first or second edition is recorded in Australian collections; the periodicalAnnales maritimes et coloniales appears to held in Monash University Library and State Library of Victoria.

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        Abbildungen aus der Naturgeschichte mit Text von Dr. H. R. Schinz.

      - Zürich, Friedrich Schulthess, [1824-1828]. Folio (40.7 x 28.1 cm). Title page, 104 pp. [1-20, 27-112, but text complete], 41 [12; 8; 9; 12] lithographed plates, all finely hand-coloured except plates I-II of the plants, which are plain as published. Original blind-tooled green cloth with gilt title on the front board.= The rare first edition of this early and comprehensive work on natural history by the Swiss naturalist Heinrich Rudolf Schinz (1777-1862). It consists of four parts, in each of which the plate numbering starts anew: mammals (12 plates); birds (eight plates), reptiles, fish, and invertebrates including insects and molluscs (nine plates), and plants (12 plates). The text page numbering is consecutive. This work is not mentioned in the Cat. BM(NH), nor by Casey Wood. Text occasionally spotted, especially in the margins; plates clean. A very good to fine copy. Nissen ZBI, 3669. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ordinances and decrees of the consultation, provisional government of Texas and the convention, which assembled at Washington March 1, 1836. By order of the secretay[!] of State. Houston, National Banner Office (printed by Niles & Company). 1838. 8vo. Modern brown half morocco (SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, London).

      Sabin 94959; Streeter, Americana 363; Streeter, Texas 246; WorldCat (5 or 6 copies). Rare first edition of a collection of the ordinances and decrees declaring Texas's right to secede from Mexico and setting up an interim government and its laws. Texas had been a Spanish territory and since 1824 part of the Mexican Federation, but large numbers of immigrants from the United States had settled there. When Mexico established its independence from Spain (1821-1824) the immigrants' already uneasy relations with the government authorities worsened. In 1835, the Mexican president, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, abolished the 1824 federal constitution and assumed greater centralized powers. The present book opens with the 7 November 1835 decree in which "the people of Texas" declare that Santa Anna overthrew the legitimate government of Mexico and that Texas therefore claims the right to secede. The present book opens with the 7 November 1835 decree in which "the people of Texas" declare that Santa Anna overthrew the legitimate government of Mexico and that Texas therefore claims the right to secede. It is followed by the "Plan and powers of the provisional government of Texas", adopted 13 November. This led to war on 2 October 1835. These declarations are followed by numerous ordinances of the interim government up to 17 January 1836. As independent Texas would reinstate the practice of slavery, among these is an ordinance fordidding "any free negro or mulatto to come within the limits of Texas... and upon satisafctory evidence... that such free negro or mulatto emigrated into Texas... it shall be the duty of the Judge or Alcalde... to expose him or her to sale at public auction to the highest bidder" (p. 12).With Sangorski & Sutcliffe's binder's stamp on the first free endleaf. Book and binding in very good condition.

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        Jocko, Anecdote détachée des lettres inédites sur l'instinct des animaux.

      Paris: [J Tastu for ] P. Persan, 1824. Duodecimo, some foxing, localised stain affects the final leaf; good in contemporary quarter sheep with marbled boards. First edition: a curious tale exploring the dual nature of humans and primates, rich in philosophical reflection and purportedly based upon scientific and voyage literature.Charles Pougens (1755-1833) was an indefatigable scholar and linguist whose promising diplomatic career was cut short when blinded by the pox at 24 years of age. Pougens continued as a man-of-letters and publisher who enjoyed close contact with luminaries and intellectuals of the era.Jocko is a fictional work, relating the experiences of a traveller who forms a friendship with a female orang-outang on an unnamed island in the New World. Similarities between human and orang-outang behaviour are explored, although the simian is presented as an innocent ultimately duped by human greed.The author's insatiable erudition is attested by the 84 pages of evidence that accompany the short story; every aspect of the tale is linked to scientific and voyage literature. A galaxy of scholars and travellers are enlisted in the cause, including naturalists such as Cuvier and Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire, philosophers, and a number of famous voyagers including Schouten, Dampier and Bergeron. These notes are followed by an equally impressive alphabetical list of authors cited. The list is bibliographically detailed (we learn, for instance, that Pougens consulted the 1711-1712 Amsterdam edition of Dampier issued in five volumes).The scholarly nature of Jocko did not diminish the popular appeal of the story; a second edition appeared the same year and theatrical adaptations attracted large audiences.

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        大隅源助引札 [Ōsumi Gensuke hikifuda ]. Advertisement flyer issued by Ōsumi Gensuke

      Edo. Black and white woodblock advertisement for surveying and optical instruments from the shop of Ōsumi Gensuke 大隅源助. Two sheets neatly joined together measure 36 x 50cm. Very good copy. Ōsumi was a manufacture and retailer of surveying instruments, optical equipment, clocks, etc. His business ran from the late Edo to early Meiji period and his shop was in Asakusa, Edo. There were four generations of the shop owners named Gensuke during this period, and probably this flyer was issued by Ōsumi Gensuke II (1824-96) in the late Edo period. The list of the goods the shop dealt in are listed in the text on the right. They are: spectacles, surveying instruments, goods imported from China, drawing materials, compasses and clocks, mirrors, glass and saltpetre, and telescopic instruments. The items illustrated here include a Japanese-style clock [Yaguradokei which literally means "tower clock" after its shape], spectacles, compasses, a thermometer, a magnifying glass, a music box, a magic lantern, a camera obscura, a pedometer, a pocket watch, a telescope, a microscope, different types of lamps, a mirror, a float-type hydrometer, a magnet, and a barometer/seismometer. Ōsumi issued more than ten flyers of this type during the late Edo to early Meiji period. These goods, all of which were high-tech instruments at the time, contributed to the modernisation of Japan. .

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        Gesangbuch, zum Gebrauch der evangelischen Brüdergemeinen. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Gnadau (in Barby) Christoph Ernst Senft Format: 8° [16] 836; [84 14] 71 [9] S Schwarzer Chagrinlederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel reicher Rückenvergoldung Deckelbordüre Steh- und Innenkantenfilete sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt nur ganz leicht berieben 1824 - Seltener Druck aus der Hernhuter Gemeinde von Barby-Gnadau*** Erste Ausgabe des "Gesangbuch, zum Gebrauch der evangelischen Brüdergemeinen" der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine Gnadau, das zu weiten Teilen der Feder des Nikolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) entsprang. Als Erneuerungsbewegung der Alten Böhmischen Brüderunität war die Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde "Unitas Fratrum" in Gnadau, einem Ortsteil der Stadt Barby im Salzlandkreis in Sachsen-Anhalt sesshaft geworden, wo die Brüder auch eine eigene Druckerei unterhielten. Gedruckt auf feinstem, dünnsten Büttenpapier enthält das Gesangbuch einen Vorbericht, datiert "Barby am 13ten August, 1778", das Inhaltsverzeichnis, 1750 (!) Liedertexte sowie ausführliche Register: "Register über alle in diesem Gesangbuche enthaltenen Verse" und ein "Melodienregister nach den Arten eines in den Brüdergemeinden gebräuchlichen Choralbuchs". Der zweite Teil enthält einen "Nachtrag zum dem Gesangbuche". Ebenda 1824. Vorsätze mit zeitgenössischen Einträgen, einige erbauliche Zettelchen der Zeit liegen bei, sonst durchgehend sauber und in bestem Zustand. Höchst fein und dekorativ gebundenes Prachtexemplar - ein interessantes Zeugnis zum Wirken der Herrnhuter in Gnadau-Barby. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Erste Ausgabe [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Critical Inquiry Into Antient Armour, As it Existed in Europe, but Particularly in England, From the Norman Conquest To the Reign of King Charles II.

      London, for Robert Jennings. 1824. - 3 volumes very tall folio (12 x 16ins, 300 x 420mm) slightly later quarter morocco, worn, heads of joints split, completely untrimmed. Usually 11 x 15 inches, this is the tallest copy I have seen. 3 engraved title-pages, 22 coloured and gilt capitals, 78 (of 80) plates, 68 of which are finely hand-coloured and gilt. Without plates 35 (Thomas Beauchamp Earl of Warwick) and 58 (Sir John Cheney) supplied loose as photographs, and with its full compliment of fine equestrian portraits. Bookplates carefully cut from from inside front covers. Prelims foxed, otherwise a finely coloured and generous copy of the First and Best Edition. Lipperheide 2093. Meyrick helped to catalogue and establish the Armoury at the Tower of London and at Windsor Castle. Dispersed in the 1860's some 20 years after Meyrick's death, the greater part of the collection was sold to a French dealer from whence it was returned to English shores in the Wallace Collection in London. This remains the finest collection outside the Tower, and this work it's only contemporary catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du Bas-Empire

      36 - Paris - De L'Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1824 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. 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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        Éloa ou la Soeur des anges Mystère EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Auguste Boulland et Cie, 1824. Fine. Auguste Boulland et Cie, Paris 1824, in-8 (15x23cm), relié. - First Edition printed in small numbers, rare and sought after by Clouzot. Binding of morocco olive shagreen, uniformly smooth spine tooled past frame adorning boards composed of threads and golden jewels and stamped palmettes cold figure "M" on the first golden board, highlighted by a golden thread cutting, golden lace in coaching contreplats, gold, elegant romantic style pastiche binding signed Durvand head. Our copy is increased by a beautiful portrait of the author - from the Hall of illustrious contemporaries - frontispiece. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale tirée à petit nombre, rare et recherchée selon Clouzot. Reliure en chagrin maroquiné olive, dos lisse orné uniformément passé, encadrement ornant les plats composé de filets et fleurons dorés et de palmettes estampées à froid, chiffre «M» dorée sur le premier plat, coupes soulignées d'un filet doré, dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche de style romantique signée Durvand. Notre exemplaire est augmenté d'un beau portrait de l'auteur - issu de la Galerie des contemporains illustres - en frontispice.

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        THE SUBSTANCE OF A JOURNAL DURING A RESIDENCE AT THE RED RIVER COLONY, British North America; and Frequent Excursions Among the North-West American Indians in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823.

      London: Printed for l. B. Seeley and Son,, 1824. pp. xi, [1], 210, [1 -errata]; [2 - blanks]; three engraved plates (the engraving of Meeting the Indians is bound opposite p. 40 and not as the frontispiece). Contemporary half black polished calf with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine; navy-blue moire silk boards; original marbled end papers. Binding very good and strong with light wear, slight rubbing to edges. Contents clean and tight, the odd spot; plates a little toned and slightly toned to edges . Provenance: with the contemporary engraved bookplate of Thomas Christy to the front free end paper. A very good copy.. First English Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. Illus. by . 8vo (14 x 22 cm).

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        WANTED, NOT UNTIL MARCH 4th, 1825, AN HONEST, INTELLIGENT AND FAITHFUL MAN SERVANT, TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, AS THEIR PRESIDENT...[first line of text]

      [N.p., 1824. Broadside, 11 x 9 inches. Old fold lines. A few small stains. Very good. A scarce and intriguing campaign broadside from the 1824 presidential election presented in the form of a "help wanted" ad, naming no specific candidate, but calling for an honest man to be a servant to the people, uncorrupted and incorruptible. The broadside repeatedly calls for representation of the common man over political cronies, support of American goods and interest over foreign concerns, and plain honest speech over flattery and rhetoric. In a cry that hearkens down through the years to the present day, it states: "Above all things he must be a Republican in deed and in truth: one who will acknowledge and found his practice upon the broad principles which are the foundation of the federal constitution, who will remember that Government was instituted for the common good, and not for the interest or agrandizement [sic] of a few at the expense of the many: who will keep an eye over the State Treasury and see that the expenses of the American family do not exceed their income; one, in short, who is not too proud to acknowledge that he is no more than the first servant of the people, and will neither be ashamed or afraid to do their will and attend to their interests in preference to those of all the Intriguers, Courtiers and Flatterers on earth." In the election of 1824, none of the four candidates running for office - Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford, and Henry Clay - secured a majority of electoral votes, and the decision was thrown into the House of Representatives. Henry Clay, who was one of the candidates, was compelled to cast the deciding ballot by virtue of being House Speaker. He chose John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson, and much controversy ensued over an alleged "corrupt bargain" between Clay and Adams, with Adams naming Clay as his Secretary of State. Jackson would win the 1828 election against the incumbent Adams, partially as a backlash from the election of 1824. Only three copies in OCLC, at Brown University, the Huntington, and the New-York Historical Society. OCLC 54042567, 58786287, 228709189.

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        Peter Schlemihl

      London: G.& W.B. Whittaker, 1824. Don't Fouqué With George [CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator]. LAMOTTE-FOUQUÉ, Friederich Heinrich Karl, Baron de. Peter Schlemihl. From the German of Lamotte Fouqué. With Plates by George Cruikshank. London: G.& W.B. Whittaker, 1824. First edition in English, third issue with no hyphen between "Ave" and 'Maria" in publisher's imprint. Octavo (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 in; 184 x 106 mm). xii, 165, [1, blank], [2, adv. ] pp. Half-title and eight engraved plates. Bound by Rivière & Son in late nineteenth century full crushed olive morocco. Five raised bands. Compartments with blindstamped ornament. Blindstamped false sewing supports. Gilt-rolled board edges. Gilt dentelles. Top edge gilt. Original printed spine label mounted to rear blank. Spine a little sunned to warm brown, still a fine copy. Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Baron de LaMotte-Fouqué (1777-1843) was a German writer of the romantic school. Robert Louis Stevenson admired Fouqué's story The Bottle Imp and wrote his own version (The Bottle Imp) with a Hawaiian setting. John Henry Newman and Charlotte Mary Yonge both praised Sintram and his Companions. William Morris also became an admirer of Sintram and his Companions, and it influenced Morris' own fiction. Sintram and his Companions and Undine are referred by Louisa May Alcott in Little Women; Jo March mentions wanting them for Christmas in the first chapter of the book and finally receives them in chapter 22. Furthermore, Aslauga's Knight, as well as Sintram and his Companions and Undine are referred to in Jo's Boys, the final book in Alcott's Little Women series, where Aslauga's Knight mirrors the character Dan and his affection for gentle Bess. Cohn 475.

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        REAL MUSEO BORBONICO (Cominciata sotto la direzione di Antonio Niccolini, Direttore del Real Istituto delle Belle Arti).

      Napoli, Stamperia Reale, 1824-1857. In-4 p. (mm. 280x195), 16 voll., mz. marocchino coevo (alc. angoli dei piatti restaur.), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, ca. 5000 pagine complessive. Importante e pregevole opera iconografica che illustra, in 973 (su 977) bellissime tavole, a p. pag. e inc. in rame al tratto da eminenti artisti dell'epoca quali: Gigante, La Volpe, Mattei, Grog, Oliva, etc., lo straordinario patrimonio artistico del Museo Borbonico; alcune tavole sono litografate in chiaroscuro, 7 sono a colori e un certo numero a doppia pag. Naturalmente sono presenti i monumenti e le opere d'arte di Ercolano e Pompei di cui si riportano, in appendice ad ogni volume, le relazioni degli scavi effettuati nel corso della pubblicazione dell'opera (dal 1824 al 1855), inclusi Pestum e l'anfiteatro Campano. Ogni tavola è ampiamente descritta e Il testo è dovuto a stimati archeologi e cultori delle Belle Arti quali: G. Bechi, B. Quaranta, F.M. Avellino e altri. L’edizione illustra: “monumenti architettonici - statue e bassorilievi - dipinti antichi, del Medio Evo e del risorgimento dell’arte fino alle scuole de’ Caracci - bronzi - musaici - utensili - suppellettili - vasi detti volgarmente Etruschi - armi - gemme incise e medaglie - monete - monumenti orientali, Egizi, de’ Bassi tempi ed altri oggetti di vario genere”. "Edizione originale". Quest'opera iniziata e condotta da Antonio Niccolini può considerarsi come la più importante pubblicazione fatta sul Real Museo Borbonico, oggi Museo Nazionale di Napoli. Apparsa in fascicoli, venne annunciata in 18 voll. (gli ultimi due di Catalogo e Indice generale). Il pubblicato è di soli 16. Cfr. Brunet,III,1961: “Cet ouvrage est le fruit des travaux d’une Société royale, chargée de donner la description du Musée des monuments trouvés à Herculanum et Pompei. On en publie en meme temps deux éditions, l’une avec le texte en italien, et l’autre avec le texte français” - Graesse,IV,635. Con fioriture ma complessivamente un buon esemplare marginoso.

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        DIZIONARIO STATISTICO DE' PAESI DEL REGNO DELLE DUE SICILIE AL DI QUA DEL FARO

      ANGELO TRANI, NAPOLI 1824 - ITALIANO Restauro al dorso perché mancante, piatti morbidi con titoli neri in cornice xilografate e con vignetta al superiore. Alla prima parte del volume elenco dei comuni, distretti, province, popolazione, amministrazione, diocesi ed osservazioni varie, alla seconda parte lo stato delle Chiese del Regno secondo le Bolle Pontificie emanate in esecuz. dell'art. 3 del concordato del 1818. pagine con sporadica fioritura e con piccola traccia di umidità, strappo di circa 7 cm al bordo di pag.103

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        Arrogance, (or Nonchalance) of the Tenth Retorted.

      Cruikshank, Robert. Arrogance, (or Nonchalance) of the Tenth Retorted. R. Cruikshank, fecit. London, April 1824 by Fairburn Broadway Ludgate Hill. BM Catalog #1464. Engraving, nicely hand-colored (11" x 18"). Very good condition. This satirical print, which attacks the manners of young English officers, pictures two scenes, one entitled Ball Room, in which young officers lounge about and refuse to dance with young ladies from Dublin society. "Trot her out. Let us see her foine legs," one of the soldiers calls. The other scene, Drawing Room, shows two young ladies ridiculing the officer in the same manner. "No, Wont do! Trot him out!!" Arrogance or Nonchalance recalls, in part, an insult to Dublin society made by the 10th Hussars who were stationed in Dublin at the time, and who were known for their impoliteness and arrogance. The Tenth was a fashionable regiment par excellence, of which George IV had been colonel till his accession. This print may allude to the allegation that officers from the regiment had stood beneath a theatre staircase to contemplate the legs of pretty women descending. Radical politics and suspicion of the Army inflamed the affair. Dislike of the dandy, often disparaged as effeminate, is also a factor, making this scene useful in understanding fashionable manners of the time.

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        Il Giuoco degli Scacchi. Trattatello tradotto dall'inglese (da Michele Colombo). Aggiuntavi la Biblioteca Ragionata degli scrittori del giuoco stesso dell'Abate Francesco Cancellieri. 

      Venezia, Gius. Orlandelli, 1824, - in-8, pp. 174, leg. del tempo m. pelle e ang., tit. e fregi oro al dorso, taglio super. dorato. Con una bella tavola inc. in rame in antiporta raffig. la scacchiera ed i pezzi. Le pp. 122-169 portano una vasta prima bibliografia delle opere sugli scacchi in ordine alfabetico d'autore. Rara opera, gi? apparsa a Parma nel 1821, traduzione del ''Chess made easy'', edito nel 1797. Bell'esempl. a pieni margini. Chicco-Sanvito., Bibl. degli scacchi, n. 238 (non menziona la tavola incisa). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ordinances and decrees of the consultation, provisional government of Texas and the convention, which assembled at Washington March 1, 1836. By order of the secretay[!] of State. Houston, National Banner Office (printed by Niles & Company). 1838. 8vo. Modern brown half morocco (SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, London).

      - Sabin 94959; Streeter, Americana 363; Streeter, Texas 246; WorldCat (5 or 6 copies). Rare first edition of a collection of the ordinances and decrees declaring Texas's right to secede from Mexico and setting up an interim government and its laws. Texas had been a Spanish territory and since 1824 part of the Mexican Federation, but large numbers of immigrants from the United States had settled there. When Mexico established its independence from Spain (1821-1824) the immigrants' already uneasy relations with the government authorities worsened. In 1835, the Mexican president, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, abolished the 1824 federal constitution and assumed greater centralized powers. The present book opens with the 7 November 1835 decree in which "the people of Texas" declare that Santa Anna overthrew the legitimate government of Mexico and that Texas therefore claims the right to secede. It is followed by the "Plan and powers of the provisional government of Texas", adopted 13 November. This led to war on 2 October 1835. These declarations are followed by numerous ordinances of the interim government up to 17 January 1836. With Sangorski & Sutcliffe's binder's stamp on the first free endleaf. Book and binding in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        OEUVRES NOUVELLES DE LORD BYRON EN 10 TOMES NUMEROTES DE 1 A 10.

      LADVOCAT, LIBRAIRIE, PALAIS-ROYAL 1824 - ROD0121876: 10 TOMES : 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10 : 280+285+282+264+237+220+ 268+273+226+276 pages. Signet. Quelques épidermures. TRADUITS DE L'ANGLAIS PAR A. P. T. - 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos frotté. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 820-Littératures anglaise et anglo-saxonne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Footman's Directory and Butler's Rememberance

      J. Hatchard and Sons, London 1824 - Original paper covered boards, back strip mostly missing but text block still holds together. 1824. Third edition. 323pp incl. appendices. Back cover includes printed list of publishers other titles. Paper to cover is worn but still clearly readable. Internally pages uncut, tanned with some foxing but otherwise clean and unmarked. Owners name in ink on front fixed endpaper. A wonderful book of advice for footmen ".comprising, hints on the arrangement and performance of their work; rules for setting out tables and sideboards; the art of waiting table, and conducting large and small parties.". Appendices includes various Tables, advice on cleaning, laws respecting servants etc. A rare and fascinating survivor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres choisies précédée d'une nouvelle notice sur sa vie et ses ouvrages

      New edition, 40 numbered copies a big vellum grapes only leading copies.Binders full calf navy blue, back with five nerves set with gilded nets decorated with double ornate gilded boxes, small spots of friction on the joints, casters gilded on caps, coaching triple nets gilded on the boards, a marginal tear in head first board of the second volume, rangers and contreplats of handmade paper, framing a golden lace on contreplats, heads gilded, golden edging on the cuts, two corners lightly bumped, elegant slightly posterior bindings signed by Koehler.Our copy is exceptionally enriched over 90 engravings including 3 portraits of Juvenal and vignettes and portraits.Provenance: Library of Leon Rattier with his bookplate pasted on the white guards.Annotation of a bibliophile head of a guard of the first volume, a few minor foxing.Pleasant copy beautifully set in a charming quasi Contemporary binding. Crapelet Paris 1824 16x24,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        JOURNAL OF VOYAGES TO MARGUARITTA, TRINIDAD, & MATURIN, WITH THE AUTHOR'S TRAVELS ACROSS THE PLAINS OF THE LLANEROS, TO ANGUSTURA, AND SUBSEQUENT DESCENT OF THE ORINOCO, IN THE YEARS 1819 & 1820; COMPRISING HIS SEVERAL INTERVIEWS WITH BOLIVAR, THE SUPREME CHIEF.

      Dublin. 1824. - 160pp. 19th century purple straight-grain morocco, ornately gilt. Mid-19th century ownership inscriptions on titlepage, scattered marginal pencil marks. A few leaves untrimmed. A fine copy in a handsome English binding. A rare first-hand account of the war of independence in Venezuela (1810- 23), by an Irish sympathizer and fighter for the cause of liberty in South America. In July, 1819, Adam joined the Second Regiment of Lancers raised by General Devereux in Ireland to support the movement for South American independence. Military actions, camp adventures, voyages to Caribbean islands, depredations (including unceasing "Musquitoes"), meetings with Bolivar, etc., are all described in fascinating detail. The author records what he saw on the islands of Trinidad, Marguaritta and Tobago, describing the latter as "a rich, elevated country, agreeably diversified with cottages, villages, plantations, and extensive tracks of fertile, well cultivated soil." OCLC locates only five copies of this rarity, at the Library of Congress, Yale, Harvard, the National Library of Ireland, and the British Library. SABIN 167. PALAU ADDENDA 2601ii.

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        The Library Companion; or, The Young Man's Guide, and The Old Man's Comfort, in the Choice of a Library

      Printed for Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, Finsbury-Square, and J. Major, Fleet-Street, London 1824 - First edition, large paper issue, one of 100 copies. [4], li, [1], 400; 512 pp. 2 vols. Tall 8vo (242 x 144 mm). Duke of Bedford's large paper copy. Jackson 63; Windle & Pippin A50a. Provenance: John, Duke of Bedford (1766-1839; armorial bookplates) Contemporary purple calf, spine gilt, gilt and blind rule to covers with gilt cornerpieces, marbled edges and endpapers. A few stray spots, minor rubbing and fading to extremities, old dampstain to back cover volume one [4], li, [1], 400; 512 pp. 2 vols. Tall 8vo (242 x 144 mm) First edition, large paper issue, one of 100 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mémoire à M. le Conseiller d?État Directeur général des contributions indirectes, pour Gérard Langlois ancien Sergent-Major, buraliste de Tabac à Alfort, place qui lui avait été donnée comme récompense militaire, destitué sur les motifs 1° Qu?il a remis le Constitutionel à des élèves, ce qui est vrai ; 2° Qu?il leur a vendu de l?eau-de-vie pour les soulever, ce qui est faux ; 3° Que sa femme a tenu un propos irréligieux d'où l'on conclut qu'il est sans religion, ce qui est très charitable.

      L?Huilier, Paris 1824 - In-8 de (2)-34 pp. cartonnage papier maroquiné vert, armes royales frappées sur le plat supérieur, filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats (reliure de l?époque). Édition originale publiée l'année du sacre de Charles X. Gérard Langlois, de la commune d'Alfort, département de la Seine, époux et père de famille, expose humblement qu'il s'est vu ôter le bureau du tabac d'Alfort, sur des motifs au moins erronés, ce qu'il sera très facile de démontrer. Ces motifs sont : 1. Qu'il faisait passer le Constitutionnel aux élèves de l'école vétérinaire 2. Qu'il leur fournissait du papier à écrire, des plumes, de la chandelle, du vin et de l'eau-de-vie pour les soulever 3. Que sa femme, un jour que le chevalier *** avait communié, avait dit qu'il n'y avait plus de bon Dieu, que le chevalier l'avait mangé. Exemplaire aux armes royales de Charles X. De la bibliothèque "C. Millon de Montherlant" avec son ex-libris qui porte la devise "Tantum pro Liliis". Olivier-Hermal-Roton, planche 2498, fer n°4. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Autograph Letters Signed, two to his nephew James, the third to his nephew's mother-in-law

      Washington, D.C., 1824. 9 pp. total, pen and ink on paper. Creased from prior folding, some tears along creases, light dampstaining to one letter. In green cloth chemise. 9 pp. total, pen and ink on paper. A series of three letters from James Monroe, written as Secretary of State and President, concerning his nephew and namesake James, son of his brother Andrew Augustine Monroe (1759-1826). "James Monroe (1799-1870) was the promising young son of Monroe's unsuccessful elder brother Andrew. The young James 'had run wild on his father's ill-managed, decaying plantation in Virginia and had little schooling; then his uncle (who at that time combined the offices of secretary of state and secretary of war) sent him, at his own desire, to the West Point Military Academy and, determined, in spite of the boy's earlier disadvantages to turn him into a useful citizen, wrote him letters giving him much good advice, both moral and practical. He felt evidently, that the boy required stern discipline, and thought it necessary to conceal his real affection for him beneath a tone of austerity, almost of harshness. His bark, however, was worse than his bite. That real affection existed, real interest in the boy's welfare and true kindliness of heart towards him, is shown by the great amount of time and trouble and the meticulous thought which the distinguished statesman, busy with more important affairs devoted to his young nephew's career" (Davidson, p. 38). In the first letter, dated 16 July 1814, Monroe writes as Secretary of State to his nephew James, then newly enrolled West Point. Monroe has arranged with Major Partridge of Vermont to be sure that James is well supplied with books and necessaries. The letter continues on, Monroe dispensing a stream of practical advice - avoid debt, keep your good clothes clean and reserved for special occasions, work diligently at your studies, always strive to improve, etc. Monroe offers advice for handling a servant: "If a servant is allowed, he may make up the bed & sweep the room, clean your boots and brush your cloths. But you ought to take care of them, & might brush them. When I was at College, I did almost every thing for myself, & I have found the use of it thro' life. Before this time, I presume, you have seen that it is not disreputable for a young man to wait on himself, and on those older than him, and that by doing certain things, such as having your wood at hand, ready cut up, making up your own fire, lighting your candles, brushing your coat, dusting your shoes, & the like, you keep your room more quiet & clean, have less noise, and are in all respects more comfortable, than if you had to call a servant in on all occasions to do these things for you. I give these hints, for your advantage." Monroe, perhaps concerned that James will be seen as unfairly benefiting from his uncle's influence, warns in a postscript: "You had better not show my letters to anyone." In a second letter, dated 2 November 1821, Monroe writes as President, advising James to visit his parents, help his indigent brother, and proceed carefully in his courtship of his future wife, Elizabeth Mary Douglas: "Another reason, occurs, in favor of this visit, which is that by withdrawing from N. York, till the Lady returns there, & for some time afterwards, on a visit home & to your father, it will be shown, that you do not rest your future prospects & hopes entirely on her, or her family. I think the steps would raise you in her estimation, & that of the family as well as of others." The Douglas family was against Elizabeth's match with James, despite his uncle's high position. In a third, lengthy letter of 18 June 1824, Monroe writes to the mother of Elizabeth Mary Douglas, now married to his nephew James, with a plan to set up James and Elizabeth on a farm in Virginia. A fascinating letter, going into some detail about the economics of the proposal: "I think that the time has arriv'd, when some plan ought to be adopted, with a view to his future status in life, and on this subject, I will communicate to you, freely, my sentiments ... I do not think that [James] ought to remain longer, than a year most, in the army. The peaceful state of the country does not require it, and the duties of the military profession, would occupy to [sic] much of his time, as to prevent the adoption of any fixed plan, for the improvement of their property, for his own advancement in life, and for the education & advancement of their children ... In the city [New York], he would pass an idle life, which might lead to their ruin ... If James leaves the army, he ought, in my opinion, to retire to the country, on a farm, because there, he would have an occupation ... To establish James with his family near us, on a good farm, with a good house and other improvements ... would require from 10 to 12,000 dollars ... such a farm is now for sale near me, at a very low price ... On this farm, with a few hundred dollars additional, five hundred for example, I think that they might live, as well as they could in New York, for three thousand, exclusive of home rent, which would probably amount to five hundred more. The interest on £12,000 at 6 percent is £720, which, with the £500 added, make £1,220 a year. The difference therefore between living in New York, & on a such an estate [in Virginia], would be, at least £2,000 per annum, which in five or six years would pay for the estate. At the end of that term, the estate, as may readily be conceived, would be of much grater value, as it would be much improved ... We frankly own, that we should be happy to have them as our neighbours, knowing him to be an honorable & estimable young man, and respecting highly as my whole family do, the amiable and excellent qualities of your daughter." [with:] Pre-printed certificate completed in manuscript, appointing Hon. James Monroe as a member of the Fifth Ward Tippecanoe Club, New York, 10 June 1840, engraved vignette, signed by the president, two vice-presidents and two secretaries, split on folds with one small tear with loss, with engraved vignettes to folded verso and autograph letter to Monroe from a club secretary hoping that he will receive a certificate "as a humble testimonial of our esteem for you, and is a tribute to your worth as a public officer" [and:] 14 letters relating to the Douglas family of New York in the mid-19th century. Angus Davidson, Miss Douglas of New York, A Biography (New York, 1953), pp. 38-39

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