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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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        Herbarium pharmaceuticum eller Afbildninger af Professorernes Herholdts og Schumachers Fortegnelse over de officinelle Lægemidler af Planteriget, som voxe vildt, eller kunne dyrkes i de danske Stater.

      J.H. Schultz, København 1825. Stor 8vo. (2)+142+(2) blade. Med 141 håndkolorerede kobberstukne plancher (med gengivelser af lægeplanter). Lidt senere (c. 1840) brunt halvlæderbind med rygforgyldning. Tekstbladene indsat ved plancherne. Plancherne forsynet med håndskrevet nummerangivelse. Tekstbladene lidt gulplettede.. Hæderligt eksemplar af Jens Stephan Hegers (1769-1855) populært anlagte, men nydeligt udførte plancheværk om danske lægeplanter. Forfatteren var storebror til Kamma (gift Rahbek) og Christiane (gift Ohlenschläger) og satsede som flere i familien først på teatervejen efter alsidige, men uafsluttede universitetsstudier. Han blev en udmærket skuespiller, men ragede åbenbart uklar med alt og alle, herunder sine to indflydelsesrige svogere. Efter sin afsked fra Det Kongelige Teater helligede han sig et alsidigt formidlende forfatterskab, hvorfra nærværende bog turde være det smukkeste resultat

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        Cistineae the natural Order of Cistus, or Rock-Rose; illustrated by coloured Figures & Descriptions of all the distinct Species, and the most prominent Varieties, that could be at present procured in the Gardens of Great Britain; with the best Directions for their Cultivation and Propagation.

      London, James Ridgway, 1825-1830. Royal 8vo. Contemporary green hmorocco. A few minor scratches. Topedge gilt. XX,(224),(3) pp. (Leaves numb. 1-124 + Alphabetical Index). With all 112 engraved plates in beautifull handcolouring. (Plates by J. Hart, M. Hart, W. Hart and Mrs. brown, engraved by S. Watts and Wedell). A few textleaves with faint offsetting from the plates. Plates clean and fine.. First edition of this highly esteemed work on Rock-Roses and their cultivated varieties. The work is prized by gardeners for its showry rose-like flowers. They are widely spread and occur in Europe, West and Central Asia, North Africa, North & South America and the Cape Verde Islands. - Nissen BBI: 1922 - Pritzel: 9078 - Sitwell, Great Flower Books p. 141

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      P..., officier de cavalerie. Ornées du portrait de lord Byron, d'après le buste de Bertolini, et d'un fac simile de son écriture. I-II. Paris, l'imprimerie de Pillet aîné, 1825. 12:o. Porträtt,(3,1 blank),VI,7-20,288 s. & 1 utvikbar litograferad facsimilplansch + 273 s. Två obetydligt nötta samtida hfrbd med rikt guldornerade ryggar. Gula snitt. Den bakre yttre falsen till del I med liten obetydlig skada upptill. Smutstitelbladet har en gammal lagning i övre marginalen och ett avrivet nedre hörn på s. 237 i del I. Planschen med en gammal, välgjord lagning efter en reva. I del II har ett minimalt hål förorsakat förlust av någon bokstav på s. 84. Några mindre pappersförluster i yttermarginalen på s. 87 och några mindre revor i texten på s. 107 och i yttermarginalen på s. 263. Med Karl XIV Johans guldpräglade monogram nedtill på ryggarna.. Sjögren Svenska kungliga och furstliga bokägaremärken nr 23, figur 280. Översatt av Amédéé Davesiès de Pontès. Det engelska originalet utkom i London 1824 under titeln: "Journal of the conversations of lord Byron". Thomas Medwin (1788-1869) var kusin och skolkamrat med Shelley och skrev sedermera dennes biografi. 1805 började han vid Trinity college i Oxford, men efter att ha förlorat stora summor vid spelborden, fann han för gott att söka sig till en militär utrikeskommendering. Från 1813 tjänstgjorde han i Indien tills ohälsa fick honom att återvända till England 1818 - bara för att flytta till Italien redan året därpå via en kort sejour i Schweiz. I Italien blev han genom Shelley introducerad för Byron

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        THE FARM YARD QUADRILLE.

      23 [24] pages, the last being an advert'. Hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 3 other full-page hand-coloured plates. Original printed wrappers. 13.3 x 10.8 cm. First edition. Little worn at spine; some old creasing to corners, else a very good copy of a late, but rare, imitation of The Butterfly's Ball, where the hosts are cats. Darton H577.

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        Exposition du systeme naturel des nerfs du corps humain

      Merlin Paris: Merlin, 1825. 1st edition. No Dust Jacket. Exposition du syst? naturel des nerfs du corps humain, suivi des m?ires sur le m? sujet . . . Traduit de l'anglais par J. Genest. 8vo. xii, 270, [2]pp. 4 folding plates. Paris: J. S. Merlin, 1825. 220 x 137 mm. (uncut). Quarter morocco, marbled boards in period style. Minor foxing and toning, but very good. From the library of French physiologist Charles-?ile Fran?s-Franck (1849-1921), with his donation stamp on the title; library stamps of the Coll? de France also present on title. First Edition in French, containing "a new preface by the translator and a new preface by Bell" (Cranefield, p. 17). This copy was once owned by Charles-?ile Fran?s-Franck, who succeeded E. J. Marey in the chair of physiology at the Coll? de France. He is best known for his studies on the excitability of the cerebral cortex and localization of function (see Garrison-Morton 1417), his experimental valvulotomy of the heart (see Garrison-Morton 3022.1), and his film motion studies conducted while serving as Marey's assistant in the Coll?'s laboratory of pathologic physiology.

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        Historisch-Genealogisch-Geographischer Atlas in dei und dreisig (sic) Uebersichten. Aus dem Französischen der neuesten Ausgabe in's Deutsche übertragen und mit zwei politisch geographischen Uebersichten vermehrt von Alexander von Dusch.

      Atlas-folio. Doppelblattgr. Titel und Widmung, 3 Bl. Vorrede und Inhalt, 43 Doppelblatt mit 24 kol. Karten im Text. Halbleder d. Zt. Vgl. Brunet III, 859 (nennt die letzte französische Ausgabe von 1826). Die vorliegende deutsche Ausgabe des badischen Aussenministers Alexander von Dusch (1789-1876) ist Ludwig Wilhelm August, Grossherzog von Baden, gewidmet. - Einband ziemlich berieben, aber intakt.

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        A Lithographic Sketch of the North Bank of the Thames, from Westminster Bridge to London Bridge, shewing the Proposed Quay, and Some Other Improvements Suggested by Lieut.-Colonel Trench; to which are Annexed, a Survey of that Part of the River, and a Prospectus of the Proposed Plan.

      London: Hurst and Robinson, 1825.. Oblong folio, (27.5 x 68.5 cm). (2, prospectus) pp. Original printed wrappers with publisher's printed label affixed to upper cover as issued, the brief title written in neat near contemporary manuscript to the lower wrapper. Altogether 10 plates designed and lithographed by Baynes, 9 of which form a continuous panorama of the north bank showing the intended improvements measuring c. 19.5 x 490 cm if joined, the third section duplicated to show the embankment as it appeared at the time. A folding map of the area to the rear of the work. Some light browning to the outer edges of a few leaves, not affecting the images and more evident on the versos, a short tear to the lower wrapper, overall a very good unsophisticated copy. "Trench made his mark... as a self-appointed expert on public architecture, a 'Gentleman who fancies Himself a Man of Taste'... In July 1824 he launched a project for a quay or embankment on the north side of the Thames from Westminster to Blackfriars (drawn out by Philip Wyatt); despite much criticism in March 1825 he introduced a bill to authorize its construction, but he was checkmated by riverine interests" (ODNB). Trench's scheme had been preceded by others, including Sir Christopher Wren, and was succeeded by several more. The Thames Embankment was eventually constructed in the early 1860's, based on a design by Sir Joseph Bazalgette. A very attractive panorama, delicately printed by Hulmandell after Baynes. Captions to the lower margins name the principal buildings on the river bank including, on the second sheet, the names of the owners of the private residences. Abbey, Life in England, 496.

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        Excursions In Madeira And Porto Santo, During The Autumn Of 1823, While On His Third Voyage To Africa; To Which Is Added By Mrs. Bowdich, etc

      George B. Whittaker London: George B. Whittaker, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. brown boards rebacked. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 278 pages. 30 x 23.5 cm. Four hand-colored (by C. Hullmandel), three folding, and 18 black and white plates -- "Sections, Views, Costumes, and Zoological figures." Bowditch while undertaking a trigonometric survey of the Gambia region died during this effort. His wife, Sarah Bowdich completed the work, adding: "I. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, together with the subsequent occurrences from Mr. Bowdich's arrival in Africa to the period of this death. II. A description of the English settlements on the River Gambia. III. Appendix: containing zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the Arabic." ABBEY TRAVEL 194. COLAS 418. Minor soiling, some offsetting on title page, scattered damp staining bottom fore-edge corners, early owner inscription.

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        The Beauties and Antiquities of the County of Sussex: Forming a General Illustration of its Ecclesiastical and Castellated Remains...

      London: Published by the Artist, 1825.. First edition, two volumes - text volume 8vo, plate volume folio. Plate volume containing 148 lithographs - 4 per plate, text volume with a hand coloured lithographic frontispiece and the bookplate of Rupert Sackville Gwynne, Conservative M.P., preliminaries with some light damp staining. Text volume bound in later 19th century half calf, plate volume rebound to style. Uncommon in this format, the plates are usually dissected and inserted into the octavo volume. The plate volume was acquired separately and has been bound up recently.

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        Travels among The Arab Tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine, including a journey from Nazareth to the mountains beyond the Dead Sea....

      London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Browne and Green 1825.. from thence through the Plains of thre Hauran to Bozra, Damascus, Tripoly, Lebanon, Baalbek, and by the Valley of the Orontes to Selucia, Antioch, and Aleppo. With an Appendix containing a refutation of certain unfounded calumnies industriously circulated against the author of this work, by Mr Lewis Burckhart, Mr William John Bankes, and the Quarterly Review. xv+669 pp. with 28 wood engraved illustrations at the head of chapters, folding map. Dark blue/green cloth boards, with original spine title, as originally issued. The boards show a little shelfwear with some rubbing/wear to the spine extremities, internally very tight, fresh and clean. There is some offsetting of the map onto the facing title page. A very nice copy of a scarce work, in its original condition. Buckingham, 1786-1855 published his first volume of travels in 1821. Charged with plagarism he sought to refute this in the appendix to this volume.

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        YOUTHFUL GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS. No. XXV. - One Halfpenny.

      16pp., including wrappers. Illustrated with eight woodcuts, and a cut to both upper and lower wrapper, some of which may be by Thomas Bewick. Spine expertly restored; else an excellent copy.Rare. No copy located.

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        Fält Artillerie Kongl. Svea Artillerie Regemente.

      [Stockholm] Ritadt af C. Wetterling. Stentr. af C. Müller. [1825] Folio. (45 x 85 cm.) Hand coloured lithograph. Blue passe partout. Gilt frame 60 x 98 cm. Folds partly repaired. The left fold with some small damage and a repired four centimeter tear into the image. A ten centimeter tear in the lower margin and two very short ters. Still in nice condition.. A plate in beautiful hand coloring from the famous work "Kongl. Svenska Arméens Uniformer", (The Uniforms of the Royal Swedish army) by Adolf Schützercrantz. An early swedish lithographic plate book. The present plate is one of the two classic fold out lithographs in the book. The book is a great rarity and loose plates are very scarce, especially the fold outs. Adolf Schützercrantz was an officer, sketch artist, lithographer and painter. He specialized in military scenes and landscape views. The plates were printed by Carl Müller, who introduced commercial lithography in Sweden with Ludwig Fehr in 1818. The image was drawn by the painter Alexander Clemens Wetterling, before his stay in Italy where he spent several years along with other swedish artists, such as Hjalmar Mörner and Carl Jacob Lindström. The french artist Vernet was at this time head of the french art academy in Rome and became friend with Wetterling who was heavily influenced by the excellence of Vernet. Wetterling is a pioneer in swedish lithography, and a well known caricature artist. Rare

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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 cooper-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'.

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