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        Plate 18 (XVIII) - Bewick's Wren

      Robert Havell, London 1827 -

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        NOTES &c.OF THE PRACTICAL DUTIES OF A STAFF OFFICER [manuscript title].

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Figue violette (fig)

      Paris 1827 - Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) Illustrated plate from Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs Paris: 1827-1833 Hand-colored stipple engraving 23 1/4" x 19 1/2" framed; framed in a beautiful museum quality frame with gold leaf details, mounted with archival materials and UV plexiglass Excellent condition The works of the great botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) seem to demand the invention of lofty praise. Described both as the “Rembrandt” and the “Raphael” 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Hibiscus

      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 “Rembrandt” and the “Raphael” 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        CONSTITUCION DE LA REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA REIMPRESA DE ORDEN DEL SUPREMO GOBIERNO.

      Chuquisaca: Imprenta Boliviana, May 30, 1827. - [2],33pp. In Spanish. Pages 17 and 21 reversed due to printer's error. Gathered signatures, stitched. Clerical ink inscription ("763 G.R.M.") in inner margin of titlepage. Minor light staining. Very good, untrimmed. In a half morocco box. The extremely rare second and last official edition of Bolivia's first constitution, after the slightly less rare first edition of 1826. In 1825, Upper Peru became the final South American republic to secure its independence from Spain under the leadership of Simón Bolívar, renaming itself Bolivia in his honor. Bolívar himself drafted this first constitution of the country in 1825 and handed power to Gen. Antonio José de Sucre as president for life. The constitution was accepted by the second Bolivian congress in 1826, and Sucre accepted his appointment, but only for two years, with the provision that two thousand Columbian troops should remain with him in La Paz. In late 1827, after repeated uprisings, Sucre and his army were driven from the capital, and the constitution was changed the following year. This second edition, which bears a serious printer's error in the section on the president, is especially scarce and not recorded by Palau. OCLC records the imprint but locates no copies. RENÉ-MORENO, BIBLIOTECA BOLIVIANA 763.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        An Address Delivered to the Mississippi Hibernian Society on St. Patrick’s Day, 1827 [cover title].

      Printed at the Ariel Office, Natchez [MS] 1827 - 8vo. (1), 7 pp. Original printed wrappers, the front wrapper bordered with a Greek key-meander; some spine erosion, owner’s name (a Smyth) on the front cover, but a very good copy housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Unrecorded 1827 Natchez Imprint.First edition. Preceding the address are printed the letter from society president, Walter Irvine, requesting a copy of it so "that 150 copies should be printed, at the expense of the society, for distribution among its members", and Smyth’s response. In his Mississippi, as a Province, Territory, and State (pp. 470-471), Claiborne listed George W. Smyth among the members of the old Mississippi Supreme Court, that of its early statehood, and noted that he "was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, of a family of distinction in Ireland. He rose rapidly at the bar in Natchez, and was on the threshold of a distinguished career when he died." (Neither Lynch’s Bench and Bar of Mississippi nor Rowland’s Courts, Judges, and Lawyers of Mississippi lists him.) The speech characterizes the society as primarily benevolent and the Irish experience there as one of acceptance and freedom. Rare; unrecorded by the NUC, OCLC, RLIN, American Imprints, Sabin, McMurtrie, and Owen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        Rosier a cent-feuilles, foliace

      Paris 1827 - Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) Illustrated plate from Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs Paris: 1827-1833 Hand-colored stipple engraving 24 1/2" x 21" framed; framed in a beautiful gold leaf museum quality frame, mounted with archival materials and UV plexiglass Excellent condition The works of the great botanical artist Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) seem to demand the invention of lofty praise. Described both as the “Rembrandt” and the “Raphael” 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Journal of an Officer in the King's German Legion: comprising an Account of his Campaigns and Adventures in England, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Sicily, and Italy.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827 - Octavo (190 × 115 mm) Slightly later half calf on brown cloth boards by Carss and Co. of Glasgow, black morocco label. A little rubbed, bookplate of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to the front pastedown, hinges a touch cracked, light toning, about very good. First edition in English, first published in German in Hanover the year previously. Hering was a surgeon with the KGL. He joined up when the French occupied Hanover in 1803, "leaving his homeland clandestinely and joining the newly-formed King's German Legion in England. Hering's account of how in August 1804 he made his way northwards via Gottingen, Hanover city and Hamburg to the small North Sea port of Husum conveys the impression that he was a young man leaving home for the first time. His experiences as an army-surgeon between 1804 and 1816 (when he returned to Germany) is the subject [of the journal], which also contains a short history of the German Legion. After spending eighteen months in England he was posted to Ireland, where he lived from April 1806 till June 1807. Later he went to Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Sicily and Italy. His accounts of all these places similarly deserve notice. About his life after retirement from the army he is silent. Hering died at Gottingen on 10 November 1832. As historical evidence Hering's narrative is of good quality. It was based on a series of letters written by him while serving abroad to a relative in Germany which on his return he found to be 'a complete journal of my twelve years' service.' [It] is therefore not a memoir but a contemporary record of events. As a medical man he had long periods of leisure and was better disposed than most to consider the world objectively" (Wood, Select Documents XLI, Irish Historical Studies, Vol. 25, No.99, 1987). Uncommon. Sandler 29, unattributed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Designs for Ornamental Villas

      Printed for James Carpenter and Son, London 1827 - 4to. 52 numbered pages interleaved with 96 plates. Gold and black embossed green cloth with blind-stamped, gold-lined spine. All gilt edges. * Bookplate of Baroness Rothschild, whose birth name was Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck, on inside of front board. Bookplate is a white and red embossed cartouche with the Rothschild family crest. ** Note in pencil on free front endpaper by Bina, a relative of the Baroness. Illustrated title-page. Fascinating architectural study and examination of 16 villa designs in a variety of styles by P. F. Robinson. Delightfully illustrated with b/w lithographic plates as well as floor plans and elevation drawings. The plates were printed by Charles Hullmandel. Each design accompanied by a few pages of descriptive text. Peter Frederick Robinson (1776-1858) was an English architect who also was the Vice President of the Institute of British Architects. Some age wear on binding. Abrasions to parts of gold on front and back board. Foxing throughout, affecting some plates. 4 advertisement pages of titles by same publisher in rear of book. Tight copy in overall good to very good condition. Designs: Residence in the Swiss Style / In the Swiss Style for an Entrance Lodge Connected to a Waterfall / Residence, Grecian Style / Residence, Palladian Style / Residence, Old English Style / Residence, Castellated Style / Residence, Style of the Ancient Manor House / Residence, Modern Italian Style / Residence, Anglo Norman Style / Residence, Anglo Norman Style / Residence in the Decorated Style of Henry the Seventh's Time / Residence, Elizabethan Style / Residence, Style of an Ancient Timber Building / The Lodge / The Stables / Residence in the Style of a Building in Tuscany* Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck was the wife of Erich von Goldschmidt Rothschild. Erich was the son of Max von Goldschmidt whose marriage to Minna von Rothschild led to the combining and creation of the double name Goldschmidt-Rothschild.** This book belonged to my grandmother Emma H.D & then to my Aunt Tessa, sister of my father. She was Countess Hahn-Baseder. Bina." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Mittheilungen aus den Memoiren des Satan. EA (Band 2), 2. Auflage (Bd 1). 2 Bände.

      Stuttgart, Gebrüder Franckh, 1827. - 324, 312 S., 3 Bll. 8°. Pappbde im Stil d. Z. mit 2 Lederrückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung; auf den Deckeln mit vergoldeter Rollstempelrahmung (Perlenschnur); mit Signaturstempel G(eneviève) von Hahn. Vorzügliche Neubindung im Stil der Zeit mit Romantiker-Rückenvergoldung, Rollstempel-Umrahmung und montiertem Marmorpapier auf den Deckeln. Titelei von Bd 1 und letztes Bl. von Bd 2 gering braunfleckig und mit 2 alten Bibl.-Stempeln; verso Vorsatz von Bd 2 Exlibris des Verleger und Antiquars Arnulf Liebing. 1829 erschien aus dem Nachlaß ein 3., 1839 ein 4. Band, hg. von Wit von Dörring. Vgl. WG 7. DE

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg]
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        Fordna och Närvarande Sverige (.) [Utsigter af] Upland / [Vues D Uplande]

      Stockholm. Tryckt hos Carl Deleen. 1824-1827. - Folio. Ca. 44 x 60 cm. Parts I-V. Part II lacks the wrapper. Part I: Front wrapper (pasted at the front of an original card board portfolio) + 4 plates + 4 text leaves (bound into the portfolio); Part II: (No wrapper) 4 plates + 4 text leaves (bound into the portfolio); Part III: wrapper + 4 plates + 4 text leaves; Part IV: 4 plates + 4 text leaves; Part V: 4 plates + 4 text leaves. Present are the 5 first parts (containing 20 aquatint plates) to the Upland volume. Another 20 plates to Upland were published in lithography. They are not present here. A very rare set of original wrappers with mostly uncut text and plates belonging to one of the most sought after volumes of "Fordna och Närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and present Sweden) - Upland. The plates shows country estates in their natural settings. Lakes, forests, people, cows, horses, dogs and picturesque vistas are shown. The text is in French and Swedish. Almost all of these beautiful wrappers were thrown away a long time ago by the bookbinders and the plates and text were cut to fit appropriate bindings. Some lucky coincident made the present wrappers survive. This is the third, free standing, volume of the monumental topographical work "Fordna och närvarande Sverige" wnich was published 1817-1867 in 12 volumes containing 367 plates altogether. The first two volumes (Skåne and Östergötland) were executed entierly in aquatint, as were the early parts of the third and fourth volumes (Upland and Södermanland). When the original creator Ulric Thersner died in 1828 the aquatint technique were abandoned and lithography were adopted for the execution of the rest of the work. At that time both the provinces of Upland and Södermanland were under production, which explains why these volumes have plates both in aquatint and lithography. Original green/gray card board portfolio with the front of the first wrapper pasted at the front board. The contents of the first and second wrappers are bound into the portfolio. The remaining three wrappers with contents lay loose in the portfolio. The wrappers have decorative printed titles at the front. The province of Upland and part numbers are written by hand at the front of the wrappers. A few spots and creases to the portfolio. A few tears at the spine and at the flap. Small loss at the lower spine. A few creases and spots to the wrappers. A few spots, stains and some browning to the margins of some of the plates and text leaves. Slight damp stain in the margins to many of the plates and text leaves. A few plates and text leaves with fraying and small tears to the margins. One plate with two small holes in the margins and some repaired damage at the upper margin. Clean images. A very nice set. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Libera regiaque civitas siculica Maros Vasarhely.

      Targu Mures, [1822-]1827. - Kupferstich von Samuel Nagy nach Mikolai Tóth Istvan. 415:780 mm. Unter Passepartout. Prachtvolle und großformatige, als Einzelblatt erschienene Gesamtansicht der Stadt Targu Mures (dt. Neumarkt am Mieresch, ungar. Marosvásárhely) in Siebenbürgen. - Bei der in den Jahren 1822-25 entstandenen Ansicht der Stadt aus der Vogelschau handelt es sich um die bis dahin genaueste topographische Aufnahme der Stadt, die bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts unübertroffen bleiben sollte. Vorangegangen waren dem vorliegenden Blatt lediglich zwei kleinere und recht ungenaue Veduten von 1736 bzw. 1750; die früheste bei Nebehay/Wagner genannte Ansicht der Stadt datiert überhaupt erst von 1840. Die eingedruckte Legende im unteren weißen Rand benennt die wichtigsten Gebäude und Monumente, dazwischen ein Adler das Stadtwappen haltend. - Breitrandig mit umlaufendem Plattenrand und sehr sauber. Minimale Randläsuren außerhalb des Passepartoutausschnittes fachmännisch restauriert. Von größter Seltenheit. Keresztes Gyula. Marosvásárhely látképe és házsorainak képe Mikolai Tóth István rajzai alapján, Milléniumi megemlékezés, Juventus Kiadó, Marosvásárhely, 2000, SS. 230-237.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Eccentric Tales, From the German of W. F. von Kosewitz

      London: James Robins and Co., 1827. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good Plus. 8vo. 23 by 14 cm. 181 pp. With twenty hand-colored aquatint plates illustrating five stories from a little known German author. Riviere full morocco binding, with gilt decoration on spine and turn-ins. Minor soiling within.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Dictionnaire historique, ou Histoire abrégée des hommes qui se sont fait un nom par leur génie, leurs talents, leurs vertus, leurs erreurs ou leurs crimes, depuis le commencement du monde jusqu?à nos jours. Septième édition. 17 volumes.

      Méquignon-Havard 1827-1828, Paris, - portrait gravé de l?auteur, demi-basanne à coins, pièce de titre orange, pièce de tomaison bleue, plats papier marbré, reliure d?époque, à 3 volumes manquent un bout de l?étiquette de tomaison et à 1 volume, elle manque complètement, quelques rousseurs. Le relieur a fait une erreur, il a inversé les pièces de titres et de tomaisons du tome 16 et 17, bon état dans l?ensemble.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        THE MEMOIRS OF JOHN EVELYN . new edition 1827 5 volumes - bound uniformly with THE MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS. new edition 1828 5 volumes.

      London. Henry Colburn -1828 1827 - 10 volumes octavo 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches- uniformly leather bound in calf and uniformly rebacked to match. A PRETTY SET OF BOTH OF THE GREAT SEVENTEENTH CENTURY DIARISTS UNIFORMLY BOUND. Illustrated with engraved plates, occasional spotting but mainly just to the title of Pepys- but a good set. Pepys edited by Richard Lord Braybrooke. Evelyn edited by William Bray. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        VECCHIO E NUOVO TESTAMENTO. Secondo la volgata tradotto in lingua italiana e con annotazioni dichiarato da Mons. Antonio Martini, Arcivescovo di Firenze. Firenze, Gaetano Ducci / Pasquale Pagni, 1827-1830.

      - Opera completa in 24 volumi. Cm.18,8x11,5. Pg.8356 complessive. Buone legature in mz.pelle, con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Piatti e tagli marmorizzati. Un ritratto dell'Autore inciso in ovale all'antiporta del primo volume.

      [Bookseller: studio bibliografico pera s.a.s.]
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        THE GARDENER'S CALENDAR FOR THE STATES OF NORTH-CAROLINA, SOUTH-CAROLINA, AND GEORGIA.

      Charleston, S.C. 1827. - [8],176pp. Frontis. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities rubbed. Moderate foxing. Very good. The third edition, first published in Charleston in 1787. Squibb was a southern seedsman and nursery grower. This is the first edition to have the appendix, "containing a variety of particular and general information on husbandry and horticulture." An interesting guide, arranged chronologically by month of the year, with descriptions of gardening tasks which should be undertaken each month. The first edition of this work was the second gardening book published in America; both the first and second editions are practically unprocurable. SABIN 89948. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 30696. DE RENNE I, p.404. HEDRICK, pp.141, 147.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        [Illustration of 14 Goat, Sheep and Ram Eyes]

      [London: J. Carpenter, 1827. This plate, from Charles Le Brun's study of human types and animals, a collection of goat, sheep and ram eyes, was intended to show stupidity as demonstrated by the eye Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) was a painter, architect, designer and author. He studied with Vouet and Poussin. Being acquainted with Colbert, he became one of Louis XIV's primary assistants in the designing and decorating of Versailles and other royal building projects. He also wrote an essay on physiognomy: an edition was published in 1827 ("Dissertation sur un traité de Charles Le Brun concernant le rapport de la physionomie humaine avec celle des animaux"). The present image is from this edition, which included lithographic plates printed by Engelmann Graf Coindet & Co. after various artists. Lithograph, after Langlois, printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co.

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        Sketch of the Laws Relating to Slavery in the Several States of the United States of America

      Kimber and Sharpless, Philadelphia 1827 - Front cover has been repaired at top. Blue/teal embossed with leaves. Pages are tight but foxed. Scarce. Sabin # 93097. Marginal notes, some in ink, some in pencil. No library markings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Mérite des femmes, édition nouvelle, augmentée de Poésies inédites

      Louis Janet (Imprimerie de Jules Didot Aîné), Paris 1827 - In-8 (217 x 139 mm), faux-titre, titre, (1) ff., viij pp., (1) ff., 405 pp., veau framboise, dos et plats finement orné or et à froid, dos à quatre nerfs, pièces de veau vert, dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure romantique). Orné de 2 figures d'après Desenne, gravées par Lecomte et Pourvoyeur. Eloges de l'auteur par Alexandre Duval et le Comte Regnaud de Saint-Jean-d'Angely. Contient également les poèmes Les Souvenirs, La Sépulture, La Mélancolie, L'Hiver, etc, et plusieurs poésies regroupées sous le titre Poésies fugitives. Très belle reliure romantique, en très bel état. (nombreuses rousseurs, quelques feuillets roussis, quelques inversions de pages entre les pp. 240 et 306). // Octavo (217 x 139 mm), half-title, tite, (1) ff., viij pp., (1) ff., 405 pp., raspberry calf, spine and covers nicely tooled in gilt and blind, spine raised on four bands, green calf labels, gilt dentelle on turn-ins and inside, edges gilt (contemporary romantic binding). Illustrated with 2 plates after Desenne, engraved by Lecomte et Pourvoyeur. Contains "Eloges" of the author by Alexandre Duval and Comte Regnaud de Saint-Jean-d'Angely, other poems "Les Souvenirs", "La Sépulture", "La Mélancolie", "L'Hiver", etc, and several poems with general title "Poésies fugitives". Very fine romantic binding, very well preserved. (many spots, some leaves foxed, some pages not well placed between pp. 240 and 306).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Histoire naturelle de l'homme précédée de son éloge historique par M. le Baron G[eorges] Cuvier.

      F. G. Levrault, Paris 1827 - "First edition thus, 8vo, pp. [4], lxxii, [73]-321; engraved portrait of the author and 1 folding facsimile; some foxing but generally a very good copy in orig. printed paper-covered boards. This copy with an inscription on the front pastedown "A monsieur le Docteur Moreau de l'Editeur" and with Moreau's bookplate. "Article extrait du 21e volume du Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles." Lacépède's text was first separately published in 1821, without Cuvier's éloge."

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        Chart of the MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

      A New General Atlas. Edinburgh: Printed by Ben Stark for John Thomson. 1827. - Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Size: 60 x 49 cm. (23½ x 19½ inches). Slightly darkened centrefold. Fine condition. Handsome map of the Mediterranean, with seven inset maps of some important harbours - Marseilles, Genoa, Gibraltar, Leghorn (Italy) Algiers and Smyrna (Turkey). The insets have soundings, and two - Gibraltar and Algiers - have plans of naval battles. 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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        Chateaux et Monumens des Pays-Bas Faisant suite au Voyage pittoresque, dédié à S.A.R. la Princesse d'Orange.

      Jobard Frères, Bruxelles 1827 - Two volumes, each in a marbled paper slipcase, oblong 4to. Magnificently decorated later (1860's) full morocco bindings. Boards and spines richly gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. All edges marbled and the edges of the boards tooled in gilt. Overall in an absolutely fine condition with the vast majority of the plates in pristine condition. Often it is assumed that this book is complete with 202 plates, probably based on the last number in the index of volume II, however, a complete copy should contain 205 lithographs. The text pages are unnumbered, but after collation all plates are accounted for in the text, so we consider the text to be complete as well. The plates of these castles and views are particularly attractive because of the vivid figures depicted here; walking, viewing or carrying out other activities in the direct vicinity of these mansions and sites. The lithographs in these volumes are by or after A. van Afferden, Bertrand, Colleye, T.S. Cooper, Goetgebuer, van Hemelryck, Jobard, Kreins, C.V. Labarge, Lemaître, de Looze, Madou, de Marbaix, Mogford, Moreau, Pingret, Roux, C.H. Smith, C.A. Snoeck and Sturm. An absolutely stunning beautiful copy of an uncommon book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LE COSTUME ANCIEN ET MODERNE OU L’HISTOIRE du Gouvernement, de la Milice, de la Religion, des Arts, Sciences et Usages de tous les Peuples Anciens et Modernes. Europe II.er Vol. II.er Partie: Le Costume des Etrusques. Milan de l’Imprimerie de l’Éditeur, 1827.

      - Ril. carton. non origin., dorso origin. in cuoio con decor. caratt. oro, cm 36x26, pp. 620, di t., 1 grande carta geograf. al front. e numer. tavv. f.t. di cui alcune mancanti. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 130]. Troisième Quatuor pour 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle... [Subtitle]: dediés a Son Altesse Monseigneur le Prince Nicolas de Galitzin.[Set of parts]

      Vienne: Maths. Artaria [PN] 871. [1827]. Folio. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-15, [i] (blank); 13, [i] (blank); 11, [i] (blank), 11, [i] (blank). Disbound. Slight dampstaining to upper inner corner of viola part and to outer margins, just affecting printed area of violoncello part. A very good, fresh, wide-margined copy overall. . First Edition. Kinsky p. 394. Beethoven Beiträge p. 233. Thayer 255. Hoboken 2, 516. Title reproduced in Bory: Beethoven, p. 208. This, the third of the quartets dedicated to Prince Galitzin, was composed in 1825. "The event that was personally important to Beethoven at this time was the first performance of his Quartet in B-flat, his "Leibquartett" as it [was] once called in the Conversation Books... The performance took place on March 21, 1826... [Matthias Artaria] had purchased the publishing rights of the Quartett and after the performance he went to Beethoven with the suggestion that he write a new finale and that the fugue be published as an independent piece... Beethoven complied, and the original finale was subsequently published as Op. 133." Thayer-Forbes: Beethoven, pp. 974-975.

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        Giardino Nella Reggia Di Minosse Nell'Isola De Creta

      Milan - Aquatint engraving with original hand color. Ca. 1827. Sheet size: 15 x 18 1/4". Inventory#: p505pmat. "Questa scena fu esequita pel Ballo mitologico, Dedalo, inventato, e posto sulle scene dell'I. R. Teatro alla Scala dal Sig. Salvatore Vigano. Il Carnevale 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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        EGECUTORIAL DE HIDALGUÍA DE LOS BARRICARTES.

      Manuscrito impreso sobre buen papel. Pamplona, 1827 - . 34,5 cm. 1 h., 1 lám. con el escudo de la familia pintado a mano que tiene por divisas la cabeza del rey Abderramen sobre un puente con tres rocas en la parte inferior, 29 h. (sin foliar). Texto en orla. Enc. en pasta española, ruedas. * Ejecutoria de hidalguía otorgada a favor de Bernardo, procurador de los Tribunales Reales, Lino, Próspero y Carlos Barricarte, hijos de Joaquín de Barricarte y Severina de Ezcurrra, presentada al ayuntamiento de Pamplona. La familia Barricarte procedía de la villa de Isaba, del valle de Roncal, y se estableció después en Larraga. Ejecutoria. Navarra. Pamplona. Genealogia i heràldica Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Missale Romanum ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum, Sancti Pii V Pontificis Maximi jussu editum, Clementis VIII et Urbani VIII.

      Ex typ. Mechitaristica., Viennae. 1827 - In fol., cm. 40, p. pelle, pp. XXXVI + 508 + CXX. Nervi. Ricchi fregi ai piatti ed al d. in o. Due pregevoli inc. a tutta p. di cui 1 in antip. di Mengs e Boehm, e l'altra a p. 217 di Van Dyk e Leybold. Stampa su due colonne ad inchiostro rosso e nero. Alcune pp. di musica notata. Custodia in pelle con ornatura e fregi in o.

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        OSAGES PEUPLADE SAUVAGE DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, DANS L'ETAT DE MISSOURI. ARRIVES A PARIA LE 13 AOUT 1827. No. 89.

      [Paris]: Lith. de Delpech, [1827]. - Handcolored lithograph, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Lightly soiled, a bit of wear at the corners. Very good. Matted. A magnificent handcolored lithograph depicting three of the six Osage Indians that visited France in 1827. Their famed visit had a profound impact on French attitudes towards the tribe, many current members of which were the result of relations between French pioneers and Osage women. The six Indians, consisting of four warriors and two squaws, were quickly dubbed a "prince," "princesses," and "warriors" by the French press. Numerous publications were published in conjunction with the visit, as were a handful of prints. This print depicts three members of the group - two men and a woman. They are shown from the chest or waist up - spaced in an impressionistic style and not in a conventional pose. Kishagashugah, depicted on the right, was an Osage chief inspired by a tradition that his ancestor had visited Paris. He is shown holding a club and wearing a large medallion around his neck. Also depicted are a woman, Gretomih (at left) and Minckchatahooh, another warrior (below). This and most other images of the group portray the Indians as objects of fascination. It is clear this print was produced separately and not intended to accompany any text. The lithograph was drawn by Francois Delpech after a painting by Louis Boilly. We know of one other lithograph after Boilly of the Osages, numbered "90" (the present print is numbered "89"), but we are unaware of any other images of the Osages created by Boilly beside those two. We are able to locate only three other copies of this rare print - at the Newberry Library, Yale, and the American Philosophical Society. OCLC 41672603, 61658013.

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        Todesurtheil, welches von dem Magistrate der Kaiserl. Königl. Haupt- und Residenz-Stadt Wien, über die mit dem Severin v. J****, fälschlich Graf v. J**** wegen meuchlerischen Raubmordes abgeführte Criminaluntersuchung geschöpfet, und in Folge der von den hohen und höchsten Justiz-Behörden herabgelangten Bestätigung heute den 30. August 1827 mit dem Strange vollzogen worden ist.

      [Vienna, no printer, 1827]. - Large 4to. (4) pp. (double leaf). Official publication of the sentence passed on the Polish noble Severin von Jaroszinsky (1793-1827), who had lived beyond his means in Vienna and killed his former matematics teacher Johann Konrad Blank, selling his bonds. Three days later, he was arrested. He was hanged after a long trial on 30 August 1827 - a spectactular event said to have attracted 20,000 spectators. - Slight browning; insignificant tears in the fold. Cf. Edelsbacher/Seyrl, Wiener Kriminal-Chronik. 200 Jahre Kriminalistik und Kriminalität in Wien (Vienna 1993), p. 22-25.

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        Asie. Partie de la Chine. No. 59. (China/Far East)

      Bruxelles 1827 - Lithograph with hand-color. From Atlas Universal. Sheet size: 21 x 27". Inventory#: p1844pmat.

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        Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzeter Hand. 55 Bände unter des durchlauchtigsten Deutschen Bundes schützenden Privilegien

      - Cotta`sche Buchhandlung, Stgt., 1827 - 1834. Zusammen ca. 19.300 S., original Pappbände der zeit mit handbeschriebenen Rückentiteln (etwas berieben und bestossen/1 Kapital ausgebrochen) - Bände 1 - 55 (von 60 Bänden). Erste Ausgabe, Wilpert/Gühriing, 420,150/Enthält die erste Ausgabe von Faust, II. Teil in Band 41 - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Natchez: roman indien.

      Paris and London: Henry Colburn 1827 - Rare London edition in French. 1827. 3 vols, 8vo. Pp 350, 281, 312. Original pink paper cover boards, some damage to back of cover of volume 1, but generally Very Good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 29. I. 1827. - 2 SS. 4to. An Franz Xaver von Peball, den Verweser des Kommunitäts-Radwerks Nr. VI in Vordernberg (Steiermark): "Sie werden durch meinen Verläßlichen Treuen Comissionar neuerdings etwas zu lesen bekommen haben, es ist der Entwurf einer Vereinigungs Urkunde - ich bitte dieselbe zu prüfen und mir nur zu bemerken ob ich nicht vielleicht etwas vergessen habe - das was da steht ist von mir nach beyziehung Verständiger Juristen zu Papier gebracht worden - Für deranden [d. i. Vorderhand] ist diese Sache den übrigen noch nicht mitzutheilen, denn die Mägen sind nicht stark genug so viel auf einmal zu Verdauen; so bald ich das Gesuch an S. Majestät erhalte werde ich einen Aufsatz zugleich Allerhöchst demselben zu dessen alleiniger Wissenschaft überreichen, welchen ich ihnen auf dem persönlichen Weege auch zu Ihrer alleinigen Kenntnis zusende [-] da er zu wahr ist und manches so darstellet wie es ist folglich manchen nicht Schmecken würde - allein hier blieb mir nichts anderes zu thun übrig wenn ich einen Erfolg bewirken wollte [.] Jetzt nähert sich der Tag der Gößer licitation[,] ich kann nicht mehr sagen als ich schon gesaget - und wiederhole nur das früher Erinnerte - die Deputate sollen auf alles gefaßt seyn, sich durch nichts abschrecken lassen - und Göß auf jeden Falle erstehen [.]". - Erzherzog Johann, der 1822 das Vordernberger Radgewerk Nr. 2 erworben hatte, sollte bis zum Ende des Jahrzehnts die anderen ortsansässigen Radmeister vom Eintritt in eine "Bergunion" überzeugen, deren Gründungsvertrag heute als eigentliches Gründungsdokument der Oesterreichisch-Alpine Montangesellschaft (ÖAMG) gilt, aus der im vergangenen Jahrhundert die Vereinigten Österreichischen Eisen- und Stahlwerke (VÖEST) und später die Voestalpine AG hervorgehen sollte. Unter Johanns Einfluß auch ersteigerte die "Vordernberger Radmeisterkommunität" das Stift Göss, wo auf die Initiative des Erzherzogs hin eine bergmännische Lehranstalt, die „Steiermärkisch-Ständische Montanlehranstalt", gegründet wurde, die 1849 nach Leoben verlegt werden sollte und aus der 1904 die „Montanistische Hochschule" und 1975 die „Montanuniversität Leoben" hervorging. - Stark gebräunt und mit größeren Einrissen und Läsuren (hierdurch insbes. im unteren Drittel der Recto-Seite größerer Buchstabenverlust in einigen Zeilen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate 385 (CCCLXXXV) - Bank Swallow/Violet-Green Swallow

      Robert Havell, London 1827 -

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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. Size of each part: 59 x 49.5 cm. (23 x 19½ inches). 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. 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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        Alessandro Volta. Engraved portrait By Rados after Focosi.

      L. Rados, Milan 1827 - Volta, Alessandro (1745-1827). Engraved portrait by Luigi Rados (1773-1840) after Roberto Focosi. Milan: presso l'Editore Proprietario Luigi Rados, 1828. 490 x 347 mm. Small repairs to margins, some faint stains, otherwise very good. This fine portrait, engraved after Volta'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'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'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.

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        HIGH STREET CANTERBURY Drawn on stone by T.S. Cooper.

      Canterbury: Henry Ward, 14, Sun Street. Printed by C. Hullmandel. [1827] - Hand-coloured lithograph. Image size 13 inches x 10.5 inches. Good clear impression. Mounted in acid-free card. This is one of the 'Six Views in Canterbury' drawn by Cooper and one of the few topographical works that he produced. This version has been lightly coloured to highlight the interesting details of the Paris and London Royal Mail coach and its passengers outside the Coach and Wagon Office at the George and Dragon. The view is towards King's Bridge and the Weavers with St Peter's Street beyond, leading to the Westgate. The lithographs were published by Ward in Canterbury and printed and sold by Hullmandel in London and by various booksellers in Kent. Thomas Sidney Cooper of Canterbury (1803-1902) was a celebrated and accomplished painter of livestock, especially cattle. A fine example of this scarce Canterbury street scene. PRINTS/MAPS CANTERBURY PRINTS/MAPS

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

      Published by N. & S.S. Jocelyn, New Haven 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tabletop Still Life

      - Paul Lacroix (1827-1869) Tabletop Still Life Oil on canvas Signed lower right 32” x 24”; 39 ½” x 31” framed This grand still life, which depicts lush fruits displayed on a tabletop arranged with grapevines and a glass of wine, is by the artist Paul Lacroix. This tribute to abundance reflects themid-19th century optimism and economic wealth of America. Educated Americans of this period were developing awareness and tastes for European works, such as late-17th century and early-18thcentury Dutch still-life paintings. The prolific 19th century American painter, Severin Roesen, developed his own variation of still-life painting and had a large following for his work. Lacroix's and Roesen's careers overlapped in New York, and it is thought that Lacroix was the talent behind many of Roesen's paintings as differences in the artist's work are indiscernible in some cases. This is further supported by the fact that Lacroix's name is mentioned only after Roesen left New York for Pennsylvania. Even though Lacrox's talent was as abundant as his subjects, much is unknown about the life of this artist. He was known to be of French/Swiss origin, immigrated to the United States in the late 1840s, and was active between 1858-1869. Sadly, current known works of Lacroix only account for a few short years, and his whereabouts after 1869 are not fully known. LaCroix exhibited at the National Academy of Design and the Brooklyn Art Association during his lifetime, and his works are currently in the collections of New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; Holyoke Museum, MA; Brooklyn Museum and Lyman Allyn Museum, CT. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        SKETCHES Of A TOUR To The LAKES, Of the Character and Customs of the Chippeway Indians, and of Incidents Connected with the Treaty of Fond du Lac. Also, A Vocabulary of the Algic, or Chippeway Language, Formed in Part, and As Far as it Goes, Upon the Basis of One Furnished by the Hon. Albert Gallatin.

      Published by Fielding Lucas, Jun'r., Baltimore: 1827 - Illustrated with 29 inserted lithographed plates, 18 hand-colored. "The author was for many years superintendent of Indian affairs at Washington, and was brought in constant association with the principal men of the nations and tribes which sent representatives to the seat of government. In this tour he formed a more intimate association with the great mass of the Indian population, and was able to present much valuable information regarding it." [Field]. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (occasional foxing/period pos to t.p. top margin). Modern speckled tan quarter-calf binding, with marbled paper boards. 8vo. 8-1/2" x 5-1/4". 1st edition (American Imprints 29575; Field 994; Howes M-132; Pilling 2383; Sabin 43407). viii, 493, [1] pp. Chippeway vocabulary 7 pp at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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