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        Ensemble complet des 3 catalogues de vente de la Bibliothèque de Catalogue d'une partie de livres rares, singuliers et précieux dépendant de la bibliothèque de M. Charles Nodier homme de lettres. Dont la vente se fera le mercredi 6 juin 1827 et jours suivans... Maison Sylvestre... par le ministère de Me Mira commissaire-priseur...

      Paris, chez J.-S. Merlin, 1827, plaq. in 8°, de II- 58pp. 1f. (399 numéros décrits), demi-maroquin rouge moderne, couv. rose cons., exemplaire à toutes marges - 2) Catalogue des Livres curieux, rares et précieux, plusieurs sur peau de vélin, et sur papier de Chine, uniques avec dessins originaux, tous de la plus belle condition, composant la bibliothèque de M. Charles Nodier, dont la vente se fera le jeudi 28 janvier 1830 et jours suivans Maison Silvestre. Paris: J.S. Merlin, 1829, plaq. in 8° de 2ff. 130pp. 1f. (917 numéros décrits), cart. moderne genre ancien en papier moucheté brun, exemplaire à toutes marges avec les adjudications rajoutées à l'époque. -3) Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Charles Nodier, de l'Académie Française, Bibliothécaire de l'Arsenal. Dont la vente aura lieu le samedi 27 Avril 1844 ... par ministère de Me. Husson, commissaire-priseur, assisté de M.J. Techener, libraire. Paris, Techner, 1844, plaq. in 8°, de VII-200pp. cat. Techner de 24pp. et 4pp. (1254 numérios décrits), cart. moderne genre ancien en papier moucheté brun, exemplaire à grandes marges avec les adjudications rajoutées à l'époque. Soit 3 volumes en tout. Ensemble rare des 3 ventes. L'érudit bibliophile, et conservateur de la Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, fut en effet contraint par deux fois de vendre ses collections de livres de son vivant, en 1827 et en 1830, la dernière fut réalisée après sa mort en 1844. Le libraire Techener précise en préface de la dernière vente : " je demande qu'on lise ce charmant catalogue rédigé sous ses yeux et annoté par lui; je prie le lecteur d'étudier cet ensemble, de voir dans chaque classe, avec quel admirable goût la collection a été faite, et de décider alors, en parfaite connaissance de cause, si jamais homme du monde, homme de goût, a porté plus loin que M. Charles Nodier, a mieux recommandé par son exemple, la passion éclairée des raretés bibliographiques."

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        Autograph letter signed ("H. Beyle").

      [Paris], "a Mercredi matin [21 March 1827]. - 8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium. Important letter in French, to Sophie Duvaucel, about Manzoni's "Promessi Sposi" ("The Betrothed"). Stendhal is to receive the third volume of the novel from General La Fayette: "There is a problem, it does not exist, or at least M. Manzoni only published the first half of this third volume. He thinks his novel is boring and it is said that he will not finish it. [ ] Mr. Ugoni from Brescia is the man in Paris who could most probably purchase the first half of the third volume for you. Mr. Fauriel, the only scholar in Paris who is not pedadantic, the old friend of Mme de Condorcet, is a close friend of Mr. Mazoni and has 'Gli Sposi' translated for a Mr. Trognon. This Mr. Trognon is the brother of the tutor of Monseigneur the Count of Beaujoulais or the Prince of Joinville, or it is the tutor himself. The princes live at the royal palace. Mr. Fauriel visits Mlle Clarke, where Mme Alexander could speak to him [ ]" (transl.). Though Stendhal made references to Manzoni's novel in Rome, Naples and Florence, its success probably displeased him. In his "Mélanges de littérature", Stendhal characterizes Manzoni as "excessively devout" and writes that "The Betrothed" are "overly praised", although he recognizes the book shows the existence of "Bravi" during the Spanish Government. - Sophie Duvaucel (1789-1867), daughter-in-law of Georges Cuvier, was one of the most endearing figures of the group of the "Jardin des Plantes". She assisted the naturalist in his works.

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        Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England in the year 1824

      Henry Colburn, London, 1827. Fine. Second Edition 8 1/2 x 5 inches, Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked, marbled boards (worn at corners, slightly rubbed), Two volumes: xii, 336; vii, 326 pp. With 3 hand-colored lithographs and a folding map, engraved illustrations.

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        The House Servant's Directory, or a Monitor for Private Families: Comprising Hints on the Arrangement and Performance of Servants' Work

      Boston: Monroe & Francis, 1827. Near Fine. First edition. 12mo. 180pp. Contemporary American tree calf with black morocco spine label gilt. Joints starting a little, some slight loss at the crown, the usual light spotting in the text, and a small dampstain on the last three leaves, a sound and pleasing very good copy. A guide for servants and the first cookbook written by an African-American; and one of the first books by an African-American on any subject to be printed by a commercial publisher. Roberts was the maitre d' for Christopher Gore, Governor and Senator of Massachusetts. This book was a standard reference for cooks and caterers of all races in the major Eastern cities. "Some historians think this work was seminal in producing men of singular ability as caterers, and managers - rather than servants - of large households." (Longone. American Cookbooks and Wine Books 1797-1950 p.2; Lowenstein 107; Axford p.221; Cagle & Stafford 647; Negro History: 1553-1903 #154). Although there are plentiful holdings in libraries it is, rare in the trade, the only other first edition we've handled was over 20 years ago. A handsome copy of an important book, in a nice contemporary American binding.

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        Précis statistique des Cantons du Département de l?Oise.

      Achille Desjardins,, Beauvais, - 9 vol. in-8, (21,5 x 13,5 cm) et 34 cartes jointes (47 x 65,5 cm). Demi-veau rouge, dos lisse à faux-nerfs dorés, titre doré « Statistique de l?Oise » et tomaison dorée. Exemplaire de l?Abbé Mallet, vicaire de Chantilly. Dos passés. Rousseurs éparses.Les cartes ? entoilées et pliantes ? sont réduites d?après les plans du Cadastre à l?Echelle de 1 à 50.000 pour être annexées aux Précis statistiques des Cantons correspondants et insérées dans l?Annuaire du Département de l?Oise pour l?année mentionnée. Série complète. Ces Précis statistiques, un par canton selon le découpage administratif de l?époque, sont parus dans l?Annuaire de l?Oise entre 1827 et 1843, puis en 1850 et 1851 pour les cinq derniers. Ils n?ont ici pas été reliés dans l?ordre chronologique mais par arrondissements : Beauvais (3 volumes), Compiègne (2 volumes), Senlis (2 volumes) et Clermont (2 volumes). Ils ne comprennent ni index ni table des matières, mais chaque partie est construite de la même manière en cinq sections : Topographie physique, Population, Administration, Agriculture et Industrie.Édition originale, sauf pour le Canton de Chaumont (le premier paru), qui est ici en deuxième édition : « Nouveau Précis statistique sur le Canton de Chaumont, publié sous les auspices de M. le Vicomte Randouin-Berthier, Préfet de l?Oise. Beauvais, Imprimerie d?Achille Desjardins, 1859. »- Arrondissement de Beauvais : Auneuil (114 pp., 1831), Beauvais (360 pp., 1851), Chaumont ([1] f., II pp., 208 pp., 1859). / Coudray-Saint-Germer (132 pp., 1841), Formerie (120 pp., 1850), Grandvilliers (115 pp., 1840), Marseille (106 pp., 1833), Méru (116 pp., 1837). / Nivilliers (132 pp., 1830), Noailles (183 pp., 1842), Songeons (148 pp., 1836). Le Précis du Canton de Beauvais est le plus important (360 pages). La Carte des deux Cantons de Beauvais est datée de 1855. Restauration au coin inférieur de la page 333 au Canton de Beauvais.- Arrondissement de Compiègne : Attichy (164 pp., 1840), Compiègne (264 pp., 1850), Estrées-Saint-Denis (106 pp. 1832), Guiscard (104 pp., 1833). / Lassigny ([1] f., 111 pp., 1834), Noyon (232 pp., 1851), Ressons-sur-Matz (128 pp., 1838), Ribécourt (124 pp., 1839). Tache grasse aux dix premières pages du Canton de Guiscard. La dernière page du Canton de Lassigny, avec déchirures et manques, a été doublée. Papier jauni au Canton de Noyon. Tache en haut des pages 23-24 au Canton de Ribécourt.- Arrondissement de Senlis : Betz (178 pp., 1851), Creil (num. pp. 215 à 366, 1828), Crépy-en-Valois ([1] f., 252 pp., 1843). / Senlis (271 pp., 1841), Pont-Sainte-Maxence (187 pp., 1834), Nanteuil-Le-Haudouin (107 pp., 1829), Neuilly-en-Thelle (144 pp., 1842). Le Canton de Creil est paginé de 215 à 366 mais commence bien par le « § 1° Topographie physique ». Le premier feuillet du Canton de Senlis est monté sur onglet. Papier plus court de 5 mm en marge inférieure au Canton de Pont-Sainte-Maxence.- Arrondissement de Clermont : Breteuil ([1] f., 152 pp., 1843), Clermont (211 pp., 1838), Crèvec?ur (96 pp., 1836), Froissy (82 pp., 1832). / Liancourt (147 pp., 1837), Maignelay (114 pp., 1839), Mouy ([1] f., 124 pp., 1835), Saint-Just-en-Chaussée ([1] f., 155 pp., 1835). Le Précis du Canton de Froissy est le moins important (82 pages). Restauration au coin inférieur du dernier feuillet du Canton de Maignelay, sans atteinte au texte. La dernière page du Canton de Saint-Just-en-Chaussée a été doublée. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The House Servant's Directory, or a Monitor for Private Families: Comprising Hints on the Arrangement and Performance of Servants' Work

      Boston: Monroe & Francis, 1827. Near Fine. First edition. 12mo. 180pp. Contemporary American tree calf with black morocco spine label gilt. Joints starting a little, some slight loss at the crown, the usual light spotting in the text, and a small dampstain on the last three leaves, a sound and pleasing very good copy. A guide for servants and the first cookbook written by an African-American; and one of the first books by an African-American on any subject to be printed by a commercial publisher. Roberts was the maitre d' for Christopher Gore, Governor and Senator of Massachusetts. This book was a standard reference for cooks and caterers of all races in the major Eastern cities. "Some historians think this work was seminal in producing men of singular ability as caterers, and managers - rather than servants - of large households." (Longone. American Cookbooks and Wine Books 1797-1950 p.2; Lowenstein 107; Axford p.221; Cagle & Stafford 647; Negro History: 1553-1903 #154). Although there are plentiful holdings in libraries it is, rare in the trade, the only other first edition we've handled was over 20 years ago. A handsome copy of an important book, in a nice contemporary American binding.

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        Kiho Gafu.

      Kyoto: 1827. Small quarto. 2, 31, 4ff. Illustrated with thirty color wood-block prints by ukiyo-e artist Kawamura Kiho. Kiho, who was also known as Shun, Goitsu, and Chikurikwan, was the adopted son and acknowledged disciple of artist Kawamura Bumpo. Both Bumpo and Kiho are stylistically similar to the the Shijo school, which preferred gray and black lines highlighted with pale blushes of color over the more vivid ukiyo-e style popular at the end of the eighteenth century. These light colors are perfectly suited to this sensitive collection, most of which illustrate simple and quiet scenes from everyday life. Farmers and fisherman are interspersed with portraits of plants and animals. Of especial interest are three prints of people reading--a farmer bundling rice while reading a book laid open on the ground, a bearded man huddling beneath a lamp, and man lounging beneath a full moon. The images are preceded by a four-page preface and one page of calligraphy, and followed by a closing note, eight pages of advertisements, and a colophon. In the original blue covers patterned with waves of mica, with a title label to the upper cover. Overall light soiling and wear to covers, with minor worming to inside covers and last two leaves; red stamp to lower right and small loss to fore-edge of front cover; unobtrusive ink inscription to inside front cover; re-sewn with new thread and housed in new chitsu. A beautiful book by an under-appreciated artist. (Ryerson, p. 388; Brown, p. 105; Mitchell, pp. 360-361, Example A; Franklin, pp. 75 & 79).

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        A Voyage towards the South Pole, performed in the years 1822-24. Containing an examination of the Antarctic Sea, to the seventy-fourth degree of latitude: and a visit to Tierra del Fuego, with a particular account of the inhabitants. To which is added, much useful information on the coasting navigation of Cape Horn, and the adjacent lands. With charts of harbours, &c.

      London Longman 1827 - First edition. 8vo., pp. iv, 276, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece (offsetting from title), 4 engraved plates, 9 maps and charts, 7 folding (hemisphere maps with captions cropped at top as often), 2 folding lithographic panoramas and errata slip, occasional light foxing and offsetting, contemporary diced calf, red and black morocco labels, neat repairs to joints, an excellent example. Weddell (1787-1834), a Royal Navy officer, following the Napoleonic Wars found himself in need of an income. To this end he went on three sealing expeditions between 18221 and 1824The first of these was to the South Shetlands; the second to the South Orkneys; and the third, in 1823, to a new "Farthest South", exceeding Cook's 1774 record by almost three degrees. "With the immense benefit of benign weather, Weddell managed to sail further south than any man before him, and was rewarded by his discovery of the entire Weddell Sea. Even when sail ships were replaced by steam ships, and wooden hulls by metallic ice-cutters, his explorations were difficult to duplicate. It will be argued by many enthusiasts that the first edition is the true starting point for an Antarctic collection" (Taurus). Taurus 5; Rosove 345.A1; Books on Ice 6.1; Conrad p31; Spence 1248. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels in Mesopotamia. Including a journey from Aleppo to Bagdad, by the route of Beer, Orfah, Diarbekr, Mardin, & Mousul; with researches on the ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, and other ancient cities.

      London Colburn 1827 - First octavo edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., xx, [ii], 479; vi, [ii], 538 pp., 2 pages ads at end, engraved folding map, folding lithographed plan and plate, 27 wood-engraved plates, lacks half-titles as often, occasional spotting, heavier to map and engraved plates, contemporary dark blue half calf, spines gilt, slightly rubbed. The second part of Buckingham's overland journey to India from Egypt in 1816-17. Atabey 163 (this copy); cf. Blackmer 5 (4to. edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geographical maps of Russia depicting the coats of arms, costumes and distances from the two capitals for the benefit of young people].

      Fabr. Imper. Vospitatelnago Doma St. Petersburg 1827 - Forty eight copper plate engravings printed on cardboard (9.7 x 6.5 cm), in the French suit system, 47 cards out of the deck of 52 + 1 out of 8 additional cards: the extra card with the Coat of Arms of Cherkassk and lands/costume of the Don Cossacks, with full contemporary hand-colour and gold-edged. Extremely rare set of early hand-coloured playing cards with geographical maps of the Russian provinces, from the time of Alexander Pushkin. In 1827 the St. Petersburg artist Konstantin Gribanov (b.1797) completed a set of playing cards that would teach children about Russian geography by combining education with entertainment. With this in mind, Gribanov divided the face of each card into four sections, showing its suit, the coat of arms of a province, that province's local costume, and its major towns. The back of the card would feature a map of the province. The scope of preparatory work undertaken by the artist is truly impressive. The maps are accurately copied from "?????????????? ????? ?????????? ???????, ??????? ????????? ? ????????????" [Geographical Atlas of the Russian Empire, the Kingdoms of Poland and Finland], published in Voenno-topographicheskoye Depo under the supervision of Colonel Piadyshev in 1821. This work features sixty provinces, hence the unusual number of cards in the deck. For the designs of the coats of arms, the artist relied on the two most up-to-date sources: "???????? ? ?????? ????? ????????????? ???????" [Manifesto On All Coats of Arms of the All-Russian Empire] (compiled on the orders of Paul I in 1800) and "?????? ????????? ???????????? ???????? ?????? ?????????? ??????? ?? 1825 ???" [Register of the Designs for Coats of Arms of the Russian Empire, Approved by His Imperial Majesty in 1825]. These, however, comprised only verbal descriptions. As for the costume designs, at least 20 of them are copied from Georgi's famous work "Description of all the nations of the Russian Empire" (1776-7). Many others Gribanov apparently based on Emelyan Korneev's illustrations for Rechberg's "Les Peuples de la Russie" (1812-13). As we can see from archival documents, the project's realisation was not smooth. After originally banning the cards, the censorship committee only allowed Gribanov to publish them after he managed to prove that they were intended purely for educational purposes. When the cards were finally issued, they were priced at 8 rubles each; this high price explains the rather low demand for Gribanov's creation, which took seven years to sell. This set is not only a valuable record of the most up-to-date mapping and heraldry of the Russian Empire at the beginning of XIX century, but also a rare example of Russian playing cards with original artistic designs. Katalog russkago otdela, Leipzig: Mezhdunarodnaya Vistavka Pechatnago Dela i Grafiki, 1914, no. 356; Playing Cards: The Collection of Alexander Perelman, New Accessions 2000-2002, exhibition catalogue for the State Museum-Preserve Peterhof. Peterhof and St. Petersburg: Abris Art Publishers, 2002, no. 57; I.N. Ukhanova, Igrushki v Sobranie Gosudarstvennogo Ermitazha, St. Petersburg: Izdatelstvo Gosudarstvennogo Ermitazha, 2011, p 145; Afanasiev O.E. Geograficheskie igralniye karty Konstantina Gribanova XIX veka I ikh uchebno prosvetitelskaya rol' v rasprostranenii znaniy o rodnoy strane, Pskovskiy Regionologicheskiy zhurnal ? 9, 2010; Miroliubova, G.A and S. L. Plotnikov, Igralnyye karty dlia yunoshestva, sochinennyye Konstantinom Gribanovym, Trudy Gosudarstvennogo Ermitazha XL, Sankt-Peterburg, 2008: Kultura i Iskusstvo Rossii, pp. 104 – 114.

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        Théâtre de Dieppe

      - Chez Carilian Goeury, A Paris 1827 (S.d), In-Folio , (2) 32pp., relié. - Edizione illustrata con 20 tavole. Binding metà marrone di pelle di pecora periodo utilizzato. piatti di carta blu. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 20 planches dessinées par Monnayeur et gravées par Adam. Titre gravé avec grande vignette de titre. 32p. de texte explicatif. Reliure en demi basane brune usagée d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre doré estompé et parfois illisible. Plats de papier bleu. Coiffe de tête arrachée. Coiffe de queue se détachant. Mors avec manques. Epidermures. Quelques rousseurs sur un papier bien blanc. La salle fut construite d'après les plans de Frissard. Nombreuses pages concernant tous les corps de métiers relatives à l'état général des dépenses. Témoignage de l'architecture civile sous Charles X. 

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        Memoir of the navigation of the Western Coast of Africa, from Cape Bojador to Mount Souzos from the Observations of Baron Roussin in the years 1817 & 1818

      1827 - First English edition. 4to. Later half calf. [iii],[5]-65, [2]pp. London, Duckworth & Ireland, A very scarce work, there being only two copies in Worldcat. This copy bears the library stamps of the Geeological society and an earlier stamp of the Hydrographical Office. This volume once belonged to the noted Ethnographical dealer Ken Webster and was bought by ourselves from him in 1965. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Rheinische Weinbau in theoretischer und praktischer Beziehung.

      Heidelberg, Oßwald 1827.. Mit 17 gefalt. und ausfaltbaren lithogr. Tafeln und lithogr. Falttabelle. XVI, 260 S. Pappband d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. Schoene3, 3951; Simon, Vinaria 122; Dochnahl 104. - Erste Ausgabe. Mit einer "Untersuchungs-Tabelle von vier und zwanzig Wingerten, nebst den darinn im Jahr 1822 erhaltenen Weinen, in den verschiedenen Gegenden des Rheinthales". - Tls. etwas fleckig, eine Tafel knitterfaltig.

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        Théâtre de Dieppe

      Original illustrated edition of 20 boards. Used brown half-tone brown binder. boards of blue paper. Chez Carilian Goeury A Paris 1827 (S.d) In-Folio (2) 32pp. relié

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        Italienische Forschungen. Erster-Dritter Theil. 3 vols.

      Berlin and Stettin, Nicolai 1827 - X pp., 1 leaf, 355, (1) pp.; VIII pp., 1 leaf, 420 pp., 1 leaf (corrections); XVI pp., 1 leaf, 242 pp., 1 leaf (corrections). 8vo. 19th-cent. half leather, spines gilt (hinges repaired). Berlin and Stettin, Nicolai, 1827-31. First edition, "a work of epoch making importance for the art history of Italy". Rumohr (1785-1843), art critic and historian, conducted extensive research regarding the early period of Italian art and literature. He was considered a practical esthete, a very versatile talent whose works also deal with such themes as gastrosophy and rules of conduct. The present work reunites essays und research on Italian art from the 12th century on; volume III deals almost exclusively with the painter Raffael and his work. - Fine set. - Wilpert/Gühring 7; Kosch XIII, 555; Thieme/Becker XXIX, 202. ART - GENERAL & APPLIED ; LITERATURE: GERMAN ; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        May Fair. In four cantos. FIRST EDITION.

      William H. Ainsworth, Old Bond Street. 1827 2pp ads. Uncut in orig. drab boards, browned & sl. chipped paper label; hinges a little rubbed, small worm holes above label. A nice copy in its original state.Largely attributed to the Irish writer and Anglican priest George Croly, May Fair has also been attributed to Ainsworth. Not in Sadleir; Wolff 1632 lists it as by Croly. CBEL3 records this title under both Croly (author uncertain) and Ainsworth. The BL copy is attributed to Croly or Henry Luttrell. OCLC records no copies in North America. May Fair was published during the brief period in which Ainsworth both wrote and dabbled in publishing. The two pages of advertisements for Mr Ainsworth's books include the second edition of Sir John Chiverton his first novel (written in collaboration with J.P. Aston), the first edition of which had been published by John Ebers the previous year. May Fair, a sub-Byronic satire, is perhaps more likely to be by an author who affected to be a Byronic dandy at this period, rather than by Croly and, if so, this was Ainsworth's last volume of verse before embarking on his highly successful career as a novelist with Rookwood in 1834. carol check xref to Ainsworth.

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        To the Honorable the Senate and Assembly in Legislature Convened. The Memorial of the subscribers, Inhabitants of the County of St. Lawrence, respectfully sheweth:-. Your petitioners desire to approach your body as the citizens of the state, divested of sectional feelings, to urge the propriety and benefit of uniting the Erie canal with waters of the St. Lawrence. we appear as advocates of the Black River Canal. We wish to be disconnected in our commercial and agricultural intercourse, as we are in our civil and political privileges, from our Canadian neighbors. We wish the trade of the St. Lawrence to be turned to the city of New York, and by opening a canal from Ogdensburgh through the county of St. Lawrence to the Erie Canal, the product

      Np. Np. [1827]. - three 4to Sheets joined, folding, opening to 91x 20 cm (36"x 8"), first sheet printed, the rest contains 123 signatures, folding creases, very good to fine condition, rare. (cgc) Construction commenced on the Black River Canal ten years after this Petition and was completed in 1855 in its entire length - 35 miles with 109 locks. It opened up the County of St. Lawrence of northern New York State for trade and was functional to the 1920's but declared an abandoned waterway in 1925.

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        Ergebnisse meiner naturhistorisch-öconomischen Reisen. Erster und zweyter Theyl (komplett!). Erster Theyl: Briefe aus der Schweitz, Italien und Südfrankreich, im Sommer 1824. Zweiyter Theil: Skizzen und Ausarbeitungen über Italien. Nach einem zweyten Besuche im Jahre 1827.

      Heidelberg und Leipzig: Karl Groos, 1827 - 1832. Originalausgabe XX, 652 S. + 8 Taf.; XVIII, 686 S. + 4 Taf. Hardcover 2 Bände, vollständiges Exemplar dieses äußerste seltenenen Werkes des Geologen, Paläontologen und ersten Übersetzers des wissenschaftlichen Hauptwerkes von Charles Darwin, Heinrich Georg Bronn (1800 - 1862). Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar in GUTEM Zustand. Private grüne Halbleinenbände (Nachbindung), leicht berieben und bestoßen. Bindungen fest, Seiten leicht nachgedunkelt und stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Text und Tafeln ansonsten sauber. Weitere Informationen und Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt mbx 011. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE CONCHOLOGY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Drawn from nature by Captain Thomas Brown

      Edinburgh, W. H. Lizars, engraver, D. Lizars, bookseller; London S. Highley, bookseller, 1827.. FIRST EDITION 1827. 4to, approximately 335 x 255 mm, 13 x 10 inches, 53 HAND COLOURED PLATES OF SHELLS, most with several images, some with as many as 50, 2 page Preface and each plate faces one to four pages of description with the Latin names of each shell, where found and by whom if known, plus 5 page index at rear, bound in 19th century half morocco over damask effect cloth sides, gilt patterned roll dividing cloth and leather, spine with 4 raised bands with gilt decoration, gilt ruled panels inbetween, gilt lettering, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed at head of spine, on hinges and corners, dark brown cloth has a few dark stains and 4 tiny holes, edges of covers slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked and front pastedown damaged next to inner hinge, a few small scrapes to front endpaper, light brown offsetting from a few plates onto text pages, a little faint browning to margins of some text pages, 2 tiny mid-brown spots on Plate 39, 1 partly on 1 image but blends well, pale damp stain affects fore-edge margin from the text page facing Plate 41 to the end of the volume, barely showing on plates except for very slight rippling to fore-edge on some, small pale damp stain in inner margin of text to plate 42, just faintly showing on inner edge of plate. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the first edition. Captain Thomas Brown (17851862) started life an engraver, but when about 20 joined the Forfar and Kincardine Militia. Subsequently in 1838 he became curator of the Museum of the Manchester Natural History Society and remained there until he died in 1862. He published several books on conchology starting with The Elements of Conchology in 1816 and he wrote the article on the subject in the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1823. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE CONCHOLOGY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. Drawn from nature by Captain Thomas Brown.

      Edinburgh, W. H. Lizars, engraver, D. Lizars, bookseller; London S. Highley, bookseller, 1827. FIRST EDITION 1827. 4to, approximately 335 x 255 mm, 13 x 10 inches, 53 HAND COLOURED PLATES OF SHELLS, most with several images, some with as many as 50, 2 page Preface and each plate faces one to four pages of description with the Latin names of each shell, where found and by whom if known, plus 5 page index at rear, bound in 19th century half morocco over damask effect cloth sides, gilt patterned roll dividing cloth and leather, spine with 4 raised bands with gilt decoration, gilt ruled panels inbetween, gilt lettering, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed at head of spine, on hinges and corners, dark brown cloth has a few dark stains and 4 tiny holes, edges of covers slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked and front pastedown damaged next to inner hinge, a few small scrapes to front endpaper, light brown offsetting from a few plates onto text pages, a little faint browning to margins of some text pages, 2 tiny mid-brown spots on Plate 39, 1 partly on 1 image but blends well, pale damp stain affects fore-edge margin from the text page facing Plate 41 to the end of the volume, barely showing on plates except for very slight rippling to fore-edge on some, small pale damp stain in inner margin of text to plate 42, just faintly showing on inner edge of plate. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of the first edition. Captain Thomas Brown (1785-1862) started life an engraver, but when about 20 joined the Forfar and Kincardine Militia. Subsequently in 1838 he became curator of the Museum of the Manchester Natural History Society and remained there until he died in 1862. He published several books on conchology starting with The Elements of Conchology in 1816 and he wrote the article on the subject in the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1823. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Histoire de la guerre de la Péninsule sous Napoléon

      Baudoin frères, Paris 1827 - Quatre volumes, in-8, plein veau cerise, plats décorés à froid de motifs de pampre et de chardons, triple encadrements de filets et roulettes dorées, dos lisses très ornés et estampés à froid, titres et tomaisons dorés, tranches jaunes, coupes ornées. Reliures de l'époque signées Davet à Auch. [8], xv, 403 ; [4], 421, [1] ; [4], 406 ; [4], 379 pages. Edition originale de cette relation de la Guerre de la Péninsule ou Guerre d'indépendance espagnole (1808-1814) à laquelle l'auteur, le Général Maximilien Sébastien Foy (1775-1825) prit une part active. L'ouvrage, publié à titre posthume par la veuve du Général, comporte 8 fac-similés et un très grand tableau dépliant intitulé Etat des armées françaises dans la péninsule espagnole au 1er janvier 1808, établi par Murat. Rousseurs passim. Bel exemplaire, sans le rare atlas, dans une très belle reliure romantique de l'époque. /// Four volumes, 8vo, full reddish pink gilt-block and blind block stamped binding, gilt ornate and gilt lettered smooth spine, all edges yellow. Binding of the time by Davet in Auch. [8], xv, 403 ; [4], 421, [1] ; [4], 406 ; [4], 379 pages. 1st edition, posthumously published by General Maximilien Foy's (1775-1825) widow relating the Peninsular War (1808-1814) to which the General took part. The work is illustrated with 8 letter facsimiles and a large folding table stating the French armies in the Peninsular, on 1808, January the 1st. Despite foxing, and without the very scarce atlas, a very nice copy in a fine French Romantique binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Colonies of Australia

      1827 - Performed between the Years 1818 and 1822. With an Appendix containing various subjects relating to Hydrography and Natural History. First edition, 2nd issue. 2 vols. Engraved folding chart, and 10 uncoloured aquatint views, 8 woodcut engravings, Plan of Port Cockburn. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines gilt & sunned, slightly shelf-worn, extremities rubbed. xxxix, 451; viii, 637pp. London, The Sturt Family copy with the Alington book plate to the pastedown of both volumes. Charles Sturt was the cousin of the first Baron Arlington, Henry Gerard Sturt. This is a lovely association copy linking two of the most important explorers of Australia in the first half of the nineteenth century. Sturt arrived in Australia in the same year as the publication of King's work and would have undoubtedly had a copy.King was appointed by the British Government when ?circumstances consequent upon the restoration of Peace. rendered it most important to explore with as little delay as possible, that part of the coast of New Holland. surveyed or examined by the late Captain Flinders? King surveyed the Australian coast from the Torres Strait to King George III sound. He identified many small islands and explored the geography, flora and fauna. Ferguson, 1130; Abbey Travel 573. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century being a series of views.

      London: Jones, 1827.(). 4to. Numerous unnumbered plates; some spotted. Plates dated 1828. 172 pp. Qtr. roan.

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        Travels in Mesopotamia. Including a journey from Aleppo to Bagdad,by the route of Beer, Orfah, Diarbekr, Mardin, Mousul; with researches on the ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, and other ancient cities

      1827 - 2nd edition. (The 1st edition in the same year was the rare 4to edition). 2 vols. 2 folding engraved plans and a folding map. With 27 woodcut plates. 8vo. Map repaired on verso with sellotape. Some soiling, especially to the versos of the folding plans, which soiling has offset onto the facing text pages. No other soiling or foxing. Modern half calf, with marbled paper boards. Small stamps on last blanks state - Withdrawn from Sion College Library. Small library stamps on versos of title pages. xx, 479; vi,538pp. 2pp. ads. London, Colburn, This is the third of Buckingham's four Middle-Eastern travel accounts, here in the 8vo. version. Commenting on the paucity of information respecting Mesopotamia, he places his narrative at the end of a list of those written by Benjamin of Tudela, Rauwolff, Della Valle, Otter and Niebuhr. The author was unaccompanied by any servant or companion, at all times adopted native dress and manners during his travels. He writes in a lively and entertaining way.This work proved much less contentious than his first ?Travels in Palestine? which had provoked a long and bitter argument with William Bankes. At the end of the above work Buckingham appended a long account of the final act of this seven year spat: his successful libel case against Bankes and John Murray, and the award of four hundred pounds damages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Mesopotamia

      Henry Colburn, London 1827 - First edition. Frontispieces, folding engraved map, 2 folding lithographic plates, 25 wood-engraved plates. [i]-xx, [1]-479; [iii]-vi, [1]-102, *99-*102, 103-538 pp. Vol. I issued without half title; vol. II bound without half-title. 2 vols. 8vo. Account of Buckingham's travels in Ottoman lands in 1816, in Asia Minor and from Aleppo to Baghdad, with discussion of the ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia. Includes a lengthy appendix dealing with Buckingham's legal travails with W.J. Bankes. Atabey 163; Blackmer 233 Contemporary half green morocco gilt, cloth sides, marbled endsheets, edges marbled. Stencil owner's mark on verso of title, Gill motto, boar with dexter forepaw on crescent, initials T.G. Handsome copy Frontispieces, folding engraved map, 2 folding lithographic plates, 25 wood-engraved plates. [i]-xx, [1]-479; [iii]-vi, [1]-102, *99-*102, 103-538 pp. Vol. I issued without half title; vol. II bound without half-title. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Family Shakspeare In Eight Volumes In Which Nothing is Added to the Original Text But Those Words and Expressions are Omitted Which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in a Family

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1827 - London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. Fifth Edition in eight volumes. Early Victorian Full Calf Leather. In Eight Volumes; 'in which nothing is added to the original text; but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family'. 8.5 inches tall with raised bands twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt decorated cover edges and inner blind stamp decor. Gilt rule on boards. Gilt decorated spine with gilt title on labels. The text is very clear and clean and the paper is good quality.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – twin labels, dense gilt decoration. Joints – good condition – firm and solid. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – marks and scratches. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Paste downs – good condition – marbled. End papers – good condition – marbled. Title – good condition – slightly foxed. Pages – good condition – some foxing. Binding – good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1827 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mexico and Guatemala, shewing the Position of the Mines

      1827 - 33.5 x 79.5 cm. Primera edición de este interesante mapa inglés de gran formato sobre Centroamérica, que se extiende desde la parte sur del territorio mexicano hasta Panamá, incluye las Islas Caimán y Jamaica. Abarca los actuales territorios de México, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica y Panamá. El mapa indica las posiciones respectivas de las minas de oro y plata, y la ubicación de las estaciones en las que los Concejos Provinciales de Minas celebraban sus sesiones. James Wyld fue un destacado cartógrafo y vendedor de mapas. En 1836 heredó el próspero negocio cartográfico de su padre localizado en Charing Cross y se ganó una muy buena reputación por la calidad y gran diversidad de mapas que elaboró. En 1839 fue electo miembro de la Royal Geographical Society, y nombrado Geógrafo de la Reina Victoria y el Príncipe Alberto. Este destacado ejemplar presenta colores originales aplicados a mano, y fue impreso sobre papel grueso con amplios márgenes superior e inferior. Grabado en cobre con marca de la plancha visible, presenta doblez transversal de origen. Buen estado de conservación. Pie de imprenta: London. Published by James Wyld, Geographer to His Majesty, and His Royal Highness The Duke of York, 5 Charing Cross March 1st. 1827. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland . Vol. I.

      J. L. Cox, Printer to the Royal Asiatic Society, . for Parbury, Allen & Co, Publishers to the Society,. To be had also at Messrs. Dondey Dupre and Son's Paris Booksellers to the Society on the Continent, London 1827 - First Edition. [4], [vii]-x, [2], [vii]-xxiii, [1]-534, 537-540, 537*-540*, 541-548, 537t-548t, 549-640 pages. BOUND WITH [ 1824 Membership listing ], [London: G. Schulze], [10], [11]-32 pages. BOUND WITH [ 1827 Membership listing ] London: J. L. Cox, 32 pages. BOUND WITH "Regulations for the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.1827", London: J.L. Cox, 12 pages. 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches). All bound in leather boards, expertly rebacked saving the spine labels, original boards and endpapers. Ex-library Ames Library of South Asia (properly deaccessioned). Previous owner bookplate of Richard Strachey of Ashwick Grove. Bright and clean internally with occasional library markings. Marbled page edges and endpapers. Boards. The first of only three volumes issued under this title from 1827-1834. The Royal Asiatic Society separately published the "Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland" beginning in 1834 and continuing to this day.In addition to the scientific articles offered in this volume, bound in are two membership directories (1824 and 1827) and the regulations of the society from 1827, providing an excellent snapshot into the beginnings of the Society. All plates called for are present."The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society has been published by the Society since 1834 and is distinguished not only by its longevity but also by its consistency in providing a forum for scholarly articles of the highest quality on South Asia, the Middle East (together with North Africa and Ethiopia), Central Asia, East Asia and South-East Asia. It publishes articles on history, archaeology, literature, language, religion and art, and reviews of books in these fields." (Official statement on journal site). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goethe's [Goethes] Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. 40 Bände in 20 Bänden.

      Suttgart, Cotta'sche Buchhandlung / Cotta 1827-1831. - Einbände etwas berieben und leicht beschabt, Namenstempel jeweils auf Vorsatz (Leerseite, Vorsatz des ersten Bandes mit zusätzlichem privaten Stempel und kleinem Eckabschnitt), Papier teils etwas braun-/stockfleckig, die Ecken der Vorsätze und der ersten und letzten Seiten gebräunt / leimschattig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar, (weitere Photos gerne auf Anfrage / Ausgabe letzer Hand ohne die später erschienenen Nachlassbände), Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 12000 8°. (ca. 10,5 x 18,8 cm), Halbleder-Einbände der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und rotem Leder-Rückenschild,

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        Napoleon In the Other World: a Narrative Written by Himself and Found Near his Tomb in the Island of St. Helena.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827.(). 8vo. 406 pp., Very Good, Quarter Calf on Grey Boards (not original binding), stains, rubbing, & edge wear on boards; head and tail of spine rubbed and chipped; small tears, some losses, and staining on end papers and in text block; binding slightly loose; staining on edges of text block; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle, and other previous owner's signature on end paper. Illustrated. First Edition.

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        De Vere, or, The Man of Independence, in three Volumes [complete]

      Henry Colburn, London 1827 - Third Edition, Near Fine, In Three Volumes, Inscribed By The Author To Marian Barton. Three Volumes, Complete Except Lacking Half-Titles [Excised Stub In Each Volume], Bound In Full Polished Calf, 5 Bands, Title And Volume Number On Black Morocco Labels In Gilt With Gilt Date At Bottom, Gilt Decorations On Bands, Gilt Rules Adjoining The Bands, Covers With Gilt Rules, Inner Blindstamped Rules With Devices In Each Corner. Attractive Watered Endpapers With Elaborate Gilt Stamping On All Turns, All Edges Marbled. Bindings Professionally Refreshed And Well Oiled, Hinges Solid, Contents Clean And Fairly Crisp, Near Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The architectural antiquities of Suffolk

      

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        The Architectural Antiquities of Great Britian; Represented and Illustrated in a Series of Views, Elevations, Plans, Sections, and Details, of Various Antient English Edifices: with Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Each.

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827-1829.. COMPLETE ORIGINAL PARTS, a later edition. In ten volumes. Quarto (30 x 23cm). With 278 fine original copper engravings. In original grey publisher's boards with titles on paper labels to upper boards and spines. Moderate external wear, with bumped corners and some loss to spine labels. Good overall.

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        Travels in Mesopotamia. Including a Journey from Aleppo, Across the Euphrates to Orfah (the Ur of the Chaldees,) through the Plains of the Turcomans, to Diarbekr, in Asia Minor; from thence to Mardin, on the Borders of the Great Desert, and by the Tigris to Mosul and Bagdad: with Researches on the Ruins of Babylon, Nineveh, Arbela, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827 - Quarto (273 × 211 mm). Contemporary half calf, gilt-tooled raised bands to spine, compartments ruled in gilt and blind, blue label, marbled sides, red-sprinkled edges. Spine lightly rubbed at head and foot, short (25 mm) crack to head of each joint, pale spotting to endleaves and maps, very occasionally to text, occasional pencilled paragraph summaries in a contemporary hand to margins of first 50 pages or so, scattered marginalia elsewhere. A very good, tall copy. Engraved folding map, mounted on linen stub as issued, 2 further maps, 27 wood-engraved chapter headings. First edition; a two-volume octavo edition followed in the same year. Buckingham (1786–1855) spent much of his early life as a merchant sailor. Between 1813 and 1814 he travelled in Egypt, meeting Muhammad Ali Pasha, who despatched him to Bombay to develop trade with India. There he accepted a further commission from the Imam of Muscat, but was forced to return to Egypt by the East India Company. From Cairo he travelled overland India through Syria, Iraq and Iran. Travels in Mesopotamia recounts the Aleppo to Baghdad leg of the voyage, undertaken in mid-1816. In 1818 he established the Calcutta Journal, an antigovernment periodical, and was expelled from India five years later, subsequently becoming a vocal supporter of the temperance and other Liberal movements. He "spent far longer in the Arab world than most other occasional visitors" (Hamilton, The Arcadian Library, p. 96) and his travel writings, which he wrote partly to fund legal battles in defence of his character, are "especially notable for the information they provide about social conditions in the many countries he visited" (ODNB). Travels in Mespotamia is considered "full of lively descriptions and sympathetic characters" (Blackmer). Arcadian Library 11106; Atabey 163 for the first octavo edition (1827); Blackmer 233; Burrell 128; Howgego II B69; Weber 146. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        System der Garten - Nelke gestützt auf das allgemeine geltende Weismantelsche Nelken - System.

      Berlin, Amelang 1827 - 21 x 13 cm, 192 S., 4 S. Verlagswerbung, mit einer gefal. handkolorierten Tafel nach der Natur kolorierten Nelkentabelle, grüne gebrauchte Br. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travels in Mesopotamia

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. First edition. Frontispieces, folding engraved map, 2 folding lithographic plates, 25 wood-engraved plates. [i]-xx, [1]-479; [iii]-vi, [1]-102, *99-*102, 103-538 pp. Vol. I issued without half title; vol. II bound without half-title. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half green morocco gilt, cloth sides, marbled endsheets, edges marbled. Stencil owner's mark on verso of title, Gill motto, boar with dexter forepaw on crescent, initials T.G. Handsome copy. First edition. Frontispieces, folding engraved map, 2 folding lithographic plates, 25 wood-engraved plates. [i]-xx, [1]-479; [iii]-vi, [1]-102, *99-*102, 103-538 pp. Vol. I issued without half title; vol. II bound without half-title. 2 vols. 8vo. Account of Buckingham's travels in Ottoman lands in 1816, in Asia Minor and from Aleppo to Baghdad, with discussion of the ruins of Nineveh, Babylon, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia. Includes a lengthy appendix dealing with Buckingham's legal travails with W.J. Bankes. Atabey 163; Blackmer 233

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        Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électro-dynamiques déduite de l'expérience, dans lequel se trouvent réunis les Mémoires que M. Ampère a communiqués a l'Académie royale des Sciences, dans les séances des 4 et 26 décembre 1820, 10 juin 1822, 22 décembre 1823, 12 septembre et 21 novembre 1825. Extract from the Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de l'Institut de France, Tome VI, Année 1823.

      [Paris: Firmin Didot, 1827]. First edition, journal issue, of the "Principia of electrodynamics" (DSB). "Having established a noumenal foundation for electrodynamic phenomena, Ampere's next steps were to discover the relationships between the phenomena and to devise a theory from which these relationships could be mathematically deduced. This double task was undertaken in the years 1821-1825, and his success was reported in his greatest work ... In this work, the Principia of electrodynamics, Ampere first described the laws of action of electric currents" (DSB). "The experimental investigation by which Ampère established the laws of the mechanical action between electric currents is one of the most brilliant achievements in science. The whole, theory and experiment, seems as if it had leaped, full grown and full armed, from the brain of the 'Newton of electricity.' It is perfect in form, and unassailable in accuracy, and it is summed up in a formula from which all the phenomena may be deduced, and which must always remain the cardinal formula of electro-dynamics" (James Clerk Maxwell, Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, Vol. II, p. 162). Provenance: 'Th. Von der Kühle (?), Göttingen, 1862" (inscription on front free endpaper); Universitätsbibliothek Basel (ink stamp on front free endpaper). "By that time, early 1823, Ampère's electrodynamics had reached maturity. With the perfected Ampère law, the Ampèrean currents, and proper analytical tools, one could calculate every known magnetic or electromagnetic effect. However, a systematic account of the theory was still wanting. This Ampère gave in 1826 with his masterful 'Mémoire sur la théorie des phénomènes électro-dynamiques, uniquement déduite de l'expérience.' "Imitating the rhetorics of Newton's Principia or Fourier's Théorie Analytique de la Chaleur, Ampere presented his results as the plain expression of experimental truths: 'I have solely consulted experiment to establish the laws of these phenomena, and I have deduced the only formula that can represent the forces to which they are due.' Later commentators have had no difficulty detecting a few unwarranted hypotheses in Ampere's theory, for example the central character of elementary forces, the absence of elementary torque, and the Ampèrean currents. There is no reason, however, to doubt Ampere's sincerity. As was mentioned, the concept of physical current elements, on which the character of the action between current elements depended, seemed to be materialized in his apparatus. The currents in magnets were not a hypothesis, as far as they were the only consistent way to unify magnetism and electromagnetism: 'The proofs on which I base [my theory] mostly result from the fact that they reduce to a single principle three sorts of actions which all phenomena prove to depend on a common cause, and which cannot be reduced in a different manner. "Most important, Ampère's formula for the force between two current elements did not depend on any assumption regarding the nature of the electric current and connected mechanisms: 'Whatever be the physical cause to which we may wish to relate the phenomena produced by this action, the formula obtained will always remain the expression of facts.' As we shall see, this turned out to be largely true, since Ampère's formula (at least its consequences for closed currents) remained an essential basis for the construction of all later theories of electrodynamics. Ampère again compared himself to Fourier, whose equations for heat propagation had survived Fresnel's wave theory of light and heat. Extending the parallel, Ampère did not exclude the search for physical causes. He himself speculated on various mechanisms for the production of electrodynamic forces, as will be seen in a moment. But he required a clean separation between laws and causes. For the determination of the force between two current elements, Ampère offered a polished version of the null method, which was 'more direct, simpler, and susceptible of great precision.' The first equilibrium case concerned the lack of action of two contiguous opposite currents. The second established the equivalence of rectilinear and sinuous currents, in the manner of 1821. The third replaced the no-rotation devices of 1822 and proved that the force acting from a closed circuit on a current element was perpendicular to the element. The fourth established the scale invariance of the electrodynamic action ... The complete expression of the force still involved obvious factors: the lengths of the elements and the intensities of the currents. In Ampère's mind the latter factor constituted a quantitative definition of the intensity of a current, including a definite current unit as soon as the unit of force was defined. The experiments and reasonings of the null method had an air of great systematism. A closer look at them, however, reveals serious flaws. Ampère did not quantify the precision of his apparatus, as if measuring a zero quantity required zero efforts at error analysis. Even worse, his third case of equilibrium was utterly unstable and hardly observable, and the apparatus for the fourth one was never built, on Ampere's own admission. Could it be that Ampère's law rested on paper evidence? Certainly not ... For the sake of a reductionist rhetoric, however, he preferred an ideal justification of his formula that would not depend on the complicated physics of magnets. "In the bulk of his memoir, Ampère developed the consequences of his formula for closed currents, Savary's solenoids, and magnets. The diversity of his mathematical techniques must be emphasized ... "As a special case of a closed current, Ampère considered a single infinitesimal loop of current, and showed that it was equivalent to a magnetic dipole. A finite closed current, he went on, could be replaced by a net of infinitesimal current loops, and was therefore mathematically equivalent to a double sheet of boreal and austral fluid. The ingenious equivalence played little role in Ampère's deductions, save for a proof that the continuous rotations were impossible for closed rigid circuits. Yet it could be very helpful to anyone who, unlike Ampère, wished to derive the law of electrodynamics from those of magnetism. "Toward the end of his memoir, Ampère relaxed his severe attitude and indulged In speculations on the cause and nature of electric motions. In his previous researches he had repeatedly tried to understand electrodynamic forces in terms of a propagated action in a medium. In his youth he condemned 'the supposition of an action between bodies that do not touch each other.' In the early 1820s, the success of Fresnel's optical ether revived his desire to reduce all physics to the local motions of a medium. When he discovered the equivalence of rectilinear and sinuous current, he imagined a corresponding superposition of ether motions. Later, the equivalence between a closed circuit and a net of infinitesimal current loops suggested to him a rotary motion in the medium. In each case, the fact preceded the intuition, and Ampère remained very discreet about his ether. "Ampère was more open about his conception of the electric current. In 1821, he gave up Volta's idea of an electric motion of which the substratum of the conductor was the only obstacle. He adopted instead Oersted's idea of a series of compositions and decompositions of the two electricities starting in the battery and propagating along the conductor. In lengthy speculations, he combined this view with the atomistic conception of matter to explain contact tension and electrolysis. More succinctly, he imagined an ether made of the neutral fluid resulting from the combination of negative and positive electricity. "In the memoir of 1826 Ampère expounded his view of the electric current, and mentioned the related conception of the ether. He briefly suggested a propagation of electromagnetic actions through this ether, but favored a more conservative approach in which Coulomb's electrostatic law remained basic. The idea was to take the average of the Coulomb forces between the separated fluids in the interacting currents. Since the separation was a temporary, spatially directed process, the angular dependence of the net forces could perhaps emerge in this manner. "In sum, Ampère's influential memoir of 1826 was not just the reunion of the equilibrium cases, the Ampere formula, and the Ampèrean currents in magnets. It also involved a store of mathematical techniques from which successors could borrow, and it prefigured two ways of deepening our understanding of electrodynamic forces: by reducing them to motions in the ether or by summing the direct actions of the electric fluids running in conductors. The magnificent architecture of the memoir rested on a fictitious three-stage history. In the first stage, fundamental experiments established general properties of electrodynamic forces. In the second, a general force formula was inferred from these properties. In the third, all known phenomena of electrodynamics and magnetism were deduced from the force law and the assumption of Ampèrean currents. This architecture helped clarify the subject and convince Ampère's readers. At the same time, it obscured the dynamical interplay of experiment, mathematical techniques, and theoretical ideas in the actual genesis of electrodynamics. "Oersted's new effect, Newtonian analogy, and the principle of unity were the sources of Ampere's initial theoretical convictions. Then Ampère conceived, ordered, and used apparatus intended to support these convictions. The infinitesimal analysis of the theory conditioned the structure of the apparatus. Reciprocally, this structure suggested the notion of a physical current element as a separable entity with regard to the principles of mechanics. In general, the experiments confirmed the original intuitions. However, the few failed experiments played a crucial role. They removed previous indeterminations of the theory, they redirected Ampère toward the null method, and they prompted the development of new mathematical techniques. In turn, these techniques permitted a confirmation of the more qualitative components of Ampère's theory, and suggested more fundamental explanations of electrodynamic forces. "This complex history and Ampère's simple reconstruction of electrodynamics share a common trait: the mathematics is rigorous and adaptable, while the experiments lack precision and flexibility. This asymmetry, later regarded as a basic defect of the otherwise impressive French physics, has a natural explanation: the experiments were intended to found the theory at the simplest level of analysis, for which effects are small and geometrical configurations highly constrained. There were two obvious ways of avoiding the difficulty: to deny the control of mathematical theory over experiment, as Faraday did, or to relocate the control at the level of more complex, but still computable systems, as Weber later did" (Darrigol). "Ampère presented the work to the Académie des Sciences in 1823, and it was first printed, under the title 'Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électro-dynamiques,' on pp. 177-387 of Vol. VI of the Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences" (Norman). "As Vol. VI was the volume for 1823 this date appears on the first page of each signature as an identifying mark for the printer; the whole volume, however, was not published until late in 1827 ... In the meantime the author's separate was prepared; the last twelve pages were reset and extended to eighteen; the work was repaginated and re-signed; and the '1823' was removed from lower margins (except on sig. 21 where it remained on all copies and on sig. 12 where, together with the original periodical pagination, it remained in a few copies, but was corrected during printing). The separate was issued in November 1826; thus although printed second it was published first" (Honeyman). Dibner 62; En Français dans le Texte 240; Grolier/Horblit 3a; Honeyman 85; Norman 50 (all for the book edition). 4to (245 x 193), pp. [175] 176-387 [388] with two folding engraved plates. Slightly later nineteenth-century half-calf, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Corners of front end-papers and two first text leaves darkened a bit due to binders glue, otherwise fine and clean through out.

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        Parklandschaft" originale Bleistiftzeichnung auf Büttenpapier ca.30x48,5cm; links unten signiert "M.Neher" und datiert "1827" [Das feine Blatt mit zwei vertikalen geglätteten Bugfalten, mehreren geglätteten Knickfalten und an den Rändern gebräunt, etwas

      - fingerfleckig und unfrisch.] "Park landscape" original pencil drawing on laid paper approx.30x48,5cm; bottom left signed "M.Neher" and dated "1827" [The fine sheet with two smoothed vertical folds and some smoothed kink folds and at the margins fingerstained and browned.] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Rare Antique Print-AMERICA-NORTH-SOUTH-Ferrario-Bordiga-1827

      - Antique print, titled: 'L' America Setentrionale e Meridionale. ' - A map of North and South America. Original hand coloured engraving on wove paper. Description: From: 'Il Costume Antico e Moderno .' , by Giulio Ferrario, published in Milan in 21 volumes by Antonio Fortunato Stella in 1827 (first edition, second issue). The 17 volumes of the first issue were published sequentially between c. 1815/1816 until 1826 after first being issued in 143 weekly installments. The work appeared in Italian and French. Smaller size editions with smaller much less elaborate plates were published in Florence (1823-38), Naples (1831-42) and even a 16mo. editon in Livorno (1830).Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Freres Bordiga' after 'Giulio Ferrario'. Benedetto Bordiga (1766-1847) and Gaudenzio Bordiga (1773-1837) were brothers and engravers from Italy. Benedetto is known as a stipple engraver.He was a student of Giuseppe Longhi. Gaudenzio is known as a carthographer Giulio Ferrario was founder of the 'Societa Tipografica de Classici Italiani' and served as the director of the Braidense National Library in Milan, Italy. Artists that worked on this monumental work are: Gallo Gallina, D.K. Bonatti, A. Biasioli, L. Rossi, Paolo Fumagalli, Gaetano Zancon (1771-1816), G. Bigatti, C. Bramati, G. Gallo, C. Bottiglia, G. Castellini, Antonio Rancati (1784-1816), Vittorio Raineri, Sydney Parkinson, Castelli, A. Sanquirico (1777-1849), Angelo Monticelli (1778-1837), A.L. Rossins, Bottigella and others. Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds as issued. No text on rear. Right edge remargined, using contemporary paper backed with acid free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC Expo P11-41 The overall size is ca. 30.4 x 21.9 inch. The image size is ca. 29.4 x 20.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 77.1 x 55.7 cm. The image size is ca. 74.7 x 53.1 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antique Print-SAILING WAGON-NETHERLANDS-Ferrario-1827

      - Plate 26: Nederlandse klederdracht met zeilwagen en zeilboot aan de kust bij Den Haag (Dutch costume/dress with sailing wagons on the coast near The Hague) Handsome line etching and aquatint tone etching with delicate hand colouring on a vellin type paper. 100% original and authentic. Description: This very rare attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Il Costume Antico e Moderno .' , by Giulio Ferrario, published in Milan in 21 volumes by Antonio Fortunato Stella in 1827 (first edition, second issue). The 17 volumes of the first issue were published sequentially between c. 1815/1816 until 1826 after first being issued in 143 weekly installments. The work appeared in Italian and French. Smaller size editions with smaller much less elaborate plates were published in Florence (1823-38), Naples (1831-42) and even a 16mo. editon in Livorno (1830).Artists and Engravers: Giulio Ferrario was founder of the 'Societa Tipografica de Classici Italiani' and served as the director of the Braidense National Library in Milan, Italy. Artists that worked on this monumental work are: Gallo Gallina, D.K. Bonatti, A. Biasioli, L. Rossi, Paolo Fumagalli, Gaetano Zancon (1771-1816), G. Bigatti, C. Bramati, G. Gallo, C. Bottiglia, G. Castellini, Antonio Rancati (1784-1816), Vittorio Raineri, Sydney Parkinson, Castelli, A. Sanquirico (1777-1849), Angelo Monticelli (1778-1837), A.L. Rossins, Bottigella and others. This plate etched by Paolo Fumagalli. Condition: Excellent. General age-related toning and occasional light staining as visible on image. Please study image carefully. Storage location: A83-02 The overall size is ca. 12.6 x 9.6 inch. The image size is ca. 10.2 x 6.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 32 x 24.5 cm. The image size is ca. 26 x 17.5 cm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Fatal Duel Set Up by N.C. Congressman & Later Republic of Texas’s Secretary of State

      1827 - Autograph Letter Signed. Daring Former North Carolina Congressmen Dr. Robert B. Vance to challenge him to a duel, September 12, 1827. 2 pp. Browned paper, stain on verso, some losses on the edges and minor tears, but unique. "the malignant shafts of your disappointed ambition fell perfectly harmless at my feet. I am incapable of any revenge towards you & let me assure you that my chivalry would not permit me to avenge any rongs which you could offer. But if you are serious make good your bost-throw the gantlett upon nutrill ground."Jacksonian Congressman Samuel P. Carson dares his recent opponent Dr. Robert B. Vance to challenge him to a duel. Carson had won Vance's seat in 1825. In 1827, Vance tried to regain his old seat, in part by accusing Carson's father of turning Tory during the Revolutionary War. Carson's lopsided victory (by more than a two-to-one margin) apparently wasn't enough. On November 5, 1827, the men met near Saluda Gap, perhaps just over the border into South Carolina, where dueling was legal until 1880. Vance withheld his shot. Carson did not. He seriously wounded Vance, who died the next day. Complete TranscriptDoctor Robert B VanceMy friend Capt. Burgin is instructed to know of you distinctly before he hands you this whether I was the 'chivalrous son' alluded to in your epistle to my father dated the 6th instant. If so this is my answer had you recollected my language to you at Morganton which was not equivocal & which gave you distinctly to understand what you are to expect at my hands you would have spared yourself the trouble of writing or alluding to me in any way. However sir the malignant shafts of your disappointed ambition fell perfectly harmless at my feet. I am incapable of any revenge towards you & let me assure you that my chivalry would not permit me to avenge any rongs which you could offer To say nothing of your want of those principles which would induce a man of chivalry to notice you. You are exempt from responsibility by the misfortune (a calamity I would pity in any man) of the loss of almost the entire use one limb. I will do no act in violation of the laws of my state but as you have bosted that you had flung the gantlet before me which in point of fact is not true For in the language of chivalry to fling the gantlett is to challenge to throw down the Iron glove (an experiment your chivalry may not permit you to hazard) But if you are serious make good your bost-throw the gantlett upon nutrill ground then if not excepted bost your victory. You should not have bosted before for true chivalry never bosts much less bosts of victory without the risque & danger of wining it You have been faithless to agreements sacred to honour I will not therefore place my self in your power by violating the laws of my state Not to be misunderstood you have received the votes of 2419 citizens of this district as a fit representative in congress this gives you a claim which individually you are not entitled to On my way to Congress I will pass through Ashvill to meet sum friends in East Tennessee your course is open I will spend a week at Jonesborough on my roughtI am &c Sam P CarsonPlesent GardenSeptmr 12th 1827Samuel Price Carson (1798-1838) from North Carolina served several terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming good friends with Davy Crockett. Ill health prompted him to settle in Mississippi, after which he moved to Texas. He was elected a delegate for the Convention of 1836 and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. He lost by six votes to David G. Burnet for the position of president ad interim. Selected as secretary of state and sent to Washington, D.C. to negotiate Texas' joining the United States, he was replaced after a few months. Carson retired to Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he died two years later.Robert B. Vance (1793-1827) was born near Ashville, North Carolina. Vance studied medicine, and began his practice in Ashville i. (See website for full description)

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        Large Antique Bird Print-LITTLE OWL-STRIX ACADICA-Audubon-1827

      - From the extremely scarse 'Havell' edition!: 'Little Owl', Strix Acadica, male and female. The plate shows the owl having caught a common mouse. Hand-colored aquatint, etching and line engraving on a vellin type paper. Description: This print originates from John James Audubon's renowned The Birds of America (London, 1827-1838). This is the most important and expensive work on North American ornithology ever produced. Audubon's Birds consist of 435 artistically hand-colored engravings showing birds mostly in their actual sizes. The entire masterpiece took twelve years to complete. Sold by subscription only, the prints were sold in groups or parts of five which were later bound in large leather volumes. The first ten plates were engraved by the firm of William Lizar's of Edinburgh; when Lizar's colorists went on strike, Audubon chose Robert Havell Jr., a skillful engraver and talented artist, to complete the publication. The Havell edition, of which it is estimated that 175 complete sets were produced, is the first edition of this work.Artists and Engravers: John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America in a form far superior to what had gone before. In his outsize personality and achievements, he seemed to represent the new American nation of the United States. Robert Havell, Jr. (1793-1878) was the principal engraver of Audubon's Birds of America. Condition: Fine. Some minimal age related toning and some minimal staining. Since this is one of the smaller prints from this series, the original larger size paper was made smaller to allow for better framing. Margins well outside of platemark. Very faint yellowing in the top margin. Storage location: TPC-P4-04 The overall size is ca. 19.7 x 25.6 inch. The image size is ca. 10.4 x 18.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 50 x 65 cm. The image size is ca. 26.5 x 46.5 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Book-SCOTS MARTCH-BARWICK TO NEWCASTLE-SCOTLAND-Bewick-1827

      - Newcastle upon Tyne: Emerson Charnley, 1827. 12mo: vii, [i], 8 pp. Original paper wrapper, in a modern cloth chemise. Reference: Hugo 388. A b/w vignette on the title page. Thomas Bewick. Antique Book, titled: 'The Scots Matrch from Barwick to Newcastle.', by: . An account of Scottish forces marching on Newcastle in 1644.Artists and Engravers: Author: unknown.Illustrated by: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was born in Prudhoe, near Newcastle upon Tyne. He would remain in this region for the rest of his live. Bewick worked as a woodengraver. His many very finely executed designs and bookillustrations are highly appreciated. Bewick is seen as the man who started the great production of woodengraving in the 19th. century. Condition: Very good, given age. Nice and fresh example, in a sturdy cassette. The pamphlet itself protected by glassine cover over the wrapper. Storage location: TPCZolder-Krat 11 12mo: 5.1 x 7.8 inch. 12mo: 13 x 19.7 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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