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        THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. A Diverting Story.

      [18] unnumbered leaves, printed on one side only; recto of last leaf blank; verso bear a booklist of 52 items, of which this title is number 4. Hand-coloured title-page vignette and 16 hand-coloured engravings with text beneath. Original printed buff wrappers the a repeat of the title-page vignette to upper cover. 18 x 11 cm. Contained in a half calf, gilt folding case. Moon 362(3). First published in 1820. Small split at base of spine; ownership name of Sophia Stevens on blank verso of front cover; small stain at the base of one leaf. A very good copy.

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         Du perfectionnement moral, ou de l'éducation de soi-même

      Paris, chez Antoine-Augustin Renouard, 1824, 2 vol. in 8°, de XVI-407pp. & 2ff. 448pp, pl. basane racinée époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge, plats lég. frottés et qq. rares rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale rare. Cet ouvrage expose une des principales théories de Gérando considérant la vie humaine comme une éducation perpétuelle dont le perfectionnement est le but. Une théorie qu'il a lui-même mis en pratique toute sa vie. Zélé philanthrope, il se révèle proche de l'école sensualiste dans sa façon de concevoir l'émergence de la pensée et des idées, mais il opère ici une synthèse de philosophie morale. ¶ Cf. Picavet Les Idéologues, p. 517. - Quérard Fr. litt. II. 423. (n'a pas vu la première édition).

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         Souvenirs pittoresques de la Touraine

      Paris, Leblanc, imprimeur-libraire, 1824, in folio, de 53ff., illustré de 50 belles planches d'Alexis Noël lithographiées par Langlumé h. t., bien complet de la liste des souscripteurs in fine, cart. époque, coiffes et coins usés. Edition originale de ce rare ouvrage paru en livraison. Alexis Noël élève de David, voulait faire connaître les monuments anciens de la Touraine afin de contribuer à leur sauvegarde. Chaque planche est accompagnée d'une notice (sauf pour la planche 21).

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        CARTA TOPOGRAFICA DELLA PROVINCIA DI COMO

      1824. Carta topografica della provincia di Como, montata su tela a stacchi. Il titolo è riportato nell'angolo in alto a sinistra con dedica a sua Eccellenza il Signor Giulio Conte di Strassoldo. Sotto al titolo si trova elenco dei segni convenzionali in cui si trova la specificazione dei confini, strade, ponti, porti, battelli, poste, navigazione, porti lacuali oltre a l'indicazione delle risorse minerarie. La carta è corredata da numerose altre notizie sulla Provincia di Como riguardanti: Compartimento Territoriale della Provincia, Tribunali e Preture, Notizie Statiche sui laghi etc. Nell'angolo in basso a sinistra, uno scorcio del porto della città (191x266 mm) animato da personaggi, mentre nell'angolo in basso a destra, pianta planimetrica della città di Como (167x241 mm). Carta leggermente ossidata. L'uscita di questa carta è segnalata nel Foglio d'Annunzj della Gazzetta di Milano del 22 novembre del 1824, in cui si legge che si trovava in vendita presso i Fratelli Bettalli, negozianti di stampe nella contrada del Cappello.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 1216; Margheritis, Sinistri, Invernizzi, Peverelli, "Como e Lecco nelle antiche stampe", pag. 72

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        An Accurate Description of Greece.

      London: Richard Priestley, 1824. Three volumes, octavo, with seven folding engraved maps and plates; a fine set in contemporary dark green half morocco, gilt, with the library label of Kimbolton Castle. A handsome set of Pausanias' Description of Greece, the second-century guide-book to the Peloponnese and northern Greece.Pausanias' fascinating and wide-ranging description of ancient Greek life and culture was conceptualised and organised geographically rather than chronologically, and comprises a series of reminiscences of classical Greek life evoked by his visits to ancient monuments. A proud Greek living in the Roman Empire, he could not help but muse about the golden age of Greece, which in his lifetime was but an idealised memory.Although ignored during his own lifetime, Pausanias' work has proved to be of great importance for our present-day understanding of the period. Archaeologists have made much use of his descriptions to identify the remains of ancient sites. As Sir James Frazer wrote, 'Without [Pausanias] the ruins of Greece would for the most part be a labyrinth without a clue, a riddle without an answer. His book furnishes the clue to the labyrinth, the answer to many riddles. It will be studied so long as ancient Greece shall continue to engage the attention and awaken the interest of mankind'.This is the second edition in English, translated by Thomas Taylor the Platonist. The maps, one of Ancient Greece and one of the world, are after the French cartographer Jean-Baptiste d'Anville; the plates are after painter and architect James Stuart.

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        A Favourite Poodle Hatching Poultry!! or A present of Feather Breeches from the Sandwich Isles.

      London: J. Fairburn, June, 1824. Handcoloured engraving (240 x 340 mm.), mounted. A wonderful and very rare British satirical print from the time of the royal visit to London by King Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu in 1824. The print was published in June of the same year: that is, at the very moment when enthusiasm for the Hawaiian visitors was at its peak, and before their melancholy death from measles in July.Cruikshank depicts three of the Royal party bedecked in feathered outfits, which is all the more ironic given that British society was agog at their sophistication, 'wearing coats by a London tailor, and stays and gowns by a Parisian modiste' (Byron, Voyage of H.M.S. Blonde). Here each of the three is muttering gibberish, no doubt fondly imagined by Cruikshank to be a droll imitation of the Hawaiian language.The joke is made at the expense of the Honourable Frederick Gerald "Poodle" Byng (1784-1871), a close friend of Beau Brummel, and a dandy known for his gaming debts. Byng was appointed to escort the Hawaiian party during their unexpected visit to London in 1824. He had light curly hair and was never seen in public without a poodle at his side, earning his nickname from Brummel: espying Byng and his poodle in a curricle, he is said to have greeted him 'how d'ye do, Byng? A family vehicle, I see'. As the Hawaiian king's other name "Liholiho" was thought to mean "dog of dog", Byng's appointment was considered most diverting to Regency wits.Byng, who has adopted a feathered skirt of his own, is pictured exclaiming: 'Egad these breeches are a valuable present - I'll turn 'em to account. Dash my Wig if I don't open a concern in opposition to the Steam & hatch Chickens by the Grose, in the Natural way, I shall then be able to supply your Sandwich Majesties, and other Majesties, Tables with the Real Poodle Poultry, of the finest flavour in the Universe'. A note lying discarded at his feet hints at his taste for gaming. It reads: 'Lost £500 at B-ks's. NB saw them all out, started at 5 in ye Morning'. The note probably refers to Brooks's, the Whig gentleman's club. Faint creases from earlier folding, but a very bright copy.

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        Robeing Royalty, a treat for the Sandwichers, at the sign of the Hog in Armour.

      London: S. W. Fores, June 16, 1824. Etching with original handcolour, 235 x 330 mm.; in a recent archival mount, framed. Very rare caricature of the Hawaiian royal family, published during their visit to London in 1824.Kamehameha II, as the name has since become standardised, or Liholiho Iolani as he was also known, was the son of the famous Kamehameha the Great and reigned in Hawaii from 1819. From the earliest days of his reign there was enormous change in the traditional ways of life, and he is generally seen as having personally begun the unravelling of the kapu system.On 27 November 1823, five years after taking his throne, Kamehameha and Queen Kamamalu set sail for London aboard the English whaler L'Aigle. After arriving almost unnoticed, news of the Royal visitors quickly spread, and they were lavishly entertained and attracted great attention in London, helped by the regal bearing of the Queen who was six foot seven inches tall. They visited Westminster Abbey and attended the theatre in Drury Lane where, by royal command, they occupied the royal box.Tragically, everyone in Kamehameha's party came down with measles, for which the Hawaiians had no immunity. Queen Kamamalu died in London on 8 July 1824, a heartbroken Kamehameha a few days later. Their bodies were returned to Hawai'i for burial by HMS Blonde whose captain, George Byron, was a cousin of the poet.Although many contemporary depictions of the visit dwelt on the elegant deportment and sophistication of the Hawaiian entourage, there was another side to London's fascination with the Hawaiian royals, as this rare caricature attests. On the one hand, there were the graceful portraits; on the other a ruthless satire of their adoption of western dress. Both styles, of course, tend towards caricature, but such cartoons are a distinctive part of the rich visual history of their visit, and testament to the depth of public fascination with Hawaii and the South Seas.Another coloured example of this print is in the collection of the National Library of Australia (see http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an6589575). In fine condition,

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        British Proverbs

      London: E. & C. Mc.Lean, 1824. "It's Not How Long - But How Well We Live" ALKEN, Henry. British Proverbs. London: E. & C. Mc.Lean, 1824. First edition. Oblong quarto (10/1/4 x 13 3/4 inches; 261 x 350 mm.). Six amusing hand-colored soft-ground etchings , five with five and one with four scenes, depicting a total of twenty-nine proverbs. Bound ca. 1900 by Rivière & Son in full tan calf, covers decoratively bordered in gilt, spine with two raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, black morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Gilt board-edges and wide decorative turn-ins, dark blue coated end-papers. With the Armorial bookplate of Arthur Curtiss James and also the engraved bookplate of De Guinzbourg on the front paste-down. Joints very slightly cracked at top and bottom but still absolutely sound. A near fine copy housed in a later brown cloth slipcase. Originally issued in paper wrappers with printed title on the front cover. Very scarce, this is only the second example that we have seen in over fifty years. OCLC located just eleven copies in institutions and libraries worldwide - nine in the US, one in the UK and one in New Zealand. The Plates: 1. Life without a friend is death with a witness… 2. Good to begin well - better to end well… 3. He who would have a hare for breakfast must hunt overnight… 4. The horse thinks one thing and the man that rides him another… 5. They who Love most are least set by… 6. All things are soon prepar'd in a well Ordered house… Henry Thomas ALKEN (12 October 1785 - 7 April 1851) was an English painter and engraver chiefly known as a caricaturist and illustrator of sporting subjects and coaching scenes. His most prolific period of painting and drawing occurred between 1816 and 1831. Tooley, 21.

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        Voyages dans l'intérieur de l'Amérique Méridionale [...]

      chez Masson et fils.. Travels in the interior of South America: containing the relationship that made Buenos Aires the Assumption by the Rio de la Plata, and return from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso by the plain of Mendoza City Santiago, the latter city in the valleys and the summits of the Cordilleras, in a range of about 450 miles, where are located many and richest mines of Chile, Valparaiso and return to Santiago, Coquimbo navigation in Lima , capital of the whole of South America, Lima painful road to get to Guayaquil and Quito in the province, an ancient city of the Incas, this capital in Santa Fe de Bogota by Cuenca, Calil, Popayan, curious country for and very interesting to browse for business, description fertile Near Santa Fe, center of the Republic of Colombia, the nature and activity of his business, like all the countries in which we cross s 'moving towards the port of Cartagena where the author sailed for Cuba and Jamaica, where he is also aware of the most remarkable things Accompanied accurate information respecting the manners, customs and character of the inhabitants, product and wealth offered by the immensity of this new continent, the best way to travel, resorts and posades to be housekeeping, exchange goods to be wearing precautions as to defend themselves from the wiles of these peoples, countless reptiles these regions book particularly useful for marine dealer has any traveler. Noted second edition, the first seems to be that in 1823, published in Agen, but a slightly different title. Rare. This second edition seems even less common than the first. It is found that the library Sainte Geneviève in Paris. BN to France, the British Library and the British Library have none copy. The original is present in a single copy in the BN of France, The British Library. Full sheepskin vintage blonde. Smooth back adorned with two boxes to the grotesque, 2 finials and casters. Part of title in red morocco. A slot head on a cm, a tail slot of 1 cm. The author spent 12 years in South America. He left in 1808 on The Brick Comforter. "Forced to carry me constantly in the various provinces of this vast part of the new world, I began to study the scope of morals, character and customs of its inhabitants. I am particularly attached to know how to travel in these climates [...], and then the different branches of trade that is done. " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Masson et fils. Paris 1824 in-8 (13x20cm) vi, [7]-291, [4] pp. relié

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        Séances Nautiques, ou exposé des Diverses Manoeuvres du Vaisseau...

      Paris: Bachelier, 1824. Octavo, with a folding plate; a fine copy, uncut and unpressed, in the original pink mottled wrappers with printed paper label. A fine association copy, affectionately inscribed by the author to Henri de Freycinet. Henri de Freycinet, older brother of Louis, served as lieutenant on board the Géographe during the Baudin expedition to Australia of 1800-1804. He was responsible for much of the mapping of the Australian coastline, and on his return was keenly involved in promoting the atlas of the voyage in France. Henri had joined the navy in 1794 and went on to a long and distinguished career, including a great deal of action against the British. He lost his right arm in battle in 1806, and was twice imprisoned. He attained the rank of rear admiral in 1828 and also served as governor of Ile Bourbon (Réunion).Pierre-Marie-Joseph de Bonnefoux (1782-1855), French naval captain and veteran of the Napoleonic era, was captured by the British in 1806 and detained for an extended time, providing him with the opportunity to observe innovations of the Royal Navy such as the flag telegraph system. With the Restoration, Bonnefoux was made a Knight of St. Louis and member of the Legion d'Honneur. Appointed to the Royal marine college at Angoulême, he prepared several standard works of naval instruction, of which Séances Nautiques is an example. Later in life he wrote a life of Christopher Columbus. At one time he was under the command of Henri de Freycinet, as he notes in his foreword where he speaks of having prepared this work for the naval students at Rochefort, then under Freycinet's direction. On the blank page opposite this is Bonnefoux's warm personal inscription to 'Mr. Henri de Freycinet, Capne. De Vaisseau &c. &c. &c. Hommage d'attachement, de reconnaissance, de Respect, De la part de l'auteur'. Faded spine.

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        Le Mexique en 1823, ou relation d'un voyage dans la Nouvelle-Espagne, contenant des notions exactes et peu connues sur la situation physique, morale et politique de ce pays

      Alexis Eymery. First French edition. The first English edition preceded it by a few months. The atlas is made up of a portrait of the author, 2 folding maps of Mexico, 12 lithographed plates (view of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, and sculptures), and 5 lithographed plates of costumes, finely colored (the plate of the two horsemen has been omitted).Extremities a little rubbed. Scratches to covers of volume I.A generally good and fresh copy.Publisher's original binding. Small lacks to headpieces. One costume plate detached. Marginal worming not touching any of the plates.Before traveling to Mexico twice to buy gold and silver mines and a great number of objects he displayed to the public in London, William Bullock was an antiquary and naturalist who assembled some 32,000 objects, for which he made a museum. They were later exhibited in the Egyptian Hall in Picadilly. This collection was dispersed by auction in 1819, before his trip to Mexico. Bullock gives a detailed account of this voyage, from which he returned with a variety of animals and notes; it includes numerous descriptions of Mexican customs and dress, but also the monuments, fauna and flora, and politics of the country.  Alexis Eymery Paris 1824 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20m) et un atals in 8 oblong (20x26,5cm) (4) III, LXXII, 364 pp. et (4) 370 pp., (2) et un atlas grand in 8 oblong de 11 pp. relié

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        A Collection Of Architectural Ornaments And Decorations Selected From The Best Authorities For The Use Of Architects, Sculptors, Ornamental Painters, Mason Carvers, Modellers in Plaster, Casters in Metal, Paper Stainers And Every Business Connected With The Arts Of Design. bound with a selection of plates from Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details And Views Of The Magnificent Chapel Of King Henry The Seventh.

      Elephant folio (595 x 480 mm). Original marbled paper wrappers, corners and spine sympathetically repaired, paper title label to the centre of the upper cover, preserved in a modern solander box made with acid free liner, with upper board lettered to match original label; lithographed decorative title page and a total of 38 lithograph plates, all linen-backed, numbered thus, I-XXIII; IV, VI, XII, XV, XIX, XXII, XXVI, XXIX, XL, XLIV, then 3 plates, each trimmed, their numbers excised, XXX, XXIV, (the final 5 plates folding).This copy is dusty and has ancient water marks on some plates but many are very fresh; scarce. The first twenty three plates depict classical Greek and Roman architectural details, these include plans, elevations and sections of the Erecthion (5 pls.), the Lantern of Demosthenes (1pl.), The Temple of the Winds (1pl.) and the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, (2 pls.), the remaining fourteen plates within this group show classical ornamental details, capitals, ceiling roses, and borders, with one plate devoted to vases. The plates following this group are a selection derived from Cottingham's Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details And Views Of The Magnificent Chapel Of King Henry The Seventh, published in two volumes in 1822 and 1829 respectively. These depict details of the chapel's buttresses, window tracery, and sculptural elements. Copies of the first work reported to OCLC by CCA, Columbia, MIT, Ocean State Universities, University of Illinois, Winterthur Mueum, and the University of Stuttgart.

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        Bathurst Cataract, on the River Apsley.

      London: J. Souter, November 1824. Hand-coloured aquatint, 265 x 355 mm., mounted. An attractive plate from the Joseph Lycett's Views in Australia or New South Wales, & Van Dieman's Land, published in London in 1825 and a landmark in the development of Australian illustrated books. Lycett had arrived in New South Wales as a convict in 1814. Trained as a portrait and miniature painter in Staffordshire, his services as a professional artist were much in demand and he was soon working for the publisher Absalom West. He prepared plates for James Wallis' An Historical Account of the Colony of New South Wales (London 1821) and was later appointed artist to Governor Macquarie.Lycett's style depicted the Australian landscape in a romantic light, imbued with the quality of a rural parkland. A little browning affects the sheet.

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        National-Zeitung der Deutschen. 6 Jgg.

      Gotha, Becker, 1824 ff. - 8°. Pp. der Zeit. Rotschnitt. Vorhandene Jahrgg.: 1824 bis 1829. Gut erhaltene Bibliotheksexemplare. Zus. 700.-- EUR.

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        THOUGHTS ON THE DESTINY OF MAN, PARTICULARLY WITH REFERENCE TO THE PRESENT TIMES; BY THE HARMONY SOCIETY IN INDIANA

      [Harmony, In.], 1824. [2],96pp. Original blue paper wrappers. Covers soiled and stained, front cover torn, spine lacking. Dampstaining throughout. Edge of pp.51-52 (one leaf) torn with no loss of text. A near good copy. In a half morocco box. With the exception of a leaflet of songs, this pamphlet was the first publication of the Harmony Society after establishing its utopian colony at Harmony (later New Harmony), Indiana. Authorship is generally attributed to the Society's leader, George Rapp. A German edition appeared the same year. "The English equivalent of the German text ends with line six on page 89. The remaining seven pages of this title were probably composed by the translator. Manuscripts in the Society archives reveal that printing of this title was not completed until 1825 and the title page was printed for the Society by Eichbaum and Johnston of Pittsburgh" - Byrd & Peckham. Howes bungles his entry for this item, giving the title of the German edition (incorrectly) and the collation of the English (also incorrectly). He accords it a "b" rating. An important American utopian statement from the press of one of the most famous American utopian communities. HOWES H206, "b." STREETER SALE 4238. BYRD & PECKHAM 215. SABIN 95698.

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22.

      London: John Murray, 1824. Two volumes, octavo, with four splendid folding maps; in contemporary navy half calf, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Second edition, publishing the results of the 1819-1822 expedition to the polar north under the command of Sir John Franklin.Franklin's expedition was one of two simultaneously searching a route to the pole (the second was assigned to William Parry).Assured of guides and ongoing supplies by the Hudson's Bay Company, Franklin and his party of twenty men sought an overland route east of the Coppermine River. Using native canoes to traverse a vast landscape, relations among the men deteriorated as food and supplies dwindled. Cold, exposure and starvation took a harrowing toll as cannibalism and murder erupted amongst the voyagers. A total of nine men died.This account was initially published in a lavishly illustrated quarto edition. This second edition in smaller format features four splendidly engraved maps. Franklin later served as a Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, where he clashed with the disciplinarian bureaucracy inherited from his predecessor George Arthur. Fine.

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        Dizionario storico-mitologico di tutti i popoli del mondo.

      Second edition of this classic dictionary of comparative mythology, a hefty collection of the deities, heroes, tales, festivals, antiquities, and other folklore of numerous cultures and countries including Mexico, Peru, America, Africa, India, Japan, China, etc, along with Jewish, Greek, and Roman antiquities. The foundation of the work was François Noel's Dictionnaire de la Fable; copious additions and corrections were made by Pozzoli, Romani (the famed poet, scholar, and librettist for La Scala), and Peracchi (another librettist). The resulting encyclopedic endeavor was originally published from 1809-27 under the title Dizionario d'ogni mitologia e antichità incominciato, according to Graesse and Brunet, who both give Pozzoli's first name as Girolamo. This set includes two volumes of supplemental text, adding a number of entries. The first edition was followed by two volumes of supplemental plates, not present here and not called for: Graesse describes this edition as "sans grav." The pagination is erratic in a number of places; there is a numbering gap from 2342 to 2351 between vols. IV and V, but the text and signatures are uninterrupted. Uncommon: OCLC locates only two U.S. institutional holdings of this second edition. Provenance: Most volumes with small inked ownership inscription in an outer margin: "G.R.W." the mark of William Rollinson Whittingham (1805-79), fourth Episcopal Bishop of Maryland and an enthusiastic book collector.

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        An exposé of the conduct of the Victualling Board to the Honorable Basil Cochrane,

      8vo., (7)vi = vii(1)120pp., including the half-title, the text folowed by 5 large folding tables of contract accounts, contingent accounts, abstracts, and disbursements, original boards with printed label (slightly defective) on upper cover, printed spine label, head of spine chipped, upper joint splitting, but a fine, crisp, presentation copy inscribed in ink by Cochrane "Robert Wm. Newman Esq. M.P. (1776-1848), then the M.P. for Exeter.Publisher: London: printed by J. Davy.Year: 1824Edition: First and only edition and seemingly of great rarity (a copy in the BL but not found elsewhere by COPAC or OCLC).

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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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        The Pilot a Tale of the Sea

      

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        Account of the Murder of the Late Mr. William Weare, of Lyon's Inn... and Portraits of the Prisoners, John Thurtell, Jos. Hunt, and Wm. Probert...

      London: J. Nichols and Son, 1824. Octavo, frontispiece, 2 folding maps and 3 plates, newspaper clipping tipped-in to early blank; attractive contemporary dark blue half calf over marbled boards, spine banded and gilt, rubbed, Davidson bookplate. An uncommon title, especially in such fine condition: a famous account of the London underworld and the seedy nature of amateur boxing. One of the accomplices to the murder, Joseph Hunt, was sentenced to transportation to New South Wales, and was sent to New South Wales on the Countess of Harcourt.William Weare, a solicitor and a gambler, was killed by John Thurtell, a former Royal Marine officer and an amateur boxer, who owed Weare an immense sum of money. Thurtell had invited Weare for a weekend of gambling with Joseph Hunt and William Probert, but shot Weare just short of their destination. The three men hid the corpse in a pond. After the ensuing trial, Thurtell was hanged, Hunt sentenced to transportation, and Probert, who had turned King's evidence, was given his freedom. On arrival, Hunt was sent to Bathurst, and was granted his ticket of leave in 1832, and a conditional pardon in 1842. He died in Bathurst in 1861, and his occupation was given as District Constable.The trial was a public sensation and one of the most famous of the nineteenth century. Many accounts were published, ranging from cheap chapbooks right through to more beautifully illustrated editions such as this one. A few spots but an excellent copy.

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        Posthumous Poems

      London: John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824. First edition, one of 500 copies. xi, [i], 415, [1] pp., lacking errata leaf. 8vo. Later 19th-century crushed blue morocco gilt, t.e.g., by Root. Joints rubbed. First edition, one of 500 copies. xi, [i], 415, [1] pp., lacking errata leaf. 8vo. Edited and with a Preface by Mary Shelley. Granniss 78; Ashley V, p.88; Tinker 1904; Wise Shelley, p.70 Provenance: unidentified ownership inscription on title, dated 1825; Hayes Blake Hoyt (bookplate)

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        THE ART OF LIVING IN LONDON, A POEM An improved edition with the addition of a POETICAL DESCRIPTION OF LONDON

      TENTH EDITION 1824. On page 38 there is a note at the bottom of page 38 "BRESLAW, the CONJURER, who like the modern INGLEBY, some years ago amused the metropolis with his surprising slight of hand tricks", See attached image. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6¾ x 3¾ inches, 71 pages, red roan spine, marbled boards, engraved bookplate of Thomas Bartlett on first pastedown and his signature and date in old ink to top of first free endpaper. Spine rubbed and scuffed with damage to head and foot of spine, pastedowns and endpapers have pale foxing, occasional turning crease, otherwise a good copy. First published in 1768. See Copac for other editions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

      London: John and Henry L. Hunt, 1824. Octavo, 415 pp., bound without the errata; contemporary polished green calf, An attractive copy of this important collection, with a short but poignant biographical notice by Mary Shelley.Shelley died in July 1822, drowned in the sea off Livorno. Mary spent the ensuing year in Genoa with Leigh Hunt and his family, but returned to London in 1823 where she was granted a small allowance by Percy's disapproving father Sir Timothy, and busied herself with literary work, including editing many of his poems and manuscripts for this edition. It includes Julian and Maddalo, The Witch of Atlas, Letter to Maria Gisborne, The Triumph of Life, Prince Athanase, Ode to Naples, Mont Blanc, as well as fifty-nine 'Miscellaneous Poems', nine 'Fragments', five translations, and Alastor (included because the original volume, published in 1816, was now so scarce that even Mary had found it difficult to track down a copy). An attractive and fresh copy with a few bumps and scuffs.

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        The collective reports of the Bath Penitentiary and Lock Hospital, from 1816 to 1824;

      8vo., viii208pp., contemporary dark blue calf, gilt borders, spine gilt in compartments. A fine presentation copy inscribed by the chairman of the Penitentiary to Lord Eldon*, with Eldon's armorial bookplate and signature.Publisher: Bath: printed by Wood, Cunningham, and Smith.Year: 1824Edition: First edition: apparently rare. Goldsmiths 24244. (Other copies located by COPAC & OCLC only at BLSouthamptonCollege of Physicians, PhiladelphiaUn. of Minnesota). Not in Wellcome.

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        Italian Tales. Tales of Humour, Gallantry, and Romance, selected and translated from the Italian. With sixteen illustrative drawings by George Cruikshank.

      London: Printed for Charles Baldwyn, 1824 - 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. 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. With 16 plates by Cruikshank. 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). Cohn, 444. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Accurata e succinta descrizione topografica delle antichità di Roma dell abate Ridolfino Venuti cortonese presidente all Antichità romane. Edizione terza che contiene oltre le nuove scoperte ed aggiunte altre interessanti note ed illustrazioni di Stefano Piale romano. Parte I (e Parte II)

      presso Pietro Piale e Mariano De Romanis, in Roma 1824 - Legature inizi 900 in mz. pergamena con angoli. Titoli in oro su doppio tassello di diverso colore al ds. Un percorso di tarlo al margine superiore di circa venti pagine del primo volume e qualche lieve sporadica fioritura. Nel complesso esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Le incisioni, da disegni di F. Barbazza, sono opera di G. Petrini, F. Rinaldi, D. Pronti, G.B. Piranesi, F. Albacini, G. Bruni, D. Cunego e G. Bossi. Brunet V, 1126; Cicognara, 3905; Rossetti, 11298. 4to (cm. 27,8), 2 Voll., 1 c.nn., XVI-XXXII-256 pp. con un ritratto dell A. e 46 tavv. incise su rame f.t. (di cui una pianta di Roma più volte rip.); VI-238 pp., 1 c.nn. con 24 tavv. incise su rame f.t. Vignette calcografiche ai frontis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        report from the select Committee on the Survey and Valuation of Ireland

      Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed - 1824. Disbound. 383pp. folio.The Select Committee appointed to consider the best mode of apportioning equally the local burthens collected in Ireland. 125pp minutes + 258pp index complete with folding plates which is The conventional References for the Atlas of Ireland.Nineteenth century Ireland. Nice clean copy. Rare. . . . . .

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        Tales of Irish Life

      London: J. Robins and Co., 1824 - Scarce With the Illustrations In Two StatesComplete with all of the AdvertisementsCRUIKSHANK, George. [WHITTY, Michael James, text]. Tales of Irish Life. Illustrative of the Manners, Customs,and Condition of the People. With Designs by George Cruikshank. London: J. Robins and Co., 1824. First edition, complete with all of the advertisements. Two octavo volumes (6 3/4 x 4 3/16 inches; 171 x 106 mm.). [6], iv, 242, [2, adv. (in the press)], [2, adv.]; [4], 249, [1, blank], [2, adv.] pp. Six full-page woodcuts (three to each volume) each in two states: hand-colored and uncolored; a total of twelve plates.Bound ca. 1910 by Wood of London (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full polished tan calf, covers with triple-gilt rules, spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, olive green labels lettered in gilt, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Heads of spines expertly repaired. A very fine and tall copy - only the second that we have ever seen with the plates in two states. Housed in an early red cloth slip-case."The woodcuts are sometimes found in coloured state" (Cohn).".J. Robins, as successor to [Cruikshank publishers] Hone and Baldwin published many of Cruikshank's most important plates. In the same issue [of the Dublin and London Magazine] the plates for Tales of Irish Life were judged. 'superior to any thing that celebrated artist has ever yet done.'Michael James Whitty (1795 - 1873), newspaper editor and proprietor, native of Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, commenced his literary career in London, and among his earliest friends were Sir James Bacon and George Cruikshank. He was appointed editor of the London and Dublin Magazine in 1823. From 1823 to 1829 he contributed largely to Irish periodical literature, and was an ardent advocate of Catholic emancipation. He published anonymously in 1824 two volumes of Tales of Irish Life stories (which) depict the customs and condition of the people of his homeland, and were a great success, being reprinted in America and also translated into French and German. (Loeber W69)Cohn 841. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        J.H. Henkes Archive of Labels, Billheads, Checks and Correspondence from the 19th Century

      J. H. Henkes Distillery Archive-Delfshaven, Holland. Mostly 19th century archive of the J. H. Henkes Distillery in Holland. This important Dutch distillery, founded in 1824, probably the most famous on the Voorhaven, thrives today in what is now a Rotterdam suburb. This collection includes billheads, legal papers, single sheet ledgers, bills of lading, cancelled checks, and correspondence. In addition three-quarters of the collection are perhaps 100 printers proofs, plus 4 albums of label samples and at least 50 file cards of various company labels. The oldest label album, not dated, compiles various company labels and private labels used in the export market. J. H. Henkes exported to Nigeria, Liberia, the Gold Coast, French Territories, Lagos, Sierra Leone and the Congo. 29 pages; each leaf has 1-5 labels with typed notes as to where the liquor is exported. Wrappers are soiled and chipped but the interior sheets are fairly clean. Tipped in labels are clean and vibrant. J. H. Henkes blind embossed stamp on front wrapper. With three modern ring binders contain up to 200 unique Henkes labels, one per page with no notes or descriptions. Fine condition. Within the archive of paper, there is a 10 page legal Indenture dated September 20, 1901 for a 1,000 pounds sterling note with a firm in London for the purpose of extending the J. H. Henkes empire into England. Typed copy with numerous manuscript corrections, string-tied with red wax seal on front plus an official rubber stamp of Rotterdam on each page. 7 signatures including witnesses on last two pages. Paper is toned with previous folds. Most of the paper archives dates from the later 1800's. Scans available on request. Extra postage required due to weight of collection. .

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        The Hive, or Weekly Entertaining Register

      London: Onwhyn, (1822-1824) - 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive set of this rare and entertaining periodical. Half calf with gilt bands, finely tooled panels and labels. Slightly rubbed and scuffed. In 118 parts. The last dated December 29th 1824. The first part only is 'second edition'. With engraved title pages and illustrations. By the second part the title has become: The Hive, or Weekly Register of Remarkable Events, in Domestic Occurrences, Literature, the Arts, and Manufactures, the Drama, Public Exhibitions, Life and Manners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen der Säugethiere. - Nach den neuesten Systemen zum gemeinnützigen Gebrauche entworfen, und mit Berücksichtigung für den Unterricht der Jugend bearbeitet.

      Zürich, Brodtmanns lithogr. Kunstanstalt, -() 1824 - Kl.-folio. 177 lithogr. Tafeln (inkl. Titelblatt) . I - VI, 417 S., 4 Bl. (Register), davon 1 Bl. am falschen Ort eingebunden. Halbleinenband mit marmorierten Decklen. Einband berieben und bestossen. Durchgehend leicht fingerflecking und mit kleinen Einrissen. Nissen ZBI 3672. - Vollständige Naturgeschichte der Säugetiere und Menschen (17 Tafeln) von Heinrich Rudolf Schinz mit den Lithographien von Joseph Brodtmann in leuchtendem Altkolorit. Der Zürcher Arzt H.R. Schinz war Mitbegründer der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft sowie Begründer und Konservator der Zoologischen Sammlung in Zürich. ". in Zürich wirkte Heinrich Rudolf Schinz, dessen Naturgeschichte . im Unterricht grosse Verbreitung gefunden hat. Die Abbildungen dazu sind dem Schaffhauser Lithographen K.J. Brodtmann (1887-1862) nach dem Vorbild der von der Münchener Feiertagschule herausgebrachten Naturkunde von Karl Schmid geschaffen, haben aber eine weit grössere Verbreitung als diese erfahren ." (Nissen).

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        Storia prammatica della medicina. Traduzione dal tedesco

      Raffaele Miranda 1824-1827, Napoli - Ottimo stato generale di conservazione XXVIII + 522; 448 + (3); 400; 336; 479; 414 + (2); 496 con una tavola p. 7 voll 200x130 mm p.perg. coeva con tasselli bicromatici

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        Royal Institute of British Architects/Incorporated in the seventh year of William IV/Transactions: II (1886), III (87), IV (88), V (89), VII (91), VIII (1892)/Reichhaltig illustriert

      Seiten/Illustr.: 1824/Geb. Zustand: gut, Gebr.Sp., EinbandEcken u. Kanten berieben 9470 - 79G *.*

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        Oeuvres.

      E. A. Lequien, Paris, 1824. - 5 volumes in-8 (207 x 126 mm). Demi-maroquin blond, dos lisse orné de fers romantiques dorés ou en noir, tranches mouchetées, quelques rousseurs (Corfmat). Cette édition fut établie par Walckenaer. Elle contient les Fables, les Contes, le Théatre et les Œuvres diverses. L'éloge de La Fontaine est de Chamfort. L'ouvrage est illustré d'un portrait de l'auteur gravé en taille-douce par Bertonnier d'après Rigault. Corfmat fut relieur à Paris de 1825 à 1860 environ. Ses reliures étaient de grande qualité. Il travailla notamment pour la reine Marie-Amélie. Bel exemplaire en reliure signée de l'époque. Brunet, Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres, III, col. 750. Fléty, Dictionnaire des relieurs français , p. 47. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zehn tafeln zur anatomie des Pferdes . . .Vienna, the author "in Commission bei F. Paternos Nachfolger" (printed by Adolf Holzhausen), [1879]. Oblong 1mo (35×49 cm). With 10 numbered chromo-lithographed and double-tinted lithographed plates (35×49 cm), loose as issued. Original publisher's printed front wrapper preserved, back wrapper lacking. In a modern clamshell box.

      - KVK & WorldCat (3 copies); Nissen, ZBI 2634; not in Mennessier de la Lance; Podeschi; for the author: Thieme & Becker XXIII, p. 514. Very rare publication with 10 very detailed plates depicting the anatomy of the horse. In his preface the author-artist Joseph Machold (1824-1889), painter, illustrator and a former officer in the Austrian army, explains that this publication was made by order of the Austrian army to educate the soldiers in the anatomy of the horse and that the Ministry of War gave him the opportunity by to conduct the studies he needed to produce it in the Royal veterinary institute in Vienna. His paintings were lithographed by Varrone and the plates printed by F. Köke in Vienna. Holzhausen, the printer of the letterpress text, was printer at the printing office of the Imperial University.With an ink stamp twice on the front wrapper. In very good condition, with marginal restorations to the title-page, some text-leaves frayed and marginally soiled; the plates with some spotting. Front wrapper soiled and with tears repaired. Rare anatomical plates of the horse, published to educate soldiers of the Austian army.

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        Dictionnaire de la pénalité dans toutes les parties du monde connu.

      Chez l'editeur place de l'Odeon, 1824. Prima edizione. 5 voll. in 8°. Ex libris di Giuliano Bonfanti alla sguardia del primo volume. Vecchio timbro di libreria francese alla sguardia in alto. Mezza pelle marocchino rosso coeva, con scritte in oro sul dorso. Sguardie con carta marmorizzata coeva, come sui piatti. Nessuna imperfezione alla mezza pelle, tagli sui tre lati marmorizzati coevi, leggeri arrossamenti al testo dovuto al tempo. Il nostro esemplare conta 55 tavole f.t. all'acquatinta invece delle 48 menzionate nel frontespizio. Opera uscita in diversi anni dal 1824 al 1828, data la sua complessità. Testo di grande completezza e ricchezza di informazioni. La parte iconografica è caratterizzata da una forte crudeltà delle immagini e un certo compiacimento nell'illustrare i più efferati martiri. Tutte le voci sono corredate di riferimenti storici ed esempi. È uno dei più completi cataloghi delle efferatezze compiute dall'uomo con un certo gusto sadico nel rappresentarle. Vol. I: 1824 - pp. 500 - Tavola in antiporta + 9 tavole f.t. Vol. II: 1824 - pp. 475 (1) - 9 tavole f.t. Vol. III: 1825 - pp. 496 - 14 tavole f.t. Vol. IV: 1828 - pp. 478 - 12 tavole f.t. Vol. V: 1828 - pp. 676 - 10 tavole f.t. Totale tavole f.t. (compresa antiporta): 55 tavole.

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        Observaciones que Fr. Juan Buenaventura Bestard Presenta al Público, Para Precaverle de la Seducción que Pudiera Ocasionarle la Obra Intitulada la Venida del Mesías en Gloria y Magestad de Juan Josaphat Benezra.

      - Cuaderno Primero. Tomo I-II. Madrid: Año de 1824. Imprenta de D. Fermin Villapando. Madrid 1825. Imprenta de D. Miguel de Burgos. 8:o. (2),335; (8),279,(1) pp. Contemporary speckled calf. Soinre gilt wit red and green title-labels. Red coloured edges. Piece 5 x 10 mm missing on spine of volume II near tail of spine. Rubbing to boards with partly loss of surface. Inscription on ffep in volume I. Stamp on title-pages. Page 209/210 in volume with loss of paper in outer margin, does not affect text. Volume I with browning to pages 181-188, 237-252 and 285-292 because of poor quality paper. Else a clean copy, no foxing. 20,5 x 14,5 cm. *Spelled Juan Josaphat Benezra in volume I and Juan Josaphat Ben-Ezra in volume II. [#\130586] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Euvres de Lovise Labé, Lionnoize.

      par Dvrand et Perrin, A Lion 1824 - In-8 de LXX-(2)-326-(2) pp., maroquin rouge, dos orné à 4 nerfs, filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée au centre, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque signée Montherot). Liste des 42 souscripteurs à la fin du volume. Bel exemplaire dans une rare reliure signée de Jean-Baptiste-François de Montherot (1784-1873), beau-frère de Lamartine. Maire de la commune de Charnoz, il fut membre de l'Académie de Lyon. « Sans fuir le monde qui l'accueillait avec bonheur, M. de Montherot ne craignait la vie d'intérieur ni la ville. Il avait une galerie de tableaux bien choisie et une riche bibliothèque formée avec goût. il lisait, se tenait au courant de la littérature du jour, mais il préférait les grands écrivains du siècle passé à tous les Sue et à tous les Soulié de son temps. Son amour des livres ne se bornait pas là. Pour reposer son esprit, sans se séparer de ses chers volumes, il avait appris l'art difficile de relier ; et s'il ne rivalisait pas avec les Bruyère et les Bauzonnet, il n'en était pas moins un relieur fort présentable » (L. Niepce, Les Bibliothèques anciennes et modernes de Lyon, p. 296). « Cette édition est précédée d'un avertissement, d'un dialogue entre Sapho et Louise Labé, par M. Dumas, d'une notice sur Louise Labé, par M. Cochard, accompagnée de notes et elle est suivie d'un glossaire de Louise Labé et des poètes qui ont écrit à sa louange, par M. Bréghot du Lut. Elle a été publiée aux frais d'une société d'amateurs, et elle porte au premier feuillet cette dédicace : Patriae, Amicitiae et Mvsis. Elle a été tirée sur huit sortes de papiers: carré raisin superfin, 116 ; grand raisin vélin, 27; coquille nankin, 9 ; coquille rose, 4 ; coquille verte, 1 ; coquille variée à chaque feuille, 1 ; papier de Chine, 1 ; le reste de l'édition est en carré vélin ordinaire » (Monfalcon, Manuel du biblophile et l'archéologue lyonnais). Quelques rousseurs. Quérard IV, 328. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna, in India: consisting of Twenty-four Highly Finished and Coloured Views, a Map, and Vignettes, from Original Drawings made on the Spot; with Illustrations, Historical and Descriptive.

      London, R. Ackermann, 1824 - Quarto (332 × 264 mm). Recent red full morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun, with a miniature painting (under glass) set into the front cover, showing the Taj Mahal in the center of the panel, surrounded by eight smaller paintings of Indian historic sites, the space between the ovals in-filled with minute gilt floral motifs, richly gilt spine, single-line gilt border on sides enclosing gilt panel with ornamental corners, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, red watered silk endleaves, preserved in a custom made fleece-lined red cloth slipcase. Embossed library stamp of Donald Duncan MacDermid on a preliminary blank. Occasional light offsetting from letterpress to plate (and vice versa). With folding engraved map as a frontispiece, 24 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates by Hunt or Sutherland after Forrest, title page and last leaf each with a hand-coloured aquatint vignette. Watermarks: plates 1825; text 1821 & 1824. First edition of one of the finest colour plate books on India, originally issued in six monthly numbers. "The illustrations are clear and bright, finely engraved, frequently printed in two colours, and well finished by hand they are a brave attempt to express what the author in the glittering and oriental peroration to his preface describes as 'the enchanting features of India, eternally glowing in the brilliant glory of the resplendent Asiatic sun'" (Martin Hardie). They are also eulogised in Mildred Archer and Ronald Lightbown's India Observed: India as viewed by British Artists 1760-1860 (V&A 1982): "Beautiful in themselves, they also mark an evolution from earlier aquatints, whose subjects sparkle under an eternal sunlight, in showing at times an evening light or stormy skies. This moodiness of landscape is of course very much in Romantic taste. Forrest may have supervised their colouring with more care than was always usual". Forrest served with the 3rd East Kent Regiment ('The Buffs') from 1802-14 in India and in the Peninsula, acting as Major of Brigade in Bengal in 1810; he purchased a commission as Major in the 34th Cumberland Regiment of Foot in 1814, having been appointed Deputy Assistant in the Quarter Master-General's Department in 1813, and served in the war in America in 1815 as Assistant Quarter-Master General, seeing action at New Orleans, his journal of the campaign was published in 1961. His Indian tour was undertaken in 1807, motivated by "a desire to explore [Bengal's] grander and wilder beauties." A superbly bound copy with a most attractive miniature on the front cover. Abbey Travel 441; Martin Hardie pp, 109-10, 313; Tooley 227. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité zoologique et physiologique sur les vers intestinaux de l'homme. Traduit de l'allemand par M. Grundler. Revu et corrigé de notes par M. de Blainville

      [6]-VIII-III-574-[1] pages et Paris, Panckoucke, 1824, in-8, [6]-VIII-III-574-[1] pages et [8] pages, 12 planches, demi-basane bleue à coins, Première édition française. Ouvrage majeur du conservateur du musée d'histoire naturelle de Vienne, Johann Gottfried Bremser (1767-1827), publié pour la première fois en allemand en 1819 sous le titre Über lebende Würmerim lebenden Menschen. Bien complet de l'Atlas comprenant 12 belles lithographies sur fond noir représentant différents types de vers intestinaux. Charnières et coins frottés. Texte de l'appendice légèrement rogné en marge extérieure. Quelques rousseurs. Hirsch I, p. 689. Wellcome II, p. 233.

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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.

      John Murray, London. 1824 - First edition. Octavo. pp xii, 468. Seven engraved plates, folding map. Original paper boards recently (and sympathetically) rebacked with calf, gilt rules and with new corners, also in calf. New endpapers, lacking the half-title. An account of Parry's Second Expedition in search of the North-West Passage, containing excellent material on the Eskimaux of Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula. The plates, after drawings by the author, are particularly fine.Boards just a little rubbed at edges. Occasional light spotting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Forsøg til en antiqvarisk, historisk, statistisk og geografisk Beskrivelse over Møen ved Johan Paludan del 1-2 (komplet)

      Kiøbenhavn 1822,1824 - 515+ 406 sider p. med ialt 20 dtik inkl. stort foldet kort over Møen. Flere foldede. Også med 2 graverede frontispieces Indbundet i 2 pæne samtidige halvlæder med gulddekoration og guldtryk på rygge. Bortset fra lidt brunpletter et meget pænt eksemplar

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        Bergens Beskrivelse.

      Bergen 1824. XXII + (2) + 786 s. Fraktur. Tabeller. Noe nyere skinnbd., litt slitt. Gj. g. litt plettet. N. på tbl. Kartet foret opp. Bykartet over Bergen er av Major Wetlesen

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        The Political Writings of... To which is prefixed a brief sketch of the author's life

      Charlestown (Ms.): George Davidson, 1824. Two volumes, 8vo. Contemporary inscription to title pages, slightly cut down by the binder. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, gilt banded spines, some mild rubbing otherwise an excellent set. An early collected edition of Paine's works containing Common Sense, Epistle to Quakers, The Crisis, Public Good, A Letter... to the Abbe Raynal, Dissertations on Government, Prospects on the Rubicon, Rights of Man, Letter to the authors of the Republican, Letter to the Abbe Sieyes, Address to the Addressers, Letters to Lord Onslow, Dissertation on First Principles of Government, Speech delivered in the French National Convention, Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas, the Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance, Letter to the People of France, Reasons for Preserving the Life of Louis Capet and Agrarian Justice.

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