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        Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the years 1822 1823 & 1824

      John Murray, UK 1826 - Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the years 1822 1823 & 1824 by Major Denham Captain Clapperton & the late Dr Oudney First Edition John Murray London 1826. 4to. Illustrated with 13 woodcuts in the text, with 34 engraved plates, one of which coloured, plus four engraved maps of which one is folding. Later calfspine, with gilt spine and green and red labels, marbled boards and marbled edges. An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alexander-Newski-Gedächtniskirche auf dem Kapellenberg, Potsdam, 1856. Original-Photographie. Vintage. Salzpapier-Abzug. Verlagsseitig montiert. Köln, verlegt durch F.C. Eisen, 1856. Bildgröße 25 x 39 cm. Blattgröße 45 x 63 cm.

      Auf dem Träger Blindstempel des Verlegers (der Träger an den Rändern leicht gebräunt sowie ein ganz kleiner Einriß im rechten weißen Rand, der Abzug im linken und unteren Rand etwas blass, sonst sehr gut erhalten). Rarissimum der frühen Potsdam-Photographie und sicherlich die erste großformatige fotografische Ansicht der berühmten Kirche. Die Kirche wurde zwischen 1826 und 1829 von Friedrich Wilhelm III. für die aus Russland stammenden Soldaten des Sängerchors der russischen Kolonie Alexandrowka errichtet und ist das älteste russisch-orthodoxe Kirchengebäude in Westeuropa. Die frühesten überlieferten Potsdam-Fotos stammen von sog. 'Reisephotographen', also solchen, die nicht ortsansässig waren. In Potsdam waren dies Michiels (1823-1887), der 1856 dort photographierte, und die Brüder Schneider, die erst 1859 Berlin und Potsdam bereisten. Michiels ist vor allem für seine Aufnahmen vom Kölner Dom bekannt, von seinen - hervorragenden - Potsdam-Photographien tauchten bisher nur ganz wenige auf. Vier Motive wurden 2006 im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Auslöser Potsdam' gezeigt, weitere kennt man nur aus dem Inserat, das der Verleger Eisen 1858 in der Leipziger 'Illustrirten Zeitung' schaltete. Abgesehen von der Seltenheit ist das große Format und der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Abzugs bemerkenswert. Der seinerzeitige Preis betrug übrigens 2 Taler (Thaler) pro Blatt, das entspricht etwa dem Wochengehalt eines Webers um 1850 oder dem halben Monatslohn einer Stickerin oder Weißnäherin in Berlin. - Vgl. Auslöser Potsdam, 29 - Heidtmann, Wie das Photo..., S. 55.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, mises en ordre et précédées d'une Notice historique par M. A. Richard, suivie de Deux volumes sur les Progrès des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles depuis la mort de Buffon, par M. le Baron Cuvier (28 + 4 du Complément de Cuvier : 32 Tomes - Complet)

      32 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-veau à petits coins cerise, dos à 5 nerfs estampés à froid, dos orné, toutes tranches marbrées, Chez Baudouin Frères, et chez N. Delangle, Paris, 1826 [ Progrès des Sciences Physiques ], 1827-1828, Tome 1 : frontispice et 1 carte dépliante ; Tome 2 : 2 planches en noir ; Tome 4 : 3 pl. en noir ; Tome 5 : 2 cartes dépliantes ; Tome 11 : 1 pl. en noir ; Tome 12 : 1 pl. en noir ; Tome 14 : 11 pl. couleurs et 1 noire ; Tome 15 : 11 pl. couleurs ; Tome 16 : 12 pl. couleurs ; Tome 17 : 8 pl. couleurs ; Tome 18 : 24 pl. couleurs ; Tome 19 : 7 pl. couleurs ; Tome 20 : 19 pl. couleurs ; Tome 21 : 9 pl. couleurs ; Tome 22 : 21 pl. couleurs ; Tome 23 : 20 pl. couleurs ; Tome 21 : 9 pl. couleurs ; Tome 22 : 21 pl. couleurs ; Tome 23 : 20 pl. couleurs ; Tome 24 : 11 pl. couleurs ; Tome 26 : 8 pl. couleurs ; Tome 27 : 9 pl. couleurs ; Tome 28 : 6 pl. couleurs Superbe reliure romantique très décorative (qq. minimes frott. et défauts à la reliure). Le présent exemplaire propose 3 cartes dépliantes, 8 planches en noir, 1 frontispice, et 176 planches en couleurs (sur 192) ; manquent l'intégralité des planches du tome 25, dont le cinquième cahier, manquant, a été entièrement refait à l'époque, calligraphié à l'imitation (rouss. souvent fortes). Prix en l'état pour cet exemplaire extrêmement décoratif. Français

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        Oeuvres choisies

      Meeting by the owner of two books with the aim to complete, the owner and Assistant to the volume of selected works appeared in Paris, a volume (the second) of the complete works published in Brussels. Frontispiece and title vignette for choisies.Livres works connected with the arms of the Earl of Lucan (Ireland, County Dublin), George Charles Bingham, Marshall Field, with the motto: Spes mea Christus. The presence of lilies is probably explained by the fact that the first Earl of Lucan was the son of Jacques Fitz-James, naturalized français.Plein pink calf contemporary (English binding) signed Hering. Smooth spine decorated with foliage in the grotesque and a crowned eagle (symbol of the arms of Count). boards smoothies weapons and dotted framing net. Interior lace and cuts. An accident on the upper jaw of Volume II. Marbled edges. Back very slightly discolored. A lost piece title of Volume II. Mors rubbed. Very nice copy, despite the poet défauts.Bien Parny menus, pre-Romantic in his writing, is now obsolete, it was not only popular but received unparalleled esteem of his peers; and Chateaubriand wrote: I knew by heart the elegies Knight Parny, and I know yet, and Pushkin, evoking the erotic poetry Parny say that was his master. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Roux-Dufort ; Auguste Wahlen Paris & Bruxelles 1826 in-8 (12,5x20,5cm) 2 tomes reliés

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        Europa und sein Monarchenthum oder Geheime Politik der Staaten aus der Moral- und Rechts-Philosophie. Versuch einer politischen Glückseligkeitslehre für alle Stände * 2 Bände (vollständig) / Handeinbände der Zeit mit teilziseliertem Ganzgoldschnitt

      Vollständige Ausgabe: 2 Bände, jeweils in elegantem Handeinband der Zeit als Festeinband / Pappband 8vo im Format 12,7 x 20,7 cm mit Rückentitel und Liniendekoration beider Deckel in Goldprägung (Handvergoldung), Innenkantenvergoldung, ziselierter Ganzgoldschnitt und handgestochenem Kopfband, 292 / 316 Seiten, Schrift. Fraktur. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen und gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder-und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14. - . - Deutsche Kunstbuchbinderei im 19. Jahrhundert, Liebhabereinband, Verfassung, deutsche Königreiche, Monarchie, Constitutions-Politik, organische Gesetzgebung, Monarchie als vorzüglichste Staatsform überhaupt, Legitimismus, Volksrepräsentation, Volksvertretung, landständische Verfassung, Demagogen und Volksverderber, Verteidigung des Büchernachdrucks, Bücher-Nachdruck, Zensurwesen, Censur in Deutschland, Verfassung der Völker, Konstitutionswuth des Zeitalters, Staatsrecht. - Erstausgabe in sehr guter Erhaltung (kleine Papieraufkleber auf Rücken, sonst sehr gut) ausführlich besprochen in der Jenaischen Allgemeinen Literatur-Zeitung 1826

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        \"Das Panorama von Innsbruck\". Vier Gesamtansichten.

       Vier kolorierte Lithographien nach Friedrich Rehberg, lithographiert von F. Rehberg und F. Schweighofer, gedruckt im Lithogr. Institut in Wien, um 1826, je ca. 35 x 62 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 534. - Das Panorama besteht aus folgenden Ansichten: 1. \"Der Berg Isel\" (bei uns im Druck als Nr. I bezeichnet, 35 x 62 cm); mit schönem Blick in die Maria-Theresie-Straße; 2. \"Das Oberinnthal\" (35 x 52 cm); Blick von einer Balustrade auf Brücke und über den Inn hinweg auf Berge; 3. \"Ansichten gegen Amras\" (35 x 30 cm); 4. \"Das Unterinnthal\" (35 x 51 cm). - Hier ohne \"Das Panorama von Innsbruck. Die Höttinger Alpen\" und die Landkarte. - Die breitrandigen Ansichten z.T. gering fleckig. Kräftiges, farbfrisches Kolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Österreich, Panoramen

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        Zoloé

      New edition, rare, and certainly the second, after the original very rarely published in 1800 in the format in-18 (For all new merchants in Turin).Binding half morocco navy over the early twentieth Blanchetière signed on brochure. Back with nerves decorated with 5 special irons, rollers on the caps and nerves. Nets on the boards. Binding was performed directly on the brochure bluish paper, the paper is therefore uncut, as appeared. Ambroise Dupont Paris 1826 in-12 (11,5x18,5cm) (4) 163pp. relié

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        Discours sur les révolutions de la surface du globe et sur les changemens qu'elles ont produits dans le règne animal.

      chez Dufour et D'Ocagne, 1826. Cm. 27, pp. (6) 196. Bel ritratto di Cuvier all'antiporta (protetto da velina) e 6 tavole fuori testo. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare con fioriture sparse, peraltro genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale in volume (ed in formato in-4) di quest'opera che era già apparsa come introduzione al testo: Recherches sur les ossements fossiles. Non comune.

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        The Last of The Mohicans. A Narrative of 1757. In three Volumes

      Erste "Festlands"-Ausgabe (im Jahr der Londoner Erstausgabe), Paris 1826. - 3 Bände, illustrierter und goldgeprägter Lederrücken, ledervertärkte Ecken. - 276 + 267 + 292 Seiten. - Ecken gering angestoßen und leicht berieben, Band I mit Eintragungen des Vorbesitzers auf Vortitel und Titel, sonst schöne Exemplare.

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        CATALOGUE GÉNÉRAL DES ARBRES, ARBUSTES ET PLANTES, Tant De Serre Que De Pleine Terre, Cultivés Dans Les Jardins Et Pépinières De L. Noisette.

      Paris: Rousselon 1826. General catalogue of this important French nursery located in Paris. Son of the head gardener for the comte de Provence (later King Louis XVIII), Noisette started his own nursery in Paris in 1806. He focused, from the beginning, on the collection of choice and exotic plants from around the world. His brother Philippe, posted to America by the French government, was among the many correspondents who sent him seeds and plants from Asia and the Americas. Many of these were first introduced into European cultivation through Noisette's nursery, which attracted the business of numerous wealthy clients. Especially notable was Prince Nicolas II Esterházy, who engaged Noisette to lay out and plant his extensive properties in Austria. Although Noisette's large nursery had significant collections in all categories, he was most widely known for his rare ornamental plants, especially roses. Noisette roses are named for him, and his nursery carried over 1000 different varieties of rose, nearly all of them listed here. Noisette published two much smaller catalogues in 1825. The first of these, 27 pages, was devoted only to fruit trees. The second, devoted to dahlias, roses and other flowering shrubs, had only 19 pages. The present catalogue, with 101 pages of listings, appears to be the only general catalogue to have been issued by the nursery. It includes over 9000 varieties divided into four primary sections: hot house plants; plants for the orangery; hardy plants and shrubs; and hardy herbaceous plants. Over twelve pages are devoted just to roses. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm); 8 + 102 pp. Original marbled paper wrappers with printed paper labels; backstrip very worn; small section at edge of front wrapper and first two leaves worn away; occasional mild foxing, but otherwise well preserved. .

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        Report of the Committee of the Benevolent Society of New South Wales...

      Sydney: "Monitor" Press, 1826. Duodecimo, 24 pp., some foxing particularly to the title and last page; twentieth-century "Mackaness morocco" Early Sydney printing from the press of the Monitor. The Benevolent Society was set up 'to relieve the Poor, Distressed, the Aged, and the Infirm, and thereby to discountenance, as much as possible, Mendicity and Vagrancy...'. One of the Society's most important institutions was the Asylum on George Street, near the old Sydney Burial Ground, demolished in 1901 to make way for Central.The Society was a veritable who's who of Sydney, with Governor Darling and his wife as patrons, and a committee that included Alexander Berry, Gregory Blaxland, Samuel Marsden, Ralph Mansfield, and William Bland (the last as "Surgeon"). The report confirms that although the Society had had some reverses, a high point had been the visit of the Darlings to the George Street Asylum, after which all of the inmates were given a dinner of roast beef, plum pudding and 'Colonial Beer.' Other iniatives include help with replacing horses and boats to deserving tradesmen, the establishment of a Dispensary, and a decision that all fines for public intoxication be given to the Society by the police - the current quarter has netted an impressive Sixty Spanish Dollars. The work also includes the Asylum Rules, the general accounts, and a list of life members.The work was printed by Arthur Hill who was active as a publisher in Sydney from 1826-33. A bon vivant, sometime actor, and, together with his wife Ann, tavern owner, Hill arrived in Sydney as a convict on board the Mary in 1819. In 1826 he became the printer of the new Sydney paper the Monitor (edited by E.S. Hall), a paper which played a very important part in the political and social struggles of the time and was on the side of Wentworth and the Australian. Hill only remained involved with the Monitor for less than a year, but it was during this time that he also published the Reverend Threlkeld's very important Specimens of a Dialect. Hill is listed as subscribing one pound to the Society. Very good condition.

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        BRYANT, Andrew: Map of the County of Norfolk, From an Actual Survey, large hand-coloured engraved folding map on 2 sheets dissected into 72 sections and laid on linen, view of Norwich Cathedral, folding into contemporary calf slipcase gilt lettering some old stains,, 216cm x 208cm. Published1st December, 1826. The one offered here has some railway lines professionally added. A clean Fine copy

      Large map of Norfolk in two parts. Covering the whole County. In fine condition.

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        Anecdotes of Painting in England;

      hardback. Near Fine. with some account of the principal artists; and incidental notes on other arts; collected by Mr. George Vertue; digested and published from his original MSS. With considerable additions by the Rev. James Dalloway. Illustrated. 5 vols. London (John Major) 1826-8. Black straight-grained morocco, gilt-edge on spine and cover. All edges gilt. By Smith of 49 Long Acre, with their label in each volume. Slight rubbing to tips of spines, else a very attractive set. Will incur additional shipping.

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        Description pittoresque et historique de la Bergstraße,de l' Odenwald et des Environs du Neckre.A l'usage des Voyageurs, traduite de l'Allemand de M.A.L.Grimm.

      Darmstadt, Leske, () 1826 - Kl.-8°. 1 Bl., 324 S., 1 Bl. illustriert, m. 34 Kupfertafeln. OPpbd., (Rücken erneuert). Erste französische Ausgabe. - Mit Ansichten von Darmstadt, Auerbach, Weinheim, Leutershausen, Heidelberg, Lindenfels, Otzberg, Neckargemünd, Hirschhorn u.a. - Schönes sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Addresses to the Students of the Royal Academy

      OFFERING: An extraordinary specimen, compiled as a memorial to Sir Thomas Lawrence over a period of 25 years by Robert Balmanno, editor for the Addresses. RARITY: Excessively Rare. A worldwide institution search finds one holding, for two of the three addresses at the British Library: this example, with its numerous enrichments is unique. PRINTER PROOFS: added, for 2 pages. SEVEN HANDWRITTEN ADDITIONS FROM SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE: Signed letter to Robert Balmanno on the editing and printing of Address I, 40-lines, heading and content documenting Lawrence was writing over a period of two days while attending George IV at the Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park. It begins, "the proof is not arrived but still there will doubtless be time for all being finished." / Presentations, one for each of the separate title pages. / Three Notes on editing the addresses, each bound in a different format. / A Poem:untitled,a 12-lines draft with corrections. FROM ROBERT BALMANNO: A Signed Testament, London, 1828, 19 lines documenting the handwritten Lawrence materials including the letter and verse and the 6 engravings selected by Robert Balmanno, up to then. / Annotations, 12 helpful and terse foot, or margin notes on persons cited in the texts / Corrections, underlined in pencil. / Eulogy, for Sir Thomas Lawrence. ILLUSTRATED: with nineteen bound-in prints, in superb impressions with wide margins, eleven in proof states. Three are historical scenes, sixteen are portraits, chiefly after Lawrence, including two portraits of Sir Thomas Lawrence inserted as frontispieces, with "Sir Thomas Lawrence Aged 35", after a self-portrait drawing, in the very rare proof state before letters. (Prints were acquired by Robert Balmanno over a period of some 25 years.) CLIPPINGS (neatly mounted): Death Notice for Sir Thomas Lawrence, by Robert Balmanno in the "Literary Gazette", written shortly after his passing with valuable information on his last days and sudden demise. / A valuable insider account of how Lawrence regained the patronage of the Prince Regent (later, King George IV). / A biographical sketch of J.S. Copley, illustrated with the Nicolson print after Copley, "Death of Chatham", in a rare proof impression, after letters. Copley's famous historical painting, "Death of Chatham" is cited by Lawrence in the preface for Address I. FINE BINDING: commissioned ca. 1848 by Robert Balmanno, from Pawson & Nicholson, Philadelphia in full Turkish morocco, the sienna sides decorated with an Ottoman influenced panel design decorated with refined fleur-de-lis, minaret, and lozenge tools in gold leaf and in blind; spine in six compartments with five raised bands, title in gilt letters (in compartment 2), other compartments tooled in blind with a center fleur-de-lis with heart base, bordered with hooked scrollwork; turn-ins with repeating gilt border alternating candelabra and fleurons; board edges rolled in gilt; top edge gilt; quarto sewn with marbled endpapers, bronze silk ribbon bound in, bindery's ink stamp, verso of front endpaper. SIZE: 242 x 156 mm. PAWSON & NICHOLSON: Established in 1848. James Pawson emigrated from England. Known for his edge gilding, he is credited as the first craftsman to practice the art in the United States. [The Independent, v. 54; American Bookbinders and their Work, p. 3001] Nicholson wrote the manual, "Art of Bookbinding" (1854), believed to be the first book on, "the technical aspects of bookbinding to be published in the United States". [Richard J. Wolfe, p. 100] FULL TITLES: Address I: Address to the Students of the Royal Academy, Delivered Before the General Assembly at the Annual Distribution of Prizes, 10th December, 1823. / Address II: Address to the Students of the Royal Academy at the Distribution of Medals, on the 10th of December, 1825. / Address III: Address to the Students of the Royal Academy, Delivered Before the General Assembly at the Annual Distribution of Prizes, 11th December, 1826. EDITION NOTE: No title page issued for Address II, title as heading of page 1. Compilation half-title page printed ca. 1826. Address I with praise of Sir Joshua Reynolds, printed by William Clowes, Northumberland Court, Strand, 1824; Address II with praise of Henry Fuseli, printed by D.S. Maurice, Fenchurch St., 1825; Address III with praise of John Flaxman, printed by D.S. Maurice, 1826. CONDITION: Seller description, ca. 1929 mounted on front blank. Address I: Pages 1-2, two small stains at top edge; pp. 3-4, two small stains in fore-edge margin; p. 6, moderate foxing, chiefly in outer margin. / Address II: spotting at foot, pp. 1-3; some offset toning, pp. 4-5. / Address III: Fine / Manuscript Material: Fine / Boards: rubs, spine sunfaded with edgewear. / Gilt: bright / Binding: solid and reliable, joints cracking, hinges splitting. Letter: line 6, p. 3 with neat paste repair to two words. / Clippings: two with slight toning; one with cockling. / Prints: Six: Fine / Two: About Fine / Two: Near Fine / Two: Very Good / Two: Near Very Good, instances of minor foxing at a plate edge / / No. 20: Good, some foxing. / No. 13: Near Good, stain spot and fox spots in plate and foxing at bottom edge. / Nos. 9 and 21: Fair / No. 6: Poor. GEORGE IV: Prince Regent [1811-1820] and King after George III's death [1820-30]. From 1815, he lived at the Lower Lodge, later known as the Royal Lodge, within its own grounds at Windsor Great Park. From 1814, he was Lawrence's most important patron. SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE: [1769-1830]: born in Bristol, son of a tavern keeper, elected age 22, Associate of the Royal Academy, appointed age 23, Painter-in-Ordinary to King George III, age 25, made a Royal Academy member, elected President of the Royal Academy after the death of Benjamin West. Lawrence's painting is characterized by energy, verve and use of color: Much admired for his modeling of hands, he also had a special method of illuminating female eyes, using white highlights. Lawrence is often called, "the greatest British portrait painter of the 19th century". [Herrmann, Nineteenth Century British Painting] ROBERT BALMANNO [1779-1861]: born in Aberdeen; London home at Mornington Place, Hampton Road; friendships with William Blake, John Constable, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Hood, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Thomas Moore, et al; contributor to the "Literary Gazette" (1820s), notable print collector (Lugt 12354), Honorary Secretary for Artist's Benevolent Fund. Balmanno left England for the United States ca. 1831 and settled in New York where he co-founded an incarnation of the NY Shakespeare Society and influenced a generation of American collectors. While he sold a substantial part of his print collection (Sotheby's, May 4-12, 1830), he held on to his library and continued to add to his Lawrence memorial in the United States. PAGINATION: Complete; 60 pages with 4 footnotes, the addresses paginated separately. DETAIL ON HANDWRITTEN ADDITIONS FROM SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE: Signed Letter: on a 183 x 222 mm leaf folded for mailing, delivery note and Balmanno's address on side 4. / Unsigned Presentations: For Robert Balmanno on title page of Address I; "To Robert Balmanno Esq, With the Writer's Esteem and Regards." / For Mary Ann Flaxman on title page of Address III; "To Miss Flaxman, With the Writer's Respects." (The artist, Mary Ann Flaxman [1768-1833] was the adopted daughter of John Flaxman, the sculptor, and teacher at the Royal Academy: Address III contains a Lawrence eulogy for John Flaxman who died 4 days before the Address' issue; "estimable being whose death we are deploring". [p. 8, line 8]) / Notes Regarding Addresses: On a mounted separate sheet, 9 lines of corrections for p. 6 of Address I. / On a large folded slip, 4 lines of corrections for p. 3 of Address III, printer examples in the uncorrected state and final state follow. / Done directly on a printed proof, p. 13 of Address III, corrections later canceled, with cross-outs to parts of 2 lines and 9 short lines in margin, a clean example of the identical page, the final state of page 13, follows after. / Poem: An homage to Cardinal Wolsey [ca. 1475-1530], founder of Cardinal College, Oxford, now Christ Church, 12 lines of a draft with many corrections, mounted on a separate sheet, facing a stipple engraved portrait of Wolsey after William Hilton in its very rare proof state. PRINTS ITEMIZED: 1) Address I frontispiece; half-length portrait of Lawrence in year of death, from painting by Charles Landseer, mezzotint steel engraving by James Thomson, published by Fisher, Son & Co., proof after letters, 1846. / 2) Death of Chatham, after the historical painting by John Singleton Copley, etching and engraving, by F. C. Nicholson, 158 x 247 mm, proof after letters, dated to 1834-36, rare. (William Pitt, the Elder, the first Earl of Chatham, collapsed from a stroke in the House of Lords after rising to speak during a debate on the American Colonies, April 7, 1778. He died a month later. Copley had to persuade 55 noblemen to sit for their portraits to make the now famous historical painting.) / 3) Self-Portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds [1723-1792], engraved by Joseph Collyer the Younger [1748-1827], (portrait engraver to Queen Charlotte), done July 10, 1784, rare. / Not from Balmanno and not bound in, after the self-portrait by Peter Paul Rubens, stipple engraving medallion bust by William Holl (father or son-unknown which), 54 x 42 mm, dated to early 19th century; laid in by later owner. Not from Balmanno and not bound in, after Lawrence, portrait bust of Benjamin West, engraver not known, laid in by later owner. / 4) Portrait Bust of Benjamin West, after Lawrence, stipple and etching on Chine collé by Edward Scriven, Hurst, Robinson & Co., 1820. / 5) Death of Dido, after a 1781 Sir Joshua Reynolds painting, mezzotint after letters by Samuel Cousins, 157 x 225 mm, ca. 1835 (date ascribed by Victoria & Albert Museum), rare. / 6) Portrait of Sarah Siddons [1755-1831], as 'The Tragic Muse', by S.W. Reynolds [1773-1835], mezzotint, stated proof state, ca 1820. / 7) Portrait of Sarah Siddons, no engraver, no date, identified in plate as from an early Lawrence portrait, on India paper, proof state, rare. / 8) Address II frontispiece, medallion portrait of an unidentified young woman, 58 mm, proof state before letters, very rare. / 9) Portrait of Henry Fuseli, not given but from a portrait commissioned by Robert Balmanno, done by George Henry Harlow [1741-1825] from life in 1818, engraved by Edward Scriven, partial letters proof state, 1831. / 10) Address III frontispiece, "Sir Thomas Lawrence Aged 35", after a stipple engraving by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr., taken from a Lawrence self-portrait drawing [Garlick, p.233.3, 1964], engraver unknown, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co. June 1, 1831, 73 x 63 mm, proof state before letters, very rare. / 11) Portrait of John Flaxman, after Derby, engraved by James Thomson [1788-1850], on India paper, published by Lupton Relfe for "European Magazine", 1823. / 12) Fanny Kemble [1809-1893], after a Lawrence drawing, no other information, lithograph, tinted pale pink, proof state, very rare-not the readily available portrait design. / 13) Lady Charlotte Bury [1775-1861] adapted and engraved by Thomas Wright from an 1803 Lawrence painting, after letters, no date, ca. 1830, scarce. / 14) Mariana from Lawrence, engraved by Robert Graves [1798-1873], published by Robert Ackermann, no date, but 1831. / 15) Mrs. (Harriet) Arbuthot [1793-1834], after Lawrence, no engraver or date but a line engraving by William Ensom [1796-1832], proof state, 1831. / 16) Lady Georgiana Agar Ellis [1804-1860], after a Lawrence drawing, engraved by Charles Heath [1785-1848], no date but December, 1829, published as the frontispiece in the 3rd annual issue of the poetry magazine, "The Keepsake", edited by Frederic Mansel Reynolds, co-founded by the same Charles Heath, rare now in like condition. / 17) His Majesty (King George IV), after a Lawrence painting, stated as formerly in the collection of the King's Privy Secretary, Sir William Knighton, no engraver or date provided, engraved by William Ensom, proof state after letters, 1831, rare. / 18) Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, partial letters, no date, stated as engraved by Charles Picart but misattributed by the printer. It is in fact, a stipple engraving by Robert Cooper, after a painting by William Hilton, after a painting by Hans Holbein the Younger, 387 x 260 mm, issued February 2, 1818, printer proof state, very rare. 19) John Philip Kemble [1757-1823], the actor, posing as Cato, from Lawrence (attributed to 1812), line engraving by W. Greatbatch, done for the "Amulet", no date, but 1841. REFERENCE: Garlick, Sir Thomas Lawrence, a complete catalogue of the oil paintings / Levey, Sir Thomas Lawrence / Yale Center for British Art, Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        Heinrich von Kleists gesammelte Schriften. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck. 3 Bände. Erste Gesamtausgabe. Erster Theil: Die Familie Schroffenstein - Penthesilea - Amphitryon. Zweiter Theil: Der zerbrochene Krug - Das Käthchen von Heilbronn - Prinz Friedrich von Homburg - Die Hermannsschlacht. Dritter Theil: Erzählungen - Robert Guiskard - Gedichte.

      Berlin, Reimer Verlag, 1826. 8° , Halbleder LXVI/330, 418, 340 Seiten. Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Rücken v. Bd. 2 u. 2 oben links fehlt ein Eckchen, Bd. 1 u. 3 mit Einrissen, Bindung stabil. Innen teilweise leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt noch gutes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Deutsche Literatur vor 1900, Erste Ausgabe deutschen Autoren

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        OEuvres complètes

      Baudouin Frères, éditeurs 1826 - 4 vol. petit in-12 (13,5 X 7,5 cm), 4, XII, 464, 2 - 4, 478, 2 - 4, 456, 2 - 4 , 486, 2 pp., plein veau cerise, dos à quatre nerfs orné, pièces de titre noires, décor estampé à froid sur les plats encadré d'un filet or, filet de coupes et dentelle intérieure, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). Illustré d'un portrait gravé en taille douce de Molière sur la page de titre du tome I et 30 figures hors texte agrémentées d'un encadrement, dessinées par Devéria et gravées par Thompson. Édition complète des 32 pièces, dans une jolie reliure romantique (défauts mineurs à la reliure et rousseurs). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Diplôme de Souverain Prince Rose-croix décerné par le Chapitre L'Aimable Sagesse à L'O. de Marseille, constitué par le Grand Orient, au frère L. Adolphe Platel agé de 27 ans, natif du Havre...

      Marseille, le 24 mars, 1826, format 38 x 40 cm, imprimé sur parchemin, avec belle en-tête et large encadrement de colonnes et symboles, nbr. signatures, Bien complet du cachet de cire rouge dans une boite en métal, attaché par des cordons de soie. Bel état. Chapitre non listé par Le Bihan dans L. et Chap. de la G.L. et du G.O.

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        Cartas de un americano sobre las ventajas de los gobiernos republicanos federativos.

      Imprenta Española de M. Calero, 1826. During his exile and residence in Philadelphia Vicente Rocafuerte, a man prominent in the political affairs of Mexico and Ecuador, wrote these letters to explain to Spanish America the American federalist system of government. The spur for writing was his having read Juan Egaña's "Del federalismo y de la anarquia" (Santiago de Chile: Imprenta nacional, Abril de 1823). In one letter he compares and contrasts article by article the U.S., Mexican, and Guatemalan constitutions. Provenance: Alberto Pareño's copy with his initials on the spine of the book.

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        Statements and Observations Concerning the Hulks.

      London: C. and J. Rivington, 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).

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        The Last Man By the Author of Frankenstein

      

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        Jean Paul‘s sämmtliche Werke. 60 Einzelbände (v. 60).

      Berlin: Reimer 1826 - 1828. Erstausgabe. Mit 12 Holzschnitt-Illustrationen in Band 40. Marmorierte OPappbandbände m. rotem Rückenschildchen 19x11 cm. - Vollständig m. allen Bänden u. Holzschnitt-Illustrationen, drei Rückenschildchen und einige Einbände m. kleinen Fehlstellen, Buchecken u. -kanten leicht bestoßen, bei allen Bänden kleiner Besitzervermerk auf Vorsatz u. Titelei, Vor- u. Nachsätze gering fleckig, bei Bd. 25-30 fliegender Vorsatz angeschnitten, S. vereinzelt minimal fleckig und geknickt. -- Jean Paul * 21. März 1763 in Wunsiedel; gest. 14. November 1825 in Bayreuth; eigentlich Johann Paul Friedrich Richter) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller. -- Gliederung: 1 - 3: Die unsichtbare Loge. 4: Leben des Quintus Fixlein. 5 - 6: Grönländische Prozesse. 7 - 10: Hesperus oder 45 Hundposttage. 11 - 14: Blumen= Frucht= und Dornenstücke oder Ehestand, Tod und Hochzeit. 15 - 16: Auswahl aus des Teufels Papieren nebst einem nöthigen Aviso vom Juden Mendel. 17: Biographische Belustigungen unter der Gehirnschale einer Riesin. 18 - 19: Palingenesien. 20: Der Jubelsenior. 21 - 25: Der Titan. 26 - 29: Flegeljahre. 30: Clavis Fichtiana seu leibgeberiana (Anhang zum 1. komischen Anhang des Titans) ; Mars und Phoebus. Thronwechsel im Jahre 1814. Eine scherzhafte Flugschrift. 31 - 32: Komischer Anhang zum Titan. 33: Dämmerungen für Deutschland. 34: Frieden=Predigt an Deutschland. 35: Briefe und bevorstehender Lebenslauf. 36 - 38: Levana oder Erziehlehre. 39: Das heimliche Klagelied der jetzigen Männer; die wunderbare Gesellschaft in der Neujahrnacht und das Freiheits=Büchlein. 40: Das Kampaner Thal oder über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele nebst einer Erklärung der Holzschnitte unter den 10 Geboten des Katechismus. 41 - 43: Vorschule der Aesthetik. 44 - 45: Kleine Bücherschau. 46 - 48: Herbst= Blumine oder gesammelte Werkchen aus Zeitschriften. 49: Museum. 50-53: Des Feldpredigers Schmelzle Reise nach Flaetz mit fortgehenden Noten; nebst der Beichte des Teufels bei einem Staatsmanne. Dr. Katzenbergers Badereise nebst einer Auswahl verbesserter Werkchen. 54: Leben Fibel\'s des Verfassers der Bienrodischen Fibel. 55: Ueber die deutschen Doppelwörter. 56 - 58: Der Komet oder Nikolaus Marggraf. Eine komische Geschichte. 59: Gesammelte Aufsätze und Dichtungen. 60: Briefe an Friedrich Heinrich Jakobi. Gesammelte Werkchen. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Literatur, Jean Paul, Werkausgaben

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        An archive set of 41 chapbooks printed by James Kendrew of York and bound in two volumes by his heir J. H. Carr, with his stamp at the end of each volume. Dated 1826 and earlier.

      

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        Original Designs for Woodcut Illustrations.

      [c.1826] 178 original illustrations in pen, pencil & occasional watercolour on tissue & paper, with an additional 17 printed illustrations, tipped in on 38 rectos and 1 verso of 38 oblong 8vo leaves. Orig. marbled paper wrappers; spine defective, sm. tear to back wrapper, binding loose.An original work book of the German illustrator, theatre critic, poet, and art professor, Frierich Wilhelm Gubitz, 1786-1870. Gubitz, the son of a type-setter, was appointed Professor of woodcut illustration at the Berlin Academy of Art.The printed illustrations within this volume were published in Gubitz's Sammlung von Verzierungen in Abgüssen für die Buchdrucker-Presse,

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        [Rapports au roi Charles X sur l'état de l'armée].

      1826-1827. ____ Ensemble de rapports MANUSCRITS d'Aimé-Marie-Gaspard de Clermont-Tonnerre, alors Ministre de la Guerre ou rassemblés par ses soins. Ce sont des copies, très soigneuses, de plusieurs mains. Clermont-Tonnerre a annoté au moins une pièce. Il a été ministre d'Août 1824 à Janvier 1828. - [Clermont-Tonnerre]. Rapport particulier au Roi sur notre situation militaire et sur les besoins de la France en ce qui concerne le département de la guerre. (2), 83 pp. (Janvier 1826). Long plaidoyer pour le rétablissement de l'armée française, alors que le budget pour 1827 va être voté. Le Ministre explique longuement l'état déplorable de l'armée et de l'esprit militaire dans le pays. Il s'étend loguement sur les causes historiques, Révolution, Empire, première Restauration... Il propose donc des économies et demande une forte augmentation de son budget. Plus étonnant, il s'interroge "si dans l'état actuel des esprits, la guerre ne serait pas un reméde au mal moral qui travaille la société." - Rapport au Roi du 7 Mai 1826. (7) pp. Sur le casernement à Paris, à l'occasion de l'établissement de la caserne du Trocadéro. Une note en marge de la main de Clermont-Tonnerre : "J'ajoutais en m'adressant au Roi, si dans 10 ans, 20 ans, ou 30, il y avait une grande sédition à Paris (...)" - Rapport au Roi du 1826. (11) pp. - Rapport au Roi. (9) pp. et 4 grands tableaux dépliants. Sur la réduction du traitement des officiers généraux. Note à la fin : "Tout a été ajourné à cause de la dépense." - Projet. Sire... (5) pp. (1827) - DUFOUR. Intendence de la 3e division. ... Inspection administrative de 1825. Metz, Novembre 1825. (36) pp. - DOLISIE. 3e régiment d'infanterie légère. Rapport sur les masses dites d'économie, sur leurs emplois et sur les moyens de les détruire... (67) pp. Dax, Septembre 1825. - [Diverses copies de lettres, rapports :] Lettre sur le moyen de supprimer les masses secrètes. Note des besoins indispensables d'un corps de cavalerie légère. Projet de lettre aux chefs des corps. etc... (16) pp. - Plusieurs rapports au Roi du Ministre ou des notes. (Décembre 1826- Janvier 1827). (36) pp. - Considérations sur la crise actuelle. Décembre 1827. (19) pp. Clermont-Tonnerre a écrit ce texte peu de temps avant sa démission du Ministère. "Il ne peut cependant se résoudre à quitter son poste sans donner une analyse lucide de la situation, sous la forme d'une note transmise au roi, écrite en décembre 1827 et intitulée "Considérations sur la crise actuelle". Analyse politique mais aussi tactique de la situation globale dans laquelle se trouve le royaume, la note de Clermont-Tonnerre annonce en quelque sorte les deux années qui verront la condamnation du régime : "ainsi par la force des choses, l'idée même de révolution subsiste et la légitimité doit résister constamment à l'action de la conspiration de l'illégitimité et de la République réunie" ciblant, à raison, le poids sans cesse croissant des classes moyennes qui seront dans les faits, le fer de lance de la contestation de 1830." Vincent Haegele, Le marquis de Clermont Tonnerre, ministre de la Guerre, et le renforcement de l'armée française sous Charles X (1825-1828), Revue historique des armées [En ligne]. Une indication de tomaison (2) a été grattée sur le dos de la reliure. Bon exemplaire, écriture très lisible.*****. In-4. Collation : Demi-basane rouge, dos orné de filets dorés. (Reliure de la fin du XIXe.).

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        Monument élevé à la mémoire de la Pérouse.

      Paris: 1826. Lithograph, 190 x 280 mm.; mounted. A fine view of the La Pérouse monument, built in Sydney to honour the great French explorer during the visit of the Thétis under Hyacinthe de Bougainville in 1825. The building of the monument showed a suitable piety from the French explorers nearly forty years after La Pérouse's disappearance, and especially from Hyacinthe de Bougainville himself, heir to a great French naval tradition as the grandson of Louis de Bougainville, the first French circumnavigator.Edmond de la Touanne, who prepared this fine lithograph view of the monument, was a friend and protégé of Bougainville and sailed on the expedition as lieutenant de vaisseau. Because of the haste with which the expedition was manned, no official artist was sent; as Bougainville remarks, no pictorial record of the expedition would have survived but for de la Touanne's sketches, which were published as lithographs in the official record of the expedition and in de la Touanne's own album.La Pérouse had sailed towards Australia at the beginning of 1788; his expedition had been at sea exploring the central Pacific, but his main instructions were to make for Australian waters to check on English activity in the region. Australia was a prize, and the French were as keen as the English to claim it. On 24 January they reached Botany Bay to find the ships of the First Fleet at anchor in the harbour. The French ships spent over six weeks in Botany Bay, and thus witnessed the English move to Port Jackson and the beginnings of the fledgling settlement there. In fact the last white people to see the French expedition before it vanished in the Pacific were the first Australian settlers. France lost its most important explorer of the eighteenth century, and the nation mourned this loss for over forty years. Very good.

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        An Account of some Geological Specimens from the Coasts of Australia.

      London: W. Clowes, 1826. Slim octavo, [iv], 64 pp., with three aquatints and an impressive folding map of the coastline of north and western Australia; in recent polished half calf. Scarce paper concerning the mineral specimens collected during the north Australian voyage of Philip Parker King, with three aquatints from the Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia bound in. The paper also examines geological materials collected by Robert Brown during the Investigator voyage of Matthew Flinders, and makes frequent reference to the writings of François Péron relating to Australian minerals. The text reveals a comfortable familiarity with Australian minerals held in European collections including the cabinets at the Jardin du Roi and the Hospice at Nice. In treating Australian landscape geology, Fitton refers to a wide range of source materials including the voyage publications of Vancouver, d'Entrecasteaux, Peron, Freycinet and Duperrey.Fitton's paper was part of a larger project of study and comparison of the Australian specimens that came back from the voyage. As King notes in the Narrative, 'The specimens mentioned in the following list have been compared with some of those in England and other countries, principally in the cabinets of the Geological Society, and of Mr. Greenough; and with a collection from part of the confines of the primitive tracts of England and North Wales, formed by Mr. Arthur Aikin... '.The paper was read before the Geological Society in November 1825 and published in the proceedings of the society the following year. This separately issued imprint with new title-page was embellished with three of the aquatint plates prepared for Murray's edition of King's Narrative. Intermittent foxing, very good.

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        Grundriss der Krystallographie

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

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         Traité d'économie politique ou simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent et se consomment les richesses. 5e édition augmentée d'un volume, et à laquelle se trouve joint un épitome des principes fondamentaux de l'économie politique, et un index raisonné...

      Paris, chez Rapilly, 1826, 3 vol. in 8°, de 2ff. CVIII-385pp., III-408pp. & III- 435pp., pl. veau mouchetée époque, dos lisse orné, encadrement de dentelle dorée sur les plats, tr. marbrées, rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. 5e édition augmentée. C'est la dernière édition publiée du vivant de l'auteur, elle est augmentée d'un volume, et l'index analytique y est publié pour la première fois. C'est l'oeuvre la plus importante du célèbre économiste et du premier traité de vulgarisation en économie politique. Au même titre qu'Adam Smith et Ricardo, il est considéré comme l'un des fondateurs de la science économique. C'est lui qui a montré pour la première fois la place du capital comme facteur de production. "That the industry of a nation is not confined by the extent of its territory, but by the extent of his capital" (J. Stuart Mill). ¶ Kress, B.6577 - Blanqui, 427.

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        Notice historique sur la vie et les ouvrages de Cervantès

      First edition of this very rare excerpt from the beginning of "Don Quixote".Contemporary half mint-green long-grained morocco over marbled paper boards, spine in five compartments with delicate bands decorated with double gilt fillets, gilt fillet frame to covers, blue paper pastedowns and endpapers, top edge gilt.Rare inscription from Prosper Mérimée in English.Three ex librises pasted inside upper cover.A few small insignificant wormholes.% S.n. (Sautelet & Cie) s.l. (Paris) s.d. (1826) 13x21,5cm relié

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

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

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        Voyage pittoresque et militaire en Espagne. Catalogne.

      Paris, Engelmann, (1826-1830). ____ Première édition. "Ce n'est pas sans quelque étonnement qu'on rencontre au sein des plus hautes montagnes des Pyrénées, entre la France et l'Espagne, une faible population avec le titre de république. La vallée d'Andorre offre ce singulier phénomène. Là chacun est libre et les étrangers eux-mêmes n'y sont soumis à aucune espèce d'inquisition." Illustré par 40 belles planches hors-texte en lithographie, dessinées par Langlois et Delamarre. L'une offre une jolie vue de Saint-Julien d'Andorre. Liste des planches : - Vue d'Hostalrich prise des hauteurs de Massanes. Vue de San Beneito a Ripoll. Vue du vieux chateau de Medíone. Bataille de Molins de Rey. Vallée de la Segre, pres d'Oliana. Vue aupres d'Organa, route d'Urgel. Combat de Ripoll. Prise de Roses. Marche sur Vich. Vue de la vallée de la Fluvia a Castelfollit. Vue de Besalu. Combat de San Privat del Mallol. Couvent de Santas Creus. Pont du Diable sur la Segre, entre Organa et la Seu de Urgel. Porte de Saint-Julien d'Andorre. Prise du Grand Convoi de Girona. Vue del Castillo de la Riera Salada, entre Solsona et Oliana. Passage de la Tordera, près de San Celoni. Vue du Monserrat, prise des bords du Llobregat aupres de Esparragueras. Bataille de Vich. Prise de Palamos. Vue du couvent de Santa Creus. Cloitre de la Seu de Urgel. Prise de San Dimas au Monserrat. Vue du château de Solsona. Vue du col du Bruch. Combat de Roda. Combat de la Salud . San Vicens pres Mataro. Vue de Castelfollit. Porte de l'ermitage de San Miguel del Fay. Bataille de Cardedeu.Pont de Caldas. Pont de Martorell .Combat de Capellades. Prise du camp retranché sous Figueras. Ermitage de San Miguel del Fay. Pont de Goy. Combat de Ridaure. Bataille de Valls. Texte par E. Langlois "Capitaine aide de camp du Maréchal Gouvion Saint Cyr, accompagné de notes explicatives sur les batailles, communiquées par M.M. le Maréchal Gouvion St. Cyr, les Généraux de Caen, Lamarque, Souham, Petit, etc..." Très rare, l'ouvrage ayant été publié en 10 livraisons. La couverture de livraison tient lieu de titre. Armengol, Batlle, Gual, Bibliografia d'Andorra 417. Reliure de facture simple, frottée, manque aux coiffes. *****. In-folio. Collation : 43 pp., 40 planche h-t. Demi-basane, couverture de livraison collée sur le premier plat. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         Recherches historiques et littéraires sur les danses des morts et sur l'origine des cartes à jouer

      Dijon, Victor Lagier, 1826, in 8°, de XL-367 pp, ill. de 5 planches litho. h. t., demi-veau raciné XIXe à coins, pièces de titres rouges, couv. ill. cons., rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire à toutes marges. Edition originale très rare de cet ouvrage très documenté et recherché, avec une bibliographie des danses macabres. ¶ Brunet IV. 467 "tiré à petit nombre" - Vicaire VI.471 précise que le tirage fut de "300 exemplaires sur papier vélin" - Caillet n°8415 "ouvrage rare".

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        Sur l'identité des deux espèces nominales d'Ornithorhynque; (Lu à l'Académie des Sciences le 18 décembre 1826).

      Paris: Annales des Sciences Naturelles, December 1826. 12 pp., caption-title; tipped into a modern binding of quarter linen and boards. The renowned French zoologist Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire on the platypus: an important study, read to the Académie des Sciences and set up in print for publication in the appropriate learned journal. This is a very rare separate offprint (paginated 1 to 8 for separate issue rather than simply being clipped from its journal version).Saint-Hilaire here discusses research into the platypus made possible by the delivery of a brace of the monotremes by Hyacinthe de Bougainville, commander of the Thétis expedition just returned to Paris from the southern ocean. He discusses work by Shaw in England, reports by Péron from the Baudin expedition, and work by other eminent naturalists in Europe. The second half of the text is the most controversial, occupied by vigorous debate about ideas promulgated by the German naturalist Meckel in his ground-breaking Ornithorhynchi Paradoxi published just weeks previously. Meckel's first full separate study of the animal concentrated on the animal's reproductive system and especially the mammary glands of the female. Saint-Hilaire objected strenuously to this approach, asserting that the relevant glands were in fact odoriferous and designed only to attract a mate. Saint-Hilaire was, of course, plain wrong, but that didn't become clear for decades. Meanwhile in the furious debates about the classification of the platypus of the 1820s and 1830s, Saint-Hilaire occupied centre-stage. (Some years ago we handled the sale of a collection of his manuscript drafts and notes on the subject, which showed just how controversial the whole subject became).It was Saint-Hilaire himself who had coined the term "Monotremata" as early as 1803. He had been appointed professor of quadrupeds, cetaceans, birds, reptiles and fish at the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle in 1793 at the young age of twenty-one. He travelled with Napoleon's campaign to Egypt, but it was his long study of the museum's mammalian collection that made him famous, and led to comparisons with Cuvier (although the two men fell out in 1829). During his tenure he published a series of articles and monographs on the platypus, stubbornly holding that it must be a vertebrate, and refusing to believe that it could possibly be a mammal. In fine condition.

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        The mission to Siam, and Hue the Capital of Cochin China in the years 1821-2. From the journals of the late George Finlayson, Esq. With a Memoir of the Author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S.

      First edition. John Murray. London. 1826. 8vo. Half title. 427pp. Frontis. view of Bankok. Slight offsetting and foxing to frontis and title. Marginal stain pp294-8, otherwise crisp bright text. Half calf, relaid to spine. Spine in six compartments with gilt decoration. Leather label with gilt lettering. Marbled boards. Reinforced to hinges. Shelf wear. Endpaper bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park.George Finlayson (1790–1823), Scottish naturalist and explorer. In 1821-2 he accompanied John Crawfurd to Siam (Thailand) and Cochin China (Vietnam) as naturalist. Thomas Philip Earl de Grey (1781-1859), known as The Lord Grantham from 1786 to 1833, was a British Tory politician and statesman, holding office as first Lord of the Admiralty till April 1835. First President of RIBA, Earl de Grey was also a fellow of the Royal Society, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. [removed][removed][removed][removed][removed][removed]

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        Medal for the departure of the first voyage of the Astrolabe.

      Paris: Depaulis, 1826. Bronze medal, 50 mm. Rare original medallion commemorating the departure on 25 April 1826 of the first voyage of the Astrolabe to the South Seas, under the command of Dumont d'Urville.The Astrolabe (Duperrey's old ship the Coquille renamed in honour of La Pérouse) was instructed to explore the principal island groups in the South Pacific, completing the work of the Duperrey voyage, on which the commander had been a naturalist. The expedition sailed via the Cape of Good Hope, through Bass Strait, stopped at Port Phillip, and arrived at Sydney on 1 December 1828. They later sailed via the northwest coast of Australia to Tasmania, from where they proceeded to Vanikoro in search of traces of La Pérouse.The full inscription on the reverse reads: "S.A.R. Monseigneur Le Dauphin, Amiral de France. M. Le Cte Chabrol de Crouzol, Pair de France, Ministre de la Marine. M. Dumont D'Urville, Captaine de Fregate, commandant ''Expedition" Extremely fine.

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        Approach to the Bore Ghaut (Abbey, Travel, 442).

      Bore Ghaut is near Loni, in Maharashtra (northern India). Capt. Robert Melville Grindlay (1786-1877). Approach to the Bore Ghaut (Abbey, Travel, 442). Original aquatint with hand-colouring and varnish, after the sketches by Grindlay and others, plate 9 from Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, chiefly on the Western Side of India, published by R. Ackermann, Strand, London, 1826-30. 290 x 370mm. £650

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        Voyage autour du monde. Histoire Naturelle: Botanique.

      Paris: chez Pillet aîné, 1826. Quarto text volume; bound in recent blue quarter morocco [with] folio atlas, the latter with 120 engraved botanical plates; in contemporary brown morocco, ornately decorated in blind and gilt, all edges gilt. The very scarce botanical section of the full official account of the Freycinet expedition: the Atlas volume with its 120 engravings, and complete with its text volume in an unmatched later binding.Capitalising on the incredible number of Australian specimens collected during the earlier Baudin voyage, now known chiefly because of the gardens at Malmaison, the present volume confirms that Australian botany still featured as one of the great goals of the Freycinet voyage, with twenty Australian specimens here noticed for the first time.'Gaudichaud was the first botanist of the French expeditions to botanise in the Blue Mountains and Bathurst, which he did on a brief journey, with the assistance of Cunningham and Fraser... Gaudichaud's fine work (as principal contributor) and a splendid folio atlas of 120 plates... are valuable to the botanist for the specific localities of plants collected. Port Jackson, Botany Bay, the Blue Mountains and Shark's Bay in Western Australia were visited... ' (Maiden, "Records of the Earlier French Botanists", Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of NSW, vol. XLIV, pp. 137-8). The expedition made a special study of the botany of all the countries they visited. The atlas includes thirty-two plates of Hawaiian plants (including the Sandalwood - plate 45), and there are twenty plates of newly described plants from New Holland ('a charming country', thought Gaudichaud, and the only place visited on the voyage that reminded him of 'notre belle France').Ferguson records only two sets of the full official account of the voyage, of which this forms part - the Mitchell and National Library copies, the latter incomplete. Some sporadic foxing and browning as almost always with this book, but a good copy.

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        Voyage autour du monde... [A series of Botanique plates].

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, circa, 1826. Three original parts, folio, containing a total of 29 plates, 6 of which are in original colouring; completely unbound as issued, original printed wrappers. A substantial series of botanical plates from the finely-illustrated Duperrey voyage, published in Paris between 1826 and 1830; publication was never in fact completed. This was one of the greatest French scientific expeditions. Apart from new discoveries, the voyage of thirty-one months corrected errors in exisiting maritime charts, gathered three hundred geological samples, twelve hundred insects, two hundred and sixty-four birds and quadrupeds as well as botanical specimens, reptiles and fishes. It reported on Pacific languages, costumes, weapons and artefacts. The superb illustrations resulting from these new discoveries are among the finest of nineteenth century voyage art. The plates are as follows:1. Iridée D'Agustine 2. Iridée Étincelante 3. Halyménie Variée 4. Spherocoque Corallin 5. Dawsonie de Durville, Gigartine pied de Grenouille, Gigartine noircheveux 6. Padine de Durville, Padine de Commerson 7. Spartina ciliata 8. Ericahne squarrosa 9. Arundo flexuosa 10. Lophatherum gracile 11. Panicum Urvillianum 12. Gymnotnx compressa 13. Gymnotrix macrostachys 14. Tschaemum Urvillianum 15. Schizée Péicillée 16. Antrophye Plantaginée, Antrophye de Lesson 17. Antrophye de Bory, Antrophye Optuse 18. Grammite Scolopendrine, Toenite Porte-Flèches 19. Polypode à feuilles D'Éléagne, Marginaire Minime 20. Lycopode de Durville 21. Lycopode Flagellaire 22. Polypode Trés-Velu 23. Polypode Toenite 24. Polypode de Brongniart 25. Aspidie Mohrioïde, Parée Fourchante 27. Blechne Grimpante 28. Scolopendre de Durville, Lindsée de Lesson 29. Trichomane Incisé, Trichomane Ailé, Hymenophylle Infortuné.The plates are in the original "livraison" loose printed wrappers. Despite the fact that the plates are almost a consecutive sequence, here - as commonly - the wrappers are used simply to protect the plates, and with only partial correspondence between the plates listed on the wrappers and those inside. Fine condition, some spotting, chiefly to wrappers.

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        Relation d'un voyage sur le bord septentrional de la mer d'Azof et en Crimée, dans la vue d'y établir une colonie d'émigrés.

      Paris, Kilian, Picquet, 1826. ____ Première édition. Le Prince de Condé demanda à Catherine II de Russie un asile pour son armée. En janvier 1793, l'impératrice proposa aux émigrés français, un établissement sur la mer d'Azof, dans le cas ou la République française se consoliderait. Cette colonie aurait eu le Prince de Condé pour chef. Le projet n'aboutit pas, mais le Comte de Castries, Maréchal de camp, participa à un voyage préparatoire, qu'il relate ici. Avec un fac similé hors-texte d'une lettre du Prince de Condé. Exemplaire aux armes de l'impératrice Marie-Louise (1791-1847). Fille aînée de l'empereur François Ier d'Autriche, elle épousa en 1809 Napoléon Ier. Quand celui-ci est vaincu par la sixième coalition, Marie-Louise décida de ne pas le suivre dans son exil à l'île d'Elbe, et rentra avec son fils à la cour de Vienne. Le congrès de Vienne lui accorda, en 1815, les Duchés de Parme, Plaisance et Guastalla. Elle n'avait alors que 24 ans. Très bel exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : 10, 381, (2) pp. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné, armes dorées au centre des plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A letter to the Editor of the Edinburgh Weekly Journal, from Malachi Malagrowther, Esq. on the proposed change of currency,

      8vo, 60pp, bound in contemporary, perhaps original, boards, neatly rebcked and labelled. With the early 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymoske, Bart. and the signature of Robert Grant. A very good copy. Todd & Bowden 186Ac. Goldsmiths 25008. Kress C.1778.(bound with), [SCOTT, Sir Walter] A second 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. Second edition. Edinburgh, William Blackwood, 1826. 8vo., 86(2)pp. A very good copy. Todd & Bowden 187Ac. Kress C.1781. Goldsmiths 25011.(bound with), [SCOTT, Sir Walter] A third 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. Second edition. Edinburgh: William Blackwood: and T Cadell, London. 1826. 8vo, 39(1)pp. A very good copy. Todd & Bowden 188Ac. Goldsmiths 25014. Kress C.1785.(bound with), [CROKER, John Wilson] Two letters on Scottish affairs, from Edward Bradwardine Waverley, Esq. to Malachi Malagrowther, Esq. London: John Murray ? and Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh. 1826. 8vo, (4)62(2)pp, complete with the half-title and final Postscript. A very good copy. First edition. Goldsmiths 24949. Black 3615. Kress C.1642 (the 2nd ed.).Publisher: Edinburgh: William Blackwood.Year: 1826Edition:

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        Voyage of HMS Blonde to the Sandwich Islands, in the years 1824-1825. Captain the Right Hon. Lord Byron, Commander.

      London: John Murray, 1826. Quarto, with 14 charts and aquatint plates, some folding; overall a good copy in modern calf with label from an earlier binding. First edition of a famous voyage account, and an important and extensive illustrated description of Hawaii in the mid-1820s.Kamehameha II of Hawaii and his Queen Kamamalu were on a visit to London in 1824 when they both died of measles, against which they had no immunity. This voyage - 'one of the most gracious acts that one country has ever extended to another' (Buck) - was commissioned by the British government specifically to return their bodies to the Hawaiian Islands, with the cousin of the poet Byron in command. The book contains a history of their visit to London, a résumé of the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands and visits by British explorers, as well as the main narrative, compiled by Maria Graham from journals kept by the naturalist Bloxam as well as from official papers.The stay in Hawaii contains an interesting account of travels to Hilo, and the volcano, Kealakekua, Lahaina and Honolulu. The fine aquatint views by Robert Dampier include a large view of Kilauea crater, two of Honolulu, four of Hilo, and one each of the City of Refuge near Kealakekua, and Lahaina on Maui. A few spots, one leaf stained and another with a marginal defect.

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        Voyage of H.M.S. Blonde to the Sandwich Islands, in the years 1824-1825. Captain the Right Hon. Lord Byron, Commander.

      London: John Murray, 1826. Quarto, with a folding chart and 13 other charts and plates (one folding); modern half calf. First edition of a famous Pacific voyage account, and an important and extensive illustrated description of Hawaii in the mid-1820s. Kamehameha II of Hawaii and his Queen Kamamalu were on a visit to London in 1824, when they both died of measles, against which they had no immunity. This voyage - "one of the most gracious acts that one country has ever extended to another" (Buck) - was commissioned by the British government specifically to return their bodies to the Hawaiian Islands, with the cousin of the poet Byron in command. The book contains a history of their visit to London, a résumé of the discovery of the Hawaiian islands and visits by British explorers, as well as the main narrative, compiled by Maria Graham from journals kept by the naturalist Bloxam as well as from official papers.The stay in Hawaii contains an interesting account of travels to Hilo, and the Volcano, Kealakekua, Lahaina and Honolulu. The fine aquatint views by Robert Dampier include a large view of Kilauea crater, two of Honolulu, four of Hilo, and one each of the City of Refuge near Kealakekua, and Lahaina on Maui. A few spots and some marginal staining, small tears in a few margins.

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        VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BLONDE TO THE SANDWICH ISLANDS, IN THE YEARS 1824 - 1825. CAPTAIN THE RIGHT HON. LORD BYRON, COMMANDER.

      London. 1826. - x,[1],260pp. plus fifteen leaves of plates (two folding). Quarto. Antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Minor foxing, very good. While on a state visit to London, King Kamehameha II and his queen, Kamamalu, died of measles, to which they had no immunity. The present voyage was undertaken by the British government specifically to return their bodies to Hawaii. Captained by the cousin of George Gordon, Lord Byron, the Blonde was in Hawaiian waters from May 3 through July 18, 1825. "The work contains a history of the late king's visit to London, a résumé of the discovery of and visits to Hawaii by British explorers, as well as the main narrative, compiled by Maria Graham from the journals kept by the naturalist (Bloxam) and from official papers. The Hawaiian portion of text contains an interesting account of events in Honolulu and travels to Hilo, the volcano, Kealakekua, and Laihana" - Forbes. The work is also critical of the American missionaries, who at this time were still relatively new to the islands. Forbes lists thirteen plates, which include two maps, aquatint views, and engraved portraits after Robert Dampier. This copy, however, has fifteen plates, all of which are listed in the binder's instructions. Sabin also notes fifteen plates. A rare early Hawaiian work. FORBES 630. ABBEY 597. HILL 231. JUDD 76. SABIN 100816. DAB IX, p.381. BORBA DE MORAES, p.139.

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        A Comparative View of the various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives.

      London: printed for J. Mawman and sold by J. Booth, 1826. First edition of Babbage's first substantial published work, the first thorough treatise on actuarial theory, complete with folding table of mortality statistics, generally considered the first reliable life table. It serves as an early example of the desire and need for accurate statistics and calculations that would be a driving force throughout Babbage's life. (He was, after all, the man who reputedly once wrote to poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and demanded he change the lines: "Every moment dies a man, Every moment one is born" to "Every moment dies a man, Every moment one and one-sixteenth is born.") ?Origins of Cyberspace 36. "Babbage was offered the position of director and actuary of the fledgeling Protector Life Assurance Company with the prospect of an annual income of £2500, a substantial improvement on his father's grudging allowance. He spent several months studying the life assurance business and computed a new set of life tables. The venture was abandoned the day before its scheduled launch on 1 July 1824. Babbage used his actuarial knowledge as the basis for a small popular work, A Comparative View of the Various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives (1826). The book was not intended for the professional actuary but for the general populace unwary of the pitfalls of conveniently misrepresented benefits. It was, at least in part, a work of consumer protection with Babbage self-cast as champion of the exposé" (ODNB). In this work, Babbage "provided a simple guide to the quantitative basis of life insurance and fulminated against "the disgraceful practices which prevail at some assurance offices" (p. ix), such as allowing lawyers and other interested parties to sell policies on commission. Babbage's book was translated into German in 1827, and formed the basis for the Life Assurance Bank of Gotha, which also adopted Babbage's actuarial tables" (OOC). Kress 24945; A. W. Van Sinderen, 'The printed papers of Charles Babbage,' Annals of the History of Computing, Vol. 2, 1980, pp. 169-851980, no. 26; Origins of Cyberspace 36. 8vo (210 x 131 mm), pp. xxxi, 170, [27 of tables, with one folding], contemporary English half calf over marbled boards, gilt red spine label, light wear to extremeties, in all a very fine and clean copy, entirely unrestored.

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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. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart, 13 plates and a folding engraving; bound without the colophon leaf required by Ferguson at the end of vol. 2, but complete with the final leaf of errata (intended to be cut to form two errata slips); contemporary calf gilt. First edition, first issue: the rare form of this important book with the publication date of 1826 on both title-pages. 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.First published in April 1826, the 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 beeen identified in recent years but the 1826 issue remains a desirable rarity. A couple of leaves at the end of vol. 1 lightly stained; surface of binding leather somewhat cracked, recently well rebacked.

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        Instructions to Young Sportsmen in all that relates to Guns and Shooting.

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green,, 1826. Fifth Edition, corrected and improved with explanatory plates and woodcuts. London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1826. 15 cm x 21.5 cm. XXI, 456 pages with X plates and several woodcuts within the text. Original Hardcover (half leather on four raised bands with marbled paper-covered boards) with gilt lettering on spine. Very Good condition with some external signs of wear. Minor abrasion to one corner only. All plates and illustrations included as called for. One plate cleanly detached. Binding very firm and strong. Some spotting and occasional staining inside. [Ray Riling Bibliography "Guns and Shooting" - No. 373 - In his important publication Riling mentions: "Considered a classic on the subject and was written "at particular request of some sporting friends of the author, who had recourse to the press in order to present each of them with a legible copy...."]nnIncludes the following chapters:nnGUNS: London Barrel-makers (For their addrsses see under the head of "Duck uns)nDamascus Barrels, Elevation, Sight, Ramrod, Directions for trying Barrels , Stock, Recipe for polishing Gunstocks, Alphabetical List of the names of the principal parts of a Gun, Directions for cleaning Guns and precautions against their hanging fire /nnDetonating System: Trials of Flint Locksagainst Detonators, Nippel or Pivot, Breeching, Venthole, Side Nail etc.nGun Cases / Powder / Shot / New Patent Shot / Flints / Wadding / Powder Flask / Shot belt / Dress of a Shooter / Apparatus / Shooting: Finishing Lessons (with a disclosure to the unfinished shooter, of how to manoeuvre wild covies, and to know how to cope with a crafty old Sportsman) / nnPartridge Shooting (With recipe for keeping Grouse; so as to send them any distance, within the United Kingdoms in the hottest weather) / nShooting Pheasants (with a few directions to the unexperienced for recovering their own Game if undhandsomely drivenfrom them, Shooting in Covert) / nCock shooting / Snipe shooting, with observations that Snipe Shooting and Fly Fishing may be followed on the same day / Letter with informaion to Mr.Martin on these two subjects after which are introduced new directions for Fly Fishing, Trolling, and other matter relative to Trout Fishing / A List of Birds &c. which are most commonly followed by Shooting Sportsmen; alphabetically arranged with their proper names as selected by Bewick; their Latin and French names as given by Linnaeus and Buffon, with general directions for getting access to them /nBlack Game shooting on the Borders of Hants and Dorset / Directions as to what birds are proper for the Table; how to choose them at Market; how to keep them / Recipe for Sauce to Wildfowl / nDogs (concise directions for breaking and managing) / Newfoundland Dogs - how to choose themnDiseases in Dogs (Distemper: Letter and Experiment on Vaccination for this Disease) / Mange / Sore Feet / Thorns / Poison / Bites of Vipers / Bite of a Mad Dog / nPreservation of Game - exposing various tricks of Poachers and Trespassers / Duck Guns wuth Adresses of London Barrel - makers / nTo make an old Gun shoot well / Launching and Canoe shooting etc. etc. etc.nnIncludes for example the following stunning illustrations: nnI. Commencement of a Cripple-chase, after firing 2 lbs. of Shot into a Skein of Brent-geese and two Wild Swans (with Boats, Dogs, wounded Curlew, dead Coot, &c.)nII. Sections of the different Gun Breechings nIII. Check Collar and Puzzle for breaking Pointers or Setters nIV. Hampshire Coast "Gunning-Punt", Mud Boards, ApparatusnV. Mud-Launchers on the Oozes, off Lymington, shoving their punts up to WigeonnVI. PooleCanoe (with directions for building it), Mud-BoardsnVII. Approaching Wildfowl (with Canoe and Stanchion Gun) preparative to the flowing TidenVIII. Wildfowl Artillery or Carriage for using a Stanchion-Gun on LandnIX. Hut Shooting on the French System (The principal birds here shown are fastened to the strings, the Decoy Ducks and Mallards; In the killed and wounded, the pintail, the Cock Wigeon, a Duck and Mallard and the Tufted Duck; and, flying up from the water, the Dunbird and the Scaup DrakenX. Carriage (with Directions ) to convey a Shooting Canoe (or Punt) over Land n

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        Nouvelles idées sur la population,

      Paris: Jules Renouard, Sautelet, , 1826. avec des remarques sur les théories de Malthus et de Godwin. Ouvrage traduit sur l'édition anglaise publiée à Boston, en 1823, avec une nouvelle préface de l'auteur; par C. J. Ferry. Octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in black. Small Swedish library stamp and de-accession mark to head of front wrapper. Presentation inscription to the half-title (see below). Spine partly split at head, faint spotting to endpapers; an excellent copy. First French edition of this major early American response to Malthus. Presentation copy from the author to the Swedish Academy, inscribed on the half-title: "À l'académie suédoise, hommage de l'auteur, par les soins de M. Jullien, de Paris". The inscription was quite possibly written by M. Jullien, who had been entrusted by the author with the delivery. Alexander Hill Everett (1792?1847) was an American diplomat, who served in Europe as chargé d'affaires to The Hague from 1818 to 1824, then minister to Spain from 1825 to 1829. It is know that he visited Sweden at least once, in the summer of 1811. His New Ideas on Population was first published in Boston in 1823 and reprinted at London the same year. A second Boston edition appeared the same year as the first French translation (and the sixth edition of Malthus's Essay). Schumpeter notes that Everett "was perfectly right to call his book New Ideas on Population (1823). For his main point, viz., that increase in population means increased production of food and is likely to induce improvements in the methods of its production, was new in his day, much more so at any rate than anything Malthus ever said. It introduced one of the two relations that are lacking in Malthus between the increase of population and the increase of subsistence, and in general presented, quite independently of the specifically American elements of its argument, a useful approach to the population problem as a whole" (History of Economic Analysis, Routledge 1994, p. 553).

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        VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BLONDE TO THE SANDWICH ISLANDS, IN THE YEARS 1824 - 1825. CAPTAIN THE RIGHT HON. LORD BYRON, COMMANDER

      London, 1826. x,[1],260pp. plus fifteen leaves of plates (two folding). Quarto. Antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Minor foxing, very good. While on a state visit to London, King Kamehameha II and his queen, Kamamalu, died of measles, to which they had no immunity. The present voyage was undertaken by the British government specifically to return their bodies to Hawaii. Captained by the cousin of George Gordon, Lord Byron, the Blonde was in Hawaiian waters from May 3 through July 18, 1825. "The work contains a history of the late king's visit to London, a résumé of the discovery of and visits to Hawaii by British explorers, as well as the main narrative, compiled by Maria Graham from the journals kept by the naturalist (Bloxam) and from official papers. The Hawaiian portion of text contains an interesting account of events in Honolulu and travels to Hilo, the volcano, Kealakekua, and Laihana" - Forbes. The work is also critical of the American missionaries, who at this time were still relatively new to the islands. Forbes lists thirteen plates, which include two maps, aquatint views, and engraved portraits after Robert Dampier. This copy, however, has fifteen plates, all of which are listed in the binder's instructions. Sabin also notes fifteen plates. A rare early Hawaiian work. FORBES 630. ABBEY 597. HILL 231. JUDD 76. SABIN 100816. DAB IX, p.381. BORBA DE MORAES, p.139.

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