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        The Devil's Elixir

      London: William Blackwood & T. Cadell. London, William Blackwood & T. Cadell, 1824. First Edition. First Impression. Two volumes bound as one. Uncommon. One of the author's earliest works, first published in German in 1815. Hoffmann was one of the earliest writers in the fantastic tradition and a popular source. Highly influential in the 19th century but losing a little influence in the 20th century, though his legacy remains. A wonderful author, and much more accessible than many of his peers. An important work, influenced heavily by Lewis' Monk. Owner's stamp to the front pastedown, with his initials on the binding too. Binding in good shape with a little rubbing and wear. A tidy copy in a nice, later binding. [5678, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1824.

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        Histoire de la régénération de la Grèce, comprenant le précis des événements depuis 1740 jusqu\'en 1824. Par F.C.H.L. Pouqueville, ancien Consul-Général de France auprès d\'Ali-Pacha de Janina . Avec cartes et portraits

      Paris 1824 - A Paris, chez Firmin-Didot père et fils. 1824 , Geïllustreerd / Illustrated / Illustré / Illustriert 2500 2200 13 x 21 cm Frans / French / Français / Französisch

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        Composition de la tête osseuse de l'homme et des animaux. [Suivi de] Sur l'adgustal, l'un des os de la voûte palatine

      (Paris, Annales des sciences naturelles), 1824. (1824), (1824), in-8, pagination multiple, une planche et un tableau, les deux dépliants reproduits en lithographie, percaline prune à la bradel, dos lisse, titre doré en long, Édition originale, sous forme d'extraits, de ce rare résumé des travaux de Saint-Hilaire sur le crâne ; ils proviennent du tome III des Annales des sciences naturelles (1824). La « Composition de la tête osseuse de l'homme et des animaux » fera l'objet d'un tiré à part destiné à la vente en librairie (Tastu). Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire y étudie la « composition de la tête osseuse, montre le crâne formé de sept vertèbres, fait l'historique des travaux publiés sur le même sujet, et donne la concordance de sa nomenclature et de ses déterminations avec celles de Cuvier ». (« Vie, travaux et doctrine scientifique d'Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire » par son fils Isidore, p. 447). L'exposé s'accompagne d'un tableau synoptique et d'une planche détaillant la composition de la tête osseuse du crocodile, d'après un crâne retiré d'une momie trouvée par Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire dans les catacombes de Thèbes en Égypte ; c'est à partir de cette découverte que l'auteur a décrit une nouvelle et petite espèce vivant dans le Nil, le crocodylus suchus (planches n° 9 et 16 de l'Atlas). L'exposé sur l'adgustal, pages 491 à 506 ; peut figurer comme un "appendice" à l'article précédent. En 1824, Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) a derrière lui une carrière déjà importante ; il a acquis la célébrité en 1818 avec la parution de la « Philosophie anatomique » et a énoncé de nombreux principes majeurs, avant de s'intéresser aux pièces paléontologiques et à la description des fossiles. À partir de 1825, il s'engage, contre son confrère et ami Cuvier dans la controverse dite « des crocodiles de Caen » qui le conduira à se prononcer en faveur des thèses transformistes. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de l'ethnologue et anthropologue Ernest-Théodore Hamy (1842-1908), avec sa jolie étiquette ex-libris à l'orang-outan, reproduction de la belle gravure de l'Homo sylvestris parue dans les Observationum medicarum de Nicolas Tulp en 1641. Cachet de la bibliothèque H.E Sauvage. Dos faiblement insolé. Tampon de l'Institut Catholique de Paris annulé

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        Vot old Slingsby!! Vot are you turned Ghost?

      - Heath, Henry. Pen and ink and watercolor on tinted paper, signed "Heath", matted. 1 vols. Approx. 9 x 6-1/2 inches. Henry Heath was probably the brother of William (see below). A "versatile and imitative" artist, according to House (p. 337), these are excellent examples of the "coarse and loose" Heath manner in which he worked between the years 1824-30. Pen and ink and watercolor on tinted paper, signed "Heath", matted. 1 vols. Approx. 9 x 6-1/2 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Guide du voyageur à Moscou, contenant ce que cette capitale offre de curieux et d'intéressant...Moscow, August Semen, 1824. 8vo. With lithographed frontispiece, 7 lithographed plates, 4 folding tables, and several tables in the text. Contemporary gold-tooled, half purple sheepskin, marbled sides and edges.

      Cat. Russica 445. The first edition of a detailed guide to Moscow, illustrated with finely lithographed plates.Lecointe de Laveau, a French entomologist, was secretary of the Imperial Society of Naturalists of Moscow and had a first-hand knowledge of the city. In 12 chapters he describes Moscow's history, topography, commerce, monuments, and institutions, with (folding) tables providing valuable statistic data. The seventh chapter contains details on public and private art collections and libraries, including the library of Prince Michel Galitzin, who owned a Gutenberg Bible ("Bible de Mayence").Lacks half-title. Some light wear to binding edges, spine slightly discoloured. A good copy.

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        Geographisch-statistische und historische Charte von Neuyork,

      Geographisches Institut, Weimar 1824 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline when published. In excellent condition.

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        MONOGRAPHIA CHLAMYDUM. Cum tabulis aeneis coloratis duabus.

      J. G. Heubner, Vienna, Austria 1824 - [iv], 49 pages, followed by 2 color plates containing 52 illustations. Original printed paper-covered boards with moderate rubbing and shelfwear, remaining intact and attractive. The pages measure 17.25 inches in height. The margins of some pages are lightly foxed. The plates are lightly to moderately and evenly toned. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      - chez Masson et fils., Paris 1824, in-8 (13x20cm), vi, [7]-291, [4] pp., relié. - Viaggi all'interno del Sud America: contenente la relazione che ha fatto Buenos Aires l'Assunzione da parte del Rio de la Plata, e ritorno da Buenos Aires a Valparaiso dalla pianura della città di Mendoza Santiago, la seconda città nelle valli e le cime della Cordigliera, in un raggio di circa 450 miglia, dove si trovano numerose e ricche miniere del Cile, Valparaiso e tornano a Santiago, la navigazione Coquimbo a Lima , capitale tutto il Sud America, Lima strada doloroso arrivare a Guayaquil e Quito in provincia, antica città degli Incas, questo capitale a Santa Fe de Bogotà da Cuenca, Calil, Popayan, curioso paese per e molto interessante per cercare affari, la descrizione fertile dintorni di Santa Fe, centro della Repubblica di Colombia, la natura e l'attività della sua attività, come tutti i paesi in cui si attraversa s 'muovendo verso il porto di Cartagena dove l'autore ha navigato per Cuba e Giamaica, dove è anche consapevole delle cose più notevoli Accompagnati informazioni accurate rispettando i costumi, i costumi e il carattere degli abitanti, dei prodotti e la ricchezza offerto dalla immensità di questo nuovo continente, il modo migliore per viaggiare, villaggi turistici e posades essere pulizia, merci di scambio di indossare le precauzioni per difendersi dalle insidie del questi popoli, innumerevoli rettili queste regioni prenotano particolarmente utile per i venditori marina dispone di ogni viaggiatore. Notato seconda edizione, la prima sembra essere che nel 1823, pubblicato nel Agen, ma un titolo leggermente diverso. Rare. Questa seconda edizione sembra ancor meno comune rispetto al primo. Si è constatato che la biblioteca Sainte Geneviève di Parigi. BN alla Francia, la British Library e il British Library hanno nessuna copia. L'originale è presente in un solo esemplare in BN della Francia, la British Library. Pelle di pecora completa bionda vintage. Smooth posteriore ornata di due caselle al grottesco, 2 cappucci e ruote. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Una testa scanalatura su un cm, uno slot coda di 1 cm. L'autore ha trascorso 12 anni in Sud America. Ha lasciato nel 1808 su The Brick Consolatore. "Costretto a portarmi costantemente nelle varie province di questa vasta parte del nuovo mondo, ho cominciato a studiare il campo di applicazione della morale, carattere e costumi dei suoi abitanti. Sono particolarmente legato a sapere come viaggiare in questi climi [...], e quindi i diversi rami del commercio che si fa. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Voyages dans l'intérieur de l'Amérique Méridionale : contenant la relation de celui fait de Buenos-Aires à l'Assomption par la rivière de la Plata, et retour, de Buenos-Aires à Valparaiso par la plaine de Mendoza et la ville de Santiago du Chili, de cette dernière ville dans les vallées et les sommités des Cordillières, dans une étendue de près de 450 lieues, où sont situées les nombreuses et les plus riches mines du Chili, retour à Valparaiso et Santiago, navigation de Coquimbo à Lima, capitale de toute l'Amérique méridionale, route pénible de Lima pour se rendre à Guayaquil, et dans la province de Quito, ancienne ville des Incas, de cette capitale à Santa-Fé de Bogota par Cuença, Calil, Popayan, pays for curieux et trés intéressant à parcourir pour les affaires, description des environs fertiles de Santa-Fé, centre de la république de la Colombie, de la nature et de l'activité de son commerce, comme de toutes les contrées que l'on traverse en s'acheminant vers le port de Carthagène où l'auteur s'embarqua pour Cuba et la Jamaïque, dont il fait aussi connaître les choses les plus remarquables Accompagnés de renseignemens précis sur les moeurs, coutumes et caractères des habitans, sur les produits et les richesses qu'offre l'immensité de ce nouveau continent, la meilleure manière d'y voyager, les stations et les posades à s'y ménager, les marchandises d'échange à y porter, les précautions à prendre tant pour se défendre des ruses de ces peuples, que des innombrables reptiles de ces régions, ouvrage utile aux marins et particulièrement a tout voyageur négociant. Notée seconde édition, la première semble être celle de 1823, parue à Agen, mais sous un titre un peu différent. Rare. Cette seconde édition semble même moins courante que la première. On ne la trouve qu'à la bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève à Paris. La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, la British Library et les bibliothèques anglaises n'en possèdent aucun exemplaire. L'originale est présente en un seul exemplaire à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, à La British Library. Reliure en pleine basane blonde d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 2 caissons à la grotesque, de 2 fleurons et de roulettes. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Une fente en tête sur un cm, une fente en queue sur 1 cm. L'auteur a passé 12 ans en Amérique du sud. Il partit en 1808 sur le Brick Le Consolateur. « Obligé de me transporter sans cesse dans les différentes provinces de cette vaste partie du nouveau monde, je me suis mis à portée d'étudier les moeurs, le caractère et les usages de ses habitans. Je me suis particulièrement attaché à connaître la manière de voyager dans ces climats [...] et enfin les diverses branches du commerce qui s'y fait. »

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        Statistique des Provinces de Savone, d'Oneille, d'Acqui, et de partie de la Province de Mondovi. Paris, Impr. de Jules Didot Ainé, 1824

      Didot Ainé J, 1824. 2 vol. in-4, pp. (4), XII, 359; (4), 512, 13; leg. dell'epoca in cart. muto, protetti da camicia m. marocch e ang. con tit. oro su duplice tass. bicolore ed astuccio cart. Vasto ed accuratissimo studio storico-geografico ed economico-statistico sulla zona denominata un tempo ''Dipartimento di Montenotte'' e comprendente parte delle attuali provincie di Cuneo, Alessandria, Imperia, Savona e Genova. E' corredato di numerose tabelle statistiche a stampa ripieg. f.t. ed illustrato da 2 grandi carte geo-topogr. (una dell'ampia zona citata, l'altra del Golfo di La Spezia) e 44 finissime litografie raffiguranti vedute dei principali paesi e città (tra quelle concernenti il Piemonte: Acqui, Ceva, Dogliani, Garessio, Incisa, Millesimo, Nizza Monferrato, Ormea, Saliceto, S. Stefano Belbo; tra quelle della Liguria: Alassio, Albenga, Albisola (2), Arenzano, Cairo, Carcare, Dego, Diano Marina, Finale Marina, Finalborgo, Noli, Oneglia, Pieve, Porto Maurizio, Sassello, Savona (2), Varazze. L'ultima parte dell'opera è dedicata ad una ''Mémoire sur le Golfe de La Spezzia'' (pp. 478-508); la commissione francese aveva infatti avuto anche l'incarico di valutare le spese da farsi per l'installazione di una base militare nel golfo. Comprende, oltre alla carta menzionata, una veduta del golfo di Spezia (ripiegata), una di Portovenere ed una delle insenature di Varignano e delle Grazie. L'autore (Gilbert-Joseph-Gaspard, comte de Chabrol de Volvic, 1773-1843) fu amministratore del Dipartimento di Montenotte e scelto da Napoleone a far parte della commissione scientifica che lo seguì nella spedizione d'Egitto. Opera straordinaria, molto importante e ricercata, assai rara a trovarsi completa di tutte le tavole ed in ottimo stato come il presente esemplare. Di eccezionale importanza è la parte iconografica, che offre, in molti casi l'unica veduta ottocentesca di località minori.

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        Allgemeines Evangelisches Gesangbuch für das Großherzogthum Hessen.

      Darmstadt, Stahl 1824 - 10. Aufl. 8°. VIII, 510 S., 5 nn. Bl. Leder der Zeit mit Silberbeschlägen und Silberschliessen, Goldschnitt, (leicht berieben). Schöner Einband mit einem Rahmen aus Silber, jeweils einem Blumenmotiv in den Ecken und ovaler ziselierter Mittelplatte. Auf dem Vorderdeckel mit dem Kürzel J.S. 1770, auf dem Rücken A.E. B.S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NETHERLANDS.Containing a Description of the Character,Manners,Habits and Costumes of the Inhabitants of the Late Seven United Provinces,Flanders and Brabant.

      Printed for R.Ackermann, London,[1824]: - 12mo.pp.ix+ 241.18 handcoloured engravings.Fine half dark green calf,raised bands tooled in gilt,marbled boards.very attractive.a little offsetting of plates else very clean and fresh.Abbey Travel.No.6.p.13. Tooley:English Books with Coloured Plates:515.p.417. "The Proper Study of Mankind is Man" Pope. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Sostruzioni dei gran Portici . del Tempio d Ercole in Tivoli.". Kupferstich und Radierung von Luigi Rossini. Aus: Antichità Romane.

      Rom, 1824 - Schöne Ansicht der Portikusmauer des antiken Herkulestempels in Tivoli. - Luigi Rossini begann 1819 seine großformatigen Kupferstichradierungen der klassischen Bauten Roms nach Veduten des berühmten Vorgängers Giovanni Battista Piranesi herauszugeben, jedoch ganz im Stil des 19. Jahrhunderts und in der für diese Zeit typischen Strege ausgeführt. Mit seiner Stichfolge der Antichità Romane wurde er zum namhaftesten Nachfolger Piranesis. - Etw. braunfleckig. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500

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        Éloa, ou la Soeur des anges. Mystère.

      First Edition printed in small numbers, rare and sought after by Clouzot. Binding of morocco olive shagreen, uniformly smooth spine tooled past frame adorning boards composed of threads and golden jewels and stamped palmettes cold figure "M" on the first golden board, highlighted by a golden thread cutting, golden lace in coaching contreplats, gold, elegant romantic style pastiche binding signed Durvand head. Our copy is increased by a beautiful portrait of the author - from the Hall of illustrious contemporaries - frontispiece. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Auguste Boulland et Cie Paris 1824 in-8 (15x23cm) relié

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        Reis door de Vereenigde Staten van Noord-Amerika in de jaren 1824 en 1825 door den generaal Lafayette.Zutphen, W.J. Thieme, 1831. 2 volumes. 8vo. With lithographed portrait of Lafayette for frontispiece to volume 1. Contemporary boards with pasted title-label on spine, uncut.

      - Hoffmann, Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825. Journal of a Voyage to the United States. Unabridged English translation (Manchester, 2007); Howes L-301; Sabin 40737; not in Tiele, Bibl. Only Dutch translation of Levasseur's account, containing the journal of general Lafayette 1824-1825 Farewell Tour of all 24 United States. ''With its panoramic view of the young country - its burgeoning cities and towns, its technological innovations like the Erie Canal, and its industrious people - this book captures America on the cusp of its jubilee year'' (preface of Hoffman). Bindings used and spines damaged; portrait waterstained; some waterstaining on pp. 65-72 of volume 1. A good set of this rare translation.

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        Rules and Regulations for the Field Exercise and Manoeuvres of Infantry

      Anthony Finley, Philadelphia 1824 - Worn calf leather binding with black taped strip along spine, leather spine title intact, 1st edn, compiled for the use of the PA militia, regular foxing, 360pps + explanation pages to the 26 of 27 plates (missing plate on the principles of oblique step). Includes schools of the company, battalion, marching in line, various formations , rear cover slightly loose, could stand a rebinding. Ex library stamps present plus rear pocket. Recommendations and publication data attached. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        J. L. Lagrange's mathematische Werke. Deutsch herausgegeben von A. L. Crelle. 3 Bände. Erster Band, die Theorie der analytischen Function enthaltend (nebst Nachrichten von Lagrange's Leben und einem Verzeichnisse seiner Werke.); Zweiter Band, die Vorlesungen über die Functionen-Rechnung enthaltend; Dritter Band. Die Theorie der Gleichungen. Neue, vom Verfasser verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1823-1824. - CXXVIII, 694 Seiten, 2 Falttafeln; XXIII, 1 Blatt, 1023 Seiten; XVI, 552 Seiten. 8vo (Format ca. 20,5x13 cm), Halblederbände der Zeit. Mit einem gestochenem Frontispiz (Portrait von Lagrange). Fromm IV, 13 889, vgl. Poggendorf I, 1343, vgl. Sotheran II, 518 und Smith I, 482-486, Cantor IV, 107ff.: "Der größte Mathematiker des 18. Jahrhunderts". - Die Rücken etwas beschabt, teils leichter aufgeplatzt, innen leichter gebräunt, wenige Buntstiftanstreichungen im Vorwort von band 1 von älterer Hand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Asiatic Islands and New Holland [The World in Miniature]; being a description of the manners, customs, character, and state of the various tribes by which they are inhabited...

      London: Ackermann, 1824. Two volumes in one, duodecimo, with 26 handcoloured engraved plates; original cloth. A very good copy of this charming illustrated book; although separately published it also formed part of the series "The World in Miniature", published by Ackermann between 1821 and 1825, which ran to forty-three volumes and covered most areas of the world, filling a demand for information on exotic places. The delightful coloured plates here include six studies of Australian Aborigines, some of which are recognisable as coming from either the Baudin or the Freycinet voyage publications. Rebacked retaining original spine. A very good copy.

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        Análisis Estadístico del la Provincia de Michuacan, en 1822

      Mexico City: Imprenta Nacional del Supremo gobierno de los Estados-Unidos en Palacio, 1824. ix+279+7 foldout tables with additional table of which two are fold out. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4") bound half black blue leather with gilt lettering to spine and blue cloth boards. From the library of George M Foster. First edition.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Foster's stamp to title and his acquired date on front paste down. Light rubbing to hinges else a very good copy.

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        THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN WINES.

      London, Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1824.. FIRST EDITION 1824, 4to, approximately 265 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, mounted engraved vignette on title page as issued, pictorial head- and tailpiece vignettes and historiated initials, 1 folding table, pages: xvi, (2), 1-408 including index, bound in full calf, rebacked, gilt lettered green morocco label, gilt vines with gilt surrounds between raised bands to spine, double ruled gilt border to covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, tiny gilt stamped vignette of bird of prey in centre of upper cover with motto above "Perseverantia", small binder's ticket to bottom of first pastedown. Slight shelf wear to edges, a few minor marks and scrapes to covers, corners very slightly rubbed, engraved military bookplate of Josiah Vavasseur. C.B. (1834-1908) of Kilverstone Hall, Norfolk on front pastedown (he was responsible for many important improvements in various branches of ordnance), very occasional pale brown marks, inner margins of 172/173 lightly browned, otherwise contents clean. A good tight copy. Modern Wines starts on page 131 and covers France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sicily, Greece, Madeira, Canaries, South Africa, Persia. Wines used in England, Keeping and Mellowing Wines, Adulteration, Medicinal Qualities. See James M. Gabler, Wine into Words, A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language, page 126, G23690. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Historical and Descriptive Account of Croome D'Abitot the seat of the Right Hon. The Earl of Coventry with Biographical Notices of the Coventry Family to which are annexed an Hortus Croomensis, and Observations on the Propagation of Exotics.

      Frontis, title, [blank], dedication 11pp subscribers, 93pp + 161 + [black], 4 acquaint plates, drawn by J. Pitman engraved by C. Turner. A - A8, then B1 - B4 then in 4's with M as 5 but pagination correct. The BL lists the work as 8vo., probably on the basis of the A gathering. It is however completely as called. Orig bds a little worn at edges and a few marks, rebacked at some point. Contents crisp and clean, binding firm, edges untrimmed with some offsetting to pages facing plates.

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        Principia Legis & Aequitatis: Being an Alphabetical Collection of Maxims, Principles or Rules, Definitions, and Memorable Sayings in Law and Equity. And the Latin Maxims and Rules Translated, by John Richardson, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn. Fifth Edition

      Final edition of the substantial and successful, alphabetically arranged, collection of maxims, numbering over 2,000, which "contains more law and more useful matter than any one book of the same size which can be put into the hands of the student". Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, joints rubbed, else a very good copy. Printed J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1824.

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        REAL LIFE In LONDON.

      London: Printed for Jones & Co. 1821, 1824. 2 vol, 30 hand-colored plates, 8vo. Fine (bpt).

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        Oeuvres Completes

      1824 - Descartes, Rene. Oeuvres Completes, Volumes 1-6. Edited by Victor Cousin. 1824. This set lacks several later volumes. On the other hand, these six volumes are beautifully bound in red morocco, all edges gilt, bright gilt spines, bright gilt device circling Ste. Barbe on the front boards. Four of these volumes have numerous fold-out plates at the end, some physiological, some mathematical. A few pages in Volume 1 have light water damage. Shipping: $30.00 domestic, $100.00 international. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Faits d'armes de l'armee Francaise en Espagne sous les ordres de son Altesse Royale Mgr. Duc d'Angouleme.

      Paris, Cordier, 1824. - Gr.-Fol. 42 Bll., mit lithogr. Portrait, 2 lithogr. Tafeln, vielen Tabellen und doppelblattgroßer grenzkolorierter gestochener Karte Lose Bögen und Tafeln in Original-Umschlag "Pohler 402. - Erste Ausgabe. - Mit dem Vortitel "Campagne des Francais en Espagne". Bericht über die spanische Revolution und den französischen Interventionskrieg von 1823. - Mit dem Portrait des Herzogs von Angouleme und schöner Karte von Spanien von Ch. Piquet. - Umschlag etwas lädiert und gebräunt, an den Rändern teilweise etwas angestaubt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar, die Karte mit schönem Grenzkolorit. - Rare work with large portrait of the duc d'Angouleme, 2 lith. plates, many tables and a large coloured map. In the original wrapper, unbound as published in loose quires. " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on some points of seamanship;

      8vo., xii + 290pp., contemporary sea-green half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt and lettered. A fine copy.Publisher: Cheltenham: printed by J.J. Hadley, Minerva Press, Queen's Buildings.Year: 1824Edition: First edition.

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

      1824. 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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         Considérations générales sur l'analyse organique et sur ses applications

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

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        Don Juan [Cantos I-XVI]

      London: printed by Thomas Davison [for John Murray]; John Hunt, 1824. First editions, with Cantos I & II in first octavo edition. [4], 227, [1]; [4], 218, [2]; vii, [3], 184, [2 ad]; 151, [1]; 168; 129, [1], [2 ad] pp. Errata slip at back of final volume. 6 vols. 8vo. Original green, gray, or brown drab publisher's boards, original printed spine labels. Scattered light foxing and browning, some chipping and wear to spine labels, neat repair to spine of volume one; but a clean set overall. First editions, with Cantos I & II in first octavo edition. [4], 227, [1]; [4], 218, [2]; vii, [3], 184, [2 ad]; 151, [1]; 168; 129, [1], [2 ad] pp. Errata slip at back of final volume. 6 vols. 8vo. An attractive, large-paper set of Byron's epic satire in original boards. First octavo edition of the first two cantos [volume 1], first edition, large paper-copies of the others. The first two cantos were originally published in 4to in 1819; of the remaining volumes a large-paper, demy octavo (as here); a smaller, foolscap octavo; and, for volumes 3-5, an even smaller, "common" edition, were issued. Wise II, pp. 3-9; Randolph, p. 69 et seq

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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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.

      [Bookseller: PRB&M/SessaBks (Philadelphia Rare Books ]
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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).

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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