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        Frithiofs saga.

      Sthlm, H. A. Nordström, 1825. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,167,(2) s. Samtida hfrbd med mycket rikt guldornerad rygg och eventuellt nyare gula snitt. Främre ytterfals delvis med lagade sprickor. Övre främre pärmhörn stukat. Nya pärmpapper och möjligen är även för- och eftersättsbladen samt speglar förnyade men i så fall ersatta med gammalt papper. Bra inlaga med några ställvisa smärre lagerfläckar.. Andra upplagan utkom redan samma år. Första upplagan komplett med både smutstitelblad och rättelseblad!

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Lulu, romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen von Güntelberg in Musik gesetzt von Friedrich Kuhlau.

      Clavierauszug vom Componisten. Hamburg, Joh. Aug. Böhme, (1825). Oblong folio. Engr. title,+ (blank),+ (engr. textpage),+ (2, blanks),+ 2-115 engr. pp,+ (2, blanks),+ 118-215 engr. pp.+ (2, blanks),+ 216-282 engr. pp. Title with engr. vignette. Heavy damp stain in upper margin. Aria 5 "Cavatina" (pp. 65-69) with handwritten swedish translation in ink. Contemporary soft red cloth cover, worn spine with gilt lettering, front board loose. Owner's signature of Charlotte von Kramer on title. Fog p. 75. First printed edition of Kuhlaus opera Lulu, opus 65. A parallel edition was printed in Copenhagen by Lose. Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832) was a danish composer with a large production, despite his death at only 45. Ur Charlotte von Kraemers samling. Charlotte von Kraemer (1802-69) i Uppsala, den musikaliska makan till landshövdingen Robert Fredrik von Kramer, och som musicerade tillsammans med Geijer och Josephson och övriga Uppsalaromantiken. Hon spelade själv flera instrument

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between The Covers]
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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]. LARGE PAPER MAJOR IN SIGNED MYERS BINDING

      [Printed by Nicol at the Shakspeare Press for] John Major, Fleet-Street, 1825. 8vo., First Major Edition, Large Paper, with a copper-engraved frontispiece mounted on India Paper, 10 fine copper-engraved plates mounted ion India Paper, and 52 woodcut illustrations and embellishments in the text; handsomely bound in later nineteenth century red full crushed morocco BY MYERS, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment framed 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 a fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate and binder's ticket on front paste-down.Large Paper state of 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). The plates are all early proofs on India Paper; the plate 'The Advocate' is engraved as 'The Pleader'.A LOVELY, BRIGHT COPY IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED CONTEMPORARY SIGNED BINDING. JOHNSON RATES THE WORK 'AMONG HIS MOST FAVOURITE BOOKS'.

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        Den danske riimkrønike efter Gotfrid af Ghemens udgave af aaret 1495, trykt paa ny, med afvigende læsemaader i sildigere udgaver, og ordfortolkninger.

      Köpenhamn, Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1825. 8:o. LI,+ (5),+ 364,+ (7) s. Avtryck av bläckskrift från sista sidan på den näst sista. Gulbrunt senare hfrbd med rikt guldornerad rygg med svarta fält, pärmarna med marmorerade pärmpapper med dubbla gulddekorlinjer, marmorerade snitt (G. Hedberg). Fredrik Vult von Steyerns pärmexlibris. Tryckt i en upplaga om 170 numrerade exemplar, varav detta är No. 56, signerat av boktryckaren. Bibliotheca Danica III, sp. 21. Godfred af Ghemens tryckning av rimkrönikan 1495, med titeln "Hær begynner then danskæ Krønnickæ well offuerseet och ræth" var den första bok som trycktes på danska språket. Flera nya upplagor följde under 1500-talet

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        American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of Birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson

      Philadelphia: Samuel Augustus Mitchell [vol I]; Carey, Lea & Carey [vols II & III]; Carey & Lea [vol IV], 1825-1828-1828-1833. 4 volumes, folio. (15 x 12 inches). 27 hand-colored engraved plates by Alexander Lawson (11 after Titian R. Peale, 15 after A. Rider, and 1 after J.J. Audubon and A. Rider). Extra-illustrated with 5 uncoloured engraved plates in vol. IV. (Usual paper toning in vol. IV, minor offsetting in vols. II-IV, short repaired tear to an uncoloured plate in vol. IV). 19th-century black half morocco over green cloth-covered boards, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the compartments bordered in gilt with double fillets, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A very fine set of the first edition, first issue of this important American ornithological work, inscribed by Prince Bonaparte to his cousin and with additional uncoloured states of the plates in volume four. Bonaparte's important continuation of Wilson's American Ornithology describes 60 birds not in the original work."A love for the same department of natural science, and a desire to complete the vast enterprise so far advanced by Wilson's labors, has induced us to undertake the present work," Bonaparte writes in the preface, "in order to illustrate what premature death prevented him from accomplishing, as well as the discoveries subsequently made in the feathered tribes of these States.""The work which had been performed by Wilson's hands alone now gave employment to several individuals. Titian R., the fourth son of Charles Wilson Peale, not only collected many of the birds figured while on the Long expedition, which were credited to Thomas Say, who originally described them in footnotes scattered through the report; or in a subsequent private trip to Florida during the winter and spring of 1825, under the patronage of Bonaparte; but also drew the figures engraved for the first, and two plates for the fourth and last volume. A German emigrant by the name of Alexander Rider, of whom little is known beyond that he was a miniature painter in 1813, and a portrait and historical painter in 1818, was responsible for the remainder of the drawings with the exception of the two figures of plate 4 of volume I..." (Frank L. Burns, On Alexander Wilson).That plate, the Great Crow Blackbird, is notable as being the first book appearance of any engraving after John James Audubon. Perhaps the most influential artist involved with the work, however, was Bonaparte's master engraver Alexander Lawson, arguably the most talented ornithological engraver in America at that time. Three issues of the first edition of Wilson's continuation have been identified. This fine set is comprised of the rare first issue of vol. 1 (with the Mitchell imprint and containing the first issue of plate 6 in that volume (see Ellis/Mengel) and with first issues of volumes two through four (published by Carey & Lea and printed by William Brown). Carey & Lea later reissued the first volume, with their own imprint, after purchasing the rights to the publication from Mitchell in 1828. The third issue includes volumes reprinted by T.K. and P.G. Collins (with their imprint replacing that of William Brown) for Carey & Lea with unchanged dates on the titles but actually printed in about 1835 after the completion of the final volume. We are aware of the existence of only one other inscribed set of Bonaparte's Ornithology to have appeared on the market in the last 30 years, inscribed to the Count Charles de Chatillon. Anker 47; Bennett 16; Coues 1:609; Ellis/Mengel 312a-b; Fine Bird Books (1990) p. 78; Nissen IVB 116; Sabin 6264; Wood 247; Zimmer p.64.

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        Anti-Slavery Monthly Reporter.

      London, 1825-7. 2 vols. 392 + 488 + 12pp. 1st ed., fine in slightly worn half calf. Contemporary reprint of a monthly magazine together with detailed index. Reports from all the West Indian islands plus Berbice and Mauritius. Many eye-witness reports of maltreatment of slaves with names and details of estates. Discussion of slave laws and moves towards the emancipation of the slaves. Rare.

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        Verona illustrata [..] con giunte, note e correzioni inedite dell'autore. parte prima [-quarta ed ultima]. milano, dalla societa' tipografica de' classici italiani, 1825-1826.

      -span class="Apple-style-span"-5 volumi in 4 tomi in-8° (cm. 20,8), solide ed eleganti legature coeve in m. pelle con titoli e dorature romantiche ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati e tagli a spruzzo; in tutto con 35 tavole illustrative in rame f.t. (moltissime ripiegate); carte in ottimo stato (sporadicissime fioriture).A Seconda edizione, la migliore:A -/span-"ha il singolare pregio di essere fatta col confronto di un esemplare tutto postillato da correzioni e da aggiunte di mano dell'autore" [Gamba 2326]-span class="Apple-style-span"-. Importante opera che tratta della storia, della letteratura, dell'arte, degli anfiteatri di Verona. Le belle tavole raffigurano fregi, monete, sculture e monumenti, oltre che il ritratto dell'erudito autore e la pianta della città. Corredi di Carlo Pietro Villa, curatore Giuseppe Donadelli. Cfr. Lozzi 6300 n.; Gamba 2326. Superbo esemplare.-/span-

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      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, total 36x45cm Berlin 1825 A curious and scarce map of Iceland used to decorate the title page in "Allgemeiner Schulatlas". The map is in the center of different illustrations from explorations and scenes from the orient. Lower right an ink signature: "A.v. Cramer 1826/27"

      [Bookseller: Kunstantikvariat PAMA AS]
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        [ Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens ]. The set of 32 cards.

      [ London: Samuel Leigh ca. 1825 ].. The first edition (with only the stars in those constellations named on each card's heading included. In the second edition, stars were added in the surrounding constellations). The set of thirty-two pictorial hand-coloured constellation cards, engraved by Sidney Hall. Each depicting a constellation and each pierced with holes of varying sizes comensurate with the magnitude of the stars within each constellation and designed to be held to the light. Each 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches. The card for Virgo trimmed 5/8 of an inch on right hand margin but not affecting image although with the loss of the word 'sculp.t' after Sidney Hall's name. Some soiling to Capricorn and a little soiling to a few other cards, a little light rubbing here and there but generally good and attractive.

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        A New American Atlas containing Maps of the Several States of the North American Union, projected and drawn on a uniform scale from documents found in public offices of the United States and State Governments, and other original and authentic information by Henry S. Tanner

      Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1825. Folio. (23 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches). Letterpress half-title, 1p. index and 18pp. text. Engraved title with vignette of the "First Landing of Columbus in the New World, 21 fine hand- coloured engraved map sheets (16 maps on 16 double-page sheets; 1 map on one folding sheet; and 1 map on 4 double-page sheets), some expert restoration to corners. Expertly bound to style in half brown straight- grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt rules, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, contained within a modern red morocco-backed cloth box, the spine in seven compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat tooling in gilt. A fine copy of the improved second edition of "one the most magnificent atlases ever published in the United States" (Ristow). Tanner's New American Atlas contained the most accomplished series of maps of America that had yet appeared in an atlas. Of the greatest importance were the maps of American states, which were highly detailed and brilliantly coloured. While New York and Florida each had their own dedicated page, other double-page sheets showcased multiple states at a time. As the title claims, these maps were drawn up using a careful combination of original surveys and the best existing published sources. The evident high cost of production meant that the publishers took the decision to issue the maps originally in five separate parts which were published from 1819 to 1823. A first collected edition was published in 1823, and this second revised edition appeared in 1825. The maps, all of which are carefully hand-coloured, include a world map, 4 maps of continents, a map of South America on a large folding sheet made up from two joined sheets (the index calls for two separate sheets), a map of North America on 4 sheets and 11 double-page maps of the various States. The very large map of North America is of particular beauty and note. Wheat writes: "This map was a landmark - a great cartographical achievement ... Tanner made good use of a large number of intervening map, those of interest here being Humboldt's 'New Spain,' Pike's various maps, Long's map, and 'Pedro Walker's Map of New California ... This 1822 map of North America was the progenitor of a long line of famous maps" (Wheat, II: pp. 82-87) Contemporary reviews were favourable: the New American Atlas "is decidedly one of the most splendid works of the kind ever executed in this country" (United States Gazette, September 1823). Never "has either America or Europe, produced a geographical description of the several States of the Union, so honorable to the Arts, and so creditable to the nation as Tanner's American Atlas." (National Advocate 25 August 1824). Perhaps the most enthusiastic report came from the scholar Jared Sparks who wrote in the April 1824 issue of the North American Review that "as an American Atlas, we believe Mr. Tanner's work to hold a rank far above any other, which has been published." This second edition is notable for the significant cartographic changes made by Tanner, reflecting new boundaries, counties, towns and discoveries since the initial maps were published. For example, the map of Illinois shows significant changes to the mapping of the headwaters of the Mississippi, and the map of Louisiana depicts Indian lands with vast changes from the first edition. Howes T29; Phillips 3669; cf. Ristow, American Maps and Map Makers, pp. 193-198; Rumsey 2755; Sabin 94323.

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        Dramatic Table Talk; or Scenes, Situations & Adventures, Serious & Comic in Theatrical History & Biography 2 vols

      John Knight, London, 1825. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 3 volumes finely bound in half blue morocco, a bit of wear at the corners and rubbing to hinges, end papers detached in volume I and 2. Extra-illustrated with added portraits, views and plates from the 18th and 19th century, many folding. Most notable is a three page letter from David Garrick dated London, Sept. 4th, 1751, thanking a friend of his and his wife's and discussing a prevented duel (apparently), Lord Orrery, Rowland Meredith, and Mr. Richardson. The latter, no doubt the novelist as Garrick mentions two volumes that he had from him and would be sure to keep safe ("from my hands back again to their concealment under lock & key"). The two volumes in question are likely the first two of the epistolary novel The History of Sir Charles Grandison which Richardson became increasingly anxious was being pirated in Ireland. The six volume finished work appeared in early 1753. A remarkable letter from the leading figure in 18th century British theater - signed by Garrick. Some browning, offsetting, small holes at the folds, one small paper repair in the margin of page 1 obscuring two words. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Theatre & Plays; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042337. .

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        Kentucky and Tennessee ... Improved to 1825

      Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1825. Copper-engraving with full period color. 23 3/8 x 30 11/16 inches. 23 7/8 x 30 3/4 inches. Tanner's 1825 map of Kentucky and Tennessee. Henry Tanner's A New American Atlas was the most distinguished atlas published in America during the nineteenth century. The maps were carefully constructed from the best and most recent surveys. They were finely engraved on a large-scale, printed on high quality paper, and carefully hand colored. Because of the great expense involved in the production and publication, the atlas was published in five parts between 1819 and 1823.This map was first published in 1823 in the fifth part of Henry Tanner's A New American Atlas under the title "Kentucky, Tennessee and part of Illinois." In this second issue, from the 1825 edition of the atlas, Illinois has been dropped from the title and the map has been augmented by the addition of new counties (particularly in southwestern Tennessee) and the additions of various cities and roads. Phillips Atlases 3669-13; cf. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 191-198; Rumsey 2755.013; cf. Sabin 94323.

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        New York

      Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1825. Engraved with full, period colour. Mild off-set throughout. Repaired 6" split at bottom of center fold. 23 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches. A fine example of Tanner's updated map of New York Henry Tanner's A New American Atlas, was the most distinguished atlas published in America during the nineteenth century. The maps were carefully constructed from the best and most recent surveys. They were finely engraved on a large-scale, printed on high quality paper, and carefully hand coloured. Because of the great expense involved in the production and publication, the atlas was published in five parts between 1819 and 1823. It was an ambitious project but one clearly called for as the country rapidly expanded. Western New York was among the first "western" regions of the United States on which people speculated. It was generally supposed to be better for agriculture than in fact it was; many farms were abandoned by their owners. One of the major factors in the future prosperity of the state was the Erie Canal, which opened in 1825, the year this atlas was published. The route of the "Gr. Canal" is depicted here as are the major roadways in the state. Phillips, Atlases, 3669-9; cf. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp.191-198; Rumsey 2755.009; cf. Sabin 94323.

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        Nouvel Almanach des Gourmands, servant de guide dans les moyens de faire excellente chËre. DEdiE au Ventre. Par A.B. de PErigord. PremiËre annEe [DeuxiËme annEe] [TroisiËme annEe]

      Paris: Baudouin FrEres 1825 1827 Paris: Baudouin FrËres, 1825-1827. (GASTRONOMY) First edition, all published. 3 vols., 18mo. Each volume with frontispiece and engraved Carte gastronomique de la France (folded). Prospectus bound in at front of vol. I. Pp. [iv], iv, xxiv, 234, [221]- 224; [xx], 264; [xx], 246. Modern boards. Occasional light foxing. Near Fine. Vicaire 673; Bitting p. 365; Cagle 366 (defective copy of a second printing), 367,368 . A dozen years after the final volume of the celebrated Almanach des Gourmands of Grimod de la ReyniËre, Horace Raisson and LEon ThiessE initiated a new annual dedicated to the pleasures of the table and the stomach. It ran three years and contains reviews of restaurants and hotels, provisioners and wine merchants, recipes. Raisson was a prolific author whose subsequent works on gastronomy and etiquette were translated into English, Spanish, and Swedish, and did much to spread the fame of French cookery. The third year was edited by ThiessE alone. The three frontispieces depict "L'inspiration du gourmand," "Le premier devoir du gourmand," and "Promenade du gourmand." The excellent gastronomical map shows the diversity of French agricultural and wine-making regions. The prospectus praises Grimod de la ReyniËre and calls for samples to be submitted for review: 'since conscientious gourmands can only speak of that which they have seen, felt, and tasted, news, documents, samples, and "lEgitimations," in short, everything relevant to the Almanach des Gourmands - will be subitted to the appreciation of the enlightened jury, and then scrupulously announced, described, and judged in future annuals.' Notable in the second volume is a somewhat scoffing notice of Brillat Savarin's Physiologie du gout, which is deemed to be somewhat over long. The tone changes dramatically, for in the third volume is a contemporary biographical notice and elegy of Brillat Savarin, who died in 1826, not long after publication of his celebrated work.An interesting work from a key period in French gastronomy. Copies of the first year of this annual are found in institutional collections; the later years are quite scarce: complete sets at NYPL; Lilly, with the first year in second edition, lacking the map. The BibliothËque National does not locate the second year

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        The Life of Nelson

      London: John Murray, Albemarble-Street., 1825. 2nd. Hard Cover. Good. UNCOMMON SOUTHEY 1825 ISSUE ON THE LIFE OF NELSON. 2 volumes, 16.5cm x 10.3cm, viii[1] 257pp. [1ad]; 288pp, Period half-leather and marbled boards with new title label on attractively but worn tooled spine. Period marbled end papers with previous owners bookplate pasted on. Extremely small stamp in faint red on reverse side on marbled end papers 'William's Library Cheltenham'. Overall good condition. , Charles V. Mitford bookplate - Born in Dublin Ireland, 52 in 1871, Pwllmeyric Lodge, Matherne, Monmouthshire, married with one daughter, New Edition of Robert Southey's esteemed biography of Nelson, written around the same time the author was appointed poet laureate of England. Southey's objective was to write a pocket edition on Nelson, "clear and concise enough to become a manual for the young sailor, which he may carry about with him" (author's preface).

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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 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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        Frithiofs Saga.

      Stockholm, H.A. Nordström, 1825. Nær samtidigt hldrbd. med rig rygforgyldning. En smule slid på forpermens overtrækspapir. Kobberstukket titelblad. 167 pp. + Innehåll (p. 168) samt Rettelsesblad. Også med smudstitelbladet. Titelbladets ydre kant og nogle blade med svage brunpletter. Ellers rent, velbevaret eksemplar trykt på skrivepapir.. Originaludgaven af et af de vigtigste værker i nordisk litteratur. Et ganske attraktivt eksemplar af originaltrykket, som Björck & Börjesson i katalog 333 (nr. 4569) kalder "Den ytterst sällsynta originalupplagan" - det tilbudte eksemplar manglede iøvrigt smudstitelbladet

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        Scripturae Linguaeque Phoeniciae Monumenta Quotquot Supersunt Edita et Inedita ad Autographorum Oprimorumque Exemplorum Fidem Edidit Additisque De Scriptura et Lingua Phoenicum Commentariis (1837) + De Inscriptione Phoenicio-Graeca in Cyrenaica (1825). 2 vols. bound in one

      Vogel; In Libraria Rengeriana Leipzig; Halae: Vogel; In Libraria Rengeriana, 1837-1825. Hardcover. g. Quarto. xxxviii, 481pp, 48 leaves of plates, 30 pp. Three-quarter leather with raised bands over cloth boards, marbled endpapers. Spine and edges slightly worn, part 3 has some foxing, otherwise a very good copy. Forty-eight plates of lithographic illustrations, plus one fold-out illustration at rear. Plates 45/46 seem to be missing. Phoenician language study in Latin, with some Hebrew and Greek. Good condition.

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

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

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        Vorläufige Anzeige des Gesetzes, nach welchem Metalle die Contaktelectricität leiten;

      Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1825. Contemp. hcalf. 5 raised bands, gilt spine and gilt lettering to spine. A few scratches to spine. Small stamp on verso and on titlepage. A tear to right margin of titlepage repaired. In: "Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Hrsg. von J.C. Poggendorff", Poggendorff Bd. 4. (10),476 pp., 4 large folded tables, 6 engraved plates, some folding. Small stamp on verso of plates. Ohm's paper: pp.79-88. Internally fine and clean.. First appearance of a paper of outmost importence in the history of electricity, - it is Ohm's first scientific paper, and it contains the report on the different original experiments (sending a current through a variety of test wires) that was the foundation for his famous law, Ohm's Law. The paper contains the original research material that was to immortalize his name, for the mathematical formulation of the law two years later in the well-known work "Die galvanische Kette, mathematisch bearbeitet" (1827). - This paper was at the same time published in Schweiggers Journal."Ohm's first scientific paper was "Vorläufige Anzeige des Gesetzes..." (the paper offered). In it he sought a functional relationship between the decrease in the electromagnetic force excerted by a current-carrying wire and the lenght of the wire...Fromthe zinc and copper poles of a voltaic pile he ran two wires, A and B, the free ends of which terminated in small mercury-filled cups, M and N; between M and another cup, O, he ran a third wire, C. Together A,B, and C formed what he called the "invariable conductor", to distinguish it from one of the seven wires of different lenghts that, when placed in a circuit between O and N, constituted the "variable conductor". Among the latter was one "veru thick" wire, four inches long, and six thinner ones, 0.3 line (.025") in diameter, ranging in lenght from one foot to seventy-five feet. Finally, over wire C hung the magnetic needle of a Coulomb torsion balance, which served to measure the electromagnetic force exerted when one of the variable conductors completed the circuit....(He then found that) the loss in force was equal to the difference between the normal force and the lesser force occasioned by one of the other wires, divided by the normal force. Tabulating these value against the lenghts of the wires, he found that his data were well represented by the formula v=0.41 log (1+x), where v is the loss in force and x is the lenght of the wire in feet...."(DSB X, p.187). - This expression is the preliminary formula for his famous relations between voltage, amperage and resistance, R=V/I.Parkinson "Breakthrough" 1825 P. - Ronald's Library p. 376.The volume contains other importent papers in the history of chemistry and physics, Berzelius, F. Wöhler, F.E. Neumann, Heinrich Rose, Chr. Hansteen, Fresnel etc

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        Coursing..Finding Soho

      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: 4 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Framed size: 13 7/8 x 15 3/8 inches. A pretty aquatint depicting coursing 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 second in a series of six coursing 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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        "Atlas von Europa, nebst den Kolonien. Fünfte Lieferung. Die Königreiche 1) der Niederlande, 2) Dänemark, und 3) Schweden mit Norwegen"

      The complete fifth part of the atlas, oblong 4to, 27x34cm. Contemporary half-calf with cardboard covered by paper and with a dark-red morocco title label (binding worn) 24 full page lithographed maps. Leipzig 1825 A scarce book with maps depicting Holland, Scandinavia, Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Norway (3), and Sweden. Also including an extensive descriptive text as well as a register.. William B. Ginsberg "Maps and Mapping of Norway 1602 - 1855" entry 52, 52.1, 2, and 3

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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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        The English Spy

      London: Sherwood, Jones and Co, 1825 In a superb full red leather bindings by Riviere and Son, tips a little rubbed. Spines has raised bands, titles in gilt, tiny spot to rear vol 1. Internally, both volumes have white endpapers, gilt tooling on turnins, and text block edges, bookplate of WS Adams to feps. Volume 1, frontis, (xxiii), 417 pp, 36 coloured plates, + 28 engravings on wood. Volume 2, 1826frontis, (xv), 399 pp, + coloured frontis and 36 plates + 8 engravings on wood. All complete as called for. A very nice set, superbly bound. (Abbey life in England 325) (OCLC 4599249) WS Adams, probably one of Edinburgh's most prominent accountants, and book collectors.

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        Letter signed, with autograph postscript, to Cardinal Zurla

      Bologna, 1825. No Dust Jacket. Aldini, Giovanni (1762-1834). Letter signed with autograph postscript to Cardinal Zurla. 2pp. plus integral blank. Bologna, 28 [probably September] 1825. 297 x 210 mm. Slightly worn in the center crease, but fine. From the Thomas Philipps collection. Aldini, the nephew of Galvani, was the premier apologist for his uncle's theories of animal electricity, publishing several papers (see Garrison-Morton 1989.1) as well as his Account of the Late Improvements in Galvanism (1803), a book-length treatise on the subject. In the present letter he praises Cardinal Zurla for the Cardinal's understanding support of his [Aldini's] scientific enterprises. Apart from his promotion of animal electricity, Aldini helped to found the National Institute of Italy, established a practical school of physics and chemistry at Bologna, and pursued a career as an inventor. In his letter to the Cardinal he presents copies of two of his latest publications-on a machine for cutting marble, and on lighthouse construction-and expresses his intention to interest the Pope in his work by presenting him with drawings and models.

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        Scraps From the Sketch-Book of Henry Alken

      1825. Very Scarce AlkenWith Forty-Two Hand-Colored PlatesEngraved by Alken HimselfALKEN, Henry. Scraps From the Sketch-Book of Henry Alken. Engraved by Himself. Containing Forty-Two Plates. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1825. Fourth edition (plates dated 1820), complete; preceded by those of 1821, 1822, and 1823, but of greater rarity. Tall octavo (10 x 8 1/4 in; 254 x 210). Title leaf (verso blank), and forty-two hand-colored engraved plates, twelve with multiple images. Contemporary half crimson morocco over paper boards. Original red leather title label lettered in gilt to upper board. Small bookplate to front free-endpaper. A fine copy of an extremely scarce album by Henry Alken.This edition of 1825 has not been seen at auction since 1968. The last copy of the first edition of 1821 came to auction in 1970; the 1822 edition in 1969. OCLC records only one copy of the 1821 edition held in library holdings worldwide (at the British Library) and three copies of the edition of 1823. There are no copies of the edition under notice in institutional holdings across the globe.While Siltzer notes an Alken Sketch Book of 1820 (34 plates), and the Scraps... edition of 1822, he makes no mention of an 1825 edition. It is not in found in Tooley or Abbey in any edition.The "Scraps" include equestrian, hunting, dog, bowling scenes, etc. In short, each print features a sporting tableau.Of Alken, Siltzer wrote, "It took but a short time for the leading art publishers of London to recognize his genius and to discover that they had 'struck a reef' of both artistic and financial value, and the well-known firms of Thomas M'Lean, S. and J. Fuller, and Rudolph Ackermann were not slow to reaping full benefit... It appears that Alken himself occasionally engraved plates, and thus added to the facility of production..."Cf. Siltzer, p. 71.

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        The Theory and Practice of Warming and Ventilating Public Buildings, Dwelling-houses, and Conservatories. Including a general view of the changes produced in atmospheric air, by respiration, combustion, and putrefaction, with the means of obviating its deleterious agency.

      London, Thomas and George Underwood, 1825. 8vo. Bound in contemporary half calf with red leather title label with gilt lettering to spine. Small white label pasted on to spine. Stamp (Veterinary Medical Association) to first page of preface. Light brownspotting to free end papers, otherwise a very fine and clean copy. XII, 340 pp. + 20 engraved plates.. The rare first edition of Meikleham's important and very early work on warming and ventilation of buildings.The Industrial Revolution in Britain caused a rapid growth in the population resulted in a rise in the density of people per square meter, especially in the major cities; this caused the indoor climate to deteriorate. The present work is the first to give a comprehensive and practical account of how to safely heat up houses and continuously create ventilation, a technique which was to diminish the spread of diseases and improve the general living condition for mankind. Meikelham was very much aware of its relevance to public health (both to men and animals) - the detection of noxious gases and the changes to air caused by combustion and respiration. The work became tremendously influential in making polluted air a scientific as well as a politically important subject. The dirt and diseases in the major industrialized cities in Britain, especially London, was obvious to everyone. Previously, polluted air and bad indoor climate had been neglected due to the horrible conditions (and in many cases, complete lack) of sours, which was the direct cause of widespread outbreaks of diseases such as tuberculosis, diarrhea, ect. Meikelham succeeded in making this an important contribution to improving the public health and many similar works by different authors were subsequently published

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        La Dame Blanche: Chronique Des Chevaliers a l'Ecusson Vert

      Chez Lefuel 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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        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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        The Amateur Draughtsman

      London William Cole 1825. Original binding, paper covered boards with leather spine and corners, the leather if heavily worn, rubbed to extreme edges, cracking to spine and chip to spine, 6.75 x 9.5 inches approx. landscape, hand written faded inscription to front pastedown dated 1901, creased front endpaper, some foxing to preliminaries, a book of tissue protected full page engravings, 46 engravings, some of the tissue protection is pristine and some is creasesd, there is foxing in places but the engravings are beautiful., on of them has a bite sized loss to the extreme corner but generally they are very good indeed. The subjects are contemporary views and social interaction. A very rare book.

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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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      1825. [MANSON, J.]. A SERIES OF PLATES REPRESENTING THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND INTERESTING BASALT MOUNTAINS, CAVERNS AND CAUSEWAYS, IN THE KNOWN WORLD. N.P., N.P. [1825]. Elephant folio, 50 engraved plates. Half red cloth over brown paper covered boards with printed paper cover label ("Basaltic Mountains"). Ex-library with usual markings, including blindstamping to each plate's margin. Spine and front board detached from bookblock, spine chipped at heel and crown, boards and cloth worn, boards ragged at edges, joints splitting, boards soiled. Light to moderate foxing in margins and in some images; the first few plates have dampstaining to the margins. As is. Plates after A. Biasini and others.

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

      London: Payne and Foss, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 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.

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        A series of three views of the Botanic Garden on the island of St. Vincent, West Indies

      [Glasgow: printed for R.Griffin & Company, 1825]. Set of three uncoloured lithographs, drawn on stone by J. Watson (?), from original drawings by L. Guilding, one cut to the edge of the image with loss to the artist's name, two cut to the edge of the image, all on early pink paper mounts within ink ruled borders. 6 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches, and smaller. A possibly unique series of three very early lithographic proofs of views of the island of St. Vincent in the West Indies. These fine views, after original drawings by the naturalist Lansdown Guilding, are uncoloured proofs of the three views that were published, hand-coloured, in Guilding's An Account of the Botanic Garden in the Island of St. Vincent, published in Glasgow in 1825. The fourth plate, a plan of the gardens rather than a view, was also included in the published work according to Abbey. Only one of the present images is captioned but, according to Abbey, the images are as follows: 1. House of the Superintendent [of the Botanic Garden] 2. [View of the Botanic Garden St. Vincent. / Taken from the Superintendent's House] 3. [Botanic Garden, / from the bottom of the Central Walk] Abbey quotes from a contemporary prospectus concerning the distribution of the work on the island, which notes that `only a few copies have been sent out for sale, but Mr. Draper will receive at the Gazette Office the names of those who are disposed to encourage the Bookseller who printed it' BM (NH) II, p.750; Cf. Abbey Travel II, 691; not in Sabin

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        The Botanic Garden: Consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, cultivated in Great Britain... Vols I-VI.

      London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1825-36.. Six volumes, first editions, square 8vo, with engraved titles, an engraved dedication leaf in volume II, and 144 hand coloured plates (24 per volume), each plate showing 4 plants, some foxing to text leaves only - the plates being clean and crisp, bound in contemporary green half calf, worn, lacking all but 3 of the 12 spine labels and pieces to the foot of 2 spines, upper hinge detached in volume I. Vivid and skilfully hand coloured flowers, with a description leaf for each of the 4 varieties shown per plate. In full this publication ran to 13 volumes, until 1851.

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      Roma: Roma, 1825. Collection of 65 numbered plates, plus frontis. from Dante's Inferno, engraved by Bartolomeo Pinelli, plates measure 51x40cms. including margin, all on heavy gage paper. Bound in original ? blue paper cover, covers rubbed/scuffed, but in good condition. Internally, text bloch holding firm, some plates have annotation in pencil on margins, no affecting engraved area. Plates bright and clean.A70. Illus. by Bartolomeo Pinelli. Oblong Folio.

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        Ristretto di dir.o nat.e privato e pubblico. criminale filosofico - e crim.e positivo. speroni g.b. anno 1825-26.

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

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        Ansicht von Kiel in Holstein. Altkolor. Umrißkupfer von J.L.C. Hansen (d.Ä.) bei Cetti. Kiel, um 1825. 14 x 21 cm.

      Klose-Martius 68.- Ansicht der Stadt von Osten.

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        The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert which are added, the Autographs of those eminent men, now first collected; an Index and Illustrative Notes

      London: [Printed at the Shakespeare Press for] John Major, Fleet-Street, Adjoining Serjeant's-Inn, 1825. First Major edition. 8vo (7-7/8 x 5 inches). Frontispiece. Illustrated with 11 copperplates tipped in and 52 woodcuts. xviii, 503, [1] pp. Bound in full contemporary green morocco, spine ornately gilt, boards tooled in gilt with floral border and six ruled fillets with scrollwork ornaments at corners, central field tooled in blind, green moire endpapers, a.e.g. Bookplates of Maurice Glyn and Eric S. Quayle (famous book collector). Faintest traces of rubbing at extremities. Fine. Coigney p. 387-88 . The large paper edition with the plates mounted on Japan paper

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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. In Five Volumes

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        Plays and Poems

      London. William Pickering. 1825. Sumptuously bound in period Full scarlet crushed levant morocco. Blind rules to front and rear covers with gilt tooled harp device. Ornate gilt tooled fleural and harp motifs to spines. Gilt titles. Elaborate gilt tooled inner-dentelles. Elaborate gilt-tooled edges. aeg. Octoavo. (182 x 111mm), The very rare and significant 'Wreath Edition', containing the attributed works and Samuel Johnson's classic preface. Illustrated with a Frontis engraving. Some mild soiling to various covers. A Fine, crisp very appealing set. Jaggard p. 516; Lowndes 3, 2266.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Plays and Poems

      London: William Pickering,, 1825. 11 volumes, small octavo (185 × 114 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red and black morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, rules to boards with cornerpieces in blind, plain buff endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1 with some offsetting to title page, some light spotting to a few leaves, spines a little rubbed, overall an excellent set. An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's plays and poems.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Harriette Wilson's Memoirs of herself and others.

      London: T. Douglas 2 Mary Street Hampstead Road Vol. I, II, and III first edition 1825.. Three volumes bound as one. 244+239+239 pp. illustrated with 14 engravings, some of which have been carefully handcoloured, this includes 3 frontispiece portraits to each vol. of herself and her two sisters, also courtesans, one engraving signed Lister, original boards, a little worn, spine relaid, owner's name on the title page. A tight, clean copy. Harriett Wilson, alias Harriette Dubochet, 1786-1845, was a famous and notorious courtesan whose memoirs, full of indiscretions, were an embarrassment to many influential men of the day, such as the Hon. Fredrick Lamb, Lord Ponsonby, the Marquis of Hertford and the Duke of Wellington. She was mistress to the Price of Wales and four future Prime ministers. When advised, before publication, that his name would appear in these memoirs the Duke uttered his memorable line that, "they could publish and be damned." Her memoirs start, "I shall not say why, and how I became, at the age of fifteen, the mistress of the Earl of Craven." The illustrations are splendid, "The Duke of Wellington refused admittance to H. Wilson's." etc, Early kiss and tell memoirs.

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        Memoirs of Harriette Wilson

      London - J. J. Stockdale, 1825 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition in four volumes of the sensational and hugely successfulMemoirs of Harriette Wilson, the notorious courtesan and woman of fashion, allegedly written in order to extort money from some of her myriad lovers. In four volumes complete. Twenty-fifth edition. Harriette Wilson (1786 - 1845) was a celebrated British Regency courtesan, whose clients included the Prince of Wales, the Lord Chancellor and four future Prime Ministers. Harriette Dubouchet was one of the fifteen children of SwissJohn James Dubouchet, who kept a small shop in Mayfair, England. Her father is said to have assumed the surname of Wilson about 1801. She began her career at the age of fifteen, becoming the mistress of William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven, 7th Baron Craven. Among her other lovers with whom she had a business arrangement was Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who commented publish, and be damned when informed of her plans to write her memoirs. Her decision to publish was partly based on the broken promises of her lovers to provide her with an income in her older age. The memoirs are still in print. With an appendix to rear of volume fourbeing a report of the libel trial between Robert Blore and the publisher in July 1825. With an advertisement written by Thomas Little dated 4th February 1825 to front and rear of volume one. Condition: In contemporary half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Spine lable absent to volume three. Four joints starting slightly and slight straining to hinges. Internally, firmly bound to all volumes except generally firmly bound to volume four with a few pages loosening. Bright and generally clean throughoutbut with occasional spotting, handling marks andthe odd slight tidemarks. Occasional slight closed tears and minor marginal chipping not affecting text. There is no title page to either volume three or four, half titles present. . Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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

      London: Simpkin & Marshall and Sherwood and Co. (vols. 1-9), Groombridge & Sons (vols. 10-13), 1825-[1851]. 13 volumes in seven. 13 uncoloured engraved additional titles, 1248 hand-coloured engraved figures on 312 plates by S. Watts after Mrs. E. Bury, Miss S. Maund, Miss E. Maund, E. D. Smith and Mills, printed dedication to the 'Lovers of Botany' in vol.I, letterpress preface in all volumes except III & VIII (as issued). (Two plates and two engraved additional titles a bit short, lacking the engraved dedication to the Queen in vol. 3). [With:] Benjamin MAUND. The Fruitist; a treatise on orchard and garden fruits. London: Groombridge and sons, [no date]. 72 engraved illustrations of fruit, printed in colours and finished by hand, each within a printed ornamental border. [with:] The Auctarium of the Botanic Garden. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., [1834-50]. 2 parts in one vol., pp.[2], 1-282; [2], 1-144; [6], [3] [and with:] The Floral Register. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., [1835- 50]. 2 parts in one vol., pp.[2], 1-240; 1, 242, 3-144, 3-13. Numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Together 16 volumes, quarto (9 x 7 1/8 inches). Uniformly bound in contemporary brown half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with gilt tooling and flanked by blind fillets, green morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, lettered directly in gilt in the fourth. Provenance: [Helen] Melville Russell Cooke (1898-1973, the daughter of Edward John Smith, Captain of the Titanic.). A lovely set of the first edition of the Botanic Garden, here in large paper and uniformly bound with all Maund's supplemental publications. Despite the London imprint of the present works, Benjamin Maund lived and worked in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. He was a botanist, pharmacist and bookseller. He was a fellow of the Linnean Society from 1827 and served on the botanical committees of the Worcestershire Natural History Society. His magnum opus, The Botanic Garden, was published monthly over an astounding twenty-six year period. Most, if not all, of the original drawings for The Botanic Garden are now in the Natural History Museum in London. Several important artists contributed, including Mrs. Edward Bury, the artist of "Hexandrian Plants"; Miss E. Maund; Miss S. Maund; E.D. Smith and Mills. The Floral Register, The Auctarium and The Fruitist were issued as free supplements to the monthly parts of the main work from 1834 onwards. In the present set, these supplemental works have been bound in three volumes. (Stafleu & Cowan cite an additional pp. 1-96 at the end of part I of The Auctarium, but from internal evidence this would appear to be incorrect and the part work is complete with 280pp. plus the title and preliminary leaves). Complete copies of The Botanic Garden covering the entire twenty-six year publication are scarce, particularly uniformly bound with their supplemental publications. This set with the added benefit of being particularly tall, indeed over a full centimeter taller than the large-paper set from the Plesch collection. F. Cardew 'Maund's Botanic Garden and other works', in J.Soc. Bibl. nat Hist.(1958) 3,pp.322- 324; Dunthorne 198-200; Great Flower Books (1990) p.160; Nissen BBI 2222; Stafleu & Cowan 5712 & 5714, 5715.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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