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        The Library Companion; or, the Young Man's Guide, and the Old Man's Comfort, in the Choice of a Library

      165 inserted engraved plates, views, & ports. (some inlaid, two in color). Two vols. Thick 8vo, later brown morocco by Morrell, double gilt fillet round sides, spines gilt (a little faded), t.e.g., others uncut. London: Printed for Harding, Triphook, & Lepard, 1825. Second edition, large paper set, and richly extra-illustrated, with the insertion of numerous engravings. Handsome set. Bookplate of Lord Wardington. Jackson 64. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Library Companion; Or, the Young Man's Guide, and the Old Man's Comfort, in the Choice of a Library. by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin

      London, Harding, Triphook, And Lepard, [Etc. ], 1825. 2nd Edition. Description: 3 p. L. , l, 899 p. 23 cm. "Synoptical table of subjects and authors": p. [xxix]-l. Subjects: Book collecting--Great Britain. Best books--Great Britain. Finely bound in full contemporary aniline calf. Spine bands somewhat worn. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands; Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt, boards gilt-bordered. An uncommonly good example - scans &c. On request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Infantry Tactics; or, Rules for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of the Infantry of the U. S. Army. 2 volume set

      Washington: War Department. Davis & Force. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Some foxing and marks within. Some plates mis-folded with wear to edges, not impinging. 1825. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover with marbled boards. 416pp; 91pp + plates :: 45 b/w fold-out plates :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") :: 44 fascinating plates of troop movements and actions, each with a full explanation, plus fold-out music sheet .

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

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

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      London: Geo. B. Whittaker, 1825. Two volumes. Housed in a cloth, fleece-lined slipcase. Signed bindings by Donnelley, Chicago. Covers with blind-stamped double fillet borders. Panelled spine, lettered in gilt. Spines sunned to brown, which is usual for green leather. Inner dentelles, green endpapers. Large fold-out map in Volume 1 has one area of old tape repair, closed tear along one fold. Route marked in red. All plates are present, 4 in Volume 1 and 3 in Volume 2, mild to moderate foxing on a few. The two shell plates are colored and are in quite clean condition. One plate has musical notations for Dacota and Chippewa songs. Tape repair to a 2" closed tear p.378 of Volume 1. Keating was a geologist on the expedition led by Stephen Long. They explored the area between the Red River and Lake Superior in present-day Minnesota and lower Manitoba. Field noted that "the statement regarding the customs, character, and numbers of Sioux and Chippeway tribes are among the most valuable we have of those people". Extensive appendix with chapters on animals, flora, astronomy and meteorology, pull-out charts, and a comparative vocabulary of Indian languages. The first American edition was published in Philadelphia in 1824. Howes K20, Sabin 37137, Streeter Sale 1785, Field 949. First English Edition. Full Green Morocco. Minor Edge Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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

      London, 1825, 1825-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. London: George B. Whittaker. 2 v. : pl. + carte ; 8vo. Quarter bound in contemporary brown calf skin leather. Corners bound. Red Morocco spine labels. Gilt lettering along spines. Marbled boards. Beige endpapers. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor toning to edges. Profusely illustrated.Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of the St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods chronicles the journey as ordered by the Honorable J. C. Calhoun the Secretary of War at the time in 1823 to explore the west to the St. Peter's River, what is now the Minnesota River. The book was compiled by William H. Keating who was the geologist for the expedition.A bright, clean set in exceptional condition. Ships daily.

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      London: Henry Colburn, 1825. FIRST DECODED EDITION. Hardcover. First Edition of Pepys with the Decoded Sex Scenes,Extra-Illustrated, and Handsomely Bound by Bayntun. 295 x 229 mm (11 5/8 x 9"). Two volumes. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke. FIRST DECODED EDITION. FINE HONEY BROWN MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN OF BATH (stamp-signed on front turn-ins) covers with intricate strapwork frame in gilt and black, raised bands, spines with similar strapwork compartments, gilt turn-ins with complex fleuron cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, leather hinges, all edges gilt. With 21 called-for illustrations, including a folding map, seven portraits and an interior view of Pepys' library (13 illustrations hand colored), and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 158 PLATES, 31 of these in color, 20 of them folding. Three or four trivial (neatly refurbished) nicks in the leather, paper used for mounting extra-illustrated material acidic and consequently browned (and with facing pages slightly darkened as well), index to first volume faintly spotted, a couple of short marginal tears to folding plates, other insignificant imperfections, but an extremely attractive set, the text clean and fresh, and the animated decorative binding lustrous and scarcely worn. Pepys' "Diary" (other editions of which appear as items #140 and 146, above) is decoded here for the first time, the text having been prepared by Rev. John Smith of St. John's College, Cambridge. This new version reveals the diarist as a compulsive womanizer who imposes familiarities on one young shop girl, tavern girl, and street girl after another (though always betraying a certain lack of sexual self-assurance). The selected correspondence contains letters between Pepys and, among others, the king, the Duke of York, the Earl of Sandwich, and his friend and fellow diarist John Evelyn. The plates include portraits of many of the individuals discussed in these pages, as well as maps, views of London, and stately homes. The very pleasing binding by Bayntun (for more on which see previous item) is typical of the firm's excellent workmanship.

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        Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, 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, ..., and a Selection from his Private Correspondence. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke

      London: Henry Colburn, 1825., 1825. First Edition. 2 volumes, 4to.; pp. xlii, 498, [2], xlix, [3]; 311, [1]. Contemporary half dark calf with green title label, gilt titles and gilt to spines, marbled boards and end papers, speckled edges. With engraved portrait frontispiece to vol.I, and twelve further engraved portraits and illustrations. Some generally light foxing; inner joints starting; respined at some earlier time with original spines laid back on. Binding rubbed and bumped, markings to boards. Several light pencil annotations to margins. Neat owner's name (Rushbrooke) to first blanks. One blank removed to end of vol.I. The first translation, published here for the first time 150 years after the author's death, painstakingly deciphered from Pepys own coded text. Very good indeed.

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        Memoirs of Samuel Pepys Comprising His Diary from 1659-1669, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith...And a Selection From His Private Correspondence

      London: Henry Colburn, 1825. First edition. Quarto (pages 295 x 227 mm) in two volumes: xlii, 498, [2], xlix; [4], 348, vii, [1], 311. With engraved frontis in each volume and 11 other engraved plates, one of which is folding. With half-title in volume 2, lacking in volume 1. In a beautiful contemporary full calf binding with one board repaired on volume 2, otherwise unsophisticated. Light scattered foxing throughout, mostly on the plates and facing pages (retaining tissue guards), but on the whole an attractive, clean copy. & & Samuel Pepys, naval administrator and Parliament Member, kept a diary in short-hand between 1659 and 1669 that was finally deciphered 1819 - 1822 by Rev. John Smith. In the diary Pepys kept detailed first-hand accounts of a number of events during the English Restoration, including the Great Fire of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Plague of London. This "memoir" has become a fantastic window into not only Pepys personal life and pursuits, but also the life and times of England during those years. An excellent set.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Memoirs of Samuel Pepys 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. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke. [Two Volumes]

      London: Henry Colburn, 1825. First edition. Three quarter morocco over marble paper-covered boards, four compartments, two with gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine scuffed, corners and edges worn, boards rubbed, bookplates removed from endpapers, small bump with tear to rear board of volume 2, scattered foxing and some browning with usual offsetting from plates, but firmly bound, solid, with clean crisp text, and overall still a very good handsome set. 4to. (33 cm). Illus. with an engraved frontispiece in each volume plus 11 engraved plates (1 folding), and two engraved in-text illustrations. The plates are engraved by R. Cooper, Bragg Thomson, and R. White, after Kneller, Derby, Lely, Hailes, and Neville. Pepys (1633-1703) kept his diary for only nine years (Jan 1660-May 1669) yet "we know more about Pepys than about any other Englishman of his time," Ollard. It is the "nonpareil of English Diaries; the observations and records of a man of infinite variety and zest 'ever with child to see new things;' his own work, domestic life, friendships, and pleasures, which took him to almost every section of English life, from the court to the docks; in its immediacy and variety it is one of the supreme portraits of a man, inside and outside, and a mirror of the times," Matthews, British Diaries. The diary was a cipher until John Smith broke the code leading to this first edition edited by Lord Braybrooke the help of George Neville (Grenville). One of the great works in the English language. Page 69 is mis-numbered 76. Scarce in a first edition. Matthews, p.29; CBEL, p.831; Grolier 100 (#75); Osler 5286; Lowndes III, 1828.

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      Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1825.. vii,[1],[5]-347pp. Antique-style three-quarter calf, leather label. Very good. The scarce first edition of this influential study of the United States Constitution, containing a consideration of the rights of states to secede from the Union. Rawle, a Quaker, held Loyalist sympathies as a young man. Born in Philadelphia, he studied law in London before returning home to practice, eventually serving as a chancellor of the Philadelphia bar. Rawle's is a thorough consideration of the several powers in the Constitution, and discusses the rights of states to secede from the Union (though Rawle personally was opposed to the measure). "First authoritative interpretation, in which was admitted the abstract right of state secession. These views exerted a profound influence on Southern political thought" - Howes. "This work, suggesting that Rawle believed the states had the right to secede from the Union, was used as a textbook for many years at West Point and other schools throughout the country. It is therefore generally considered to have influenced subsequent leaders and supporters of the Confederacy, although in fact Rawle opposed secession" - Cohen. This copy bears the ownership signature on the front free endpaper of William Samuel Johnson, likely a descendant of the signer of the Declaration of Independence of the same name. This is the first copy of this book that we have encountered. HOWES R77. SABIN 68003. COHEN 2893. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 22035.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Allgemeine Auflösung der Aufgabe: die Theile einer gegebnen Fläche auf einer andern gegenen Fläche so abzubilden, dass die Abbildung dem Abgebildeten in den kleinsten Theilen ähnlich ist

      Altona: Hammerich, 1825 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Schumacher's Astronomische Abhandlungen, 1825, 3. Heft, pp. 1-30, Altona, Hammerich- und Heineking'sche Buchdruckerey. Whole volume: 3 parts (Heft 1 to 3), all published, 1823-25, 8vo. (228 x 178 mm), [4], 58, [2] pp.; [6], 112 pp.; [4], 100 pp., with 3 of 12 engraved plates only (lacks all 9 plates in part 2). Contemporary cloth (soiled, foot of spine damaged, head of spine heavily bumped), pages browned (titles stronger) and somewhat soiled, repair to lower margin of plate 3 of part 3, minor, mainly marginal dampstaining to vol. 2. The Gauss paper is complete in itself. --- Kirchner 3475. - Peschel, Gesch. der Erdkunde S. 669. ADB XXXIII 32. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of a prize essay by "The Prince of Mathematics" who also devoted much of his time to astronomy and magnetism. The problem solved here is the method of conformal mapping allowed surfaces to be bent onto another given surface without stretching or tearing.It is contained in a complete volume of Astronomische Abhandlungen herausg. von H. C. Schumacher, 3 parts. Altona, 1823-25, which also contains important contributions by Wilhelm Olbers (Verzeichnis aller bisher berechneten Cometenbahnen), Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (Beitrag zur Kometentheorie) and Jos. Fraunhofer (Détermination du pouvoir réfringent et dispersif de différentes espèces de verre..., Theorie der Höfe, Nebensonnen und verwandter Phänomene...) --- Schumacher, Freund Gauss' gründete das erste astronomische Fachjournal Deutschlands. Enthält Beiträge von Wilhelm Olbers (Verzeichnis aller bisher berechneten Cometenbahnen), Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (Beitrag zur Kometentheorie) und Jos. Fraunhofer (Détermination du pouvoir réfringent et dispersif de différentes espèces de verre..., Theorie der Höfe, Nebensonnen und verwandter Phänomene..., Vergl. Darmstädter S. 359) u.a. Es fehlen die 9 Kupfertafeln in Heft 2..

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        Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts

      London: Pyall and Hunt, 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.

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      New Haven, CT: N & S.S. Jocelyn, 1825. Second Edition. Hardcover. Maps generally Very Good with strong coloring. A dark stain to the margin of maps toward the rear not touching any images and some dampstaining, mostly rather faint, at the bottom of some of the maps with little or no effect on the images. Library markings mostly removed from the covers and endpapers. Some peeling of the marbled paper on the covers. Overall a Very Good copy of this uncommon atlas. First published in 1822. Quarto (8-13/16" x 11") bound in the original half red morocco leather with matching corners, marbled paper boards, and printed paper label on the front cover. Illustrated with a full-page, engraved double-hemisphere map of the world; a double-page map of the United States; and 28 full-page maps of America and the world, including 10 of the United States, all with original hand-coloring. Maps with American interest include: North America; the United States; Canada; Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont; Massachusetts, Rhode-Island, and Connecticut; New York; Pennsylvania and New Jersey; Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware; North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana; Kentucky and Tennessee; Ohio and Indiana; Illinois and Missouri; West Indies; South America. Australia is depicted in the Pacific Ocean. Sidney Morse was the brother of the artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse.

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        Handatlas der Haupt und Residenzstadt Wien mit ihren Vorstädten und nächsten Umgebungen in 18 Blättern herausgegeben von Carl Graf Vasquez

      - Um 1825; Mit 17 von 18 Blättern, Es fehlt Blatt 12:"Das K.K. Lustschloss Schönbrunn und die Ortschaften Hietzing und Penzing"; Schuber des Verlags in Buchform mit Titel auf Rücken; sehr schöner und frischer Zustand der aquarellierten Blätter; Jedes Blatt ungefähr 45x55 cm, auf feinem Leinen montiert, jedes Blatt mit einem Titelzettel auf dem Leinen; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DECAMERONE Di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio

      London: Guglielmo Pickering, 1825. 3 volumes. First edition thus. beautifully illustrated with very fine plates engraved by the celebrated Auguste Fox after the designs of Stothard and finely printed on special paper and with an engraved frontispiece of Boccaccio in Volume I. 8vo, very handsomely and very beautifully bound in superb period bindings of full brown crushed morocco, the spines with specially designed gilt tooled raised bands, the compartments elaborately decorated in gilt with multiple tools filling completely the compartments, lettered and numbered in gilt within two compartments, the covers with gilt rolled borders enclosing double gilt fillet rules enclosing elaborately gilt tooled inner borders featuring very pleasing engraved grain and floral devices, gilt edges to the covers, fine gilt turnovers, finely marbled endpapers, t.e.g. cvi- (Discorso Storico, -cxxxv (tavola, the contents) 228; 229-586; 587-967 pp. A very fine, very beautiful set, in superb period bindings with virtually no evidence of age or wear. A VERY IMPORTANT AND VERY APPEALING SET OF THE DECAMERON IN THREE VOLUMES. THE PICKERING PRINTING OF 1825 IS REVERED FOR ITS BEAUTY AND QUALITY. The plates are very finely reproduced and contribute greatly to the appeal of this lovely set. Boccaccio is considered along with Dante and Petrarch as a member of the great triumvirate of early Italian writers. As contemporaries, they established what would be considered as the first post-classical literary style in Italy, and thus in Western Civilization. The DECAMERON is Boccaccio’s most influential work and has inspired generations of writers from all around the world. Perhaps most important to the history of English literature, the DECAMERON is considered to have been the greatest influence on Chaucer in his structuring of his CANTERBURY TALES. The work is a gathering of tales from several sources---created by Boccaccio and written over several years, it was finally collected under one title between 1349 and 1351. The story is of seven women and three men who have left Florence for a period of ten days in order to avoid the plague. They depart for neighboring villas and over the course of the next ten days each person tells a tale to entertain the others. The hundred tales are considered to be one of the greatest works in Italian literature and have influenced successive generations of writers for centuries.

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        The Young Artists Companion or, Drawing-book of Studies

      London: S&J Fuller, 1825 The Young Artist's Companion or, Drawing-book of Studies and Landscape Embellishments: Comprising a Great Variety of the Most Picturesque Objects Required in Various Compositions of Landscape Scenery Arranged as Progressive Lessons. In modern hal brown leather with marbled boards, gilt tooling, original title label with gilt lettering and tooling to front center. Spine has gilt tooling, no title. Internally, new endpapers, bookplate to fpd, coloured frontis a little chipped at edges, [3], 4-6 pp, 40 plates, 7-10 pp, 12 plates, 11-15 pp, 12 plates. Some of the plates have 4 images but mostly 1, the last 12 are all in full colour and stunning!, plates are dated between Oct. 1st. 1819 and June 1823. Some foxing and minor browning throughout, as is normal. A great book just to sit and look at. Cox, landscape painter, whose standing as a drawing-master was reinforced by the publication of a number of successful manuals, beginning with Ackermann's New Drawing Book in Light and Shadow in 1809: although not credited to Cox, its range of subjects—Birmingham, Wales, and London—strongly suggests that he supplied the images, if not the text. This was soon followed by A Series of Progressive Lessons Intended to Elucidate the Art of Painting in Water Colours, a hugely popular step-by-step drawing manual which was first published in 1811, and reached its ninth edition in 1845. A Treatise on Landscape Painting and Effect in Water Colours (1813–14, reissued 1840) cemented Cox's reputation, and was followed by The Young Artist's Companion (1819–20, revised 1825) See ODNB for a full Bio. (OCLC 228687264)

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        Opuscoli ora insieme raccolti con quattro decadi di lettere inedite di alcuni celebri letterati italiani defonti nel Secolo XIX.

      tip. Baduel,, Perugia, 1825 - Quattro parti legate in due volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. viii, 205 (3); 182 (2); 160; 204 (2). Con 10 tavole incise f.t. (anche ripiegate). Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena con punte. Dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su tasselli in marocchino. Tagli colorati. Solo una macchietta al centro delle ultime 6 carte del primo volume, peraltro esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione. Ciascuno dei quattro frontespizi porta la nota manoscritta: "Di Antonio Bonclerici di Cagli. Dono dell'Autore". Interessante e non comune raccolta di dissertazioni spesso riguardanti il territorio umbro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris. 1825.. 125 leaves, including fifty-one double-page handcolored engraved maps with textual gloss, four double-page handcolored letterpress tables, one double- page engraved plate, title- leaf, dedication leaf, and additional leaves of letterpress text. Large folio. Modern half morocco and boards, vellum tipped corners. Minor soiling, some light foxing, a few repairs, very small old library mark on titlepage. Else very good. This important atlas is based on Carey & Lea's A COMPLETE HISTORICAL...AMERICAN ATLAS, issued first in Philadelphia in 1822, and again in expanded formats in 1823 and 1825. However, it adds even more material than appears in any of the Carey & Lea editions, especially the western maps. Most of the atlas is devoted to the United States and its territories, and incorporates the latest geographical knowledge available, by what was then one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. There are maps of virtually every state, with copious statistics supplied in the margins. The large map of Arkansas Territory is actually the 1823 Long map of the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley, extending as far west as Santa Fe and the edge of the Rockies, while the map of the whole North American continent and the excellent large detailed map of the United States and territories can lay claim to being the best available to that time. HOWES C133. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 348, 352.

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        Atlas Géographique. Statistique, Historique et Chronologique des Deux-Amériques et des îles adjacentes

      Paris: J. Carez for J.Carez, Verdière and Bossange, père, 1825. Folio. (20 ½ x 14 inches). Mounted on guards throughout, title with engraved vignette, 10 double-page letterpress tables (3 hand-coloured). 51 double- page hand-coloured engraved maps and 2 double-page engraved charts (1 hand- coloured of the rivers of the world, 1 uncoloured of world mountain ranges). (7 maps somewhat browned.). Contemporary morocco-backed blue marbled-paper boards, the flat spine in six compartments divided by rolls and fillets in gilt and blind, lettered in gilt in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration of a single large centrally-placed tool in blind (some scuffing to extremities). A fine unsophisticated copy of the first American atlas to be reprinted in Europe: the French edition, with additions to 1825, of Carey and Lea's "A Complete Historical...American Atlas" (1822). The majority of the excellent maps have borders of letterpress text giving geographical, historical and statistical details. There are 34 maps of North America (the majority of individual states but including a plan of Washington, D.C.), 17 of South and Central America and the West Indies. A number of the maps differ significantly from those in the 1822 American edition. Those which have been revised include, no. [5] Etats-Unis; no. [13] New York; and no. [35] Mexique; maps that have been added are no. [3] Carte des possessions russes dressée par Pierron d'apres la carte de Mr. Brué; no. [6] Carte…des États-Unis…1825; no. [36] Guatimala; no. [42] Île de la Guadeloupe dressée par Pierron, d'après la carte publiée par le colonel Boyer-Peyreleau; no. [43] La Martinique; no. [49] Guyanes; and no.[50] Carte du Paraguay dressée par Pierron. Howes C-133; Phillips Atlases 1176

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        Travels in Western Africa, in the years 1818, 19, 20, and 21, from the river Gambia through Woolli, Bondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo, to the river Niger / by Major William Gray, and the late Staff Surgeon Dochard ...with a map, drawings, and costumes, illustrative of those countries. [ Travels in Africa. ]

      London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1825. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: xv, [1], 413, [3] p., [14] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., map., port. ; 24 cm. Notes: With half-title. Subject: Voyages and travels. Nineteenth century. Expeditions. Sudan - Description and travel. Africa, West - Description and travel - 19th century. Niger River - Description and travel - 19th century. Africa, West - Discovery and exploration. Sudan (Region) - Description and travel. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Lehrbuch der Chemie

      ...nach des Verfassers schwedischer Bearbeitung...übersetzt von F. Wöhler. 13 folding engraved plates. Four vols. bound in six. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & marbled boards, flat spines gilt, contrasting vellum lettering pieces on spines. Dresden: Arnold, 1825-25-26-26-27-28-31-31. First complete edition in German of Berzelius' Läbok I Kemien (1808-30), "the most authoritative chemistry textbook of the period."-D.S.B., II, p. 92. The translation was made by Friedrich Wöhler (1800-82), the prominent German chemist who trained under Berzelius, became fast friends with the great Swedish chemist, and translated many of the writings of Berzelius into German (see D.S.B., XIV, pp. 474-79). This was a very influential edition and formed the basis of the numerous translations into French, Dutch, and Italian. Fine set. ❧ Partington, IV, pp. 142-77. .

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        De Civitate Dei - Libri XXII (Complete in Two Volumes)

      Leipzig: Karl Tauchnitz, 1825. Though the pages of this copy bear a few sporadic pencil marks and just a few spots at preliminaries and finals, they are otherwise stunningly clean and bright; both volumes' bindings are square and tight, the leather pristine, with raised bands and gilt titles at the spines; originally bound in loose stitches with wraps, now completely redone by bookbinder Lawrence Yerkes. 430pp. + 439pp. w/indices.. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Bibliothèque universelle des voyages. Histoire des voyages, dans cette partie du monde, ........L' Afrique/L' Amérique/L' Asie/ L' Europe/ Autour du monde

      P., Bureau de Courval, 1825.. 1825-1826. 10 volumes in-12°. ( 3 volumes on the Americas, 2 on Africa, 3 on Asia, 1 on Europe & 1 on travels around the world, mainly dealing with the newly discovered islands in the pacific, New Zealand and Alaska) with (in all) 105 plates coloured by hand. Full polished calf, gilt-ruled sides, spines gilt w. contrasting morocco letterpieces gilt. Some bindings more or less worn along extremities (one spine-top -of volume 4- severely worn), browning and light waterstaining in places. The titlepage mentions maps for the 4 continents, but we never encountered an offer of one or more of the series with a map. ¶ We failed to find bibliographic reference: not in VICAIRE, GUMUCHIAN, BRUNET etc. RARE, certainly as an identically bound, complete SET with the last volume. The Bibliothèque Nationale seems to lack this last volume of the series: the book of travels around the world.

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        Geometrie Et Mechanique Des Arts Et Métiers Et Des Beaux-Arts. Cours Normal A l'usage des Artistes et des Ouvriers, des Sous-Chefs et des Chefs d'ateliers et de manufactures

      Paris: Bachelier, Libraire, 1825-1826. First edition. Boards. Contemporary full polished maroon calf. Very good. 3 vols./No Dust Jacket. 8vo, 20 x 13 cm. Forty-three engraved folding plates. Primarily devoted to mathematics and mechanics as related to the industrial arts, the text contains a number of sections devoted to architecture and perspective. The work was popular going through many editions, and widely translated. University of London prize binding presented to Thomas R. Hill, 1833/34, second prize in the class of Natural Philosophy and Mathematics. Covers with gilt seal of the University of London, double gilt border fillets and gilt corner florets. Raised bands, red morocco spine labels (several chipped), gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers with matching edges, occasional dampstaining and wrinkling of folding plates, covers lightly faded.

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        The Botanic Garden: Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain. (17 Volumes - the Complete set)

      1825. Volumes 1-13 plus 4 additional volumes (all published), 1825 - 1851. Each of the first 13 volumes has 24 hand-coloured engraved plates. Each plate is divided into quarters and depicts 4 beautifully illustrated flowers. The 312 hand-coloured engravi ngs were from drawing by Mrs. E. Bury and Maund’s two daughters. Each flower is accompanied by a 1-2 page commentary mentioning its history, origin, and botanical peculiarities. Together with The Floral Register; Containing Figures and Descriptions of Nearly All Tender and Hardy Plants, which have lately been introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain. Parts 1 & 2. 144, 240 pp. And with The Auctarium of the Botanic Garden; Containing Miscellaneous Information, Connected with the Cultivati on of a Garden, and Natural History. Parts 1 & 2. 144; 280 pp. Altogether 17 volumes, nicely bound in uniform new half morocco with raised bands and marbled boards. The skills of a qualified British bookbinder and conservator were employed to recreate a binding very similar to the original. The green morocco binding has raised bands, attractive gilt stamping and marbled boards that are appropriate for the period. 4to. Very clean. The complete set, which is very rare to find, esp in such clean condition. Fine. Nissen 2222. Stafleu 813. Very good.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Botanic Garden. Volumes 1 to 10

      London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1825. Volumes 1 to 10 bound in 20 parts. 240 tissue-guarded, hand coloured plates. Contemporary 1/2 calf, extremities rubbed, some loss of spine on parts 11 to 20. The calf on parts 17 to 20 is slightly darker. Heraldic bookplate of George Henry Arnold and pastedown of part 1 with owner's inscription on front free end paper of that part. Some foxing but mostly restricted to end papers and tissue guards, plates generally clean. The complete work comprised 13 volumes and 312 colour plates. [Note; copy of vols 1 to 4 (96 plates) also available, ask for details].. 1st Ed. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by E.D.Smith and Others. 21.5 x 17.5 Cms.

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        The Botanic Garden; consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, cultivated in Great Britain; with their names, classes, orders, history, qualities, culture, and physiological observations. Volumes I-VII

      London : Simpkin & Marshall, 1825 Volumes I - VII of the 1st edition of Maund's Botanic Garden ranging in date from 1825 to 1836 (Vol VII is undated) with 167 of 168 fine hand coloured plates. It was originally issued in parts and these volumes are in what looks like an original publisher's cloth binding which is worn and disintegrating with some poor stitching, so this set has been priced to take account of rebinding costs. The book is in a square octavo format and text pages are printed on one side only. The contents are clean and bright with beautiful colouring on the plates (faults are listed in the detailed description below). There is some offsetting where particularly strong colour has been applied and shows through to the back of the plates. All have a decorative title page and an additional title page. Vol IV has a third title page part way through the book. All are unpaginated. Vol I has a dedication 'to the lovers of Botany', preface and index - the 9th plate has some browning at the edges and there are some loose pages. Vol II has a preface and index pages. Some initial leaves are detached and the decorative title is browned. One plate lacks a tissue guard and one plate is slightly spotty as are around 5 of the surrounding text pages. Vol III has an index. The 18th plate has a slight crease at the bottom. Vol IV has a preface, index and dedication page to the Queen. The preliminaries, and title page are spotted; there is a small ink signature to the top of the second title page; and 2 plates have slight marking. Vol V has a preface and index and one plate is placed as a frontispiece. The frontispiece, and 2 title pages are spotted and 2 plates have light spotting. Vol VI has a preface and index and one plate is a frontispiece. There is some offsetting from the decorative title page onto the frontispiece and the decorative title page has browning. One plate has half a tissue guard and one plate has a small mark. Vol VII has 23 of 24 plates and one plate is a frontispiece. It has a preface, index to Part XIV and index to volume. The decorative title page is browned and there is a small hole in the second title page. 2 plates have slight marking.

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        THE BOTANIC GARDEN; Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants Cultivated in Great Britain (Volumes 1-4 in 2 volumes)

      London 1825 - VOLUMES 1-4 ONLY IN TWO VOLUMES Circa C19., 1/4 marbled boards, calf spine and corners, gilt lettering and banding on spines, corners worn, spine edges rubbed, spine also worn in places, both covers rubbed and slightly marked also, spines slightly faded and marked, front cover of volume one detached but present, ink inscription on both f,.f.e.s dated 1852, 2 other ink inscriptions and one pencil inscription also present, 96 full page colour plates within each with 4 flowers, all tissue guarded, pages clean throughout, binding sound. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRITO CALIGRÁFICO - PARIS - ENGENHARIA. LAZCANO, Francisco de. PROYECTO DE UNA NUEVA MAQUINA para abrir canales limpiar y dar direccion á los rios ahondar baias y barras

      - aplicable á los caminos PROPUESTO AL GOVERNO EN 15 DE ABRIL DE 1825 para ejecutar un modelo EL CUAL DEMONTRASE PRATICULARMENE sus buenos resultados Por D. Francisco de Lazcano año 1826. Acompaãnan dos planos com 26 figuras dibujadas poe el mismo: su descripcion y cálculos de la potencia, velocidades y resistencias com los tres impulsos, vital, del viento, y vapor: el tiempo y el costo que son necessarios para cada légua de 20 ( ) pies com el ancho de 50 varas y 30 pies de fondo: una tabla que manifesta las ventajas de este proyeto respecto los pontones usados hasta aqui, com mas una comparacion de lo que se ha tardado y gastado en hacer todos los canales existentes en Inglaterra, y el que se emplearia com este: una adicion sobre el modo de ahorrar la mitad de la potencia com la misma corriente: y por ultimo, las explicaciones de cada plano em separado. S./l. (Espanha) 1826. In fólio de 37x24 cm. Com 26 fólios de texto e ilustrado 3 com folios desdobráveis ilustrados e coloridos manualmente a água-tinta. Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele vermelha, com ferros a ouro nas pastas que são revestidas de marroquim azul. Cortes dourados por folhas. Guardas em papel marmoreado. [Junto com:] PROYECTO PARA LA EXCAVACION DEL CANAL MARITIMO DE PARÍS (CÓNCAVO) BAJO LAS DIMENSIONES QUE PROPONE D. FRANCISCO LAZCANO EN SU PROSPECTO DE DE AGOSTO DE 1826. Secciones que determinan los planos perpendiculares del canal de PARÍS y de la COSTA: Superficies cuadradas de cada seccion y la mediana de ambas : metros cúbicos matéria que contiene la excavacion en toda su extencion: numero de maquinas, y calculo del tiempo y coste que son necessários para concluirlo sin compreender las obras de albananileria, ni de la piedra que se halle S./l. (Espanha) 1826. 1 fólio solto desdobrável manuscrito ilustrado e colorido manualmente a água-tinta. Com as dimensões de 40,5x90 cm. Até à data, não encontrámos quaisquer referências biográficas ou bibliográficas, referentes ao autor D. Francisco Lazcano, assim como aos seus dois projetos para a construção da máquina e da abertura dum canal desde Paris, até à costa atlântica. [EN] Calligraphic Manuscript – Paris, France - Engineering Project from Francisco Lazcano. Project for a new machine to open channels, to give direction to the rivers, and deepen bays and roads, April 15, 1825. Together with description and calculations. Spain, 1826. In folio 37x24 cm. With 26 folios of text and illustrated folios manually colored aquatint. Binding: contemporary blue morocco. Gilt paper edges.Endepapers indecorative paper. [Together with:] Project to the Maritime Canal excavation to Paris. August 1826: sections, plans, surfaces, all excavation, number of machines, calculating cost, and time and finalize that is necessary to these work. S / L. Spain. 1826. 1 manuscript folding folio (hors-text) engraved and hand colored (aquatint). Dimensions: 40.5x90 cm. We have not found any biographical or bibliographic references to the author, D. Francisco Lazcano, as well as histwo projects to builda machine and opening of a channel from Paris to the Atlantic coast. Location/localizacao: raros

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      London: Published by R. Ackermann, Strand. Printed by C. Hullmandel, [1825].. Titlepage plus five lithographed plates. Oblong folio. Original printed grey wrappers. Spine perished, edges chipped. Margins a bit soiled, but images in clean, very good condition. In a cloth clamshell case. A rare set of five lithographic plates of the Falls of Niagara. Christopher Lane describes this as only the second portfolio published of views of Niagara. The first was a set of five views issued by Thomas H. Wentworth in Oswego, New York. Lane also states that an American edition of the present portfolio was issued, but neglects to say when. The plates are after drawings by W. Vivian. The images are captioned as follow: 1) "American Fall From a Ravine Opposite." 2) "Niagara. American Fall From the Bank Above." 3) "Side of the American Fall & Horse Shoe Fall In the Distances." 4) "Horse Shoe Fall From the Canada Bank." 5) "British or Horse Shoe Fall." LANE, IMPRESSIONS OF NIAGARA 62-66. DOW 892. SEIBEL I:87. EBERSTADT 156:50.

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        Geographical Memoirs on New South WalesÖ

      London,: John Murray, 1825.. Octavo, with a frontispiece, four folding maps and two botanical plates at rear; some offsetting; an attractive copy in later full tan calf gilt, red spine label, Bonython bookplate. First edition: one of the more important and interesting works relating to the Macquarie era. This work includes any number of essays on Australia collected during Field's residence in New South Wales from 1817 to 1824, notably the only published account of Oxley's 1823 expedition to survey the Queensland coast, along with a second narrative of the expedition by one of the participants, John Uniacke.Apart from Oxley's account of Moreton Bay, the work has several early expedition journals, including the only published account of Allan Cunningham's exploration to the Liverpool Plains, Currie's expedition to the southward of Lake George and Field's own journal of his trip across the Blue Mountains.The work is very interesting in terms of Aboriginal history for the inclusion of Oxley's report of the expedition to Moreton Bay which has important notes on the local tribes (including two chapters recounting fights Oxley had witnessed). There is also Barron Field's own meandering essay 'On the Aborigines of New Holland and Van Diemen's Land'.There are also several significant essays on natural history, the best being Cunningham's 'On the Botany of the Blue Mountains', while the botanical plates at the end illustrate four plants including Fieldia Australis (named for Barron Field).The fine frontispiece image is after a drawing by John Lewin, Australia's first professional artist. Interestingly, this work makes a perhaps surprising appearance in Abbey's Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, which is testament to the quality of Lewin's view.Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 571; Ferguson, 1009; Wantrup, 108.

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        The English Spy

      London: Sherwood, Jones and Co, 1825 In a superb full red leather bindings by Riviere and Son, tips a little brushed. Spines has raised bands, titles in gilt, tiny spot to rear vol 1. Internally, both volumes have white endpapers, gilt tooling to board edges, and decorative tooling to the turn ins, text block edges all gilt, bookplate of WS Adams to fpds. Volume 1, frontis, (xxiii), 417 pp, 36 coloured plates, + 28 engravings on wood. Volume 2, 1826, frontis, (xv), 399 pp, + coloured frontis and 36 plates + 8 engravings on wood, page 222 blank. All complete as called for, a little light offsetting to turn ins. A very nice set, superbly bound. (Abbey Life 325. Tooley 266-9. Prideaux 310/328) WS Adams, probably one of Edinburgh's most prominent accountants, and book collectors.Westmacott, journalist and blackmailer, who acquired a reputation for publishing pseudo-satirical gossip with a view to extortion. Guilty or innocent, the persons he accused would pay either to be kept out of his paper or to have their names cleared. See ODNB.

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        THE ENGLISH SPY: An Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes and Sketches in Every Rank of Society, Being Portraits of the Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious. Drawn from the Life By Bernard Blackmantle Illustrated by Robert Cruikshank

      London: Sherwood, Jones, and Co. 1st edition, 1825, 1826. Hardcover. Good. Hand coloured plates (71) + 1 uncoloured plate as called for by Robert Cruikshank + many wood engravings by Rowlandson, Gilray, Finlay & Cruikshank in the text. 2 VOLUMES complete 230x143mm gilt & blindstamped leather on 4 raised bands (covers re-attached, vol.1 lacks label, spine & corners much worn, vol.2 leather bit marked) xxii (includes unnumbered titleleaf) +[3]pp +417pp +[1]p imprint info; xv (incl.unnumbered titleleaf) +399pp +[1]p imprint. Some offsetting of some of plates to the opposite leaf, the uncoloured plate is foxed & has damp mark to corners, half title & first page of introduction both foxed. Name G. Story to first titlepage only. Some signs of use but tight square bookblock with blue tissue guards to vol.2 only. Plates all dated starting with Plate III March 1 1824 and continuing to Jany 2 1826. *Starting with a schoolboy going to Eton then Oxford with excursions to Brighton & London, including several riotous scenes. Second volume caries on with the young spark discussing food, the Stock Exchange, going to the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Chelthenham & other spas and life in Bath, carousing, attending balls, meeting actors, with the hunt, chasing the ladies etc. Very lively colour plates (issued in Parts and continued as The St. James's Royal Magazine, and Monthly Gazette of Fashion March, April 1826).

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

      London: Hurst and Robinson, 1825. Folio (319 x 230 mm). [2], 16 pages. 21 hand-colored aquatint plates, engraved by Sutherland, Clarke, or Fielding after Hakewill's drawings, each followed by a leaf of letterpress text. "Spring Garden" plate watermarked 1822, "Kingston and Port Royal" and "Bridge over White River" plates watermarked 1832, remaining plates without visible watermarks. Original purple-brown cloth, original gilt paper title label on backstrip (corners bumped, slight fraying to edges). Provenance: from the library of the noted American Indian art collector Paul Peralta-Ramos. FIRST EDITION of a beautiful color plate book of Jamaican views, originally issued in parts from 1824 to 1825. "The author-artist was an English architect who resided in the colony for two years. The introduction presents slavery and moral conditions among the islanders who were, of course, his patrons, in a favorable light" (Ragatz). The introductory text consists of an historical sketch of the island, and a list of views drawn by Hakewill, of which a selection was included in the publication. The aquatints depict various major buildings and landmarks in Jamaica, as well as several views of prominent estates owned by the British aristocracy. This copy contains unrecorded later strikes of at least two of the plates, on paper watermarked J. Whatman / Turkey Mill, dated 1832. The copy is exceptionally fine, free of the usual foxing and with bright, fresh coloring. Abbey,Travel, 683; Prideaux, p. 338; Tooley ("a charming colour plate book that has become quite scarce and valuable"), 240; L. Ragatz, Guide for the Study of British Caribbean History 1763-1834. p. 225. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at .

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        Scènes de Bal

      c.1825. first edition. An Unrecorded, Lost and Forgotten GemOf Incredible ScarcityHENRY, Charles. Scènes de Bal. Dessinées par Charles Henry. Wein: Joh. Schönberg, n.d. [c. 1825]. First edition. Oblong quarto (8 3/4 x 12 1/2 in; 223 x 319 mm). Seventeen hand-colored engraved plates numbered 2-18. Original string-tied wrappers with hand-colored garland of figures and objects enclosing printed text with Schönberg label affixed below author's credit. Expected edge wear, light stains to upper wrapper at right corner, occasional smudges to plate margins not affecting images. Housed in a half brown morocco clamshell case.A lost and forgotten gently satiric gem unrecorded by the usual - and unusual - sources, with no copies at auction since ABPC began indexing results in 1923, and no copies located in OCLC/KVK. Charles Henry is not found in Benezit. Incredibly rare.It is unclear whether plate #1 is missing, or even existed in the first place. There is no evidence that the string binding has ever been touched; the upper wrapper appears to serve as the title-page; and plates 2 and 3, of men and women preparing for the ball, appear to be the suite's logical start.The Plates:2. La toilette des Messieurs.3. La toilette des dames.4. L'antichambre.5. La présentation.6. Les engagements.7. La walze.8. Le Cotillon.9. Le quadrille.10. Le galop.11. Le paresseux.12. Le Buffet.13. La promenade.14. Ecarte.15. Le whist.16. Le souper.17. Le Retour.18. Le mecredi des cendres.

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        ATLAS VOLUME, ANCIENT AND MODERN for The Cyclopaedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

      Philadelphia: Bradford, Murray, Fairman et al. 1825. First American edition. Hardcover. Good. Ca. 1825, the First American edition. Quarto, original half leather, worn, contents very good and clean, some moderate foxing and first few with old dampstain tidemarks to upper outer corner margin, original owner has also hand-numbered each of the maps in the upper outer corner in old brown ink, not unattractive. 62 separate maps, most either double page or folding, all b/w but for the second to last map, the largest, which is the Melish map of America, handcolored in outline; this map has minor wrinkling and a few short splits and separations at the folds but is in general VG. Map 29, showing navigation and railways of England and the British Isles, has some edgewear and is browned. Most maps in decent condition. We also havemost if not all the text volumes, but none of the other plate volumes. For the actual cost of postage plus an extra $250 we would include the text volumes, which are in good condition with original half leather bindings, somewhat worn along joints, rubbed, etc, some boards detached. 40+ volumes, published between 1805 and 1825. Please inquire. The price below is just for this atlas volume.

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        Infantry Tactics; or, Rules for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of the Infantry of the U. S. Army. 2 volume set

      Washington: War Department. Davis & Force. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Some foxing and marks within. Some plates mis-folded with wear to edges, not impinging. 1825. First Edition. Brown hardback half-leather cover with marbled boards. 416pp; 91pp + plates :: 45 b/w fold-out plates :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") :: 44 fascinating plates of troop movements and actions, each with a full explanation, plus fold-out music sheet .

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      London. 1825.. xii,478pp. plus four color plates, folding map, errata page, and [2]pp. of advertisements. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light wear to edges and extremities. Front hinge starting. Some light foxing to map, else internally clean. An attractive, very good copy. The author sailed from Lisbon to Rio in 1821, visiting the Swiss settlement of Nova Friburgo. He then boarded an American brig destined for Chile and Peru, and at Callao he took another ship to the Sandwich Islands. Includes a folding map of the Sandwich Islands and beautiful color plates depicting Peruvian women and a native Sandwich Islander. Sabin and Borba de Moraes call for four plates, as in this copy, but the copy in the Hill collection contains only three. "Of the 170pp. on Brazil the best passage is the description of the attempted Swiss colonization, at that time in full decay, and general remarks about Brazilian progress" - Borba de Moraes. A scarce Pacific voyage. SABIN 46858. HILL 1105. ABBEY 700. JUDD 119. BORBA DE MORAES, p.536. RODRIGUES 1565.

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        NARRATIVE OF A VISIT TO BRAZIL, CHILE, PERU, AND THE SANDWICH ISLANDS, DURING THE YEARS 1821 AND 1822. With miscellaneous remarks on the past and present state, and political prospects of those countries

      London, Charles Knight, 1825.. FIRST EDITION 1825. 8vo, 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding map and 4 hand coloured plates, pages: xii, 1-478 plus Errata leaf and leaf of adverts, divisional title pages, attractively rebound in full modern calf, black title label with gilt lettering, extra gilt spine between raised bands, gilt rules to edges of covers, new endpapers, edges yellow, silk bookmark still present. Light foxing to title page, folding map and 4 colour plates, slight offset from frontispiece to title page, 2 pages either side of the map have quite heavy pale brown offset, slight pale brown offset from Ancient Stone colour plate to text, 2 narrow vertical strips of pale browning affecting the inner margin of the blank side of 1 plate and the inner margin of the following page, where something (bookmark?) has been laid in the book, occasional light foxing to margins and text, pages 385-400 have been duplicated, text collated and complete. A very good copy. See: Borba de Moraes, Bibliographia Brasiliana, Volume 2, page 36; The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1, page 194; Joseph Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 46858; Raymond John Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800-1850, page 395. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Narrative of a visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the Sandwich Islands, during the years 1821 and 1822

      A rare relation of a voyage to Brazil, Chile, and the Sandwich Islands. 1825. London. Charles Knight. In 8vo (206 mm x 133 mm). 1 [blank] + title + v-xii + 1 ff. + 478 + 1 ff. + 4 plates & 1 map; lacks half title. Contemporary half calf over boards, re-backed, spine with raised bands and lettering pieces, rubbed and scuffed. Overall a very good copy, presents the usual foxing and offsetting to plates. First edition. A colorful narrative of Mathison?s journey from Portugal to South America; he set sail to Rio de Janeiro in 1821, where he stayed for a while before making his way to the Pacific coast, namely Chile, Peru and the Sandwich Islands. Handsomely illustrated with four plates (representing costumes), all colored and a folding map. Although the area visited is extensive, Mathison dedicates a large part of his relation to Brazil, describing in full the attempt of the Swiss colonization called Nova Friburgo "at the time in full decay" (Borba de Moraes), Canta Gallo, the Pure?s Indian Mission at Sao Fidelis and Santa Cruz. Borba also stresses the value of Mathison?s notes on the progress of the industry of the country. Borba de Moraes, 536. Sabin, 46858.

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        Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolina Countries, in Western Africa

      London: John Murray, 1825 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. London: John Murray, 1825. First Edition. Octavo. x, [ii], 465pp. With seven aquatint plates and one folding engraved map. Period brown gilt tooled half calf with marbled boards. Recased using the original spine, otherwise a very good copy. In this book Laing describes his expedition in 1822, during which he explored regions which had only been known by name up to then. He went to Falaba, the capital of the Sulima, where he was prevented from going on by the war of the Ashanti. During his next expedition he was the first European to reach Timbuktu but was killed on his further journey. "In 1821 the government decided that there were commercial and political advantages to be gained by establishing contact with some of the peoples of the interior, and at the end of the year the governor of Sierra Leone, Sir Charles McCarthy, proposed a mission to Kambia and the Mandingo Country. Laing was chosen to lead the expedition and set out in January 1822, proceeding first to Malacouri, a Mandingo town on the river Malageea. There he learned that Sannassee, the chief of the district of Malageea and a friend of the British government, had been captured by Amara, the king of the Soolimas, and was about to be put to death. Laing therefore resolved to go to the Soolima camp and interced for the life of Sannassee. He crossed the Malageea near its source, reached the camp, negotiated the release of Sannassee, then returned to the coast"(Howgego 1800-1850, L5)." "His Travels, published in 1825, give a lively account of his adventures, including not only observations on the customs of the peoples he encountered, illustrated with his own rather amateurish drawings and a good map, but also an oral history of Solima Yalunka back to the seventeenth century, useful to later historians. Laing was transferred to the Gold Coast in 1823 and edited the first newspaper to be published there. Then, stationed on the frontier, he participated in some skirmishes with the Asante army before the disastrous battle of Nsamanko, in which MacCarthy and almost all his men were killed"(Oxford DNB)..

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        The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert and Dr. Robert Sanderson [First Major edition]. UNIQUE AND OUTSTANDING ETON ASSOCIATION COPY IN SIGNED PICKERING BINDING

      John Major, Fleet-Street, 1825. 8vo., First Major Edition, with a copper-engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved and printed titles, 9 copper-engraved plates and 52 woodcut illustrations and embellishments in the text, one or two plates very faintly foxed (with some resultant faint offsetting to facing leaves); most handsomely bound in late nineteenth century navy blue crushed full morocco, sides with triple frame border in gilt, back with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second compartment framed, blocked and lettered in gilt, all other compartments elaborately framed and tooled in gilt to a geometric floral design, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, a splendid, crisp, clean copy in superb signed period binding. With the engraved gilt trade ticket of Pickering on front paste-down, and the binder's stamp 'BM Pickering' on front free endpaper verso. The first Major edition of Walton's great biographical collection, issued as a complement to the same publisher's 1823 edition of The Compleat Angler. Walton lived in the parish of St. Dunstan's where Donne was vicar; his life of his friend was written in 1640 as an introduction to a collection of the poet-clergyman's sermons. The other subjects were also personal friends; their biographies were first published in 1651 (Wotton), 1665 (Hooker), 1670 (Herbert) and 1678 (Sanderson). In this copy the portrait of Henry Wotton (called for at p.87) is placed as frontispiece to the volume as a whole; the portrait of Hooker (called for at p.161) is placed at p.166; the plate 'The Advocate' (called for at p.377) is engraved as 'The Pleader' and placed at p.378. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM EDWARD COMPTON AUSTEN LEIGH TO LORD FRANCIS HERVEY WITH THE FORMER'S NEAT HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION DATED 1865 ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER VERSO. Austen Leigh was Master at Eton while Hervey was a pupil. A UNIQUE AND QUITE OUTSTANDING ETON ASSOCIATION COPY OF A WORK RATED BY JOHNSON AS 'AMONG HIS MOST FAVOURITE BOOKS'. . Catalogs: literature.

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        Memoria que en Cumplimiento del Articulo 120 de la Constitucion Federal de los Estado Unidos Mexicanos: leyó el Secretario de Estado y del Despacho Universal de Justicia y Negocios Eclesiásticos, en la Cámara de Senadores el dia 5. y en la de Diputados el 7. de enero de 1825. sobre los ramos del ministerio de su cargo

      México: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, 1825. First edition. Modern quarter tan morocco over brown pebbled cloth boards, both stamped in blind with gilt titles and medallion. A near fine copy, spine scuffed, bookplate on front pastedown. 8vo. Illus. with 8 charts, (1 folding). A very early official report from the newly independent Mexico, which discusses Texas, New Mexico and California., mentioning that the "vast territories that require religious attention" are "el Nuevo Mexico, Tejas y Californias," (p. 14-15). Pablo de La Llave (1773?1833) was a Mexican Catholic priest, politician, and naturalist. Provenance: Coleccion Monclau (bookplate). OCLC locates only five copies. Palau 160819. Sutro: p. 450.

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an Account of his Life and Writings. A New Edition in Four Volumes. Edited by Washington Irving. IN SIGNED PURGOLD BINDING

      Galignani and Didot, Paris, 1825. 4 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 2 engraved portraits frontispieces in first volume (original tissue guards present), neat mid-nineteenth century signature on front free endpaper verso, some mild spotting to portraits and guards, some very light age-staining to text; handsomely bound in contemporary olive full calf BY PURGOLD, sides with multiple frame border comprising two gilt frames and two elaborate floral frames in blind, backs with four raised bands ruled in gilt, second compartments with black leather label lettered and ruled in gilt, fourth compartments numbered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments elaborately tooled and ruled in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, sides and backstrips lightly age-scuffed, very neatly rebacked in calf to style with old backstrips laid down, second and third volumes with small patches at head of backstrips, a good, firm example of the great romantic binder's style SIGNED BY PURGOLD AT FOOT OF FIRST BACKSTRIP. A very good example of the great romantic binder in his heyday, and only five years before his death. At this stage he was still working from Cassette 18 before his relocation to rue de Roule and collaboration with Bauzonnet. In his comparison of the three great craftsmen of the 'triumviri', Ramsden nominates Purgold as 'perhaps the best binder of the three…He is also, in spirit, as in name, the least French of the three'. (Ramsden, p.6). . Catalogs: fine bindings.

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        Travels through Russia, Siberia, Poland, Austria, Saxony, Prussia, Hanover, &c. &c

      London: Geo.. B. Whittaker,, 1825. Undertaken during the Years 1822, 1823, and, 1824, while suffering from Total Blindness, and comprising an Account of the Author being conducted a State Prisoner from the Eastern Parts of Siberia. Second Edition. Octavo (213 × 132 mm) Contemporary sage green, straight-grained morocco by Bentley of Poland Street, red morocco label, flat bands gilt tooled, compartments with repeated arabesque design in blind, French fillet gilt panels to the boards, small floral corner-tools, foliate edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers. Volume I with stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece, volume II with steel-engraved frontispiece, and 4 extremely lively lithographic plates after Gauci Jnr to each. Spine slightly sunned, tail-cap repaired, short split to tail of the upper joint, light toning, mild off-set from the plates, a very good copy. Second edition in the same year as the first. In 1798, Holman, aged just 12, joined the Navy as a first class volunteer, and served until 1810, when he was invalided out with severe rheumatism, shortly afterwards becoming totally blind. He was made a naval knight of Windsor, but found the regime too restrictive and "managed to convince the authorities that the terms of the endowment allowed leave of absence both for study (he attended lectures of the University of Edinburgh from 1813 to 1818) and for travel to recruit his health"(ODNB). Over the next 20 years or so, embarked on the series of travels - eventually more or less completing a circuit of the globe "an achievement he resolved on when he first went to sea" - that were the origin of his soubriquet, 'The Blind Traveller.' The present account is that of his trip to Russia in 1822-4. Arriving in St. Petersburg "he proceeded to Moscow and Novgorod, and then, without official permission and with no knowledge of the language, across Siberia to Irkutsk." (Howgego) Here he was arrested as a spy, and "escorted to Moscow in chains and held for eighteen months" before he was accompanied to the Polish border to make his way back to England. His accounts were were attacked at the time as the products of imagination rather than of experience, and Holman's being blind may have seemed to lend substance to the accusations. However, one who knew him well described his memory as "indelible," and he did record aides mémoires for himself using the noctograph, a device with which he is portrayed in the frontispiece. An excellent copy of an uncommon account of Russia by the man described in a recent biography as 'the world's greatest traveller.'

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        The Works of S. Johnson

      Oxford: Printed for William Pickering, London, 1825., 1825. 9 volumes; 8vo. (H: 9 x L: 12 inches). Contemporary binding by Bayntun of Bath in half dark red morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt tooling to darkened spines; marbled boards and end papers; top edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I. Bookplate to paste downs; wear to corners; head of spine nicked to a few volumes; outer upper hinge to vol.I weak, and starting to a couple of volumes. The books are sound and tight. Shows extremely well. The best edition of Samuel Johnson's works.

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        An Improved and Enlarged Edition of Nicholson's New Carpenter's Guide. Being a Complete Book of Lines, for Carpenters, Joiners, and Workers in General, on Methods Entirely New, Founded on Geometrical Principles; explained, in theory and practice

      London: Jones and Company 1825 - 4to., boards and morocco spine label lettered in gilt, lightly foxed with small repaired tear. First Bowen edition with 103 engraved plates. Shipping extra. noamz [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Librairie de Charles Gosselin / Mame et Delaunay-Vallée, Libraires, 1825.. Four volumes bound in two. [4],4,xi,[1],249,[1];[4],227;[2],256;[4],263pp. Contemporary mottled French calf, spines gilt extra, gilt crimson labels, gilt decorated borders to boards. Corners quite worn, spine ends chipped, but sound; scattered foxing, binder's free endsheet in second volume imperfect, and first half-title in that volume excised; still, a sound set, enclosed in a half morocco case and cloth wrapper. First edition in French of the author's first novel, translated by A.-J.-B. Defauconpret, and with a long prefatory essay about Cooper and his works by the publisher. A copy of particular significance, inscribed on the title-page of the first volume: "J. Fenimore Cooper makes his niece Georgianna Pomeroy a present of this translation wishing for her own sake and that of the translator that it was better done." Cooper's dissatisfaction with the translation, and with Gosselin's cavalier attitude about payment, is recorded in the Cooper correspondence. Cooper resided in Paris from 1826 to 1829, where he had been greeted on his arrival by a considerable reputation due to the popularity of his tales. He found himself the center of literary and fashionable circles, and Gosselin undertook the continued publication of almost all of Cooper's fiction. The recipient of this presentation copy, Georgianna Cooper Pomeroy Keese (1806-1865) was the eldest daughter of Cooper's sister, Ann (1784 - 1870). While Cooper manuscript material and family associative items are not uncommon, actual inscribed presentation copies of one of his own books from Cooper to another party, whether family or not, are rare indeed in the marketplace. SPILLER & BLACKBURN, p.19.

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        Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the Years 1812, 1816, 1820, and 1824

      Walking into Brazil... barefoot!. 1825. London. Applegath for Mawman. In 4to (274 mm x 207 mm). 1 [blank] + vii + 326 + 1 [blank], missing half title. Contemporary half calf, boards blindstamped, spine with raised bands, compartments heavily gilt, red morocco lettering piece, slightly rubbed. A generally fresh and clean copy, with wide margins, scattered foxing spots and offsetting to folio facing fronstispiece. First edition of this important source of information on Venezuela. Waterton (1781 ? 1865) was an English naturalist, taxidermist, and explorer; he was also descendant of one of the foremost British families. In 1804 he began what would be a series on travels to Guiana and South America, he first to take charge of the family estate and the following to explore. The subsequent travels would take him to the deep Guiana and Brazil ?where he allegedly arrives barefoot. The main field of research for a while was the effects of curare, a local poison, which, applied to darts, would paralyze a person. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of a ?nondescript? made by Lowry and woodcuts in text; it would eventually influence young naturalists as Darwin and Wallace. Palau, 374216. Sabin, 102094. Borba de Moraes, 936.

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