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        The Streaked Grunt

      Berlin 1827 - Bloch's landmark work is the most famous and most remarkable of all books on fish. It was published in twelve volumes, with 432 hand-colored plates. Each plate gives the name of the fish in several langauges, with Latin names included to settle any classification problems. Some of the plates are dedicated below the fish to different patrons, aristocrats, and learned societies. Each dedication is quite clear in giving credit to that person or group of people who paid to have that particular plate engraved and included in the collection. The public's interest in fish was heightened in the eighteenth century as fishing became a popular pastime for both men and women, particularly ladies of the court. Bloch equisitely captured the gleam of fish scales, which were the inspiration for sequins as used in the decoration of fine clothing. 10.5 x 17 inches (approximate page size)

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        The Gwiniad

      Berlin 1827 - 11 1/8" x 18 3/4" Bloch, Marcus. "The Gwiniad" from "Ictyologie Historie des Poissions". French edition. Berlin:1782-1785. Line Engraving with hand color. 11 1/8" x 18 3/4". $675. 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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        The Golden Tench

      Berlin 1827 - Bloch's landmark work is the most famous and most remarkable of all books on fish. It was published in twelve volumes, with 432 hand-colored plates. Each plate gives the name of the fish in several langauges, with Latin names included to settle any classification problems. Some of the plates are dedicated below the fish to different patrons, aristocrats, and learned societies. Each dedication is quite clear in giving credit to that person or group of people who paid to have that particular plate engraved and included in the collection. The public's interest in fish was heightened in the eighteenth century as fishing became a popular pastime for both men and women, particularly ladies of the court. Bloch equisitely captured the gleam of fish scales, which were the inspiration for sequins as used in the decoration of fine clothing. 10.5 x 17 inches (approximate page size)

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        The Pike

      Berlin 1827 - 10" x 16 1/8" Bloch, Marcus. "The Pike" from "Ictyologie Historie des Poissions". French edition. Berlin:1782-1785. Line Engraving with hand color. 10" x 16 1/8". $575. 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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        The Cunning/The Sea-Cock

      Berlin 1827 - Bloch's landmark work is the most famous and most remarkable of all books on fish. It was published in twelve volumes, with 432 hand-colored plates. Each plate gives the name of the fish in several langauges, with Latin names included to settle any classification problems. Some of the plates are dedicated below the fish to different patrons, aristocrats, and learned societies. Each dedication is quite clear in giving credit to that person or group of people who paid to have that particular plate engraved and included in the collection. The public's interest in fish was heightened in the eighteenth century as fishing became a popular pastime for both men and women, particularly ladies of the court. Bloch equisitely captured the gleam of fish scales, which were the inspiration for sequins as used in the decoration of fine clothing. 10.5 x 17 inches (approximate page size)

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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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        Tempio De Vesta; Col Simulacro Della Dea, Dinanzi Alla Quale Arde Il Fuoco Sacro

      Milan - Aquatint engraving with original hand color. Ca. 1827. Sheet size: 15 x 18 1/4". Inventory#: p486pmat. "Questa scena fu esequita pel Ballo tragico, La Vestale, inventato, e posto scene dell' I. R. Teatro alla Scala dal Sig Salvatore Viganio. Nella Primavera dell'Anno 1818." 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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        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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        The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry.

      1827 - True First Edition of Hallam's Constitutional History of England Hallam, Henry [1777-1859]. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII to the Death of George II. London: John Murray, 1827. Two volumes. xvi, 615; vii, 828 pp. Quarto (11" x 9"). Later signed calf binding by John Rumpus, Oxford. Gilt rules to boards, unidentified owner crest to front boards, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, top edges gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor marks to boards, light fading to edges of boards in a couple of places. Light foxing to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. A handsome copy of a scarce edition. * First edition. This classic study of the constitutional history of England from 1485 to 1760 was "long the standard work on the subject, and only surpassed one hundred years after its initial publication" (Marke). It was originally issued in a small press run in quarto format. An octavo edition was published later that year. As one would suspect, the quarto editions are quite scarce today. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 365. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 11:533. [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. 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. "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 'The Rope Bridge between the Islands of Holyhead and Anglesey' at top right of northern part, and of 'New Custom House near London Bridge'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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        Canada. House of Assembly. Sketch of the Great Valley of the Rr. St. John, exhibiting the situation and extent of the territory in dispute between the British & American governments and the boundary respectively claimed. Also, the new roads recommended to be opened at public expense. Compiled to elucidate the evidence given before a committee of the Hon'rble the House of Assembly of lower Canada in Feby. 1827.

      Quebec 1827 - Excellent map of New Brunswick, Gaspe and Cornwallis, the borders with the United States being under dispute at the time. Minute title engraving within an inset View of the Siite of a proposed Town on Lake Etchemin. Copper engraving by Jas. Smillie, hand-colored in outline and mass once folded, portion of left border replaced, once folded, removed. Sheet size: 19 7/8 x 22 1/4". Inventory#: p199pmat.

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        EUROPEAN RUSSIA.

      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 376 (CCCLXXVI) - Trumpeter Swan

      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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        Plate 361 (CCCLXI) - Long-Tailed or Dusky Grous

      Robert Havell, London 1827 -

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        Plate 227 (CCXXVII) - Pin Tailed Duck

      Robert Havell, London 1827 -

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        Plate 247 (CCXLVII) - Velvet Duck

      Robert Havell, London 1827 -

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        THE WESTERN MISCELLANY, OR, ACCOUNTS HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, AND AMUSING

      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's work is most notable for including the first separate printing of John Bradford'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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Plate 382 (CCCLXXXII) - Sharp-Tailed Grous

      Robert Havell, London 1827 -

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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