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        Amer. Sep. Partie de la Vieille Californie. No. 47

      [Ph. Vandermaelen], [Bruxelles] 1827 - 1 sheet. Hand-colored lithographic map. At a time when American map publishers were virtually ignoring the western United States, Vandermaelen's large scale work, -which includes sections of Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and Nevada, then still considered part of Mexico, along with the location of Indian tribes, and shows Lake Timpanagos- was a landmark in the history the cartography of the Transmississippi West. Large text box on the left, entitled: Note sur le Mexique [by A. Delavault]. From Phillipe Vandermaelen, Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique., a magnificent and ground breaking six volume atlas of the entire world, which was the first atlas to use lithography, to show the entire world using such a large uniform scale, approximately 26 miles to the inch, and which was designed to be joined together into a three-dimensional globe with a diameter of approximately 25 feet. Wheat Transmississippi 378. Sabin 43762. Phillips, 749. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sur les origines russes. Extraits de manuscrits orientaux adresses a Mgr. le Comte de Romanzoff, chancelier de l'Empire de Russie, dans une suite de lettres depuis l'an 1816 jusqu'a l'an 1825.

      St. Petersburg, Imprimerie de l'Academie imperiale des Sciences, 1827.. Large 4to. VIII, 132 pp. With engr. title (dated 1825). Arabic texts at the end, following the French version. Contemp. green half roan, raised bands on spine with blind-stamped fillets.. Unique and uncommon edition of this collection of Arabic, Persian and Turkish texts mentioning Russia and its inhabitants. Sources include the works of Idrisi, Motenebbi, Abulfeda, Ibn Khaldun, Hajji Khalifa, etc., as well as the Quran. - The Austrian scholar Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1774-1856) was appointed to a position at the Austrian Embassy in Constantinople in 1799. One of the most prominent orientalists of the early 19th century, he is considered the first man to have initiated a genuine study of the Ottoman world based on the principles of critical scholarship. - Occasional foxing, sinsignificant wear to corners and leading edges. An appealing copy, wide-margined copy. - Brunet III, 33.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Monkey-ana or Men in Miniature

      London: Moon, Boys & Graves, 1827. Half Morocco. Near Fine. Folio. Large paper edition. 34 by 25 cm. Etched title, followed by 24 etched plates of anthropomorphic monkeys, acting out scenes from Shakespeare or illustrating lines from Cowper, Dryden and others. Thomas Landseer was the brother of the more famous Sir Edwin Landseer and was best known for making many fine engravings of his brother's work. "Monkey-ana" is one of the few works he engraved from his own designs. These designs are as full of spirit, originality, whimsy and mastery as anything by Sir Edwin. On china paper mounted on wove rag. The work was originally issued in six parts of four etchings each, and the six original wrapper covers are bound in at the end. These wrapper covers are lightly foxed. Otherwise, the plates are crisp and clean, with only the most occasional, light finger smudging on an margin edge. One plate cut slightly shorter than the rest. Bound in contemporary half red morocco. Marbled paper boards. Light wear to the binding.

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        The Shepherd's Calendar: with Village Stories, and Other Poems

      London: Published for John Taylor, Waterloo Place, 1827. First edition. viii, 238, [2, publisher's catalogue] pp., lacking engraved frontispiece. 12mo. Later three quarter calf and linen boards, t.e.g. Half-title and final catalogue leaf repaired at gutter, some staining to title-page. First edition. viii, 238, [2, publisher's catalogue] pp., lacking engraved frontispiece. 12mo. The first edition of the peasant poet John Clare's third volume of poetry, following the breakout success of Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery (1820) and The Village Minstrel (1821): "A turning point came, however, with the publication of The Shepherd's Calendar in 1827, as it appeared after a long delay, and sold badly"

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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

      Henry Colburn, London 1827 - Large octavo. IX, 406pp. Gold-lined three-quarter morocco over brown cloth with gold decorations stamped on spine. Gold-tooled raised bands. Top edge gilt. Deckled fore- and bottom page edges. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece reproductions of a drawing by T. Dighton, drawn on stone. Scarce and fascinating piece of Napoleoniana describing the fallen Emperor on a tour through the outskirts of Heaven and Hell. After various curious experiences, Napoleon is finally brought to the entrance of his Celestial home. Front board and part of back cover sunned. Few small stains on front board, small stain on spine. Slight rubbing on parts of edges and along head and tail of spine. Wear on top corners, otherwise a tight copy with binding in good+, interior in very good to near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FOLHINHA Ecclesiastica constitucional, historica, e civil, Para o anno Bissexto 1828 em o Reino de Portujal

      Typ. de Sim, Thaddeo Ferreira 1827 FOLHINHA Ecclesiastica constitucional, historica, e civil, Para o anno Bissexto 1828 em o Reino de Portujal , e dos Algareves, e Ilhas adjacentes, accomodada as circunslancias politicas, e sabedoria, que reluzem na Carta Constitucional, Dada a Naçao Portugueza Pelo seo Legitimo Rei, o excelso Senhor D. Pedro IV. Lisboa, Na Typ. de Sim, Thaddeo Ferreira, 1827. In - 36° (cm. 10,3 x 6), bellissima legatura in marocchino coevo Imperatore Brasile, taglio dorato. 224 pp. con il ritratto inciso in rame di Don Pedro IV l' Imperador do Brazil constitucional Rei Portugal e Algarves, una carta più volte ripiegata del Portugal colorata d' epoca (Na Loya de Joao Baptista Morando Rua direita do Arsenal n° 59. Un' altro ritratto inciso in rame a piena pagina di D. Maria 2.a Rainha Constitucional de Portugal Algarves Princeza DoGra Parà. Scheda provvisoria.

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        Coleccion de las Leyes dadas por el Congreso Constitucional de la Republica de Colombia en las sesiones de los años 1825 i 1826

      Imp. de P. Cubides, Bog. [Bogotá] 1827 - [2], 539, [1], lxxxvii, [1] pp. The second collection of laws, (after the 1823-1824 edition), there being no session in 1822. Provenance: signed by Agustín Guerrero on the front pastedown. Agustín Guerrero (1817-1902) was President of the Provisional government of the Republic of Ecuador from 14 January 1883 to 5 October 1883 along with three others after the overthrow of the dictatorship established by General Veintemilla. Sabin 14565n. Posada, Bibliografía bogotana, v. II: 1030. A very good copy with two tiny wormholes in spine, scuffing to boards, partial label on spine, minor dampstaining to rear leaves, last leaf soiled. Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt florets on spine, paper label in manuscript [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Narrative Of A Journey From India To England.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 336; vii, 326 + 10(ads). 1 folding lithographed map, 2 hand-coloured lithographs (frontis.), 1 tinted lithograph, & 8 text illus. Uncut in original bds., rebacked in paper (new endpapers, occasional faint foxing). Second Edition. Keppel served in the British army at Waterloo, in the Ionian Islands, and in Mauritius, before being appointed aide-de-camp in 1821 to the governor-general of India, the Marquis of Hastings. Upon the latter's resignation in 1823, Keppel received leave to return home to England. The present work describes his adventures on that journey, during which he visited Muscat, Bussorah, Bagdad, the ruins of Babylon, Kurdistan, the court of Persia, Baku, Astrakan, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. Nat. Maritime Museum Cat. I 456. cfBlackmer 908. Not in Abbey, Travel.

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Kiho Gafu

      Yoshida Shimbei Bunsei 10 [1827] - Complete and fine volume, first edition. Preface from Bunsei 7 [1824]. 20 double-pages of colour woodblock prints. Slightly soiled, minor worm holes, but overall excellent colour and impression. In original pale blue covers with silver wave decoration. Sold at Christie`s auction in 1989. Upper wrapper verso and lower wrapper recto each sealed TSN [Theodore Scheiwe]. Kiho Kawamura was the son of Bunpo Kawamura, a famous ukio-e painter of the Edo period. Corresponds to Mitchell`s `Example A`, showing that this is an earlier impression than others. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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      [The Mediterranean]. January to May, 1827.. [20]pp. Folio. Contemporary paper wrappers, stitched. Light wear and soiling to covers. Internally clean. Very good. A detailed record of consumable requirements of the U.S.S. North Carolina's four major departments during part of her time with the Mediterranean squadron. The North Carolina was laid down in Philadelphia in 1818 and fitted out in 1820. Carrying seventy-four guns, she was the most powerful ship of her day, and for decade was the symbol of American naval might. In the Mediterranean she served as the flagship for Commodore John Rodgers from 1825 to 1827. Matthew Perry as "Captain, U.S. Mediterranean Fleet" has signed each of the twenty-eight entries, certifying them. A few entries may be signed by the respective department heads; however, most signatures other than Perry's are in a clerk's hand.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Mery Vincent") und Adresse.

      Paris, 24. II. 1827. - 2 SS. 4to. An Christian Daniel Rauch, Hofbildhauer in Berlin, nach Schadow der führende Bildhauer der preußischen Klassik. Bei seinem letzten Paris-Besuch habe Rauch so großes Interesse an einer antiken Statue gezeigt, die Vincent und seinem Freund Cortot gemeinsam gehöre, daß er nach seiner Rückkehr in Berlin dem Direktor der preußischen Museen die Erwerbung der Plastik empfehlen wollte. Seitdem habe man aber nichts mehr in der Angelegenheit gehört, und nun habe man noch einmal über den Preis nachgedacht: ". Nous avons reflechi sur le prix a mettre à cette figure dont les prétentions de Cinquante Mille Francs vous ont paru trop elevées et après avoir consulté plusieurs antiquaires nous nous reduisons franchement à trente mille .". Man fühle sich Rauch im Wort, und so wolle man erst seine Antwort abwarten, ehe man die Statue in England anbiete. Rauch habe inzwischen sicherlich Gelegenheit gehabt, mit der Museumsverwaltung über das Kunstwerk zu sprechen. Falls sich jemand in Berlin über die Statue informieren wolle, so sei auf das Werk des berühmten Altertumsforschers Caylus über die Antike hingewiesen, wo die Figur in Band III behandelt werde. - Amboise-Méry Vincent entwarf u. a. den Bau des Denkmals für den Marschall Masséna auf dem Friedhof Père-Lachaise.

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        Coleccion de Decretos y Ordenes del Primer Congreso Constitucional...

      1827. Early Legislation of the State of Mexico [Mexico, State of]. Coleccion de Decretos y Ordenes del Primer Congreso Constitucional de Mexico. Volumes 1-3: Toluca: Imprenta del Gobierno, 1831; Volumes 4-5 Tlalpam: Imprenta del Gobierno, 1829; Volumes 6-8: Toluca: Imprenta del Gobierno, 1831. Eight volumes in three books (extracted from a multi-volume library collection of Mexican titles). Complete as issued. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Some shelfwear and soiling. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in paces, light foxing in a few places. Ex-library. Location label to spines, stamps to title page. * Volumes 1-3, reissue of first edition, 1827, 1828; other volumes, only edition. With indexes. Mexico's Constitution of 1824 divided Mexico into states. The State of Mexico, which surrounded the capital, Mexico City, was the largest and most important. This set is a compilation of some of that state's earliest legislative sessions, from 1827 to 1832. This set was preceded by an earlier collection covering the first sessions, 1824-1831. Our copy was extracted from a multi-volume collection of Mexican statutes assembled by a library, which is why our volumes are numbered "2," "3, and "4." OCLC locates 4 copies in North America (with original rather than re-issued Volumes 1-3), 2 in law libraries (University of Michigan, University of Texas)..

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        The Prairie. Three volume set

      London Henry Colburn 1827. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Respined. Minor scuffing to leather covers. Wear to corners. Heraldic bookplate of Charles Edward Keyser to front pastedown. Marbled endpapers First Edition Brown hardback leather cover 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). viii, 339pp; 370pp; 366pp.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA GUERRE DE LA PÉNINSULE SOUS NAPOLEON, précédée d'un Tableau Politique et Militaire des Puissances Belligérantes par les Général Foy. Publiée par Mme La Comtesse Foy.

      Édit. Baudouin. París, 1827 - . 21,5 cm. 5 vol.: (I) 4 h., XV-403 pág., 2 facsímiles de manuscritos, uno plegado. (II) 2 h., 421 pág., 1 h. y 2 facsímiles de manuscritos plegados. (III) 2 h., 406 pág., y 2 facsímiles de manuscritos plegados. (IV) 2 h., 379 pág., un gran estado plegado y 2 facsímiles de manuscritos, plegados. (V) Atlas. 26 cm., 2 h., retrato y 6 mapas desplegables. Cuatro vol. enc. en media piel, nervios, leves rozaduras en lomeras, señal de óxido; el Atlas enc. en cartoné con el lomo en tela moderna. Primera edición. * Los mapas que contiene el atlas son de la Península, Portugal, Andalucía, Medina de Río-Seco, Roliça y Vimeiro. Obra muy rara de encontrar completa en el mercado junto con el Atlas. Palau 94135. Napoleonica [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Personal Narrative Of A Journey From India To England

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827., 1827. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 336; vii, 326 + 10(ads). 1 folding lithographed map, 2 hand-coloured lithographs (frontis.), 1 tinted lithograph, & 8 text illus. Uncut in original bds., rebacked in paper (new endpapers, occasional faint foxing). Second Edition. Keppel served in the British army at Waterloo, in the Ionian Islands, and in Mauritius, before being appointed aide-de-camp in 1821 to the governor-general of India, the Marquis of Hastings. Upon the latter's resignation in 1823, Keppel received leave to return home to England. The present work describes his adventures on that journey, during which he visited Muscat, Bussorah, Bagdad, the ruins of Babylon, Kurdistan, the court of Persia, Baku, Astrakan, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. Nat. Maritime Museum Cat. I 456. cfBlackmer 908. Not in Abbey, Travel..

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        Paris et ses environs: Promenades pittoresques

      Paris: Louis Janet; printed by Jules Didot , [1827]. Boards. Fine/A sweetly illustrated account of Paris during the Bourbon Restoration, when the Champs-Élysées was lined with saplings, and the Arc de Triomphe was unfinished. The engraved scenes charm with fine detail and attractive hand-coloring. The author and date of publication are not given, but bibliographers agreed early on to attribute the text to Charles Malo, the polymath who was Louis Janet's writer-in-residence. We have no information about the artist or engraver, who were probably contracted to the printer, Jules Didot. Janet issued a trade edition with uncolored plates, and a very limited deluxe edition with the plates colored by hand. We follow the lead of several c19 French bibliographers in cataloguing the book as an 18mo, with gatherings in sixes. The volume is in ace condition with the nearly unobtainable original slipcase. . 18mo (14cm); vi, 212 pages, hand-colored engraved title page and 10 hand-colored engraved plates. Wove stock. About fine in original decorated boards (showing the Panthéon within a sculptural scroll surround) and original cardboard slipcase. Some shelf wear to slipcase, small blemish on upper board, and the stock has darkened slightly, else fine and extremely rare in such condition with slipcase present. References: Vicaire, 480; Quérard, 476; Bibliographie de la France, 7477; Bibliothéque de feu M. Louis Van Gobbelschroy #1460 ("Rare...").

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      Paris: Lefèvre, 1827. Fine. Lefèvre, Paris 1827, 16,5x26,5cm, 6 volumes reliés. - New revised edition, ordering, and accompanied by notes by CA Walckenaer. Binders half red calf with corners, back with four nerves set with gilded nets quadruple adorned with golden jewels ornamented romantic in their centers a mosaic piece of olive green morocco, gilt friezes heads and tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners bumped, romantic bindings of the time. Illustrated book frontispiece of the first volume of an engraved portrait of Jean de La Fontaine and etchings hors-texte Tony Johannot. Some foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition revue, mise en ordre, et accompagnée de notes par C.A. Walckenaer. Reliures en demi veau rouge à coins, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de quadruples filets dorés ornés de fleurons romantiques dorés orneméntés en leurs centres d'une pièce mosaïquée de maroquin vert olive, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques coins émoussés, reliures romantiques de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice du premier volume, d'un portrait gravé de Jean de La Fontaine ainsi que de 12 gravures hors-texte de Tony Johannot (trois pour le premier volume, cinq pour le deuxième, quatre pour le troisième). Quelques rousseurs.  

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        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 suivants, 6 heures de relevée, Maison Silvestre. [with] Mélanges tirés d'une petite bibliothèque, ou variétés littéraires et philosophiques; par Charles Nodier, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Bibliothécaire du Roi a l'Arsenal.

      Merlin / Crapelet 1827-1829, Paris - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE EXTREMELY RARE CATALOGUE OF THE FIRST SALE OF NODIER'S LIBRARY, held to provide a dowry for his daughter. 2, ii, 60 pp; 399 lots. BOUND WITH NODIER'S CELEBRATED "Mélanges tirés d'une petite bibliothèque", a fascinating collection of 52 bibliographic studies. 3, viii, 428 pp. Both books printed on fine laid paper. 8vo. Beautifully bound in contemporary quarter calf and decorated boards. Spine gilt in five compartments. Light wear to extremities of binding. Internally bright and fine. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fragmente aus meinem Leben und meiner Zeit. 3 in 4 Bänden.

      Leipzig, H. E. Gräfe (Bd. 2: Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg), 1827-30.. 8°. XXXII, 448; VIII, 488; X, 362 S. (dav. die S. 327-330 in Notendruck), 1 Bl. (Druckfehler); VIII, 440 S., HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückenschildern.. Erstausgabe; nur Bd. 2 in zweiter Auflage. - Bd. 1 (1830); Bd. 2 (1827; mit dem Untertitel "Aufenthalt in den Gefängnissen zu Chambery, Turin und Mailand, nebst meiner Flucht aus der Citadelle letzteren Ortes); Bd. 3/1 (1828); Bd. 3/2 (1830). - Der "politische und litterarische Abenteurer" (ADB XLIII, S. 550) berichtet in seinen Erinnerungen von seinem Aufenthalt in der Schweiz, der Weiterreise nach Süddeutschland, seinen Inhaftierungen in Bayreuth, Friedrichsort und später in Augsburg usw. Wit war auch Teilnehmer am Wartburgfest und hier "von den Exaltierten bald der Exaltierteste" (Goedeke). - Einbände etw. berieben u. tlw. fleckig. Rücken etw. verblasst. Deckeln m. schwachen Spuren entf. Bibl.-Schildchen. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. - Goedeke VIII, 140, 7, 3; Westphal, Die besten deutschen Memoiren, S. 162; Erman/Horn I, 1415.

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        Essays on currency and absenteeism, &c. &c. with strictures on Mr. Drummond's pamphlet, entitled 'Elementary propositions on the currency'

      Liverpool: printed for G. and J. Robinson; and sold by Hatchard & Son, Piccadilly; and J.M. Richardson, Cornhill, London. [1827]. 8vo., 188pp., with an errata slip (11 errata) tipped in, with two ms notes in ink referring to Sraffa's Ricardo> on pp.102 and 108, original boards, uncut, with original printed spine label, this chipped however. An excellent copy with the 19th century ownership inscription of Henry Booth>* on front free endpaper. First and only edition and very scarce. Goldsmiths 25299. Kress C.1885. Cotton & Little p.147. Masui p.60. Not in Einaudi, Mattioli, Hollander or Amex. The author, who seems to have been a Liverpool businessman, is now known only by two publications, both astute financial essays. One of these is his Essays on currency,> the other his short paper entitled On the reduction of the rate of discount by the Bank of England> (24pp., London, 1828). Gardiner's mastery of current economic thoughts is evident throughout: he is clearly familiar with the published writings of such as Lord Liverpool, Henry Burgess, Colonel Torrens, James Mill, J.B. Say, Cobbett, Huskisson, Robert Mushett and several others. But his pen is mostly directed at Henry Drummond, Thomas Tooke, J.R. McCulloch and, to a lesser extent, David Ricardo. Gardiner's comments on Ricardo are both bold and uncompromising. Thus, referring to a statement in Ricardo's Principles> about the circulation of bank paper, Gardiner declares that he 'cannot agree with Mr. Ricardo', and explains why (pp. 54-55). In another place the author suggests that 'the Ricardo school is here (no unusual thing) at variance with itself' and refers to the 'grand doctrines of the Ricardo school'. And he explains his use of the phrase, 'Ricardo school'. 'I say, 'Ricardo School', because the new sect of political economists has been so denominated; though I think it is rather hard on the fame of Mr Ricardo, to be held responsible for all the reveries of those who choose to call themselves his disciples'. [p.174]. Gardiner's whole paper seems to show him to be an intelligent provincial commentator on the London-centric economic view who was prepared fearlessly to challenge not only the Bank of England, but also the widely accepted opinions of Drummond, Tooke, and McCulloch and even of Ricardo himself. * Henry Booth (1788-1869), Liverpool corn merchant, businessman and engineer, particularly noted as a pioneer in railways.

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique

      Paris, Chez Crochard 1827-1829.. Vols. 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42 (zus. 7 Bde.). gr.-8°. zus. ca. 3500 S. Mit 12 Taf. PBde. d. Zt. Tit. gestemp. In gutem Zustand. Die "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" war eine 1789 in Paris von Louis Bernard Guyton de Morveau, Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier und anderen gegründete naturwissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift. 1914 spaltete sich diese Zeitschrift in die Annales de Chimie und die Annales de Physique auf. Die vorl. Bände enthalten - neben zahlreichen anderen Aufsätzen - mehrere Beiträge des deutschen Chemikers Justus Liebig (1803-1873), und des französischen Physikers Antoine César Becquerel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Italienische Forschungen.

      - 3 in 2 Bdn. Berlin u. Stettin, Nicolai 1827-1831. X S., 1 Bl., 355 S.; VIII S., 2 Bl., 420 S.; XVI, 242 S., 1 Bl. Schöne Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Rückenfileten in Gold und Schwarz sowie marmorierten Vorsätzen. Erste Ausgabe, selten. - Thieme/Becker XXIX, 202. - Kayser 4, 570. - Wilpert/G. 7 (beide abweichend 1826-31). - ADB 29, 659: »Ein Werk von Epoche machender Bedeutung für die italienische Kunstgeschichte« (ADB 29, 659). - Band 2 am Kapital beschabt, ein Rückengelenk mit winzigem Wurmgang. Sonst gutes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in dekorativem Einband. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opere volgari di Giovanni Boccaccio,cor, su i testi a penna, 17 volumes (1827-1834) and VITA DI GIOVANNI BOCCACCI...(1806)

      Firenze / Florence: Per Il Magheri. 1827 - 1834. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition of this collected works, 17 volumes in 9 books, plus a 10th book, the Vita di ... Boccacci (1806), labeled vol. 18 on the spine. 10 volumes total. Florence, 1827-1834, the Vita (Firenze, 1806) uniformly bound: half vellum, marbled boards, leather spine labels in dark and light brown. Books are very good with light soil to vellum, spine labels intact but cracked and slightly chipped, contents very good and bright, unmarked. The Vita has three plates printed in sepia plus a frontispiece portrait. RARE on the market.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Schloß Falkenberg bei Oppeln, 7. XI. 1827. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An die Direktion des Hamburger Stadttheaters: "[.] Ihrem gefälligen Anerbieten zufolge, bin ich so frei, Sie um die Übersendung meines Stückes an irgend ein anderes Theater höflichst zu ersuchen. Gewä[h]ren Sie mir demnach die Bitte, das Manuskript lesen zu lassen, und dasselbe, nur im Falle, daß Sie es Ihrer Empfehlung wert halten, auf meine Kosten an eine Ihnen beliebige, bedeutende, Bü[h]ne zu schicken, ausgenommen Wien, Censurrücksichten wegen; Hannover, Berlin, Braunschweig und München, die das Manuscript bereits besitzen; oder im entgegengesetzten [Falle] es mir nach Breslau (Ritterpla[t]z, No. 1) zurückzustellen [.]". - Braun von Braunthal wurde 1837 Herausgeber des "Österreichischen Musenalmanachs", zerstritt sich dann jedoch mit Anastasius Grün und ging nach Dresden, wo er 1845 Archivar des Fürsten Colloredo-Mannsfeld wurde. Seit 1850 wieder in Wien, war er bis 1855 Bibliothekar der Polizeihofstelle und widmete sich dann ausschließlich seinem literarischen Schaffen. Neben Gedichten, Dramen und gesellschaftskritischen Romanen schrieb er u. a. das Textbuch zu Conradin Kreutzers "Nachtlager von Granada" (1844); er gilt als "einer der österreichischen Weggefährten des 'Jungen Deutschland'" (DBE). - Mit kleinem Ausriß durch Siegelbruch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discorso del Signor Barone Cuvier su le rivoluzioni della superficie del globo. Tomo primo; LEG. CON NELLO STESSO TOMO: Osservazioni sopra il discorso del Sig. Baron Cuvier su le rivoluzioni del globo; SEGUE Discorso su le rivoluzioni della della superficie del globo. Tomo secondo; LEG. CON NELLO STESSO TOMO: Lettere su le rivoluzioni del globo del Sig. Alessandro Bertrand . LEG. CON: Riflessioni su le rivoluzioni del globo del Sac. I. Paradisi.

      Salviucci ; Conti ; Piatti 1827-30, Roma ; Firenze - 5Âvoll. leg. in 2, pp. 228 con 1 tav. f.t. inc. all'acq. rip.; 70; 126Âcon 2 tavv. sinott. f.t. rip. e 5 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq. rip.;Â142; (4) + 70 con 6 tavv. f. t. inc. all'acquaf. piu' volte rip. e 2 tabelle piu' volte rip. Br. ed. muta con lievi danni al d. Bordi intonsi. Raro insieme di opere in edizione originale relative alla dicussione intorno alla celebre opera del barone Cuvier edita nel 1825 con il titolo Discours sur les revolutions de la surface du globeÂÂe in Italia tradotta dal Paradisi. L'opera e' considerata una delle piu' importanti tra quelle pubblicate dal Cuvier per quanto riguarda i suoi studi geologici e le teorie del Paradisi tentano di utilizzare le basi catastrofistiche del Cuvier per giustificare le teorie diluvistiche. ITA

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        A Winter in Lapland and Sweden, with various Observations relating to Finmark and its inhabitants

      London: John Murray, 1827. First edition.. Hardback. 4to. (10.5 9 inches). pp.xvi, 612. 22 lithographed plates, some tinted, 8 lithographed illustrations in text, 2 engraved maps, one folding and linen-backed at end. Late nineteenth-century half pebbled morocco, gilt, raised bands, scuffed to top right corner of upperboard, edges, corners and boards a little rubbed. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Some scattered spotting, browning, off-setting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy indeed. Very heavy book, requiring large amounts of extra postage and insurance overseas. Parcel Force post in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Seneca Chief Young King signs a receipt for his "individual annuity" from the U.S. Government as per an Act of Congress for his services in the War of 1812. No other examples have appeared at major auctions in over 40 years!

      Buffalo, New York, June 11, 1827. 8" x 5.5". "Rare Manuscript Document Signed ""X"", 1p, 8"" x 5.5"". Buffalo, June 11, 1827, additionally signed, ""Chas. F. Coit,"" ""Jellis Clute,"" and ""Horatio Jones."" as witnesses. Horizontal mid-fold expertly strengthened on verso, infill in blank upper right corner. Fine condition.In full, ""Dollars 100. Received of the United States by the hands of Jasper Parrish Sub Agent to the Six Nations of Indians, One Hundred Dollars, in full for my individual annuity for the first and second quarters of 1827, per Act of Congress of 16th April 1827 [sic].""Young King (1760?"1835) or Koyengquahtah was a ""Hoyaneh"" or revered traditional chief of the Seneca nation. He was born in the village of Canandaigua, Seneca nation in 1760. He was a descendent of Old Smoke or Old King who was the a leader of the war party that attached the Wyoming Valley settlements in 1778 (a.k.a. the ""Wyoming Massacre."") Young King grew to adulthood during the tumultuous time of the American War of Independence during which the Seneca were allies of the British. He fled to Fort Niagara with his mother during Major General John Sullivan's 1779 Campaign. Young King was later elected war chief and was a renowned warrior, a wise counselor and was possessed of high social qualities among his own people and the Americans.Young King was a delegate to and a reluctant signatory of the ?Treaty of Big Tree? on September 15, 1797, between the Seneca nation and the United States. The treaty opened up the territory west of the Genesee River for settlement and established ten reservations, perpetual annuities, and hunting and fishing rights for the Seneca in Western New York. He then moved to the reservation at Buffalo Creek. During the War of 1812, Young King fought again, but this time on the side of the United States?"for which he was awarded a $200 annuity for the remainder of his life. On April 26, 1816 (Parrish's secretary must have been in a hurry when he penned this receipt), Congress approved a $200 annuity for Young King, ""as compensation for the brave and meritorious services which he rendered the United States in the late war with Great Britain, and as a provision for the wound and disability he received in the performance of those services."" (The Public Statues at Large..., 1846, 6:167) A heavy drinker, Young King foreswore alcohol after an accident with a scythe resulted in the loss of one of his arms. He converted to Christianity, and during the 1830s he supported the sale of Seneca land to the Ogden Land Company. Jasper Parrish (1767-1836), who was distributing the monies to Young King, was born in Windham, Connecticut, but by 1778 he had moved with his family to the Delaware River in the Southern Tier of New York State. That year, he and his father were captured by a band of Munsee Indians. Father and son were separated during their captivity, and while his father was exchanged as a prisoner of war and was able to return to his family, the young Jasper remained in captivity, and in 1780 was adopted into the family of David Hill, a Mohawk chief. In 1784, Parrish was surrendered with other captives, as part of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix. During his time in captivity, Parrish had become fluent in the Delaware and Mohawk languages, and struggled to relearn his native English. In 1790, he became an interpreter for the U.S. government and assisted in a number of important treaty negotiations including the Pickering Treaty at Canandaigua in 1794 which gave the Iroquois full title and sovereignty over their lands. Parish continued in his interpretive role, as well as serving as an agent between the Iroquois and the state and federal governments handling a variety of business transactions and negotiations.Over 50 years ago, autograph pioneer Charles Hamilton mentioned Young Chief in ""Collecting Autographs and Manuscripts""(Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961), the definitive book in the field, stating ""You will occasionally find Indian signatures on annuity receipts. Little Turtle, Red Jacket, Cornplanter, Young King, and other noted chiefs of the time are usually represented in autograph collections with X marks by which they acknowledged payment of their government pensions."" Fifty years later, Young King's autograph rarely appears on the market."

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        Elémens de physique et de météorologie

      - Paris, chez Béchet jeuen, 1827 à 1830. 3 volumes in/8 reliure demi-basane havane, dos lisse, vol. 1 : 428 p. 10 planches rempliées in-fine - ol. 2 & 3 : 852 p., 15 planches in-fine. Dos avec des usures marquées, manque sur la coiffe supérieure du vol. 1.Claude Servais Mathias Marie Roland Pouillet (1790 - 1868) physicien français. En 1825, il invente la boussole des tangentes pour pouvoir mesurer des courants puissant. Entre 1837 et 1838, il réalise grâce à l'invention du pyrhéliomètre les premières mesures quantitatives de la chaleur émise par le soleil. Ses principaux travaux portent sur la compressibilité des gaz et surtout sur les lois expérimentales relatives à l'intensité du courant électrique dans un circuit fermé. Il a su également préciser la notion de résistance électrique et montrer que les générateurs sont composés d'une force électromotrice pure et d'une résistance intérieure. On lui doit la loi de Pouillet, déduite de manière expérimentale.

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        Encyclopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse. ...... Zweite Ausgabe

      Heidelberg, August Oswald. 1827. 8vo., xlii + 544pp., the paper throughout generally a little browned and foxed, original boards with a spine label lettered in gilt, wear to joints and extremities, red edges. A good, sound, copy with several early ownership inscriptions, including I.F.C. Kampe> (mid 19th century), Jonas Cohn> (1931) and Selly Oak Colleges Library> (bookplate on pastedown and tiny inkstamp in lower margin of title). Rand p.243. First published in 1817, this was one of only four works published by Hegel in his lifetime. As an Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences,> it was in fact a summary of his entire philosophical system and is thus therefore of enduring value.

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      Edinburgh:, 1827. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. Size: 50 x 58.5 cm. A very handsome and most impressive map of South America. Title at lower right, four mileage scales beneath. The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day.

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        Préludes poétiques, par M. de Loy, Membre de l'Académie Provinciale ; précédés d'une introduction par M. Charles Durand, Secrétaire Perpétuel. [ Edition originale ]

      De l'Imprimerie de C. Coque 1827 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin vert, dos lisse orné en long, De l'Imprimerie de C. Coque, Lyon, 1827, 2 ff., xxxv-219 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. frottée lég. en dos et plus fort. en coiffes, bon état par ailleurs). Sainte-Beuve consacra un article commun à Loyson, Polonius et Aimé de Loy (RDDM, II, 1840). Né en 1798, mort en 1834, "sa vie, la plus errante et la plus diverse qu'on puisse imaginer, n'apparaît que par lambeaux déchirés dans ses vers". "Sorti d'un village des Vosges aux frontières de la Franche-Comté, il se réclama toujours de cette dernière province, par amour sans doute des poëtes qui en sont l'honneur, par souvenir surtout de Nodier et des muses voyageuses". L'épisode le plus mémorable de la vie de ce vrai troubadour "fut sans contredit son voyage au Brésil ; las du ménage et du petit magasin où il avait essayé de se confiner, le voilà tout d'un coup dans la baie de Rio-Janeiro. C'était en 1822 ; don Pedro, empereur Constitutionnel, accueillit De Loy, le fit rédacteur officiel de ses projets libéraux. Outre le journal qu'il rédigeait [ l'Estrella Brasileira ], De Loy chantait l'Impératrice, ; il devint commandeur de l'ordre du Christ, il était gentilhomme de la chambre". Jamais fixé malgré ses serments, il revint en France en 1824. Ballon d'essai d'une Académie Provinciale protestant contre la centralisation parisienne, ses "Préludes Poétiques" attirèrent peu l'attention. Mais dans ces 18 Préludes et d'abondantes notes, on découvre tout le personnage. En voici quelques titres : A M. de Chateaubriand ; Les Açores ; Les Vergers de Choully, à M. Claparède ; A Mlle Delphine Gay ; A M. de Lamartine ; La Liberté, à dom Pedro ; Le Brésil ; Les Franc-Comtois, etc. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viaggi di La Perouse Intorno al Mondo

      Livorno: Tipografia Vignozzi, 1827. Three volumes, duodecimo, three frontispieces and three plates, all with good contemporary handcolouring; three leaves a little short at the margins (intrinsic printer's error), a little foxing, very good in quarter roan with gilt lettering, marbled boards with vellum tips. Attractive early Italian edition of La Pérouse's voyage, containing six charming coloured plates (three of which are not recorded in the standard bibliographies).This edition was part of a larger collection of voyages published in uniform duodecimo format with the series title Biblioteca Istruttiva e Piacevole ovvero raccolta dei più interessanti viaggi. Forbes confirms that each of the voyages was available separately. The spines in this set number the volumes within the series. This set contains three plates not recorded in the standard bibliographies. The first is a costume study captioned 'Uomo e Donna volgari della Concezione'; the second a view of Macao and the third depicts the death of botanist and savant Robert de Lamanon amidst a melee in Samoa during 1787. Neither Ferguson, Forbes not McLaren note the three plates additional to the frontispieces, although Forbes had not sighted the book. Ferguson cites his own copy, while McLaren consulted the Nan Kivell copy held by the National Library. Ferguson, 1131; Forbes, 673; McLaren 26.

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      London: By Ibotson and Palmer for J. Hatchard and Son, 1827. "According to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland. Together with the Psalms of David, and the Second Lesson, as they are appointed to be said every Morning of the Year; to which are added the First Lessons, to be read on Sundays. With notes". Two volumes uniformly bound. Contemporary bindings by R. Bailey and Company of Wooten (with their paper ticket inside front covers). The covers have wide borders composed of gilt double fillet, plant roll with quadrefoil tool in the corners, blind crested roll and gilt broken fillet with a bud tool in the corners. The spines are divided into five panels with a blind pallet, lettered in the second, the others with gilt centers and corners, the corners of the board edges hatched in gilt, the turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, marbled endleaves, gilt edges with FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS OF OXFORD. Title and a few leaves spotted, a few pencil notations. The fore-edge painting show two different views of Oxford. They are bright, with painted frames. (See photographs). Contained within a modern black cloth drop-over box with red leather labels. . A finely-bound set of Prayer Books with fore-edge paintings on each volume. Book descriptions are those of Edward Bayntun-Coward with his permission and from whom the books were purchased. . Full Purple Goatskin. Minor Edge and Corner Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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      Paris: Lefèvre, 1827. Fine. Lefèvre, Paris 1827, 16x25cm, 6 volumes reliés. - New revised edition, ordering, and accompanied by notes by CA Walckenaer. Binders half morocco caramel corners, back with nerves cinqs set with gilded nets decorated with golden triple boxes decorated with golden floral motifs, golden crests in tails, on castors golden headdresses, coaching triple gilt fillets on marbled paper plates, contreplats of guards and made paper, gilded heads, a tiny tear without gravity on an upper corner of the fifth volume, beautiful slightly posterior bindings signed by Ottmann-Duplanil. Illustrated book, frontispiece of the first volume of an engraved portraitn of Jean de La Fontaine. Some small foxing without much gravity. Beautiful copy set in a charming slightly later signed binding Ottmann-Duplanil. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition revue, mise en ordre, et accompagnée de notes par C.A. Walckenaer. Reliures en demi maroquin caramel à coins, dos à cinqs nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de triples caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs floraux dorés, blasons dorés en queues, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de triples filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées, un infime accroc sans gravité sur un coin supérieur du cinquième volume, superbes reliures légèrement postérieures signées de Ottmann-Duplanil. Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice du premier volume, d'un portraitn gravé de Jean de La Fontaine. Quelques petites rousseurs sans trop de gravité. Bel exemplaire établi dans une charmante reliure légèrement postérieure signée de Ottmann-Duplanil.

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        Four works by George Cruikshank bound together, including: (1) Phrenological Illustrations, or An Artist's View of the Craniological System of Doctors Gall and Spurzheim. (2) Illustrations of Time. (3) Scraps and Sketches. To be Continued Occasionally. (4) Scraps and Sketches, Part the Second.

      Cruikshank himself. Sold by J. Robins and Co. 1827, 1827, 1828, 1829, respectively, London - Oblong, 26.5 by 37.5 cm. 24 hand-colored plates. Note that all of these are works often encountered in black and white, or without hand-coloring. One of the plates for Scraps and Sketches, the first part, is grouped in the Part the Second -- both are supposed to have six plates. (Title, 3, six hand-colored plates, blank, title, six hand-colored plates, blank, title, five hand-colored plates, blank, title, seven hand-colored plates, blank.) The four works, while separate, are all of a piece in their oblong dimensions, their general format and humor, their publication details (self-published, with Robins as the vendor). Phreonological Illustrations here was issued one year after the first edition, but the plates are all watermarked August 1826. The Illustrations of Time is a first edition. Cohn 178 and 179. The Scraps and Sketches are both first editions. Cohn 180. Two other installments, those of 1830 and 1831, are not included here. Light scattered foxing and soiling (finger smudges) throughout, with most of it on the tissue guards. On the prelims and two text pages of Phrenological Illustrations the foxing is a bit more prevalent. Edgewear to the binding, with rubbing along the edges especially at the corners. Rebacked, with matching leather. Newer endpapers. Handsome original leather label on front board. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of Time

      London: Published by the Artist , 1827. First edition. Etched title-leaf & 6 hand-colored plates (containing 35 etched illustrations) by George Cruikshank. (Oblong folio) 26x36 cm (10¼x14¼"), later three-quarter red morocco and cloth, gilt-lettered morocco label on front. First Edition. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Joints rubbed, light wear; lightly foxed; very good.

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        Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia. Performed between the years 1818 and 1822

      London: John Murray, 1827. Two volumes, octavo, with nine aquatint views, large folding map, smaller engraved chart and three engraved natural history plates (one folding), untrimmed and partially unopened, some browning, noticeably to the plates, but an attractive set in modern green half morocco gilt. First edition of this great book, recounting the Australian coastal voyages of the Mermaid and the Bathurst.Admiral Phillip Parker King (1791-1856), Australian-born son of the third governor Philip Gidley King, became the British navy's leading hydrographer. His Australian coastal voyages, together with Oxley's expeditions inland, represented the great expansionary undertakings of the Macquarie era. 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.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. Much in the same way that Flinders was commissioned due to English concerns over the Baudin expedition, King was given his command because of anxiety about the planned Freycinet voyage. As a direct result, King was sent from England in 1817, with Admiralty instructions to complete the survey of Australia and finish the charting begun by Flinders and Baudin. 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 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. Easily the most interesting section, however, is 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.This is the regular 1827 issue: a few copies survive with an 1826 date on the title-pages, without any other points of difference (the 1826 issue appears to be a presentation issue of some kind, as is attested by the fact that where seen they are often accompanied by some sort of manuscript dedication). Abbey,Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860, 573; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, pp. 127-8; Ferguson, 1130; Australian Rare Books, 84b.

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        HISTORIAE NATURALIS LIBRI XXXVII Cum selectis commentariis J. Harduini ac recentiorum interpretum novisque adnotationibus.

      Parisiis, Lemaire (typis F. Didot), 1827-1832. In-8 p. (mm. 225x140), 10 voll. in 13 tomi, mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, testo solo in latino. Questa ediz. dell'opera di Plinio è divisa in 6 parti: "Cosmologia" a cura di C. Alexandre (1° vol.) - "Geographia" a cura di F. Ansart (2° in due tomi) - "Zoologia" a cura di Ansart (3° e 4°) - "Res herbaria" a cura di L. Desfontaines (5°, 6° e 7° in 4 tomi) - "Materia medica" a cura di Ajasson de Grandsagne (8°) - "Mineralogia" (9°) - "Indices" a cura di Pihan Delaforest (10° in 2 tomi). Volumi della importante Collana "Bibliotheca classica latina". Cfr. Brunet,IV,717. Esempl. con barbe ben conservato.

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        Gesamtansicht mit Schloß Rosenstein rechts im Vordergrund; links Ochsen aus den Privatgütern Seiner Majestät des Königs von Württemberg.

      - getönte Lithographie v. G. Küstner n. Fr. Wagner b. F.C. Löflund & Sohn in Stuttgart, 1827, 28,5 x 34,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Shigurf namah-i-velaet, or, excellent intelligence concerning Europe: being the travels of Mirza Itesa Modeen in Great Britain and France.

      London, James Duncan for John Taylor, 1827.. XI, (1), 233, (1) pp. With a lithogr. frontispiece in original hand colour. Contemp. auburn calf with giltstamped rules to boards; leading edges gilt; spine rebacked. All edges gilt. 8vo.. First edition of this account of a Middle Eastern civil servant's visit to Britain in 1765, translated from the original Persian manuscript by James Edward Alexander. Born in India, Itesa Modeen learned Persian and entered the service of the British. When Shah Alam wanted to send letters and gifts to King George III in England it was decided that these would be taken by a British army officer, accompanied by Modeen as his translator and secretary. Modeen wrote a record of his journey recording the sights he saw and the excited reactions of Londoners to the unusual sight of a high class "Hindoostanee" (as he called himself) visitor. It was not until some 60 years later that his manuscript account was translated and published. The Mirza spent about almost three years on his trip to Europe, staying mostly in London but also visiting Scotland and Oxford, before returning to his native India. - Insignificant foxing to title and final leaf. From the library of Sir Richard Strachey (1817-1908), the Indian administrator and father of Lytton Strachey (his engr. armorial bookplate to pastedown); later in the collection of Christopher Jower (bookplate to flyleaf). - OCLC 8868736.

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