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

      No Binding. Fine. small quarto, one page, formerly folded, now flattened, in fine, clean and legible condition. Written at Monticello: mentioning Jefferson. Lafayette, while on his tour of America in 1824-1825, writes from Monticello where he had been staying with his "vieux et venerable ami Jefferson," providing news of various friends and announces that his arrival in Washington will be on the first of December: ". Mes journées depuis trois mois et six cents lieues de visites dans plusieurs des etats unis ont été tellement remplies que je n'ai pu répondre ni à mes amis personels, ni a beaucoup de lettres publiques don't la vue me donne des regret, plutôt que des remords. Nous nous somes arrêtés depuis quleques jours chez mon vieux et venerable ami Jefferson, et nous allons nous ender à de nouvelles invitations." American National Biography, vol. 13, pp., 37-38 Dictionary of American Biography, vol. v, part two, pp., 535-539

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        Reglamento del Panteon General de Santiago de Chile, dictado por el Supremo Gobierno Año de 1824

      Imprenta Nacional, [Santiago de Chile] 1824 - 20 pp. A document on the regulation of cemeteries, which, in addition to requiring certain actions to protect the public health, disallowed significant differences between grave stones, forbid ostentatious displays, and argued for simplicity: "No se permitirá el aparato de grandes túmulos, ni otra pompa desmedida, sino la mayor sencillez." OCLC shows only 8 copies. Briseño: Estadística Lit. Chilena, I, p. 295. Ferrer: Historia.medicina en Chile, I, 475. Not in Palau. A very good copy with minor edgewear to spine label and corners, small marginal dampstain on fore edge of three leaves, scattered foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RAMESES; AN EGYPTIAN TALE: WITH HISTORICAL NOTES, OF THE ERA OF THE PHARAOHS

      Printed [by Thomas Davison] for G. B. Whittaker, London 1824 - 204 x 126 mm. (8 x 5"). Three volumes Publisher's drab paper boards, paper title label on spines, edges untrimmed. Front pastedown with the bookplate of H. Bradley Martin; pencilled note on front flyleaf identifying this as the Bellew copy (see below for both) . Boards with a scattering of small faint spots, negligible rubbing to joints, spine ends bumped (as always), trivial thin worm trail at inner margin of one quire, but AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, the insubstantial bindings with nothing approaching a significant imperfection, and the text clean, fresh, and bright, and with generous margins. This Victorian "three-decker" was issued at a time when publisher's temporary boards, intended to be replaced by a binding of the buyer's choosing, were giving way to publisher's cloth bindings that were "library-ready." With content that is reflected in the work's title, "Ramses" is one of two "exotic" novels by bookseller and orientalist Edward Upham (1776-1834), who was known and respected for his non-fiction works on Buddhism and the history of Ceylon. A pencilled note on the front flyleaf says that this copy was once owned by the meticulous Irish collector Christopher Bellew, whose library specialized in books in original boards. Dublin bookseller M. J. MacManus was charged with selling the collection in the 1930s; in his catalogue he observed that Bellew "stored his books in specially-constructed cupboards, dust-proof and damp-proof. Many of them he did not live to read, but even those which he read suffered nothing in the process. . . . Here is a wide range of uncommon and attractive volumes, offered in a condition so dazzlingly fine that by their very appearance they will lend distinction to the bookshelves of the most fastidious collector." The noted collector and bibliographer of 19th century fiction Michael Sadleir was nearly propelled into ecstasy at reading the Bellew catalogue, assuring us that "it would hardly be possible to over-state the perfection of Bellew condition." Unsurprisingly, this set found its way into the library of the fastidious H. Bradley Martin (1906-88), an American bibliophile who was extraordinarily discriminating. His copy of any book will always be distinguished as having been a part of a library chosen by one of the most discerning of modern collectors. The heir to a steel fortune and a director at a leading New York investment bank, Martin was a member of the Grolier Club for 50 years and was one of the great American book collectors of the 20th century. His library of 10,000 volumes was sold at Sotheby's in nine sales that took place in 1989-90. This work is quite rare on the market; we were able to trace only four copies at auction. This Victorian "three-decker" was issued at a time when publisher's temporary boards, intended to be replaced by a binding of the buyer's choosing, were giving way to publisher's cloth bindings that were "library-ready." With content that is reflected in the work's title, "Ramses" is one of two "exotic" novels by bookseller and orientalist Edward Upham (1776-1834), who was known and respected for his non-fiction works on Buddhism and the history of Ceylon. A pencilled note on the front flyleaf says that this copy was once owned by the meticulous Irish collector Christopher Bellew, whose library specialized in books in original boards. Dublin bookseller M. J. MacManus was charged with selling the collection in the 1930s; in his catalogue he observed that Bellew "stored his books in specially-constructed cupboards, dust-proof and damp-proof. Many of them he did not live to read, but even those which he read suffered nothing in the process. . . . Here is a wide range of uncommon and attractive volumes, offered in a condition so dazzlingly fine that by their very appearance they will lend distinction to the bookshelves of the most fastidious collector." The noted collector and bibliographer of 19th century fiction Michael Sadleir was nearly propelled into ecstasy at rea

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Herausgegeben von J. G. Gruber. 49 Bände

      Göschen, Lpz., 1824-1826. zus. ca. 15000 S., original Halbleder mit weinroten Rückenschildern/Linienvergoldung. (gering fl./bst.) Sehr schöne einheitliche Ausgabe

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        Choix des plus célèbres Maisons de Plaisance de Rome et de ses environs

      Jules Didot Ainé Paris 1824 - Deuxième édition 1824 pratiquement identique à la première publiée en 1809. Folio 57x40cm 76 planches gravées, 17 vignettes. Il s'agit de la première publication complète des plans, élévations, vues et jardins de 24 villas de Rome et des alentours, dont Villas Albani, Medici, Panfili, Barberini, Borghese, D'este, Farnese, Negroni, Villa du Pape Jules III. Index des architectes Vignola, Bernini, Michelangelo, Vasari. Reliure demi basane en assez bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Priestley and Weale, London 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. Size: 215x140mm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hoyle's Card Games, Complete; With An appendix, Containing His Guide to the Turf. MINIATURE EDITION.

      1824 - Bath: Printed For E. Barret Orange Grove, Sold by Bumpus. 1824. First edition thus. 10.75 x 7cm. [iv], 126pp. Very scarce copy in original buff paper covered boards with original printed bordered label to upper board. Edges of spine sl. rubbed and 1cm of paper lacking from tail of spine. pages sl. browned but generally clean and fresh. No inscriptions or tears to pages. VG+. There are only two known complete copies of this Bath edition, one is in the Special Collection of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, which has the best collection of Gaming Books in the world. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R Potter, (A Native of Cranston, Rhode Island) Who was a Soldier in the American Revolution

      Providence: Printed by J. Howard for I. R. Potter, 1824, 1824. Second edition, published the same year as the first, with minor corrections. Both were edited and published by Henry Trumbull. American Imprints 17677; Sabin 97200; Howes T-371. Edges of the boards rubbed; some stains and foxing; overall a very nice copy, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box.. 12mo, contemporary plain quarter sheep and marbled paper boards. Woodcut frontis portrait. Israel Potter's story ("purported autobiography, of dubious authenticity" - Howes) recounts his experiences as a foot soldier in the American Revolution and his subsequent exile in England. Herman Melville read one of these first two editions and used the story as the basis of his novel Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile (1855).

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        Universa civilis et criminalis jurisprudentia juxta seriem Institutionum ex naturali et romano jure deprompta et ad usum fori perpetuo accomodata

      ex Typographia Davico et Picco 1824-1829, Taurini - XII + 523; 488; 491; 504; 480; 450; 462; 448; 444; 429; 433; 368; 304 p. 13 voll in-8

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        Six Months Residence and Travels in Mexico

      John Murray 1824 - BULLOCK, W. Six Months? Residence and Travels in Mexico, London: John Murray, 1824. Octavo, first edition, pp. xii, 532, plus 15 aquatint plates (four hand-colored costume plates, 11 plates of landscape and seascape views), folding frontis (View of the City and Valley of Mexico), two folding maps, folding table (distances between cities and towns), contemporary marbled paper-covered boards half-bound in black calf, rebacked with dark green calf with a lighter green label, gilt lettering and rules. Very good with former owner?s name inked onto free front endpaper, boards rubbed at extremities, scattered light to moderate foxing. See Sabin 9140, Abbey 666, Palau 37059. Sabin says, ?This author was the first English traveler in Mexico since Father Gage, in 1640, to write an account of his travels,? but this is open to question. In any case, the illustration is important and interesting, showing a plan for the City of Mexico based on the map made by Garcia Conde. Bullock was certainly an unusual travel writer, as not only does he describe the daily life and interesting features of the country, but also how he took control of a silver mine in Themascaltepec. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs Of Goëthe : written by himself [Goethe]

      New York: Collins & Hannay. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1824. 1st US 1st Pr. Hardcover. Respined, edgewear, tone, o bkpl. Solid copy. Bookplate of philanthropist Augustus Russell Street on front endpaper. Respined contemporary half-leather with marbled boards. Translated into English apparently from the French translation by François Jean Philibert Aubert de Vitry. American Imprints (1824) 16302. Uncommon first American edition.; 360 pages .

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        Elements of the art of dyeing; with a description of the art of bleaching by oxymuriatic acid.

      London: Pr. for Thomas Tegg; Simpkin & Marshall; R. Griffin & Co., Glasgow; & J. Cumming, Dublin, 1824. 8vo (23.2 cm; 9.125"). 2 vols. I: xxvii, [1(blank)], 408 pp., 7 plts. (2 fold.). II: vii, [1 (blank), 453 pp., 2 fold. plts. C.-L. Berthollet was a member of the circle of Lavoisier and helped in the development of a chemical nomenclature that was applicable and derived from the chemistry being developed at the end of the 18th century. The present work is a systematic study and scientific discussion of the nature of dyeing, with nine plates, four folding.    Posthumous second edition in English, "translated from the French, with notes and engravings, illustrative and supplementary, by Andrew Ure."    => Uncut, partially unopened copy. Publisher's quarter cloth with paper covered boards; some discoloration to cloth, light chipping to board edges. Ex–social club library: paper label at top of spine, 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpaper, pressure-stamp on title-page, no other markings. A clean copy with the plates good and crisp; as noted above, an uncut, partially unopened copy.

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        Bref om de Fandoumlrenta Staterna Fandoumlrfattade under Resa till Amerika

      

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        Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: including A Tour through Part of The United States of America, in theyear 1823.

      London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown andGreen. 1824.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 23cm, The First Edition, in 2 volumes, xvi,419 &vii,400pp., with 2 aquatint frontis views, 2p. plan, in the originalpublisher's boards, paper labels, (worn), uncut and partly unopened,original owner's signature on the front paste down endpapers, clean, ina clamshell box of half crushed dark green morocco, gilt decorated wideraised bands, gilt corner and center decorations in the panels, crimsoncrushed morocco labels, gilt titles, marbled boards, fine binding, a verygood to fine set of the first edition, rare thus.(cgc) T.P.L. 1299.Dionne 1018. Gagnon 3460. Lande 824. Sabin 94229. - The two plates, whichare by T. Brown, are fine examples of early lithography. Edward Talbotwas born in Ireland in 1796, and emigrated with his family and a partyof Irish immigrants to Middlesex County, near London, Ontario, UpperCanada in 1818. He was successively a teacher and a journalist, foundingthe radical "London Sun" in 1831. He travelled extensively throughoutUpper and Lower Canada, and was only 23 when he wrote this work which waspublished in London. He describes the life in Upper Canada at the time,and gives a detailed account of the flora and fauna, climate, society,education, emigration, manners and Indians, of the Lower Canadians.Talbot's account was written with a view to giving a more realisticappraisal of the prospects and difficulties for immigrants than he feltwas afforded by a number of contemporary works. "Edward Allen Talbot, ayoung Irishman, described the trip taken by his family up the St.Lawrence in search of a new life, replacing the discouragement ofimproved gentility in Ireland. Lively impression of Montreal, Kingston,York and the London region are capped by a last description of hissolitary pedestrian return to Montreal. As a picturesque tour his bookis cheerful and entertaining. But the book was written to warn potentialemigrants of the danger of trusting agents' accounts of the new country,and to show the "semi-barbarism"of life in the settlements. This led himto brilliant humourous accounts of "bees", "Charivaris", [Chivaree], newYork's visits, tavern life, elections and agricultural practics".Waterston p42. .

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        System of Penal Law, Prepared for the State of Louisiana [With]...

      1824. First Issue of Livingston's Louisiana Penal Code Livingston, Edward [1764-1836]. System of Penal Law, Prepared for the State of Louisiana: Comprising Codes of Offenses and Punishments, Of Procedure, Of Prison Discipline, And of Evidence Applicable as Well to Civil as to Criminal Cases. And a Book, Containing Definitions of All the Technical Words Used in This System. New Orleans: Benjamin Levy & Co., 1824. 164 pp. Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Light toning to text, negligible light foxing in a few places. * 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. Never enacted, it nevertheless established itself as one of the great standards for other reformers. Hicks marvels at the scope and clear organization of this code and notes that Bentham, Hugo, Lafayette, Story, Marshall, Madison, Kent and Jefferson considered it "the most comprehensive and enlightened system of criminal law that has ever been presented to the world.": Hicks, Men and Books Famous in the Law 180. Jumonville, Bibliography of New Orleans Imprints 430. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10329.

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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. * 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.

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        Rosa Collina fastigiata. Rosier Nivelle. Kolor. Kupferstich in Punktiermanier aus: 'Les Roses', Paris, 1824. 35 x 25,5 cm.

      1824 - Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Amsterdam - bloemenmarkt op de Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal.

      ?Vue du March? aux fleurs, & d?une partie du Palais Royal ? Amsterdam??Kopergravure vervaardigd ca. 1824-26 door Frederik Christiaan Bierweiler naar het ontwerp van Cornelis de Kruyff, uitgegeven te Amsterdam door Franz Buffa & Zn. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd, met een enkele latere toevoeging. Afm. (afbeelding): 42 x 58 cm.Gezicht op de Bloemenmarkt aan de Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in noordelijke richting met op de achtergrond het Paleis. Rechts Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147-175 (v.l.n.r.), links nr. 262 op de hoek van de Wijdesteeg. Op de markt op de voorgrond vele elegant geklede (empire) figuren.Bierweiler (1783 - na 1831) stond in Amsterdam ingeschreven als graveur. Christaan Kramm?s in zijn Levens en werken der Hollandsche en Vlaamsche kunstschilders, beeldhouwers (1864) beschrijft hem als ?een bekwaam kunstenaar, die het schraapijzer meesterlijk te hanteren wist.??Provenance: verkocht door Simon Emmering 21 oktober 1983 voor Hfl. 5.500,-Prijs: ?3.000,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Forty Illustrations of Lord Byron [cover title]

      London: J Robins, 1824. First edition, later issue, in printed wrapper. Portrait, facsimile of Byron's handwriting, and 38 engraved plates by George Cruikshank. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in 20th-century tan polished calf gilt, by Riviere & Son, with the original pink printed wrappers "Forty Illustrations of Lord Byron, by Ceorge Cruikshank." Rebacked, with portions of spine repaired, wrappers a bit soiled. Cruikshank, George. First edition, later issue, in printed wrapper. Portrait, facsimile of Byron's handwriting, and 38 engraved plates by George Cruikshank. 1 vols. 8vo. A reduced set of the 47 illustrations originally published in George Clinton's MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF LORD BYRON. Cohn notes later issues of 43 and 40 plates ("40 were also issued in a paper wrapper separately"). Cohn 145 (cf. note)

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        Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiarum Libri IX (Volumes 1, 3 and 4)

      Oxonii: Excudebant S. et J. Collingwood. Impensis Josephi Parker. 1824. First. First edition. Volumes 1, 3 and 4 only (of 4). Octavos. Text in Greek and Latin, with variorum notes in Latin by Thomas Gaisford. Contemporary polished half calf and marbled paper-covered boards, untrimmed edges. Engraved armorial bookplate of Walter Kerr Hamilton, Bishop of Salisbury (1854), on the front pastedowns. Extensive neat manuscript marginal notes in written in English (in ink and pencil), and scattered underling (also in ink and pencil) in volume one only. Some scuffing to the spines and edges, very good. A handsome partial set of individual volumes, with detailed manuscript annotations in volume one, from the library of Walter Hamilton, Anglican Bishop of Salisbury. .

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        The Life of Isaac Walton; Including Notices of His Contemporaries

      Septimus Prowett, London 1824 - Second edition thus (i.e., with these illustrations; first published in 1823), one of a small number large paper copies. 4to (11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches). (4), ii, 93 pp. Illustrated with 20 engraved plates, including portraits of Walton and Cotton, title-page and final leaf vignettes, one in-text illustration. Cf. Westwood & Satchell, p. 245 (for the 1823 edition and not mentioning that of 1824): "Eight copies of the edition dated 1823 were on large paper with proof plates on India paper. The illustrations are those used in Gosden's edition of the 'Compleat Angler,' 1822." Heckscher 2203 (for the 1823 edition and not mentioning that of 1824): "Only eight copies were printed. This and another in the Dean Sage library are the only copies know to the compiler." Sage, p. 245 (for the 1823 edition and not mentioning that of 1824): "This is one of the eight copies mentioned." Coigney, final entry, p. 405 (for this 1824 edition): "Very large paper copy, one of only eight such copies printed." A copy of this 1824 large paper edition was also included in the Sherwin auction (Parke-Bernet, 1946). Joints a little rubbed, but a fine copy. Later olive crushed three-quarter morocco (spine darkened to a uniform mellow brown), gilt, spine richly gilt with ornaments, rules, and title between and on raised bands, a tiny red morocco onlay on each of the five raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, by Zaehnsdorf. (8839) $1,500.00. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiarum Libri IX (Volumes 1, 3 and 4)

      Excudebant S. et J. Collingwood. Impensis Josephi Parker, Oxonii 1824 - First edition. Volumes 1, 3 and 4 only (of 4). Octavos. Text in Greek and Latin, with variorum notes in Latin by Thomas Gaisford. Contemporary polished half calf and marbled paper-covered boards, untrimmed edges. Engraved armorial bookplate of Walter Kerr Hamilton, Bishop of Salisbury (1854), on the front pastedowns. Extensive neat manuscript marginal notes in written in English (in ink and pencil), and scattered underling (also in ink and pencil) in volume one only. Some scuffing to the spines and edges, very good. A handsome partial set of individual volumes, with detailed manuscript annotations in volume one, from the library of Walter Hamilton, Anglican Bishop of Salisbury. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flora Historica: or the Three Seasons of the British Parterre?with observations on planting, to secure a regular succession of flowers?

      E. Lloyd, London 1824 - First Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Phillips (1775?-1838) was a Worthing banker, a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society, and the Linnaean Society, and the author of several botanical works including the History of Cultivated Vegetables. 19th century half calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, some cover wear, internally near fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiarum Libri IX (Volumes 1, 3 and 4)

      Oxonii: Excudebant S. et J. Collingwood. Impensis Josephi Parker. 1824. First. First edition. Volumes 1, 3 and 4 only (of 4). Octavos. Text in Greek and Latin, with variorum notes in Latin by Thomas Gaisford. Contemporary polished half calf and marbled paper-covered boards, untrimmed edges. Engraved armorial bookplate of Walter Kerr Hamilton, Bishop of Salisbury (1854), on the front pastedowns. Extensive neat manuscript marginal notes in written in English (in ink and pencil), and scattered underling (also in ink and pencil) in volume one only. Some scuffing to the spines and edges, very good. A handsome partial set of individual volumes, with detailed manuscript annotations in volume one, from the library of Walter Hamilton, Anglican Bishop of Salisbury. .

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        Sketches of the Principal Picture-Galleries in England (with a Criticism on 'Marriage-a-la-Mode')

      London: Taylor and Hessey, 1824. Newly restored, this item has been quarterbound in calfskin with brilliantly marbled paper over boards. The spine is gold-tooled as is the red leather spine-label. New endpapers. 195pps., plus 5 pages of advertisements in the back. The text is in good condition and -- consistent with its age -- has the sporadic soiling, thumbing, and tearing; it is, nonetheless, whole and bright with very little in the way of foxing. A couple of pages (only) have notations in the margins and the signature of an early owner (of the same dipped pen) is neatly placed in the top corner of the title-page. A scarce item and, now, with repairs, quite presentable. Hazlitt is widely considered one of the great English critics and essayists. He influenced a good many of his contemporaries. As Keats said of him: his work is like 'a whale's back in a sea of prose.' Chapters include: Mr. Angerstein's Collection, Dulwich Gallery, The Marquis of Stafford's Gallery, Pictures at Windsor Castle, Pictures at Hampton Court, Lord Grosvenor's Collection, Pictures at Wilton and Stourhead, Pictures at Burleigh House, and Pictures at Oxford and Blenheim. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Histoire littéraire d'Italie. 9 volumes. Complet. Seconde édition, revue et corrigée sur les manuscrits de l'auteur, ornée de son portrait, et augmentée d'une notice historique par M. Daunou.

      Chez L.G. Michaud, Libraire-Editeur, 1824. Plein veau vert bouteille. Dos longs décorés. Les pièces de titre, exclusivement, ont souffert et sont effacées. Plats décorés de deux dentelles d'encadrements dorée et à froid. Toutes tranches marbrées cailloutées. Coupes décorées.  Hormis les pièces de titres et quelques frottements sur les plats et coiffes, exemplaires très agréables, intérieur très frais. Extrait du Procès verbal manuscrit sur la garde blanche du tome I, concernant l'attribution de ces ouvrages comme livres de prix pour le concours de l'Académie des Sciences de 1834.

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        Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa

      

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22 (Two Volumes)

      London: John Murray, 1824 370 + large folding map; 399 + three large folding maps. Rebound in lovely quarter leather covers with marbled paper over boards. Leather spine cover shows raised spine bands and tooled decorations in compartments. Each volume with two red leather spine labels and gilt stamped lettering. Housed in slipcase with green floral decoration. Slip case and covers are nearly fine with only slight signs of shelf wear. Frontis map in Volume One shows an eight inch closed tear with older archival taped repair. Scattered, mostly light, foxing throughout that is a little heavier on first few leaves and affecting the frontis maps of both volumes. Otherwise intact. . Third Edition. Quarter Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket.

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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.

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

      1824. No Binding. Fine. small quarto, one page, formerly folded, now flattened, in fine, clean and legible condition. Written at Monticello: mentioning Jefferson.Lafayette, while on his tour of America in 1824-1825, writes from Monticello where he had been staying with his "vieux et venerable ami Jefferson," providing news of various friends and announces that his arrival in Washington will be on the first of December:". Mes journées depuis trois mois et six cents lieues de visites dans plusieurs des etats unis ont été tellement remplies que je n'ai pu répondre ni à mes amis personels, ni a beaucoup de lettres publiques don't la vue me donne des regret, plutôt que des remords. Nous nous somes arrêtés depuis quleques jours chez mon vieux et venerable ami Jefferson, et nous allons nous ender à de nouvelles invitations."American National Biography, vol. 13, pp., 37-38Dictionary of American Biography, vol. v, part two, pp., 535-539

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        System of Penal Law, Prepared for the State of Louisiana [With]...

      1824. First Issue of Livingston's Louisiana Penal Code Livingston, Edward [1764-1836]. System of Penal Law, Prepared for the State of Louisiana: Comprising Codes of Offenses and Punishments, Of Procedure, Of Prison Discipline, And of Evidence Applicable as Well to Civil as to Criminal Cases. And a Book, Containing Definitions of All the Technical Words Used in This System. New Orleans: Benjamin Levy & Co., 1824. 164 pp. Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Light toning to text, negligible light foxing in a few places. $3,000. * 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. Never enacted, it nevertheless established itself as one of the great standards for other reformers. Hicks marvels at the scope and clear organization of this code and notes that Bentham, Hugo, Lafayette, Story, Marshall, Madison, Kent and Jefferson considered it "the most comprehensive and enlightened system of criminal law that has ever been presented to the world.": Hicks, Men and Books Famous in the Law 180. Jumonville, Bibliography of New Orleans Imprints 430. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10329.

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        Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres a développer cette puissance.

      Paris: Chez Bachelier Libraire, 1824. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. [4], 118 pp., half title, 1 folding engraved plate. Contemporary half calf with gilt spine. Little browning to upper outer corner of first few leaves, very minor dampstaining to first blank and half title, closed tear to margin of title-page, right-hand margin of folding plate little soiled and frayed. A fine copy, internally bright and clean. ----Dibner 155; PMM 285, Norman 404; Honeyman 601; Darmstaedter 354 - FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT RARITIES IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE. Although this was the author's only work -- his life being cut short by scarlet fever -- in it he anticipates both the first and second law of thermodynamics. Carnot's work was born out of the need to improve the new two-cylinder compound steam engine developed in the first part of the century. Instead of focusing on the properties of steam, as others had done, Carnot proposed a general theory of heat as a motive force. As PMM notes: "the book was essentially an attempt to calculate the mechanical equivalent of heat." Carnot's work was to profoundly influence Helmholtz and Joule and led directly to the enunciation of the theory of the conservation of energy by Helmholtz. The second law of thermodynamics is also implicit in Carnot's treatise... Carnot's... researches led also to the absolute scale of temperature" (PMM). Only 600 copies of the work were printed. Near Fine.

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        Vollständiges Handbuch der Oryktognosie. 4 Teile.

      Halle, Curt, 1811, 1815, 1819 u. 1824. - XIV, 513 Seiten (falsche Paginierung, hier: 212 Seiten); IV, 423 Seiten; 408 Seiten, 1 Blatt; XLVI, 720 Seiten, kl. 8vo (Formate ca. 16,5x10,5 cm), Halblederbände der Zeit mit orange- (Bd. 1 und 2) und rot- (Bd. 3 und 4) farbenen Rückenschildern und Rückengoldprägungen. Die Kanten etwas berieben, die Ecken leicht gestaucht, Rücken von Bd. 1 oben leichter rissig, innen etwas gebräunt, sonst in guter Erhaltung. Erste Ausgabe von Steffens mineralogischem Hauptwerk. - Goedeke VI, 173, 12 - Poggendorff II, 989 - Reichardt I, 130 (nur Teile 1-2). - Der Titel für die Supplemente an den Anfang von Bd. 4 gebunden (beginnt ab Seite 433, Bd. 4). Überaus selten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Private Journal of Captain G.F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla During the Recent Voyage of Discovery Under Captain Parry

      London, England: John Murray, 1824. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 468 pp. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 7 plates, folding map. Light marginal browning. Splendidly rebound in handsome modern calf with marbled boards, blind motifs with gilt lettered title label to spine. Arctic Bibliography, 10531; Stattion & Main, 1289; National Maritime Museum Catalogue, 838. A marvellous copy offered for sale by Come By Chance Books- a small, family-run bookshop in beautiful Niagara on the Lake.

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        A modest Lafayette turns down a chauffeur driven ride from John Q. Adams : " you know that I have asked the United States President not to dispatch the National vessel that Congress had the kindness to decide to dispatch" as he prepares for his Revolutionary War "Heros welcome" tour of the United States in 1824.

      Paris, France, June 20, 1824. 6.75" x 7.75". "Bi-fold page ALS scripted entirely in the hand of Lafayette, 6.75"" x 7.75"", scripted on the recto of the first page, with verso blank, and the second blank leaf laid in to a backing page. Expected folds, small pencil marks outside of margins. Signed and dated by Lafayette, ""Paris 20 Juin 1824"", ""Lafayette"". Accompanied by a full English translation, an engraved portrait of him, 5"" x 7.5"" and documented provenance will as noted below. Near fine condition.A lovely ALS in which Lafayette alludes to his pending travels to the US, which he pens just a month before his arrival in July 1824. From July 1824 to September 1825, the last surviving French general of the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette, made a tour of the 24 United States. This was in request by President James Monroe who desired to initiate the ""spirit of 1776"" in the next generation of Americans and partly to celebrate the nation's 50th anniversary.The Marquis de Lafayette led troops alongside George Washington in the American Revolution over 40 years earlier. He fought in several crucial battles, including the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania and the Siege of Yorktown in Virginia. The Marquis had returned to France and pursued a political career championing the ideals of liberty that the fledgling U.S. republic represented. While the Bourbon constitutional monarchy had been in place in France for at least ten years, in the spring of 1824, King Louis XVIII was wheelchair bound and suffering from severe health issues that would prove fatal by late summer. Further, Lafayette was being monitored by the dying King. His letter which discusses the preparations for his trip is transcribed into English below:TRANSLATION FROM FRENCH""Paris, June 20, 1824 You have asked me, Monsieur, to let you know the time of my departure to the United States it is not precisely set; nevertheless I see that I will benefit from an American liner which will set sail from Le Havre on July 10th at the earliest, 20th at the latest, I will ask my passport as soon as after tomorrow; you know that I have asked the United States President not to dispatch the National vessel that Congress had the kindness to decide to dispatch. I am going to La Grange [see note]; I will go back to Paris July 4th for the American dinner, and if I leave the 10th I will arrive the 8th or 9th in the evening; in case the vessel would leave a few days later I will give them to my family [the extra days.] Positive information will reach me only after an expected vessel enters Le Havre; it would have been too late to let you know my start which due to unforeseen circumstanceswas only known to myself last night; I have informed the vessel administration in Le Havre that a passenger would probably be coming right away, but without committing yourself until I have received your answer to please send to Paris rue d'Anjou or at La Grange par Rozav Seine et Marne +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++scratch++++Please do not let your friends announce the time of my expected departure that I would not want to have to determine the schedule for the little time that I have left for my family. If your affairs allow to prefer the vessel on which I have to leave to the United States, it would greatly satisfy me; if you could only leave later I will take your commissions and I will wait for you in this good country with the hope to meet you there soon. At any case please accept the very sincere expression of myhigh consideration and my attachment.Lafayette""Provenance: This item was recently discovered in an extra illustrated volume of “History of the City of New York” by Mary L. Booth, New York W. R. C. Clark, 1867. Originally two volumes, the monumental task of expanding the work to 21 volumes by none other than Emery E. Childs esquire of New York City. In volume 1 of this work exists a lovely india ink Drawing of Mary L. Booth along with a notation ”presented by her to E E C” in pencil. Next to the title page we find an original letter of Booth to Childs dated April 4, 1872 “ I am in receipt of your favor of the 4th inst., and am grateful to hear that you are taking the trouble to illustrate my History of the City of New York in the manner you describe. I shall be happy to see you, should you favor me with a callas I am usually in my office during business hours and should be pleased to facilitate your Enterprise by any means in my power”It is assumed that the book took several years to assemble at which point, assumedly through Childs, it made its way to Senator Charles B. Farwell of Chicago who took the seat of John A. Logan in 1887. Farwell had an extensive library that fortunately survived the great Chicago fire in 1871 having been housed in his Lakeside home. In the American Bibliopolist of November 1871 there is an article about the devastation to libraries caused by the tragedy . “Mr C. B. Farwell’s library is also fortunately far out from the city, at his country house, and is safe, The same remark will also apply to the extensive collection of books and curiosities belonging to Mr. E. E. Childs.” This establishes the Chicago connection between Childs and Farwell.That these letters were preserved for over 140 years and have never been on the market for that period is remarkable on many levels. It is the state of being wedged in these volumes that also account for what is mostly the pristine state of preservation. "

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        LESSONS FOR CHILDREN. From Two to Three years Old. [From Three to Four years Old.] In Two Parts.

      Two parts bound as one, as with its own frontispiece and title-page. 95; 143 pages. Original quarter red roan. First published in 1778 in London. This printing is rare, WorldCat recording one copy only in Trinity College, Dublin. However, that copy differs in having continuous pagination throughout the two volumes. Anna Laetitia Barbauld [1743 -1825) was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children's author.But her career ended abruptly in 1812 with the publication of Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, a work which criticized Britain's participation in the Napoleonic Wars. The savagery of the reviews shocked Barbauld, and she published nothing else during her lifetime. Though her reputation has been in some part restored, today she is best remembered as a children's writer and educationalist.

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        VOYAGE DE DÉCOUVERTES AUX TERRES AUSTRALES ( TABLE EXPLICATIVE VOL 4) TABLE EXPLICATIVE DES PLANCHES DE L' ATLAS HISTORIQUE DU VOYAGE AUX TERRES AUSTRALES

      ARTHUS BERTRAND LIBRAIRE, 1824. FRANCESE 1,8 Atlante con mezza legatura in pelle e cartonato marmorizzato, piccola mancanza al dorso, e lieve usura alle estremità delle coperte. lieve fioritura sparsa alle pagine per lo più alle estremità di quest' ultime. L' Opera consta di 8 volumi, questo è il raro e prestigioso atlante che ne fa parte,nello specifico fa parte del volume 4. E' costituito da 68 tavole contenenti non solo le mappe ma numerose litografie inerenti flora, fauna, utensili, abitanti del luogo.Raro e di pregio. USATO

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        Italian Tales.

      London: Printed for Charles Baldwyn,, 1824. Tales of Humour, Gallantry, and Romance, selected and translated from the Italian. With sixteen illustrative drawings by George Cruikshank. Octavo (195 x 120 mm). Bound by Riviere & Son in mid nineteenth-century green crushed morocco, title and decoration to spine fully gilt, raised gilt bands, triple gilt rules to covers, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, red coated endpapers, original cloth bound in at rear. With 16 plates by Cruikshank. Contemporary bookplate and erased ownership inscription to front pastedown. Fading to spine, light rubbing to extremities, small mark to head of front free binder's blank; an excellent copy. First edition, first issue, with issue points including the plate "The Dead Rider" at p. 58 which was omitted from the second issue. Cruikshank's illustrations were described by John Ruskin as "the finest things, next to Rembrandt's, that, as far as I know, have been done since etching was invented" (ODNB).

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