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        Johann Gottfried von Herder's sämmtliche Werke. Zur Religion und Theologie. Erster bis achtzehnter Theil. Zur schönen Literatur und Kunst. Erster bis zwanzigster Theil. Zur Philosophie und Geschichte. Erster bis zweiundzwanzigster Theil.

      Stuttgart - Tübingen, Cotta, 1827 - 1830.. 60 Bde. 16°. Pag. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit.. EA. WG II 86. Mit acht Tafeln in Band I der Sammlung zu Philosophie und Geschichte. - Tlw. feuchtigkeitsfleckig bzw. -randig, tlw. etw. stockfleckig, Ebd. berieben, R. tlw. m. kl. Fehlstellen im Leinen, im Ganzen gute Exemplare, Bände uniform mit blauen Rückenschildchen gebunden. - "... Im 19.Jh. waren Herders Werke in der Gesamtausgabe (1805-20) weit verbreitet, und er galt als ein Wegbereiter des Historismus. Die Rezeption geriet jedoch zeitweilig in den Sog eines gegenaufklärerischen Nationalbewußtseins, das die intellektuelle Weite und die anthropologische Ausrichtung seines Denkens nicht mehr nachvollziehen konnte. Daneben wurde im Bild von Herder als einem Weimarer Klassiker, der die christliche Theologie in ein säkulares Humanitätschristentum aufgelöst habe, die theologische Fundierung seines Werkes übersehen. Die heutige Forschung legt neues Gewicht auf Herders frühe Schriften aus Riga und Bückeburg und rekonstruiert durch die Analyse seiner Auseinandersetzungen mit der philosophischen Tradition und seiner Aufnahme von Einflüssen der Zeitgenossen den zuweilen unter einem Predigergestus verborgenen Beitrag Herders zum Diskurs der europäischen Aufklärung über Sprachphilosophie und Ästhetik, Geschichtsphilosophie und Religionsphilosophie. Damit gewinnt sein Humanitätsbegriff ein Profil, das ihn im Spannungsfeld von Universalismus und Pluralität, von Säkularität und Fanatismus den Anspruch aufgeklärter Vernunft und die Kraft poetischer Empfindung zur Geltung bringen läßt..." (DBE).

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        Monkeyana, or Men in Miniature

      F. G. Moon, NP 1827 - Portfolio. Complete in six parts. Green cloth map with original tie and paste-down title label. Each part with four plates, for a total of 24 engraved plates. Each plate showing monkeys in anthropomorphized settings, like reading a newspaper, appearing in court, drinking wine, etc. Some foxing to covers and images, not badly affected. Ex-libris, L.H. Dorrenboom. Cover lightly worn at edges. Overall, in good condition. Scarce in original parts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: for T. Cadell [and 27 others in London and Oxford],, 1827. 8 volumes, octavo (215 × 134 mm). Contemporary calf, raised bands, red morocco labels, compartments and turn-ins richly gilt, double frames to boards gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of the author and 6 engraved folding maps. Extremities slightly rubbed, boards a touch soiled, light foxing to prelims, endmatter, and maps, occasional spotting to margins of text block, short closed tears to folding map stubs. A very good set. An attractively bound set of the historical works by the Scottish historian and minister William Robertson (1721-93). His "four published historical works … helped establish historical writing as one of the foremost literary genres of Enlightenment Scotland" (ODNB).

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        On the treatment of anchylosis, by the formation of artificial joints

      1827. <p>First Successful Artificial Joint</p><p>Barton, John Rhea (1794-1871). On the treatment of anchylosis, by the formation of artificial joints. In North American Medical and Surgical Journal 3 (1827): 279-292; plate. Whole volume, 8vo. vii, [1], [v]-vi, 432pp. 2 plates. 210 x 133 mm. 19th century half calf, marbled boards, leather spine label. Fine apart from occasional light foxing. From the Svenska Läkaresällskapets Bibliotek, with the library&#39;s 19th century stamp on the title.</p><p>First Edition. Barton, a Philadelphia surgeon, was the first to create an artificial joint as a remedy for ankylosis (solid fusion of a joint). "His conception of an operation to restore motion to a fused hip joint was brilliant. His patient was a twenty-one-year-old sailor who had been injured in a fall on shipboard in which he sustained an injury to the right hip. The hip became stiff in a position of flexion and adduction. Barton reasoned that if he divided the bone and persisted in moving the osteotomy site during the convalescent period that a pseudoarthrosis [false joint] would develop, the ends of the bond becoming covered with fibrocartilage and held together by a fibrous capsule. This complication of diaphyseal fractures was well known to the surgeons of the day" (Peltier. p. 245). The success of Barton&#39;s operation paved the way for the use of osteotomy to correct joint deformities and preserve joint motion, eventually leading to modern artificial joint surgery. Peltier, Orthopedics, pp. 245-46. Garrison-Morton 4451.</p>

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        Sir John Chiverton

      London - William H. Ainsworth 1827 - William Harrison Ainsworth's scarcefirst novel, which was a precursor to his well-known work Rookwood. Second edition, carrying Ainsworth's name as publisher instead of John Ebers who issued the book originally. Sir John Chiverton was written in collaboration with Ainsworth's school friend, John Partington Aston. Although the work was jointly written and sometimes claimed by Aston as solely his, many of the reviews described the novel as Ainsworth's alone. The novel also brought Ainsworth to the attention of historical novelist Walter Scott, who later wrote about the work in various articles; the two later met in 1828. Condition: In a decorative straight-grained morocco binding with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with some light rubbing and a few marks. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to verso of front free-endpaper, and ink signature to title page. Pages are bright, though with the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historical Tablets and Medallions, Illustrative of an Improved System of Artificial Memory.

      Samuel Leigh, London 1827 - Black half calf (rebacked) over original marbled paper boards. viii, 43 pp., plus list of subscribers. Engraved title, dedication leaf and 21 engraved plates on hand-tinted grounds. Remaining title reads: ".for the more easy remembrance of remarkable events and dates, exhibiting in a seriers of tinted engravings (including more than one hundred medallic portraits), a connected outline of historical and biographical chronology, the complete succession of all the roman emperors, and of the sovereigns of England and France, down to the present time; together with an appropriate introduction, appendix, and vocabulary." Corners bumbed, showing some edge wear and light soiling. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Hamburg: Hoffmann Und Campe. Good+; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 40%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Half tan leather bound cover with black leather spine label over tan paper covered boards has heavy wear to extremities and spine strip. Spine is cocked. Corners bumped. Binding is tight. Woodcut vignette on title page. Verso title page reads: "Drud und papier der Gampeschen Officin in Nurnberg." Pages clean and appear unread. 372 pages with no ads in back. ; 372 pages .

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        Alessandro Volta. Engraved portrait By Rados after Focosi

      Milan: L. Rados, 1827. <p>Volta, Alessandro (1745-1827). Engraved portrait by Luigi Rados (1773-1840) after Roberto Focosi. Milan: presso l&#39;Editore Proprietario Luigi Rados, 1828. 490 x 347 mm. Small repairs to margins, some faint stains, otherwise very good. <p><p>This fine portrait, engraved after Volta&#39;s death, shows him seated at a table, his left hand inside his coat and his right resting on the table, with an example of his "crown of cups" battery at his right and a Voltaic pile behind him. A 7-line caption in Italian gives a brief resume of Volta&#39;s achievements. Volta, the inventor of the first electric battery, published his first paper on it in the Phil. Trans. in 1800; his investigations proved the identity of Galvani&#39;s "animal" electricity with the electricity generated by his apparatus. The Voltaic pile made possible the experiments leading to the decomposition of water, electro-deposition of metal, and creation of the electro-magnet, initiating the electrical age. Benezit for the engraver. </p>

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        Gesamtans., ( ca. 14,3 x 40 ) auf einer Kundschaft der Mauerer und Steinhauer für den Gesellen Johann Friederich Lietz aus Lauenburg.

      . Lithographie b. Schlegel in Lübeck, dat. 1827, 38,5 x 42 (Blattgröße ). Selten! Stopp D 303 mit Nachweis für insgesamt 7 Exemplare (Handwerkskundschaften): das St. Annenmuseum in Lübeck besitzt nur ein Blankett. Nicht bei Sahlmann, der aber zahlreiche andere Handwerkskundschaften beschreibt.. - In der oberen Hälfte die Gesamtansicht der Stadt Lübeck (von Westen), darunter das, am 25. Oktober 1829, ausgefüllte Testat für den Gesellen Lietz. - Das Blatt ist teilweise gebräunt.

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        Napoléon dans l'autre monde relation écrite par lui même et trouvée à Ste Hélène, au pied de son tombeau

      Londres : chez Colburn, libraire, new burlington street 1827 - In-8 relié, (13,5 * 22 cm) demi veau à coins, reliure refaite sur laquelle on a collé une partie du dos ancien, tranches marbrées, frontispice, viii pages pour le titre et l'avant propos, 392 pages, intérieur très frais ; ouvrage très rare et curieux, absent du dictionnaire Napoléon de Jean Tulard (inconnu de Monsieur Jean Tulard qui nous a aimablement répondu, et qui voit mal Jomini en être l'auteur (voir ci-dessous), absent du Blavier sur les fous littéraires, absent de Versin, qu'on ne peut confondre avec le Discours prononcé dans l'autre monde pour la réception de Napoléon Bonaparte le 5 mai 1821. celui-ci ne faisant que 25 pages. Nous avons consulté la première édition de Histoire plaisante et récréative de Napoléon dans l'autre monde imprimé par Périquet en 1835, exemplaire de la BNF, celui-ci ne fait que 51 pages et n'a aucun rapport avec le texte que nous possédons, c'est un conte fantastique, voir de science-fiction : Napoléon et son armée arrivent sur la lune et s'installe chez les habitants, y font la guerre et finissent par se marier avec les filles du roi. Absent de BNF et du CCFR mais présent à la British Library. Le bibliothécaire lui attribut même comme auteur (avec un point d'interrogation le Baron A. H. de Jomini). Cet ouvrage Swiftien (Politicopolis fait fortement penser à l'Ile volante de Lagado) où Napoléon arrivé dans l'autre monde visite une ville nommée Politicopolis accompagné par un pur esprit que seul lui peut voir et avec qui il peut échanger sans être entendu, est un supercherie littéraire qui à travers Napoléon s'attaque à tous les grands de ce monde. La cible principale n'en reste pas moins Napoléon. Il y rencontre de nombreux historiques avec lesquels il évoque l'histoire de ce monde. L'auteur est très cultivé et le montre. On trouvera d'ailleurs en fin d'ouvrage une table des matières qui liste les personnages cités et rencontrés dans le livre. Très Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chinesiska rikets kejsare-historia.

      Uti kort sammandrag, från verldens begynnelse, till närvarande tid. Efter författarens död öfversedd, tillökad och försedd med ett bihang om chinesiska litteraturen. Sthlm, C. M. Carlsson, 1827. 8:o. (8),11,(1 blank),1-131,(1 blank,3) s. Trevligt samtida hfrbd med rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett av glättad papp och brunstänkta snitt. Ryggen blekt och ryggskinnet aningen nött upp- och nedtill. Bra inlaga med endast ett missfärgat fält på s. 101-02.. Johan Erik Ringström (1746-1820) lämnade sin fars restaurangverksamhet i Stockholm och reste till Frankrike, gick med i den franska armén, blev officer, men avslutade denna bana för att studera språk i Paris, däribland kinesiska. Återkommen i Stockholm arbetade han som översättare och sammanställde en handskriven kinesisk grammatik som han skänkte till kronprins Gustav Adolf. Som tolk användes han ofta av sjöassuranskompanier och fick då tillfälle att lära sig sjölagsrätt

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        Volte Sotterranee

      Milan - Aquatint engraving with original hand color. Ca. 1827. Sheet size: 15 x 18 1/4". Inventory#: p494pmat. "Questa Scena fu esequita pel Melodramma serio Gli Arabinelle Gallie del Sig. Luigi Romanelli posto in musica dal Sig. Pacini nell I. R. Teatro alla Scala. La Quaresuna dell'Anno 1827." As opera reached a height of popularity and innovation in early 19th-century Italy, stage sets and scenery were increasingly viewed as art forms unto themselves. Enterprising artists and designers competed to create the most lavish, evocative, and visually engaging opera settings, and were so successful that their stage sets often competed with the performances themselves for an audience's attention and appreciation. Public criticism of various operas often revolved as much around the quality of the set designs as the beauty of the music, and audiences became increasingly discerning about the visual aspects of grand performances. Reflecting this tendency, Alessandro Sanquirico, a Milanese artist, was inspired to document the most striking sets at Italy's most celebrated opera house, La Scala in Milan. Sanquirico's vividly colored, masterfully drafted aquatint engravings capture the sumptuousness and sheer spectacle of these extravagant sets, often including costumed singers in the midst of a concert, and at the same time the artist brings the excitement of the performance to life in these remarkably vibrant illustrations. 0

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        Acadian Magazine

      J.S.Cunnabell, Halifax, 1827, - Acadian Magazine. Acadian Magazine. Nine issues. Vol.I, No.X. to Vol.II, No.XVII, Vol.II, No.XIX. April 1827 to November 1827, January 1827 [sic]. (Halifax : J.S.Cunnabell, 1827-1828). Pp [361]488,[1]-200,[241]-280, + 3 engravings. 8vo, half-leather, marbled boards. Engravings : The Right HonorableGeorge Canning (2 copies); The Duke of York. " This was one of the earliestmagazines published in the Maritimes area. It was chiefly literary, and revealed a keen interest in local talent and a new local patriotism. For example, Goldsmith's The Rising Village was published in its pages and there were other "Original and Selected Matter on Literary and other Subjects" with"embellishments." A large double column monthly, its price of $4 "half inadvance" was comparatively high. The magazine was printed by J. S. Cunnabell. The name of its editor has not yet been discovered. -Gertrude Pratt, A Survey and Listing of Nova Scotia Newspapers, 1752-1957, (Halifax, 1979), p.42. Corner tear to first engraving, foxing throughout, tears to eps., spineand boards worn, chipped. 1,500.00 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        1827 Autograph Album from Yale College. [Printed title page]: Album

      New Haven: Published by N. & S.S. Jocelyn. 1827. Blank book. Quarter leather and marbled papercovered boards with red morocco label gilt on front board, small label on the front pastedown of Durrie & Peck: New Haven binders, stationers, and blank book manufacturers. Re-spined, edgewear, else a very good copy. Handwritten name of J.W. (James Woods) McLane on label on front board. McLane was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1801. He made a 1000 mile trip on horseback in order to attend Phillips Academy, Andover, graduated from Yale in 1829, and then from the Andover Theological Seminary in 1835. He rose to prominence, and was the first Minister of the Madison Street Presbyterian Church in New York City. In 1852 he was named Chairman of the important Commission on the modernization of the authorized version of the King James Bible for the American Bible Society. He also served as Director of the Union Theological Seminary. He died in New York in 1864. His daughter, Ann Richards McLane, was a noted American artist. This blank book was kept as an autograph book starting in 1827 while McLane was a student at Yale. He has Signed the book on the second leaf: "James W. McLane. Yale College. July 4th, 1827." Over the next two years, McLane collected autograph contributions from 62 of his classmates, or from the two classes immediately preceding his. Although a few of the contributions are mere sentiments, most are relatively substantial contributions consisting of one or more pages of occasionally thoughtful reminiscences or statements of belief or purpose. Many of the contributors were future clergymen, among their member are several of the influential "Illinois Band" of clergyman. Further details available upon request. .

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        The Herring

      Berlin 1827 - 11 1/4" x 18 1/2" Bloch, Marcus. "The Herring" from "Ictyologie Historie des Poissions". French edition. Berlin:1782-1785. Line Engraving with hand color. 11 1/4" x 18 1/2". $850. Marcus Elieser Bloch (1723 - 1799) was a German medical doctor and naturalist. He is generally considered one of the most important ichthyologists of the 18th century.

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        Tempio Sotterraneo

      Milan - Aquatint engraving with original hand color. Ca. 1827. Sheet size: 15 x 18 1/4". Inventory#: p504pmat. "Questa Scena fu esequila pel Melodramma tragico il Maomello, poesia del Sig. Felice Romani e musica del Sig. Pietro De Winter nell'I. R. Teatro alla Scala. Nel Carnevale dell'anno 1826." As opera reached a height of popularity and innovation in early 19th-century Italy, stage sets and scenery were increasingly viewed as art forms unto themselves. Enterprising artists and designers competed to create the most lavish, evocative, and visually engaging opera settings, and were so successful that their stage sets often competed with the performances themselves for an audience's attention and appreciation. Public criticism of various operas often revolved as much around the quality of the set designs as the beauty of the music, and audiences became increasingly discerning about the visual aspects of grand performances. Reflecting this tendency, Alessandro Sanquirico, a Milanese artist, was inspired to document the most striking sets at Italy's most celebrated opera house, La Scala in Milan. Sanquirico's vividly colored, masterfully drafted aquatint engravings capture the sumptuousness and sheer spectacle of these extravagant sets, often including costumed singers in the midst of a concert, and at the same time the artist brings the excitement of the performance to life in these remarkably vibrant illustrations. 0

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon the Diseases of the Mind

      Philadelphia: J. Grigg 1827 - 8vo. Fully bound in contemporary brown leather. Title plate on spine with gilt lettering. Gilt borders along spine compartments. Tight binding and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Scuffing to spine and board edges. Slight bumping. Rubbing to boards. Inside front endpaper missing. Next page contains owners inscription of one, H.G. Hawks. Extensive foxing to preliminary pages. Minor foxing elsewhere. A readable copy in good condition.Benjamin Rush was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian and a Christian Universalist, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Later in life, he became a professor of medical theory and clinical practice at the University of Pennsylvania. This volume compiles his theories and opinions in the field of psychology. This volume would make a fine addition to the library of any medical enthusiast. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("A Humboldt").

      N. p., November 19, n. y. - 1 p. on folded double leaf, approx. 130 x 200 mm. Addressed on another side in Humboldt's hand with his wax seal and post cancel-stamp. To "Herr Boguslawski", i. e. the meteorologist Georg von Boguslawski (1827-1884), on an appointment. - Folded for mailing, torn where unsealed, a bit marked, pencil notations by a previous owner on one blank portion, and with some denting.

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        A tribute in verse, to the character of the late Right Honourable George Canning, first Lord Commissioner of his majesty's treasury. With prefatory observations, as also with notes relating to the same subject, and to present political circumstances.

      London. Sold by Longman and Co. and Baldwin, Craddock, and Joy, London; By Deighton and Son, and Newby, Cambridge; Parker, Oxford; and by R. Wrightson, Birmingham. 1827 - 8vo (227mm), [4],21,[3],44,[2]p. Last leaf carries advt. "Shortly will be published by the same author, The Reign of Youth, A Lyrical Poem." Original blue watered silk, a.e.g. Top and bottom of spine chipped. From the Gladstone Library with the Fasque Bookplate. A good copy. Printer: Birmingham; R. Wrightson, New-street. Jackson, Annals of English Verse p.534. London, Edinburgh; Texas, Newberry in NSTC, OCLC. To this issue is added "Prefatory Observations" in prose (21 pages). The poem follows after a divisional half title. See Johnson, Provincial Poetry, 506b for the text of the poem on its own. Rann Kennedy, (1772-1851), schoolmaster and poet, was of Scottish origin, but was raised in Annapolis in Maryland with his family, where he remained during and after the American revolution; his father had been sent there in order to introduce inoculation. Kennedy was considered to be one of the best classical scholars of his time, and published several poetical works. He had a great many friends in intellectual circles, including Coleridge, Washington Irving, Wordsworth, James Montgomery, Henry Francis Cary, Charles Kemble and Sarah Siddons. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antonii Peretii I. C. Opera Omnia. In four volumes

      - Romae Edebat - Societas Typographica 1827 - The scarceworks ofAntonio Pereti, comprising lectures on the Justinian Code and Roman law. 'Now for the first time with many errors corrected, on the basis of carefully weighing each law andrestoring order'. In Latin. Complete in four volumes. Several relevant religious platesloosely inserted, and one card 'Accademia di Religione Cattolica' with hand-written notes. The Corpus Juris (or Iuris Civilis) (Body of Civil Law) is the modern name for a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I, Eastern Roman Emperor. It is also sometimes referred to as the Code of Justinian, although this name belongs more properly to the part titled Codex. The work as planned had three parts: the Code (Codex) is a compilation, by selection and extraction, of imperial enactments to date; the Digest or Pandects (the Latin title contains both Digesta and Pandectae) is an encyclopedia composed of mostly brief extracts from the writings of Roman jurists; and the Institutes (Institutiones) is a student textbook, mainly introducing the Code although it has important conceptual elements that are less developed in the Code or the Digest. All three parts, even the textbook, were given force of law. They were intended to be, together, the sole source of law; reference to any other source, including the original texts from which the Code and the Digest had been taken, was forbidden. Nonetheless, Justinian found himself having to enact further laws and today these are counted as a fourth part of the Corpus, the Novellae Constitutiones (Novels, literally New Laws). The work was directed by Tribonian, an official in Justinian's court. His team were authorised to edit what they included. How far they made amendments is not recorded and, in the main, cannot be known because most of the originals have not survived. The text was composed and distributed almost entirely in Latin, which was still the official language of the government of the Empire in 529534, whereas the prevalent language of merchants, farmers, seamen, and other citizens was Greek. By the early 7th century, the official government language segued into Greek during the lengthy reign of Heraclius (610641). How far the Corpus Iuris Civilis or any of its parts was effective, whether in the east or (with reconquest) in the west, is unknown. However, it was not in general use during the so-called Dark Ages. During the Middle Ages, interest in it revived. It was received or imitated as private law and its public-law content was quarried for arguments by both secular and ecclesiastical authorities. This revived Roman law, in turn, became the foundation of law in all civil law jurisdictions. The provisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis also influenced the Canon Law of the church: it was said that ecclesia vivit lege romana the church lives by Roman law. Influence on the common-law systems has been much smaller, although some basic concepts from the Corpus have survived through Norman law - such as the contrast, especially in the Institutes, between law and custom (lex et consuetudo). The Corpus continues to have a major influence on public international law. Its four parts thus constitute the foundation documents of the western legal tradition. Condition: Two volumes bound in full vellum, the other two in paper boards. Externally sound although rubbed, one spine label missing, one detached and preserved within. Institutional markings to spines. Hinges reinforced in paper bound volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright aside from a few heat damaged pages in volume II,and generally clean aside from the odd patch of light foxingand occasional handling marks. Monastic library bookplate to front pastedowns ofvellum bound volumes, laid over some previous bookplates, and ink stamps to all titles and last pages. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obserbations on the Growth of the Mind

      London - T. Goyder 1827 - Sampson Reed's most important work, which influenced Ralph Waldo Emerson's Transcendentalism. Disbound. Scarce UK first edition. Sampson Reed (1800-1880) was a druggist and proponent of Swedenborgianism. Observations on the Growth of the Mind remains Reed's single most important work because its ideas serve as the basis of the Transcendental aesthetic theory. Swedenborgianism is the belief system developed from the writings of the Swedish theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 1772). Swedenborg claimed to have received a New Revelation of Jesus Christ with differences from Pauline Christianity. It is claimed by its followers as a new form of Christianity. The movement was founded on the belief that God explained the spiritual meaning of the the Scriptures to Swedenborg as a means of revealing the truth of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Condition: Disbound. The text block is firm. The title page is coming away. The pages have mild spotting. Some of the pages have mild browning. Overall the condition is good with a very good interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Obras Literarias (4 Tomes)

      En la Imprenta de Julio Didot 1827 - Tomes 1 à 4, en 4 vol. grand in-12 reliure romantique de l'époque plein veau blond glacé, dos à 4 nerfs richement orné, filet d'encadrement doré sur plats, plats estampés à froid (motifs romantiques), coupes guillochées, chasses ornées, tranches marbrées, En la Imprenta de Julio Didot, Paris, 1827-1828 ,Tome 1 : faux-titre, titre, 385 pp., 1 f. n. ch. et 1 blanc ; Tome 2 : faux-titre, titre, 533 pp., 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc ; Tome 1 : faux-titre, 358 pp. 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc ; Tome 4 : faux-titre, 358 pp. 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc Magnifique reliure romantique en bel état. "Cette édition de l'un des meilleurs poètes espagnols de l'époque actuelle a été donnée par l'auteur lui-même pendant son séjour à Paris ; elle contient : Tomes I et II, une Poétique en six livres, suivie de notes. Tome III : Zaragoza, poema ; la Viuda de Padilla précédée d'une Esquisse historique de la guerre des Communidades ; la Nina en casa y la Madre en la mascara ; Tome IV : Morayma ; Traduccion de la Epistola de Horacio a los Pisones, sobre el arte poetica ; Exposicion de la Epistola de Horacio à los Pisones ; Edipo " (Quérard, V, 591). Martinez de la Rosa publia encore à Paris un cinquième tome, puis un volume de Posias (à Madrid en 1833). Langue: Espagnol [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 130]. Troisième Partition du Quatuor pour 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle. [Full score]

      Vienne: chez Maths. Artaria [PN M.A. 870]. [1827]. Folio. Newly bound in quarter dark red morocco with marbled boards, black leather label gilt to spine. 1f. (half title, verso blank), [1] (title incorporating crown above a stippled circle), [2] (blank), 3-67, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved. With handstamp of J.J. Ewer [London] to foot of half- title. &#11;&#11;A very little minor staining to upper blank margins. A fine copy overall, with clear, strong impression and wide margins. . First Edition, rarely found with the half-title. Kinsky-Halm p. 395. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 233. Hoboken 2, 515. Hirsch IV, 402. &#11;&#11;"It is hard to resist the conviction, dangerous as superlatives must always be, that as a masterpiece of the sonata type of construction, the opening movement of this last and most mature of the Galitzin Quartets is unrivalled and unique, not only in Beethoven but possibly in all quartet literature." Mason: The Quartets of Beethoven p. 208.

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        New Post Map of Central Europe Exhibiting the Great and Secondary Routes with the Various Stations Where Relays Are Obtained Showing Also the Distance between Each According to the Measure Used in the Respective Countries.

      London (Regent Street) ; James Gardner [Agent For The Sale Of The Ordnance Survey] 1827 - Description: col. Map, linen backed 126 x 95 cm. Fold. In cover 23 x 15 cm. Scale ca. 1: 650, 000. Relief shown by hachures. Subjects: Europe--Maps--Early 19th Century. Particularly well-preserved with the coloring surprisingly vibrant. Red buckram case (paper-labeled) somewhat worn and dust-dulled as with age. Scans etc. On request. 1 Kg. 0 pp. Published June 1st 1827 [additions to 1847] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deuxiéme Lettre d'un Rabbin Converti, aux Israélites ses Frères, sur les Motifs de sa Conversion. Les Prophéties Expliquées par les Traditions de la Synagogue.

      Paris, l'Auteur, a la Sorbonne; au bureau de la Société Catholique des bons livres, et aux principales librairies eccléslastiques, (1825)-1827. - Crown octavo. Pp. iii, (i blank), 334. Half-title, Author's signature on verso. Text diagram. Footnotes, errata. Hardcover, contemporary half cloth and marbled boards, manuscript shelf-label to spine. Small institutional label tipped-in, small stamps. In a very fine fine condition (sporadic foxing). Excellent copy, practically unused. ~ First edition. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR "P. L. B. Drach" in ink on verso of half-title ("Propriété de l'Éditeur"). Marrano Paul Louis Bernard Drach (David), (1791, Strasburg - 1868, Rome), a Talmudic scholar, Grand-Rabbi, a well-known converted Jew. In 1823 he renounced Judaism in the presence of Archbishop Quélen, was baptized, and received his first Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation. In 1827 appointed librarian of the Propaganda in Rome, an office he held until his death. Rosenthal, in his "Convertitenbilder" writes: "The conversion of this learned Jew is undoubtedly one of the most important conversions effected by the grace of God during this century in France. It became the source of salvation to many of his coreligionists." Of Drach's numerous writings, "Lettres d'un rabbin converti aux Israélites, ses frères" is the most important. Highly anti-Semitic, it incriminates the Jews as practicioners of ritual murder. "The zeal of these Rabbis goes as far as dedicating to death all those who follow the doctrine of the Trinity, and consequently all Christian Israelites," Drach writes. In his "Harmonie entre l'église et la synagogue" (Paris, 1844) he even asserts that the Jews of Damascus had been responsible for the ritual murder of the Capuchin Fr. Thomas in 1840, and that their guilt had been established beyond doubt. Exceedingly scarce. OCLC records 2 copies only. [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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        Stowe. A description of the house and gardens of . Richard Grenville Nugent Chandos Temple, Marquess of Buckingham & Chandos

      printed and sold by J. Seeley, sold also by L.B. Seeley & Son of London, Buckingham 1827 - Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, expertly rebacked to style A fine copy of Seeley's influential guide to the house and grounds of one of the great English stately homes. This is an updated edition of a work first published by Seeley in this form in 1797. The fine plates and text concentrate on showing the harmony of architecture and landscape featured at Stowe, even though both the buildings and the grounds were worked on and changed throughout the 18th century. The version of the house and gardens described and shown here incorporates ideas and designs from many of the greatest architects, gardeners and designers of their time, including Charles Bridgeman, John Vanburgh, William Kent, "Capability" Brown and James Gibbs. Cf. Lowndes III, p.2527; cf. Hadfield, Harling & Highton, pp44-5, 47-51, 167-8, 293-4. (8 13/16 x 5 1/2 inches). 31 engraved plates and plans (including 24 views by and after Thomas Medland [2 folding], 7 plans [2 folding]). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan Shewing that section of the Country lying between the Old Seig.l Settle.s on the River St. Lawrence and the Southern Boundaries of the Province or Mars Hill Highlands.

      c.1827, Quebec - A very scarce map of New Brunswick and Quebec. From the Journals of the House of Assembly of Lower Canada, 1827. One of the earliest maps, engraved in Canada. Allodi and Tovell, \\\"An Engraver\\\'s Pillgrimage, James Smillie in Quebec, 1821-1830,\\\" Plate No. 52. The Map shows the area bounded on the north by the Old Seigniorial Settlements along the south shore of the St. Lawrence between Quebec City and Riviere du Loup; bounded on the west by the Chaudiere River and on the east by the Madawaska and St. John Rivers; and bounded on the south by the Mars Hill Highlands and the State of Maine Border. , Size : 235x305 (mm), 9.25x12.00 (Inches), Black & White

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        Northern Part of ENGLAND/ Southern Part of ENGLAND

      A New General Atlas. Edinburgh: Printed by Ben Stark for John Thomson., 1827.. Copper engraving. Original colour with later additions. Some area of slight darkening, but clean and fresh. Creasing to top right and lower left and closed tear on right margin of northern part. Very good condition. Size of each part: 59 x 49.5 cm. (23 x 19½ inches). Handsome pair of maps of Britain, the northern part extends as far south as Anglesey. The southern part continues southwards from North Wales to the south coast. Inset view of &#39;The Rope Bridge between the Islands of Holyhead and Anglesey&#39; at top right of northern part, and of &#39;New Custom House near London Bridge&#39;at lower right of southern part. The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day.

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      A New General Atlas. Edinburgh: Printed by Ben Stark for John Thomson. 1827. - Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Size: 49.5 x 59 cm. (19½ x 23 inches). Short (1cm.) closed tear on lower margin. Fine condition. Splendid map of Russia west of the Urals, coloured by province. The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day. John Thomson's 'County Atlas of Scotland' is generally considered the finest of its kind.

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        Plate 271 (CCLXXI) - Frigate Pelican

      Robert Havell, London 1827 -

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        Flore pittoresque et medicale des Antilles, ou histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies Francaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises; Peinte d'apres les dessins faits sur les lieux par M. J. Th. Descourtilz.

      . Paris: Privately published by Descourtilz (1827-1829, 1833). 8vo, 8 vols. with 600 hand-coloured engraved plates. Beautiful, in contemporary style, uniform black grained half calf with gilt ornaments and titles on spines.* The magnum opus of Michel Etienne Descourtilz (1775-1835), who was a medical doctor and botanist from France. He travelled widely in the Caribbean and northern South America. In his "Voyage d'un naturaliste et ses observations faites sur les trois regnes de la nature" (1809), he collected many of his observations made in Cuba, Haiti, and Santo Domingo where he observed a slave uprising, was shortly imprisoned and subsequently joined Toussaint Louverture's army as a doctor. In his Flora pittoresque he accurately described many new and rare plants and added important notes on their chemistry and medical properties. The illustrator, Jean-Theodore Descourtilz, was one of the eight sons of Michel Etienne. He not only supplied the illustrations to the Flore pittoresque, but also illustrated his own works on natural history - for instance his Oiseaux brillans de Bresil (1834). All volumes with the small, inoffensive stamp of E. A. Del Camino on title pages, otherwise clean and bright, the colouring vivid. Some plates are a bit undulating. Vol. 1 is from the second printing, vol. 2 is not dated and may be either the first or second printing (identical to the first). Most sets offered are mixed..

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      Xenia, Ohio: Printed for the compiler, 1827.. 224pp. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Minor wear to binding. Light foxing. In beautiful contemporary condition, with the bookplate of Thomas W. Streeter laid in, with his pencil notes on front fly leaf. The Streeter copy of an extremely rare book, and very hard to find in the market, especially in unsophisticated condition, as here. One of the most important sources on the early western frontier, with primary source material on Indian warfare of the Revolutionary period in Kentucky and Ohio. Stipp&#39;s work is most notable for including the first separate printing of John Bradford&#39;s NOTES ON KENTUCKY, which first appeared in the KENTUCKY GAZETTE, published in Lexington beginning Aug. 25, 1826. Herein are found some of the basic accounts of Boone and other famous Indian fighters. The rest of the book consists of further anecdotes of the early frontier. A great midwestern rarity, and a mine of firsthand source material on the Kentucky Indian wars during the Revolution. A beautiful copy with excellent provenance, this sold for $1700 at the Streeter sale. HOWES S1011, "d." STREETER SALE 1665. COLEMAN 2247. SABIN 91838. THOMSON 1109. MORGAN 1359. SHOEMAKER 30713.

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        Plate 272 (CCLXXII) - Richardson's Jager

      Robert Havell, London 1827 -

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        Dell'arte pratica del carpentiere esposta

      presso gli autori ed editori, Ponte di S. Marco,, Milano, 1827 - Due parti in un volume in-folio (cm. 55), pp. (4) 6 + 30 tavole; pp. 6 + 30 tavole. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti marmorizzati. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica di quest'opera apparsa in dispense nel corso di circa 10 anni ed assai rara a trovarsi completa. Nessuna copia rintracciabile sul mercato negli ultimi decenni e solo un esemplare (della sola prima parte) censito in Iccu. Si tratta decisamente del più importante contributo italiano del periodo in tema di arte della costruzione, sull'esempio dei più celebri trattati francesi e tedeschi (vedi Rondelet). La trattazione è divisa in due parti: la prima dedicata alla costruzione dei tetti, la seconda alla costruzione delle armature di travi, di palchi, di ponti, e di costruzioni diverse. Veramente molto bella la parte iconografica composta da tavole in litografia finemente colorate ad illustrare particolari e realizzazioni di carpenteria. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A voyage towards the South Pole, performed in the years 1822-24. Containing an examination of the Antarctic Sea, to the seventy-fourth degree of latitude: and a visit to Tierra del Fuego, with a particular account of the inhabitants. To which is added, much useful information on the coasting navigation of Cape Horn, and the adjacent lands with charts of harbours, &c. Second edition, with observations on the probability of reaching the South Pole, and an account of a second voyage performed by the Beaufoy, captain Brisbane, to the same seas.

      Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London 1827 - IV,324 p. Frontispiece in colour + 4 engraved plates + 2 folding engraved panoramas + 10 engraved maps & charts (6 folding). Weddell was the senior commander of this sealing expedition to the southern seas, which left from Leith and which consisted of the brig Jane and the cutter Beaufoy. The expedition visited and charted the Cape Verde, South Orkney, South Shetland, and South Georgia Islands. The men wintered in the Falklands and described Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia and Montevideo, and reached the lowest latitude that had up to then been recorded, now bearing the name Weddell Sea. This is a most important report of an early Antarctic expedition, with meticulously-kept records of the author's route and fixed positions. (In English). Recent full calf in cassette Very clean, thight copy with no foxing

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      Paris 1827 - The works of the great botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) seem to demand the invention of lofty praise. Described both as the &#147;Rembrandt&#148; and the &#147;Raphael&#148; of Flowers by nineteenth century writers, Redoute occupies a central position in the development of European botanical art. Born into a family of artists, Redoute's talents were recognized and encouraged from an early age. He studied botany with the noted naturalist Heritier de Brutelle, and learned the technique of painting in watercolor on vellum from Gerard van Spaendonck, Flower Painter to the King. By this master painter's own account, his pupil's work was finer. Redoute had, as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie Antoinette to Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in this turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, eventually contributing to over fifty books on natural history and archeology. The luminosity of stipple engraving is particularly suited to the reproduction of botanical detail. It is essentially a technique of etching a copper plate with a dense grid of dots that can be modulated to convey delicate gradations of color and tone. The plates were painted with watercolor before each impression, creating a rich and subtle color quality that is deeply pressed into the paper. The most delicate highlights and details are then added by hand to finish each print according to the exquisite watercolor models that Redoute provided. This complex and delicate printing process combines the technical virtuosity and aesthetic sensitivity that characterize Redoute's remarkable body of work. The Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs is one of Redoute's last, and most personal works. It is a selection of favorite flowers and fruits by a master who had devoted a lifetime to the art of botanical illustration. The images include spectacular blossoms plucked from formal gardens, as well as the more modest blooms of wayside flowers. These small and richly colored plates convey an intimate sense of beauty that sets them apart from other botanical works.

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      Gibraltar. . 1827 - [108,1]pp. including forty-eight illustrations (most done in watercolor). 12mo. Original three quarter red calf and marbled boards. Binding rubbed and worn. Front free endpapers detached. Some foxing, lower portion of page 33-34 with a repaired tear, with no loss of text or illustration. Overall, very good. A marvelous illustrated manuscript detailing the duties and activities of a staff officer in the British Infantry, illustrated with dozens of watercolors of cannons, carriages, bridges and fortifications. It takes the form of an instructional manual, with direct and clear instructions, and is illustrated with quite expert drawings, most of them done in watercolor. The volume most clearly resembles a manuscript prepared for publication - it does not appear to have been created solely for personal use, and there are no cross-outs or corrections. Among the illustrations are cannons, bridges, forts, gates and walls, knots and slings, and more. West was an ensign in the Twelfth Infantry, stationed on Gibraltar in the late 1827. He was promoted to lieutenant in the spring of 1828, and still held that rank on the army list of 1840; by 1844 he was no longer listed.We can find no evidence that this manual was ever published or copied, and this manuscript appears to be unique. The first section addresses the process of making signal rockets (including several illustrations of their various parts), followed by sections on small arms and "blue lights." Next comes a lengthy section on cannons and the carriages used to transport them. Several types of carriages are illustrated, as are various "gyns," i.e. cannon mounts. The illustrations in this section include precise and accomplished drawings of a "triangle gyn," a "Gibraltar gyn," a "platform carriage," a "Devil carriage," and a "sling cart." Other drawings show methods of pulling ordnance up an incline or pulling cannon parts straight up an ascent using various cranes. The next section deals with the construction of bridges, and was adapted from the work of Sir Howard Douglas. The text describes and illustrates "flying bridges," pontoons, rope bridges, trestle bridges, and fords, and includes mathematical formulas for figuring the depth to which a pontoon is sunk by a given weight, and other such problems. A brief section follows on knots and slings, and contains several illustrations. The concluding section of the manuscript addresses problems of field fortification, including descriptions and illustrations of field lines, gates, and walls, as well as plants found in the warmer climates of the British Empire that may be used as obstacles in combat, such as the Aloe plant and the Prickly Pear (both are illustrated). The text is followed by an index. A very fine and accomplished military manual, created by a British soldier at a colonial outpost, and containing important practical instruction and exceptional illustrations.

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