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        State of Ireland Letters from Ireland, on the present political, religious, & moral state of that country Republished from the 'Courier' newspaper, with emendations & notes

      London: J. Hatchard & Son; & R. Milliken, Dublin. 1825. 8vo., (2) + 86 + (2)pp., including the half-title and final Appendix leaf, original green cloth-backed boards, a little rubbed, entirely uncut. A very good crisp presentation copy to Lord Eldon, with Eldon's circular armorial bookplate and his usual signature in ink, with the half-title inscribed 'For the Earl of Eldon, Lord High Chancellor, &c. &c. &c. with Captain Kirkman's* most respectful compliments, Courier Office, Feby. 11th 1825'.> First separate edition: apparently scarce. Goldsmiths 24442. But not in Black or Bradshaw. Well represented in libraries in the B.Isles but OCLC finds not a single copy elsewhere. A typical, but nonetheless heart-rending, plea for the London government and absentee English landlords to have pity on Ireland and actively invest in its infrastructure. 'There is the town of Arklow, situated on our eastern coast, about forty miles southward of Dublin. It is a fishing village - population about four or five thousand. It is the property of Earl Carysfort. Earl Fitzwilliam is the chief owner of the surrounding country. These are two absentee landlords. The bar of Arklow is a moveable one, and so peculiarly dangerous and fluctuating in its nature, that even the smallest fishing-craft are confined within it three months out of four; whilst beyond it, what would be wealth to them mocks their view. What is the consequence? There is not a more wretchedly miserable and destitute population in Ireland, than in this very town. Yet a pier, that would not cost more than 10, or, at the outside, £15,000, would remedy the evil, save the father of many a now orphaned family, give a never-failing source and means of industry, and render Arklow one of the most flourishing towns in Ireland'. [pp.71-2]. * It seems logical, therefore, to identify 'Captain Kirkman' as the author of the Letters> themselves. The Courier> newspaper (1792-1842) was a London evening newspaper originally established by a consortium sympathetic with the ideas of the French Revolution, but in 1800 or 1801 was purchased by Daniel Stuart and T.G. Street. During the Napoleonic wars The Courier> was fiercely patriotic and it was said contributed to Napoleon's defeat by ensuring public support for the government's war efforts. In 1823 Stuart still owned a third share of The Courier.>

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        Atlas Géographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique des Deux Amériques et des Iles Adjacentes

      J. Carez, Paris 1825 - Encuadernado en holandesa piel con algunos roces en lomo y esquinas. Formato 39*56 cm. 2 h. 63 láminas a doble página, 51 de las cuales son mapas coloreados de época, Constitución de México, Constitución de la República Colombina, cartas cronológicas, cuadro sinóptico.un grabado de las principales montañas del globo, un mapa de los principales ríos del mundo.Últimas hojas con mancha en margen superior. Buen estado general de la obra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        National Sports of Great Britain, The

      London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1825. - "He could draw Hunting and write about it because he hunted himself, as Ferneley did, or Herring" Fifty Fine Hand-Colored Etched Plates Depicting The National Sports of Great BritainALKEN, Henry. The National Sports of Great Britain, by Henry Alken. Fifty Engravings with Descriptions. London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1825. First Edition. Royal octavo (10 5/16 x 6 11/16 inches; 262 x 170 mm.). viii, 50 leaves of text. Fifty fine hand-colored softground etched plates by and after Alken, with tissue guards. Some spotting to four text leaves "The Hunter"; "Pheasant-Shooting"; "Fowl Shooting"; "A Prize-Fight" and their facing guards but not affecting plates. Plates dated 1824 and with pre-publication "J. Whatman 1823 & 1824" watermarks. The text is watermarked "1818".Contemporary half red half over pink boards, smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired, all edges sprinkled red. With the bookplate of Joel Spitz on front paste-down. A near fine copy with all the plates bright and fresh.Provenance: FH (crowned monogram stamped on front pastedown). Despite having the same title as the folio of 1821, this work, published at three guineas, contains a different series of plates, some drawn from earlier works. The work includes six plates of horse racing, ten of fox hunting, six of coursing, twelve of shooting, and two of fishing, together with others of poaching and the baiting sports about which Alken himself was so critical. No doubt he believed that representing them as ‘National Sports’ was better than pretending they did not exist. The one sport depicted that does not involve animals is prize fighting. "Alken himself seems to have drawn in colours and engraved the plates, which like most of his book illustrations are peculiarly pleasing on account of their small size. The preface deals with, and condemns, the prevailing practice of baiting animals, although the three last plates depict various forms of this barbarous sport." (Schwerdt)Mellon/Podeschi 121; Schwerdt I, p. 20; Siltzer p. 72; Tooley 43. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Folge von 12 Blatt.

      - Lithographie v. Burggraaff ( bzw. Jobard ) n. Winckelierer ( bzw. Zanders ) b. Öllig und Vieweg, um 1825, je 23 x 39,6 Frühe und seltene Lithographien in sehr schöner Erhaltung. Unter den Ansichten 7 Gesamtansichten ( u.a. vom Cleverberg, vom Müllerberg, von der Süd-, Ost- und Nordseite ), Unterstädische Kirche mit dem Schwanenturm, Tiergarten (2x), Denkmal der Joh. Sebus und Grabmahl des Fürsten Moritz von Nassau-Oranien.

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        Specimens of Ancient Decorations from Pompeii. John Goldicutt. Architect: Author of The Antiquities of Sicily, and member of St. Luke at Rome.

      - London, Rodwell & Martin, 1825. 4to. Engr. title,+ coloured engr. title,+ (2) pp.+ 19 engr. plates, of which 18 hand coloured,+ 19 extra engr. plates (the same plates, but in an uncoloured state). Foxing in the beginning. Fine modern half vellum, gilt spine in neo-classic style, modern marbled board papers (Johanna Röjgård-Sjöberg, design by Lars Paulsrud). Garcia 6177. Furchheim p. 40. Vinet 1728. The plates are numbered 2-9 and thereafter unnumbered. It contains a double set of plates, in both a coloured and an uncoloured state. This is the second book of the architect and antiquary John Goldicutt (1793-1842), published after ?Antiquities of Sicily? 1819. He travelled through Italy together with Cook and visited Pompeii in 1816-17. He also did illustrations to the large work on Pompeii by Donaldson. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Dionysius- und Frauenkirche, "Esselingen. - Esselingen".

      - kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Mathieu ( Fig. von Bayot ) b. Lemercier in Paris, 1825, 40 x 30 (H) Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Württemberg, Nr. 1606.

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        A collection of eight original pen, pencil and watercolor drawings for Pierce Egan's Finish to… Life in London (1830) and Westmacott's The English Spy (1825),

      1825. A Fine and Spirited Collection of Original Drawings by Robert Cruikshank For Two Closely Related Books - 'Finish to… Life in London' and 'The English Spy'CRUIKSHANK, Robert, artist. [A collection of eight original pen, pencil and watercolor drawings for Pierce Egan's Finish to… Life in London (1830) and Charles Molloy Westmacott's The English Spy (1825), six signed in full by the artist and one with initials].Oblong folio (10 x 14 inches; 253 x 355 mm.), each drawing tipped onto a window-mount. Housed in a fleece-lined, light brown buckram clamshell case with a green morocco lettering label on front panel and spine. With the bookplate of Joel Spitz on inside of clamshell case.Pierce Egan's Life in London: 1. The Hounds at Standstill. Signed in full (p. 105). 4 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches; 110 x 191 mm.2. The Death of Corinthian Tom. Signed in full (p.365). 4 1/2 x 7 11/16 inches; 115 x 195 mm.Westmacott's The English Spy:3. The Etonians at the Christopher. (volume 1, p. 57). 5 7/16 x 8 3/16 inches; 137 x 209 mm. With related ink drawing on the back (lower corner with repaired tear)4. The Opera Green Room. Signed in full and annotated. (volume 1, p. 225). 5 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches; 134 x 244 mm. (slight damage to lower margin)5. Tom Echo laid Up. Signed in full. (volume 1, p. 365). 7 1/4 x 8 13/16 inches; 184 x 224 mm. (with pencil version on the back)6. [The Daffy Club]. Signed with initials. (volume 1, p. 381). 5 1/4 x 9 1/16 inches; 133 x 229 mm.7. Family Men at Fault. Signed in full. (volume 1, p. 389). 6 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches; 164 x 252 mm. (related pen drawing on the back)Unidentified:8. [A Man Teaching a Young Boy How to Use a Bow and Arrow]. Signed in full. 5 9/16 x 8 1/16 inches; 141 x 206 mm.Provenance: The Cumberland Collection (Egan drawings); Sir B.W. Richardson (Westmacott drawings) Purchased at the Woodin sale, 15 March 1942. A fine and spirited collection of original drawings by Robert Cruikshank for two closely related books.Robert Isaac Cruikshank (1789?-1856), caricaturist and portrait painter, was the older brother of famed caricaturist George Cruikshank, both of whom learned the trade in the studio of their father, the caricaturist and painter, Isaac Cruikshank. "His father's declining health made Robert Cruikshank's assistance in the studio imperative…He did not execute many autographed caricatures until 1818?-19, when the craze for velocipedes (early bicycles) and dandified dressing by men and women attracted his pencil…[His] unflattering caricatures of the species between 1818 and the mid-1820s exposed their superficiality, their self-proclaimed exclusivity, and their often tawdry stratagems for dressing and living on slender means."From 1820 to 1827 Cruikshank produced at least 400 images…In the later 1820s Robert Cruikshank illustrated a number of notable books. Often they were sequels to previous successes to which he and his brother George had contributed…Beyond 1830 the records of Robert Cruikshank's achievements are scanty. Wood-engravings for a number of little books for minor publishers such as William Kidd were collected and reprinted as Facetiae (2 vols., 1831). These run the gamut of familiar subjects—theatre, fashionable life, tourism, witches, and devils…"As a boy Robert Cruikshank had injured his head in a riding accident; to that, as well as to whisky toddies, was attributed his marked decline in the later 1840s. His behaviour became more and more erratic: sober and sensible for weeks at a time, he would suddenly burst forth with some freakish prank or all-night carouse… His family finances deteriorated…During the winter of 1856 Robert Cruikshank caught bronchitis. Unable to throw off the infection, he died on 13 March in his modest lodgings" (Robert L. Patten, ?'Cruikshank, (Isaac) Robert (1789?-1856)?', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004).

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        A practical treatise on rail-roads and carriages

      J. Taylor, London 1825 - Tredgold, Thomas (1788-1829). A practical treatise on rail-roads and carriages, shewing the principles of estimating their strength, proportions, expense, and annual produce. . . . xi, [1, errata], 184pp. Undated 16-page publisher’s catalogue bound in front. 4 engraved plates, including folding frontispiece. London: Josiah Taylor, 1825. 228 x 142 mm. (uncut). Original boards, rebacked in cloth, corners repaired, 19th century bookseller’s label on front cover. Minor foxing and dust-soiling, some offsetting from plates, library stamps, shelf-mark and small circular bookplate on front pastedown and first page of publisher’s catalogue, but very good. First Edition. Along with Nicholas Wood’s Practical Treatise on Rail-Roads (1825), Tredgold’s work represents the first comprehensive work on railway engineering. "In the above, the structural features of roadbed, rails, engines and rolling stock are analyzed, and the evolution of railroads from man-powered and animal-powered to steam-powered locomotion is given. Clear and detailed engravings illustrate Stephenson's pre-Rocket engines, and others with primitive transmission of power from engine to rail" (Dibner, Heralds of Science, no. 182). A conservative in railway matters, Tredgold believed it was "extremely improbable" that trains carrying passengers would travel faster than ten miles per hour. Norman 2092. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "Judith Pasta" to the "Madame la Duchesse" [de Duras]

      2 pp. of a bifolium. Dated Paris, April 29, 1825. Notated in black ink on laid paper with watermark in corporating a shell and the letters "LJ." In French (with translation). Pasta, who is trying to secure a leave of absence from the Théâtre Italien, implores the Duchess to intercede on her behalf. She has sent her a note which contains all the sacrifices that she is willing to make: faced with the impossibility of signing a new contract at present, she offers a three month prorogation of her current contract without any conditions. "I came out of the Opéra only at 5 o'clock, when, against everyone's expectations, Mr. Rossini did not appear. The lawyers, after having spoken a lot, crossed swords a lot, argued a lot, concluded by offering Mr. le Vicomte de la Rochefoucauld to grant me the promised leave, under the condition that I renew my contract. I refused. Finding me so resolute, they engaged me to make some concessions... They finally demanded from me a promise not to sign any contract with the London Theatre before next October, if they granted me the promised leave; and I have given them this promise... After some useless words, they promised to give a detailed report to Mr. le Vicomte. Now the concessions that I didn't want to make to the Adminstrators, I will not know how to refuse... I dare remind you that time is short and that if my offers are accepted, you only have to send me a copy of the note signed by the Vicomte." With one word crossed out. Creased, with two small perforations, at edges and folds; three very small tears to upper and lower edges; minor bleeding, not affecting legibility; very lightly stained at lower inner margins. . This is perhaps Pasta's only surviving letter documenting her prolonged attempts to secure a leave of absence from the Théâtre Italien in Paris to pursue engagements in London, where she had just scored resounding successes. The Italien was then under the adminstrative leadership of (among others) Rossini and the Vicomte Sosthène de La Rochefoucauld, both of whom Pasta mentions here. "News of the soprano's reception in London crossed the Channel, and the impresarios of the Théâtre Italien became uneasy. They realized the impossibility of matching the fees that the King's Theatre could offer, and that London provided a popular singer exceptional potential income from private concerts. They anticipated, quite correctly, that Pasta would want to take advantage of the monetary rewards to be gained in industrialized England. The lady's appearances in Paris substantially contributed to the solvency of the Italien; her absence resulted in dwindled receipts at the box office. The administration desired her services exclusively, but Giuditta began to resent this proprietary attitude. Friction developed as she discovered more and more obstacles being put in the way of her quest for international fame and fortune... The soprano and the Vicomte de La Rochefoucauld had a verbal agreement that permitted her desired 'congé' during May and June of 1825. The understanding was that the singer would devote most of her time to the Théâtre Italien, and sign a multi-year contract. She, however, did not intend to commit herself five years in the future, especially when there were hefty sums to be acquired in England... Giuditta was loyal to Paris, but became increasingly distressed by the proprietary attitude. Rossini repeatedly warned the Vicomte that allowing Pasta's leave would set a dangerous precedent, especially if she were not bound by a new contract. He reasoned, quite correctly, that she did not want to stay in Paris five more years because she had other engagements in mind. Though his word was already given, the Vicomte regretted his promise and relations with the diva deteriorated... Unfortunately no letters from the soprano herself survive from this period; presumably they contained details of the difficulties with the administrators of the Italien, whom Giuseppe [Pasta] called 'our assassins.' A leave for six weeks was granted finally, but the lady had to put up a bond to guarantee her return." Kenneth Stern, Giuditta Pasta, pp. 152, 158, 160. Likely addressed to Claire, Duchess of Duras (1777-1828), a French writer best known for her 1823 novel Ourika, which examines issues of racial and sexual equality. She maintained a renowned literary salon in Paris, and was a close friend of Chateaubriand. A substantial letter from the legendary singer.

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        Opinions littéraires philosophiques et industrielles EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Galerie de Bossange père, 1825. Fine. Galerie de Bossange père, Paris 1825, 12,5x20,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in half roan hazelnut, flat spine decorated two double gilt, flat coated paper, boards angular head of the first flat. Some small interior foxing, otherwise good condition inside. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane noisette, dos lisse orné de deux doubles filets dorés, plats recouverts de papier, une restauration angulaire en tête du premier plat. Quelques petites rousseurs intérieures, sinon agréable état intérieur. Rare.

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        British Theatrical Gallery, A Collection of Whole Length Portraits, With Biographical Notices

      London: H. Berthoud, 1825. First edition. Full Morocco. Near Fine. Folio, 32 by 23 cm. With 20 hand-colored portrait plates of leading actors of the day, and with each portrait accompanied by a biography and appreciation of varying length, with a few just a page or two, and longer treatments given to Kean, Siddons, Knight and Young. The portraits show the actors in roles famously associated with them, such as Kean as Richard III and Mrs. Siddons as Lady Macbeth. The portraits, all especially richly colored and finely detailed, are after paintings by others. The original paintings are by Harlowe, Clint, Sharp, Waldeck, and de Wilde. Abbey Life 418. In addition to the book itself, there is included a letter to the actor Richard Jones from Daniel Terry about arranging for Jones' portrait to be in a Berthoud collection (possibly a second installment) and seeking biographical information. However, nothing ever came of it, for Jones was not included in this or any later work. Full crushed morocco binding by R. W. Smith. All edges gilt. Light wear.

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        Works, The

      1825-26. The Great Oxford English Classics 'Talboys' Edition of Samuel JohnsonFrom the Celebrated Library of Lord DerbyJOHNSON, Samuel. Works (nine volumes) [together with] Parliamentary Debates (two volumes) [together with] BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. (four volumes) London: Talboys and Wheeler; and William Pickering, 1825-26. Large-Paper Copy. Complete in fifteen large octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 235 x 142 mm. Works, 11 volumes) and (9 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches; 241 x 150 mm. Life of Johnson, 4 volumes). Engraved portrait frontispiece in first volume of The Life of Samuel Johnson.Uniformly bound in full contemporary red straight-grain morocco by Hodgson of Liverpool (stamp signed "Hodgson Binder Liverpool" on front free-endpaper), covers with double gilt rules, spines with five raised bands, decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine set from the library of Lord Derby with his armorial bookplate on the front paste-down of each volume.Keynes states that the eleven volume Oxford English Classics 'Talboys' edition of Johnson's works issued in 1825 and the four-volume Boswell's Johnson issued in 1826 "are the most valuable of the series…" and he singles out this edition of the "Life" for "special merit." Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Johnson attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography Life of Mr Richard Savage, the poems London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the play Irene. After nine years of work, Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755. It had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship". This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare, and the widely read tale The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later traveled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, a collection of biographies and evaluations of seventeenth and eighteenth-century poets. Johnson was a tall and robust man. His odd gestures and tics were disconcerting to some on first meeting him. Boswell's Life, along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behavior and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome, a condition not defined or diagnosed in the eighteenth century. After a series of illnesses, he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognized as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and he was claimed by some to be the only truly great critic of English literature.Courtney & Smith. A Bibliography of Samuel Johnson, pp. 166/167; Keynes, p.62.4 & p.54.

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        MÜNCHEN. "Ansicht der Karlsstrasse in München". Blick von Westen in die heutige Neuhauserstrasse mit der Michaelskirche und der Akademie links, gegenüber das alte Bräuhaus der Pschorrbrauerei. Vorne rechts Brunnen mit pumpender Frau, auf der Strasse reiche Personenstaffage.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus bei F. Weishaupt, 1825, 23,5 x 39,5 cm. Pressler 41 II; Maillinger II, 148/49; Slg. Proebst 400; Lentner 1678 (neuer Abzug); nicht bei Proebst. - Aus der frühen Folge "Zwölf Prospekte der Haupt- und Residenzstadt München". Im feinem Altkolorit. Im Ganzen leicht gebräunt, sonst wohl erhalten. Gerahmt.

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        Veda Vyasa (?). A Vernacular version of the Tenth Book of the Bhagavata Purana. Manuscript.

      Punjab (probably), Samvat 1825 (= 1768-69). 23 x 15 cm. The original painted clothcovers over cardboard preserved but partly at edges covered with a later rebinding in persian style in brown leather with flap. Covers and flap preserved but detached from spine. The 6 painted miniatures on frontcover are in rather bad shape (depicting Krishna in many colours and with gold). 6 miniatures on inside froncover are in better shape, many colours with gold (Krishna and a Guru ?). Backcover with 2 large miniatures in rather bad shape, multicoloured (a Guru and Visnu ?). On inside backcover 6 miniatures, multicoloured and with gold (probably depicting local dignitaries, perhaps royals with text on 4). Native polished paper 22,8 x 15 cm. Text in black ink within triple framed borders in orange, red and black (17 x 10 cm.). 15 lines of text per page in Gurmukhi script and Indian vernacular and seems to be written in one hand. Stitching occasionally loose and broken. Some folios frayed in margins. 2 flyleaves (blank, but framed with coloured borders on both sides). FF 493 of text, numbered 1-493 (493 recto: colophon - verso blank) + 1 unnumb. leaf (recto blank, text on verso where the date Samvat 1825 is given, stating that the finishing of the manuscript took place 1768-69). At end one leaf blank with borders, but torn. The manuscript appears to be complete.The 87 fine miniatures in the text, Pahari style of the Punjab Hills, probably a rough form of Basohli or Jammu, are well preserved, all under small original tissue-guards and they are labourously painted in blue, white, green, red, purple and gold. A few of the miniatures are floral but most depicts the feats of Krishna.Miniature sizes: 7 miniatures (8-5 x 4-6 cm.) - 4 full-page miniatures (17 x10 cm.) - 58 half-page miniatures - 13 miniatures in 1/3-page - 3 miniatures in 1/4-page. - 2 miniatures (5 x 4 cm.).. An extremely scarce, large, early and profusely illustrated Indian manuscript. The tenth book, dedicated to Krishna, is responsible for the widespread popularity of the Bhagavata Purana. Book Ten includes the most enduring images and stories of Krishna: the mischievous child who steals butter; the God as a child who holds the entire universe within himself; the boy who can slay demons and move an entire mountain with one finger; the cowherd who is the love of all the gopis, making them leave all their duties to follow him.The tenth book is by far the lengthiest, taking up almost one quarter of the entire Bhagavata. While the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita show Krishna in various roles as teacher and diplomat, book 10 shows Krishna simply engaging in lila, or divine and intimate play with his devotees. It presents this intimate relationship with God as the highest goal of human existenceThe Bhagavata is widely recognized as the best known and most influential of the Puranas, and is sometimes referred to as the "Fifth Veda" along with itihasa and other puranas. It is unique in Indian religious literature; for its emphasis on the practice of bhakti, compared to the more theoretical bhakti of the Bhagavad Gita; for its redefining of dharma; and for the extent of its description of God in a human-like form. It is also the source for many of the popular stories of Krishna's childhood told for centuries in the Indian subcontinent. The intense and personal bhakti described in the Bhagavata is directed toward Krishna as Vishnu in human form. The tenth book (or canto) of the Bhagavata is dedicated to Krishna, takes up about one quarter of the entire Bhagavata. It includes the most comprehensive collection of stories about the life of Krishna, showing him in all the stages and conditions of human life. It also includes instruction in the practice of bhakti, an analysis of bhakti, and descriptions of the different types of bhakti. Many Vaishnavas consider Srimad Bhagvatam to be non-different from Krishna and to be the literary form of Krishna

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        Reise nach China durch die Mongoley in den Jahren 1820 und 1821. Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von M.J.A.E. Schmidt. 1. u. 2. Tl. (von 3).

      Leipzig Geerhard Fleischer 1825 - XXII, 360 SS. m. 1 Kst. u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte u. 1 Grundriss; VIII, 368 SS. m. 2 Kst. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Grundriss, 8°, Bibl.- HLdr.- Bde. d. Zt. ( st. ber., besch. u. best., Teil 2 m. kl. Abriss am ob. Kapitel.). Henze V, 327. - 1 Teil: Reise nach Peking: die Karte zeigt die Reiseroute von Kiachta nach Peking durch die Mongolei (55 x 43,5 cm); 2. Teil: Aufenthalt in Peking: der Grundriss zeigt Peking (38 x 32 cm). - Der Verfasser, " Haupt der russischen Mission in Peking und ältester russischer Reisender in China, geb. 1790, begab sich 1820-21 mit Pater Hyacinth und Bitschurin von Kiachta durch die Mongolei nach Peking, wo er längere Zeit verweilte " ( Embacher 285 ). - Titel gestempelt, Innendeckel vorne mit Bibliotheksaufkleber und Ausleihvorschriften von 1842! - Nur minimal fleckig und gebräunt, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of the Book of Job

      London: William Blake, No.3 Fountain Court, Strand, March 8 1825, actually 1826. One of 65 copies of proofs on French paper, the rarest state. 22 pure line engravings by William Blake on copper comprising a title page and 21 plates. First edition, the rarest state being one of only 65 proofs on French paper. All prints on large paper c 41 x 27 cms in book mounts and housed in a handsome large purple cloth clamshell box with a black morocco label stamped in gilt on the upper cover. Some of the usual light foxing to a few of the plates, most pronounced on plate 17 but very good, well-defined impressions with depth. Considered to be Blake's masterpieces as a printmaker and one of his greatest achievements. As Ray writes in the Illustrator and the Book in England, "the modest size of the central panels does not prevent them from ranking with the supreme masterpieces of graphic art". The title page, along with the borders of each plate, were added after the central images. The title page isn't numbered by the others are in the top right hand corner. All the plates are dated March 8, 1825 except Plate 1 which is mistakenly dated 1828. This edition of 65 proofs on French paper is the rarest of the three states. There were also 100 copies on wove paper without the word proof and 150 copies on India paper.

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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER [with] THE LIVES OF DR. JOHN DONNE, SIR HENRY WOOTON, MR. RICHARD HERBERT, AND DR. ROBERT SANDERSON

      John Major, London 1825 - First Major editions. Two volumes. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece, lx, 412p; eng. front. xviii, (ii), 504p. Illustrated with 14 copperplate engravings by H Cook, C. Pye, E. Smith, R. Ashby, after Huysmans, Lely, Nash and Wale and 77 woodcuts; the Lives with 11 copperplates and 52 woodcuts. Bound by Riviere in full tan calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with red title labels gilt and with angling vignettes in the panels, triple fillet rules on the covers, dentelles. Lovely copies of this important edition.Coigney 23. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden displayed (Band 52): In which the most Ornamental foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours. To which are added their Names, Class, Order, Generic and Specific Characters, according to the celebrated Linnaeus; their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering; Together with the most approved Methods of Culture. A Work Intended for the Use of such Ladies, Gentlemen, and Gardeners, as wish to become scientifically acquainted with the Plants they cultivate, (IN ENGLISCHER SPRACHE),

      London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones 1825.. Volume 52. Mit 71 (von 86) altkolorierten Kupfertafeln (N 2523 - 2606) mit jeweils dazugehörigem beschreibendem Text, 8°, braunes OHLdr mit Rückentitel und Bandnummerierung,. SEHR ORDENTLICHES UND FESTES EXEMPLAR mit leuchtendem Kolorit. Das "Botanical Magazine", wurde bereits im 18 Jahrhundert begründet und bis heute fortgeführt

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        Illustrations of the Book of Job. Plate 16: ?Thou hast fulfilled the Judgement of the Wicked?

      Proof on India paper mounted on handmade paper. London: March 8, 1825 (but published 1826). Proof on India paper mounted on handmade paper, some leaves watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1825. A superb impression. Matted. Single plate from the first edition, one of 150 proof sets on India paper. Bentley, Blake Books, 421A. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 625?"641C.

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        Six Months' Residence and Travels in Mexico; Containing Remarks on the Present State of New Spain, Its Natural Production, State of Society, Manufactures, Trade, Agriculture, Antiquities, 2 Volume Set

      London John Murray 1825. VG : in very good condition. Some light scattered browning. Neat ownership details on feps Second Edition Half leather marbled board cover 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). xvi, 255pp; vii, 264pp. 12 illustrations including hand coloured [4] and fold out plates.

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        An Account, Historical, Political, and Statistical of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata:

      London: R. Ackermann, , 1825. With an Appendix, concerning the Usurpation of Monte Video by the Portuguese and Brazilian Governments. Octavo (210 × 128 mm). Contemporary calf, dark tan morocco label, flat spine, compartments formed by a decorative roll, gilt with attractive arabesqued foliate tools to the compartments, single fillet gilt panel to the boards, milled edge-roll in blind, edges sprinkled brown. Large folding lithographic frontispiece map printed on thick paper, coloured in outline, of the Plata, Parana, Uruguay and Grande rivers, lithographic plan of Buenos Aires. A little rubbed, particularly on the joints, the front just starting, hinges sound despite the weight of the frontispiece map, and the contents clean. A very good copy. First edition in English, simultaneously published in Spanish. Following the signing of a controversial Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between Britain and the United Provinces, which essentially recognised their independence from Spain, Nuñez was sent to London as secretary to the Legation at the English and French Courts, and immediately published the present work, a comprehensive description of the region. The first part comprised the text of a letter "which was circulated in London in manuscript, and written for the information of the British Ministry … the primary object of this letter [being that] it might contribute to supply the want of information perceptible in the countries of Europe relative to that part of America. The letter gives a brief but perspicacious idea of the origin of the insurrection against Spain, the political constitution of the country, and its progress in the march of civilisation" (Introduction). The second part offers a digest of the more immediate history of the region and a "collection of statistical particulars, and geographical notices of all the towns of the United Provinces [together with] a slight explanation by way of conclusion, concerning the disputes with Portugal and Brazil, relative to that place". A pencilled note to the front free endpaper records that this copy was "From Lord Metcalfe's Library", while a neat later bookplate to the front pastedown shows it to have belonged to John Fair, a merchant banker, whose investments in railways had much to do with the expansion and modernisation of Buenos Aires. Attractive, and similarly provenanced.

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        Trial of Captain Thomas Atchison [Bound with Seven Other Pamphlets]

      1825. Eight Scarce Titles Concerning the Status of Catholics in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain [Great Britain]. [Catholics]. Atchison, Thomas, Defendant. Trial of Captain Thomas Atchison, Of the Royal Artillery, By a General Court Martial, At Malta; In Consequence of Having to be Exonerated from Firing Patteraro Salutes, And Tolling a Roman Catholic Bell, For the Church and Image Rites of Roman Catholic Priests. With an Appendix, Describing Those Rites of the Romish and Greek Churches which British Protestant Troops, Infantry as Well as Artillery, Were Required by the Priests to Attend and Assist; Also, The Nature of the Attendance and Assistance Consequently Ordered to be Given. With Official Documents on the Subject. London: Printed for Hatchard and Son, 1825. viii, 91 pp. [Bound with] [Atchison, Thomas]. Some Particulars Relative to the Co-Operation Required of the British Troops in Malta, In the Superstitious Ceremonies of the Romish Church, With a Statement of the Chief Reasons which Occasioned the Remonstrance of Captain Atchison, Addressed to his Friends. [London: J. And T. Clarke, Printers (1826)]. 15 pp. [And] Wix, Samuel. Reflections Concerning the Expediency of a Council of the Church of England and the Church of Rome Being Holden, With a View to Accommodate Religious Differences, And to Promote the Unity of Religion in the Bond of Peace: Humbly, But Earnestly, Recommended to the Serious Attention of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent: The Most Reverend the Archbishops; The Right Reverend the Bishops; The Reverend the Clergy, And All Lay Persons, Who are Able and Willing Dispassionately to Consider the Important Subject. Second Edition, With Additions. London: Printed for F.C. And J. Rivington, 1819. [xxix], 108 pp. [And] [Five Pamphlets Relating to Catholicism in Great Britain]. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine. Moderate toning, light foxing to a few leaves. Early manuscript table of contents to front free endpaper, item numbers in same hand at head of each title. * This volume collects eight scarce items concerning British and Irish Catholics during the second phase of Catholic Emancipation. The other titles are numbers 4-8 of the periodical Antibiblion, Or the

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        The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed,

      London: for Thomas Tegg; R. Milliken, Dublin; Griffin & Co., Glasgow; & M. Baudry, Paris,, 1825. translated into English immediately from the original Arabic; with explanatory notes, taken from the most approved commentators. To which is prefixed a preliminary discourse. A new edition, with a memoir of the translator, and with various readings and illustrative notes from Savary's version of the Koran. 2 volumes, octavo (213 × 125 mm). Contemporary polished tan calf rebacked, spines gilt in compartments with red morocco letter-pieces to second and third, fleurons to remainder, sides ruled in gilt, marbled edges. Folding map frontispiece, 4 plates of which 3 folding. Later bookseller's ticket to rear pastedowns, ownership ink-stamp of one Luther Hinton to half-title vol. II. Lightly rubbed overall, spines sunned, faint offsetting from frontispiece and plates, surface-splitting to inner hinge vol. I, otherwise internally crisp and fresh. A very good copy. A later London edition of the second and most authoritative English version of the Qur'an, first published in 1734. George Sale was a solicitor by training and "the first notable English Arabist who was not in holy orders … From 1726 to 1734 he was closely associated with the Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, which he served in his legal capacity. Meanwhile he was working on a translation of the Qur'an … a landmark in the history of Qur'anic studies" (Holt, Studies in the History of the Near East, p. 58), the only previous complete translation of the Qur'an into English having been Alexander Ross's 1649 version of du Ryer's notoriously inaccurate attempt to render it into French. Despite Sale's claim to have translated directly from the Arabic, he also acknowledges his debt to the 1698 Latin translation of Ludovico Marracci, confessor to Pope Innocent XI; notably, his citation of Muslim commentators is restricted to those already cited by his predecessor. Yet Sale's work, and in particular his extensive Preliminary Discourse discussing both the biography of the Prophet and the Arabian context of Islam, evinces "an enlightened and objective attitude which may have been responsible for his gradual dissocation from the activities of the SPCK" (ibid.), in contrast to the openly polemical intentions of Marracci, who included a preface offering a lengthy refutation of the Qur'an and Muhammad's prophethood. Sale's balanced presentation of Muhammad and Islamic origins was much admired by his contemporaries, including Voltaire, Lessing and especially Gibbon, whose treatment of Arabian history and Islam in his Decline and Fall relies heavily on Sale. In 1921 Edward Denison Ross claimed that Sale's version had still not been superseded, and more than fifty years later Sale's objectivity guarded him from criticism in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978).

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        Tableau chronologique de l'histoire moderne EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: L. Colas & Dondey-Dupré père & fils, 1825. Fine. L. Colas & Dondey-Dupré père & fils, Paris 1825, 12,5x20,5cm, relié. - First edition of the first book the author put on the market. Bound in half roan caramel, flat spine decorated past spirals, friezes and gilt, small traces of friction on the jaw, reinforced corners, contemporary binding. A small angular missing page 38-39, a few foxing, marginal to the ink marks in the table of contents. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale du premier ouvrage de l'auteur mis dans le commerce. Reliure en demi basane caramel, dos lisse passé orné de spirales, de frises et de filets dorés, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, coins renforcés, reliure de l'époque. Un infime manque angulaire page 38-39, quelques petites rousseurs, repères marginaux à l'encre dans la table des matières. Rare.

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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht von Cleve von der Ost - Seite".

      . Lithographie v. Jobard n. Zanders b. Öllig, um 1825, 23 x 39,6. Frühe und seltene Lithographie.

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        Narrative of a Pedestrian Journey Through Russia and Siberian Tartary, From the Frontiers of China to the Frozen Sea and Kamtchatka. 2 Volume Set

      London Charles Knight 1825. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed. Two small abrasions on spine of volume I. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs Third Edition Contemporary half calf gilt 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). xxvii, 428pp; iv, 336pp. 2 hand coloured engraved plates and folding map. Book-plate of Congreve 'Non Moritur Cujus Fama Vivit'.

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        Travels among the Arab tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine, including a journey from Nazareth to the mountains beyond the Dead Sea, and from thence through the plains of the Hauran to Bozra, Damascus, Tripoly, Lebanon, Baalbeck, &c

      London: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. Good; 8 x 10.5 Hardback in Good condition. Contemporary half goat binding . with marbled boards and end papers. Wear to the edges with a 1-inch tear . to head of spine. Minor foxing on free end pages and title page. Bookplate . from the Frasier Institute with withdrawn stamp on front paste-down.. 1825. Hardcover. Illustrated by 28 black and white engravings at the chapter heads; Full title: Travels among the Arab tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine, including a journey from Nazareth to the mountains beyond the Dead Sea, and from thence through the plains of the Hauran to Bozra, Damascus, Tripoly, Lebanon, Baalbeck, and by the valley of the Orontes to Seleucia, Antioch, and Aleppo. With an appendix containing a refutation of certain unfounded calumnies industriously circulated against the author of this work, by Mr. Lewis Burckhardt, Mr. William John Bankes, and the Quarterly review ; 6; xv + 679 pp. .

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        Nouveau plan routier de la ville et des faubourgs de Paris EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chez Lerond, 1825. Fine. Chez Lerond, Paris 1825, 96x70cm, une feuille rempliée. - First Edition printed on heavy paper. Districts and Seine brightened with watercolors. Uniformly yellowed card and having tears without loss at the folds. Rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée sur papier fort. Arrondissements et Seine réhaussés à l'aquarelle.  Carte uniformément jaunie. Habiles restaurations au verso. Rare.

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        Traité de la Composition et de l'Ornement des Jardins . Troisieme Edition

      Audot, Paris 1825 - (6 1/2 x 8 inches). Text in two columns. vi, 156, [2]pp. 97 engraved plates (one hand-coloured). Late 19th or early 20th century black morocco backed green boards, patterned endpapers, red stained edges. Popular illustrated work on landscape design. The present third edition, revised and augmented, includes engravings of garden designs, pavilions, fountains, monuments, bridges, temples, pagodas, obelisks, hydraulic machines for water delivery and other follies. Styles include Chinoiserie, neo-classicism and Gothic structures. Berlin Kat. 3484; Brunet I:1074. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        National Sports of Great Britain, The

      1825. first edition. He could draw Hunting and write about it because he hunted himself, as Ferneley did, or Herring" Fifty Fine Hand-Colored Etched Plates Depicting The National Sports of Great BritainALKEN, Henry. The National Sports of Great Britain, by Henry Alken. Fifty Engravings with Descriptions. London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, 1825. First Edition. Royal octavo (10 5/16 x 6 11/16 inches; 262 x 170 mm.). viii, 50 leaves of text. Fifty fine hand-colored softground etched plates by and after Alken, with tissue guards. Some spotting to four text leaves "The Hunter"; "Pheasant-Shooting"; "Fowl Shooting"; "A Prize-Fight" and their facing guards but not affecting plates. Plates dated 1824 and with pre-publication "J. Whatman 1823 & 1824" watermarks. The text is watermarked "1818".Contemporary half red half over pink boards, smooth spine ruled and lettered in gilt, hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired, all edges sprinkled red. With the bookplate of Joel Spitz on front paste-down. A near fine copy with all the plates bright and fresh.Provenance: FH (crowned monogram stamped on front pastedown). Despite having the same title as the folio of 1821, this work, published at three guineas, contains a different series of plates, some drawn from earlier works. The work includes six plates of horse racing, ten of fox hunting, six of coursing, twelve of shooting, and two of fishing, together with others of poaching and the baiting sports about which Alken himself was so critical. No doubt he believed that representing them as ?'National Sports?' was better than pretending they did not exist. The one sport depicted that does not involve animals is prize fighting. "Alken himself seems to have drawn in colours and engraved the plates, which like most of his book illustrations are peculiarly pleasing on account of their small size. The preface deals with, and condemns, the prevailing practice of baiting animals, although the three last plates depict various forms of this barbarous sport." (Schwerdt)Mellon/Podeschi 121; Schwerdt I, p. 20; Siltzer p. 72; Tooley 43.

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        Celebrated Trials, and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Juisprudence

      Knight & Lacey, London 1825 - Six volumes, 8º (197 x 115 mm.), 1825. First edition. Pp.Vol. I: xiii, [1], 550, 9 plates, one of which folding; vol. II: v, [1], 574 (last page misnumbered 140), 7 plates; vol. III: vi, 572, 3 plates; vol. IV: v, [1], 600, 5 plates of which 1 folding; vol. V: vi, 684, 4 plates; vol. VI: vii, [1], 576, viii, 6 plates of which 2 folding. Bound in modern half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, original labels retained, marbled endpapers, contemporary green edges. A crisp, fine set.

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        The Proceedings Relative to Calling the Conventions of 1776 and 1790, The Minutes of the Convention That Formed The Present Constitution of Pennsylvania, Together With The Charter to William Penn, The Constitutions of 1776 and 1790, and A View of the Proceedings of the Convention of 1776, and The Council of Censors

      Harrisburg: Printed by John S. Wiestling. 1825. First. First edition. 384, (iv)pp. Rebound in modern cloth with black leather spine label gilt. Early former owner's name in ink on front endpaper of a Pennsylvania Assemblyman ("Michael Graeff"), bottom corners of first couple of leaves torn, moderate foxing to text and light dampstainng to bottom of front board, an attractive, very good copy with nice, wide and untrimmed margins. .

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        LAWS ON THE STATE OF NEW YORK, IN RELATION TO THE ERIE AND CHAMPLAIN CANALS TOGETHER WITH THE ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE CANAL COMMISSIONERS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUISITE FOR A COMPLETE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THOSE WORKS. ALSO CORRECT MAPS DELINEATING THE LANDS Through Which They Pass

      Albany, N. Y.: State of New York. Very Good. 1825. First Edition. Hardcover. Complete in 2 volumes, first editions. Rebound in clean green buckram cloth with bright gilt titles on both spines. Interior of texts are tight & intact. Hand written margin notes of a few pages. Light foxing throughout. Tissue protected illustrations. Volume #1, frontis, a view of the Canal entrance into the Hudson; view Black Rock Village; view of the Rochester Aqueduct Bridge; View of Little Falls. Maps: Ontario & Oneida Lakes, Swego Dock. Foldout Maps: Niagara River, Oswego River, Genesee River, Gerundegut Embankment. 614pp. Volume #2, Frontispiece a large fold out map of the Champlain Canal. Official Documents, Relating to the Erie and Champlain Canals, Passed February 8, 1825. 666pp. Very light foxing. Prior owners signature and date of rebinding. Canals; Views and Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1280 pages .

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        Histoire physique, civile et morale des Environs de Paris, depuis les premiers temps historiques jusqu'à nos jours ; contenant l'Histoire et la Description du Pays et de tous les lieux remarquables compris dans un rayon de vingt-cinq à trente lieues autour de la capitale ; enrichie d'une belle carte des environs de Paris, et de beaucoup de Gravures représentant les principaux Edifices, tels qu'Eglises, Palais, Châteaux, Maisons de Plaisance, Canaux, Vues pittoresques, etc., etc.

      Guillaume, libraire-éditeur, 1825-1828., Paris, - 7 volumes in-8°, Nouvelle édition ornée de 82 gravures hors-texte, sous serpente, gravées d'après les dessins faits sur place par Civeton (1796-1831). Sans le dictionnaire topographique et la grande carte d'ensemble annoncés dans l'avis aux souscripteurs du t. 6.Ex-libris armorié et cachet de la bibliothèque du château de Mello, dans l'Oise, propriété du baron Achille Seillière (1813-1873).Petites traces de ver au mors inférieur des t. 3 et 4 sinon superbe exemplaire de grande fraîcheur. Français

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        Voyage en Perse fait en 1812 et 1813 ; Par Gaspard Drouville, Colonel de cavalerie au service de S. M. L'Empereur de toutes les Russies, Chevalier de plusieurs ordres. Tomes I & II

      Librairie nationale et étrangère, Paris 1825 - Reliures d'époque en plein veau brun. Orné de huit figures en couleurs bien présentes. Dos lisses solides, titre, tomaison et ornements dorés, coiffes flétries. Plats légèrement frottés en bordures, décorés d'un cadre doré. Intérieur frais, quelques rousseurs éparses sans incidence sur la lecture, trace de mouilure. Manquent les pages de 195 à 198. Tome I 264 pp. tome II 259 pp La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 750 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handeck"; Hochgebirgslandschaft mit abgebrochener Fichte.

      - Bleistift und Pinsel in Grau, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen mit Krone und ADV & S, rechts unten bezeichnet „Handeck". 25,7:27,4 cm. - Mit leichtem Lichtrand rundum. Provenienz: Privatbesitz, Kronberg/Taunus. Literatur: Christoph Andreas, Adolf Hoeffler (1825-1898). Ein Frankfurter Zeichner und Maler, Diss. Mainz 1981, S. 132, Z 76; Katalog 25: Frankfurter Maler II, Nr. 119, Galerie Joseph Fach, Frankfurt a.M., 1982. Zunächst ging Hoeffler in die Lehre bei seinem Vater Heinrich Friedrich (1793-1844), wurde dann 1844-47 Schüler des Städelschen Kunstinstitutes bei Johann David Passavant (1787-1861) und Jakob Becker (1810-1872). Nach Abbruch des Studiums, unternahm er eine Reise in die Schweiz, Oberitalien und Tirol, besuchte anschließend die Akademien in München und Düsseldorf, hier studierte er bei Karl Ferdinand Sohn (1805-1867). 1848 ging er nach Amerika, wo zahlreiche Porträts und Landschaftsbilder entstanden; eine Reise nach Kuba schloß sich an. 1853 ging er nach Paris und fertigte für den Verlag Goupil in Kuba und Amerika entstandene Zeichnungen zur Vervielfältigung an. 1854-56 hielt er sich für längere Zeit in Belgien und in München auf, kehrte dann in seine Geburtsstadt zurück. Seine Hauptmotive waren hier die heimische Landschaft, daneben das Porträt. 1847 unternahm Hoeffler eine Reise ins Berner Oberland, Station machte er dabei in Handeck am Grimselpaß, in dessen Umgebung zahlreiche Studien, insbesondere lavierte oder weißgehöhte Zeichnungen entstanden. Es ist davon auszugehen, daß die vorliegende, nicht datierte Zeichnung während dieses Aufenthaltes entstand. Trotz romantischer Elemente, wie etwa die abgebrochene Fichte oder der Nebel, galt Hoefflers Hauptaugenmerk malerischen Zusammenhängen, er suchte das Atmosphärische des gezeigten Landschaftsausschnittes einzufangen.

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        "Handeck"; Hochgebirgslandschaft mit abgebrochener Fichte.

      . Bleistift und Pinsel in Grau, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen mit Krone und ADV & S, rechts unten bezeichnet "Handeck". 25,7:27,4 cm. - Mit leichtem Lichtrand rundum. Provenienz: Privatbesitz, Kronberg/Taunus. Literatur: Christoph Andreas, Adolf Hoeffler (1825-1898). Ein Frankfurter Zeichner und Maler, Diss. Mainz 1981, S. 132, Z 76 ; Katalog 25 : Frankfurter Maler II, Nr. 119, Galerie Joseph Fach, Frankfurt a.M., 1982.. Zunächst ging Hoeffler in die Lehre bei seinem Vater Heinrich Friedrich (1793-1844), wurde dann 1844-47 Schüler des Städelschen Kunstinstitutes bei Johann David Passavant (1787-1861) und Jakob Becker (1810-1872). Nach Abbruch des Studiums, unternahm er eine Reise in die Schweiz, Oberitalien und Tirol, besuchte anschließend die Akademien in München und Düsseldorf, hier studierte er bei Karl Ferdinand Sohn (1805-1867). 1848 ging er nach Amerika, wo zahlreiche Porträts und Landschaftsbilder entstanden; eine Reise nach Kuba schloß sich an. 1853 ging er nach Paris und fertigte für den Verlag Goupil in Kuba und Amerika entstandene Zeichnungen zur Vervielfältigung an. 1854-56 hielt er sich für längere Zeit in Belgien und in München auf, kehrte dann in seine Geburtsstadt zurück. Seine Hauptmotive waren hier die heimische Landschaft, daneben das Porträt. 1847 unternahm Hoeffler eine Reise ins Berner Oberland, Station machte er dabei in Handeck am Grimselpaß, in dessen Umgebung zahlreiche Studien, insbesondere lavierte oder weißgehöhte Zeichnungen entstanden. Es ist davon auszugehen, daß die vorliegende, nicht datierte Zeichnung während dieses Aufenthaltes entstand. Trotz romantischer Elemente, wie etwa die abgebrochene Fichte oder der Nebel, galt Hoefflers Hauptaugenmerk malerischen Zusammenhängen, er suchte das Atmosphärische des gezeigten Landschaftsausschnittes einzufangen.

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        The principles of political economy: with a sketch of the rise and progress of the science

      Edinburgh: printed for William and Charles Tait; and Longman and Co., London 1825. 8vo., (iii) - x + 423 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title else a very good copy bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rebacked in cloth, corners worn. First edition. Einaudi 3567. Goldsmiths 24417. Kress C.1489. Mattioli 2329. The friend and protégé of David Ricardo, McCulloch 'was arguably the first professional economist. He published a steady stream of seriously researched and lucidly expounded articles, pamphlets, and books. From 1820 (when he first offered private classes in political economy to Edinburgh students) to 1837, when he left his London chair, he was also a conscientious lecturer in the subject. As early as 1822 his reputation was such that he was invited to write the first substantive article on political economy to appear in the Encyclopaedia Britannica>. ..... This was the article that McCulloch expanded into his popular textbook, Principles of political economy, with a sketch of the rise and progress of the science> (1825), which went through five editions.' [Phyllis Deane in ODNB].

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        A New American Atlas containing Maps of the Several States of the North American Union, projected and drawn on a uniform scale from documents found in public offices of the United States and State Governments, and other original and authentic information by Henry S. Tanner

      H.S. Tanner, Philadelphia 1825 - (23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches). Letterpress half-title, 1p. index and 18pp. text. Engraved title with vignette of the "First Landing of Columbus in the New World, 21 fine hand-coloured engraved map sheets (16 maps on 16 double-page sheets; 1 map on one folding sheet; and 1 map on 4 double-page sheets), some expert restoration to corners. Expertly bound to style in half brown straight-grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt rules, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, contained within a modern red morocco-backed cloth box, the spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat tooling in gilt A fine copy of the improved second edition of "one the most magnificent atlases ever published in the United States" (Ristow). Tanner's New American Atlas contained the most accomplished series of maps of America that had yet appeared in an atlas. Of the greatest importance were the maps of American states, which were highly detailed and brilliantly coloured. While New York and Florida each had their own dedicated page, other double-page sheets showcased multiple states at a time. As the title claims, these maps were drawn up using a careful combination of original surveys and the best existing published sources. The evident high cost of production meant that the publishers took the decision to issue the maps originally in five separate parts which were published from 1819 to 1823. A first collected edition was published in 1823, and this second revised edition appeared in 1825. The maps, all of which are carefully hand-coloured, include a world map, 4 maps of continents, a map of South America on a large folding sheet made up from two joined sheets (the index calls for two separate sheets), a map of North America on 4 sheets and 11 double-page maps of the various States. The very large map of North America is of particular beauty and note. Wheat writes: "This map was a landmark - a great cartographical achievement . Tanner made good use of a large number of intervening map, those of interest here being Humboldt's 'New Spain,' Pike's various maps, Long's map, and 'Pedro Walker's Map of New California . This 1822 map of North America was the progenitor of a long line of famous maps" (Wheat, II: pp. 82-87) Contemporary reviews were favourable: the New American Atlas "is decidedly one of the most splendid works of the kind ever executed in this country" ( United States Gazette , September 1823). Never "has either America or Europe, produced a geographical description of the several States of the Union, so honorable to the Arts, and so creditable to the nation as Tanner's American Atlas." ( National Advocate 25 August 1824). Perhaps the most enthusiastic report came from the scholar Jared Sparks who wrote in the April 1824 issue of the North American Review that "as an American Atlas, we believe Mr. Tanner's work to hold a rank far above any other, which has been published." This second edition is notable for the significant cartographic changes made by Tanner, reflecting new boundaries, counties, towns and discoveries since the initial maps were published. For example, the map of Illinois shows significant changes to the mapping of the headwaters of the Mississippi, and the map of Louisiana depicts Indian lands with vast changes from the first edition. Howes T29; Phillips 3669; cf. Ristow, American Maps and Map Makers , pp. 193-198; Rumsey 2755; Sabin 94323. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE PROCEEDINGS RELATIVE TO CALLING THE CONVENTION OF 1776 AND 1790. THE MINUTES OF THE CONVENTION THAT FORMED THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION OF PENNSYLVANIA, TOGETHER WITH THE CHARTER TO WILLIAM PENN, THE CONSTITUTIONS OF 1776 AND 1790, AND A VIEW OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF 1776, AND THE COUNCIL OF CENSORS.

      Harrisburg: Printed by John S. Wiestling, 1825. - 384,iv pp. Contemporary paper boards, expertly rebacked in paper, original paper label. 19th-century bookplate of "Walter Cresson, Philadelphia" on front pastedown. Moderate tanning. A very good copy. In a folding cloth box, gilt morocco label. Prints the Charter to William Penn, early government frames, the proceedings relative to the Pennsylvania constitutional conventions of 1776 and 1790, and the act of 1825 for ascertaining the opinion of the people relative to the call of a new constitutional convention. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 21819.

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        A New American Atlas containing Maps of the Several States of the North American Union, projected and drawn on a uniform scale from documents found in public offices of the United States and State Governments, and other original and authentic information by Henry S. Tanner

      Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1825. Folio. (23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches). Letterpress half-title, 1p. index and 18pp. text. Engraved title with vignette of the "First Landing of Columbus in the New World, 21 fine hand-coloured engraved map sheets (16 maps on 16 double-page sheets; 1 map on one folding sheet; and 1 map on 4 double-page sheets), some expert restoration to corners. Expertly bound to style in half brown straight-grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt rules, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, contained within a modern red morocco-backed cloth box, the spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat tooling in gilt A fine copy of the improved second edition of "one the most magnificent atlases ever published in the United States" (Ristow). Tanner's New American Atlas contained the most accomplished series of maps of America that had yet appeared in an atlas. Of the greatest importance were the maps of American states, which were highly detailed and brilliantly coloured. While New York and Florida each had their own dedicated page, other double-page sheets showcased multiple states at a time. As the title claims, these maps were drawn up using a careful combination of original surveys and the best existing published sources. The evident high cost of production meant that the publishers took the decision to issue the maps originally in five separate parts which were published from 1819 to 1823. A first collected edition was published in 1823, and this second revised edition appeared in 1825. The maps, all of which are carefully hand-coloured, include a world map, 4 maps of continents, a map of South America on a large folding sheet made up from two joined sheets (the index calls for two separate sheets), a map of North America on 4 sheets and 11 double-page maps of the various States. The very large map of North America is of particular beauty and note. Wheat writes: "This map was a landmark - a great cartographical achievement ... Tanner made good use of a large number of intervening map, those of interest here being Humboldt's 'New Spain,' Pike's various maps, Long's map, and 'Pedro Walker's Map of New California ... This 1822 map of North America was the progenitor of a long line of famous maps" (Wheat, II: pp. 82-87) Contemporary reviews were favourable: the New American Atlas "is decidedly one of the most splendid works of the kind ever executed in this country" ( United States Gazette , September 1823). Never "has either America or Europe, produced a geographical description of the several States of the Union, so honorable to the Arts, and so creditable to the nation as Tanner's American Atlas." ( National Advocate 25 August 1824). Perhaps the most enthusiastic report came from the scholar Jared Sparks who wrote in the April 1824 issue of the North American Review that "as an American Atlas, we believe Mr. Tanner's work to hold a rank far above any other, which has been published." This second edition is notable for the significant cartographic changes made by Tanner, reflecting new boundaries, counties, towns and discoveries since the initial maps were published. For example, the map of Illinois shows significant changes to the mapping of the headwaters of the Mississippi, and the map of Louisiana depicts Indian lands with vast changes from the first edition. Howes T29; Phillips 3669; cf. Ristow, American Maps and Map Makers , pp. 193-198; Rumsey 2755; Sabin 94323.

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        GRAZ. "Grätz, vom Panoramahof". Prächtige Gesamtansicht von der Anhöhe aus, der Schloßberg im Mittelpunkt.

      - Altkol. Aquatinta von Eduard Gurk bei Tranquillo Mollo, Wien, um 1825, 26 x 36,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XV, S. 347; nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner. - Eduard Gurk (1801 Wien - Jerusalem 1841) war bekannt für seine schönen Landschaftsaquarelle und von ihm selbst gestochenen Folgen mit Ansichten und Krönungseinzügen aus Wien, Mailand, Prag und Pressburg. - Prächtige Ansicht mit biedermeierlicher Figurenstaffage ("viele seiner Aquarelle sind mit zierlichen Figuren staffagiert", Thieme-Becker), rechts Ausflugspavillon mit Gästen. - Nur der Rand im Passepartoutausschnitt gebräunt, sonst farbfrisch und tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine, or Flower-Garden displayed (Band 52):, In which the most Ornamental foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green-House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours. To which are added their Names, Class, Order, Generic and Specific Characters, according to the celebrated Linnaeus; their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering; Together with the most approved Methods of Culture. A Work Intended for the Use of such Ladies, Gentlemen, and Gardeners, as wish to become scientifically acquainted with the Plants they cultivate, (IN ENGLISCHER SPRACHE),

      London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones 1825 - Volume 52. Mit 71 (von 86) altkolorierten Kupfertafeln (N 2523 - 2606) mit jeweils dazugehörigem beschreibendem Text, SEHR ORDENTLICHES UND FESTES EXEMPLAR mit leuchtendem Kolorit. Das "Botanical Magazine", wurde bereits im 18 Jahrhundert begründet und bis heute fortgeführt Sprache: Deutsch 8°, braunes OHLdr mit Rückentitel und Bandnummerierung, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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