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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. Early cloth in a drab green, blocked in blind on the boards and with gilt spine titles. Trace of soil and wear to the edges, neat ownership stamp on the front free endpaper else a near fine copy. 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. The binding is contemporary or near contemporary and could be a publisher's cloth binding; if so, it is a very early instance of such.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Chant. Recueil de Romances, Nocturnes à une ou deux voix .

      1825 - In-folio (34 x 26 cm.) 179 pp. [1825]. Important recueil manuscrit de romances , nocturnes et airs divers pour piano et chant. Soit 43 pièces différentes dont de nombreux inédits. Musique de Boieldieu, Romagnesi, Blangini, Mehul, Sophie Gail, Berton, Rossini, Catrufo, Jadin, etc. Paroles de Millevoye, Marcelline Desbordes-Valmore, Lamartine,Saint-Albin, Gensoul etc. Très soigneusement calligraphié, ce manuscrit d'une rare élégance est orné de 15 illustrations originales dont 9 au lavis de noir ou de sépia et 6 en couleurs à l'aquarelle, toutes monogrammées "J.M." Relié en demi-maroquin rouge de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés. Au bas du dos l'inscription "N. Barbreux". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches of the Philosophy of Apparitions; or An Attempt to Trace Such Illusions to their Physical Causes

      Edinburgh / London: Oliver & Boyd / Geo. B. Whittaker, 1825. Second Edition, Enlarged. Pp. xii, 475. Three illustrations, tables, large folding table. Recent rebind in brown half calf and marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped leather spine label. Bookplate of C.B. Farrar to front pastedown (Dr. Clarence B. Farrar, 1874-1970, Director of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, editor-in-chief of 'The American Journal of Psychiatry'), previous owner's pencil signature to front fly dated 1835. Otherwise, a fine copy of this most interesting book.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Octavo. Book.

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        A New General Atlas, comprising a complete set of maps, representing the grand divisions of the globe... compiled from the best authorities, and corrected by the most recent discoveries

      Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1825. Imperial quarto. (13 3/8 x 10 5/16 inches). Engraved throughout: title, index leaf, 58 hand-coloured, two hand-coloured engraved comparative charts of mountains and rivers. Expertly bound to style in red straight-grained half morocco, incorporating original marbled paper-covered boards, original green-toned engraved title label on upper cover, the flat spine gilt in five compartments, divided by horizontal fillets, lettered in gilt in the second compartment. A fine copy of the second edition of this important atlas, from one of the greatest American map publishers of the period. A contemporary review of the first edition applies equally to the present second: "The number of elegant maps and atlases which have come from the press within a short time in the United States, is a most flattering proof of increased attention of the community to the important study of geography. The present work contains sixty maps, about half of which are devoted to the American continent, and the remainder to other parts of the world, chiefly to Europe. The engraving is done almost uniformly with remarkable distinctness and the face of the maps is frequently beautiful, not overloaded with a confusion of useless names" (North American Review, July 1824, pp.261-262). Little is known of Anthony Finley, other than his published work 'but he was probably born around 1790. Judging from contributors to his atlases, he apparently moved in the same Philadelphia circles of engravers and compilers as other contemporary publishers' (Ristow, p.268). This edition of Finley's celebrated atlas is quite rare. Not on OCLC. Cf. Phillips Atlases 4314 (another ed); cf. Ristow, p.268; cf. Rumsey, p.109 (another ed).

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        La gran cavalcata di Clemente VII, e Carlo V della sala Ridolfi dipinta dal Brusasorci incisa a contorno in otto tavole dal celebre Agostino Comerio.

      presso Failoni e compagni s.a. (1825 ca.). In-folio (cm 47 x 66), pp. (2) di testo esplicativo + 8 tavole fuori testo. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con bross. orig. preservata all'interno. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Si tratta di una serie di incisioni tratte dai dipinti originali di Domenico Riccio (Brusasorci) che si trovano nella casa Ridolfi in Verona. La suddetta cavalcata si riferisce all'episodio dell'incoronazione bolognese del febbraio 1530. Cfr. Lipperheide II 2738.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards:

      London: Ricahrd Rees, 1825 Preserved by tradition and authentic manuscripts from very remote antiquity; and never before published: consisting of The National Songs and Airs of Wales, arranged with Variations for the Harp, Piano-Forte, Violin or Flute; A Selection of Pennillion and Englynion or Poetical Blossoms..... And a History of the Bards and Druids, from the earliest period with an account of their music and poetry. To which is prefixed, a dissertation on the musical instruments of the ancient Britons. In brown half leather with gilt tooling, refurbished with grey boards, corners a little worn and bumped. Spine has been relaid, title faded a little. Internally, new end papers, similar to covers, has the uncoloured Loutherbourg frontis, title page has ink initials at head, light browning to leading edge, (2), (iv), 185 pp, (1-123 pp of text, 124-185 music), small ink notation at head of page 124, frontis and 2 plates (Durbaleis, Greatest of the Druids and the plate drawn by Jones showing the musical instruments), light browning throughout. Uncommon. See ODNB for a full Bio. COPAC

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        Specimens of Ancient Decorations from Pompeii

      London: Rodwell & Martin 1825. . First edition, large 8vo, 2 pp. Hand coloured engraved title and 19 plates, 18 fully or partly hand coloured, the tissue guards showing some offsetting but the plates still in excellent bright condition. Original cloth, printed label to upper cover, some rubbing and marks. A well respected architect who studied at the Royal Academy, Goldicutt travelled for several years in Italy, where he received a gold medallion from the Pope for a drawing of St. Peter’s. One of two major works he produced; the other displaying the Antiquities of Sicily.

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        Ensayos poéticos

      Gibraltar, Impreso en la Librería Militar de Gibraltar, 1825. 8vo.; 80 pp. Encuadernación moderna en media tela.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Debrett's Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. : Complete in Two Volumes

      London: Printed By G. Woodfall ..., For C. And J. Rivington ... T. Egerton ..., J. Cuthell ... J. And W. T. Clarke ... Longman And Co. , ... T. Cadell ... J. Richardson ... J. Booth ... J. Booker ..., 1825. 15th Edition, considerably improved. Physical desc. : 2v. , plates : illus. , port.. ; 17.8cm. Subject: Peerage, Gentry, Heraldry, Nobility, Knights and knighthood - Ireland, England and Scotland. Vol. 1: England. - vol. 2: Scotland and Ireland. Illustrations: Arms engraved by V. Woodthorpe: [8]p. And pp. 1-50, vol. 1; 51-104, v. 2; portrait front. By C. Heath. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and a contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco lable. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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      New York: Published by Charles Wiley, 1825 [II: 1824].. Two volumes. xii,263;270pp. Octavo. Original boards, paper spine labels, untrimmed. Bit of foxing at edges (but much less than the norm), early restorations to spines and spine ends, and rear free endsheet replaced in volume one early on, but a really nice, untrimmed set, with the bookplates of Arthur Swann. Half morocco slipcase and inserts. A pedigreed copy of the first edition of Cooper's fifth novel. The half-titles bear the series title, "Legends of the Thirteen Republics," of which this was to be the first installment. However, its reception was tepid, and he turned in another direction, with THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS published the following year. In this set, the signature mark '11' is intact in volume two. Arthur Swann's descriptive slip is laid in, and the free endsheets bear some of his notes, including observations on the superiority of this copy over a copy Rosenbach showed him in 1928. BAL 3832. WRIGHT I:631. SPILLER & BLACKBURN 6.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Journal of a Residence and Travels in Colombia,

      1825 - during the years 1823 and 1824.First edition. 2 vols. Folding map & hand-coloured frontispieces. 8vo. Contemporary polished calf, joint repaired. xv, 524; viii, 515pp. London, Henry Colburn, In 1823 Cochrane sailed to Columbia looking to improve the safety of the local pearl-diving industry and investigate other mercantile opportunities. The journal is however much more than an account of his travels, providing a detailed survey of Colombia - its geography, population, resources and history - both indigenous and Spanish. Clearly a supporter of Simon Bolivar, Cochrane dedicated this work to him.The map was engraved specifically for this work by Sidney Hall. Sabin, 14072; Abbey (Travel), 718.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA ILAB BA]
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        Encyclopaedia of Antiquities

      sp;- London - John Nichols and Son, 1825 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce illustrated work on archaeology from the early nineteenth century. Covering Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Greek archaeological finds. Illustrated throughout withthirty-four plates (collated complete) and numerous vignettes. With Synopsis of Ancient Costume to the rear of volume II. The Rev. Thomas Dudley Fosbroke (sometime Fosbrooke) (May 27, 1770 January 1, 1842), English antiquary, was born in London. The work for which he is best remembered, the Encyclopaedia of Antiquities, appeared in 1824. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright, but with some scattered light spotting (heavier to plates). Some offsetting in places,Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The National Sports of Great Britain, - Fifty Engravings, with Descriptions

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1825. First Edition, Large Paper Issue of the Royal Octavo Edition. Folio (14 x 10 inches). 50 hand-colored aquatint plates by H. Alken. Printed title, preface; each plate with letterpress text leaf; leaf with printed list of engravings at end. Bound in near contemporary full crimson pebble-grained morocco gilt floral ornamental border within triple gilt fillets, spines in compartments decoratively tooled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., by E. Riley & Son. Slightly rubbed at extremities; a few surface marks to covers. Armorial bookplate of John C. Deverell on front pastedown; traces of removal of smaller Maclay book label. Cloth slipcase. Tooley 43; Siltzer p. 72; Schwerdt IV, p. 5; Fitz Eugene Dixon sale 79 (1937);Five Centuries of Sport, Maclay sale, 1945, lot 29 ($300, this copy); Mellon/ Podeschi 121 . Very rare issue of the Royal Octavo edition, with different plates than the edition published in 1820-21. Published at 6 guineas

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        The Gold Temple of the principal Idol Guadma, taken from its front being the Eastern face of the Great Dagon Pagoda at Rangoon [Pl. 7]

      London: Kingsbury & Co. and Thomas Clay, [1825]. Hand-coloured aquatint plates engraved by G. Hunt after Moore. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 17 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. 21 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. A beautiful plate from Moore's book 'Eighteen Views taken at & Near Rangoon', an important visual record of the Burmese countryside and scenery, and of the war between the Burmese and British in 1824 to 1826. Following Burmese incursions into British held territory in 1821-1823 (including the successful invasion of Assam), the Governor-General , Lord Amherst, declared war on Burma on February 24, 1824. The British were successful in expelling the Burmese from Assam, but Bandula, the ablest of the Burmese generals, repelled a British detachment at Ramu on the Chittagong frontier. In reply, the British sent an expedition of 11,000 men under Major-General Archibald Campbell and ships under Captain Frederick Marryat to attack Rangoon by sea. The expedition resulted in the capture of Rangoon on May 11, 1824, with the Burmese forces fleeing into jungles of Pegu. Meanwhile, Bandula had been recalled and arrived before Rangoon on December 1 with 60,000 men. He was, however, defeated on December 15 and then retreated to Donabew, where, after a brave defence, he was killed in April 1825. On April 25, Campbell captured Prome, the capital of Lower Burma. The fighting continued sporadically throughout the rest of 1825 and into 1826, until a peace treaty was signed on February 24. Joseph Moore, a Lieutenant in the 89th Regiment, includes images that begin with the departure of Campbell's invasion force and conclude in July 1824. They are a finely balanced mixture of eye-witness battle scenes with a number of very fine views of countryside and buildings in and around Rangoon. Frederick Marryat's involvement in the conflict began in March 1823 when he "commissioned the Larne for service in the East Indies, where he arrived in time to take an active part in the first Burmese war. From May to September 1824 he was senior naval officer at Rangoon, and was officially thanked for his able, gallant, and zealous co-operation with the troops. The very sickly state of the ship obliged him to go to Penang, but by the end of December he was back at Rangoon, and in February 1825 he had the naval command of an expedition up the Bassein river, which occupied Bassein and seized the Burmese magazines. [It was during this period that he made the sketches worked up into the plates in the second part of the present work]." (DNB) Abbey Travel II, 404; Tooley 334.

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        The Cook's Oracle, containing Receipts for Plain Cookery

      New York: Evert Duyckinck et al.. 1825. Hardcover. Very Good. Early American edition, preceeded by editions of 1822 and 1823 in various American cities. 8vo, full original tree calf with black spine label, 371 pp. Very good copy, most minor rubbing to leather, contents show some foxing, especially to endpapers and outermost pages. RARE early American edition of this famous cookbook.

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        Cronica di Matteo Villani a Miglior Lezione Ridotta coll' Aiuto de' Testi a Penna

      Firenze Per Il Magheri 1825-1826. Six volumes. The merchant historian son of Giovanni Villani continued the Chronicle through the Black Death which killed his father and as far as the 1350 Papal Jubilee. This work is a basic source for the history of Florence, Italy, and, indeed, of Europe. Bound in contemporary green mottled boards, 3/4 vellum. Stock#OB380.

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        1819-25 4vol English Stories 3vol And Grecian Stories 1vol By Maria Hack First

      820 and 1825 - London - Darton, Harvey and Darton, 1819 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A uniformly bound collection of these scarce works by Maria Hack with engravings to frontispieces of each volume. First editions. In four volumes. The volumes are as follows:Grecian Stories: Take From the Works of Eminent Historians with Explanatory Conversations (1819); with a preface to front dated Chichester 1819 with a conclusion to each section in the form of an explanatory conversation. With Rules for Pronouncing Greek and Latin Proper Names and an index to rear. English Stories, Illustrating Some of the Most Interesting Events and Characters, Between Alfred and the Death of John (1820); with a preface to front and explanatory conversations throughout. English Stories,Second Series: Illustrating the Period between the Accession of Henry the Third, and the Death of Henry the Sixth (1820); withexplanatory conversations throughout. English Stories, Third Series: Illustrating the Progress of the Reformation under the Tudor Princes (1825); with a preface to front and explanatory conversations throughout. Hack wrote these stories withthe intention of illustrating some of the stories from Grecian and English history, intended for young people. Maria Hack (1777 - 1844) was an English writer of educational books for children. According to a younger brother, the poet Bernard Barton, Maria was an oracle to him in his youth. Her interest in education began with her own family and soon extended into writing. The earliest of many books is thought to have been First Lessons in English Grammar (1812). Winter Evenings (1818) teaches geography through travellers' tales told to two children. The same approach was taken in Grecian Stories (1819) and English Stories (182025). Others of her textbooks covered geology and optics. Some of were still being reprinted in the 1870s. With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns of first three volumes. Condition: Handsomely rebound in half calf with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional spot and handling marks and slight foxing to first and last few pages. Small crayon annotations to front pastedowns. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Tales of The Wild and The Wonderful

      London, Hurst, Robinson and Co. 1825, 1825. First Edition. 8vo. Bound in gorgeous nineteenth-century tan calf with brown and red title labels. Extra gilt decoration to spine and foliate gold ruling to boards, all edges gilt. One slight scratch to front board. Marbled endpapers. Some light foxing to prelims, otherwise internally bright and clean. A collection of rather gothic weird tales including 'The Yellow Dwarf' and the fabulously titled 'Lord of The Maelstrom', the collection was originally attributed to George Borrow (he with the gypsy fetish), then later postulated to be the work of Mary Dods. A most attractive volume and a scarce anthology.

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        [A pair of angling prints each captioned with quotes from Horace and Virgil:] Sic omnia retro ... [and:] Piscium et summa genus hoesit ulmo

      London: Thomas McLean, 18 June 1825. Aquatint and engraving, coloured by hand. Sheet sizes: 9 3/8 x 11 5/8 inches and 9 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches. A handsome and humourous pair of angling prints. The first image shows a fisherman with a slack line just after losing a fish and stepping into a cow pad, with the Virgil caption roughly translated as "Thus all things change for the worse." The Horace quotation is a play on words, substituting "Perchicos" [perch] for "Persicos" [i.e. Persian], and roughly translated as "The finest perch is not for me." The second image shows an angler who has pulled a fish from the water but whose line (and fish) are caught in a tree. The famous fishing-related Horace quotation follows, "The fish was entangled in the elm tree." The Virgil quotation refers to the climbing into the river to free his line and can be read as "courage to tempt the raging stream."

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        American Eggs.

      [c. 1825]. . 4to. Near contemporary red half roan over marbled boards. A wonderful album of finely hand drawn and coloured ornithological illustrations, comprising: 9 leaves featuring 45 illustrations of birds eggs with a manuscript index titled "Drawings of Eggs for Dr. Latham"; followed by 1 illustration of a bird's nest with 11 lines of descriptive text dated 1796, 5 bird illustrations which appear to be after contemporary engravings and a final illustration captioned "Manner of Stork making it's nest on ye Tops of Houses in Holland where the inhabitants prepare Boxes for their accommodation". The egg illustrations are composed directly onto the bound leaves, the remainder are mounted. The paper is variously watermarked 1822 and 1823. Joints and spine extremities sometime expertly repaired, the contents in excellent condition, a very attractive collection.

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        Bank Shooting for Fowl

      London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, 1825. Coloured aquatint. Printed with publishers details and dated 1824. In excellent condition. Framed in attractive wood and gold frame with cream wash-line mat. Image size: 5 x 8 1/4 inches. 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches. Framed size: 13 7/8 x 15 3/8 inches. A pretty aquatint depicting two hunters shooting fowl, from Henry Alken's celebrated book "The National Sports of Great Britain". This charming print by Henry Alken comes from a book entitled "The National Sports of Great Britain". The book is comprised of fifty coloured aquatints of sporting scenes with an accompanying text. Published in 1824 by Thomas McLean, the images vary in subject from Bull baiting to Otter hunting. This charming print is seventh in a series of shooting prints. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s.... To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." Charles Lane British Racing Prints 75-76; Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates no. 43; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints

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        The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

      Oxford - Talboys and Wheeler; and W. Pickering, 1825 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this Oxford English Classics set of the Works of SamuelJohnson, complete in eleven volumes. The first nine volumes were issued as a set, followed by volumes X and XI. Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. He is also the subject of the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature: James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. Containing an essay on the life and genius of Dr. Johnson, poems, epitaphs, letters, The Rambler, The Idler, essays, Lives of the English Poets, A Journey to the Hebrides andparliamentary debates. Edited by Oxford Professor, Francis Pearson Walesby. With a bookplate of one Andrew Davis to each front pastedown. Condition: In calf bindings with gilt decoration to spines. The leather backstrips of volumes I, II, III, VI, VIII, IX and X have been preserved from an older binding and the remaining volumes have been bound uniformly with these. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear and some marks to boards. Slight chipping to leather at head and tail of some spines. Cracking to three joints. Internally, firmly bound. The frontispiece of volume I is missing. Many volumes have occasional ink annotations. Generally bright with scattered foxing, heavier to first and last few pages of each volume. Overall: GOOD.

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      Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1825.. Engraved title, engraved index leaf, fifty- eight handcolored engraved maps, two handcolored engraved comparative charts of mountains and rivers. Imperial quarto. Expertly bound to style in red straight-grained morocco, incorporating original marbled paper-covered boards, original orange-toned engraved title label on upper cover, the flat spine gilt in six compartments, divided by horizontal fillets, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, Finley's small format letterpress trade label (2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches) mounted on front free endpaper. In a modern red cloth box, dark red morocco lettering piece. Provenance: pencil signature on front free endpaper. A fine copy of the second edition (after the first and second issues of the previous year), from one of the greatest American map publisher's of the period. A contemporary review of the first edition applies to the present second: "The number of elegant maps and atlases which have come from the press within a short time in the United States, is a most flattering proof of increased attention of the community to the important study of geography. The present work contains sixty maps, about half of which are devoted to the American continent, and the remainder to other parts of the world, chiefly to Europe. The engraving is done almost uniformly with remarkable distinctness and the face of the maps is frequently beautiful, not overloaded with a confusion of useless names" (NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, July 1824, pp.261-262). The same points which distinguish the first and second issues of the first edition also distinguish the present edition from the first issue. The most obvious are on the engraved index leaf: the Eastern Hemisphere is listed as number 1 in the first issue and number 2 in the second; in the first issue number 11 is Connecticut and number 12 is Rhode Island; in the second issue number 11 is Rhode Island and number 12 is Connecticut. Little is known of Anthony Finley other than his published work, "but he was probably born around 1790. Judging from contributors to his atlases, he apparently moved in the same Philadelphia circles of engravers and compilers as other contemporary publishers" (Ristow, p.268). This edition of Finley's celebrated atlas is quite rare. Not on OCLC. PHILLIPS ATLASES 4314 (another ed). RISTOW, p.268 (ref). RUMSEY, p.109 (another ed).

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      Paris: J. Carez, Verdière and Bossange, 1825. First Edition of this important atlas of the American continents. A copy printed on thick paper, and the most rare of the issues. Beautifully illustrated with 63 double-page plates coloured by hand including 51 maps. Grand Folio (560 x 385 mm.), bound in handsome contemporary half-morocco. A fine copy in a very pleasing state of preservation. FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT ATLAS ILLUSTRATING THE COUNTRIES OF THE TWO AMERICAS WITH ALL MAPS COLOURED BY HAND. The atlas is Buchon’s version of the important Carey and Lea American Atlas issued in Philadelphia in 1822 and then in expanded versions in 1823 and 1825. The text which accompanies the maps is explanatory of the subject matter pictured. The atlas is known for its remarkable precision and was a fundamental source for information about the New World at the beginning of the 19th century, and particularly about the United States. This is also a copy printed on the more desirable and rare best paper used by the publisher. The greatest number of maps related to the United States and its territories and additional maps are included relating to the Caribbean and Latin America.

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        Collection of bound autographs and documents relating to the Coronation of Charles X, King of France (1824-30)

      V.p., [c. 1825]. (CHARLES X, KING OF FRANCE) . Bound in full red morocco gilt . Beautifully bound and assembled collection of autographs, prints, and documents, relating to the coronation of Charles X of France. Charles X, brother of Louis XVI, was a leader of the ultra-royalist faction and the guiding spirit of the EmigrEs during the Revolution and its aftermath. Upon the death of Louis XVIII, Charles became King, and set about trying to restore the privileges of the ancien rEgime and obliterate all traces of the Revolution. The collection includes: (1) SENS, Bishop of. Autograph Letters signed. 7pp. 4to, to the Bishop of Hermopolis, regarding the historic role of the Church in the coronation, orations and prayers appropriate to the ceremony, reflections on the Divine origin of Royalty, etc.; (2) Facsimile Autograph letter from Charles X to Bishop SENS; (3) Printed Invitation to the Coronation from the PrEfet de la Seine; (4) 8pp printed report on the Coronation from an unidentified journal, dated 28 mai 1825; (5) NOLIQUAE, duc de. Letter signed to the Conte de Chabrol. 2pp. 4to 24 mai, 1825, regarding preparations for the grant entrance of the King into Paris; (6) 5 prints relating to the Coronation

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        Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Russians

      London: printed for Thomas M'Lean by Howlett & Brimmer, [No date, but text watermarked 1825; plates 1823 and guard leaves 1821]. Small quarto. (9 9/16 x 7 inches). 64 hand-coloured aquatint plates after William Alexander. Original marbled paper-covered boards, expertly rebacked and recornered to style with red straight-grained morocco, original publisher's letterpress title label on paper mounted on upper cover, spine gilt. A fine copy of this beautiful and wide-ranging survey of the folk costume of the peoples that made up the Russian empire at the end of the 18th century. Very fine colour aquatint plates depicting the costume of the Russian Empire. Plates 1-17 are of the Finns and Laplanders; numbers 18-35 of the Tartars; 36-50 of the Samoyeds and 51-64 of the Kalmuk, Mongols and others. Colas 2359; Hiler & Hiller p.16; cf. Lipperheide Kaa 32 (1814 issue).

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        The Seven Ages of the Horse].

      London, S. & J. Fuller, 1825. - Landscape 4to (28.4 x 38.2 cm). 7 hand-coloured etched plates. Red half morocco by Riviere, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. An important work showing the progression of a race horse through successive stages of life, at one point pampered and adored, at another rejected and scorned by man. - Expert repairs to plate corners, light marginal finger-soiling, occasional browning, plates 2 and 4 with very minor marginal tears with two very small repairs to versos. Dixon 80. Mellon/Snelgrove 62. Tooley 48. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Trial, Life and Confessions of John F Van Patten, Who was

      1825. [Trial]. Van Patten, John F. [1801-1825], Defendant. The Trial, Life and Confessions of John F. Van Patten, Who was Indicted, Tried, And Convicted of the Murder of Mrs. Maria Schermerhorn, On the 4th of October Last, And Sentenced to be Executed on the 25th February, 1825. New York: [Christian Brown], 1825. 16 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, woodcut vignette of execution to front wrapper. Light browning and faint dampspotting, front cover partially detached and somewhat worn along gutter edge. Early owner initials to head of front wrapper, internally clean. * Only edition. "Van Patten was courting a girl and Mrs. Schermerhorn cautioned her against marrying him; as a result her parents forbade his suit. Borrowing a shotgun from a neighbor, he called on Mrs. Schermerhorn in Rotterdam, New York; while she was going upstairs to get some wadding he requested, he shot her in the back" (McDade). Our sis one of the three accounts of this case. All are scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies of the Christian imprint in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 1020.

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        Cock Robin, A Pretty Painted Toy for Either Girl or Boy; Suited to Children of All Ages,

      J. Harris & Son n.d. (1825), London - 12mo. 4 by 7 inches. Printed sewn wraps. 17pp printed on one side only. Each page bears a well-executed hand-colored woodcut illustration of the story, with the printed verse below. Illustration on page 12 has a coffin with a date of 1819; the paper is watermarked 1825 (same page, also page 4). Last age is a listing of Harris's Cabinet of Amusement and Instruction (23 titles), not listing this title. Wraps rubbed and worn, txt with light soil, but still a very good copy of a fragile title. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments, the Text carefully printed from the most correct copies of the present Authorised Translation, including the Marginal Readings and Parallel Texts. With a Commentary and Critical Notes, designed as a Help to a better Understanding of the Sacred Writings, by Adam Clarke

      London: Printed for Joseph Butterworth and Son, 1825., 1825. 8 volumes. 4to. (28 x 47 cm). Fine Georgian binding of red half English morocco with gilt titles and delicate gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards, green end papers, top edges tinted. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Clarke to vol.I; engraved folding plates and maps. Binding rubbed and scuffed; corners frayed. Some foxing. A sound set in a superb contemporary binding.

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        The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla During the Recent Voyage of Discovery Under Captain Parry 1821-1823

      London: John Murray 1825, new edition. () xi,[1],468pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in 19th century half calf and marbled boards. Marbled edges to match. 7 engraved plates and folding map. A hint of foxing on the plates otherwise a very attractive copy in a pleasant binding. This reprint was done just one after the first and does not appear to have any new material added. A.B. 10531. Author's account of Parry's second arctic expedition in the Fury and Hecla, 1821-3, with events of the outward voyage to Winter Island, 1821, and north through Foxe Basin to Iglulik Island, 1822, includes detailed account of the Eskimos of southern Baffin Island and Melville Peninsula, the natural history and ice conditions..

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        Barefoot, the Winner of the Great St. Leger, at Doncaster, 1823, (Eighty Four Sunscribers - Twelve Started.) By Tramp; dam (Rosamond) by Buzzard, grandam, (Roseberry) by Phenomenon; the Property of Richard Watt and Gilbert Crompton, Esqres. To whom this Print is most respectfully dedicated by, the Publishers

      [Doncaster]: W. Sheardown and Son, [1825]. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Thomas Sutherland. 11 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches. 15 1/8 x 18 5/8 inches. From the original 'Doncaster Gazette' series of the 'Winners of the Great St. Leger Series': a 'benchmark' sporting print in terms of the "quality of painting, engraving and printing" (Lane) "In 1825 The Doncaster Gazette commissioned Herring to paint a series of pictures of the winners of the St. Leger starting in 1815... W. Sheardown and Sons of Doncaster published these brilliantly engraved prints (by Thomas Sutherland) in 1825... Messrs Fuller of London... continued the series until the mid-1840s. Fullers also published a similar series of Derby winners after Herring's paintings between 1827 and 1841... These prints provide a 'benchmark' in their quality of painting, engraving and printing which subsequent publishers attempted to emulate, but rarely with such success" (Lane) Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject-pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. Lane, British Racing Prints, p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints , p.94; Siltzer p.145.

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        Contes des Fées

      Paris: Chez le Fuel, (1825). Oblong 12mo. (258)pp. Frontispiece, title page vignette, and twelve stipple-colored plates engraved by J. E. Noël after paintings by Sébastien Leroy. Contains ten fairy tales in prose by Perrault, including "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge," "La Belle au Bois Dormant," "Le Chat Botée," and "Cendrillon." This is followed by several fables in verse, which the publisher notes in a brief Preface "été encore long-temps oubliés." These consist of "Griselidis," "Peau d'ane," and "Les Souhaits Ridicules." Quite rare: there is only one other recorded institutional copy of this edition. Occasional spotting to a few leaves, else a fine copy in what appears to be the publisher's binding of gilt-decorated pink paper boards. A.e.g.

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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.

      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.

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        THE BOTANIC GARDEN Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain

      London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1825. 1825-1835. 24 hand -coloured engraved plates per volume, each divided into four parts, all with tissue guards. Total of 120 plates with 480 flowering plants represented. Accompanying text describing the species on each plate. Each volume with separate engraved and letterpress title pages (except vol. I which only has the engraved title page). engraved dedication page (to Queen Victoria) to vols. III & IV; indexes to all volumes. Fine uniform bindings of contemporary half-dark green morocco, with gilt lettering and decoration between four raised bands, marbled paper boards, all bindings in very good condition with slight rubbing only, a few corners a little more worn. Original red-pink marbled end papers with the small contemporary signature of "Clara Day" to each. Contents good and tight, a little foxing to engraved title pages and first few pages otherwise text pages very clean; plates all very good and bright, a few very slightly marked. A very good uniform run of the first five volumes of the first edition of this famous botanical work, in handsome contemporary bindings. (The Botanic Garden ran to 13 volumes finally ending in 1851), . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Small 4to (16 x 19.5cm).

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        Indications Respecting Lord Eldon, Including History of the Pending Judges' Salary Raising Measure

      London: Printed for John and H.L. Hunt, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, 1825. Modern boards, light browning, else a very good copy; 85 pages The first printing of Bentham's scathing attack upon Lord Eldon and upon "certain gross abuses which prevailed both in the Chancery and King's Bench offices", leading to Eldon's defense before the House of Lords and, ultimately, to his resignation

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        Three Essays, on the Subjects Proposed By the Cambrian Society

      Caermarthen: Jonathan Harris, 1825 Three Essays, on the Subjects Proposed By the Cambrian Society in Dyfed, Which Gained the Respective Prizes, at the Eisteddfod, Held at Caermarthen, in September 1823. The 3 essays are: 1. An Essay on the navigation of the Britons from the earliest dawn of their history to the close of the twelth century including the probability of Madog ab Owain Gwynedd, and his followers settling in any part of the Western Hemisphere. By John Humffreys Parry. 2. An Essay on the Ancient Manners and customs of the Britons now existing in the Principality. By John Humffreys Parry. 3. Reasons for rejecting the Welsh Orthography, that is proposed and attempted to be introduced, with a view of superseding the system that has been established since the publication of Dr Davies's Grammar and Dictionary and Bishop Parry's edition of the Welsh Bible, and that of 1630. By the Rev John Roberts. In contemporary white paper boards with black ink title to front cover withing black chain box, black ink adverts to lower cover. The spine appears to be held on by scotch tape. Internally, ink number to fpd, pencil notes to fep, small lib stamp to verso of tp and ep, 112 pp, printed by Jonathan Harris, Dark Gate, Carmarthen

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      London, Matthew Iley, 1825.. FIRST EDITION 1825. 8vo, 220 x 130 mm, 8¾ x 5¼ inches, 77 pages, finely bound in full straight grain black morocco, triple gilt ruled outer border enclosing elaborate gilt and blind border to covers, triple ruled inner border with corner ornaments, faux gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt title, all edges gilt, red endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine and at corners, endpapers darkened at edges, very occasional small pale mark to margins of pages. A very good copy of a very scarce pamphlet. General Sir John Doyle (1756-1834), was one of the four sons of Charles Doyle of Bramblestown, Ireland. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, he served with the British army in the United States. When the Civil War ended there in 1784, he returned to Ireland where he was elected Member of Parliament for Mullingar and proved himself an eloquent a speaker in the pre-Union, Irish House of Commons. Sir John raised the famous 87th Regiment in 1794 to serve in the Netherlands. He served as a brigadier general with Abercrombie in Egypt in 1800, distinguished himself, and was made a baronet in 1805, and a full general in 1819. At one time he was Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales. When he retired he was appointed Governor of Guernsey where his able administration, assisted by a nephew, also John Doyle, is commemorated by an impressive column. In this speech Doyle addresses a court convened in the London headquarters of the East India Company to defend and eulogise his life-long friend Lord Hastings (1754-1826), recently retired from his highly successful and highly praised 9 year post as Governor General of India. Lord Hastings' last years of office were embittered by discussions on a matter notorious at the time, namely, the affairs of the banking-house of W. Palmer and Company. The whole affair was mixed up with insinuations against him especially charging him with having been motivated by favoritism towards one of the partners in the firm. From imputations made by the Resident at the court of the Nizam Charles Metcalfe which were inconsistent with his whole character and which were repeated by directors of the Company he was subsequently exonerated. The whole affair as well as Lord Hastings' huge achievements in India for the Company and for the Government are analysed in depth by Doyle. Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, Volume II, page 276, No. 24533. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Select Views in Sicily; Accompanied by an Historical and Descriptive Account. Translated from the original, published at Paris, by Mr. J. F. D'Ostervald

      London: John Weale, 1825 [plates watermarked 1824]. Small folio. (14 x 10 1/2 inches). Text in English, plates with English and French captions. 36 hand-coloured colour aquatint plates, after Cassas, Count de Forbin, S. Birman, Cockerell and others, engraved by Reeve, Havell, Himely, Fielding, Sunderland and others. Publisher's calf-backed blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on the upper cover, rebacked. One of the finest English colour plate books relating to Italy. This English edition of Gigault de la Salle's Voyage Pittoresque en Sicile (Paris, 1822-1826) includes a selection of the views engraved on a smaller scale then the French edition by the same group of engravers. Interestingly, the images represented by those engravers are not always the same subjects as those engraved in the French edition, which is perhaps a reflection of the two works being published simultaneously. The hand colouring and the colour aquatint are uniformly superb, making the work among the finest English colour plate books relating to Italy. "The above book is uncommon, and may have been originally issued in parts (probably four plates per part), for the unnumbered and unfoliated leaves of text are typical of the slender part issues, where text and plates were issued loose in a paper wrapper. The last eight plates are always found without text, and this may mean that seven parts appeared, and that the book was then hastily completed..." (Abbey). See Abbey for a complete list of plates. Abbey, Travel 264; Bobins, Exotic and the Beautiful II:583.

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        The Odes of Anacreon: with the fragments of Sappho and Alc?us. Literally translated into English prose. By Thomas Orger.

      printed for R. Hunter,, London 1825 - First edition of these scarce selections, in a very pretty contemporary binding. Anacreon (570 - 488 BC) was one of the greatest Greek lyrical poets, particularly noted for his bacchanalian and amatory songs. The enduring popularity of his work rests largely on its universal themes of love, infatuation, disappointment and closely-observed comment on every-day life. Orger gives the original Greek verse, with an English prose translation at the foot of each page, for the benefit of "young students" (see his advertisement). Orger had previously translated Ovid's Metamorphosis and published a curious horoscope of Napoleon Bonaparte. 8vo (159 × 96 mm.), pp. [ii], vii, [i], 92, [4]. Upper forecorner of first blank torn away. Contemporary straight-grain red morocco, spine with 4 raised bands, lettered direct, gilt acorn design to first and last panels, pretty scrolling device to long central panel, triple gilt rule with floral roll framing boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Boards very slightly marked. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Floral Emblems

      London,: Saunders and Otley,, 1825.. Large octavo, 20 lithographic plates, lightly foxed, original cloth rebacked and rebound, corners frayed. First edition of this exposition of floral emblems. Philips divides his book into leaflet numbers, days and months, and then a dictionary of emblems, which catalogues the appropriate flowers for specific human emotions.

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        Mémoire sur l'impossibilité de quelques équations indéterminées du cinquième degré.Paris: Huzard-Courcier, 1825.

      Extremely rare, privately printed, first edition of Dirichlet's famous paper on Fermat's Last Theorem inscribed to the great mathematician Siméon Denis Poisson. OCLC locates just two copies of this first edition worldwide: Göttingen and BnF. Dirichlet is considered to be the founder of analytic number theory. This is his earliest published paper and it brought him immediate recognition.<br/><br/> "In 1825, at the age of 20, Dirichlet received instant fame as a worthy mathematician by publishing a proof that there can be no positive-integer solutions to the fifth degree equation <i>x<sup>5</sup> + y<sup>5</sup> = z<sup>5</sup></i>. This is a special case of Fermat's Last Theorem, and Dirichlet's work on it represented the first significant step toward solving the genral problem since the time of Pierre de Fermat (1601-65), who had establiched that there are no solutions to the fourth-degree equation, and Leonhard Euler (1707-83), who had proved that there are no solutions to the third-degree equation. Dirichlet was later able to extend his work to the degree-14 equation [also included here]. In honor of his achievement, Dirichlet was awarded an honary doctorate from the University of Cologne, ... He was appointed professor of the University of Berlin in 1828, where he remained for 27 years. In 1855 Dirichlet succeeded Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) as chair of mathematics at the University of Göttingen." (Encyclopédia of Mathematics, pp. 139-40).<br/><br/> "Dirichlet submitted his paper to the French Academy of Sciences and got permission to lecture on his work to the members of the Academy. This must be considered a sensational event since the speaker was at that time a 20-year-old German student, who had not yet published anything and did not even have any degree. Dirichlet gave his lecture on June 11, 1825, and already one week later Lacroix and Legendre gave a very favourable report on his paper, such that the Academy decided to have it printed in the <i>Recueil des Mémoires des Savans étrangers</i>. However, the intended publication never materialized. Dirichlet himself had his work printed in 1825, and published it later on in more detailed form in the third volume of Crelle's Journal [also included here] which - fortune favoured him - was founded just in time in 1826... The lecture to the Academy brought Dirichlet into closer contact with several renowned académiciens, notably with Fourier and Poisson, who aroused his interest in mathematical physics." (Analytic Number Theory: A Tribute to Gauss and Dirichlet, pp. ). <br/><br/> The 1825 paper is here bound together in 19th century morocco with twenty five other papers by Dirichlet relating to number theory, including his solution of Fermat's Last Theorem in the case were <i>n=14</i>, also with large inscription to Poisson. Please inquire for a full list of the papers.. 4to (257 x 221 mm), 19th century purple morocco with raised bands and gilt title to spine, paper label with numbering to spine, top-edge gilt, ex-libris of Henri Viellard to free end-paper, book plate of the Institut Catholique de Paris to front pastedown, first and final text leaf with small rubber stamp of the Institut (stamped out). Please inquire for a full list and collation of the papers

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        Altenburgisches Gesangbuch nebst Gebeten

      Altenburg: Herzogl. Sächs. Hofbuchbruderen, 1825. 8vo (17.4 cm, 6.8"). [2], [v]/vi, 417, [1] pp. [with] Bible. O.T. Psalms. German. Des Königs und Propheten Davids Psalter. Verdeutscht durch Dr. Martin Luther. [Jena: Mauke, 1830?]. 8vo. 84 pp. [and] Episteln und Evangelia, wie solche auf alle Sonn-, Fest- und Feiertage durchs ganze Jahr pflegen gelesen zu werden. [Altenburg: Herzogl. Sächs. Hofbuchdr, 1829]. 8vo. 56 pp. Later printing of the popular Altenburg hymnal, this copy brightly bound in peasant style, inscribed, and clearly cherished; with two related texts. The Gesangbuch (words only) was edited by theologian Demme, and is printed in double columns of small but legible Fraktur; this 1825 edition is relatively uncommon. The publication information of the two additional works was suggested by WorldCat. Provenance: Front cover gilt-stamped M.K./S.W.M./1828. Front fly-leaf with attractively inked presentation inscription in German, signed Sophie Wiedemann in Lobitz and dated 1828, above additional inscriptions dated 1879, 1886, and 1938, the latter in English; back fly-leaf with inked prayer in Wiedemann&#39;s hand, above a later inked prayer in English, dated 1984. Binding: Contemporary varnished red paper, covers framed in gilt roll, covers and spine with floral designs painted in shades of pink, green, and yellow., front cover with gilt-stamping as above. All edges gilt, and gauffered at corners and at the spine. Pastedowns of light blue and red paste-paper. The binding is highly reminiscent of a "peasant" binding, but clearly is not one as these are generally understood: It is not vellum, not embossed; but yes, it is definitely handpainted and folk-art inspired. => A variant. Binding as above, edges and extremities rubbed, spine faded with paper chipped at joints, head, and foot, partially exposing binding structure, front joint cracked. Free endpapers lacking; fly-leaves with inscriptions as above. Sewing loosening, with some signatures slightly proud and others just starting to separate. A few instances of dried plant matter laid in, including three four-leaf clovers. Occasional spots of minor foxing; one small ink stain affecting two leaves but not obscuring text. Some corners bumped. => A multi-generational heirloom devotional, still lovely, and a very appealing example of such.

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        Essays on Landscape Gardening, and on uniting picturesque effect with rural scenery: containing directions for laying out and improving the grounds connected with a country residence

      London: Printed by S and R. Bentley for J. Taylor, 1825 [text watermarked 1824-1825, plates watermarked 1825]. Quarto. (12 3/4 x 10 inches). Half- title, uncut. 6 aquatint plates (3 hand-coloured, 3 printed in sepia [2 of these with overlays]). Original paper-covered boards, paper title label to backstrip, green morocco backed box, spine in six compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. A fine, unsophisticated copy of a beautifully illustrated work on the art of landscape gardening as practiced in England at the start of the 19th century. In the preface to the present work, Morris acknowledges his inspiration to have been the works of Humphry Repton, Uvedale Price, William Gilpin and to a lesser extent William Shenstone, William Mason, Richard Payne Knight and Thomas Whately. Taking the "instructive hints" from these disparate sources, Morris here offers essays on eight aspects that need to be considered when laying out an English country garden and estate, together with six plates that further illustrate his points. As in the works of Repton, two of the plates contain overlays showing the landscape before and after Morris&#39;s improvements. Morris, a plantsman and surveyor approaches his subject from a more detailed and practical point of view than his illustrious predecessors. For example, where Repton had suggested a hillside be moved and trees planted, Morris suggests a similar scheme but also lists the trees and shrubs which would be suitable. Given this attention to horticultural detail, it is unsurprising that Morris&#39;s other works included Flora Conspicua; a selection of the most ornamental flowering, hardy, exotic and indigenous trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, for embellishing flower-gardens and pleasure-grounds (London, 1826) and The Botanist&#39;s Manual. A catalogue of hardy, exotic, and indigenous plants, according to their respective months of flowering (London, 1824). Abbey Life 40.

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        La Dame Blanche: Chronique Des Chevaliers a l&#39;Ecusson Vert

      Paris; nd, [ca.1825]: Chez Lefuel Six parts in one volume, each part paginated separately, hand colored vignette title page and six other striking hand colored plates heightened in gold by Gabriel Montaut, three musical scores titled Romance de Tristan, Ballade Du Chateau Gazon and Le Serin Chant Dialogue by Frederic Sageret, book printed by Firmin Didot who was from the very famous Didot family of printers, publishers, typeface designers, inventors and intellectuals. Firmin himself designed the Didot typeface and invented the stereotype. Beautifully bound by V. Champs in 3/4 dark blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards, flat spine decorated in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbon marker. Only occasional spots of scattered foxing, the plates are exceptionally nice. An extremely rare book. Only one copy at auction since 1949, and only a handful located via OCLC. A beautiful copy.. 12mo.

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