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        An Essay on the Principle of Population

      John Murray, London 1826 - An Essay on the Principle of Population by Robert Thomas Malthus. Or, a view of its past and present effects on human happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal of mitigation of the evils which it occasions. Publisher: John Murray, London, 1826 in 2 volumes. This is the 6th printing. In a modern ¾ leather binding with marbled paper. Binding is in fine condition. Contents exceptionally clean. Paper labels. Xviii, 535; iv, 528 pages. 5 ¾ x 9 ¼ inches. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #17-224. Price: $1350. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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.= 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.

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        2 autograph letters signed.

      Munich, 28. IX. and 14. XII. 1826. - Large 4to and small 4to. Altogether 1½ pages on 2 ff. One letter with autogr. address. To his editor Calve in Prague on billing issues for his "Bürgerliche Baukunde".

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        Théorie mathématique des phénomènes électro-dynamiques uniquement déduite de l'expérience.

      Deuxième édition conforme a la première publieé en 1826. - Paris, A.Hermann, Lubrairie Scientific, 1883, 8, 164 pp., 2 gefalt. Tafeln, feiner Pappband mit marmor. Deckelbezügen. The second Edition of The "Principia of Electrodymanics".

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        A Treatise on the Diseases of Females

      H. C. Carey and I. Lea, Philadelphia 1826 - 8vo. xii, 557, [1 blank], 12 pp. advertisements at end. 12 engraved plates, two folding, by J. Drayton and W. Kneass after Alex Sheddon and J. Stewart, Jr. Contemporary sheep, red morocco lettering-piece. Provenance: contemporary signatures of Dr. Thomas Wies and Robert Wies on endleaves and title. A landmark in American medicine: the first textbook on gynecology in the country, illustrated with 12 plates, each facing detailed letterpress descriptions. Dewees was a "Philadelphian obstetrician. so famous that no parturient woman of the time considered herself safe in other hands" (American Medical Biographies). He was Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chair of the Department from 1834 to his death in 1841. The Advertisement leaf at front makes plain the purpose of the book: "The necessity of a work on the Diseases of Females, and especially the most common of them, seems to be pretty generally acknowledged." There are twenty-one chapters, including material on tumors of external parts, displacement of the uterus, prolapse of the uterus, milk abscess of the breast (including rudimentary surgical treatments). This and Dewees's two other works on midwifery and the diseases of children were enormously influential in the 19th century, and each went to at least ten editions. Cordasco 20-0126; Garrison-Morton-Norman 6026.1; Rutkow GY1; Speert, America 127. Binding rubbed and somewhat worn; browned and foxed, final plate shaved along fore-edge, some intermittent staining From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomisch-chirurgische Abbildungen nebst Darstellung und Beschreibung der chirurgischen Operationen von Graefe, Kluge und Rust. Mit einer Vorrede von Johann Nep. Rust. + Erklärungen... 3 Bde.

      Berlin, Fried. Aug. Herbig (1826-) 1827, Folio, Atlas mit 55 Tafeln und 3 Umrisstafeln mit 570 meist color. Abb. Erklärung: Berlin, Fr. A. Herbing 1827, 8, XVI, XVI, (4), 496 pp. (2), 973, (3) pp 3 feine Halbledereinbände. ERSTER DEUTSCHER ATLAS DER OPERATIVEN CHIRURGIE NACH GRAEFE, KLUGE UND RUST! Vorzugsausgabe der ersten Ausgabe auf besserem Papier und mit ausführlicher Illumination der Muskel, Gefässe, Eingeweide, Häute etc., so wie derjenigen Krankheitsformen, welche eine Veränderung der natürlichen Farbe herbeiführen und mit den beiden sehr seltenen Textbänden. Großzügig illustrierter Folio-Operationsatlas von Ludwig Joseph von Bierkowski aus seinen Berliner Jahren mit Darstellungen zur chirurgischen Anatomie und operativen Technik. Von Kopf bis Fuss werden alle blutigen Eingriffe, unter Einschluss von Otologie und Augenheilkunde dargestellt. Von besonderem Interesse sind die Abbildungen zur plastischen Chirurgie. Ein grossartiges, seltenes Bilddokument zum Entwicklungsstand der Chirurgie zu Beginn des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Für die Geschichte der Augenheilkunde ist die Wiedergabe der Grundsätze von F.A.Zeuschner von Bedeutung, der von Hirschberg "als erster Vorkämpfer für die offene Wundbehandlung" bezeichnet wird. Der beste Kenner der chirurgischen Literatur seiner Zeit Johann Nep. Rust schreibt im Vorwort "..als wir bis jetzt noch kein ähnliches Werk besitzen" und "Ohne den Werth früherer Leistungen auch nur im Geringsten verkennen zu wollen, kann ich doch dreist behaupten, dass das Werk des Herrn v. Bierkowski sich von all diesen durch Reichhaltigkeit und instruktive Darstellung auszeichnet."Bierkowski, 1801 geboren, studierte von 1821 auf deutschen Universitäten, besonders in Berlin und wurde 1828 zu Jena Dr.phil., 1829 zu Leipzig Dr.med. war seit 1831 Professor für Chirurgie an der medizinischen Fakultät in Krakau. Bierkowski starb Anfangs der Sechziger-Jahre. Schon vor seiner Promotion 1829 in Leipzig erschien das vorliegende Werk. "Die Abbildungen, größtenteils original, sind fast alle vom Verfasser gezeichnet, ja einige von ihm selbst lithographiert". Callisen. First edition, (rare). A magnificent handcoloured atlas illustrating a great variety of surgical procedures for the head, neck, eyes, throat, and limbs. Bierkowski was a noted surgeon and an early practioner of plastic surgery. Hirsch I/530 Lesky, Kat. d. Josephin. Bibl. Wien, 71 (Text fehlt) Waller 1045 (Text fehlt) Goldschmid, p.125 Callisen II, 238 Engelmann 65 Hirsch-H. I, 530 Hirschberg 563.

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        Memoirs of Zehir-ed-Din Muhammed Baber, Emperor of Hindustam

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, London England 1826 - written by himself in the Jaghatai Turki (and translated by Leyden and Erskine). Notes plus geographical and historical introductions together with a map of the countries between the Oxus and Jaxartes and a memoir regarding its construction by Charles Waddington of the East India's company's engineers. 452 pp, large folding map in front. Large format. Baber was the first Moghul Emperor and this work presents a picture of his life and times, the people and their lan.Baber's grandson (ruled from 1556 to 1605) ordered the memoirs be translated into Persian and it is from the Persian edition that most of the 1826 translation was accomplished. VG+ in half leather over marbled boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statements and Observations Concerning the Hulks

      C. and J. Rivington, London 1826 - Octavo, a fine copy in handsome aquamarine half-calf with gilt lettering. Scathing report on the hulks, revealing the same problems that beset the system at the time of the First Fleet continued well into the nineteenth-century.In the preface, the author clearly states his aim is reform in Parliament, not vilification of the warders: 'It is not my intention in the following pages to charge misconduct on any of those, who have the care and or custody of the convicts in the hulks. The evils which prevail there, appear to me to be the result of a defective system of management, and to require the interference of Parliament for the correction?'George Holford (1768?-1839) was a Cambridge educated lawyer who served as MP for various constituencies from 1803 to 1826. Although in his early life a playwright and author of works on politics and religion, once he became an MP he established himself as a persistent crusader for prison reform, author of works such as this one, and An account of the General Penitentiary at Millbank (1828). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Diseases of Females

      Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and I. Lea, 1826. 8vo. xii, 557, [1 blank], 12 pp. advertisements at end. 12 engraved plates, two folding, by J. Drayton and W. Kneass after Alex Sheddon and J. Stewart, Jr. Contemporary sheep, red morocco lettering-piece. Provenance: contemporary signatures of Dr. Thomas Wies and Robert Wies on endleaves and title. A landmark in American medicine: the first textbook on gynecology in the country, illustrated with 12 plates, each facing detailed letterpress descriptions. Dewees was a "Philadelphian obstetrician... so famous that no parturient woman of the time considered herself safe in other hands" (American Medical Biographies). He was Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chair of the Department from 1834 to his death in 1841. The Advertisement leaf at front makes plain the purpose of the book: "The necessity of a work on the Diseases of Females, and especially the most common of them, seems to be pretty generally acknowledged." There are twenty-one chapters, including material on tumors of external parts, displacement of the uterus, prolapse of the uterus, milk abscess of the breast (including rudimentary surgical treatments). This and Dewees's two other works on midwifery and the diseases of children were enormously influential in the 19th century, and each went to at least ten editions. Cordasco 20-0126; Garrison-Morton-Norman 6026.1; Rutkow GY1; Speert, America 127. Binding rubbed and somewhat worn; browned and foxed, final plate shaved along fore-edge, some intermittent staining / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D.

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        THE NEWGATE CALENDAR; BEING INTERESTING MEMORIES OF NOTORIOUS CHARACTERS, WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF OUTRAGES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND, DURING THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME

      J. Robins and Co, London 1826 - Commonly found in four or five volumes (as indicated on some of the title pages), this set expanded with the sixth volume. Six volumes. 8vo. Illustrated with 6 vignette title pages and 58 (of 60) engraved plates. Bound for Lauriat by Bayntun in full frown straight-grained morocco with marbled endpapers, the text block edges stained yellow, the spines with red and green title labels gilt, the spine panels densely gilt, the covers with rolled gilt rope borders, dentelles in blind. Sometimes called "The Malefactors' Bloody Register", the title continues: "With Occasional Essays on Crimes and Punishments, Original Anecdotes, and Observations on Particular Cases; the speeches, Confessions, and Last Exclamations of Sufferers, to Which is Added, A correct Account of the various Modes of Punishment of Criminals in different Parts of the World." The spines just a bit lighter than the sides, else fine, the contents with occasional spotting, altogether nicely presentable Commonly found in four or five volumes (as indicated on some of the title pages), this set expanded with the sixth volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Föreläsningar uti permanenta fortification, vid Kongl. artilleri-läroverket på Marieberg [Lectures on the permanent fortification, at the Royal Artillery School at Marieberg].

      1826 - Stockholm, C. Deleen, 1826. 8:o. XXXI,(1),376 pp. + Plancher [=title on front board]. Oblong folio. 15 partly folded engraved plates. Two volumes in contemporary red half morocco with orange embossed paper and double gilt filets on covers. Text volume with beautifully gilt spine, dark green label and glazed yellow edges. Plate volume with slightly worn gilt-ruled spine and gilt-lettered title on front cover, edges and corners of boards worn. Text volume with slight browning on pp. 201-08. Front flyleaf somewhat creased and with an ink stain, thinly spread out. Plates 5, 6 and 8 slightly spotted in upper margin. Larger plates 11, 12 and 15 with somewhat heavier spotting. Inscription on front pastedown of plate volume: "Tillhör Carlsborgs fästningsbyggnad". A. af Petersen's signature on front pastedowns. Bookplate and signature, dated 1947, of K. Magnell. A nice copy.August af Petersens (1806-67) was born in Erstavik and educated at the Swedish Army School at Karlberg. He made his career as a fortification officer, working at, among other places, the large fort at Karlsborg in Middle Sweden, and eventually became a lieutenant colonel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PRESENT FROM NEW-YORK: CONTAINING MANY PICTURES WORTH SEEING, AND SOME THINGS WORTH REMEMBERING

      New York: Mahlon Day, 1826. 23pp. 12mo. Dbd. Light foxing and soiling. Several leaves loosening. Good. A splendid little book for juveniles, featuring brief prose vignettes illustrated with charming woodcuts, including a steamboat, a carriage, and several images of children, mainly with bad things happening to them, such as "A Little Girl on Fire!," "The Fall," "Hard-Hearted Boy," etc. SHOEMAKER 25829.

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        Rejouisfance Publique [Antique Color Engraving] Boilly, Louis-Leopold (Drawing), Eleanor Massard (Engraver)

      Paris 1826 - Engraving Of A Drunken Celebration In The Park, With About 100 Figures. Complete With Full Margins, With Title In French Below The Image, Which Is Approximately 44 X 26 Cm. The Designer's Name And Date 1826 In The Plate, With Name Printed Below, And Engraver's Name "E. Massard" Is Also Present At Lower Right. Eleanor Massard (1790- ) Was A Daughter Of Artist Jean Massard And Sister Of Artists Jean B. C. Massard And J. B. R. Massard. One Of A Small Number Of Gifted Late Eighteenth Century To Early Nineteenth Century Female Artists, Most Of Whom Were Children Of Artists And Were French Or English. First Issued 1826, But Date Of This Printing Is Unknown,

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        Buckeliana oder Hand- Trost- und Hülfsbuch für Verwachsene beiderlei Geschelchts.

      Leipzig, in Commission der Dyck'schen Buchhandlung, 1826, Kl.8, VIII, 136 pp., 1 Kupferstichtafel und 3 Holzschnitten, Halbleinenband d.Zt. Selten - Einzige Ausgabe des seltenen Kuriosums. Behandelt Ursachen u. Heilung von Rückgratsverkrümmungen, verweist auf Buckel in der Tierwelt (Kamel, Dromedar, "Buckelochse") u. gibt Beispiele aus der Literatur (Lichtenberg, Klopstock, Shakespeare, Wieland). Ein eigenes Kapitel ist "merkwürdigen Buckeligen" (von Aesop bis Moses Mendelssohn) gewidmet, ein weiteres enthält ein "Verzeichniß einiger Bücher über und für Verwachsene". Das Vorwort ist mit "Friedr. M....r" unterzeichnet."Die Sprüche in der heil. Schrift: "Gott leget eine Last auf, aber er hilft sie auch zu tragen", oder "Euer Leid wird in Freude verwandelt werden", ferner: man soll das anvertraute Pfund nicht vergraben u.s.w., hat der Unterschriebene an sich selbst bestätigt gefunden. Durch einen Fall vom Arme der Wärterin unter die Verwachsenen versetzt, war auch ich den gewöhnlichen Verhöhnungen, Neckereien und Zurücksetzungen Preis gegeben. Doch jetzt, nachdem ich mein Joch über 40 Jahre lang getragen habe, bin ich beruhigt, und will auch meinen Lebensgefährten die Tröstungen in ihre Hände geben, welche ich in dieser langen Zeit einsammelte. Zugleich soll dieser Ertrag dazu dienen, mir einen Nothpfennig für die Tage des Alters und der Krankheit zu gewähren.""Wer auch immer es gewesen sein mag, der mit so viel Humor, Selbstironie und erzählerischer Raffinesse das Vorwort zu diesem antiquarisch begehrten Werk begann - es ist zu wünschen, dass dem unbekannten Autoren noch zu Lebzeiten der eine oder andere Nothpfennig daraus erwachsen ist. Die Lektüre dieses überaus charmanten Werks, das es glücklicherweise auch frei zugänglich in digitalisierter Fassung gibt, sei hiermit sehr empfohlen. Die links abgebildete Innenseite zeigt einen befrackten und von schwerer Skoliose gezeichneten älteren Herrn mit Spazierstock und Zylinder, der einer Katze, die ihrer Anteilnahme in einem besonders geschmeidigen Katzenbuckel Ausdruck verleiht, sein Leid zu klagen scheint." UB-Marburg, Sonderbestände: Virtuelle Vitrinen zur Sammlung Max KirmsseHayn-G. IX, 606

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        Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie. In Vebundung mit mehreren Gelehrten herausgeben von Johann Friedrich Nerckel 6 Bde. (all pupl.).

      Leipzig, Verlag von Leopold Voss, 1826-1832, 8, VIII, (2), 630 pp. VIII, 602, (2) VIII, 504 VII, (1), 496, (8 p.) VII, (1), 440 VII, (1), 413, (1) mit 56 Tafeln, 6 Pappbände d.Zt. minimal fleckig, feines Exemplar. Selten im Handel - Erstdruck! "Mit dem vorliegenden Bande fängt die Fortsetzung des 'Deutschen Archivs für Physiologie', im Ganzen nach dem früheren Plane, zugleich als für sich bestehende Zeitschrift an." Vorrede"In 1815 Meckel became the editor of Reil's journal, then known as Deutsches Archiv für die Physiologie, which listed among its distinguished collaborators Johann Herrmann Ferdinand von Autenrieth (1772-1835), Blumenbach, Ignaz Döllinger (1770-1841), Karl Frederick Kielmeyer (1765-1844), Sprengel, Johannes Müller (1801-1858) and others. Meckel wrote a preface to the first volume stressing that only articles based on observations and experiments would be printed. He hoped that such an approach would gradually prevail in German science in order to obviate the ridicule incurred by speculation. But Meckel also decried mindless experimentation.An early article concerned the development of the central nervous system in mammals, a study followed by new observations related to the evolution of the gut, heart, and lungs. Intersperses with these careful monographs were numerous shorter articles. They covered subject matters as varied as the generation of earthworms, bleeding diatheses, development of human teeth, and the cerebral anatomy of birds.From 1826 until his death, Johann Friedrich Meckel (1781-1833) was the editor of the Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie, a continuation of the previous publication. His last articles dealt to a considerable degree with malformations as well as with vascular and pulmonary development." WhonameditJohann Friedrich Meckel der Jüngere (1781-1833) contributions in the Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie: Bd. I (1826): 1. Über die Kopfdrüse der Schlange. 2. Über die Pleurophyllidia. 5. Zur Geschichte des Gefäßsystems der Vögel. (Dazu ein Zusatz.) 4. Über die Gallen- und Harnorgane der Insekten. 5. Beschreibung einer merkwürdigen Mißgeburt. 6. Über die Verschmelzungsbildungen. 7. Über die Priorität der zentralen Teile vor den peripherischen.Bd. II (1827): 1. Über die Brustdrüse des Ornithorhynchus. 2. Über einige Punkte aus der Lehre von den Bildungsabweichungen, vor-züglich mit Bezug auf zwei vorstehende Aufsäße Geoffroys St. Hilaire.Bd.III (1828): 1. Monströse Larve eines Fetus. 2. Theilweise Hirn- und Schädelmangel. 3. Bemerkungen über einen Kalbscyklopen. 4. Beitrag über die Entstehung der Herzpolypen. 5. Anatomische Bemerkungen. 6. Dreifache Wirbelarterie. 7. Scheinbarer Uebergang einer Saugader in eine Vene. 8. Carotis interna und Steigbügel des Murmelthieres und Igels.Bd. IV (1829): 1. Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Lungen. 2. Beitrag zu der Geschichte ungewöhnlicher Knochen (Zwerchfellknochen des Igels). 3. Nachträgliche Bemerkungen zu den früheren Beiträgen zur Geschichte des Gefäßsystems der Vögel.Bd. V (1830): 1. Beiträge zur Anatomie des indischen Kasuars.Bd. VI (1832): Beschluß des Aufsatzes: Beiträge zur Anatomie des indischen Kasuars.

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        Memoirs of Zehir-ed-Din Muhammed Baber, Emperor of Hindustam

      London England: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1826. First in English. Hardcover. VG+. written by himself in the Jaghatai Turki (and translated by Leyden and Erskine). Notes plus geographical and historical introductions together with a map of the countries between the Oxus and Jaxartes and a memoir regarding its construction by Charles Waddington of the East India's company's engineers. 452 pp, large folding map in front. Large format. Baber was the first Moghul Emperor and this work presents a picture of his life and times, the people and their lan.Baber's grandson (ruled from 1556 to 1605) ordered the memoirs be translated into Persian and it is from the Persian edition that most of the 1826 translation was accomplished. VG+ in half leather over marbled boards.

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        Deutsche Grammatik.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1819-1826. - Large 8vo. 2 vols. (out of 4). LXXX, 661, (1) pp. XI, (1), 1020, 2 pp., final blank. Marbled half cloth (c. 1950) with ms. spine label. All edges red. First edition of Grimm's principal work. "[Jacob Grimm] created, almost out of nothing, the scientific study of German and Germanic mythology, philology, poetry and law, mostly in the years 1806-29 when [he] was a badly paid library-assistant in Cassel. His 'German Grammar' is in fact a 'Germanic Grammar', tracing the development of this branch of the Indo-European language family [. Grimm] explained the differences of the Germanic languages from their sister tongues and within themselves by showing the determinable regularity of hitherto unnoticed or inexplicable phenomena such as the gradation and modification of vowels" (PMM). - This set does not include the volumes 3 and 4, which were not published until 1837. Front inner hinge of vol. 2 reinforced at rebinding. Stored in a magnificent giltstamped green half calf portofolio by Jacques P. Desmonts of Norwalk, Connecticut. The native Frenchman Desmonts, born in Bernay in 1938, was long the owner of the renowned New York bookbinding shop James Macdonald. In 1978 he moved the famous establishment to Norwalk, where he passed away in 2008. PMM 281. Goedeke I, 6. WG 10. Brieger 839. Neufforge 409. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Martirio de' Santi Padri del Monte Sinai e dell'eremo di Raitu composto da Ammonio Monaco. Volgarizzamento fatto nel buon secolo della nostra lingua non mai stampato

      Stella, 1826. 21 cm, copertina muta recente, p. 55. Dai larghi margini. Cfr. Mazzatinti 662. Leggero alone all'ultima carta

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        Curtis's Botanical Magazine;

      London: Sherwood, Gilbert, & Co.,, 1826. Or, Flower-Garden Displayed: in which the most ornamental foreign plants, cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented in their natural colours ... Vol. LIII, being the eleventh of the new series. Octavo (229 x 144 mm). Recent green half morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine in compartments, marbled paper sides, edges yellow. With 98 hand-coloured plates, 14 of which are folding. Boards slightly bowed, light offsetting from plates; an excellent copy. Volume 53 of Curtis's Botanical Magazine. William Curtis (1746–1799), the botanist and entomologist, published the first volume of The Botanical Magazine in 1787. The periodical intended to provide practical information on the ornamental and exotic plants rapidly becoming popular in Britain. It followed Curtis's well-received, yet financially unsuccessful, work on local plant life, the Flora Londinensis, first published in 1777. When Curtis died in 1799 his friend and fellow botanist John Sims, (1749–1831), took over editorship, changing its name to Curtis's Botanical Magazine. This is the final volume published by Sims; in 1827 editorship was taken over by William Hooker (1785–1865). Curtis's Botanical Magazine is still published today by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, making it the longest running botanical magazine of its kind in the world. "In the beauty of production and the high standard of its contributions it can claim a unique place" (P. M. Synge).

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        Dutch landscape with a sluice in a dike, with two figures looking over the dike and the mast of a sailing boat visible over the edge of the dike.

      Pen and brown ink and watercolours over black chalk on laid paper, 249 x 301 mm. Signed and dated on verso: 'H.G. ten Cate fecit 1826''. Collector's stamp in purple ink on verso: H. v. Leeuwen (Lugt 2799a). Very slight age-toning and creasing and a small spot on the upper right, otherwise in good condition.

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        PARIS, CARTE, 1826, PAR. GODET LE JEUNE ,STADTPLAN Nouveau plan routier de la ville et des faubourgs de Paris : ou se trouvent tous les changements augmentations et embellissements opérés jusqu\'à ce jour ; divisé en 12 arrondissemens municipaux ou mairies et subdivises en 48 quartiers etc. / dessiné et gravé par Godet le Jeune etc. et chez Lerond Libraire, également éditeur etc. MDCCCXXVI

      Paris Lerond Libraire 1826 Stadtplan, cate original Lithographie handkoloriert, Format: ca. 97 x 68 cm in 21 Segmenten auf Leinen kaschiert im original SchuberVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        PARIS, CARTE, 1826, PAR. GODET LE JEUNE ,STADTPLAN Nouveau plan routier de la ville et des faubourgs de Paris : ou se trouvent tous les changements augmentations et embellissements opérés jusqu'à ce jour ; divisé en 12 arrondissemens municipaux ou mairies et subdivises en 48 quartiers etc. / dessiné et gravé par Godet le Jeune etc. et chez Lerond Libraire, également éditeur etc. MDCCCXXVI

      Lerond Libraire, Paris 1826 - Stadtplan, cate original Lithographie handkoloriert, Format: ca. 97 x 68 cm in 21 Segmenten auf Leinen kaschiert im original Schuber de 500 Landkarte [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STORIA DELL'ARTE dimostrata coi monumenti dalla sua decadenza nel 4. secolo fino al suo risorgimento nel 16. di G. B. L. G. Seroux d'Agincourt tradotta ed illustrata da Stefano Ticozzi in 6 volumi

      GIACHETTI, Prato 1826 - STORIA DELL'ARTE DIMOSTRATA COI MONUMENTI . DI G.B.L.G. SEROUX D'AGINCOURT Tradotta ed illustrata da Stefano Ticozzi VOLUME PRIMO (-SESTO) PRATO PER I FRAT. GIACHETTI MDCCCXXVI/MDCCCXXIX Trattato di Storia dell'Arte di Jean Baptiste Louis Georges Seroux d'Agincourt (1731-1814), rara edizione ottocentesca in sei volumi più, allegato, il grande volume di atlante con 325 tavole che raffigurano monumenti antichi, ritratti, opere artistiche, architettoniche, scultoree, e altro. Legature coeve in mezza pelle e carta marmorizzata con titoli in oro al dorso; atlante in folio legato in piena pergamena con titoli dorati al dorso. Buon esemplare, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Testo: 6 Voll. in-8°, mm. 245x160, pp. 425/551/402/799/434/502. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle e carta marmorizzata con titoli dorati e nervature al dorso. Atlante: 1 vol. in folio, (mm. 470x330. 73+48+204 tav.). Legatura in piena pergamena con titoli dorati e nervature al dorso. In ottimo stato, con minime tracce del tempo e d'uso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A General History of Negro Slavery, collected from the most respectable evidence and unquestionable authorities.

      Cambridge [England]: Printed by W. and W. Hatfield,, 1826. By a late resident in the West Indies. Octavo (193 x 113 mm). Original printed boards, rebacked, uncut edges. Woodcut frontispiece, woodcut vignette to sectional title page of second part. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to front board and front pastedown of Frances Marie Haye[s], the latter dated 14 February 1826, with another line between those two erased. Extremities rubbed, spine ends and corners bruised, boards discoloured and some print faded, hinges strengthened and new front free endpaper, overall a very good copy. First edition of this text denouncing the slave trade, "founded in iniquity and blood", predominately concerned with the West Indies but with a chapter on slavery in the United States. Bays discusses conditions and treatment aboard slave ships, provides detailed descriptions of sugar plantations, surveys relevant West Indian legislation, and provides summaries of the opinions of prominent abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson, Beilby Porteus, Henry Thornton, and William Wilberforce. It was intended for use in schools.

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        A General History of Negro Slavery, collected from the most respectable evidence and unquestionable authorities. By a late resident in the West Indies.

      Cambridge [England]: Printed by W. and W. Hatfield, 1826 - Octavo (193 x 113 mm). Original printed boards, rebacked, uncut edges. Extremities rubbed, spine ends and corners bruised, boards discoloured and some print faded, hinges strengthened and new front free endpaper, overall a very good copy. Woodcut frontispiece, woodcut vignette to sectional title page of second part. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to front board and front pastedown of Frances Marie Haye[s], the latter dated 14 February 1826, with another line between those two erased. First edition of this text denouncing the slave trade, "founded in iniquity and blood", predominately concerned with the West Indies but with a chapter on slavery in the United States. Bays discusses conditions and treatment aboard slave ships, provides detailed descriptions of sugar plantations, surveys relevant West Indian legislation, and provides summaries of the opinions of prominent abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson, Beilby Porteus, Henry Thornton, and William Wilberforce. It was intended for use in schools. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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        Lettres à M. le duc de Blacas d’Aulps. relatives au Musée Royal Égyptien de Turin. Tome II: Seconde lettre.- Suite des monuments historiques. Suite de la notice chronologique des dynasties égyptiennes de Manéthon par M. Champollion-Figeac.

      Firmin Didot Père et Fils, Paris 1826 - Extremely rare. Firmin Didot Père et Fils, Paris, 1826. First edition. In-8, 167 pages, 2 colour plates, 1 plate of hieroglyphs numbered Planche III. Original softcover. Spine is fragile with loss of paper, binding is firm. Some foxing throughout the book. Otherwise a fine copy, rare in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the years 1822, 1823, and 1824, by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the late Dr. Oudney

      Boston: Cummings, Hilliard & Co.. 1826. First. First American edition. 255;104;112pp., 3 maps (two folding), one folded plate. Original quarter cloth and papercovered boards with printed paper spine label. Rebacked, slight wear to the label, old library label contemporary with the book on the front pastedown, owner's signature dated 1842, small tears on the title page, stain and old paper repair on a couple of pages, still a pleasing near very good copy. .

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        Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans

      Printed for the author and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London 1826 - 4to. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by the author on title page. With folding map and ten plates. In half morocco over brown cloth, rubbed at extremities and a bit scuffed along spine. Light foxing to leaves, primarily affecting first and last pages, along with some toning and offsetting opposite plates. Map worn along edges; closed tear and small abrasion close to gutter, tape-repaired on verso. VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Martirio de' Santi Padri del Monte Sinai e dell'eremo di Raitu composto da Ammonio Monaco. Volgarizzamento fatto nel buon secolo della nostra lingua non mai stampato

      Stella, Milano 1826 - 21 cm, copertina muta recente, p. 55. Dai larghi margini. Cfr. Mazzatinti 662. Leggero alone all'ultima carta Esemplare molto buono [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Orfeo (ALAI - ILAB)]
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        Miscellaneous Poems.

      London: William Benbow,, 1826. Duodecimo (146 x 94 mm). Early-20th-century red half morocco by Truslove & Hanson of Oxford Street, London, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, pink cloth sides with gilt rules, occult arms gilt to front board, top edge gilt, others barely trimmed, marbled endpapers. A few corners nicked, some minor marks to the morocco, some minor spots and toning to margins within, but a very good copy indeed. First edition of this very scarce early collected edition of Shelley's poetry, appealingly bound with a mysterious occult emblem to front board (flaming skull-and-cross-bones, snakes holding a heart, crowned with a crown and star) and bookplate (skull with a worm, tantalisingly initialled DMF). 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.

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        A Visit to Columbia in the Years 1822 & 1823.

      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas H. Palmer, for the author,, 1826. By Laguayra and Caracas, over the Cordillera to Bogota, and thence by the Magdalena to Cartagena. Octavo. Original white paper backed grey boards, titles printed black to paper label to spine, edges untrimmed. Aquatint frontispiece and plate. Stamp of the American Philosophical Society to the title page, their bookplate to front pastedown. Wear to extremities, rubbing to boards, short closed tear to front free binder's blank; a very good copy. First edition. This work, "written as a political travelogue", provides a comprehensive history and geographical account of the region. Duane, who was briefly Secretary of the Treasury in 1833, argues in this work for the "future commercial and political importance of South America to the United States". Duane had applied in 1820 for the role of United States ambassador to the new Columbian republic, a role he was denied due to being involved in a deal to supply arms to a number of South American revolutionaries, which Monroe described as "unworthy and dishonourable". The journey documented in this work was not as a government official but rather in the employment of a Philadelphian merchant Jacob Idler, who had hired Duane to secure payment for a number of goods and arms Idler had sent to Columbia during their struggle with Spain. An uncommon book with four copies traced at auction and just one copy traced on OCLC.

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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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        Traité des Poisons tirés des règnes minéral, végétal et animal, ou Toxicologie générale, considérée sous les rapports de la Physiologie, de la Pathologie et de la Médecine légale. 2 volumes.

      Paris, chez Gabon et Cie. et chez Crochard 1826 - Par M. Orfila. Troisième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Paris, chez Gabon et Cie. et chez Crochard - 1826. T1° xxvj (A Monsieur Vauquelin, Préface et Table) et 758 pages. T2° xviij (Table) et 720 pages. Reliure demi basane brune de l'époque. Dos lisse orné et doré. Coins frottés. 1 cahier partiellement détaché. Quelques rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-8°(21x13). Mateu Josep Bonaventura Orfila i Rotger (1787-1853) est un médecin et chimiste espagnol, naturalisé français en 1818. Doyen influent de la Faculté de médecine de Paris, il est un pionnier de la toxicologie médico-légale. [Attributes: Hard 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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