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        AN ESSAY ON THE STRENGTH AND STRESS OF TIMBER, founded upon experiments at the Royal Military Academy...Preceded by an historical review of former theories and experiments...Also an appendix on the strength of iron, and other materials

      Third edition, corrected (first was 1817). Octavo, pp (2), xviii, 306, (2, ads), 16 (ads) + 6 folding plates at rear; tables in text. Bound in original drab boards, paper spine label. Spine and label a bit darkened; wear to spine ends; backstrip neatly reattached, with, paper gaps at joints but still firm; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; soiling to upper rear cover; ink name and abrasion from removed label inside front cover; 1832 ink name in top margin of title page; occasional foxing and yellowing to text; foxing to folding plates; small ink drop on fore edges but with scant penetration into text margins; in all, a VG copy in original state. This was the first major British book on the strength of materials and remained a standard text for over 50 years, going into seven editions. The first two editions are rare, making this the first readily findable edition of an important British engineering book. Binding: Hardcover. .

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        Journal de voyage en Egypte et en Nubie 1826". Autograph manuscript signed.

      Egypt, 1826. - 4to (235 x 185 mm). 177 pp. Contemporary wrappers (wanting spine). Ms. title and name on front cover. An early 19th century egyptologist's fascinating travel notes documenting his journey through the Nile valley, profusely illustrated with more than 230 sketches showing hieroglyphs and Greek and Coptic inscriptions. At the age of 27, Louis Vaucelle (1798-1851) undertook an expedition to Egypt to explore the banks of the Nile from Cairo to Aswan. He set out from Marseille on 27 January 1826 and reached the second cataract on 27 May. In his journal he accurately reproduces all cartouches and inscriptions of the temples, tombs and palaces visited up to the first cataract south of Aswan. He gives the condition of monuments (sometimes mere ruins), identifies traces of Christian chapels and churches, translates hieroglyphs dedicated both to pharaohs and Roman emperors, indicates (in cursive script) several Arabic words and names, and mentions the orientalists who preceded him: his mentor Champollion as well as Denon, Maillé, Belzoni, and Niebuhr. Among the temples and sites he describes are Ipsamboul, Edfu, Dakka ("un des mieux conservés"), Thèbes ("Louqsor"), Karnak, Denderah Assouan, Elephantine and Philae as well as the pyramids of Giza, Cleopatra's Needle, the Sphinx (the head of which is said to be "extrêmement mutilée"), Alexandria, and the Nile Delta. The final fifty-odd pages are devoted to contemporary Egyptian cities, their people, and their Arab, Jewish and Coptic traditions. As Vaucelle notes, Coptic Christians are free to practice their religion due to the unrivalled tolerance of the Muslim faith ("tant il est vrai qu’il n’y a pas de religion plus tolérante que la religion mahométane"). He also provides details of medical operations such as castration, circumcision, and excision, as well as of the "Kalisch" festivities held in Cairo at the time of the opening of the dikes. - Louis de Vaucelles de Ravigny was trained by Jean-François Champollion, who in 1824 published his "Précis du système hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens". Apart from the present travel journal he also produced a "Chronologie des monuments antiques de la Nubie" (1829), based on the interpretation of the royal legends contained in the hieroglyphic reliefs, a book in which he pays tribute to the German egyptologist François-Christian Gau. - Slight fraying to edges; wants wrappers' spine. A fine survival. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, Zandvoort, Bloemendaal - Daniel Theodoor Gevers, 1823.

      ?Kaart der afwatering van het Zegveld in de gemeenten Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, Zandvoort en Bloemendaal.? Lithografie uitgegeven in 1826 door Daniel Veelwaard & Zn. als deel van de atlas bij de ?Verhandeling over het toegangbaar maken der duinvalleijen langs de kust van Holland? van Daniel Theodoor Gevers van Endegeest. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 34,2 x 80,2 cm.Voor de verhandeling over de duinvalleien kreeg Gevers van Endegeest een ?gouden medaille benevens een buitengewone vereering? van de Maatschappij ter Bevordering van den Landbouw. In de verhandeling vindt u hier de beschrijving van het gebied: Afwatering van het Zegveld - Gevers, 1826.Jhr. mr. Daniel Theodoor Gevers van Endegeest (1793 ? 1877) had later een belangrijk aandeel in de droogmaking van de Haarlemmermeer.Prijs: ?750,-.

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        St. Petersburg, Townview, Weimar 1826

      Geographisches Institut Weimar - St. Petersburg, Townview, Weimar 1826 Steelengraving, edited by Geographisches Institut Weimar, anno 1826, printed on thick paper, size of the leaf: 52x40, of the view: 26x35 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupfersammlung zu Schuberts und jeder andern Naturgeschichte brauchbar. In 12 Blättern, nach der Natur gezeichnet, gestochen und gemahlt.

      - Nürnberg, privately published, (n.d., but circa 1826). 8vo (20.1 x 12.0 cm). pp. v-viii, 12 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind grey/black mottled paper covered boards. Original printed wrappers bound in.l Nice early 19th century booklet with many engravings of flowering plants, insects, shells, fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and mammals, by the German engraver, botanist, entomologist and zoologist Jacob Sturm (1771-1848). The first plate shows a Mexican volcano. With two and a half plates, the mammal section forms the majority of the illustrations. The text gives descriptions of the plates. The work uses Schubert's 1823 Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte für Schulen as a reference. Text page numbers i-iv not used (perhaps not published). Boards and spine much rubbed; the plate margins thumbed, otherwise a good copy. Very rare. Nissen ZBI, 4031. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The English Spy: An Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical and Humorous. Comprising Scenes and Sketches in Every Rank of Society, Being Portraits of the Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious.

      London: Sherwood, Jones and Co. [through 1826], 1825. First Edition. Supposed First Issue (with plate 28 , vol. I, misdated 1284 and p.222, vol. II, blank) of one of the finest English color plate books, complete in two volumes. (Abbey and Tooley disagree, with Abbey arguing that these points are without bibliographical value.) Royal 8vo: xiii,417; xv,[1],399,[1]pp, with 71 hand-colored aquatints by Robert Cruikshank, Rowlandson, and others; 1 uncolored woodcut plate and 74 wood engravings in text. Bound in full crimson levant morocco, covers framed with French fillets, elaborately gilt-tooled spines and dentelles, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. the binding exquisite. Light bumping and wear to several corners, mild offsetting from plates, very occasional foxing, still an excellent copy inside and out, the binding exquisite, the plates vividly colored. Abbey Life 325. Tooley 504. Prideaux, p. 310. Martin Hardie, pp. 191-92. Originally published in 24 monthly parts, The English Spy provides a vivid panorama of English high- and low-life, "a veritable chronique scandaleuse of the time. In the pages of this extraordinary work figure all the notables of the day, either openly or under slight disguise" (Hardie). Described by Prideaux as "perhaps the most daring book ever published," as many of the characters, including Lord Byron, Beau Brummell, Pierce Egan, Pea-green Hayne, Henry Brougham, and the Duke of Wellington, were instantly recognizable to its early readers. Most of the plates are by Robert Cruikshank, who figures in the book under the pseudonym "Robert Transit"; two plates are by Thomas Rowlandson, notably "R.—A.'s [Royal Academicians] of Genius Reflecting on the True Line of Beauty at the Life Academy" (featuring portraits of West, Shee, Haydon, Lawrence, Westmacott and Flaxman); a few others were contributed by G. M. Brighty and T. Wageman. The numerous in-text woodcuts are after Cruikshank, Rowlandson, Gillray and Finlay. The lively text is by the journalist (and blackmailer) C. M. Westmacott, notorious as a muckraker and for extorting large sums of money from victims, including royalty, eager to keep their names out of print. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        GRIECHENLAND. - Pouqueville, F.-C.-H.-L. Voyage de la Grèce.

      Paris, Didot, pere et Fils, - 1826 - 2. Aufl. 6 Bde. 20,5 x 12,5 cm. Über 3100 S. Mit 27 (davon 9 mehrf. gefalt.) lithographierten Tafel, vielen kleinen gestoch. Vignetten und 8 (davon 7 mehrf. gefalt.) Plänen und Karten. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. Brunet IV, 850 (ohne Angabe der Tafeln, das Exemplar der Blackmer Libr. 926 enthält lediglich 14 Tafel und Karten). - Reisebeschreibung mit hübschen Tafeln, deren Anzahl in den Exemplaren variiert. Mit Kostümdarstellungen, Ansichten und Landschaften, Karten und Plänen aus dem Griechenland des Unabhängigkeitskrieges. "Ouvrage, sinon le meilleur, du moins le plus complet que l'on eût publié sur la Grèce moderne" (Brunet). - Einbände berieben und wenig beschabt. Wenige Seiten minimal fleckig und gering gebräunt. - Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        German Popular Stories. Translated from the Kinder und Haus Märchen, Collected by M.M. Grimm, from Oral Tradition

      London: C. Baldwyn & James Robins, 1826. Later edition. 2 engraved title-pages and 18 of 20 plates by George Cruikshank printed on India paper, each mounted on heavy laid paper. xii, 240; iv, 256 pp. plus [1] ad leaf (verso blank). Lacking gathering "B" of volume I (pp. 1-24) and 2 plates contained in that gathering at (at pp. 13 and p. 20); without ads. 1 vols. 12mo (7-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches). THE ORIGINAL UNBOUND SHEETS, UNCUT. Laid in full red morocco slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of the great Cruikshank collector, William Hartmann Woodin. Cruikshank, George. Later edition. 2 engraved title-pages and 18 of 20 plates by George Cruikshank printed on India paper, each mounted on heavy laid paper. xii, 240; iv, 256 pp. plus [1] ad leaf (verso blank). Lacking gathering "B" of volume I (pp. 1-24) and 2 plates contained in that gathering at (at pp. 13 and p. 20); without ads. 1 vols. 12mo (7-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches). UNBOUND and UNCUT!!! The Woodin Copy. The unbound sheets of an unidentified, early edition with plates on India paper, of one of Cruikshank's early masterworks, whose etchings Ruskin described as "unrivalled in masterfulness of touch since Rembrandt." These plates "established Cruikshank's reputation as an illustrator and as the foremost depicter of fairlyland, a romantic realm of castles, marvels, and strange creatures described by one contemporary artist as 'but a few inches high.' with transparent bodies and so delicate a form 'that a dew-drop, when they dance on it, trembles only, but never breaks.'" - Patten, GEORGE CRUIKSHANK, Vol. I, pp. 247-248. Cohn notes that "a few copies of the first edition, second issue, are to be found with the plates taken on India paper;" yet this copy, with a volume I title-page of 1823, and with the plate on India paper, doesn't correspond to either Cohn's first or second edition. An intriguing copy, indeed, of a Cruikshank cornerstone, from a famous collection. Cohn 369; Gumuchian 2835; Alderson & Oyens 304; Mahony Illustrations of Children's Books 197; Woodin Sale (Parke-Bernet, 1942) Lot 374 (this copy, catalogued as First Edition, Second Issue)

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        Select Works of the British Poets. With biographical and critical prefaces.

      London:: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1826.. 8vo. vii, 807, [1] pp. Rear leaves creased. Original maroon morocco, gilt-stamped raised bands, all edges gilt; heavily rubbed. Good. With a fore-edge painting in watercolors applied to the fanned edge of the book, entitled, “Dover from the Roman [Priory?] Gate Road.”

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        Landschaft bei Papesting. Bleistift auf Papier

      - Anton Doll (1826 München 1887). Landschaft bei Papesting. 1880 . Bleistift auf Papier. Technik: Bleistift auf Papier. unten rechts bezeichnet und datiert: "Papesting 26. Aug. 1880", verso Sammlungsstempel (nicht bei Lugt). Maße: Papier: 19,5 x 29 cm. Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand. Beschreibung: Aus der Sammlung Denzel: Angeregt durch den Vater Georg (1873- 1959), der bereits einen Grundstock von Zeichnungen und Stichen meist religiösen Inhalts zusammengetragen hatte, begann Dr. Wilhelm Denzel in den 1920er Jahren selbst zu sammeln. Seine besondere Leidenschaft galt der Landschaftsdarstellung der Münchener Schu le sowie der humoristischen Zeichnung, in erster Linie der Karikatur um 1900 aus dem Umfeld der Zeitschriften "Simplicissimus", "Jugend" und "Fliegende Blätter". Denzel richtete sich bei Erwerb der Blätter nicht vorrangig nach den bekannten Namen, ungewöhnliche Motive und die zeichnerische Qualität waren ihm immer wichtiger. So entstand eine thematisch überaus breit gefächerte Sammlung von ungefähr dreitausend Zeichnungen mit süddeutschem Schwerpunkt, in der es selbst in den klassischen Gattungen wie Landschaft und Genre viel Interessantes und nie Gesehenes zu entdecken gibt - ein Querschnitt durch das vielgestaltige Schaffen im Laufe eines Jahrhunderts, von etwa 1830 bis 1930. In dieser Auktion kommt zunächst ein kleiner, etwa zehn Prozent des Gesamtbestands ausmachender Teil der Sammlung zur Versteigerung. Neben mehreren hundert Handzeichnungen, die in einer gesonderten Abteilung mit über 50 Losnummern angeboten werden, sind weitere Blätter im Bereich der Künstler graphik zu finden, dort jeweils mit der Einlieferernummer 50 gekennzeichnet. In den folgenden Auktionen sollen dann deutlich größere Teilbestände dieser Sammlung angeboten werden. Wir haben uns entschlossen, neben besonderen Werken einzelner Künstler auch größere thematische Zusammenstellungen mit Blättern verschie - dener Künstler anzubieten, was die Vielgestaltigkeit dieser außergewöhnlichen Sammlung nahelegt. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        Scenery of the Rhine, Belgium and Holland.

      London, Jennings, 1826. 27,5 x 18,5 cm. Gestoch. Titel und Frontispiz, 63 Bl. und mit 60 Stahlstichtafeln. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rtit., Rvergoldung, Goldschnitt, Blind- und Goldprägung auf den Deckeln, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Schmitt 8: \"Erste Rheinbeschreibung mit Stahlstichen. Die Illustrationsvorlagen stammen von dem Autodidakten Robert Batty (1789-1848), Captain der Grenadier Guards. 23 der insgesamt 60 Stahlstiche - ausgeführt von den damals besten Stehlstechern - schildern den Mittelrhein\". - Mit Ansichten von Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Brüssel, Frankfurt, Mainz, Heidelberg, Rotterdam, Tournai, Würzburg usw. - Etwas berieben. Ein sauberes Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        [MAP], MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND.

      1826. FINLEY, Anthony. [MAP], MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND. [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 light off-setting. Center seam split 6" from top.

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        Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle Isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829.Turin, Fontana, 1841. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 4 wood engraved plates, including views of Oahu and Monterey . Contemporary purple/brown half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Butler 83; Forbes 1260, cf. 882; Hill 500; Judd 57; Sabin 21165. First edition of the translation into Italian of "a rare and important work by the captain of a French trading vessel, particularly important for its detailed examination of California during the last phase of its Spanish period." "This is an important edition … It includes for the first time, in book form, an essay by Dr. Paolo Emilio Botta … Observations on the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands and California. His Hawaiian observations are on page 339-359, followed by an Italian-Hawaiian vocabulary (pp. 360-365), and a list of Hawaiian numerals on page 366. Botta's observations on California (also new to this edition) are on pages 367-389" (Forbes).It is an account of a circumnavigation in the years 1826-1829 by Auguste Duhaut-Cilly, a French navigator and trader. Duhaut sailed extensively in the Pacific. He traded along the Californian coast and spent several months in the Hawaiian Islands, where King Kamehameha III dined with him aboard ship.With bookplate on paste-downs. Some marginal foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise also very good.

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        Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (Vol. XXIV, 1826, incomplete set of 94 issues)

      [Sydney] Australia : Printed and published by Robert Howe, 1826. Volume XXIV, no. 1168, January 2, 1826 - no. 1272, December 30, 1826. A substantially complete set of issues for the year 1826 (omitting nos. 1170, 1174-75, 1182-85, 1189, 1224-25; 1252). 94 issues bound in one volume, folio, later half calf over contemporary marbled boards; all issues [4] pp, text in 5 columns; no. 1223 with supplement; a very well preserved set, clean throughout, with the expected amount of tanning and occasional mild foxing. A rare, substantially complete set of issues for 1826, the first year in which the Gazettewas issued biweekly. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser was Australia's first newspaper. The first edition was printed by George Howe (1769-1821) and was issued on March 5, 1803. The Gazette remained the Colony's only newspaper until 1824, when W.C. Wentworth's The Australian was established. Howe's son, Robert, was responsible for the newspaper's printing and publication throughout most of the 1820s.

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        Miscellaneous Poems.

      London: William Benbow, 1826 - Duodecimo (154 x 94 mm). Original boards, titles to front board in black, printed label to spine, untrimmed. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase and chemise. Boards slightly worn and soiled, front joint skilfully repaired, spine worn with minor loss to head, light browning and spotting to text block. A very good copy. First edition of this very scarce early collected edition of Shelley's poetry, in the rare original boards. This Benbow piracy selects Shelley's poetry from various previously published editions, collecting mainly from the Posthumous Poems edition of 1824, but with some notable examples drawn from earlier publications. Excepting perhaps the Posthumous Poems, this piracy constitutes the first selected edition of Shelley, and contains such poems as "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty", "Lines on the Death of Napoleon", "Love's Philosophy", "Mont Blanc", "Mutability", "Stanzas Written in Dejection, near Naples", "To the Moon", and "To a Skylark". This edition is fairly well represented institutionally but is rare in the trade - only one copy is recorded at auction in this millennium, and indeed the last copy in boards was in 1984. Graniss 87. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Pandektenheft zu Thibauts Compendium diktiert von Prof. Amann im Sommersemester 1826 (und:) Besonderer Theil, von Thibauts Pandektensystem (angebunden:) Pandecten 2ter Theil.

      Heidelberg 1826 - 2 Bde. Heidelberg, 1826. 8vo. 424 handbeschriebene Seiten; 467 handbeschriebene Seiten, 67 handbeschriebene Blätter (= 134 Seiten). Einfache, zeitgenössische Pappbände. Unikat, umfassende handschriftliche Mitschrift zu Thibauts (1772-1840) "Pandektensystem" in Heidelberg des Jahres 1826. - Im Herbst 1806 kam Thibaut nach Heidelberg und bezog ein Haus am Fuße des Schloßberges. Dort wirkte er mit seinen Kollegen Martin und Heise, bis sich zwei Jahre darauf noch Zachariä dazu gesellte. Heidelberg, das zu Baden gehörte, führte als eines der wenigen Länder aus Überzeugung den Code Napoleon ein und behielt diesen nach der Abdankung Napoleons als badisches Landrecht bei. Im Jahre 1819 wurde Thibaut als Vertreter der Universität Abgeordneter in der ersten Kammer der badischen Ständeversammlung. Er blieb bis zu seinem Tode (1840) in Heidelberg, lehnte Rufe nach Göttingen, München und Leipzig ab. Am 28. März 1840 starb Thibaut in Heidelberg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tunis et ses environs.Paris, Quantin, 1890. Large 4to (31 x 24 cm). With 150 detailed chromolithographs (most in the text; some on separate plates), with extra ca. 100 duplicates without text of the illustrations. Contemporary half morocco.

      Vicaire, Manuel de l'amateur, p. 946; not in Atabey, Colas; Hiler; Lipperheide. First edition of a beautifully colour-illustrated account of the city of Tunis and its surroundings, by the French watercolour artist Charles Lallemand (1826-1904), who was responsible for both the illustrations and the text. The text is divided into 20 chapters covering various subjects, such as mosques, religion, antiquities, coffeeshops and Muslim women, all with relevant illustrations. Many include Islamic decorative patterns in addition to views of architectural or cultural sites and costume prints, and they document a great deal of Muslim culture that has since been lost. In the present copy nearly two-thirds of the chromolithographs are present in two versions, one with letterpress text as usual, and one without letterpress text. The book was re-printed or re-issued in 1892. With occasional very minor foxing and with the half-title slightly browned. The binding is very good, with only the spine slightly faded and a small tear in the marbled paper. Fine copy.

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        The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757, Volume 2 ONLY

      Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. 1st. Hardcover. Good-. . GOOD-. brown 1/2 leather & marble covered boards Bagged for protection. Good-. rub-through corners, fray spine ends, corner bumps, chips to covers at spine, chips to edges, Paste-on spine title, hinge split front/rear interior, store sticker inside front cover, pencil writing & date (1828) on fly page, foxing interior, Volume II Line 5 of copyright states "a Book" also 3 end blanks are missing. VOLUME 2 ONLY.<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com<p> Orders shipped via USPS.

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        Slavenskie vechera [Slavic Evenings], parts one and two (complete)

      V Tipografii Aleksandra Smirdina, St. Petersburg 1826 - 12mo (16.5 × 10 cm). Contemporary calf; [4], IV, 149, [1] and [1], 141, [1] pp. Binding rubbed to joints and edges; small wormhole to upper board; internally very good. First full, or expanded, edition of this early historical novel by Vasilii Narezhnyi (1780-1825), today considered a key predecessor of Nikolai Gogol. the first part was published in 1809, and this stand-alone edition, supplemented with related short stories that had appeared in various literary journals, was compiled after his death in 1825. KVK, OCLC show the copies at Madison Wisconsin (only vol. 2) and at Universitäts-Bibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt (Halle). The Foreign Review, in 1826, notes the appearance of Slavic Evenings and finds that it "evinces the popularity of this interesting collection of traditional and historical narratives. they are written in a kind of poetical prose, and have a considerable degree of Ossianic colouring, which well befits their subjects" (vol. 1, 311-12). Influenced by French writer Alain-René Lesage, Narezhnyi made use of picaresque literary techniques and satire to depict Russian byt (everyday life). While less known today, he was widely read in his time. Narezhnyi succeeded in combining Russian subject matter with European narrative form, thus advancing the development of the Russian novel. His interest in regional, especially ukrainian motifs, and the attention to the gray and uncouth sides of Russian life, make him a pioneer of the Russian novel of everyday life. With its occasionally unrefined style, Narezhnyi's prose also marked a departure from the Sentimentalist tradition toward Russian realism, and he is justly seen as an important predecessor of Nikolai Gogol.

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        Ka Mooolelo Hawaii[.] Histoire de l'archipel Havaiien (Iles Sandwich)[.] Texte et traduction précédés d'une introduction sur l'état physique, moral et politique du pays. Including: REMY, Jules (translator). Moolelo Hawaii[.] Histoire Havaiienne.Paris, A. Franck; Leipzig, Franck'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung (back of half-title: printed by Jules Claye), 1861-1862. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With original Hawaiian text on the left and the French translation on the right page. Modern brown half morocco, with the original printed wrappers bound in.

      Chadenat 6767; Forbes 137 ("very rare"); Hill 552; Hunnewell 63; Judd 391; Martin 46; Taylor 147. Only early edition of a history of Hawaii to include the original Hawaiian text together with a French translation, the translation by Jules Remy (1826-1893). The original Hawaiian was written and first published in 1838 by Hawaiian students of the High School of Lahainaluna, and corrected by a teacher. Remy added an extensive introduction on the physical, moral and political state of the country.In very good condition.

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        The Last of the Mohicans. A Narrative of 1757. By the author of the 'The Spy','The Pilot', 'The Pioneers', &c. &c.

      London John Miller New Bridge Street 1826 - First English edition, 3 volumes, 8vo., vi, 237; [4], 276; [4], 295pp., correct half-titles to vols. 2 & 3 (not issued with volume one), paper lightly age-toned, near-fine, near contemporary half-crushed morocco over marble boards, a little rubbed and chipped but otherwise an exceptionally good set. The U. S. first edition (Philadelphia) of the same year comprised two volumes with the U. K. edition following about two months later. The English edition consisted of 1250 copies, set from advance sheets forwarded to London as they came off the press in Philadelphia. James Fenimore Cooper is considered to be the first true American novelist. His most popular work, The Last of the Mohicans, has remained one of the most widely read novels throughout the world and it, along with the other four novels that make up The Leatherstocking Tales, has profoundly influenced the way many view both the American Indians and the frontier period of American history. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create a vivd picture of life on the frontier. As the idyllic wilderness gives way to the forces of civilization, the novel presents a moving portrayal of a vanishing race and the end of its way of life in the great American forests. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Views in Devonshire, Cornwall, &c.

      In modern dark red half morocco, over the original worn boards, gilt tooling, original gilt title to gilt tooled black calf label. Internally, frontis, [4], 16 hand coloured aquatint plates with grey wash borders, each plate accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text, plates dated 1797 to 1803, plates watermarked Whatman 1822, text leaves watermarked 1824, printed by Howlett and Brimmer, original printed title label on front pastedown, some spotting, stains, and general toning, mostly to text and plate margins, adhesive tape removal mark, new old endpapers. (Oblong 4to, 265*210 mm).

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        PAUL JONES; A ROMANCE

      Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1826. First edition. Fine. First edition. Three volumes. (vi), 380p; (iv), 372p; (iv), 371p. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half blue crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments of floral devices framed with drawer handle cornerpieces. Sadleir 668; Wolff 1682. With the bookplates of Joel Cheney Wells, founder of the American Optical research Laboratory, United States Bicentennial Commemorative postage stamp of John Paul Jones mounted to flyleaf in each volume. Inscribed in ink on the flyleaf of volume I: "To Tom, On the occasion of your first duty at sea. U.S.S. Yosemite, AD 19, U.S.S. Vesloe, DD 878. Love Mom + Dad 17-27 March 1968"

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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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        Bound Volume Containing 10 Pamphlets by or Translated by Gregoire; Includes (all except (8) are by Gregoire): (1) Histoire de Mariage des Pretres en France, Particulierement depuis 1789. Paris: 1826. xi, 156p.; (2) De l'Influence du Christianisme sur la Condition des Femmes. Paris: 1821. 48p.; (3) Des Garde-Malades, et de la Necessite d'Etablir pour Elles des Cours d'Instruction. [caption title]. n.p.: n.d. 11p. No separate title-page.; (4) Recherches Historiques sur les Congregations Hospitalieres des Freres Pontifes, ou Constructeurs de Ponts. Paris: 1818. viii, 64p.; (5) Lettres de M. Gregoire, Ancient Eveque de Blois; Adressees l'Une a Tous les Journalistes, l'Autre a M. de Richelieu; Precesees et Suivies de Considerations sur l'Ouvrage de M. Guizot ... par Benjamin Laroche. Paris: 1820. 3rd ed. 94p.; (6) Lettre aux Lecteurs du Departement de l'Isere. Paris: 1819. 21p.; (7) Seconde Lettre aux Lecteurs du Departement de l'Isere. Paris: 1820. 31p.; (8) Pius VII, Pope, 1742-18

      Paris, etc., 1826. Hardcover. Good. Old 1/4 leather over marbled boards. 21cm. Binding scuffed. Back cover detached. Some scattered foxing and various bits of wear. French text (item 8 is also in Italian).

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        An History of the Abbey of Glaston: And of the Town of Glastonbury. Limited Edition

      Printed by Richard Cruttwell, Bath 1826 - 280pp; ciii, + plates. 20 engraved plates including one hand coloured. Contains a subscribers list. G : in Good condition. Rebacked with cloth and new eps. Minor staining to top edge of prelims. Some light scattered browning mainly to plates. Contents firm

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        [Les anciens costumes de l'empire Ottoman, depuis l'origine de la monarchie jusqu'a la reforme du Sultan Mahmoud. Volume I = all published]. [Paris, Lemercier, 1863]. 1mo (54.5 x 40 cm). With lithographic portrait of Arif Pacha, drawn on stone by M. Julien, printed on India paper, cut in an oval and mounted on a leaf of stiff paper, with caption and imprint lithographed directly on the leaf, 16 tinted lithographic plates after Arif Pacha (image size 24.5 x 34 cm). Lacking lithographed title-page. Contemporary black half morocco.

      Atabey 30; Blackmer 43; Colas 148; Lipperheide 1440m. A valuable and beautifully-illustrated survey of the costumes worn at the court of the Ottoman Empire. It portrays 80 forms of costume worn by Ottoman functionaries and was published in two issues, the present with the text in French and another with the text in Turkish. Although each plate is labelled "Tome 1er", no further volume was published in either language. It was also available either with the plates printed in colour and finished by hand (80 Francs), or (as here) with tinted plates (40 Francs). Arif Pacha fought against the Greeks at Athens and at Euboea (1826-1828), and in Syria against Mehmet Ali. In the course of his career carried out missions for the Sultan, who appointed him governor of the province of Silistria in 1861.Lacking the lithographic title-page, the text leaves somewhat browned and with some plates foxed, mostly in the margins (a couple also with marginal waterstains). The sewing has broken, leaving some leaves detached, and the spine is worn.

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        Recueil des Scènes Familiéres, et de Société de Paris [with] Recueil de Cinquante Scenes de Grisetes [with] Les Jeux de L'Enfance [with] Miscellaneous Prints

      Paris: Delpech, 1826 / 1824. Grisettes, Mischievous Children, and Deadly Sins In Sixty-Two Hand-Colored Lithographs [SCHEFFER, Jean-Gabriel]. J.S -. AUBRY, Charles. BOILLY, Louis Leopold. Recueil des Scènes Familiéres, et de Société de Paris [with] Recueil de Cinquante Scenes de Grisetes [with] Les Jeux de L'Enfance [with] Miscellaneous Prints. Paris: Delpech, 1826 (Recueil des Scenes); 1826 (Recueil de Cinquante); 1824 (Jeux de l'enfance), 1824 (Miscellaneous). Folio. Twenty-one hand colored lithographed plates of thirty-six (Recueil des Scenes Familiéres); twenty-eight hand-colored lithographs of fifty (Recueil de Cinquante Scenes de Grisetes); eight hand-colored lithographed plates (Jeux); three (of seven) hand-colored lithographed plates by Boilly from Les Sept péchés capital (1824) an album excerpted as a separate series from Recueil de Grimaces (1824); two hand-colored lithographs by Aubry (1824). A total of sixty-two plates. Mid-nineteenth century quarter crimson straight-grained morocco over straight-grained paper boards. Gilt rules and lettering ("Recueil De Lithograph") to spine. Plate One (Recueil des Scenes) with foxing and damp stains not affecting image and repairs to verso; plate 3 with foxing and damp stains not affecting image; plate 9 with small rubbed hole at image's lower corner edge. Scattered foxing to margins of some plates. Otherwise an excellent collection of scarce lithographs. Only one complete copy of Recueil des Scènes Familiéres and Recueil de Cinquante Scenes de Grisetes in international library holdings, at Yale and the Ransom Center respectively. Only one copy of Jeux de l'enfance in institutional holdings worldwide, i.e. Gordon Ray's at the Morgan Library, though Ray, alas, does not mention it in his The Illustrated Book In France. The album was issued with six plates by Aubry, yet a few copies have turned up in trade with the two thematically related Boilly lithographs bound-in as here. This album was issued by Delpech as a compilation of unsold prints, a common practice of contemporary printmakers and sellers, or assembled by a collector. The contemporary manners and customs of Parisian couples, illustrated with great charm and wry, understated humor by Swiss genre painter and lithographer Jean Gabriel Scheffer (1797-1876), who studied with Regnault and was a friend of Corot, Aligny, and Léopold Robert. His work was shown at the Salon de Paris beginning in 1822; his reputation as a designer of many wryly humorous lithographs, typically signed "J.S.," was firm. The son of a wood-carver, Louis Léopold Boilly lived in Douai until he was seventeen years of age, when he went to Arras to receive instruction in trompe-l'oeil painting at Domenica Doncre before moving to Paris in 1785. Between 1789 and 1791 he executed eight small scenes on moralizing and amorous subjects for the Avignon collector Esprit-Claude-François Calvet (1728-1810), including The Visit (1789; Saint-Omer, Musée Hôtel Sandelin). He exhibited at the Salon between 1791 and 1824 and received a gold medal at the Salon in 1804. These paintings thoroughly observed and reflected all aspects of urban life, its costumes and its habits, between the revolutionary period and the Restoration. In 1823, Boilly produced a series of humorous lithographies entitled Grimaces. In 1833, at a time when his popularity was declining, he was admitted to the Légion d'honneur and the Institut de France. Plates bound in sequence: Jeux de l'enfance Prints: Aubry, nos. 1-6, in sequence [with] Boilly, Le Perruque de Grand-Pere. Boilly, Le Bonnet de la Grand-Mere. Miscellaneous Prints: Aubry, Les Soins d'une Mere (The Solicitude of a Mother), Delpech , 1824. Aubry, La Nourrice Imprudente (The Imprudent Nurse), Delpech, 1824. Boilly, L'Envie (Envy), Delpech, 1824. Boilly, ah! le méchant (Evil), Delpech, 1824. Boilly, La Paresse (Sloth), Delpech, 1824. Recueil des Scènes Familiéres, et de Société de Paris Prints (Scheffer): Première Partie: 1. 8 heures du soir - signed J.S. 2. 8 heures du matin - signed J.S. 3. Comme on l'écoute - signed J.S. 4. Que je vous y'reprenne... - signed J.S. 5. La Confidence - signed J.S. 6. Il m'a fait des traits ma chère! - unsigned Seconde Partie: 7. Faut lui répondre... signed J.S. 8. Derniers instans d'une demoiselle - signed J.S. 9. Dépêche-toi donc, n'y aura plus de places - unsigned 10. Dieux! si un homme me battait! - unsigned 11. ´A-ton été bien sage? - unsigned 12. Un Cabinet - le dîner dans une heure - signed J.S. Troisieme Partie: 13. Ça serait joli en blouze... - signed J.S. 14. Surtout n'allez pas la compromettre - unsigned 15. ´A-ton une tournure? - signed J.S. 16. Le jour de la blanchisseuse - signed J.S. 17. La fin de Décembre - signed J.S. 18. Me soupçonner, moi!! - signed J.S. 19. D'ou diable sait-elle tout cela? - signed J.S. 20. A belle l'air gamain! - signed J.S. 21. On ne passe pas sans payer - signed J.S. Recueil de Cinquante Scenes de Grisetes Plates (all signed J.S.): -. Dieu, que je suis lasse! -. Eh bien, tiens,?ne crie plus. 2. Que c'est ennuyeux les vacances! -. Allons, allons, pas tant de raisons? 5. Ah vous me faites des niches! 6. Et puis vous épouserez une femme riche. 7. Vous ne serez plus méchant? 8. Ça ne vous regarde pas. 9. Nous serons comme frère et soeur? 10. C'est un beau jeune homme. 11. Ah bah! un de perdue, deux de retrouvés. 12. C'est un gage de fidelite? 13. Nous les rattraperons. 14. Le te pardonne mais tu me le pairas. 15. Sans compter?qu'il fait des Romances? 16. Il set passé - ai-je eu peur. 17. Ah, si j'avais su comme tu es! 18. Le loyer, 2000 francs? 19. Oh, qui je voudrais use chaine comme ça! 20. Et ce monsieur?? - il est très riche mais? 21. Tu n'es pas gentil ce soir. 21. Votre fidèle ami pour la vie ton nom?et enfoncé. 22. Oh, je t'en pie, ne me, parle pas raison? 22. Pas possible! 26. Est-ce que je peux empêcher qu'on m'aime? 27. Dis done, Constance? 25. Puisqu'il me la juré? 28. Je comprends ma bonne, je comprends. Journal général d'annonces des oeuvres de musique, gravures et lithographies Vol. I (January 1825), 61 (Les Jeux de l'enfance).

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        Viaggio intorno al globo principalmente alla California ed alle Isole Sandwich negli anni 1826, 1827, 1828 e 1829.Turin, Fontana, 1841. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 4 wood engraved plates, including views of Oahu and Monterey . Contemporary purple/brown half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Butler 83; Forbes 1260, cf. 882; Hill 500; Judd 57; Sabin 21165. First edition of the translation into Italian of "a rare and important work by the captain of a French trading vessel, particularly important for its detailed examination of California during the last phase of its Spanish period." "This is an important edition ... It includes for the first time, in book form, an essay by Dr. Paolo Emilio Botta ... Observations on the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands and California. His Hawaiian observations are on page 339-359, followed by an Italian-Hawaiian vocabulary (pp. 360-365), and a list of Hawaiian numerals on page 366. Botta's observations on California (also new to this edition) are on pages 367-389" (Forbes).It is an account of a circumnavigation in the years 1826-1829 by Auguste Duhaut-Cilly, a French navigator and trader. Duhaut sailed extensively in the Pacific. He traded along the Californian coast and spent several months in the Hawaiian Islands, where King Kamehameha III dined with him aboard ship.With bookplate on paste-downs. Some marginal foxing, otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, but otherwise also very good.

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        [Les anciens costumes de l'empire Ottoman, depuis l'origine de la monarchie jusqu'a la reforme du Sultan Mahmoud. Volume I = all published]. [Paris, Lemercier, 1863]. 1mo (54.5 x 40 cm). With lithographic portrait of Arif Pacha, drawn on stone by M. Julien, printed on India paper, cut in an oval and mounted on a leaf of stiff paper, with caption and imprint lithographed directly on the leaf, 16 tinted lithographic plates after Arif Pacha (image size 24.5 x 34 cm). Lacking lithographed title-page. Contemporary black half morocco.

      Atabey 30; Blackmer 43; Colas 148; Lipperheide 1440m. A valuable and beautifully-illustrated survey of the costumes worn at the court of the Ottoman Empire. It portrays 80 forms of costume worn by Ottoman functionaries and was published in two issues, the present with the text in French and another with the text in Turkish. Although each plate is labelled "Tome 1er", no further volume was published in either language. It was also available either with the plates printed in colour and finished by hand (80 Francs), or (as here) with tinted plates (40 Francs). Arif Pacha fought against the Greeks at Athens and at Euboea (1826-1828), and in Syria against Mehmet Ali. In the course of his career carried out missions for the Sultan, who appointed him governor of the province of Silistria in 1861.Lacking the lithographic title-page, the text leaves somewhat browned and with some plates foxed, mostly in the margins (a couple also with marginal waterstains). The sewing has broken, leaving some leaves detached, and the spine is worn.

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        Les anciens costumes de l'empire Ottoman, depuis l'origine de la monarchie jusqu'a la reforme du Sultan Mahmoud. Volume I = all published]. [Paris, Lemercier, 1863]. 1mo (54.5 x 40 cm). With lithographic portrait of Arif Pacha, drawn on stone by M. Julien, printed on India paper, cut in an oval and mounted on a leaf of stiff paper, with caption and imprint lithographed directly on the leaf, 16 tinted lithographic plates after Arif Pacha (image size 24.5 x 34 cm). Lacking lithographed title-page. Contemporary black half morocco.

      - Atabey 30; Blackmer 43; Colas 148; Lipperheide 1440m. A valuable and beautifully-illustrated survey of the costumes worn at the court of the Ottoman Empire. It portrays 80 forms of costume worn by Ottoman functionaries and was published in two issues, the present with the text in French and another with the text in Turkish. Although each plate is labelled "Tome 1er", no further volume was published in either language. It was also available either with the plates printed in colour and finished by hand (80 Francs), or (as here) with tinted plates (40 Francs). Arif Pacha fought against the Greeks at Athens and at Euboea (1826-1828), and in Syria against Mehmet Ali. In the course of his career carried out missions for the Sultan, who appointed him governor of the province of Silistria in 1861.Lacking the lithographic title-page, the text leaves somewhat browned and with some plates foxed, mostly in the margins (a couple also with marginal waterstains). The sewing has broken, leaving some leaves detached, and the spine is worn.

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        [6 lithographs from the work "Views in Russia, Sweden, Poland and Germany"]

      London. John Murray. 1826- 1827. 2 hand coloured plates. Image areas 17,5 x 26 cm and 19 x 26 cm. Trimmed to image and mounted on backing papers + 4 uncoloured plates. Image areas 11,5 x 19 cm, 14 x 26 cm, 17 x 26 cm and 17 x 26 cm and 28 x 43,5 cm. With margins 28 x 43 cm. Two plates are watermarked "Fellows 1824". The uncoloured plates have large margins. The backing paper of the hand coloured images with a few tears and creases. The lower left corner of the Kremlin plate is torn. A couple of creases on the Smolensk plate. No staining or foxing. Nice condition. One of the hand coloured views depict Smolensk in ruins after the french occupation. The other hand couloured plate show the Nikolskaija, tower in the Kremlin wall in Moscow. It looks damaged, pherhaps by the french army? A special dream like effect has been achieved by printing on blue/grey speckled paper, before hand coloring these two lithographs. Quite unusual. Two of the uncoloured ones are from St. Petersburg - the church Kazanskij on Nevskij Prospekt and the Lomonov Bridge accross the Fontanka. The remaining two I have not been able to locate. Seems to be smaller country towns. All the images have a strange emptiness or mystique to them, almost as film sets, very different in style to most other views of 19th century. They were published for the work "Views in Russia, Sweden, Poland and Germany", by Reverend John Thomas James. He travelled across Europe in the years 1813 and 1814, right at the end of the Napoleonic wars, and died in 1828 serving as bishop in Calcutta. The complete work contains 21 lithographs, most of them of Russia. Quite rare views.

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        Description of a View of the City of Mexico, and Surrounding Country, now exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester-Square. Painted by the Proprietors, J. and R. Burford, from Drawings taken in the Summer of 1823, Brought to this Country, by Mr. W. Bullock.

      First edition. 8vo. pp. 12; large folding wood-eng. frontispiece with view of Mexico city, keyed by numbers; minor soiling, previous owner's bookplate to rear of frontis., else very good in the original sewn plain wrappers, slightly creased and soiled, signs of label removed from upper wrapper.In 1822 the collector William Bullock travelled to Mexico, and returned with materials for a new collection exhibited in the Egyptian Hall, and sketches which formed the basis for the Panorama in Leicester Square. The present item is the booklet sold at the Panorama to provide visitors with information about the features of the painting: the frontispiece is keyed to numbered descriptions in the text.

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        Thüringens Merkwürdigkeiten. Erstes Heft. Auf dem Gebiete der Natur, der Kunst, des Menschenlebens. Eine Zeitschrift in zwanglosen Heften.

      Arnstadt, Commission der Trommsdorff'schen Buchhandlung 1826 - 1. Heft. 8°. XVI, 128 S.Mit 6 Steindrucken. OPp. d. Zt. Ganzgoldschnitt. Vereinzelt fleckig. Gutes Exemplar! Naturmerkwürdigkeiten. Merkwürdige Bäume. Denkmähler, Alterthümer, Schlösser, Kirchen, Klöster. Lithographien: Die Linde bei Tannroda. Prinz Ludwigs Denkmal. Der Candelaber. Püstrich. (Reinhardsbrunn fehlt)! Der Dom zu Erfurt. Mit Subskribentenverzeichnis. Der Salzunger See. Die Lutherbuche und der Lutherbrunnen bei Altenstein. Wieland's Denkmal bei Osmannstedt. Der Dom zu Erfurt. Das große Lustschießen zu Erfurt 1477 u.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle des races humaines : du nord-est de l'Europe, de l'Asie boréale et orientale, et de l'Afrique australe

      Méquignon-Marvis, Paris 1826 - Library markings/spine label, random foxing, 1" edge tear pp 25-32, head chipping, light shelfwear. Solid copy. Contemporary binding with gilt spine rulings and lettering. Wonderful San Francisco Earthquake institutional label: "Given to the California Academy of Sciences by The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia After the Earthquake and Fire of April, 1906." ; French language text. Subtitle concludes: d'après des recherches spéciales d'antiquités, de physiologie, d'anatomie et de zoologie, appliquée à la recherche des origines des anciens peuples, à la science étymologique, à la critique de l'histoire etc. ; Suivie d'un mémoire lu, en 1823, a l'académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres de l'institut. "The physician-anthropologist Louis-Antoine Desmoulins (1796-1828), influenced by the phrenologists' correlation between anatomical structure and mental ability, ideas, feelings, divided the human genus into sixteen species. These were in turn divided into races, which, despite interbreeding and population mixture, retained their typical characteristics." - John P. Jackson, Nadine M. Weidman; Race, Racism, and Science; 2004 ABC-CLIO, page 42. Those sixteen species are delineated in the enclosed fold-out table "Physique et Géographique des Espèces et des Races du Genre Humain". An uncommon copy of this seminal work in 19th-century French race theory, with its un-related yet desirable post-San Francisco Earthquake gift bookplate. ; Ex-Library; 392 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia. Performed between the years 1818 and 1822... With an Appendix, containing various subjects relating to Hydrography and Natural History..

      London: John Murray, 1826. A fine copy.. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart, 13 plates and a folding engraving; with the colophon leaf and the leaf of errata at the end of vol. 2; in a most attractive contemporary binding of polished calf, gilt, spines ornately panelled in gilt with double black labels. First edition, first issue: the rare form of this important book with the publication date of 1826 on both title-pages. First published in April 1826, this first issue of this classic Australian voyage is "a notorious rarity" (Wantrup). Late in 1826 or early in 1827 the publisher, John Murray, had the original title-page dated 1826 excised and replaced with a cancel title-page dated 1827. Known to Ferguson in a single copy and to Davidson in less than a handful, more copies of this issue have been identified in recent years but the 1826 issue remains a desirable rarity.The book was properly published in 1827, with the title-pages reset to show that date. The book describes the important Australian coastal voyages of the Mermaid and the Bathurst. From 1815 or so, British interest in the largely uncharted northern and north-western coast of Australia had increased, partly out of concern at the territorial ambitions of other nations, especially the Dutch and the French. King was sent from England in 1817, with Admiralty instructions to complete the survey of Australia and finish the charting begun by Flinders and Freycinet. By 1824-25 he had issued a series of eight large charts showing the northern coasts, to be followed with this complete printed journal of his expedition. The naturalist Allan Cunningham sailed with the expedition, and the narrative includes extensive comments on botanical and geological phenomena, together with nautical and hydrographic observations. The engraved views were taken from King's own sketches.The work also includes significant natural history essays, including work by John Edward Gray, William Sharp Macleay and William Henry Fitton, three senior British scientists. An important section publishes the long essay by Allan Cunningham, 'A Few General Remarks on the Vegetation of certain coasts of Terra Australis...'. Cunningham had sailed with King, and so this section has the added interest of eyewitness reportage, as well as comparisons between the botany of east and west coasts. Cunningham's report is supplemented by notes from Robert Brown; and the whole section concludes with three natural history plates.Admiral Phillip Parker King, Australian-born son of the third governor Philip Gidley King, became the Navy's leading hydrographer. His coastal voyages and Oxley's expeditions inland were the great expansionary undertakings of the Macquarie era. Despatched to complete Flinders's interrupted survey and firmly to establish Great Britain's claim to the north coast, King charted the greater part of the west, north and north-east coasts and also carried out important surveys in the area of the Barrier Reef. His hydrographical work is still the basis of many of the modern charts for the areas he surveyed.This very attractive copy is in a most handsome contemporary polished calf binding, which has the bookseller's label of Henington, Fenchurch St., has the bookplate of Edward Charles Stirling (1848-1919, anthropologist on the Horn expedition into Central Australia). Provenance: Edward Charles Stirling, with bookplate; Geoffrey Cains, with bookplate; private collection (Sydney).

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        Picturesque Views in Devonshire, Cornwall, &c.

      London: 10, Frith Street, Soho.: Howlett and Brimmer,, 1826 G, 1st ed, 1826, 16 colour plates. In modern dark red half morocco, over the original worn boards, gilt tooling, original gilt title to gilt tooled black calf label. Internally, frontis, [4], 16 hand coloured aquatint plates with grey wash borders, each plate accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text, plates dated 1797 to 1803, plates watermarked Whatman 1822, text leaves watermarked 1824, printed by Howlett and Brimmer, original printed title label on front pastedown, some spotting, stains, and general toning, mostly to text and plate margins, adhesive tape removal mark, new old endpapers. (Oblong 4to, 265*210 mm). (Abbey Scenery 122; Tooley 365). Uncommon per WorldCat & COPAC 2 copies only held in the UK - Nat. Museum of Wales & Cambridge, & few in the US.

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        Luzernisches Intelligenz-Blatt. Jg. 1826 (52 Nummern in einem Band, komplett!).

      504 S. Hardcover Vollständiger Jahrgang 1826 des von Xaver Meyer herausgegebenen Luzernischen Intelligenz-Blattes in altergemäß GUTEM Zustand. Pappband der Zeit, berieben und bestoßen. Seiten druck- und altersbedingt gebräunt, vereinzelt leicht randknittrig. Vereinzelte dezente Randanstreichungen, Text sauber. Wir haben weitere vollständige Jahrgänge dieser Publikation im Bestand, sprechen Sie uns an!

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        Repertorium bibliographicum, in qui libri omnes ab arte typographica inventa usque ad annum MD. Typis expressi ordine alphabetico...

      Cotta e Renouard, 1826. Quattro volumi di cm. 22, pp. 2.400 ca. complessive. Legatura coeva in cart. rigido (alla bodoniana) con titoli a stampa ai dorso. Bell'esemplare, genuino e particolarmente marginoso (in barbe). Parzialmente stampato su carta azzurrina. Si tratta della prima edizione di questo celebre repertorio (che rimase invariato nelle successive ristampe) e che presenta le schede di oltre 16.000 incunaboli.

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        The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757. In Two Volumes.

      Philadelphia: H. C. Cary & I. Lea 1826 - 2 volumes, duodecimo (184 × 110 mm). Contemporary quarter sheep, marbled sides, black morocco labels to spine lettered gilt, edges speckled brown. Housed in a custom black quarter morocco solander box. Pictorial bookplates to front pastedowns. An unusually fresh copy of this poorly produced book. Edges slightly worn, contents mildly toned and foxed throughout, but much less so than is usually seen. Some minor flaws to contents, as often. Volume I: short closed tear to margin of volume I, p.91, partially affecting text, small wax-stain to p.126. Volume II: some marginal damage, none affecting text (p. 273: short closed tear to head and chip to foot; p. 281, short closed tear; p. 289, small hole above page number), and lacks the final blank leaf following the title-page, often lost in binding, otherwise complete. First edition of Cooper's best known and best loved classic, the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales series, although the first to be published. BAL 3833; Grolier, 100 American, 34; Showmaker 24217; Spiller & Blackburn 7; Wright I, 619. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Voile levé pour les curieux, ou histoire de la franc-maçonnerie, depuis son origine jusqu`à nos jours. Avec continuation extraite des meilleurs ouvrages

      Liége, Duvivier 1826.. XII, 624 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Caillet 5412; Kloss 2069. - Antifreimaurerische Schrift des Klerikers Jacques Lefranc, der am 2. 9. 1792 mit 180 Glaubensbrüdern dem Massaker im Pariser Karmelitengefängnis zum Opfer fiel. In dem 1791 erstmals veröffentlichen Werk verkündet er u. a. die These, hinter der Revolution stecke eine Verschwörung der Freimaurer. - Mit hochinteressanter Provenienz: Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag "Ex libris kabbalisticis" von Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897). Unter seinem Eintrag der Ausschnitt eines alten zeitgen. Auntiquariatskataloges, wo Guaita womöglich das Buch bestellte. Der Anhänger Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Etwas bestoßen.

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        A Poem on the Pleasures and Advantages of Botanical Pursuits, with Notes; and other Poems. By a Friend to Youth, addressed to her Pupils.

      Printed by Philip Rose [c. 1826]., Bristol - First edition. A provincially-printed volume by botany teacher and Quaker Sarah Hoare.Hoare's poem first appeared as an addendum to Priscilla Wakefield's Introduction to Botany (1818), but is here accompanied by sundry other poems and an introduction. In this, which is addressed to her pupils, Hoare emphasises her indebtedness to Wakefield's work-'it was the first book of the kind I had read on the subject'-and explains that a change in her financial circumstances has necessitated her publication of the present work. Hoare taught the daughters of Quakers in Ireland for many years before returning to Bristol where she continued the work. For her, 'botany was connected with the ideas of personal and social usefulness' and the work takes on a maternal tone, with the medicinal properties of plants emphasised that they might be of use to those students of hers who have had children of their own. As Sam George has recognised, Hoare's poem 'posits a trustworthy science reliant on Quakerly practices of proof and honesty'.COPAC lists just four copies in the UK, at the British Library, Durham, Society of Friends and St. Andrews, to which WorldCat adds Haverford College, Miami, Stanford, UCLA, and Yale, in the US. 12mo (175 x 111 mm), pp. [2], xi, [1], 134; a very good copy in original pale drab boards; contemporary annotated slip tipped-in. [Jackson p. 515; Jackson, Women p. 160. See: Sam George, Botany, Sexuality and Women's Writing, 1760-1830, (Manchester UP, 2007) pp. 6-63.] [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE MERRY TALES OF THE THREE WISE MEN OF GOTHAM Edited by [i e written by] the Author of John Bull in America

      New York: G. and C. Carvill, 108 Broadway. Sleight &amp; Tucker, Printers, Jamaica, 1826.. 12mo, pp. [1-3] 4-324, flyleaves at front and rear, original gray paper boards with tan linen shelf back, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Anonymously published collection of short fiction. Includes "The Man Machine; or, the Pupil of 'Circumstances,'" pp. [21]-142, a very early American anti-utopian tale that satirizes industrialist-philosopher Robert Owen's theories of the perfectibility of man. The two other linked stories are "The Perfection of Reason," a satire on the legal profession, and "The Perfection of Science," a satire on phrenology. Joel Nydahl, "Early Fictional Futures: Utopia, 1798-1864," Kenneth M. Roemer (ed.), America as Utopia (1981), pp. 267-8; 290. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 39-40. BAL 15702. Wright (I) 2015. Edges of boards rubbed, scattered foxing in the text, a very good copy. (#137516)

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        Oeuvres de Michel Lepeletier Saint-Fargeau, Député aux Assemblées Constituante et Conventionnelle, assassiné le 20 janvier 1793, par Paris, garde du Roi ; précédées de sa Vie, par Félix Lepeletier, son frère ; suivies de documents historiques relatifs à sa personne, à sa mort, et à l'époque. [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure postérieure fin XIXe demi-basane bleue, Arnold Lacrosse, Bruxelles, 1826, 2 ff., 502 pp. et 1 f. (errata) avec 2 portraits hors texte (dont frontispice) de Michel et Félix Lepeletier et un fac-simile d'autographe. Edition originale de cet important ouvrage recueillant la biographie, les oeuvres et diverses pièces relatives au conventionnel régicide Michel Le Pelletier de Saint-Fargeau. Etat très satisfaisant (coiffe sup. arasée, ex-libris P. Dablin en garde, très bon état par ailleurs). Français

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