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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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        The Franklin Journal and American Mechanics' Magazine; Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania (1826-1847)

      Judah Dobson [and] The Franklin Institute, at their Hall Philadelphia: Judah Dobson [and] The Franklin Institute, at their Hall. (1826-1847). First. Magazine. 37 Volumes. Octavos. Illustrated with engraved and lithographic plates and maps, many folding. A near-complete run of The Journal of The Franklin Institute, an important scientific journal established in 1826 to document scientific, engineering, and technological achievements throughout the nation, and to publish descriptions of American patented inventions. This 37-volume set of bound monthly issues includes a complete run of volumes 1-23 (January 1826 to June 1837), volumes 25-28 (January 1838 to December 1839), volumes 32-40 (July 1841 to December 1845), and volume 44 (July to December 1847). Ex-library set with bookplates or small ink stamps on the front pastedowns, most volumes rebound in full beige linen cloth, volumes 16-20 in contemporary full tree calf, volume 26 is unbound with all six issues in the original printed wrappers, and volumes 32, 33, 34, and 40 in contemporary half-calf and marbled boards. Scattered foxing, two of the half-calf volumes with detached boards, else overall a good or better set. Further details available upon request. .

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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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        NARRATIVE OF TRAVELS AND DISCOVERIES IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824.Extending Across the Great Desert.and From Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire.

      London John Murray 1826 - 2 volumes. First Octavo Edition and Second edition overall. With three folding maps including a a very large folding map at the end of Vol. I, one hand-colored engraved view, and 12 other engraved plates by Finden, and with a number of illustrations in the text. 8vo, three quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt lettering to the spines. lxxxviii, 321 pp; iv, 413 pp. A handsome and well preserved copy, light age evidence, the plates and text-blocks in good order and with some occasional notes in pencil by a learned reader. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT WORK. Denham and Clapperton, in the company of Dr. Walter Oudney, traveled from Benioleed, near Tripoli, almost due south to Lake Tchad, with excursions into the mountains west of Mourzuk in Fezzan. Dixon attempted to follow the circuit around Lake Tchad but was unsuccessful. In the meantime, Clapperton and Oudney journeyed west from the lake toward the Niger River, but the doctor only made it about a third of the way and died in Murmur. Clapperton continued west, but was prevented from passing beyond Sackatoo by the local Sultan. He and Denham subsequently returned to Tripoli and crossed back to England This narrative is compiled primarily from Denham's journal, with a chapter by Dr. Oudney on the excursion to the mountains west of Mourzuk. A final section by Clapperton relates the westward journey from Lake Tchad to Sackatoo and includes an account of Oudney's death. Among the several appendices are translations from the Arabic of various letters and documents brought back by Denham and Clapperton, including a document relating to the death of Mungo Park; a translation from the Arabic of a geographical and historical account of the Kingdom of Tak-roor, from a larger work composed by Sultan Mohammed Bello of Hausa; vocabularies of Bornou, Begharmi, Mandara, and Timbuctoo; appendices on the zoology and botany of the regions based on samples collected by Dr. Oudney; a note on rock specimens; and a thermometrical journal kept at Kouka in Bornou. The engravings, after drawings by Denham and Clapperton, are superbly engraved by Edward Finden, one of the finest steel-engravers in England at the time. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BOURDALOUE - EN 19 VOLUMES.

      MEQUIGNON-HAVARD 1826 - R320040715: 327 + 706 + 644 + 592 + 469 + 464+ 332 + 659 + 631 + 674 + 628 + 646 + 390 + 440 + 306 + 403 + 484 + 546 + 431 pages / Plats, contre plats et tanches marbrés / Auteur, titre, tomaisons, fleurons et filets dorés sur pieces de titre rouge et vert / Cons , tranches et plats frottés - Mors fendus et abimés sur que quelques rares tomes - Feontispice sou ss serpente en 1er TOME. Tome I : Avent. Tome II, III et IV : Sermons. Tome V, V et VII : Dominicales. Tome VIII et IX : Mystères. Tome X et XI : Panégyriques. Tome XII et XIII : Exhortations. Tome XIV et XV : Pensées. Tome XVI : REtraite. Tome XVII, XVIII et XIX : Pensées. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Experimental Researches on the Influence Exercised by Atmospheric Pressure Upon the Progression of the Blood in the Veins,

      - Upon That Function Called Absorption, and Upon the Prevention and Cure of the Symptoms Caused by the Bites of Rabid or Venomous Animals. (Dedicated by Permissionto His Majesty). With an Appendix, Containing the Original Reports on Baron Cuvier and of Professor Dumeril and Laennec, to The Royal Institute of France, and to The Royal Academy of Medicine of Paris, &c. &c. London: Printed for Thomas and George Underwood 1826. 8:o. Folding plate, xv,(1),175,(1) pp. Modern boards. Last five leaves with som e brownspotting. Previous owner`s signature on first blank. 20 x 13 cm.*Probably lacking a half-title or a blank. [#\115246] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mmoires du Gnral Morillo, Comte de Carthagne, Marquis de la Puerta, relatifs aux Principaux venemens de ses Campagnes en Amrique de 1815 a 1821; suivis de deux prcis de Don Jose Domingo Diaz, Secrtaire de la Junt

      Paris: P. Dufart, 1826.. E.D. Blossebille, ed. [4], xvi, 452 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition in French. Palau 183041. Sabin 50703. Leclerc 3395. Qurard 4992. Barbier III: 118 f. Morillo commanded the royalist armies in the highlands of Venezuela holding out against the forces of Bolivar, and concluded the armistice of Trujillo in 1820, thereafter returning to Spain. The memoires were later disowned by Morillo. "Estas mal llamadas memorias no son tales, ni fueron publicadas por Morillo si bien ste facilit los documentos al vizconde de Blosseville cuyas iniciales aparecen en la introduccin escrita por l. Incuye tres folletos impresos en Caracas y una biografa escrita por Sebastin Miano, traducido todo por M. de Valcroissant y Blosseville" Palau X, p. 266. A very good copy, light soiling on original wrappers with a few small chips, foxing to title and scattered foxing elsewhere, two signatures in preface just starting, round crease on first few leaves.

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        LAXDÆLA-SAGA. Sive historia de rebus gestis Laxdölensium.

      Ex manuscriptis legati magnæani cum interpretatione latina, tribus dissertationibus ad calcem adjectis et indicibus tam rerum qvam nominum propriorum. Hafniæ: Hartv. Frid. Pop 1826. (4) + XVIII + (2) + 442 s. Med kobberstukket titelvignet. Indbundet ubeskåret i nyere privat halvpergamentbind. With engraved title vignette. Bound in a modern half wellum binding.. Ekspl. på skrivepapir. Første trykte udg. af denne berømte saga. Parallel tekst på islandsk og latin. Copy on special paper. First printed edit. of this famous saga. Parallel text in Icelandic and Latin. Fiske I, 356. Bibl. Dan. III,633

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        [MAP], FLORIDA, THE WEST INDIES

      1826. FINLEY, Anthony. [MAP], FLORIDA, THE WEST INDIES. [From A NEW AMERICAN ATLAS 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. Center seam has 1/2" split from top.

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        Addresses to the Students of the Royal Academy by the President, 1823, 1825, and 1826

      vRoyal Academy, London, first editions, some text in italics, issued without illustration, no title page for Address II, its title, as the heading for page 1, the compilation half-title page believed printed in 1826; Address I with praise of Sir Joshua Reynolds, printed by William Clowes, Northumberland Court, Strand, 1824; Address II with praise of Henry Fuseli, printed by D.S. Maurice, Fenchurch St., 1825; Address III, with praise of John Flaxman, printed by D.S. Maurice - OFFERING: An extraordinary specimen compiled by the editor, Robert Balmanno, a collection of the rare first editions enriched with: 1) Two presentations from Sir Thomas Lawrence, 2) Manuscript material on the editing including three Lawrence notes, and a signed Lawrence letter on the editing and printing of Address I, 3) Two printer proofs of individual pages, 4) Verse by Lawrence in his hand, 5) Robert Balmanno's testament, documenting some of the enrichments, 6) Annotations by Balmanno, including a eulogy to Lawrence, written after his death, 7) Three mounted clippings, two with valuable and intimate information on Lawrence, including the death notice for Lawrence in the "Literary Gazette", written by Balmanno, 8) Nineteen selected prints including 11 proofs, bound in with wide margins, extra-illustrating the compilation, for the Addresses were issued without illustration, acquired by Balmanno in superb impressions over a period of some 25 years to honor their association, comprising three historical scenes and sixteen portraits, chiefly after Lawrence, and with two portraits of Lawrence as frontispieces, including the engraving after a self-portrait drawing, "Sir Thomas Lawrence Aged 35", in the very rare proof state before letters, the compilation in 9) A fine binding, commissioned by Robert Balmanno from Pawson & Nicholson of Philadelphia, ca. 1848, full Turkish morocco decorated with refined fleur-de-lis, minaret, and lozenge tools in gold leaf and in blind. ROBERT BALMANNO [1779-1861]: born Aberdeen; London home at Mornington Place in the Hampton Road; on terms of friendship with William Blake, John Constable, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Henry Fuseli (the co-executor of his estate), Thomas Hood, Thomas Moore, etc, contributor to the "Literary Gazette" (1820's), notable print collector (Lugt 12354), and Honorary Secretary for the Artist's Benevolent Fund. Balmanno left England for the United States ca. 1831 and settled in New York where he co-founded an incarnation of the NY Shakespeare Society and influenced a generation of American collectors. While he sold a substantial part of his prints collection at Sotheby's (May 4-12, 1830), he held on to his library and continued to add to the Lawrence compilation in the United States. LAWRENCE INSCRIPTIONS: Two unsigned presentations, for Robert Balmanno on the title page of Address I, "To Robert Balmanno Esq with the Writer's Esteem and Regards", and for Mary Ann Flaxman on the title page of Address III. (Mary Ann Flaxman [1768-1833], the artist was John Flaxman's adopted daughter and Address III contains a Lawrence eulogy for John Flaxman, the sculptor and teacher at the Royal Academy who died 4 days before the Address' issue; "estimable being whose death we are deploring". [p. 8, line 8]) LAWRENCE LETTER: 40-lines, signed, on the editing and printing of Address I, written on a 183 x 222 mm leaf, folded for mailing, a delivery note and Balmanno's London address on side 4, heading and content documenting Lawrence was writing over a period of 2 days while attending George IV at the Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park. It begins; "the proof is not arrived but still there will doubtless be time for all being finished." LAWRENCE MS NOTES: Three in different formats: 1) On a separate sheet and mounted, 9 lines of corrections for page 6 of Address I; 2) On a large, folded slip, bound in, four lines with corrections to page 3 of Address III, printer examples in the uncorrected state and the final state follow; and 3) Done directly on a printed proof for page 13 of Address III, the corrections later canceled, cross-outs to parts of two lines and nine short lines in a margin, a clean example of the identical page follows, the final state of page 13. BALMANNO TESTAMENT: done in London in his small neat hand, 19-lines, signed and dated 1828, documenting the original Lawrence handwritten material including the letter and verse, and the six engravings selected up to then. ADDITIONAL: Please request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Logotheti. "John Logotheti Senator of the Executive Body in Greece"

      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 John' Lykourgos' Logothetes from the second edtion of Friedals "Series of Greek Portraits (2nd part)" verso blank. The portrait bust, shows Logothetis, seated holding a document and spectacles. Printed signature in Greek. Logothetis real name Georgios Paplomatas was born in Samos in 1772; after studying in Constantinople he moved to wALLACHIA WHERE HE BECAQME sECRETARY TO CONSTANTINE yPSILANTIS, AND LATER to Alexander Soutsos as Logotheti. Eventually returned to Constaninople and finally to Samos, but due to polical fights was forced in to, exile on Mont Athos. He was to return after 6 years, but again fell foul of his opponents and was condemned to death; escaping to Smyna where he joined the Filiki Eteria. In 1821 at the start of the Greek revolution Lycurgus returned to Samos, where residents welcomed him as savior and declared him a political and military leader of the island. His military and organizational skills resulted in the successful repulse of three raids against Samos in 1821, 1824 and 1826. He was also part of the failed rebellion on neighbouring Chios in March 1822. After the success of the Greek revolution. In 1828, the island became formally incorporated into the Hellenic State under Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias, as part of the province of the Eastern Sporades, but the London Protocol of 1830 excluded Samos from the borders of the independent Greek state. The Samians refused to accept their re-subordination to the Sultan, and Logothetis declared Samos to be an independent state, governed as before under the provisions of the 1821 constitution. Finally, due to the pressure of the Great Powers, Samos was declared an autonomous, tributary principality under Ottoman suzerainty. The Samians still refused to accept this decision until an Ottoman fleet enforced it in May 1834, forcing the revolutionary leadership and a part of the population to flee to independent Greece, where they settled near Chalkis. Logothetis moved to Athens where he was honoured by the Greek State and became a Senator. He died in 1850. Clean and bright; light spoting. 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 Lykourgos Logothetis John Logotheti

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        Traditions and Recollections: Domestic, Clerical, and Literary; In Which Are Included Letters of Charles II, Cromwell...

      London, John Nichols & Sons, 1826. Two octavo volumes: viii, 360; iii, 361-820 p., 6 plates (4 folding) incl. portrait frontispiece; 22.5 cm. Polwhele, best remembered now, especially by feminists, for a poem against female authors, was part of the antiquarian movement. He gathered traditions and documents relating to Cornwall and, to a lesser degree, Devon. In some ways he shares the Romantic interest in the rural and wild places of England. Slight foxing. Bound in full leather by Dragonfly Bindery, George & Pat Sargent. Stock#OB456.

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        Traité d'économie politique, ou, Simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent et se consomment les richesses

      Chez Rapilly Libraire, Paris 1826 - Cinquième edition, augmentée d'un volume, et a laquelle se trouvent joints un épitome des principes fondamentaux de l'économie politique et un index raisonné des matières (first published Paris, 1803). 8vo. 3 volumes: (4), cviii, 385; (4), iii, 408; (4), 435, iii pp. Folding table at end of volume three. This fifth edition is important in that it incorporates ideas from Say's correspondence with Sismondi and Malthus; Say's law of supply and demand (i.e., "supply creates its own demand"), proposed in the first edition, was reconciled here with theories of aggregate disequilibrium. Later red quarter-morocco, gilt ornaments, rules, and title on spines, marbled boards and endpapers. (#5251) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Amsterdam: G. J. A. Beijerinck. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1826. 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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        Elkitâb, 'ija 'îtu, Segala Sûrat Perdjandji an Lâma Dan Bahâruw,

      Hârlem, Amisterdam, Awlej Jahhjâ 'Ensjedej, Awleh Petrus den Hengst 1826, - 2 volumes 8vo, (6)-825 pp. and (4)-568 pp., modern paper hardbinding, gilt lies on spines, date on feet. Ancient and New Testament, text in Malay. Two old stamps on title page of volume one. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      1826 - Mitchell, an American physician, botanist, politician, and promoter of science, was appointed in 1788 one of the commissioners to negotiate with the six nations for the purchase of lands in Western New York. 2 pages, 12.5 x 8 inches, no place, December 7, 1826. In this somewhat quirky letter, he writes to a friend who has sent him a deformed apple that resembles a chicken, in part: ".This production of nature puts the beholder in mind, from its size and figure of a chicken coming forth from its native eggshell. Perhaps no such anomaly has occurred before." Signed "Samuel L. Mitchell." Natural folds; faint ink bleeding. Very good(-) condition.

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        Log of the Proceedings of his Majesty’s Ship Fairy from the 25th day of July 1827... (Continued as Log of the Skipjack, at sea, Oct 6, 1827 - Jan. 13, 1828) Kept by Henry James

      The “Fairy” was a 135 ton brig-sloop mounting 8 carronades and 2 6-pounders. She was launched in 1826 at the Chatham dockyard, and was of the same class as Darwin’s “Beagle.” The voyage recorded here took her to the Caribbean and the Bahamas. The “Skipjack” was a schooner built in Bermuda. Both she and the “Fairy” were probably engaged in suppressing the slave trade. These are typical naval logs, with daily entries giving course, wind, weather, shipboard evolutions, and notes. Bound in original marbled paper. Clean and legible.

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        [Op. 127]. Quatuor pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle [Subtitle]: composé et dedié à Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas de Galitzin Lieutenant Colonel de la Garde de Sa Majesté Impériale de toutes les Russies par Louis v. Beethoven Oeuvre 127. [Set of parts]

      Mayence: fils de B. Schott [PN] 2351. [1826]. Folio. Sewn. Preserved in a custom-made russett cloth clamshell box with printed paper label to spine. 1f. (title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-13; [1] (title), 2-12; [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank); [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Slightly foxed; overpaste to imprint to first volume partially removed. A very good, wide-margined copy overall. . First Edition, first issue. Kinsky-Halm p. 385. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 232. Hirsch IV, 399. Hoboken 2, 510. "After completing the Ninth Symphony in early 1824, Beethoven spent the two and a half years that remained to him writing with increasing ease, it seems, and exclusively in the medium of the string quartet. The five late string quartets contain Beethoven's greatest music, or so at least many listeners in the 20th century came to feel. The first of the five, op. 127 in Eb of 1824-5, shows all the important characteristics of this unique body of music." Joseph Kerman and Alan Tyson (with Scott G. Burnham) in Grove online

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        Bestimmung des Gesetzes

      Halle: Expedition des Vereins, 1826. Announcing a Comprehensive Law for Electric CurrentOhm, Georg Simon (1789-1854). Bestimmung des Gesetzes, nach welchem Metalle die Contaktelectricitat leiten, nebst einem Entwurf zu einer Theorie des Voltaischen Apparates und des Schweiggerschen Multiplicators. In Jahrb. d. Chemie u. Physik 16 (1826): 137-66, plus plate figures 1-2 on plate III. Whole volume, 8vo. xvi, 496pp.2 folding printed charts, 3 folding engraved plates. Halle: In der Expedition des Vereins zur Verbreitung von Naturkenntniss, 1826. 201 x 122 mm. Half sheep c. 1826, a bit rubbed, light wear to corners & edges. Minor foxing, otherwise very good. First Edition. Ohm began publishing his electricity researches in 1825 with his "Vorlaufige Anzeige des Gesetzes, nach welchem Metalle die Contaktelektricitat leiten," a paper in which he sought to find a functional relationship between the decrease in the electromagnetic force exerted by a current-carrying wire and the length of the wire. Although this paper contained some fundamental errors, it was remarkable for its direct foundation on experiment, a characteristic of all Ohm's early papers. In February and April of the following year Ohm published two important papers dealing separately with the two major aspects of his theory of galvanic electricity, which he would later unify in his landmark Die galvanische Kette (1827). The first paper, which we are offering here, "announced a comprehensive law for electric current that brought order into the hitherto confused collection of phenomena pertaining to the closed circuit, including the solution to the problem of conductibility as he and others had conceived of it" (DSB). Ohm's second paper, "Versuch einer Theorie der durch galvanische Krafte hervorgebrachten elektroskopischen Erscheinungen" (Ann. Phys. 6 [1826]: 459-69; 7, 45-54, 117-18), "broke new ground in associating an electric tension with both open and closed galvanic circuits" (DSB), and contained the first statement of Ohm's Law. "Ohm's experimental procedure in ["Bestimmung des Gesetzes"] was analogous to that which he had used earlier but was modified in several significant ways. First, at Poggendorff's suggestion, he now used a thermoelectric pile in order to eliminate the fluctuations in current strength accompanying the voltaic pile, fluctuations that Ohm attributed to changes produced by the current in the distribution (Vertheilung) of the components in the liquid conductor. Second, he sought a direct relationship between the electromagnetic force of the current and the entire length of the connecting wire. . . . "[I]n the paper in question Ohm simply observed that the data from each of his several sets of experiments were very closely represented by the formula X = a/(b + x), where X is the strength of the electromagnetic effect-which he took as a measure of the electric current-of a conductor of length x on the magnetic needle of a Coulomb torsion balance, and where a and b are constants the exact nature of which he proposed to determine from additional series of carefully controlled experiments. The observation that b remained constant for all series of experiments, whereas a varied with temperature, led Ohm to conclude that a depended solely on the electromotive force (erregende Kraft) of the pile and b solely on the resistance (Leitungswiderstand or, more commonly, Widerstandslange) of the remaining portion of the circuit, in particular that of the pile itself. He also observed that the electromotive force of the thermoelectric pile appeared to be exactly proportional to the temperature difference at its end points. . . . " "After reconfirming the validity of his law by further series of experiments, Ohm exhibited its explanatory powers on some of the chief unsolved problems which had occupied scientists working on the pile; and he showed how it also cast light on a number of other previously reported but poorly understood experimental findings. . . . The fruitful application of Ohm's simple law to existing problems was an explanatory tour de force" (DSB).

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        Traité de l'opération de la taille, ou Mémoires anatomiques et chirurgicaux sur les différentes méthodes employées pour pratiquer cette opération, par Ant. Scarpa,. Traduit de l'italien par C.-P. Ollivier (d'Angers),. Avec des additions et un mémoire du traducteur sur la taille bilatérale, contenant l'exposé des diverses recherches faites sur cette nouvelle méthode, les modifications que Béclard y avait apportées.

      Paris : Gabon 1826 - In-8° relié demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, XV-279 pp. et 7 très grandes planches hors-texte dépliantes. Coiffes à peine frottées mais intactes, le volume est dans une très belle condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        "A new general atlas, comprising a complete set of maps representing the grand divisions of the globe, together with the several empires, kingdoms, and states in the world; compiled from the best authorities"

      Philadelphia: Anthony Finley. 1826. "Second edition, folio, engraved title-page, engraved index page, 58 hand- colored copperplate maps on thick paper, hand-colored copperplate of the principal mountains of the world, and another hand-colored copperplate of the principal rivers of the world; engraved title a little soiled, one small tear closed on the verso of 1 map, but in all a very good, complete copy with contemporary coloring throughout, bound in recent quarter straight-grain maroon morocco over marbled boards. & & Finley was among the greatest map publishers of the period. The maps are engraved by Young and Delleker. See Phillips, Atlases, 4314 for another edition."

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        OLDNORDISKE SAGAER. Udgivne i Oversættelse af Nordiske Oldskrift-Selskab.

      Oversat af C.C. Rafn. 12 bd. (Det udkomne). Kbhvn. 1826-37. Smukt samtidigt halvlæder med rygforgyldning og kongelig superexlibris på forperm. Bindene lidt slidte.. MEGET sjælden i komplet stand. Indeholder: Kong Olaf Tryggvesøns Saga I-III. Kong Olaf den Helliges Saga I-II. Magnus den Godes, Harald Haardraades og hans Sønners Sagaer. Norges Konge-Sagaer fra Magnus Barfod til Magnus Erlingsøn. Kong Sverres Saga. Norges Konger, Hakon, Sverresøns, Guttorm Sigurdsøns og Inge Baardsøns Sager, samt Hakon Hakonsøns Saga indtil Hertug Skules Flad. Hakon Hakonsøns Saga fra Hertug Skules Fald;... Jomsvikinga Saga og Knytlinga tilligemed Sagabrudstykker og Fortællinger vedkommende Danmark. Udsigt over Tidsregningen og geographisk Register.Bibl. Dan. III, 908

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        Denkwürdigkeiten Indiens, enthaltend eine kurze geographische Beschreibung von Ost-Indien; nebst einer gedrängten Geschichte Hindostans von den frühesten Zeitaltern bis zu Ende der Marquis Hastingischen Verwaltung im Jahre 1823. Aus dem Englischen von F. L. Rhode

      Frankfurt am Main, Heinrich Wilmans, 1826.. Octavo. pp. vi, (ii), 438. Hardcover, bound in handsome contemporary marbled boards, gilt decoration to spine, orange lettering-piece lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges dyed green, corner-tips bit rubbed. In fine condition. A lovely copy. ~ First and only German edition. Translated from the English ?Memoirs of India? (1824) by F. Ludwig Rhode. See Block: ?The English Novel 1740-1850?; Garside, Raven and Schowerling: ?The English Novel 1770-1829?. Robert Grenville Wallace (1786-1851). Uncommon. KVK locates only 2 copies in Germany (Union Catalogs Northern- and Southwest Germany). Only three other copies are located in European libraries (French Union Catalog; Austrian National Library; Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark).

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        Olivier

      Paris: Urbain Canel (1826). 226pp - Paris: Urbain Canel (1826). 226pp. One of a series of novels that appeared within a few years of each other, all of which relate to varities of "impossible love". This novel, as well as another with a similar name by the Duchesse Claire de Duras, are said to relate to the broken engagement of the homosexual Marquis de Custine to Claire de Duras (daughter of the writer) in 1818. The anonymous novel created a scandal on several counts-because of its allusion to sexual "impotency" and the other to the fact that the true authorship of the work was a matter of considerable gossip. Many believed that the author was in fact the Duchesse de Duras and Latouche himself declared at the time that he was not the author, either. Duras had read aloud her novel Olivier ou le Secret in her salon in 1825 and challenged her listeners to accept the unconventional elements of the story, but the novel remained unpublished until 1971. The story of the Marquis de Custine is a fascinating one-he lived openly with his homosexual partner and was nonetheless at the center of Parisian society in post-Revolution France. Latouche (1785-1851) was the author of several rather controversial books and was friends with both Balzac and Stendhal. See Gross, The Scar of Revolution-Custine, Toqueville, and the Romantic Imagination. A very good example of the first edition in contemporary patterned paper boards, marbled endpapers, small bookplate. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAP] MISSOURI AND THE TERRITORY OF ARKANSAS.

      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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        Nabozne Modlitbi Wecerny a Ranny ke Mssy spowedy a Prigjmani welebne Swatosti (Morning and evening prayers for each day of Holy Week)

      (Lusatia, 1826). Small octavo. 82ff. Manuscript prayerbook in the Slavic language of Sorbian, originally from a small region in eastern Germany. Calligraphed by Karla Duchek with 147 pages of prayers in a gothic script with calligraphic titles and initials, colorful painted borders, and decorative tailpieces. Also includes two published engravings of St. Theresa and Mary Magdalene, as well as devotional images in pen & ink and watercolor. Bound in contemporary red stained vellum, which shows some wear along extremities; internally, there is a fair amount of marginal finger-soiling, and a tear to penultimate text leaf along the inside of the painted border. Largely extinct in Europe, Sorbian survives in portions of Texas, which was the destination of a mass migration in the mid-19th century.

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        Etymons of English words

      "Oliver & Boyd and Longman, Rees, [et al.]" Edinburgh: "Oliver & Boyd and Longman, Rees, [et al.]". 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."

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        HISTOIRE DE LA MAISON DE SAVOIE PAR JEAN FRÉZET PRÊTRE DE L'EX-CONGREGATIONS-EINSEIGNANTE DE S. JOSEPH DE LYON PROFESSEUR DE L'ACADÉMIE R. MILITAIRE.

      TURIN, CHEZ ALLIANA ET PARAVIA, 1826-1827Esemplare in ottime condizioni Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa con fregi in oro ai dorsi ITALIANO Legature coeve in mezza pelle rossa  e carta maculata;  ai dorsi, titolo, numero di tomo, fregi e filetti, il tutto in oro, tagli spruzzati. Al contropiatto anteriore  dei volumi, ex-libris: Del Marchese Balbiano. I volume: frontespizio, 463 pagine numerate, bianco il verso dell'ultima, 1 carta di permissione, 1 carta di errata; 42 tavole fuori testo litografate e raffiguranti i vari re e regine da Beroldo in avanti fino ad Amedeo VII. II volume 590 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio, 1 carta di errata; 31 tavole fuori testo litografate raffiguranti sempre i rami dinastici di Casa Savoia da Amedeo VIII a Carlo Emanuele II. III volume : 668 pagine numerate, compreso il frontespizio, 1 carta ripiegata, 1 carta di errata; 14 tavole fuori testo, di cui due all'antiporta, litografate e raffiguranti i Savoia da Vittorio Amedeo III a Carlo Felice. Importante opera storiografica, rara a trovarsi completa di tutte le tavole fuori testo, dedicata alla storia di Casa Savoia, del ramo regnante, di quello cadetto e di quello dei Carignano. I volumi sono corredati e impreziositi dalle tavole, in buona parte da disegno di Francesco Gonin che raffigurano i regnanti in abbigliamento dell'epoca. Esemplare in ottime condizioni, lievi quanto sporadiche fioriture ad alcune carte.

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        Confessions of an Oxonian

      London: J. J. Stockdale, 1826. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [2], xii, ii, (7)-212, 2pp; Volume Two - [2], (5)-243pp, [1] and Volume Three - [2], (5)-284pp. Later full calf by Riviere, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, contrasting volume label to third, remaining with central floral device surrounded by dots in a lozenge with small volute corner pieces, covers with triple fillet border, ruled to edges, roll to inner edges, all in gilt, a.e.g. Slightly rubbed to extremities, but generally bright and clean. Internally some light browning, occasional light foxing, plates trimmed with some off-setting. Previous owner's (George Seton Veitch) armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Complete with thirty-six hand-coloured plates (eleven in volume one, twelve in volume two and thirteen in volume three), now housed in a cloth slipcase. An attractive set of an uncommon work. Cordeaux and Merry University 4731; Abbey Scenery 281. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Illus. by Findlay, J. 12mo.

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        Über die phantastischen Gesichtserscheinungen. Eine physiologische Untersuchung mit einer physiologischen Urkunde des Aristoteles über den Traum

      Koblenz: Hölscher, 1826 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (201x129 mm). x, 117 [1] pp. Wrapper at spine only, title page somewhat finger soiled at margins, internally mildly browned and occasionally spotted. ---- <br><br> Horblit 76; Garrison-Morton 1456; Hirsch-H. IV, 288; Waller 6733; Norman 1567; Heirs of Hippocrates 909. - FIRST EDITION. "Müller demonstrated, on the basis of self-observation and experimentation, that the visual system reacts not only to external optical stimuli but to internal stimuli caused by organic disorders or the workings of the imagination. He was thus able to provide a physiological explanation of such mysterious phenomena as religious visions or the sighting of ghosts" (Norman). Later he stated (1840) his law of specific nerve energies" (Garrison-M)..

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        A Case of Melanosis, With General Observations on the Pathology of This Interesting Disease

      London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green 1826. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Foxing to eps. Contents firm and bright, including plates. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking First Edition Half leather marbled board cover 250mm x 150mm (10" x 6"). vi, 49pp + errata slip, + plates. 8 coloured lithographed plates.

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        Die Seleniten oder Vermuthungen und Beweise für das Dasein vernünftiger Wesen im Monde mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die neuesten Entdekkungen des Herrn Dr. v. Paula Gruithuisen

      Leipzig, Vogel, 1826.. Mit gefalt. Kupfertafel. 32 S. Rückenbroschur. Nicht bei Houzeau/L. - Sehr seltene Schrift über die Seleniten, die vermuteten menschenähnlichen Bewohner des Mondes. Der unbekannt gebliebene Autor (zum Schluss signiert mit "B.") bezieht sich auf die Veröffentlichung des Münchner Astronoms Franz von Paula Gruithuisen "Entdeckung vieler deutlicher Spuren der Mondbewohner besonders eines collosalen Kunstgebäudes derselben", die in Kastners Archiv für die gesamte Naturlehre im Vorjahr erschienen war. - Offensichtlich war "B." kein Bayer; die Namensansetzung Gruithuisens im Titel mit dem auch heute häufig begangenen Fehler des Nichterkennens des vollen Vornamens. - Das Kupfer zeigt ein "Mirakloscop". - Unbeschnitten.

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        Granby

      London - Henry Colburn, 1826 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce complete set of Granby anovel by Thomas Lister with half titles to first and third volumes. First edition. In three volumes complete. Thomas Henry Lister (1800 - 1842) was an English novelist and Registrar General. His several novels include Granby (1826), Herbert Lacy (1828), and Arlington (1832). Granby is an early example of the silver fork novel, and was favourably reviewed by Sydney Smith in the Edinburgh Review. He was also the author of a Life of Clarendon. In 1830, he published a story entitled A Dialogue for the Year 2130, which might be described as an early example of science fiction or &#39;futuristic&#39; writing, of the kind later popularised by Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. Published in The Keepsake, a literary annual. In 1836 he was appointed as the first Registrar General for England and Wales, to head the new General Register Office. He was responsible for setting up the system of civil registration of births, deaths and marriages, and organisation of the 1841 UK Census. With unpaginated, undated publisher&#39;s advertisements to rear of volume three. Previous owner&#39;s bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: GOOD.

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        Queen Mab

      London Richard Carlile [for] The Joint Stock Book Company 1826. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and lightly scuffed. Wear to upper section of spine. Inner front hinge cracked. Previous owner's name to front pastedown Pocket edition Brown hardback leather cover with gilt border 120mm x 80mm (5" x 3"). 133pp [+ 2pp.]. The first large poetic work written by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The British bookseller Richard Carlile issued a new edition of the poem in the 1820s. In spite of prosecution from the Vice Society, Carlile was encouraged by the popularity Shelley's poem enjoyed with the working classes, progressives, and reformers into producing four separate editions of Queen Mab during the 1820s.

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        Map of the County of Suffolk, from an actual Survey made A. Bryant, in the Years 1824 and 1825. Inscribed by Permission, to His Grace The Duke of Grafton Lord Lieutenant, and to the Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry, of the County.

      Published By A. Bryant, 27 Gt. Ormond Street, March 1st, 1826, London, - Bryant's large-scale map of Suffolk Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, in two sections, fine original full-wash colour, edged in green silk, housed in original tanned calf pull-off slipcase, gilt. Bryant's large scale map of Suffolk.Between 1822 and 1835 Andrew Bryant surveyed thirteen English counties, much in the manner of the Greenwood brothers, though without the latters' extreme detail. With their swash lettering, vignette views and meticulous engraving there was a great similarity about their respective output. Of the six counties covered by both cartographers, in five instances they were both working in the field at the same time, even with the much talked about animosity between the Greenwoods and Bryant, it is most likely that they shared information. The map, like the Greenwoods', is very detailed, and shows boundaries of the counties, hundreds and parishes, churches and chapels, castles and quarries, farmhouses and gentlemen's seats, heaths and common land, woods, parliamentary representatives, and distances between towns. The map is on a scale of 1 1/2 inches to the mile. The maps by Bryant are appreciably scarcer than those of the Greenwoods.

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        Documents presented to the legislature of the State of New-York at its last and present Sessions, setting forth the Expediency and Public Importance of Incorporating the Long-Island Canal Company, for the Purpose expressed by the Petitioners

      New York: Printed by Joseph C. Spear, January 1826. (LONG ISLAND) 8vo. Folding map of Long Island. 27 pp. Modern half red morocco and cloth. Slight foxing, a couple of age spots on map. Very good . This work prints the plan for a series of canals along the south shore of Long Island, from Gravesend Bay to East Hampton, approximately 122 miles. The company was headed by Abraham G. Thompson, and supported by 644 farmers and others of Long Island. "Whilst other districts have not only experienced the benefits of artificial navigation, but the additional advantage of having several millions of dollars expended amongst them, the farmers of Long Island have felt it a weight upon them, in the depression of the value of their farms and produce"

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