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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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 SUBSTANCE OF THE SPEECH OF GENERAL SIR JOHN DOYLE, BART. G.C.B. AND K.C. AT THE INDIA HOUSE, UPON THE HYDERABAD PAPERS, ON FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1825

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Floral Emblems

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

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

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

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        Altenburgisches Gesangbuch nebst Gebeten

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

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Essays on Landscape Gardening, and on uniting picturesque effect with rural scenery: containing directions for laying out and improving the grounds connected with a country residence

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        THE COLONIAL CONTROVERSY, CONTAINING A REFUTATION OF THE CALUMNIES OF THE ANTICOLONISTS; THE STATE OF HAYTI, SIERRA LEONE, INDIA, CHINA, COCHIN CHINA, JAVA, &c. &c.; THE PRODUCTION OF SUGAR, &c. AND THE STATE OF THE FREE AND SLAVE LABOURERS IN THOSE COUNTRIES

      Glasgow: Printed by Khull, Blackie, & Co., 1825.. 223pp. Dbd. Very clean internally. Near fine. Inscribed on the titlepage: "Messrs. Yates Brothers & Co. from the West India Association." Yates Brothers & Co. of Liverpool was a commercial firm specializing in the West Indies. The Glasgow-based West India Association was a leader in the fight against England&#39;s anti-abolition campaign. Early in his life James MacQueen (1778-1870) was manager of a sugar planation in Grenada, and travelled throughout the West Indies. By 1821 he settled in Glasgow, and was editor of a newspaper there; he used his columns to defend the rights of British plantation owners in the West Indies. The DNB describes him as "mostly remembered as a staunch defender of imperial commercial interests and their extension, particularly into west Africa, not least as he was one of the first to advocate the extension of legitimate commerce as the way to overcome the slave trade in Africa." Despite the DNB&#39;s assertion, MacQueen was one of the most outspoken critics of the anti-slavery campaign in Britain in the 1820s and 1830s, and in these letters, addressed to the Earl of Liverpool and to Zachariah Macaulay, he defends the actions and methods of British colonizers in the West Indies, Africa, India, and Asia, at the expense of the rights of the locals and of slave laborers. While well represented in institutional holdings, this work is rather scarce in the market, and we can find no copies at auction in the past thirty-five years. SABIN 43641. RAGATZ, p.527.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        NICHOLAS VINCENT TSAWANHONHI, PRINCIPAL CHRISTIAN CHIEF, AND CAPTAIN OF THE HURON INDIANS...[caption title]

      [London]: Printed by C. Hullmandel, [1825].. Handcolored lithograph, 18 x 13 inches. In fine condition. Matted to 23 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. A striking handcolored lithograph of the Huron chief, Nicholas Vincent Tsawanhonhi, drawn from an original painting by Edward Chatfield. Chief Tsawanhonhi is pictured in his native dress, as he was when presented with three other Huron chiefs to King George IV of Great Britain on April 7, 1825. Tsawanhonhi holds a piece of wampum in his right hand, and the long decorative collar bears the image of a tomahawk presented to him by the late George III. He is shown in a wilderness setting, and wears a royal gift around his neck, a large gold medal given to him by George IV. The print was executed after an original painting by Edward Chatfield (ca. 1800-39), a young and talented pupil of Benjamin Robert Haydon, and a painter of historical scenes who supplemented his income with portrait painting. The lithographer, Charles Joseph Hullmandel, was born in London in 1789 and had a noted career in Great Britain, contributing important early innovations in the process of lithography. Nicolas Vincent, called "Tsaouenhohoui" but spelled "Tsawanhonhi" on this print, was born in 1769 in Jeune-Lorette. He was the son of Louis Vincent, called "Sawantanan," and Louise Martin, also known as "Thodatowan." Tsawanhonhi was named War Chief in 1803, and went on to become Grand Chief of the Huron- Wendat Nation in 1810. During his leadership of the tribe he embarked on a long process of land claims that took him to England in 1825, where he presented the grievances of his people to King George IV. He also had to face the numerous problems caused by colonization, including logging within the borders of the lands the Hurons-Wendat needed for subsistence. Tsawanhonhi was the first Indian to speak to the members of the Assembly of Lower Canada, and at the request of colonial authorities in 1829 he drew the map known as the "Vincent Plan," identifying a portion of the hunting lands used by his compatriots. He died on Nov. 1, 1844 at the age of seventy-five. We can find only two copies of this print, one in the Winkworth Collection at the National Archives of Canada, and another at Yale. Rare and very desirable.

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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 &#39;William&#39;s Library Cheltenham&#39;. 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&#39;s esteemed biography of Nelson, written around the same time the author was appointed poet laureate of England. Southey&#39;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&#39;s preface).

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        Illustrations to Popular Songs

      London: published by Thomas M&#39;Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 1825. Oblong folio. (9 7/8 x 14 1/8 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), 1p. "address" with publisher&#39;s advertisement beneath (verso blank), otherwise engraved throughout: hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 42 hand-coloured engraved plates, each within a pale wash border, all by Alken. Expertly bound to style in red/brown half morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, contemporary red morocco title label on upper cover lettered in gilt, the flat spine divided into six compartments by single gilt fillets, yellow glazed endpapers. First edition, third issue: a fine copy of this evocation of Regency England. The first isssue of this work was published in 1822, a second in 1823 and the present in 1825. Each print is made up of from two to six vignette scenes, each scene illustrating in a humourous fashion a single line from a popular song of the day. It is not surprising that a number of the images are of hunting, shooting and horses, but also included are scenes from domestic life of all classes, fashion, town and country life, military and naval life, etc. The publisher describes the genesis of this work in the introduction: "&#39;Swans sing before they die --- &#39;twere no bad thing / &#39;Should some folks die before they sing.&#39; "So whispered a friend to Mr. Alken, when they were once compelled to hear the discordant notes of a volunteer at a convivial party. &#39;I wish it were so,&#39; said the Artist, &#39;but the words of the Song furnish a good subject for a Sketch,&#39; and he soon presented his friend with the Illustration of &#39;Begone Dull Care,&#39; this was much approved of, and became the first &#39;Symptom&#39; of the &#39;Illustrations of Popular Songs,&#39; a Work intended to furnish the Amateur of the Fine Arts, and of Singing, with characteristic representations of his favourite subjects, that he may have the pleasure of beholding the Poet&#39;s fancy, embodied by the glowing warmth of the Artist&#39;s fertile imagination." The artist 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 &#39;Alken&#39;, and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.75-76). Not in Abbey; cf. Schwerdt IV, p.4 (1822 edition with 40 plates); cf. Tooley 37 (1822 issue, noting four subsequent issues).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; 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

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

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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: Simkin and Marshall, "1825-1826" [vol. 1 letterpress title] to [December 1836] [but August 1833 to December 1836]. 12 parts (i.e. 144 monthly numbers) in 6 volumes, quarto. (9 x 7 1/4 inches). 6 engraved title pages (with the volume numbers added in manuscript), letterpress title to vol. 1 only, 576 hand coloured engraved plates (numbered 1-576), each within an elaborate border surmounted by a crown. Plate 13 with the image trimmed and mounted within the border, as issued. Volume V bound with pp. 1-50 of the Floral Register and pp. 1-90 of the Auctarium. Vols. 1, 4, 5 and 6 with volume indices, vols. 2 and 3 with indices for parts iii-vi. Contemporary green pebbled cloth, flat spine titled in gilt. The rarest and most beautiful edition of Maund's Botanic Garden: the large- paper Bordered (or Crown) Edition with one image per plate instead of the usual four images per plate. Despite the London imprint of the present work, 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. From the beginning of its publication in 1825, the work was offered in two formats: a regular edition and a large paper one; each, however, contained four images to each plate. In the spring of 1833, advertisements for Maund's Botanic Garden began referring to a forthcoming deluxe edition. By the Fall of that year, this edition was referred to as the "bordered edition" where each image was reprinted on separate plates surrounded by a decorative border. An advertisement in the 14 September 1833 issue of the London Literary Gazette describes this new edition: "Its peculiar style of embellishment, in the bordered edition, has never been previously attempted." The October 1833 issue of the Gardener's Magazine reviews the new edition, writing: "The first number, price 2s. 6d. of The Bordered Edition of Maund's Botanic Garden, was published in August last. The four subjects occupy one plate in the usual edition are here separated and each subject is surrounded by an ornamental border . the whole work is to be republished in this form." The watermarks in the present sent bear this out, with the first volume on paper watermarked J. Whatman 1833. This new edition, printed on paper the same size as the large paper edition, was accomplished by taking the copperplates from the original edition and printing each image separately, masking the other three images on the plate, as well as the text. (The only exception to this seems to have been plate 13, which is present here trimmed from the regular issue and mounted, suggesting that portion of the copplerplate to have been damaged). The images were printed within the aforementioned borders and more elegantly hand-coloured than the regular issues. The retail price for each number in this edition was more than double the price of the regular issue (Bordered: 2s. 6d; Large Paper 2s. 6d; Regular 1s). There is some confusion over the borders used, suggesting two issues: in the present issue the border is surmounted by a crown which caused some to refer to it as the Crown issue or Royal issue; another form of the border would appear to be decorated with roses, shamrocks and thistles and contain no crown, though we have been unable to locate such a set. Though the complete magazine would be published serially in monthly parts from January 1826 to December 1850, it would seem that the Bordered edition would cease publication after the 16th part (i.e. the 8th volume, conta [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Baki's, des größten türkischen Lyrikers, Diwan. Zum ersten Mahle ganz verdeutscht.

      Wien, (J. Edler v. Ghelen für) C. F. Beck, 1825. - L, 142, (2) SS. Pappband der Zeit mit hs. Rückenschildchen. 4to. Erste Ausgabe. - "Nach Hafis und Motenebbi ist dies die dritte Übersetzung eines Diwans durch Hammer [.] Baki oder Abdulbaki, der einzige türkische Dichter vielleicht, der ganz in einer europäischen Sprache übersetzt zu werden verdiente" (Kat. Weltlit.). - Bezug an den Kapitalen angeplatzt; innen etwas braunfleckig. Goedeke VII, 765, 71. Wurzbach VII, 276f., 46. Kat. Weltliteratur 624,18. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SKELTON&#39;S ETCHINGS OF THE ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOL

      Published by J. Skelton, 1825. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by O&#39;Neill, Hugh. Very good condition with no wrapper. Very large format. 16.5 x 12.5 inches. Dark green leather spine and corners. Marbled boards and edges. 56 b/w plates. Book: all plates present. Base of spine repaired with matching leather. Corners worn. A few scattered foxspots but generally plates are clean and bright. [S]

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        Catalogus Librorum tam Manuscriptorum quam impressorum qui jussu Divi Augusti Ducis Saxo-Gothani a Beato Seetzenio in oriente empti.....J. H. Moellero

      Gotha, E typographia Engelhardo-Reyheriana apud C. Glaeserum, 1825.. 1825. VI, 142 pp. & 28 pp. "Appendices". At the end bound in 4 fldg. lithographic plates, which have been expertly coloured by hand and (3 of them) heightened with gold, all 4 very well executed. Contemporary boards a bit stained & worn. The last page with offsetting of the opposite plate&#39;s colouring. See GRAESSE IV, 557, who only knows 1826-1827 edition. Also see BRUNET III, col. 1787, quoting that same 1826-&#39;27 copy. Most probably our copy is a predecessor to the catalogue mentioned in BRUNET and GRAESSE. * Bibliographically we were unable to trace our copy.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE SUFFERINGS OF MASSY HARBISON, FROM INDIAN BARBARITY, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF HER CAPTIVITY, THE MURDER OF HER TWO CHILDREN, HER ESCAPE, WITH AN INFANT AT HER BREAST; TOGETHER WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE CRUELTIES OF THE INDIANS, ON THE ALLEGHENY RIVER, &c. DURING THE YEARS, 1790, &#39;91, &#39;92, &#39;93, &#39;94. COMMUNICATED BY HERSELF

      Pittsburgh: Printed by S. Engles, 1825.. 66pp. 12mo. Contemporary half muslin and paper boards. Boards heavily worn, chipped, and stained. Text tanned, with some stains. Lower portion of leaf C torn, touching a few letters of text, leaf F with a small tear in the upper margin, also touching a couple letters of text. Many of the text leaves loosening. A decent copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The very rare first edition of this classic Indian captivity set on the Ohio-Pennsylvania frontier. Harbison and her infant child were kidnapped from their home on the Allegheny River by Indians in 1792. Her two young sons were scalped and she was held captive for two days before making a daring escape with her child and eventually reaching Fort Pitt. Includes an account of the defeat of St. Clair in 1791, based on otherwise unpublished dispatches. The Siebert copy fetched $18,400 in 1999. SABIN 30291. HOWES H179, "b." AYER 335. FIELD 650. CHURCH 1332. GRAFF 1775. THOMSON 502. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 20806. SIEBERT SALE 980.

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

      London: Rodwell & Martin, 1825. First edition. board_book. Contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. Aeg. Near Fine./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. 27 1/2 x 18 1/2 cm. Sixty-two steel plates (with tissue guards), including vignette title and frontispiece, engraved by Heath, Owen, Lacey et al. Plate Index . Bound without letterpress title. Each plate described in English (recto) and French (verso). Batty served with the Grenadier Guards in the campaign of the Western Pyrenees, and at Waterloo. "He was an artist of considerable merit (he published view books of French, German and Welsh Scenery and Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium, and Holland) .....all of which have been much esteemed." [see: BRYAN, Vol.I, p.95]. Moderate toning to first few leaves, plates and text generally bright and clean, slight extremity rubbing, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt.

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        EASY STEPS: INTENDED FOR THE USE OF VERY YOUNG CHILDREN, in and out of school, preparatory to their reading in classes. (Plus 2 other little books in the same binding)

      London, Harvey and Darton, 55 Gracechurch Street, 1825 and 1817.. In two parts: the first part is a reprint of 1825 and the second part is a first of 1817, 12mo, 130 x 105 mm, 5 x 4 inches, half leather over marbled boards, gilt rules to spine, no lettering or label, pages 56; 62, including 2 title pages and 2 Advertisements to the reader. Word lists and many short passages for beginner readers. Part 2 has the same title page with this addition: "Restricted (with a few exceptions) to words of two syllables", and it contains some little stories. Some light age-browning to Part I, some slight pencil marks at the end of sections. A very good copy of a scarce book. No copies located in the UK except for the British Library which has only Part II, no others listed on WorldCat. No copies in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. BOUND WITH 2 FURTHER ITEMS: ANNE AND JANE; or, The Good Child&#39;s Reading-Book. In Words of One Syllable, London, Harvey and Darton, 1825, 47 pages but lacking pages 5-16, 4 pretty engraved plates. Previous owner&#39;s partial hand colouring to frontispiece, 3 minute worm tracks in lower margin of frontispiece, 40 mm (1¾") closed tear to 1 text page neatly repaired with archival tape, no loss. Defective copy (lacking 6 leaves as noted) but a rare book, 1 copy only on WorldCat, that is the British Library copy of 1832, not in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. THE THIMBLE RESTORED; Or, The Idle Girl Converted To Habits Of Industry, London, Harvey and Darton, 1821 (?), pages: 3-67, LACKING TITLE PAGE (A1), present are the frontispiece and 3 pretty engraved plates with decorative border, 1 shows child sewing with her mother and sister, another a child playing the piano for her mother and sister, the third a girl falls to the ground from standing on a swing, her 2 companions anxious, the last a little girl reading Goody Two Shoes to her mother in an elegant drawing room. The first 2 leaves repaired in the inner margins, no loss of text, frontispiece trimmed at lower edge with partial loss of imprint, quite neat partial hand colouring to all 4 plates, small pale damp stain to top inner corner of final plate and facing page. A good plus copy of a charming story which is rather rare (no title page as noted). 1 copy only located in the UK, in the British Library, WorldCat gives 3 locations in US libraries. Not in Osborne, Oppenheimer Catalogue or Gumuchian. The Thimble Restored was first published by Darton and Harvey in 1821 and reprinted in 1825. Without the title page it cannot be dated with certainty. The binding is worn and well rubbed, upper hinge cracked, small crude repair to 1 cord, tail of spine chipped and with small vertical crack, similar crude repair, a little light scribble on front endpaper. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Free-Mason [i.e. Freemasons] Almanac for the Year 1826. Being the second after bissextile, and the fiftieth of Columbian independence. Fitted to the town of Enfield, Mass. but will serve for any of the adjoining states

      Printed and sold [by John Howe?], price 5 dollars a groce, 50 cents a dozen, 6 cents single, Enfield, MASS. 1825 - 24 pp., title vignette depicting the symbolic Masonic triangle and compass. Collation: [A-B]2 [C-D]4 COMPLETE. Old wrappers, stitched. Scattered light to moderate foxing Highly curious "Free-Mason Almanac," PRINTED IN ENFIELD, MASS., A TOWN THAT NO LONGER EXISTS and now lies completely submerged beneath the Quabbin Reservoir, in Hampshire County. Incorporated in 1818, and disincorporated in 1938, Enfield was centered at the junction of the east and west branches of the Swift River. The last building in Enfield was razed in 1940. The Quabbin Reservoir is the primary water supply of Bostom, some 65 miles to the east. Whereas the printer of the above Almanac is not named, the only printer in Enfield was John Howe (1784-1845) who also printed at Greenwich. This is the last in a long series of almanacs he published; it would appear that it the only Masonic item that Howe ever printed, almanac or otherwise. The preceding issues were entitled Howe's Almanac and Howe's Genuine Almanac. The title-page format of the present work is virtually identical with that of Howe's Genuine Almanac for 1824 and 1825. Contains a "Charade, for Howe's Almanac" (p. [22]) and an article on Freemasonry (pp. [22-23]). REFERENCE: Clifford Shipton, "Publications of the Howes of Enfield and Greenwich" in: Proceedings of the AAS, vol. 60, pt. 2 (1950), pp. 222. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reise nach China durch die Mongoley in den Jahren 1820 und 1821 von Georg Timkowski.,

      Leipzig Gerhard Fleischer, 1825 - VIII + 368 S. Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von M. J. A. E. Schmidt. In drey Theilen. Zweyter Theil. Aufenthalt in Pekin. Mit zwey Kupfern und dem Grundrisse von Pekin. Nur der zweite Teil ist vorhanden. Auf dem vorderen Vorsatz und auf dem vorderen Buchspiegel befindet sich jeweils eine handschriftliche Besitzereintragung. Auf dem vorderen Vorsatz befindet sich ein chinesischer Stempel. Das Buch ist vollständig. Das Buch hat einen losen durchsichtigen Su. aus Kunststoff. Die Fußecken sind etwas bestoßen. Die Kapitale fehlen. Der Rücken ist berieben. Der Einband ist stellenweise berieben, vor allem im unteren Bereich des Vorderdeckels. Die Einbandkanten sind berieben. Die Vorderkanten haben einige Druckstellen. Die inneren und äußeren Ecken der Vorsätze und Buchspiegel sind sind stellenweise fleckig. Der Stadtplan ist an einer Stelle mit Klebeband hinterlegt. Das Papier ist teilweise etwas fleckig und etwas wellig. Einige Blätter sind in der Kopfecke leicht knickspurig. Der Kopfschnitt ist etwas ergraut. Der Schnitt ist etwas fleckig. Sonst gutes Exemplar. sehr guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 590 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gli opuscoli Volgarizzati da Marcello Adriani nuovamente confrontati col testo e illustrati con note da Francesco Ambrosoli.

      Dalla tipografia de' Fratelli Sonzogno,, Milano, 1825 - Sei volumi di cm. 21,5, pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Con alcune tavole e tabelle fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con filetti in oro e titoli su tasselli in marocchino rosso. Esemplare particolarmente fresco e ben conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Library Companion; or, the Young Man&#39;s Guide, and the Old Man&#39;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. .

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        The Library Companion; Or, the Young Man&#39;s Guide, and the Old Man&#39;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.

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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&#39;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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        NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCE OF THE ST. PETER&#39;S RIVER, LAKE WINNEPEEK, LAKE OF THE WOODS, PERFORMED IN THE YEAR 1823, BY ORDER OF THE HON. J.C. CALHOUN, SECRETARY OF WAR, UNDER THE COMMAND OF STEPHEN H. LONG

      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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        MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS: COMPRISING HIS DIARY FROM 1659 TO 1669 AND A SELECTION FROM HIS PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE

      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&#39; 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&#39; "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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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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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        A VIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      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&#39;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.

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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&rsquo;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&rsquo;Lean). Abbey, Life, 290. Colas 938. Hiler, p. 263 (-Humorous illustrations which show masculine and feminine costume-). Tooley 206.

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        A NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD, ON AN IMPROVED PLAN; CONSISTING OF THIRTY MAPS, CAREFULLY PREPARED FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES, WITH COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL INDEXES

      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&#146;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&#39;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&#39;s New Drawing Book in Light and Shadow in 1809: although not credited to Cox, its range of subjects&mdash;Birmingham, Wales, and London&mdash;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&ndash;14, reissued 1840) cemented Cox&#39;s reputation, and was followed by The Young Artist&#39;s Companion (1819&ndash;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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        ATLAS GÉOGRAPHIQUE, STATISTIQUE, HISTORIQUE ET CHRONOLOGIQUE DES DEUX AMÉRIQUES ET DES ISLES ADJACENTES

      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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;apres la carte de Mr. Brué; no. [6] Carte&#133;des États-Unis&#133;1825; no. [36] Guatimala; no. [42] Île de la Guadeloupe dressée par Pierron, d&#39;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&#39; 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. &#10087; Partington, IV, pp. 142-77. .

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