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        Neue Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Sehens in subjectiver Hinsicht. Vom Dr. J. Purkinje, Professor der Medicin zu Breslau. (Mit vier teilcolor. Kupfertafeln) (pp.3-83; 199-276; 391-423).

      . Rust's Magazin, 20. - Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1825, 8°, X, 583, (1) pp., 5 Kupfertafeln, feiner Halbledereinband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe der im gleichen Jahr in Buchform erschienen Beobachtungen und Versuche zur Physiolgie der Sinne. Neue Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Sehens in subjectiver Hinsicht." (Berlin 1825) - "In Breslau setzte Jan Envangelista Purkyne (1787-1869) in den ersten Jahren seine Studien des Sehens in subjektiver Hinsicht fort, die er in Prag so viel versprechend neben den bereits erwähnten Untersuchungen der Wirkung von Arzneimitteln und über das Schwindelphänomen begonnen hatte. Er faßte sie im zweiten Teil der "Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Sehens in subjektiver Hinsicht", der in Berlin im Jahre 1825 erschien, zusammen. Von dem Buch kann gesagt werden, daß es an Klarheit der Darstellung sowie an Fülle neuer wichtiger Tatsachen den ersten Teil noch übertrifft. - So wie alle Arbeiten Purkynes ist auch diese knapp und konzis geschrieben, dennoch hat sie fast den dreifachen Umfang seiner Doktordisseratation "Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Sehens in subjectiver Hinsicht" aus dem Jahre 1818. Purkyne ergänzt, präzisiert und erweitert hier einerseits seine früheren Untersuchungen, was zum Beispiel gleich aus dem 2. Kapitel über galvanische Gesichtswahrnehmungen hervorgeht, anderseits bringt er aber auch neue Beobachtungen und Entdeckungen. Erwähnung verdient zum Beispiel die Verdunkelung und Rötung des Gesichtsfelds, die durch elektrischen Strom hervorgerufen wird, wenn man die Kathode am Augapfel anlegt, und die Aufhellung mit bläulicher Verfärbung bei Reizung durch einen Strom in umgekehrter Richtung; sodann eine genaue Schilderung der sogenannten galvanischen Figuren, die Bestimmung des Umfangs des Gesichtsfelds für die einzelnen Farben, die Entdeckung der physiologischen Farbenblindheit der peripheren Netzhautregionen, die Beschreibung der relativen Heiligkeit von Farbflächen bei schwacher Beleuchtung (das Purkynesche Phänomen), genaue Beobachtung und Beschreibung von Nachbildern, entoptische Phänomene bei Vergiftung mit Digitalis und Belladonna sowie viele andere Entdeckungen, die in dieser kurzen Übersicht leider nicht alle aufgezählt werden können. Es ist interessant, daß Purkyne als erster auf die physiologische Farbenblindheit in den peripheren Zonen des Gesichtsfelds aufmerksam machte, eine Erscheinung, die, wie Hirschberg erwähnt, seit Jahrtausenden übersehen wurde." V.Kruta, Der Gelehrte und sein Schaffen, pp.60-62 - - "Purkyne phenomenon" or "Purkyne shift", a change in the apparent relative luminosity of colours in a dim light (scotopic vision) compared with that in full daylight (photopic vision)." - "Using himself as the subject of his experiments, Purkyne studied such visual sensations as the figures produced by strong intermittent illumination, galvanic Stimulus or pressure on the eyeball; the image of one's own retinal vessels ("Purkyne's tree") produced when their shadows fall on neighboring sensitive Clements; and the change in apparent luminosity of colors in dim light as compared to full daylight ("Purkyne shift"). He also discovered the physiological inability of the peripheral parts of the retina to distinguish colors, described the visual effects of various drugs, and proposed some original methods of measuring the physical properties of the visual Organs-some of which were later developed, and are still in use. Although several of Purkyne's contemporaries, particularly Goethe, had made similar observations of subjective visual phenomena, Purkyne was the first to recognize that these were not random exceptions to natural law, but rather correspondents to objective physiological processes. This "Zweites Bändchen" of Purkyne's observations followed the "Erstes Bändchen" of 1823, which consisted of an unchanged reprint of Purkyne's inaugural dissertation (Prag 1819)." Norman - Garrison & Morton No.1494.1; Norman 1764 (both the later Book Edition).

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        Catalogue des livres, imprimes et manuscrits, composant la bibliotheque de feu M. Louis-Mathieu Langles

      Paris: J.-S. Merlin. 1825. First. First edition. Octavo: [4], xviii, 558 pp. 21 cm. Without the price list and index of authors. Text in French. A good copy in contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. An auction catalogue of the library formed by Louis Mathieu Langles (1763-1824), one of the leading scholars of his day and conservator of the oriental manuscripts at the Bibliotheque Nationale. Scarce. .

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      . München (um den 15.) VII.1825; Eingangsstempel: Frankfurt a.M. 17.VII.1825. 1 Seite gr.-4°. Mit papiergedecktem Wappensiegel und Adresse. Schwach gebräunt, kleine Randläsuren, wenige Flecke.. Joseph Ritter von Fraunhofer (1787-1826), Optiker und Physiker, Pionier der wissenschaftlichen Optik, entdeckte die nach ihm benannten Linien im Sonnenspektrum. - "Selten sind wissenschaftliche Forschung und technisch-wirtschaftlicher Fortschritt so mit einer einzigen Person verbunden wie bei Fraunhofer" (Adolf Wißner in der NDB). - - An den Mediziner und Naturforscher Samuel Thomas von Soemmerring in Frankfurt a.M., dem er eingangs den Erhalt eines Wechsels über 117 Gulden - vermutlich für den Kauf eines optischen Instruments - bestätigt. Im Folgenden kündigt er seine "Theorie der Höfe, Nebensonnen und verwandte Phänomene mit Versuchen zur Bestätigung derselben" (erschienen in Schumachers Astronomische Nachrichten, 1825, Heft 3) an und klagt über seine Verpflichtungen an der Akademie, die ihm die Zeit für Experimente raube. - - "... Meine Abhandlung: Theorie der Höfe und Nebensonnen, ist bisjetzt noch nicht gedruckt. Hr. Schumacher wartet mit dem Druck der ihm zugesendeten Abhandlungen gewöhnlich so lange, bis er deren mehrere hat, um ein Heft voll zu machen. So wie sie gedruckt ist werde ich mir die Freyheit nehmen Ihnen ein Exemplar zuzusenden. Für den Antheil welchen Sie an meinen Arbeiten nehmen danke ich Ihnen verbindlichst. Meine physikalisch optischen Versuche fortzusetzen finde ich noch immer keine Zeit; weil ich jene Zeit welche ich sonst darauf verwendete gegenwärtig zu Vorlesungen von Seite der Akademie etc. verwenden muß. Dieses fällt mir um so schwerer, da die Zeit auf diese Weise verdorben zu sein scheint und ich bisjetzt auf diesem Wege nichts genützt zu haben glaube und auch niemals nützen werde. - - Der Hr. geh. Rath v. Moll ist, wie Sie wahrscheinlich schon wissen werden, seit längerer Zeit ernstlich unpäßlich. Er hat Urlaub genommen und lebt in Dachau. Hrn. geh. R. v. Weiler sind auch die Geschäfte des Secretärs der mathem. phys. Classe der Akad. übertragen. Ich habe gar keine Hoffnung daß es bey unserer Akademie je wieder besser gehe; wohl aber Gründe genug zu fürchten daß es noch schlimmer werde. - - Gruituisen hat sich auf längere Zeit verreist. Man sagt hier er habe die Absicht nach Dorpat zu reisen um dort mit dem großen Refractor den Mond beobachten zu können. Der Himmel möge dieses verhüten! ..." - Am Schluss eine Empfehlung an Soemmerrings Sohn, den Arzt Detmar Wilhelm S. (1793-1871). - - Bei den erwähnten Akademikern handelt es sich um den Physiker und Mineralogen Karl von Moll (1760-1838) und den Philosophen und Pädagogen Cajetan von Weiller (1761-1826). Der Arzt und Astronom Franz von Paula Gruithuisen (1774-1852) wurde nach der Rückkehr von seinen ausgedehnten wissenschaftlichen Reisen 1826 als a.o. Professor für Astronomie an die Münchener Universität berufen. - - Briefe von Fraunhofer, zumal solche mit wissenschaftlichen Bezügen, sind sehr selten im Handel.

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        Principles of Political Economy: With A Sketch of the Rise and Progress of the Science

      Edinburgh: William and Charles Tait , 1825. Hardcover. Very Good. (vii)viii-x, (1)2-423pp.[Half title Present] Period calf over marbled boards. Recently rebacked with orginal spine laid down. Attractive bookplate on front pastedown, scattered foxing throughout , but internally clean. Kress C.1489.

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        Histoire complète des événemens de la Grèce, depuis les premiers troubles jusqu'à ce jour (.). Ouvrage orné d'une carte et de portraits. Seconde édition.

      Paris, Dondey-Dupré père et fils 1825 - 3 vol. in-8, [6]-XLVI-454, [4]-463 et [4]-434 pp., avec une grande carte dépliante (au volume I) et 4 portraits gravés sous serpentes (au volume II), demi-basane brune à coins, dos lisses ornés de filets et larges fleurons dorés, tranches citron mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Cette seconde édition parut juste après le tome II de la première, dont la publication s'étagea de 1822 à 1824. Il faut savoir que le volume III, paru isolément en 1825, complète aussi bien l'originale que notre second tirage. C'est que chacun des volumes fut écrit et tiré séparement, à mesure du déroulement des événements sur place. Charles-Denis Raffenel, attaché à l'un des consulats français du Levant, commença par nourrir des sentiments turcophiles qu'il exprimait dans son périodique Le Spectateur oriental. Mais ses opinions évoluèrent et il s'engagea en 1826 sous les ordres du général Fabvier, commandant un corps expéditionnaire en Grèce. C'est de la sorte qu'il trouva la mort en 1827 après le siège d'Athènes. Blackmer 1376. Droulia, Philhellénisme, 765-766 et 777.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Gesamtansicht über den Main, am Ufer Bootsbauer, auf dem Fluß Raddampfer.

      . Lithographie von F. Mayer, um 1825, 24,5 x 35,5 cm.. Sehr seltene Ansicht in einem schönen, breitrandigen Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Gesamtansicht über den Main, im Vordergrund Ernteszene.

      . Lithographie von F. Mayer, um 1825, 24,5 x 35,5 cm.. Sehr seltene Ansicht in einem schönen, breitrandigen Exemplar.

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        Weitläufige Gesamtansicht den Main entlang.

      . Lithographie von F. Mayer, um 1825, 24,5 x 35 cm.. Sehr seltene Ansicht in einem schönen, breitrandigen Exemplar.

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        Agriculturae laus incrementa et impedimenta dissertatio.

      Landshut, Franz Seraph Storno, 1825. - Large 4to. 112, (4) pp. Contemp. red morocco; spine and covers attractively gilt. All edges gilt. First edition of Steinlein's agricultural dissertation. The Bamberg economist Karl Steinlein (1796-1851) taught at Munich until 1834. - Binding insignificantly rubbed; slight worming to back cover. Includes an autogr. letter of dedication by the author to the Duke of Bavaria, dated Munich, 30 Nov. 1826. From the Ducal library in Tegernsee castle. Cf. ADB XXXV, 744. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Plan of London and Westminster with the Borough of Southwark. 1825.

      Published by James Wyld (Successor to W. Faden) Geographer to the King & to H.R.H. the Duke of York, 3 Charing Cross,, London, 1825 - Wyld's plan of London and Westminster Engraved plan, original outline hand-colour, dissected and mounted on linen, evenly age-toned, housed within original brown marbled slipcase with publisher's label on front cover, remnants of twentieth century label on rear cover, reading "James Wyld (Successor to Mr. Faden) Geographer to his Majesty and to HRH the Duke of York. London, Charing Cross, opposite Northumberland House", rubbed. Wyld, the successor to William Faden, continued to issue his London maps, the present example covering the area from Regent's Park in the north west to Bethnal Green in the north east and Chelsea in the south west to Rotherhithe in the south east. To the lower left and lower right of the plan is a list of parishes without the City of London. The boundary of the City of London is marked out in red, the Borough of Southwark in green, the Liberties of Westminster in yellow, and Rules of the Bench and Fleet in orange.Faden had started issuing these popular and useful maps sometime before 1818; in August 1823 Wyld took over his Charing Cross map business.Scale: 5 inches to 1 statute mile. Howgego 272 (6).

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        THE COLONIAL CONTROVERSY, CONTAINING A REFUTATION OF THE CALUMNIES OF THE ANTICOLONISTS; THE STATE OF HAYTI, SIERRA LEONE, INDIA, CHINA, COCHIN CHINA, JAVA, &c. &c.; THE PRODUCTION OF SUGAR, &c. AND THE STATE OF THE FREE AND SLAVE LABOURERS IN THOSE COUNTRIES.

      Glasgow: Printed by Khull, Blackie, & Co., 1825. - 223pp. Dbd. Very clean internally. Near fine. Inscribed on the titlepage, "Messrs. Yates Brothers & Co. from the West India Association." Yates Brothers & Co., of Liverpool, was a commercial firm specializing in the West Indies. The Glasgow-based West India Association was a leader in the fight against England's anti- abolition campaign. Early in his life James MacQueen (1778-1870) was manager of a sugar planation in Grenada, and travelled throughout the West Indies. By 1821 he settled in Glasgow, and was editor of a newspaper there; he used his columns to defend the rights of British plantation owners in the West Indies. The DNB describes him as "mostly remembered as a staunch defender of imperial commercial interests and their extension, particularly into west Africa, not least as he was one of the first to advocate the extension of legitimate commerce as the way to overcome the slave trade in Africa." Despite the DNB's assertion, MacQueen was one of the most outspoken critics of the anti-slavery campaign in Britain in the 1820s and 1830s, and in these letters, addressed to the Earl of Liverpool and to Zachariah Macaulay, he defends the actions and methods of British colonizers in the West Indies, Africa, India, and Asia, at the expense of the rights of the locals and of slave laborers. While well-represented in institutional holdings, this work is rather scarce in the market - we can find no copies at auction in the past thirty-five years. SABIN 43641. RAGATZ, p.527.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods - Performed in the Year 1823, by the Order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, Under the Command of Stephen H. Long, Major U.S.T.E. Compiled from the Notes of Major Long, Messrs. Say, Keating and Calhoun

      London: Geo. Whitaker, Ave-Maria-Lane, 1825 - First London edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Folding engraved map, 8 engraved plates including frontispieces, 3 folding letterpress tables. xiii, [iii], 458; vi, 248, 156 pp. Modern three quarter calf in period style, retaining old marbled boards. Fine. Sabin 3173; Peel 82; Lande 1260; TPL 1284; Howes K-20; Wagner-Camp 26 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, Performed in the Year 1823

      London, 1825 - London: George B. Whittaker. 2 v. : pl. + carte ; 8vo. Quarter bound in contemporary brown calf skin leather. Corners bound. Red Morocco spine labels. Gilt lettering along spines. Marbled boards. Beige endpapers. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor toning to edges. Profusely illustrated.Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of the St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods chronicles the journey as ordered by the Honorable J. C. Calhoun the Secretary of War at the time in 1823 to explore the west to the St. Peter's River, what is now the Minnesota River. The book was compiled by William H. Keating who was the geologist for the expedition.A bright, clean set in exceptional condition. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, etc

      London: George B. Whittaker, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown boards rebacked. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 278 pages. 30 x 23.5 cm. Four hand-colored (by C. Hullmandel), three folding, and 18 black and white plates -- "Sections, Views, Costumes, and Zoological figures." Bowditch while undertaking a trigonometric survey of the Gambia region died during this effort. His wife, Sarah Bowdich completed the work, adding: "I. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, together with the subsequent occurrences from Mr. Bowdich's arrival in Africa to the period of this death. II. A description of the English settlements on the River Gambia. III. Appendix: containing zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the Arabic." ABBEY TRAVEL 194. COLAS 418. Minor soiling, some offsetting on title page, scattered damp staining bottom fore-edge corners, early owner inscription.

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        Six Months Residence and Travels in Mexico; containing remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural productions, state of society, manufactures, trade, agriculture, antiquities, &c. In 2 volumes

      Published by John Murray, London 1825 - , vol 1. xvi, 255 pages, 7 plates (4 folding), vol 2. vii, 264 pages, 5 plates (2 folding) including coloured frontispiece and map at rear, plus folding table Second Edition , boards lightly rubbed, gilt decoration faded at spines, neat previous owner's details on front blanks, light patches of foxing to pages and plates, few folding plates a little creased, tight copies, books in good condition , half brown calf with marbled paper to sides, gilt title on modern black leather spine labels, 4 raised bands small octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE GOOD CHILD'S BOOK OF STOPS: Or, Punctuation in Verse. Embellished with Twelve Coloured Engravings

      Dean & Munday.and A. K. Newman & Co, London 1825 - pp. 31 [1] ; last page blank. [i.e. 16 leaves - and complete] Printed on one side of each page only, the printed pages face each other with the pagination including the blank pages. Hand-coloured frontispiece plate with 11 further hand-coloured engravings. The outer printed wrappers are missing but the inner ones are present with the publisher's advertisement for 'Juvenile prize books and presents' on inside front, and back printed wrappers (essentially it would seem that the covers have de-laminated with the subsequent loss of the outer part) Contents good with some general reading wear, corner tips folded-over, a little marginal loss to page 6 but not affecting text or image. The blank outer wraps are a little stained, the spine being hand-stitched in later? thread. A good copy, but given it's fragile nature and its juvenile audience, it is remarkably good. Price one-shilling. Size: 12mo (11 x 18cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Som Ni Behagar. Skadespel / Ofversattning Af Joh. Henr. Thomander - ['As You like it - Swedish, 1825]

      Stockholm 1825 - Description: 180 p. ; 8vo. Subjects: Thomander, Joh. Henr. Shakespeare, William 1564-1616. A very good copy in quarter calf over marble boards, gilt-tooling to spine, and gilt-blocked, red title-label. Green mottled edges. Some usual age spotting internally. Otherwise remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp. 1 Kg. 180 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des livres, imprimes et manuscrits, composant la bibliotheque de feu M. Louis-Mathieu Langles

      Paris: J.-S. Merlin. 1825. First. First edition. Octavo: [4], xviii, 558 pp. 21 cm. Without the price list and index of authors. Text in French. A good copy in contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers. An auction catalogue of the library formed by Louis Mathieu Langles (1763-1824), one of the leading scholars of his day and conservator of the oriental manuscripts at the Bibliotheque Nationale. Scarce. .

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        Manuel complet du jardinier maraicher, pepinieriste, botaniste, fleuriste et paysagiste. Avec un grand nombre de figures.

      Paris, Rousselon 1825-28.. 4 Bände und Supplement. 21 x 13,5 cm. VIII, 496 S.; 599 S.; 617 S.; 725 S., [1] Bl., [1] S, S. X - XL; 4 S. Verlagsanzeigen, VIII, 103 S. Mit lithogr. Porträt-Frontispiz und 25 lithographierten Tafeln (num 1-13 in Bd 1 und 1-12 in Bd. 2). Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit zwei farbigen Lederrückenschildchen und einem Papierschildchen, dezente Rückenvergoldung.. Edition originale peu commune de ce traite d'horticulture tres complet et fort bien documente. Elle contient un portrait de l'auteur par Nargeot d'apres C. Bourgeois et 25 planches gravees representant chacune plusieurs figures de serres, d'instruments de jardinage, de greffes et de systemes de taille. Bel exemplaire, bien complet du Supplement N° 1, paru en 1828 (le Supplement N° 2 ne semble pas avoir ete publie avant la deuxieme edition du Manuel, donnee en 1835!). Louis Claude Noisette (1772- 1849), botaniste et agronome francais, fils de Joseph Noisette, jardinier du comte de Provence, futur Louis XVIII. " Pendant quelques annees, il accumule un peu d'argent pour fonder en 1806, avec ses freres, un etablissement botanique, afin de collectionner toutes les plantes remarquables de l'epoque. Il y possedait notamment une riche collection de roses. Louis Claude Noisette devient alors celebre dans toute l'Europe. En Autriche, le prince Nicolas II Esterhazy fait appel a lui pour la plantation de ses vastes domaines On doit egalement a Noisette l'introduction et la premiere culture en France d'un grand nombre de plantes rares d'Amerique et des Indes. Pour ces raisos, il est nomme chevalier de la Legion d'honneur le 8 mai 1840. " (WIKIPEDIA).

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        Die Auster und die Austernwirthschaft. Berlin, Wiegandt, Hempel and Parey, 1877. 8vo. With full-page wood-engraved map and 9 wood-engravings in text. Original publisher's cloth.

      BMC NH, p. 1327; DSB IX, pp. 431-432; not in Ekama. Surprisingly rare first edition of a great classic in ecology by Karl August Möbius (1825-1908). Although nominally devoted to oysters, comparing oyster beds and oyster fishing in several regions (the Waddenzee is discussed in several chapters) and discussing the practical implications of introducing new beds on the German coasts, the book is best known and most important for Möbius's view of the oyster beds as an entire ecosystem, a revolutionary idea in 1877. Its influence can still be felt today, and it is still used for the study of coastal ecosystems. Nordenskiöld calls Möbius "the pioneer in this field . . . he has created the modern system and methodics of oecology" (The History of Biology, 1929, p. 559). A. Thienemann, W.N. Sukacev and A. Tansley were clearly influenced by Möbius, an influence also apparent in more recent works by Ally, Dajoz, and Odum.Bookplate inside front cover. Very good copy, binding only very slightly rubbed.

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        The Town of Lanark

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1825 - Hand-coloured aquatint, 'drawn on the spot by I. Clark'. In excellent condition with the exception of some creasing in the lower left corner of sheet. A few tiny tears on the bottom margin. Crease along top right corner. Bottom right corner has been expertly mended and infilled. Trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Image size: 15 3/16 x 22 1/8 inches. An important topographical view of Robert Owen's New Lanark factory complex in Scotland, with Lanark, the county town of the county of Lanarkshire, visible in the background, from John Clark's 'Views in Scotland' There is some debate as to who executed this stunning print. There is no reference which identifies the author of this view, but there is some indication that it is the work of the celebrated painter John Heaviside Clark (1770-1863). Born in Scotland, Clark exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1832. He was primarily a landscape and marine painter, but he also produced a number of fine aquatints, which exhibit his exceptional talents as an engraver. Known as "Waterloo Clark" for his early sketches of the battle of Waterloo, he was a painter of some repute across the British Isles, and his beautiful views remain some of the most attractive images of the English countryside. A contemporary gazetteer describes New Lanark as follows 'a large and handsome manufacturing village, situated on the right bank of the Clyde, about 1 mile above the town of Lanark. It is the creation of the late philanthropic David Dale, who, in 1784, feued [sic] the site of the mills and village. The first mill was begun in 1785: since then various extensions have been made, until it is now the most extensive cotton manufacturing establishment in the county. About 1,400 of the inhabitants are employed directly by the mills. The majority of the present inhabitants are descendants of the original settlers collected from various parts of the Highlands. Mr. Dale was succeeded in the management of the mills by his son-in-law, Mr. Robert Owen, whose projects for the regeneration of the social system of mankind have made his name, and that of the village in which he first attempted to carry them out, notorious in the kingdom. In 1827 he ceased to have any connection with these works.' (Fullarton [publisher's] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, IV, p.638) Cf. Abbey Scenery 489; cf. Prideaux p.331;Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol 3, p. 676.

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        Travels in Brazil, in 1815, 1816, and 1817.

      Richard Phillips, London 1825 - 8vo, blank, folding plate, pp iv, 111, and 8 other plates, -- three all together are folding. The folding frontispiece is in aguatint. The first edition of this appeared in German in 3 vols. in 1820/21. An English translation of the first part of that work appeared in 1820; this is the second issue; the other volumes and atlas were never translated into English. This edition not in Sabin. Prince Maximilian's grand tour of the New World included North America, with Karl Bodmer as the expedition's artist, as well as this tour of Brazil. Contemporary half crimson morocco, apparently rebacked over original marbled boards. Very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoir, Prepared at Request of Committee of Common Council of NY, and Presented to Mayor Celebration of Canals Completion

      W.A Davis NY Corporation, New York 1825 - Small Quarto, 408pp., Gilt lettered and decorated leather spine. Marbled paper covered boards and marbled end papers. Some scuffs on leather 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. Original binding. Many folding maps and facsimile documents. Some old newspaper clippings laid inside and pages darkened by them. A few old tape repairs to some of the folding documents. At the back of the book are eight facsimiles of letters (folded) from John Adams, Jefferson, James Monroe, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Gen. Lafayette and others. First edition. Howes C-562; American Imprints 20118. One of the first recorded American books illustrated with lithographs. An extremely important book documenting the greatest feat in early American engineering history. The Erie Canal which connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, among some 400 miles or more of canal-building, first proposed in 1699, was formally begun in 1819 and opened opened on October 26, 1825. This copy has a mounted presentation label and was given to Isaac Leggett Varian (New York, New York, June 25, 1793 - Peekskill, New York, August 10, 1864) was a New York state legislator and later on, a Mayor of New York. He also led Tammany Hall from 1835 until 1842. Includes an invitation for a steamboat ride in celebration of the opening. Most unusual association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on Penal Jurisprudence...Part III

      1825. Companion to Roscoe's Observations on Penal Jurisprudence Roscoe, William [1753-1831]. Observations on Penal Jurisprudence, And the Reformation of Criminals: Part III. Containing Further Remarks on the Opinions of the Edinburgh Reviewers; On the Society for Prison Discipline; On the General penitentiary at Milbank; And on the State of Prisons in America: Being an Attempt to Demonstrate the Necessity of Adopting an Improved System of Criminal Jurisprudence. With an Appendix, Containing the Latest Reports of the State Prisons at New York &c. London: Printed by J. M'Creary for T. Cadell, 1825. [iv], 119, [1], 91 pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 9"). Contemporary quarter sheep over gray paper boards, paper spine label, untrimmed edges. Light spotting and rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to backstrip, front board partially detached but secure, rear hinge cracked, corners bumped Author presentation inscription to Gulian Verplanck to front free endpaper. Light foxing in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. * Only edition. The early nineteenth century was a watershed period in the history of penology. Many important contributions were made at this time by such luminaries as Bentham, Lieber, Livingston and Tocqueville. Roscoe's work was equally important. Believing that retribution should play no part in criminal jurisprudence, he advocated milder punishments, believing they would reform the criminal. He outlined these ideas in Observations on Penal Jurisprudence, And the Reformation of Criminals (1819). He elaborated them, and responded to critics, in two later volumes: Further Observations on Penal Reform (1823) and Observations on Penal Jurisprudence...Part III (1825). Verplanck [1786-1870] was a prominent member of the New York Bar and an important reformer. He served four terms in the U.S. Congress, where he was chairman of the Ways and Means committee. OCLC locates 3 individual copies and 9 copies bound with Roscoe's other volumes. Not in Sweet & Maxwell. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 21:1106.

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        Op. 67] Sinfonie pour 2 violons, 2 violes, violoncelle et contre-violon [etc.]. Oeuv. 67. No. 5 des sinfonies

      Leipzig : B&H, PN 1329, [Abzug ca. 1825?] - Stimmen (INKOMPLETT). Einige Stimmen mit Randverstärkungen. Titel mit Bibliothekstempel rechts oben und leicht wasserrandig. Manche Stimmen (leicht) wasserrandig u. mit Biblioptheksstempeln und/oder Blaustift-Eintragungen. 2 Stimmen fehlen: Fagotto 2do. und Trombone di basso. In Fotopie ergänzt. Spätere Auflage der Erstausgabe. 3. Auflage mit nach dem 4. Takt eingeschobenen Fermaten-Takt und die 2 Vla-Korrekturen.

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        Le Dernier Chant Du Pelerinage D'Harold

      A Bruxelles: Chez Renaudiere Fils Aine et Cie, 1825-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. Bound in modern green quarter cloth. Contemporary marbled boards. Gilt lettering and tooling to spine.Good binding and cover. Wear to marbled boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Scattered foxing throughout. Ships daily. <br><br> After Byron&#39;s death in 1824, Alphonse de Lamartine, wrote the Last Song of Harold&#39;s Pilgrimage to complete Byron&#39;s unfinished epic. It was also an attempt as melding the character, Harold&#39;s last days and death, with the recent passing of Byron and his time in Greece.

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        Göthe's Philosophie. Eine vollständige, systematisch geordnete Zusammenstellung seiner Ideen über Leben, Liebe, Ehe, Freundschaft, Erziehung, Religion, Moral, Politik, Literatur, Kunst und Natur; aus seinen sämmtlichen poetischen und wissenschaftlichen Werken. Herausgegeben, und mit einer Charakteristik Göthe's begleitet.

      Nestler,, Hamburg, 1825 - 7 in 4 Bde. Hamburg, Nestler, 1825 - 1826. 12°. XXXVII, 238, XIV, 269, XII, 360, XVI, 320, XVI, 372, XVI, 382, X, 498 "(Göthe's Lebensgeschichte; dargestellt von Professor Dr. Schütz") S. Halbleder - Einbände der Zeit. Farbschnitt. Marmorierte Einbandbezüge. Kanten berieben, Kanten bestoßen, Rücken ob. Kapitale von Bd. 2 und Bd. 3 etwas ausgefranzt. (s. Foto). Dem Alter entsprechend doch noch wohlerhaltene Ausgabe in zeitgenössischem Einband. Sprache: de Kanten berieben, Kanten bestoßen, Rücken ob. Kapitale von Bd. 2 und Bd. 3 etwas ausgefranzt. (s. Foto). Dem Alter entsprechend doch noch wohlerhaltene Ausgabe in zeitgenössischem Einband. Halbleder - Einbände der Zeit. Farbschnitt. Marmorierte Einbandbezüge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Half A Dozen Hints on Picturesque Domestic Architecture, in a Series of Designs for Gate Lodges, Gamekeepers' Cottages, and Other Rural Residences.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825 - Folio. Original brown boards, printed paper label to cover. Occasional mild foxing, boards rubbed with a few small marks, significant loss of backing to spine. 12 engraved plates. Penciled ownership signature to front free endpaper, pen signature to title page. First edition, first impression of the author's first book, a pattern-book of "fanciful estate buildings in the 'Olde English' style" with lithographs by the author (OED). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Louis XVIII & Napoléon dans les Champs Elysées

      Ponthieu, Paris 1825 - Louis XVIII & Napoleon in the Elysées Fields. ~ Mongellaz Fanny Burnier, lady of (1798-1830). ~ A Paris, Ponthieu, 1825 ~ In-8, 214 pp., half-chevrette green with small corners, smooth back threaded gold, green maroquiné paper dishes, gilded net framing the dishes, back smoothes decorated with double gilded nets, title in gilded letters, tr. jonquil. ~ Fany Burnier, lady of Mongellaz, niece of the Burnier-Fontenelle Abbot, senior of the Faculty of Theology of Paris. ~ Source: Count Moritz von Dietrichstein, tutor of the Eaglet. ~ It is into 1815 that Maurice Dietrichstein (1775-1864) left his functions of officer in the Austrian army to become the tutor of the duke of Reichstadt. One entrusted to him thereafter the direction of the imperial Library of Vienna. Curious spirit, it dealt not only of sciences and literature, but also composed of the Lieder, the dances and the minuets. ~ Elegant specimen in binding of time. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON RAIL-ROADS AND CARRIAGES, SHOWING THE PRINCIPLES OF ESTIMATING THEIR STRENGTH, PROPORTIONS, EXPENSE, AND ANNUAL PRODUCE.

      E. Bliss and E. White, New York 1825 - Lengthy title continues .AND THE CONDITIONS WHICH RENDER THEM EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL, AND DURABLE; WITH THE THEORY, EFFECT, AND EXPENSE OF STEAM CARRIAGES, STATIONARY ENGINES, AND GAS MACHINES. Most early railroad knowledge in the United States came from reprints of British editions such as this. 184 pages with index and illustrated by four engravings and numerous usefull tables. All plates present. Taggart: Hopkins Railway Library, pg 18a. Leading and bottom page edges untrimmed. Rebound in green quarter leather and light green paper covered boards. Lettering on spine in gilt. Owner's name on title page. Foxing on initial and final pages. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Land Board Eastern District Cornwall manuscript document

      Upper Canada Government, Cornwall 1825 - 12.5" x 8", near fine condition.Land Board Eastern District Cornwall manuscript document[Front of document]Ld. B. E.D.For reportOriginal authorities forwarded to York6th Aug. 1825No. 1 not approved of., [verso]Land Board Eastern District Cornwall6th Aug. 1825Return of location of lands now vacant and grantable submitted for the approval of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor [ie, Sir Peregrine Maitland] at York.No.1: Names of Applicants, Eliza McDonell of Cornwall, wife of Donald McDonell, Esq., Lt. Col. Of the Glengarry Militia, & daughter of the late ensign Ranald McDonell, of Cornwall, UE Loyalist. Lot 24, 200 acres, 1st Concession, Osgoode Township. A difficulty appears on the location. By the plan in the office, Daniel Truesdell is located on the Broken Front of Lot 24 taking in so much of the said lot in the 1st Concession as makes up 200 acres---thereby leaving a residue to the said lot 24 in the 1st Concession of about 136 acres only.No. 2: Delia Anderson, of Cornwall, spinster daughter of Joseph Anderson, Esq., of the same place, UE Loyalist. No. 26, 200 acres, 7th Concession, do. [ie, Osgoode Township.] Clear of difficulty.No. 3: John Mattice of Osnabruck, son of Adam Mattice of Cornwall, a UE Loyalist. No. 11, 200 acres, 2nd Concession, Russell Township. Clear of difficulty.SGO, 25th Aug. 1825. For the Surv. Genl., [signed] S. [=Samuel] Ridout, Jos. Anderson, G. Wood.His Excellency the Lt. Governor is pleased to confirm the locations Nos. 2 & 3.Govít House, 26th Aug. 1825.By Command, [signed] Hillier [=George Hillier.] ?The process for Land Grants in Upper Canada was greatly impacted by the influx of the United Empire Loyalists form the 1780's and on. A British-style settlement, complete with a balanced constitution, common law and free and non-military earned land tenure. Land granting was considered the first business of government and this document is thus an important and informative original source one signed by prominent Upper Canadians in 1825, George Hiller and Samuel Ridout regarding land grants in the Cornwall district.Samuel Ridout (b. 1778; d. 1855). Son of Thomas Ridout. Sheriff of the Home District from 1815-1827 and Registrar of Deeds. He sat on the board of the British America Fire & Life Assurance Company and in 1824, 1827, 1829, 1834 and 1838 was Director of the Bank of Upper CanadaHILLIER, Major GEORGE,Sir Peregrine Maitland, was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, in 1818 and George Hillier (a military friend of Maitland whom he served with in Europe) took up duties as his civil secretary.Hillier was also Maitlandís chief counsellor. His position was the more important because Maitland, in spite of his personal and physical remoteness, exercised his full authority over every detail of his administration. Hillierís position entailed no formal power but offered great possibilities for wielding influence. Depending upon a number of circumstances ñ ability, force of personality, intimacy with the lieutenant governor, and mastery of detail.

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        Das Elsass. Neue historisch - topographische Beschreibung der beiden Rhein - Departemente.

      Johann Heinrich Heitz,, Strasburg, 1825 - 3 Bde. ( 2 Bde. und 1 Supplemnet - Band). Strasburg, Johann Heinrich Heitz, 1825 - 1828. 8°. XXII, VIII, 418, VI, 362 S. mit 9 Abbildungen 2 Landkarten und 1 Plane. IV, 136, 150 S. (Supplement). Blaue Pappbände der Zeit mit jeweils rotem und braunem, goldgepr. RSchildchen. Rotschnitt. Kanten berieben, Papier teils stockfleckig. (s. Foto). Originalausgabe. Sprache: ger/deu Kanten berieben, Papier teils stockfleckig. (s. Foto). Blaue Pappbände der Zeit mit jeweils rotem und braunem, goldgepr. RSchildchen. Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Elsass. Neue historisch-topographische Beschreibung der beiden Rhein-Departemente

      Heiß Johann Heinrich 1825 - Deux volumes, 1825. Demi-basane d'époque pièces de titre rouge et tomaison verte. Vol I : XVI, 172 pp., un frontispice, une carte dépliante, 3 planches une carte dépliante de Strasbourg, VIII & 172 pp. 3 planches. Vol II page 173 à 418 3 planches dont une dépliante, & le supplément 150 pp. contient des listes de minéraux et animaux en alsacien et français ; Rousseurs et petites épidermures, une épidermure importante sur le deuxième volume, bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1825 VERY EARLY HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL DETAILING THE BUSINESS AND TRAVELS OF MOSES L. ODGEN ON THE DELAWARE RIVER

      Tompkins, Delaware DE 1825 - On offer is a remarkable historical journal with many dates the earliest of which is 1825. It begins with the heading: "A bill of the Delawrae River", and lists what research suggests to be stops and business along the the Delaware River waterway. There are hundreds of names, with the dates and amounts collected from each individual. Some coded references. There are also mentions of loans, the nature of the loans and when satisfied. Though a primitive work there are numerous references to Moses L. Ogden as his family was prominent to the Delaware area from pre-Revolutionary times. We believe besides some mentions of the lumber purchases and sales that Mr. Ogden collected taxes. Delaware historians will have a grand time completing the research on this journal. Book measures 4" x 6.5", is leatherbound (very dry) and the inner pages are linen. Overall condition is good. Most of the 34 leaves are clean and clear, some age-toning. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DELL' APERTURA DI UN CANALE NAVIGABILE che dall' Adriatico a traverso dell' Italia sbocchi per due parti nel Mediterraneo dell'

      Contedini,, Roma, 1825 - in-4, pp. IV, 45, (2), leg. in c. dec. Con 2 tavv. in rame rip. raff. la topogr. del territorio con evidenziati il percorso del canale. [469]

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        Altenburgisches Gesangbuch nebst Gebeten

      Altenburg: Herzogl. Sächs. Hofbuchbruderen, 1825.

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        A Picturesque Tour of the island of Jamaica, from drawings made in the years 1820 and 1821.

      Hurst and Robinson, London 1825 - Folio (319 x 230 mm). [2], 16 pages. 21 hand-colored aquatint plates, engraved by Sutherland, Clarke, or Fielding after Hakewill's drawings, each followed by a leaf of letterpress text. "Spring Garden" plate watermarked 1822, "Kingston and Port Royal" and "Bridge over White River" plates watermarked 1832, remaining plates without visible watermarks. Original purple-brown cloth, original gilt paper title label on backstrip (corners bumped, slight fraying to edges). Provenance: from the library of the noted American Indian art collector Paul Peralta-Ramos. FIRST EDITION of a beautiful color plate book of Jamaican views, originally issued in parts from 1824 to 1825. "The author-artist was an English architect who resided in the colony for two years. The introduction presents slavery and moral conditions among the islanders who were, of course, his patrons, in a favorable light" (Ragatz). The introductory text consists of an historical sketch of the island, and a list of views drawn by Hakewill, of which a selection was included in the publication. The aquatints depict various major buildings and landmarks in Jamaica, as well as several views of prominent estates owned by the British aristocracy. This copy contains unrecorded later strikes of at least two of the plates, on paper watermarked J. Whatman / Turkey Mill, dated 1832. The copy is exceptionally fine, free of the usual foxing and with bright, fresh coloring. Abbey,Travel, 683; Prideaux, p. 338; Tooley ("a charming colour plate book that has become quite scarce and valuable"), 240; L. Ragatz, Guide for the Study of British Caribbean History 1763-1834. p. 225. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Sociey of London. Four volumes [for the Years 1824 - 1829]

      London The Zoological Society of London 1825. VG : in very good condition without dust jackets. Some creasing, marking and corner tears to four pages of volume three First Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 601pp; 582pp; 627pp; 536pp. Ninety one plates, including many finely hand-coloured lithographs bound into the rear of each volume.

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        System der Urweltlichen Pflanzenthiere Durch Diagnose, Analyse, und Abbildung der Geschlechter

      J.C.B. Mohr, Heidelberg 1825 - Folio. 47, [1]pp. 7 oversize folding plates. Original publisher's green paste-paper boards. Spine perished, corners rubbed and edgeworn, foxing throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        System der urweltlichen Pflanzenthiere

      Heidelberg, Mohr, 1825.. durch Dianose, Analyse und Abbildun der Geschlechter erläutert. Mit 7 lithographischen Tafeln, IV, 47 Seiten (Textteil mit 25 Blatt weißen Papiers durchschossen), marmorierter Pappband der Zeit, 34 x 22 cm,. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen.

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        The Life of King Arthur: From Ancient Historians and Authentic Documents

      London: Payne and Foss, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. 12mo. xliii, 172pp. Half title present. Modern quarter leather binding of crimson pebbled morocco. Spine in 6 compartments, deep red lettering labels, gilt; red cloth over boards; marbled endpapers. Text block lightly foxed and a closed marginal tear on pp. 43-44 has been expertly repaired so as to be nearly invisible, and with no loss. Aside from this, a very good copy in a lovely binding. Scarce scholarly treatise on the life of King Arthur from early, and notably Welsh, sources. Lowndes, p. 2100. New Arthurian Encyclopedia, pp. 404 and 409.

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        German Scenery From Drawings made in 1820, By Captain Batty, of the Grenadier Guards, F.R.S.

      Rodwell & Martin, London 1825 - Unpaginated. 27 1/2 x 18 1/2 cm. Sixty-two steel plates (with tissue guards), including vignette title and frontispiece, engraved by Heath, Owen, Lacey et al. Plate Index . Bound without letterpress title. Each plate described in English (recto) and French (verso). Batty served with the Grenadier Guards in the campaign of the Western Pyrenees, and at Waterloo. "He was an artist of considerable merit (he published view books of French, German and Welsh Scenery and Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium, and Holland) .all of which have been much esteemed." [see: BRYAN, Vol.I, p.95]. Moderate toning to first few leaves, plates and text generally bright and clean, slight extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt. Contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Aeg. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      1825-1847, New Portland, Massachusetts 1825 - 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. Covers scuffed and partially stained, occasional waterstaining inside, overall IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in South America, During the Years 1819-20-21; Containing an Account of the Present State of Brazil, Buenos Ayres, and Chile.

      John Murray, LONDON 1825 - Two volumes, 8vo. Ayres, and Chile, xii, 373pp. viii, 380pp. [without half-titles] with hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, 2 folding engraved maps hand-coloured in outline, Eight Aquatint plates, [light offsetting] rebound half leather. [Abbey Travel 699; Sabin 9877] Excellent Set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of England

      London: G. Cowie and Co, [& 25 others],, 1825. A new edition, with portraits and lives of the authors. 13 volumes, octavo (215 × 136 mm). Contemporary pink half calf, twin morocco labels green, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, twin rules to marbled paper sides in blind, marbled edges and endpapers. Steel-engraved frontispiece. Twentieth-century bookplate to front pastedowns and small ownership stamp to verso of titles. Spines faded but gilt still bright, endleaves slightly foxed, frontispiece a little offset. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set.

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