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        Voyage pittoresque et militaire de Willenberg en Prusse jusqu'à Moscou fait en 1812.

      Munic sic Hermann and Barth -28 but -32 1827 - Two parts in 1 volume, large folio. Title lithographed by Mettenleiter, letterpress title, [2] preface, [3] pp. subscribers, 3 lithographed portraits by D. Engelmann, 98 lithographed plates by Adam, including one after C. de Heideck, [47] pp., [2] chronological table; spotting and browning, sometimes heavier, marginal tear to one plate. Contemporary calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands richly decorated in gilt; corners slightly bumped, lower edge of spine slightly chipped. Extensive artistic account of Napoleon's Russian campaign, complete with text and subscribers' list. "Publication of first quality extremely important for the history of the year 1812" (Solovev). Albert Adam, son of artist Victor Adam, followed the Prince Eugene recording views and events of the disastrous 1812 campaign. After the death of the Prince, he published his drawings in the present volume, sometimes as fully accomplished lithographs, sometimes as line drawings only. The plates show city or landscape views together with studies of soldiers and battle views, in particular in Smolensk, near Borodino and in Moscow - where the account ends. This copy is complete with the letterpress title and explanatory text to each plate, taken from Adam's own diary and from one of the main sources at the time, Labaume's 'Campaign in Russia'. It also includes the 3-page subscribers list, mainly filled by German aristocracy. Solovev Kat.105, 272 (130 rub.!). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of British Entomology; or, A Synopsis of Indigenous Insects: Containing Their Generic and Specific Distinctions; with an Account of Their Metamorphoses, Times of Appearance, Localities, Food, and Economy, as Far as Practicable. Vol. I-IV: Mandibulata; Vol. I-III: Haustellata

      London: Printed for the Author, Published by Baldwin and Cradock..., 1827-1831. Hardcover. Near Fine. Marbled paper over boards, rebacked and cornered in lovely gilt-ruled polished oxblood calf, gilt-stamped lettering in black leather spine labels (second compartment) and direct on spine (fourth compartment), 5 raised bands; 7 volumes, 8vo (240x145mm). Bright and finely-detailed hand-colored plates by Curtis and Westwood. Mandibulata, Vol. I-IV: pp. [2], iv, 186, [2] (list of plates, errata), 9 plates; [2], 200, 6 plates; [2], 374, [6], 4 plates; [2], 413, 4 plates; collates complete. Haustellata, Vol. I-III: pp. [2], 150, [2], 12 plates; [2], 202, [2], 12 plates; 333, [3], 8 plates; collates complete. Marbled paper scuffed, and very lightly chipped along the edges; corners somewhat sunned and gently bumped; otherwise lovely bindings. Some foxing to first and last few leaves; some of the very cool bug plates have offset onto their facing pages, resulting in some very cool bug ghosts. Plate #31 (Haustellata, Vol. III) a little wrinkled and with one tear along top edge. Overall, a very handsome set, inside and out. Bookplates of the Lowther Collection.

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        Plan Du Havre Macquarie (Terre De Van Diemen) Leve par M. G. W. Evans) Chef du Genie a Hobart-town (1809). (Communique a M. L. I Duperrey, dans la relache) au Port Jackson in 1824.

      Paris: 1827 - Fine early plan of Macquarie Harbor in western Tasmania, the earliest separate plan of the Harbor, with soundings in its entrances and within the harbor, which appeared in Duperrey's "Voyage Autour du Monde . . ." in 1827. It is a most remarkable harbor, holding three times the volume of Sydney harbor, with an extremely treacherous and narrow opening to the sea named "Hell's Gates" that required the early seaman to station themselves on either side of the opening, winching ropes to bring the ship through safely. The entrance to Macqaurie Harbor was charted by P.P. King in 1819. The harbor itself and part of Gordon River were surveyed by George William Evans in 1822 and his chart was incorporated in the 1826 issue of the Hydrographical Office's "Chart of Van Diemen's Land." However, a separate plan was not issued by the Hydrographic Office until 1845.No. 44. in the lower right outside neat line. 50.5 x 76 cm. Tooley p.317 #215; oddly, not listed on Trove. Engraved by Ambroise Tardieu. Central horizontal fold, in pristine condition.

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        Select Views in Greece

      London: Longman, Rees & Co.; Edinburgh: Adam Black, 1827. Hardcover. Fine. 2 vols. in 1. 64 steel engraved plates with a leaf of text (and interleaving) between almost every plate. Attractive 19th century red leather binding with extensive gilt stamping. 27cm. Some scuffing on backstrip. Contents resewn and recased. Minor foxing. Half-title in first vol. only (presumably as published). Armorial bookplate (Henry Parsons) and an ownership inscription (Edwin Parsons).

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        Blick auf den "Weber an der Wand" bei Oberaudorf, mit den bewachsenen Felsen.

      . Aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung, monogr. "J(ohann) J(akob) D(orner)" und dat. "1827", 18 x 25 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. IX, S. 482-4. - In warmen Blau- und Grüntönen gehaltene Arbeit aus der besten Schaffensperiode des bedeutenden Münchner Landschaftsmalers. Reizvolle, frisch erhaltene Arbeit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        KEMPTEN. - Rottach. "Die untere Rotach bey Kempten". Blick über die Rottach mit Steg auf mehrere Häuser und Höfe, vorne Gebüsch.

      - Federzeichnung, bez., sign. und dat. "nach der Natur gezeichnet von J.B. Weiß anno 1827", 25 x 41 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXV, S. 321. - Der in Kempten geborene Zeichenlehrer schuf u.a. die Dekoration des Theaters in Kempten.

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        MINUTES OF REMARKS ON SUBJECTS PICTURESQUE, MORAL, AND MISCELLANEOUS: MADE IN A COURSE ALONG THE RHINE, AND DURING A RESIDENCE IN SWISSERLAND AND ITALY IN THE YEARS 1822 & 1823

      London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; Dublin: William Frederick Wakeman, 1827. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. Two Fine Paintings on an Exceptionally Rare,Beautifully Bound Dyspeptic Travel Book. 220 x 135 mm (8 5/8 x 5 3/8). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. VERY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY SEA GREEN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, covers with gilt floral frame enclosing a central blindstamped arabesque, raised bands, spine compartments densely gilt with floral tools and volutes, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, light blue watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. EACH VOLUME WITH AN ANIMATED FORE-EDGE PAINTING SET IN THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of John Thornton Down. Spines slightly and uniformly sunned, joints with just a hint of rubbing, corners a little bent, volume I lacking free endleaf at the back, trivial imperfections internally, but an extremely pretty set in essentially fine condition, the bindings entirely solid, with especially lustrous covers, and the text clean and fresh. This is the travel memoir of a rather dyspeptic Englishman who frequently finds himself appalled by the discomforts and immorality of locations abroad; but in contrast to the author's somewhat deprecatory comments here, our attractive bindings feature fore-edge paintings that offer an idyllic view of Italian shores. In one, we see fishermen at work with their nets in large, drifting boats, a shining white city on the shore beyond, surrounded by green hills. The other depicts a busy dockside, with a man on horseback directing workers. A walled fortress rises along the rocky shore in the left middle ground, with washerwomen in the foreground at the left, and rugged, towering hillsides in the background to the right. These paintings have been executed with very considerable skill, are full of surprisingly well-realized detail, have very pleasing colors (with blues predominating), and bring a wide, deep, and convincing area into play. Although the paintings represent the most valuable aspect of this item, the book's contents are of some interest as well. Little is known of the author, who served as Deputy Commissary General for the British army in Dublin, but a contemporary contributor to the "Quarterly Review" called the present work "a very singular performance, wherein a great deal of sound feeling and excellent observation is presented in a most peculiar style. The matter and the manner are frequently in curious contrast; but both are original." Webb takes a cosmopolitan view of political and religious matters but (to our amusement) reverts to shocked provincialism when confronted with "respectable" Italian women who discuss in mixed company "female matters" that an Englishwoman would not mention to her husband or even close confidantes. "Minutes" seems to be extraordinarily rare, with just seven copies is OCLC (where this sort of work ought to be much better represented) and no trace at all in ABPC (back to 1975) or in Rare Book Hub. Not even considering the Dublin firm in the imprint here, the significant publishing house of Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy might well have been expected to issue a book like this in a substantial press run, but perhaps an exception was made with the present work. Our very decorative volumes would seem to constitute presentation bindings, and it may be that only a few copies were ever printed, with the intention to give all or most of them to friends and associates.

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

      St. Petersburg, Imprimerie de l'Académie impériale 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, insignificant 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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        Panorama von Quebec vom Sankt-Lorenz-Strom (Saint Lawrence River) aus gesehen ('Quebec').

      - gouachierte u. eiweißerhöhte Lithographie v. C. Hullmandel n. Fred. Fitzgerald de Roos, 1827, 15 x 45 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Lettres de la Marquise du Deffand à Horace Walpole depuis comte d'Oxford EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris|& Leipzic|(Leipzig): Ponthieu & Cie, 1827. Fine. Ponthieu & Cie, Paris & Leipzic (Leipzig) 1827, 12,5x21,5cm, 4 volumes reliés. - New edition, partly original, plus extracts from the letters of Horace Walpole. Binders half calf old rose to little corners, back with five nerves crimped strips cold decorated with romantic motifs stamped typographical cold, golden friezes heads and tails, two back slightly thinned, marbled paper boards with some scratches occasioning shortages of paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners used, some scratches on the cuts, marbled slices, romantic bindings of the time. Some foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, en partie originale, augmentée des extraits des lettres d'Horace Walpole. Reliures en demi veau vieux rose à petits coins, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de frises à froid ornés de motifs typographiques romantiques estampés à froid, frises dorées en têtes et en queues, deux dos légèrement éclaircis, plats de papier marbré comportant quelques éraflures ayant occasionné des manques de papier, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques coins émoussés, quelques éraflures sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, reliures romantiques de l'époque. Quelques rousseurs.

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        Versione libera dell'Osmanide poema illirico di Giovanni Fr.co Gondola patrizio di Ragusa. Colla di lui vita scritta dal padre Francesco Maria Appendini delle Scuole pie.

      Per Antonio Martecchini 1827 In 8, pp. 55+159. Rilegat. m. pergamena, angoli, tassello e oro. Conserva le copp. originali. Titolo dell'occhietto: L'Osmanide in italiano. Firma di possesso cancellata al foglio di guardia. Forellino al margine esterno della cop. ant.

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        Las Comedias de Calderón, cotejadas con las mejores ediciones hasta ahora publicadas. Corregidas y dadas a luz por Juan Jorge Keil

      Leipzig: Leipsique, en casa de Ernesto Fleischer, 1827-1830. Cuatro volúmenes en 4to. mayor; 2 hs., VII-652 pp. + 2 hs., 675 pp., 1 h. + 2 hs., 735 pp., 1 h. + XII-756 pp. Con una lámina retrato de Calderón, grabada por C.A. Schwerdgeburth sobre dibujo original de Friedrich Moritz August Retzsch (1779-1857). Ejemplar de salida, sin desbarbar, con cubiertas mudas en papel y tejuelos.

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        Paris et ses environs: Promenades pittoresques.

      Louis Janet; printed by Jules Didot [1827], Paris - 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."). 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio, ABAA]
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        The Cook's Complete Guide, on the Principles of Frugality, Comfort, and Elegance: including the Art of Carving, and the most approved method of setting-out a table, explained by numerous copper-plate engravings. Instructions for preserving health, and attaining old age, with directions for breeding and fattening all sorts of poultry, and for the management of bees, rabbits, pigs &c&c. Rules for cultivating a garden, and numerous useful miscellaneous receipts

      London: Tallis & Co, sold by G. Virtue., c1836. Very rare imprint. First edition, later printing with the Tallis & Co. imprint on the title page. Frontispiece, engraved title page and 10 other copper-engravings, all rather spotted and browned. Pp. vi, 838, 8vo., contemporary black calf decorated in blind round the edges of the covers and with a circular decoration in gilt on the spine, joints splitting and bit worn at extremities, but still strong, some browning but a good copy. This edition originally published c.1827 with the G. Virtue imprint. It is an excellent and thorough work covering every aspect of domestic economy with hundreds of recipes as well as how to look after the cellar, dairy, poultry yard and "laboratory". A real handbook for the mistress of the house.

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        POEMS, BY TWO BROTHERS

      London: Printed by J. and J. Jackson, Louth, for Simpkin and Marshall, 1827. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. Tennyson's First Published Volume, in a Beautiful Binding. 163 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). xii, 228 pp. FIRST EDITION. LOVELY LATE 19TH CENTURY CRIMSON MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY GILT, covers with plain and decorative gilt rules and fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments with urn of flowers at center surrounded by small tools, leaf garlands at corners, gilt titling, richly gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt. Front pastedown with the bookplate of S. A. Thompson Yates. Thomson 1; Ashley Library VII, 102; Hayward 244; Wise 1. Faint discoloration in bottom margin of about 25 leaves, isolated insignificant soiling, otherwise A VERY PRETTY BOOK IN FINE CONDITION, the text fresh and bright, and the especially beautiful binding lustrous and unworn. This is Alfred Tennyson's first published volume, issued in collaboration with brothers Charles and Frederick (who modestly took himself out of the title) when the future Poet Laureate was 18. Frederick wrote four of the poems, Alfred and Charles the others. Thomson states that the unproven young authors were paid £20 for their manuscript by the publisher Jackson, a robust sum under the circumstances and one that probably reflected the publisher's hope of obtaining future business from the lads' rich and influential grandfather, who was the vicar of Louth. We leave comment on our copy's fine binding to the august Tennyson (quoting "The Stars of Yon Blue Placid Sky," included in the present volume): "the eye with wonder gazes there, and could but gaze on sight so fair." Despite being as elegant as it could be, the binding is inexplicably unsigned. Our prior owner, Rev. Samuel Ashton Thompson-Yates of Liverpool, was the grandson of wealthy merchant Joseph Yates (1780-1855), a founding member of the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society. The reverend left his very fine collection of rare books to Samuel and his other grandson, Henry Yates Thompson (1836-1928). The collection then passed to Allan Heywood Bright (1862-1941), and had remained largely undisturbed and unvalued in his family home for more than 70 years until its 16 July 2014 sale at Christie's, when 365 lots estimated at more than £3 million sold for £4,977,725.

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        Det Kongelige danske Stutteri.

      Kopenhagen, Königl. Kunstakademie, 1822(-1827). - Oblong large folio (570 x 419 mm). Lithogr. illustrated title, 2 ff. of text, 16 mostly coloured lithogr. plates showing horses (c. 33 x 45 cm, paper dimensions c. 40 x 55 cm; some with borders), 5 (instead of 6) ff. of descriptive letterpress text (the missing page supplied in ink). Contemp. half calf with giiltstamped spine label. Extremely rare and early series of lithographs. The large and appealingly coloured plates depict important stallions and mares from the famous Danish Royal Stud at Frederiksborg (Pegasus, Flink, Zephir, Palnatoke, and Velskat, among others). All horses are branded with a monogram and often also with the crown. The publication was originally planned to comprise 12 issues of 4 plates each but no more than the first four were produced. Two plates are trimmed and mounted on different backing paper (one with a repaired tear). Text shows foxing, but plates are generally clean. Binding somewhat rubbed and bumped at extremeties, with damage to spine. Nissen 1499. Not in Schwerdt or Mennessier de la Lance.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Ruins of Palmyra and Balbec

      London: William Pickering,, 1827. Folio (545 x 361 mm). Contemporary dark brown half morocco, gilt lettered spine, purple cloth sides, top edges gilt, yellow endpapers. 106 plates (11 double-page or folding) by Foudrinier, Müller or Major after Borra, 6 plates of inscriptions. Short split at head of front joint, occasional marginal foxing, closed-tear in margin of one plate. A very good, clean copy. First edition to combine in one volume Wood's The Ruins of Palmyra (1753) and The Ruins of Balbec (1757). Edward Lear's copy, inscribed at the head of the title page: "Edward Lear, December 1859". This would have been purchased by Lear before he set off to winter in Rome on 22 December (see Vivien Noakes, Edward Lear: The Life of a Wanderer, 1968, p. 173) and bought as a reminder of a visit to Baalbec the previous year. In 1858 Lear had visited Palestine and Lebanon spending several days by the Dead Sea and in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem before catching the boat from Jaffa to Beirut. From there he travelled into Lebanon, stopping at Damascus and, on the 23rd May, the ruins of Baalbek. Lear was not in the best of spirits when he arrived as the site was awash with English sightseers. He also complained of "a ropedancer from Cairo - with consequent attendant crowds - and a village full of tiresome begging impical Heliopolitans". As a result of these bothersome distractions he was not able to properly appreciate his surroundings and wrote: "I can by no means endorse the enthusiasm of travellers regarding those very grand ruins. Their immense size, their proportions, - the inimitable labour and exquisite workmanship of their sculptured details, none can fail to be struck with, nor to delight in contemplating. But all the florid ornaments of architecture cannot fill up the place of simplicity, nor to me is it possible to see hideous forms of Saracentic walls around and mixed with such remains as those of Baalbec without a feeling of confused dislike of the whole scene - so incomplete and so unimpressive". Lear would surely have used this book in conjunction with on-the-spot sketches when producing the superb watercolour "Baalbek, Lebanon", executed in 1858-62. Of the book itself, Robin Middleton writes: "The influence [on British architecture] of The Ruins of Palmyra was considerable... But it was not as a source for the imitation of details that the book was valued, rather as a dispassionate and accurate survey of the architecture of antiquity" (The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume II: British Books, p.348).

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        Dei compiti, feste e giuochi compitali degli antichi e dell' antico Compito Savignanese in Romagna.

      A. Nobili 1827 (Savignano di Romagna). Nardi, Luigi. Pesaro, A. Nobili, 1827. Dei compiti, feste e giuochi compitali degli antichi e dell' antico Compito Savignanese in Romagna. In - 4°, m. tela con angoli. 176, (2) pp. Esemplare in carta greve, ottimamente conservato. Non comune. Lozzi, 4905. Neg. Mob. 2.

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        Oeuvres Completes De M.T. Ciceron

      Paris - Werdet et Lequien Fils 1827 - A scarce thirty-five volume set of Cicero's complete works, written in French and in attractive half-calf bindings. A towering figure of Roman philosophy, Cicero was a notable polymath, finding his profession in philosophy, political theory, oratory, law and as a Roman constitutionalist. Ahuge influence on the Latin language, his writing lead many to agree that Latin and European prose up until the Nineteenth Century was either a reactionor return to his style. As such, he is generally considered to be one of Rome's finest orators and prose stylists, with his influence extending over millenia, as well as providing valuable source material for historians of the Roman Republic's fall. Considered at many stages to be an enemy of the Roman Republic, Cicero was known for his bellicose political rhetoric, ruthless ambition and bold actions towards both enemies of Rome and its own rulers and Emperors, leading to his execution by Roman soldiers of the Second Triumvirate (the political alliance ofGaius Octavius, Mark Anthony and MarcusAemilius Lepidus)in 43BC. Here, his political and philosphical writing is translated into French and edited by Joseph Victor Le Clerc, Professor of Latin Eloquence in the Academy of Paris' Faculty of Arts, with numerous additional volumes of incomplete works and letters adding further weight and authority to this attractive Nineteenth Century set. There is also a volume providing an introduction, timelineand a biography of Cicero, written by Le Clerc. Each volume contains the bookplates of the Guille Alles Libary of Guernsey to each board and pastedown. Condition: In decorative half-calf bindings with gilt detailing and paper-covered boards. Externally quite smart, there is some wear to the extremities, joints, boards and backstrip, as well as, in many instances, fading to the institutional labels that are adhered to the boards. There are also labels adhered to the base of each spine and some strain to some sets of hinges. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and in many instances are bright and clean, however some volumes feature more prominent spotting and foxing than others, which are generally lighter. The text remains clear in each instance. In addition, there are institutional bookplates adhered to each pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de JJ Rousseau

      Paris: Werdet et Lequien, 1827. Fine. Werdet et Lequien, Paris 1827, 13x21cm, 20 volumes reliés. - New edition illustrated with a portrait of the author and twenty sheets of music. Binders of the time in full sheepskin blond rooted, back smooth decorated with lace, jewels and gold boxes and pieces of title and volume number olive and black morocco, gilt floral roulette coaching boards, gilded geometric roulette highlighting cuts and caps, all marbled. Some slightly uneven caps, friction and few scattered spots, otherwise nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur et de vingt planches de musique. Reliures de l'époque en pleine basane blonde racinée, dos lisses ornés de dentelles, fleurons et caissons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin noir et olive, roulette florale dorée en encadrement des plats, roulette géométrique dorée soulignant les coupes et les coiffes, toutes tranches marbrées.  Quelques coiffes très légèrement accidentées, quelques frottements et rousseurs éparses, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        Vectis Scenery: Being a Series of Original and Select Views Exhibiting the Picturesque Beauties, Local Peculiarities, and Places of Particular Interest in The Isle of Wight, drawn from Nature and Engraved by George Brannon, Many Years Resident in Newport To Which are Prefixed, a Concise Topographical Description and the General Tours of the Island

      Wotton-Common: Published by the Engraver. Very Good-. 1827. Hardback. Brown marbled boards; generally bright; corners + lower edges a trifle worn, in clear protective film. Dk brown leather backstrip; very intact, but a little scuffed and scratched; gilt titling still quite bright; binding tight. Colour map of the Isle of Wight, plus 25 colour plates (most with tissue guard), all hand-tinted. ; Landscape 4to (12" x 10"); 42 + plates pages .

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        Considerazioni storiche, fisiche, geologiche, idrauliche, architettoniche, economiche, critiche. sul disastro accaduto in Tivoli il dì 16 novembre 1826, colle quali si illustrano anche la storia naturale del paese e varie antichità; corredate di carte topografiche dello stato antico, e dell attuale dell Aniene, e sue adiacenze

      presso Francesco Bourlié, Roma 1827 - Ottima legatura recente in mz. pelle con nervi, fregi e titolo oro su tassello rosso al ds. Conservate all interno le copp. editoriali (con alcune mancanze). Ottimo esemplare in barbe. Scritti interessanti Tivoli e varie località del Lazio (Pantano, Ostia, Porta Capena, ecc.). Lozzi, II, p. 316 (con solo 3 tavv.). 4to (cm. 28,5), 2 cc.nn., IV-184 pp. con 4 carte più volte rip. in fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour to Great St. Bernard's and Round Mt. Blanc

      London: Harvey and Darton, 1827. 1st. Full-Leather. Collectible; Fine. A lovely copy of the 1827 1st edition, bound (from the early 20th century) in a sumptuous full calf, with gilt-rule at the panels and lavishly gilt-decorated compartments divided by 5 raised bands. 16 beautiful hand-colored vignettes and an immaculate fold-out map of "the Country round Great St. Bernard and Mt. Blanc". 12mo, 144 pgs., all edges gilt. Attractive marbled endpapers and new laid-in endsheets. "With Descriptions Copied from a Journal Kept by the Author; and Drawings Taken from Nature. Intended for Young Persons from Ten to Fourteen Years of Age" (from the title page).

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        HISTOIRE DE LA TRIBU DES OSAGES, PEUPLADE SAUVAGE DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, DANS L'ETAT DU MISSOURI, L'UN DES ETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE; ECRITE D'APRES LES SIX OSAGES ACTUELLEMENT A PARIS.

      Paris. 1827. - 92pp. Modern blue half morocco and boards, spine gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in. Bookplate on front pastedown. Several small tissue repairs to edges of wrappers. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. Vissier issued this brief work when an Osage "Prince" and four warriors visited Paris. He describes the Osage tribe as well as other Indians then living on the Missouri, speculates on the origin of American Indians, and provides a general view of the customs, agricultural practices, food, marriages, wars, etc., of North American Indians. Rare, and particularly nice with the original wrappers intact. HOWES V133, "b." SABIN 100607. WAGNER-CAMP 33a.

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        Oeuvres de J.J. Rousseau

      New edition illustrated with a portrait of the author and twenty sheets of music.Binders of the time in full sheepskin blond rooted, back smooth decorated with lace, jewels and gold boxes and pieces of title and volume number olive and black morocco, gilt floral roulette coaching boards, gilded geometric roulette highlighting cuts and caps, all marbled.Some slightly uneven caps, friction and few scattered spots, otherwise nice copy. Werdet et Lequien Paris 1827 13x21cm 20 volumes reliés

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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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        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.

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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.

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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]

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        U.S. SHIP NORTH CAROLINA GUNNER'S, BOATSWAIN'S, CARPENTER'S & SAIL MAKER'S DEPARTMENTS. YEAR 1827 [manuscript cover title]

      [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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