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        A Treatise on the Law of Obligations. 2 Vols. Phil. 1826

      1826. First American Printing of the Evans' Edition of Pothier on Obligations Pothier, Robert Joseph [1699-1722]. [Evans, William David (1767-1821), Translator and Editor]. A Treatise on the Law of Obligations, or Contracts. Translated from the French, with an Introduction, Appendix, and Notes, Illustrative of the English Law on the Subject. Philadelphia: Published by Robert H. Small, 1826. 2 volumes. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spines, endpapers renewed. Light toning throughout, occasional light foxing, faint dampstaining to fore-edge of Volume I. Later owner stamps to preliminaries and edges, early signatures to edges of text blocks and title pages, interiors otherwise clean. Quite uncommon. * First American edition of the Evans translation, preceded by the Newbern, N.C. 1802 edition with the translation by F.X. Martin. According to Marvin, "[Evans'] notes are comprehensive and learned, and deserve a careful perusal in connexion with the text, and he is entitled to considerable praise for having furnished Pothier on Obligations to the profession in so good and accurate an English garb." Holdsworth, who agrees with Marvin, adds that this edition introduced Pothier to English lawyers, which "did considerable service to the development of the English law of contract." Holdsworth, A History of English Law XIII:467. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 578. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3657..

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        Dissertazioni ed Altri Scritti. [Dissertation and Other Writings]. Volume I - V. Bound as three volumes

      Bologna Pei Tipi del Nobli e Comp 1826. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Ex library - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with stamps. Some scuffing to leather along spine and corners. Spine faded with loss to leather title panels. Scattered foxing (largely confined to prelims). Contents tight [First Edition] Red hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards 200mm x 150mm (8" x 6"). 199pp, 222pp; 261pp, 56pp, 343pp; 425pp. Text in Italian.

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        Kunst, alle Arten Firnisse und Lackfirnisse, als Weingeist-, Copal-, Terpentinöl-, Bernstein- und Leinölfirnisse, auf das Beste und nach den neuesten Zusammensetzungen zu bereiten und auf die verschiedenen Gegenstände, als: Holz, Metalle, Leder, Horn, Papier, Pappe, Zeuge, Gemälde, Kupferstiche, Glas etc. auf das Zweckmäßigste aufzutragen. Ein nützliches Buch für jeden Künstler und Handwerker. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Zusätzen bereichert von Aug. Schulze. Zweite, sehr verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Quedlinburg u. Leipzig, G. Basse, 1828. 8vo. (18,5 x 11,0 cm). VIII, 143 S., (1 S. Anzeigen). Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Rückenschild.

      . . Die erste Ausgabe mit nur 104 S. war 1826 erschienen, weitere wohl unveränderte Ausgaben erschienen 1840 u. 1843. - In der ersten Abteilung liefert Thomson zahlreiche Rezepte für Firnisse u.a. aus Leinöl, Nußöl, Rosmarinöl, Weingeist, Sandarak u. Mastix, im zweiten Teil ab S. 61 beschreibt er die Anwendung auf den genannten Unterlagen. - Eine englische Ausgabe eines William Thom(p)son lässt sich nicht nachweisen. Wie auch bei anderen Bücher, die bei G. Basse erschienen sind, handelt es sich bei dem Hinweis auf die Übersetzung möglicherweise um eine verkaufsfördernde Maßnahme, da England im frühen 19. Jahrhundert die führende Wirtschaftsnation gewesen ist. - Schulze (ev. auch Schultze) hat mehrere technische Schriften für Basse verfasst. - Mit Vortitel: Praktische Anweisung zur Lackirkunst und zum Oelfarben-Anstrich. Oder... von Aug. Schulze. Engelmann S. 377. - Ersch: Lit. der Mathematik... Supl. Sp. 1307, Nr. 1032 (ungenau). - Schießl 942. - 1 S. mit Tintenfleck, sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Carte physique, historique & routiere de la Grece

      Picquet, Paris, 1826.. dressee au 400 000e d'apres les materiaux recueillis par Mr. le Lieut. General Comte Guilleminot, Ambassadeur a Constantinople et Mr. le Lieut. General Comte de Tromelin, Inspecteur General d'Infanterie, ainsi que d'apres les Voyages. Memoires et Itineraires de M. M. Pouqueville, Gell, Dodwell etc. et appuyee sur les observations astronomiques et les relevemens de M. M. les Capitaines de Vaisseau Gauttier et Smith, par le Chevalier Lapie, 1er Geographe du Roi etc. Kupferstichkarte in 4 Teile a 6 Segmenten auf Leinen im Format ca. 154 x 108 cm, in Papp-Schuber der Zeit mit montiertem Papierrückenschild, 28 x 24,5 cm,. Schuber berieben, die Karte sauber und gut erhalten.

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        Vier und vierzig Kupfertafeln zu Don Thomas de Morla Lehrbuch der Artilleriewissenschaft. Vorliegend der Atlas separat.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth 1826. - M04103 Folio. Brauner Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverzierung. 20 Seiten Erklärung der Kupfertafeln inclusive Titel und Vorbericht, 44 Tafeln mit etlichen gestochenen Figuren (No.I-XLI zzgl. Vb, XIIb und XXVb). Unbedeutender schwacher Feuchtrand unten rechts ausserhalb der gestochenen Figuren. Nur sehr vereinzelt braunfleckig. Schönes Exemplar. -- Folio, contemp. brown h.calf (a bit rubbed). 20 pp. text, 44 engr. plates. The atlas-vol. only. Apart from unimportant marg. waterstain a really good copy Jähns III, 2377: "Der Verfasser hat ein Werk von seltener Vollständigkeit und Gründlichkeit gegeben ". German translation by J.G. Hoyer. Third German edition (first: 1795). 1800

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        Cheltenham description of, anno 1826, 47 plates

      Cheltenham description of, ,1826. Cheltenham description of, anno 1826, 47 plates Griffith's new historical description of Cheltenham and its Vicinity." Cheltenham printed by S.Y. Griffith, Chronicle office, Pittville Street, published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London 1826. 4°, I,XIV, 260 pages, 44 plates, 3 maps. Size: 32 x 25 cm.. List of plates: map of Cheltenham, North view of the town of C., taken from Marl Hill, Vittoria House, Albion House, view of Bays-Hill Lodge near C., View of Wellington Manison, Cambray House, The Elms, The arcade & entrance to the new market house, The Casino, The Royal ofr Original Well Walk, view of Montpellier pump room, Mr. Thompsons Montpellier pump room, N.e. view of St Marys church, C. female orphan asylum, National school, The Berkeley hounds, Map of the county of Gloucester, Plan of the pump room at Pittville Spa, Pittville Spa, Landscape view of Pittville Spa, View of Marhill House near C., The rectory House Bishops Cleeve, Beckford House, Charlton Kings, view of Charlton park, again, East Court Charlton Kings, view of East Court, The Glenfall, Dowdeswell House, again, view of Sandywell park, again, Front view of Salperton House Gloucestershire, again, view of Sherbourne House Gloucestershire, The stables of Thirlestaine House, Leckhampton Court House, Design for a lodge entrance to a park or gentleman's seat, the cathedral of G., view of Berkeley Castle, The inner court of Berkeley Castle, Chatry Cottage, Arle House, view of Arle House, near Cheltenham. Original binding..

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        Sämmtliche Werke.

      Bln., Reimer 1826-28.. 65 Bde. in 35 geb. kl.-8°. Mit 12 Holzschn. in Bd. 40. braune HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. roten Rückensch. Kanten tlw. schwach berieb., wenige Rückenkanten angeplatzt, Tit. alt gestemp. Rü. v. Bd. 1/2 im gleichen Aussehen erneuert. Exlibris. Dabei: II.: (FÖRSTER, O., Ch. u. E.). Wahrheit aus Jean Paul's Leben. Bde. 1-3, 5-8 (v. 8) in 6 geb.Mit gest. Portr. u. 3 gefalt. Handschriften-Faksim. Pbde. d. Zt. uneinheitl. geb. m. roten Rückensch. Kanten berieb. - Dazu: III. Jean Pauls Briefwechsel mit seinem Freunde Christian Otto. 4 Bde. Reprint d. Ausg. Bln. 1829-33 (De Gruyter 1978). OLn. - Dazu: IV. SPAZIER, Richard Otto. Ein biographischer Commentar zu dessen Werken. Neue wohlfeile Ausg. Lpz., Wigand 1836. 14 Bll., 228 S. OLn. Berieb. - Dazu: V. FÖRSTER, Ernst. Aus Jean Paul's Leben. Angefangen von ihm selbst. Bn., Reimer 1849. VIII, 344 S. Mit gest. Titelportr. u. 4 gefalt. Handschriften-Faksim. HLn. d. Zt. (Ausgew. Werke, 16. Bd.). - Dazu: VI. FÖSTER, Ernst (Hrsg.). Denkwürdigkeiten aus dem Leben von Jean Paul Friedrich Richter. Zur Feier seines hundertjährigen Geburtstages hrsg. Bde. 2, 3 (v.4) Mchn., Fleischmann 1863. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg.. Berend 169a; Goed. V, 466, 38; W.-G.² 51 - Erste Gesamtausgabe mit dem von Ernst Förster herausgegebenen Nachlaß, als Bände 61 bis 65 der Gesamtausgabe bezeichnet. - Spazier hatte als Neffe Jean Pauls zunächst die Aufsicht der Herausgabe über, überwarf sich aber mit der Familie, worauf Jean Pauls Schwiegersohn Förster das Werk fortsetzte. - II. Goed. V, 462, h. Erste Ausgabe der umfangreichen Nachlaßveröffentlichung. Die Bde. 5-8 enthalten d. Briefwechsel. Es fehlt ledigl. d. 4. Bd. - III. Goed. V, 463 Reprint d. EA. - IV. Goed. V, 462, k. - VI. Goed. V, 462, r - Erste Ausgabe.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. 65 in 31 Bänden.

      Berlin, Reimer 1826-1835.. 8°, Halbldeder der Zeit mit mit 2 vergold. Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung,. Einbände kaum berieben, alle Vorsätze mit Leinschatten, sonst innen sauber und gut erhalten, der Kommentarband unterschiedlich gebunden und etwas größeres Format, berieben, insgesamt schöne Werkausgabe, Berend-Krogoll 169 a u. 953. - Goed.V, 466, 38; WG 51. - Erste Gesamtausgabe der Werke Jean Pauls, zunächst besorgt von Richard Otto Spazier, nach einem Zerwürfnis mit der Familie übergab dieser jedoch die Redaktion an E. Förster. Mit dem 5 Kommentarbänden (R. O. Spazier: Jean Paul Friedrich Richter. Ein biographischer Commentar zu dessen Werken) in einem Band, in neuer unveränderter Auflage (Berlin, List, 1835). Band 40 mit 12 Holzschnitten, ohne die 5 Supplementbände,

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        Sämmtliche Werke. 65 Bände in 22 Bänden vollständig. ( mit den seltenen Bänden *Literarischer Nachlaß* ).

      Berlin, Reimer, 1826.. ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1826 - 1838 = Erste Ausgabe WG2 / 51 ). Mit zusammen ca. 13500 Seiten sowie 12 Textholzschnitten in Band 40. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und marmorierten Buchdeckeln gebunden, 8° ( 18 x 11,5 cm ). Die Bände jeweils mit Lesebändchen. Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils etwas bestoßen, bei einem Band der schmale Einbandrücken zum unteren Kapital hin angeplatzt, der letzte Band im schmalen Einbandrücken stark berieben. Innen jeweils mit auf dem Innendeckel vorn montiertem Exlibris *Bibliothek Hermann Ott* mit fortlaufender alter handschriftlicher Nummerierung durch Hermann Ott auf dem Exlibris von Buchnummer 499 - 520. Innen einige Seiten angeknickt, einige Seiten eselsohrig, wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Ingesamt dekorative und schöne erste Gesamtausgabe Jean Pauls. Zusammen 22 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 9000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Das Mädchen von Andros, eine Komödie des Terentius, in den Versmassen des Originals übersetzt von F**** (Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy). Mit Einleitungen und Anmerkungen herausgegeben von K. W. L. Heyse

      Berlin, ... Bei Ferdinand Dümmler, 1826 ,. Halbleder : Kanten geringfügig berieben, eine winzige Kerbe am Unterschnitt, Schnitt u. die ersten 20 Seiten etwas braunfleckig, Namenseintrag auf Vorsatz, Besitzerstempel (Heinrich Vleugels), sonst tadellos, XVIII, 102 Seiten, [Übersetzt von F**** (d. i. der damals 16-jährige Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy)] Angehängt ist die 9te Satire des Horatius, übersetzt von dem Herausgeber ; 18 x 21 cm. 105775

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        Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Afrika. Erste (einzige) Abtheilung: Zoologie. 5 Tle. in 20 Heften (ungebunden). Frankfurt, Brönner, 1826-28. 3 Bll., VI, 78 S.; 1 Bl., 55 S.; 1 Bl., 24 S.; 1 Bl., 141 S., 1 Bl.; 47 S., 1 Bl. Mit 117 (von 119; 111 altkolor., 1 doppelblattgr.) lithogr. Tafeln. Fol. Lose Lagen in OBrosch.-Umschlägen.

      1826. . Nissen ZBI 3502 u. IVB 799; Anker 433; Embacher 254 f.; Ibrahim-H. II, 201.- Erste Ausgabe des prachtvollen Illustrationswerkes, das die zoologischen Ergebnisse von Rüppells Expedition nach Ägyten, Nubien und (als erster Europäer) nach Kordofan enthält (1822-28). Mitarbeiter des Werkes waren neben Rüppell C.v. Heyden, F.S. Leuckhart u. Ph.J. Cretzschmar, der noch während der Abwesenheit und ohne Einverständnis von Rüppell mit der Herausgabe erster Lieferungen des Werkes 1822 begonnen hatte.- Enthält Säugetiere (28 (von 30) Taf.), Vögel (36 Taf.), Reptilien (6 Taf.), Fische des Roten Meeres (35 Taf.), wirbellose Tiere des Roten Meeres (12 Taf.).- Unser Exemplar ungebunden, unbeschnitten und offenbar unbenutzt.- Beiliegt 'Nachricht an den Buchbinder...', 1 weitere 'Nachricht' u. 1 lithogr. Porträt von Rüppell.- Text vereinzelt gering fleckig, die Seiten 23-38 der wirbellosen Tiere u. Tafel 4 der Säugetiere mit kleinem Feuchtrand im weißen Außensteg.- Die Tafeln 5 und 6 der Säugetiere fehlen, Widmungsblatt, Blatt V/VI u. Seite 13/14 der Säugetiere doppelt vorhanden.- Tafeln vereinzelt etwas fleckig im weißen Rand, weiße Ränder teils angestaubt bzw. mit Randläsionen, Darstellungen meist frisch und sauber.- Die Original-Broschur-Umschläge mit radiertem Stempel.

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        "SITUATIONS-PLAN DER STADT TRIER. CARTE TOPOGRAPHIQUE DE TREVES".

      1826. Lithographie von H. Heuss bei Ch. Hawich, datiert Trier 1826. Ca. 55 x 62 cm. Faltspuren geglättet, kleinste Papierschäden sorgfältig restauriert.. Sammelbild mit großem detailreichem Plan (26,5 x 44 cm) der Stadt Trier im Zentrum, umgeben von 29 Detailansichten von Gebäuden und Denkmälern der Stadt, darunter sehr ungewöhnliche Ansichten. Unterhalb des Planes ausführliche Legende in Deutsch und Französisch. Die Detailansichten zeigen (beginnend oben links im Uhrzeigersinn, Beschriftung nach Vorlage): Palliener Brücke. Pont de Pallien., Regierungs-Gebäude. Hotel du Gouvernement., Simeons-Thor. Porte de St. Simeon. (Porta nigra), Pallast-Caserne. Caserne du Palais., Simeons-Thor. Porte de St. Simeon. (Porta nigra), Landgerichts-Gebäude. Palais de Justice., Mosel-Brücke. Porte de la Moselle., Bürger Hospital. Hopital civil., Literarisches Casino. Casino Litteraire., Römische Bäder. Bains Romains., Evangelische Kirche. Eglise evangelique. St Paulin. St Paulin., Maximiner-Caserne. Caserne a St Maximin., Röm. Propugnaculum. Propugnaculum Romain. Theater. Theatre., Trierischer Hof. Hotel de Treves., Igeler Säule. Monument d'Igel., Bischofshof. Eveche., Römischer Pallast. Palais Romain., St Mathiaskirche. Eglise de St Mathias., Igeler Säule. Monument d'Igel., Die Steib und das rothe Haus. Ancien Hotel de Ville., Amphitheater. Aphitheatre., Neuthor. Porte neuve., Domkirche. Cathedrale. U. L. Frauenkirche. Notre Dame., Römische Bäder. Bains Romains., Gymnasium und Museum. Gymnase et Musee., Landarmenhaus. Depot de mendicite. Oberhalb der Darstellung der Kopftitel in Deutsch (links) und Französisch (rechts), dazwischen eine Wappenkartusche mit dem Stadtwappen. Unterhalb der Einfassungslinie mit zweizeiliger Widmung "SEINER HOCH WOHL GEBORNEN DEM HERRN WILHELM HAW, K.P. LANDRATHE, OBERBURGERMEISTER, RITTER DES ROTHEN ADLER- UND DES ZAEHRINGER LÖWEN-ORDENS &ct. &ct. gehorsamst gewidmet von Ch. Hawich". Links unten der Vermerk "Lithog. bei Chr. Hawich in Trier 1826", rechts unten "auf Stein gez. von H. Heuss". Zur Verwendung der Vorlagen Hawichs für die Trierer Porzellanmalerei siehe ausführlich - mit Bezugnahme auf das vorliegende Blatt - Christl Lehnert-Leven, Die "Hawichs" und die Trierer Porzellanmanufaktur, in Elisabeth Dühr (Hrsg.): Trierer Porzellan, Katalog-Handbuch, Selbstverlag des Städtischen Museums Simeonstift Trier, Trier 2000, S. 95-141. Ungewöhnliches, prachtvolles Blatt, sehr selten!

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        Autograph letter signed ("suo affettuosissimo figlio Giacomo").

      Bologna, 20. II. 1826.. 4to (c. 250:190 mm). 1 p. Integral autograph address-panel on verso, remains of papered seal, watermark "G A / M".. Thanking his father for the presents of figs in oil, and discussing the progress that could be made in also selling their own wines and cheese, which are not prized locally because they are produced in such abundance; he points out that their local wines are presently only exported in small quantities and just to Rome, whereas they are in fact far better than the wines that are sold in Bologna; Leopardi tell him he suffered greatly during the winter in Bologna and that he feels revived by the more temperate weather ("[...] che mi han fatto tornare in vita da una vera morte, perche le pene che ho provate in quest'inverno non sono descrivibili [...]"). - Minor paper loss to lower corner.

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        Sculptured Metopes Discovered Amongst the Ruins of the Temples of the Ancient City of Selinus in Sicily.

      London, Priestley & Weale, 1826.. (4), 56 SS. Mit Textkupfer und 9 (3 teilkolor.) Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit gedr. Rückenschildchen. Gr.-Folio (320:450 mm).. Erste Ausgabe. - "This work is 'the first to discuss polychromatic decoration in Greek architecture' (Blackmer Cat. 34), the metopes having been discovered by Angell and William Harris. It is dedicated to William Hamilton and the subscribers include Bröndsted, Cockerell, Clarke, Dallaway, Gell, Hope, Inwood, Leake, Millingen and Wilkins" (Sotheby's, Blackmer). - Das Textkupfer zeigt einen Plan des antiken Selinunt (Sciacca). Titel gebräunt. Letztes Textblatt und Tafeln etw. braunfleckig. Exemplar aus der Sammlung Henry Myron Blackmer mit seinem Exlibris am vorderen Innendeckel. - Pollen 33. Mira I, 39. Borroni 9268. Blackmer 374 ( 450, dieses Exemplar).

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        Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium and Holland.

      London, Jennings, 1826.. 2 Bll., gest. Frontisp., gest. Tit. mit Ansichtsvign., 60 Stst.- Taf. m. Ansichten und je 1 Bl. Text, 2 Bll., 4°, HLdr. Bd. d. Zt. m. Rückenvergoldung sowie Ggoldschn. ( Neue Vorsatzpapiere ). Häuser 42. - Das 1. Stst.- Album des Rheins in einem ordentlichen Exemplar. Mit Ansichten von Bingen, Bonn-Godesberg, Frankfurt, Heidelberg (3), Koblenz (2), Köln (5), Mainz (2), Remagen, Siebengebirge, Würzburg (3) u.a., außerdem 14 holländische und 15 belg. Ansichten. - Tafeln leicht fleckig.

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        Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium and Holland from drawings by Capt. Batty.

      London, R. Jennings, 1826.. 4°. Mit Front., Tit.-Vign. u. 57 von 60 Stahlst. 60 nn. Bll. Erklärungen in englischer u. franz. Sprache. Ldr .Rü.-Verg. Goldschnitt. Calf. Gilt images on spine. Gilt edges. Ber. u. best. Deckel tls. lose. Stockfl. Rubbed and bumped. Boards loose. Foxed. Nice copy.. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne ein Foto des Buches via E-mail

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        Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium and Holland.

      Ldn., Jennings 1826. Priv. Halbledereinband. 4°. Kantenhöhe ca. 28,5cm. Mit 48 (von 60) Stahlstichtafeln. -Etw. ber. u. best., gering stockfl. Es fehlen die Tafeln zu Heidelberg, views on the Mayne, Mainzansicht und die Ansichten zu Köln..

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        Feneloni Arkatsk' Telemak'ay : ordwoyn odiseay. (The Adventures of Telemachus, in Armenian)

      'I Venetik : 'I Vans Srboyn Ghazaru. tip. ed edit. ll pp. armeni di s. lazzaro in venezia venice 1826 - Armenian language (Classical); title page transliterated. 16, 644 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm. worn marbled boards with rubbed leather corners & spine. spine is partly worn away at base. bottom hinges are cracked. small amount of worm damage to last few pages. owner's name in pen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sampson's Discourse, And Correspondence With Various Learned Jurists.

      1826. Sampson, William [1764-1836]. Thompson, Pishey [1784-1862], Editor. Sampson's Discourse And Correspondence With Various Learned Jurists, Upon The History Of The Law, With the Addition of Several Essays, Tracts, And Documents Relating to the Subject. Washington, D.C.: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1826. viii, 202 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Original publisher's cloth-backed boards, printed paper spine label, untrimmed edges. Some soiling, moderate edgewear, some wear to corners, joints cracked. Light toning to text, light foxing in places. Owner signature of Emory Washburn to front board and front free endpaper, his stamp to head of title page. Later owner signature "Lee / 1896" to front free endpaper and head of title page, annotations in pencil to some leaves, probably by Lee. A nice copy with an interesting association. * First edition. Sampson's Discourse is important example of opposition to English common law and advocacy of codification in the early American Republic. Few could have been better qualified to launch such an assault on the British legal tradition than Sampson, an Irish political immigrant who settled in the United States around 1806. A learned and persuasive advocate, Sampson soon acquired a successful, high profile law practice, often taking the side of the underdog in landmark trials involving the rights of labor and the religious and civil rights of American Catholics (though Sampson was a Protestant). Sampson's natural antipathy to England and his legal erudition made him a formidable spokesman for the cause of legal reform. The Discourse was delivered in 1823 and published separately in 1824; it is joined here by numerous ephemeral pieces by Sampson, and also by others responding pro and con to his incendiary address. Marvin describes Sampson as "the first in our country to fix public attention on ... legal reform." Washburn [1800-1877] was a distinguished legal author and professor at Harvard Law School. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 627. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10370..

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        Descripto Musei Anatomici. Icon Hepatis Foetus Octimestris Quam Impletis Vasculis Arteriosis, Naturali Colore Expressam. Icones Anatomico-Physiologicae Partium Corporis Humani et Animalium. Bound as one volume

      [First Edition]. Brown half-leather cover over marbled boards. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Crack to leather at foot of spine. Boards rubbed, especially at edges. Scuffs to leather in places Upper gutter cracked. Some loss from lower edge of spine. Section excised from prelim. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. 270mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). xviii, 415, 8, vii, 55pp + plates. With thirteen hand-coloured engraved plates. Icon Hepatis Foetus Octimestris Quam Impletis Vasculis Arteriosis, Naturali Colore Expressam - 1789.

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        Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the years 1822, 1823 and 1824, By Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the late Doctor Oudney, Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, And From Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, The Capial of the Fellatah Empire

      London: John Murray, 1826. London: John Murray, 1826. First edition. Leather_bound. 1826 First Edition. 4to. Two Vols. in one. Half brown peddled calf leather over marble cloth with five raised bands and gilt decor, marble edges. Pagination: Marble endpapers, two blank papers, frontispiece, title page, vi-xlviii, 335p, xx, 269p, list of plates, 3 engravings of weaponry, large folding MAP of route, two blank pages, marbled end paper. Total 37 engravings (one aquatint) plus large folding map. Several in text wood engravings. Tight bindings, clean, free of tears and markings. Shelf wear and rubbing on covers. Printed by: Thomas Davison. Engravings by: E. Finden. Bookplate inside cover; John Maxton. John Maxton signed his name at the top of the Title page - no other markings. Book is Complete and would be a nice addition to any collection. Please email any questions. We also are happy to email additional photos upon request.

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        Carta esferica del Rio de la Plata en la America del Sur, levantada por Don Andres Oyarvide

      , 1826. Amongst the rarest charts of the River Plate, by the most important cartographer in Buenos Aires. c.1826. Buenos Aires. 1040 mm x 810 mm. Recently mounted on linen, foxing to folds mainly.A rare map of the Rio de la Plata, wonderfully engraved by Besnes Irigoyen. Aizpurua (1774 ? 1833) was a Spanish navy officer and pilot; he moved to Buenos Aires at a young age, the city still being the seat of the Viceroyalty of La Plata. Once there he was appointed as pilot of the Bergatin Tigre and began his cartographic activities mapping the region. During the wars of independence he sided with the revolutionaries and stayed in Buenos Aires; his knowledge of the region ?he having mapped a large portion of it- and his understanding of hydrographical reality and navigation of the River Plate granted him the commission from Brown as Chief Pilot of the argentine fleet during the war against Brazil. For a river such as the Plata, said knowledge may be decisive in the outcome of the engagement. His charts, under the recommendation of Brown himself, were acquired by the Nation and compiled into one chart ?this one- by Andres Oyarbide. The map includes two cartouches and inset maps of the Port of Montevideo and Maldonado, as well as coastal profiles; historical explanation of the "Derrota de Montevideo a Buenos Ayres por el N. Del Banco Chico" and "Derrotas por el S. del Banco Chico, o Costa del sur". It was drawn by Manuel Besnes e Irigoyen (1789 ? 1865), a celebrated Uruguayan painter, which accounts for its artistic beauty.

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        THE ARCHITECTURE OF MARCUS VITRUVIUS POLLIO, IN TEN BOOKS. Translated from the latin by Joseph Gwilt.

      London, Priestley and Weale, 1826. XL + 413 pages. Illustrated b/w and with 10 plates.from each book. Boud full calf with gold dec. spine and boards and innerhinges with engraved pattern and goldline.. Original edition. Ex-libris inside binding. Only small wear on edges. Spine with tear. A very nice copy. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        GASTON DE BLONDEVILLE

      1826. or The Court of Henry III. Keeping Festival in Ardenne. A Romance. ST. ALBAN'S ABBEY, A Metrical Tale; with Some Poetical Pieces. To Which is Prefixed A Memoir of the Author, with extracts from her journals. In Four Volumes. London: Henry Colburn, 1826. 1 leaf undated ads in Vols I and IV. Original light brown paper-covered boards with printed labels. First Edition of this novel by the writer who is considered one of the founders of Gothic literature, best-known for her THE MYSTERIES OF UDOLPHO (1794). Anne Radcliffe became immensely popular from her first five Gothic novels, but then after writing this sixth one she stopped writing and became a recluse (so much so that some decades later, Christina Rossetti planned a biography of her, only to give up after deciding that not enough about her life could be found). In this tale (written in 1802 but not published until 1826, three years after the author's death), the title character's wedding is interrupted by a man claiming that the groom-to-be murdered a family-member; a trial ensues, some want the truth suppressed, ghosts intervene... Often compared to Matthew Gregory Lewis and his Gothic tale THE MONK, she ultimately pointed out that while he was going for an atmosphere of horror, she was aiming for an atmosphere of terror.~"Gaston de Blondeville" occupies Vols I and II and into Vol III; "St. Alban's Abbey" the rest of Vol III into Vol IV; and "Some Poetical Pieces" the bulk of Vol IV. As with the copy cited by Wolff, there is a half-title only in Vols III and IV ("The Posthumous Works of Mrs. Radcliffe").~This copy is still in the original 1826 boards-and-labels, and has not been "doctored" or "improved" or "sophisticated" in any way. Condition is near-fine (minor cracking at some joints as one would expect with paper-covered boards); most of the leaves after the end of "Gaston de Blondeville" (i.e. part of Vol III and all of Vol IV) remain unopened. Quite remarkable condition for four original-binding volumes approaching their 200th anniversary. Wolff 5680; NCBEL III 759. [Note: though Mrs. Radcliffe's first name is generally spelled "Ann" today, it is "Anne" on the title pages and spine labels of this book.].

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        [MAP] MISSOURI AND THE TERRITORY OF ARKANSAS

      , 1826 1826. FINLEY, Anthony. [MAP] MISSOURI AND THE TERRITORY OF ARKANSAS. [From A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS DESIGNED PRINCIPALLY TO ILLUSTRATE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA.] Philadelphia: A. Finley, 1826. Engraved hand-colored map, 19"x 24", drawn by D.H. Vance and engraved by J.H. Young. Lightly soiled with faint off-setting.

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        Etymons of English words.

      Oliver & Boyd and Longman, Rees, [et al.], Edinburgh 1826 - First edition, 4to, pp. [4], 27, [1] plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; slightly later green cloth, gilt lettering on spine; some foxing but still a nice copy. In another copy of the book we sold some time ago was the inscription in an unidentified hand: "These etymons were not publd.-- only printed for the family." Kennedy 8392, citing one other work by the same author, "Observations Introductory to a Work on English Etymology," London, 1818. Thomson's Etymons sets out "to trace the descent of English words; their affinity with the different dialects of Gothic spoken in Europe; and the connexion between our own and some other tongues both of Europe and Asia" (from the Preface). NUC lists an 1819 edition of the same title, but with only 24pp. and with words beginning at the letter "M." Of the 1826 edition, NUC locates 10 copies, casting doubt on the earnestness of the inscription. Vancil, p. 235. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ali. "Ali, Vizier of Albanien, also called Pacha of Jonnina

      Philhellenic: London " In course of Publication in London by A. Friedal & sold by the principal book & printsellers in town & Country." June 1826. Black & white lithograph portrait of Ali Pacha from the second edtion of Friedals "Series of Greek Portraits (4th part)" verso blank. The portrait bust, shows Ali in fur trimmed coat, smoking a chibouque; printed signature in turkish. Ali was considered part of the revolution despite his previous crimes against the Greek and Albanian populations because he went against the Supreme Porte. Clean and bright , Adam [de] Friedal, there is much confusion about Friedal's origins, He is supposed to be a Danish Phihellene and apparently passed himself off as a Baron. St Clair tells us that Friedal carried a lithographic press on his back whilst in Greece where he seems to have been between 1821-24.. He was at Missolonghi for a while with Lord Byron and married the sister of one of Byron's artificers, John Hodges. Byron wrote a letter introducing Friedal to the notice of the London Greek Commitee. Friedal returned and settled in London and produced his first portrait of Mavrocordato dated September 1824. "The Greeks. Twenty-four Portraits (In Four Parts Of Six Portraits Each,) of the Principal Leaders and Personages Who Have Made Themseves Most Conspicuous in the Greek Revolution.." 1st edition 1824. thereafter there are a number of editions, with differences to the portraits. The portraits in the 1st Edition, probably after Friedal's original drawings are fairly primitive, with each new edition they became more refined. A second edition of the first 2 parts was issued in 1826. Some of these plates are marked 'second edition', others merely have anew date on the plate surface. In most cases a completely new portrait replaces that of the previous ediion; parts 3 & 4 are unchanged. In 1827 two editions appeared with the imprint "London and Paris, 1827", some on India paper. one in which the portraits had no, or a very simple background, the other with full complex backgrounds. A French edition appeared the same year. In 1828-9 Dean & Munday brought out another series of Friedal plates, some but not all marked 'fourth edition', their most distinguishing feature being that they are full length. They re- issued a number of plates in 1830, marked fifth and sixth edition. There exist wrappers for a 'sixth edition 'appearing in 1832. [Navari]. Navari/ Blackmer: 633; Sotheby's/Blackmer:606; Philhellenic Ali Pacha

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        Colleccao de Dissertacoes Juridicas, E Praticas

      1826. [Sousa de Lobao, Manoel de Almeida e (1745-1817)]. Colleccao de Dissertacoes Juridicas, E Praticas. Lisbon: Na Impressao Regia, 1826. 178 pp. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Recent wrappers, printed title label to spine, untrimmed edges. Light toning to text, internally fresh. * Second edition. This successful work first appeared in 1808 and went through at least six posthumous expanded editions, the latest in 1903. Included here are essays on children born of incest, succession and legitimacy, guardianship, bail, debtor and creditor. The author, one of the major Portuguese jurists of his time, did much to integrate the civil law tradition with the modern codes. His many works in numerous posthumous editions were accepted as authority through the end of the nineteenth century. The 1808 and 1826 editions were followed by editions in 1836, 1839, 1868, 1884. All are rare in American institutions. OCLC locates 1 copy, at Harvard Law School, which has an 1808 edition.

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        Voyages et découvertes dans le Nord et dans les parties centrales de l'Afrique, au travers du Grand Désert jusqu'au 10è degré de latitude nord, et depuis Kouka, dans le Bornou, jusqu'à Sackatou, capitale de l'Empire des Felatah; exécutés pendant les années 1822, 1823 et 1824. Suivis d'un appendix contenant un Essai sur la langue du Bornou; les Vocabulaires des langues de Timbouktou, du Mandara et du Begharmi; des Traductions de Manuscrits arabes sur la géographie de l'intérieur de l'Afrique; des Documents sur la minéralogie, la botanique, et les différentes branches d'histoire naturelle de cette contrée. AVEC un atlas? Traduit de l'anglais par MM. Eyriès et de Larenaudière.

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, Mongie ainé, 1826 - Première édition française, 3 volumes in-8 et 1 atlas in-4; T.I: [iv], 366p., [1p. Table].; T. II: [iv], 378p., [1p. Table]; T.III: [iv], 428p.; Atlas: [iv: titre, Explication des planches], 19 planches légendées comprenant 14 lithographies et 5 cartes gravées(montagnes de Mandara, Hager Teous, lac Tchad, Afrique centrale et 1 grande carte dépliante). Parmi les lithographies: Cheikh du Bournou et son garde à cheval, femmes de Chouâa, un fennec, des armes et objets usuels? et une jolie vue de l'arrivée à Mora, capitale du Mandara. Volumes de texte: Reliure d'époque en demi-veau vert bouteille, dos à faux nerfs orné de filets dorés et de fers à froid, plats marbrés, tranches mouchetées. Atlas: reliure pastiche en demi-veau vert assortie aux volumes de texte, couverture imprimée d'origine conservée, (mouillure pâle marginale sur les premières planches et la page de titre). Généralement un très bon exemplaire, avec l'ex-libris manuscrit de Louis [Marie Gaston Graindorge d'Orgeville, Baron] de Ménil-Durand, avec la mention "Bibliothèque de Vallery", 29 avril 1875; et le nom manuscrit du Vicomte de Valerny sur la couverture de l'atlas. En Novembre 1822, Denham rejoint à Mourzouk (dans le sud libyen) l'expédition gouvernementale de Clapperton et Oudney, destinée à établir des liens commerciaux avec les états d'Afrique occidentale. Après avoir traversé le Sahara, les trois hommes sont les premiers blancs à atteindre le lac Tchad. Denham établira plus tard que ce lac n'est pas la source du Niger. L'expédition se poursuit vers Kouku (aujourd'hui Kokawa au Nigeria), mais la tension monte entre les trois hommes, qui se séparent en décembre 1823. Oudney meurt en Janvier 1824, mais Denham et Clapperton termineront leur voyage. Rédigé par Denham, le récit comprend de nombreuses anecdotes, certaines sanglantes, d'autres plus agréables telle la visite d'un harem où l'auteur se déclare "frappé de la beauté de la plupart des esclaves". Gay, 337.

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        Du magnétisme animal en France : et des jugements qu'en ont portés les sociétés savantes : avec le texte des divers rapports faits en 1784 par les commissaires de l'Académie des sciences, de la Faculté et de la Société royale de médecine et une analyse des dernières séances de l'Académie royale de médecine et du rapport de m. Husson : suivi de considérations sur l' apparition de l'extase, dans les traitements magnétiques

      Paris : J.B. Baillière 1826 - Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin havane clair de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, entre-nerfs orné à froid de croisillons en quinconques, 539 pp. Plats de garde un peu frotté, sinon très bel exemplaire aux coiffes intactes, exempt de la moindre rousseur [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Karikatur mit Wanderer und Bauern., Tuschpinsel- und feder in Braun.

      1826 - Monogrammiert und datiert "26". Präzise gezeichnete Szenen mit einem fein gekleideten Wanderer und Bauern beim Einbringen der Heu-Ernte. Rechts im Hintergrund ist die Silhouette einer Stadt angedeutet. Am Blattrand: "Wie heet es denn hier?- (Bauer) - Waaat? -". Der Hamburger Landschafter und Radierer erfuhr seine Ausbildung in Kopenhagen und Dresden. Sein Interesse galt der Natur und dem Volksleben. - Lose montiert. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Enciclopedia de la Juventud, ó sea, Compendio General de todas las Ciencias, para uso de los Colegios, Escuelas y Pensiones de ambos sexos. Aumentada considerablemente por el traductor Don Agustín Pérez Zaragoza y Godínez.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Eusebio Aguado, 1825-1826. - Cuatro volúmenes en 4to.; XII-366 pp., 12 pp. + 371 pp., 4 pp. + 504 pp. + 112 pp., 202 pp., con un total de 11 láminas grabadas en cobre, algunas plegadas, y dos estados plegados. Ejemplar falto de las páginas 19/20 y 20/21 del Tomo Segundo. Encuadernación uniforme en piel valenciana, de la época, con tejuelos. Esta rara «Enciclopedia» constituye una versión, muy española, de un supuesto original francés, cuando en realidad se trata de una adaptación pedagógica sui generis de una amplia bibliografía de la que se da puntual noticia en los preliminares y en la que se entremezclan la «Enciclopedia Metódica traducida al español» con obras de Palau y Verdera, Cavanilles, los Boutelou, Antillón, y otros muchos autores patrios, tarea en la que el ‘traductor' declara haber sido ayudado por Santiago Alvarado de la Peña. Antonio Pérez de Zaragoza Godínez, un escritor alucinante y polifacético, fue el introductor en España de la novela gótica con su «Galería fúnebre de espectros y sombras ensangrentadas, o sea, el historiador trágico de las catástrofes del linaje humano»», publicada en 1831.

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        A Catalogue of Spanish and Portuguese Books, with Occasional Literary and Bibliographical Remarks

      xxx, 226 pp.; xxix, 225, [1] pp. Two parts in one. 8vo, cont. half-morocco & marbled boards, spine gilt, t.e.g. London: "M. Calero, Spanish Printer," 1826-29. One of the earliest catalogues issued by Salva (1786-49), the most important dealer of Spanish and Portuguese books in London during the first half of the 19th century. A member of a wealthy silk manufacturing family in Valencia, Salvá studied philology, philosophy, theology, and law at the city's university. He married the daughter of Pedro Jean Mallén, a French bookseller in Valencia who was considered to be the leading dealer of Spain; Salvá thereby entered the book trade. The arrival of Fernando VII in 1814 compelled Salvá to leave Spain as he owned and dealt in certain kinds of forbidden books. He first moved to Rome and then emigrated to London in 1824 where he established his bookshop at 124 Regent Street. This remarkable catalogue, issued in two parts, describes 4253 items and includes early manuscripts, incunabula, and many 16th- and 17th-century books. A large number of the books are very fully described including many of the great rarities. In addition to dealing in rare books, Salvá wrote, edited, and published a series of scholarly books. Fine copy from the Sunderland Library, Blenheim Palace with the bookplate Bernard Quaritch issued to commemorate the sale. Occasional unimportant foxing. With the later leather bookplates of Isidoro Fernández (1878-1963). .

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        On the Influence of Signs in Mathematical Reasoning

      1 p.l., 53 pp. Large 4to, orig. blue wrappers, uncut. London: J. Smith, 1826. A remarkable association copy of this extremely rare offprint, linking two of the greatest scientists of the 19th century, and pre-figuring Babbage's later work on his difference and analytical engines. This copy bears the following inscription on the title-page in Babbage's hand: "To M. Gauss from the Author." Additionally, Babbage has written on the upper wrapper: "M. Gauss. Influence of Signs. 3. Ch. Babbage. On the influence of signs in mathematical reasoning." Babbage here presents his views on the importance of symbolic notation in mathematical reasoning. He argues that algebraic symbolism enables one to express ideas more briefly and precisely than in ordinary language; it enables one to consider problems in great generality, rather than only in special cases; and it often enables one to consider simultaneously different cases of a problem that would otherwise be treated separately. The use of mathematical symbols is more efficient, and less prone to error, than other forms of reasoning, as he emphasized particularly when discussing the superiority of algebraic analysis over geometrical reasoning: "[T]he power which we possess by the aid of symbols in compressing into a small compass the several steps of a chain of reasoning, whilst it contributes greatly to abridge the time which our enquiries would otherwise occupy, in difficult cases influences the accuracy of our conclusions: for from the distance which is sometimes interposed [in geometrical reasoning] between the beginning and the end of a chain of reasoning, although the separate parts are sufficiently clear, the whole is often obscure" (p. 8). Babbage also emphasizes the importance of choosing the correct notation: it should remind the user of the nature of the quantity itself (so use 'v' for velocity, 't' for time, and so on); and related quantities should be denoted by similar symbols (so v, v', v'' etc. for the velocities of different bodies in the same problem, for example). Babbage singles out Lagrange's Mecanique Analitique as a model to be emulated in the correct choice of mathematical symbols. The present paper may be seen as part of a chain of ideas that links not only his mathematical and scientific work, but also his views on politics and industry. While a student at Cambridge, Babbage formed, together with Herschel and Peacock, the "Analytical Society." This society was principally concerned with a matter of mathematical symbolism: its aim was famously to support "the principles of pure D'ism in opposition to the Dot-age of the University." Theological overtones apart, this was a plea to replace what Babbage and the other members of the Society viewed as the outdated and inefficient Newtonian fluxional "dot" notation still used in England with the Leibnizian dy/dx notation which was universally employed on the Continent. "For Herschel and Babbage, however, there was more to analysis than a debate about the appropriate mathematical symbols...The key to the success of analytical algebra as they saw it was its efficiency. It was a problem-solving technology that could produce answers quickly and without wasting resources...It was a way of economizing mental labor. As such it could be used to recognize what the most efficient way of proceeding in other enterprises might be too. It could provide the key, for example, to the most profitable way of deploying resources in order to maximize factory production."-Morus, When Physics became King, p. 36. "Babbage's ultimate solution to the problem of how to guarantee efficiency, transparency, and accuracy in reasoning was the same as his solution to the same problem in political economy: replace humans with machinery. Babbage was a firm exponent of the division of labor in factory management and equally enthusiastic for mechanization as the ultimate realization of the principle. His primary concern throughout the 1820s and beyond was to work on his projected calculating and analytical engines...The calculating engine would replace the human drudge work for calculating mathematical tables to be used (for example) in actuarial work and in astronomy. The analytical engine would go further -- it would replace the human capacity to reason as well."-ibid., pp. 37-38. When developing his difference engine Babbage again realized the importance of symbolism: in "A Method of Expressing by Signs the Action of Machinery" (Philosophical Transactions: 1826) he developed a special notation, related to Boolean algebra (which was developed later), to accurately describe the working of the engine. Babbage first met Gauss in the course of a European tour he undertook starting at the end of 1827. After travelling through Holland, Belgium, Germany and Italy, Babbage arrived in Berlin in September 1828 to meet Alexander von Humboldt, then regarded as the greatest scientist of the century. At the time, Humboldt was organizing the seventh annual Congress of German scientists. Babbage was present when the Congress opened on 18 September 1828, with Gauss among the several hundred scientists and luminaries present. It was there that Babbage met Gauss. Babbage's paper was read at a meeting of the Cambridge Philosophical Society on 16 December 1821, but it was not published in its Transactions until more than five years later (Vol. 2, 1827, pp. 325-377). The item offered here is a very rare pre-publication offprint, dated 1826 on the title page. In very fine and fresh condition, entirely uncut. Preserved in a handsome blue morocco-backed box. With the stamps of the "Gauss-Bibliothek" (also on upper wrapper) and the Royal Observatory at Göttingen on title with release stamp date 15 October 1951. ❧ D.S.B., I, pp. 354-56. Dunnington, G.W., Gauss: Titan of Science, 2004. Poggendorff, I, 81. .

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        Geographische-statistisch und historische Charte von Missouri

      Weimar: im Verlage des geographischen Instituts, 1826. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, in excellent condition. 20 x 25 inches. A highly important early map of the Great Plains This very attractive map is a fascinating historical document depicting the early development of the state of Missouri. The state was admitted into the Union as part of the Missouri Compromise in 1821, having been carved out the territory of the same name that was part of the Louisiana Purchase. Finely coloured in outline are fourteen named counties. Most of the settlement still hugs the Mississippi River, and is centered on the bustling river port of St. Louis, which was founded by French fur traders in 1763. The western counties maintain a large size, suggesting their sparse population and undeveloped nature. The map features the 'Osage Line' that runs vertically south from Fort Osage on the Missouri River, marking the border between lands ceded to the U.S. government by the Osage nation in 1808. Featured in the center of the state on the Missouri River is the newly-founded state capitol, Jefferson City. Notably, the map depicts the state before the 1835 'Platte Purchase', that extended its northern boundary west to the Missouri River. The map is surrounded by statistics and text that describes the physical, political and demographic profile of the state during an especially critical period in its development. This map is advanced from the one that appeared in Carey & Lea's American Atlas, printed in Philadelphia in 1822.

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        Travels in Chile and La Plata: including accounts respecting the geography, geology, statistics, government, finances, agriculture, manners and customs, and the mining operations in Chile: collected during a residence of

      London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1826.. xv, 494 pp.; viii, 352 pp. (without 4 pp. advertisements). 8vo. Modern half brown cloth over marbled boards, brown morocco title labels and tan volume labels. First edition. Illus. with 6 maps and plans (4 folding), 16 plates (1 folding), and intext drawings. Illustrations by Thomas Mann Baynes, after John Miers. Sabin 48889. Palau 168549. Abbey Travel 701. Goldsmiths'-Kress 24798. Griffin 3636. Naylor 13. John Miers (1789?1879) was a British botanist and engineer, who traveled to South America to begin a copper mining venture in Chile, a trip that he abandoned when his wife fell ill, and instead focussed on collecting plants. "Travels in Chile and La Plata, which appeared ..[in 1826] in two volumes, edited and carried through the press by his father-in-law, Francis Place, was to bring him a lasting reputation as the foremost authority on the geography and way of life of that region, " (ODNB, 18688). Volume One is primarily a travel account and "a very good one" (Griffin), while the second volume is an organized and detailed description of Chile's geography, politics, history, society, mining, and natural history. Scattered foxing to plates and a few leaves including titles, else a near fine copy.

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