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        Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium and Holland, from drawings by Captn Batty, of the Grenadier Guards F.R.S., Londen: R. Jennings, 1826.

      "Groot 4º, groen marokijnen stempelband, frontispiece, 120 platen en 60 bladen tekst. Prachtig “de luxe”-exemplaar met van iedere plaat een proefexemplaar vóór de letter toegevoegd. Lit: Bodel Nijenhuis 256 (titel “Views on the Rhine, in Belgium and Holland” (Londen 1825); Ernst Andres, Bibliographie illustrierter Stahlstichwerke (2002) II p. 628-631"."Plaatwerk bestaande uit frontispiece (Paleis Brussel), opdracht aan Countess of Pembroke dd Londen 1 mei 1824, inhoud (3 p.), zestig staalgravures, ieder in 2 staten (proefdruk vóór de letter en definitief exemplaar), 60 bladen met tekst (recto Engels, verso , 523, ) en een slotvignet (passagiersboot bij Catharinapoort te Brugge). Van de 60 platen (elk ca 13 x 21 cm) hebben er 31 betrekking op Duitsland, 15 op België en 14 op Nederland. Deze Nederlandse gezichten: Arnhem (gezicht op de stad vanaf de Rijn), Utrecht (Oude Gracht en Domtoren), Rotterdam (Oude Hooft Poort), Rotterdam (Kolk met Laurenskerk), Delft (Stadhuis), Delft (Oude Kerk), Den Haag (Hofvijver met Binnenhof), Leiden (Stadhuis), Haarlem (Grote Houtpoort), Haarlem (Spaarne met St Bavokerk), Amsterdam (Paleis op de Dam), Amsterdam (Westerkerk), Amsterdam (Haringpakkerstoren), Amsterdam (Montelbaanstoren). Robert Batty (1789 - 1848) was aquarellist, tekenaar en etser. Als militair was hij in Spanje en vocht te Waterloo. r0111"

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Travels in Western Africa,in the Years 1818, 19, 20, and 21, from the River Gambia, through Woolli, Bondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo, to the River Niger.

      1825 - First edition. Folding map & 14 plates. 8vo. Contemporary polished calf, rebacked richly gilt spine. xvi, 413pp. London, John Murray, The Colonial Office's plan to map the Niger spelt disaster for all who were commissioned with the task: Major John Peddie died of fever. His replacement, Captain Thomas Campbell, also died and was replaced by Gray and Dochard. They fared little better than their predecessors, though both managed to survive. The plates are all after sketches by Gray and are some of the most interesting to appear from this period. Abbey, 282. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Vue de Palerme

      Original anonymous watercolor depicting the bay of Palermo inscribed in the lower margin: Palermo .The rione of Santa Lucia, the historical district of Naples, is depicted as it was in the first quarter of the nineteenth century, the Vesuvius spitting smoke at the bottom of the composition. This type of Neapolitan watercolors was popular among wealthy European travelers, who performed the traditional "Tour d'Italia", a pilgrimage through the bucolic landscapes and large cities of Italy.(Italie) circa. 1825 17,8x23,8cm une feuille sous marie-louise

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Exposition et pratique des procédés mnémotechniques, à l'usage des personnes qui veulent étudier la mnémotechnie en général, comme un moyen d'abréger l'étude de toutes les connaissances humaines

      Paris, Chez l'auteur et Farcy, 1825, in-18, de (4), XCV, (1) et 600 pages, demi toile à la bradel , postérieure, Première édition de ce volumineux petit ouvrage qui compile toutes les méthodes connues ou inventées par Aimé Paris afin de stimuler la mémoire et de faciliter la mémorisation et l'utilisation de listes de faits, de nomenclatures, de systèmes botaniques, de séries de dates, etc. Tampon annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Napoli alla villa reale

      Original anonymous watercolor representing the bay of Naples and the belvedere of Villa Reale , inscribed in the bottom margin: napoli alla villa Reale .View of the belvedere of the gardens of Villa Reale Comunale , one of Naples' most important historical parks, which stretches over a kilometer. Built at the end of the 17th century, it was transformed into a real urban garden before undergoing enlargements in the Napoleonic era by architects Stefano Gasse and Paolo Ambrosino, who added paths and flower beds in the romantic style. The gardens, with the Place de la Victoire in the distance are here depicted as they were at the beginning of the XIXth century.This type of Neapolitan watercolors was popular among wealthy European travelers, who carried out the traditional "Tour d'Italia", a pilgrimage through the bucolic landscapes and large cities of Italy. This watercolor was part of an amicorum album gathering views of lacustrine landscapes and port cities (Naples, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore ...) among engravings, lithographs, drawings, and washings made in the first quarter of the 19th century century. Naples circa. 1825 14,7x19,4cm une feuille sous marie-louise

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        PAPYRO-PLASTICS, or the Art of Modelling In Paper; being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes. From the German by Daniel Boileau.

      1825. xiii, [3], [1], 2-102, [2 ad's.] pages. Illustrated with twenty-two numbered plates, additional to pagination at end, seven of which are folding; number eight, which is the frontispiece, is hand-coloured. Original yellow paper-covered boards with circular, pictorial, printed onlay on upper cover. Small 8vo. Second edition, Greatly Enlarged and Improved. Some small loss to outer edge of front free endpaper and bottom edge of half-title; covers a little rubbed; the odd mark here & there; else a very good copy. The first edition, published in 1824, contained only twenty-one plates.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        MÜNCHEN. - Prater., "Parthie am Prater." Blick auf den nördlichen Teil der Praterinsel mit der vorgelagerten Feuerwerksinsel über das Überfallwehr zur Kalkinsel, dahinter ein Teil der Ludwigsbrücke und die Schwere-Reiter-Kaserne (heute Patentamt), in der Ferne die Zugspitze, vorne Isarfischer bei der Arbeit.

      Lithographie von J.C. Ettinger, um 1825, 20,5 x 29,5 cm. Maillinger I, 1817, 1 Slg. Proebst 560 nicht bei Lentner. - Schönes Exemplar mit breitem Rand.

      [Bookseller: Franziska Bierl Antiquariat]
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        Canada Company, minutes of the intended arrangements between Earl Bathurst, His Majesty's Secretary of State, and the proposed Canada Company - part of the Canada_Company_Collection

      House of Commons, London 1825 - First UK edition. 14pp. Folio, 7-7/8 x 13 inches. Agetoned paper in very good condition. British Parliamentary Paper HL112. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 15 April 1825 Proposals to create a Company to use Clergy reserves to increase settlement in Ontario. The Canada Company was Incorporated in July 1825 and continued in existence through to the 1950s. Parliamentary papers of this period are rare. It was not until 1836 that provision was made for their sale to the public. A clean copy. TPL ecopy Notes; Minutes of the intended arrangements -- A memorandum, containing the heads of the provisions to be introduced into the charter to be granted to the Canada Company -- A memorandum, containing the heads of the provisions of the bill, which Lord Bathurst proposes to bring into Parliament -- Commission to be to the Commissioners appointed to value the lands in Upper Canada -- Instructions to the Commissioners appointed to value the lands in Upper Canada. The first official document to begin the establishment of the legal entity to be called "Canada Company". The following is the first paragraph of this 14pp document; historically important overviewing the first formal step to establish this company. "The Merchants and others, who have united together to establish a Company for purchasing, improving, settling and disposing of lands and other property in Upper Canada, and especially for purchasing and settling certain lands in the province of Upper Canada, which have been reserved for certain public purposes, and for the support of a Protestant clergy, and which are known by the name of " The Crown Reserves," and " The Clergy Reserves," and which merchants and others, for that purpose, have subscribed a capital of One Million sterling ;-having applied to Earl Bathurst, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State having the Department of the Colonies, to advise His Majesty to grant to them a charter of incorporation, and to grant and convey to them, for certain valuable considerations, the said reserved lands in the province of Upper Canada ;-the following arrangement has been concluded between the committee or court of Directors, appointed by those persons, and acting for the general body, on the one part, and Lord Bathurst on the other part." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        THE ENGLISH SPY 1825-1826 two volumes

      1825. Inbunden bok. or £ 1.000. Inbunden. Full leather. An original work. Characteristic. Satirical and Humorous and lots of very fine sketches. See picture.. Mycket gott skick. English language. + One free book see picture handcolored pictures

      [Bookseller: Antikt & Västerbok Antikvariat]
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        A glossary of north country words in use. From an original manuscript, in the library of John George Lambton . with considerable additions

      T. and J. Hodgson, for E. Charnley, Newcastle upon Tyne 1825 - First edition, 12mo, pp. xxxvi, 243, [1]; engraved dedication-p. dated Dec. 31, 1824; contemporary full calf, rebacked; spine a bit rubbed, corners peeling; good and sound. Only 632 copies were printed (32 on large paper). Among the subscribers were Sir Walter Scott (3 copies), Robert Southey, Lord Cornwallis, the Scottish lexicographer John Jamieson, William Pickering (4 copies), and Thomas Frognall Dibdin. A second edition was called for by 1829. Vancil, p. 34. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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

      Anthony Finley, Philadelphia 1825 - Imperial quarto. Engraved title, index leaf, fifty-eight handcolored engraved maps, and two handcolored engraved comparative charts of mountains and rivers. Original red half leather over marbled boards, with a green engraved title label on the front cover. Modest wear to the spine ends and corners, front hinge broken, but rear hinge intact, so that spine of book block is visible when atlas is opened (could be easily reglued), and a couple of signatures are sprung but still attached. The maps are in beautiful condition and the original color is bright. Some minor foxing almost entirely in the margins of the maps. This is the second edition of Finley's Atlas, which was first published in 1824. It is an important atlas from one of the greatest map publishers in America at that time. About half of the maps relate to the American continent, with the majority of the others relating to Europe and Asia. References include Phillips Atlases 4314 (a different edition), Ristow, page 268, Rumsey, page 109 (a different edition). Scarce atlas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Gallery, ABAA]
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        Four Memorial Volumes on the Death of Washington

      Various Places: Various Publishers, 1800-1825 - Consisting of the following, bound without wrappers in various bindings, formerly in the central Masonic library in Boston, with their bookplate and markings; overall, very good copies: Morse: A Prayer and Sermon Delivered at Charlestown [Massachusetts].Charlestown: Samuel Etheridge, 1800. Jackson: Eulogium on the Character of George Washington.Philadelphia: Ormond, 1800. Strong: A Discourse.on.The Death of Gen. George Washington. Hartford, Hudson and Goodwin, 1800. JonesÓ An Oration on the late George Washington.Second Edition, Revised and Corrected. London: W. Clark, 1825. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        A letter to John Harvey, Esq. containing an examination of a pamphlet, entitled 'Mrs. Graham's statement of facts' relative to the balloon.

      Norwich Burks and Kinnebrook printers 1825 - 8vo., 29 + (3)pp., including the final blank, title a little dust marked else a fine, uncut, copy, sewn as issued, now preserved in a modern cloth portfolio, spine gilt lettered. First and only edition. This is a long letter of complaint about the unsatisfactory preparation and launch of a manned balloon which Stark had been asked to fill with gas prior to launch. The flight had been organised by the enthusiastic 'patron of aerostation', the Norwich alderman, Colonel John Harvey. The balloon belonged to the celebrated Margaret Graham ('Mrs. Graham the only English Female Aeronaut') and her husband. In the event, on this occasion the balloon ascended with Colonel John Harvey and Mrs Graham as passengers, Mrs Graham having taken the place of her husband in order to reduce the payload. Ascending from Richmond Hill, Norwich, the balloon travelled only 6½ miles in a 19-minute flight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Gesamtansicht, von Westen, "Vue de Nassau, e du Chateau Stein pres d' Ems".

      - altkol. Umrisskupferstich v. ( F. Schmidt n. Johnson ), um 1825, 45 x 62,7 Seltene Ansicht. Blick von einer Anhöhe zur Stadt Nassau ( links ) und der Burg Nassau ( rechts ) sowie der Stein'schen Burgruine.

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        Vue du temple de Vesta et de la fortune virile

      1825 - - (Naples) circa. 1825, 13x19cm, gouache 6,8x11,5cm, une feuille sous marie-louise. - Belle gouache originale sur papier bis, datant du premier quart du XIXe siècle, inscrite Tempia di Vesta e della Fortuna virile sur la marge inférieure. Les gouaches napolitaines représentant cette vue du forum Boarium de Rome (sur l'actuelle Plazza della Bocca della Verità) se rencontrent rarement. On y voit ici le temple monoptère dédié à Hercule Olivarius, construit au IIème siècle avant J.-C. par un architecte grec et financé par un marchand. Il fut faussement appelé 'Temple de Vesta' (tempio di Vesta) au XIXème siècle, faisant référence à un autre aedes à l'extrémité est du Forum romain, dont il ne reste que quelques vestiges. Ce temple dédié à Hercule, transformé en église à la fin de l'empire romain, a quant à lui été parfaitement conservé. Sur la droite, on aperçoit le Temple de Portunus, également appelé à tort 'Temple de la Fortune virile' (tempio della Fortuna virile), dédié au dieu des marins, datant du Ier siècle avant J.-C. Gouache typique de la « peinture souvenir » qui se développe au XIXe siècle, pour satisfaire les nombreux voyageurs d'agrément qui viennent effectuer leur Grand Tour d'Italie. Ce voyage initiatique à travers les vestiges antiques, les merveilles de l'architecture renaissance et les paysages bucoliques est entrepris par une élite européenne fortunée et cultivée, friande de ces gouaches, apanage de l'homme « bien fait ». Rome, Turin, Padoue, Florence, Sienne, Venise, Naples mais aussi la Sicile et Capri sont des destinations incontournables, qui sont ensuite immortalisées par ces gouaches, très souvent bordées d'une marge foncée comme ici, et qui rehausse les couleurs vives présentes dans l'œuvre. Sur cette même marge, l'artiste indique à l'encre l'endroit, ou la date - un des thèmes les plus usités étant le volcan du Vésuve, on marquait la date de l'éruption. La taille relativement réduite des œuvres permettait un transport aisé, ornant les intérieurs d'aristocrates. Des formats plus petits (10 x 7 cm ou 16 x 10 cm) étaient aussi réalisés pour être mis dans des albums, ce qui est le cas ici : cette gouache faisait partie d'un album amicorum assemblé entre 1825 et 1826, regroupant des vues de paysages lacustres et de villes italiennes (Naples, le lac de Côme, Florence.) parmi des gravures, lithographies, dessins, et lavis. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Original gummed print, dating from the first quarter of the 19th century. This print, taken from the Saint-Jean district in Geneva on the right bank of the Rhone, was later added to a set of Italian landscapes in an amicorum album among engravings, lithographs, drawings, and wash. Executed in the first quarter of the 19th century, these prints summarize the stages of the "Grand Tour" of Italy and its surroundings, the obligatory journey of the post-Napoleonic nobility who came to Italy or Switzerland to make an artistic and bucolic pilgrimage to the great Renaissance works, urban panoramas and delightful mountain lakes. The European aristocracy was therefore fond of these prints of good graphic quality enhanced by brilliant colors, which brought together the high places of architecture and the Italian and Swiss countryside. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Beauty and the Beast. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures

      Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, London - A good copy of the 1st edition in the decorative cloth binding with 10 colour plates and numerous line drawings by Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825-1916). Undated but 1875. Beauty and the Beast is said to be one of her best works, with beautiful imagery and colouring. The binding has been rebacked adding a new spine, which is darker than the boards and has become slightly speckled over time. The boards are very bright. The top corner of the front board is bumped. All page edges gilt. There are detailed scholarly pencil notes to the front pastedown endpaper and a pencil inscription to the verso of the fep. Contents with frontispiece, guard, title page and text wth 9 further colour plates with guards and black and white designs. There is a repaired tear to the gutter of the frontispiece guard; and some repaired tearing (with slight loss) to the side margin of the title page. The black border to the title page has some smudging to the top, which has offset to the frontispiece guard. There is spotting to the verso of the fep; frontispiece; and to a number of the plate margins. Occasional light spots elsewhere. Contents otherwise tightly bound and generally clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notizie istoriche della Brianza, del distretto di Lecco, della Valsassina e de' luoghi limitrofi da' pi? rimoti tempi sino ai nostri giorni [..].

      dalla Tipografia di Felice Rusconi [poi de' Classici Italiani e presso gli Editori degli Annali Universali delle Scienze e dell'Industria], 1825. In-8? (cm. 21,2), legatura recente in m. pelle e angoli con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati (conservati i piatti anteriori e posteriori a stampa di ciascuna brossura delle 4 dispense in cui usc? la pubblicazione); pp. 269 [1 b.] in buono stato, con fioriture sparse. Edizione originale assai rara, concepita in 12 parti dall'autore originario di Galbiate, ma poi sospesa e pubblicata solo in 4 fascicoli in questo primo e unico volume. Precede le storie del Cant?, dell'Arrigoni e di altri. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Oriental Commerce; or the East India Trader's Complete Guide; containing a Geographical and Nautical Description of the Maritime Parts of India, China, Japan, and the nighbouring Countries, including the Easter Islands, and the Trading Stations on the Passage from Europe; With an Account of their respective Commerce, Productions, Coins, Weights, and Measures; their Port Regulations, Duties, Rates, Charges, &c.


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        Map of Pennsylvania, Constructed from the County Surveys Corrected and Improved to 1825

      Benjamin Tanner, Philadelphia, 1825 - Unrecorded example of Melish's map of Pennsylvania State 3. Large folding engraved map on six sheets,dissected in 40 sections and laid down on linen, with contemporary hand-colour in outline, trimmed with pale blue silk; folding into marbled paper ends and loosely inserted in contemporary red roan backed marbled paper chemise, gilt. Unrecorded example of state 3: with an additional imprint, not present on the 1822 editions of the map, found below the bottom border on the right: "Published by B. Tanner, Engraver. No. 74 South Eighth Street, Philadelphia", without manuscript ink annotations in the upper left corner of the map as on the State 1a 1822 editions. John Melish's map of Pennsylvania is one of the earliest important large format maps of an individual American state. The state of Pennsylvania authorized it with an 1816 legislative act, and John Melish created it using county maps from a variety of surveys conducted between 1816 and 1820. He delivered it in March 1822. As with his map of the United states, Melish meticulously compiled the best available information and regularly updated his map. After Melish's death in December 1822, Philadelphia engraver Benjamin Tanner made no less than 6,447 corrections before publishing this updated version in 1825. Tanner took pains to list his many additions and improvements in a February 17, 1825, letter. In addition to Pennsylvania, it includes all of New Jersey and parts of Delaware and Maryland, although in less detail. Longitude is marked by using Washington, D.C. as the Prime Meridian. Very rare on the market, the present example is the Babinski copy of the "unrecorded and very rare. state 3." one of an estimated number of 64 copies published, and bearing the additional imprint "Published by B. Tanner, Engraver. No. 74 South Eighth Street, Philadelphia." With a large vignette depicting the Pennsylvania state seal. Ristow, American Maps & Mapmakers, p446; Ristow, A la Carte pp 162-182; Schwartz & Ehrenberg pp 238-239, pl. 233; Wheat II, no 322, pp. 62-64. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books NY LLC]
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        A Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica, from drawings made in the years 1820 and 1821

      London: Hurst and Robinson, 1925. Hard Cover. Very Good+ with foxing to endpapers and to the margins of some of the plates. All plates and tissue guards present. Rebound in the 1950's in a fine green leather binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of London. Upper corners of book are bumped (see image) light bumping to lower spine end of book. More images available upon request.. First Edition.

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        Autograph Letter, Signed ("Thomas Moore"), to Owen Rees

      Sloperton Cottage, [Wiltshire], 1825. 2 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, integral address leaf, remnant of wax seals. 8vo (9 x 7-1/4 inches). Creased and worn from prior folding, some soiling, blank corner portion of address lead torn away, hinges from prior mounting. 2 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, integral address leaf, remnant of wax seals. 8vo (9 x 7-1/4 inches). Moore on Scott and Byron. Thomas Moore writes to the publisher Owen Rees, describing a visit to Sir Walter Scott, and announcing his plans to commence working on his Life of Byron. Reading in part, "I would not have lost this visit to Scotland for any consideration. Great as Scott is to the world, one must see him closely & at home to appreciate him properly, and the words with which he parted from me: 'my dear Moore, we are now friends for life,' were worth going round the world for. " Moore visited Scott at Abbotsford from 29 October through 2 November 1825. He wrote Scott a note of thanks on 6 Decemeber. The letter continues, with Moore discussing the details of his planned Life of Byron, for which he attempts to enlist the help of Byron's friend John Cam Hobhouse and the poet's half-sister Augusta Leigh: "I now mean to write to Hobhouse & Mrs. Leigh about the Life [of Byron]. Sir Walter is of opinion that they cannot, in honour & good feeling, do otherwise than atone to me for the sacrifice I have made by giving me every assistance in their power, & he advises that I should get Lord Lansdowne to be my mediator with them, which suggestion, perhaps, deserves some consideration. My visit to Scott was, in this respect, particularly lucky, as I have reason to think that Murray had some hopes of persuading him to undertake the Life, himself, which, after our confidential intercourse on the subject, is, of course, out of the question. This, between ourselves." The sacrifice of which Moore refers is his returning to Murray the 2,000 guineas paid for Byron's memoirs. Byron had entrusted his memoirs to Moore with the proviso that they published after his death. Moore then sold the papers to Murray, but the sale was converted to a loan with the papers as collateral. Moore did not pay off the loan until after Byron's death, at which point Murray and Hobhouse, desirous of protecting their late friend's reputation, wished the papers destroyed. The memoirs were destroyed over Moore's objections, to the great relief of Byron's family but to the inestimable loss to readers of English literature. In a letter to Hobhouse of 21 December 1825, Moore selflessly proposed a "Beaumont & Fletcher partnership" to work together on writing the Life, but Hobhouse continued in his opposition to any posthumous treatment of Byron. Moore's Letters and Journals of Lord Byron was published in 1830, and despite its omissions and selective editing it has remained "the mainstay of biographers ever since" (Marchand, Byron: A Portrait, p. 473). The Letters of Thomas Moore (Dowden, ed.), no. 679. Provenance: American Art Association, 6 December 1928

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        Voyage du capitaine Hiram Cox dans l'empire des Birmans, avec des notes et un essai historique sur cet empire, les peuples qui occupent la presqu'île au-delà du Gange, et sur la compagnie anglaise des Indes orientales

      Paris, Arthus-Bertrand, 1825, in-8, 2 vol, carte, [4]-XI-CLVI-210 + [4]-402 pp, 5 pl, veau vert, filet doré et roulette à froid en encadrement sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque), Carte de l'empire birman, dressée et dessinée par Desmadryl jeune, et 5 lithographies coloriées à la main par Demanne, représentant des personnages en costume. PREMIERE EDITION française de ce récit de voyage en Birmanie. En 1795, au service de la Compagnie anglaise des Indes orientales, le capitaine Hiram Cox fut envoyé en Birmanie pour tenir des négociations commerciales auprès de la cour impériale. Satisfait de sa conduite, on le chargea aussitôt de secourir la population de la province d'Arakan, qui était alors tyrannisée par le gouvernement birman. Mais au cours de cette mission, sous un climat ambiant pénible, Hiram Cox trouva la mort en 1798. Ses papiers et son journal furent ensuite récupérés par son fils Henry, qui les publia en 1821 à Londres, sous le titre The Journal of a Residence in the Burman Empire, soit plus de vingt ans après la parution de l'ouvrage du major Michael Symes, qui avait aussi participé à la première mission (An account of an Embassy of the Kingdom of Ava.., Londres, 1800). "Complément indispensable" du voyage de Symes, la relation de Cox livre un témoignage précieux sur la Birmanie, une "contrée tellement peu connue, que son nom semble [...] se révéler pour la première fois à l'Europe" (p. XI de l'Avertissement). Ouvrage enrichi d'un grand nombre de notes et d'un essai historique sur l'empire des Birmans, par Chaalons d'Argé (1798-1869). Quelques rousseurs, dos légèrement passé. Bel exemplaire relié avec goût. Brunet n°20718 (pour l'éd. anglaise) ; Quérard II-107.)

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        Journal of a Residence and Travels in Colombia, during the Years 1823 and 1824.

      1825 - London: S. and R. Bentley for Henry Colburn, 1825. 8vo (212 x 129mm), 2 volumes. Contemporary full English calf gilt, boards with gilt-ruled borders, board-edges decorated with blind roll, turn-ins ruled in blind, flat spines gilt in compartments, modern gilt lettering-pieces in 2, all edges marbled; pp. [iii]-xv, [1 (illustrations)], [1]-524; II: [i]-viii, [1]-515, [516 (blank)], 517 (errata for vols I and II), [1 (blank)]; hand-coloured aquatint frontispieces by R. Cooper et al., engraved folding map by Sidney Hall; a little rubbed and scuffed causing minor loss of gilt, partial splitting on joints of vol. I, bound without half-title in vol. I (none called for in II), some variable spotting, browning, and offsetting, some leaves a little creased, nonetheless a very good set of an uncommon work, retaining the errata leaf; provenance: J.H. Bannister (signatures on front free endpaper of vol. I). First edition. The author went to Colombia for the purpose of investigating the pearl fisheries, and his work gives extensive accounts of Caracas and Bogotá, a shorter account of the trouble in Buenos Aires, and details of Simon Bolivar (to whom the work is dedicated) and the progress of the war of liberation. Griffin considers it, 'a wide-ranging and very interesting account, by an author personally engaged in numerous projects for economic development', adding that, 'almost all of the book relates to New Granada'. The two frontispieces depict 'The Author in the Travelling Costume of the Country' and 'Precipitous Descent of a Cordillera of the Andes'. The work is uncommon on the market, and ABPC only records one set at auction since 1975. Abbey, Travel 718; Cundall 1197; Griffin, Latin America 3687; Palau 55908; Sabin 14072. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zeitschrift für österreichische Rechtsgelehrsamkeit und politische Gesetzkunde; hrsg. v. Vinc. Aug. Wagner.

      Wien, Sollinger 1825-1849.. 68 (v. 74) Bde. HLdr. (29) u. Pbde. (39) d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen. Alte Bibl.-Etiketten am Rü. Lagerspuren. Rückenkanten tlw. läd. Fast alles Erschienene dieser bedeutenden Zeitschrift. Ab 1846: "Österreichische Zeitschrift für Rechts- und Staatswissenschaft". Vorhanden: Jg. 1825, Bd. 2; 1826-1835 (je 3 Bde.); 1836, Bde. 1, 2; 1837-1847 (je 3 Bde.); 1848, Bd. 2; 1849, Bd. 2, 3;

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        Wanderings in South America, the North-West of the United States, and the Antilles, in the years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824. With Original Instructions for the perfect preservation of Birds, Etc. for Cabinets of Natural History...


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        Carta plana de la Ria de Guayaquil desde el Rio de Tumbez, e Isla del Muerto, hasta la confluencia de los rios de Bodegas y de Daule

      A very fine chart of Guayaquil (Ecuador), drafted upon the cartographical findings of the Malaspina expedition of the Pacific coastline of South America, on board the corvettes Descubierta and Atrevida, and updated with later surveys of the region. The Malaspina expedition profited from some of the best Spanish cartographers as members of the crew. The chart provides plenty navigational aids, as depths and sand banks. The city has been a major center for maritime trade since colonial times, evidenced by the pirate attacks of Cavendish in 1586, L´Hermite in 1684, and in 1687, by French pirates. The map is rare, we have been unable to find any other examples having been auctioned, and only one copy at the BNE.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Steigentesch").

      O. O. u. D., [wohl Ende 1825]. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Velinpapier; Wasserzeichen: "T Edmonds 1823". An den (namentlich nicht genannten) Fürsten Metternich: "Erlauben Euer Durchlaucht einem Menschen, der vom Rande des Grabes zurückkehrt, sich Ihnen mit dem Vertrauen und der Offenheit nähern zu dürfen, mit denen mir Euer Durchlaucht ehmals erlaubten zu Ihnen sprechen zu dürfen. Nach dem Ausspruch meiner Aerzte wird biß zum neuen Jahre die lezte Spur meiner langen und schmerzlichen Krankheit verwischt seyn, aber ich werde 52 Jahre alt, und meine Zukunft liegt zu unbestimmt vor mir, als daß ich nicht wagen sollte, Euer Durchlaucht gehorsamst zu bitten, mir zu sagen, ob ich Hoffnung habe, Euer Durchlaucht wieder anzugehören und den Rest meines Lebens noch einmal einem Staate widmen zu können, dessen Grösse Ihr Werk ist und dem ich, als meinem Wohlthäter, alles danke, was ich bin und was ich besitze. - Sollte dieß nicht seyn können, so fühlen Euer Durchlaucht, wie nöthig es für mich ist, einen Punkt zu wählen, wo mein Vermögen hinreicht, mir die Annehmlichkeiten zu verschaffen, die Gewohnheit und Alter bedürfen. - Ueberall wird mich die Erinnerung glücklich machen, dem größten Staatsmann unserer Zeit angehört zu haben und zuweilen seines Beifalls vielleicht nicht ganz unwürdig gewesen zu seyn [.]". - Spuren alter Faltung; am ersten Blatt recto oben rechts in Rötelstift numeriert "2". In literarischer Hinsicht machte sich Steigentesch um die Entwicklung des Wiener Salonlustspiels verdient. "Außer schöngeistigen Arbeiten widmete [er] den Kriegsvorkommnissen [.] warme Theilnahme, kehrte 1813, als Jedermann zu den Waffen griff, zur Armee zurück und wurde Generaladjutant des Feldmarschalls Fürsten von Schwarzenberg. Als solcher verstand er es, die Aufmerksamkeit des Fürsten Metternich auf sich zu lenken und wurde nun mit verschiedenen wichtigen Missionen betraut [.] Noch immer Günstling Metternich's ging er während der 'Hundert Tage' [.] in die Schweiz, die als Hauptbasis der Operationslinie dienen sollte, und erhielt darauf vom Kaiser als Anerkennung das Commandeurkreuz des Leopoldordens [.] Nach einer Erholungsreise durch Frankreich und Italien [.] wurde Steigentesch noch einige Male mit diplomatischen Aufträgen (Gratulation zur Vermählung des Kronprinzen von Preußen u. a.) betraut, mußte sich aber bald, durch bedenkliche Anzeichen der Wassersucht genöthigt, von allem öffentlichen Wirken zurückziehen, bewohnte im Sommer meist sein Landhaus Laa bei Wien und starb am 30. December 1826. - Steigentesch ist eine der interessantesten Figuren des beginnenden 19. Jahrhunderts, in fast jeder Beziehung ein Product des napoleonisch-metternichischen Zeitalters" (ADB 35, 578).

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        Heinrich Zschokke´s sämmtliche ausgewählte Schriften. (38 Bde. [von 40 Bänden; ohne Bd. 18 u. Bd. 23]).

      Aarau, Heinrich Remigius Sauerländer, 1825 - 1828 Kl.8°, gestochenes Frontispiz in Bd. 1; zus. ca. 14000 S., Kart. d. Zt. m. Rückenschildchen., Kapitale berieben, Ecken tlw. min. bestossen, 8 Bde. mit (tlw. kleinen) Verlusten des Bezugspapiers a. Rücken, tlw. etw. gebräunt u. stockfl.; allg. gutes Ex. Erste Gesamtausgabe. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Deutsche Literatur Gesamtausgaben Helvetica - Allgemein Geschichte - allgemein

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        THE WORKS OF FRANCIS BACON, LORD CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND in 16 Volumes Complete, A New Edition

      London: William Pickering. Very Good+. 1825. New Edition. Leather Bound. Sixteen Volumes bound as 17 (Volume 16 bound in two parts), published consecutively from 1825 to 1834. Tan half calf over marbled boards with red and black title labels at spines with gilt lettering and extensive gilt tooling at spines; marbled endpapers. Bindings in very nice condition with some light rubbing. Volume 3 has some wear at head of spine, still quite attractive (see images); Volume 16, II has a scrape to leather on rear board. Engraved portrait frontispiece and facsimile letter in Volume 1; folding plan of 'Advancement of Learning' in Volume 2; engraved frontispiece portrait of Bacon in Volume 4; engraved frontispiece of St. Michael's Church in Volume 5; Engraved frontispiece of Monument to Lord Bacon in Volume 6; Frontispiece in Volume 7 has three images of Gorhameury; frontispiece in Volume 8; frontispiece facsimile letter in Volume 9. Volumes 1-3 and Volumes 9-11 were printed by "Thomas White, Printer,/Johnson's Court;" Volumes 4 - 8 printed by "Thomas White, Printer,/ Crane Court;" Volumes 12-16 printed by "C. Whittingham, Tooks Court/ Chancery Lane". Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban (1561 – 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After he left the political arena, he remained extremely influential through his writings, particularly his work on natural philosophy and the scientifi. Bacon has been called the creator of empiricism; introducing and popularising inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry. Additional shipping charge for this heavy multi-volume set. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. .

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        Eighteen Views taken at & near Rangoon.

      - London, Thomas Clay, [1825]. Large Folio. Modern half red morocco over original 19th-century mabled boards; engraved pictorial title (serving as dedication leaf), engraved pictorial subscribers' list with further dedication, 3 lithographic leaves of subscribers, many of which residing in India, 18 magnificent and finely handcoloured aquatint plates; light rubbing to boards; one plate with flawed corner three inches away from printed surface, the initial two leaves with foxing and faint trace of humidity, the plates a little spotted in the margins, images clean and in suberb publisher's hand-colouring; provenance: armorial engraved bookplate Newborough inside front cover. First edition, very rare, of this pictorial documentation of the Anglo-Indian capture of Rangoon, as well as presenting the beauty and atmosphere of Burmese scenery, architecture and landscape. The first Anglo-Burmese war of 1824 to 1826 was one of the costliest campaigns ever fought by the Empire. Fifteen thousand British and Indian soldiers, and an unknown, much higher number of Burmese, civilian and soldiers, died, and the finances of the East India Company, to whose directors the work is dedicated, were ruined. The 18 plates are the first large-scale views of Burma, a part of the world pretty unknown to the British. We were unable to find out anything about the clearly very talented artist, Lieutenant Joseph Moore, 89th Foot. - The following year appeared a further series of six views, and there were two text booklets as well. Everything is very rarely found together. Abbey, Travel 404 ('rare work'). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elégies et poésies nouvelles

      Edition originale.binding en plein maroquin prune, spine à cinq nerfs, roulettes dorées sur les spine-ends, gardes et contreplats de papier effet moiré, encadrement de quintuples filets dorés sur les contreplats, couvertures et spine conservés, tête dorée, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, élégante binding signée de Kaufman.Quelques rousseurs.Rare exemplaire parfaautograph dedication of the authorent établi dans une binding en plein maroquin signée de Kaufman.Ladvocat Paris 1825 10,5x16,5cm relié

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        Prentjes Almanak voor Kinderen; Voor het Jaar 1826

      Amsterdam: Hendrik Houtgraaff, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. Paper pastedown. . Very Good. Delightful Biedermeier era hand-colored plates depicting such things as blindman's bluff, pillow making, a shipwreck, each accompanying a verse text. 24mo. 10 by 8 cm. [xvi] 47 pp. With 15 hand-colored plates. Scarce, with no copies located on OCLC outside of the Netherlands, and Harvard and the Morgan Library each have a single copy of another year from the series according to this database.Original printed boards are scuffed. Chipping to joints. Cracking of spine. Nice modern custom cloth clamshell box.

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        Prentjes Almanak voor Kinderen; Voor het Jaar 1826

      Amsterdam: Hendrik Houtgraaff, 1825. First edition. Hardcover. Paper pastedown. . Very Good. Delightful Biedermeier era hand-colored plates depicting such things as blindman's bluff, pillow making, a shipwreck, each accompanying a verse text. 24mo. 10 by 8 cm. [xvi] 47 pp. With 15 hand-colored plates. Scarce, with no copies located on OCLC outside of the Netherlands, and Harvard and the Morgan Library each have a single copy of another year from the series according to this database. Original printed boards are scuffed. Chipping to joints. Cracking of spine. Nice modern custom cloth clamshell box.

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        Reisen in den Gebirgsstock zwischen Glarus und Graubünden in den Jahren 1819, 1820 und 1822. Nebst einem botanischen Anhang und mehreren lithographierten Zeichnungen.

      Zürich, Orell, Füssli und Comp. 1825 - 8°. (2) Bl., 193 S. Mit 1 gef. kol. Karte, lithogr. von Hans Caspar Hegi, 1 gest. Tafel "Ansicht der Sennhütte auf Sand-Oberstaffel", 1 gef. Panorama in Aquatinta "Ansicht der Gletscher auf der obern Sandalp Canton Glarus 6000 ' ü. Meer", und 8 lith. Tafeln in Anhang, von Franz Hegi. Interims-Broschur der Zeit. Appenzeller (Hegi) Nr. 96 und 575; Lonchamp 1424; Pritzel 3903; Wäber 320; Barth 18056; HBLS IV, 109; Perret 2199; Blumer S. 30. – Erstausgabe von Hegetschweilers (1789-1839) wichtigem Werk zur Erforschung des Tödigebietes. Der Arzt und Botaniker beschreibt darin seine drei Versuche, den Tödi zu besteigen. Seine Beobachtungen sind sehr detailliert, er beschreibt sogar die Herstellung des Schabziegers. Am Schluss findet sich ein "Vorläufiger Versuch von theilweisen Monographien schweizerischer Arten von einigen, auf obigen Reisen häufig angetroffenen Pflanzengattungen", z.B. Aretia, Phyteuma, Cerastium, Potentilla etc., die Tafeln am Schluss zeigen Details dieser Pflanzen. – Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheks-Exemplar mit entsprechenden Stempeln. Papier durchgehend stockfleckig. Die Interimsbroschur beschädigt und fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Oriental Commerce; or the East India Trader's Complete Guide; containing a Geographical and Nautical Description of the Maritime Parts of India, China, Japan, and the nighbouring Countries, including the Easter Islands, and the Trading Stations on the Passage from Europe; With an Account of their respective Commerce, Productions, Coins, Weights, and Measures; their Port Regulations, Duties, Rates, Charges, &c.

      - London, Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, 1825. 8vo. Contemporary full calf, spine ornamented in gilt and with gilt-stamped black morocco lettering-piece; pp. [vi], 586, 21 folding engraved maps, extremities with wear, scattered brown spotting; contemporary ownership inscription cut fom upper margin of the title. Second edition (first, 1813) of an extremely rare work on the practicalities of naval commerce between Britain and the coastal societies east of Africa, with a substantial section on the coasts of Arabia and the Gulf. Kuwait was named Graen then, and Milburn, a sea captain serving the East India Company writes a lengthy section on Articles procurable in the Gulf of Persia, ranging from arsenic to pearls. The last copy on the antiquarian book market appeared at an auction in 2008. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1825 EXQUISITE Jean-Jacques Rousseau French Literature Confessions Heloise Music

      Paris : Chez Dalibon, librairie, 1825-28. - 1825 EXQUISITE Jean-Jacques Rousseau French Literature Confessions Heloise Music “People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau This rare set includes the most famous of Rousseau’s works including Emile, Heloise, Dictionary of Music, and Confessions. Item number: #995 Price: $950 ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. Oeuvres complètes de J.J. Rousseau : avec des éclaircissements et des notes historiques Paris : Chez Dalibon, librairie, 1825-28. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: o Tome 1: Discours o Tome 2: Lettres à d'Alembert o Tomes 3, 4, 5: Emile o Tome 6: Contrat social o Tome 7: Lettres à C. De Beaumont & Lettres de la Montagne o Tomes 8, 9, 10: La nouvelle Héloïse o Tome 11: Botanique-Théâtre o Tome 12: Mélanges o Tomes 13, 14: Dictionnaire de musique o Tome 15: Ecrits sur la Musique o Tomes 16, 17, 18: Les Confessions o Tomes 19, 20: Dialogues o Tomes 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26: Correspondance. • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: French • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 995 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De markt te Nijmegen - Jean Francois Michel Mourot, ca. 1825-1840.

      ?De Markt te Nijmegen?, lithografie vervaardigd ca. 1825-1840 door J.P. Houtman te Utrecht naar een tekening van Jean Francois Michel Mourot (1803-1847). Afm. (voorstelling): 20,8 x 29,1 cm.Eeuwenlang bloeide de handel in Nijmegen. Aan de Waalkade verkocht men verse vis en hoger op de heuvels lagen markten voor koren, laken, eieren, kannen, varkens, groenten, etc. (In veel gevallen herinneren straatnamen hier nog aan.) Van producten die niet per stuk maar per gewicht werden verhandeld, moest natuurlijk het precieze gewicht worden vastgesteld. Omdat handelaren regelmatig sjoemelden met afgeschaafde gewichten, richtten vele steden een waaggebouw op. Daar zag de overheid erop toe dat de handel eerlijk plaatsvond. De waag legde de stad geen windeieren, want over alle gewogen goederen moest men waaggeld afdragen. Al in de middeleeuwen stond op de Grote Markt in Nijmegen een waag, specifiek bedoeld voor het wegen van boter.Deze Boterwaag (op de prent rechts) heeft grote poorten aan de voor- en achterzijden die waren bedoeld om karren naar binnen en weer naar buiten te laten rijden. Op de bovenverdieping zetelde in die tijd de Hoofdwacht. De oorspronkelijke bordestrap van de Waag was in 1756 afgebroken en vervangen door een zuilengalerij; iets dat destijds meer in de smaak viel. (Bij een grondige restauratie in 1886 is de bordestrap teruggeplaatst.)Aan het begin van de 19de eeuw telde Nijmegen iets meer 10.000 inwoners. De schandpaal op Grote Markt werd weggehaald in 1805. De Fransen vertrokken in 1814. Tussen 1832-1833 treft een cholera epidemie de stad: bijna 60 doden.Prijs: ?1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        \"Antichita di Cora descritte disegnate e incise da Luigi Rossini\". Gesamtansicht, im Vordergrund zahlreiche Ruinenreste.

       Kupferstich von Luigi Rossini, um 1825, 47 x 58 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIX. - Der Architekt, Maler und Radierer Luigi Rossini wurde 1790 in Ravenna geboren. Er studierte in Bologna und Rom, wo er 1857 starb. Berühmt wurde er durch seine, an Piranesi angelehnten Architekturblätter. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien

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        A Voyage to Spitzbergen containing an Account of that Country, of the Zoology of the North; of the Shetland Isles; and of the Whale Fisheries. A New edition.

      Edinburgh, Printed for the Author 1825. Small 8vo. (4) + 163 + (1) pp. A small folding map. Private half calf w. raised bands. Some rubbing to the extremities, otherwise very good. Denne utg. er ikke nevt i Schiötz, 557.

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        Table Talk, and other poems.

      London: Printed for John Sharpe, 1825. London:: Printed for John Sharpe, 1825.. 12mo. 204 pp. Engraved plates. Original full tan polished calf, tooled in blind and gilt, raised bands, leather spine label, all edges marbled; rubbed, light wear to extremities, joint repaired with kozo. Bookplate of Oscar Ehrhardt Lancaster. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of Philadelphia. With a title of the fore-edge placed by the artist called on the lower left hand corner of the view. Painted circa 1948-50 by �Stephens�. Carl J. Weber visited Lancaster on May 1, 1954 and inscribed a copy of his book on fore-edge painting to him. Lancaster (b.1887) was a patent lawyer from Pennsylvania, was also a book collector and had a collection of fore-edge paintings.

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        A catalogue of the shells contained in the collection of the late Earl of Tankerville, arranged according to the Lamarckian conchological system; together with an appendix, containing descriptions of many new species.

      London, G. B. Sowerby, 1825. 8vo (22.5 x 14.1 cm). vii, 92, xxxiv, 3 pp., nine hand-coloured engraved plates. Later quarter cloth over contemporary limp boards. Printed paper label on the spine.= This is the work of George Brettingham the First (1778-1854), who bought the collection himself in order to sell it as a whole, or in parts. "Charles Bennet, fourth Earl of Tankerville...formed a shell collection that became famous, particularly after his death when it was put up for sale. It exceeded even the Bligh collection in choice and rare shells for it included some of the best specimens from the Portland Museum and a large part of the Calonne shell collection" (Dance, A History of Shell Collecting, p. 107-108). In all, Dance spent 2 1/2 pages of his 286-page book on the origin, contents, and sale of this collection, underscoring its importance in the history of malacology, and as a source of new species. The last three numbered pages, placed behind the plates, form a prospectus for the "Species Conchyliorum or concise original descriptions and observations, accompanied by figures of ALL the species of Recent shells, with their varieties". This pamphlet is dated January 1, 1831; it was, thus, added later. The "Species Conchyliorum", although introduced in the pamphlet as "This day is published", was begun in 1830, but never made it beyond Vol. I, Part I. with a monograph of the genus Cymba, by W. J. Broderip, and Monographs of the genera Ancillaria, Ovulum and Pandora, by Sowerby himself. Some copies of the Tankerville catalogue contain a different, 2 pp. pre-publication prospectus for the "Species Conchyliorum". Old owner's signature of "James Reid" on front free endpaper. Possibly this is the John Reid who, according to "2.400 years of Malacology", published on nudibranch eggs (1846). Spine skillfully repaired, interior very good. This copy of the Tankerville catalogue contains the 9th plate, which seems to be often missing (fide Junk Cat., 278). Caprotti, p. 220; Not in Nissen ZBI.

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