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        OEuvres. Notice par WALCKENAER, éloge par CHAMFORT.

      Paris, Peytieux, 1825. 5 vol. in-8, plein veau glacé estampé et doré, décor de croisillons en noir sur les plats, tranches marbrées, portrait et fac-similé (rousseurs, rel. un peu frottées). * Five 8vo vol., full glazed calf, etched, gilt and adorned plates, marbled edges, portrait and facsimile (foxing, slight wear to binding). Belle édition dans une riche reliure romantique. 144 gravures encadrées (147 annoncées ; Rochambeau, p. 649, ne donne pas de collation complète). * A fine edition in a beautiful Romantic binding. 144 framed engravings (147 announced; Rochambeau, p. 649, does not give a comprehensive collation). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC AND BEERING'S STRAIT, to Co-Operate with The Polar Expeditions, Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28.

      London: Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty; Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831, 1825. FIRST EDITION IN TWO PARTS, 2 QUARTO VOLUMES, 1831. Approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8½ inches, 3 maps, 2 folding, plus 23 engraved plates, pages: xxi, [3] = errata and directions to the binder, [1]-392, [8], [393]-742 plus 2 pages of adverts, both half-titles present and the tipped-in Erratum slip in Volume 2, rebound in modern quarter wine coloured morocco, gilt lettering and gilt decoration to spines, new endpapers, edges untrimmed. The large folding map is from the second edition of the same year and is identical to that in the first edition, most folds have all been strengthened on the blank side with white acid free linen hinging tape, and 1 with old paper, no loss to image, also a purple library stamp to lower corner (the map was taken from an ex library copy), the large folding map also has pale foxing and age-browning, see attached image, the other 2 maps have pale foxing, apart from 2 plates the rest have pale foxing and staining to margins, some quite heavy, some affecting pages on either side, the rest of the pages are clean except for a few which have pale brown stain to lower corners, small neat repair to top margin of last page of Volume 1, otherwise a very good sturdy set of the quarto edition, complete with both half-titles, erratum and adverts, the large folding map from a second edition. See: Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1, page 19; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 2, page 5, No 772; Hordern House, the Parsons Collection, Part 2, No, 169; Sotheby's, Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooks-Hitching, Part 1, page 56, No. 98. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. THIS SET WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COSTS.

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        A Brief Sketch of the Life of Horace Carter, Who Was Executed...

      1825. The Value of Education [Trial]. Carter, Horace [d.1825], Defendant. A Brief Sketch of the Life of Horace Carter, Who Was Executed in Worcester, Dec. 7, 1825, For the Crime of Rape. Together with Remarks on Early Education. Worcester: S.n., 1825. 16 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Stitched pamphlet. Light soiling to title page and final leaf, minor tears and chipping to some leaves, including title page, light browning and foxing throughout. Early owner annotations to title page, inkspots to a few leaves. A scarce title. * Only edition. Carter, a thief and petty criminal, was executed for the rape of an elderly woman resident of the public almshouse in Worcester. Carter confessed to the crime, and offered drunkenness and his lack of moral instruction as excuses. A sociological text, the Brief Sketch says almost nothing about Carter's crime and trial. In the form of six lessons, it outlines the steps that led him to the gallows. It argues, overall, that a childhood education would have transformed him into a law-abiding, productive adult. OCLC locates 9 copies, none in law libraries. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13781.

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        Tunbridge Wells Wine Vaults

      Royal Tunbridge Wells, in the County of Kent, 1825-1826. TWO consecutive manuscript lease indentures on vellum, for the historic wine vaults in Royal Tunbridge Wells, the premises ultimately being leased from a wine merchant to an aristocrat, for a term of thirty-six years. These documents are very large, measuring 69 x 54 and 57 x 30 cm, respectively, each with original signatures, clerical annotations to verso, and bearing red wax seals. The wine vault described here dates to the 1700s, and is now the showroom of a fireplace retailer (The modern address for the vaults is 58 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, TN48BB). A revelation of viticulture history in an affluent city whose early years remain little-known, comes forth in these two original and singular manuscript indentures, each signed in the original and bearing remarkable red wax seals. The wine vaults, wine rooms and premises in Tunbridge Wells, built and established in the 1700s, belonged to a London wine merchant named Mr. Thomas Thomas by the 1820s. At the time, Tunbridge Wells was a popular resort town for the wealthy and elite socialites, frequented by royalty. The first document is dated 29 December 1825, Mr. Thomas Thomas of Cooper Row in Crutched-Friars, London, a wine merchant, leasing to Mr. Edward Neal of Tunbridge Wells in Sussex, another wine merchant. The signature and red wax seal of the lessor is found on the bottom fold. Excerpts from the manuscript: "... All those premises consisting of two wine rooms and wine and other vaults and cellars adjoining situate and being in the Road leading from Tonbridge Wells aforesaid to Frant and attached to and connected and communicating with a certain messuage or tenement and other premises now in the possession or occupation of Crawford Esquire..." "... said rooms - vaults cellars and premises are now in the possession of the said Edward Neal and used by him for the purposes of his business. Together with the yard, ways, waters, watercourses, drains, paths, passages, lights, easements, advantages and appurtenances to the said premises..." "... entitled to the freehold and inheritance of the said premises... term of thirty-six years and three-quarters of another year... yearly rent or sum of fifty pounds..." "And moreover shall and will paint in a good and workmanlike manner the outside wood and ironwork... at least twice in oil colors in every seven years of the said term..." End excerpts. The second document, written only one week later, 3 January 1826, subsequently names Mr. Walter Sprott, gentleman, of Tunbridge Wells in Sussex, as the new lessee of the same wine vaults, rooms and premises, still owned by wine merchant Thomas Thomas who is again named herein. The formerly named lessee, Edward Neal, evidently repealed his rights and obligations by selling his lease agreement to Sprott for 200 pounds sterling, and a replacement thirty-six year lease indenture was drawn. This document bears the signatures of both parties, as well two red wax seals, one being an especially nice bust of the aristocrat. [The national archives, England, holds the will of Walter Sprott made in 1844, which would most likely name the heir to his estate and possibly the next successor to the present lease.] Excerpts from the manuscript: "This indenture made the third day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty six Between Edward Neal of Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent wine merchant of the one part, and Walter Sprott of Tunbridge Wells in the County of Kent gentleman of the other part..." "...the said Thomas Thomas by virtue of every right power and authority in him..." "And whereas the said Walter Sprott hath contracted and agreed with the said Edward Neal for the purchase of the said rooms vaults cellars and premises comprised in the said Indenture of Lease for all the now residue term of the thirty-six years and three quarters of another year" "... in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred Pounds of lawful money current in England to the said Edward Neal" End excerpts. Today, Royal Tunbridge Wells (often shortened to Tunbridge Wells) is a large affluent town in western Kent, England. It is situated about 40 miles south-east of central London by road. By the early nineteenth century Tunbridge Wells had become a place for the well-to-do to visit and make their homes. It became a fashionable resort town again following visits by the Duchess of Kent in the 1820s, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1834 and 1835 The town benefited from a new estate on Mount Pleasant and the building of the Trinity church in 1827. Improvements, gas lighting, and police service attracted new population, totalling 9,100 residents by 1837.

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        Oekonomisch-technologische Encyklopädie, oder allg. System der Staats- Stadt- Haus- und Landwirtschaft und der Kunstgeschichte in alphab. Ordnung: 141. Teil von Schauspiel bis Scheintod.

      Pauli Berlin 1825 ( Hunderteinundvierzigster Teil - Erste Ausgabe ) 750 Seiten mit einem gestochenen Porträt als Frontispiz ( Carl Graf von Brühl, Generalintendant der Königlichen Hof-Schauspiele und Kammerherr, Domherr zu Colberg..), mit einer Titelvignette sowie einigen Vignetten im Text. Mit 12 teilweise mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln ( so vollständig, dargestellt sind Schauspielhäuser - unter anderem das von Schinkel 1819 bis 1820 erbaute Schauspielhaus am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin - sowie Bühnen, Bühnenausstattungen, Detailansichten, Grundrisse, Querschnitte, Technik etc. ), Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken und farbigem Rückenschildchen sowie umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8°. Unter den Stichworten: Schauspiel ( 131 Seiten - vergleiche hierzu auch den Band 140 mit einer umfangreichen Abhandlung über das Schauspiel, dieser Band ist bei mir unter der Bestellnummer 4551 ebenfalls verfügbar ), Schauspieler ( 91 Seiten ), Schauspielhaus ( 190 Seiten ), Schauspielkunst, Schal, Schere und Scheren ( 25 Seiten ), Scherenschnitt, Scheffel, Scheibenschießen, Scheidebrief ( 26 Seiten ), Scheidekunst ( 87 Seiten ), Scheidung ( 33 Seiten ), Scheintod ( 27 Seiten ). Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Einbandrücken stärker fleckig und etwas beschädigt mit Resten alter Bibliotheksmarken. Innen Besitzvermerke, Titelblatt gestempelt, Seiten teils etwas stock- oder braunfleckig, desgleichen die schönen Kupfertafeln. ( Gewicht 750 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Krünitz, Enzyklopädie, Ökonomische, Schinkel, Schauspiel, Schauspieler, Schauspielhaus, Schauspielkunst, Schal, Schere, Scheidebrief, Scheidekunst, Scheidung, Scheintod, Gendarmenmarkt

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        Théâtre de Clara Gazul, Comédienne Espagnole.

      Paris, Sautelet, 1825. In-8 de un faux-titre, titre, IX pp. de notice, 337 pages et un feuillet de table (lavé, quelques discrètes restaurations marginales ou angulaires). Très agréable demi-veau glacé bleu foncé à coins, filets dorés sur les plats, dos lisse fileté en long et richement orné de petits fers romantiques mosaïqués rouges, tête dorée, non rogné, couvertures ornementées bleues et dos conservés (Semet & Plumelle). Dos doublé, légère restauration à la première couverture. Edition originale du premier ouvrage de Mérimée, "d'une grande rareté" (Carteret), publié anonymement. La préface est signée de son pseudonyme "Joseph L'Estrange". Un des quelques exemplaires avec la mention "Théâtre de Clara Gazul" sur le faux titre (on rencontre plus communément "Collection des théâtres étrangers"). Sans le très rare portrait de Clara Gazul, qui, suite à un oubli de Sautelet, ne fut inséré que dans une cinquantaine d'ouvrages. Charmant exemplaire à belles marges dans une jolie reliure pastiche par Semet & Plumelle, identique à celle qui revêtait l'ex. Hayoit. Vicaire V, 700; Carteret XIXe s., II, p. 134. Cp. Bibliothèque littéraire Charles Hayoit, Paris, Sotheby's, 2e partie, 29/6/2001, n. 275; Bulletin du bibliophile 1932, p.13.

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        [The Seven Ages of the Horse]. London, S. & J. Fuller, 1825.

      1825. Landscape 4to (28.4 x 38.2 cm). 7 hand-coloured etched plates. Red half morocco by Riviere, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. An important work showing the progression of a race horse through successive stages of life, at one point pampered and adored, at another rejected and scorned. - Expert repairs to plate corners, light marginal finger-soiling, occasional browning, plates 2 and 4 with very minor marginal tears with two very small repairs to versos. Dixon 80. Mellon/Snelgrove 62. Tooley, Coloured Plates 48.

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        COURS DE DROIT FRANÇAIS SUIVANT LE CODE CIVIL

      , Paris, G. Thorel & E. Guilbert 1825-1837, 21 vol. in-8, demi-basane fauve, tit. & tom. dorés sur dos lisses ornés de filets, frises et roulettes dorés, tr. jaspés, (dos lég. frottés, nb. coiffes sup. accidentées, coupes frottées avec de petits mq., qq. rousseurs), bel ensemble.

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        Astronomical observations

      2 letters 1 page autograph letter to H[enry] Warburton a Radical MP and amateur scientist [so identified as recipient verso] with long 3 page letter enclosed. I was induced to write the enclosed to the President - if you see no reason against it I will thank you to send it early tomorrow morning - there will be no time for the post if you disapprove it, throw it on the fire. My motive I think was, to show that there is no wish on my part to abstain from all confidential communication - but you will judge much more ...on this subject than I can. A detailed three page letter dated 16th March 1825 from the Royal Observatory. I wrote yesterday a very short note officially but wished to state to you more at leisure that for some time past I have intended to communicate to the Society a paper on the different methods of verification that may be employed in the use of astronomical circles and the remarks of Mr Lee offered an additional inducement for this as I have reason to believe the misconception he has fallen into may be more general than I imagined. It is certainly true that a small instrument of six inches diameter when used with a level may by that contrivance be made to give results apparently more consistent from day to day than the Greenwich Circle......but according to the view I take of the subject it would deprive my method of the whole of its accuracy......no person out of the walls of this place [i.e. the Greenwich Observatory] could deduce a catalogue properly computed from the Greenwich Observations, for though I have explained the general principles of our method in several papers, yet no similar instruments having been made it is not likely that any individual will engage in the laborious calculations this method gives rise to - I believe our excellent friend Mr Warburton and Professor Lax [William Lax astronomer and mathematician at Cambridge] are the only individuals in this country that have completely made themselves masters of the process....M Arago [Francois Arago, French mathematician] understands it and will of necessity I apprehend have recourse to it. Mural Circles [a form of astronomical telescope, the first such device having been constructed at the Royal Observatory in 1812] are not likely to become common, or the method would be more generally understood. When such a catalogue [a star catalogue] is constructing (as it is at the present moment) I am always waiting impatiently the results of every observation as soon as computed but my attention being entirely occupied with the seconds and decimal places I never have occasion to examine the original manuscript in which the degrees and minutes are sometimes entered at the time and sometimes inserted afterwards for they are not read off with our circle easily and frequently there is no time for the operation when stars follow near to each other. I hope to be able to attend the council tomorrow, should I be prevented [Pond always suffered from poor health] I wish to take this opportunity of explaining to you the ground on which I believe an additional assistant will be absolutely necessary. From the experiments I have made with the new circle I have no hesitation in giving it as my opinion that no important observation or series of observations should in future be ever made with one alone [Pond used two Mural Circles at the Observatory to make increasingly accurate measurements of the stars] the advantages of this double method are almost incalculable, as will be seen by some results which I hope to be able to submit to the Society. Do not consider this letter as official, I merely write from my anxiety that you should be in possession of the data requisite to form a correct judgement on the question....I regret that you live at such a remote part of the town, which in my present state of health is almost as inaccessible as York. Pond was caught up in the rivalry between the old guard mainly within the Royal Society and the new reformers as represented by the Astronomical Society and the letter and its hesitant cover letter to Henry Warburton [a member of the latter]. The politics of the dispute meant Pond operated as Astronomer Royal under constant stress and his posthumous reputation has been compromised.

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        Collection des petits classiques français publiée par Ch. Nodier et N. Delangle.

      Paris, Delangle, 1825-26. 8 tomes in-16 reliés en 4 volumes, demi-veau vert, dos ornés de filets et fleurons à froid & dorés, titres & tomaisons dorés. Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires sur vergé (n° 321). Cette collection, dite aussi "de la duchesse de Berry" à laquelle elle est dédiée, comprend: t. 1: "Relation des campagnes de Rocroi & de Fribourg" par Henri de Bessé et "La Guirlande de Julie"; t. 2: "Le voyage de Chapelle et Bachaumont" & "Diverses poésies" du Chevalier d'Aceilly; t. 3: "Conjuration du Comte de Fiesque" du Cardinal de Retz & "Madrigaux" de La Sablière (avec une erreur sur la page de titre); t. 4: "Oeuvres choisies" de Sarrazin & "Oeuvres choisies" de Sénécé.

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        Travels among the Arab Tribes Inhabiting the Countries East of Syria and Palestine. London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1825.

      1825. XV, (1), 669, (1) pp. With a folding engraved map and 28 wood-engraved vignettes as chapter headings. Half brown calf over marbled boards, spine compartments ruled and decorated in gilt, burgundy morocco gilt lettering label. 4to. First edition. James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855), founder of the Calcutta Journal, Oriental Herald and Colonial Review, The Sphynx, and The Argus, social reformer and founding member of the British and Foreign Institute, travelled in the Middle East as a sea captain and merchant. This work relates the part of his travels which took him through Nazareth, the plains of the Hauran, Damascus, Tripoli, Lebanon and Balbec to Aleppo. An appendix refutes the charges of plagiarism brought by Burckhardt and Bankes against his Travels in Palestine. - Occasional light foxing and staining, slight offsetting from the engraved map to the titled. A very good copy. Blackmer 232. Tobler 143. Röhricht 1650. Howgego II, B69, p. 78.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Steigentesch"). O. O. u. D., [wohl Ende 1825].

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

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        [Waltz in G major, D. 844]. Autograph musical manuscript signed ("Franz Schubert mpria"). No place, 16. IV. 1825.

      1825. 1 p. Oblong 8vo (108 x 181 mm). The complete Waltz in G Major for piano (D. 844, "Albumblatt"): 17 bars for piano, written in the album of Miss Anna Hönig, later Mrs. Mayerhofer von Grünbühel (in which same album the painter Moritz von Schwind, Schubert's friend, penned another piece on 7 August 1827). - In pristine condition; accompanied by a fine engraving of the composer. Provenance: Xaver Mayerhofer von Grünbühel, Völkermarkt (Carinthia); Colonel Hauger, Grünbühel; later in the collection of Gustav Mahler, who presented it to Rudolf F. Kallir. While the present original was considered lost by Deutsch, a photocopy is kept at the SPK Berlin (N. Mus. Nachl. 10,126. Brown, Ms. 57), and the Nachlass of Ludwig von Köchel is known to have contained a now-lost manuscript copy which at one time was kept in the archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreude, Vienna. - While autograph manuscript music by Schubert taken from the composer's sketchbooks does occasionally appear at auction, complete compositions signed in full are virtually non-existent. - Includes etched portrait signed (ca. 15 x 19 cm) by the Dresden engraver Waldemar Pech (b. 1911).

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        Miniature terrestrial globe "Die Erde in kleinem C. B.". Nuremberg, c. 1825.

      1825. Diameter 4 cm. Signed "Die / Erde / in kleinem / C. B." Made up of twelve hand coloured engraved gores, the equatorial graduated in degrees, the continents coloured and outlined. With a folding hand coloured engraved sheet paper showing attractive pictures of twenty-eight members of different nationalities, each labelled in English and German. The strip 131 x 55 mm, attached internally to the marbled paper covered box. A charming Victorian miniature terrestrial globe, an educational toy in its original box with a 28 joint plates showing the people of the world in native costume. It is one among a number of versions of such globes attributed to the Bauer family of German globes makers, produced for the English and Continental markets. Van der Krogt illustrates and describes a similar globe: the title is the same and "The name Vancovens In. is written at the northwest coast of America, indicating Vancouver's discoveries (end of the 18th century). The 19th century explorations of the polar regions are not recorded, so that the globe can be dated between ca. 1800 and ca. 1825" (Van der Krogt). Cf. Allmayer-Beck, Modelle der Welt. Erd-und Himmelsgloben, p. 171 (illustration). Peter van der Krogt, Old Globes in the Netherlands, Utrecht 1984.

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        La Chine, moeurs, usages, costumes, arts et métiers, peines civiles et militaires, cérémonies religieuses, monuments et paysages, d'après les dessins originaux du père Castiglione, du peintre chinois Pu-Qua, du W. Alexandre, Chambers, Dadley, etc. Paris, De Malpiere, Goujon & Formentin, and Firmin Didot, 1825-1827.

      1825. 2 volumes. Large 4to (34 x 25.5 cm). With 180 lithographed plates in publisher's handcolouring (including a frontispiece to both volumes and 1 plan of Beijing), 4 engraved plates (the first with hand-coloured illustration and the other three with musical scores). Lacking 1 plate and its accompanying letterpress description ("Porte-enseigne du corps des archers"), facsimile included. Contemporary half tanned goatskin, gold-tooled spine. First edition of "a huge collection of attractively lithographed copies of scenes from Chinese life of the mid-Ch'ing period" (Lust). The illustrations show scenes of everyday life, ships, views, interiors, (military) costumes and much more, each with one leaf of descriptive text. The plates were issued from 1825 to 1827 in 30 instalments, each consisting of 6 hand-coloured plates, and are seldom found complete. This copy lacks only one plate and description. All the illustrations are lithographed copies of earlier prints, including Alexander's "Picturesque representations of the dress and manners of the Chinese" (1814), Chamber's "Designs of Chinese buildings" (1757), Mason's "The costume of China" (1800) and "The punishments of China" (1804), the works of Castiglione, and others. A description of Beijing is included in the second volume illustrated with a plan. A second edition appeared in 1848. - With the bookplate of Louis Becker, Paris. Binding rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise good. Lacking one plate and text leaf, as noted, foxing throughout, and some occasional browning; a good copy. Brunet III, pp. 1346-1347; Colas 1957; Cordier, Sinica, col. 69; Lipperheide 1531; Löwendahl 845; Lust 60.

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

       Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, München, um 1825, 24 x 41 cm. Pressler 3,I (von II); Pfister II, 44; Lentner 1105 und 12541; Slg. Proebst 123; Zettler S. 3 und Abb. 20. - Das Papier mit dem Originalschöpfrand und Wasserzeichen. Sehr aufwendig und dekorativ gerahmt. Schönes Exemplar der seltenen, ersten Gesamtansicht Münchens von Gustav Kraus. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        Tagebuch geführt während meiner Reise über Troppau, Wien, nach Triest, u. durch OberItalien u. die Schweitz zurück nach Berlin, vom 25. Juni bis 27. September 1825. Austria/Italy/Switzerland, summer of 1825.

      1825. 8vo. Title page, 308 closely written, unnumbered pp. With a total of 11 pretty washed ink drawings (occasionally raised in opaque white), 1 pencil sketch, and 20 plates of dried flowers. Contemp. marbled boards. Unpublished, hitherto unknown diary of a three-month summer journey by stage and foot, undertaken by the 23-year-old Heinrich von Bockelberg together with his 31-year-old brother Friedrich Adolph and (as far as Vienna) Friedrich's wife Friederike. Like many contemporaries, the Bockelbergs were inspired by Johann Gottfried Ebel's widely received 1793 guidebook "Anleitung, die Schweiz zu bereisen" ("The Traveller's Guide Through Switzerland"), and planned a great walking tour through Switzerland that was also to take them to Austria and the Northern Adriatic. Their extensive travelogue begins with a description of their coach journey to Vienna (via Karlsruhe and Silesia). Here they stay for more than a week; the journal contains an extesive account of the city. Travelling via Graz and Trieste (where they stay longer than desired), the brothers reach Venice, which they spend the last week of July sightseeing. Early August sees them in Milan, before they finally leave Lake Maggiore and Domodossola behind and enter Switzerland via the Simplon, exploring the Yesellen Gorge and the Valais. The much-anticipated mountain hikes strike them as unexpectedly rustic. Journeying via Vevey, Neufchatel, and Solothurn, they reach Berne in late August, then proceed to Grindelwald and Meyringen (with a close description of the Reichenbach Falls), then on to Altdorf, Küssnacht (where poor weather prevents an excursion to the Rigi), and Lucerne. Via Zurich and Schaffhausen the brothers finally return to Germany (including a stay in Stuttgart, which is also extensively described); by the end of September, the author is home in Potsdam. - The pretty illustrations, some on tinted paper, show the travellers, a lemonade salesman in Trieste and sailboats in the harbour, a Venetian gondola, costumes of Berne, Schwyz, and Lucerne, as well as views of the Swiss alps and buildings. Also included are numerous charming specimens of dried Swiss flowers, many of which still preserve much of their former vivid colour; while they are not taxonomically described, they do state the place of their discovery. - Heinrich von Bockelberg (born in Warsaw in 1802) was an assistant judge at the Chamber Court in Berlin since 1824 (and later in Breslau). In 1829 he received permission from King Frederick Wilhelm III to accompany Prince Frederick of Hohenlohe to Geneva and on his journeys for three years. Later a Prussian Chamberlain, he again visited Italy, then France, England, and Scotland. In 1832 he joined the Foreign Service and became the Prussian chargé d'affaires in Copenhagen, them Secretary of the Delegations to Brussels and Vienna. In 1848m the year of the revolution, he was made envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at the Court of Bavaria; he died in Munich in 1857. His extensive correspondence with Ottlie von Goethe is preserved at the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv (GSA 40/I,5,14). - His elder brother and travel companion Adolf (born in Krippitz in 1793), educated at the Liegnitz Academy and the Forestry Academy in Meiningen, was at the time groundskeeper to Duke Eugene of Wuerttemberg, whose chamberlain he later became. After a brief military career he retired to his estates in Silesia and dies in Dresden in 1872. Since 1816 he was married to Friederike von Paczensky (1796-1863), who accompanied the brothers on their first leg of their journey here described. - A fine document of the early 19th century enthusiasm for walking and hiking in the mountains and among waterfalls, clean and well-legible throughout, enriched with appealing visual material.

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        Poetae scenici graecorum.

      sumtibus Librariae Hahnianae, 1825-31. Dieci parti legate in quattordici volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli su doppio tassello e fregi in oro. Buono stato di conservazione con solo qualche leggera gora marginale. Esemplare interamente interfogliato. L'opera risulta così suddivisa. Euripide (quattro parti); Sofocle (tre parti); Aristofane (quattro parti); Eschili (tre parti). Stimata raccolta che presenta tutti i testi in greco con ampie note esplicative in latino. Cfr. Brunet IV, 760, Graesse V, 378.

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        Toletta delle dame greche e private costumanze dei greci sì antichi che moderni. Saggio. Milan, Giulio Ferrario, 1825.

      1825. Folio. (6), 133, (3) pp. With 19 (including frontispiece; 1 double-page-sized) coloured aquatints by or after Albrisetti, Bonatti, Bramati, Bottigelli, Bussi, Fumagalli, Gallina, Palagi, Raineri, and Sanquirico. Contemporary ruby-red morocco, elaborately gilt with giltstamped arms to both covers. Green moirée silk endpapers. Of all of Gironi's publications, all of which are of a similar nature, this present work on ladies' ablutions and private habits in Greek antiquity as well as in modern Greece would appear to be the rarest. Illlustrated with particular care and printed in no more than eighty copies, it is dedicated to the 20-year-old Archduchess of Austria, Sophie (1805-72), daughter of the Bavarian King Maximilian I Joseph, later aunt and mother-in-law to Empress Elisabeth of Austria ("Sisi"). Our copy is that from the library of the Archduchess herself, printed on strong, very wide-margined wove paper and sumptuously bound. Slight foxing to endpapers and edges, otherwise in perfect condition. Sophie's monogram (her entwined, crowned initials) stamped to reverse of title. Not in British Library, Atabey, Blackmer, Brunet, Cicognara, Colas, Graesse, Hiler, Lipperheide, or Rothschild.

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        Administration militaire de l'Armée des Pyrénées du janvier au 21 avril 1823.

      - Paris, Baudouin Frères, 1825, 28 x 22 cm., cubiertas originales en papel impreso, 2 h. + 84 págs. (Índice de la obra impresa en la cubierta posterior. Raro, El CCPB no registra ejemplar. Descripción del ejército de los Pirineos reunidos en Bayona para la invasión de España de los cien mil Hijos de San Luis. hecha por M. Sicard, intendente del ejército de los Pirineos. Entre otros temas habla de la toma de la ciudad de Bilbao).

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        British Castles; or, A Compendious History of the Ancient Military Structures of Great Britain. Illustrated by Numerous Views of Some of the Most Interesting Castles in Great Britain.

      London: Howlett and Brimmer, 1825. First Edition. Half Morocco. . Very Good. Oblong 4to, 21 by 27 cm. vi, 72, [1] pp. 25 hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontis, of ultra-Romantic castles, many of which were by then ruins, all of which were set in bucolic surroundings, whether by the windswept sea, a hillock, a meadow, etc. The work bespeaks the new-found fascination with the British architectural past and the incipient historicism, as perhaps captured well in the frontis comparison of arches from different periods. Contemporary half red-morocco, with title label on front board. Light to moderate foxing on text leaves and tissue guards. Plates are clean. Overall, a bright, lovely copy of a comparatively uncommon color plate book of that era.

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        ['Walton's Lives']. The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert and Dr. Robert Sanderson. [First Major edition]. UNIQUE AND OUTSTANDING ETON ASSOCIATION COPY IN SIGNED PICKERING BINDING

      John Major, Fleet-Street, 1825. 8vo., First Major Edition, with a copper-engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved and printed titles, 9 copper-engraved plates and 52 woodcut illustrations and embellishments in the text, one or two plates very faintly foxed (with some resultant faint offsetting to facing leaves); most handsomely bound in late nineteenth century navy blue crushed full morocco, sides with triple frame border in gilt, back with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second compartment framed, blocked and lettered in gilt, all other compartments elaborately framed and tooled in gilt to a geometric floral design, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, a splendid, crisp, clean copy in superb signed period binding. With the engraved gilt trade ticket of Pickering on front paste-down, and the binder's stamp 'BM Pickering' on front free endpaper verso. The first Major edition of Walton's great biographical collection, issued as a complement to the same publisher's 1823 edition of The Compleat Angler. Walton lived in the parish of St. Dunstan's where Donne was vicar; his life of his friend was written in 1640 as an introduction to a collection of the poet-clergyman's sermons. The other subjects were also personal friends; their biographies were first published in 1651 (Wotton), 1665 (Hooker), 1670 (Herbert) and 1678 (Sanderson). In this copy the portrait of Henry Wotton (called for at p.87) is placed as frontispiece to the volume as a whole; the portrait of Hooker (called for at p.161) is placed at p.166; the plate 'The Advocate' (called for at p.377) is engraved as 'The Pleader' and placed at p.378. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM EDWARD COMPTON AUSTEN LEIGH TO LORD FRANCIS HERVEY WITH THE FORMER'S NEAT HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION DATED 1865 ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER VERSO. Austen Leigh was Master at Eton while Hervey was a pupil. A UNIQUE AND QUITE OUTSTANDING ETON ASSOCIATION COPY OF A WORK RATED BY JOHNSON AS 'AMONG HIS MOST FAVOURITE BOOKS'.

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        Collezione delle piu' celebri difese criminali dell'avvocato Ignazio Magnani bolognese pubblico professore di diritto civile e difensore de' rei nella legazione di Bologna... con ristretto delle cause ed esito dei giudizj

      Nobili, 1825. 15 fascicoli (su 16, manca il 14o) in 8 grande, pp. (2) + IV + 43; 45-76; III + (1b) + 16 + 12 + II + 5 + (1b); IV + 27 + (1b) + II + 18; IV + 12 + 9 + (1b) + XI + (1b); 59 + (1b); IV + 16 + IV + 19 + (1b); II + 50; IV + 8 + II + 10 + II + 5 + (1b) + 6; IV + 12 + II + 9 + (1b) + II + 9 + (1b) + IV; 56; 17  + (1b) + II + 9 + (1b) + II + 9 + (1b); IV + 44; 17 + (1b) + 14 + II + 6; IV + 60. Il fascicolo numero 13, composto da pp. IV + 44 sembrerebbe mancare della prosecuzione perche' il testo si interrompe. Probabilmente il fascicolo e' completo in se' ed il testo andava completandosi con il fascicolo seguente che e' il 14o a noi mancante. Manca inoltre nel nostro esemplare il ritratto inciso. Esemplare molto bello, fresco e genuino, che conserva perfettamente integre le brossure editoriali. Interessante raccolta delle cause difensive di questo avvocato nato a Bologna, protagonista di  processi che ebbero grande eco nella Bologna del tempo, come quelli al marchese F. Albergati Capacelli per uxoricidio e a Girolamo Lucchini, imputato del 'grande furto' commesso nel Monte di pieta' nel 1789 (entrambe presente qui). Fra le altre cause presenti quella contro Vittoria Fabiani accusata d'infanticidio, Antonio Roversi, accusato di omicidio, Vincenzo Pozzi accusato di omicidio passionale, Pietro Rimondi imputato di fabbricazione e smlatazione di falsa moneta, la difesa del conte Vincenzo Porti segretario di stato della Duchessa di Modena. ITA

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        Notes sur la Suisse, la Lombardie et le Piémont

      1825 - 3 vol., XV-314 + 252+ 324 Paris, Trouvé, 1825, in-8, 3 vol, XV-314 + 252+ 324 pages, demi veau glacé olive de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs orné de fleurons à froid, de roulettes et de filets dorés, tranches cailloutées [Simier], Seconde édition "refondue en entier et considérablement augmentée", de cet ouvrage, paru initialement en 1823, de Théobald Walsh (1792-1881). Annotation manuscrite ancienne (ex-libris ? ) biffée sur une garde blanche, suivie d'une autre annotation à l'encre informant de l'existence d'une autre édition parue en 2 volumes chez Hivert en 1834. La même personne a inséré, en tête du premier tome, 2 feuillets de [2] pages manuscrites sur papier lavande, contenant un poème, "Au Voyageur sans aveu", daté du 27 janvier 1862, s'adressant à l'auteur : "Un lecteur à l'auteur. Cher riverain du fleuve Bac [Théobald Walsh résidait au n° 104 de la rue du Bac à Paris]. Par votre bon ami Chambure." : probablement Eugène Andoche de Chambure (1813-1897). Agréable exemplaire en reliures d'époque, dont l'une est signée, en pied du dos, "Simier, r[elieur] du Roi [Louis XVIII]". Coiffes légèrement frottées et dos un peu insolés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        First, Second, Third and Fourth Report from the Select Committee on the State of Ireland: 1825

      Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed - 1825. Hardcover. 927pp. with folded map. Half leather on marbled boards. Four Report from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the State of Ireland, more particularly with reference to the Circumstances which may have led to Disturbances in that part of the United Kingdom; and to report the Observations, together with Minutes of Evidence taken Before them. Some sections of leather are missing. Cover is badly worn and boards are detached. Usual library markings. Endpapers are detached, stained and chipped. Some shading and foxing. Binding is tight and text is clear. Keywords: British Parliamentary Papers, 19th Century Ireland, Official Reports. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album di viaggio in Italia e sulle rive del Reno (Olanda e Belgio)

      1825 ca.. Album di cm. 34 x 26, cc. (1) di indice + 91 (di 97) carte, ciascuna con applicate immagini incise dei luoghi attraversati di cui 48 a colori. Legatura originale in mezza pelle con titolo in oro al piatto anteriore. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Ex libris nobiliare applicato (Vice.tis de Cussy). Interessante raccolta iconografica che raffigura il territorio napoletano per circa un terzo dell'insieme per poi salire verso i paesi del nord (Germania, Olanda e Belgio). L'iconografia del territorio italiano è composta da incisioni su acciaio in nero ed a colori prevalentemente di F. Ferrari ed altre anonime. Otto sono invece gouache originali di Ferdinando Roberto.

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        An important archive documenting Stephen Girards' involvement in the Bastrop land fraud in Louisiana.

      Various, 1825-1848. "An important archive of 14 pieces documenting Stephen Girards' involvement in the Bastrop land fraud. The archive also includes valuable information on his cotton plantation, the purchase of slaves and related matters. All documents uniformly toned, else in fine condition.Girard began purchasing large holdings along the Ouachita River in far northern Louisiana in the early 1820s. The lands, however, were originally part of the notorious Balstrop Tract in northern Louisiana. In 1795, the Spanish governor of Louisiana, the Baron de Carondelet, granted a Dutch fraudster using the name of the Baron de Bastrop license to sell tracts of land along the Ouachita River. Born Philip Hendrik Nering Bögel (1759 - 1827) in Dutch Guiana, he moved with his parents to Holland in 1764. He settled in Friesland and worked as a tax collector. In 1793 he was accused of using tax funds for personal use and fled the country (and his family) for Spanish Louisiana where he took on the identity of a Burgundian nobleman, the Baron de Bastrop. Instead of merely acting as an agent, Bastrop posed as the actual owner of this 850,000 acre tract. When Carondelet was recalled as governor in 1799, the Bastrop claims were called into question. Rather than defend his claim, he chose to sell off his “grant” to Col. Abraham Morehouse of Kentucky. Bastrop, whose other business ventures came to a halt partly due to the American takeover of Louisiana, would soon leave for Texas where he was instrumental in getting permission for an Anglo-American settlement (specifically Moses Austin) in the Mexican province. In 1805, Aaron Burr purchased nearly half of the “grant” in order to set up a base of operations for his ill-fated conspiracy to provoke war with Spain. To raise his army, he promised plots of land in the tract. Burr’s plans were of course interrupted in 1807 with his arrest for treason. The lands (and their questionable titles) passed onto Edward Livingston and then to various other parties. Girard began purchasing these fertile bottom lands in the early 1820s from the successors of Aaron Burr, amassing large tracts. Girard, wishing to develop his holdings into a functioning cotton plantation, wanted to be certain his holdings would not be subject to challenge. Around 1824, Girard, through the assistance of John Nancarrow, a Lexington, Kentucky brewer and a former business partner with Bastrop, sought to influence Congress to ensure that he enjoyed free and clear title. The archive contains several communications from Nancarrow, who was also involved in the questionable sales of some of the Bastrop tract, on the subject. On February 18,1825, Nancarrow wrote that he agreed with Girard in his opinion that it be kept out of view at present from Congress, ""but in a private interview I shall have with Mr. [Henry] Clay who wants to be well informed as to our title, I can use it if occasion requires to satisfy him,as he assures me that on being satisfied with the justness of the grant, he will give it his best support, and his influence is of much importance to us...” Despite Girard’s fears, a bill confirming the Bastrop grants passed the House (26 February), “without any amendments; what its fate may be in the senate; is impossible for me to divine, but I am rather sanguine; it will meet with the support of some of he best talents in that House. If there should be any opposition to it: a few days will determine... ” Nancarrow’s prediction was correct: “Our Bill has stopped in the Senate, it was refer[r]ed to a committee of that House, and reported without amendment: Last night about 10 O’Clock, it came on to its third reading, and although there was a considerable majority in its favour it was negatived by one vote, and single negative in the Senate is sufficient to prevent its final passage - It was ordered to lie on the table - so that we are now as we began; my opinion is to let it rest, and never trouble the government more on the subject: our title is complete, we have been in peaceable possession upwards of thirty years-- I shall devote my attention to the perpetuation of all testimony on the subject of our title, and have all such as may be important entered of record in the most legal form possible…” Girard, now feeling safe in his title, began to develop his holdings into a functioning cotton plantation. Ironically, the original terms of Bastrop’s “grant” allowed subdivisions no larger than 360 acres, designed specifically to discourage crops requiring slave labor. This too was one of the reasons the land was attractive to Aaron Burr, who was an ardent abolitionist. Girard was not troubled by such concerns and was determined to use the firstly bottom lands for cotton production using slave labor. He entrusted Monroe, Louisiana judge Henry Bry (1781 - 1859) with management of his property and Bry helped Girard expand his holdings in the region. The archive includes four letters together with related expense reports concerning the development of Girard’s lands. Writing from New Orleans on December 21, 1826, Bry reported on his progress settling claims and liens as well as purchasing slaves for Girard’s plantation noting, “on the 11th Inst. I purchased form Mr. Woolfrock… 12 Negroe men … 10 Negroe women… 5 Children belonging to some of the women to wit… ” In early 1832, Bry wrote to Girard (not knowing that Girard was already dead) on Girard’s wish to increase “…the number of hands on yr fair as the small crop made there might be caused by a want of sufficient force. I have answered… that I did not think that the Short crop made there were altogether on account of an insufficient number of hands - but depended chiefly on the overseer: Such a one as would answer exactly there; is extremely difficult to meet with the present overseer wants activity management and a good command of negroes, he ought to make now … one hundred bales of Cotton plenty of corn and clear every year about 18 acres, but falls very short of that result; yet I am compelled to try him once more during 1832 - If he does not do better - I shall endeavor to find such one as ought b be there… I don’t think the moment to be opportune to purchase hands at N. Orl[eans] They have much raised in value since the last law passed by our Legislature in Nov 1831 prohibiting the introduction of Slaves of Louisiana. This will be the case for some time … the Importer will discover some way to g round the stump…” After Girard’s death in December 1831, the lands, together with most of his fortune, were donated to various charitable organizations in Philadelphia and New Orleans. However, doubts about the legitimacy of Bastrop’s titles continued into the 1840s culminating in a case argued before the Supreme Court in 1850 (The United States v. The Cities of Philadelphia and N. Orleans). The archive includes three letters concerning the case, the first from Herman Cope, Agent of “Jas. Robertson et al Trustees” writing “Office of the Trustees… of the Bank of the United States” on August 19,1844 to Philadelphia attorney Edward Olmstead concerning a recently passed act of congress “’To provide for the adjustment of Land claims within the States of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and the Territory of Iowa, and in those parts of the State of Mississippi & Alabama south of the thirty first degree of North latitude, and between the MIssissippi and Perdido Rivers.” The next letter comes from John Sergeant (1779 - 1852), 2pp. Philadelphia, Oct 30, 1848, also addressed to Olmstead: “As the Supreme Court U. States is approaching where the interest of the Girard estate in the Bastrop claim will be for decision, it will probably be most agreeable and convenient to the trustees of the Girard fund that I would now submit to them my views as to my professional compensation in the case” and requesting and advance of $500 prior to going to Washington, “and a like sum of reedy timer I may attend hereafter, until the case shall be ended…” The case was heard in 1850 with the court ruling that the Bastop titles were indeed invalid and it sent the case back to the Federal District Court in Louisiana for further adjudication.* In March 1851, Congress enacted legislation enabling all settlers who could prove they occupied and cultivated land in the Bastrop grant for 20 years to receive legal title. The final letter to Olmstead comes from New Orleans attorney H. H. Strawbridge, New Orleans, May 13, 1854 writing on a petition to Congress under that legislation, writing “…the memorial to Congress on the Bastrop Grant, it has been suggested that its tone seems not quite respectful to the Supreme Court. As I will to avoid err the appearance of this - were it only at respect to myself - I beg you will withhold it a few days, until another can be drafted.” These papers provide a unique insight into the long and convoluted history the Bastrop tract as well as illustrating the large reach of Stephen Girard, who when he died, was the richest man in the United States."

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        Pianta della città di Milano

      1825. Grande ed importante pianta planimetrica della città di Milano contornata da diciotto piccole vedute raffiguranti i principali scorci cittadini. Sotto al titolo cinquantasette rimandi in sei colonne relativi ai luoghi pubblici, mentre i rimandi dalla A alla X, organizzati in due colonne si riferiscono alle "Parrocchie e sue Sussidiarie". Partendo dalla veduta nell'angolo in basso a sinistra e procedendo in senso orario vediamo raffigurate: Porta Ticinese, Porta dell'Arena, Palazzo Reale, Interno dell'Arena, Piazza S. Fedele, Chiesa S. Ambrogio, Piazza del Duomo, il Seminario, Interno del Duomo, Interno Ospedale Maggiore, Interno Palazzo di Brera, Porta Nuova, Chiesa S. Celso, Palazzo del Governo, Colonne di S. Lorenzo, Teatro della Scala, Villa Belgioioso, Porta Romana. Incisione non comune in quanto a volte le vedute nonché la pianta venivano ritagliate per essere inserite nelle guide della città di Milano. Riferimenti: Arrigoni, "Milano nelle vecchie stampe", vol. II, pag. 118, n°1461 mm 460x545

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        The English Spy

      In a superb full red morocco by Riviere and Son, tips a little brushed. Spines has raised bands, titles in gilt, tiny spot to rear vol 1. Internally, both volumes have white endpapers, gilt tooling to board edges, and decorative tooling to the turn ins, text block edges all gilt, bookplate of WS Adams to fpds. Volume 1, frontis, (xxiii), 417 pp, 36 coloured plates, + 28 engravings on wood. Volume 2, 1826, frontis, (xv), 399 pp, + coloured frontis and 36 plates + 8 engravings on wood, page 222 blank. All complete as called for, occasional light offsetting.

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        Histoire des Croisades.

      Paris, Michaud Jeune, 1825-1829. 6 volumes in-8°, demi-basane fauve, dos lisses ornés de motifs à froid, pièces de titre maroquin noir, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque).Quatrième édition revue, corrigée et augmentée de cet ouvrage important, la plus complète selon Brunet (III, 1698).Tome I : Histoire de la première croisade ; avec une carte de l'Asie mineure, les plans d'Antioche et de Jérusalem.Tome II : Histoire des seconde et troisième croisades ; avec une carte des Etats chrétiens en Asie et le plan de Ptolémaïs.Tome III : Récit de la quatrième croisade, de la conquête de Constantinople par les Francs, et de la sixième croisade ; avec un plan de Constantinople et de Damiette.Tome IV : Fin de la sixième croisade et la première expédition de Saint Louis.Tome V : Conquêtes de Bibars, la seconde expédition de Saint Louis, la prise de Ptolémaïs, les guerres contre les Turcs, etc.Tome VI : Physionomie morale des croisades, et des considérations sur leurs résultats. Avec une table alphabétique et raisonnée des matières par L.-J. G***. (114 pp.)Le plan d'Antioche manque au tome I. Quelques défauts : rousseurs, coins et coiffes usés, manques sur les plats des tomes III et IV. Déchirure au mors du tome V. Intérieur correct.

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        Histoire des croisades. 4e édition ens. 6 vols.

      Paris, Michaud Jeune, 1825-1829, in-8vo, avec 7 cartes dépliantes, reliures en demi cuir aux coins, dos ornés en noir, plats marbrés. Bel ensemble. Edition la plus complète (Brunet III, 1698).Joseph Michaud découvre les croisades lors qu'il lui est demandé en 1805 de préfacer Mathilde ou Mémoires tirés de l'histoire des croisades de Mme Cottin. Il donne alors son Tableau historique des trois premières croisades, prélude à son œuvre monumentale, Histoire des Croisades, parue en sept volumes entre 1812 et 1822 et dont une édition est illustrée par Gustave Doré. Brunet III, 1698; Querart VI, 108. picture available

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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.

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        Vue de New-York - Vues de L'Amerique du Nord (1r au 10e lé)

      Zuber, Rixheim 1825 - A very rare, early lithograph by Engelmann with a view of New York, finely coloured by hand. The view captioned "Niagara" on the upper left side, "Vue de New-York" in the middle and "Westpoint" on the upper right side. There is a short closed tear in the upper right margin which has been covered with old archival tape on the back side. In the lower margin on the right someone has written in pencil "1825". The size of the paper is 30 x 47 cm, while the size of the lithograph without all the captions is 228 x 406 mm. A rare lithograph, used by Zuber for the design of their famous scenic wallpaper. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Histoire de Sardaigne ou la Sardaigne ancienne et moderne, considérée dans ses lois, sa topographie, ses productions et ses mœurs.

      Paris J. J. Blaise 1825 2 volumes in-8 de (2) ff., lv-(1)-503 pp. -- (2) ff., 686 pp. ; demi-veau bleu, dos lisses ornés de filets (reliure de l'époque). Première édition, illustrée de 5 planches lithographiées hors texte dont 2 cartes dépliantes et 2 planches de costumes. Jean-François Mimaut entra dans la carrière diplomatique en 1798, et, en 1804, fut nommé secrétaire général du Ministère des Relations extérieures du nouveau royaume d'Italie. Après l'Empire, il fut consul dans différentes places, notamment à Cagliari en Sardaigne de 1814 à 1817, puis à Alexandrie de 1829 à 1837. C'est lui qui négocia, avec l'aide de Champollion, la cession à la France de l'un des obélisques de Louxor. Bel exemplaire. Brunet, 25872.

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        A General Description of Nova Scotia, Illustrated By a New and Correct Map

      Halifax: Clement H. Belcher, 1825. Second Edition. Quarter Leather. Good. 200 p. Fold-out map of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island and part of New Brunswick. Rebacked with original spine reapplied. Evidence of removed label. Corners bumped. Hinges repaired on inside. Library ink stamps on endpapers and bottom of contents page. Ink signatures on front pastedown and title page. Some soiling of map. Minor foxing. TPL 1282. Haliburton's first literary effort, originally published in 1823, was long thought to have been written by Walter Bromley, founder of the Royal Acadian School where this was printed. This second edition may be pirated. A scarce volume, it provides information on climate, flora and fauna, natural resources, population, major cities and settlements, native tribes, agriculture, government and education. There are also chapters sketching the capture of Louisbourg in 1758 and the state of the province during the administration of Sir George Prevost, Sir John Sherbrooke, the Earl of Dalhousie and Sir James Kempt. The author was obviously seeking to repair the problem he states in the first line of the Preface: "In Great Britain, less is known of Nova Scotia than of any other Colony she possesses."

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM SOUTH AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY GENERAL DANIEL O'LEARY TO CHILEAN POLITICIAN JOAQUÍN ECHEVERRÍA LARRAÍN]

      Valparaiso, 1825. [3]pp., on a bifolium. Previously folded, with two separations from the outer margin repaired with archival tape. A few other small nicks and separations along fold lines, not affecting text. Some tanning and light foxing. Good plus. A striking letter written in January 1825 by the Irish South American revolutionary general Daniel O'Leary to Chilean politician and former minister Joaquín Echeverría Larraín. O'Leary emigrated from Ireland to Venezuela in 1817 with a group of British mercenaries enlisted to join the armies of Simon Bolívar, under whom he served until the end of the wars for South American independence. In that time, he became a trusted general and aide-de-camp to Bolívar, and later published a memoir of the wars that collected a substantial portion of the revolutionary leader's correspondence. Here, O'Leary writes to Larraín to complain about one of the political leaders in Chile: "Seria una degradacion de mi caracter tener que hacer con un indecente y cobarde muñeco como el Señor Rodriguez, con mucha propriedad lo llama. ¡Pobre Chile! que sufre una semesante [?] indignidad - tener á la cabeza de su soberania nacional, un ser tan baso." O'Leary was writing near the end of a frustrating sixteen month spell spent in Chile, commissioned by Bolívar to convince the Chilean government to increase its contribution to the war efforts, in which he accomplished little. He goes on in the letter to announce his imminent departure for Lima, which effectively ended his mission in Chile.

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        Description des maladies de la peau, observées à l'hôpital Saint-Louis, et exposition des meilleures méthodes suivies pour leur traitement.

      Bruxelles, Wahlen, 1825, 18252 vol. gr. in-8, demi-veau olive, dos à nerfs avec titre et filets dorés et ornementations à froid, tranches jaspées (C.-H. Blaise), XLIX + 319 et 584 pp. Deuxième édition, enrichie d'appendices et illustrée de 56 superbes planches hors-texte gravées au burin et délicatement coloriées. Cet ouvrage de grand luxe, trop cher pour les étudiants, est rare et manque à la BnF. C'est un examen clinique des teignes, pliques, dartres, éphélides, lèpres, icthyoses, syphilides, scrophules et autres psorides, par le médecin chef de l'hôpital Saint-Louis (1768-1837), premier médecin ordinaire du roi Charles X et fondateur de l'école française de dermatologie. Dos uniformément passés, sinon magnifique exemplaire dans une fine reliure signée de l'époque, avec les planches en parfait état.

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        System der psychisch-gerichtlichen Medizin, oder theoretisch-praktische Anweisung zur wissenschaftlichen Erkenntniß und gutachtlichen Darstellung der krankhaften persönlichen Zustände, welche vor Gericht in Betracht kommen (1825)

      Leipzig: C. H. F. Hartmann, 1825. XIV, 554 Seiten, gebundene Ausgabe Einband berieben, Papier braunfleckig, St. a. T., Vom Vorsatzblatt fehlt oberer Ecke, insgesamt noch ordentliches ex. Versand D: 2,50 EUR Forensische Medizin Psychiatrie System der psychisch-gerichtlichen Medizin, oder theoretisch-praktische Anweisung zur wissenschaftlichen Erkenntniß und gutachtlichen Darstellung der krankhaften persönlichen Zustände, welche vor Gericht in Betracht kommen (1825) Heinroth, Johann Christian August

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        Mehlspeisen, Pasteten, und allerlei Backwerken [German Manuscript Cookery Book]

      N.p. [Germany], 1825. Ink on paper, 21 pp. with two smaller leaves loosely inserted, 6 blank leaves at back. 1 vols. 8vo. Green lithographed wrappers with ornamental borders, titled in ink on front "Kochbuchlein ... 1825", back wrapper with view of Tempelhof, Berlin. Very good. Ink on paper, 21 pp. with two smaller leaves loosely inserted, 6 blank leaves at back. 1 vols. 8vo. German Pastry and Baking Recipes, 1825. Closely written in an elegant and archaic hand, comprising more than 50 recipes for a variety of puddings and pastries. The title leaf and front cover are signed Emmeline Kühl.

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        Mémoires secrets et inédits, pour servir à l'histoire contemporaine, sur l'expédition d'Egypte, par M. J. Michel de Niello Sargy ; sur l'expédition de Russie, par le comte de Beauvollier ; sur l'exil et les infortunes des princes de la Maison Royale, par le vicomte d'H... (Hardouineau) aide de camp de Louis XVIII ; sur les différentes missions royalistes de Madame la vicomtesse Turpin de Crissé, etc., recueillis et mis en ordre par M. Alphonse de Beauchamp.

      Paris, Vernarel et Tenon (imp. de Lebel), 1825 ; 2 tomes in-8, demi veau blond glacé, dos à quatre nerfs plats encadrant les pièces rouges de titre et de tomaison, dos décoré de roulettes dorées et fleurons à froid, tranches marbrées (Beranger) ; XVI, 433, (2) pp. ; XXVII, 363 pp. Edition originale de l'ensemble de ces Mémoires ; l'expédition d'Egypte occupe tout le tome premier ; la campagne de Russie occupe un bon tiers du tome second et comprend des Mémoires complémentaires de Jean Gazo de Genève, attaché aux convois du grand quartier-général. Quelques petites rousseurs éparses, bel exemplaire dans l'ensemble, dans une reliure décorative. (Tulard 102, analyse très positive ; Demeulenaere-157).

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        Reise nach China durch die Mongoley in den Jahren 1820 und 1821. Aus dem Russischen übersetzt von M.J.A.E. Schmidt. 1. u. 2. Tl. (von 3).

      Leipzig Geerhard Fleischer 1825 - XXII, 360 SS. m. 1 Kst. u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Karte u. 1 Grundriss; VIII, 368 SS. m. 2 Kst. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Grundriss, 8°, Bibl.- HLdr.- Bde. d. Zt. ( st. ber., besch. u. best., Teil 2 m. kl. Abriss am ob. Kapitel.). Henze V, 327. - 1 Teil: Reise nach Peking: die Karte zeigt die Reiseroute von Kiachta nach Peking durch die Mongolei (55 x 43,5 cm); 2. Teil: Aufenthalt in Peking: der Grundriss zeigt Peking (38 x 32 cm). - Der Verfasser, " Haupt der russischen Mission in Peking und ältester russischer Reisender in China, geb. 1790, begab sich 1820-21 mit Pater Hyacinth und Bitschurin von Kiachta durch die Mongolei nach Peking, wo er längere Zeit verweilte " ( Embacher 285 ). - Titel gestempelt, Innendeckel vorne mit Bibliotheksaufkleber und Ausleihvorschriften von 1842! - Nur minimal fleckig und gebräunt, insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage du Capitaine Hiram Cox dans l'Empire des Birmans, avec des notes et un essai historique sur cet Empire, les peuples qui occupent la presqu'lle au-dela du Gange, et sur la Compagnie anglaise des Indes Orientales par A.-P. Chaalons d'Argé. 2 Bände.

      Paris, Bertrand, 1825. - Mit 5 (1 gefalt.) lithogr. Tafeln und 1 gefalt. lithogr. Karte. Lederbände der Zeit mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern und schlichter -vergoldung sowie den eingebundenen Vorderdeckeln der Orig.-Broschur. Erste französische Ausgabe. – Cordier Bl 449. – Henze I, 749. – Das englische Original ist 1821 posthum erschienen. – Hiram Cox (1760-1799) bereiste im Auftrag der East India Company 1796-1797 Burma von Rangoon aus den Irawadi aufwärts bis zur damaligen Hauptstadt Amarapura. – Unbeschnitten. – Vorsätze erneuert, gelegentlich fleckig, 2 Blatt mit Ausriss im weißen Rand, Einbände wenig berieben. - Gutes Exemplar. First French edition. – 2 vols. With 5 (1 fold.) lithogr. plates and 1 fold. lithogr. map. Contemp. half calf with 2 col. labels, orig. wrappers bound in (somewhat rubbed). – Endpapers renewed, occasional staining, 2 leaves with tear-outs to margin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Traite de la geometrie descriptive

      Paris, Bachelier, ( deuxieme edition ) 1825. Deux volumes in-quarto (21x27 cm), broche, couverture d'epoque, papier bleu, XX+373 pages et 9 pages+67 planches. Un portrait de Monge en frontispice du premier volume (une tache en marge inferieure du portrait) , le second volumes contient 67 planches dont trois (64, 65, 66) sont depliantes. Vignette de titre sur le premier plat du second volume. Ensemble a relier.Etat acceptable.

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        DELLA MANIERA DI CURARE LE MALATTIE UMANE. Compendio.:

      Crescini, 1825 / 1830, Padova - (Codice GM/0931) In 8° 13 tomi rilegati in 7 volumi XL-3.728-LVIII pp. complessive. Edizione italiana a cura di Ranieri Comandoli. Frank (1745-1821) appartenne alla scuola medica del van Swieten, fu un clinico di grandi vedute, uno dei coriferi della scuola medica di Pavia. Cfr. Castiglioni, II/560. Noto come "uno dei medici più quotati del secolo XVIII, insegnò a Gottinga, quindi a Pavia, succedendo al Tissot". Cfr. Pazzini, II/303, 375. L'opera si compone di 13 tomi di cui 2 finali di aggiunta: un frammento postumo sulle nevrosi tradotto completato e annotato da L.Morelli, e un volume di "interpretazioni cliniche di scelte osservazioni raccolte ne' giornali accademici" esposte da Frank e tradotto a cura di G.F.Spongia. Carta ben conservata, esente da ingialliture. Buone legature d'epoca mezza pelle, titolo ai dorsi (scolorito). Eccellente esemplare. Euro 490.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

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        HISTOIRE DE L'EXPEDITION DE RUSSIE, AVEC UN ATLAS ET TROIS VIGNETTES; PAR LE MIS DE CHAMBRAY, COLONEL D'ARTILLERIE. DEUXIEME EDITION.

      A PARIS. CHEZ PILLET AINE, IMPRIMEUR-LIBRAIRE, ET CHEZ ANSELIN ET POCHARD, LIBRAIRES. 1825.3 VOLUMES IN-8 (13 X 21 X 10,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 387, (4) + 494 ET (4) + 502 PAGES, RELIURE MODERNE 1/2 PERCALINE BEIGE, DOS LISSE ORNE DE FILETS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN NOIR, TRANCHES JAUNES. AVEC UN ATLAS IN-8 (13,5 X 22,2 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) PAGES + 10 CARTES ET PLANS, DONT 9 REPLIES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 VEAU VERT, DOS LISSE ORNE DE FILETS ET D'UN FLEURON DORES, TITRE DORE. AVEC 5 TABLEAUX REPLIES DANS LE PREMIER VOLUME, ET 1/3 VIGNETTE HORS TEXTE. PREMIER VOLUME RELIE D'ORIGINE SANS LES 8 PAGES PRELIMINAIRES (PAGINEES V A XII, APRES FEUILLETS DE FAUX-TITRE ET DE TITRE) CONTENANT LA PREFACE ET L'AVERTISSEMENT SUR CETTE SECONDE EDITION. DEUXIEME EDITION AUGMENTEE D'UN VOLUME, COMPORTANT POUR LA PREMIERE FOIS UNE IMPORTANTE INTRODUCTION, PLUSIEURS ADDITIONS DONT LE TABLEAU QUI DRESSE LA SITUATION POLITIQUE ET MILITAIRE DE L'EUROPE APRES L'EXPEDITION DE RUSSIE, ET DE NOUVELLES LETTRES DE NAPOLEON, DE BERTIER, DE JEROME, D'EUGENE, DE MURAT, DE BARKLAY, ETC. CAPITAINE D'ARTILLERIE, AIDE DE CAMP DE MURAT, LE MARQUIS DE CHAMBRAY FUT FAIT PRISONNIER PAR LES RUSSES PENDANT LA RETRAITE DE RUSSIE EN 1812 ET ENVOYE EN UKRAINE. L'UN DES MEILLEURS LIVRES SUR LA CAMPAGNE DE RUSSIE REDIGE PAR L'UN DE SES ACTEURS. BON EXEMPLAIRE.

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        Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce, nouvelle édition en 7 volumes + ATLAS in 4 (reliures homogènes)

      Editions Etienne Ledoux pour les 7 volumes, et Garnery à Paris pour l'Atlas, 1825-1819 (ATLAS), in 8 (21,5 x 13 cm), et in 4 pour l'ATLAS (26 x 19 cm), Atlas avec analyse critique des cartes et 32 gravures au nombre de 4 + 27 donc complet conformément à la table des matières ; En revanche, 1 carte dépliante non numérotée représentant une carte de l'ancien continent est ajoutée en fin d'ATLAS, carte non référencée et ne figurant pas dans les premières éditions de cet ATLAS à la fin du XVIIIè siècle ; Illustration d'un frontispice par volume dessiné par Colin. Reliure plein veau marron, plats avec filets et motif à froid, dos avec filets, fers et titre doré.Jean-Jacques Barthélémy (1716 -1795) est un ecclésiastique, archéologue, littérateur et numismate français. Cet ouvrage de voyage en Grèce dans l'Antiquité publié en 1788 est l'oeuvre la plus connue de cet auteur et lui valut son entrée à l'académie française - Intérieur frais sans rousseur pour le texte, atlas frais sauf 5 gravures avec rousseurs en marge, grande carte additionnelle de l'ancien continent avec 2 mouillures et une petite coupure en marge. Reliure en bon état pour les 7 volumes, ATLAS avec petits manques aux deux coiffes, bon exemplaire d'une façon générale.

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        Recherches sur les moyens employés dans la Marine Anglaise pour la conservation des bois et des vaisseaux depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à ce jour, Et particulièrement pour les garantir de la maladie connue sous le nom de Pourriture sèche ; Par John Knowles, Secrétaire du comité des Inspecteurs de la marine royale. Traduit par ordre de S. Esc. Le Ministre de la Marine.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1825. 1825 1 vol. in-8° (231 x 150 mm.) de : xvi, 146, [1] pp. Brochage de papier bleu-gris éditeur imprimé, dos muet, armes [du ministère de la Marine ?] gravées au dos. (Discrètes restaurations à la reliure et au dos. Quelques salissures et petites taches, autrement bel exemplaire non rogné). Première et seule édition en français de ce traité de John Knowles. Il est l'auteur du fameux traité d'architecture navale : "The Elements and Practise of Naval Architecture" paru pour la première fois chez David Steel en 1805, et considéré comme l'ouvrage le plus important sur le sujet publié en Angleterre.Lauteur insiste dans la préface du présent texte sur limportance pour nimporte quelle puissance, de pouvoir entretenir une flotte nombreuse et des marins capables si elle veut pouvoir compter sur le plan international. Il déplore le manque dintérêt porté par les Britanniques à la construction navale en tant que science, mais leur reconnaît une compétence toute particulière dans lentretien de leurs vaisseaux. Cependant, son ouvrage est lun des premiers fiables publié sur le sujet : « Dès lépoque la plus reculée de lhistoire navale dAngleterre, le gouvernement a pris des mesures et fait des expériences dans la vue dassurer ou détendre la durée du bois, avant et après sa mise en uvre pour la construction des vaisseaux ; elles furent pour la plupart cachées du public lorsquelles eurent lieu ; elles cessèrent par degrés dêtre en usage, et finirent par tomber dans loubli : des renseignements tronqués et incorrects ont été donnés dans des livres comme résultats obtenus par dautres personnes, afin de soutenir des hypothèses avancées ou adoptées par leurs auteurs. Dans louvrage que nous publions aujourdhui, nous avons eu soin de présenter non une partie, mais la totalité des faits dont on a pu constater lexactitude ; de rendre à chacun ce qui lui semble dû, et de dépouiller les résultats autant que possible de tous préjugés. En outre, afin de ne laisser rien à désirer, on a donné (principalement le dans des notes) lexposé des procédés suivis en pays étrangers pour atteindre le même but. (). Il nous reste à reconnaître les obligations que nous avons à divers auteurs, à la tête desquels il est juste de placer du Hamel : toutes les expériences exécutées en Angleterre ont été soigneusement comparées avec celles qui ont eu lieu en France. () Si lon trouve dans le chapitre qui traite de [la pourriture sèche] des observations déjà publiées, il est de la justice de dire que lauteur connait presque toutes les personnes qui ont écrit sur cette matière. » Louvrage se compose de neuf chapitres traitant des propriétés du bois, manières de le dessécher, des saisons propres à labattage, de la conservation des bois par des moyens chimiques, et aux autres mis en uvre pendant et après la construction. Un chapitre est consacré à la construction navale et expose notamment la méthode de Sir R. Seppings, lauteur sy intéresse tout particulièrement au tangage, à la stabilité et la flottaison, ainsi quà lusage du goudron et des différentes chevilles, boulons ou rivets.Les pages 30 & 31 donnent sous forme de table, les résultats des tests de la résistance des bois de Deptford et Woolwich à l'eau. Provenance : un ancien possesseur de l'ouvrage, a souligné en rouge quelques passages des pp. 2-4. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges de ce rare traité. 1 vol. 8vo. Publisher printed blue boards. First and only French edition of this treatise that deals with the conservation of ships. John Knowles is the author of one of the most important ship-building treatise in English: "The Elements and Practise of Naval Architecture", first published by David Steel in 1805. In this work, he insists on the importance, for a Naval power as United Kingdom, to the care they have of their fleet. It was the first treatise of that kind published in England. It brings very useful informations about the quality and treatment of the wood, as well as about the shipbuilding. Fine untrimmed copy. Polak, 4893.

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        The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an Account of his Life and Writings. A New Edition in Four Volumes. Edited by Washington Irving. IN SIGNED PURGOLD BINDING

      Galignani and Didot, Paris, 1825. 4 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with 2 engraved portraits frontispieces in first volume (original tissue guards present), neat mid-nineteenth century signature on front free endpaper verso, some mild spotting to portraits and guards, some very light age-staining to text; handsomely bound in contemporary olive full calf BY PURGOLD, sides with multiple frame border comprising two gilt frames and two elaborate floral frames in blind, backs with four raised bands ruled in gilt, second compartments with black leather label lettered and ruled in gilt, fourth compartments numbered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments elaborately tooled and ruled in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, sides and backstrips lightly age-scuffed, very neatly rebacked in calf to style with old backstrips laid down, second and third volumes with small patches at head of backstrips, a good, firm example of the great romantic binder's style SIGNED BY PURGOLD AT FOOT OF FIRST BACKSTRIP. A very good example of the great romantic binder in his heyday, and only five years before his death. At this stage he was still working from Cassette 18 before his relocation to rue de Roule and collaboration with Bauzonnet. In his comparison of the three great craftsmen of the 'triumviri', Ramsden nominates Purgold as 'perhaps the best binder of the three...He is also, in spirit, as in name, the least French of the three'. (Ramsden, p.6).

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        Tableau des moeurs françaises aux temps de la chevalerie ; tiré du Roman de sire Raoul et de la belle Ermeline, mis en français moderne et accompagné de notes par L. C. P. D. V..

      Paris, Adrien Egron, 1825, 4 volumes, in-8 carré, reliés, XVI-293-319-384-368 p.. Edition tirée à 1050 exemplaires, tous numérotés, celui-ci n° 158. Une planche de musique gravée dans les notes en fin du tome quatre. Reliure postérieure, vers 1930, demi toile brique, plats de papier à la cuve en imitation 18e, pièces de titre vertes, tomaisons dorées. Le dernier feuillet de chaque volume est légèrement roussi, le corps de l'ouvrage est parfaitement blanc. L'ouvrage est attribué à Vaudreuil d'après Barbier, c'est un genre littéraire bien à part et très en vogue au début du 19e siècle, il consistait à annoncer la découverte de documents anciens dont le texte était inédit, pour cet ouvrage l'auteur s'appuie sur la découverte de chansons de troubadours, charge à l'acquereur d'en découvrir la véracité. Le principe du tirage numéroté ne deviendra courant qu'à partir des années 1860, cette édition est donc une anticipation bibliophilique. Très bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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