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      Paris ; Bruxelles.: Roux-Dufort ; Auguste Wahlen, 1826. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm). Réunion par le propriétaire de deux ouvrages dans l'objectif de les compléter, le propriétaire a ainsi adjoint au volume des Oeuvres choisies parues à Paris, un tome (le second) des oeuvres complètes paru à Bruxelles. Un frontispice et une vignette de titre pour les Oeuvres choisies. Livres reliés aux armes du Comte de Lucan (Irlande, comté de Dublin), Georges Charles Bingham, Maréchal de Champ, avec la devise : Spes mea Christus. La présence des fleurs de Lys s'explique sans doute par le fait que le premier Comte de Lucan était le fils de Jacques Fitz-James, naturalisé français. Plein Veau rose d'époque (reliure anglaise) signé Hering. Dos lisse orné de feuillages à la grotesque et d'un aigle couronné (symbole des armes du Comte). Plats frappés aux armes et filet pointillé d'encadrement. Dentelle intérieure et sur les coupes. Un accident au mors supérieur du tome II. Tranches marbrées. Dos très faiblement décoloré. Un manque à la pièce de titre du tome II. Mors frottés. Très bel exemplaire, malgré de menus défauts. Bien que le poète Parny, pré-Romantique dans son écriture, soit aujourd'hui tombé en désuétude, Il fut non seulement populaire mais reçut l'estime inégalée de ses pairs ; ainsi Chateaubriand écrira : Je savais par cœur les élégies du chevalier de Parny, et je les sais encore, et Pouchkine, évoquant la poésie érotique dira que Parny était son maître. - Roux-Dufort ; Auguste Wahlen, Paris ; Bruxelles. _1826, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm), relié. - relié

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        A Digested Index of the Reported Cases Adjudged in the Courts

      1826. Hawks, Francis L. [1798-1866], Digester. [Lilly, Lambert]. A Digested Index of the Reported Cases Adjudged in the Courts of North-Carolina, From the Year 1778 to 1826. Raleigh: Printed for Dirk Lindeman, 1826. vii, 502 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece to spine. Moderate scuffing to boards, wear to spine ends and corners, boards beginning to separate but still quite secure. Faint early owner stamp (of David Bell) to front board, early owner signatures (of "W.H. Washington, Esq./ Solicitor/ Newbern"/ Nov. 12th 1839) to front free endpaper, embossed notarial seal (of [illegible] Lehman/ Newbern) to title page. Toning, light foxing to most of text. A solid copy of an important and scarce title. * Only edition. The first book of its kind produced in North Carolina, Hawks's Index digests the reports of Martin through Hawks, a period spanning 1796 to 1826. Hawks, a lawyer and historian, was the state reporter from 1820 to 1826. After that time he abandoned the law, entered the ministry and had a distinguished ecclesiastical career. Some records attribute this title incorrectly to Lambert Lilly. OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law libraries (Library of Congress, Duke University, the Universities of North Carolina and Virginia and Wake Forest). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5583.

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        A Letter to the Editor of the Edinburgh Weekly Journal from Malachi Malagrowther, Esq. on the Proposed Change of Currency and Other Late Alterations, as They Affect, or are Intended to Affect, the Kingdom of Scotland [With:] A Second Letter - [And:] A Third Letter -

      Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Company for William Blackwood, Edinburgh: and T. Cadell, Strand, London, 1826. (SCOTLAND) Second edition of the first two Letters, First edition of the Third Letter. 3 volumes bound in one vols., 8vo. 60; 86, [2, blank]; 39 pp. Half red morocco preserving nineteenth-century marbled boards. Fine. Todd & Bowden 186Ac, 187Ac, 188Ab. Kress III C1778, C1781, C1784 . "In this series of 'Letters' defending the issuance of Scottish banknotes Scott benefits from his work on Swift by patterning the Malachi Malagrowther letters on Swift's Drapier's Letters" (Todd & Bowden p. 621). "In February 1826 there may have been a degree of calculation in Scott's entering the debate on a government measure introduced to deal with the economic crisis which would have restricted the rights of the Scottish banks to issue their own notes, but Scott represented it as a nationalist issue, 'the late disposition to change every thing in Scotland to an English model' (Journal, 94). In February and March he wrote three letters to the editor of the Edinburgh Weekly Journal in which he used the currency issue as an exemplum for the larger tendency. The letters caused a sensation. Ministerial friends were very angry, but withdrew the measure. The banks were grateful; taking a lead from his old rival in love, William Forbes, they agreed to the creation of a trust for the settling of Scott's debts, and The Letters of Malachi Malagrowther, as the letters are now known, is recognized as a classic in political argument" (DNB). A complete set, uncommon

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        Voyage autour du Monde ... Histoire du Voyage. Atlas [ ... Histoire naturelle, Botanique. Atlas]

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1826. 2 parts (plus 5 plates from a third part) in one volume, folio. (19 3/8 x 12 3/4 inches). 2 engraved titles. 'Histoire du Voyage': 60 plates (59 coloured). (Worming to blank margins of plate 1, 3, 12 and 26-30); 'Histoire Naturelle, Botanique': plates 1-13, 13 bis, 14- 38 only (of 106, plates 1-13, 13 bis, 14-24 coloured); extra-illustrated with 5 coloured bird plates (numbers 10, 17, 30, 44 and 48) from the 'Histoire naturelle, Zoologie' section. Contemporary French green half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine gilt in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat panelled tooling in gilt, marbled endpapers (front inner hinge split). A fine selection of plates from "one of the major French Pacific voyages of the nineteenth century" (Hill) A complete set of the 'Histoire du Voyage' section with all the hand-coloured plates from the botany section (all of seaweeds) and five attractive coloured bird plates. The voyage, led by Duperrey, concentrated on the exploration of the Pacific. He had "already circumnavigated the globe under Freycinet. Dumont d'Urville, who would later lead his own expeditions in the Pacific, was Duperrey's second-in- command, Réné Lesson was the naturalist on the voyage. The Coquille called at Brazil, the Falkland Islands, Concepciõn, Callao, and Payta. The Pacific islands visited were the Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Tonga, Rotuma, the Gilbert and Caroline Islands, and the Bismarck Archipelago. Australia was visited twice, and explorations made of New Zealand and the Maoris were of particular significance. Vast quantities of ethnographic and scientific data were collected. Before returning to Marseilles, Java, Mauritius, and Ascension were visited" (Hill pp.180-181). Anker 288; Borba de Moraes p.276; Ferguson 1069; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.93; Hill (2004) 517; Hocken 42; Nissen IVB 42; Nissen BBI 560; Nissen ZBI 1210; Sabin 21353; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1578; Whittel 218

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        Oevres Complètes de J.J. Rousseau. Avec les notes de tous les commentateurs.

      25 volumes. A Paris, chez dalibon, Libraire 1826. With engravings, including a fine portrait of Rousseau. 8vo. Bound in 25 stately and nice contemporary red halfleather bindings with richly gilt spines and marble decoration on all edges. Bit of wear on the lower part of the spine of volume 19. Inside with minor foxing. Otherwise a great set.. Nouvelle édition ornée de quarante-deux vignette ... d'apres les dessins de Devéria

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        Manuel d'Ornithologie, ou Tableau Systématique des Oiseaux qui se Trouvent en Europe + Atlas des Oiseaux d'Europe d' après C.-J. Temminck, 6 volumes, complete

      Paris: H. Cousin + Edmond d'Ocagne, 1826-1842, Second edition + First edition.. Very light foxing to the first and last few leaves of the first volume of text, similar light foxing to the preliminary text pages that accompany the first atlas volume, occasional light spotting to 12 plates in the atlas volumes, one plate of 'Plongeon Imbrin' is discolored on the verso only, the rest of the text and fine color plates are bright, clean and free from any foxing or browning. An exceptional copy in near fine condition in a spectacular period binding.. Pp. (vol. 1, text): (4), cxv, 1-439; (vol. 2, text): (4), 441-950; (vol. 3, text): (4), lxxxiv, 1-691; (vols. 4-6, atlas of plates): (4), 27, 530 fine hand-colored lithographed plates. Uniform contemporary green morocco by Clarke and Bedford, covers with triple fillet border, with the centrally-placed gilt-blocked crests of Earl Fitzwilliam surmounted by an earls' coronet, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all page edges in gilt, 8vo. The text is a second edition of Temminck's important handbook first published in 1815. It is here greatly enlarged "to include some of the non-European avifauna, and to furnish descriptions or mention of species new to science" (Wood, p. 593). The atlas of plates was produced by Werner, a natural history artist at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, as an adjunct to Temminck's work. These plates were produced as illustrations to accompany the second edition of Temminck's 'Manuel d'Ornithologie' as a handbook to the birds of Europe (Wood, p. 622). The atlas of plates was published by subscription in 53 separate parts each with 10 plates - the total number of plates in the work is 530. The first atlas volume in this copy contains the 31 pages of preliminary materials (title page, contents and list of depicted species) which is sometimes lacking. These works by Temminck and Werner are complimentary and are offered together. Provenance: Earl Fitzwilliam (bindings); William Charles De Meuron, Earl Fitzwilliam (1872-1953, armorial bookplate dated 1920). For further information see Nissen IVB, 979; Anker 523; and Fine Bird Books (1990) p.153.

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        "itinerario italiano o sia descrizione dei viaggi per le strade piu' frequentate alle principali citta' d'italia coll'indicazione delle distanze in poste, in miglia, in ore e minuti; dei migliori alberghi; degli oggetti piu' interessanti di belle arti, antiquaria e storia naturale; delle principali produzioni e manifatture locali, e con altre notizie piu' vantaggiose ai viaggiatori... decimasettima edizione milanese in molte parti corretta ed accresciuta..." milano, vallardi, 1826.

      Cm. 17,5, pp. xlv (1) 292. Con 17 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo, fra cui la grande carta dell'Italia, il quadro geometrico delle distanze e 15 belle carte geografiche traccianti gli itinerari compiuti attraverso le varie parti d'Italia. Legatura originale in cartonato decorato giallino con titoli a stampa, braghetta di chiusura con laccio in stoffa originale. Esemplare molto bello, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre guida per il viaggiatore italiano, preziossima fonte di notizie che conobbe grande successo nel corso di tutto l'800 ed ebbe innumerevoli ristampe. Certamente non rara, ma difficilmente reperibile in tale stato di conservazione.

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        Frankenstein; or, The Man and the Monster! A Peculiar Romantic Melo-Dramatic Pantomimic Spectacle, in Two Acts. PLUS 23 Other Early Nineteenth Century Play Bills Bound Into 3 Leather Volumes

      London: John Cumberland & Duncombe, 1826 3 volumes uniformly bound, half calf marbled boards, spines with raised bands and gilt decorated panels, black morocco label with gilt 'PLAYS VOL. I, II or III', corners rubbed, upper board of VOL I neatly rubbed back in the centre to the board beneath, marbled endpapers with binders labels of Deighton & Moxon, 19 Pavement York, closed edges faded marbling, Each title may have slight offsetting from the facing engraved frontis, the frontispieces to the Dolby printed plays are by J R Cruikshank, a uniformly bound set of nineteenth century playbills, all in same format etc, some in the Dolby's British Theatre imprint, others not but in same format including; ---Henry Milner's Frankenstein: or The Man and the Monster. A Romantic Melo-Drama, in Two Acts. FOUNDED PRINCIPALLY ON MRS. SHELLEY'S SINGULAR WORK ENTITLED FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS (1826) 28 pp. Copper-engraved frontispiece portrait of Mr. O. Smith as the Monster in Frankenstein. Figure drawing at end of text showing the position of the characters when the curtain falls. Duncombe’s Edition. This has as a frontis the first pictorial representation of the monster in print. Early Frankenstein playbill, the script of the 1826 staged theatre production as performed at the London Theatres. Preceded only by the first two editions of Shelley's book this item precedes the scarce third London edition by five years. Lists characters and the actors who played them, listing the Monster with six asterisks only, but giving the actor's name,--- this is bound in with eight other play bills into VOL I, viz; ( approx 300pp) The Barber of Seville by FAWCETT / The Highland Reel by O'KEEFE / Monsieur Tonson by MONCRIEFF/ Humphrey Clinker by DIBDIN/ Oberon, or The Charmed Horn by WIELAND / The Robber's Wife by POCOCK / Frankenstein, or, The Man and The Monster by MILNER & Mary Wollstonecraft SHELLEY / The Irishman in London by MACREADY/ Intrigue, or, The Bath Road by POOLE, all published by John Cumberland, London excepting Frankenstein & Intrigue which are by Duncombe, London, VOL II, ( approx 400pp) The Pilot by FITZ-BALL / The Busy Body by CENTLIVRE / She Stoops to Conquer by Dr GOLDSMITH (Dolby 1823) / The Stranger by THOMPSON ( a four leaf section pulled at head with short margin tear and the pages sitting a little proud but still attached) / All in the wrong by MURPHY (Dolby 1824) some light foxing / The Fall of Algiers ANON (Dolby) small brown stain to text at foot of frontis and some offset to title over the publisher information ( a dark water mark) and some other minor foxing VOL III, ( approx 500pp) King Henry VIII / King Henry IV part II by SHAKSPEARE / Brutus or the Fall of Tarquin by John Howard PAYNE / The Fatal Dowry by MASSINGER / The Devil's Ducat by Douglas JERROLD / Cymbeline by SHAKSPEARE / The Grecian Daughter by Arthur MURPHY / The Road to Ruin by Thomas HOLCRAFT. ( NB- the scan shows the offset marking on the title and the colour of the boards as darker than appears to the naked eye, we will only accept a telegraphic bank transfer as payment for this item) Henry Milner's Frankenstein or the Man and the Monster (1826), a minor work, which nevertheless is still known for being the first version that showed the creation/awakening of the Monster. In Shelley's novel the actual creation is only described in a few lines: "It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs." (Shelley 1992: 56) In Peake's Presumption the Monster is still created off-stage. At the end of the first act Frankenstein disappears to his laboratory. A servant watches him through a window, but runs off frightened when Frankenstein cries, "It lives!" A horrified Frankenstein reappears on stage when suddenly the Monster himself, throwing down the laboratory's door, rushes on stage and presents his monstrosity to the audience. Like Mary Shelley Peake did not reveal the secret how Frankenstein animates his Monster. Milner, however, provides exact stage directions for the creation scene in Frankenstein or the Man and the Monster: "Laboratory with bottles and chemical apparatus. First sight of the monster an indistinct form with a black colossal human figure of a cadaverous livid complexion, it slowly begins to rise, gradually attaining an erect posture. When it has attained a perpendicular position, and glares its eyes upon him, he starts back with horror." (Milner 1. iii 1826) In subsequent years many stage and film productions of Frankenstein would present similar creation scenes , bank transfer only as payment for this please. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J R Cruikshank. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Catalogue of the Library of the Society of Writers to the Signet. In Four Parts, with a General Index [bound with] Rules and Regulations for the Library of the Society of Writers to the Signet [etc.]

      All four parts plus the index of the most extensive early catalogue of the Signet Library, issued at the close of the period when the Library was establishing itself among the first rank of British libraries; with the Library's rules appended. Contemporary 3/4 calf over patterned cloth, rebacked, the original spine laid down, speckled edges, some rubbing and foxing, else a very good copy. Printed for the Use of the Society, Edinburgh, 1826-37.

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        Bug-Jargal, par l'auteur de Han d'Islande.

      Paris, Urbain Canel (Imp. Lacheverdière fils.), 1826. Small 8vo (according to Carteret, 18mo). Fine cont. hcalf w. gilt back. Small stain to upper back-hinge. Occational brownspotting, but a nice copy on good paper. Engr. frontisp. ("sur chine gravé à l'eau-forte d'après Devéria." [Carteret I:396] ).. Scarce first edition of one of Hugo's earliest and most famous novels. In Carteret identified as "ÉDITION ORIGINALE". According to Carteret, "Ce roman a paru pour la premiere fois dans LE CONSERVATEUR LITTÉRAIRE. A cette époque Victor Hugo signait souvent ses articles du pseudonyme de d'Auvernoy, nom du héros de BUG-JARGAL" (I:396), but the work that appeared in Conservateur Littéraire was but a short story, and only formed the basis for this early novel about the friendship between an enslaved African prince (Bug-Jargal) and a French military officer (Leopold d'Auverney) during the early years of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804). Even the name of the French military officer was changed from Delmar in the short story to d'Auverny, the pseudonyme name under which Hugo published his articles at the time

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        The Negro's Friend: Or the Sheffield Anti-Slavery Album

      Sheffield, 1826. 204pp + engraved frontispiece and one plate. 1st ed., mostly clean in later boards. A rare work. Profits from the sale of the book were sent to the Society in London for the Relief of Distressed Negroes in Antigua.

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        Raccolta di poesie inedite in dialetto milanese. coll'aggiunta della prineide e di alcune altre anonime. italia, 1826.

      In-16 p. (mm. 170x108), bross. orig. con triplice filetto, pp. VII,(1),206,1 c.b. Seconda edizione.Cfr. Sioli Legnani, p. 8 e 9."Questa è in tutto simile alla prima (stampata a Lugano) o meglio alla variante I bis con cui fu sempre confusa. La composizione fu invece completamente rifatta. Questa seconda ediz. servi' da modello a tutte (ad eccezione della III che deriva direttamente dalla I bis). La Prineide (di T. Grossi), che occupa le pp. 177-187, presenta invece miglioramenti di lezioni e correzioni" - Orlando Cecco,7: "Di questa ediz. si conoscono altre 11 varianti, con identica dicitura al frontesp., che si distinguono attraverso gli errori". Con lievi fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare con barbe.

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        Gaston de Blondeville, or the Court of Henry III. Keeping Festival in Ardenne, A Romance. St. Alban's Abbey, A Metrical Tale; with Some Poetical Pieces... To Which is Prefixed a Memoir of the Author, with Extracts From Her Journals.

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

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        Treatise Of Clock And Watchmaking: Theoretical and Practical

      Cumming Dublin Edinburgh: Cumming, Dublin. Very Good+. 1826. First Edition; First Printing. 3/4 Leather. Bound by the legendary Byzanthium Studios in 3/4 red Morocco with Jemma Lewis marbled boards, title tooled in gold on the spine, hand sewn period headbands, period endsheets. A scarce and desirable First Edition in Very Good+ or better condition in a Fine binding, pages and trimmed plates slightly soiled, early facsimile of plate xv present; The masterpiece of Thomas Reid (1762 - 1823) , practicing watchmaker and one of the most celebrated Scottish clock makers. His "Treatise on Clock- and Watchmaking" was one of the most popular and best written horological works of the period .

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        A Digested Index of the Reported Cases Adjudged in the Courts

      1826. Hawks, Francis L. [1798-1866], Digester. [Lilly, Lambert]. A Digested Index of the Reported Cases Adjudged in the Courts of North-Carolina, From the Year 1778 to 1826. Raleigh: Printed for Dirk Lindeman, 1826. vii, 502 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece to spine. Moderate scuffing to boards, wear to spine ends and corners, boards beginning to separate but still quite secure. Faint early owner stamp (of David Bell) to front board, early owner signatures (of "W.H. Washington, Esq./ Solicitor/ Newbern"/ Nov. 12th 1839) to front free endpaper, embossed notarial seal (of [illegible] Lehman/ Newbern) to title page. Toning, light foxing to most of text. A solid copy of an important and scarce title. * Only edition. The first book of its kind produced in North Carolina, Hawks's Index digests the reports of Martin through Hawks, a period spanning 1796 to 1826. Hawks, a lawyer and historian, was the state reporter from 1820 to 1826. After that time he abandoned the law, entered the ministry and had a distinguished ecclesiastical career. Some records attribute this title incorrectly to Lambert Lilly. OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law libraries (Library of Congress, Duke University, the Universities of North Carolina and Virginia and Wake Forest). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5583.

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        Stockholm, Charles M.

      Carlson, 1826. 8:o. (2),+ 140 s. Svag fuktrand över titelbladet. Häftad och oskuren, i samtida gråpappomslag. Exlibris från Acana Stiftelsen. Denna rapport över hemliga liberala och förbjudna sällskap i Ryssland trycktes samma år även i St. Petersburg. Kommission tillsattes av tsar Nikolaus I efter Dekabristupproret 1825 med uppdrag att uppspåra och kartlägga alla potentiella upprorsmakare och deras organisationer. Framförallt riktade man in sig på de soldater som kommit hem från Napoleonkrigen och därifrån fört med sig moderna, liberala ideér. Stiftelsen Arcanasamlingen var en stor boksamling i Härnösand om religion, vilken upphörde våren 2010, och till del såldes

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        BABBAGE: On Electrical and Magnetic Rotations. BOUND WITH: FARADAY: On the Existence of a limit to Vaporization.

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. 2 adjacent papers, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 116, pp.484-493 (Faraday); 494-528 (Babbage), quarto, with a large engraved plate to the Babbage paper, disbound, early library stamp verso the plate but both papers in excellent condition, London, The Royal Society, 1826.For the Babbage paper see Van Sinderen 28. Not in Origins of Cyberspace. Here Babbage continued alone research he had begun with John Herschel on Arago's rotating discs. The experiments initiated by Arago, and carried on in England by Herschel and Babbage, led finally in 1831 to the discovery of electromagnetic induction by their friend Faraday, and thence to the generation of our electrical power. In the course of this investigation Babbage and Herschel came very close to discovering electromagnetic induction, seven years before Faraday." Hyman 58.

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        On A Method of Expressing by Signs the Action of Machinery,

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume for 1826, pp.250 - 266, quarto, with four engraved plates, (these with an inked library stamp on versos with some offsetting on rectos) otherwise a very good copy, disbound, London, The Royal Society, 1826. This was Babbage's first formulation and explanation of his mechanical notation system, which was fundamental to all design work on his Difference Engine and Analytical Engine. "While making designs for the Difference Engine, Babbage found great difficulty in ascertaining from ordinary drawings - plans and elevations - the state of rest or motion of individual parts as computation proceeded: that is to say in following in detail succeeding stages of a machine's action. This led him to develop a mechanical notation which provided a systematic method for labelling parts of a machine, classifying each part as fixed or moveable; a formal method for indicating the relative motions of the several parts which was easy to follow; and means for relating notations and drawings so that they might illustrate and explain each other. As the calculating engines developed, the notation became a powerful but complex formal tool . . . the most powerful formal method for describing switching systems until Boolean algebra was applied to the problem in the middle of the twentieth century" (Hyman 58).This crucial paper publishes, for the first time, Babbage's system of mechanical notation which enabled him to describe the logic and operation of his machines on paper as they would be fabricated in metal. Babbage later stated that "Without the aid of this language I could not have invented the Analytical Engine; nor do I believe that any machinery of equal complexity can ever be contrived without the assistance of that or of some other equivalent language. The Difference Engine No. 2 ... is entirely described by its aid" (Babbage 1864, 104). Babbage's system, when combined with the discoveries in logic by Boole (1847 and 1854) and the application to modern circuitry by Claude Shannon (1938), became an essential developmental step in the conception of the modern computer. Babbage considered his mechanical notation system to be one of his finest inventions, and thought it should be widely implemented. It was a source of frustration to him that no other machine designer adopted it. More than one hundred years later, in the 1930s, when developments in logic were applied to switching systems, Claude Shannon demonstrated in his famous master's thesis that Boolean algebra could be applied to the same types of problems for which Babbage had designed his mechanical notation system.

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        Versuch einer pathologisch - therapeutischen Darstellung des Kindbettfiebers, nebst Schilderung desjenigen, welches im Februar, März und April 1825 in der Gebäranstalt der Königlichen Universität zu Berlin geherrscht hat.

      Erste /1./ Ausgabe. 184 Seiten. Neuer, im Stil der Zeit gehaltener Halbledereinband nach Vorlage des Originals mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln. Als Facharzt wurde er im Jahre 1799 zum Extraordinarius für das neue Fach "Geburtshilfe" an der Universität Würzburg ernannt. Bei seinen Lehrern berief er sich besonders auf Johann Christian Stark (1753-1811) in Jena, Friedrich Benjamin Osiander (1759-1822) in Göttingen und später, als er selbst schon Extraordinarius war, auf Johann Lukas Boer (1751-1835) in Wien. Im Jahr 1804 hatte er den Bau der ersten Gebäranstalt zu leiten, die er 1805 nach seiner Ernennung zum Ordinarius auch selbst eröffnete (siehe: Juliusspital Würzburg). Nachdem er 1816 einem Ruf nach Berlin gefolgt war, eröffnete Siebold im Jahr 1817 an der Charité die neue Universitätsfrauenklinik und gliederte ihr jeweils eine Poliklinik für kranke Frauen und eine für Geburtshilfe an. Papier insges. angebräunt. alter Bibl. St. a.d.Tbl. und am Ende des Buches.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Karel Marel]
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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, to which is added an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland. A New Edition, Exhibiting a Faithful Collation of the Original Ms. , with all the Suppressed Passages; also The Unpublished Notes of Bishop Warburton. In eight volumes. - Und: The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon... in which is Included a Continuation of his History of the Grand Rebellion. Written by Himself. A New Edition. 3 volumes. - Zusammen 11 Bände.

      Gr.-8vo (22,5 x 14,5 cm). Hldr. d. Zeit auf 5 unechten Bünden m. Rückenvergoldung. Kopfgoldschnitt, sonst unbeschnitten. Einbände etw. berieben, an den Kanten stärker. Exlibris Ralf Dahrendorf. Im Rande teils etw. stockfleckig. Sehr dekorative Bände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Düwal]
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        Fl. Josephi Judaei Opera Omnia.

      6 volumes in 3. Textum edidit M. Carol. Ernest. Richter. E.B. Schwickert, Leipzig 1826-1827. Bound in three nearly contemporary halfleather bindings of calf with gilt decoration on the spines. Spines a bit cracked and sidepaper with minor wear. Name on flyleaf (the Danish classical scholar Holger Friis Johansen).. A rare edition of the works by Flavius, here complete

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Fordna och Närvarande Sverige (..) [Utsigter af] Södermanland / [Vues de Sudermannie].

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Deleen and Fr. B. Nestii Enka. 1826-1833. Measures between 43 x 56,5 and 33,5 x 51 cm. Part I-VII. 6 complete parts + 1part with wrapper only (plates and text missing). Part I: Front wrapper (pasted at the front of an original card board portfolio) + 4 plates (aquatints) + 4 text leaves; Part II: wrapper + 4 plates (aquatints) + 4 text leaves; Part III: wrapper + 4 plates (aquatints) + 4 text leaves; Part IV: wrapper + 4 plates (aquatints) + 4 text leaves; Part V: wrapper + 4 plates (lithographed) + 1 text leaf; Part VI: wrapper only, plates and text are missing; Part VII; 4 plates (lithographed) + 1 text leaf. A complete copy contains 61 plates. This copy contains 24 plates only. Original green/gray card board portfolio with the front of the first wrapper pasted at the front board. The contents of the first wrapper is bound into the portfolio. The remaining six wrappers lay loose in the portfolio. The wrappers all have decorative printed titles at the front. The province name Södermanland and part numbers are written by hand at the front of the wrappers. A few stains to the portfolio. A few creases, tears and a couple of minor holes to the wrappers. One wrapper with most of the spine split. A couple of wrappers with some fading. A few text leaves and plates with a few spots and minor tears to the margins. A few guard papers with some creases, small holes and tears. Three plates with a small hole in the lower margin. Overall the wrappers and contents are clean and in very nice condition.. A very rare set of original wrappers with mostly uncut text and plates belonging to one of the most sought after volumes of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and present Sweden) - Södermanland. The plates shows country estates in their natural settings. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. The text is in French and Swedish. Almost all of these beautiful wrappers were thrown away a long time ago by the bookbinders and the plates and text were cut to fit appropriate bindings. Some lucky coincident made the present wrappers survive. This is the fourth, free standing, volume of the monumental topographical work. "Fordna och närvarande Sverige", wnich was published 1817-1867 in 12 volumes containing 367 plates altogether. The first two volumes(Skåne and Östergötland) were executed entierly in aquatint, as were the early parts of the third and fourth volumes (Upland and Södermanland). The plates to the first four parts of Södermanland are in aquatint and the rest is lithographed. When the original creator Ulric Thersner died in 1828 the aquatint technique were abandoned and lithography were adopted for the execution of the rest of the work. At that time both the provinces of Upland and Södermanland were under production, which explains why these two volumes have plates both in aquatint and lithography. Some of the lithographs are executed by the great master M. G. Anckarswärd. In the present volume he shows his ability to create lively compositions. The images have a lovely balance and presence. Anckarswärd exhibits his skill in making trees, people, mountains and animals come alive. He is famous for his beautiful plate books "Sweriges Märkvärdigaste Ruiner" (Peculiar Ruins of Sweden), and "Svenska och Norrska Utsigter" (Views of Sweden and Norway)

      [Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat]
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