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      Henry Colburn, London 1825 - The first edition of the most famous set of diaries in the English language. Pepys began his journals in January 1660 and stopped writing in 1669 as his eyesight grew worse. He wrote the books in Shelton's shorthand which the diarist had probably learned while a student. It was first deciphered between 1819 and 1822 by John Smith, an undergraduate, and afterwards rector of Baldock. In 1825 half of the deciphered manuscript was edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke and published as the first edition by Henry Colburn, in London. The set has two volumes: the first with xlii and 498 pp, plus a general index, xlix, and the second with 311pp. Large quarto. Handsome leather covered boards to both volumes, both rebacked sensitively and well with original burgundy labels, raised bands, and gilt motifs. Volume 1 has 8 plates, including portrait frontispiece, facsimile of Pepys's writing, and Pepys's family tree. Volume 2 has 5 plates, portraits, folding map, etc. There is some foxing to most of the pages with plates and their neighbouring pages, and some mirroring of plates to opposite pages. Apart from that, the text pages are very crisp and clean, with magnificently clear print. Pages have gilt edges, tops and bottoms. "A document of extraordinary interest, on account both of the light that its sincere narrative throws on the author's own lovable character, and of the vivid picture that it gives of contemporary everyday life, of the administration of the navy, and of the ways of the court" . One of the most important and revealing diaries in English, in a most attractive set. As with many nineteenth century and later editions, Pepys's franker memoirs have been discreetly censored. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exposition du systeme naturel des nerfs du corps humain.

      Merlin, Paris 1825 - Exposition du système naturel des nerfs du corps humain, suivi des mémoires sur le même sujet . . . Traduit de l’anglais par J. Genest. 8vo. xii, 270, [2]pp. 4 folding plates. Paris: J. S. Merlin, 1825. 220 x 137 mm. (uncut). Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Minor foxing and toning, but very good. From the library of French physiologist Charles-Émile François-Franck (1849-1921), with his donation stamp on the title; library stamps of the Collège de France also present on title. First Edition in French, containing "a new preface by the translator and a new preface by Bell" (Cranefield, p. 17). This copy was once owned by Charles-Émile François-Franck, who succeeded E. J. Marey in the chair of physiology at the Collège de France. He is best known for his studies on the excitability of the cerebral cortex and localization of function (see Garrison-Morton 1417), his experimental valvulotomy of the heart (see Garrison-Morton 3022.1), and his film motion studies conducted while serving as Marey’s assistant in the Collège’s laboratory of pathologic physiology. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alcuni scritti e dettati inediti. Prima edizione.

      Majno., Piacenza. 1825 - In 8°, br. muta, pp. 64. Barbe. Ampi marg. Lievi mende alla cop. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The ancient history of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians

      W. Borradaile, 1825-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Vol 1, 2, 4. VOLUME Three is missing! Some light foxing. Moderate rubbing to the corners. Bindings are holding.

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

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

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        S. E. el Vice-Presidente de la Republica, encargado del Poder Ejecutivo, ha tenido a bien espedir el presente Reglamento para el Estado Mayor Jeneral.

      1825 - Santander’s Reglamento for the Estado Mayor Jeneral as Vice President of the great Colombia. 1825. Bogota, November 8. In 4to (260 mm x 195 mm). 6 ff. Unbound. Uneven edges, paper toned, tears not affecting. Extremely rare, we have been unable to locate another copy of this imprint, given by Francisco Paula de Santander (1792 – 1840) as Vice President of what is not known as the Great Colombia –a position that would accompany him from 1819 to 1827, thus most of its duration- and undersigned by Carlos Soublette (1789 – 1870), a Venezuelan procer, who had been recently appointed Minister of War and Marine (March, 1825) of Colombia. The Reglamento gives outlines for the conformation of the military (members of staff, quantity, succession, distribution of salaries, etc.) and details all aspects of rule and command for infantry and cavalry, again with specifications of their conformations (number of officers, rations for horses according to the rank of the officer, etc.). Amongst the subjects mentioned, is who is in charged of requesting and making maps, designing fortresses and parks, amongst others. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GALERÍA INDUSTRIAL Ó APLICACION DE LOS PRODUCTOS DE LA NATURALEZA A LOS ARTES Y OFICIOS; su orígen, sus progresos y perfeccion, representados en una serie de ciento cinquenta estampas, dibujadas y grabadas con gusto por artistas inteligentes; con un texto explicativo, para el uso de la infancia y de la juventud. Por la Sra. H******, autor de la Geografía Viviente, etc. y traducida al español con algunas notas.

      Imp. Bernal. Madrid, 1825 - . 17 cm, apaisado. IV-178 pág. Ilustr. con 32 lám., contando el frontispicio y la portada, con un total de 150 grabados, cinco por cada lám. Enc. posterior en plena piel, nervios, ruedas en ambos planos. Señal de óxido. Algún que otro cerco antiguo de humedad. Palau 96686. * Edición española de esta curiosa obra dedicada a ampliar los conocimientos de los niños y la juventud, en cuanto a la manufacturación de productos habituales de la vida cotidiana. El texto se divide en veintiocho noches, en las que se explican los distintos productos, su fabricación y algunos oficios. Ciencias. Artes y oficios. Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Divinity, or Discourses on The Being of God, The Divinity of Christ, The Personality and Divinity of The Holy Ghost, and on The Sacred Trinity - 2 vols - (1st Edition)

      WC Featherstone 1825 - WC Featherstone; 1825; Beautifully bound in marbled; quarter leather, covers in near immaculate condition. Spine is a black leather with gold embossed ridges - red, gilt lettered title and volume number sections. Some small scratches to the binding, but negligible. Barely any foxing on pages, (frontispiece engraving has 'mirrored' onto facing page on both volumes). These books have quite possibly never been read! The history is fascinating. The Rev'd Daly was born in Devon, near Tavistock n 4 March 1743, he was educated at the Exeter free grammar school and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. On leaving the university he was ordained into the curacy of Moreton-Hampstead, Devonshire, then he became curate of Drewsteignton, and afterwards was appointed curate of Lustleigh, with a yearly wage of £40. In 1786 he published a System of Divinity, having been encouraged to bring out this work by a long list of subscribers, but as many of them neglected to pay their subscriptions, the actual receipts were far less than the expenses, and the author found himself over £100 out of pocket. Undaunted by difficulties, however, he determined to extend the work to twenty-six volumes, and being unable to risk a second loss he resolved to print the book himself. Being a clever mechanician he made a press of a peculiar construction, unlike ordinary printing-presses; then he bought some old types at a cheap rate; and in five months, he produced 40 copies of the first volume. He circulated twenty six of these specimen volumes by sending them to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the Royal Society, and the editors of several reviews. However, he was to be bitterly disappointed by the lukewarm response. Few of those to whom he presented the specimen volume even acknowledged its receipt. Davy sought in vain the patronage of three successive Bishops of Exeter ¿ Ross, Buller, and Courtenay ¿ and of Archbishop Moore and Bishop Porteus, but these prelates sent no help and even declined to accept a dedication from him. Bishop Buller would not even look at the specimen volume. In spite of these discouragements Davy, having 14 copies remaining, started again and printed 14 copies of the other 25 volumes, each containing about five hundred pages, which herculean task he completed in 1807. Copies of this extremely curious * System of Divinity * (26 vols. Lustleigh, 1795-1807, 8vo) are preserved in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, the Cambridge University Library, the London Institution, and the Cathedral Library, Exeter. The copy in the British Museum, which is regarded as one of the most interesting typographical curiosities in the national collection, was presented by Sir Robert Harry Inglis, M.P., one of the trustees, who has prefixed to the first volume a long letter addressed to Panizzi, giving an account of the author and of the singular circumstances connected with the production of the book, he expresses his opinion that it is 'the most remarkable work of English labour; perhaps, indeed, I might say unparalleled in any age or country, as an effort of the combined skill, industry, and perseverance of one man, un- daunted by age, poverty, and forty of neglect.' . In the latter part of his life Davy resided at Willmead,a small farm belonging to his son, but he continued to hold the curacy of Lustleigh. Having made considerable additions to these discourses, a neat edition of them was published in 1825 at Exeter in 2 vols. (as seen here) Pelham, bishop of Exeter, now tardily recognised the authors merits, and in December 1825 presented Davy, then in his eighty-third year, to the vicarage of Winkleigh, Devonshire. He held the benefice only about five months, and, dying on 13 June 1826, was buried in the chancel of Winkleigh church. . AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO COLLECT A VERY, VERY RARE SET OF THESE BOOKS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historisch-Genealogisch-Geographischer Atlas in dei und dreisig (sic) Uebersichten. Aus dem Französischen der neuesten Ausgabe in's Deutsche übertragen und mit zwei politisch geographischen Uebersichten vermehrt von Alexander von Dusch.

      J. Velten,, Karlsruhe, 1825 - Karlsruhe, J. Velten, 1825-28. Atlas-folio. Doppelblattgr. Titel und Widmung, 3 Bl. Vorrede und Inhalt, 43 Doppelblatt mit 24 kol. Karten im Text. Halbleder d. Zt. Vgl. Brunet III, 859 (nennt die letzte französische Ausgabe von 1826). Die vorliegende deutsche Ausgabe des badischen Aussenministers Alexander von Dusch (1789-1876) ist Ludwig Wilhelm August, Grossherzog von Baden, gewidmet. - Einband ziemlich berieben, aber intakt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handwörterbuch der Mineralogie, Berg-, Hütten- und Salzwerkskunde, nebst der französischen Synonymie und einem französischen Register.

      Ilmenau, Bernhard Friedrich Voigt, 1825. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. (1 Bl.), VIII, (2 Bl. Verz.), 436 S. - S. 449-872, (3 Bl.). Original-Halblederband mit umlaufendem Rotschnitt (stärker berieben u. bestoßen/ Leder löst sich oberflächlich im Rücken/oberes Kapital einseitig ca. 3 cm eingerissen). Erste Auflage. - Poggendorff I, 1025; Ferchl 215. - Vorderer innerer Einbanddeckel mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand, vorderes Vorsatzblatt mit Fehlstelle. Buchblock altersgemäß gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten und frei von Anstreichungen und Stempeln. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. In Five Volumes

      William Pickering; Nattali and Combe; Talboys and Wheeler, London 1825 - 5 volumes. Outstanding binding by Riviere & Son in crushed and marbled leather in burgundy, black and tan, with gilt triple frame, ornate gilt spine strip with black and burgundy gilt-stamped spine labels, 1 cm wide bright gilt inner dentelles, top edge gilt. Pp. xxxviii, 369, frontispiece portrait by W.H. Worthington. "An Essay on the Life and Writings of Edmund Spenser" by Philip Masterman; [vi], 390; vi, 390; vi, 392; [vi], 434. Small square bookplate on the pastedown of each volume of "The Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation Museum" with a tiny stamp in the bottom whitespace "Released 1968", offsetting around the margins of the free endpapers from abutting the leather turn-ins. Overall, a fine, set in a stunning binding. Size: Small Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Journey across the Cordillera of the Andes, and of a Residence in Lima, and other parts of Peru in the years 1823 and 1824.

      Archibald Constable and Co., London 1825 - 8vo. with half title, xx, 374pp. half calf, marbled boards, marbled endpapers, T.E.G. Fine Baronial book-plate LYME. Proctor relates his journey across the Pampas of Argentina, over the Cordilleras to Santiago and Valporaiso and by sea to Calleo and Lima. A Most Excellent Copy 1825 [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Imprimerie de Firmin Didot 1825 - RO40162604: 31 tomes d'env. 400-500 pages chacun. Auteur, titre, tomaison motifs et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Tranches mouchetées. Nouvelle édition accompagnée d'observations et d'éclaircissements historiques, par M. Letronne. Tomes I-XII: Histoire ancienne. Tomes XIII-XXIV: Histoire romaine. Tomes XXV-XXVIII: Traité des études. Tome XXIX: Histoire romaine, Table. Tome XXX: Oeuvres diverses. Tome XXXI: Eclaircissements historiques. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 930-Histoire générale du monde ancien jusqu'à 499 apr. J.-C. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album [of Rome].

      . [Roma] Via di Capo le Case no. 29 c. 1825. With engraved titlepage + 99 engraved views, originally drawn by himself. Oblong 4to. All plates stamped with the artist's blind stamp to prove their originality. Contemporary halfvellum with coloured leather label and golddecorations on spine. Weakly foxing, mainly in the margin. Small librarystamp on titlepage..

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        Mangas (Mangawa) - Japanische Farbholzschnitte

      . (um 1825). 58 unpaginierte Seiten mit 56 Original-Holzschnitten auf Japanpapier, original kartoniert, Blockbuch, (Vorsatz etwas stockfleckig/Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel). - Band 11 / Mit Darstellungen von Landschaften und aus dem Leben sowie Sachdarstellungen (Waffen), Tiere und hohe Personen, sportliche Wettkämpfe, Arbeiten und Freizeitvergnügen / gutes Exemplar -

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      Chez DALIBON , LIBRAIRE, PARIS 1825 - Cette édition , avec des élaircissements et des notes historiques de P.R. AUGIS , est en 29 volumes in 8 , reliés demi-chagin rouge à coins , dos à 4 nerfs ornés et dorés , reliure signée HERING & MULLER , 2 portraits et 40 planches gravées h.t., Ex-libris ( Breau Bibliothèque ) , quelques rousseurs, quelques frottements sur la reliure et qelques annotations manuscrites en marge, bons exemplaires , complet . "Belle édition avec les notes des éditions précédentes que BRUNET distingue par la beauté des caractères ,BrunetIV, 424. "

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      London: Printed for James Duncan [et al], 1825.. xvi,lxx,1029,[1]pp. Large, thick quarto. Recent three quarter calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt labels, a.e.g. Relatively unobtrusive perforated stamp of a defunct mercantile library in title and last leaf, first few leaves of the dictionary proper show some marginal foxing/spotting, terminal leaf a bit frayed at margin, with small chip and tear at top of gutter, but overall, a good, sound copy. First edition. Armstrong's "great work ... This was the first Gaelic dictionary published, as there previously existed only vocabularies of the language like those of Shaw and others. It is a most meritorious work, the affinities of the Celtic words being traced in most of the languages of ancient and modern times. To it is prefixed a Gaelic grammar, and there is a short historical appendix of ancient names, deduced from the authority of Ossian and other poets. Armstrong's dictionary will always be prized by Gaelic scholars, but it was partially eclipsed, three years after its appearance, by the publication of the still more comprehensive ‘Dictionarium Scoto-Celticum,’ compiled under the direction of the Highland Society of Scotland (2 vols. 4to, 1828). Mr. Armstrong sank his small fortune in the publication of his three-guinea quarto, and in a pecuniary sense he was a considerable loser by its publication" - DNB.

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        Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or Medical Botany

      Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea; M. Carey & Son. 1825; 1818. First. Two volumes, mixed editions. Volume One is a second edition (1825); Volume Two is a first edition (1818). Quartos. Complete with 50 hand-colored plates (Tables 1-50), including one double plate (Table 25). Contemporary dark red half morocco and marbled paper boards. Ex-library copies with spine labels, bookplates, and perforated stamp on the title page and plates. Scuffing to the board edges and joints, toning and scattered foxing, about very good. The engraved botanical plates by Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co. are especially fine despite the perforated stamp, and are beautifully hand-colored. .

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        "ERINNERUNGSBLATT FÜR FREUNDE MUGGENDORFS UND DESSEN UMGEBUNGEN". Kolorierte Radierung von C. Wiessner. Um 1825. 44:47,5 cm. - In Handarbeitsrahmung (71:79,5 cm).

      1825. Außerordentlich dekorative Gesamtansicht, umgeben von zahlreichen weiteren Orten der Fränkischen Schweiz, wie Neideck, Wüstenstein, Riesenburg, Rabenstein, Tüchersfeld, Streitberg, Greifenstein, Unteraufsess, Doos, Rabeneck, Pottenstein, Egloffstein, Wichsenstein und Gößweinstein. - Seltenes Blatt in hervorragender Erhaltung..

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        Ristretto di Dir.o Nat.e privato e pubblico. Criminale Filosofico - e Crim.e Positivo. Speroni G.B. Anno 1825-26.

      - Cm. 27,5, cc. 186. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Ottima conservazione ed in grafia ben leggibile. Si tratta di un manoscritto ad uso dello studente G.B. Speroni che riporta l'intero corso svolto all'università di Pavia nell'anno accademico 1825-26. Nonostante il nome del professore non appaia mai scritto nel volume, si tratta sicuramente di Giulio Bellardi Granelli che tenne la cattedra pavese dal 1818 al 1846 e divenne Rettore nel 1820. Il magistero di quest'ultimo si caratterizza in due punti principali: il primo, distinto in privato e pubblico, insegnato a partire dal 1819 verte sul Diritto privato e naturale di Zeiller da poco tradotto in italiano; Il secondo è suddiviso in un'esposizione di parte generale, cui segue lo studio dei delitti e delle pene. E' interessante notare come in questo periodo l'insegnamento universitario pavese dovesse seguire le direttive dell'Aulica Commissione di Vienna la quale, a proposito della cattedra di Diritto Naturale, così si esprime: "il diritto naturale preso in senso generale dividesi nel diritto naturale privato e diritto naturale pubblico, quest'ultimo comprende il diritto pubblico interno, ed il diritto pubblico esterno, ossia il diritto delle genti. Il Professore del diritto naturale ha da incominciare le sue lezioni con una introduzione enciclopedica allo studio legale e politico, dovendo pure a suo luogo esporre i casi di maggior rilievo ne' quali il diritto positivo Europeo differisce dal naturale. La cattedra di 'diritto naturale e criminale' abbraccia pertanto «la introduzione enciclopedica allo studio politico legale, il diritto naturale privato e pubblico e il diritto criminale". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Deuxiéme Lettre d'un Rabbin Converti, aux Israélites ses Frères, sur les Motifs de sa Conversion. Les Prophéties Expliquées par les Traditions de la Synagogue

      Paris, l'Auteur, a la Sorbonne; au bureau de la Société Catholique des bons livres, et aux principales librairies eccléslastiques, (1825)-1827.. Crown octavo. Pp. iii, (i blank), 334. Half-title, Author's signature on verso. Text diagram. Footnotes, errata. Hardcover, contemporary half cloth and marbled boards, manuscript shelf-label to spine. Small institutional label tipped-in, small stamps. In a very fine fine condition (sporadic foxing). Excellent copy, practically unused. ~ First edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ?P. L. B. Drach? in ink on verso of half-title (?Propriété de l'Éditeur?). Marrano Paul Louis Bernard Drach (David), (1791, Strasburg - 1868, Rome), a Talmudic scholar, Grand-Rabbi, a well-known converted Jew. In 1823 he renounced Judaism in the presence of Archbishop Quélen, was baptized, and received his first Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation. In 1827 appointed librarian of the Propaganda in Rome, an office he held until his death. Rosenthal, in his ?Convertitenbilder? writes: ?The conversion of this learned Jew is undoubtedly one of the most important conversions effected by the grace of God during this century in France. It became the source of salvation to many of his coreligionists.? Of Drach's numerous writings, ?Lettres d'un rabbin converti aux Israélites, ses frères? is the most important. Highly anti-Semitic, it incriminates the Jews as practicioners of ritual murder. ?The zeal of these Rabbis goes as far as dedicating to death all those who follow the doctrine of the Trinity, and consequently all Christian Israelites,? Drach writes. In his ?Harmonie entre l'église et la synagogue? (Paris, 1844) he even asserts that the Jews of Damascus had been responsible for the ritual murder of the Capuchin Fr. Thomas in 1840, and that their guilt had been established beyond doubt. Exceedingly scarce. OCLC records 2 copies only.

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        Index Testaceologicus: or a Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign, arranged according to the Linnean System: with the Latin and English Names, References to Authors, and Places where found: 2nd Ed. 2 Vols. - 2nd Vol., Supplement [1st Ed.];

      London, printed for W. Wood (Supplement printed 1828). 1825 - HARDBACKS, gilt-embossed blue calf, ornate design on spine, covers and edges, raised bands on spine with gilt and blind-embossed designs, gilt lettering on spine label, supplement is in red paper-covered boards, marbled end-papers to Vol. I, pages: Vol. I, vii, 188, index and errata [ii], all edges of Vol. I marbled; Vol. II iv, [i], 59, coloured plates: Vol. I, 38 (containing 2300 figs.); Vol. II, 8 (containing 480 figs), 6 pages from Basteria, Vol. 36, No.2-5, 1972, S. P. Dance "On William Wood's General Conchology and Index Testaceologicus", loosely inserted, 8vo., Vol. I, 120mm x 190mm (4.75" x 7.5"); Vol. II, 135mm x 202mm (5.25" x 8"), Vol. I, covers slightly rubbed, small marks on front and back, former owner's small bookplate on front fixed end-paper, otherwise a very fine bright items. Vol. II, covers soiled and rubbed at margins, spine missing, light browning to title-page, inner hinges repaired, former owner's name on front fixed end-paper, otherwise a fine copy. This 1825 edition of Index Testaceologicus is often incorrectly referred to as the first edition (which was 1818), it is actually the second edition.

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        Della China. 3 volumes. Opere volume 15, 16, 17.

      G.Marietti, Torino, 1825 - 311 + 584 + 420pagine, cartonnages de l?éditeur, sans dos, tranches non rognées, grandes marges.

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        A General Atlas, Containing Maps illustrating some important periods in Ancient History; and distinct Maps of the several Empires, Kingdoms and States, in the World, from Original Drawings, according to the latest Treaties.

      Edinburgh: For John Thomson & Co., [1825]. - Folio, (14 ¼ x 10 ½ inches). Engraved vignette title page (a bit toned). 44 fine engraved double-page maps, with original hand-color in outline and most with small vignettes (occasional offsetting and spotting, slightly toned); engraved frontispiece "Table of the Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World," engraved plate "Table of the Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers in the World," 8 in-text engraved illustrations, most with original hand-color (offsetting, one or two spots). Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, with original printed paper lettering piece on the front cover (front cover detached, corners and spine a bit worn with loss, a few surface abrasions). Second edition, first published in 1819. A handsome atlas engraved by N. R. Hewitt from maps drawn by James Wyld (the Elder), one of the foremost geographers of his time, with the title royal geographer, who introduced lithography to England. Containing very detailed maps of the world with an emphasis on Europe, but with several important maps showing the Americas and Australia. Most of the maps have a small vignette illustrating a feature of the region. This later edition has been revised and updated with 3 new maps: "Van Dieman's Land" [Tasmania], "New South Wales," and "Ross, Parry, and Franklin's Discoveries in the Arctic Circle." The maps showing America are Map XXXVII "America," which shows both North and South America with the vignette "Cascade of Regla, Near Mexico"; Map XXXVIII "North America," with the vignette "Ft. Niagara from the British Light House"; and Map XXXIX "United States," with the vignette "The Falls of Niagara," all showing the pre-Louisiana Purchase border at the Mississippi River. To the west of the United States, we see California (present-day Baja California), New California (with the towns of P. Diego, S. Clemente, Ft. St. Francisco, and C. Mendocino), Texas, S. Antonio, Laredo, New Madrid, and N. Orleans. "W. Florida" and "E. Florida" are portrayed as south of the United States, with no part of the U.S. bordering the Gulf of Mexico. 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 Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Works: a Watercolour, an Ink and a Pencil Sketch of Tangier].

      1825 - Ca. 1825. Each on separate album leaves, one double-page. Image sizes 55x21 cm (21 ½ x 8 ¼ in); 25,5x20 cm (10x8 in); 28x19,5 cm (11 x 7 ¾ in). All captioned in ink with the same hand on verso. This group is in very good condition. The group includes a watercolour panoramic view of Tangier Bay captioned "# 15 & 16. Two views of the point of Malabat. Tanjir Bay. The Light House and Isla at Tarifa. The bank of sand which unites the Isla to the main land" (with the second description regarding view # 16 not present here). The view represents Cape Malabata (6 miles east of Tangier) facing the Strait of Gibraltar; the mentioned lighthouse still exists. The Isla de Tarifa (modern La Isla de las Palomas) is the island opposite the town of Tarifa at the southern end of the Punta de Tarifa, the southern most point of the Iberian Peninsula. The second view of Tangier Bay is in pencil and captioned "The Castle and port of the Fortifications of Tanjirs taken from the harbour." There is also a smaller monochrome brownish watercolour and ink sketch captioned "A View from the top of the British Vice Consul¿s House in Tetuan" and dated "Jan. [?]th 1825." Tetouan is a city in northern Morocco, one of the two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea. It lies a few miles south of the Strait of Gibraltar, and about 40 mi (60 km) east of Tangier. Historical Text Archive on-line notes that in 1825 the post of British vice-consul in Tetuan was held by a Moroccan Jew Salvador D. Hassan, who also acted as Consul of Portugal and Italy. Estcourt "purchased a commission as ensign in the 44th foot on 13 July 1820, exchanging on 7 June 1821 into the 43rd foot (Monmouthshire light infantry) before purchasing promotion to lieutenant (9 December 1824) and captain (5 November 1825). Estcourt served with the regiment, which formed part of Lieutenant-General Sir William Clinton's division sent to garrison towns in Portugal (1826-7) during disruption over the succession to the throne. He appears then to have returned with the 43rd to Gibraltar, before sailing for Plymouth and, in 1832, Ireland. From January 1835 until June 1837, he was second in command to Colonel F. R. Chesney during his expedition to the Euphrates valley, which sought to prove that the river was navigable from within overland reach of the Mediterranean to its mouth on the Persian Gulf, thus shortening the journey to India. Despite a torrid period, during which one steamer was wrecked and twenty lives lost at Basrah on 31 August 1836, Estcourt produced a detailed report for Chesney, anticipating 'no difficulties' in passage during the 'season of high water', provided that accurate knowledge of the deep channel and a vessel of suitable length were acquired. He was less sure about the 'low season', owing to lack of information, though he was confident that local Arabs would not be hostile, once they became used to the steamers" (Oxford DNB). This collection was obviously made from Estcourt first posting in Gibraltar.

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        MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II. and James II. Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John's College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence.

      Henry Colburn. London.,1825 - FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 4to. (11.9 x 9.4 inches). Volume 1; Half title, frontispiece portrait of Samuel Pepys, xlii; 498pp, xlixpp (index for both volumes). Publishers advert leaf. ---- Volume 2 contains 2 sections; The remains of the Diary and the Correspondence. Diary; Half title, frontispiece engraving of Pepys' Library in York Buildings, title-page, 348pp. + correspondence; title, vii,311pp. Illustrated with 13 full page plates (2 pedigrees, Facsimile of Pepys handwriting, 7 portraits, 1 map, and 2 views. Aside from some minor foxing, mostly the margins, to the plates (which also show offsetting to the opposite leaves), this is a very bright, clean, tight set. Finely bound in contemporary bindings, by J. Taylor Seton of Edinburgh, of full brown calf. Rebacked with the original spines laid down. Raised bands, compartments decorated in gilt. Twin red labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Boards with double gilt ruled and blind decorative borders. Original endpapers with small green bookbinders ticket in top corner of front paste-downs. Edges and corners a bit bumped and rubbed but still a very attractive pair of early bindings on this very bright copy.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts

      Pyall and Hunt, London 1825 - Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts; in a Circumbendibus Hop, Step, and Jump. by Olio Rigmaroll. Drawn and Written by M.E. Esq. Engraved by Geo. Hunt. 73 pp. Some minor foxing throughout, not affecting text, book or plates in any way. First edition. Quarto. [4], 73, [1, blank] pp. With twenty-three hand-colored aquatint plates. Plates watermarked -J WHATMAN 1824.- Has in pencil to fep -Earliest state of the plates before they were altered. The plates are captioned as follows: Uncaptioned (facing p. 2); Street Breakfast. (facing p. 5); Will Hackraw. (facing p. 8); Spreading. (facing p. 17); The Ne plus Ultra of Bores. (facing p. 19); Love Lane. (facing p. 28); Inn Midnight, Company Tired & Retired. (facing p. 31); Scene Country Fair. (facing p. 39); Washerwomen. Carlton Hill, Edinburgh. (facing p. 41); Porter, Fish-woman, & Journeyman Flesher; Auld Reekie. (facing p. 43); Starting of a Stage-Coach Edinburgh. (facing p. 45); A Trip up Loch Lomond. (facing p. 47); Returning from a Trip to Loch Lomond. (facing p. 49); Scene near Glasgow. (facing p. 50); Glasgow. (facing p. 50); Mr. Owen¿s Institution, New Lanark. (Quadrille Dancing.) (facing p. 51); Laking it. Ulswater. (facing p. 52); Steam Packet Holyhead to Howth. (facing p. 56); Steam Packet, Holyhead to Howth. (facing p. 58); Car Drivers Dublin. (facing p. 60); A Ride up the Ph¦nix Park, Dublin. (facing p. 61); Costume North Wales. (facing p. 62); and A Rigmaroll. (facing p. 73). Light green paper-covered boards with the original pink printed label on front cover and with facsimile label on spine. In a red cloth chemise. A wonderul uncut copy. A comical tour through England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. (A second edition was published in London in 1825 by Thomas M¿Lean). Abbey, Life, 290. Colas 938. Hiler, p. 263 (-Humorous illustrations which show masculine and feminine costume-). Tooley 206. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare, in Nine Volumes. [Miniature edition].

      William Pickering,, London: 1825 - c.300pp per volume: each 3.5 x 2.1 ins / 9 x 5 cms. Previous owner's small green name label (5 x 20mm) on pastedown of each vol. Pages slightly cockled. Contents very clean with the rare odd minor brown spot. Top edges dusty. In the original bindings of russet cloth, beautifully restored and with new printed paper spine labels. Housed at present in a worn wooden box, probably original, with no lid. Lovely miniature set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Information and directions for travellers on the Continent.

      Glaucus Masi Leghorn 1825 - Sixth edition. 2 volumes, 8vo (18 x 10 cms), pp.345, 350-776, [1], bookplates, pencilling on endpapers, both vols uniformily bound in contemporary half green morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt lettered, rubbed; overall a good firm copy. Provenance: bookplate of Nigel Tangye (author and hotelier). Covers France, Italy and Germany. Detailed chapters on Paris, Florence, Paris, Naples and Pompei. This guide was originally published in 1824 and went to several editions and translations before being enlarged and republished as Travels in Europe (1832). "The varoious editions enlarge the geographical scope of their predecessors, and brought up to date the very detailed practical advice on accommodation, expenses, food, and itineraries she gave to travellers." (DNB). This appears to be a "pirate" Italian edition of Starke's "indispensable" guide. Robinson p. 194. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OEuvres. Notice par WALCKENAER, éloge par CHAMFORT.

      1825 - Paris, Peytieux, 1825. 5 vol. in-8, plein veau glacé estampé et doré, décor de croisillons en noir sur les plats, tranches marbrées, portrait et fac-similé (rousseurs, rel. un peu frottées). * Five 8vo vol., full glazed calf, etched, gilt and adorned plates, marbled edges, portrait and facsimile (foxing, slight wear to binding). Belle édition dans une riche reliure romantique. 144 gravures encadrées (147 annoncées ; Rochambeau, p. 649, ne donne pas de collation complète). * A fine edition in a beautiful Romantic binding. 144 framed engravings (147 announced; Rochambeau, p. 649, does not give a comprehensive collation). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        histoire civile, physique et morale de Paris - 10 volumes

      Baudouin - Paris 1825 - Troisième édition revue et corrigée par l'auteur, ornée de gravures nouvelles. In-12 carré demi-veau brun d'époque, dos lisse à empreintes orné de filets imitant 6 faux nerfs, frises en coiffes et en pied ; auteur,titre et tomaison sur fond nègre. Epidermures ; intérieur très propre, signet, rares rousseurs. Très bel ensemble. Complet de ses 10 volumes illustrés de 85 belles gravures originales hors texte, sous serpentes, dessinées par Civeton réparties sur 9 volumes, le dernier étant consacré à la table générale des matières. Tome premier : 598 pp - Préface. - Préface de la première édition. - Statistique physique. - Période I. Origine de la nation parisienne. - Période II. Les Parisiens sous la domination romaine. - Période III. Paris sous la première race des rois Francs. - Période IV. Paris sous la seconde race. Mors fendu sur plus d'un cm en queue de 1er plat, lèger manque de peau au niveau du tranchefil. Tome second: 627 pp - Période V. Paris depuis Hugues-Capet jusqu'à Philippe-Auguste. - Période VI. Paris depuis le règne de Louis VII jusqu'à celui de Louis IX. - Période VII. Paris depuis Louis VIII jusqu'à Philippe IV, dit le Bel. Trou de vers en queue (mors) Tome troisième: 634 pp - Suite de la période VII. Période VIII. Paris depuis le règne de Philippe III, dit le Hardi, jusqu'à celui de Charles V. - Période IX. Paris depuis le règne de Jean jusqu'à celui de François 1er. Bel exemplaire. Tome quatrième: 591 pp - Suite de la période IX. Période X. Paris depuis le règne de Louis XIII jusqu'au gouvernement de la Ligue. Manque en marge sur env.3 cm, page 1 ; sans incidence sur le texte. Tome cinquième: 539 pp - Période XI. Paris depuis l'origine de la Ligue jusqu'au règne de Louis XIII. - Période XII. Paris sous Louis XIII. tome sixième: 583 pp - Suite de la période XII. Période XIII. Paris sous Louis XIV, Trou de vers en queue (mors) tome septième: 559 pp - Suite de la période XIII. Période XIV. Paris sous Louis XV. Petit manque en queue de coiffe. Tome huitième: 602 pp - Suite de la période XIV. Période XV. Paris sous Louis XVI. Petit manque en tête de coiffe. Tome neuvième: 556 pages, Période XVI. Paris sous la Convention. - Période XVII. Paris sous le Directoire et les deux Conseils. - Période XVIII. Paris sous Napoléon Bonaparte. - Statistique de Paris. Résumé. Mémoire présenté par M. le comte de Chabrol. Tome dixième: 496 pages. - Table générale des matières. 1825-1826 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pleasures of Hope, with other poems. A new edition. [with]: Gertude of Wyoming, and other poems. Ninth edition.

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London: 1825 - 1 With a beautiful fore-edge painting of Eton [unlabelled]. There is no bookplate, but this book was part of the Doheny collection. From the Estelle Doheny Fore-edge Painting collection, with her inventory number in the rear. Provenance: John Brend Winterbotham (thru 1862) – Maggs sold to Doheny in 1951. See: Catalogue of Book and Manuscripts in the Estelle Doheny Collection, Part III, Los Angeles, 1955, p. 87 – Jeff Weber Rare Books, Catalogue 1, item 6 – Mrs. Gladys McKenney Molony – gifted to the Saint Mary’s-of-the-Woods College Library (sold 2007). See: Norman’s History of Cheltenham, by John Goding - Cheltenham (England), 1863, p. 653, citing J. B. Winterbotham. [John Brend Winterbotham, whose wife was Mary Brend-Winterbotham (m. 1828)]. The Law Times, March 12, 1881, p. 340. 2 vols. in 1. 12mo. 144; 160 pp. Engraved half-title, engraved plates by C. Heath after drawings by R. Westall. Original full dark green straight-grain gilt-ruled morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g.; neatly rebacked to match. Early bookplate of J. B. Winterbotham; inscribed "Thate B. Winterbotham a relic of other days, Xmas 1862 – J. B. W. to Ms. P. Batten, Nov. 1826." [John Brend Winterbotham, 1805-1881]. Doheny copy. Near fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Eislauf oder das Schrittschuhfahren, ein Taschenbuch für Jung und Alt. Mit Gedichten von Klopstock, Göthe, Herder, Cramer, Krummacher ec. und Kupfern von J. A. Klein.

      Friedr. Campe,, Nürnberg, 1825 - Nürnberg, Friedr. Campe, 1825. Kl.-8°. IV + 180 S. Illustr. OPp. EA. Mit dem gestochenen Frontispiz und 5 gestochenen Tafeln. Hayn-Got VIII, 658. - Stockfleckig, unteres Kapital m. ca. 1 cm Fehlstelle, leichte Gbrsp. Hds. Notiz a. fl. V. - Neben archäologischen Funden zum Eislaufen, begannen vor etwa 800 Jahren in Holland Boten mit Eisenkufen an Holzschuhen über die zugefrorenen Kanäle zu gleiten und überbrachten auf diese Weise eilige Nachrichten an adelige Empfänger. In den folgenden Jahrhunderten entwickelte sich das Schlittschuhlaufen zunächst zum Vergnügen des Adels und später auch zum Volkssport. Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts wurden in Großbritannien die ersten Schlittschuhvereine gegründet. Während die nordischen Völker ebenso wie die Friesen und Holländer immer gute Schlittschuhläufer blieben, war diese Kunst in Deutschland mehr auf die Jugend beschränkt, bis durch Klopstocks enthusiastische Schilderungen (z.B. in seinen Oden: „Der Eislauf", „Braga", „Die Kunst Thialfs") das Schlittschuhlaufen populärer und zum bevorzugten Wintervergnügen wurde. (Zitat) - Hier eine seltene frühen Ausgaben mit dem entzückend gestalteten Originaleneinband, der Schlittschuhläufer auf einem See zeigt, den Nordwind der Schnee und Wind bringt sowie auf der Rückseite den König Winter. Zusätzlich werden alle zwölf Sternkreiszeichen als Bordüre gezeigt. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Index Testaceologicus; Or A Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign, Arranged According to The Linnean System;, With the Latin and English Names, References to Authors, and Places Where Found.

      Printed for W. Wood, London 1825 - 8vo. viii, 188, (2)pp. With 2300 Figures. Thirty-eight full page plates of shell in two states: One hand-colored followed by one uncolored. Contemporary full long grained red leather. Spine in five compartments with raised bands; two with gilt titles and the remainder tooled in gilt. Boards tooled in gilt and blind. All edges gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbles endpapers. With the bookplate of Wm. Strong, an engraved lion's paw. Trace of soil to the lather else a fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tales, and Miscellaneous Pieces. In Fourteen Volumes. First Collected Edition. Leather Binding.

      R. Hunter, London 1825 - sadleir 784: of extreme rarity. BINDING: the 14 volumes are bound in half leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering to spines. CONDITION: Presentation inscription to front pastedown of each volume; a small stain to the bottom of the last few pages of the last volume (well away from the text- please see picture); occasional foxing and the odd small stain; on the whole A VERY ATTRACTIVE AND SCARCE SET. Size: 17 X 10.5 Cms. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Printed for W. Wood, London 1825 - Rebacked, new corners by a professional book conservator. Red spine labes. Original silk-covered boards. New endpapers. Title-page paper tears repaired by conservator. The title-page calls for 2300 figures. This copy has double plates, one of which is hand-colored. So a total of 4600 figures on 76 plates. 188 pages of text with index and errata page at conclusion. A kindly-preserved volume with lovely, intricate color work. Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gritos de los Africanos contra los Europeos, sus Opresores, o sea Rapida Ojeada sobre el Comercio Homicida llamdo trafico de Negros [The cries of Africa to the inhabitants of Europe, or, A survey of that bloody commerce called the slave-trade]

      Barcelona: Imprenta de Jose Torner. 1825. First. First Spanish edition. Translated into French from the 1821 London first edition, and then into Spanish by Don Austin de Gimbernat. Octavo. 106pp. Bound in early calf boards, newer marbled endpapers, red morocco spine label, title and spine decorations in gilt. Some repair to the spine ends, a nice, near fine copy. Includes the famous Matthew Carey folding plate, usually known as "Description of a Slave Ship," of slaves packed into the hold of a slave ship. Neat and professional repairs at the folds on the verso. The plate was originally published as a print in 1789 in Plymouth, England, and rapidly thereafter appeared in versions published in Philadelphia, then London. This is the larger version of the plate, showing both cross sections and elevations of the ship. Very scarce: Neither OCLC or COPAC locate a copy, KVK locates two copies in Spain. .

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        Memoir Prepared at the Request of a Committee of the Common Council at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals

      New York: Printed by the Order of the Corporation of New York, 1825 [1826]. 4to., (9 6/8 x 7 6/8 inches). Lithographed title-page to the appendix, engraved frontispiece portrait of Colden and 43 engraved and lithographed plates, with an additional 8 facsimiles of testimonial letters (folding certification for Pilot Charitable Society torn lower right), and including portraits (one after George Catlin) and views (some folding) (some occasionally heavy offsetting and light spotting), 2 large folding hand-colored engraved maps (that of the U.S. opposite page 4 with a short tear crossing the image). A FINE CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ORNATE, SIGNED PRESENTATION BINDING ordered by the City of New York of straight-grained bright crimson morocco gilt, covers with broad gilt-tooled borders, upper cover gilt-lettered "Presented by the City of New York to Miss Rachel Ann Robertson, Jany. 1st 1827," spine richly gilt in compartments, gilt-lettered in two, signed by binder "Wilson & Nichols Bind. N.Y." at base of spine, edges gilt (extremities lightly worn). Provenance: Presentation binding to Miss Rachel Ann Robertson, and an original silk ribbon and two elaborate engraved tickets for Miss Robertson to the celebration, neatly laid in; Jay T. Snider, Jay T. Snider Collection of Historical Americana, his sale Christie's 21 June 2005, lot 143. THE OPENING OF THE ERIE CANAL A spectacular and elaborate souvenir of the extravagant celebrations surrounding the official completion of the Erie Canal. Derided as "Clinton's Folly" when first proposed by Governor Dewitt Clinton (1769-1828) and voted by the state legislature, the Erie Canal "proved to be the key that unlocked an enormous series of social and economic changes in the young nation...spurred the first great westward movement of American settlers, gave access to the rich land and resources west of the Appalachians and made New York the preeminent commercial city in the United States." The work is one of the first books published in the U.S. to be extensively illustrated by lithography; an appendix pays tribute to "the most useful potentialities of Mr [Alois] Senefelder's great discovery." A few plates unfold to considerable extent, with panoramic views of New York Harbor crowded with shipping, a cross-section of the canal, locks, scenic views andornate fire-company pumpers drawn by horses. It is also distinguished as being the first book with illustrations by George Catlin. Miss Robertson executed the lithographic plate facing p.380 from "The Students of Colombia College," "by a young Lady"; a letter laid in acknowledges her contribution to the celebratory volume. Howes C-562. From the distinguished library of Jay T. Snider..

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        Chart of Baja California, Mexico] Carta Esferica de las Costas y Golfo de Californias llamado Mar de Cortes que Comprende desde el Cabo Corrientes hasta el Puerto de S. Diego Construida Por les oficiales de la Marina Espanola. y publicada por orn del Exmo Sr. D. Guadalupe Victoria Primer Presidente de la Republica Mexico Ano de 1825.

      Mexico City [but possibly London: Aaron Arrowsmith] 1825 - Direccíon de Hydrografia (España / Spain). [Chart of Baja California, Mexico] Carta Esferica de las Costas y Golfo de Californias, Copper-engraved sea chart, in Excellent condition, 41 1/4 x 26 1/8 inches. A RARE, BEAUTIFULLY ENGRAVED AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT MAP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO. In 1821, Mexico had finally won her independence from Spain, following a decade-long revolutionary war, A few years on, as a good will gesture, the King of Spain gifted a series of sea charts of Mexico to the new republic’s first president, Don Guadalupe Victoria. This large-scale and highly elegant production is one of the official printed issues of the charts from this collection, as indicated by the presence of the seal of the Mexican Navy in the lower left-hand corner. Geographically, it captures the entire peninsula of Baja California, extending as far north as the Presidio of San Diego, and embraces all the shores of the Sea of Cortés, including the coastal regions of Sonora state. It is predicated on the most advanced surveys conducted to date by the Spanish Direccíon de Hydrographia. An enduring mystery concerns the question of where this map was actually printed. While the imprint identifies Mexico City, it has been seriously posited that it was actually printed by Aaron Arrowsmith of London, then the World’s leading mapmaker, a theory supported by the exceptionally high quality of the engraving. One will immediately notice that some stretches of the coastlines have been delineated and sounded in exacting detail while other areas, such as the northern reaches of the Sea of Cortes, take on a far more tenuous form. In this sense, the charts, both visually and epistemologically, present an arresting contrast between the quantifying spirit of Enlightenment science and the still enigmatic and wild nature of this frontier region of Mexico. The composition is further adorned by three magnificent charts of important natural harbors: Puerto del las Guimas (in Sonora), and La Paz and Pichilingue near the southern tip of Baja. This chart is in Excellent condition, there are a few closed tears along the upper-margin not affecting the printed surface, and some very minor creasing in the lower-quarter of the map. An exceptionally strong printing impression on high-quality rag-paper with wide margins, with a crisp and bright appearance as originally issued. References: Barrett, Baja California, no.2543. This description was written for and on behalf of Arader Galleries San Francisco by Alexander Johnson, Ph.D.

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        Travels among The Arab Tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine, including a journey from Nazareth to the mountains beyond the Dead Sea.

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Browne and Green 1825. - from thence through the Plains of thre Hauran to Bozra, Damascus, Tripoly, Lebanon, Baalbek, and by the Valley of the Orontes to Selucia, Antioch, and Aleppo. With an Appendix containing a refutation of certain unfounded calumnies industriously circulated against the author of this work, by Mr Lewis Burckhart, Mr William John Bankes, and the Quarterly Review. xv+669 pp. with 28 wood engraved illustrations at the head of chapters, folding map. Dark blue/green cloth boards, with original spine title, as originally issued. The boards show a little shelfwear with some rubbing/wear to the spine extremities, internally very tight, fresh and clean. There is some offsetting of the map onto the facing title page. A very nice copy of a scarce work, in its original condition. Buckingham, 1786-1855 published his first volume of travels in 1821. Charged with plagarism he sought to refute this in the appendix to this volume.

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        Travels among the Arab Tribes Inhabiting the Countries East of Syria and Palestine Including a Journey from Nazareth t the Mountains Beyond the Dead Sea, and from thence through the Plains of the Hauran to Bozra, Damascus, Tr

      Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London 1825 - Half-leather, recently rebound, 30 cm, xv + 669 pages, folding map frontispiece, illustrations at the heads of each of the 28 chapters. Very good copy but for light foxing; newly rebound half leather by Star Bookworks. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Moe's Books]
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        Species général des Coléoptères, de la collection de M. le Comte Dejean.

      - Paris, chez Crevot/ Méquignon-Marvis, 1825-1838. 6 volumes (bound in 7). Royal-8vo (200 x 130mm). pp. xxx, 463; viii, 501; vii, 556; vii, 520; viii, 883; xvi, 804. Contemporary blue half morocco, gilt decorated spines (a bit rubbed) and publisher's printed wrappers (vol. 4). A complete set with the rare 6th volume by Ch. Aubé. "The great enterprice was the 'Spécies Général des Coléoptères (1825-1838). Dejean's original plan was to describe, in this work, the world fauna of Coleoptera, but this was soon changed to the more limited aim of the species of his own collection. Twenty volumes were foreseen but, as it turned out, only six appeared; the last of which, containing the 'Hydrocanthares', was written by C. Aubé (1802-1869). Dejean was the author of the five other volumes, entirely devoted to the Carabidae (s.l.); they contained close to 3000 pages in all, a masterpiece in descriptive entomology" (Smith, R.F. and others, History of Entomology p. 127).Volume 4 is bound in 2 volumes. Two old stamps on titles of 5 volumes.Horn-Schenkling 4601. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Die Seleniten oder Vermuthungen und Beweise für das Dasein vernünftiger Wesen im Monde mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die neuesten Entdekkungen des Herrn Dr. v. Paula Gruithuisen

      Leipzig, Vogel 1825.. Mit gefalt. Kupfertafel. 32 S. Rückenbroschur. Nicht bei Houzeau/L. - Sehr seltene Schrift über die Seleniten, die vermuteten menschenähnlichen Bewohner des Mondes. Der unbekannt gebliebene Autor (zum Schluss signiert mit "B.") bezieht sich auf die Veröffentlichung des Münchner Astronoms Franz von Paula Gruithuisen "Entdeckung vieler deutlicher Spuren der Mondbewohner besonders eines collosalen Kunstgebäudes derselben", die in Kastners Archiv für die gesamte Naturlehre im Vorjahr erschienen war. - Offensichtlich war "B." kein Bayer; die Namensansetzung Gruithuisens im Titel mit dem auch heute häufig begangenen Fehler des Nichterkennens des vollen Vornamens. - Das Kupfer zeigt ein "Mirakloscop". - Unbeschnitten. Etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Gesänge des Harfners aus Wilhelm Meister, von Goethe.12tes Werk.

      Wien, Diabelli (ca. 1825). - Oblong-folio. 11 pp. Engraved throughout (plate no. D. No. 1161). Deutsch, Goethe-Lieder 12 b. From the plates of the 1st edition, new title. Some damp-staining. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      [Wien], April 1825. - 2 SS. Qu.-schmal.-kl.-8vo. "Freundes Wunsch. An Ludwig Cramolini [.] Musik u. Worte v. Deinem Freunde A. Hackel." - Vollständige Liedkomposition für Tenorstimme mit Pianoforte-Begleitung. - Der in Wien geborene Sohn eines Pharmazeuten erfuhr seine musikalische Ausbildung bei Franz Freystädtler (1768-1841) und E. A. Förster (1748-1823) und trat "mit kleineren Compositionen versuchsweise auf" in einer Zeit, da "Beethoven, Schubert, Abbé Stadler, Seyfried und Weigl die kräftigen Vertreter deutschen Sanges in Wien waren" (Wurzbach). Mit den Jahren wurde Hackl ein "fruchtbarer Compositeur. 1822 schrieb er ein Requiem und eine Landmesse, dann einige Vokalquartette [.] einige Militär-Märsche, 1824 eine große Messe und eine komische Operette [.] Seine eigentliche Stärke war aber die Lieder-Composition. Bis zum Schlusse des Jahres 1843 brachte er in mehr als 90 Opuszahlen mehr als 300 Liedercompositionen, theils für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Piano, theils Duo's, Terzetten, Quartetten, Chöre und dgl. m. [.]". - Mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt; papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit einem kleinen Einriß am oberen Rand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Album of engravings on India paper to Roger's Poems (1824), Gil Blas (1822), Scott's Poems (1823), Don Quixote (1820), and the Decamerone (1825)

      London: Hurst & Robinson; William Pickering, v.d., 1820-1825 - An attractively-bound sampling of India paper engravings by Westall, Smirke and Stothard Engravings measure approx. 7-1/2 x 5 in. 75 engravings on INDIA PAPER, mounted to thick paper, the Decamerone engravings marked "Proof". Contemporary green morocco, covers tooled in blind to a panel design with gilt filigree corner-pieces, a.e.g. Some light rubbing to joints and corners, else fine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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