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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        Sehr ungewöhnliches, eigenhändiges Schriftstück mit Unterschrift aus den letzten Lebensjahren des Kaisers im französischen Exil. Überschrieben "Institut Stanislas de Cannes. Souvenier du 24. Juilett 1890". Wohl Vorlage eines Beitrags in einer Schulfestschrift (s.u.) für das Bildungsinstitut, seine Enkel wurden dort ausgebildet, mit Aphorismen zu Bildung und Erziehung in 13 verschiedenen Sprachen und Schriften.

      - Doppelblatt auf bräunlichem Papier 17,7 x 11,2 cm (nochmals mittig horizontal gefaltet) - 4 eng beschriebene S. Papier am Rand etwas aufgehellt, drei kleine Randeinrisse (max. 8 mm), Oberrand minimal knittrig. Insgesamt aber wohlerhalten. Sehr außergewöhnliches Autograph. Das Blatt enthält kurze Auszüge aus Texten der Weltliteratur mit Weisheiten aller Zeiten und Völker zur Erziehung in Originalsprache und -schrift(!) von Pedro selbst geschrieben, jeweils mit phonetischer Transkription in lateinischen Lettern und französischer Übersetzung. Zitate aus hebräischen, arabischen, indischen (Sanskrit), persischen (Farsi), altgriechischen, lateinischen, italienischen, portugiesischen, spanischen, französischen, deutschen und englischen Werken sowie einer Weisheit der Guarani-Tupi-Indianer des Amazonas in deren Sprache (in lateinischer Schrift) und einer Aussage "de Mlle Glinka" (Tochter des in Brasilien tätigen russischen Diplomaten Dimitri Glinka), Danach längere Erklärung des Kaisers in Französisch über seine Neigung zu Sprachen und Naturwissenschaften. Darunter Unterschrift "Dom Pedro de Alcantara" sowie folgend längere Aufzählung seiner Mitgliedschaften in den weltweit renommiertesten wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften. Pedro II. (1825-1891) seit 1831 Kaiser von Brasilien, gehörte zu den fortschrittlichsten Monarchen der Zeit und bescherte dem Land eine lange wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Blüte. Dennoch war er mehr Gelehrter als Politiker und widmete sich in seiner Freizeit den Naturwissenschaften, Künsten und Sprachen, wie vorliegendes Dokument eindrucksvoll belegt. Trotz aller politischen Erfolge wurde er 1889 durch eine republikanische Bewegung gestürzt, durch seine Unterstützung der Sklavenbefreiung hatte er letztlich auch die Großgrundbesitzer gegen die Krone aufgebracht. Die letzten zwei Jahre seines Lebens verbachte er in Frankreich im Exil, wo seine Enkel auf dem o.g. Institut erzogen wurden und für das er eine kleine Jahresfestschrift verfasste. Vorliegendes Autograph war vermutlich die Vorlage dazu. Siehe hierzu ausführlich: Roderick J. Barman, Citizen Emperor. Pedro II and the making of Brazil 1825-91, S. 380: "The only other scholarly activity of note was the production, for distribution at the end-of-the-year ceremonies at his grandsons school, the Collège Stanislas in Cannes of a set of Aphorims on education drawn from the languages that he knew. As his diary entires show, much of the labor in finding these sayings was in reality done by Christian Friedrich Seybold. D. Pedro was not reticent in sharing his achievment with others. He had his set of aphorisms lithographed, and in the followig month he distributed the brochure widely among his friends and fellow members of the five official academies composing the Institut de France[.]" Der genannte Seybold (1859 Waiblingen - 1921 Tübingen) war Orientalist an der Universität Tübingen und 1886-91 Privatsekretär Pedros. Er unterwies diesen u.a. im Arabischen und Sanskrit. Provinienz: zusammen mit einer weiteren sprachwissenschaftlichen, gedruckten Schrift Pedros ehemals im Besitz des Esslinger Industriellen, Eisenbahnpioniers und Reichstagsabgeordneten Emil Kessler jun. (1841-1895), letztere mit eigenhändiger Widmung Seybolds an Kessler. Beide waren möglicherweise Studien- oder Burschenschaftskollegen in Tübingen. Auf Wunsch gerne ausführlichere Beschreibung und Provinienzangaben per mail. Sprache: fr [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The English Spy: An Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical and Humorous. Comprising Scenes and Sketches in Every Rank of Society, Being Portraits of the Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious.

      First Edition London Sherwood, Jones and Co. [through 1826] 1825 Supposed First Issue (with plate 28 , vol. I, misdated 1284 and p.222, vol. II, blank) of one of the finest English color plate books, complete in two volumes. (Abbey and Tooley disagree, with Abbey arguing that these points are without bibliographical value.) Royal 8vo: xiii,417; xv,[1],399,[1]pp, with 71 hand-colored aquatints by Robert Cruikshank, Rowlandson, and others; 1 uncolored woodcut plate and 74 wood engravings in text. Bound in full crimson levant morocco, covers framed with French fillets, elaborately gilt-tooled spines and dentelles, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. the binding exquisite. Light bumping and wear to several corners, mild offsetting from plates, very occasional foxing, still an excellent copy inside and out, the binding exquisite, the plates vividly colored. Abbey Life 325. Tooley 504. Prideaux, p. 310. Martin Hardie, pp. 191-92.¶Originally published in 24 monthly parts, The English Spy provides a vivid panorama of English high- and low-life, "a veritable chronique scandaleuse of the time. In the pages of this extraordinary work figure all the notables of the day, either openly or under slight disguise" (Hardie). Described by Prideaux as "perhaps the most daring book ever published," as many of the characters, including Lord Byron, Beau Brummell, Pierce Egan, Pea-green Hayne, Henry Brougham, and the Duke of Wellington, were instantly recognizable to its early readers. Most of the plates are by Robert Cruikshank, who figures in the book under the pseudonym "Robert Transit"; two plates are by Thomas Rowlandson, notably "R.?A.'s [Royal Academicians] of Genius Reflecting on the True Line of Beauty at the Life Academy" (featuring portraits of West, Shee, Haydon, Lawrence, Westmacott and Flaxman); a few others were contributed by G. M. Brighty and T. Wageman. The numerous in-text woodcuts are after Cruikshank, Rowlandson, Gillray and Finlay. The lively text is by the journalist (and blackmailer) C. M. Westmacott, notorious as a muckraker and for extorting large sums of money from victims, including royalty, eager to keep their names out of print. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Geographical memoirs on New South Wales. By Various hands; containing an account of the Surveyor General's late expedition. Edited by Barron Field esq.

      London: John Murray, 1825. Octavo, with a frontispiece, four folding maps and two botanical plates at rear; title-page and frontispiece a little browned, some offsetting from the maps yet a fine and very attractive copy in a striking contemporary green polished calf binding, spine with unusual ornate gilt geometric decoration and red morocco labels. An uncommonly good copy in a handsome contemporary binding: one of the more important and interesting works relating to the Macquarie era. This work includes any number of essays on Australia collected during Field's residence in New South Wales from 1817 to 1824, notably the only published account of Oxley's 1823 expedition to survey the Queensland coast, along with a second narrative of the expedition by one of the participants, John Uniacke.Apart from Oxley's account of Moreton Bay, the work has several early expedition journals, notably the only published account of Allan Cunningham's exploration to the Liverpool Plains, Currie's expedition to the southward of Lake George and Field's own journal of his trip across the Blue Mountains.The work is very interesting in terms of Aboriginal history for the inclusion of Oxley's report of the expedition to Moreton Bay which has important notes on the local tribes (including two chapters recounting fights Oxley had witnessed). There is also Barron Field's own meandering essay 'On the Aborigines of New Holland and Van Diemen's Land'.There are also several significant essays on natural history, the best being Cunningham's 'On the Botany of the Blue Mountains', while the botanical plates at the end illustrate four plants including Fieldia Australis (named for Barron Field).The fine frontispiece image is after a drawing by John Lewin, Australia's first professional artist. Interestingly, this work makes a perhaps surprising appearance in Abbey's Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, which is testament to the quality of Lewin's view. Some repairs to spine.

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        The Life of Paul Jones from original documents in the possession of John Henry Sherburne, Esq., Register of the Navy of the United States. FIRST EDITION.

      John Murray. 1825 Half title. Uncut in orig. drab boards, paper spine label, price 7s. 6d.; sl. rubbing, especially to hinges. A very good copy as originally published.'Having decided to issue ... a Life of Paul Jones based on the same material as the Life by Sherburne (published in America) ... Murray entrusted the manuscript to young Disraeli to prepare it for the press ... [and] the work appeared with a preface from his pen. The original manuscript ... shows that Disraeli's share in it was limited to the introduction ... and a word or phrase where the excision of a passage rendered it necessary.' The Life of Disraeli

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        Trial of Henry Fauntleroy for Forgery, Together with His Execution

      1825. One of the Last People Executed for Forgery in Great Britain [Trial]. Fauntleroy, Henry [1785-1824], Defendant. Trial of Henry Fauntleroy for Forgery, Together with His Execution &c. From a London Copy. New York: Joseph C. Spear, 1825. 36 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light rubbing to extremities, browning to front wrapper, lighter browning and faint dampspotting to text, internally clean. * "Second American edition," actually the second and final edition of an account first published in London in 1824. Fauntleroy was an English banker convicted of forgery. He admitted his guilt, but pleaded that he forged documents in order to access funds to pay his firm's debts. Several bankers and merchants stepped forward to defend his integrity during the trial, but he was sentenced to be hanged. He appealed his case twice without success. Appeals for clemency followed, but they were not successful. He was hanged in November 1824, one of the last people to be executed for forgery before it ceased to be a capital crime in 1836. The London edition is fairly common, the New York edition is rare. OCLC locates 3 copies of this imprint (Library of Congress, New York State Library, Trinity College). Not in Cohen.

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        (New Testament in Arabic).

      [London: British Foreign and Bible Society, 1825]. Revised edition. Hardcover. Good. Octavo, contemporary full calf; [3], 609 pp. Covers worn, corners exposed, joints tender, but holding, contemporary previous owner bookplate to front pastedown, ink stamp of Clarksburg Library Co. to bookplate and verso of front free endpaper Early Arabic translation of the complete New Testament, a revised edition of the work first published by the B. & F. B. S. in Calcutta in 1816. Darlow & Moule 1670. WorldCat locates only 2 copies of this 1825 edition (British Library and Cambridge University).

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        New Testament in Arabic).

      British Foreign and Bible Society, [London 1825 - Octavo, contemporary full calf; [3], 609 pp. Covers worn, corners exposed, joints tender, but holding, contemporary previous owner bookplate to front pastedown, ink stamp of Clarksburg Library Co. to bookplate and verso of front free endpaper Early Arabic translation of the complete New Testament, a revised edition of the work first published by the B. & F. B. S. in Calcutta in 1816. Darlow & Moule 1670. WorldCat locates only 2 copies of this 1825 edition (British Library and Cambridge University). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches-pratiques sur la fie?vre jaune

      Paris, BeauceÃŒ-Rusand. 1825 Book (Probably first edition). (History of Medicine related) - Research and Practice - Yellow Fever. Book is clean and solid. 1/2 leather binding with marbelized boards. Withdrawn with plate, from Surgeon General's Office-no other markings. Rare find. Some light foxing, chip on upper part of leather spine. Collectible. Top Quality Seller - Customer Service available. . Very Good. 1825.

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        1825 Johann Gehler German Physics Dictionary Chemistry Astronomy 19v SET

      Leipzig : E.B. Schwickert, 1825-45. - 1825 Johann Gehler German Physics Dictionary Chemistry Astronomy 19v SET An extremely rare and desire complete set of Johann Gehler’s Physics Dictionary! Johann Samuel Traugott Gehler (1751 – 1795) was a German physicist and lawyer. He was most known for his Physics Dictionary (1787-95) which was famously reprinted from 1825 – 1845 by Heinrich Brandes and company. Main author: Johann Samuel Traugott Gehler Title: Johann Samuel Traugott Gehler's Physikalisches wörterbuch Published: Leipzig : E.B. Schwickert, 1825-45. Language: German Notes & content: • 1st edition thus • 19 volume set, in 11 tomes • Other names involved: o Heinrich Wilhelm Brandes , Leopold Gmelin , Johann Caspar Horner , Karl Ludwig von Littrow , Georg Wilhelm Muncke and Christoph Heinrich Pfaff • In the late 18th-century, the term ‘Physics’ was used a collective term for natural phenomena – this ‘physical dictionary’ deals with physics, astronomy, and chemistry. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Leipzig : E.B. Schwickert, 1825-45. Size: ~8.5in X 5in (22cm x 13cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $750 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a visit to Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the Sandwich Islands, during the years 1821 and 1822. With miscellaneous remarks on the past and present state, and political prospects of those countries

      London: Charles Knight, 1825. Recent quarter calf.. The work "provides some interesting details on the colonization projects of John VI and on early Niterói and Nova Friburgo" (Griffin). Borba de Moraes (1983) 536. Rodrigues 1565. Bosch, Brasilen-Bibliothek, 360. Sabin 46858. Naylor 11. Griffin, Latin America. A guide to the historical literature, 3857. Berger, Bibl. do Rio de Janeiro (1980), 303. Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, p. 194, "Much information is given on the cultural life of the various places visited. Abbey 700. Maggs, Bibl. Brasiliense, 295. Leclerc (1878) 1615.

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        Instituiçoens de direito cambial portuguez, com referencias às Leis, Ordenaçoens, e Costumes das principaes praças da Europa acerca de Letras de Cambio

      London: M. Calero, 1825. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (foot of spine chipped).. Ownership signature on title p., some slight staining.. First edition. One of the foremost economists of early 19th century Portugal, Ferreira Borges compiled the first Portuguese commercial code and was active in organizing commercial administration in Portugal. He fled to London when the Constitition was abolished and an absolute monarchy declared. There he planned his Código Comercial, and published this book, in which he sets out the legislation in force in different countries regarding bills of exchange, essential for international commerce. Innocêncio IV, 328 & XII, 327.[removed][removed]

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        LA DÉCADA ARAUCANA.

      s/e 1825/26, Santiago de Chile - Disponemos de: Nº 9, octubre 28 de 1825 a Nº 19, marzo 6 de 1826 en un volumen sin tapas. 1 volumen(es)/volume(s) de 139 a 278 páginas

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        A Practical Treatise on Rail-Roads, and Interior Communications in General; with Original Experiments, and Tables of the Comparative Value of Canals and Rail-Roads

      London: Knight and Lacey, 1825. First Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine. Octavo. 314 pages, plus 6 wonderful large folding plates, depicting various machanical parts used to explain Wood's mechanical experiments. Bound in full contemporary speckled calf, central gilt stamped arms; expertly rebacked to style, raised bands, black leather lettering piece on spine. Internally clean; small Jap paper repair to fore-edge of end blanks. A handsome copy.

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        Autograph Letter, signed, to publisher John Murray ("My dear Sir")

      Paris, Rue Richelieu no. 89, 1825. 1 page, 14 lines. 8vo. Some soiling and toning, else very good. 1 page, 14 lines. 8vo. Irving to Murray. In the midst of his busy social calendar, Irving writes his publisher in London, reading (in part): "My dear Sir, My brother will hand you this letter. He is on a tour for his health & may pass a few days in London. … I enclose a draft on Mr. Samuel Williams for fourteen Pounds received from the Messrs. Galignani for the copy of Gambas work …" Irving's Journals for 3 March 1825 note "letters this morn'g to Jones, Sullivan, Murray … Called at Storrow's - drew on Mr. Williams for £200 - drew on him in fav[our] of Murray for fourteen pounds". In January, Irving had been in discussion, on behalf of Murray, with French libraire and publisher Galignani concerning 'A Narrative of Lord Byron's Journey to Greece' by Count Gamba, published by Murray. The book was reprinted by Galignani ("who agrees to give a guinea a sheet for the copy of Gamba's work", 25 January). Irving here conveys the payment to Murray.

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        Das Lebende Crocodil. Aus der Königlichen Menagerie aus London. Fütterung der großen Wasser-Riesenschlange. Koppler, Besitzer einer Sammlung von Schlangen und Krokodillen, hat die Ehre anzuzeigen, daß er heute . die große Wasser-Riesenschlange (Boa Marina) füttern werde.

      (München, 1825). - Plakat mit Holzschnitt (15,5 x 30 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 50 x 42 cm. Angekündigt wird die Hauptfütterung sämtlicher Schlangen, der großen Phython tigris, der Anaconda. der Abgottschlange und der Boa constrictor. - u. a. nachdem man beim Baden der Schlangen zusehen durfte. Gereicht wurden den Tieren Hühner und Kaninchen. Weitere Auftritte Kopplers und seiner Schlangen konnte ich nur für St. Gallen nachweisen.

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        ALCUNI SCRITTI E DETTATI INEDITI DI UGO FOSCOLO.

      Dai Torchi del Majno, Piacenza 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. 150 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM ANDREW JACKSON IN 1825 TO HENRY BALDWIN, INTRODUCING A PROFESSOR FROM CUMBERLAND COLLEGE].

      Nashville, Tn. April 28, 1825. - [1]p., on a bifolium, with integral address leaf. Quarto. Previously folded, with several small separation and closed tears along old fold lines. Repaired tear in lower corner of manuscript leaf, not affecting text. Small blank area broken away from lower edge. Tanned. Good. A letter of introduction written by Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage to Henry Baldwin for Harvey Lindsley, a professor at Cumberland College (now the University of Nashville). Baldwin was a close political ally and friend to Jackson; when Jackson was elected President, he appointed Baldwin to the Supreme Court in 1830, where he wrote the dissenting opinion in the landmark case Worcester v. Georgia, wherein John Marshall established the legal principle that the federal government was the sole power to deal with Native American tribes, of which Jackson is famously supposed to have said, "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it." The letter reads as follows: "Allow me to present to your friendly notice the bearer Mr. Lindsly, one of the professors of Cumberland College, and a brother of the president of that institution. Mr. L is about to undertake a tour to your section of country and will perhaps rest awhile at or near Pittsburgh. He has been highly recommended to me as a very worthy young man. As such I present him to you and will be thankfull [sic] for any attention which you may be pleased to bestow upon him." A nice piece of Jackson, addressed to an significant political colleague.

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