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        The First Part of the 28th Homily of the Church of England

      

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        Das Glaetzer Gebirge. aufgenommen oberhalb Herzogswalde bei Mittelwalde.'.

      - altkolorierte Umrissradierung v. J. Rieden b. C. Mattis in Schmiedeberg, um 1825, 32 x 51,5 Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVIII, S. 320 (Riede(n) war Landschaftszeichner u. Lithograph (* um 1858 in Schmiedeberg) u. gab mit E.W. Knippel gro

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        The principles of political economy:

      8vo., (iii) - x + 423 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title else a very good copy bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rebacked in cloth, corners worn.Publisher: Edinburgh: printed for William and Charles Tait; and Longman and Co., LondonYear: 1825Edition: First edition.

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        Lettres

      - Paris, Charles Gosselin & Charles Froment, 1825. 4 volumes in-16, XXVII-[1]-214p, 231p, 220p & 208p. Splendide

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        Die Myriapoden. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben.Halle, H.W. Schmidt, 1863. 2 volumes. Large 8vo (24 x 15.5 cm). With 119 illustrations on 118 lithographed plates (figures CVII & CVIII on 1 plate), all coloured by hand. Contemporary blind-blocked dark green cloth, title in gold on spine.

      - Nissen, ZBI, 2254; not in Horn & Schenkling. First edition of a nicely illustrated work on myriapods by the German entomologist Carl Ludwig Christian Koch (1825-1908). It gives a physical description of many different myriapods, often with a short remark of their habitat, and almost all species are depicted in the plates, often life-size. Koch was specialized in arachnology, publishing several works on the subject including Aegyptische und Abyssinische Arachniden (1875), Die Arachniden Australiens (1871) and Die Arachniden-Familie der Drassiden (1866).Some occasional foxing and slightly browned in the margins, otherwise in good condition. Bindings only very slightly rubbed along the spine.

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        Beauty and the Beast. An Old Tale New-Told, with Pictures

      London : Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle A fair copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with 10 colour plates and numerous line drawings by Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825-1916). Undated but probably late 1800's, being a reissue of her edition first printed in 1875. Beauty and the Beast is said to be one of her best works, with beautiful imagery and colouring. The binding has been rebacked so is sound and clean but there are faded patches to both boards. The original endpapers are present, with repair. Contents have occasional light grubby marking and there are some repaired page edge tears. There is some light staining to the edge of some pages and plates - presumably where the book has got damp. The staining does not affect the plate image, simply the surround, and where present is normally the bottom outer corner, although the frontispiece has light stains to the top margin as well. We would be happy to supply images of all the plates if you would like to check condition further. A rare and beautiful work.

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        The Life of an Actor ... The poetical descriptions by T. Greenwood ... FIRST EDITION. Tall 8vo.

      C.S. Arnold. 1825 Col. front. & plates by Theodore Lane, illus. engraved by Thompson; one plate guard torn & repaired. Handsome full crimson morocco by Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd, gilt spine, borders & dentelles. a.e.g. v.g.Arnott & Robinson 2372. The successful career of Proteus, dedicated to Edmund Kean.

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        Das neue Museum nebst dem Zeughaus mit der Aussicht nach der neuen Schloßbrücke in Berlin.

      - kol. Lithographie v. W.H. ( Druck Königl. Lith. Institut ) n. H. Hintze b. Lüderitz in Berlin, dat. 1825, 28 x 45,5 Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgrafik, Nr. 50 ( mit falscher Datierung ); Kiewitz, Nr. 587.- Sehr seltenes Blatt, entstanden während der Erbauung des Neuen ( heute altes ) Museum. Der Betrachter steht vor dem Lustgarten und blickt zum Alten Museum, links das Zeughaus und Blick über die Schloßbrücke zur Staatsoper. - Mit einem restaurierten Einriß im unteren Rand, ca. 10 cm. in die Abbildung gehend.

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        Collezione dei monumeti sepolcrali del cimitero di Bologna. Collection des monumens sépolcraux du cimetière de Bologne. Unito a: Descrizione della Certosa di Bologna ora cimitero comunale.

      Bologna, Contrada Porta Nuova, 1825, 1827, 1829, 1842, cinque volumi in-8vo belle legature coeve in mezza pelle con titoli e fregi dorati ai dorsi, cinque antiporte litografiche figurate tutte diverse tra loro, cinque doppi frontespizi in lingua italiana e francese, pp. (8) con 172 tavole incise in rame e protette da velina originale, ciascuna con una pagina descrittiva di testo latino a fronte, + tre tavole incise (relative solo alle parti III e IV) pp. 60 + 48 + 48 + 50 + 12 contenenti la descrizione italiana delle tavole, Avvertimento, Elenco degli associati, Indice dei nomi e errata. Rilegato insieme al quinto volume la Descrizione della Certosa..., idem, 1828, con antiporta litografica illustrata, pp. XLVIII con otto tavole incise in rame (tutte afferenti alla cerosa) e una grande tavola più volte ripiegata in fine "Pianta della Certosa di Bologna ridotta a cimitero comunale". In buono stato di conservazione, buona e marginosa copie. Qualche traccia di umidità nel quinto volume.

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        Beitrag zur Geschichte des Schwedischen Krieges in den Jahren 1808 und 1809. Nach einem amtlichen, mit Aktenstücken begleitete Berichte herausgegeben von J. Ritter von Xylander. Aus der Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft und Geschichte des Krieges besonders abgedruckt.

      - Berlin und Posen, Ernst Siegfried Mittler, 1825. 8:o. (2),+ 114 s. Titelbladet med lagerfläckar, annars enstaka småfläckar. Häftad, oskuren och ouppsprättad, med tryckt originalomslag. Fläck på främre omslaget. Fint exemplar ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 3773. Detta är en översättning av J. R. von Xylander till tyska av det historiska avsnittet i Tibells ?Underdåniga embetsberättelse, då han nedlade befattningen som konungens tjenstgörande generaladjuntant?, som trycktes i ?Krigsvetenskapsakademiens handlingar? 1818-21 (1822), s. 42-205. Gustaf Wilhelm af Tibell (1772-1832) var militär och historiker. Under 1808-1809 års krig fungerade han närmast som ÖB för svenska krigsmakten. Han var en stor beundrare av Frankrike och Napoleon och skildes därför 1812 från sina militära uppdrag. Hans mångsidighet gjorde att han bl.a. invaldes i KVA 1805. 1826 utgav han ?Seraphimer ordens historia? och 1827 var han inblandad i planerna på ett svenskt diplomatarium.

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        Topographisch-historische Beschreibung der Stadt Mühlhausen in Thüringen : Aus verschiedenen alten Handschriften zusammengetragen. Mit einem Plane und Grundrisse nebst Abbildungen der Kirchen etc.

      Lithogr. Titel, XXIV (Liste der Subskribenten u. Inhaltsverz.), VIII (Thore- Kirchen- u. Strassenverz.), 432 S., in Fraktur, mit 16 einfarbigen u. 5 kolor. Lithographien. 8, Ledereinband, Rundum-Goldschnitt, Goldprägungen, Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, Seiten alters- sowie papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, Name im Vorsatz und als Prägung auf dem Buchdeckel, Buchblock teilweise gelöst, antiquarisch gut erhaltenes Exemplar, ANGEBUNDEN: Beschreibung des Popperoder Brunnens und seiner Umgebung nebst auserlesenen, an beiden Secularbrunnenfesten theils abgesungenen, theils vorgetragenen Gedichten und musilkalischen Beilagen. Hierzu das Bildniß des Burgenmeisters Gregorius Fleischhauers und einer Abbildung des Popperoder Brunnenfestes (diese zwei Bilder wohl in ersten Teil des Buches eingebunden). Mühlhausen, Röbling 1825. 22 S.- Laden klein 8

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        THE WORKS OF FRANCIS BACON, Lord Chancellor of England.

      London. William Pickering 1825-1834 - 16 volumes octavo 9x6 inches. VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN NEAR PERIOD FULL POLISHED CALF GILT, spine in six compartments, lettered in 2 with red and green contrasting leather lettering labels and elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder. Title to volume one slightly toned and minor rubbing to some boards but otherwise a very good set in a fine binding. Engraved portrait and an engraved leaf of script. A new edition by Basil Montagu, Esq. Considered to be the definitive edition of Bacon's works. Bookplate of Edward Coleman. Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, 1561 – 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. The Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship holds that he wrote the plays which were publicly attributed to William Shakespeare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur les intégrales définies, prises entre des limites imaginaires.

      Paris: Chez de Bure Frères, 1825. First edition of this very rare memoir in which "Cauchy began to lay the foundations of the general theory of analytic functions of a complex variable and their integration by residues." (Landmark Writtings in Western Mathematics, ch. 28). "This paper is considered by many as his most important, and one of the most beautiful in the history of science" (Kline, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, p. 637); Cauchy begins the present work by giving a definition of a definite integral for which the limits are complex rather than real numbers, attempting to imitate the definition he had given for real limits in his Résumé des Leçons (1823). This led him to define the integral of a complex function f(z) over an arbitrary path in the complex plane (in modern terminology). The main theorem, which he derived from the Cauchy-Riemann differential equations by means of variational calculus, asserted that in a domain of regularity of f(z) such an integral depended only on the endpoints of the path, and not on the path itself. This is the famous Cauchy integral theorem, the foundation of modern complex function theory. "Cauchy next attacks the problem of what happens when f(z) has a singularity at a point lying between the two paths along which the integral is evaluated... Cauchy deals first with the case where the singularity is a simple pole... he splits f(z) into two parts, one of which is a simple rational expression, reproducing the behaviour of f(z) near the singularity, and the other a well-behaved function, which makes no contribution to the difference between the two integrals... the device of splitting the function in this way appears to come from Ostrogradsky, who had used a similar device in an unpublished paper dated 24 July 1824 and was working closely with Cauchy at the time. Cauchy then goes on to deal with the case where the pole of f(z) between the paths is a multiple one... In every case he concludes that the difference between the integrals is ±2?if0, where f0 is precisely what he was later to call the 'residue' of f(z) at the singularity. "Shortly after proving these results Cauchy suddenly introduces, without any prior warning except a brief mention in his preliminary abstract, some geometrical language in describing his results (art. 9) ... up to this point he had mistrusted its use, feeling that it would tend to disguise the general validity of analytic methods... He seems to feel, indeed, that some of the ideas appearing in the present context can be expressed more concisely by admitting some geometrical terminology" (Landmark Writings, p. 388). The present memoir must be distinguished from Cauchy's Mémoire sur les intégrales définies, submitted to the Académie des Sciences on 22 August 1814 but not published until 1827. The 1814/1827 memoir was an attempt to justify methods that had been used by Euler, Laplace and others to evaluate certain definite integrals, methods which (again in modern terminology) involved shifting the path of integration from the real into the complex domain. Cauchy's main result was a primitive version of the integral theorem which allowed integration only along rectangular paths with sides parallel to the real or imaginary axes, since the limits on the definite integrals he considered were always real numbers. Moreover, the integrands in the 1814/1827 paper were real functions - complex functions had to be dealt with by splitting them into their real and imaginary parts. Finally, geometrical language was nowhere used in the 1814/1827 paper. The present memoir was presented to the Académie on 28 February 1825, in a manuscript which is still preserved in the Académie's pochette for that meeting. It came out in August in a print run of 500 copies. It may be regarded as the herald of his journal Exercices de mathématiques, which began to appear from De Bure in 1826. Over the decades its form of publication made it inaccessible, so that it received a reprint in the Bulletin des Sciences Mathématiques in 1874 (a version which some historians - e.g. Kline - falsely take to be its first publication). (See Grattan-Guinness, Convolutions in French Mathematics 1800-1840, Vol. II. p. 766.) DSB III: 137-9; Grattan-Guinness, Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, Ch. 28 (by F. Smithies); for a very detailed analysis of the work, see Smithies, Cauchy and the Creation of Complex Function Theory, Ch. 4. 4to (247 x 197 mm), contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, manuscript paper label to spine, blind stamp of the Berlin State Library to the front board, rubber stamp of the same to verso of the title, stamped out and sold as a duplicate in 1936, pp. [iv] 68.

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        The COOK'S ORACLE Containing RECEIPTS FOR PLAIN COOKERY on the Most Economical Plan For Private Families

      Evert Duyckinck, George Long, E. Bliss & E. White., New York 1825 - [2] [v-xii] 371 pages. 19 x 11 cm. (Title conclusion) Also The Art of Composing the Most Simple and Most Highly Finished Broths, Gravies, Soups, Sauces, Store Sauces, and Flavoring Essences: Pastry, Preserves, Puddings, &c. and An Easy, Certain, and Economical Process for preparing PICKLES, By which they will be ready in a Fortnight, and remain good for Years. The Quantity of each Article is ACCURATELY STATED BY WEIGHT AND MEASURE; The whole being the result of ACTUAL EXPERIMENTS Instituted in the Kitchen of a Physician. The whole work has again been carefully revised, by the author of "THE ART OF INVIGORATING LIFE BY FOOD," &c. "Miscuit utile dulci." The author, William Kitchiner M.D. (1775-1827), was a wealthy physician of London who did not practice his profession but was a food, science, and music enthusiast. An early devotee of mastication (Masticate, denticate, chump, grind, and swallow), Kitchiner purportedly did most of his own cooking and cleaning. First published in 1817, this extensive guide for the domestic cook took the UK and US by storm, making Kitchiner a household name and an inspiration for many later cookbook authors, including Mrs. Beeton who lifted a number of her recipes directly from his book. Owner's inscription on title page. Rebound, with one page of index missing. Usual foxing throughout. [LOWENSTEIN 99] Faux quarter bound, gray boards with white spine. Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs. Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by John Smith of St. John's College, Cambridge, from the Original Short-hand MS in the Pepysian Library, and a Selection from his Private Correspondence. Edited by Richard, Lord Braybrooke.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1825 - 2 volumes, large quarto. Uncut in original drab paper boards, printed paper labels to spines. Each volume housed in a custom blue cloth solander box with gilt-lettered spine. Volume 1: c20 book-label of collector Perry Molstad to front pastedown, joints cracked but holding, small mark to front board, pale spotting to sigs. C-3N and a few small nicks and chips to edges, as usual in untrimmed books, slightly longer closed tear to fore edge of sig. 2N2, the text unaffected, sig. b4 browned in fore margin, the vignette spared, small mark to lower margin of Index p. xxii. Volume 2: contemporary ownership inscription of ?William Beebey to front pastedown, covers slightly marked overall, extremities rubbed, tips lightly bumped, superficial splitting to front joint, p. 282 very slightly marked, else internally clean. Box joints split and frayed. Withal a very good copy, entirely unrestored in its original binding. Engraved portrait frontispiece after Godfrey Kneller, 12 plates including portraits, genealogies, facsimiles and views, of which one double-page, all with tissue-guards; engraved vignette portrait to volume 1 p. xv, similar vignette of the "Loving Cup" to p. xlii. First edition of this key historical record of Restoration London, which remained unprinted for more than 150 years after its original composition. The text was painstakingly deciphered from Pepys's shorthand by a penniless student who did not realise that the manual for the system, Thomas Shelton's Tutor to Tachygraphy (1642), was easily accessible in his own college library. Pepys's diary is the chief source for our knowledge of day-to-day life in Restoration London, but it is much more than just a record of quotidian life: "As a diarist he is simply the best there was, with the good fortune to be close to the centre of momentous events" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fasane im Walde. Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte.

       Schönes kleines Ölgemälde des bekannten Künstlers (*1825 Dresden - 1899 München )- Gezeigt werden 2 Fasane im Wald, im Hintergrund ein Hase. Bildmaß: 13 x 21 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), alt und aufwendig gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 25 x 34,5 cm ), links zur unteren Bildmitte hin mit *Ockert* signiert, undatiert. Verso mit altem Klebezettel der Galerie Beckmann, Hannover. Das Gemälde etwas berieben, mit einigen kleinen Abplatzungen, der Rahmen geringfügig beschädigt. Insgesamt aber guter Zustand. ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Künstlerlexikon ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ockert, Ölgemälde, Fasan, Fasane, Wald

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        The Works.

      London: John Murray; John and Henry L. Hunt, London,, 1825. Octavo (215 x 135 mm). Contemporary blue calf, titles to tan calf labels to spine, fully gilt in compartments, elaborate floral frame to covers, turn-ins gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Byron after Thomas Phillips. Light wear to foot of spines, slight bumps to tips; an excellent set. A very attractively bound library set of Byron's works, published the year after his death.

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        Epîtres et Evangiles.

      Urbain Canel, Paris. 1825 - First edition thus. Octavo. pp [iv], 430.A fine and elegant example of a cathedral binding (signed at the tail of the spine) by Joseph Thouvenin (1790-1834): full burgundy calf with the gothic design embossed in blind and with gilt rules and lettering; inner dentelles gilt; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt.One or two touches of foxing. Some light rubbing to edges of cover. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Residence and Travels in Colombia

      

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        The Works.

      London: John Murray; John and Henry L. Hunt, London, 1825 - Octavo (215 x 135 mm). Contemporary blue calf, titles to tan calf labels to spine, fully gilt in compartments, elaborate floral frame to covers, turn-ins gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Light wear to foot of spines, slight bumps to tips; an excellent set. Frontispiece portrait of Byron after Thomas Phillips. A very attractively bound library set of Byron's works, published the year after his death.

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        Gesamtansicht, von Süden.

      - Kupferstich v. Schnell n. Rottmann, um 1825, 14,3 x 21,2

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        LA CITTÀ DI ROMA OVVERO DESCRIZIONE SUCCINTA DI QUESTA SUPERBA CITTÀ CON DUE PIANTE GENERALI DI ESSA E QUELLE DE' XIV RIONI

      STAMPERIA CANNETTI, A SPESE DI VENANZIO MONALDINI LIBRAJO, 1825. ITALIANO 0,386 Rarissimo volume stampato nel 1825, non è riporato l' autore, le edizioni successive sono state rivedute da Stefano Piale. La legatura verde con titolo ora al dorso non è coeva, 2 tomi raccolti in un unico volume con numerazione continuativa delle pagine, a fine volume "Contorni di Roma - viaggio da Roma a Tivoli" con numerazione propria. Tagli scuriti dal tempo ma s' intrevede una colorazione a schizzi color blu. Pagine con fioritura, presenti alcuni sporadiche annotazioni risalenti probabilmente al periodo della stampa. USATO

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        Tete Humaine enchâssée dans une Idole que les Papous conservent dans l'interieur de leurs maisons...

      Offak Bay: or later on the voyage, circa 1825. Watercolour on laid paper, 482 x 310mm., large pencil sketch to the verso. Exceptional original watercolour depicting a Papuan idol of carved timber topped by a human skull, noted in the caption as typically kept in the interior of their houses. The back of the sheet has a detailed pencil sketch of the same idol. The idol itself was acquired by the French expedition of Duperrey and is now in the Quai Branly in Paris, where it is described as a korwar sculpture and considered one of the "100 masterpieces" of their Oceania collection. The museum catalogue notes that it was acquired in Cenderawasih ("Bird of Paradise Bay") on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.Duperrey had first circumnavigated as a junior officer on the Freycinet voyage, experience which led to him being given command of La Coquille for the voyage of 1822-5. Dumont d'Urville was his second-in-command, and he in turn was later given command of two further Pacific voyages. The Duperrey voyage made many significant ports of call in the Pacific, including stays in Australia, Tahiti, and New Zealand. Under the naturalist René Lesson the voyage made many important ethnographic notes, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, and collected 'vast quantities of ethnographic and scientific data' (Hill).The Duperrey circumnavigation spent a great deal of time on the Papuan coast in 1823. The expedition reached New Ireland in August 1823, before sailing past the Duke of York group and finally reaching Offak Bay, Waigeo on 6 September. Offak Bay was the main Papuan landfall of the voyage, and after much initial reserve from the islanders, soon a great market atmosphere of trade prevailed. The term "Papua" (Papous) used in the caption was at the time chiefly associated with the western tip of the New Guinea region by the French (Quoy and Gaimard in the Freycinet account limited the area to Waigeo and neighbouring islands), so the actual trading of the idol may date from the time spent in Offak Bay.A version of this image, rather altered, was included as an engraving in the official voyage account of Duperrey, in which the idol is depicted from three angles. The printed version has the extraordinary shell-eyes in both eye-sockets, where this watercolour only has one. Was the idol damaged before the engraving was made? Or, probably more likely, was the final engraving simply "improved" based on the original sketches? The drawing was made by Masson and Carnot, probably soon after the expedition's return. For the sculpture search "korwar" at www.quaibranly.fr. Small loss at lower left had corner not affecting either illlustration, some tears and nicks to the edges. Very good.

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        Vue du Port de Bonifacio G. Engelmann, 1825

      1825. Bella e rara litografia in bianco e nero (cm35x44) raffigurante alcune imbarcazioni in procinto di raggiungere il porto di Bonifacio. Titolo al centro del margine inferiore, firmata in basso a destra. Tratta da Voyage pittoresque en Corse, par A. Joly Delavaubignon. Rara veduta del Porto di Bonifacio.

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        A collection of 14 Banbury Penny chapbooks contained in a morocco-backed folding box.

      All are 16/18 pages, plus wrappers. Illustrated with wood-engravings, with cuts to the upper and lower coloured wrappers. They are undated, but are circa 1825. All are untrimmed as issued; some have had slight restoration to the spines; else fine copies. The fourteen contained in a folding morocco-backed box. Titles: History of the Banbury cake. The Children in the Wood. The Children in the Wood, Restored. Short Stories, or Treasures of Truth. Anecdotes for Good Children. The Adventures of a Halfpenny; commonly called a Birmingham Halfpenny. The Good Farmer: or the Entertaining History of Thomas Wiseman. Dr. Watt's Moral Songs, for Children. Dr. Watt's Divine Songs for Children. The Rhyming Riddler's Riddle Book. The Trial of an Ox, for Killing a Man. The galloping Guide to the ABC. Poetic Trifles, or Pretty Poems for Young Folks. The Entertaining History of Dick Whittington, and wonderful Adventures of His Cat.

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        Esprit du dogme de la franche-maçonnerie Recherches sur son origine et celle de ses différents rites, compris celui du carbonarisme, par le F.: M.: R.: de Schio.

      Bruxelles, Tarlier, 1825, in 8°, de 2ff.-4pp.-349pp. (chiffrées 319) & 2ff., ill. de 11 planches litho. et d'un tableau se dépl., demi-basane brune époque à coins, dos lisse orné et passé, nbr. rousseurs habituelles surtout pour les planches sinon bon exemplaire. Rarissime et important ouvrage de l'érudit franc-maçon Reghellini de Schio. ¶ Fesch col.1149 - Caillet n°9214 "ouvrage précieux, rempli de renseignements initiatiques de premier ordre..." - Dorbon n°6510 "Un des ouvrages les plus originaux sur la Franc-Maçonnerie, que l'auteur rapproche des initiations de l'Antiquité..." - Wolfstieg n°21704.

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        Dictionnaire maçonnique ou recueil d'esquisses de toutes les parties de l'édifice connu sous le nom de maçonnerie...

      Paris, chez J. Brianchon, 5825, (1825), de 2ff. 238pp., ill. de 3 belles planches symboliques de Vayron se dépl. lithographiées par Langlumé, demi-chagrin noir époque, brunissures et qq. taches en marge ( cachet ex-libris Begue Clavel) Rare dictionnaire, suivi des instructions des 7 grades du rite français, ainsi que du grade de fendeur ou "Carbonari ancien", et de cantiques maçonniques. ¶ Caillet n°9033 "3 curieuses grandes planches... des symboles secrets de la maçonnerie." - Dorbon n°3827 "Contient d'intéressants renseignements sur Arminius, Cagliostro, Caroline de Naples, Jacques de Molay, les chevaliers Kadosch et de la Rose-Croix, les Templiers...." - Fesch col. 1116

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        Encyclopédie méthodique. Histoire naturelle: Insectes.

      Paris: Panckoucke, Agasse, 1789-1825. Nine quarto volumes, comprising seven text volumes and two of plates, 397 numbered plates and one bis; bindings a bit scuffed and a few joints starting, lower spine end of two volumes snagged, a good set overall in contemporary quarter roan with red labels. The first major comparative study to illustrate Australian insects. Originally published over a span of almost two decades, this is an important work of entomology. A product of the high enlightenment, the Insectes was originally included within the famous Encyclopédie méthodique, which when complete formed a staggering total of 166 quarto volumes in total (making it a contendor for Diderot's and d'Alembert's Grande Encyclopédie). The breadth of the manifest learning is phenomenal, a testament to spirit of the enlightenment.Although the entomological works of John Lewin and Edward Donovan (both published 1805) have rightly been accorded iconic status in Australian natural history, this work by Olivier has not been given any real attention despite the fact that the first four volumes date from the last decade of the eighteenth century. Scores of Australian insects are illustrated here for the first time - by our count at least 98 are firmly attributed to Australia or Van Diemens Land - most of them by comparison with the originals in the collection of Sir Joseph Banks. A selection of New Zealand bugs and others from Pacific islands also derives from the Banks collection.Olivier built on the work of the scholars of his day, and was particularly reliant on the work of his contemporary Johann C. Fabricius, who printed the earliest textual description of any insects collected on the Endeavour voyage in 1775. Olivier's brief but gracious avertissement in the first volume here suggests that the primary resources for this work were the collections of Linnaeus, the descriptions of Fabricius, and the entomological riches of London. First among equals in London, Olivier notes, is of course Banks, who personally made valuable collections during his voyages around the world with Captain Cook ("La riche collection d'insectes que ce célèbre naturaliste à rapportés de ses voyages autour du globe, avec le Capitaine Cook..."). Not only did Banks himself collect on the voyage, but his interest in insects made Soho Square the paramount collection in London over the succeeding decades, as his friends and colleagues vied for the chance to supply non-descript insects; this is neatly shown by the fact that of the bugs from all parts of the globe, literally hundreds are described from specimens in the Banks collection. Olivier is known to have visited London in 1789, when he visited Banks, but also got in touch with other English collectors including the President of the Linnean Society James Edward Smith, the nurseryman from Hammersmith James Lee, John Latham and Thomas Martyn.Equally significantly, by the publication of the fifth volume (first issued in 1807) many of the new insects being added, including several more Australian specimens, are from the Labillardière collection, and must have been gathered by the famous French natural historian on the d'Entrecasteaux voyage.This work was the magnum opus of the French physician and keen entomologist Guillaume Olivier (1756-1814). Olivier personally collected widely in Europe and Asia Minor, famously embarking on a six-year expedition to Persia, returning to France in 1798. In 1800 he was appointed a Professor of Zoology at the Veterinary School at Alfort. He was a close friend of Fabricius as well as a patron and protector of another entomologist, Pierre André Latreille, at the close of the Napoleonic era. Olivier's own collection is now chiefly at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris.Entitlement to print and sell the Encyclopédie méthodique fell to several different publishers, not surprising given the scale of the work and its extended timeframe. The Insectes was earlier published in Paris by Baudoin, Lanneua & Desray between 1789 and 1808 under the sectional title Entomologie ou histoire naturelle des insects. In this set the first four volumes were published by Panckoucke between 1789-1792, the remainder by Agasse and his widow from 1811 to 1818.

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        De la science de finances et du Ministère de M. le comte de Villèle

      chez C.J. Trouvé, à Paris 1825 - Bella legatura coeva in mz. pelle con ricchi fregi, fili e titolo impresso in oro al ds. Tagli e carte di guardia marmorizzati. Ex libris di Biblioteca privata al contropiatto anteriore. Ottimo esemplare. Rara edizione originale. L A. è uno dei più noti difensori del Mercantilismo in opposizione alle teorie economiche liberiste della scuola inglese e, in particolare, di Adam Smith. Einaudi, 2362; Goldsmith, 24570. 8vo (cm. 20), LXIII-295 pp. con una tabella più volte rip. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bilderbuch für kleine wissbegierige Knaben. Neue Auflage.

      Nürnberg, bei Friedrich Campe. 1825 - 11,6x11 cm. IV, 140 S. und 24 gestochene handkolorierte Tafeln. Schlichter roter Halbleinwandband um 1880. Rammensee 172. - Vgl. Wegehaupt 158 mit dem Gegenstück "für kleine wissbegierige Mädchen" - Sehr seltenes "Berufs"-Bilderbuch», das 1822 beim gleichen Verlag schon einmal erschien und 1837 nochmals aufgelegt wurde. - Vorgestellt werden 24 Berufe und Berufungen, alle vorgestellt mit schön kolorierten Darstellungen: Postillon, Fuhrmann, Kam eltreiber, Maulthiertreiber, Schubkärner, Bote, Wanderer, Landmann, Fischer, Bergmann, Maurer, Zimmermann, Gastwirth, Koch, Essenfeger, Gemsenjäger, Fleischer, Viehändler, Rosshändler, Bärenführer, Husar, Kürassier, Soldaten zu Fusse, Invalide (!). - Einband etwas berieben. Blätter zum Teil knapp beschnitten. Dadurch zwei Blätter mit minimalem Textverlust am Rand. Zwei Blätter (S. 89-92) am Rand mit Papierhinterlegung. Das letzte Blatt mit kleinem Ausriss. - Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig, einige Seiten knitterig. - Letztmals 1992 in einer Buchauktion in Deutschland angeboten (Hauswedell & Nolte 297,727, Ausgabe 1822), das Gegenstück 2002 (Hartung & Hartung 106,3934).

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        Monographia Pselaphidarum et Scydmænidarum Britanniæ: or, An essay on the British Species of the Genera Pselaphus, of Herbst, and Scydmænus, of Latreille... 8vo in 4s.

      Norwich: S. Wilkin. 1825 14 hand-coloured plates; small paper flaw to p.3. Uncut in orig. olive-green cloth, paper label. Signature of F. Erasmus Wilson, March 1922, on leading f.e.p. A very nice copy.With a list of subscribers. A study, handsomely illustrated, of the various species of Pselaphidæ and Scydmænidæ beetles found in Britain. 'The author hopes that these remarks will be sufficient to shew that [these species] have not been hitherto sufficiently illustrated. He was led to investigate them rather by accident than by choice; but should it be objected that some more interesting tribe might have been selected, he may remark that however minute, these little beings are not without characters highly interesting to the admirer of nature: their remarkable palpi - the symmetry and neatness of their form - their polished armour, and singularity of appearance, are all sufficiently calculated to please and to interest.'

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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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        Große Vorstellung von der Akademie der höhern Reitkunst.

      München, 7. August 1825. Plakat mit 5 Holzschnitten und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 53 x 43 cm. Mit Auftritten der fünfjährigen Demoiselle Cariot als Amor, Herrn Milde als \"kühner Kosack\", Herr Emil zeigt seine Voltigier-Kunst und als Hauptattraktion \"Der durch Kosacken verfolgte Militaire, ein Reiterspiel mit dem zu seiner Zeit wohl berühmtesten Kunstreiter, dem Franzosen Baptiste Loisset in München.. Loisset (1793-1863) lernte bei Tourniaire, Christoph de Bach und Franconi. Er starb als Stallmeister des niederländischen Königs Wilhelm II. in Paris. Seine Kinder Francois, Emilie, Louise und Clotilde traten in seine Fußstapfen. - Die hübschen Holzschnitte mit Voltigierszenen des Baptiste Loisset. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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

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

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        For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise. Plate 6 "Air".

      - [London: c. 1825?] Single plate, 10.6 x 9.5, loose intaglio etching/engraving, in fine condition. Printed in black and white on wove paper with large margins. A superb lifetime impression of the plate. This plate is from the (incomplete) set in the final (5th) state that was found bound into a copy of Gilchrist with much other fine material all subsequently dispersed. This set of plates was sold at Sotheby's on May 9, 1991 ($105,000 on an estimate of 15,000-25,000) to the current consignor. Bentley records it as copy N (Blake Books Supplement p. 79-80): the plates measure as Bentley outlines and seem to follow a Morgan Library set (copy J) in the variety of sizes. "Copy N strikingly complements copy J; together they have all the plates of For the Sexes save pl. 1, 11-12, with duplicates of pl. 7-8." Viscomi, supported by Essick, tentatively dates lifetime copy J to c. 1825 and since this set seems to be its companion one can guess they were printed together or at about the same time.The rarity of printings of "The Gates" in the marketplace either in the first form as "For Children" or the second form "For the Sexes" is well established. Essick records one single plate from the 2nd state "For Children" which he purchased recently, and this set which in 1991 made over quadruple the high estimate. The first state is known in one copy; the second in four; the third in one, the fourth in two, and the fifth in about 11 copies, including this copy and five which, according to Viscomi, are posthumous printings. Copy M in Bentley, Blake Books Supplement, p. 78, is now known to be a Muir facsimile. Viscomi, Blake and the Idea of the Book, has the most thorough discussion of printings. He designates copies E, F, G. H, and I as probably posthumous (with a question mark before E) in his chart of printings of the illuminated books, p. 381. Viscomi discusses the printing of For the Sexes on pp. 366-67. He is unsure about copy E being posthumous, but more confident about F, G, H, and I being posthumous as these copies (F-I) are printed on J Whatman 1826 paper which is distinctly different from the paper of copies J and N. They "were printed without plate 19" (p. 367), but E does have that plate and might be posthumous. At least J includes plate 19--a point in favor of its being lifetime (along with, therefore, its companion, copy N). Viscomi does not mention copy J, pp. 366-67, but he does include it in his chart of printings, p. 380, as lifetime, printed 1825. The group of plates he discusses in endnote 8, p. 426, which makes reference to Essick, is what is now called copy N (Bentley's designation). This note is probably the most authoritative published comment on copy N.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Paris]: 28 October, 1825. Five-page autograph letter, folded to letter-size 224 x 171 mm., the sixth page blank; neatly written with some original scratching-out and corrections; secured together at the left margin;. A long letter from Bory de Saint-Vincent to an unknown correspondent ("Mon cher ami") mentioning in passing his experiences on the Baudin voyage, and his own exploration of the islands of the Indian Ocean (published as Voyage dans les quatres principales iles des mers d'Afrique, Paris, 1804), as qualifications for his involvement in a proposed project for the collection and marketing of exotic wools, and also for writing material for a contemporary French journal concentrating on the "nouveau monde". From the context it seems likely that his correspondent is the editor of that journal.There is some mention of the Americas, of Colombia especially. Bory mentions the breeding of merinos in France, talks about llamas, camels, Tibet, cashmere, among many other references to the subject, apparently soliciting a commission to write an article on the subject as well as to be the leading light in a new venture. 'J'ose croire que je suis la personne la plus en état de conduire a bien une telle entreprise, j'ai déjà fait mes preuves comme voyageur avec Baudin, et en faisant connaitre les Iles d'Afrique' ('I dare say I am the single person most suited to run such an enterprise, having proved myself as a voyager with Baudin and by making known the Islands of Africa').To the extent that the scheme seems hare-brained, it should probably be read in the context of Bory de Saint-Vincent's difficult later life in Paris and its attendant complications. As Charles H. Smith has pointed out (online resource) 'Bory de Saint-Vincent's almost too colourful life story has sometimes overshadowed his reputation as one of the most thoughtful and productive naturalists of the early nineteenth century. A free-spending extrovert who also dabbled in literary ventures, his career was complicated by involvement in a near-mutiny at sea, various political intrigues, and financial debts - to the extent that he spent years at a time avoiding the authorities, or actually being incarcerated. Throughout it all, however, he managed to keep up a career as a natural history collector. Bory was the first important island biogeographer...'. Provenance: From the collection of Henri Ledoux (eccentric Parisian collector; one of his fetishes was to acquire important title-pages and jettison the rest of the books) with his distinctive small red stamp (H.L. in a heart) at beginning and end and a note identifying the authorship of the letter in his hand in red ink. For further details see Frits Lugt, Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes, 4052 (Fondation Custodia: http://www.marquesdecollections.fr/detail.cfm/marque/11565/total/1). In fine condition.

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        ALPHABETISCH Myriorama bestaande uit meer daan 100 voorwerpen, voorgesteld 24 Gekleurde Kaarten, waar eene ontelbare menigte Landschappen kunnen Zamengesteld worden.

      Comprising of twenty-four hand-coloured engraved cards with a running Dutch alphabet of twenty four letters in both upper and lower case at the bottom edges, together with the numbers 1- 24. Each card measures, portrait: 12 x 5.6 cm. All contained in the original marbled paper-covered box with a mounted label. The cards, like all myrioramas, are designed to be interchangeable, so as to form any imaginative landscape a child might care to create. Few marks to cards; box a little worn; else very good. Rare.

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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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        Îles Sandwich: Maisons de Kraïmokou...

      [Paris]: circa 1825. Proof before numbering, 290 x 420 mm., a fine rich impression on wove paper, "86" added in manuscript to upper right; very good. A beautiful view of the house of "Kraïmokou" in Hawaii, showing the making of tapa in the foreground. This proof before numbering represents the last stage in the printing process, before the Historique album itself was printed, and is known to have come from the Freycinet family archive: its presence there is no surprise, given how closely Freycinet is known to have supervised the production of the official account of the voyage, and the close watch he kept on all details of the illustrations particularly.Kraïmokou was an important liaison with the French when they visited the island in 1819, and featured heavily in the published account because he expressly requested that he be baptised by the cleric on board, Quelen. As the caption here confirms, Kraïmokou was the "chief Minister" of the King.

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         Cérémonies et prières du sacre des Rois de France accompagnées de recherches historiques.

      Paris, chez Firmin-Didot, 1825, in 16, de 4ff. 108pp., pl. maroquin rouge époque à grain long, dos lisse orné de deux fleurs de lys et de semis d'étoiles, encadrement de guirlande dorée sur les plats, dent. int., tr. dorée, bel exemplaire. Très rare cérémonial publié d'après Ménin par Motteley à l'occasion du sacre de Charles X à Reims le 29 mai 1825. En 1793, une partie du contenu de la Sainte-Ampoule avait été recueillie avant que le reliquaire ne fut brisé, ce qui permit d'en oindre Charles X, dernier Roi de France à avoir reçu cette onction sacrée. Origine et ancienneté du sacre, pompe, décoration, procession, promesses et serments, bénédictions, intronisation, messe, festin royal, réception du Roi comme grand-maître de l'Ordre du Saint-Esprit, du toucher des malades, etc... ¶ Saffroy n°15286: "publié par Motteley".

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        Mémoire sur les intégrales définies, prises entre des limites imaginaires.

      Paris: Chez de Bure Frères, 1825. First edition of this very rare memoir in which "Cauchy began to lay the foundations of the general theory of analytic functions of a complex variable and their integration by residues." (Landmark Writtings in Western Mathematics, ch. 28). "This paper is considered by many as his most important, and one of the most beautiful in the history of science" (Kline, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, p. 637); Cauchy begins the present work by giving a definition of a definite integral for which the limits are complex rather than real numbers, attempting to imitate the definition he had given for real limits in his Résumé des Leçons (1823). This led him to define the integral of a complex function f(z) over an arbitrary path in the complex plane (in modern terminology). The main theorem, which he derived from the Cauchy-Riemann differential equations by means of variational calculus, asserted that in a domain of regularity of f(z) such an integral depended only on the endpoints of the path, and not on the path itself. This is the famous Cauchy integral theorem, the foundation of modern complex function theory. "Cauchy next attacks the problem of what happens when f(z) has a singularity at a point lying between the two paths along which the integral is evaluated... Cauchy deals first with the case where the singularity is a simple pole... he splits f(z) into two parts, one of which is a simple rational expression, reproducing the behaviour of f(z) near the singularity, and the other a well-behaved function, which makes no contribution to the difference between the two integrals... the device of splitting the function in this way appears to come from Ostrogradsky, who had used a similar device in an unpublished paper dated 24 July 1824 and was working closely with Cauchy at the time. Cauchy then goes on to deal with the case where the pole of f(z) between the paths is a multiple one... In every case he concludes that the difference between the integrals is ±2?if0, where f0 is precisely what he was later to call the 'residue' of f(z) at the singularity. "Shortly after proving these results Cauchy suddenly introduces, without any prior warning except a brief mention in his preliminary abstract, some geometrical language in describing his results (art. 9) ... up to this point he had mistrusted its use, feeling that it would tend to disguise the general validity of analytic methods... He seems to feel, indeed, that some of the ideas appearing in the present context can be expressed more concisely by admitting some geometrical terminology" (Landmark Writings, p. 388). The present memoir must be distinguished from Cauchy's Mémoire sur les intégrales définies, submitted to the Académie des Sciences on 22 August 1814 but not published until 1827. The 1814/1827 memoir was an attempt to justify methods that had been used by Euler, Laplace and others to evaluate certain definite integrals, methods which (again in modern terminology) involved shifting the path of integration from the real into the complex domain. Cauchy's main result was a primitive version of the integral theorem which allowed integration only along rectangular paths with sides parallel to the real or imaginary axes, since the limits on the definite integrals he considered were always real numbers. Moreover, the integrands in the 1814/1827 paper were real functions - complex functions had to be dealt with by splitting them into their real and imaginary parts. Finally, geometrical language was nowhere used in the 1814/1827 paper. The present memoir was presented to the Académie on 28 February 1825, in a manuscript which is still preserved in the Académie's pochette for that meeting. It came out in August in a print run of 500 copies. It may be regarded as the herald of his journal Exercices de mathématiques, which began to appear from De Bure in 1826. Over the decades its form of publication made it inaccessible, so that it received a reprint in the Bulletin des Sciences Mathématiques in 1874 (a version which some historians - e.g. Kline - falsely take to be its first publication). (See Grattan-Guinness, Convolutions in French Mathematics 1800-1840, Vol. II. p. 766.) DSB III: 137-9; Grattan-Guinness, Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, Ch. 28 (by F. Smithies); for a very detailed analysis of the work, see Smithies, Cauchy and the Creation of Complex Function Theory, Ch. 4. 4to (247 x 197 mm), contemporary half cloth over marbled boards, manuscript paper label to spine, blind stamp of the Berlin State Library to the front board, rubber stamp of the same to verso of the title, stamped out and sold as a duplicate in 1936, pp. [iv] 68.

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        Annuaire historique universel pour 1818 [-1829] Tête de colection comprenant les 12 premères années en reliure uniforme. Première série complète)

      Chez A. Thoisnier-Desplaces - Paris, 1825-1830, 12 volumes in-8 plein veau raciné, dos carré sans nerf, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tomaison de cuir vert olive, roulettes dorées, tranche marbrées. (reliure de l'époque). Chaque volume comporte un appendice contenant les actes publics, traités, notes diplomatiques, papiers d'état et tableaux statistiques, financiers, administratifs et nécrologiques ; une chronique offrant les évènements les plus piquants, les causes les plus célèbres etc. et une revue des productions les plus remarquables de l'année, dans les sciences, les lettres et les arts ; ainsi qu'une importante table des matières. T.I pour 1818 XXIIpp.-623pp. (deuxième édition) précédé d'une introduction ou table de la situation politique des diverses puissances à la fin de 1817. T.II pour 1819 VIII-744pp. tableau dépliant. T.III pour 1820 VIII-824pp. tableau dépliant : mouvements de population en France / aperçu statistique et comparatif des principales puissances de l'Europe et des Etats-Unis d'Amérique. TIV pour 1821 VII-822pp. tableau : aperçu statistique et comparatif. T.V pour 1822 VI-867pp. tableau T.VI pour 1823 VIII-822pp.-1f. d'errata, tableau T.VII pour 1824 VIII-882pp.-1f. d'errata. T.VIII pour 1825 VIII-632pp.-tableau-294pp.d'appendice-1f. d'errata T.IX pour 1826 VIII-640pp.-tableau-288pp. d'appendice T.X pour 1827 II-624pp.tableau-336pp. T.XI pour 1828 IV-tableau-711pp.-272pp. d'appendice T.XII pour 1829 IV-tableau-592pp.-302pp. d'appendice et de table. Superbe tête de série de cet annuaire, réalisé sur le modèle et pour concurrencer l'Annual Register anglais. Grand-Carteret p.467-468 N°1826 Cet annuaire fut publié de 1818 à 1861 soit 38 année en 44 volume. La première série est rédigée par Lesur jusqu'en 1830, la seconde série, de 1831 à 1848, par Ulysse Tencé. Une troisième série sera donnée de 1849 à 1861 par divers auteurs. "Annuaire divisée en deux parties, l'une contenant l'histoire de France, l'autre l'histoire étrangère qui obtint un assez grand succès. Les années 1818 et 1823 furent réimprimées en 1825 (c'est le cas pour notre volume 1818). C'est du reste un répertoire pratique qui peut être utilisé avec fruit, aujourd'hui encore." Très bel ensemble en parfait état de reliure et sans rousseur. Une mine de documentation sur l'histoire française et internationale à l'époque de la Restauration. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Encyclopédie méthodique. Histoire naturelle: Insectes.

      Paris: Panckoucke, Agasse, 1789-1825. Nine quarto volumes, comprising seven text volumes and two of plates, 397 numbered plates and one bis; bindings a bit scuffed and a few joints starting, lower spine end of two volumes snagged, a good set overall in contemporary quarter roan with red labels. The first major comparative study to illustrate Australian insects. Originally published over a span of almost two decades, this is an important work of entomology. A product of the high enlightenment, the Insectes was originally included within the famous Encyclopédie méthodique, which when complete formed a staggering total of 166 quarto volumes in total (making it a contendor for Diderot's and d'Alembert's Grande Encyclopédie). The breadth of the manifest learning is phenomenal, a testament to spirit of the enlightenment.Although the entomological works of John Lewin and Edward Donovan (both published 1805) have rightly been accorded iconic status in Australian natural history, this work by Olivier has not been given any real attention despite the fact that the first four volumes date from the last decade of the eighteenth century. Scores of Australian insects are illustrated here for the first time - by our count at least 98 are firmly attributed to Australia or Van Diemens Land - most of them by comparison with the originals in the collection of Sir Joseph Banks. A selection of New Zealand bugs and others from Pacific islands also derives from the Banks collection.Olivier built on the work of the scholars of his day, and was particularly reliant on the work of his contemporary Johann C. Fabricius, who printed the earliest textual description of any insects collected on the Endeavour voyage in 1775. Olivier's brief but gracious avertissement in the first volume here suggests that the primary resources for this work were the collections of Linnaeus, the descriptions of Fabricius, and the entomological riches of London. First among equals in London, Olivier notes, is of course Banks, who personally made valuable collections during his voyages around the world with Captain Cook ("La riche collection d'insectes que ce célèbre naturaliste à rapportés de ses voyages autour du globe, avec le Capitaine Cook... "). Not only did Banks himself collect on the voyage, but his interest in insects made Soho Square the paramount collection in London over the succeeding decades, as his friends and colleagues vied for the chance to supply non-descript insects; this is neatly shown by the fact that of the bugs from all parts of the globe, literally hundreds are described from specimens in the Banks collection. Olivier is known to have visited London in 1789, when he visited Banks, but also got in touch with other English collectors including the President of the Linnean Society James Edward Smith, the nurseryman from Hammersmith James Lee, John Latham and Thomas Martyn.Equally significantly, by the publication of the fifth volume (first issued in 1807) many of the new insects being added, including several more Australian specimens, are from the Labillardière collection, and must have been gathered by the famous French natural historian on the d'Entrecasteaux voyage.This work was the magnum opus of the French physician and keen entomologist Guillaume Olivier (1756-1814). Olivier personally collected widely in Europe and Asia Minor, famously embarking on a six-year expedition to Persia, returning to France in 1798. In 1800 he was appointed a Professor of Zoology at the Veterinary School at Alfort. He was a close friend of Fabricius as well as a patron and protector of another entomologist, Pierre André Latreille, at the close of the Napoleonic era. Olivier's own collection is now chiefly at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris.Entitlement to print and sell the Encyclopédie méthodique fell to several different publishers, not surprising given the scale of the work and its extended timeframe. The Insectes was earlier published in Paris by Baudoin, Lanneua & Desray between 1789 and 1808 under the sectional title Entomologie ou histoire naturelle des insects. In this set the first four volumes were published by Panckoucke between 1789-1792, the remainder by Agasse and his widow from 1811 to 1818.

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        A PEEP AT THE ESQUIMAUX; or, Scenes on the Ice. To which is annexed, A Polar Pastoral. With forty coloured plates, from original designs. By a Lady. Second edition.

      viii, [4], 5 -58, [4 cat'] pages. Engravings hand-coloured throughout, as issued. Contemporary half calf, gilt. Octavo. Pages 17/18 has a closed tear, some soiling and marking throughout; small tear at the edge of one leaf; else a good plus copy of a work that is scarce in either first or second edition. The wood engravings, which depict Esquimaux life and dress, implements used in everyday, together with examples of Arctic fauna, are derived from the illustrations by Captain George Francis Lyon, published in Sir William Edward Parry's 'Journal Of A Second Voyage For The Discovery of A North-West Passage, London, 1824. Osborne Page 75. The first edition was published in the same year as the second edition.

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        ALCUNI SCRITTI E DETTATI INEDITI DI UGO FOSCOLO.

      Dai Torchi del Majno, 1825. Prima edizione. Cm.18,5x12,6. Pg.64. Coperta muta. Il testo comprende: "Sull'origine e i limiti della giuistizia: Orazione per laurea in legge"; "Lezioni di Eloquenza", articolate in sei Capi: "La Letteratura è annessa alle Facoltà naturali", "Le Facoltà naturali sono annesse allo studio", "Le facoltà naturali, e lo studio nella letteratura sono annessi ai bisogni della Società", "I bisogni della Società dipendenti dalla Letteratura sono annessi alla verità", "La Letteratura è annessa alla Lingua", "La Lingua è annessa allo stile, e lo stile alle facoltà naturali d'ogni individuo"; "Trasunto della Lezione Iª: Dei fondamenti e dei mezzi della Letteratura", artiicolata in Capi: "La Letteratura è annessa alle Facoltà naturali", "Le Facoltà naturali sono annesse allo studio", "Le facoltà naturali e lo studio sono annessi ai bisogni della Società", "I bisogni sono annessi alla verità", "La Letteratura è annessa alla Lingua", "La Lingua è annessa allo stile, e lo stile alle facoltà naturali d'ogni Individuo"; Lezione IIª: "Della Lingua Italiana tanto Storicamente, che Letterariamente", "Secolo XIII, XV, XVI, XVIII". Alquanto rara prima edizione a stampa di un testo che raccoglie alcune lezioni tenute da un Foscolo poco più che trentenne alla Università di Pavia, ove nel 1809 tenne per alcuni mesi la cattedra di Eloquenza. I testi, come segnalato nell'Avvertimento, furono raccolti da un anonimo studenti, e dati qui alle stampe dopo 16 anni, due anni prima della morte del poeta, "Sì perché sappiamo quanto il nome di Foscolo sia caro alla letteratura italiana". "L'orazione fu pronunciata presumibilmente dopo il 6 giugno 1809, quando ormai la cattedra di Eloquenza presso l'Università di Pavia era stata abolita dal governo francese che vedeva con sospetto il poeta e la sua opera poetica, a conclusione del ciclo di lezioni cominciato con "Dell'origine e dell'ufficio della letteratura". "Questa seconda orazione è meno nota della prima, ma non meno significativa per l'importanza che riveste nell'evoluzione delle idee politiche del poeta. Infatti appare evidente come le illusioni libertarie e giacobine della fine del Settecento siano state sostituite da un più meditato realismo politico, segnato in particolare da una pessimistica visione dell'uomo. Una visione che risulta di grande attualità per il lettore moderno, in un'epoca segnata dalla caduta degli ideali e delle ideologie. Un'opera che acquista valore e importanza per il suo significato civile e morale". Certamente questa orazione, come la Lettera apologetica, getta sull'uomo Foscolo una luce molto viva e quasi inaspettata per chi si ferma solo alla lettura della sua poesia" (dal sito classiciitaliani). Parenti, "Prime edizioni", 240. Codice libreria 135865.

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        Australian Agricultural Company.

      London: Ruthven and Whitcomb, 1825. Small octavo, 46 pp., mild foxing; very good in recent grey wrappers. Rare pamphlet recording a meeting of Australian Agricultural Company directors at the London Tavern on 21 July 1825.The Australian Agricultural Company was founded by an act of British Parliament in 1824: in return for raising one million pounds in capital, the company was awarded a land grant by the New South Wales government of one million acres. This pamphlet prints the report presented by Company governor John Smith on 21 July 1825, to which is appended Smith's previous report of January that year, and the company plan drafted in November 1824.The scale and optimism of the venture is astonishing - 'there is perhaps, none that holds out the prospect of greater national benefit, or more certain individual emolument, than the plan for extending cultivation, and producing wool of the finest quality, in New South Wales.' This report details the great efforts undertaken in procuring breeding stock, recently dispatched to Australia: 'We have caused the most esteemed of the Merino Flocks in Europe, to be inspected by an intelligent Agent in whom we could rely, assisted by Mr. Dawson; and we have already selected such a number of high bred Rams and Ewes, as will secure to the Company a foundation for their Flocks. For the transport of this... two ships of considerable burthen, the York and Brothers, were chartered, and despatchd from the Isle of Wight in the month of June.'The report discloses new lands discovered in New South Wales by the colonial surveyor John Oxley and his assistants, specifically the Liverpool Plains and good pastures on the Hastings and Hunter's Rivers. We learn that a possible road from the Hunter's River has been surveyed by Oxley's assistant Henry Dangar, and that the warmer climate of the Hastings will allow cultivation of cotton, coffee and sugar.Despite its name, the Company was not limited to agricultural development. We learn that Newcastle coal deposits have been barely scratched by the government using convict labour. However, the coal is 'now ascertained to be of the finest sort; nothing is required but the application of machinery to raise it in abundance, and of excellent quality.' Accordingly, the Company plans to mine and export coal to India, Isle de France and Pacific coast of South America.Of historical interest is the full listing of the directors of the company, a roll call of English venture capitalists alongside men intimately associated with the colony (such as Henry Grey Bennet, John MacArthur and Robert Campbell). The list includes nine members of parliament, the governor of the Bank of England and British East India Company director John Loch. This report also details a glowing letter of support from Sir Thomas Brisbane, who insists the establishment of the Company 'must therefore hail it as the happiest event which could have befallen the Colony.'We can locate only three copies of this pamphlet in Australian public collections, held by the Mitchell, National and Newcastle Regional libraries.

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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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        The Principles of Political Economy: with a sketch of the rise and progress of the science.

      - Edinburgh, Tait 1825. Octavo contemporary half calf. Some occasional light browning, a splodge in one margin and an insignificant stain on the edge of the last couple of pages. A very good copy. First edition. On the title in pencil is 'Lord Overstone', there is some pencilling inside and penned at the end of the text is the opening passage by Shelley on the labour of man being the only real wealth; dated 1850, the year Samuel Loyd became Baron Overstone. Overstone (a friend and eventual owner of McCulloch's library) was a banker and liberal politician, one of the richest men in England and one of the most influential in terms of finance and currency. McCulloch edited a series of tracts for Overstone in 1856 and 57 and in 1858 edited a collection of Overstone's own tracts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane , avec des notes historiques et littéraires par M. le Comte François de Neufchateau

      Chez Lefèvre, imprimerie de Jules Didot l'aîné. New edition of the collection of French classics, illustrated with a portrait and a folding map of Spain. Good edition to the classic typography, with wide margins. Bound in full glazed calf lees of wine, part of title and volume number blue sky, flat spine richly decorated horseshoes and wheels cathedrals, cold boards struck a large central medallion monastic kind of frieze cold frame and a second hot assigned light work worm, marbled edges boards. Romantic beautiful binding by a large binder of the time. Note that the preface to the Comte de Neufchâteau, academician, is actually Victor Hugo (then aged 16); Count found it so remarkably written that he published as is. In addition, all footnotes are also pages of Victor Hugo. Beautiful copy set in a beautiful romantic contemporary binding signed Vogel. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Lefèvre, imprimerie de Jules Didot l'aîné à Paris 1825 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (14,5x23cm) (6) xxiv, 386pp. et (4) 456pp. et (4) 386pp. trois volumes reliés

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