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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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        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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        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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        Vollständiges Lexikon der Gärtnerei und Botanik oder alphabetische Beschreibung vom Bau, Wartung und Nutzen aller in- und ausländischen, ökonomischen, officinellen und zur Zierde dienenden Gewächse.

      Weimar, Gebr. Gädicke, 1802-1824. - Grundwerk m. Generalreg. u. Nachtragsreihe (jeweils 10 Bände), insges. 21 Bde. 21,5 cm. Gest. Frontispiz, XVI, 804 S., 4 Bll./II, 738 S., Register Seiten 789-794, 2 Bll./1 Bl., 854 S., 1 Bl./X, 758 S./ Original Halblederbände der Zeit (Hardcover) mit jeweils zwei ggpr. Rückenschildern. Fadenheftung, Vollgrünschnitt, Lesebändchen. Schöne einheitliche Bände. Etwas berieben, Deckel schwach fleckig. 5 Kapitale und 3 Rückenschilder mit minimalen Fehlstellen. Vorsätze an den Lederstellen leimschattig. Rasierte gestochene zeitgenössische Ex-Libirs. Nach Abschluss der Nachtragsbände erschien später noch eine ebenfalls 10-bändige Fortsetzung "Neueste Nachträge ." bei der Ebnerschen Buchhandlung in Ulm. Der Autor (1765-1850), war Fürstlich Sächsisch Weimarischer Hofgärtner und später Gartendirektor zu Eisenach. Dort begründete er den Botanischen Garten in Wilhelmsthal. "Noch einen größern Einfluß aber auf meine Belehrung hatte der Enkel [von Adam Dietrich, Ziegenhain] Friedrich Gottlieb Dietrich . und so ward ich bewogen, auf einer Reise nach Karlsbad ihn mit mir zu nehmen. . Hier aber will ich nur kürzlich bemerken, daß der folgende Lebensgang des jungen Dietrich solchen Anfängen gleich blieb, er schritt unermüdet auf dieser Bahn weiter, so daß er, als Schriftsteller rühmlichst bekannt, mit der Doktorwürde geziert, den Großherzoglichen Gärten in Eisenach bis jetzt mit Eifer und Ehre vorsteht." J.W.v. Goethe, 1817. Dochnahl 36; Enslin/Engelmann 62; Pritzel 2274; Zischka 247. Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on the anatomy of the duck-billed animal of New South Wales, the Ornithorynchus paradoxus of naturalists [AND] Observations on the organs of digestion and their appendages, and on the organs of respiration and circulation, in the Ornithorynchus paradoxus [AND] On the kidneys, urinary bladder, and organs of generation, in the male of the Ornithorynchus paradoxus.

      - Edinburgh, Adam Black, 1824. 8vo (20.8 x 13.4 cm). 15+6+24 pp., three engraved plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.l Three early accounts on the anatomy and morphology of one of Australia's most famous mammals: the duck-billed Platypus, then a still quite mysterious animal, by Robert Knox. The three plates show the "poison gland and duct in the foot" (it is the only poisonous mammal), the "complex clavicle and scapulae", and the "organs of generation in the male". On page 27, Knox remarked "It is well known that the specimens of this very extraordinary animal first brought to Europe were considered by many as impositions. They reached England by vessels which had navigated the Indian seas, a circumstance in itself sufficient to rouse the suspicions of the scientific naturalist, aware of the monstrous impostures which the artful Chinese had so frequently practised on European adventurers.". Contained in volume 5(1) of the 'Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society', together with several unrelated papers, as well as Knox' two accounts "of the foramen centrale of the retina, generally called the "Foramen of Soemmering", as seen in the eyes of certain reptiles", with a fine plate. Boards extremities somewhat rubbed and worn; old stamp on title page. A few marginalia in the index (not in Knox's paper). A very good copy. Rare. Not in Ferguson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c Edited Principally From the Originals in the Cabinet of the Late M. Berton

      London: Howlett and Brimmer, 1824. Hardcover. Very Good. 4 Volume set has paper-covered colorful patterned marbled boards and is half bound in maroon leather. Gilt lettering and starburst design on spine edges still has some shine. Gilt on top page edges is very bright. Vol. 1 has a half-circle lightened spot on the leather at the top rear corner of front board and Vol. III has a similar but smaller lightened spot on the lower front corner of the rear board. Books have minimal edgewear -- through the color at the spine bottom edges. Vol. IV has a tiny chip at the bottom spine edge rear corner and a 1" crack in the leather at the rear spine edge near the top and a scratch through the volume number. Inside of free front endpaper of Vol. 1and rear free endpaper of Vol. 4 have a few tiny pencil notations. Inside pages have some foxing but otherwise are unmarked and clean throughout. Vol. 1 has 21 color plates, Vol. 2 has 20, Vol. 3 has 21 and Vol. 4 has 23. These numbers include the frontispieces all 4 volumes each of which has an intact tissue. Additional photos of plates are available upon request. These books are in excellent shape for their age, a lovely set!

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        Rosa Montezuma / Rosier des Montezuma

      Paris 1824 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. Very good condition apart. More than with any other painter, Redouté's flowers are alive, and always shown at the ephemeral moment of their greatest beauty. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full-time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's scientific understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Roses from which this work comes. Redouté together with Claude-Antoine Thory, an ardent botanist and collector of roses, have together in Les Roses produced a work not only of great artistic merit, but also an invaluable scientific record as well. `Redouté and Thory knew, described and figured almost all the important roses known in their day. Included were many of the key ancestors of our present-day roses. The plates in Les Roses have artistic value, botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared' (Gisele de la Roche). The roses used as specimens for the work were taken from the collections of Thory, the Malmaison gardens, and from other collections around Paris. Many of the flowers were novelties in Redouté's time, and a number were dedicated to the memory of his friends and acquaintances, such as l'Héritier de Brutelle and Ventenat. Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p 128; cf. Nissen BBI 1599; cf. Pritzel 7455; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8748.

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        Rosa Rubiginosa nemoralis / L'Eglantine des bois [Small-flowered Eglantine]

      Firmin Didot, Paris 1824 - Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. Very good condition. More than with any other painter, Redouté's flowers are alive, and always shown at the ephemeral moment of their greatest beauty. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full-time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's scientific understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in Les Roses from which this work comes. Redouté together with Claude-Antoine Thory, an ardent botanist and collector of roses, have together in Les Roses produced a work not only of great artistic merit, but also an invaluable scientific record as well. `Redouté and Thory knew, described and figured almost all the important roses known in their day. Included were many of the key ancestors of our present-day roses. The plates in Les Roses have artistic value, botanical and documentary value, both for the species and cultivars still surviving and for those that have disappeared' (Gisele de la Roche). The roses used as specimens for the work were taken from the collections of Thory, the Malmaison gardens, and from other collections around Paris. Many of the flowers were novelties in Redouté's time, and a number were dedicated to the memory of his friends and acquaintances, such as l'Héritier de Brutelle and Ventenat. Cf. Cleveland Collections 807; cf. Dunthorne p 232; cf. Hunt, Redoutéana 19; Hunt, Printmaking in the Service of Botany 25; Nissen BBI 1599; Pritzel 7455; Ray, French 89; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8747.

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        Rosa Berberifolia. Rosier à feuilles d\'Epine-vinette. Kolor. Kupferstich in Punktmanier von P. J. Redouté aus: Les Roses, Paris, 1824. 32 x 23 cm. Unter Passepartout.

       1824 Gelbe, kleine Rosenblüten an einem Zweig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        OEUVRES DE J. DELILLE EN 16 TOMES NUMEROTES DE 1 A 16.

      L. G. MICHAUD 1824 - ROD0108357: 16 TOMES : 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16 : environ 350-400 pages pour chaque tome. Frontispice en noir et balnc pour chaque tome. Etiquette collée sur les coiffes en tête. Tampon sur les pages de titre et les pages 25. Sur certains ouvrages, texte en francais traduit en anglais en regard. Sur certains ouvrages, texte en francais traduit en latin en regard. 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. TOME 1 (POESIES FUGITIVES) + TOME 2 (GEORGIQUES) + TOME 3 (ENEIDE 1) + TOME 4 (ENEIDE 2) + TOME 5 (ENEIDE 3) + TOME 6 (ENEIDE 4) + TOME 7 (LES JARDINS) + TOME 8 (IMAGINATION 1) + TOME 9 (IMAGINATION 2) + TOME 10 (TROIS REGNE 1) + TOME 11 (TROIS REGNE 2) + TOME 12 (MALHEURE ET PITIE) + TOME 13 (PARADIS PERDUS 1) + TOME 14 (PARADIS PERDUS 2) + TOME 15 (PARADIS PERDUS 3) + TOME 16 (OEUVRES POSTHUMES). In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Robinson suisse, ou journal d'un père de famille naufragé avec ses enfants. Traduit de l'allemand de M. Viss (sic = Wyss) par Mme de Montolieu, 3 vols. Avec la suite de Mme de Montolieu en 3 vols. Ens. 6 volumes.

      Paris, Arthur Bertrand, 1820 - 1824, - in-8vo, XIX, 274 p. / 263 p. / 250 p. ornées de douze figures en taille-douce, et de la carte de l'Ile déserte en dépl. / (deuxième série ?Continué par.?, 246 p. / 213 p. / 182 p., avec 2 frontispices, ex. avec deux pet. étiquettes de libraires au verso du premier plat ?Vendu par Frère. à Rouen? et ?Libr. Jean Clavreuil. à Paris?, gardes marbrés, plein basane d'époque, dos lisse richement orné or, dentelles sur les plats. Qqs reliures et charnières un peu abimées, sinon bel exemplaire. Mme de Montolieu publiait sa première traduction à Paris en 1816. Notre édition de 1820 avec indication 3ème édition en 3 vols. in-12, n'est pas citée dans les bibliographies. La suite en 3 vols également, de 1824, porte sur le titre: ".Continué par Mme Isabelle Baronne de Montolieu". Précédé d'une préface adressée à M. J. Rodolphe Wyss, dans laquelle Mme de Montolieu explique comment elle a été amenée à donner une suite au Robinson Suisse (Quérard T. 6, p. 270).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Seebass 1624; Gummucian 4909 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sir, You Will Herewith Receive the First of Four Codes, Which Forms.

      1824 - Livingston Solicits Criticism of His System of Penal Law Livingston, Edward [1764-1836]. [Plumer, William (1759-1850)]. Sir, You Will Herewith Receive the First of Four Codes, Which Forms a System of Penal Law, Prepared for the State of Louisiana. [Running Title]. New York, November 29, 1824. Single sheet folded once to form two 9-3/4" x 7-1/4" leaves. Printed text on recto of first leaf, signed in type, verso of second leaf addressed. Light toning, a bit of discoloration to corners, fold lines, fold between the two sheets torn, but mended on verso with archival tape, small stain from sealing wax, light rubbing to edges. A rare item. $750. * Livingston mailed this circular letter to distinguished jurists and political figures to solicit feedback on the final draft of the first part of his System of Penal Law. It was, in effect, a cover sheet. He explains the nature of the code and asks his readers "to note in the margin such observations as occur to you for its amelioration, and to communicate them to me with your first leisure. He ends his letter with a request for "the aid of your learning, experience, and judgment, to supply what is deficient, and to correct what is erroneous in the work." Plumer, the recipient of this copy was an important New Hampshire lawyer, politician and Baptist lay preacher. He is best known for his efforts to convert Dartmouth College into a public institution while governor of New Hampshire, a post he held in 1812-1813 and 1816-1819. His efforts resulted in the great U.S. Supreme Court case Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Woodward. Livingston's circular is a rare item. However, a few copies are found today bound into copies of the System. Shaw and Shoemaker, American Imprints 16927. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Stultifera navis. | The ship of fooles.Including:MANCINI, Domenico (Dominicus MANCINUS). The mirrour of good maners.PIUS II, Pope (Eneas SILVIO). Certayne egloges . whereof the first three conteyne the miseryes of courtiers and courtes of all princes in general, .(Colophon: London, John Cawood), 1570. Small folio (27 x 19.5 cm). With a large woodcut on the title-page showing four ships filled with fools (15.5 x 10 cm), and 116 woodcuts in the text (mostly ca. 11 x 8 cm) including 11(?) repeats. Gold-tooled brown calf (ca. 1855?), each board with a large built-up centrepiece and a built-up frame, gold-tooled turn-ins. Rebacked preserving the original backstrip.

      - ESTC S107135; Pforzheimer 41; for the woodcuts: Hodnett 1824-1881, 1883-1899, 1901-1931. The famous second (1570) Latin and English edition of Sebastian Brant's great Ship of fools, containing Jakob Locher's Latin verse translation, Alexander Barclay's English verse translation and Barclay's printed annotations in the fore-edge margins. Brant first published his Ship of fools in German as Narrenschiff in 1494. The present edition is illustrated with the woodcuts made for Pynson's very rare 1509 edition, and they are better printed here than in 1509 (Pforzheimer notes that all but "two or three" are "very well preserved"). The woodcuts are based on those of the first (German) edition of 1494 where some are ascribed to the Master of Haintz-Narr and others formerly to Albrecht Dürer (but now to the Master of the Johann Bergman printing office).Sebastian Brandt (1457-1521) is famous largely for this verse satire, where more than a hundred fools set sail without a pilot in search of a fool's paradise. Each episode harshly satirizes one particular vice or folly, sparing neither clergy nor scholars, and each fool meets his death in an appropriate manner. Brant satirizes men and women in all walks of life and engaged in various activities, so the woodcuts add not only immediacy, beauty and humour, but also a view of historical clothing, implements and customs. Although intended as a dire warning of the perils of foolish behaviour, immorality and short-sighted actions, the book proved enormously popular largely because of its black humour, and it saw many translations, adaptations and spin-offs. It probably also influenced Shakespeare and many other literary works. With bookplates of the London investment banker and Mexican mining entrepreneur Joseph Tasker (1797-1861) of Middleton Hall; the bibliophile Charles William Dyson Perrins (1864-1958); and the bibliophile and bookseller William Foyle (1885-1963). With an occasional running head, folio number or marginal note slightly shaved, one leaf with browned patches, the title-page slightly dirty and a few marginal chips or tears repaired, but still in good condition. The binding has been rebacked, probably with new headbands, but the binding is also good. The very influential second edition of the best English translation of a universal classic.

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        Considérations générales sur l'analyse organique et sur ses applications

      Paris, chez F.G. Levrault, 1824, in 8°, 2ff. XXI-256 pp., 1f. d'errata, demi-veau vert époque, dos lisse orné, rousseurs et qq. taches en marge sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare. Cet ouvrage se situe dans la continuité de ses travaux sur les corps gras et pose les bases fondatrices de la méthodologie en chimie organique. ¶ D.S.B. III p. 243 "Following the completion of his investigation of natural fats, Chevreul wrote a work of a more general nature, Considérations générales sur l'analyse organique (1824), which is a reflection on the many years of research with organic materials. Here Chevreul considered the methods of research in organic chemistry, methods that he himself used with such success in his investigations. The primary analytical problems were how to determine whether one had a pure substance or a mixture and how to resolve the frequently complex animal or plant material into its immediate principles. It was Chevreul who placed this immediate analysis on a rigorous basis. He considered the methods used in handling natural products, in isolating pure substances from them in unaltered form, and in recognizing their purity. He gave precise criteria for what constituted a pure organic compound and presented for the first time a clear and accurate account of the methods of immediate analysis that must necessarily precede elementary analysis.'' - En Français dans le texte n°237 "prolongement plus méthodologique de ses recherches (sur les coprs gras)..."

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        Autograph letter signed ("Saintine").

      N. p., 19. IX. 1824. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. With autogr. address. To Charles Bizet, informing him of the delay of payment for their carbonization business, which will not be effected until the following month; but if this arrangement is not agreeable to Bizet, he is to leave a note, and Saintine will be faithful to his duty. - Scattered light soiling, a paper clip impression at the top, and several arithmetical calculations on the adjoining address panel.

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        Introductory Report to a System of Penal Law Prepared for the State.

      1824 - New Orleans: Benjamin Levy & Co., 1824. First Issue of the Introductory Report to Livingston's Louisiana System of Penal Law [Livingston, Edward (1764-1836)]. Introductory Report to a System of Penal Law Prepared for the State of Louisiana [headline title]. [New Orleans: Benjamin Levy & Co., 1824]. 185 pp. (12-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and date to spine. Light toning to text, negligible light foxing in a few places. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to head of p. 1. $2,000. * First edition. Livingston's Penal Code marked an epoch in the broad international movement for penal reform. Profoundly influenced by Bentham, it stressed prevention over vengeance in every facet of his work. Never enacted, it nevertheless established itself as one of the great standards for other reformers. The Introductory Report reviews the issues addressed by the Code. Bibliographically distinct, it was probably transmitted to the Louisiana General Assembly with the Code, a point suggested by its first sentence: "I lay before the General Assembly, with unaffected diffidence, the System which they directed me to prepare" (1). Bibliographic data is not included in the first edition of the Introductory Report, but Jumanville and Korn attribute the printing to Levy. Hicks, Men and Books Famous in the Law 180. Jumonville, Bibliography of New Orleans Imprints 428. Korn, Benjamin Levy: New Orleans Printer and Publisher 205. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10327. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN ASIA MINOR, with comparative remarks on the ancient and modern geography of that country

      John Murray, London 1824 - Quarter bound in original green patterned cloth and tan boards, paper spine label, page edges rough trimmed. pp (xxx), 362, (2, ads) + frontispiece illustration + large folding map + 2 full-page plans of Troas. Illustrations in text, indexed. Spine label tanned; partial cloth split to front joint neatly repaired; slight damp and soil spotting to boards; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper; two old private ink ownership inscriptions at front (person at King's College, Toronto); damp stain to corner of frontispiece; bit of foxing to the two full page maps and only occasional foxing spots in text; large chip to fore margin of last two leaves of text (no printing affected); soft corner creases to late leaves; page edges tanned; leaves unopened at edges of last quarter of the text; one inch tear to inner margin of folding map neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape on the blank side; in all, a VG clean, tight and unworn pleasant copy. As an officer in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Leake was in 1799 sent to Constantinople to train the Ottoman army for its defense against Napoleon. A journey through Asia Minor in 1800 to join the British fleet at Cyprus kindled his interest in antiquarian topography. He was later sent out again to survey the coasts of Albania and Morea. He retired from the army in 1815 and devoted the rest of his life to antiquarian topology. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1815 and was a founding member of the Royal Geographical Society. "His account is the first complete and systematic description of the geography of Asia Minor. All of his work is equally precise as regards geography, antiquities and philology." - Blackmer 972. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ansichten der freien Hansestadt Hamburg und ihrer Umgebungen. Erster [UND: Zweiter] Theil.

      Frankfurt a M Verlag Friedrich Wilmans -1828 1824 - EA; 2 Bände; ca 24x16 cm; VIII (4), 342 (2); XII (4) 438 (2) Seiten mit 2 gest. Titelblättern und 18 Kupfertafeln; Kartoneinbände d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Einbände gering bestoßen und ganz leicht fleckig, übermalter Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt und entfernter Namenseintrag auf Innendeckel, Titelblatt und 1 Kupfertafeln etwas stockfleckig, die anderen Tafeln nur minimal bis gar nicht stockfleckig, Seiten sauber; sonst gutes, unbeschnittenes und breitrandiges Exemplar mit allen Tafeln) 0,000 gr. Deutschland [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres posthumes de M. J. Chénier, membre de l'Institut; revues, corrigées et augmentées de beaucoup de morceaux inédits; précédées d'une notice sur Chénier par M. Daunou, membre de l'Institut . - Oeuvres de M. J. Chénier, membre de l'Institut; précédées d'une notice sur Chénier par M. Arnault, revues, corrigées et mises en ordre par D.Ch. Robert

      Collective Edition adorned with a portrait of Joseph Chenier frontispiece of the first volume of the works by Horace Vernet.Binders bronze half calf, spine faded on four bands set with gilded friezes and undulating threads cold decorated with romantic motifs typographical cold, golden friezes heads and tails, marbled paper boards, light on some minor snags joints guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, elegant romantic bindings of the unsigned time.Beautiful copy perfectly established in a charming romantic contemporary binding and uniform. Guillaume Paris 1824-1826 13,5x21cm 8 volumes reliés

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        THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY [caption title]

      [N.p., 1824. Broadside, 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. Printed in two columns, ornamental border. Light foxing, wear, and toning. About very good. Songsheet commemorating Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans. The song praises the valor and and tenacity of the Kentucky troops under Jackson's command. First written in 1821, Jackson later used the song in his presidential campaigns in 1824 and 1828. "But Jackson he was wide awake, / And was'nt scar'd at trifles, / For well he knew what aim we take . With our Kentucky rifles; / Se he led us down to Cypress Swamp, / The ground being low and mucky, / There stood John Bull in martial pomp, / But here was old Kentucky." Scarce and ephemeral.

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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

      Paris: Treuttel et Würtz, 1824. First edition. Hardcover. g to vg. Quarto (9 1/4 x 6"). XVI, 410pp. Modern half black morocco over marbled paper covered boards. Raised bands. Ribbon marker. Marbled endpapers. Engraved title vignette. First Edition of Champollion's celebrated compendium of the hieroglyphic system, a foundational text of modern Egyptology. In this remarkable work the author describes, step by step, with numerous examples and details, the method he followed to discover and document the three aspects of hieroglyphics: the phonogram images, the figurative representations, and the symbolic representations. These three types of characters, used together, have been the source of so many confusions in the previous attempts to achieve their decoding. Once his description is completed, Champollion compares his method to the one which was described by Clement of Alexandria in his "Stromata."This work is complete with its 16 full-page plates, including many folded.Binding slightly rubbed along joints. Ex-library bookplate on inside of front cover. Half-title age-toned. Sporadic foxing / age-toning throughout. Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in good to very good condition.

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