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        VIEW OF THE HEBREWS; OR THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL IN AMERICA

      Smith & Shute, Poultney, Vt 1825 - 180 x 105 mm. (7 x 4 1/8"). 285 pp. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Contemporary flamed sheep, neatly rebacked, red morocco label on spine. Sabin 82540. Corners a bit worn, tiny scratches to covers, but the restored binding entirely solid and rather pleasing. First two quires lightly dampstained, last four more so, persistent variable foxing throughout (noticeable without being severe); significant condition issues, but fresh and clean internally, and probably much like other copies printed on the same poor quality paper. First published in 1823, this is a work promoting the theory that the American Indians were descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, and some suggest that it may have influenced Joseph Smith, whose Book of Mormon appeared in 1830. A Congregational minister in Vermont, Ethan Smith (1762-1849) was not the originator of this theory, first voiced in the 17th century and appearing in the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Elias Boudinot, William Penn, and others, but the present work has drawn attention as the one that most closely parallels the revelations Joseph Smith set forth in the founding document of the Mormon Church. Both works rely heavily on the prophecies of Isaiah and suggest that the Indians came to America by sea for religious reasons, and that they were divided into civilized and uncivilized groups, with the latter destroying the former in a series of wars. The biographer of Joseph Smith, Fawn Brodie, notes, "It may never be proved that Joseph saw 'View of the Hebrews' before writing the Book of Mormon, but the striking parallelisms between the two books hardly leave a case for mere coincidence." In "A Book of Mormon Study," B. H. Roberts compared the works and found 26 similarities between the two, but according to "The Encyclopedia of Mormonism," he "did not draw any conclusions that Joseph Smith used Ethan Smith's work to write the Book of Mormon." First published in 1823, this is a work promoting the theory that the American Indians were descendants of the lost tribes of Israel, and some suggest that it may have influenced Joseph Smith, whose Book of Mormon appeared in 1830. A Congregational minister in Vermont, Ethan Smith (1762-1849) was not the originator of this theory, first voiced in the 17th century and appearing in the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Elias Boudinot, William Penn, and others, but the present work has drawn attention as the one that most closely parallels the revelations Joseph Smith set forth in the founding document of the Mormon Church. Both works rely heavily on the prophecies of Isaiah and suggest that the Indians came to America by sea for religious reasons, and that they were divided into civilized and uncivilized groups, with the latter destroying the former in a series of wars. The biographer of Joseph Smith, Fawn Brodie, notes, "It may never be proved that Joseph saw 'View of the Hebrews' before writing the Book of Mormon, but the striking parallelisms between the two books hardly leave a case for mere coincidence." In "A Book of Mormon Study," B. H. Roberts compared the works and found 26 similarities between the two, but according to "The Encyclopedia of Mormonism," he "did not draw any conclusions that Joseph Smith used Ethan Smith's work to write the Book of Mormon."

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        The Works of Cheviot Tichburn.

      (Manchester:) with the type of John Leigh. 1825 - Half title; sm. tear to upper margin of half title & contents leaf. 20th century half calf by Bayntun. v.g. Not in BL, Sadleir or Wolff; Manchester only on Copac; one copy only on WorldCat. Ainsworth's 'fugitive pieces', published when he was only 20 years of age, and extremely scarce; the earliest were published in Arliss's Pocket Magazine in 1822 but the advertisement on p.v indicates that 'the greater part of the Trifles contained in this Book were written in the year 1823' Ainsworth's drama, The Rivals, was printed in Arliss's Magazine; he also contributed to the Manchester Iris, the Edinburgh Magazine, and the London Magazine. His own periodical, The B?otian, lasted only six issues. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ansicht von Tramezzina & Bellagio / am Como see

      1825. Veduta della zona di Tremezzina presa dal dosso di Avedo, stampata a colori e ritoccata a mano all'epoca all'acquarello. In primo piano la scena è animata dalla presenza di due uomini a cavallo armati di fucile e da alcune imbarcazioni, tra cui il caratteristico "cumballum" ed un traghetto a vapore, che solcano le acque tranquille del lago. A sinistra della stampa spunta tra la vegetazione, il campanile di Lenno. Seguendo la costa incontriamo la cittadina di Tremezzo e sulla sponda opposta Bellagio. Lo sfondo è dominato dalle catene montuose. Edita da Tessari & C. in Augsburg. Non menzionata nel "Il lago di Como nelle antiche stampe"

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        Record of Crimes, Judgments, Providences, and Calamities. The Terrific Register; or Record of Crimes, Judgments, Provinces, and Calamities. [2 volumes].

      London:: Published by Sherwood, Jones and Co. and Hunter, Edinburgh, 1825., 1825. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. iv, 829; [ii], 832 pp. Pictorial boarder on title, numerous wood cut illus., index; few pp. (17, 33, 49, 65) in vol. 1 are rubber ink stamped on bottom margins with second or third editions even though this is a first edition. Original full gilt and blind stamped calf, elaborately rebacked in blind & gilt with red and black spine title labels; extremities rubbed, boards on corners showing. E.F. HUTTON'S COPY: Lovely bookplates of Edward Francis Hutton (designed & engraved by E.B. Bird for Tiffany & Co.). Very good. The volumes, published in 1825, turned out to be a 'National Enquirer' or 'Weekly World News' style collection of salacious, disgusting, and scary stories, complete with illustrations. The illustrations are woodcuts, by an un-credited, but evidently talented artist. The illustrations all appear to have been completed by the same person. Terrific Register was initially published as a cheap weekly serial, or 'penny dreadful', which Charles Dickens read as a child, and later reported that it had "frightened my very wits out of my head." This book is a collection of those weekly publications into a multivolume set.... The preface states: "Satisfied that the real welfare of mankind ought to be the object of our labors, we were persuaded that by selecting from the histories of individuals and of empires, instances of suffering, induced by human folly, and of crime, perpetrated by human depravity, we should excite that sympathy, and arouse that indignation which are essential to the end we had in view. For this purpose, we ransacked the various sources of information open to us, and have brought into a focus a vast body of matter that lay scattered and even concealed from public inspection; and this matter it is impossible to peruse without the most intense interest" The editors continue, "Who can, unmoved, contemplate the resolves and decrees of bloody-minded men or those awful calamities by which the fiat of heaven frequently overwhelms us? As meditation is necessarily salutary, we have invited man to scrutinize his fellow in his worst estate, and have accordingly laid before him accounts of barbarities inflicted by savage hordes; cruel punishments with which crime has been visited; barbarous murders; atrocious assassinations and diabolical cruelties; bloody duels and sanguinary conflicts; daring villainies, frauds, plots, conspiracies, and rebellions; remarkable robberies, piracies, executions, and persecutions for conscience sake" (i). - Portion from The University of Cincinnati Library blog, article by Lilia Walsh. PROVENANCE: Edward Francis Hutton (1875 - 1962) was an American financier and co-founder of E. F. Hutton & Co. This American stock exchange firm became one of the most respected financial firms and for several decades was the second largest brokerage firm in the United States. In 1988 E.F. Hutton merged with Shearson Lehman/American Express. BOOKPLATE: Elisha Brown Bird (1867-1943) was a graphic artist whose work was applied to numerous projects including illustrated sheet music, posters, etc. He worked with books as well, including the cover and endpapers for Oliver Herford's An Alphabet of Celebrities (1899); co-illustrated Eediotic/Idiotic Etiquette: An Up to Date Manual of the Manners of Men and Women for Men and Women of Manners, and a Complete Catalogue of Social Dues and Most of the Don'ts for All Disciples of Deportment: Distilled Directly from the Raw Material (1906); The Foolish Dictionary (1904); and many more. Bird was prolific in bookplate design. In 1904, Winfred Porter Truesdale wrote a survey and catalogue raisonné in collaboration with the artist: E.B. Bird: His Bookplates (Boston: Troutsdale Press). Among those whose plates were drawn by Bird are William Hartmann Woodin, The Garland School, Harry Lee Rice, Converse Memorial Library of Amherst College, Louis Ellis Vose, Harold A. Holmes, Fred Erwin Whiting, J. William Kilbreth, Sumner Appleton Weld, Walter Warner Baker, and Edward Francis Hutton (offered here). See: A Booklet Devoted to the Book Plates of Elisha Brown Bird: Being a Collection Printed in Photogravure. Village Press, New York, in September, 1907; Winfred Porter Truesdale, E. B. Bird: his bookplates, Boston: Troutdale Press, 1904

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        Signed Manuscript Letter Regarding a Plan for Fighting Fire in Boston.

      Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY: July 2, 1825. Letter sheets (8" x 12") 3 pages plus integral address leaf. Extensive tape repairs to folds, mostly archival tape, but some regular tape too, which has caused a little browning in areas, long tear obscures writers signature, but partially visible, creased, normal aging and browning, remnant of wax seal; otherwise good or better. The letter is to Boston Mayor Josiah Quincy (1772-1864), a future head of Harvard and served eight years in Congress. It appears after becoming Boston's mayor he sent delegates to New York and Philadelphia to study fire fighting techniques in those cities. The author of this letter read about this mission, and sent Mayor Quincy a lengthy letter on the subject. The probable author is Solon Robinson (1803-1880), although his signature is partially obscured by a tear. However, on the back page, a smudged docketed note identifies him as Solon Robertson or Robinson. Robinson was a writer, and would become a well known Indiana pioneer. In any case, the author would suggest a far more modern system for fighting fires, than the existing practice of engines carrying water to fires, which would become useless when the water ran out. he proposed putting lead aqueduct pipes "laid deep underground and leading to every part of the city." While her does not use the term fire hydrants, the water would be accessed from locked iron covers that would serve that function. ABN.

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        Excursions In Madeira and Porto Santo, during the autumn of 1823, while on his third voyage to Africa. To which is added, by Mrs Bowdich, I. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, together with subsequent occurrences from Bowdich's arrival in Africa to the period of his death. II. A description of the English settlements on the River Gambia. III. Appendix: containing zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the Arabic.

      London Whittaker 1825 - First Edition. 4to., xii, 278pp., four hand-coloured lithographs (one folding) including frontispiece by C. Hullmandel after S. Bowdich, 18 monochrome engraved plates, 2 folding; uncut, slight spotting not affecting the plates. Uncut in original grey boards, printed paper label; boards slightly worn, a fine copy. This informed work, published posthumously by Bodwich's widow and travel companion, contains detailed geological and botanical chapters on Madeira, Porto Santo and Cape Verde Islands. In 1823 he and his wife, after some months spent in Madeira and Cape Verde Islands, arrived at Bathurst (now Banjul) at the mouth of the Gambia intending to undertake a trigonometric survey and then to explore Sierra Leone. However, Bowdich died from malaria while in Bathurst on 10 January 1824. Includes attractive plates showing "sections, views, costumes, and zoological figures" including fish and insects. Abbey Travel 190; Gay 2983; Colas 418. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, von einer Anhöhe über den Neckar, "Heilbronn".

      - Lithographie v. F. Mayer, um 1825, 23 x 34,7 Nicht bei Schefold. - Sehr seltene Ansicht aus der fast unauffindbaren Neckarfolge von F. Mayer ( Franz Anton ?)

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        8 Antique Master Prints-RELIGION-LIFE OF CHRIST-CAMUCCINI-Camuccini-1825-29

      - 8 Antique master prints, untitled. Scenes from the life of Christ. Lithograph on wove paper. Description: These prints belong to the set "I fasti principali della vita di Gesu"made in collaboration with Giovanni Scudelari.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Vincenzo Camuccini' after own design. Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844) was one of Italy's well known neoclassical artists. Condition: Good, given age. All but one small margins, one severely browned and cut short. Light creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-A1-20 The overall size is ca. 15.2 x 10.8 inch. The image size is ca. 15.2 x 10.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 38.5 x 27.5 cm. The image size is ca. 38.5 x 27.5 cm.

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        Memoir, Prepared at 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. 4to. 53 maps, portraits and plates, including many lithographed views by Imbert (many folding, two hand coloured). Contemporary presentation full red morocco gilt, by Wilson & Nichols, with the Arms of the City of New York on the covers in blindProvenance: Cornelius Agnew (presentation copy from Alderman John Agnew, member of the Common Council in 1826)Among the earliest works illustrated with lithography in the United States: a rare presentation copy specially bound in red morocco gilt.Published upon the completion of the Erie Canal, Colden'sMemoirdescribes the route of the canal, the history of canal development and the navigable waterways of the Northeast. The Grand Canal Celebration on November 4, 1823 is illustrated in great detail.The lithographs in this volume hold an important place in the history of American printmaking. The scenes of Buffalo and Lockport are the first lithographic town views published in the United States, and are the earliest examples of the work of George Catlin (1796-1872), best-known for his North American Indian Portfolio (1844). Interestingly, the work includes a description and history of the lithographic process on pages 349-351, among the earliest such descriptions in America.The work was published in both calf, and the present red morocco gilt extra presentation bindings, signed by binders Wilson & Nichols, the latter being for presentation to members of the Common Council and other dignitaries. A spectacular and elaborate souvenir of the extravagant celebrations surrounding the official completion of the Erie Canal.Howes C562; Peters, America on Stone , pp. 228-232; Tatham, Prints and Printmakers of New York State 1825-1940 , p. 18, p. 112.

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        Keisei Suikoden 4 Vol.

      Tsuruya Kiemon han, Bunsei 8 [1825], 1825. 21, 24,21,24 pp Softcover/Paperback Zustand:befriedigend; with old feeding gear ; On double leaves, East Asia binding , Woodblock-printed Ja-17 Versand D: 4,90 EUR Woodblock-printed

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        A Dissertation on the Pagaents and Dramatic Mysteries anciently performed at Coventry, by the Trading Companies of that City; chiefly with reference to the Vehicle, Characters, and Dresses of the Actors ? to which are added the Pagaent of the Shearman & Taylors' Company

      Published by Merridew and Son, Coventry 1825 - First edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. Large 4to. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the Years 1812, 1816, 1820 and 1824. With Original Instructions for the Perfect Preservation of Birds. & for Cabinets of Natural History.

      London, Mawman 1825.. 4°. VII, 326 S. Mit 1 Frontisp. u. 2 Textholzschn. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückentit. Frontisp. stockfleckig., letzte 2 Bll. wasserrandig. EA Borba de Moraes 936; Sabin 102094 - First edition. - Charles Waterton (1782-1865), war ein englischer Naturforscher und Entdecker. In dem hier vorliegenden Werk findet sich ein Frontispiz das mit 'A Nondicript' untertitelit ist. Es ist der Hinterteil eines Brüllaffen der von Charles Waterton, der ein Präparierungsexperte und -pionier war, so umgeformt worden ist. Dieses Muster ist heute noch im Wakefield Museum zu sehen. Waterton brachte das erste Curare für wissenschaftliche und medizinische Verwendung nach Europa nachdem er seine Wirkung und seinen Nutzen am Ort seiner Entstehung beobachtet hatte. Diese Buch enthält eine detaillierte Beschreibung der lähmenden Wirkung dieses Giftes. - The frontispiece, named 'A Nondescript" is the bottom of a howler monkey which he turned into an almost human face and labelled 'The Nondescript'. This specimen is still on display at the Wakefield Museum, along with other items from Waterton's collection.

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        Kinder und Hausmärchen (2 Bde.).

      Kl.8, XXXIV, 505 S. VI, 523 S., Kart d. Zeit m. Rückenschild, Deckel berieben, Beistzerzeichen a Vors., min. stockfleckig - gutes Exemplar. Grosse Ausgabe. Fünfte, stark vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. - Die EA der kleinen Ausgabe erschien 1825.

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        Decamerone di messer Giovanni Boccaccio.Londra, Guglielmo Pickering, 1825.

      Londra, Guglielmo Pickering 1825 - Tre volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (6) cxxxv (1), 1-228; (4) 229-588; (4) 589-967 (1). Rara legatura editoriale in piena tela con titoli a stampa al dorso (questa edizione è altresì nota per essere uno dei primi esempi dell'uso editoriale di questo tipo di legatura in tela). Sporadiche e lievi fioriture. Esemplare ancora in barbe, fresco e ben conservato. Edizione originale del Decamerone curato dal Foscolo, nella variante citata dall'Acchiappati [II, 122] priva di figure: "L'oculato esame dell'esemplare consente non solo di confermare senza possibilità di dubbio l'esistenza di una variante senza illustrazioni, ma di preceisare che di essa variante esistono due diverse sub varianti editoriali: la presente e quella descritta da Mazzolà, la quale riprodiuce esattamente la variante con le illustrazioni . salirebbero così a cinque le varianti dell'edizione". Ancora Acchiappati (119): "Mette a fuoco lintraprendenza del ventottenne William Pickering, giovane editore londinese già apprezzato per le sue pregevoli edizioni di classici greci, latini, italiani ed inglesi; caratteristica delle sue edizioni i grandi margini, che conferivano alle stampe una nota di sobria e raffinata eleganza". Cfr. Mazzolà, Catalogo della raccolta foscoliana, 52: "Esiste anche la variante senza illustrazioni", identica al nostro esemplare; Gamba, 193: "Dal dottissimo Discorso, premessovi da Ugo Foscolo su le vicende del Decamerone, riceve fama quest'edizione". Edizione originale, anche relativamente al lungo saggio «Discorso storico sul testo del Decamerone», che precede il testo boccaccesco al volume primo. Si contano ben cinque varianti dell'edizione: variante con le tavole, variante senza le tavole che riproduce esattamente quella con le tavole (uguale al nostro esemplare), un'altra sempre priva di tavole con una differente disposizione delle pagine nei volumi, variante stampata su carta grande di China e infine l'ultima che conta 25 esemplari stampati su carta India. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il nuovo ricoglitore ossia archivj di geografia, di viaggi, di filosofia, d'istoria, di economia.Opera che succede allo Spettatore. Anno I. Parte seconda. (LEG. CON): La conversazione

      Presso Ant. Fort. Stella, Milano 1825 - 2 voll. in 8, cm 14 x 21, pp. 848 + 16 (complessive). Mezza pelle coeva. AnnataÂdell'importante pubblicazione dell'editore Stella. Manca, nel II tomo,Âil numero di dicembre 1825. Il secondo tomoÂcontiene 3 importanti scritti del giovane Leopardi: Frammento di una traduzione in volgare, composta dal Conte Giacomo Leopardi, della impresa di Ciro descritta da Senofonte (n. 9 settembre 1825); Canzoni del Conte Giacomo Leopardi. Bologna, Nobili 1824 (n. 9 settembre e n. 11 novembre 1825); Satira di Simonide sopra le donne. Tradotte dal Conte Giacomo Leopardi (n. 11 novembre 1825). Le annotazioni alle Canzoni erano state pubblicate l'anno precedente nell'edizione del Nobili, qui vengono ristampate con un annuncio inedito. Ben note sono le vicende legate alla collaborazione del giovane Leopardi alla rivista dello Stella e quanta influenza questi ebbe sul poeta. Nel numero di dicembre, qui mancante, vi era un altro scritto di Leopardi Idilli e volgarizzamenti di alcuni versi morali dal greco. ITA

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        The Glasgow Geography Containing a Physical, Political, and Staistical View of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States in the Known World. In 5 Volumes

      Khull, Blackie & Co, A Fullarton & Co, Glasgow 1825 - Complete in 5 volumes. Full contemporary polished calf with red leather gilt title labels to spines. 702pp + 879pp + 944pp + 863pp + 434pp with engraved folding maps and plates. Covers rubbed with 2 title labels lacking, pulls to a couple of spine ends. The three leaves of the Preface, pages i-v, have been misbound between pages 4 and 5. Very occasional light browning or spotting to text and plates but contents clean and bright. Complete sets are scarce. IMMEDIATE DESPATCH FROM UK, ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT AIRMAIL Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN ASTONISHING PLOT BETWEEN BROTHERS TO PREVENT THE MANUMISSION OF A FAMILY SLAVE AS DECREED IN THE WILL OF THEIR FATHER ; Folded-letter from Thomas Lowry of Kentucky to his brothers in Virginia

      Hardinsburg, Kentucky 1825 - This three-page folded-letter measures 14.75" x 12.25" unfolded. Sent from Hardinsburg, Kentucky to Bedford, Virginia, dated March 14th, 1825. It has a manuscript "Hardingsburg Ky / Mar 15th" postmark with a "Paid 50" rate marking indicating that postage was paid for a delivery over 400 miles distant. The sender was charged double the single-letter rate because the folded-letter contained legal form (no longer present). The letter is in nice shape with some wear; splits beginning along some folds. Lots of docketing. In this letter that will make your skin crawl, Thomas Lowry emphatically encourages his brothers John, William, and Triptellto commit perjury in a pending lawsuit filed by a family slave, Sam. It had been their father's long-time intention that upon his death that Sam would be emancipated, and shortly before his death, he included this provision in a will and informed Sam. Upon his father's death, Thomas refused to grant Sam his freedom. Sam obtained legal counsel and filed suit against the estate. "Sam has brought suit for his freedom the grounds that he brings suit on is from a will that Farther maid a few months before he died In this will he set Sam free this will were maid onknoing to me as soon as I hurd I went and drew the will . . . and I thought it were all safe [but] Sam advised with the lawyers and thay advised him to bring suit . . . I want you to remember when Farther delivered Brother William his negroes that he delivered Sam to you and . . . said to you I want you to let Sam stay with me my lifetime . . . you agreed to do so . . . I want you to prove by Brother William and Triptell . . . that Sam was delivered to you when you were here. If you can't prove Sam ware your property the case will be very doubtfull . . . If you cant prove [that] you must come and take him in persession and you can prove by me he ware your property at the time the will ware maid. . . . The coarse Ile persew is to try and break the will on the account of farthers being out of his elements. I can prove by 4 or 5 withnesses that he ware out of his natural elements before and after he maid the will [but] Sam can prove . . . Farther ware in his perfect elements . . . William Scanton roat the will and Barryamen Lowry witness to the will and they both say they will sware that farther was in his proper elements at the that time. . . . My atterney says the main chance is to prove that he ware not Fathers property . . . I am yousing every creation within my powerss . . . Moorman is strong evidence against me he says he always herd father say he intended to free Sam at his death . . . You must without fail take the depositions [and] employ some good lawyer to . . . send them on as quick as possible." A unique example that not only documents the evil of slavery and one family's greed, but also testifies to the integrity of other white Southerners who were willing to fight in court to ensure Sam was manumitted.

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        Wittenbergs Denkmäler der Bildnerei, Baukunst und Malerei, mit historischen und artistischen Erläuterungen

      Wittenberg, Zimmermann ('Gedruckt in der Rübnerschen Buchdruckerei in Wittenberg'), 1825. Only edition of an account of the artistic treasures of Wittenberg, compiled and partly-illustrated by the sculptor Schadow, who as his sight deteriorated had turned more to writing art theory and history and to graphic work (he was a proficient draughtsman, engraver, and lithographer). The publication celebrates Schadow's bronze statue of Luther, designed between 1802 (the date of a competition sponsored by the Vaterländische-Litterarische Gesellschaft der Grafschaft Mansfeld) and 1820, and unveiled in the Marktplatz in Wittenberg for the Reformationsfest on 31 October 1821. A folding lithograph by Schadow himself records the Luther statue from three sides; an anonymous engraving depicts it beneath a canopy made to Karl Friedrich Schinkel's designs; and another by the Berlin printmaker Ferdinand Berger serves to introduce the volume (frontispiece). Among the many illustrations are engravings reproducing sculptural monuments in the Schlosskirche (Allerheiligen) and Stadtkirche (Marienkirche), Lucas Cranach the elder's altarpiece in the Stadtkirche, and lithograph portraits of Peter Vischer and Lucas Cranach the elder by Schadow, and an impressive self-portrait. Schadow, Johann Gottfried Berlin 1764 - 1850 Berlin Wittenbergs Denkmäler der Bildnerei, Baukunst und Malerei, mit histori­schen und artistischen Erläuterungen. Wittenberg, Zimmermann ('Gedruckt in der Rübenerschen Buchdruckerei in Wittenberg'), 1825 quarto (250 × 200 mm), (77) ff. signed π4 [1]-[18]4 (- [18]4, cancelled) 2π2 and paginated i-viii, 1-141(5), with engraved title-vignette (view of Wittenberg); plus engraved frontispiece (Schadow's bronze statue of Luther in the Marktplatz, Wittenberg, signed Ferd. Berger sculp) and twenty-seven plates, engravings and lithographs, several with multiple figures on the sheet (as called for in appended 'Table des Estampes représentant divers monumens de la ville de Wittenberg'), 1 of which two are signed by Berger (Tab. E/F, 12), and others signed Gaspar fec (Tab. 16) and G. Schadow fecit (Tab. [P/Pp]). provenance Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 115, Munich, 7 November 2006, lot 1085 Light spotting, occasional waterstaining, otherwise in good state of preservation. binding early twentieth-century cloth-backed boards. Only edition of an account of the artistic treasures of Wittenberg, compiled and partly-illustrated by the sculptor Schadow, who as his sight deteriorated had turned more to writing art theory and history and to graphic work (he was a proficient draughts­man, engraver, and lithographer). The publication was the pretext for further celebrations of Schadow's bronze statue of Luther, designed between 1802 (the date of a competition sponsored by the Vaterländische-Litterarische Gesellschaft der Grafschaft Mansfeld) and 1820, and unveiled in the Marktplatz in Wittenberg for the Reformationsfest on 31 October 1821. [img-3173-left-large_default] Fig. 1 Schadow's bronze statue of Luther (Marktplatz, Wittenberg), engraved by Ferdinand Berger A folding lithograph in this book by Schadow himself records the Luther statue from three sides (Tab. P-Pp); 2 an anonymous engraving depicts it beneath the canopy made to Karl Friedrich Schinkel's designs (Tab. O); and another by the Berlin printmaker Ferdinand Berger serves to introduce the volume (frontispiece; Fig. 1). Schadow was active mainly as a portraitist and tomb sculptor and his attention is naturally focused here on the sculptural monuments in the Schlosskirche (Allerheiligen) and Stadtkirche (Marienkirche), particularly the tombs of the Askanian Elector Rudolf ii of Saxony (died 1370) and his wife Elisabeth, which are reproduced in an unsigned engraving by Schadow (Tab. g/G; Mackowsky, op. cit., no. 65); Peter Visscher's bronze relief 'Die Krönung Marias', also engraved by Schadow (Tab. I; Mackowsky, op. cit., no. 64); Herman Vischer the elder's bronze baptismal font decorated with figures of the Apostles, by an anonymous engraver; Peter Vischer the younger's bronze tomb for the electoral prince Friedrichder Weise, and the tomb cast by Hans Vischer for Johann des Beständigen, repro­duced on two plates by an anonymous engraver (Tab. A/B, C/D); alabaster statues of both rulers, engraved by Berger (Tab. E/F); Luther's tomb (Tab. M), together with other monu­ments, and some details of architectural ornament. Among the paintings reproduced are Lucas Cranach the elder's famous altarpiece in the Stadtkirche (Tab. 13, 14/15, 16) and 'Die Zehn Gebote' in the Ratsstube im Rathaus (Tab. 7), Cranach the younger's 'Die Anbetung der Hirten' (Tab. [10]), 'Die Kreuzigung Christi' (Tab. 9), and 'Der Weinberg des Herrn' (Tab. 12, signed by Berger), and portraits of Luther and Melanchthon taken from paintings by Cranach father and son in Wittenberg, Dresden, and Weimar (Tab. 8). An anonymous print of the room in the Augustiner-Kloster in which Luther dwelt, at first as a monk and in later life with his wife and family (Tab. 6), was engraved after a painting 'von Herrn Hampe und befindet sich in der Sammlung des Herrn Banquier Wagner in Berlin' (p.93). [img-3174-left-large_default] Fig. 2 Portraits of Peter Vischer and Lucas Cranach, lithograph by Schadow (Mackowsky 96) [img-3175-left-large_default] Fig. 3 Self-portrait, lithograph by Schadow (Mackowsky 95) Relevant to the preliminary historical narrative are four prints outside the lettered and num­bered series: an anonymous lithograph depicting Luther standing in the door of the Schlosskirche as his 95 theses are being posted; another of Luther's wine-jug, 'auf der Konigl. Kunstkammer in Berlin... ausbewahrt' (p.93); and two lithographs by Schadow, portraits of Peter Vischer and Lucas Cranach the elder (Mackowsky, op. cit., no. 96; Fig. 2), and an impressive self-portrait (Mackowsky, op. cit., no. 95; Fig. 3). 3 references J.G. Graesse, Trésor de Livres Rares et Précieux (Dresden 1868), vi, p.295; Johann Gottfried Schadow. Kunstwerke und Kunstansichten: ein Quellenwerk zur Berliner Kunst- und Kultur­geschichte zwischen 1780 und 1845: Kommentierte Neuausgabe der Veröffentlichung von 1849, edited by Götz Eckhardt (Berlin 1987), pp.143, 287-291, 623-626; a facsimile was published at Halle: Fliegenkopf-Verlag, 1992 1. The twenty-eight plates are thus designated: [frontispiece], A/B, C/D, E/F, g/G, I, H/K/L/M/m, N/O, [P/pp], Q, 1/2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 4 [i.e. 10], 11, 12, 13, 14/15, 16, '1517 den 31ten October', ['D. Martin Luthers Trink-Krug auf der Konigl. Kunstkammer zu Berlin. Nebst einer lithographierten Abbildung desselben' pp.139-140], 'Peter Fischer in seiner Gieshütte'/'Lucas Cranach geboren 1472', 'Johann Gottfried Schadow'. 2. Hans Mackowsky, Schadows Graphik (Berlin 1936), no. 88. For the preparatory drawings, see Sibylle Badstübner-Gröger, Johann Gottfried Schadow. Die Zeichnungen (Berlin 2006), ii, nos. 1257-1259. 3. '... und abends in Verein', Johann Gottfried Schadow und der Berlinische Künstlerverein 1814-1840, catalogue of an exhibition in Berlin Museum (Berlin 1983), pp.59, 61, no. 30; Johann Gottfried Schadow und die Kunst seiner Zeit, catalogue of an exhibition in Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, edited by Bernhard Maaz (Cologne 1994) p.247 no. 101. For the preparatory drawing, see Badstübner-Gröger, op. cit., i, no. 1310.

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        THE LAST DAYS OF THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON

      London: Henry Colburn, 1825. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Set of two volumes bound in full diced leather; rebacked with new leather spines. Bookplate else unmarked. Very good condition. IMPORTANT ACCOUNT OF NAPOLEON'S DEATH BY HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN. One of the key sources for the investigation into whether Napoleon died of poison.

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        The First Part of the 28th: Homily of the Church of England,

      1825 - translated into Tamil. 12mo. Contemporary full calf, very slightly trimmed along top edge with no loss of text, occasional annotations in ink. (23)pp. Nagercoil Mission Press: Printed for the Calcutta Prayer Book Society. c.1825. [Bound with] Eight other publications. An important collection of material from the Nagercoil Mission Press, the first mission press to be established in the region. As a missionary with the London Missionary Society, Mead arrived in Nagercoil 1817. He founded a seminary there a year later and was instrumental in the promotion of education in Travancore and throughout southern India. The founding of the Nagercoil Mission Press in 1820 represents one of his foremost achievements. The value of this as an adjunct to missionary work was soon recognised and within a few years others, such as the Kottayam Press, were established. This volume includes eight other publications from the same press. They are all numbered and this selection includes numbers one, two and four. They translate variously the Lord's Prayer, the ten commandments, the rules of the church and selections from the bible into Tamil.

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        Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes. Of Music and Musicians. Ancient and Modern. Vol. 1. [-3]

      London: Printed for Clementi & Co. Cheapside, and Knight & Lacey, Paternoster Row, 1825. First Edition. Rarely found complete with the folding frontispiece engraving depicting the monumental performance of Handel's music at Westminster Abbey as well as the numerous portraits and facsmiles, all in a most attractive binding. "Of value to present-day scholarship are Busby's biographies of his contemporaries, for they present information not to be found elsewhere. These lie scattered throughout the periodical literature, in the last chapter of the History, in some pages of the Anecdotes, and in a preface to a collection of music." Jamie C. Kassler and Linda Troost in Grove Music Online.. 3 volumes. Octavo. Full mid-tan calf with double-rule gilt, spines in decorative compartments gilt, black calf title labels gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I: 1f. (recto title with vignette of The Italian Opera House, London, verso blank), [iii]-vi (Preface), [vii]-xv (Contents), [i] (blank), 304 pp. + 1 folding plate (Sound, Compass of Voices and Instruments, Shewing the Extent of Each). With fine folding frontispiece: "Commemoration of Handel in Westminster Abbey, 1784" by W. Read and full-page bust-length portrait illustrations of Weber, Mrs. Billington, Mozart, and Haydn within text. Vol. 2: 1f. (recto title with vignette of the Argyle Rooms by W. Read, verso blank), [iiii]-ix (Contents), [i] (blank), 288 pp. With folding frontispiece: "Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers" [Purcell, Saml. Wesley, and J.S. Bach] and portraits of Burney, Purcell, Farinelli, and Handel within text. Vol. 3: 1f. (recto title with vignette of the Odeon, verso blank), [iii]-x (Contents), 288, [289]-301 (Index), [i] (List of Plates) pp. + 1 folding plate: Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers [Pleyel, Boyce, Dibdin, Tartini, Shield, and Haydn]. With folding frontispiece: "Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers [Earl of Kelly, Arnold, Dr. Croft, and Dr. Arne] and portraits of Lully, Arne, and Braham within text. Bindings very slightly worn. Uniform light browning; very occasional foxing.

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        Notices historiques sur les tableaux de S.A.R. Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans

      - Imprimerie de Gaultier-Laguionie, Paris 1825-1826, 12,5x21,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Edition. Leganti vitello metà rosso con angoli, leggermente diluito con quattro nervi rallegrate con le ruote d'oro e decorata con arabeschi dorati ornamenti romantici e fredde, fregi dorati teste e le code che incorniciano le reti dorate su piatti carta marmorizzata , contreplats e guardie fatte di carta, marmo, la maggior parte dei quali angoli usati con una mancanza, attacchi romantici del tempo. Alcuni foxing minore. Copia piacevolmente in un grazioso romantico vincolante contemporanea. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en demi veau rouge à coins, dos légèrement éclaircis à quatre nerfs réhaussés de roulettes dorées et ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées ainsi que de fleurons à froid, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, contreplats et gardes de papier à la cuve, tranches marbrées, la plupart des coins émoussés dont l'un comportant un manque, reliures romantiques de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs. Exemplaire agréablement établi dans une jolie reliure romantique de l'époque.  

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        Werden und Seyn des vulkanischen Gebirges. Empirisch dargestellt.

      Karlsruhe, Gottlieb Braun, 1825. - 8vo (ca. 22x14 cm), Pappband der Zeit, XI, 320 Seiten, mit 8 gestochenen Falttafeln und einer Tabelle. Der Einband etwas beschabt und berieben, handschriftliches Rückenschild. Innen leichter gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. Poggendorff II, 1158. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die Tafeln mit Ansichten verschiedener Vulkane, dazu Karten von Gran Canaria und La Palma. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bijbel, bevattende alle de Boeken des Ouden Verbonds. Uitgegeven door J. H. van der Palm.

      Leyden, D. du Mortier en Zoon, MDCCCXXII, 1822, (-1825), - in-4to, 2 (binder) white fly-leaves + 3 leaves (half-title + title (with date MDCCCXXII (1822) + dedication leaf ?Aan den Konig? (with date 25 October 1825) + 1309 p. (+ 1 blank), (pages printed in double cols) + 2 (binder) white fly-leaves, hw. dedication in Dutch on first free fly, dated 1925, full red morocco, spine richely gilt, bookcovers gilt with geometrical decorations, all edges gilt. Beautiful copy. Dutch language bible, the old-testament only, a very clean and beautiful bound copy.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Sacre de Charles Dix. Ode par Victor Hugo.

      [1825], Paris, 1825 - Plein veau brun orné d?un décor polychrome en cuir repoussé sur chacun des plats, le portrait de Charles X sacré, sous un soleil et une colombe et encadré de deux anges jouant clairon au plat supérieur, au second plat, un oiseau portant une urne, encadré d?une fleur de lys et des même anges au clairon, dos lisse avec de faux nerfs frappés à froid, titre et auteur dorés, tête dorée, filet doré sur les coupes, guirlande dorée en encadrement sur les contreplats, gardes et doublures de moire brune. Reliure signée en bas du décor du second plat [L. DÉZÉ]. Dos légèrement insolé. Faux-titre, titre, 16pp, [1]f. Page de titre avec un fleuron et un encadrement en bleu. Notes des pages 11 à 16. Imprimerie de J. Tastu. Édition originale de ce long poème en alexandrin rendant hommage à Charles X, qui fut sacré à Reims, le 29 mai 1825. Le catalogue de la librairie Ladvocat précise que cette plaquette aurait été éditée par souscription à 300 exemplaires. Le feuillet non chiffré portant au recto une épigraphe en latin avec sa traduction en français a été relié en fin d?ouvrage.Superbe reliure parlante de Louis Dézé. Elles sont plus rares en format in-8 et encore davantage en couleur polychrome. Le poème se termine ainsi «Dieu ! garde à jamais ce Roi qu?un peuple adore ! / (.) Mets deux anges à ses côtés !» Dézé applique ainsi religieusement la prière de Victor Hugo. E. Bertin, Chronologie des livres de Victor Hugo imprimés en France entre 1819 et 1851, n°18. Vicaire, IV, 239. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE CORONATION REGALIA OF THE KINGS OF

      - EARLY AMERICAN. GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE CORONATION REGALIA OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND; WITH THE DEGREES AND CUSTUME OF DIFFERENT RANKS. Philadelphia: Morgan and Yeager, no date, circa 1825. Stiff printed wraps 4 1/4 x 7", some offsetting and slight bit of spine wear else near Fine. Printed on one side of the paper, there are 12 very fine hand colored copperplate engravings full of detail. Rosenbach 665. Very scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes Of Music and Musicians Ancient and Modern Vol 1 [-3]

      London: Printed for Clementi & Co. Cheapside, and Knight & Lacey, Paternoster Row, 1825. First Edition. Rarely found complete with the folding frontispiece engraving depicting the monumental performance of Handel's music at Westminster Abbey as well as the numerous portraits and facsmiles, all in a most attractive binding. "Of value to present-day scholarship are Busby's biographies of his contemporaries, for they present information not to be found elsewhere. These lie scattered throughout the periodical literature, in the last chapter of the History, in some pages of the Anecdotes, and in a preface to a collection of music." Jamie C. Kassler and Linda Troost in Grove Music Online.. 3 volumes. Octavo. Full mid-tan calf with double-rule gilt, spines in decorative compartments gilt, black calf title labels gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I: 1f. (recto title with vignette of The Italian Opera House, London, verso blank), [iii]-vi (Preface), [vii]-xv (Contents), [i] (blank), 304 pp. + 1 folding plate (Sound, Compass of Voices and Instruments, Shewing the Extent of Each). With fine folding frontispiece: "Commemoration of Handel in Westminster Abbey, 1784" by W. Read and full-page bust-length portrait illustrations of Weber, Mrs. Billington, Mozart, and Haydn within text. Vol. 2: 1f. (recto title with vignette of the Argyle Rooms by W. Read, verso blank), [iiii]-ix (Contents), [i] (blank), 288 pp. With folding frontispiece: "Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers" [Purcell, Saml. Wesley, and J.S. Bach] and portraits of Burney, Purcell, Farinelli, and Handel within text. Vol. 3: 1f. (recto title with vignette of the Odeon, verso blank), [iii]-x (Contents), 288, [289]-301 (Index), [i] (List of Plates) pp. + 1 folding plate: Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers [Pleyel, Boyce, Dibdin, Tartini, Shield, and Haydn]. With folding frontispiece: "Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers [Earl of Kelly, Arnold, Dr. Croft, and Dr. Arne] and portraits of Lully, Arne, and Braham within text. Bindings very slightly worn. Uniform light browning; very occasional foxing.

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        Land Grant

      Washington DC 1825 - Land Grant SIGNED "J. Q. Adams" on partially printed document. 15.63" x 9.63" with seal affixed with orange label beneath. Co-signed by George Graham, Commissioner of the General Land Office. Very good condition, folded into sixths, four foxing splotches on rear transparent on the front of document. Adams diminutive, intentional signature in fine condition.John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 - Feb 23, 1848) was the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams and thus contributed to the formation of the Adams political family.Adams shaped U.S. foreign policy using his ardently nationalist commitment to U.S. republican values. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in negotiating key treaties, most notably the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. As Secretary of State, he negotiated with Britain over the United States' northern border with Canada, negotiated with Spain the annexation of Florida, and drafted the Monroe Doctrine. Historians generally concur that he was one of the greatest diplomats and secretaries of state in American history. He lost his 1828 bid for reelection to Andrew Jackson. After leaving office, he was elected as U.S. Representative from Massachusetts in 1830, serving for the last 17 years of his life with greater acclaim than he had achieved as president. Adams predicted the Union's dissolution over slavery, and in such a case, felt the president could abolish slavery by using his war powers.Captain George Graham (1772 - Aug 9, 1830) served as acting United States Secretary of War under two Presidential administrations from 1816 to 1817. As incumbent Chief Clerk of the War Department, on 22 October 1816, he was designated Acting Secretary by James Madison following William H. Crawford's promotion to the Department of the Treasury until Crawford's successor John C. Calhoun arrived and took over as Secretary on 8 October 1817. Outside of his Cabinet service, he is best known for a mission to Galveston Island, Texas to persuade the small Bonapartist colony of Champ d'Asile to accept American jurisdiction. There he met with privateer Jean Laffite. He was president of the Washington branch of the Bank of the United States, 1819-1823, and commissioner of the U.S. land office, 1823 - 1830. "Whearas Norten Porter of Wayne County New York has deposited in the General Land Office of the United States a certificate of the Register of the Land Office at Detroit Michigan Territory.The South East quarter of Section Twenty four in Township South in Range Five East in the District of Detroit of Territory of Michigan containing One hundred & Sixty Acres." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Vue de la Ville de Neuchâtel prise depuis le Mail (avec scène de vendenges au premier plan).

      Edition originale de G. Lory, s.d., vers 1825, - 19x28 cm, gravure originale tirage en bleu, une feuille (feuille avec marges: 32x41 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes. Of Music and Musicians. Ancient and Modern. Vol. 1. [-3]

      London: Printed for Clementi & Co. Cheapside, and Knight & Lacey, Paternoster Row, 1825. First Edition. Rarely found complete with the folding frontispiece engraving depicting the monumental performance of Handel's music at Westminster Abbey as well as the numerous portraits and facsmiles, all in a most attractive binding. "Of value to present-day scholarship are Busby's biographies of his contemporaries, for they present information not to be found elsewhere. These lie scattered throughout the periodical literature, in the last chapter of the History, in some pages of the Anecdotes, and in a preface to a collection of music." Jamie C. Kassler and Linda Troost in Grove Music Online.. 3 volumes. Octavo. Full mid-tan calf with double-rule gilt, spines in decorative compartments gilt, black calf title labels gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I: 1f. (recto title with vignette of The Italian Opera House, London, verso blank), [iii]-vi (Preface), [vii]-xv (Contents), [i] (blank), 304 pp. + 1 folding plate (Sound, Compass of Voices and Instruments, Shewing the Extent of Each). With fine folding frontispiece: "Commemoration of Handel in Westminster Abbey, 1784" by W. Read and full-page bust-length portrait illustrations of Weber, Mrs. Billington, Mozart, and Haydn within text.Vol. 2: 1f. (recto title with vignette of the Argyle Rooms by W. Read, verso blank), [iiii]-ix (Contents), [i] (blank), 288 pp. With folding frontispiece: "Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers" [Purcell, Saml. Wesley, and J.S. Bach] and portraits of Burney, Purcell, Farinelli, and Handel within text.Vol. 3: 1f. (recto title with vignette of the Odeon, verso blank), [iii]-x (Contents), 288, [289]-301 (Index), [i] (List of Plates) pp. + 1 folding plate: Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers [Pleyel, Boyce, Dibdin, Tartini, Shield, and Haydn]. With folding frontispiece: "Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers [Earl of Kelly, Arnold, Dr. Croft, and Dr. Arne] and portraits of Lully, Arne, and Braham within text. Bindings very slightly worn. Uniform light browning; very occasional foxing.

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        Carte geographique statistique et historique du New-York

      Artist: Carey & Lee ; issued in: Weimar; date: ca 1825 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 47 x 61; - description: Map shows the State of New York with statitstic descriptions of climate and Geographie and Culture, Trade, Religion, Education,Government ect.

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        Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes. Of Music and Musicians. Ancient and Modern. Vol. 1. [-3]

      Printed for Clementi & Co. Cheapside, and Knight & Lacey, Paternoster Row, London 1825 - 3 volumes. Octavo. Full mid-tan calf with double-rule gilt, spines in decorative compartments gilt, black calf title labels gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I: 1f. (recto title with vignette of The Italian Opera House, London, verso blank), [iii]-vi (Preface), [vii]-xv (Contents), [i] (blank), 304 pp. + 1 folding plate (Sound, Compass of Voices and Instruments, Shewing the Extent of Each). With fine folding frontispiece: "Commemoration of Handel in Westminster Abbey, 1784" by W. Read and full-page bust-length portrait illustrations of Weber, Mrs. Billington, Mozart, and Haydn within text.Vol. 2: 1f. (recto title with vignette of the Argyle Rooms by W. Read, verso blank), [iiii]-ix (Contents), [i] (blank), 288 pp. With folding frontispiece: "Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers" [Purcell, Saml. Wesley, and J.S. Bach] and portraits of Burney, Purcell, Farinelli, and Handel within text.Vol. 3: 1f. (recto title with vignette of the Odeon, verso blank), [iii]-x (Contents), 288, [289]-301 (Index), [i] (List of Plates) pp. + 1 folding plate: Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers [Pleyel, Boyce, Dibdin, Tartini, Shield, and Haydn]. With folding frontispiece: "Facsimiles of Celebrated Composers [Earl of Kelly, Arnold, Dr. Croft, and Dr. Arne] and portraits of Lully, Arne, and Braham within text. Bindings very slightly worn. Uniform light browning; very occasional foxing. First Edition. Rarely found complete with the folding frontispiece engraving depicting the monumental performance of Handel's music at Westminster Abbey as well as the numerous portraits and facsmiles, all in a most attractive binding. "Of value to present-day scholarship are Busby's biographies of his contemporaries, for they present information not to be found elsewhere. These lie scattered throughout the periodical literature, in the last chapter of the History, in some pages of the Anecdotes, and in a preface to a collection of music." Jamie C. Kassler and Linda Troost in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Topographical and Descriptive View of the County of Northumberland and of those Parts of the County of Durham situated north of the River Tyne with Berwick upon Tweed etc. 2 volume set

      Newcastle upon Tyne: Mackenzie & Dent. G: in good condition. Rubbed and scuffed covers with some blemishes. Some wear to spine vol 2. 1 and 1/2" split at front hinge with 1" repaired tear near spine heel. Title labels chipped. Cracks in inner hinges. Sporadic light foxing sometimes impinging on plates. Some rubbing and bumping to corners. 1825. Second Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover. 270mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 499pp; 515pp. 16 b/w engravings plus fold-out map (torn - no loss). Plus other b/w illustrations within text. The history of the county is followed by statistics (populations, trade and resources) and a description of each ward, parish and ownship. This latter section is enlivened by short biographical notices of persons distinguished by 'habits of eccentricity' or 'intellectual and moral excellence'. .

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        New York

      H. S. Tanner, Philadelphia 1825 - Engraved with full, period colour. Mild off-set throughout. Repaired 6" split at bottom of center fold. A fine example of Tanner's updated map of New York Henry Tanner's A New American Atlas , was the most distinguished atlas published in America during the nineteenth century. The maps were carefully constructed from the best and most recent surveys. They were finely engraved on a large-scale, printed on high quality paper, and carefully hand coloured. Because of the great expense involved in the production and publication, the atlas was published in five parts between 1819 and 1823. It was an ambitious project but one clearly called for as the country rapidly expanded. Western New York was among the first "western" regions of the United States on which people speculated. It was generally supposed to be better for agriculture than in fact it was; many farms were abandoned by their owners. One of the major factors in the future prosperity of the state was the Erie Canal, which opened in 1825, the year this atlas was published. The route of the "Gr. Canal" is depicted here as are the major roadways in the state. Phillips, Atlases, 3669-9; cf. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , pp.191-198; Rumsey 2755.009; cf. Sabin 94323.

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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

      E. and E. Hosford, printers 1825 - 2 volumes. 24 cm. Volume 1L: Contemporary calf, boards almost detached. Volume 2: Contemporary binding, boards detached. Spine creases. Three folding maps in volume 1. 614, [1] pp. + 666, [1] pp. Fold out map of Lake Champlain canal (with some foxing) in front of vol. 2. Toning throughout. Foxing throughout Volume I, affecting plate. One plate detached. Some hand soiling to margins. Sabin 22745. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Passage du grand Scheideck entre grindelwald et Meiringen, Canton de Berne. (Links unten Signiert ?Schillbach pin:?).

      Publié pr. J. P. Lamy, à Basle, Berne, Lausanne, Genève, s.d., vers 1825, - 12 x 16 cm (lîmage), aquatinte coloriée à la main (gouachée), encadrement au trait noir, sur papier gris/noir / Kolorierte Aquatinta mit guachiertem Blattrand, 1 feuille (18.5x20.5 cm). Hohe Beachtung fand Schilbach?s reichhaltiges Werk als Schöpfer von Landschaftsansichten, die neben Ölbilder auf ausgedehnten Reisen durch Europa entstanden. In der Schweiz arbeitete er zeitweise für den Verleger Johann Peter Lamy, der ihm gezielte Aufträge erteilte. Von diesem wurden unter anderem Schilbachs grossartige Ansichten der Stadt Thun veröffentlicht und in den Handel gebracht. (M. Krebser).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Markus Krebser: Thun und seine Landschaft S. 107. (Johann Heinrich Schilbach: Maler und Kupferstecher der Deutschen Schule 1798 - 1858); Benezit (englische Ausgabe - 2006) vol 16, p. 616.

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        Narrative of a Journey into Khorasan

      London: Longman Hurst Reeds Orme Brown and Green, 1825. First Edition. Hardcover. vg. in the years 1821 and 1822, including some account of the countries to the Northeast of Persia with remarks upon the general character, government and resources of that country. 623 pp, 148 pp appendix, tables, index. Large engraved folding map frontis. Long respected description of Fraser's travels through Persia as part of a mission led by Sir Andrew Jukes. Jukes died while on the mission and after that Fraser set out towards Bokhara and explored the province of Khorasan. Contemporary plain calf boards with later contrasting leather spine, raised spine bands, contrasting colored gilt stamped spine labels. A handsome presentation. Clean, sharp and remarkably free of foxing.

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        Olive Branch - Trade Card

      1825. A remarkable trade card for the Hudson River steamboat that was the key to breaking the monopoly of Robert Fulton, Jr. & Robert R. Livingston on Hudson River navigation.The birth of the Hudson River steamboat trade and the story of its' creators efforts to maintain their monopoly is a long and varied tale. Fulton, the first successful operator of a commercial steam boat in America & his partner/uncle-in-law, Robert R. Livingston (The Chancellor), were granted exclusivity to ply the Hudson River route in 1808. NY State granted these contracts as a way of developing infrastructure, which they did not fund as a state at that point. For each boat put on the Hudson, Fulton/Livingston were granted another 5 year exclusive contract, up to 30 years. Their monopoly lead unsurprisingly to monopolistic pricing. In 1811, a court challenge to their exclusive deal was brought and Chancery Court judge John Lansing, Jr., broke the monopoly. This was complicated by the fact that Judge Lansing was related to Robert Livingston (his grandson, Edward Livingston (1796-1842) married Lansing's daughter, Sara Ray Lansing (1797-1831.) A year later, a successful appeal to the Supreme Court of the State of New York allowed Livingston and Fulton to maintain their highly profitable monopoly over the water ways of New York. Lansing disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1829. (He had financial difficulties and had also reported corruption and inefficiency in the Chancery Court to the Governor, so it seems there were plenty of other enemies besides his relatives.) Robert Robert Livingston IV (1746-1813), was a Founding Father of the United States, First Chancellor of NY and swore Washington in as President on his bible, as well as helping to write the Declaration of Independence. In 1801, he was in France negotiating with Napoleon to buy the Louisiana Purchase. Robert Fulton was also there, and the two designed and launched a steamboat in the Seine. It sank, but their relationship continued. Fulton went to England -akin to switching sides in the times of French/English wars. He had a steam engine built by Boulton & Watts, the inventors of same, and that became the engine of the "Clermont", named after the home of Robert R. Livingston on the Hudson River. When Robert R. died in 1813, he passed his share of the steamboat business to the husbands of his two daughters, Elizabeth (1780-1829) and Margaret Maria (1783-1818). Both daughters married Livingston relations, Elizabeth marrying Edward Philip Livingston (1779-1843) and Margaret marrying Robert L. Livingston 1775-1843). Robert R's younger brother was John R. Livingston, who is largely described as a merchant during the Revolutionary War after a short stint as a soldier, and it is implied that he had shady deals in his past. (See Clermont State Historic Site, http://clermontstatehistoricsite.blogspot.com/2016/05/was-john-r-livingston-murderer.html)John R. also aspired to participate in the wealth of the steamboat trade. In 1808, he purchased a license to trade between New Jersey and Staten Island, but not to conduct trade on the Hudson River. Sometime after it was built in 1816, he purchased the Olive Branch from the North River Steamboat Co. In 1817, there were only 17 ships on the Hudson River. By 1820, there were 69 boats and competition was becoming fierce.Although John R. and many others tried to break the monopoly on the Hudson, it was continuously affirmed by NY State courts until it was weakened in 1824 by the US Supreme Court decision in Gibbons v. Ogden, which supported the regulation of interstate commerce by the Federal government. There were ongoing cases in the Court of Errors in Albany. In June 1824, the case of the North River Steamboat Co. vs. John R. Livingston was heard, but the monopoly was finally broken with the appeal decision (Feb 28, 1825, North River Steamboat Co. (appellant) v. John R. Livingston (respondent). So, the Olive Branch was the instrument of destruction of the monopoly on the Hudson that had run almost continuously from 1808 to 1824. The Olive Branch successfully plied the route from NYC to Troy until 1826, when she was abandoned. This original hand-typeset trade card, issued between 1823 and 1827, is momentously important to enforcing the Federal power of interstate commerce.Pre-1830 trade cards are excessively rare in the trade and in collections. 2 1/2 x 3 5/8". Black type on cream card stock, with an engaging image of a steamboat surrounded by an oval notched border."The Steam-Boat OLIVE BRANCH, Captain Henry Moore, From New - York, Foot of Liberty-street, at 5 o'clock P.M. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. From Albany, Monday Wednesday and Friday, at 4 o'clock, P.M. Fare $3 in the Cabin; Forward the Shaft on Deck, $1 50 Table and Accommodations, equal to any on the River." On the verso, in a later but early hand "Built for and owned By Robt. Montg. Livingston" (an incorrect comment.)A trace of foxing but in very good condition. A great rarity, of great historic importance to the Hudson River.

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        Aandoenlyk Tafreel, wegens de hooge en byna nooit gehoorde Overstroming, doorbraken van Dyken, en daar door veroorzaakte Watervloeden, welke het meest in Noord-Holland.

      - Amsterdam, J. Wendel en Zoon, 1825. One sheet paper, plano. Some wear on the folds. Poem in Dutch in 4 stanzas, illustrated with a woodcut depicting the flood. Pamphlet about the flood in Holland in 1825. In Rijksmuseum: RP-P-OB-87.449.

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        VECTIS SCENERY. (Isle of Wight). Being a series of original and select views, exhibiting the picturesque beauties, local peculiarities, and places of particular interest in The Isle of Wight, drawn from nature and Engraved by George Brannon, many years resident in Newport. To which are prefixed, a copious topographical description and the general tours of the Island, embracing every information in the least degree useful to Strangers. -- New edition, corrected up to the year 1825.

      New Edition. Oblong quarto. (12 x 9.5 inches). Finely illustrated with a full page map and 26 full page engraved views, each with a tissue guard and 42 pages of text. Complete. A very good copy in contemporary boards with marbled paper and tan calf corners. Re-spined to match with tan calf. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Two Armorial bookplates on front endpapers of Frederick Dawes Danvers and the Right Honourable William Henry Smith, a member of the famous Newsagent family who married Danvers Daughter Emily in 1858, and a neat inscription from Danvers to his daughter, dated 1845, written on the front blank endpaper. Corners of the binding bumped and edges rubbed but overall a very good copy of this attractive book.

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        Oeuvre de Canova, recueil de gravures d'après ses statues et ses bas-reliefs, exécutées par M. Réveil ; accompagné d'un texte explicatif de chacune de ses compositions, et d'un essai sur sa vie et ses ouvrages (.).

      Paris, Audot 1825 - grand in-8, [6]-20 pp. de texte, [75] ff. n. ch. de légendes des planches, 8 pp. de table, avec 100 planches gravées au trait, veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné de filets, guirlandes et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre orangée, encadrement de simple filet et de guirlande dorés sur les plats, tortillon doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bel exemplaire. Edition originale (il existe une seconde édition, avec moins de planches, à la date de 1829). L'édition de 1823 signalée par Brunet semble bien un fantôme : aucun exemplaire n'en figure au CCF. Antonio Canova était mort à Venise le 13 octobre 1822 ; considéré comme le plus grand sculpteur de son temps, il fit très rapidement l'objet d'études et de ce qui ressemble le plus à des catalogues raisonnés. Brunet I, 1547. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Aandoenlyk Tafreel, wegens de hooge en byna nooit gehoorde Overstroming, doorbraken van Dyken, en daar door veroorzaakte Watervloeden, welke het meest in Noord-Holland.

      Amsterdam, J. Wendel en Zoon, 1825. One sheet paper, plano. Some wear on the folds. Poem in Dutch in 4 stanzas, illustrated with a woodcut depicting the flood. Pamphlet about the flood in Holland in 1825. In Rijksmuseum: RP-P-OB-87.449.

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        HISTOIRE D’HAÏTI (ILE DE SAINT DOMINGUE), DEPUIS DA DÉCOUVERTE JUSQU’EN 1824, ÉPOQUE DES DERNIERES NEGOCIATIONS ENTRE LA FRANCE ET LE GOUVERNEMENT HAÏTIEN. NOUVELLE ÉDITION.

      Janet et Ponthieu 1825 - MALO CHARLES. HISTOIRE D’HAÏTI (ILE DE SAINT DOMINGUE), DEPUIS DA DÉCOUVERTE JUSQU’EN 1824, ÉPOQUE DES DERNIERES NEGOCIATIONS ENTRE LA FRANCE ET LE GOUVERNEMENT HAÏTIEN. NOUVELLE ÉDITION. Paris, Janet et Ponthieu, 1825. In-8° (14x21cm), VIII-480 pp., brochage époque sous couverture imprimée, petit manque au dos, bords cornés, non rogné, quelques rousseurs. Édition en partie originale. Elle complète l’édition originale, parue en 1819, des événements des années 1819 à 1825 et est enrichie de pièces officielles et justificatives, soit une lettre de Toussaint-Louverture à Bonaparte, le cérémonial du couronnement de royauté, le manifeste du roi Christophe etc. Original edition in part. The original edition was published in 1819. This new edition is enrished of official and justificatory documents for exemple a letter written by Toussaint-Louverture to Bonaparte. (REF: P2-6B) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ASCHAFFENBURG., Gesamtansicht den Main entlang über die Bogenbrücke, am Flußufer Treidelpferde, auf dem Fluß Lastkähne.

      Lithographie von F. Mayer, um 1825, 25 x 37 cm. Nicht bei Lentner. - Sehr seltene Ansicht in einem breitrandigen Exemplar. BAYERN, Franken

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