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        Naval sketch-book, or, The service afloat and ashore : with characteristic reminiscences, fragments, and opinions on professional, colonial, and political subjects : interspersed with copious notes . . [Complete in 2 vols]

      London : H. Colburn, 1826. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : 2 vols. (282, 304, pp) ; 20 cm. Subject: Great Britain. Royal Navy - Anecdotes. Very good copy with faint marginal scattered foxing, finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross bands. Spine compartments elaborately tooled in gilt. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Nieder-Österreich. Dorf Nußdorf

      Wien, L. Grund 1826.. Orig.-Lithographie nach J. Alt v. Ad. Kunike. 25, 2 x 34, 7 cm. (Bildausschn.), In sehr gutem Zustand. Nebehay-W. 333 u. 336, 114 - Aus: "KUNIKE, Adolph. Zwey hundert und sechzig Donau-Ansichten..."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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      1826. 5FINLEY, Anthony. [MAP], OHIO, INDIANA AND ILLINOIS, AND PART OF THE MICHIGAN TERRRITORY. [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. Top and bottom of center seam split 1 1/2".

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      Bruxelles:: Chez Lejeune Fils, Libraire-Editeur.. 1826.. 12mo. 7-3/4" x 4-3/4". 2nd edition (Bigmore & Wyman, p. 88). [4], 236 pp (including Index & 'Note Supplementaire'). Untrimmed.. Original printed wrappers of stiff card stock. Housed in a custom black cloth chemise with black qtr-calf, marbled boards slipcase.. Soiling & edgewear to wrappers, with first few leaves. Vertical. cracks to spine paper, with gatherings beginnning to separate. A. Good copy of a fragile piece.. Per Bigmore & Wyman: "This little work, [first] published and printed by the firm of Didot Pere et fils, is a practical typographical manual, treating every branch of composition and press work. It is quite a gem from a typographic point of view. Firmin Didot superintended the printing, and the book possesses the singular feature of not containing one divided word throughout." . Illustrated.

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        Picturesque Views in Devonshire, Cornwall Etc

      London: Howlett and Brimmer, 1826. [36], colour plates. Modern rebind in half calf and cloth by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, single rule bordering bands, calf title label to upper cover, a.e.g., new marbled endpapers. Externally near fine, internally some light browning and very light foxing, mainly to page edges and text leaves, some offsetting and browning to paper guards, plates generally bright and clean. Complete with sixteen coloured aquatint plates by and after William Payne, dated 1797 and 1803, Tooley describes it as "uncommon". Abbey Scenery 122; Tooley 365. First Edition. Half Calf and Cloth. Good+. Illus. by Payne, W.. 4to (Oblong).

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        La vérité mise en face du mensonge, ou les 86 erreurs, faussetés et calomnies contenues dans un seul article de la Biographie des contemporains, relatif à Gustave IV, ancien roi de Suède.

      Signalée et rectifiées par lui-même. Paris, Méquignon-Havard, 1826. 8:o. vii,+ 56 s. [s. 1 på verso!]. Häftad och oskuren i lätt nött tryckt omslag. Det bakre omslaget med lite fläckar och ryggen bruntonad. Ludvig Manderströms namnteckning på främre omslaget, daterad 1827. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. I Paris hade 1820-25 utkommit ett verk med titeln "Biographie nouvelle des contemporains, ou dictionnaire historique et raisonné de tous les hommes qui, depuis la révolution française, ont acquis de la célébrité" i vilket det fanns en artikel om Gustav IV Adolf. Den före detta kungen hittade där så många felaktigheter och "perfida insinuationer" att han lät publicera detta genmäle, där ursprungsartikeln är tryckt på vänstersidorna och Gustav Adolfs kommentarer på högersidorna. Politikern och diplomaten Ludvig Manderström (1806-73) var bl.a. svensk utrikesstatsminister 1858-68 och medlem av Svenska Akademien. Han byggde upp ett mycket fint bibliotek, som såldes på auktion 1874. Carl Jedvard Bonde var en av de stora köparna

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      Salem [Ohio]: Re-published by Joshua Shinn, 1826.. 120pp. 12mo. Original half calf and paper boards. Binding quite rubbed and edgeworn, front hinge broken. Tanned and foxed. Good. A later edition of GOD'S PROTECTING PROVIDENCE..., originally published in 1699, and one of the most popular of 18th-century captivity narratives. The author and a party of Quakers were bound for Philadelphia from Port Royal when they were shipwrecked in 1696 near present-day West Palm Beach. Despite being robbed and abused by the Indians, they were allowed to make their way up the coast to St. Augustine. An unusual early Ohio imprint. VAIL 905. AYER 72. CLARK I:73. HOWES D317. SERVIES 1257. STREETER SALE 1213.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      1826. ELLIS, William. NARRATIVE OF A TOUR THROUGH HAWAII, OR OWHYHEE; WITH REMARKS ON THE HISTORY, TRADITIONS, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND LANGUAGE OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. London: H. Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson, 1826. [8] + 442 pp. 8vo., 3/4 green leather with gilt red morroco spine label and marbled paper covered boards. Folding frontispiece engraving (map of Hawaii) engr. by J. Tyrer. Ex-library with no external markings (bookplate only). Moderate rubbing and shelfwear to boards, spine lightened, a few scrapes to raised bands. Slight offset tanning to endpapers.B/w engraved plates, minor foxing to edges, and occasional light foxing in the text. A solidly pleasing copy.

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        Brown Lark (American Pipit) [10]

      London: R. Havell, Snr., [n.d. but 1826-1827]. Hand-coloured engraving with etching, engraved by W.H. Lizars of Edinburgh, printed and coloured by R. Havell, snr., paper watermarked "J. Whatman". Cut down, repaired marginal repairs, some soiling. Sheet size: 18 7/8 x 27 1/8 inches. From the first edition of "The Birds of America." This image demonstrates beautifully Audubon's ability to freeze time: a pair of these quite non- descript birds are shown at the moment when a fly comes within their range: they simultaineously reach up eager to grasp the opportunity. "This species is met with in every portion of the United States which I have visited. It is one of the birds that I should call gifted with a double set of habits, for, like a very few others that are strictlynamed land birds, it occurs not only in the fields in the interior of the country, but also on the borders of rivers, and even on the shores of the Atlantic. Its flight is extremely easy, and what I would call of a beautiful and delicate nature." (Audubon The Birds of America New York: 1859, vol.III, p.40). Up until 1998 these birds were known as water pipits, and it is under this name that Peterson, writing in 198, noted that thay 'have a wide distribution throughout the colder parts of the Northern hemisphere, ranging in North America from the tundras of Canada and Alaska in the summer to the beaches of Central America" (R.T. & V.M. Peterson The Audubon Baby Elephant Folio [London: 1981] pl.322). Susanne M. Low, A Guide to Audubon's Birds of America, New Haven & New York: 2002, pp.33-34, plate 10, version 1.

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        Gaston de Blondeville, 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

      London: Henry Colburn, 1826. . First edition. Four volumes. 12mo. Bound without the half titles called for in volumes three and four only, thus: (iv), 132, 186; (iv), 399, (1); (iii-vi), 375, (1); (iii-v), vi, (2), 331, (1) pp. Near contemporary brown half calf over marbled boards, spine flat with double gilt ruled compartments, gilt titled black labels, plain endpapers, old ownership inscriptions of one Mrs Edward Flowers to the free endpapers of each volume, further inscriptions of a W.L. Taylor to upper edge of title pages to the third and fourth volumes partially shaved. Two of the volumes with old notes to rear endpapers. Margin of one leaf (pp. 90/91) in volume one torn with loss though not affecting text, small hole to one of the front endpapers in volume three, light wear to extremities of the bindings, a very good set. First written in 1802, this the first edition was published posthumously, Radcliffe having died in 1823. As well as being hugely influential as a female writer, her work also helped define the genre of the Gothic novel. The work is prefixed with a memoir of the author’s life and appended by the long poetical work St. Alban’s Abbey, the latter two-thirds of volume four comprises her “Miscellaneous Poems”. Wolff, 5680.

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        Alla Giornata; or, To The Day, Volumes I, II & III

      Saunders and Otley 1826 - This is an extremely rare complete 3 volume (348, 300 + 310 pages) first edition, as published by Saunders and Otley in 1826. The covers (app. 7.625" x 4.875"), calf spines and corners, marbled boards, gold lettering in red and green backgrounds, gold design motifs, have a number of scuffs, with areas of lost color. There are several shallow edge dinks and bumped outside corners. The color is good overall, with no significant stains or deep tears. The spines are straight, and the title and volume labels unfaded. The inside front covers have the bookplate of Gery Milner Gibson Cullum, a bibliophile and author, and the last of the Cullum owners of Hardwick House, Suffolk, which the family had owned for about 250 years. There is an impression, possibly the ghosting of a removed bookplate, on the facing front end page. These are the only stamps or attachments. There are several pencil marks, but no indelible writing. Although the bindings are secure in all volumes, with no loose or missing pages, the front inside spread gutters are cracked in Volumes I & II. There are no other cracked gutters. There is frequent foxing, most of which consists of a few or several small spots. A few pages are more heavily foxed. There are no page tears or creases. The accompanying photos show the books' conditions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Universal Gazetteer, or, Alphabetical Geography: Containing a description of the various countries, kingdoms, states, cities, towns, mountains, seas, ... political, statistical & commercial

      George Virtue, 1826. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dj. CG plus.George Virtue,1826.First Edition. Compiled from the Best Modern Authorities by Joseph Miller.Illustrated with many b/w folded maps including a folding chart of the world's highest mountains,drawings.Hardcover book is bound in an old full leather binding (joints are cracked to both boards,front cover attached by one binding cord only,some dents and scratches on the cover and spine, gilt lettering to the spine) in good condition plus.Nice and clean pages with some foxing marks,small colour mark and slightly tainted on the outer edges,some creases,nicks and slightlt tainted on the edges of the pages,small foxing marks inside some of the pages.The book is in GC for its age with some shelf wear.994pp including two pages with advertisement,introduction,appendices I to V.A collectable first Edition of this early illustrated Gazetteer of the World.Heavy book (approx 1.7 Kg).The book gives detailed accounts of the world's countries and its people and resources.

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        The Vintner's, Brewer's, Spirit Merchant's, and Licensed Victualler's Guide; Containing the History, Theory, and Practice of Manufacturing Wines ... Malt Liquors; Cider; Vinegar; Spirits; Liqueurs; Essences; Cordials, ... By a Practical Man

      London: W. Wetton; Gossling and Egley; and H.R. Thomas, 1826. Full title: "The Vintner's, Brewer's, Spirit Merchant's, and Licensed Victualler's Guide; Containing the History, Theory, and Practice of Manufacturing Wines, Foreign and Domestic, Malt Liquors; Cider; Perry; Vinegar; Spirits; Liqueurs; Essences; Cordials, and Compounds. An Extensive Collection of the Most Approved Receipts, Applicable to the various Subjects, Many of which were never before published. Numerous Important Hints on Cellaring, And the general Management of all the Articles enumerated; the whole carefully corrected by recent Experiments, and collected from the best Authorities. Also, a Description of the Saccharometer, and the various Hydrometers, with their Uses. Tables, Shewing the Difference in Quantity and Value Between the Old and New Imperial Measures. Selections from, and Abstracts of , all the Acts of Parliament relating to the Excise Laws, Licences, and the Laws affecting Innkeepers, Publicans, &c. Together with various useful Tables, and miscellaneous Matters, for constant Reference. By A Practical Man. The whole arranged, with particular attention to the interests of those to whom it is addressed, as well as for the use of Private Families, Gentlemen's Butlers, &c." Handsomely bound by Brentano's, New York in half maroon calf and cloth, 5 raised bands, gilt framed spine panels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Pp. xvi, 372 with the half-title and engraved frontispiece. Very light shelf rubbing, else near fine, attractive copy.. Second Edition. Half Leather. Near Fine. 12 Mo..

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        Recherch? Statistiques sur la Ville de Paris et le D?partement de la Seine

      823, 1826 and 1829, 1823 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of four volumes of Recherchs Statistiques sur la Ville de Paris et le Dpartement de la Seine. Recueil de Tableaux Dresss et Runis d'aprs les Ordres de Monsieur le Comte de Chabrol, Conseiller d'tat, Prfet du Dpartement. Consisting of numeroustables of statistics including some that fold-out fifty-nine tables to volume one; one hundred and four tables to volume two; one hundred and thirty-two tables to volume three and one hundred and forty-five tables to volume four. With reports and memoirs to rear of three volumes. Twelfth edition. In French. Statistical research on the City of Paris and the Department of the Seine. Compendium of of tables together and prepared according to the ordersof the Count de Chabrol, State Councilor, Prefect of the Department. Comte Gilbert Joseph Gaspard de Chabrol de Volvic (1773 - 1843) was a French official. Graduating from an cole Polytechnique in 1794, he was named prefect of the Seine (and thus Prefect of Paris) by Napoleonin 1812, an office he held until 1833. He is to be credited with paving several of Paris's streets and boulevards, the creation of pavements, and the gradual conversion of city lighting to gaslight. He also created and financed the cole d'Architecture et de Sculpture de Volvic. This work is attributed to Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768 - 1830) a French mathematician and physicistbest known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their applications to problems of heat transfer and vibrations. The Fourier transform and Fourier's Law are also named in his honour. Fourier is also generally credited with the discovery of the greenhouse effect. With presentation labels for the Statistical Society of London to half title to Volume IV. Previous owner's copperplateink inscription to half title to volume two. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Internally,firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with foxing to endpapers and institutional ink stamps and slight handling marks, some volumes withscattered foxing, occasional slight tidemarks and marks to pages. With the odd closed tear and repairs to title of volume three. Overall: GOOD.

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        Narrative of a Tour Through Hawaii, or Owhyhee

      London,: for the Author,, 1826.. Octavo, with a folding map and seven engraved views; a very good copy in recent blue half morocco by Bayntun. First edition in this form, extensively revised and enlarged from the rare Boston publication of the previous year. The engraved plates include views of the City of Refuge, a Hula performance and the Volcano.In this edition the material on Cook has been extended, with pages 99-106 containing 'a valuable account, derived from eye-witnesses, of the circumstances of Cook's death and the honours rendered to his remains' (Holmes). This version also includes one of the earliest detailed descriptions of surfing in chapter 13, where Ellis describes the sport itself, its popularity amongst the islanders, the use of a papa he naiu or "wave sliding board" five or six feet long which is greased with coconut oil. 'Those who are expert frequently change their position on the board, sometimes sitting and sometimes standing erect in the midst of the foam... we have seen Karaimoku and Kakioeva, some of the highest chiefs in the island, both between 50 and 60 years of age, and large corpulent men, bouncing themselves on their narrow board, or splashing about in the foam, with as much satisfaction as youths of sixteen...'.Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 634; 'Hawaii One Hundred', 34n; Hill, 545; Holmes, 84.

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      London: C. and J. Rivington, et al, 1826. TEN VOLUMES uniformly bound. Panelled spines with brown leather spine labels and numbers. Elaborate gilt floral panel designs. Marbled endpaper and book edges. Gilt circular seal of Oxford College, Merton on covers. Volume 1 frontispiece portrait of Bacon. Two fold-out plates, one in Volume 1 and one in Volume 7. Quite a clean set, finely-bound with just occasional foxing, never heavy. Bacon (1561-1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, and author. He was knighted in 1603.. New Edition.. Full Butterscotch Morocco. Light edge and Corner Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        A Collection Of Fac-Similes Of Scarce And Curious Prints, By the Early Masters Of The Italian, German, And Flemish Schools Illustrative Of the History Of Engraving, From The Invention Of The Art, By Maso Finiguerra, In The Middle Of The Fifteenth Century, To The End Of The Century, To The End Of The Century Following. With Introductory Remarks, And Catalogue Of The Plates

      London: For the Proprietor and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1826. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. quarter vellum, black leather spine label printed in gilt, green cloth covered boards. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Unpaginated. 39 x 28 cm. 100 plates with 112 illustrations including thirteen silver Niellos [so called by Ottley]; facsimiles of the actual engraving, printed on silver, an exact imitation of the valuable originals. Ottley, an avid art collector and early British historian of Italian painting assembled this essentially for a select group of friends. BIGMORE & WYMAN. Vol. II, p.98 citing the later, 1828 edition. GORDON RAY 24. "The increasing vogue of engraved illustrations after 1790 was accompanied by a revival of interest in early prints......Perhaps the most accomplished of the latter is this book, one of several by Ottley, which offered in two forms: with 100 plates (this copy) and 129 plates (1828 edition)." Wide text margins, interior contents clean and fresh including plates, binding firm and tight, extremity, corner and cover wear.

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        Recensio Synoptica Annotationis Sacrae, Being a Critical Digest and Synoptical Arrangement of the Most Important Annotations on the New Testament .accompanied with a Copious Body of Original Annotations, in Eight Volumes

      London: London: Rivington, 1826, 1826. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. eight volumes complete, original publisher's cloth, paper labels, spine to vol 2 missing, bindings much worn, some spines torn and boards detached, spines chipped at ends, (boards all present but the set needs rebinding), text blocks throughout clean and sound. Volumes 1 to 3 were published as Part One in 1826. A further three volumes were planned to complete the work, but had expanded to five volumes when they finally appeared in 1828. Scarce theological work.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Sir John Chiverton

      London: John Ebers, 1826. FIRST EDITION 1826. Extremely rare book. Published by John Ebers. Reputedly written (in part) by Ainsworth. Dated MDCCCXXVI (1826 on title page. 317 pages, Damp stain on half-title page, some small spots of foxing on blank endpapers. Patterned endpapers and pastedown the same as on the boards. Top edge of pages gilt. Quarter leather boards, five leather bands on spine. In lovely bright condition, some light rubbing but in excellent shape, must have been rebound as I cannot imagine the original boards being in such good condition. Bookplate with coat of arms of John Croft Deverell on paste down. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus.

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        View Near Hudson. (No. 15 of the Hudson River Portfolio)

      New York:: Henry I. Megarey,. 1826.. Otherwise very good condition. A large aquatint engraving from the rare and handsome "Hudson River Portfolio". Charming view looking down a hillside road to the river, with several sail boats. 21 1/2 x 16" plus margins, original coloring. In early Hogarth style frame by Arthur Ackermann Gallery, New York. Mat somewhat discolored leaving a light border around print margin.

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        Albumen photographs of Sydney and Melbourne: Brighton Beach [with] Entrance to Botanical Gardens; Esplanade, St. Kilda, Victoria; St. Kilda; and Sydney NSW

      Early 1870s.. Charles Nettleton (1826-1902), was a well known Australian photographer said to have taken the only genuine photograph of Ned Kelly; he was appointed the special photographer to the government, recording the growth of Melbourne and the first visit of the English cricket team. This is a single album page, with a large view of Brighton Beach, ca. 1880 (State Library of Victoria, Accession No: H36540) by Charles Nettleton. The large beach scene shows men and ladies in their Sunday best, reclining on the grass and looking down towards the beach; the tide is out and children are hunting in the shallow water for treasures, as a family walks on the beach. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4".& & Four albumen photographs (carte de visite size) are on the verso of the Nettleton Brighton Beach photograph, and they are neatly labeled in a contemporary hand, from top to bottom: "Entrance to Botanical Gardens, Sydney"; "Esplanade - St. Kilda - Victoria"; "St. Kilda" (possibly Glenferrie Road); and "Sydney, NSW" (with a view of the harbor). & & The photograph labeled "Esplanade - St. Kilda - Victoria" is actually taken on the pier, looking towards where the Esplanade Hotel was to be constructed in 1878. A photograph taken from the same location on the pier around 1880 by D. McDonald (Libraries Australia ID 49377438) shows considerably more construction, and the spot where the Esplanade Hotel is to be built is vacant. & & The photograph labeled "St. Kilda", the unidentified street scene of St. Kilda, was not found on a search of Trove. It is taken from a rise, looking downward and away from town.& & The photograph labelled "Sydney, NSW" is identified by the State Library of New South Wales as "Carte de visite, panoramic view Church Hill, Sydney [view looking toward Sydney Cove with St. Patrick's Church in foreground] early 1870s (State Library New South Wales SPF/85).& & Album page 11 x 8 1/4" 1/2"; each photograph carte de visite size, 3 1/2 x 2 1/4". Album page slt. rippled; photographs in very good condition.

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        Resor i Europa och Österländerna. 1-3.

      - Stockholm, Sam. Rumstedt, 1826-28. 8:o. Graverat titelblad,(22),375,(1)s. + utvikbar graverad karta; graverat titelblad, 558,3,(1 blank),70s. + utvikbar graverad plansch + utvikbar graverad karta; graverat titelblad, 140,(2),112,(1) s. + 5 utvikbara bilagor med inskriptioner. Tre senare halvskinnband, blekta ryggar med fem upphöjda bind. Tredje delens främre pärm med skrapskada på pärmpapper, ytskickt 10 x 50 mm saknas. De två första delarna något brunfläckade mest i början. Tredje delen genomgående lagerfläckad delvis hårt. Tre blad med liten pappersförlust i yttre kant beroende på mindre råkanter. 19,5 x 11,5 cm. *Första upplagan av Jacob Berggrens resa genom Egypten, Syrien och Palestina åren 1820-22. Berggren var legationspredikat vid svenska beskickningen i Konstantinopel. Kartan i del ett av C.P. Hällström. Bihanget i del två innehåller "Växtförteckning" gjord i samarbete med botanikern Göran Wahlenberg, bihanget i del tre innehåller "Marschrutor för Syrien och Palestina", Förteckning på städer och byar samt märkvärdiga ålderdoms-lemningar i Syrien och Palestina", samt brev från Grefve Carl Vidua m.fl. till Berggren.[#\7822]

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        An Inquiry into the Origin of the Laws and Political Institutions of

      1826. Spence, George [1787-1850]. An Inquiry into the Origin of the Laws and Political Institutions of Modern Europe, Particularly Those of England. London: John Murray, 1826. xxxvi, 600 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, untrimmed edges. Clean tear to fore-edge of a leaf mended with archival tape. Light foxing to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. Ex-institutional library. Small inkstamp to title page, another to a text leaf. A handsome copy of an uncommon title. * Only edition. This book is mentioned by Holdsworth, who deems it a "learned book." According to Spence's preface, his work on the translation of the Code Napoleon led him to "look attentively into the civil law of the Romans, where he found that a great proportion of the doctrines of the common law of England, even many of those which are purely artificial, were to be found in the [Corpus Juris Civilis]. This induced him to study the civil and criminal code of the Romans with some minuteness, and to compare the political and judicial institutions of modern Europe, and of our own country in particular, with those of ancient Rome, in order to discover to what extent the former might be traced from the latter, their venerable and classical origins." (v). Spence was an English jurist and barrister of the Inner Temple. He was the author of several books, including a translation of the Code Napoleon and an important treatise on chancery law. Not in Sweet & Maxwell. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XIII:496. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:637.

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        Scene upon the Eastern Road from Rangoon looking towards the South [Pl. 13]

      London: Kingsbury & Co. and Thomas Clay, [1826]. Hand-coloured aquatint plates engraved by G. Hunt after Moore. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 11 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches. A beautiful plate from Moore's book 'Eighteen Views taken at & Near Rangoon', an important visual record of the Burmese countryside and scenery, and of the war between the Burmese and British in 1824 to 1826. Following Burmese incursions into British held territory in 1821-1823 (including the successful invasion of Assam), the Governor-General , Lord Amherst, declared war on Burma on February 24, 1824. The British were successful in expelling the Burmese from Assam, but Bandula, the ablest of the Burmese generals, repelled a British detachment at Ramu on the Chittagong frontier. In reply, the British sent an expedition of 11,000 men under Major-General Archibald Campbell and ships under Captain Frederick Marryat to attack Rangoon by sea. The expedition resulted in the capture of Rangoon on May 11, 1824, with the Burmese forces fleeing into jungles of Pegu. Meanwhile, Bandula had been recalled and arrived before Rangoon on December 1 with 60,000 men. He was, however, defeated on December 15 and then retreated to Donabew, where, after a brave defence, he was killed in April 1825. On April 25, Campbell captured Prome, the capital of Lower Burma. The fighting continued sporadically throughout the rest of 1825 and into 1826, until a peace treaty was signed on February 24. Joseph Moore, a Lieutenant in the 89th Regiment, includes images that begin with the departure of Campbell's invasion force and conclude in July 1824. They are a finely balanced mixture of eye-witness battle scenes with a number of very fine views of countryside and buildings in and around Rangoon. Frederick Marryat's involvement in the conflict began in March 1823 when he "commissioned the Larne for service in the East Indies, where he arrived in time to take an active part in the first Burmese war. From May to September 1824 he was senior naval officer at Rangoon, and was officially thanked for his able, gallant, and zealous co-operation with the troops. The very sickly state of the ship obliged him to go to Penang, but by the end of December he was back at Rangoon, and in February 1825 he had the naval command of an expedition up the Bassein river, which occupied Bassein and seized the Burmese magazines. [It was during this period that he made the sketches worked up into the plates in the second part of the present work]." (DNB) Abbey Travel II, 404; Tooley 334.

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        Grundriss der Krystallographie

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1826 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. xxiv, 408 pp., 3 folded engr. plates. Contemp. paper card boards with paper label to spine (somewhat soiled and bumped). Paper somewhat browned. Very good copy overall. D.S.B. VOL. IX S. 620 - FIRST EDITION, EXEEDINGLY RARE. "In 1826 he published his Grundriss der Krystallographie, in which he introduced the concept of a 'crytal series', that is, the aggregate of all crystal forms that can be developed from a basic form in accordance with Weiss's law of zones.... In this work also Naumann examined Mohs' 1822 suggestion that crystal systems might exist in which the crystallographic axes are not mutually perpendicular and successfully identified the present monoclinic system." (D.S.B.).

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      1826. MORSE, Jedidiah & Richard C. THE TRAVELLER'S GUIDE OR POCKET GAZETTEER OF THE UNITED STATES: EXTRACTED FROM THE LATER EDITION OF MORSE'S UNIVERSAL GAZETTEER. New Haven: S. Wadsworth, 1826. Second Edition: Enlarged , Revised and Corrected. 12mo. 3 1/2"x 6". 336pp. Folding map, 10 3/4"x 17". Full calf, ruled and lettered in gilt on spine with red labels. Leather lightly rubbed. Front board slighlty bowed. Light foxing throughout. Map has been repaired and is in exceptional condition with only one small tear to right margin. An Appendix contains a great deal of interesting information on the population and economics of the United States at this time. A very nice copy of this book by Jedidiah Morse, the "Father of American Geography" and the father of Samuel F. B. Morse, the telegraphy pioneer.

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        Resor i Europa och Österländerna. 1-3.

      Stockholm, Sam. Rumstedt, 1826-28. 8:o. Graverat titelblad,(22),375,(1)s. + utvikbar graverad karta; graverat titelblad, 558,3,(1 blank),70s. + utvikbar graverad plansch + utvikbar graverad karta; graverat titelblad, 140,(2),112,(1) s. + 5 utvikbara bilagor med inskriptioner. Tre senare halvskinnband, blekta ryggar med fem upphöjda bind. Tredje delens främre pärm med skrapskada på pärmpapper, ytskickt 10 x 50 mm saknas. De två första delarna något brunfläckade mest i början. Tredje delen genomgående lagerfläckad delvis hårt. Tre blad med liten pappersförlust i yttre kant beroende på mindre råkanter. 19,5 x 11,5 cm.. Första upplagan av Jacob Berggrens resa genom Egypten, Syrien och Palestina åren 1820-22. Berggren var legationspredikat vid svenska beskickningen i Konstantinopel. Kartan i del ett av C.P. Hällström. Bihanget i del två innehåller "Växtförteckning" gjord i samarbete med botanikern Göran Wahlenberg, bihanget i del tre innehåller "Marschrutor för Syrien och Palestina", Förteckning på städer och byar samt märkvärdiga ålderdoms-lemningar i Syrien och Palestina", samt brev från Grefve Carl Vidua m.fl. till Berggren

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        Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen (Five Volumes, Complete)

      London: Henry Colburn. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1826. First Edition. 1. Leather. Half calf over cloth boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on burgundy labels in two compartments, gilt tooling in the remainder, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. From the library of Earl Fitzwilliam. Volumes I and II are from the second, revised edition (1826). Volumes III, IV and V are first editions (1828-29). A beautifully bound set. . Former owner's armorial bookplate (William Charles De Meuron, Earl Fitzwilliam), bibliographic note on reverse of ffep (Vol. 1); otherwise unmarked, a tight, square, and clean set with only minimal shelf-wear. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Portrait. Brustfigur. Lithographie von Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse.,

      Paris, editeurs Quenot & Motte, 1826 - Blattgröße: 52 x 33 cm - Bildgröße ca. 24 x 22 cm. *Thomas Jefferson (geb. 1743 Virginia; gest. 4. Juli 1826 auf Monticello bei Charlottesville, Virginia) war von 1801 bis 1809 der dritte Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten, der hauptsächliche Verfasser der amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung und einer der einflussreichsten Staatstheoretiker der USA. Er war ein Universalgelehrter sowie Architekt und gilt als Vater der Amerikanischen Architektur. - Großformatiges Bildnis in Lithographie. Breitrandiges Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. / Portrait of Jefferson after Mauzaisse. Original engraving (lithographic) portrait. Size sheet: about 20 x 13 inch / image: ca. 9,5 x 9 inch. Good condition, full margins. - Mit dem Blindstempel des Verlegers unterhalb der Beschriftung. ***Wenn Sie am gleichen Tag 2 oder mehr Bücher bei uns bestellen, erfolgt der Versand (innerhalb der Europäischen Union) kostenfrei für die gesamte Lieferung*** Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rinaldo`s Reisen durch Deutschland. Ein Unterhaltungsbuch für die Jugend zur Beförderung der Vaterlandskunde. Zweite verbesserte und mit neuen Kupfern verschönerte Ausgabe

      Leipzig, Cnobloch 1826.. 3 in 1 Band. Mit 12 kolor. Kupfern. 358 S., 1 B.; 339 S.; 328 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Wegehaupt 1, 166; Bilderwelt 211 (nur Band 2). - Berieben, Rückenbezug rissig. Stärker gebräunt und tls. etwas fingerfleckig.

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        Monument ÈlevÈ ? la mÈmoire de la PÈrouse

      Paris,, 1826.. Lithograph, 190 x 280 mm.; very good, mounted. A fine view of the La PÈrouse monument, built in Sydney to honour the great French explorer during the visit of the ThÈtis under Hyacinthe de Bougainville in 1825. The building of the monument showed a suitable piety from the French explorers nearly forty years after La PÈrouse'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 protÈgÈ 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's sketches, which were published as lithographs in the official record of the expedition and in de la Touanne's own album.La PÈrouse 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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      London: Robert Jennings, 1826. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 305 x 241 mm (12 x 9 1/2"). 5 p.l. (including engraved title), [60] leaves. FIRST EDITION. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY DARK GREEN HALF MOROCCO over moss green straight-grain buckram, wide raised bands decorated with plain and decorative gilt rules, SPINE LAVISHLY GILT in compartments with leafy volute cornerpieces and a large and intricate central ornament composed of lilies, leaves, and small tools radiating from a central circlet, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (joints and morocco corners artfully renewed). WITH 62 EXCELLENT ENGRAVED SCENIC PLATES PRINTED ON CHINA PAPER and mounted, the engravings after drawings by Batty and featuring city views, river vistas, and ruins. Descriptive text leaves printed in English (on the recto facing the engravings) and in French (on the verso). Hunnisett, p. 133; Houfe, p. 228. Spine just slightly sunned, title page and four other plates somewhat foxed (mainly in the margins), occasional minor foxing elsewhere, a hint of offsetting from plates, otherwise quite a fine copy, the handsome binding solid and with bright gilt, and the text and plates generally very clean and fresh. With his usual charm, skill, and precision, Batty here illustrates scenes from the Rhineland and the Netherlands. Ruined castles alternate with minutely rendered lacy gothic cathedrals; placid lakeside scenes contrast with views of neat and prosperous town squares; and there is an appealing mix of rural and urban, of sun and storm. In the foreground, ladies and gentlemen, peasants, soldiers, and boatmen give life to the pictures. And as in his other illustrated books, the carefully drawn scenes give an almost photographic impression of veracity, while still catering to the then prevailing British Romantic taste for picturesque views. The plates include views from Heidelberg, Wurzburg, Frankfort, Andernach, Cologne, Tournay, Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Utrect, Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, and others. Robert Batty (d. 1848) went to Italy at 15 to study art, returned to England to enroll at Cambridge, and served as an officer at Waterloo. He then undertook the publication of books which he himself illustrated, including records of his campaigns. His most famous works are the ones--like the present item--which illustrate the scenery of various countries or regions. Hunnisett says that he was the most celebrated of the amateur topographical artists whose work found its way into print at the time, while Redgrave says that "his industry was great" and "his works carefully and truthfully drawn." Ours is the eighth of 11 scenic works he published during the years 1815-32; the books, covering Wales and most of northern continental Europe, were issued by the best publishers and done in conjunction with the best engravers of the time. These books are generally available in the marketplace, but the present copy is both pretty and well preserved.

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        Bestimmung des Gesetzes, nach welchem Metalle die Contactelektricität leiten, nebst einem Entwurfe zu einer Theorie des Voltaischen Apparates und des Schweiggerschen Multiplicatorsi

      Halle: Journal für Chemie und Physik. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. FIRST EDITION of the experimental proof of Ohm's law, "the fundamental law of electric circuits" (Dibner 63). Ohm "made a study of the laws of galvanic currents, and while investigating the relative conductivity of metals finally discovered the relation known as 'Ohm's law,' which underlies all electrical theory and measurement. The experimental proof of this law was first published in a paper in Schweigger's Journal fur Chemie und Physik, vol. xlvi. (1826), under the title of Bestimmung des Gesetzes, nach welchem Metalle die Contactelektricität leiten" (Peck and Colby, The New International Encyclopedia). "The following year Ohm published a book, entitled Die Galvanische Kette, mathematisch bearbeitet (Berlin, 1827). It contained a theoretic deduction of Ohm's law, and became far more widely known than his article of 1826, giving the experimental deduction. In fact, his experimental paper was so little known that the impression long prevailed and still exists that he based his law on theory and never established it empirically. This misapprehension accounts, perhaps, for the unfavourable reception of Ohm's conclusions" (Cajori, A History of Physics). In: Journal für Chemie und Physik. Hrsg. v. J. S. C. Schweigger u. W. Schweigger-Seidel, vol. 46, pp. 137-166. Halle: 1826. The whole volume offered. Octavo, modern cloth. Some dampstaining throughout; occasional browning. Provenance: with library and de-accession stamps on series title from the prestigious Gmelin Institute (after 1996, part of the Max Planck Institute).

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        Vochysia micrantha [Pl. 112]

      [Vienna: 1826-1833]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Wilhelm Sandler. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing. 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. 20 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches. A very fine image of a Brazilian exotic, from the de luxe large paper hand-coloured issue of Pohl's masterpiece. Pohl's magisterial Plantarum Brasiliae, one of the most important Brazilian floras, was based on the observations and collections that Pohl made while travelling in Brazil from 1817 to 1821. Published upon his return to Vienna, the plates were issued as outline lithographic drawings, or, as here, fully hand-coloured and printed on larger sheets of paper. Pohl was curator of the Vienna Natural History Museum and the Vienna Brasilian Museum. Cf. Cleveland Collections 928; cf. Dunthorne 226; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.125; cf. Nissen BBI 1551; cf. Pritzel 7231; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8103.

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        Woodstock, ou le Cavalier, histoire du temps de Cromwell, année 1651 . traduit de l'anglais par A.J.B. Defauconpret .

      [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin,, Paris 1826 - First edition in French. 4 vols, 12mo (170 × 94 mm), pp. [4], xi, [1], 257, [1]; [4], 272; [4], 263, [1]; [4], 308, complete with half-titles. Some light spotting. Contemporary quarter sheep, spines gilt in compartments, green morocco labels. Spines quite dry and rubbed, but a good, unsophisticated copy. [E. Preston Dargan, 'Scott and the French Romantics', PMLA, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Jun 1934), 22 (May 24); Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1826: 70. OCLC lists several European copies, but only one in the US (Texas A & M).] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Generale de la Turquie d'Asie, de la Perse, de l'Arabie, du Caboul et du Turkestan Independant.

      Paris, Adrien-Hubert Brué, 1826. - Oblong folio (680 x 535 mm). Engraved map in original outline colour. Adrien-Hubert Brué (1786-1832) was a French cartographer of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Brué held the office of "Geographe du Roi"; in this position he contributed to thousands of maps and numerous atlases. Many of his maps were published posthumously and were common even several decades after his death. This very detailed map gives an surprisingly precise overview of the regions surrounding Arabia and the cities located on Arabian Gulf.

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        Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and central Africa in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824. Extending across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empi

      London: John Murray, 1826. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Two volumes in one. lxvii, 335; 269 pp, complete with 38 engraved plates (1 colored) and maps (1 folding), 6 wood-engraved vignettes in the text. Rebound in red buckram with leather spine label, date erroneously printed as 1836 at foot. Occasional minor foxing and offsetting, one closed tear to map.In hopes of tracing the course of the Niger River, Denham's expedition crossed the desert along the long-established Sahara trade route to the kingdom of Bornu (later Nigeria), a route littered with the skeletons of thousands of slaves abandoned there over the centuries. They sighted Lake Chad and reached the capital of Bornu, where they were welcomed by a spectacular array of some five thousand horsemen sent by the Muslim prophet who ruled Bornu in the king's name. Though delighted to meet them, he refused to let them continue their explorations, lest they meet some misadventure for which he would be blamed. Ultimately, the expedition returned to England having failed to find the Niger, but having opened much of north central Africa to European knowledge. Written in a lively style, and embellished with engravings of Denham's own sketches, this account became one of the classics of its genre (DNB). Denham was later appointed lieutenant-governor of the colony of Sierra Leone, where he died of the African fever in 1828.

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      London: Printed For Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand., 1826. ...[vi, [1], 66 pgs.]...10 PAGE SIZE PLATES INCLUDING FRONTISPIECE, 4 ARE COLOUR AQUATINTS..."TO ACCOMPANY THE SUBJECTS WHICH FORM THE PORTABLE DIORAMA"...BOUND IN THREE QUARTER RED LEATHER(likely rebound) WITH MARBLED BOARDS AND GILT TITLE ON SPINE...The instructions are addressed to the amateur and to "those who are desirous of cultivating an intimacy with sketching and drawing"...The author, John Heaviside Clark, was primarily a landscape and marine painter who exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1801-1832...A SCARCE COPY. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to.

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        Penelope of Maandwerk aan het Vrouwelijk Geslacht Toegewijd (Volume IV only)

      G. J. A. Beijerinck, Amsterdam, 1826. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover Publisher's printed blue boards, black lettering and decoration on spine and cover, fore-edge deckle. This is the only edition of this rare handicrafts magazine for Dutch housewives, containing engraved plates, most of which are hand-coloured. The magazine, originally issued monthly, was published from 1821 until 1835, and includes instructions and diagrams for embroidery, decorated pillows and curtains, decorative fire screens, paper flowers, handbags, cushions, keepsakes, baskets, drawings and paintings. The illustrations provide guidance for the successful completion of projects and suggest colour schemes and decorative patterns for various applied arts, commonly found in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Dutch homes. Each monthly edition contained two hand-coloured plates. This volume, comprising the issues for 1826, contains 24 such plates, most fold-out. IN DUTCH. Boards rubbed and worn, pages supple, some of the illustrations separating along folds, most fine. VERY GOOD. Penelope of Maandwerk Series. Vol. 4. Van Meerten, A. B. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 196, 338 pp

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        Oeuvres complètes de La Fontaine ornées de trente vignettes dessinées par Devéria et gravées par Thompson

      Paris: Baudouin Frères [Balzac], 1826. Livre. Illus. by Eugène Devéria. Très bon. Cuir. Ed. originale. Grand In-8. Paris, Baudouin frères, 1826. 23,5 x 16 cm (R), grand in-8, VIII pp. + 2 ff. n. ch. + 493 pp. + 1 f. n. ch., texte sur deux colonnes, 1 vignette sur le titre et 30 gravures en bandeaux dans le texte, reliure romantique en plein veau fauve lisse, dos à 4 nerfs avec quadruple filet doré, pièce de titre et 4 compartiments avec fleuron à froid, sur les plats un rectangle estampé à froid de feuillage et fleurons avec, au centre, un octogone, le tout entouré d'un filet noir et de trois filets dorés, petits fleurons d'angles et sur le décor estampé, roulette sur les coupes, roulette formant dentelle sur les contreplats, marges non rognées (reliure signée Thouvenin). Edition originale de la préface de Balzac. Sur le faux-titre : "H. Balzac, éditeur-propriétaire, rue des Marais-S.-Germain, n° 17". En 1825, Balzac s'associe avec le libraire Urbain Canel, le médecin Charles Carron et un officier en réforme, Benet de Montcarville, afin de publier, en édition compacte en un seul volume in-8 les oeuvres complètes de Molière, La Fontaine, Corneille et Racine. Seuls les deux premiers projets aboutirent et causèrent la première faillite de Balzac, précédée par celle de son principal associé Urbain Canel. La soeur du romancier et homme d'affaires malheureux, Laure Surville, raconte que "Balzac, transformé en spéculateur, devait commencer par éditer des livres ; ce fut effectivement ce qu'il tenta. Le premier, il eut l'idée des éditions compactes, qui enrichirent depuis la librairie, et publia en volume les oeuvres complètes de Molière et de la Fontaine. Il mena de front ces deux publications, tant il craignait qu'on ne lui enlevât l'une pendant qu'il ferait l'autre. Si ces éditions ne réussirent, pas, c'est parce que l'éditeur, inconnu en librairie, ne fut pas soutenu par ses confrères patentés, qui se refusèrent à vendre et à recevoir ces livres ; la somme prêtée ne put suffire pour les nombreuses annonces qui auraient peut-être attiré les acheteurs ; ces éditions restèrent donc parfaitement inconnues : à une année de leur publication, mon frère n'en avait pas vendu vingt exemplaires, et pour ne plus payer le loyer du magasin où elles étaient entassées et se perdaient, il s'en défit, au prix du poids brut de ce beau papier qui avait coûté si cher à noircir." ("Balzac, sa vie, ses oeuvres", Paris, Librairie nouvelle, 1858, p.77-78) Cet échec, qui explique la rareté du titre, donna néanmoins au romancier le goût de l'imprimerie, puisqu'il devint aussitôt après imprimeur, avant de faire à nouveau faillite. Quant à l'illustration, que certains considèrent à tort comme mauvaise, il semble qu'elle ait été en fait gravée - sur bois - non par Thompson mais par Pierre-François Godard d'Alençon, lié par un contrat pour la gravure de Devéria avec Balzac et Canel (cf. Vicaire, Hanoteaux, "La Jeunesse de Balzac", p. 306 sq.) Il existe des exemplaires portant "A. Sautelet" comme nom d'éditeur au lieu de celui de Baudouin. Ex-libris imprimé de Léonille Gagarine. Un bel exemplaire dans une belle reliure romantique et strictement de l'époque signée Thouvenin, avec quelques frottis au dos néanmoins. (VICAIRE, IV, 931 ; Carteret, III, 354).

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