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        [Op. 67]. Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll... Oeuvre. 67. Partition. [Full score]

      Leipsic Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 4302] [1826]. Octavo. Original publisher's printed wrappers with titling within decorative border. 1f. (title), 1-182, [ii] (blank) pp. Lithographed title, music engraved. Price: "3 Thlr." Handwritten note in pencil to p. 108: "Diese beiden Takte [mm. 2 and 3 on the page] bleiben weg" [These two measures are omitted]. Wrappers worn, soiled and slightly stained; spine partially lacking; titling to upper wrapper without numeral preceding "...ieme." Minor staining to lower margin of final two leaves; signatures loose; final signature detached. In very good condition overall.. First Edition. Kinsky p. 160. Hoboken 2, 302. The note to p. 108 refers to an error corrected by Beethoven but not amended by the engraver (see Breitkopf's later edition from the 1840s [item 22968 in this catalogue], which is printed from the same plates, but with a note offering a fuller explanation printed to the head of p. 108.

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        "Die Stadt Passau". Gesamtansicht von einem Hügel mit Blick auf Dom und in der Ferne die Festung Oberhaus, im Vordergrund Personenstaffage..

      . Lithographie von A. Kunike nach J. Alt, 1826, 26 x 37 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 336,47. - Aus: Adolph Kunike, "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten". - Sehr breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans: In which Elephants and Wild Beasts were Employed or Slain And the Remarkable Local Agreement of History with the Remains of Such Animals Found in Europe and Siberia

      London: For the Author. Very Good. 1826. First Edition. Full Calf. Wear & bumps to fore-edge corners.; Early 20th century rebacking with modern morocco title label & gilt date stamp to foot; large fold out map, ten plates, some folding; marbled edges. ; 4to; xv, 516 pages .

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        Gesamtans., "Neuwied und Andernach".

      . Kupferstich aus der Zittauer monatliche Neuigkeitsträger, 1826, 17 x 26,5. Extrem seltenes Blatt.

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        Physiologie du gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie transcendante; Ouvrage theorique, historique et a l'ordre du jour, Dedie aux Gastronomes parisiens, par un professeur, ...

      Paris, A. Sautelet, 1826.. 2 vol. Titl., XIV, 5-390 pp; 442 pp. (cplt). Francais;. EDITION ORIGINALE: Vicaire 117. Rare et recherche. Exemplaire de premier tirage, avec le "E" de Bourse de la page de titre place a l'horizontale. Reliure de l'epoque en pleine basane brune, dos lisse orne de filets et de fleurons dores, pieces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin vert et rouge, dentelle dorees sur les coupes. Habiles restaurations aux mors sinon tres bel exemplaire frais interieurement. Quelques rousseurs comme presque toujours pour l'edition originale. Le plus celebre ouvrage gastronomique de tous les temps et toutes les litteratures. Tres bon exemplaires. Die beiden Bde. ident. in Ldr-Einbänden der Zeit, Golddekor auf Rücken. Bei beiden Bde. wurden die Bücherfalze professionell restauriert. Das wichtigste und einflussreichste Buch der Gastronomie überhaupt. Der Text sollte in keiner Gastronomie-Sammlung fehlen. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Gesamtansicht vom Papenberg aus in Berg und Tal ('Ansicht Der Stadt Cleve Vom Papenberg' Aus In Berg Und Thal').

      . altkolorierte Lithographie v. von Burggraaff n. Winckelierer b. J.C. Vieweg & Sohn in Nimwegen u. Franz Öllig in Kleve, 1826, 26 x 40,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        "Stadt am Hof". Ansicht mit der Donaubrücke, im Vordergrund Floß, Fischerkahn und drei Fischer.

      . Lithographie von A. Kunike nach J. Alt, 1826, 26 x 35 cm.. Lentner 10602. - Aus: Adolph Kunike, "Zwey hundert vier und sechzig Donau-Ansichten". - Sehr breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 2. X. 1826.. ½ S. 4to.. An Franz Xaver von Peball, den Verweser des Kommunitäts-Radwerks Nr. VI in Vordernberg (Steiermark): "Bis jetzt bleibet es bey meinem Abgehen von hier am 8-9. worüber ich bereits mein Haus benachrichtigte [...] neues giebt es hier gar nicht - und das Gerüchte rücksichtlich Göß scheint nur zu den vielen Lügen zu gehören welche aus Leoben kommen, indeß will ich doch des Spaßes wegen nachfragen [...] Unser Kaiser ist sehr gesund und da alle Leute Ihm [!] zu Pferde sehen so werden die falschen Gerüchte auf einige Zeit still seyn [...]". - Erzherzog Johann, der 1822 das Vordernberger Radgewerk Nr. 2 erworben hatte, sollte bis zum Ende des Jahrzehnts die anderen ortsansässigen Radmeister vom Eintritt in eine "Bergunion" überzeugen, deren Gründungsvertrag heute als eigentliches Gründungsdokument der Oesterreichisch-Alpine Montangesellschaft (ÖAMG) gilt, aus der im vergangenen Jahrhundert die Vereinigten Österreichischen Eisen- und Stahlwerke (VÖEST) und später die Voestalpine AG hervorgehen sollte. Unter Johanns Einfluß auch ersteigerte die "Vordernberger Radmeisterkommunität" das Stift Göss, wo auf die Initiative des Erzherzogs hin eine bergmännische Lehranstalt, die "Steiermärkisch-Ständische Montanlehranstalt", gegründet wurde, die 1849 nach Leoben verlegt werden sollte und aus der 1904 die "Montanistische Hochschule" und 1975 die "Montanuniversität Leoben" hervorging. - Etwas gebräunt und mit kleineren Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Forsøg til en beskrivelse over Ringe Sogn.

      1826 1826 - Odense: Hempel 1826. (8) + 130 + (1) s. Pænt og rent eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med rygtitel i anden farve skind. * Bibl. Danica II, 698.

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        Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans: In which Elephants and Wild Beasts were Employed or Slain And the Remarkable Local Agreement of History with the Remains of Such Animals Found in Europe and Siberia

      London: For the Author. Very Good. 1826. First Edition. Full Calf. Wear & bumps to fore-edge corners.; Early 20th century rebacking with modern morocco title label & gilt date stamp to foot; large fold out map, ten plates, some folding; marbled edges. ; 4to; xv, 516 pages .

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        Labrador Falcon, Plate CXCVI [from: Birds of America].

      London, R. Hawell, 1826-1838.. Hand-aquatinted copper-plate engraving, printed on J. Whatman Turkey Mill watermarked paper dated 1835. 955 x 640 mm.. The famous depiction of a Falcon from the "Birds of America" by the world-famous French-American naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851), which was purchased at a Christie's auction for $11.5 million in March 2000, setting a world record for the most expensive book ever sold (surpassed only by the 1640 "Psalm Bay Book", sold for $14.2 million in November 2013). Very good color, with the back of the upper bird a subtle charcoal, beaks and feet of both birds a pale blue wash, slight limited spotting to the background, slight cast on the edge, and minor thumbing, three edges of the sheet gilt from when it was bound.

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        Historical and Descriptive Account of the Palace and Chapel - Royal of Holyroodhouse

      J. Cunningham & J.& J. Johnstone, Edinburgh Scotland 1826 - 21 pages; with 8 engravings, collated complete; including: the frontispiece dedication with the arms of Alexander, Duke of Hamilton, the Heritable Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse; title page with the Ancient Horologe in the Royal Garden; the Palace, west front; from the Royal Garden; the east front; the interior of the quadrangle; the state room; the chapel - royal west front; the interior looking east; at back is letterpress descriptive text to accompany the plates as well as material on the history of the palace and chapel - royal; the paper large-margined; approx. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" size; bound in the original illustrated and printed beige paper-covered boards; old tissue-guards still present; spine paper chipped away at top and bottom, edges of spine frayed; binding soiled and worn, plates foxed in the outer margins, with no or light intrusion into the plate areas; one plate page with long (3") marginal tear, not into the plate mark or image; a text page with brown spot, about 1 1/2"; overall and offset; in generally good condition and of interest for the architectural history of this famous royal landmark outside of Edinburgh, still maintained as the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album with rice paper paintings.

      [China, late 18th century].. Album of 11 Chinese gouache paintings of noble ladies on rice paper. Ca. 19 x 30 cm each, mounted on Chinese wove paper with blue silk borders. Contemporary cloth.. The paintings show eleven Chinese courtesans dressed in lavish gowns and robes wearing brightly coloured lotus shoes, seated at the table or reclining, performing various kinds of handicraft (weaving, spinning, needlepoint), smoking, etc. Courtesan albums, especially early ones, are considerably rarer than their botanical and tradesmen counterparts. These paintings share similarities with those acquired in 1826 by Franz Josef I, Emperor of Austria and reproduced by Payer-Thurn in "Chinesische Miniaturen aus dem Leben einer chinesischen Dame" (Leipzig 1924). - Occasional wrinkling or even tears to rice paper; some foxing to backing paper. Provenance: Acquired in the East by Henry Boyle Byrne (1787-1807), who drowned in the Bay of Calcutta (cf. Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin 43 [2002], p. 63), but sent the set home to Patrick Byrne of Philadephia, PA; then by descent through the family; last at the family home, The Woodlands, in Clopper, MD (built by Francis Cassatt Clopper in 1810). Includes handwritten note of provenance by a family member.

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        Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man

      London: James Robins, 1826. First Edition. Quarter Morocco. Very Good. 4to. (28 by 20 cm, or 11 by 9 inches.) Twelve hand-colored engraved plates plus sixteen textual woodcuts. Cohn 53. Contemporary morocco over boards. Leather is very rubbed and scuffed, and boards have wear, with paper laid on lifting in a few minor spots. Interior is tight and mostly clean -- there is some scattered light soiling -- and plates themselves are bright and crisp.

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        Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man By an Old Sailor

      London: James Robins, 1826. First Edition. Quarter Morocco. Very Good. 4to. (28 by 20 cm, or 11 by 9 inches.) Twelve hand-colored engraved plates plus sixteen textual woodcuts. Cohn 53. Contemporary morocco over boards. Leather is very rubbed and scuffed, and boards have wear, with paper laid on lifting in a few minor spots. Interior is tight and mostly clean -- there is some scattered light soiling -- and plates themselves are bright and crisp.

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        Report of the Committee of the Benevolent Society of New South Wales

      Sydney: Monitor" Press, 1826. Duodecimo, 24 pp., some foxing particularly to the title and last page; very good in twentieth-century "Mackaness morocco" Relief of the poor in 1820s Sydney. Early Sydney printing from the press of the Monitor. The Benevolent Society was set up 'to relieve the Poor, Distressed, the Aged, and the Infirm, and thereby to discountenance, as much as possible, Mendicity and Vagrancy…'. One of the Society's most important institutions was the Asylum on George Street, near the old Sydney Burial Ground, demolished in 1901 to make way for Central. The Society was a veritable who's who of Sydney, with Governor Darling and his wife as patrons, and a committee that included Alexander Berry, Gregory Blaxland, Samuel Marsden, Ralph Mansfield, and William Bland (the last as "Surgeon"). The report confirms that although the Society had had some reverses, a high point had been the visit of the Darlings to the George Street Asylum, after which all of the inmates were given a dinner of roast beef, plum pudding and 'Colonial Beer.' Other iniatives include help with replacing horses and boats to deserving tradesmen, the establishment of a Dispensary, and a decision that all fines for public intoxication be given to the Society by the police - the current quarter has netted an impressive Sixty Spanish Dollars. The work also includes the Asylum Rules, the general accounts, and a list of life members. The work was printed by Arthur Hill who was active as a publisher in Sydney from 1826-33. A bon vivant, sometime actor, and, together with his wife Ann, tavern owner, Hill arrived in Sydney as a convict on board the Mary in 1819. In 1826 he became the printer of the new Sydney paper the Monitor (edited by E.S. Hall), a paper which played a very important part in the political and social struggles of the time and was on the side of Wentworth and the Australian. Hill only remained involved with the Monitor for less than a year, but it was during this time that he also published the Reverend Threlkeld's very important Specimens of a Dialect. Hill is listed as subscribing one pound to the Society.

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        'Result of an Examination... of the Heads of 148 convicts on board the convict ship England...' [in] The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany Vol. IV

      Edinburgh: October 1826 - November, 1827. Octavo, a little toning to the pages but generally good; contemporary green half calf, spine banded and gilt, a little bumped. Full year's run of this journal, which includes a fascinating article on the phrenological experiments - the first of their kind - carried out on board the convict ship England in the spring of 1826. The article is entitled: 'Result of an Examination, by Mr James de Ville, of the Heads of 148 convicts on board the convict ship England, when about to sail for New South Wales in the Spring of 1826' (pp. 467-71). In his youth De Ville (1777-1846) worked as the assistant to a sculptor, and this expertise with plaster-of-paris led to him being asked to make phrenological casts, and he soon immersed himself in the newly emerging practice, writing pamphlets and lecturing. His reading of the heads of the convicts on board the England was one of his great successes: the navy surgeon on board, one Dr Thomson, hosted De Ville for his experiment in the spring of 1826, at the suggestion of Mr Wardrop of London. The article notes that 'Mr De Ville furnished [Thomson] with a distinct memorandum of the inferred character of each individual convict, and pointed out the manner in which the dispositions of each would probably appear in his general conduct on the passage. The desperadoes were all specifically noted, and a mode of treatment to prevent mischief suggested. One man in particular was noted as very dangerous, from his energy, ferocity, and talent for plots and profound dissimulation. His name was Robert Hughes.' Thomson kept a log during the voyage which was deposited in the Victualling Office, and the present article details some events from this log, including a plan by Hughes and his co-conspirator Thomas Jones to seize the ship and run it for South America. Needless to say such forethought was very pleasing to Thomson, and the article also includes his single-page letter written from Sydney on 9 October 1826, with his note that the convicts 'were going to rip up the poor doctor like a pig.'.

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        Geschichte der Stadt Landau und der Dörfer Queichheim, Dammheim und Nußdorf, in ihrer Berührung mit der älteren und neueren Geschichte Deutschlands und Frankreichs. Nebst der Beschreibung der versch. Verwaltungs- und Gerichts-Verfassungen... und dem Verzeichnisse sämtlicher Städte und Dörfer des Rheinkreises mit deren Bevölkerung. Zweibrücken, G. Ritter u. Comp. 1826. 8°. XIV., 1 w.Bl., 386 S., mit 1 (mehrf. gef.) Münz- u. Taxordnung, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Lentner 15626: "Selten".- Erste Ausgabe.- Mit Beschreibung der verschied. Verwaltungs- und Gerichtsverfassungen seit Beginn der Französischen Revolution und einem Verzeichnis aller Orte des Rheinkreises mit Bevölkerungsdaten.- Titel u. letzte Seite gestempelt, Vorsatz mit ca. 2 cm Abriss, S.111/112 hs. d. Zt. ergänzt, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben.

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        Illustrations of the Book of Job

      Ã¬Blakeís Most Widely Known AchievementîBLAKE, William. Illustrations of the Book of Job. Invented & engraved by William Blake, 1825. [London: Published by the Author, and Mr. J. Linnell, 1874].One of 100 sets printed on india paper. Folio (sheets: 20 x 14 inches; 510 x 350 mm. engravings 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; 209 x 158 mm). Line-engraved title and twenty-one line- and stipple-engraved plates by and after Blake. Also with an additional letterpress title-page, not issued with the book. Evidence of the word proof on the lower edge of engravings number 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18 and 20.Bound in quarter reverse calf over black cloth. Spine lettered and ruled in gilt. With black and red morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Corners a bit bumped, and cloth lightly scuffed. Sheets mounted on stubs. A bit of very light foxing to some of the sheets, generally not affecting engravings. A fine, strikingly clean copy of ìBlakeís most widely known achievementî (Keynes).The engravings were commissioned by John Linnell on March 25, 1823. Despite the date 1825 on the engravings, the plates were not actually issued until March 1826. The entire edition consisted of 315 sets: 150 ìProofî sets on India paper and sixty-five on French paper were printed in March 1826, at which time the word ìProofî was removed from the plates and 100 sets were printed on drawing paper (see Bentley). Blakeís original copperplates remained in the possession of the Linnell family, and as late as 1863, Linnell was offering for sale sets of the India-paper and French-paper issues. By 1874 these must have been sold, as a further 100 sets of the engravings were printed at that time (the present copy is from this set). No more pulls were taken between 1874 and 1919, when the copperplates were given by Herbert Linnell to the British Museum.Linnell's son wrote "My father considered the plates at the last [1874] were as good as they ever were, for the work being cut by a graver, and not etched, it is durable- and is not worn by the printing as is the case with an etching." (Bentley Books, p. 523).Bentley 421A. Binyon 105-126. Russell 33.HBS 65634.$32,500

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        Geschichte des Tempelherrenordens. 3 Bde.

      Hartmann / Lehnhold Leipzig. Pappband 373, 344, 530 S. Guter Zustand, 1826-1827, 1835. Bd. 3 mit Nebentitel: Die Templerei oder das innere Wesen des alten und neuen Ordens der Tempelherren. Erste Ausgabe. Blaue Pappbände der Zeit mit rot hinterlegtem Rückenschild und goldgraviertem Rückentitel. Einbände stärker berieben, bei Bd. 3 Rückenschild mit Spaltriss, Papier gering stockfleckig, insgesamt jedoch noch gute Erhaltung.. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        An Account of the State of Agriculture & Grazing in New South Wales

      London: J. Cross, 1826. Tall octavo, with a coloured folding frontispiece and four aquatint plates (three in colour), & the rare large folding map by J. Cross, half-title, engraved bookseller's ticket (G.F. Cruchley) tipped in, some offsetting; an excellent untrimmed copy in the original printed boards a little darkened at spine; in an attractive tan calf book-form box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. With the Sydney panorama. A famous rarity and a remarkably attractive copy: this is the special issue of a title that is extremely uncommon in any form, complete with the extra large folding map and the panoramic coloured view of Sydney. The highly decorative map is dedicated to Captain Phillip Parker King, who had just completed his cartographic work on the vessels Mermaid and Bathurst. The first book on Australian agriculture, it was written by a noted early settler, father of the novelist Louisa Atkinson, and first husband of Charlotte Barton, author of the first Australian children's book. Atkinson's account of the agricultural and pastoral frontier, based on several years' personal experience, is at once a practical guide and a descriptive survey of the agricultural districts and large establishments. A remarkably attractive book, it is well illustrated with aquatints of very fine quality. The splendid folding frontispiece, one of the best early printed views of Sydney, is probably based on the painting by Richard Read now in the National Library of Australia. Another of the plates is important as the earliest published ground-plan of an Australian house, offered by Atkinson as appropriate to the requirements of a pioneering agriculturist. Broadbent (The Australian Colonial House) suggests that Atkinson's design was modelled on Oldbury, the house that he had built in the early 1820s. Rebuilt in 1828, it is now the oldest surviving house in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The other three hand-coloured aquatints show scenes from an "exploring party" of two settlers and three Aborigines, one of the latter in European clothes. presence and industry of civilised men…' (An Account, p. 7). Through his own farming endeavours as well as his writing - in particular this seminal work - Atkinson was 'trying to raise the efficiency of farming in New South Wales; ploughing competitions, stock breeding, cheese making and dingo eradication all claimed his attention… The Agricultural and Horticultural Society regarded it as a judicious and ably written treatise, and awarded him a gold medal' (ADB). This copy was sold by the Mapseller and Publisher G.F. Cruchley, and has his elaborate advertising ticket on the front paste-down. Cruchley was a successor to the cartographer John Cary and, the ticket notes, was associated with Arrowsmith.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. B. Edwards b. J. Walch, "Tabvla Geographica maximae partis Americae Mediae sive Indiae Occidentalis. Karte ... von Mittel - Amerika oder Westindien".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1826, 49 x 60. Seltene Karte bei Johannes Walch in Augsburg. Oben rechts die Titelkartusche. Zeigt die großen und kleinen Antillen, im Nordwesten noch Florida und die Bahamas.

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        Canadian Crusoes. A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains

      SCARCE COPY OF PERHAPS TRAILL'S MOST WELL KNOWN BOOK.11cm x 16cm, (4-1/2" x 6-3/8"), [6, with list of illustrations], xi, 1 blank, [1]-350pp., [351]-368pp appendix, 2 blank. [12] leaves of plates, incl. frontispiece. All illustrations, (by Harvey), listed and called for are present however, the plate "Attack of the Deer" is at the front of the book, not on page 336 as called for. 3/4 contemporary original leather binding with marbled cover paper, plain brown endpapers and red speckled pager edges.  Corners and bottom edges of book worn. Internally the pages are generally clean with some light foxing on some text pages and plates. The frontis plate has foxing and an old light water stain at top center not going into the image. This book is in very good condition. M. Cox book label affixed to front end paper. Small bindery label also on top left of front end paper, "Bound by Bemrose & Sons, Derby". Originally William Bemrose set up his own printing and bindery business in Derby in 1826-27. This book is custom bound, for M. Cox as was common to do for the wealthy who wished to improve the original cloth binding most books were published in. A nice copy overall and very attractive on the shelf on this first edition first issue in contemporary 3/4 leather binding.Written after The Backwoods of Canada (1836), it is her second Canadian book. "Agnes made a contract with a London publisher, Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Company, for Catharine?s children?s story Canadian Crusoes: a tale of the Rice Lake plains (1852), in which three young offspring of pioneers heroically survive two years on their own in the unsettled wilderness north of Lake Ontario. Hall and Virtue also published another book aimed at the children?s market, Lady Mary and  her nurse; or, a peep into the Canadian forest (1856), the text evolving from the sketches Catharine wrote originally for a Canadian magazine, the Maple Leaf (Montreal), in 1853. As she was to comment in a letter of 1896, "My role in writing has ever been for the young. I rarely aspire to any higher style." quoted from DCB on-line. TPL 3316

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        Medal for the departure of the first voyage of the Astrolabe

      Paris: Depaulis, 1826. Bronze medal, 50 mm., extremely fine. Rare original medallion commemorating the departure on 25 April 1826 of the first voyage of the Astrolabe to the South Seas, under the command of Dumont d'Urville. The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille renamed in honour of La Pérouse) was instructed to explore the principal island groups in the South Pacific, completing the work of the Duperrey voyage, on which the commander had been a naturalist. The expedition sailed via the Cape of Good Hope, through Bass Strait, stopped at Port Phillip, and arrived at Sydney on 1 December 1828. They later sailed via the northwest coast of Australia to Tasmania, from where they proceeded to Vanikoro in search of traces of La Pérouse. The full inscription on the reverse reads: "S.A.R. Monseigneur Le Dauphin, Amiral de France. M. Le Cte Chabrol de Crouzol, Pair de France, Ministre de la Marine. M. Dumont D'Urville, Captaine de Fregate, commandant ''Expedition

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        Substance of the Speech of the Right Honourable Robert Peel?

      J. Hatchard and Son, London 1826 - Octavo, 51 pp., title-page a little browned, else fine in recent green cloth, ex-Webster collection (with his small red stamp on final page). Theft and transportation by "Bobbie" Peel. An important milestone in the history of transportation: ordinary theft henceforth to be punished by transportation to New South Wales or Van Diemen's Land, rather than the death penalty. The pamphlet was written by Robert Peel (1788-1850), the great Tory reformer and creator of the modern police force. In this printed speech Peel explains to parliament his intention of simplifying British criminal statutes relating to larceny. Crucially, Peel replaced the death penalty for most instances of larceny with transportation. Peel was also related to Thomas Peel, the western Australian pioneer, and it is interesting to speculate on the connection between the two with regards to free settlement versus transportation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Blätter aus Frankenfels Tagebuch. Erster Band (von 2 Bänden).

      Würzburg, Etlinger, 1826.. Roter Pappband der Zeit, Einband Gebrauchssp., Ecken u. Kanten etw. beschabt, wenige Seiten im Randbereich etw. stockfleckig, 244 Seiten mit 1 Titelkupfer "Angelica", kl. 8°..

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        Observations sur acupuncture

      Orleans: Danicourt-Huet, 1826. 1st edition. Offprint from Annales de la Société Royale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts d"Orléans, tome VIII. 8vo. 29pp. 2 charts in the text. 201 x 125mm. Modern wrappers. Slight foxing. Very good copy.</p><p> FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Records eight cases comprising fifty-three punctures. Rare. Dr. Thion, whose first name is not given, published just at the point when acupuncture was enjoying a revival in Europe; in France the important works by Berlioz, Sarlandiere, Cloquet and Dantu had just or were about to appear. Thion recommends in his concluding remarks that the acutract system of the Chinese, as seen on the "tsoe bosi" figures brought from China, be at least provisionally adopted. This is a particularly interesting point, as Lu & Needham report "yet in spite of the &#39;tsoe bosi&#39; figures and all the other information which had come through, albeit imperfectly, no attention whatever was paid to the acu-tract system of China, nor to the loose connection between needling and pulse-diagnosis" (p. 295). Not in Lu Gwei-Djen and Joseph Needham, Celestial Lancets. A History and Rationale of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (1980). Querard IX, 437. When we checked OCLC cited only one copy. </p>

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        Luzernerisches Koch-Buch, verfasst für angehende Köchinnen nebst einigen Bemerkungen und einer Zugabe aus verschiedenen ökonomischen Werken.

      Luzern, Georg Ignaz Thüring und Sohn, 1826. Kl.8°, Titelbl., 3 Bl., 112 S., 6 Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis, Priv.-Ldr. d. Zt., Ldr. mit einigen Abspleissungen, durchgeh. stockfl., einige Falzspuren von Eselsohren. Preis in CHF: 572. EA. (Weiss 2405).

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        Maria mit dem Kind, die Stufen des Himmels herabschreitend.

      1826. Radierung, auf festem Velin, 1826. 18:11,8 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Pachen, nicht bei Lugt. Literatur: Andresen/Heller 1; Fischer/v. Blankenhagen WV 329 A; Fecker 29.. Lehre bei dem Konstanzer Miniaturmaler J. Einsle (1794 - nach 1850). Danach Zulassung als erste Frau zum Kunststudium an der Akademie in München. Anschließend Porträtmalerin südwestdeutscher Fürstenhöfe (Hohenzollerische Hof in Sigmaringen, Fürstenbergische Hof in Donaueschingen) und religiöse Themen. 1829 Karlsruhe. 1822-1824 Rom, dort Bekanntschaft mit L. Seidler (1786-1866) sowie F. Overbeck (1789-1869) und weiteren Nazarenern. Die häufig ausbleibende Anerkennung durch ihre männlichen deutsch-römischen Kollegen führte zum Entstehen einzelgängerischen Verhaltens. Einjähriger Aufenthalt in Florenz. Nach ihrer Rückkehr nach Baden nahezu ausschließliche Fokussierung auf religiöse Kunst. 1829 Ernennung zur großherzoglich-badischen Hofmalerin. Reisen nach Zürich, Dresden und München. Ab den 1830er Jahren durch eine schon seit dem ersten Italienaufenthalt in selbstzerstörerische Selbstanklagen und Depressionen fallende Gemütslage sowie durch Ablehnung und Verleugnung der eigenen Sinnlichkeit und Körperlichkeit und Zweifel an den eigenen künstlerischen Leistungen zunehmende Abkehr vom gesellschaftlichen-öffentlichen Leben. 1839/1840 zweite Italienreise. Nach Marie Ellenrieders Italienaufenthalt, wo sie sich eng dem Kreis um F. Overbeck - eine geistige Verwandtschaft ist schon vor der Begegnung durch ihre Tagebücher zu belegen - angeschlossen hatte, pflegte die Künstlerin zumeist religiöse Motive, die der Rezeption der Nazarener gemäß die gleiche romantische Verklärtheit zeigen. Die Vorlage zu unserem Blatt, ein Gemälde von 1824, besitzt die Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe.

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        Monument élevé à la mémoire de la Pérouse

      Paris, 1826. Lithograph, 190 x 280 mm.; very good, mounted. The Sydney La Perouse monument. A fine view of the La Pérouse monument, built in Sydney to honour the great French explorer during the visit of the Thétis under Hyacinthe de Bougainville in 1825. The building of the monument showed a suitable piety from the French explorers nearly forty years after La Pérouse&#39;s disappearance, and especially from Hyacinthe de Bougainville himself, heir to a great French naval tradition as the grandson of Louis de Bougainville, the first French circumnavigator. Edmond de la Touanne, who prepared this fine lithograph view of the monument, was a friend and protégé of Bougainville and sailed on the expedition as lieutenant de vaisseau. Because of the haste with which the expedition was manned, no official artist was sent; as Bougainville remarks, no pictorial record of the expedition would have survived but for de la Touanne&#39;s sketches, which were published as lithographs in the official record of the expedition and in de la Touanne&#39;s own album. La Pérouse had sailed towards Australia at the beginning of 1788; his expedition had been at sea exploring the central Pacific, but his main instructions were to make for Australian waters to check on English activity in the region. Australia was a prize, and the French were as keen as the English to claim it. On 24 January they reached Botany Bay to find the ships of the First Fleet at anchor in the harbour. The French ships spent over six weeks in Botany Bay, and thus witnessed the English move to Port Jackson and the beginnings of the fledgling settlement there. In fact the last white people to see the French expedition before it vanished in the Pacific were the first Australian settlers. France lost its most important explorer of the eighteenth century, and the nation mourned this loss for over forty years.

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        Waldlichtung mit Holzsammlern.

      . Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin, rechts unten signiert "A. Calame f". 21,3:28,2 cm. Verso an den oberen Ecken Reste von alter Verklebung.. Calame wuchs in bitterer Armut auf. Not zwang ihn, die Schule vorzeitig zu verlassen, er begann in Genf eine Banklehre. Der Tod seines Vaters 1826 nötigte ihn, auch für den Unterhalt seiner Mutter aufzukommen und durch Kolorieren von Schweizer Landschaften Geld zu verdienen. In der Folge wurde er Schüler des berühmten Schweizer Alpenmalers F. Diday (1802-1877). Dieser weckte in ihm den Sinn für die Gebirgsnatur und die Liebe für wildromantische Schönheit. Nach dreijähriger Lehrzeit verließ er Didays Atelier. 1835 reiste er erstmals ins Berner Oberland, 1837 nach Paris, 1838 nach Holland. In Düsseldorf beeindruckten ihn die Werke J.W. Schirmers (1807-1863) und A. Achenbachs (1815-1910). In den vierziger und fünfziger Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts war Calame sehr erfolgreich und wurde mit Auszeichnungen bedacht. Er war ein begehrter Lehrer. Franzosen, Deutsche, Russen, Engländer, Fürsten und Adelige, Großbürger erwarben seine Gemälde.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 8vo, n.p., n.d.

      - To the curator of a museum. "For next year, Mr. Curator will kindly have his entry on the roles of doors and windows crossed out; I cannot have the trouble?twice while the work is paid nothing. He will also kindly send me?the wild-flower herbarium?." Signed, "De Candolle.". He was the first to put forward the idea of "Nature's war", writing of plants being "at war one with another" competing for survival. Charles Darwin studied de Candolle's "natural system" of classification in 1826 at the University of Edinburgh and further developed the concept of the "the warring of the species."

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        Historical and Descriptive Account of the Palace and Chapel - Royal of Holyroodhouse

      Edinburgh Scotland: J. Cunningham & J.& J. Johnstone, 1826. 21 pages; with 8 engravings, collated complete; including: the frontispiece dedication with the arms of Alexander, Duke of Hamilton, the Heritable Keeper of the Palace of Holyroodhouse; title page with the Ancient Horologe in the Royal Garden; the Palace, west front; from the Royal Garden; the east front; the interior of the quadrangle; the state room; the chapel - royal west front; the interior looking east; at back is letterpress descriptive text to accompany the plates as well as material on the history of the palace and chapel - royal; the paper large-margined; approx. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" size; bound in the original illustrated and printed beige paper-covered boards; old tissue-guards still present; spine paper chipped away at top and bottom, edges of spine frayed; binding soiled and worn, plates foxed in the outer margins, with no or light intrusion into the plate areas; one plate page with long (3") marginal tear, not into the plate mark or image; a text page with brown spot, about 1 1/2"; overall and offset; in generally good condition and of interest for the architectural history of this famous royal landmark outside of Edinburgh, still maintained as the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Eastern Passages to China. Sheet II

      London: James Horsburgh, 1826. Engraved map measuring 962 x 654 mm., a little edge-wear, small paper repair, yet very good. Rare New Holland map, after Flinders. Striking separately-issued Horsburgh map of the trade routes through Southeast Asia with detail of the north coast of Australia, and significant as evidence of the burgeoning China trade. The mapping of the Australian waters depicted is evidently chiefly derived from the Investigator voyage of Flinders, but Horsburgh would also have been able to consult the newly published Admiralty charts of Phillip Parker King. The map notably shows the best routes from India to China, and includes seven miniature engraved coastal profiles to aid mariners. It details the Celebes and the Moluccas, the north of Australia ("Part of New Holland"), and includes Bathurst and Melville Islands, and the Coburg Peninsula, regions then of great significance because of the contemporary debate about proposed settlements at Port Essington, Fort Dundas (on Melville Island), and Fort Wellington (Raffles Bay on the mainland). James Horsburgh (1762-1836) first travelled to Calcutta in 1783, where he became first mate of the Atlas, a vessel which wrecked on a voyage from Batavia to Sri Lanka. This harrowing experience led Horsburgh to begin his lifelong study of cartography, work which brought him to the attention of the great hydrographer Alexander Dalrymple. In Britain between 1799 and 1801, Horsburgh also became acquainted with leading scientists including Sir Joseph Banks and Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne, and by 1805 had retired from active service to continue his new career in publishing, ultimately replacing Dalrymple as hydrographer to the East India Company. It was in this service that he issued several highly influential pilots including his Directions for sailing to & from the East Indies, China, New Holland, Cape of Good Hope… (1809-11). The present chart was engraved by John Bateman, a London artisan employed by Horsburgh from 1810. This chart was published at the same time as a further two Horsburgh-charts of the region, but could be purchased separately. Any of the series is almost never seen offered for sale (much like the Admiralty charts, they were either used to death, or returned and destroyed when newer maps became available). This is the first issue of January 1826, but several later editions followed; the National Library, for example, holds a copy of the corrected edition of 1849. Horsburgh, a practical map-maker, was well aware of the need for caution and revision, hence the telling inscription here: &#39;Few or none of the numerous islands, comprehended in this chart, have been surveyed; consequently, as marked, are very imperfectly known. For example, the south point of Timor Lait, is by different persons placed…&#39; [followed by bearings from five sources, including Flinders, a Dutch chart, and an Arrowsmith map].

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        TRAVELS IN CHILE AND IN LA PLATA, including accounts respecting the geography, geology, statistics, government, finances, agriculture, manners and customs, and the mining operations in Chile

      London, printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1826.collected during a residence of several years in these countries. FIRST EDITION 1826, 2 volumes, complete set, 6 maps and plans (4 folding), 16 lithographic plates (1 folding, some with more than 1 image), and a few illustrations in the text, all by Thomas Mann Baynes after John Miers, pages: xv, 1 - 494; vii, 1 - 532, bound in 19th century dark brown full calf, single gilt ruled border to covers, 4 gilt raised bands to spine, 3 compartments richly gilt, contrasting gilt lettered leather labels to spines. Bindings slightly worn, small chips to head and tail of spine, 40 mm (1½") crack to top of upper hinge on Volume I, small leather repair to lower corners on Volume I, covers slightly rubbed, early ink name on pastedowns, very light browning to folding maps and folding plate, most plates faintly damp - stained in the margin, on 6 of the plates this shows slightly on the image, 1 lower text page margin slightly ink splashed, otherwise text pages clean except for slight pale browning opposite some plates, tiny chip to lower edge of 8 leaves in Volume II. A very good copy. Hill, Pacific Voyages, Volume II, page 499: "Miers (1789 - 1879) was an English engineer and botanist who was invited by Lord Cochrane to Chile in 1818 to join him in developing the copper resources of Chile... He spent many years there... This work is especially valuable as a record of the early industry and economies of those newly independent nations, with many interesting observations on mining, smelting, craftsmen's shops, small factories, commerce, etc. Miers then devoted his attention to natural history... He collected birds, insects, and plants which he took with him when he settled in London. See: Joseph Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America, 48889; J. R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography, 701. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The mission to Siam, and Hue, the capital of Cochin China, in the years 1821-2. From the journal. With a memoir of the author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.

      London, John Murray, 1826.Contemporary straight-grained calf, gilt fillets round sides, skilfully rebacked. With engraved view of Bangkok (stained). XXXI,427 pp.* First edition; with armorial bookplate of George Wilbraham. - In 1821-2 George Finlayson (1790-1823) accompanied the mission to Siam and Cochin China in the character of naturalist, returning with it to Calcutta in 1823. By this time his health was thoroughly broken, and he soon afterwards died. The journal which he had kept during the mission was edited, with a prefatory notice of the author, by Sir Stamford Raffles (DNB). The book contains numerous observations on the Chinese in South East Asia (Löwendahl, Supplement, p.87). - Rare.

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        Gesamtansicht ('London From Greewich Park').

      . Lithographie n. W. Westall, gedr. b. Engelmann b. Engelmann in Paris, dat. 1826, 25,5 x 33,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Forschungen des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts im Gebiete der Geburtshülfe, Frauenzimmer- und Kinderkrankheiten. 6 Teile.

      Leipzig, Hartmann 1826 - 1833. Grüne Pappbände der Zeit. - Unterschiedliche Alters- und Lagerspuren. Etwas wasserrandig. - Je zwei Bände behandeln die Fortschritte in der Geburtshilfe, bei Frauenkrankheiten sowie Kinderkrankheiten in den Zeiträumen 1801-1825 und 1826-1833. - Komplett wie hier mit allen sechs Teilen recht selten. - Der Leipziger Mediziner Meissner (1796-1860) "war eine lange Reihe von Jahren hindurch als Geburtshelfer, Frauen- und Kinderarzt in hohem Grade geschätzt und gesucht und hat sich auch durch seine Schriften über diese Fächer einen sehr geachteten Namen erworben" (Hirsch-Hüb. IV, 154)..

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        Voyage autour du monde . Histoire Naturelle: Botanique

      Paris: chez Pillet aîné, 1826. Quarto text volume; bound in recent blue quarter morocco [with] folio atlas, the latter with 120 engraved botanical plates; some sporadic foxing and browning as almost always with this book, but a good copy in contemporary brown morocco, ornately decorated in blind and gilt, all edges gilt. The botany of the voyage, with New Holland and Hawaiian specimens. The very scarce botanical section of the full official account of the Freycinet expedition: the Atlas volume with its 120 engravings, and complete with its text volume in an unmatched later binding. Capitalising on the incredible number of Australian specimens collected during the earlier Baudin voyage, now known chiefly because of the gardens at Malmaison, the present volume confirms that Australian botany still featured as one of the great goals of the Freycinet voyage, with twenty Australian specimens here noticed for the first time. &#39;Gaudichaud was the first botanist of the French expeditions to botanise in the Blue Mountains and Bathurst, which he did on a brief journey, with the assistance of Cunningham and Fraser… Gaudichaud&#39;s fine work (as principal contributor) and a splendid folio atlas of 120 plates… are valuable to the botanist for the specific localities of plants collected. Port Jackson, Botany Bay, the Blue Mountains and Shark&#39;s Bay in Western Australia were visited…&#39; (Maiden, "Records of the Earlier French Botanists", Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW, vol. XLIV, pp. 137-8). The expedition made a special study of the botany of all the countries they visited. The atlas includes thirty-two plates of Hawaiian plants (including the Sandalwood - plate 45), and there are twenty plates of newly described plants from New Holland (&#39;a charming country&#39;, thought Gaudichaud, and the only place visited on the voyage that reminded him of &#39;notre belle France&#39;). Ferguson records only two sets of the full official account of the voyage, of which this forms part - the Mitchell and National Library copies, the latter incomplete.

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        ITINERARIO DESCRIPTIVO DE LAS PROVINCIAS DE ESPAÑA. Su situación geográfica, población, historia civil y natural, agricultura, comercio, industria, hombres célebres, y carácter y costumbres de sus habitantes

      - Valencia, Librería de Cabrerizo, 1826, 20,5x15 cm., pergamino, XIV+527 págs.+4 h.

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        Meine Lebensschicksale als Vorsteher meiner Erziehungsinstitute in Burgdorf und Iferten.

      Leipzig, Fleischer, 1826.. Kl.-8°. 2 Bl., 251 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen und etwas Rückenvergoldung.. Erste Ausgabe der berühmten, selbstkritischen Lebensbeichte Pestalozzis und zugleich sein letztes zu Lebzeiten erschienenes Werk. - Sgl. Borst 1504; Goed. VII 611,5. - Die im Titel genannten und von Pestalozzi ins Leben gerufenen "Erziehungsinstitute in Burgdorf und Iferten" stehen im gleichen Maße für seinen Ruf als großer, prägender Pädagoge als auch für das Scheitern seiner neuartigen Ansätze in der praktischen Wirklichkeit. Die Lehranstalt auf dem Burgdorfer Schloß, gegründet 1800, genoß schon nach kurzer Zeit dank der dort von ihm konzipierten Elementarmethode internationale Reputation. Bereits 1804 mußte das Institut schließen, weil der Kanton Bern das Schloß für sich beanspruchte. Yverdon (Iferten) sollte letzte Bleibe sein. Das große Ansehen, das sich Pestalozzi aufgrund seiner pädagogischen Tätigkeiten auch hier erwarb, konnte aber die Schließung auch dieser Erziehungsanstalt nicht verhindern, die sich als Folge der zunehmenden Spannungen zwischen den Lehrkräften und ihrer zum Teil eigenen Interpretation der Lehre Pestalozzis ergab. In der Vorrede begründet Pestalozzi seine folgenden Ausführungen: "...Ich bin durch die Folgen meiner Widerwärtigkeiten endlich dahin gebracht worden, meine Anstalten, auf deren Erfolg ich immer noch hoffte, so viel als gänzlich auflösen zu müssen. Ich darf gegenwärtig über die Ursachen meines diesfälligen Schicksals durchaus nicht mehr das Stillschweigen fortsetzen, das ich bisher darüber beobachtete. Es ist meine Pflicht über diesen Gegenstand öffentlich helles Licht zu verbreiten...". Das vorliegende Buch, in dem Pestalozzi schwere Vorwürfe gegen sich, aber auch gegen seine Wegbegleiter erhebt, wurde von Cotta, dem eigentlichen Verleger Pestalozzis, als zu persönlich und nicht mit der lehre in direktem Zusammenhang stehend, abgelehnt und erschien deswegen bei Gerhard Fleischer in Leipzig. - Vorderes Gelenk aufgeplatzt; Rückenbezug mit kleineren Fehlstellen; Rückenschildchen stellenweise abgeblättert; teils stärker beschabt und bestoßen. Gebräunt und stellenweise fleckig.

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        An Account of some Geological Specimens from the Coasts of Australia

      London: W. Clowes, 1826. Slim octavo, [iv], 64 pp., with three aquatints and an impressive folding map of the coastline of north and western Australia; intermittent foxing, very good in recent polished half calf. Scarce paper concerning the mineral specimens collected during the north Australian voyage of Philip Parker King, with three aquatints from the Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia bound in. The paper also examines geological materials collected by Robert Brown during the Investigator voyage of Matthew Flinders, and makes frequent reference to the writings of François Péron relating to Australian minerals. The text reveals a comfortable familiarity with Australian minerals held in European collections including the cabinets at the Jardin du Roi and the Hospice at Nice. In treating Australian landscape geology, Fitton refers to a wide range of source materials including the voyage publications of Vancouver, d&#39;Entrecasteaux, Peron, Freycinet and Duperrey. Fitton&#39;s paper was part of a larger project of study and comparison of the Australian specimens that came back from the voyage. As King notes in the Narrative, &#39;The specimens mentioned in the following list have been compared with some of those in England and other countries, principally in the cabinets of the Geological Society, and of Mr. Greenough; and with a collection from part of the confines of the primitive tracts of England and North Wales, formed by Mr. Arthur Aikin&hellip;&#39;. The paper was read before the Geological Society in November 1825 and published in the proceedings of the society the following year. This separately issued imprint with new title-page was embellished with three of the aquatint plates prepared for Murray&#39;s edition of King&#39;s Narrative.

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        Sur l&#39;identité des deux espèces nominales d&#39;Ornithorhynque ; (Lu à l&#39;Académie des Sciences le 18 décembre 1826)

      Paris: Annales des Sciences Naturelles, December, 1826. 12 pp., caption-title; in fine condition, tipped in to a modern binding of quarter linen and boards. Very rare separately printed work on the platypus. The renowned French zoologist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire on the platypus: an important study, read to the Académie des Sciences and set up in print for publication in the appropriate learned journal. This is a very rare separate offprint (paginated 1 to 8 for separate issue rather than simply being clipped from its journal version). Saint-Hilaire here discusses research into the platypus made possible by the delivery of a brace of the monotremes by Hyacinthe de Bougainville, commander of the Thétis expedition just returned to Paris from the southern ocean. He discusses work by Shaw in England, reports by Péron from the Baudin expedition, and work by other eminent naturalists in Europe. The second half of the text is the most controversial, occupied by vigorous debate about ideas promulgated by the German naturalist Meckel in his ground-breaking Ornithorhynchi Paradoxi published just weeks previously. Meckel&#39;s first full separate study of the animal concentrated on the animal&#39;s reproductive system and especially the mammary glands of the female. Saint-Hilaire objected strenuously to this approach, asserting that the relevant glands were in fact odoriferous and designed only to attract a mate. Saint-Hilaire was, of course, plain wrong, but that didn&#39;t become clear for decades. Meanwhile in the furious debates about the classification of the platypus of the 1820s and 1830s, Saint-Hilaire occupied centre-stage. (Five years ago we handled the sale of a collection of his manuscript drafts and notes on the subject, which showed just how controversial the whole subject became). It was Saint-Hilaire himself who had coined the term "Monotremata" as early as 1803. He had been appointed professor of quadrupeds, cetaceans, birds, reptiles and fish at the Musée d&#39;Histoire Naturelle in 1793 at the young age of twenty-one. He travelled with Napoleon&#39;s campaign to Egypt, but it was his long study of the museum&#39;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, stubbornly holding that it must be a vertebrate, and refusing to believe that it could possibly be a mammal.

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        Il buon giardiniere in 2 volumi

      Gaspari S Felice Venezia 1826 Vol I°: pages 540 + 45 plates (in rame)illustred; Vol II°: da pag. 541 a pag. 888+87 elenco specie, famiglie e tavole dei vegetabili + 77 tavola alfabetica generale + fino a pag 1108 Vocabolario spiegativo di giardinaggio e botanica. I 2 tomi son in pressochè perfette condizioni (perfect conditions) nonostante i 200 anni di vita. La lingua usata è assolutamente comprensibile e i temi trattati son molto interessanti nel 21° secolo: "PRIMA TRADUZIONE ITALIANA completa di 45 tavole descriventi le parti delle piante, onde comprendere pienamente il sistema scientifico, la forma dei frutti, il modo di fare gli innesti, le margotte, e la maniera colla quale si devono coltivare le spalliere, descriventi eziandio un gran numero di utensili." Un libro piuttosto raro, ma in queste condizioni molto raro (very rare book) Rilegato

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        A New American Atlas, designed principally to illustrate the Geography of the United States of North America; in which every county in each State and Territory of the Union is accurately delineated, as far as at present known: the whole compiled from the latest and most authentic information

      Anthony Finley, Philadelphia 1826 - Publisher's red half morocco, upper cover with centrally-placed red morocco label lettered in gilt with border in gilt and blind, modern cloth box, morocco lettering piece. First and only edition of one of the most handsome and important American atlases of the early nineteenth century. The printing plates were subsequently purchased by S.A. Mitchell, who brought out new revised editions under his name from 1831. The maps show one or more states to a sheet, and were among the best of the period. Included are maps of Florida, and the mid-West at an early stage of development. Phillips Atlases 1378; Ristow American Maps and Mapmakers p.270. Folio. (19 x 13 inches). Letterpress title and index. 15 hand-coloured engraved maps on 14 double-page sheets, by J.H.Young after D.H.Vance and others. (Small repair to upper margin of title-page). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Principle of Population ; or, a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness... Sixth Edition

      London: John Murray, 1826. Two volumes, octavo, a handsome set, with the bookplates of J.W. Middleton Berry, in nineteenth-century polished calf, spines banded and gilt, double red morocco labels. An extremely good copy of the last lifetime edition, the sixth edition (which also reprints his prefaces to the second and fifth editions, as well as the new one for this edition dated 2 January 1826). Malthus famously continued to revise this work throughout his life, continually updating on the basis of the latest information: the second &#39;Great Quarto&#39; edition, for example, was the first to include new and substantial sections on Australia and the South Seas (based on the accounts of great voyagers such as Cook, Vancouver and Bougainville, and also David Collins&#39; Account of the English Colony in New South Wales). The Essay on the Principle of Population was where Malthus most fully developed his thesis on the complex relationship between population growth and food supply, and is still one of the most influential and debated philosophical treatises. The section of main interest to Australia is the ominously titled &#39;Of the Checks to Population in the lowest Stage of Human Society&#39;. Here, Malthus makes an aside on Van Diemen&#39;s Land, before commenting on &#39;the inhabitants of New Holland&#39;, which he describes at some length via a reading of the first volume of Collins&#39; account of New South Wales, published in 1798. His theories on the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand, are more fully expounded in a chapter &#39;Of the Checks to Population in the Islands of the South Seas&#39;. Malthus shows his familiarity with works like the voyage of Bougainville or the compendium of De Brosses, but this section is evidently founded in his careful study of the official accounts of all of Captain Cook&#39;s voyages. Thus, there is a particularly strong section on conditions in New Zealand, a major destination for Cook on all three voyages. There are also notes on Hawaii, derived from the voyage accounts of Cook and Vancouver.

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        Canadian Crusoes. A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains

      SCARCE COPY OF PERHAPS TRAILL'S MOST WELL KNOWN BOOK.11cm x 16cm, (4-1/2" x 6-3/8"), [6, with list of illustrations], xi, 1 blank, [1]-350pp., [351]-368pp appendix, 2 blank. [12] leaves of plates, incl. frontispiece. All illustrations, (by Harvey), listed and called for are present however, the plate "Attack of the Deer" is at the front of the book, not on page 336 as called for. 3/4 contemporary original leather binding with marbled cover paper, plain brown endpapers and red speckled pager edges.  Corners and bottom edges of book worn. Internally the pages are generally clean with some light foxing on some text pages and plates. The frontis plate has foxing and an old light water stain at top center not going into the image. This book is in very good condition. M. Cox book label affixed to front end paper. Small bindery label also on top left of front end paper, "Bound by Bemrose & Sons, Derby". Originally William Bemrose set up his own printing and bindery business in Derby in 1826-27. This book is custom bound, for M. Cox as was common to do for the wealthy who wished to improve the original cloth binding most books were published in. A nice copy overall and very attractive on the shelf on this first edition first issue in contemporary 3/4 leather binding.Written after The Backwoods of Canada (1836), it is her second Canadian book. "Agnes made a contract with a London publisher, Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Company, for Catharine’s children’s story Canadian Crusoes: a tale of the Rice Lake plains (1852), in which three young offspring of pioneers heroically survive two years on their own in the unsettled wilderness north of Lake Ontario. Hall and Virtue also published another book aimed at the children’s market, Lady Mary and  her nurse; or, a peep into the Canadian forest (1856), the text evolving from the sketches Catharine wrote originally for a Canadian magazine, the Maple Leaf (Montreal), in 1853. As she was to comment in a letter of 1896, "My role in writing has ever been for the young. I rarely aspire to any higher style." quoted from DCB on-line. TPL 3316

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        "Basel von der Ostseite". Panorama-Gesamtansicht.

      . Lithographie von L. Ekeman-Alesson, 1826, 26 x 33 cm..

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        Vier Erzählungen aus der Geschichte des jetzigen Griechenlands

      Ludwigsburg, Nast 1826.. 2 Bll., 210 S. Moderne Lwd. Goed. VIII, 642, 4; Borst 1517. - Erste Ausgabe. - Vordatiertes, bereits 1825 erschienenes drittes Werk des jung verstorbenen schwäbischen Dichters und Freund Hölderlins und Mörikes. - Titel recto und verso mit Stempel der Graf Yorck`schen Majoratsbibliothek in Klein-Oels. Obere rechte Ecke des Titels mit kleiner Reparatur. Stärker stockfleckig. Der handwerklich solide, aber leider geschmacklose Einband noch überraschend signiert vom Berliner Buchbinder Jakob Kohnert, 1974.

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