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        Record of Orders for Town Charges." TOWN ACCOUNT BOOK. Manuscript on Paper

      New Portland, Massachusetts, 1825-1847. Covers scuffed and partially stained, occasional waterstaining inside, overall IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION, COMPLETELY UNSOPHISTICATED. Small 8vo (7.5 x 4.5") pages unnumbered, bound in original quarter calf over plain boards. Contemporary ink on cover, "Record of Orders for Town Charges," Sept. 1, 1825 - Nov. 15, 1847 HIGHLY INTERESTING MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT BOOK OF THE TOWN NEW PORTLAND, FORMERLY IN MASSACHUSETTS, SUBSEQUENTLY GIFTED BY LEGISLATION TO MAINE, IN COMPENSATION FOR THE BURNING OF FALMOUTH (TODAY KNOWN AS PORTLAND, MAINE) BY THE BRITISH DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. It is of the greatest interest that New Portland, MA (i.e. ME) was first settled by Revolutionary War veterans in 1773; financial records of the early township, the settlers, their children and their grandchildren, appear throughout the present manuscript. It would appear that almost no early records of the town survive, financial or otherwise: thus the present manuscript is of the greatest interest to historians of Massachusetts, Maine, and beyond. The account book is penned in several clear hands, in medium-brown and occasionally blue ink, its chroniclers unnamed but diligent. Many of the town's pioneers as well as local places are named. A few sample entries: "Dec. 5, 1825: Order drawn in favor of S. Gould for advertising 3 petitions and for abatements: $7.00... Jan. 1, 1833: Order in favor of James Spear for rations for himself & a private in his Company & for Elder Hutchins... Mar. 15, 1834: P. Strickland for building School House, $210.00... Mar. 7, 1835: Tobias Churchill for furnishing clothes to Love Butler, a pauper, $6.50... Nov. 13, 1836: James Hutchins for his services as committee on the bridge at Churchill's falls, $5.00 [David Hutchins was the very first settler of the village, in 1783]... Jan. 24, 1843: for damage on acct. of bad roads the present winter, $4.00...." Other orders for gun powder, saving bridge timber, "for working highway," "blowing rocks," "chaise & waggon," medical services, "supplies to paupers," "highway taxes," "poll taxes," auctioneers license, retailer license, "school district tax," "paying cash to soldiers," and much, much more. The account book is a veritable mine of original source material concerning the finances of the early pioneers in this area; for instance: "Mar. 22, 1826: Order in favor of Josiah Parker for balance due him on settlement as treasurer, $167.50"). In 1786 Josiah Parker arrived at New Portland from Groton, Mass. He had served in the Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts militia during the Revolutionary, and was honorably discharged at West Point. "He subsequently bore an honorable and arduous part in the affairs of this town" SOURCE: "History of New Portland, Maine, From a Gazetteer of the State of Maine" by Geo. J. Varney, Boston, B.B. Russell, 1886). THE WIRE SUSPENSION BRIDGE: New Portland is famous for its extremely early and largely original Wire Suspension Bridge, believed to be the earliest surviving example in the United States. Scholars and architectural historians disagree about the date of conception, construction, and completion, yet the present account book provides conclusive answers about all of the above. See for instance the orders paid on March 7, 1840 to "John Hansen for plans for the bridge at the falls" and to "John Newall for building abutments under the bridge at the falls." From 1840 to 1847, this account book provides records of exact amounts that were paid to named workers, suppliers, and engineers for construction on the bridge. Interestingly, the greatest number of orders were paid by the town in 1847, specifically July 15, September 10, and September 25, 1847. Marilyn Gorman and Dianne Pease, in their "Bridges of West New Portland" (Maine Memory Record Online) give an insightful history of the New Portland Wire Suspension Bridge. On June 20, 1842 the bridge was opened to traffic, the cost was "$2200." A FASCINATING ENCAPSULATION OF THE BIRTH, HARDSHIPS, FINANCES, AND DOLLAR VALUES OF THIS EARLY MASSACHUSETTS TOWN.

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        Laws of 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 Routes of the Erie and Champlain Canals, and Designating the Lands Through Which They Pass.

      Published by Authority of the State, Albany, NY 1825 - In two volumes. 614pp; 666pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, red leather labels lettered in gold on the spines. Engraved frontispiece, three inserted plates, six foldout maps in volume one; one foldout map in volume two. Some light scattered foxing, wear to extremities. A very good- complete set. Sabin 22745. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire D'Angleterre. Complete 24 Volume Set

      Paris : Carie : Parent-Desborres 1825 - Octavo. Mixed 24 Volumes Set. Bound in contemporary quarter green leather. Gilt spine. Marbled boards. Marbled page ends. Good bindings and covers. Some hinges slightly cracked. Wear to extremities. Scattered foxing throughout. Seminary stamps on prelims and title pages. Includes the Antiquites de L'Eglise Anglo-Saxone, Justification de la Histoire D'Angleterre and tableux volumes. Par le Dr John Lingard ; traduite de l'anglais par M. le Chevalier de Roujoux. Brunet III 1084. Lingard?s History of England is an unusual but esteemed for its sagacity and dedication to research. Unusual in the regards that Lingard, a Catholic, wrote a History of England for Protestants but also to emphasize the disastrous effects of the Reformation while being temperate in his beliefs He was devoted to absolute accuracy and detail and the History is a groundbreaking work in its use of primary sources. Lingard made extensive use of Vatican archives and French, Italian, Spanish and English dispatches, document collections and state papers ? the first British historian to do so. This edition continues up into the end of George III reign. William Cobbett used Lingard?s history as an unbiased reference source for his own History of the Protestant Reformation in which he puts forward the argument that the reformation had disastrous consequences for the ordinary people of England. (Wiki) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of an Actor. Dedicated to Edmund Kean, Esq. The Poetical Descriptions by T. Greenwood

      London: Printed for C.S. Arnold, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, 1825. First edition. With 27 hand-colored plates by Theodore Lane, with additional woodcuts in text. xvi, 272 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (24 x 16 cm). Bound in full brown crushed levant morocco, t.e.g. Very fine. Bookplate of John L. Clawson. With an ALS With an ALS from Egan tipped in, dated December 19, 1836, to a Mr. Simpson, regarding the latter's staring role in The Hunchback, part of a benefit performance to be put on by Egan the following day. The letter reads in part, "You did not cross the water to-day according to promise. The Hunchback will be reherarsed tomorrow at Eleven ... Therfore, "be a good boy" and *train* at home tonight, by a good night's repose ... I am happy to say the Box Sheet promises well, Therefore, my Rum One, remember *Eleven* ..." The Figaro in London reviewd the benefit, and despite Egan's evident worries about Simpson's preparedness, was pleased with the performance. In the review we learn that Simpson was not a trained actor, but a biscut baker in the Strand by day. With original part issue number 2, illustrated with one hand-colored plate ("A spirited Scene, and full of Characters. PROTEUS, and his brother Actors ..."), in original sewn wrappers.

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        The Complete Angler

      London: William Pickering, 1825. First Pickering edition, in the Diamond Classics series. Engraved frontispiece and title page, with woodcuts of fishes in the text. 2, xvi [but xiv], 314, [4] pp. Printed by Thomas White. 1 vols. 3-1/4 x 2 inches. Bound in full dark contemporary green morocco, gilt title on spine, a.e.g. Bookplate of Dean Sage. Fine. First Pickering edition, in the Diamond Classics series. Engraved frontispiece and title page, with woodcuts of fishes in the text. 2, xvi [but xiv], 314, [4] pp. Printed by Thomas White. 1 vols. 3-1/4 x 2 inches. The first Pickering edition of Walton's classic; printed in diamond type by Thomas White, Johnson's Court. The most desirable of Pickering's Diamond Classics.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Donaueschingen, 22. XII. 1825.. 2 SS. 4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Von ganzem Herzen wünsche ich dass Ihre Briefe Ihre völlige Wiederherstellung bewirkt haben möchte, und ich hoffe es auch, den Zerstreuung ist gewiß für viele Leiden das beste, dass einzige Mittel. Nur muß ich beklagen dass Sie uns bez. dieser Gelegenheit nicht das Vergnügen machten uns zu besuchen, gewiß hätten Sie in unserem kleinen Donaueschingen auch einige Zeit recht angenehm hinbringen sollen, und die freundlichste Aufnahme hätten Sie gewiß erwarten dürfen. Beiliegend übersende ich Ihnen nun wieder ein Heft Divertissements für eine Flöte, und ich glaube hoffen zu dürfen dass sie allen Liebhabern willkommen sein werden, denn gewiß habe ich keine Mühe gespart, und sie mit möglichster Überlegung geschrieben damit sie ihrem Zweck vollkommen entsprechen möchten. Den Titel habe ich diesmal deutsch gemacht, und ich denke Sie werden ihn ebenfalls zweckmäßig finden. Das früher geschriebene No: 3.) habe ich wieder heraus genommen, und ein anderes gemacht, Sie finden diese Nummer nun als Beilage und werden Sie schon gehörig einschalten lassen, ich habe nichts zum umwenden eingerichtet, indem ich wohl weiß dass Ihre Herrn Stecher viel besser als ich mit dergleichen umzugehen wissen [ ]". Keller wurde 1817 Hofmusiker und später Theaterkapellmeister in Donaueschingen. - Gefaltet.

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        The Complete Angler

      London: William Pickering, 1825. First Pickering edition, in the Diamond Classics series. Engraved frontispiece and title page, with woodcuts of fishes in the text. 2, xvi [but xiv], 314, [4] pp. Printed by Thomas White. 1 vols. 3-1/4 x 2 inches. Bound in full dark contemporary green morocco, gilt title on spine, a.e.g. Bookplate of Dean Sage. Fine. First Pickering edition, in the Diamond Classics series. Engraved frontispiece and title page, with woodcuts of fishes in the text. 2, xvi [but xiv], 314, [4] pp. Printed by Thomas White. 1 vols. 3-1/4 x 2 inches. The first Pickering edition of Walton's classic; printed in diamond type by Thomas White, Johnson's Court. The most desirable of Pickering's Diamond Classics.

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        Drei Löwen in einer Landschaft (aus van Aken's Menagerie).

      1825. Radierung, 1825, auf Velin. 23,6:32,8 cm. Literatur: Andresen (Johann Joseph Rauch) 4. - Sehr schöner Abdruck mit ca. 1 cm breitem Rand um die Plattenkante, verso an den oberen Ecke Reste alter Verklebung.. Rauch aus einer Malerfamilie stammend, war in Wien nach dem Besuch der Akademie als Landschafts- und Tiermaler sowie als Radierer tätig. Sein Bruder, Johann Joseph R. (geb. um 1805, 1850 noch tätig), machte sich ebenfalls als Maler und Radierer wilder Tiere bekannt. Das graphische Werk der Brüder ist offenbar nicht eindeutig zu scheiden.

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        Histoire D'Angleterre. Complete 24 Volume Set

      Paris : Carie : Parent-Desborres, 1825-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Octavo. Mixed 24 Volumes Set. Bound in contemporary quarter green leather. Gilt spine. Marbled boards. Marbled page ends. Good bindings and covers. Some hinges slightly cracked. Wear to extremities. Scattered foxing throughout. Seminary stamps on prelims and title pages. Includes the Antiquites de L'Eglise Anglo-Saxone, Justification de la Histoire D'Angleterre and tableux volumes. Par le Dr John Lingard ; traduite de l'anglais par M. le Chevalier de Roujoux. Brunet III 1084. Lingard’s History of England is an unusual but esteemed for its sagacity and dedication to research. Unusual in the regards that Lingard, a Catholic, wrote a History of England for Protestants but also to emphasize the disastrous effects of the Reformation while being temperate in his beliefs He was devoted to absolute accuracy and detail and the History is a groundbreaking work in its use of primary sources. Lingard made extensive use of Vatican archives and French, Italian, Spanish and English dispatches, document collections and state papers â€?" the first British historian to do so. This edition continues up into the end of George III reign. William Cobbett used Lingard’s history as an unbiased reference source for his own History of the Protestant Reformation in which he puts forward the argument that the reformation had disastrous consequences for the ordinary people of England. (Wiki)

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        LES BERGERES DE MADIAN, OU LA JEUNESSE DE MOISE 1825

      LECOINTE ET DUREY, LIBRAIRES, Paris 1825 - TITLE: LES BERGERES DE MADIAN, OU LA JEUNESSE DE MOISE 1825 AUTHOR: LA JEUNESSE DE MOISE PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: LECOINTE ET DUREY, LIBRAIRES, Paris 1825 EDITION: First Edition assumed (THE BOOK IS IN FRENCH!!!) CATEGORY: Foreign, Decorative, Super Rare BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Multi colored with green spine and tips CONDITION: The book is without a dust jacket as issued. The outside is in good condition with minor scuffs to the back board edge. Decorated inside boards and endpapers. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. SIZE: 4 x 7 (approximately) PAGES: 173 pages. THE BOOK IS IN FRENCH!!! Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition assumed (THE BOOK IS IN FRENCH!!!). LECOINTE ET DUREY, LIBRAIRES, Paris 1825. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. RARE COPY WITH NO OTHERS FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, books will ship immediately without email notification to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCode 850 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 005153 Size: 4 ½ x 7 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Noticias historicas, politicas, y estadisticas de las Provincias Unidas del Rio de la Plata.

      Publicado por R. Ackermann, London 1825 - xi, 323, adv. [4] pp. 8vo. Modern full black morocco ruled in gilt, four raised bands, gilt titles, marbled edges, silk book mark sewn in. Hardback. Illus. with 2 folding maps (1 color). "A letter which was circulated in London. written for the information of the British Ministry" with accompanying documents, extracts from reports, etc., forming a detailed account of both political and economic conditions in Argentina shortly after independence in the hope of promoting diplomatic recognition, foreign investment, and immigration. Britain was promoting many immigration initiatives "to induce artisans, labourers, and workmen of all kinds to come from Europe." The Argentinean government supplied the statistics, copies of treaties with Britain, data on mining, weather, immigration policies, to Nuñez (1792-1846) who was the Argentinean charge d'affairs in London in 1825. Also includes a supplement on Argentina's position concerning Brazil's aggressive occupation of Uruguay. Nunez had the work published by Ackermann in both Spanish and English. One map colored in outline shows Argentina and Uruguay (44.5 x 51 cm); the second is a topographical plan of Buenos Aires (32 x 38 cm). Provenance: Coleccion Monclau (bookplate). Palau 198831. Sabin 56333. Moreno: Boliviana 2514. Overall a very good or better copy, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, title page tender, rear blank with large chip, original contemporary rear wrapper bound in but worn, color map bound upside down, in a fine modern binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoir, Prepared by the Request of a Committee of the Common Council of the City of New York, and Presented to the Mayor of the City, at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals

      New York: Printed by Order of the Corporation of New York. 1825. First Edition. Hardcover. v, [3], 408, [2]pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece. With forty-six plates, including foldout hand-colored maps of the United States and of the state of New York, a large foldout with a geological profile extending from the Atlantic to Lake Erie and insets of views along the canal, and a large foldout of the grand canal celebration. Also includes eight facsimiles of letters at back. This copy, bound in quarter calf, has a paper presentation label from the City of New York affixed to the front board and thus lacks the embossed crest found on copies bound in full leather. Some wear to extremities, light toning to text. Label ghost to the front pastedown endpaper and the verso of the front free endpaper, tiny label to the front free endpaper. A very good copy. Peters, America on Stone, pp. 228-232. Howes C562. Sabin 14279. ; Quarto .

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        Miniature terrestrial globe "Die Erde in kleinem C. B.".

      Nuremberg, c. 1825.. Diameter 4 cm. Signed "Die / Erde / in kleinem / C. B." Made up of twelve hand coloured engraved gores, the equatorial graduated in degrees, the continents coloured and outlined. With a folding hand coloured engraved sheet paper showing attractive pictures of twenty-eight members of different nationalities, each labelled in English and German. The strip 131 x 55 mm, attached internally to the marbled paper covered box.. A charming Victorian miniature terrestrial globe, an educational toy in its original box with a 28 joint plates showing the people of the world in native costume. It is one among a number of versions of such globes attributed to the Bauer family of German globes makers, produced for the English and Continental markets. Van der Krogt illustrates and describes a similar globe: the title is the same and "The name Vancovens In. is written at the northwest coast of America, indicating Vancouver's discoveries (end of the 18th century). The 19th century explorations of the polar regions are not recorded, so that the globe can be dated between ca. 1800 and ca. 1825" (Van der Krogt). - Cf. Allmayer-Beck, Modelle der Welt. Erd-und Himmelsgloben, p. 171 (illustration). Peter van der Krogt, Old Globes in the Netherlands, Utrecht 1984.

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        Birmanisches Strafgesezbuch [Strafgesetzbuch] (Drei Teile in einem Band) Übersetzt und mit den nöthigen, so wie einigen unnöthigen Anmerkungen versehen von Michael Tobias Zaunschliefer [d. i. Christian Heinrich Lang] Exrechtspracticanten des Land- u. Criminalgerichts Scherzburg. Erster Theil: Von Verbrechen, Vergehen, Versehen, Verwirrungen, Vertretungen, Verbiegungen, Verletzungen und Verstoßen im Allgemeinen / Thei l2: Von Bestrafung der Verbrechen, Vergehen, Versehen, Verstoße u.s.w / Theil 3: Vom Criminalprocesse.

      Nürnberg, Teil 1: Gedruckt im bekannten eigenen Nachdruck-Verl [d. i. Regel] / Teil 2 und 3: Verlag Riegel und Wießner, 1822 - 1825. - Teile 1 - 3. 8°. XXXII, 61 Seiten / XII, 80 Seiten / Seite 81 - 180 (Teil 2 und 3 in durchgehender Paginierung). Drei Teile in einem Band! Ausgabe Teil 1: Gedruckt im bekannten eigenen Nachdruck-Verl [d. i. Regel] / Teil 2 und 3: Verlag Riegel und Wießner (1822 - 1825). XXXII, 61 Seiten / XII, 80 Seiten / Seite 81 - 180 (Teil 2 und 3 in durchgehender Paginierung). Mit goldener Titelprägung versehener Halblederband der Zeit. Buchrücken im Bereich des oberen Kapitals zu ca. 3 cm fehlend, im Bereich des unteren Kapitals zu ca.10 cm fehlend! Bibliotheks-Etikett (von alter Hand) auf vorderer Deckel-Innenseite. Blasser Bibliotheks-Stempel [Ausgeschieden] verso Titelblatt. Innen ansonsten sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar. Keine Anstreichungen! Kein handschriftlicher Besitzervermerk! Keine Stockflecken! Bindung fest! Einband etwas berieben und etwas bestoßen. SEHR SELTEN!!

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        Nouvel Almanach Des Gourmands, Servant De Guide Dans Les Moyens De Faire Excellente Chere. Dedie Au Ventre. Premiere Annee

      Baudouin Freres 1825, Paris - [ii], xxiv, 238 pp. Half tan calf over marbled boards. Spine gilt with black leather title label. Early paper label to front board hand-lettered 'L'Almanach des Gourmands.' Slight foxing. First year of publication (only three issues published). Charming engraved folding map on pink paper of 'Carte Gastronomique de la France' bound in. Slight tear and stain to map. Binding tight and firm. French text. A lovely volume.

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        The Songs of Scotland, ancient and modern : with an introduction and notes, historical and critical, and characters of the lyric poets / [edited] by Allan Cunningham - Complete in 4 Volumes

      London : Printed for J. Taylor, 1825. 1st Edition. Very good copies all in the original, gilt-blocked calf over marble boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 4 v. ; 20 cm. Notes; Without music. "Introduction to Scottish song" and "Characters of lyric poets": v. 1, p. 1-255. English text with lyrics to some songs in Scots. Contents; Partial contents: Pibroch of Donuil Dhu -- Nora's vow -- Jock of Hazeldean -- Carle, now the king's come -- The Norman horseshoe -- A weary lot is thine -- Waken, lords and ladies gay -- The foray -- The captive huntsman -- Allan-a-Dale -- Where shall the lover rest -- Young Lochinvar -- The cyprus wreath -- Brignal Banks -- Donald Caird. Subjects; Ballads, Scots - Texts. Ballads, Scots - History and criticism. Songs, Scots - Texts.Poets, Scottish - Biography. Lyricists - Scotland - Biography. Popular culture - Scotland. Referenced by: T/B 413E, 545T.Genre; Songs - England - 1825.

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        Fables

      Paris: 1825 . 12mo (175 x 103 mm). [2] ff., 176 pp. Half-title. 12 unsigned lithographic plates by and after Godefroy Engelmann. Text & plates on wove paper. Some foxing, affecting plate margins only. Publisher?'s crimson morocco-grained boards, sides with gold-tooled border roll, smooth spine gilt and lettered in compartments, untrimmed, deckle edges. *** FIRST EDITION. One hundred La Fontainesque verse fables, illustrated with twelve evocative chalk lithographs by Engelmann, printed at his lithographic press, the first in Paris. Though better known as the pioneer of lithography in France (cf. Bigmore & Wyman I:199-200), Engelmann was an excellent draftsman (?"ein trefflicher Zeichner?": Nagler Künstler-Lexicon 4:128), as is evident from these charming vignettes. Using a variety of classic verse forms Deyeux applied his sharp wit to the foibles of his contemporaries. He published other collections on the hunt, and a number of the poems and several lithographs in this collection depict hunters or scenes from nature Gumuchian 2196 (a copy in the same publisher?'s binding, also untrimmed); Quérard II, 549.

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      Lemberg, 29. November o. J.. 2 SS. Qu.-8vo.. 6 Notenzeilen aus dem "Carneval de Venise". Beiliegend eine Portraitphotographie und ein Blatt: "Dieses Autograf 'das Thema des weltberühmten Carneval v. Venedig' schrieb Ernst auf meine Bitte in meinem Bureau zu Linz auf". - Ernst erhielt 1825-27 eine Ausbildung auf der Geige und in Harmonielehre am Wiener Konservatorium. Angespornt von einem Konzert Paganinis 1828 in Wien, ging er für weitere Studien 1831-34 nach Paris. Ohne feste Stellung, trat er danach in Frankreich, Holland, Belgien, England, Deutschland, Dänemark und Rußland auf; Wien feierte ihn als "ersten Sänger auf der Geige". 1845 nahm er seinen Wohnsitz in London, wo er 1850 an einem unheilbaren Rückenmarksleiden erkrankte. Ernst komponierte u. a. Carneval de Venise, die Othello-Fantasie (nach Rossini) und das Violinkonzert fis-Moll.

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        Monographia Pselaphidarum et Scydmaenidarum Britanniae: or an essay on the British species of the .

      Norwich: S. Wilkin, 1825. - Octavo,74 pp.,14 handcoloured engraved plates. Publisher's cloth, respined, a very good copy, scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mann, der sich über die nicht der Konvention entsprechenden Bekleidung einer Frau entsetzt.

      . Aquarell und Bleistift, auf Velin. 17,3:21,2 cm.. Gavarni, der zu den Meistern der Lithographie des 19. Jahrhunderts zählt, entschloß sich erst 1825 zur künstlerischen Laufbahn. Davor hatte er bei einem Mechaniker und dann bei einem Maschineningenieur eine Lehre absolviert. 1824 hatte er bereits Unterricht bei Je. Adam im Kupferstechen erhalten. 1824/25 ging er nach Bordeaux, anschließend begab er sich für drei Jahre auf Wanderschaft durch die Pyrenäen. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Paris 1828 begann er autodidaktisch auf geistreich-ironische Weise das Pariser Leben der Salons, Bälle und des Theater zu erfassen. Diese ersten, jetzt mit "Gavarni" signierten Blätter fanden rasch Anerkennung. Die bekanntesten Magazine und Modezeitschriften warben ihn als Illustrator an. Ab 1837 arbeitete er für das Satireblatt "Le Charivari", das zwischen 1832 und 1837 herausgegeben wurde und durch das er internationale Bekanntheit erlangte. Für diese Zeitschrift, aber auch den Figaro und die zweite "Caricature" schuf er die berühmtesten Folgen. Ab 1831 war er auch literarisch tätig. Ein Aufenthalt in London 1847-1851 brachten eine bedeutende motivische Erweiterung: Er zeigt sich jetzt nicht mehr als "Chronist" der mondän-eleganten Welt, sondern als Anhänger der sogenannten "Arme-Leute-Malerei" mit ihrer realistischen und nicht idealisierenden Absicht. Es entstanden zahlreiche Blätter, die das Leben der Armen auf vielfältige Weise thematisierten. Der Tod seines Sohnes und zunehmende Krankheiten führten zum Rückzug von der Umwelt und letztendlich auch von der künstlerischen Arbeit. In den letzten Jahren entstanden keine Zeichnungen mehr und nur wenige Aquarelle. Größere Kollektionen von Handzeichnungen und Aquarellen bewahren der Louvre und das Museum in Brest.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Complete, Eight Volumes.

      G. Cowie and Co. Poultry, W. Baynes and Son .,, London: 1825 - A very nice set, complete in 8 volumes, bound in full olive/brown calf binding, gilt titles on red spine labels, raised bands, gilt rules; gilt coat of arms front and rear boards. Bindings gently rubbed, spines and spine ends a little worn; Vol IV coat of arms at front board tarnished. Vol I, frontispiece portrait and folding map, 'Orbis Romani, Pars Orientalis', very short closed tear, o/w very good condition. Vol II, folding map, 'Orbis Romani, Pars Occidentalis', and 'Environs of Constantinople', very good condition. Internally, remarkably bright and fresh, little to no foxing. Vol. II, printer's error, with pages 205-224 numbering repeated. A very nice set. OCLC: 228689547. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Nelson

      John Murray, Albemarble-Street, London 1825 - UNCOMMON SOUTHEY 1825 ISSUE ON THE LIFE OF NELSON.2 volumes, 16.5cm x 10.3cm, viii[1] 257pp. [1ad]; 288pp, Period half-leather and marbled boards with new title label on attractively but worn tooled spine. Period marbled end papers with previous owners bookplate pasted on. Extremely small stamp in faint red on reverse side on marbled end papers 'William's Library Cheltenham'. Overall good condition. Charles V. Mitford bookplate - Born in Dublin Ireland, 52 in 1871, Pwllmeyric Lodge, Matherne, Monmouthshire, married with one daughter New Edition of Robert Southey's esteemed biography of Nelson, written around the same time the author was appointed poet laureate of England. Southey's objective was to write a pocket edition on Nelson, "clear and concise enough to become a manual for the young sailor, which he may carry about with him" (author's preface). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Waltz in G major, D. 844]. Autograph musical manuscript signed ("Franz Schubert mpria").

      No place, 16. IV. 1825.. 1 p. Oblong 8vo (108 x 181 mm).. The complete Waltz in G Major for piano (D. 844, "Albumblatt"): 17 bars for piano, written in the album of Miss Anna Hönig, later Mrs. Mayerhofer von Grünbühel (in which same album the painter Moritz von Schwind, Schubert's friend, penned another piece on 7 August 1827). - In pristine condition; accompanied by a fine engraving of the composer. Provenance: Xaver Mayerhofer von Grünbühel, Völkermarkt (Carinthia); Colonel Hauger, Grünbühel; later in the collection of Gustav Mahler, who presented it to Rudolf F. Kallir. While the present original was considered lost by Deutsch, a photocopy is kept at the SPK Berlin (N. Mus. Nachl. 10,126. Brown, Ms. 57), and the Nachlass of Ludwig von Köchel is known to have contained a now-lost manuscript copy which at one time was kept in the archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreude, Vienna. - While autograph manuscript music by Schubert taken from the composer's sketchbooks does occasionally appear at auction, complete compositions signed in full are virtually non-existent. - Includes etched portrait signed (ca. 15 x 19 cm) by the Dresden engraver Waldemar Pech (b. 1911). - Deutsch 844 ("verschollen"). NGA VII/2, 6. First published: Alte Gesamtausgabe (1897) XXI, 31; published again: Max Friedlaender, Funde und Forschungen. Eine Festgabe für Julius Wahle zum 15. Februar 1921 (Leipzig 1921), p. 11f. Reproduced in: R. F. Kallir, Autographensammler - lebenslänglich (Zürich 1977), p. 111 (illustration).

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        Memoir, Prepared by the Request of a Committee of the Common Council of the City of New York, and Presented to the Mayor of the City, at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals.

      Printed by Order of the Corporation of New York, New York 1825 - v, [3], 408, [2]pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece. With forty-six plates, including foldout hand-colored maps of the United States and of the state of New York, a large foldout with a geological profile extending from the Atlantic to Lake Erie and insets of views along the canal, and a large foldout of the grand canal celebration. Also includes eight facsimiles of letters at back. This copy, bound in quarter calf, has a paper presentation label from the City of New York affixed to the front board and thus lacks the embossed crest found on copies bound in full leather. Some wear to extremities, light toning to text. Label ghost to the front pastedown endpaper and the verso of the front free endpaper, tiny label to the front free endpaper. A very good copy. Peters, America on Stone, pp. 228-232. Howes C562. Sabin 14279. ; Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über die Grundsätze und Ausübung der Chirurgie mit Bemerkungen und Krankheitsfällen begleitet von Fr.Tyrell, Wundarzt am St.Thomas-Spital in London. 3 Bände.

      - Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir, 1825-1828, 8°, VI, 290; 374; II, 418 pp., mit 2 gefalt. KupferTaf., 3 PappBde. d.Zt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Sir Astley Cooper (1768-1841) war der bedeutenste englische Chirurg im ersten Drittel des 19.Jahrhundert. Er hat die chirurgischen Wissenschaften durch die große Sicherheit seiner Diagnosen und die Einfachheit seiner Therapie, vor allem in operativer Hinsicht, bereichert. Berühmtheit erlangten seine Schriften über die Hernien, Arterienligatur, Frakturen und Luxationen, Krankheiten der Hodens, etc. Nächst Wellington war er die populärste Persönlichkeit seiner Zeit. - Hirsch-H. II, 97-99; Brunn, Gesch. d.Chir., 264. - In 1817 Cooper ligated the abdominal aorta. The patient died next day, but examinationm showed that his aorta was so diseased that he could never have recovered, while the ligation was so well performed that with a lesser degree of aprtic disease the man would probably have survived". -cf. GM 2941 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schillers sämmtliche Werke in 28 Bänden

      Wien, Franz Ludwig 1825.. erster Band mit Frontispiz, Erster Band Friedrich Schillers Leben von Heinrich Döring, Erstauflage dieser Ausgabe, ca 11000 S., kl. 8° EA. Pappband, Kanten etwas berieben und begriffen, sonst alle achtundzwanzig Bände guter Zustand

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        Ordonnance du Roi concernant le gouvernement de l’Île de Bourbon et de ses dépendances [précédée d’un rapport du comte de Chabrol de Crouzol, ministre de la Marine et des Colonies, au roi, à Saint-Cloud, le 21 août 1825].

      In-4°, 96 pp. plein veau écaille, dos lisse très joliment orné, faux-nerfs palette or, fleurons or (vasques), p. de titre en maroquin rouge, large roulette or (entrelac de feuilles de chêne à glands) d’encadrement sur les plats, double filet or sur les plats, guillochis or sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Cougny, Dictionnaire des parlementaires français, t. II, p. 17. Ryckebusch, t. III, 6093. Taillemite, Dictionnaire des marins français, p. 93. Édition originale très rare. Manque à de nombreux fonds y compris à la Bnf. Un unique exemplaire est répertorié à la bibliothèque Mazarine sous la cote n° 4° 22759. Importante ordonnance pour l’île de la Réunion, précédée d’un rapport du comte de Chabrol de Crouzol, ministre de la Marine et des Colonies, en date du 21 août 1825, au roi Charles X. Le comte Christophe de Chabrol de Crouzol (1771-1836) fut pair de France en 1823 et ministre de la Marine et des Colonies sous Louis XVIII puis Charles X, dans les ministères Villèle et Martignac de août 1824 à mars 1828. Son ministère fut marqué par d’importantes réformes. Il accomplit dans ces fonctions une œuvre considérable : l’application de la loi française aux colonies, la formation du Conseil d’amirauté, le rétablissement des préfectures maritimes, l’organisation des équipages de ligne, etc. Enfin, il continua la politique de développement des grands voyages scientifiques de circumnavigation en préparant celui de Dumont d’Urville. FIRST EDITION VERY SCARCE. SPLENDID COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Sammlung Heidelberger Ansichten" (Rückentitel),

      Mannheim, Rudolf Schlicht, o. J. (um 1825).. mit 48 lithographierten Ansichten von Langlume nach Graimberg und 2 lithographierten Blatt Privilegien in Deutscher und Französischer Sprache, rotes O Ldr mit reicher Rückemvergoldung, goldgeprägter Deckelbordure und Voll-Goldschnitt;. SEHR SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR dieses entzückenden Albums mit Ansichten der Stadt Heidelberg, des Schlosses und der Umgebung (Neckarsteinach, Neuburg, Wolfbrunnen etc.) mit deutscher und französischer Legende am unteren Rand. Die Vorlagen Graimbergs sind datiert 1812 - 1815

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        L'Autriche, Costumes, Moeurs et Usages des Autrichiens. Suite de gravures coloriées avec leurs explications

      First Edition Illustrated boards raised in 24 colors, hors-texte, representing chest and dressed in different costumes of the era Austrian. Bound in half morocco Russian red, smooth spine stamped with jewels and gold as cold, flat with double frame stamped cold sets in and the net roulette, split bit ahead of the first flat caps slightly rubbed, binding of time. Some foxing otherwise good discrete and rare book describing the Austrian people in the nineteenth century, lavishly illustrated with engraved plates heightened color. Librairie de Gide Fils Paris s.d. (circa 1825)relié

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        Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane , avec des notes historiques et littéraires par M. le Comte François de Neufchateau

      New edition of the collection of French classics, illustrated with a portrait and a folding map of Spain. Good edition to the classic typography, with wide margins. Bound in full glazed calf lees of wine, part of title and volume number blue sky, flat spine richly decorated horseshoes and wheels cathedrals, cold dishes struck a large central medallion monastic kind of frieze cold frame and a second hot assigned light work worm, marbled edges dishes. Romantic beautiful binding by a large binder of the time. Note that the preface to the Comte de Neufchâteau, academician, is actually Victor Hugo (then aged 16); Count found it so remarkably written that he published as is. In addition, all footnotes are also pages of Victor Hugo. Beautiful specimen set in a beautiful romantic contemporary binding signed Vogel. Chez Lefèvre, imprimerie de Jules Didot l'aîné A Paris 1825 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (14,5x23cm) (6) xxiv, 386pp. et (4) 456pp. et (4) 386pp. 3 Vol. reliés

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        Seder HaHagada LeLeil Shimurim. Haggadah shel Pesah pesach

      OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 1. Yudlov 661. Yaari 472. Signature and rubber stamp impression of previous owner: Bernhard Kann of Frankfurt am Main. 52 leaves. miniature book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chief Justice John Marshall writes on the history of medical education and the early physicians of colonial Virginia

      Autograph Letter Signed, "J Marshall," as Chief Justice, 3 pages, 9.5" x 8", Richmond, July 10, 1825 to Dr. Thomas Sewall (c. 1786-1845) discussing the history of medical education in colonial America. With integral transmittal leaf addressed in Marshall's hand to Dr. Sewall in Washington, D.C. with a black "RICHD VA JUL 14" cancellation. Marginal losses and expertly filled-in and repaired with relevant text added where necessary, expected folds, light toning, else very good condition overall. Marshall writes in full: "I have the pleasure of receiving a few days past your letter of the 6th and have to regret my inability to give you the information you request or to refer you to any source where it may be drawn. You have, I believe, your self, conjectured the truth respecting the means by which, before the revolution, medical science was acquired in Virginia; and from the character of our population ?" spread over the country, without any considerable town in which gentlemen of the purpose might acquire celebrity, very few were distinguished beyond their neighbourhoods [sic]. We had no medical school in the colony, in consequence of which many of practitioners were foreigners, and the natives never considered their education as finished without a residence of some years in Edinburgh. This continued to be the practice even after the revolution; and it is only within a few years that the opinion is established that a medical education may be completed in America. We have no accounts of distinguished Physicians from the early period of our colonial history, though it cannot be doubted that we had several of real merit, whose names from the situation of the country, were known to those only among whom they practiced. The revolution found several gentlemen of distinguished merit placed in different parts of our country, with most of whom I have had the pleasure of a personal acquaintance. General [Hugh] Mercer who was killed at Princeton, was a Physician of eminence at Fredericksburgh [sic]. He was born in Scotland and educated I believe at Edinburgh. Doctor [James] Jones, for several years a member of Congress, resided in the county of Westmorland, and was distinguished as a scholar and a physician. Doctor [James] McClure resided in Williamsburg in the early part of life, and was placed by common consent, at the head of his profession. On receiving his degrees he wrote a treatise on bile which was much applauded. Doctor [James] Currie resided in Richmond and practiced through his life with great reputation. He seemed to posses intuitively, the faculty of distinguishing the character of the disease, and of discussing the remedy. All these gentlemen received their education at Edinburgh, as did every other eminent man of the procession, at that day. I regret that it is not in my power to satisfy your enquires..." Although this letter is not published in the Papers of John Marshall, Dr. Sewall cited (and mostly quoted) Marshall's observations in the notes for the published edition his 1825 lecture on the history of medicine in early America delivered on the occasion of the opening of the medical school at Columbian College in Washington D.C. (Sewall, A Lecture Delivered at the Opening of the Medical Department of the Columbian College in the District of Columbia; March 30, 1825... 1826, pp. 32-33). Dr. Sewall was an 1812 graduate of Harvard Medical School and began practicing professional in Chebacco, Massachusetts soon thereafter. In 1819, Sewall earned some notoriety when he was convicted on two counts of receiving, concealing and disposing of the bodies of two of his patients. Following that spell of unpleasantness, he moved to Washington in 1821 where he had won an appointment as professor of anatomy at the National Medical college. In 1825 he became a founding member of the medical department at Columbian College, now known as George Washington University. He was a firm advocate of temperance and published numerous works on the science of alcohol consumption, best known for his graphic renderings of the stomachs of alcoholics in an effort to promote abstinence.

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        The West Indies as they are;

      London: for J. Hatchard and Son; and Lupton Relfe,, 1825. or A Real Picture of Slavery: but more particularly as it exists in the Island of Jamaica. In three parts. With notes. Octavo. Lightly browned, some occasional foxing, else very good in modern half blue cloth on blue paper-covered boards. First Edition of this eyewitness account of the conditions in Jamaica by an Anglican cleric, a key source for the history of this period. By no means a fanatical Abolitionist, Bickell's testimony is the more valuable for that. He attributed the sufferings of the slaves to the dullness and apathy produced by continuity, if not intensity, of toil ?- "This constant work, work, work is a principal cause of one of the greatest hardships in West Indian slavery ?- I mean the constant use of the whip; for, seeing that work is their only portion, they are inclined to be indolent" ?- and he noticed that, with a very natural perversity, slaves "take care not to put forth all their strength." Ownership inscription of [The Rev.] M.M. Preston, a contributor to The Society for the Abolition of Slavery, to the title page.

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        Samlade skrifter [Collected writings]. I-V.

      1825 - Stockholm, J. Hörberg, 1825-27. 8:o. XII,(2),348,(1) + (14),412 + (10),531 + (2),504,(9) + (10),348,(2) pp. Five volumes in half calf c. 1900, slightly worn, with raised bands, gilt spines, red glazed paper labels and red sprinkled edges. Some foxing, occasional dampstaining and a few marginal tears and paper losses. Old stamp on title in the second volume. A neat suite.Published by the author's half brother Joseph Otto Höijer. Benjamin Höijer (1767-1812) was reader in philosophy at Uppsala university during the years between the French revolution and Sweden's political revolution in 1809. He was seen as one of the central figures among the student radicals in Uppsala. Höijer was the leading force in the so called Junta, whose members were Carl von Rosenstein, Gustaf af Wetterstedt, Marcus Wallenberg, G. A. Silverstolpe, E. A. Almquist and Hans Järta, among others. The revolutionary reputation of this circle of students has often been exaggerated, although the oppositional ideas of the young men to a large extent were incorporated in Sweden's new constitution in 1809. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Bull

      28 - London - Edward Shackell, 1825 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Forty-eight issues of John Bull and one issue of The Age, with a page to the rear describing the origins of the names of the months of the year in English and Welsh. Including volume v,numbers 46 and 47, volume vii,numbers 317-368, (excludingnumbers 321, 325, 331, 342, 345, 347, 355, 357, 360 and 365) and volume viii, numbers 369-374 (excluding number 372) of John Bull. Also volume iv, number 139 of The Age. The issues date from November 13th 1825 to February 10th 1828. With many advertisements, articles and letters. Witha decorative red ink stamp to the front page of every issue, stating the price four pence. With blank pages or stubs bound in where issues are missing, allowing for these issues to be tipped-in in future. Copperplate inscription of T. N. Parker, Sweeney Hall, to recto of final page. Condition: In a half roan binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, rather worn and rubbed with slight loss to leather of spine and cracking to joints. Internally, firmly bound. With some curling and small closed tears to pages. Generally bright with some marks and spots. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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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

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        Allgemeinnütziges Kochbuch für Teutschland Zum Selbstunterrichte für Anfänger und Liebhaber der edlen Kochkunst. Mit einem Anhange von der Verfertigung des gebräuchlichsten Conditorey-Backwerks, des Gefrornen und der Einmachung aller dazu dienlichen Obstsorten Erster Band (von2). Neue, verbesserte wohlfeile Ausgabe

      Giessen, Georg Friedrich Heyer, 1825. 526 Seiten Kl.-8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband der Zeit. Einband berieben und bestoßen,, Vorsätze stärker stockfleckig innen weniger, Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz, sonst gut erhalten

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        Nouvel Almanach Des Gourmands, Servant De Guide Dans Les Moyens De Faire Excellente Chere. Dedie Au Ventre. Premiere Annee

      Paris: Baudouin Freres 1825. [ii], xxiv, 238 pp. Half tan calf over marbled boards. Spine gilt with black leather title label. Early paper label to front board hand-lettered 'L'Almanach des Gourmands.' Slight foxing. First year of publication (only three issues published). Charming engraved folding map on pink paper of 'Carte Gastronomique de la France' bound in. Slight tear and stain to map. Binding tight and firm. French text. A lovely volume. . Very Good. Half Calf. 1825. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        The Season and Castle of Indolence

      London - Suttaby, Fox and Suttaby, 1825 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ansmall volume containing Thomson's best-known work, The Seasons, and his satirical poem in Spenserianstanzas, The Castle of Indolence. With an engraved frontispiece and half title. Prefixed by a biography of the author. James Thomson (11 September 1700 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean with a small closed tear and chipping to final page, not affecting text. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        An album of original watercolours of cone shells and cowries, "Ex Museo G.C.B."

      circa 1817-, 1825. Quarto album, 71 leaves with a total of 114 watercolour drawings of exotic shells (23 of cowries on 9 leaves, 91 of cone shells on 62 leaves), paper watermarked Whatman "Turkey Mills" 1817 or 1818 (endpapers 1825); a particularly handsome album bound in original brown straight-grained morocco gilt, professionally rebacked with original spine laid down, red silk endpapers, spine label "Conus et Cypraea ex Museo, G.C.B." Shells of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. An exquisite album from the high-watermark of shell collecting in Europe, with over 100 fine watercolours of exotic shells, an impressive number from Indo-Pacific waters. The lettering on the spine of the present album suggests that it is a record of an individual collection, probably since dispersed, assembled by the mysterious "G.C.B."The earliest watermark of 1817 represents a useful starting date for this compilation, while the fact that the endpapers are watermarked 1825 - and indeed the style of the binding itself - confirms that it was compiled within a relatively short period of time. This was an era of great refinement in shell collecting, with famous works by George Perry and William Swainson dating from this period. Interest in shells had been aroused by the various exploratory and trading voyages of the second half of the eighteenth century, Captain Cook's voyages being the most significant. After a quiet period during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic War, collectors were active again from 1815 onwards. Among the best known of the period were Henry Constantine Jennings (1731-1819), William John Broderip (1789-1859), William Swainson (1789-1855), and the Earl of Tankerville (1743-1822).What is undeniable is that this was a particularly fine collection of its kind for this date (it includes, for example, almost 100 varieties of conus: when the famous Tankerville collection was catalogued in 1825, one of the best known collections, it included 141). The great majority of the shells depicted are derived from the Indian or Pacific Oceans, and notably include Conus marmoreus (west Pacific), Conus litteratus (Indo Pacific), Conus quercinus (Indian Ocean etc.), Conus textile (Indo-Pacific, Australia, etc.), Conus spurius (Gulf of Mexico), the striking Conus imperialis (Indo-Pacific), and the grand Conus leopardus (Indo-Pacific).The absorbing mystery of the album is the identity of the initials "G.C.B." The initial reaction of most people with whom we have discussed the album has been to speculate on a possible connection with perhaps one of the most famous families to collect in this field, the Cavendish-Bentinck family (and particularly those associated with Margaret Cavendish-Bentinck, Duchess of Portland and doyenne of the famous house Bulstrode (1715-1785). This is a tantalising prospect, but so far it has not proven possible to make any firm connection, most especially because of the initial letter "G": the only member of the family who might conceivably fit the bill is Lord (William) George H. Cavendish-Bentinck (1802-1848), a soldier and politician with no known interest in natural history.By the same token it is true that the great collector the Earl of Tankerville was actually born Charles Bennet, but again this does not account for the "G" in the initials: Tankerville would otherwise have been a particularly interesting fit as he died in 1822 and because of his known interest in the conus varieties.Beyond these tangible guesses it becomes difficult to make any terribly helpful guesses. A distant acquaintance of Sir Joseph Banks, for example, was one Admiral George Cranfield Berkeley. Nor is there a smoking gun in J.M. Chalmers-Hunt, Natural History Auctions 1700-1972, despite some close sounding names such as a Count Bentinck who had a sale at Sothebys in 1815.See also S. Peter Dance, Shell Collecting An Illustrated History (pp.135-45).

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        The Improvisatrice

      London - Hurst, Robinson & Co., 1825 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully bound copy of Landon's The ImprovisatriceBound in pink leather with gilt lettering and bordersThere is a C. Smith Bookseller's label to the front pastedownLetitia Elizabeth Landon (1802 1838), English poet and novelist, better known by her initials L. E. L. Her reputation, while high in the 19th century, fell during most of the 20th as literary fashions changed. and Landon's poetry was perceived as overly simple and sentimental. In recent years, however, scholars and critics have increasingly studied her work, beginning with Germaine Greer for example in the 1970s. Critics such as Isobel Armstrong argue that the seeming simplicity of poetry such as Landon's is deceptive, and that women poets of the 19th century often employed a method of writing which allows for multiple, concurrent levels of meaning. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The outer hinges are slightly cracked. There is some mild wear to the extremities including mild rubbing. Internally the pages are bright and clean with the odd spot, and spotting to the frontispiece and title page. Overall the condition of the book is very good..

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        Six Months Residence And Travels In Mexico

      John Murray, 1825. Hardback, 12mo, complete two volume set, xvi, 255, vii, 264 pp, colour plates, other fold out illustrations, maps and charts, half leather, marbled sides, spine lettered and ruled in gold, leather title panel. Very good, minor offset browning to endpapers, foxing to fold out illustration opposite p 144, volume II, some foxing to other illustrations, mainly confined to the margins, owner inscription dated 1910 on ffep of both volumes. containing remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural productions, state of society, manufactures, trade, agriculture, antiquities etc; second edition.

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson

      William Pickering, UK 1825 - London, William Pickering, 1825. Nine Volumes in hardback. Half bound in leather with marbled boards. Largely in decent shape with some internal reinforcement and pulling, a little foxing and toning, some phoning to the spine labels, and a couple of owner's inscriptions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler

      London: William Pickering, 1825 - The first Pickering edition of Walton's classic; printed in diamond type by Thomas White, Johnson's Court. The most desirable of Pickering's Diamond Classics First Pickering edition, in the Diamond Classics series. 2 parts in one Volume vols., 3-1/4 x 2 inches. Engraved frontispiece and title page, with woodcuts of fishes in the text. 2, xvi [but xiv], 314, [4] pp. Printed by Thomas White. Bound in full dark contemporary green morocco, gilt title on spine, a.e.g. Bookplate of Dean Sage. Fine. Keynes p. 94; Coigney 30; Westwood & Satchell p. 226; Sage p. 218 (this copy); Hurley, Checklist, 40 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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