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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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        POLAND Ð NORTHEASTERN REGION: MAPPA JENERALNA WOJEWîDZTWA AUGUSTOWSKIEGO POD?UG SOTZMANN UWAZAI?C ZASZ?E ODMIANY PRZEZ JULIUSZA COLBERGA 1826.

      Warsaw: Jo?zef S?awin?ski at the Instytut Litograficzny Szkolny 1826 - Lithograph with original outline colour, comprised of irregularly-shaped sections carefully mounted on original linen, with original manuscript label to verso (Very Good, exquisite original hand colour, cropped close along top margin almost to neatline, small abrasion to upper-centre border with very minor loss to some peripheral details, tiny chip to blank margins, some light toning and minor wear along original folds), 57 x 43 cm (22.5 x 17 inches). One of the great rarities of important Polish-language cartography Ð Juliusz KolbergÕs map of the August—w Voivodship (north-eastern Poland) from his atlas of Congress Poland, issued in Warsaw during the dramatic period leading up to the November Uprising. This exceptionally rare and high quality map is amongst the finest maps to be printed in the Polish language during the 19th Century. It is one of a series of eight maps of the voivodships (provinces) of Congress Poland (the Russian puppet-state created in 1815 that embraced much of todayÕs Central and Eastern Poland) published in Warsaw for Juliusz Kolberg, a fascinating figure who managed to produce great cartography under challenging political circumstances. The map is a fine example of early Polish lithography, featuring lovely original outline colours in distinctly Polish hues. While the map is primarily printed in the Polish language, its title and legends are subtitled in French, then a Pan-European intellectual language. Importantly, KolbergÕs work fulfils multiple roles, being a highly accurate topographical map, but also a sophisticated thematic map with detailed political, economic, and cultural information, rendering it by far the best map ever created of the voivodship. The map presents the August—w Voivodship, which existed in the form depicted here from 1816 to 1844 (although in 1837 it became a gubernya, in 1844 it had it limits extended to the southwest, and was finally dissolved in 1867), located in the far northeast of todayÕs Poland (comprising parts of the modern Podlaskie and Warmi?sko-Mazurskie Voivodships) and reaching north along the left bank of the Neman River to include a part of todayÕs Lithuania up to a point just south of Kaunas. Overall, August—w Voivodship had the shape of a panhandle, squeezed between Prussian territory and Russia. The capital of the voivodship was Suwa?ki and, as shown, the jurisdiction is further divided into five counties, which are subdivided into districts. As noted in the title, Kolberg in good part based his map on that of ÔSotzmannÕ, specifically meaning Johann Christoph TextorÔs Topographisch-Militaerische Karte vom vormaligen Neu Ostpreussen oder dem jetziger Nšrdlichen Theil des Herzogthums Warschau nebst dem Russischen District (Berlin, 1807), a monumental 16-sheet survey that was edited and published by Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann. This survey was commissioned while the region that would later become the August—w Voivodship was part of the Prussian province of New East Prussia. The Textor-Sotzmann map is widely considered to be one of the finest survey maps made anywhere in Europe during its era. Far beyond its topographical accuracy, KolbergÕs map is a highly sophisticated multi-thematic map that features detailed information with regards to the economy, transportation, religious affairs/education and civil administration of the voivodship. Given this, the map is by far the most accurate and detailed map ever created of the August—w Voivodship. While the basic topographic template and some of the thematic information was borrowed from the Textor-Sotzmann map, much else is fresh information acquired by Kolberg directly from his contacts in the government. The literally scores of symbols used on the map are labelled within the legends in the upper right. Conventionally, there are symbols identifying several different types of settlements ranked by their political importance and size, ranging from the voivodship, county and district seats all the way down to villages,

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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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        Reisen und Untersuchungen in Griechenland, nebst Darstellung und Erklärung vieler neuentdeckter Denkmäler griechischen Styls, und einer kritischen Übersicht aller Unternehmungen dieser Art, von Pausanius bis auf unsere Zeiten. 2 volumes.

      Published by Paris, Firmin Didot, 1826-1830. XX+ 129+ XXII + 131-318pages pp. With 2 engraved titelvignets, 25 copperengravings and 36 copperingravings in the text,(4 coloured) only very small foxing, with giftinscription from Sigurd Wandel. Bound in 2 contemporary cartboardbinding with decorated boards. The bindinge has some wear to spines and a smaller tear between frontboard and soine vol 1. The bindings are age brownes. Folio. First Edition. 17020712

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        Nouvelles idées sur la population, 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.

      Paris: Jules Renouard, Sautelet, 1826 - Octavo. Original paper wrappers printed in black. Spine partly split at head, faint spotting to endpapers; an excellent copy. Small Swedish library stamp and de-accession mark to head of front wrapper. Presentation inscription to the half-title (see below). 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). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Relation historique et descriptive d'un séjour de vingt ans dans l'AMERIQUE du SUD, ou Voyage en Araucanie, au Chili, au Pérou et dans la Colombie, suivie d'un précis des Révolutions des Colonies Espagnoles de l'Amérique du Sud; traduite de l'anglais de W. B. Stevenson; et augmentée de la suite des Révolutions de ces Colonies depuis 1823 jusqu'à ce jour, par Setier.

      Kilian 1826 - 3 volumes in-8 de 2 ff.n.ch. XII 390 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. VI 496 pp.et 2 ff.n.ch. 440 pp., cartonnage papier à la bradel de l'époque, dos lisse fileté, pièces de titre. Bon exemplaire de cette première édition française (Brunet VI, 21122 - Sabin, 91613 - Borba de Moraes, 839 - Palau 322476 - Chadenat 7185). Ouvrage orné de 6 planches coloriées (costumes et une vue de la forteresse de Callao et de la ville de Lima) et d'une grande carte repliée dressée par Brué. Témoignage de son séjour suivi d'un précis des révolutions des colonies espagnoles de l'Amérique du sud continué jusqu'en 1828. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A GENERAL MAP OF OHIO, FROM ITS SOURCE TO ITS MOUTH: CONTAINING THE NAMES OF THE TOWNS VILLAGES AND FARMS ESTABLISHED AT PRESENT ON ITS BANKS TOGETHER WITH ITS SOUNDINGS AND COURSES [caption title]

      [Paris, 1826. Four engraved plates of varying lengths, all 11 1/2 inches in height. Previously folded, backed on linen. Two plates edged with cloth tape. Linen backing slightly frayed in places, a few corners worn. Pencil annotations and small numbering labels. Light dust soiling and dampstaining. Somewhat tanned. Good plus. A large and highly detailed map of the entire Ohio River from Pittsburgh to present day Cairo, Illinois from Collot's famous and incredibly rare VOYAGE DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE.... Collot was sent by the French government to survey the Ohio and Mississippi valleys in 1796, to gauge the military situation on the frontier on the Spanish and American sides of the river, and to determine possible secessionist sentiment among American frontiersmen. Despite numerous difficulties in operating as a secret agent, under suspicion by both American and Spanish officials, Collot gathered a wealth of cartographical material, as well as sounding political waters. Returning to France, he prepared his work for publication and had it printed in 1804. Unfortunately, Napoleon had just sold Louisiana and, not wishing to draw attention to the area of which he had disposed, suppressed the publication. Collot died in 1805, and the sheets of the book and atlas sat in a warehouse for the next two decades. They were then purchased by Arthus Bertrand, the leading French publisher of voyages at the time. According to Bertrand's own testimony, he retained the original maps and plans, issued new titlepages with his imprint, and destroyed a number of sets to make it more scarce. This map of the Ohio is a landmark in American cartography of the early republic, and is beautifully engraved on heavy paper, as were all of the maps in the atlas. It is probably the finest and most detailed map of the Ohio printed up to this point.

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        Mit hoher obrigkeitlicher Bewilligung wird ... eine außerordentliche Vorstellung der Tänzer-Familie Knie, zum Benefiz des Herrn Fridl, Statt finden. Vorher: die große Ascension.

      München, (1826). Plakat mit gr. Holzschnitt (19 x 29,5 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 52 x 43 cm. Der schöne Holzschnitt zeigt drei Tänzerinnen, jeweils einbeinig auf einem schmalen Podest balancierend. In sieben Abteilungen werden verschiedene Seiltänze, athletische Übungen, \"Herkulische Tändeleien mit den eisernen Kanonenkugeln\" u. ä. aufgeführt, den Beschluss bildet ein großes Brillant-Feuerwerk. Beteiligt sind u. a. Rudolph Knie (1808-1858, Sohn des Friedrich Knie, Stammvaters der Zirkusdynastie) und Monsieur Francois. - Joseph Fridl war königlicher Hoftänzer und Jongleur. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Plan de la ville kapitale de Moscou.

      Moskva Selivanovskiy -27 1826 - Lithographed map in 10 sheets (96 x 67 cm), with 10 lithographed views on both sides of the map, cut and pasted on linen, with green silk boarder, folding into original cardboard slipcase; some light spotting and soiling, slipcase rubbed, joints partly split. Index in Russian and French (23.5 x 14.5 cm): 43 pp., original marbled wrappers. Rare plan of Moscow illustrated with ten fine views of the main landmarks of the city; complete with explanatory pamphlet in French and Russian. Born in 1769, Savinkov belongs to the post-Makhaev generation of Russian map engravers and publishers which flourished after Paul I's reforms of the cartographic industry in Russia. Shortly after ascending the throne, Paul I, concerned with the poor quality of maps and atlases produced within the Russian Empire, issued a decree on 13 November 1796 aimed at centralising the cartographic production. This lead to the creation of His Majesty's "Maps Depot", with a special engraving section formed in 1798 and a Geographical Department in 1800. Savinkov entered the Depot in 1799 and realised there one of the earliest postal maps of the Empire (in 1808). Very rare. Russian State Library holds a copy of the explanatory pamphlet but not the plan itself; WorldCat locates a copy of the pamphlet and map only in the Library of Congress. Russian State Library, Katalog planov Moskvy (Moscow, 1998), N59 (index only); Klepikov XXVI; Not in Gubar (Savinkov's Plan of Saint Petersburg, 1825 only, No2389); not in Rovinskiy, Slovar graverov, 857. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A GENERAL MAP OF OHIO, FROM ITS SOURCE TO ITS MOUTH: CONTAINING THE NAMES OF THE TOWNS VILLAGES AND FARMS ESTABLISHED AT PRESENT ON ITS BANKS TOGETHER WITH ITS SOUNDINGS AND COURSES [caption title]

      [Paris, 1826. Four engraved plates of varying lengths, all 11 1/2 inches in height. Previously folded, backed on linen. Two plates edged with cloth tape. Linen backing slightly frayed in places, a few corners worn. Pencil annotations and small numbering labels. Light dust soiling and dampstaining. Somewhat tanned. Good plus. A large and highly detailed map of the entire Ohio River from Pittsburgh to present day Cairo, Illinois from Collot's famous and incredibly rare VOYAGE DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE.... Collot was sent by the French government to survey the Ohio and Mississippi valleys in 1796, to gauge the military situation on the frontier on the Spanish and American sides of the river, and to determine possible secessionist sentiment among American frontiersmen. Despite numerous difficulties in operating as a secret agent, under suspicion by both American and Spanish officials, Collot gathered a wealth of cartographical material, as well as sounding political waters. Returning to France, he prepared his work for publication and had it printed in 1804. Unfortunately, Napoleon had just sold Louisiana and, not wishing to draw attention to the area of which he had disposed, suppressed the publication. Collot died in 1805, and the sheets of the book and atlas sat in a warehouse for the next two decades. They were then purchased by Arthus Bertrand, the leading French publisher of voyages at the time. According to Bertrand's own testimony, he retained the original maps and plans, issued new titlepages with his imprint, and destroyed a number of sets to make it more scarce. This map of the Ohio is a landmark in American cartography of the early republic, and is beautifully engraved on heavy paper, as were all of the maps in the atlas. It is probably the finest and most detailed map of the Ohio printed up to this point.

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        MAP OF THE COURSE OF THE MISSISSIPPI FROM THE MISSOURI AND THE COUNTRY OF THE ILLINOIS TO THE MOUTH OF THIS RIVER [caption title].

      [Paris. 1804 (but distributed in 1826)]. - Engraved map, approximately 13 x 37 inches. Matted. Old fold lines. Scattered foxing, mostly in margins and along uppermost fold. Very good. A long and highly detailed map of the course of the Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico from Collot's famous and incredibly rare VOYAGE DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE. Collot was sent by the French government to survey the Ohio and Mississippi valleys in 1796, to gauge the military situation on the frontier on the Spanish and American sides of the river, and to determine possible secessionist sentiment among American frontiersmen. Despite numerous difficulties in operating as a secret agent, under suspicion by both American and Spanish officials, Collot gathered a wealth of cartographical material, as well as sounding political waters. Returning to France, he prepared his work for publication and had it printed in 1804. Unfortunately, Napoleon had just sold Louisiana and, not wishing to draw attention to the area of which he had disposed, suppressed the publication. Collot died in 1805, and the sheets of the book and atlas sat in a warehouse for the next two decades. They were then purchased by Arthus Bertrand, the leading French publisher of voyages at the time. According to Bertrand's own testimony, he retained the original maps and plans, issued new titlepages with his imprint, and destroyed a number of sets to make it more scarce. This map of the Mississippi is a landmark in American cartography of the early republic, and is beautifully engraved on heavy paper, as were all of the maps in the atlas.

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        AN AMERICAN LOG-HOUSE [caption title]

      [Paris, 1826. Line engraving, approximately 10 1/4 x 14 inches. Matted. A few small chips and very short closed tears at edges. Numbered twice in pencil at upper left corner. Light dust soiling and dampstaining. About very good. From the atlas of Collot's famous VOYAGE DANS L'AMÉRIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE...., plate sixteen, depicting a log cabin in a forest clearing. This is considered to be the first real depcition of a classic American log cabin. Collot was sent by the French government to survey the Ohio and Mississippi valleys in 1796, to gauge the military situation on the frontier on the Spanish and American sides of the river, and to determine possible secessionist sentiment among American frontiersmen. Despite numerous difficulties in operating as a secret agent, under suspicion by both American and Spanish officials, Collot gathered a wealth of cartographical material, as well as sounding political waters. Returning to France, he prepared his work for publication and had it printed in 1804. Unfortunately, Napoleon had just sold Louisiana and, not wishing to draw attention to the area of which he had disposed, suppressed the publication. Collot died in 1805, and the sheets of the book and atlas sat in a warehouse for the next two decades. They were then purchased by Arthus Bertrand, the leading French publisher of voyages at the time. According to Bertrand's own testimony, he retained the original maps and plans, issued new titlepages with his imprint, and destroyed a number of sets to make it more scarce.

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        Late Georgian Sketch and Prose Albums [six volumes]. Commonplace Everyday Books, with original manuscripts in French and English, and art work

      18261827 1826 - , six volumes with each partially completed, days of the week in French to spine of each volume, lacking Friday, in French and English hand-written in ink and pencil (including prose, poetry, ditties, music), illustrated throughout each volume (including water-colours, ink and pencil sketches, hand-coloured illustrations, gilt and colour illuminated text, some full-page, in text and pasted in) with a variety of subject matter (including domestic rural and coastal scenes, religious, folk dress, portraits, butterflies and flowers), attractive and pleasing collection, Original Editions , slight scuffing to covers and chipping to spine edges, little rubbing to spines, repair to hinges of one volume, splits to hinges four volumes, few loose leaves one volume, five volumes very good condition, one volume good condition full morocco two each in red, green, and brown , decorative blinstamped rules with gilt decorations and rules to boards, gilt titles on labels to spines with gilt rules, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, 5 coloured and 1 marbled endpapers octavo, 8 x 12 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Original Etchings

      J. Kay, London - 1826 or earlier. A Collection of original etchings, 200 plates (J., Publisher) A collection of original etchings, 200 plates, consisting of 7 by Rembrandt; 6 after Rembrandt by Vivares; 25 by Claude; 3 by Dominique Barria; 5 by Horizonti; 47 by Hollar; 6 by Theodre van Kessel, 10 by Runciman; 17 by Cornelis Bega; 24 by Castiglione; 7 by Silvestre; 43 by various artists after Rembrandt, Du Jardin, Della Bella, etchings on thin china paper. Etchings trimmed and tipped-in at corners, Bound in brown morocco leather with blind tooled and gilt decoraton to the board's edges. With a small loss to the bottom of spine. Paper edges gilt. One page loose. Complete. Scarce book. Size: Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nachgelassene Schriften und Briefwechsel.: Herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck und Friedrich von Raumer.

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1826. - 2 Bde. 8°. XVI, 780 S.; 2 nn. Bl., 784 S., 1 nn. Bl. Interimsbrosch. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. RSchild., (etw. ber., Broschur m. kl. Fehlstellen an den Gelenken). Erste Ausgabe. - Goed. V, 14, 33, 1; ADB 54, 380 ff. - Der erste Band des Solger'schen Nachlasses, . enthält kleinere Aufsätze und den Briefwechsel mit Freunden; der zweite wird die mehr wissenschaftlichen Schriften und Abhandlungen in sich begreifen." (Vorwort). - Tieck und Raumer schrieben über Solger: "Nur wenigen Menschen war dieser Zauber der Sprache verliehen. Auch dem Uneingeweihten sprach er klar und faßlich über schwierige Gegenstände." (ADB 54, S. 381). - Papierbedingt etw. gebräunt, tls. stockfl. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of travels and discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the years 1822, 1823 and 1824 by Major Denham and Captain Clapperton and the late Dr. Oudney, extending across the great desert to the tenth degree of northern latitude and from Kouka

      London, John Murray, 1826. Brauner Original-Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel im Format 28 x 23 cm; Buchdeckel mit mehrfarbigen Marmorbezügen und Lederecken. XLVIII, 335, 269 S., 1 Bl. Enthalten sind 38 ganzseitige Kupferstich-Illustrationen, darunter eine kolorierte Tafel sowie, eine mehrfach gefaltete Karte im Format: 67 x 42 cm. Bericht der Afrikaforscher Dixon Denham (1786 - 1828) und Hugh Clapperton (1788 - 1827) über ihre 1821 gemeinsam mit John Barrow (1764 - 1848) und dem Arzt Walter Oudney (1790 - 1824) unternommene Expedition in das Innere Afrikas. Die Reisenden brachen im Februar 1822 von Tripolis in den Fessan (im heutigen Libyen) auf und drangen bis zum November bis zum Tschadsee vor. Anschließend trennten sich ihre Wege: Denham begab sich nach Kuka, der Residenz des Sultans von Bornu, den er auf einem Kriegszug gegen das Nomadenvolk der Fulbe begleitete; Clapperton drang bis nach Sokoto (im heutigen Nordwesten Nigerias) vor. Später trafen beide wieder zusammen und kehrten 1825 gemeinsam nach England zurück. Der Band besticht im Besonderen durch seine originellen Illustrationen, die ein - vor allem für die damaligen Zeitverhältnisse - sehr anschauliches Bild von der Kultur und Lebensweise der eingeborenen Stämme vermitteln. Der teilweise (an den seitlichen Lederflächen) restaurierte Band in gutem, festem Zustand; seitlich sind noch gewisse Bestoßungsspuren erkennbar, die den guten Gesamteindruck aber nicht trüben. Seiten partiell etwas fleckig bzw. gebräunt. In toto ansehnliches Exemplar dieses spannenden, eindrucksvoll illustrierten Expeditionsberichtes. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Good copy of this exciting, impressively illustrated expedition report. More photos on the website of the antiquarian bookstore (please quote the article number on the supply side in the search box) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Expedition Forschungsreise Afrika Reise

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        Pièce autographe signée - Certificat médical

      1 page in-4 Paris, 30 mars 1826, , 1 page in-4, , Dupuytren rappelle que deux ans auparavant il eut « à faire l'extirpation d'une tumeur polypeuse que M. Eugène Doumere portait dans l'intérieur du rectum. » La tumeur est tombée mais elle a reparu et cause au soldat Doumere « des pesanteurs, des douleurs au fondement et aux reins, des pertes de sang et autres incommodités qui paraissent incompatibles avec le service militaire ». Le 14 avril 1826, un membre du Comité de visite des militaires confirme le diagnostic de Dupuytren au Ministre de la Guerre : « Monsieur Doumere [...] n'est point propre à servir comme soldat étant habituellement souffrant à l'occasion d'une tumeur variqueuse ou polypeuse qu'il porte dans le rectum et de laquelle il découle fréquemment et surtout quand il se perce plus qu'à l'ordinaire, une matière puriforme... ». Au verso du document, un certificat du maire du 4e arrondissement en date du 25 mars 1826 témoigne de la véracité de la signature de Dupuytren.

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        Manuel du pêcheur français, ou traité général de toutes sortes de pêches

      (3), (1bl.), 248pp., 1 pl. Paris, Roret, 1826, in-18, (3), (1bl.), 248pp, 1 pl, broché, Ouvrage agrémenté d'une planche dépliante représentant des ustensiles de pêche (hameçons, bourriche, épuisette, mouches etc.). PREMIERE EDITION de ce manuel qui concerne l'art de la pêche à la ligne et au filet, qui aborde l'histoire naturelle des poissons d'eau douce, la manière de les capturer et la réglementation de cette pratique. Brochage écorné

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        Nouveau manuel complet de Physique, ou élémens abrégés de cette science, mis à la portée des gens du monde et des étudians

      411, (1bl)pp., 8pl. Paris, Roret, 1826, in-12, 411, (1bl)pp, 8pl, broché, 4 planches depl. h.t. représentant le matériel utilisé pour les expériences de physique. Troisième édition.

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        Mémoire sur la sphère, extrait des Mémoires de la Société des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille

      50 pages, un planche Lille, imprimerie de L. Danel, 1826, in-8, 50 pages, un planche dépliante gravée en taille-douce, cartonnage vert lichen à la bradel, moderne, dos lisse orné de deux petits fleurons en étoile et fileté, titre en long [Lobstein-Laurenchet], Tiré à part, extrait du Recueil des travaux de la Société des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille, pour l'année 1825 (Danel, 1826, p. 106 et suiv). Jolie plaquette de géodésie dans laquelle l'auteur se propose de "résoudre plusieurs problèmes sur la sphère, au moyen de constructions faites sur la surface de ce corps, à l'aide du compas et par des procédés semblables à ceux qu'on emploie dans les constructions planes". Alphonse Heegmann était membre de la Société nationale des Sciences et Arts de Lille. Quelques rousseurs.

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        Gedichte von Friedrich Hölderlin.

      Tübingen und Stuttgart, Cotta 1826 - Klein Oktav. 1 nn Blatt ( Inhalt), 226 Seiten, 1 Blatt Verbesserungen / corrections. Zeitgenössischer Pappband der Zeit. Gut erhalten, der Einband leicht bestossen, slightly bumped. Mit zeitgenössischen handschriftlichen Eintragungen auf dem Vorsatz zu Hölderlins Leben und der Eintragung "Halle Dr. Schwab", einem Onkel des Herausgebers. With the name "Halle Dr. Schwab" who was an uncle of the editor and contemporary notes in ink about his life, by a different person. Sehr seltene Erstaugabe. Seltene Erstausgabe seiner Gedichte. The first edition of Hoelderlins poems, one of the most important books of German literature, mainly with first prints (69) of his poems. At the end a fragment of "Empedokles". Mit dem schönen Titel-Motto: "Und wie du das Herz / der Pflanzen erfeuest, / Wenn Sie entgegen dir / Die zarten Armge strecken, / So hast Du mein Herz erfreut, / Vater Helios! und wie Endymion, / War ich dein Liebling, / Heilige Luna! / Fragment". - Borst collection 1494, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POLAND – NORTHEASTERN REGION: MAPPA JENERALNA WOJEWÓDZTWA AUGUSTOWSKIEGO POD?UG SOTZMANN UWAZAI?C ZASZ?E ODMIANY PRZEZ JULIUSZA COLBERGA 1826.

      Warsaw: Jo?zef S?awin?ski at the Instytut Litograficzny Szkolny 1826 - Lithograph with original outline colour, comprised of irregularly-shaped sections carefully mounted on original linen, with original manuscript label to verso (Very Good, exquisite original hand colour, cropped close along top margin almost to neatline, small abrasion to upper-centre border with very minor loss to some peripheral details, tiny chip to blank margins, some light toning and minor wear along original folds), 57 x 43 cm (22.5 x 17 inches). One of the great rarities of important Polish-language cartography – Juliusz Kolberg’s map of the Augustów Voivodship (north-eastern Poland) from his atlas of Congress Poland, issued in Warsaw during the dramatic period leading up to the November Uprising. This exceptionally rare and high quality map is amongst the finest maps to be printed in the Polish language during the 19th Century. It is one of a series of eight maps of the voivodships (provinces) of Congress Poland (the Russian puppet-state created in 1815 that embraced much of today’s Central and Eastern Poland) published in Warsaw for Juliusz Kolberg, a fascinating figure who managed to produce great cartography under challenging political circumstances. The map is a fine example of early Polish lithography, featuring lovely original outline colours in distinctly Polish hues. While the map is primarily printed in the Polish language, its title and legends are subtitled in French, then a Pan-European intellectual language. Importantly, Kolberg’s work fulfils multiple roles, being a highly accurate topographical map, but also a sophisticated thematic map with detailed political, economic, and cultural information, rendering it by far the best map ever created of the voivodship. The map presents the Augustów Voivodship, which existed in the form depicted here from 1816 to 1844 (although in 1837 it became a gubernya, in 1844 it had it limits extended to the southwest, and was finally dissolved in 1867), located in the far northeast of today’s Poland (comprising parts of the modern Podlaskie and Warmi?sko-Mazurskie Voivodships) and reaching north along the left bank of the Neman River to include a part of today’s Lithuania up to a point just south of Kaunas. Overall, Augustów Voivodship had the shape of a panhandle, squeezed between Prussian territory and Russia. The capital of the voivodship was Suwa?ki and, as shown, the jurisdiction is further divided into five counties, which are subdivided into districts. As noted in the title, Kolberg in good part based his map on that of ‘Sotzmann’, specifically meaning Johann Christoph Textor‘s Topographisch-Militaerische Karte vom vormaligen Neu Ostpreussen oder dem jetziger Nördlichen Theil des Herzogthums Warschau nebst dem Russischen District (Berlin, 1807), a monumental 16-sheet survey that was edited and published by Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann. This survey was commissioned while the region that would later become the Augustów Voivodship was part of the Prussian province of New East Prussia. The Textor-Sotzmann map is widely considered to be one of the finest survey maps made anywhere in Europe during its era. Far beyond its topographical accuracy, Kolberg’s map is a highly sophisticated multi-thematic map that features detailed information with regards to the economy, transportation, religious affairs/education and civil administration of the voivodship. Given this, the map is by far the most accurate and detailed map ever created of the Augustów Voivodship. While the basic topographic template and some of the thematic information was borrowed from the Textor-Sotzmann map, much else is fresh information acquired by Kolberg directly from his contacts in the government. The literally scores of symbols used on the map are labelled within the legends in the upper right. Conventionally, there are symbols identifying several different types of settlements ranked by their political importance and size, ranging from the voivodship, county and district seats all the way down to villages,

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        Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England

      - Turner, J.M.W. Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England, 2 volumes, London: John and Arthur Arch, 1826. Quartos, first edition, unpaginated with 80 engravings, contemporary polished calf with elaborate gilt-stamped floral decoration, red morocco labels and five raised bands on spines, a.e.g., engravings by George and W.B. Cooke and others. Engravings include 48 plates and 32 vignettes. Front pastedowns have the armorial bookplate of Haughton Charles Okeover (see Ellis catalog, entry No. 4132), flyleaf in V.1 has the signature of his mother, Mary Anne Okeover, dated 1827. The son was the high sheriff of Derby in the mid-19th century. The brothers Cooke were among England's most important engravers. This work took them 12 years, with W.B. creating 20 plates and George 14. According to Gordon Ray (Illustrator and the Book in England), this book was released in parts between 1814 and 1826. It "helped to awaken the British to the glories of their coastline" (see Ray entry No. 11). He ranks this as one of the 100 outstanding illustrated books published in England between 1790 and 1914. Condition of these books: Boards worn at edges, backstrips show some losses at upper V.1, lower V.1 pulling away, V.2 has lost one of its morocco labels. Leaves clean and tight, with scattered foxing, images near fine to fine. Overall good and sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Southern Coast of England. With an Introduction by Marcus B. Huish.

      London, Virtue. n.d. (189-) - Large folio (14 x 18ins, 350 x 460mm) publisher's blue three quarters morroco, pictorial boards, gilt, rubbed, gutta-percha binding, and contents loose. 40 steel plates, without engraved captions, engraved by Cook and others after Turner, each with descriptive text. Protective tissues foxed, occasionally affecting blank margins of plates,1 plate slightly dusty at edge, still overall text and plates clean and fresh. The pp xvi Introduction provides a detailed chronology and bibliography of "Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England", 1826, from which these plates are selected. 32 of the original 80 are not full-page plates but smaller illustrations in the text. These plates are here reproduced larger than the usual Large Paper issue (11 x 15ins), the engraved areas are the same size. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht vom Kleverberg aus gesehen ('Ansicht Der Stadt Cleve Von Dem Cleverberg' aus').

      - Lithographie v. von Burggraaff n. Josef Winckelierer aus Verzameling van 12 Cleefsche Gezigten ., Nimwegen b. J.C. Vieweg & Sohn u. Kleve b. Franz Oellig, 1826, 26 x 40 Sammlung Angerhausen, Der Niederrhein I 29.

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        Traité de l'auscultation médiate et des maladies des poumons et du coeur

      2 volumes in-8, XXXVI-728 + Paris, J.S. Chaudé, 1826, , 2 volumes in-8, XXXVI-728 + [4]-790-[1] pages, 4 planches dépliantes, demi-basane de l'époque, dos lisses et fleuronnés, basane racinée moderne en recouvrement des plats, Deuxième édition. "This edition is (...) the most important treatise on diseases of the thoracic organs ever written (Garrison, History of Medecine, p. 412) ; elle est en effet augmentée, par l'auteur, de la description du traitement des maladies. Peu de temps après la parution, Laennec (1781-1826) mourut d'une tuberculose qu'il avait peut-être contractée auprès de ses patients. Cet ouvrage fondamental accompagnait, lors de sa première parution en 1819, le stéthoscope inventé en 1816 par l'auteur. Bon exemplaire, en dépit de quelques rousseurs sans gravité. Bien complet du feuillet de l'erratum qui manque souvent. Normann I, n° 1255. Morton, 2673. Waller I, 5493.

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        Rapport sur l'utilité des paragrêles, et sur la nécessité, pour le Gouvernement, d'accorder sa protection à leur établissement général en France

      31, (1bl)pp., 1 carte Paris, Société Linnéenne, 1826, in-8, 31, (1bl)pp, 1 carte, demi-toile verte. (Rel. mod.), Carte dépliante des effets des paragrêles dans l'arrondissement de Tarbes (Hautes Pyrénées) en 1822. Rapport rédigé par les membres de la Société Linnéenne de Paris et adressé aux membres du Gouvernement. Couvertures muettes conservées; la dernière avec des notes manuscrites de l'époque

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        Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland. With descriptive illustrations.

      Published by John & Arthur Arch, Cornhill, and by William Blackwood, Edinburgh, London 1826 - FIRST EDITION, LARGE-PAPER COPY, 2 vols. bound as 1 (continuously paginated), 4to, pp. [iv], 2, lii, 208 + 2 engraved title-pages and 50 plates. Original cover of part 1 bound in at front. Untrimmed in contemporary half dark green roan, pebble-texture green cloth boards, spine divided by raised bands, compartments with gilt borders and small central tools, second compartment gilt-lettered direct, marbled endpapers. A little spotting, particularly to plates. Joints and corners rubbed, spine ends worn, a crack to lower joint at foot. One of the scarcer large-paper copies of this luxurious production, originally issued in parts; this copy retains one part of the wrappers (the front cover of the first part), examples of which - since many copies were elaborately bound - are particularly scarce to find. Twelve of the plates are after J.M.W. Turner; a number are engraved by the Le Keuxs, and one by W.H. Lizars. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Explication Universelle

      4 tomes en 3 vol. , vol.I: Paris, L'Auteur, 1826-28, in-8, 4 tomes en 3 vol. , vol.I: (4), IV, 392pp.; vol. II: (4), 416pp.; vol. III: (4), X, 266, (6), 246, (2), 6, (2)pp, cart. post, CAILLET, I, 582. PREMIERE EDITION. L'auteur classe les "idées fondamentales" suivant cinq grands ordes : physique, physiologique, intellectuel, moral et politique

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        Eigenhändiger, annähernd ganzseitiger Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift. 24. Mai (1826 ?).

      (1826). 20,5 x 12,5 cm. (Gebräunt, etwas fleckig, im Falz reparierter Einriß, kleiner Eckabriß im Bereich des ehemaligen Verschlusses, reparierter Eckabriß im weißen Rand ohne Buchstabenverlust, ordentlich.)

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        Sipkes, Joseph - Dutch Galliot 1831.

      Aquarellen van de hand van Joseph Sipkes. Gesigneerd en gedateerd (1826-1832). Afm. 10,5 x 15 tot 13,5 x 19 cm. Van marineschilder Joseph Sipkes (1787-1852) is weinig meer bekend dan dat hij in Amsterdam werkzaam was aan het begin van de 19e eeuw. Naast een aantal werken in olieverf, aquarelleerde hij prachtige scheepsportretten. Prijs: € 575,- (incl. 21% BTW, incl. lijst).

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        Discussion médico-légale sur la folie ou aliénation mentale, suivie de l'examen du procès criminel d'Henriette Cornier, et de plusieurs autres procès

      [4]-176 pages, [48] pages de Paris, Migneret, 1826, in-8, [4]-176 pages, [48] pages de catalogue éditeur, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Tiré à part de cette étude médico-légale sur la criminalité et la liberté morale, parue à l'origine dans les Archives générales de médecine en 1826 (série 1, n° 10). Georget s'intéressa à la médecine légale au travers des Archives de médecine, dans lesquelles il fit paraître plusieurs articles qui apportèrent une contribution méthodologique et clinique importante à la psychiatrie judiciaire, et qui donnèrent lieu à des polémiques ardentes : en effet, Georget s'opposait à l'internement abusif et aux condamnations frappant des êtres "plus justiciables de l'asile que de l'échafaud" (Semelaigne). Ainsi écrivait-il en 1826 : "La séquestration des aliénés, telle qu'elle existe aujourd'hui, pourrait avoir pour un gouvernement despotique de graves inconvénients". Étienne Jean-Georget (1795-1828), jeune médecin attaché à l'établissement de la Salpêtrière, puis gradué docteur à la Faculté de médecine de Paris en 1820, apporta un travail de recherche considérable sur la psychiatrie. Élève d'Esquirol, il s'inspire des travaux de Bichat et précise, à travers son oeuvre, la classification nosographie de Pinel, en cherchant à distinguer dans la folie des groupements de symptômes, des syndromes cliniques reconnaissable que sont l'idiotie, la manie, la mélancolie ou encore la démence. Les éditeurs du Dictionnaire de la médecine lui confièrent la rédaction des articles concernant les maladies mentales et nerveuses : délire, folie, hystérie et névrose. Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de Jules Falret (1824-1902), avec son cachet ex-libris : fils du célèbre aliéniste Jean-Pierre Falret, Jules Falret fut lui-même un médecin réputé. Il dirigea l'asile de Vanves à la suite de son père. Exemplaire en bon état malgré quelques rares rousseurs Les dernières pages du traité sont jaunies. Catalogue de fin non coupé. Semelaigne I, p. 188 et suiv.

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