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        Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes

      London: Boosey and Sons, 1825. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1825 stated 2nd edition, "greatly enlarged and improved". 22 plates (including the hand-colored frontispiece), 7 of them fold-outs. Rubbing and wear to the panels (but still very presentable), very light foxing to the text, light offsetting at the front free endpaper. VG- in its original dark-green cloth. 64mo, 102 pgs. plus publisher's ads and plates at rear.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Reise nach China durch die Mongoley in den Jahren 1820 und 1821.

      Fleischer,, Leipzig, 1825 - Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von J.A.E. Schmidt. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden. 21 x 13,5 cm. XXII, 360 Seiten; VIII, 368 Seiten; VI, 441 Seiten. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln, 2 gefalteten gestochenen Grundrissen und 1 mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Karte. Die Tafeln zeigen Trachten und Schrifttafeln, die Grundrisse zeigen Peking sowie das russische Kloster in Peking, die Karte zeigt den Reiseverlauf. - Timkowski machte sich vor allem durch seine Beschreibung und Kartierung der doppelten Marschroute durch die Wüste Gobi, die er von Kjachta nach Peking und zurück. durchzog (Henze), verdient. - "Das Schicksal verschönerte mein Leben durch ein seltenes, unvergeßliches Ereignis: ich sah China." Mit diesen Worten beginnen die Aufzeichnungen im Reise-Tagebuch von Georg Timkowski (1790-1875), der am 12. September einige Mitglieder der russischen Mission in die Hauptstadt Chinas begleiten soll. Aufgrund eines Sondervertrages zwischen den beiden Staaten sind russische Bürger die einzigen westlichen Ausländer, die zu dieser Zeit auf dem Landweg einreisen dürfen. Vom sibirischen Kiachta, dem günstigsten Ausgangspunkt nördlich der Mongolei, führt ihr Weg direkt südlich nach Urga, dann durch die Wüste Gobi bis zur Karawanenstadt Kalgan und von dort aus in acht Tagen nach Peking, wo sie am 14. Dezember eintreffen. Sechs Monate bleiben Timkowski Zeit, bis er mit anderen Missionaren die Rückreise antritt. Auf "kaiserlichen Befehl und Kosten der Schatzkammer" wird sein Reisebericht 1824 in St. Petersburg herausgegeben. Im Jahr darauf erscheint die deutsche Publikation. - Mongolei. Gerne sende ich Ihnen auf Anfrage ein Bild des Buches/der Bücher. A picture of this book is available on request by email. 1500 g. Einbandkanten gering berieben, Exlibris, Seiten durchgehend etwas braunfleckig, in Band 1 wurde das Inhaltsverzeichnis hinten eingebunden, insgesamt gutes und vollständiges Exemplar. Etwas spätere Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Torsten Skubski]
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        The Holy Bible, contianing the Old and New Testaments: together with the Apocrapha...with Canne's Marginal Notes and References; to which are added, An Index; and Alphabetical Table...of all the Names in the Old and New Testaments, with their significations; Tables of Scripture Weights, Measures, and Coins. (H. & E. Phinney's Stereotype Edition)

      Cooperstown, NY: H. & E. Phinney, 1825 . H. & E. Phinney. Hardcover. Good. Illustrated. Full leather, original red leather label, corners and spine heavily worn with 2 x 3 inch piece of leather missing from tail of spine, inner hinges black taped, textblock split (but holding strong by ties), a few page gatherings pulled, a half dozen pages crudely repaired around edges with a few verses and marginal references consequently covered and illegible, Full refund if not satisfied. The later 1828 Cooperstown edition of this H. & E. Phinney Bible was the one that the founder of Mormonism (Joseph Smith) used in his new translation of the Scriptures.

      [Bookseller: Shelley and Son Books]
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        Cock Robin, A Pretty Painted Toy for Either Girl or Boy; Suited to Children of All Ages

      London: J. Harris & Son, 1825. Wraps. Very good. 12mo. 4 by 7 inches. Printed sewn wraps. 17pp printed on one side only. Each page bears a well-executed hand-colored woodcut illustration of the story, with the printed verse below. Illustration on page 12 has a coffin with a date of 1819; the paper is watermarked 1825 (same page, also page 4). Last age is a listing of Harris's Cabinet of Amusement and Instruction (23 titles), not listing this title. Wraps rubbed and worn, txt with light soil, but still a very good copy of a fragile title.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Biblia Hebraica

      London: Jacob Duncan, 1825. Reprint. Leather Bound. Ex-Library - Good + . Reprint of 1822 edition. 2 vols.: 560; 634 p. 22 cm. Full leather with diced calf boards. Marbled edges and endpapers. Spine is somewhat darker and the colour is uneven. Hinges tender. White mark on spine label of vol. I. Stain on front board of vol. II with a chip in its spine label. Gilt library stamps for "Library of Dr. Bray's Associates" and numbers 19 and 20 on lower spines with ink stamp on title pages. Pastedown bookplates state books given by Dr. Bray's Lending Libraries to the Clerical Lending Library of St. Catharines in the Diocese of Toronto, 1842. (St. Catharine's is now in the Diocese of Niagara). Also bookplates listing rules for the preservation of Dr. Bray's Lending Libraries. English translation of Chapter I of the Book of Isaiah glued to back of title page in vol. II. Latin introduction with Hebrew text. Title page continues: "Secundum Ultimam Editionem Jos. Athiae a Johanne Leusden Denuo recognitam, Recensita, Atque ad Masoram, et Correctiores, Bombergi, Stephani, Plantini, Aliorumque Editiones, Exquisite Adorrrata, Variisque Notis Illustrata, ab Everardo Van Der Hooght, V. D. M. Editio Nova, Recognita, Et Emendata, A Judah D'Allemand." Dr. Thomas Bray was one of the founders of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge in 1698 and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in 1701. He was appointed to preside over ministers sent to Maryland, his acceptance being based upon the proposition that parochial libraries be provided for ministers sent overseas. Bray understood that the lack of available books would be a serious hindrance to ministers too poor to build up their own libraries. Dr. Bray provided 16 libraries for Maryland, including Annapolis, the first lending library in America, which consisted of about 1000 volumes and cost £400. He also founded libraries in Carolina, Rhode Island, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, the Bermudas, the Bahamas, etc. Bray himself donated £500 to these American libraries, the other subscriptions received having fallen short of the amount needed. His efforts to obtain subscriptions for these libraries occasionally met with the remark that "Charity begins at home." Recognizing the justice of this criticism, he began a programme for providing libraries for the home clergy with lending libraries formed throughout England. One of his proposals was that booksellers would provide books for foreign libraries free of charge in return for the purchase of books for local lending libraries. Bray proposed also that the lending libraries should be movable and travel abroad. Because of the possibility of loss, the books would be marked according to what Deanery they belonged. In 1701 he published "Several Circular Letters" that said "I do therefore conclude it equally necessary to have in each parish a Collection of plain practical Books, for the use of the Laity that the Defects of publick Teaching may be supplied this way." George Smith wrote in the Library Association Record: "To initiate so large a design would seem to demand a colossal fortune, to require its proposer to be of the highest rank and influence, and to need the assistance of the State; but it was commenced, and to a great extent carried out, not by any of these means, but by the unselfish sacrifice, the inspiring enthusiasm, and the practical common sense of its originator".

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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        A Sketch of the Life, Condemnation, and Death of the Three Thayers...

      1825. A Murderous Trio of Brothers in Buffalo, New York [Broadside]. [Execution]. [New York State]. A Sketch of the Life, Condemnation, and Death of the Three Thayers, Who Were Hanged at Buffalo, on the 17th of June, 1825, for the Murder of John Love. [Buffalo, NY; S.n.], 1825. 18" x 11 1/2" broadside. Text in two columns, woodcut illustrations of three caskets. Light browning and foxing, vertical and horizontal fold lines, moderate edgewear, two small holes with negligible loss to text, a few early repairs to verso along fold lines. * Nelson, Israel and Isaac Thayer were brothers. Nelson and Israel, farmers who appear to have been lazy, owed a considerable amount of money to John Love, a wealthy bachelor who boarded with Nelson. Unable to clear their debts, the two older brothers enlisted their younger brother, Isaac, to murder Love. The broadside account concludes: "There is probably a parallel case to this in the history of man. It was truly afflicting to see three young men, brothers, thus brought to an ignominious death for a crime committed to gratify a love for idleness and a lust for money. May all others take warning by their example." OCLC locates 3 copies (New-York Historical Society, American Antiquarian Society, University of Michigan, Clements Library).

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        The Every-Day Book

      London: Printed for William Hone, 1825. First edition, without "Volume I" on the title page of Vol. I and with the Explanatory Address. Illustrated. Double column. 2 vols. Thick 8vo. Contemporary cloth spine. paper printed labels and boards. VG. Cruikshank. George. First edition, without "Volume I" on the title page of Vol. I and with the Explanatory Address. Illustrated. Double column. 2 vols. Thick 8vo. Cohn 401

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Gesamtansicht über die Jagst, rechts die Brücke, im Mittelpunkt das Schloß.

       Lithographie, \"Nach d. Nat. gez. u. lith.v. F. Mayer\", um 1825, 26,5 x 40,5 cm. Schefold 249. - Die reizend staffagierte, extrem seltene Ansicht in einem vorzüglichen Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        \"Neuenstadt\". Gesamtansicht mit Blick über den Kocher, rechts Brücke.

       Lithographie \"Nach d. Natur gez. u. lith. v. F. Mayer\", um 1825, 26,5 x 40,5 cm. Schefold 5616. - Aus der Serie \"Ansichten aus dem Kocher und Jagst Thal\". - Auf Japanpapier aufgezogen, links oben nahezu unsichtbarer Einriß. Titelei separat montiert. - Extrem seltene Lithographie. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Floral Emblems

      London: Saunders and Otley, 1825. First edition. Half Morocco. Marbled Boards. . Very Good. 8vo. 22.5 by 15 cm. xvi, 352 pp. With 20 hand-colored floral plates. Contemporary half red morocco, raised bands, gilt floral devices in spine compartments. Slight rubbing on raised bands, and board corners. Light dampstaining on leather, lower edge. Occasional light fox marks and other soiling on leaves. A few insignificant chips to leaves, never affecting text or images. Plates remain bright and fresh, and easily a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        La Henriade, poème de Voltaire, ornée de dessins lithographiques.

      Paris, E. Dubois [Imprimerie de Gaultier-Laguionie] 1825 - in-folio, LX-233 pp., avec 87 planches lithographiées, par Vernet, sous serpentes, dont un frontispice et 86 vues ou portraits d'après Mauzaisse, sur fond teinté, sans la table des planches, chevrette cerise, dos à larges faux-nerfs ornés de fins semis floraux dorés, triples caissons octogonaux dorés avec semis floral à froid dans les entre-nerfs, encadrements de filets dorés et guirlandes à froid sur les plats enserrant une grande plaque géométrique entrecroisée alternant motifs à froid et guirlandes dorées, triple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure, le tout dans emboîtage de carton orange (J. Hering). Rousseurs. Magnifique édition de luxe de la Henriade, agrémentée d'une abondante iconographie reproduisant les acteurs de l'époque et diverses scènes du règne de Henri IV. D'après Bengesco, il existe de cette publication, qui parut en livraisons, deux types d'exemplaires : soit à 87 planches (comme ici), soit à 96. Bengesco I, 438. Exemplaire du baron Laurent-Martin Duval de Fraville (1791-1871), confirmé en 1820 dans son titre de baron, et qui fut homme politique dans la Haute-Marne, avec armes dorées poussées au centre des plats. Bel exemplaire sur papier vélin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        CORI/Latium., "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. Europa, Italien

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        CORI/Latium. "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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Handbuch des Schleswig-Holsteinischen Privatrechts. Bde. 1-5.1 in 6 Bdn. (= alles Erschienene). ALtoa, Hammerich, 1825-1848. Mit 1 gefalt. Stammtafel. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückengoldpräg. u. grünem Farbschnitt (vereinzelt leicht berieben).

      1825 - Niels Nikolaus Falck (1784-1850) war einer der angesehensten Rechtshistoriker seiner Zeit, vor allem sein Handbuch des schleswig-holsteinischen Privatrechts ist bis heute eines der wichtigesten und umfassendsten Werke zur Verwaltungs- und Rechtsgeschichte der Herzogtümer.- Kleiner Namenszug von alter Hand auf Titeln, Spiegel und Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, die ersten beiden Bände sehr vereinzelt mit Marginalien von alter Hand. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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      London: Royal Society, 1825. Original Wraps. Very Good+. Offered is a Very Good+ entire Part III of the Philosophical Transactions for 1824 in plain blue wrappers with date in ink spine, small chips spine tips, mild edge wear, small bookstore sticker front paste-down with off-setting ffep. Pages unopened and ucut. Full title "Observations of the Apparent Distances and Positions of 380 Double and Triple Stars, Made in the Years 1821, 1822, and 1823, and Compares with Those of Other Astronomers; Together with an Account of Such Changes as Appear to Have Taken Place in Them Since Their First Discovery. Also a Description of the Five-Feet Equatorial Instrument Employed in the Observations." 4to. Double stars, essentially discovered by William Herschel were of great interest throughout the nineteenth century - new ones being found and postition measurements made more precise with each improvement in telescope construction. South, working with John Herschel during the years 1821-1823, re-observed the double stars charted originally by William Herschel, mainly for the purpose of detecting position changes. Their observations helped verify the newly recognized orbital motion of these neighboring stars. Their resulting catalog of 380 double stars, presented to the Royal Society in 1834, earned them the gold medal of the Astronomical Society and the grand prize of the Institute France. (DSB 12, p. 552).

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        \"Ansicht der Haupt und Residenz Stadt München von der Mittagseite\". Blick vom Gasteig von Südosten über die Isar auf München, im Vordergrund der Garten der städtischen Versorgungsanstalt für Arme, links das Brunnhaus am Isarberg mit dem Auer Tor, dazu die steinerne Isarbrücke.

       Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, München, um 1825, 24 x 41 cm. Pressler 3,I (von II); Pfister II, 44; Lentner 1105 und 12541; Slg. Proebst 123; Zettler S. 3 und Abb. 20. - Mit ca. 1 cm Rand alt auf leichten Karton aufgezogen. Feines Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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      London: Taylor & Hessey, 1825. viii,352pp. Large octavo. Portrait. Dark green pebbled cloth, printed spine label (similar to Tarr's binding 'b'). Moderate foxing to endsheets, prelims, portrait and terminal leaves, label a bit worn but legible, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of Carlyle's first substantial original book publication, somewhat revised and expanded from its first appearance in the LONDON MAGAZINE. Only one thousand copies were printed. DYER, p.244. NCBEL III.1249. TARR A3.I.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Fine Letter signed to an unnamed correspondent (William Wyndham, 1759-1834, Speaker 1789, Prime Minister 1806-1807, from 1790 1st Baron)

      1825 - saying that "much illness, joined, unfortunately for me, with much business, has prevented me from taking, as I had wished, an earlier opportunity of expressing my thanks to you for the two volumes which you have had the goodness to send to me & also of the lines on Mr Canning. I sincerely condole with you on the severe domestic loss which you mention. I have taken the liberty to direct an L.P. copy (of which a limited number only were printed privately) of a small tract which I have lately published, to be forwarded to you from London .", 2 sides 8vo., ?, 22nd April Lord Grenville's Ministry 'of all the Talents' is chiefly remembered for the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807, though their emancipation had to wait until 1833.

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        UN CONTE PAR JOUR ou la Semaine du Grand-Papa.

      Seven volumes. 150 pages throughout the set. Each volume illustrated with a finely hand-coloured engraved frontispiece. Original embossed paper-covered boards. Contained in the original highly decorated box with hand-coloured title-label to the top. Some slight wear to the box, else an excellent set. Gumuchian 5690.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        I PROMESSI SPOSI: Storia Milanese del Secolo XVII / Scoperta e Rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni (Volumes 2 and 3 only)

      Milano: Presso Vincenzo Ferrario, 1825-1826.. 1825-1826.. Good. - Octavo, brown paper covered boards with gilt-lettered black leather labels on the spines. There is some very light staining to the Vol. 3 covers. The labels are lightly rubbed with chipping to the Vol. 3 label. Half-title, title & 368 pages; and half-title, title & 416 pages. There is scattered foxing throughout the volumes with some rippling to the pages. There is a small piece out of the front edge of the Vol. 2 half-title. The top page corners of Vol. 3 are lightly bumped with small pieces out of the top corners of 3 leaves. Both volumes have a faintly musty smell. Good. <p>Volumes 2 and 3 only of the rare first edition [lacks Volume 1].<p>Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni [1785-1873] was an Italian poet and novelist. I Promessi Sposi [The Betrothed] was his most famous work and is generally regarded as a masterpiece of world literature. The work is also seen as a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento both because of its patriotic message and because of its significance in the development of the modern Italian language.<p>The text is in Italian.

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        Eucalyptographia. A descriptive Atlas of the Eucalypts of Australia and the adjoining islands. First [to] seventh decade. (7 Teile von 10).

      4, 6 S. Einleitung u. 77 lithogr. Taf. m. ca. 80 Textbl., Priv.-HLdr., Bibliotheksbd.: Schildchenspur am Fuss u. auf V.deckel, Stempel a. Vs. u. Titelblatt recto u. verso Kapitale u. Rückenkanten beschabt, Kanten berieben, 2 Tafeln im Bund geschnitten u. m. Transparent-Klebband wieder montiert, 1 Textbl. lose innen sonst tadelloses, frisches Ex. EA. Standardwerk zu den Eukalyptus-Gewächsen des Baron von Müller (1825 - 1896).

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        Album du département du Loiret

      Guyot 1825-1827, Orléans - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THIS SPECTACULAR WORK ON THE LOIRET (the city of Orléans and surroundings), COMPLETE WITH THE RARE SUPPLEMENT. The main work has a lithographed vignette on the title-page and 21 EXTREMELY FINE FULL-PAGE LITHOGRAPHS (of scenery, ruins, towns, and monuments) BY NARCISSE ROMAGNESI AND CHARLES PENSEE, MOST OF WHICH ARE PRINTED ON CHINE APPLIQUE. The supplement (of which the entire text is printed in lithography) has a title-page vignette and two additional full-page lithographs. Printed on very fine wove paper. Large folio (42 cm). Bound in 19th-century pebbled cloth and decorated boards. Traces of wear to binding, INTERNALLY FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH BOTH TEXT PAGES AND LITHOGRAPHS FRESH AND SPOTLESS. A rare book, and extraordinarily rare in such fine condition and complete with the supplement. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        The New Practical Builder and Workman's Companion in Carpentry, Masonry, &c, &c. With the Theory and Practice of the Five Orders, As Employed in Decorative Architecture

      London: Thomas Kelly. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Cover rubbed. Some scattered browning. Text block firm. 1825. [First Edition]. Brown hardback leather cover. 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 596pp. Plates and fold out plans. .

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        Die Auster und die Austernwirthschaft. Berlin, Wiegandt, Hempel and Parey, 1877. 8vo. With full-page wood-engraved map and 9 wood-engravings in text. Original publisher's cloth.

      - BMC NH, p. 1327; DSB IX, pp. 431-432; not in Ekama. Surprisingly rare first edition of a great classic in ecology by Karl August Möbius (1825-1908). Although nominally devoted to oysters, comparing oyster beds and oyster fishing in several regions (the Waddenzee is discussed in several chapters) and discussing the practical implications of introducing new beds on the German coasts, the book is best known and most important for Möbius's view of the oyster beds as an entire ecosystem, a revolutionary idea in 1877. Its influence can still be felt today, and it is still used for the study of coastal ecosystems. Nordenskiöld calls Möbius "the pioneer in this field . . . he has created the modern system and methodics of oecology" (The History of Biology, 1929, p. 559). A. Thienemann, W.N. Sukacev and A. Tansley were clearly influenced by Möbius, an influence also apparent in more recent works by Ally, Dajoz, and Odum.Bookplate inside front cover. Very good copy, binding only very slightly rubbed.

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        Geognostische Umrisse der Rheinländer zwischen Basel und Mainz mit besonderer Rücksicht auf das Vorkommen des Steinsalzes. Nach Beobachtungen entworfen, auf einer Reise im Jahre 1823 gesammelt. Erster und Zweiter Theil (in einem Band). Nebst einem Blatte geognostischer Profile.

      Essen, Bädeker, 1825 - VIII, 324 UND VIII, 444 Seiten. Beide Teile in einem Band! Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Seiten gebräunt und teils wasserfleckig, Text sauber. Detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt. 057 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        Collezione dei monumenti sepolcrali del Cimitero di Bologna

      1825-1827, Bologna 1825 - Pubblicata da Giovanni Zecchi stampatore. 4 tomi in 2 vol. in 8°, raccolta di 160 tavole che raffigurano i monumenti funebri del Cimitero di Bologna, con le relative iscrizioni lapidarie e note illustrative in italiano e francese, con antiporte calcog. e grande pianta ripiegata del Cimitero, due frontespizi in italiano e francese per ogni tomo. Incisioni di Francesco Franceschini, Pietro Romagnoli, Giuseppe Rosaspina, L. Carlini, Antonio Verico e Nicola Mellini. Legatura in mezza pelle, con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, piatti marmorizzati. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        O prirozenosti rostlin aneb Rostlinar: obsahugjcj popsánj a wyobrazenj rostlin podlé radu prirozených zporádané, . ustanowený pro lékare, hogice, hospodáre, umelce, remeslnjky a wychowatele . Djl druhy [erste Hälfte von Teil II dieses Werkes]

      Praha 1825 - OHLWd., 264 Seiten (zwei Lagen falsch eingebunden), kolorierte Tafeln Nr. 1-44 (es fehlt Taf. 37), 24 x 30,5 cm, außer Taf. 37 fehlt auch das Titelblatt, von außen berieben und bestoßen, Seite 1-2 zerknittert und angeschmutzt, ganz vereinzelt Flecken, anfangs leicht wurmfraßspurig, Bindung zw. S. 2 u. 3 gelockert, sonst aber sauber, ohne Anmerkungen, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: cz [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View Near Fort Miller. No. 10 of the Hudson River Port Folio (later No. 9)

      Henry J. Megarey, New York 1825 - 1st state. Aquatint, colored by hand, by John Hill, after W.G. Wall. Sight Size: 16 7/8 x 22 5/8 inches. In white gold leaf frame, close framed, 23 1/8 x 28 7/8 inches. A great example of one of the earliest and finest American printed landscapes This serene landscape portrait looking down the great Hudson River toward West Point is a fine example of the Wall/Hill collaboration in which an apparently straightforward depiction of water, trees, hills and sky creates a rich, evocative mood, a sense of vast calm. In the first state, this is plate 10 and in the subsequent state plate 9. Its text begins: "VIEW NEAR FORT MILLER BRIDGE. / FORT MILLER is a small village in the township of Argyle and Washington county; thirty-seven miles north of Albany, and thirteen south of Sandy-Hill. The great post-road from Albany crosses the bridge at this place. There are some considerable rapids and falls near this place; the latter of which were about eight feet in height when this view of the river was taken. Over these falls it is by no means unusual for raftmen to precipitate their rafts. General Putnam is said to have been the first who tried this daring achievement. A party of Indians came suddenly upon him, as he was lying near the rapids with a bateau and five men. The situation of this village is pleasing; the country about it picturesque; and the soil favourable to cultivation." In the summer of 1820 the Irish-born and trained landscape artist William Guy Wall (1792-after 1864) went on an extended sketching tour of the Hudson River Valley and its environs. A selection of Wall's watercolors recording sights on his tour was engraved by the master printmaker John Hill (1770-1850) in The Hudson River Portfolio, published in New York City by Henry J. Megarey between 1821 and 1825. Long considered a cornerstone in the development of American printmaking and landscape painting, its twenty topographical views cover roughly 212 miles of the 315-mile course of the Hudson River. This undertaking paved the way for a wider public appreciation of landscape in the United States. The first series of prints to make Americans aware of the beauty and sublimity of their own scenery, the seminal Portfolio helped to stimulate national pride and cultural identity. Koke, A Checklist # 92; Deak, Picturing America #320; from New York Historical Society notes to an exhibition.

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        VUES PITTORESQUES D'ITALIE, DESSINEES D'APRES NATURE par M. Coignet, Et Lithographiees par Mlle Villeneuve, MM. Allaux, Bichebois, Deroy, Enfantin, Gue, Gudin, Joly, Sabatier, Villeneuve, etc., etc. 1 Livraison.

      Paris, France: Sazerac et Duval; Dondey-Dupre Pere Et Fils; Mme Brossier, 1825. Title page followed by 60 engraved plates, preceded by a handwritten sheet containing the plate titles. Most of the plates have minor to moderate foxing to the margins only, not affecting the plates. The margin of each plate is stamped with the official seal of Sazerac et Duval. Almost every plate has the original tissue guard laid-in loose. Previous owners' engraved bookplate neatly on the inside front cover Joh. A. v. Gerdten. The leather spine and board edges are moderately to heavily worn, remaining intact and attractive, with a marbled paper-covered interior panel on the boards. This volume measures over 21 inches tall by 15 inches wide. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Folio.

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        Tausend und Eine Nacht. Arabische Erzählungen. Zum erstenmal aus einer Tunesischen Handschrift ergänzt und vollständig übersetzt von Max. Habicht, F. H. van der Hagen und Karl Schall.

      Breslau, Josef Max, 1825. - Small 8vo. 15 vols., uniformly bound in near-contemporary half calf with gilt spine and red spine labels. First printing of this German edition, based on a complete translation prepared by Antoine Galland (1646-1715). The so-called "Galland ms." which he had bought in 1701 is the oldest Arabic text extant (dating from 1450 or later). Maximilian Habicht (1775-1839) lived in Paris for a decade as a member of the Prussian delegation. He knew vernacular Arabic well and separately published an edition of the Arabic text of the "Nights" (cf. Fück). - Slightly browned; bookplates of the Viennese collector Rudolf Jelinek on pastedowns; collector's stamps to titles. Chauvin IV, 248. Hayn/Gotendorf V, 276. Cf. Fück 157. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Memoirs of Samuel Pepys

      , 1825. 1825. First Edition . PEPYS, Samuel. Memoirs of Samuel Pepys… Comprising His Diary From 1659 to 1669, Deciphered… And a Selection from His Private Correspondence. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke. London: Henry Colburn, 1825. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full calf sympathetically rebacked in calf-gilt, red and green morocco spine labels, raised bands, original marbled endpapers and edges. $2600.First edition of Samuel Pepys

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        A Sketch of the Life, Condemnation, and Death of the Three Thayers...

      1825. A Murderous Trio of Brothers in Buffalo, New York [Broadside]. [Execution]. [New York State]. A Sketch of the Life, Condemnation, and Death of the Three Thayers, Who Were Hanged at Buffalo, on the 17th of June, 1825, for the Murder of John Love. [Buffalo, NY, S.n., 1825. 18" x 11 1/2" broadside. Text in two columns, woodcut illustrations of three caskets. Light browning and foxing, vertical and horizontal fold lines, moderate edgewear, two small holes with negligible loss to text, a few early repairs to verso along fold lines. $2,850. * Nelson, Israel and Isaac Thayer were brothers. Nelson and Israel, farmers who who appear to have been lazy, owed a considerable amount of money to John Love, a wealthy bachelor who boarded with Nelson. Unable to clear their debts, the two older brtohers enlisted their younger brother, Isaac, to murder Love. The broadside account concludes: "There is probably a parallel case to this in the history of man. It was truly afflicting to see three young men, brothers, thus brought to an ignominious death for a crime committed to gratify a love for idleness and a lust for money. May all others take warning by their example." OCLC locates 3 copies (New-York Historical Society, American Antiquarian Society, University of Michigan, Clements Library).

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        Tulip watercolour - Anonymous, c. 1825.

      PORTERT VAN EEN OPEN GELE TULPGouache van de hand van een vermoedelijk Hollandsche meester, vervaardigd rond 1825. Het papier is van een watermerk voorzien ?J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1824??.Prijs: ? 1.950,- (incl. lijst).

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        Venice - Christian Gottlob Hammer after Zygmunt Vogel, 1825.

      RARE VIEW OF VENICE ?Ansicht von Venedig?, rare aquatint in original hand colouring by Christian Gottlob Hammer after a drawing by Zygmunt Vogel, published c. 1825 by Kunstverlag L. von Kleist in Dresden. Size: 36,7 x 52,7 cm (view)Zygmunt Vogel (1764-1826) studied in Kiel before returning to Warsaw to work in the studio of King Stanis?aw II August. He travelled on a royal scolarschip to Cracow and the surrounding area to paint landscapes of the local countryside. In the period from 1785-86 he painted dozens of views of Warsaw. From 1787-1800 he travelled the length and breadth of Poland, painting watercolours of castles, ruins, old villages and family homes. He was Poland?s second most important painter of views. In 1790 he fought for his country and after the war, in 1804, he was appointed Pofessor of Architecture at the military academy. In 1817 he was appointed professor of art at Wasaw University by Tsar Alexander I, and decorated the following year.Christian Gottlob Hammer (1779-1854) was an influential German landscape painter and engraver.Price: ?2.250,- (incl. frame, excl. VAT/BTW).

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        Allgemeine Auflösung der Aufgabe: die Theile einer gegebnen Fläche auf einer andern gegenen Fläche so abzubilden, dass die Abbildung dem Abgebildeten in den kleinsten Theilen ähnlich ist.

      Altona: Hammerich, 1825. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. In: Schumacher's Astronomische Abhandlungen, 1825, 3. Heft, pp. 1-30, Altona, Hammerich- und Heineking'sche Buchdruckerey. Whole volume: 3 parts (Heft 1 to 3), all published, 1823-25, 8vo. (228 x 178 mm), [4], 58, [2] pp.; [6], 112 pp.; [4], 100 pp., with 3 of 12 engraved plates only (lacks all 9 plates in part 2). Contemporary cloth (soiled, foot of spine damaged, head of spine heavily bumped), pages browned (titles stronger) and somewhat soiled, repair to lower margin of plate 3 of part 3, minor, mainly marginal dampstaining to vol. 2. The Gauss paper is complete in itself. ---Kirchner 3475. - Peschel, Gesch. der Erdkunde S. 669. ADB XXXIII 32. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of a prize essay by "The Prince of Mathematics" who also devoted much of his time to astronomy and magnetism. The problem solved here is the method of conformal mapping allowed surfaces to be bent onto another given surface without stretching or tearing.It is contained in a complete volume of Astronomische Abhandlungen herausg. von H. C. Schumacher, 3 parts. Altona, 1823-25, which also contains important contributions by Wilhelm Olbers (Verzeichnis aller bisher berechneten Cometenbahnen), Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (Beitrag zur Kometentheorie) and Jos. Fraunhofer (Détermination du pouvoir réfringent et dispersif de différentes espèces de verre..., Theorie der Höfe, Nebensonnen und verwandter Phänomene...) --- Schumacher, Freund Gauss' gründete das erste astronomische Fachjournal Deutschlands. Enthält Beiträge von Wilhelm Olbers (Verzeichnis aller bisher berechneten Cometenbahnen), Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (Beitrag zur Kometentheorie) und Jos. Fraunhofer (Détermination du pouvoir réfringent et dispersif de différentes espèces de verre..., Theorie der Höfe, Nebensonnen und verwandter Phänomene..., Vergl. Darmstädter S. 359) u.a. Es fehlen die 9 Kupfertafeln in Heft 2. Good.

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        Danske Fortaellinger.

      Trykt hos Andreas Seidelin, Kjobenhavn [Kopenhagen] 1825. - in dänischer Sprache, 8°, Halbledereinband, X und 392 Seiten first print of this important piece of Danish litterature. Einband stark berieben, am Rücken kleine Läsur, Ecken bestossen; Block stock- und fingerfleckig, erste Seiten eselsohrig; sonst gut.

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        Selections From the Various Authors Who Have Written Concerning Brazil; More Particularly Respecting the Captaincy of Minas Geraes, and the Gold Mines of That Province

      Effingham Wilson, London 1825 - Finest copy available of this scarce title. This edition is bound in full leather, with marbled endpapers, decorative stamping on the cover, gilt stamping on the edges of the boards, raised bands on the spine and gilt lettering on a leather spine label. Text is clean and crisp; light wear to spine at bottom. Frontispiece is a map of the Minas Geraes region of Brazil. 182 pages, including references; approx. 6"x8". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rapport fait à l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Sur la partie Zoologique du Voyage autour du Monde...

      Paris: Pillet aîné, 1825. Octavo, 16 pp., quarter calf. Rare report by Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire on the zoological volume of the Freycinet voyage publication, including some personal observations on the mammals of Australia.The Zoologique section of the voyage publication was prepared by Jean René Constant Quoy and Joseph Paul Gaimard, physicians and naturalists accompanying the expedition, and was published in 16 livraisons between 1824 and 1826. In this report, the eminent naturalist and savant critiques the publication, summarising the chapters and adding his own notes and observations. Originally prepared for inclusion in the Revue encyclopédique (1825, volume 26), it was separately printed in this form by the Parisian publishers Pillet to encourage sale of the Zoologique and other upcoming volumes of the Freycinet voyage publication. Effectively it forms a prospectus for the Zoologique, distributed gratis by Pillet to likely buyers.In his report Saint-Hilaire comments on the remarkable mammals of New Holland, including the possum, potoroo and kangaroo, remarking on the remarkable quality and colour of its pelt: '...le kanguroo laineux; cette derniére espèce est surtout très-remarquable par la qualité de son poil, rappelant tout-à-fait celui de la vigogne par la vivacité de sa teinte (le roux ferrugineux), et par sa finesse et son abondance'. Interestingly, Saint-Hilaire also makes a passing reference to Australia's first professional artist John Lewin: 'Cependant peut-être faudra-t-il revenir aux premières vues de M. Lewin dessinateur et graveur sur les lieux mêmes, à Sydney'.Saint-Hilaire was a towering figure of French science, appointed professor of quadrupeds, cetaceans, birds, reptiles and fish at the Musée d'histoire naturelle in 1793 at the young age of twenty-one. He travelled with Napoleon's campaign to Egypt, but it was his long study of the museum's mammalian collection that made him famous, and led to comparisons with Cuvier (although the two men fell out in 1829). During his tenure he published a series of articles and monographs on the platypus.

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        Travels in South America

      1825. First Edition . CALDCLEUGH, Alexander. Travels in South America, During the Years 1819-20-21; Contains an Account of the Present State of Brazil, Buenos Ayres, and Chile. London: John Murray, 1825. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary full brown calf rebacked, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, burgundy and olive morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $3500.First edition of this important piece of South American travel literature, with nine aquatint plates, one beautifully hand-colored, and two large hand-colored folding maps of South America, in contemporary calf boards.“CaldcleughÂ’s work has great documentary value. An excellent and impartial observer, he describes Rio de Janeiro with great accuracy and studies the social, agricultural, financial and political situation in Brazil. The part referring to the mines in Minas Geraes is of great interest. The first volume contains two very beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro.” (Borba de Moraes I:144). “An example of the very important travel literature of the period” (Griffin 3455). This work also includes appendices on matters such as meteorology, the slave trade, and shipping. Without half-titles. Abbey Travel 699. Sabin 9877. Armorial bookplates.Occasional foxing and offsetting mainly to preliminaries and fragile maps, small closed tears at map stubs, only light wear to boards, small stain to spine. A near-fine copy.

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        Wall map of the world - Eustache Hérison, 1825.

      WALL MAP OF THE WORLD MAP FROM THE AGE OF DISCOVERY?La Mappe Monde ou le Globe Terrestre Repr?sent? en deux H?misph?res, l?un Oriental, l'autre Occidental, o? sont marqu?es Les D?couvertes les plus r?centes Faites par Mackenzie, Vancouver, La P?rouse, Bruce, Renell, Mungo-Park, Joub Barrow et Le Vaillant?. Double-hemisphere wall map of the world, copper engraving on 2 joined leaves, by Eustache H?risson. Revised edition published in Paris by Basset, 1825. Size: 90 x 119 cm. (hemispheres each ? 60,5 cm). Coloured by a later hand.Very rare world map, precisely engraved and filled with finely rendered detail in the interior and along coastlines. The map includes the latest information from the discoveries of Captain Cook, who?s three voyages are chronicled.This revised edition is an update of earlier and smaller editions of the map (the first being issued in 1795) with the most recent discoveries added. The explorers Lap?rouse, Alexander Mackenzie, George Vancouver, James Bruce, James Renell, Mungo Park, John Barrow and Fran?ois Le Vaillant are mentioned in the caption and their respective voyages indicated on the map.About the explorers:James Cook (1728-1779) joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years? War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment in both Cook?s career and the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HMS Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages.On his voyages to the Pacific Captain Cook achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. In three voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions.Compte Lap?rouse (1741 ? 1788?) was appointed in 1785 by Louis XVI to lead an expedition around the world. The expedition?s aims were to complete the Pacific discoveries of James Cook, correct and complete maps of the area, establish trade contacts, open new maritime routes and enrich French science and scientific collections. His ships were the Astrolabe and the Boussole. They were to explore both the north and south Pacific, including the coasts of the Far East and of Australia, and send back reports through existing European outposts in the Pacific.Alexander Mackenzie (1764 - 1820) was a Scottish explorer known for his overland crossing of what is now Canada to reach the Pacific Ocean in 1793.Captain George Vancouver (1757 ?1798) was an English officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his 1791?95 expedition, which explored and charted North America?s northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. He also explored the Hawaiian Islands and the southwest coast of Australia.James Bruce (1730 ? 1794) was a Scottish traveller and travel writer who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and Ethiopia, where he traced the origins of the Blue Nile.James Rennell (1742 ?1830) was the leading British geographer of his time. Rennell constructed the first nearly accurate map of India. Todays he is known as the ?Father of Indian Geography?.Mungo Park (1771 ? 1806) was a Scottish explorer of the African continent. He was the first Westerner known to have travelled to the central portion of the Niger River.John Barrow (1764-1848) was an English statesman and one of the greatest promoters of British exploration. Most notably were his expeditions to West Africa and the North Polar Region with attempts to find a Northwest Passage from east to west through the Canadian Arctic.Fran?ois Le Vaillant (1753 ?1824) was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, noted ornithologist, and traveller of Africa.Price: ?3.250,-.

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        Illustrations of the Book of Job.

      London: [plates dated] 1825 [but published 1826]. Folio, 320 x 254 mm, engraved title and 21 plates. Proofs on India paper mounted on handmade paper, some leaves watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1825. Matted, a brilliant set, with the original printed label preserved. First edition, limited to 150 proof sets (65 sets were also printed on French paper, and 100 sets on drawing paper with the word ‘proof’removed). This is the finest set of the proofs I have ever seen, and far outshines the other two original printings and the later re-issue. The India paper set is the best printing of these famous plates which comprise Blake’s major single achievement as a printmaker after the illuminated books. Illustrations of the Book of Job was Blake’s last completed prophetic book: the text, a series of biblical quotations, is above and below each image. “It was produced while Blake was still working on Jerusalem, his most obscure book; yet the illustrations are Blake’s most lucid; and they are the supreme example of his reading the Bible in its spiritual sense” (S. Foster Damon, A Blake Dictionary, p. 217). “The modest size of the central panels does not prevent them from ranking with the supreme masterpieces of graphic art” (Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England #8).

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        Memoirs of Samuel Pepys

      1825. First Edition . PEPYS, Samuel. Memoirs of Samuel PepysÂ… Comprising His Diary From 1659 to 1669, DecipheredÂ… And a Selection from His Private Correspondence. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke. London: Henry Colburn, 1825. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full calf sympathetically rebacked in calf-gilt, red and green morocco spine labels, raised bands, original marbled endpapers and edges. $2600.First edition of Samuel PepysÂ’ entertaining and influential diary, illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of Pepys and 13 other engraved plates, in contemporary boards.Secretary to the Admiralty during the reigns of Charles II and James II, Samuel Pepys ""made no scruple of committing his most secret thoughts to paper. It is a human document, illustrating the manners and habits of the age"" (Rosenbach 33:281). He commenced his diary at age 27 and, for fear of losing his eyesight, ended it nine years later, but not before filling six volumes with closely written shorthand. The diary languished in the Magdalene College library until the Reverend John Smith deciphered its text between 1819-22. It was first published in 1825. ""To read Pepys is to be transported immediately into his world. His diary is not so much a record of events as a recreation of them. Not all the passages are as picturesque as the famous set pieces in which he describes Charles II's coronation or the Great Fire of London, but there is not an entry which does not in some degree display the same power of summoning back to life the events it relatesÂ… Throughout the diary Pepys writes mainly as an observer of people. It is this that makes him the most human and accessible of diarists, and that gives the Diary its special quality as a historical record"" (Latham, The Illustrated Pepys, 7). ""The best book of its kind in the English languageÂ… Pepys is marvelously entertaining: the times and the man peep out in a thousand odd circumstances and amusing expressionsÂ… The ablest picture of the age in which the writer lived, and a work of standard importance in English Literature"" (Allibone, 1557). Illustrated with 14 engraved plates, including frontispiece portrait of Pepys and folding plan of the Dutch fleet. Volume I with Table of Contents bound between pages viii and ix. Grolier 100. Lowndes, 1828. Small bookplates of New York magazine publisher Ormond G. Smith.Volume I with scattered light foxing; Volume II generally clean. Top margin of both title pages restored. Modest abrasions to boards. An attractive, extremely good copy.

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        A Review of the Financial Situation of the East-India Company in 1824.

      London: for Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen,, 1825. Octavo in half-sheets (211 x 127 mm). Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, raised bands, red morocco label, marbled sides, sprinkled edges. Bound with the half-title. Armorial bookplate of Archibald Trotter to the front pastedown. Head of spine chipped, joints and corners rubbed, front joint superficially cracked, but firm, turn-ins offset to binder's blanks, pale spotting to prelims, dedication leaf lightly creased, very small hole to fore margin of sig. 2B4, the text unaffected. A very good copy. First edition, scarce. From the library of Archibald Trotter of Dryden (1789-1868), employee of the Bengal civil service from 1806, the year of Tucker's disgrace and imprisonment, until his retirement 1840, after which he served as a magistrate for Midlothian. Tucker (1771/2-1851) sailed to Calcutta in 1786 and held a variety of clerical appointments before joining the Bengal civil service in 1792, where he drafted plans for establishing a bank (later realised in the Bank of Bengal). He served as accountant-general from 1801 to 1806, when he was convicted for the attempted rape of a former colleague's wife, though the affair had remarkably little effect on his career. Following his release from a six-month prison sentence he held a variety of further posts before leaving India permanently in 1815. "In 1826 Tucker was elected a director of the East India Company and, apart from the obligatory years of exclusion, remained on the court until his death in 1851, devoting great energy to issues of Indian administration. As a tory who had first served under the paternalistic reigns of Cornwallis and Wellesley, he spearheaded the conservative reaction to the radical anti-landlord revenue settlements of the 1830s and rallied support against the prolonged assault of missionaries and free-traders on the company's privileges. He also led the company's opposition to the annexation of Sind and the First Afghan War. In recognition of his application and remarkably broad experience, he was elected chairman of the company in 1834 and again in 1847" (ODNB).

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