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

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

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        The English Spy

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

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        Letter signed, with autograph postscript, to Cardinal Zurla

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

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        Scraps From the Sketch-Book of Henry Alken

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

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

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

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

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

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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards:

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

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        The Amateur Draughtsman

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

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        Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts

      London: Pyall and Hunt, 1825 Airy Nothings; or, Scraps and Naughts, and Odd-cum-Shorts; in a Circumbendibus Hop, Step, and Jump. by Olio Rigmaroll. Drawn and Written by M.E. Esq. Engraved by Geo. Hunt. 73 pp. Some minor foxing throughout, not affecting text, book or plates in any way. First edition. Quarto. [4], 73, [1, blank] pp. With twenty-three hand-colored aquatint plates. Plates watermarked -J WHATMAN 1824.- Has in pencil to fep -Earliest state of the plates before they were altered. The plates are captioned as follows: Uncaptioned (facing p. 2); Street Breakfast. (facing p. 5); Will Hackraw. (facing p. 8); Spreading. (facing p. 17); The Ne plus Ultra of Bores. (facing p. 19); Love Lane. (facing p. 28); Inn Midnight, Company Tired & Retired. (facing p. 31); Scene Country Fair. (facing p. 39); Washerwomen. Carlton Hill, Edinburgh. (facing p. 41); Porter, Fish-woman, & Journeyman Flesher; Auld Reekie. (facing p. 43); Starting of a Stage-Coach Edinburgh. (facing p. 45); A Trip up Loch Lomond. (facing p. 47); Returning from a Trip to Loch Lomond. (facing p. 49); Scene near Glasgow. (facing p. 50); Glasgow. (facing p. 50); Mr. Owen’s Institution, New Lanark. (Quadrille Dancing.) (facing p. 51); Laking it. Ulswater. (facing p. 52); Steam Packet Holyhead to Howth. (facing p. 56); Steam Packet, Holyhead to Howth. (facing p. 58); Car Drivers Dublin. (facing p. 60); A Ride up the Ph¦nix Park, Dublin. (facing p. 61); Costume North Wales. (facing p. 62); and A Rigmaroll. (facing p. 73). Light green paper-covered boards with the original pink printed label on front cover and with facsimile label on spine. In a red cloth chemise. A wonderul uncut copy. A comical tour through England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. (A second edition was published in London in 1825 by Thomas M’Lean). Abbey, Life, 290. Colas 938. Hiler, p. 263 (-Humorous illustrations which show masculine and feminine costume-). Tooley 206.

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        A SERIES OF PLATES REPRESENTING THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY AND INTERESTING

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

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        Three Essays, on the Subjects Proposed By the Cambrian Society

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

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

      London: Payne and Foss, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. First edition. 12mo. xliii, 172pp. Half title present. Early cloth in a drab green, blocked in blind on the boards and with gilt spine titles. Trace of soil and wear to the edges, neat ownership stamp on the front free endpaper else a near fine copy. Scarce scholarly treatise on the life of King Arthur from early, and notably Welsh, sources. Lowndes, p. 2100. New Arthurian Encyclopedia, pp. 404 and 409. The binding is contemporary or near contemporary and could be a publisher's cloth binding; if so, it is a very early instance of such.

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

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

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

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

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        Inferno

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. In Five Volumes

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

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

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

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        Plays and Poems

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

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        The Plays and Poems

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

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        Harriette Wilson's Memoirs of herself and others.

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

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        Memoirs of Harriette Wilson

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

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        The Botanic Garden, consisting of highly finished representations of hardy ornamental flowering plants, cultivated in Great Britain, with their names, classes, orders, history, qualities, culture, and physiological observations

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

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        Anleitung zur Erd-Bau-Kunst (Pisé-Bau); mit Anwendung auf alle Arten von Stadt- und Landbauten, nebst einer vollständigen Lehre von der Konstruktion der Tonnen-, Kappen- und Kreuzgewölbe in reinem Lehm und von der Anfertigung feuersicherer Dächer ohne alles Holzwerk, auch eine Anweisung, die Fundamente bis auf den Baugrund in bloßem Lehm anzufertigen. Ein Handbuch für Baumeister und Landwirthe und für Alle, die trockene, warme, feuersichere und überaus wohlfeile Bauten auszuführen wünschen

      Berlin, Amelang 1825. 21 cm. 480 Seiten mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Grüner Festeinband, Halbledereinband-Band der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Engelmann, Mechan. 317 - Umfassendes Werk über den Lehmbau und Pisé-Bau (Stampferde-Bau). Teil 1 über den Lehmbau allgemein (Mauern, Türzargen, Mörtelsteine, Innenputz, Feuerungsanlagen, Fundamente, Gewölbe, Fensterstürze, Dächer); Teil 2 über die Anwendung des Pisé-Baues bei Gebäuden (u. a. Mehrfamilienhäuser, Viehstall, Scheune, Militär-Pferdestall, Reitbahn, Bauernhaus, Dorfkirche). Sachs (1772 - 1855) war nach 1814 zeitweise "Cameralbaumeister" in Westpreußen (Lowenthal S. 196f). Die Tafeln zeigen Grund- und Seitenrisse ausgeführter Bauten. Enthält ab S. 471 ein Verlagsverzeichnis zur Herbstmesse 1825. Das Exemplar wurde für die v. Arnim'sche Bibliothek in Boitzenburg gebunden wie die Herkunft und Vergleichseinbände zeigen. Schönes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar -

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        ALMANACCO DELLA REAL CASA E CORTE PER L'ANNO 1826

      ALMANACCO della Real Casa e Corte per l?anno 1826. Napoli, Dalla Stamperia Reale, 1825. In 16mo; pp.LXXII, 212, 1 n.nn. con aggiunzioni e cambiamenti. Stemma borbonico al frontespizio. Ritratti in ovale di Francesco I e della Regina Isabella. In fine tavola spieghevole con la Carta del Regno delle Due Sicilie. Tela editoriale rossa, fregi in oro inquadrano i piatti, titoli dorati al dorso.

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        The English Spy: An Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes And Sketches In Every Bank Of Society, Being Portraits Of The Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious, Drawn From The Life By Bernard Blackmantle

      London: Sherwood, Jones, 1825-1826. First edition. leather_bound. Early 20th century full brick crushed morocco. Teg. Two vols. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, Robert & Thomas Rowlandson. 412, 399 pages. 24 x 15 cm. 71 hand-colored aquatints with tissue guards, of which 67 are by Robert Cruikshank, 2 by Rowlandson and one each by T. Wageman and G.M. Brightly; full page woodcut [Five Principal Orders of Society], and 74 woodcuts in the text, of these 23 are by Rowlandson, the others by Cruikshank, Wageman and Huges. With first issue points -- plate at p.389 in Vol. I misdated 1284 and p.222 in Vol. 2 blank. CBEL Vol. 14, p. 225. " The English Spy, both in text and in illustrations, is sometimes as coarse as ever was Smollet in word or Gillray in drawing, it contains many lively representations of life, high and low, gives much curious information about real people still recongisable under their fictitious names [including Charles Kemble, Macready, Grimaldi, Mme. Vestris, Mathews and Wallack, and also George IV and his mistress] , and preserves many tales of a past age." Further, CBEL notes this work was considered an offshoot of "Life in London," and that Westmacott "appears to have been a blackmailer; but was a spirited and amusing writer." Purportedly, Westmacott received a horsewhipping from Charles Kemble three years after this work was published. ABBEY LIFE 325. TOOLEY 504. Elegantly bound by W. Root & Son. raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, elaborate cover border panel gilt motifs frame inner four corner floral designs in gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Exceptionally clean, bright set; plates and text, Vol. I covers rehinged.

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        VIE ET AVENTURES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE

      Paris: Crevot Libraire Editeur et Chez Corbet Aine, Libraire, 1825. VIE ET AVENTURES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE-2 Volumes Cpl.- Daniel Defoe- Traduction de l"anglais Entierement Revue et Corrigee par F. d'A (Francois Gabriel Boisseau : Cf. BN, t. 36, column 995.- Illustrated by Deveria, Engraved By Fauchery, Larcher, Lecomte, Lefevre Jeune, et Sixderniers- Crevot Libraire Editeur et Chez Corbet Aine, Libraire- 1825 [ie 1829]- 1st Edition Thus- World Cat: Robinson Crusoe- Author: Daniel Defoe; F G Boisseau; Justus van Effen; The´miseul de Saint-Hyacinthe Publisher: Paris : Crevot, 1825 [i.e. 1829] Edition/Format: Book : Fiction : French : Nouv. e´d., rev. et corrigee.- OCLC Number: 425842595 Notes: F. d'A. is Franc¸ois Gabriel Boisseau. Cf. BN, t. 36, column 995. Translated by J. van Effen and The´miseul de Saint-Hyacinthe. Cf. NUC pre-1956, v. 136, p.628. Extra engraved t.p. in each vol. bears imprint date 1829. Contains pts. 1-2. Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 18 cm. Other Titles: Robinson Crusoe., Vie et aventures de Robinson Crusoe Responsibility: par Daniel De Foe ; traduction de l'anglais, entierement revue et corrige´e par F. d'A.- Softcover:-12mo- 2 volumes- Acceptable/ no jacket as issued- original publishers softcover wraps-titles in black on grey wraps- extremities are curled, chips and creases, with loss- uneven rough cut paper, not stained but slightly swollen, edges soiled-covers have splits just hanging onto binding- six copper gravures for 2 volumes- 1 frontis, 1 title and 1 in book illustrated plate per volume- Plate in volume 1 is torn but no loss-complete, others fine- Vol I: 3ff, i-iv, 1-438, 1ff stuck down. plates not paginated- Vol II: 4ff, 1-383, 1ff- plates not paginated.- SEE PHOTOS- "A rare early original softcover edition of Defoe's masterpiece."- Only one other example in World Cat at McGill University in the Rare book room- their 1785 example is not, demonstrating the rarity of this edition!- Fiction-adventure-sea-island-castaway-classic-Defoe-illustrated (3186) . 1st Edition Thus. Soft Cover Wraps. Acceptable/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Deveria, Engraved By Fauchery, Larcher, Lecomte, Lefevre Jeune, et Sixderniers. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        INFERNO, PURGATORIO, PARADISIO (COMPLETE 3 VOLUME SET)

      Roma. Very Good+;. 1825. Softcover. Complete 1825, 3 volume set of engravings of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradisio by Bartolomeo Pinelli. It is 3 seperately bound volumes. Inferno contains 67 engravings, Pugatorio has 43 engravings, and Paradisio has 35 engravings. The grey paper wraps on each volume are worn, otherwise the volumes and engravings are in excellent condition. Each volume measures 17.5" x 23". I also will include an 1824 half-bound leather cover. The cover is to a different book, and is therefore a bit too large, but could be altered by a professional binder. The cover says 1824, Roma (coincidentally the same period and region of the Pinelli engraving set). It has a different title, which could also be altered by a book binder. Our Promise to You: ALL OUR DUST JACKETS COME WITH CLEAR BRODART PROTECTIVE COVERS. (Please read listing to determine if this book comes with a dust jacket.) Your order will be CAREFULLY PACKAGED IN A BOX for safe transition. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction!; Engraving; 17.5" x 23" .

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        Jerry, the Winner of the Great St. Leger, at Doncaster, 1824

      [London]: W. Sheardown and Son, [no date but 1825]. Colour-printed aquatint by Thomas Sutherland, finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic. Printed on wove Whatman paper. State i, later republished by J. Fuller in a book. A stunning impression in fine condition. Expert repairs to the margins and two areas of the sky. Image size: 12 1/2 x 16 9/16 inches. 17 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. This magnificent portrait of Jerry, R. O. Gascoigne's celebrated racehorse who won the Great St. Leger Stakes in 1820, is considered one of Herring's most accomplished sporting portraits. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject- pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. In 1825 The Doncaster Gazette commissioned Herring to paint a series of portraits of the winners of the St. Leger Stakes between 1815 and 1824. Aquatinted by the renowned engraver Thomas Sutherland, the series is considered to be Herring's most accomplished work. The suite, which was comprised of a set of 10 portraits of the winner's and their Jockeys, was first published by W. Sheardown and Sons. The prints proved so popular that they were later republished and expanded by S. & J. Fuller, who published a book including Herring's prints of the St. Leger stakes. B. Smith Jerry's Jockey at the St. Leger is shown seated aloft this celebrated steed, who is being held by Mr. Croft his training groom. This magnificent print is the early first state of this aquatint, published by Sheardown. It is a magnificent rich impression with fresh early colour and superb highlights. Lane, British Racing Prints p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints 96; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.145; Muir, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Engraved Works of J. F. Herring, Senior (1795 to 1865), p. 86

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        Reveller, the Winner of the Great St. Leger, at Doncaster, 1818

      [London]: W. Sheardown and Son, [no date but 1825]. Colour-printed aquatint by Thomas Sutherland, finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic. Printed on wove Whatman paper. State i, later republished by J. Fuller in a book. A stunning impression in fine condition. Expert repairs to the margins and two areas of the sky. Image size: 12 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches. 15 ¾ x 20 7/8 inches. This magnificent portrait of Reveller, H. Peirse's celebrated racehorse who won the Great St. Leger Stakes in 1820, is considered one of Herring's most accomplished sporting portraits. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject- pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. In 1825 The Doncaster Gazette commissioned Herring to paint a series of portraits of the winners of the St. Leger Stakes between 1815 and 1824. Aquatinted by the renowned engraver Thomas Sutherland, the series is considered to be Herring's most accomplished work. The suite, which was comprised of a set of 10 portraits of the winner's and their Jockeys, was first published by W. Sheardown and Sons. The prints proved so popular that they were later republished and expanded by S. & J. Fuller, who published a book including Herring's prints of the St. Leger stakes. This magnificent print of Reveller with his Jockey is a rare example of the early first state of this print published by Sheardown. It is a magnificent rich impression with fresh early colour and superb highlights. Lane, British Racing Prints p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints 96; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.145; Muir, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Engraved Works of J. F. Herring, Senior (1795 to 1865), p. 84

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        Jerry, the Winner of the Great St. Leger, at Doncaster, 1824

      [London]: W. Sheardown and Son, [no date but 1825]. Colour-printed aquatint by Thomas Sutherland, finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic. Printed on wove Whatman paper. State i, later republished by J. Fuller in a book. A stunning impression in fine condition. Expert repairs to the margins and two areas of the sky. Image size: 12 1/2 x 16 9/16 inches. 17 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches. This magnificent portrait of Jerry, R. O. Gascoigne's celebrated racehorse who won the Great St. Leger Stakes in 1820, is considered one of Herring's most accomplished sporting portraits. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject- pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. In 1825 The Doncaster Gazette commissioned Herring to paint a series of portraits of the winners of the St. Leger Stakes between 1815 and 1824. Aquatinted by the renowned engraver Thomas Sutherland, the series is considered to be Herring's most accomplished work. The suite, which was comprised of a set of 10 portraits of the winner's and their Jockeys, was first published by W. Sheardown and Sons. The prints proved so popular that they were later republished and expanded by S. & J. Fuller, who published a book including Herring's prints of the St. Leger stakes. B. Smith Jerry's Jockey at the St. Leger is shown seated aloft this celebrated steed, who is being held by Mr. Croft his training groom. This magnificent print is the early first state of this aquatint, published by Sheardown. It is a magnificent rich impression with fresh early colour and superb highlights. Lane, British Racing Prints p.121; Mellon, British Sporting and Animal Prints 96; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.145; Muir, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Engraved Works of J. F. Herring, Senior (1795 to 1865), p. 86

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        Scholia Antiqua in Sophoclis Tragoedias Septem E Codice Laurentiano

      E Typographeo Clarendoniano, Oxonii, 1825. 1st Edition. Fine copy in the original vellum over marble boards; gilt-tooled title and compartment decorations. An exceptional copy of a now scarce edition. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        Memoirs of Samuel Pepys Esq. F.R.S

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1825. 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 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. 2 volumes, large quarto. Uncut in original drab paper boards, skilfully rebacked to style with original printed paper labels laid down. Each volume in an individual brown morocco-backed slipcase and folding chemise. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 12 plates, portraits, facsimiles, etc. Ownership inscription of Thos. J. Fordyce to first half-title. Labels a little browned and creased, board-edges worn in places, front inner hinge of vol. II reinforced, light offsetting from plates, occasional spotting elsewhere, but an excellent set with uncut edges. First edition of this key historical record of Restoration London, which remained unprinted for more than 150 years after its original composition. The text was painstakingly deciphered from Pepys's shorthand by a penniless student who did not realise that the manual for the system, Thomas Shelton's Tutor to Tachygraphy (1642), was easily accessible in his own college library. Pepys's diary is the chief source for our knowledge of day-to-day life in Restoration London, but it is much more than just a record of quotidian life: "As a diarist he is simply the best there was, with the good fortune to be close to the centre of momentous events" (ODNB).

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Nach amtlichen quellen

      In 8°, leg. orig. in piena tela editoriale, filetti a secco ai piatti, tit. in oro ai dorsi, 4 Tomi in 2 Voll.: pp.XXII-352; X-375; XI-426; VIII-448. Grande opera illustrata, completa delle tavv. f.t. e delle carte geografiche così distribuite nelle 4 parti: 12 tavv. al I tomo; 12 tavv. al II tomo; 1 carta geogr. più volte pieg. al II tomo, infine 24 tavv. + 1 carta geogr. al IV tomo. Le incisioni, stampate su carta di Cina furono probabilmente eseguite dai disegni dello stesso Albert Berg (Berlino 1825 - Hallstatt 1884) diplomatico tedesco, viaggiatore, e pittore. Questo libro è la testimonianza della spedizione prussiana in Asia Orientale (1860-1862) a cui partecipò. Le tavole raffigurano paesaggi, edifici, scorci animati delle cittadine visitate. Normali fiorit. peraltro ottima conservaz.

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        PLANTES RARES DU JARDIN DE GENÈVE

      Geneva: Barbezat et Delarue, 1825. FIRST EDITION, First Issue. Untrimmed Large Paper Copy of an Especially RareAnd Influential Hand-Colored Botanical Book 371 x 283 mm (14 5/8 x 11 1/8"). 1 p.l., 92 pp. Four separately issued parts bound in one volume. Pleasing modern quarter vellum over brown boards, ink titling on flat spine, edges untrimmed. Original paper wrappers of parts 3 and 4 bound in at front and rear. WITH 24 ATTRACTIVE HAND-FINISHED COLOR PLATES (as called for), 21 of them by Jean Christophe Heyland. A Large Paper Copy. Nissen BBI 327; Johnston 903; Sitwell, "Great Flower Books," p. 85. Tiny smudge to front board, isolated faint foxing or corner creases, a couple of text pages with small brown smudge at tail edge, one plate with short fore-edge tear (not affecting image), other trivial imperfections, but AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, the plates especially clean and bright with very pleasing coloring, in an unworn binding. This is an entirely untrimmed Large Paper Copy of an influential and extraordinarily rare botanical work that features quite pleasing hand-colored plates. The text describes and the plates depict specimens of rare plants cultivated at the Botanical Gardens in Geneva, including some that we think of as common today, like amaryllis and mint. Candolle gives their Latin names, based on his classification system, lists their properties, and tells us where they may be found. The plates include details of the plant's structure and reproductive organs as well as quite pleasing depictions of their structures. The very fresh leaves here are untrimmed, preserving vast margins, and the plates by the Swiss engraver, watercolorist, and illustrator Jean Christophe Heyland (1792-1866), are always elegant and accurate and often quite beautiful. Swiss botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778-1841) developed a system of taxonomy (a word he coined) based on plant anatomy that was the dominant method of classification for half a century, and a profound influence on later plant classification schemes. He also wrote about the organic evolution of plants, and the way species battle each other for access to resources. These writings were one of the influences on Darwin's theory of natural selection. According to Johnston, Heyland began his career sketching theatrical costumes, "but under the guidance and patronage of Candolle became one of the leading botanical artists of the period." Nissen considered this Candolle's "most artistically perfect performance," and our folio copy no doubt shows the illustrations to even better advantage than the quarto edition cited by the bibliographer. The work is quite rare, and especially so in the original parts, as here: just four copies that have appeared in ABPC since 1975 (just one since 1987), and all are from the 1829 collected printing.

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        I PROMESSI SPOSI. Storia milanese del secolo XVII scoperta e rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni.

      In-8 p. (mm. 215 x 132), 3 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso (uno con picc. spacco), pp. (4),352; (4),368; (4),416,(2 di Errata). "Editio princeps" del più celebre e fortunato romanzo della letteratura italiana. Cfr. Parenti "Bibliogr. Manzoniana", 33: "E' questa l?edizione principe..; essa è molto ricercata da amatori perchè rara e dai critici vien pure ricercata pei cosi' detti lombardismi che vi si contengono. Benchè l'ediz. porti la data 1825 ai primi due volumi e 1826 al terzo, effettivamente la stampa fu compiuta soltanto nel giugno del 1827? - Salveraglio,21 - Vismara, 1 - Fumagalli, p. 531 - Giujusa,I,1. Con qualche lieve alone o fiorit.; due macchiette a p. 57 del 1° vol., ma di certo un buon esemplare marginoso con barbe.

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

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

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        Veduta dalla Chiesa di San Giorgio in Verona / Veduta dei Magnifici Sepolcri degli Scaligeri in Verona.

      Senza indicazioni tipografiche ma edite a Firenze verso il 1825 dalla calcografia del dott. Giuseppe Bennassuti. Due vedute all'acquatinta in coloritura a gouache, cm 24,5 x 34,5 circa (al filetto della parte figurata) pi? margini, titolo in oro manoscritto al margine inferiore, coloritura coeva, doppio filetto, nero e in oro, margini a gouache in grigio. Coppia di bellissime vedute animate della citt? di Verona, la prima con la Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore presa sul ponte della Pietra, la seconda con i sepolcri degli Scaligeri. Rare vedute in bella coloritura.

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        On new compounds of carbon and hydrogen, and on certain other products obtained during the decomposition of oil by heat. Read June 16, 1825.

      Read June 16, 1825. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 1825 - Part II. Pp. 440-466, quarto, half calf gilt in period style, a very good copy, London, The Royal Society, 1825. First appearance of this remarkable paper in which Faraday announces his discovery of Benzene. Berzelius described this research as "without doubt one of the most important which has enriched chemistry during 1825." "The first public announcement of the discovery of benzene, the greatest chemical discovery made by Faraday. Originally named by him "bicaburet of hydrogen", benzene is the parent substance of all aromatic compounds. It constitutes the basis of thousands of organic compounds, dyes, perfumes, and medicinal products, as well as many polymers and structural materials. The discovery of benzene led to the creation of numerous chemical companies and the manufacture of materials previously unknown. This paper is a thorough study of the physical and chemical properties of benzene." (Neville I, p. 443).

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        An account of Experiments to determine the Figure of the Earth, by Means of the Pendulum vibrating Seconds in different Latitudes; as well as on various other Subjects of philosophical Inquiry. Printed at the Expense of the Board of Longitude.

      London, John Murray, 1825. 4to. Recent solid full cloth. XV,509,(2) pp. and 3 engraved maps (one showing the partly discovered east cost of Greenland). Light discoloration to the title page, otherwise fine, motly unopend.. First edition. Between 1821 and 1823 Sabine carried out pendulum measurements on the intertropical coasts of Africa and Americas, and also up the eastern coast of Greenland with Captain Clavering on Parry's ship the Griper. His results were first published here and represented the most accurate assessment of the Earth that had ever been made

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        PLAIN THINGS FOR LITTLE FOLKS; seasoned with instruction, both for the mind and the eye. By their friend, Mary Elliott. Price One Shilling.

      24 pages, plus 12 full-page plates, each bearing 2 engravings. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Small corner torn from blank area of frontispiece, and another corner from one other page; else an excellent copy. Inscribed on verso of front cover: 'Ann Allan June 24th 1825. A present from Yarmouth. Darton H488(1).

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        A Short Treatise Endeavouring to Point Out The Means by Which Those Who Accept the Situation of Trustees May Perform Their Duties Without Incurring Responsibility

      First edition of an uncommon work, and seemingly the first devoted exclusively to the duties and responsibilities (and liabilities) of a voluntary trustee at English law, with a particular focus on fiduciary duty, breach of trust, and negligence. Original printed boards, quite rubbed, the front joint fraying, else a very good, fresh, untrimmed copy. Printed for A. Maxwell, Law Bookseller, Bell-Yard, Lincoln's Inn, London, 1825.

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        Trial of the Rev. Alexander Fletcher, A.M. before the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Sense, and a Special Jury

      . Modern 3/4 polished calf, rubbed, but still pretty. Printed for Knight and Lacey, Paternoster-Row, London, 1825.

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        Specimens of Ancient Decorations from Pompeii.

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

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        LA STORIA UNIVERSALE. Provata con monumenti e figurata con simboli degli antichi.

      In-8 p., 5 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang. (picc. spacchi o picc. manc. ai dorsi), filetti e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. XLIV,(102) di Introduz.,276; 191; 315; 520; 221,(24) di Indice, (26) di Tavola cronologica e Avvertim. al legat., (12) di Elenco Associati. L?opera è molto ben illustr. da complessive 77 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame (come da Indice) fra cui: 1 ritratto dell?A., 1 carta geografica, 40 pregevoli composizioni copiate dalle tavv. disegnate dall'A. per l'ediz. orig. del 1697, qui inc. in rame dal Zuliani, e 31 (una in più rispetto all?Indice) - di carattere storico ed allegorico - disegnate da C. Rizzardini; unite anche 7 tavv. genealogiche, più volte ripieg. Introduce l?opera la ?vita? di Bianchini scritta da P.A. Paravia. In fine al V vol. ?Tavola cronologica delle principali epoche in politica, guerra, scienze ed arti, dalla età di Ciro ai nostri giorni, cioè dal 538 a.C sino l?anno 1815 dell?era volgare?. L'A. pensava di giungere con il racconto fino ad Augusto ma la narrazione si interrompe con la caduta dell'impero assiro. "Terza edizione". Cfr. Cicogna,2481 per la I edizione di Roma, 1697: ?Opera utilissima per la cronologia, la storia e l?antiquaria, illustrata da bellissime incisioni in rame? - Brunet,I,847: ?ouvrage recherché? - Gamba,1798: ?Migliore d?ogni altra è l?ediz. moderna di Venezia, 1825-28, con figg., in 5 voll.?. "L'erudito antiquario Francesco Bianchini (1662-1729) ricorse alle fonti archeologico- numismatiche, e per le età preistoriche non soltanto alla mitologia, ma alla etnologia, alla linguistica, alla geologia". Cosi Diz. Bibl. degli Italiani,X,188. Con lievi fiorit. interc. nel t. ma certam. un buon esemplare.

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        VIAGGIO DI ANACARSI IL GIOVINE NELLA GRECIA verso la metà del Quarto Secolo avanti l?Era Volgare. Venezia presso Giuseppe Antonelli 1825.

      12 voll più un Atlante. Bella ril. cartonata, titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso, pp. complessive 3752, 11 nn., 13 incisioni di F. Zuliani di cui 12 ai front. e 1 f.t. Atlante: pp 10 di t. su doppio foglio ripiegato, 32 tavv incise e ripiegate, in realtà la n° 10 è articolata in 2 parti e la n° 21 è doppia. Le tavv sono costituite in prevalenza da mappe dei diversi luoghi della Grecia. Alcune raffigurano i più importanti monumenti. Ogni volume reca, almeno 1 volta, il timbro di un precedente proprietario. Ex libris. Ottimo esemplare.

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        THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. [with] BOSWELL, JAMES. LIFE OF JOHNSON

      Printed for William Pickering London; and Talboys and Wheeler Oxford Oxford: Printed for William Pickering, London; and Talboys and Wheeler, Oxford, 1825. In Extraordinarily Handsome Ornate Morocco, andUnusual with Both Johnson's Works and Boswell's Life 251 x 152 mm (9 7/8 x 6").15 volumes. Edited by Francis Pearson Walesby. VERY HANDSOME MID-19TH CENTURY MAROON PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, covers with an intricate frame comprised of three blind and six gilt fillets, the latter flanking an elegant string of gilt floral sprays, mandorlas, coils, and rosette cornerpieces, the large central panel further defined by ornmental cornerpieces connected by a gilt rule; spines lavishly gilt in compartments with central floral bouquet surrounded by swirling vines, leaves, and many small tools, turn-ins with triple gilt fillet, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portraits of Johnson and Boswell and three folding facsimiles of Johnson's writing. A Large Paper Copy. "Works": Courtney & Smith, pp. 166-67; Fleeman 87.3W/22a (vols. I-IX) and 87.3W/1.2/1a (vols. X-XI); Keynes, p. 62; Brunet III, 551; Graesse III, 471; Lowndes II, 1217-18. "Life": Keynes, p. 43; Pottle 90. Just a hint of rubbing to extremities, but the remarkably pleasing bindings essentially unworn and extremely lustrous. Two leaves with small closed tears, perhaps half a dozen pages per volume with a pinpoint fox mark in the margin, one page with a small stain, but a beautiful copy internally, unusually clean, fresh, and smooth, and with expansive margins. AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE SET. Although William Pickering began his legendary publishing career in 1820, it wasn't until 1825, after a move to larger premises, that he began to produce substantial numbers of high quality editions. In the latter year, Pickering began his association with the Oxford firm of Talboys and Wheeler, and with this association began the series of books known collectively as the Oxford English Classics. According to Keynes, "these handsome volumes were produced at the printing offices of the Oxford partners, but their general design shows clear signs of Pickering's predominating influence. The books are large octavos, well printed on ribbed paper with a fine Oxford device on the title pages." Keynes says that our 11-volume edition of Johnson and the four-volume Boswell's Johnson issued in 1826 "are the most valuable of the series," and singles out this edition of the "Life" for "special merit." Brunet calls the collection of Johnson's works "one of the best, and the most complete to this time." Our Large Paper Copy has stately margins that complement the luxurious bindings, pleasing to the eye and to the touch. The editor, Francis Pearson Walesby (1798-1858), was an Oxford professor. Although the title page of the first volume announces that the set will consist of nine volumes, a 10th and 11th were added, of "Parliamentary Debates." These are Parliamentary reports which Johnson began to make at the age of 32 for the "Gentleman's Magazine.

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