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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of S. Johnson

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

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

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

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        PRÉCAUTION, OU LE CHOIX D'UN MARI

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

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

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

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        The Antiquities Of Athens, Measured And Delineated By James Stuart F.R.S. F.S.A., And Nicholas Revett Painters And Architects

      London: Priestley and Weale, 1825-1830. New Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary marbled boards, calf corners, later sheep spines darkened and rubbed. Very good. 4 vols./No Dust Jacket. Folio, 45 x 31 cm. With two frontispieces, portraits, 191 plates, including maps and plans, some folding, vignettes. List of subscribers and errata. There was little to no direct knowledge in Europe of Greek antiquity in the 18th century until the first expedition by the authors herein was funded by the Society of Dilettante in 1751 to make the first accurate surveys of ancient Greek architecture. Their studies spurred renewed interest in classical architecture. Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of the first volume of this work. Light to moderate foxing to plates, some offsetting, a few quires browned, corners worn, bookplate of the Boston architect W.P.P. Longfellow on paste-downs.

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        The Complete Angler: or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London. William Pickering. 1825. Brilliantly custom bound in full gilt ruled crushed morocco. Eight superb gilt tooled swimming fish to front and rear covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt tooled fish motifs. Gilt tooled raised bands. Gilt titles. Elaborate gilt tooled Turn-ins. Gilt tooled edges all around. Marbled endsheets. t.e.g. 48mo. 2.25" x 3.5". First Edition Thus. Part of the renowned "Diamond Series" this issue is the smallest complete edition of Walton's classic ever printed. Illustrated with an engraved Frontis and various decorations en texte. Front cover and spine evenly sunned. Abrasion to the blank verso of the front free endsheet. A Fine, crisp beautiful copy of Pickering's famous miniature printing. Keynes -94.

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        The Cabinet-Maker's Guide or Rules & Instructions in the Art of Vernishing, Dying, Staining, Japanning, Polishing, Lackering and Beautifying Wood, Ivory, Tortoise-Shell and Metal. With Observations on Their Management and Application. A New Edition, with Considerable Additions. Including an Appendix, Containing Several Valuable Tables

      Knight and Lacy. Collectible - Good. 16mo. Paper Covered Boards Hardcover. 1825. Ex-Library with the usual treatments. viii, 108pp. Bound in gray paper-covered boards with black lettering on panels. Spine rebacked. Front board and first free endpaper detached but present. Heavy shelfwear with considerable rubbing of edges, Moderate soiling of cover surfaces. All pages are present and clean with light toning. An ideal candidate for rebinding. A decent reference copy of this scarce but detailed guide to cabinet making and decoration. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Autograph letter signed to Jean-Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent

      Philadelphia,: 7 March, 1825.. Three-page autograph letter, on a single sheet of wove paper, folded to letter-size 230 x 185 mm., manuscript to three pages, the fourth page an address panel, small tear at the original seal, but in excellent condition. A very rare letter by Lesueur, naturalist and artist of the Baudin expedition, sent from Philadelphia to his fellow naturalist on the voyage, Jean-Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent.Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846) was appointed to the GÈographe nominally as a gunner, but in effect because of his artistic abilities. Promoted after Bory de Saint-Vincent and many of the other more prominent natural historians defected from the voyage at Ile de France, Lesueur's contributions were of great moment, so much so that together with FranÁois PÈron he was given the task of preparing the official account of the voyage account for publication. Lesueur moved to Philadelphia in 1815 and spent the following two decades in the United States where he pursued his natural history studies with great vigour.Here, Lesueur thanks Bory for sending him notes on the Dictionnaire classique d'Histoire Naturelle (a massively influential publication edited by Bory de Saint-Vincent and published between 1822-1831: Darwin had all seventeen volumes with him on board the Beagle). Lesueur particularly queries an article by Henri de Blainville regarding certain sea-animals and their structures, referring in the process to the earlier work of the zoologist FranÁois Marie Daudin. As becomes clear from the text of the letter, Lesueur opposes some of the mainstream theories from France, and particularly proposes that the Hyalaea should be considered a separate family and not part of the molluscs: Lesueur published widely on this species, and several were named after him (they are now known by the family Cavolinioidea, or "sea butterflies"). Furthermore, Lesueur undertakes to search for certain plants in the United States, as Bory de Saint-Vincent has asked him to do, and promises to send some drawings.Lesueur letters are very scarce on the market, most being held in institutions: his personal archive is in the local natural history museum of Le Havre, his home town.

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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.. 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- colored engraved map sheets (16 maps on sixteen double page sheets, one map on folding sheet, map of United States on four double page sheets. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half brown straight- grained morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine gilt and divided into six compartments by double gilt rules, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt . Very good. A fine copy of the second edition of "one the most magnificent atlases ever published in the United States," engraved during the "Golden Age of American Cartography" (Ristow). Tanner's NEW AMERICAN ATLAS contains 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 colored. 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 handcolored, include a world map, four 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 four sheets, and eleven double-page maps of the various states. The very large map of North America is of particular beauty and note. "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. Contemporary reviews were favorable: A 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, Aug. 25, 1824). The most enthusiastic report came from 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." HOWES T29. PHILLIPS 1376. RISTOW, pp.154, 193-98 (ref). RUMSEY 2892. SABIN 94319. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 350.

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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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        Notes on the State of Virginia

      H.C. Carey and I. Lea, 1825-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Full modern blue leather binding, with gilt flourish. Fine binding and cover. Handsome marbled end pages. Pleasing to the touch and eye. Unmarked pages. Minor toning/foxing. Contemporary signature on title page. Howes J-78; Sabin 35903. (For first ed.) Map was not associated with this ed.

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        A Brief Narrative Of An Unsuccessful Attempt To Reach Repulse Bay,

      London: John Murray, , 1825. Through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," In His Majesty's Ship Griper, In The Year MDCCCXXIV. Octavo ( 216 × 132 mm) Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, title gilt direct to spine, flat bands tolled with rules and drawer-handles, single rules at the edges of spine and corners, edges mottled red. Folding chart frontispiece and 7 engraved plates, 2 illustrations to the text. Contemporary ownership inscription of J. Blackman to the title page, small inked pressmark label to the front pastedown. A little rubbed at the extremities, light toning, some spotting to the plates as often, a little offsetting from the frontispiece, but overall very good. First edition. "[A]ttempt on the Northwest Passage, this one through Hudson Bay. Captain Lyon gives interesting accounts of the Eskimos of the Southampton Islands… also contained herein are an appendix concerning magnetic anomalies in the polar regions, an 'Abstract' of each day's work, and a botanical appendix by Professor J. D. Hooker" (Hill). Lyon had made something of a name for himself accompanying Joseph Ritchie's ill-starred attempt to reach central Africa from north. Lyon replaced Captain Marryat who was supposed to serve on the expedition, and did so self-confessedly "purely from a wish to rise in his profession" (ODNB). Ritchie having died on the trip, Lyon organized publication of their findings on his return to London in 1820. He then accompanied Parry's attempt on the northwest passage on the Hecla in 1823, publishing his Private Journal… the following year. Promoted captain: "In January 1824 he was appointed to the Griper, which had been on Parry's first voyage of 1819. Lyon's instructions were to reach Repulse Bay by whatever route he judged best, and from it to examine the coast of the mainland westward to the point where John Franklin's voyage had ended its survey. He sailed on 6 June, but the season proved unfavourable, and he returned to England in November." The route that he chose, "for reasons that never became clear" (Howgego), took them south of Southampton Island, approaching Repulse Bay through Roes Welcome Sound, and required "navigating a labyrinth of treacherous shoals." Foul weather and high winds forced Lyon to return, incurring the wrath of Sir John Barrow at the Admiralty, as a result of which he was never offered another commission.

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

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1825. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 27cm x 21cm (10.75 x 8 inches), xvi; [1] 669; pages followed by and advertisement for "The second edition of the recently published: Travels in Palestine. "Rebacked with half calf and original label and boards. Front map tears professionally repaired. Very attractive book. Internally very good, clean and crisp and unfoxed except on title page and rear blanks. Bit of spotting to foredge. Folding map frontispiece, 28 engravings heading each chapter. Overall very good copy., Provenance: An ink inscription on the title page dated Toronto 1930 along upper title from Meyer Rotstein (lawyer, d2004) to David Dunkelman (1880 - 1978), (founder of the Canadian men's retailers, Tip Top Tailors) for his untiring Zionist work. & , Silk Buckingham ( 1776-1855) English MP, author and traveller, journalist in Calcutta, expelled from India for editorials against the government in 1823, later the same year travelling to Syria and Palestine in 1823.

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        British Castles; or a Compendious History of the Ancient Military Structures of Great Britain

      London: Howlett and Brimmer, 1825. vi, 72pp, [2], colour plates. Modern rebind in half calf and cloth by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, single rule bordering bands, calf title label to upper cover, a.e.g., new marbled endpapers. Externally near fine, internally some light browning and very light foxing, mainly to page edges and text leaves, plates generally bright and clean. Complete with twenty-five coloured aquatints. Abbey Scenery 20; Tooley 214. First Edition. Half Calf and Cloth. Good+. Illus. by Fielding, T.H.. 4to (Oblong).

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        Tales and Miscellaneous Pieces by Maria Edgeworth

      London - Printed for R. Hunter et al 1825 - An uncommon complete set of Tales and Miscellaneous Pieces by Maria Edgeworth with vignette title pages to each volumes. In fourteen volumes complete. Contents are as follows:Volume I: Castle Rackrent; Essay on Irish Bulls and Modern Griselda;Volume II: Belinda volume I; Volume II:I Belinda volume II;Volume IV: Leonora, with Several Letters on Several Subjects and an Essay on Self-Justification;Volume V: Popular Tales; Volume VI: Popular Tales and Dramas;Volume VII: Tales of Fashionable Life volume I;Volume VIII: Tales of Fashionable Life volume II; Volume IX: Tales of Fashionable Life volume III; Volume X: Tales of Fashionable Life volume IV;Volume XI: Patronage volume I; Volume XII: Patronage volume II; Volume XIII: Harrington and Ormond; Volume XIV: Ormond. Maria Edgeworth (1768 - 1849) was a prolific Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. She held advanced views, for a woman of her time, on estate management, politics and education, and corresponded with some of the leading literary and economic writers, including Sir Walter Scott and David Ricardo. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities and odd marks to boards. One joint starting, six hinges strained, several others slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright but with foxing to endpapers andwith occasional scattered spotting and handling marks to pages. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Eglise de Vassili Blagennoi

      Paris, 1825 - Lithographie auf China, Blatt: 55,5 x 36,5 cm, Darstellung: 35 x 24 cm Ansicht zeigt die Basilius-Kathedrale in Moskau. Frühe Lithographie von Gottfried Engelmann (1788 - 1839) nach Auguste-Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Cadolle (1782-1849). Weisse Ränder leicht gebräunt und stockfleckig, mit kleinen Einrissen, ansonsten gut erhalten. - Thieme / Becker 5, 344. Print shows Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow with market in the front. Erarly lithography by Godefroy Engelmann (Gottfried Engelmann, 1788 - 1839) based on a drawing by Auguste-Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Cadolle (1782-1849). Cadolle was a French painter and lithograph. Series of ten lithographies with views of Moscow after his drawings was published in Paris in 1825. White margins slightly age toned, with light foxing and small tears, otherwise in a good condition. - Thieme / Becker 5, 344.

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        14 TOMES. OEUVRES COMPLETES DE MASSILLON. EVEQUE DE CLERMONT. TOME 1: PETIT CAREME. TOME 2: CAREME TOME 1. TOME 3: CAREME TOME 2. TOME 4: CAREME TOME 3. TOME 5: CAREME TOME 4. TOME 6: CAREME TOME 5. TOME 7: SERMONT POUR L AVENT. TOME 8: MYSTERES. .

      DABO. 1825 - R150175300: Entre 300 et 500 pages par volume. Tranches marbrées. Filets, titre et auteurs dorés sur dos en cuir marron. Epidermures sur les plats de couverture et les dos. . TOME 9: ORAISONS FUNEBRES ET PROFESSIONS RELIGIEUSES. TOME 10: PANEGYRIQUES. TOME 11: CONFERENCES TOME I. TOME 12: CONFERENCES TOME II. TOME 13: PARAPHRASE MORALE DE PLUSIEURS PSAUMES ET FORME DE PRIERE. TOME 14: MORCEAUX CHOISIS. In-18 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Months Residence and Travels in Mexico; containing remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural productions, state of society, manufactures, trade, agriculture, antiquities, &c. Two Vols.

      John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 1825 - Text, maps, and plates all clean and good to excellent condition. Boards are worn on edges and rubbed but otherwise intact. Vol. 1: 255 pp, 7 plates; Vol. 2: 264pp, 5 plates + hand colored plate and large fold out map. William Bullock (c. 1773–1849) was an English traveller, naturalist and antiquarian. In 1822 Bullock went to Mexico where he became involved in silver mine speculation. He created a journal of his travels and observations in Mexico: Orizaba, St. Juan de Ulua, Vera Cruz, Xalappa, former Volcanic Eruptions, Los Vegos, Puebla de los Angeles, streets, houses, cathedral, manufactories, Chollula Pyramid, City of Mexico, Churches, Convents, Academies, Theatre, Markets, Mint, Animals, Ancient Mexico, Antiquities. 8vo

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

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

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        "Le voyage à Louvain' Manuscrit autographe de Jacotot

      In-4° relié demi-chagrin grenat de l'époque, dos orné à froid, 200 pages circa manuscrites. Le voyage à Louvain est la relation d'une visite du Général Despans de Culière à Jacotot, alors professeur à Louvain. Le manuscrit est consacré à l'analyse et au développement de sa méthode d'éducation "l'enseignement Universel" Jean Joseph Jacotot, né à Dijon en 1770, mort à Paris en 1840, est un pédagogue français, créateur d'une méthode d'enseignement, dite « méthode Jacotot ». Jacotot fait ses études secondaires au lycée de Dijon où il est un étudiant travailleur et intelligent, mais peu disposé à accepter ce qui ne lui parait pas évident et ne repose que sur l'autorité de la parole du maître, laquelle a pour lui simple valeur d'opinion. Esprit indépendant, perspicace, épris de discerner le vrai au milieu de tout ce qui a la prétention de l'être, il est docteur ès lettres et professeur d'Humanités à dix-neuf ans. Ses anciens maîtres devenus ses collègues, frappés de la fermeté et de la droiture de son caractère, lui confient leurs intérêts. Afin de justifier la confiance dont on l'honore, il étudie le droit et devient avocat et docteur en droit. Puis il entreprend des études approfondies de mathématiques et obtient un troisième doctorat. Professeur, il est aussi patriote, attaché à la liberté qui implique l'émancipation politique autant que l'émancipation intellectuelle. En 1788, il organise la fédération de la jeunesse Dijonnaise avec celle de Bretagne et d'autres provinces, pour la défense des principes révolutionnaires Ces principes étant acquis, les fédérations en viennent à se transformer en bataillons pour la défense de la patrie. Il est élu capitaine d'une compagnie d'artillerie du bataillon de la Côte d'Or. En 1792, Sa compagnie demande à aller combattre l'ennemi ; le ministre de la guerre l'envoie en renfort à l'Armée du Nord. Elle prend part à la courte campagne de Belgique, assiste au siège de Maastricht, à plusieurs autres faits d'armes où Joseph Jacotot paie de sa personne et se montre aussi prudent que brave. En 1795, il devient professeur à l'école centrale de Dijon où il enseigne successivement le latin, les mathématiques et le droit. Il devient sous l'Empire, secrétaire du ministre de la guerre, puis sous-directeur de l'École Polytechnique ; pendant les Cent-Jours, il est élu membre de la Chambre des Représentants. Il quitte la France lors de la Seconde Restauration et se retire en Belgique. Il y est nommé professeur de littérature française à l'Université d'État de Louvain, puis directeur de l'École militaire. Il ne rentre en France qu'en 1830 après la révolution de juillet, se fixant quelques années à Valenciennes, avant de s'établir à Paris en 1838 où il meurt deux ans plus tard. Il est inhumé au cimetière du Père-Lachaise (49e division) et embaumé par le docteur Gannal, suivant le procédé de celui-ci. À Louvain, chargé d'enseigner le français à des étudiants dont il ne comprend pas la langue, il leur demande d'étudier une édition bilingue du Télémaque de Fénelon. Par l'étude du texte et de sa traduction, et sans explications du maître, les étudiants se révèlent capables d'appréhender le fonctionnement de la phrase en français et de raconter en français ce qu'ils ont compris du roman. Cette expérience conduit Jacotot à proposer une méthode d'enseignement qui s'oppose à la méthode classique en ce qu'elle repose sur la révélation de la capacité d'apprendre par lui-même à l'individu plutôt qu'au transfert du savoir du maître à l'étudiant. L'annonce de sa nouvelle méthode d'« enseignement universel » par laquelle il se propose d'« émanciper les intelligences » attire sur lui l'attention à partir de 1818 Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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

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

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        Tribunal de Domfront : mémoires des époux Foucault contre le sieur Hélie D.-M. et accoucheur (documents imprimés et manuscrit)

      In-4° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque. Titre gravé. Tribunal de Domfront : mémoires des époux Foucault contre le sieur Hélie D.-M. et accoucheur 40 pages. Cette affaire fit grand bruit à l'époque, le 23 septembre 1825 Hélie et une sage-femme qui l'assistait amputa les deux bras d'un enfant pour sortir l'enfant et ainsi sauver la mère. L'affaire fut porté au tribunal de Saint-Omer. Toutes les pièces sont ici rapportées. Les minutes qui exposent les faits sont signées a la fin par Lechesnel médecin du Havre assigné comme expert - - Lettre à l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Paris : question médico-légale sur la mutilation des deux bras d'un enfant au sein de sa mère (Rouen, Imprimerie F. Marie, 1828), 64 pages. Il s'agit d'un mémoire rédigé par Dumont, avocat engagé par le père - - - le mémoire est suivi d'une planche gravée représentant l'enfant - - Dernières observations des époux Foucault contre le sieur Hélie et sa sage-femme, 87 pages. Il s'agit d'un supplément d'enquête autorisant après avis des experts le sieur Foucault à porter l'affaire devant les tribunaux pour être jugée. "Jugement de l'enfant Foucault contre le Docteur Hélie tribunal de Domfront 16 mars 1832 (Manuscrit autographe), 30 pages à la fine écriture qui retranscrit intégralement le procès jusqu'au verdict - - Gazette des Tribuaux 30 avril 1832 (manuscrit), 8 pages manuscrites. On trouve ensuite relié le numéro imprimé de la Gazette relatant l'affaire Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare

      London - William Pickering 1825 - The plays and poems of Shakespeare, printed by William Pickering. Containing:VolumeI: The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth NightVolume II: Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Midsummer Night's Dream. Love's Labour's LostVolume III: Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, All's Well that Ends Well, Taming of the ShrewVolume IV: Winter's Tale, Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, King John. Volume V: King Richard II, First Part of King Henry IV, Second Part of King Henry IV, King Henry V. Volume VI: First Part of King Henry VI, Second Part of King Henry VI, Third Part of King Henry VI, King Richard IIIVolume VII: King Henry VIII, Troilus and Cressida, Timon of Athens, Julius CaesarVolume VIII: Coriolanus, Anthony and Cleopatra, CymbelineVolume IX: Titus Andronicus, Pericles Prince of Tyre, King LearVolume X: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Othello, the Moor of VeniceVolume XI: Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, Sonnets, The Passionate Pilgrim, A Lover's ComplaintBookplate of Bernard Warrington to front pastdowns. Complete in eleven volumes. CONDITIONRebacked in cloth with original boards preserved. Externally, sound, though with some discolouration and marks. Slight wear and bumping to the extremities also. Internally, firmly bound. Most hinges strained. Ink signature to front free endpaper, with some slight loss to half-title of volume I. Missing engravedfrontispiece to volume I. Pages are bright, though with some scattered instances of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      London: 1825. Octavo. [iii]-xv,[1],413pp. 14 plates (10 aquatints, 4 lithographs), 1 folding map. (Lacks the half title, light spotting to frontispiece and title). Modern half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, the spine with raised bands, leather label. First edition of this account of a British exploring expedition whose goal was to explore the interior of Africa starting on the western coast with the goal of locating the source of the Niger River. The text describes the local scenery and populace, and the plates show native costumes, villages, local flora; one plate shows eight musical instruments. The author's final chapter discusses slavery and the nature of the African race in general. Abbey Travel 282; Gay 2899.

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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 1825. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Some foxing and marks within. Some plates mis-folded with wear to edges, not impinging 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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        Floral Emblems. By Henry Phillips

      London: Printed for Saunders and Otley..., 1825. 1 p. l., xvi, 352 p., 18 color pl. (incl. front.); 23.5 cm. First published 1820, this is the second edition of the first English book of floriography, the language of flowers, by which Victorian lovers exchanged coded messages. This copy has the 20 plates called for (pp. 351-352); the lovely hand coloring was a buyer's option. (The plate called for at p. 83 is bound, in this copy, at p. 97.) Stock#OB909. Good+, first three and last three leaves have marginal water stains. Spine--green leather; boards--green marbled paper; bound by Jim DiMarcantonio, Hope Bindery.

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        Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen einer veränderlichen complexen Grösse. Eine Abhandlung, zu deren öffentlicher Vertheidigung behuf Erlangung der Doctorwürde der Verfasser bereit sein wird am 16. December 1851.Göttingen: E. A. Huth, 1851.

      First edition of Riemann's <i>Dissertation</i>, "one of the most important achievements of 19th century mathematics" (Laugwitz), "which marked a new era in the development of the theory of analytic functions" (Kolmogorov & Yushkevich, p. 199), introducing geometric and topological methods, notably the idea of a 'Riemann surface'. "Riemann's doctoral thesis is, in short, a masterpiece" (Derbyshire, p. 121). It is also of great rarity, for "although [it] was a printed booklet, it was not usually published or publicised in the normal way; the candidate had to pay for the print-run, and sales and marketing were executed on an infinitesimal scale. So the first printing of Riemann's thesis consisted only of the obligatory copies he had to hand in at Göttingen University, and a few copies for his personal use" <i>Landmarks in Western Mathematics</i>, no. 34). The present copy is evidently one of those handed to the University.<br/><br/> Riemann begins his thesis by offering a new foundation for the theory of analytic functions, based not on analytic expressions but on the assumption that the complex function <i>w = u + iv</i> of the complex variable <i>z = x + iy</i> is 'differentiable'. Riemann noted that this condition is equivalent to requiring that <i>u</i> and <i>v</i> satisfy the 'Cauchy-Riemann equations' (as they are now called), and that, when the derivative is non-zero, it is also equivalent to requiring that the function determines a conformal mapping from the <i>z</i>-plane to the <i>w</i>-plane. At this point he refers to Gauss's work on conformal mapping, published in 1825 in Schumacher's <i>Astronomische Abhandlungen</i>, which he had studied in Berlin (this is the only reference in the thesis to the work of others). <br/><br/> In order to deal with multi-valued functions such as algebraic functions and their integrals, Riemann introduced the surfaces now named after him: the Riemann surface associated with a function is composed of as many sheets as there are branches of the function, connected in a particular way so that continuity is preserved and a single-valued function on the surface is obtained. Such a surface can be represented on a plane by a series of 'cross-cuts', which divide the surface into simply-connected regions. "Riemann's thesis studied the theory of complex variables and, in particular, what we now call Riemann surfaces. It therefore introduced topological methods into complex function theory... Riemann's thesis is a strikingly original piece of work which examined geometric properties of analytic functions, conformal mappings and the connectivity of surfaces" (Mactutor). <br/><br/> The rest of the thesis is devoted to the study of functions on Riemann surfaces. From the Cauchy-Riemann equations it follows that if <i>w = u + iv</i> is an analytic function, then <i>u</i> and <i>v</i> are harmonic functions, i.e. solutions of Laplace's equation. This establishes a link between the theory of analytic functions and potential theory, a subject with which Riemann was familiar, having attended Gauss and Weber's Göttingen seminar on mathematical physics (Gauss himself had made a decisive contribution to potential theory in 1849). Riemann's approach in the remainder of the thesis was deeply influenced by potential theory. <br/><br/> To construct harmonic functions such as <i>u</i> and <i>v</i>, Riemann began with the case of a simply-connected region and made use of what he called 'Dirichlet's principle (he had learned it from Dirichlet's lectures in Berlin): this asserts that the harmonic functions are exactly those which minimize the value of a certain integral. He then extended this to the non-simply connected case using cross-cuts and other variants. This approach was later to prove controversial, as Weierstrass gave examples of situations in which the minimizing function does not exist, but it was rehabilitated by Hilbert early in the next century. <br/><br/> The crowning glory of the thesis, and the most difficult part of the theory of conformal mappings, is his celebrated mapping theorem. "As an application of his approach he gave a 'worked-out example', showing that two simply-connected plane surfaces can always be made to correspond in such a way that each point of one corresponds continuously with its image in the other, and so that corresponding parts are 'similar in the small', or conformal ... what is nowadays called the 'Riemann mapping theorem'." (<i>Landmarks</i>, p. 454). <br/><br/> According to Richard Dedekind (<i>Bernhard Riemann's Lebenslauf</i>, p. 7), Riemann probably conceived the main ideas of the thesis in autumn 1847. It was submitted on 14 November, 1851 and the Dean of the Faculty asked Gauss for his opinion. Always sparing with his praise, Gauss nevertheless wrote: "The paper submitted by Mr Riemann bears conclusive evidence of the profound and penetrating studies of the author in the area to which the topic dealt with belongs" (quoted from R. Remmert, "From Riemann surfaces to complex spaces", <i>Bull. Soc. Math. France</i> (1998), p. 207). Following the thesis examination on 16 December, 1851, Riemann was awarded his <i>Doctor Philosophiae</i> and Gauss recommended that he be formally appointed to a position at Göttingen. <br/><br/> I. Grattan-Guiness, <i>Landmarks in Western Mathematics</i>, Chapter 34; Poggendorff II, 641; DSB XI 449-450; J. Derbyshire, <i>Prime Obsession</i>, 2003; A. N. Kolmogorov & A. P. Yushkevich (eds.), <i>Mathematics in the 19th century</i>, Vol. II, 1996; D. Laugwitz, <i>Bernhard Riemann, 1826-1866</i>, 1998.. 4to (255 x 212 mm), pp [ii] 32. Stamps on title of the Göttingen Royal Observatory (of which Gauss was director from 1807 to 1855), and of Göttingen State and University Library (cancelled, with pencilled note 'Dubl. bei Gauss'). Stitched as issued. A fine copy of this rarity

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        Il calomero, poemetto. -

      Milano, Bettoni, 1825.In-folio. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorso con titolo e fregi impr. in oro, bordura dorata sui piatti; lievi abrasioni. Con due bei ritratti f.t. inc. in rame, uno dell'imperatore Francesco I e uno della figlia, l'arciduchessa Maria Luigia d'Austria, e 6 tavole f.t. dis. da Francesco Durelli e inc. all'acquatinta da Gaetano Durelli che mostrano un ponte sulla Trebbia, uno sul Taro, la facciata del Nuovo Teatro Ducale di Parma, e la pianta, lo spaccato e il proscenio del Teatro Farnesiano. XXXV, (1) pp.; buon esemplare marginoso. Rara edizione originale, stampata con eleganza dal noto tipografo milanese e limitata a soli 200 esemplari numerati (questo è il nr. 16). Il conte cremonese Schizzi fu uno dei primi biografi di Mozart e autore di vari interessanti trattati. In questo poemetto, dedicato "ai colti e gentili Parmigiani", celebra alcune opere fatte eseguire tra il 1814 e il 1823 dall'arciduchessa Maria Luigia nel Ducato di Parma e Piacenza, descritte nelle Annotazioni (pp.XXXI-XXXV). The scarce first edition of this handsome work, limited to 200 numbered copies finely printed by the distinguished Milanese printer Bettoni. It celebrates some works done in Parma during the reign of Marie Louise of Austria, Napoleon?s widow, which included the building of the Nuovo Teatro Ducale and the restoration of the Teatro Farnesiano. With 2 portraits and 6 aquatint plates (4 of theatres). A good large copy bound in contemp. half green calf, slightly rubbed, gilt spine, gilt border on covers.

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        A.B.C. THE WORD BOOK; or, Stories chiefly in three letter. Written for children under four years of age. By A.B.C. Assisted by the other letters of the alphabet. Third Edition.

      34 pages. Ad's to rear pastedown. Illustrated with 24 hand-coloured engravings. Original printed wrappers. The occasional small mark; spine expertly restored; else a very good copy of a quite a scarce title. Mrs Moon locating only three copies of the first edition of 1825, no copies of the second edition, and only one of the third. Moon1 (3). 'The book contains 24 stories, one for each letter of the alphabet, IJ and UV being put together, but there seems to be no connection between the letters and the stories.'

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        Werden und seyn des vulkanischen Gebirges. Empirisch dargestelt.

      Carlsruhe, G. Braun, 1825. 8vo. pp. xi, (1), 320, with 8 engraved folded plates and 1 table. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label. Apart from comparative vulcanological matter a large part of the work treats mineralogy. Starting with 'Nähere Angaben der Mineralien, aus denen die vulkan. Felsarten gebildet sind' it deals amongst others with: 'Trachyt, Quarz, Titan, Crystalle, Perlstein, Saphir, Speckstein' etc. covering more than 2/3 of the publication.

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        A Memoir of Gabriel Goodman.. With some account of Ruthin School.. Also of Godfrey Goodman

      Ruthin: Rev Richard Newcome, 1825 Gabriel In contemporary boards, a little marked, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. New paper spine, retaining most of the old paper label. Internally, small folio, label of E Lloyd, Rhagatt and a small oval stamp to fpd, hinges strengthened, text block edges uncut, portrait frontis, [11], [1], [1], 4-56, [2], [1], 62-87 pp, [1], [134], 5 plates (1 portrait), some pencil notes, some light pl offsetting and spotting. Along with 3 loose files of modern research notes on Goodman. Uncommon! (Lowndes 912) NEWCOME, RICHARD, cleric. See NLW WBO.Goodman, (1528&ndash;1601), dean of Westminster Much as Goodman accomplished, greater things were prophesied for him: Arçangel yw&#39;r enw o seiliaw Arç-esgob vydd ddydd à ddaw By name an archangel, an archbishop he will become. (Newcome, appx C)No archbishopric came to him; but he has his pallium in the affection and pride with which his memory is recalled in his native town. SEE ODNB.Complete title is: A Memoir of Gabriel Goodman DD. Dean of Westminster during forty years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, the restorer of the wardenship of Ruthin; with Some Account of Ruthin School, and the names of its most eminent scholars, etc. Also of Godfrey Goodman, DD. Bishop of Glocester from the year 1624 to 2655, nephew of the above.

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        Raccolta per ordine di materie delle Leggi, Provvidenze, Editti, Manifesti, ecc. pubblicati dal principio dell'anno 1681 sino agli 8 di dicembre 1798 sotto il.. dominio della Real Casa di Savoia per servire di continuazione a quella del Senatore Borelli.

      Torino, Davico e Picco, 1825. 1825 In-folio antico (322x200mm), pp. XVI, 742, (2) di errata, legatura coeva m. pergamena con titolo calligrafato all'epoca su tassello cartaceo al dorso. Stemma sabaudo inciso al frontespizio. Bell'esemplare. Il secondo volume, in sé del tutto autonomo, di questa monumentale raccolta giuridica pubblicata in 30 volumi tra il 1818 e il 1846, con cambiamenti di editore nel corso della pubblicazione; il corpus fu concepito come continuazione e integrazione della raccolta del Borelli. Numerosi, in questo volume, i riferimenti alla situazione degli Ebrei e dei Valdesi del Piemonte. Hugon & Gonnet, 3048.

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        Muratore reggiano riformato ne? prezzi delle opere nel 1806 con nuove aggiunte dell?autore ed un suo opuscolo sulla costruzione de? grandi Edifizi.

      Reggio per G. Davolio e figlio, 1825. Terza edizione. In 8vo (cm. 23); copertina originale stampata; pp. 238, (2) + 9 tavole ripiegate: Della Misura delle volte, De? Soffitti, Volti e Pareti d?arelle, Delle scale, Delle Cornici, De? Camini o Fumajoli, Stuccature... Scale a Lumaca, Delle fatture del falegname, del fabbro... Axs

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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, Baldwin and Cradock ...., 1825-1850. 13 volumes. Royal-8vo. With 312 handcoloured engraved plates and descriptive text (and:) MAUND, B. The Fruitist; a treatise on orchard and garden fruits, their description, history and management. London, Groombridge & Sons, (1851). Royal-8vo. With 72 handcoloured lithographed illustrations in the text (and:) THE AUCTARIUM or the botanic garden; containing miscellaneous information, connected with the cultivation of a garden, and natural history. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., (1834-1850). 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. With some text illustrations (and:) THE FLORAL REGISTER; containing figures and descriptions of nearly all tender and hardy plants, which have been lately introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., (1835-1850). 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. (1-4), v-xvi, 240; (1-2), 3-13, 144, with over 3000 small illustrations in the margins of the text. Uniform contemporary half green morocco, spines with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering. "A delightful work, not only full of useful and practical information, but illustrated with most charming plates carefully engraved and coloured" (Dunthorne 200). The Botanic Garden contains 1248 beautifully handcoloured illustrations on 312 finely engraved plates (4 plants on each plate). The charming lithographs of the 'Fruitist' depict the most desirable varieties of apples (34), pears (24), plums (4), nectarines (2), peaches (2), gooseberries (3), currants (1), strawberries (1), and nuts (1). A fine complete uniformly bound set of this beloved flower-book. Nissen BBI, 2222; Great Flower Books, p. 85

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        Ensayos poéticos.

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

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        Il perfetto Cavaliere, opera corredata di stampe miniate rappresentanti le varie specie de' cavalli, incominciando dal selvaggio, co' loro differenti mantelli, ed accompagnata dalla storia naturale del cavallo scritta da Buffon.

      Milano, Sonzogno, 1825-27. 1825 Due voll. in-4° (testo) e in-4° grande (tavole); 4 cc., 568 pp. (errori di numerazione), 2 cc. di appendice (tra p. 108 e p. 109) - 1 c. (titolo) e solo 47 tavole su 77 Legatura coeva in mezzo pelle titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Edizione originale, dedicata al Principe Emilio Belgiojoso, rara e ricercata di questo bellissimo trattato sull'equitazione. L'opera è "accompagnata dalla storia naturale del cavallo scritta da Buffon; dalla Scuola di cavalleria di Gueriniere, contenente la conoscenza, l'istruzione e la conservazione del medesimo, con nuove aggiunte tratte da piu' recenti autori, da alcune osservazioni sul tipo di bellezza fissatogli da più celebri artisti sì antichi che moderni, da tutti i migliori squarci con cui celebrollo la poesia, ed infine da notizie storiche de' più famosi Cavalli". Il primo volume contiene il testo ed è diviso in 2 parti: Scuola di cavalleria e Della maniera di allevare i cavalli secondo i differenti usi ai quali si destinano; in Appendice, descrizione delle tavole.. Il nome dell'autore si ricava dalla dedica. Le tavole disegnate da Vernet furono incise in parte all'acquatinta in parte in litografia dallo stesso Locatelli. Brunet IV, 498. Graesse V, 201. ottimo stato.

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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 1825-29 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.

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        A Catalogue of American Minerals, with their localities; including all which are known to exists in the United States and the British Provinces... with an appendix, containing additional localities and a tabular view.

      Boston, Cummings, Hilliard, & Co., 1825, 8vo. pp. vi, (2), 316. Contemporary half cloth, spine with black gilt lettered label. First edition of the first attempt to systematically catalogue minerals and gemstones in America. "The states are mostly those east of the Mississippi River but include some areas around the Great Lakes (Northwest Territory), but exclude Texas, Iowa, etc, and include Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Labrador, and Quebec and Ontario (Upper and Lower Canada). Numerous localities are given for gemstones, mostly varieties of quartz. Rare" (Sinkankas 5504). Ward & Carozzi 1889; B.M.(N.H.)IV, 1714.

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. 1825 - Volume 2 : Tome Vingt-Neuvième [ Tome 29 - Tome XXIX ] : Mémoire sur une nouvelle Expérience électro-dynamique, sur son application à la formule qui représente l'action mutuelle de deux élémens de conducteurs voltaïques, et sur de nouvelles conséquences déduites de cette formule (Ampère) ; Lettre de M. Ampère à M. Gerhardi sur divers phénomènes électro-dynamiques ; Extrait d'un Rapport fait à l'Académie par M. Ampère sur les Piles sèches de M. Zamboni ; Examen de quelques minéraux du genre grenat (Vachmester) ; Note sur la Répulsion que des corps échauffés exercent les uns sur les autres à des distances sensibles (Fresnel) ; Note sur l'existence de l'iode dans le règne minéral (Vauquelin) ; Analyse des Séléniures du Harz oriental (Rose) ; Sur la séparation de l'acide titanique de l'oxide de fer (Henri Rose) ; Analyse d'un Alliage d'or avec du rhodium, de la maison du Départ de Mexico (André del Rio) ; De l'action des poisons sur le règne végétal (Marcet) ; Examen du Platine trouvé en Russie (Laugier) ; Nouvelles Recherches sur les Vibrations de l'air (Félix Savart)

      Crochard 1825 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1825, 448 pp. avec 3 planches dépliantes. Contient notamment : Mémoire sur une nouvelle Expérience électro-dynamique, sur son application à la formule qui représente l'action mutuelle de deux élémens de conducteurs voltaïques, et sur de nouvelles conséquences déduites de cette formule (Ampère) ; Lettre de M. Ampère à M. Gerhardi sur divers phénomènes électro-dynamiques ; Extrait d'un Rapport fait à l'Académie par M. Ampère sur les Piles sèches de M. Zamboni ; Examen de quelques minéraux du genre grenat (Vachmester) ; Note sur la Répulsion que des corps échauffés exercent les uns sur les autres à des distances sensibles (Fresnel) ; Note sur l'existence de l'iode dans le règne minéral (Vauquelin) ; Analyse des Séléniures du Harz oriental (Rose) ; Sur la séparation de l'acide titanique de l'oxide de fer (Henri Rose) ; Analyse d'un Alliage d'or avec du rhodium, de la maison du Départ de Mexico (André del Rio) ; De l'action des poisons sur le règne végétal (Marcet) ; Examen du Platine trouvé en Russie (Laugier) ; Nouvelles Recherches sur les Vibrations de l'air (Félix Savart), etc... Rare exemplaire de l'important tome 29 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" contenant deux importants articles d'André Marie Ampère dont l'essentiel "Mémoire sur une nouvelle Expérience électro-dynamique" qui sera intégré dans son Mémoire de 1827. Etat satisfaisant (cartonnage frotté avec manque au dos en queue et ancienne restauration, bon état intérieur) Français

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. 1825 - Volume 3 : Tome Trentième [ Tome 30 - Tome XXX ] : Suite du Mémoire de M. Ampère sur une nouvelle Expérience électro-dynamique, sur son application à la formule qui représente l'action mutuelle de deux élémens de conducteurs voltaïques, et sur de nouvelles conséquences déduites de cette formule (Ampère) ; Mémoire sur la Voix humaine (Félix Savart) ; Recherches relatives à l'Influence de la température sur les forces magnétiques (A.-F. Kupffer) ; Mémoire sur les Roues verticales à palettes courbes mues par dessous, suivi d'expériences sur les effets mécaniques de ces roues (Poncelet) ; Lettre de M. Marcel de Serres à M. Gay-Lussac sur les Cavernes à ossemens ; De l'Influence exercée par divers milieux sur le nombre de vibrations des corps solides (Félix Savart) ; etc...

      Crochard 1825 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage marbré de l'époque, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1825, 448 pp. avec 2 planches dépliantes. Contient notamment : Suite du Mémoire de M. Ampère sur une nouvelle Expérience électro-dynamique, sur son application à la formule qui représente l'action mutuelle de deux élémens de conducteurs voltaïques, et sur de nouvelles conséquences déduites de cette formule (Ampère) ; Mémoire sur la Voix humaine (Félix Savart) ; Recherches relatives à l'Influence de la température sur les forces magnétiques (A.-F. Kupffer) ; Mémoire sur les Roues verticales à palettes courbes mues par dessous, suivi d'expériences sur les effets mécaniques de ces roues (Poncelet) ; Lettre de M. Marcel de Serres à M. Gay-Lussac sur les Cavernes à ossemens ; De l'Influence exercée par divers milieux sur le nombre de vibrations des corps solides (Félix Savart) ; etc... Rare exemplaire de l'important tome 30 des "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" contenant la suite de l'article d'André Marie Ampère "Mémoire sur une nouvelle Expérience électro-dynamique" (pp. 29-41) qui sera intégré dans son Mémoire de 1827, et celui de Félix Savart (Mémoire sur la Voix humaine, pp. 64-86)) . Etat très satisfaisant (cartonnage lég. frotté avec petit accroc au dos en tête, bon état intérieur) Français

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. 1825 - Volume 1 : Tome XXVIII : Second Mémoire sur la Théorie du Magnétisme (Poisson) - Sur les effets électro-dynamiques produits pendant la décomposition de l'eau oxigénée par divers corps, et sur d'autres phénomènes électro-chimiques (Becquerel) - Discussion relative à la Théorie de la chaleur rayonnante (Poisson) - Extrait d'un Mémoire sur la double Réfraction particulière que présente le cristal de roche dans la direction de son axe (Fresnel) - Observations sur les Minéraux pyro-électriques (Brewster) - Remarques sur la Théorie mathématique de la chaleur rayonnante (Fourier) - Sur quelques circonstances de la formation de l'ammoniaque (Faraday).

      Chez Crochard 1825 Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Tome Vingt-Huitième, contient notamment : Second Mémoire sur la Théorie du Magnétisme (Poisson) - Sur les effets électro-dynamiques produits pendant la décomposition de l'eau oxigénée par divers corps, et sur d'autres phénomènes électro-chimiques (Becquerel) - Discussion relative à la Théorie de la chaleur rayonnante (Poisson) - Extrait d'un Mémoire sur la double Réfraction particulière que présente le cristal de roche dans la direction de son axe (Fresnel) - Observations sur les Minéraux pyro-électriques (Brewster) - Remarques sur la Théorie mathématique de la chaleur rayonnante (Fourier) - Sur quelques circonstances de la formation de l'ammoniaque (Faraday). 1 vol. in-8 relié , rel. d'époque demi-basane marron, Chez Crochard, Paris, 1825, 448 pp. Etat très satisfaisant (dos lég. frotté). Contient aussi, notamment : Examen chimique d'une matière verte qui se forme sur l'eau minérale de Vichy (Vauquelin) ; Recherches chimiques sur le mica (Rose) ; Observations sur la végétation de la pomme de terre, considérée dans ses rapports de production de potasse et de tubercules (Mollerat) ; Mémoire sur quelques-uns des phénomènes que présente l'électricité voltaïque dans son passage à travers les conducteurs liquides (Aug. de La Rive) ; Examen chimiques des Eaux de Carlsbad, Teplitz et de Konigswart (Berzelius) ; Sur certains mouvements produits dans les liquides conducteurs lorsqu'ils transmettent le courant électrique (Herschel) ; Mémoire sur le Lait vénéneux de l'Ura crepitans (Boussingault) Français

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        DICTIONNAIRE INFERNAL OU BIBLIOTHEQUE UNIVERSELLE SUV LES ETRES. LES PERSONNAGES, LES LIVRES, LES FAITS ET LES CHOSES QUI TIENNENT AUX APPARITIONS, A LA MAGIE, AU COMMERCE DE L' ENFER, AUX DIVINATIONS, ...... PARIS P. MONGIE 1825 / 26

      P. MONGIE4 Voll. rileg. mezza pelle con titoli e fregi oro al dorso. H. 21 Pg. XXIV, 483 - 491 - 498 - 559 Graesse vol. II pg. 225. Senza atl. de pl.

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