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        Autograph Letters Signed

      Very Good. FOUR AUTOGRAPH LETTERS with good content by Humphry Davy to his close friend and patron Davies Gilbert. In one letter, written on the recto of one sheet with Gilbert's address on verso, Davy mentions a recent visit to William Herschel ("... I have been very much delighted to see the activity & zeal with which Mr Herschell pursues Astronomy & the perfect state of his instruments..."); in another letter (one sheet, both sides), Davy writes emotionally to Gilbert about his health and the Presidency of the Royal Society: "...I am very anxious to learn the state of your feelings with respect to the Presidency, if what I fear must be the case the state of my health obliges me to resign...". Gilbert would indeed succeed Davy as President of the Royal Society in 1827 after Davy resigned due to illness. In the third letter (one sheet, both sides), Davy writes to Davy while convalescing with Coleridge's friend Tom Poole ("...Mr Poole my kind Host desires to be respectfully remembered to the Pres. RS...."). In the final letter (half sheet, one side) Davy addresses a simple business matter. Each letter is signed "H. Davy". 1805-27. Folds and a few spots of early tape reinforcement. Remnants of wax seal on letter mentioning Herschel. Generally very good. Note: A custom cloth box is available for $250.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Poems, by Two Brothers

      London: W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1827 First printing of Lord Tennyson's first published work comprising poems written while he was a teenager along with poems contributed by his two brothers. Bound in contemporary green leather with simple gilt decoration to front boards and spine. Textblock is clean aside from very scarce foxing and binding is tight. A fine example of this scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Boston Rare Book Loft]
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        Falkland

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827 - First Edition of the author's first novel. 8vo. . Original boards, printed spine label. With 4 pp ads laid in. Bookplate of Morris Parrish. Joints tender, else a near fine copy of a scarce book. In cloth drop box. Sadleir 406; Wolff 934; CBEL III, 917 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE. Revised by J. B. Bury. Issued in the Methuen Standard Library series.

      Methuen & Co. London. 1827 - Early Bury edition. 7 volumes. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.3 inches). A very good set bound in handsome mid twentieth century half burgundy calf. Spine with raised bands, each with wavy gilt lines. Compartments lettered and decorated with flower device, all in gilt. Pink cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. Some minor uniform fading to the spines and a few small areas with light rubbing to the edges but still overall a very attractive set of fine quality bindings. Although the bindings are unsigned they are certainly the work of one of the master binders. A Lovely set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        Journey from Buenos Ayres, through the provinces of Cordova, tucuman, and salta to Potosi, thence through the deserts of caranja to Arica, and subsequently to Santiago

      1827 - de Chili and Coquimbo, undertaken on behalf of the Chilian and Peruvian Mining Association in the years 1823-26.First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Later half calf. viii, 321; xxxiii, 312. London, Murray, The author was sent to South America as the representative of a mining company in which he had a substantial interest, there is a fascinating account of the mining bubble and the employment of capital in South America, especially Chile. There is a good account of the wars of independence both in Chile and Peru.Early lending library stamp on titles and the suceeding recto.

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        Reise durch das südliche Frankreich und durch Italien.

      - 2 Bände. Erlangen, Joh. Jac. Palm und Ernst Enke, 1827 und 1831. X, 416 S., 1 Bl. / VIII, 475 S. 8°, HLeder der Zeit mit goldgepr. RTitel und floraler RVergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Name von alter Hand auf dem Vorsatz. - Sehr schön erhalten.

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        OEUVRES DE MONTESQUIEU

      - Paris, Dalibon, 1827, 14,5x23, huit volumes. Élégante reliure en demi basane bleue. Dos orné à 5 nerfs, titre, auteur et tomaison en lettres dorées. Plats et tranches marbrées. Portrait en frontispice et une page d'écriture en fac-similé, bon exemplaire malgré quelques rousseurs. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sir John Chiverton

      London - William H. Ainsworth, 1827 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Florides et Iles Lucayes, Amer. Sep. No. 62

      Brussels:. 1827.. Scarce hand colored early lithographed map of Florida and the Bahamas, with a notable degree of detail for the time period, including under the inset titled 'Florides', information on the variety of trees and plants, fruit and iron mining. From the six volume atlas by Vandermaelen, 'Atlas Universel de Geographie...'. This atlas was the first lithographed world atlas and the first of the entire world with all the maps on the same scale. Early roads are indicated here, as well as a Native American Trail, the Everglades, several early colonies, & Saint Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Tampa, and Cape Sable. Image size: 21 5/8 x 18 3/4". Paper size: 29 1/2 x 22". Very good condition.

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

      [Bruxelles]: [Ph. Vandermaelen], 1827. First edition. A very good sharp copy. 47 x 57 cm. Hand-colored lithographic map. At a time when American map publishers were virtually ignoring the western United States, Vandermaelen's large scale work, -which includes sections of Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and Nevada, then still considered part of Mexico, along with the location of Indian tribes, and shows Lake Timpanagos- was a landmark in the history the cartography of the Transmississippi West. Large text box on the left, entitled: Note sur le Mexique [by A. Delavault]. From Phillipe Vandermaelen, Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique..., a magnificent and ground breaking six volume atlas of the entire world, which was the first atlas to use lithography, to show the entire world using such a large uniform scale, approximately 26 miles to the inch, and which was designed to be joined together into a three-dimensional globe with a diameter of approximately 25 feet. Wheat Transmississippi 378. Sabin 43762. Phillips, 749.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Carte d'Assemblage de l'Amerique Septenle

      Brussels: Vandermaelen, Phillipe Marie, 1827. unbound. very good(+). Map. Large format lithograph with original hand color wash. Image and title measures 19 3/8" x 24 1/8". Beautiful double page map of North America. Shows states, towns, waterways and topographical and geographical features. Includes an inset of northeastern North America. From Vandermaelen's 6 volume "Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique, sur l'echelle de 1/16411836" in which each map can be combined as gores to form an immense globe. The atlas was the first to map the world on a uniform scale. This map is the part of the assembly key with color coded and numbered squares indicating where each gore belongs. In excellent condition.

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        Falkland

      London: Henry Colburn 1827 London: Henry Colburn, 1827. First Edition of the author's first novel. 8vo. . Original boards, printed spine label. With 4 pp ads laid in. Bookplate of Morris Parrish. Joints tender, else a near fine copy of a scarce book. In cloth drop box. Sadleir 406; Wolff 934; CBEL III, 917

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        Manuscript Log Book of the Ship Augusta

      Folio (12 1/2 x8 1/2), 19 leaves hand written in ink on both sides, stitched but without covers set in a modern folding box. The log is a little dog-eared, with a few stains. However, it is in quite nice condition for a 19th century log book. Original log book of a voyage from Rio de Janeiro to New York from December 24, 1827, to February 20, 1828, which is when the ship arrived at its destination. For each day, the weather and conditions are given in detail, the various headings, and the occasional sighting of another ship. While no whaling is involved in this venture, this log book came from a whaling collection. The name of the ship is not mentioned, but information from the National Archives and Records Service indicates it was the Augusta, commanded by Captain Suchet Muran, with one deck, three masts, a square stern, and a woman bust head. The ship was 85 feet long, 25 feet wide, and 226 tons. On the rear leaf of the log is a 16 line poem about the sea, but no author is given.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        Receipts For Cures of Diseases To The Human Family

      Author, 1827-01-01. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Paper wrapped and threaded original booklet from 1827. Very rare copy of this booklet by Cherokee Nation Dr. John Mackentosh. Printed in New York in 1827 with a stated cover price of 12 1/2 cents. These are the Cherokee Indian cures of diseases by the celebrated Cherokee Indian Doctor Mackentosh. From sore nipples,snake bite, St Anthonys Fire to deafness, nose bleeds and Cholera Morbus. Need to find skunk grease, cats foot and juice of Cokum for some of these cures. Very rare historic book of early 1800's America and the American Cherokee Indian. Museum quality and scarcity. From Doctors Estate.

      [Bookseller: Two Dog Books]
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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

      Baltimore:: Published by Fielding Lucas, Jun'r.. 1827.. 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.. Modern speckled tan quarter-calf binding, with marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (occasional foxing/period pos to t.p.. top margin).. "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]. . Illustrated with 29 inserted lithographed plates, 18 hand-colored.

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        A Directory for the Village of Rochester, Containing the Names, Residence and Occupations of all Male Inhabitants over Fifteen Years of Age, in Said Village, on the First of January, 1827

      Rochester [N.Y.]: Elisha Ely, 1827. (ROCHESTER, N.Y) First edition. 12mo. Folding frontispiece map. 141, [15]pp. Original quarter calf and printed boards. Rubbed. Moderate foxing. Contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper. Small dampstain at head of front matter. Overall, still quite good. Sabin 72340; Spear, p.318; Howes E134 . This is the first directory of Rochester, and it includes the first history of Rochester, by Jesse Hawley, as well as "Description and Memorandums of the County of Monroe and Its Environs." The map shows the wards, streets, and public buildings. The directory lists the inhabitants alphabetically, by ward

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The American shooter's manual, comprising such plain and simple rules, as are necessary to introduce the inexperienced into a full knowledge of all that relates to the dog, and the correct use of a gun; also a description of the game of this country

      Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. 12mo (18.5 cm; 7.125"). [2] ff., pp. [ix]–248, [1] p., [1 (errata)] f., [3 (ads)] ff.; frontis., 2 plts. The first American illustrated sporting book and the first American sporting book written by an American. Only one sporting book published in America preceded it: The Sportsman's Companion (NY,1783; later editions Burlington [NJ], 1791, and Philadelphia, 1793), "by a gentleman, who has made shooting his favorite amusement upwards of twenty-six years, in Great-Britain, Ireland, and North-America." Kester deals almost exclusively with game birds and waterfowl native to the Delaware Valley that surrounds Philadelphia: wild turkeys, partridge, snipe, quail, grouse, and ducks. With regard to rifles and guns he addresses cleaning, powder, wadding, etc. And when writing about dogs, in addition to notes on training and conditioning them, he offers recipes for common ailments and gun-shot wounds. The plates are signed "F. Kearny," an artist born in Perth Amboy, NJ, who studied drawing with Archibald and Alexander Robertson and engraving with Peter Maverick. From 1810 to his death in 1833 he practiced engraving in Philadelphia. There are two states of gathering "U": this copy has the typographical error "tibbon" with the stop-press correction to "ribbon" on p. 235. The volume ends with advertisements for several sporting and fishing goods suppliers. Shoemaker 27838; Howes K108; Henderson, American Sporting Books, 6; Phillips, Sporting Books, 21; Streeter Sale 4084; Bennett, Practical Guide, 60–61. On Stauffer, American Engravers, I, 148–49. Publisher's sprinkled sheep with simple rope roll in blind on board edges, some abrasion to leather; round spine with gilt double rules forming "spine compartments," black leather title label. The usual light and scattered foxing noted in all copies, nothing more. => A very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Kokugi Kanko (Viewing the Highlights of the National Art)

      The rare, signed first edition of Honinbo Jowa's first book, woodblock printed and complete in the publisher's brown wrappers with mounted title slips, decorated with an embossed, repeating igo stone pattern (go-ishi), his red hanko seal on the first preface page of volume 1 and on the first sheet of the other 3 volumes. The work is almost entirely a compilation of b/w woodblock print illustrations of 74 selected go games, the print impressions uniformly sharp, clear and bright with fine grain. Jowa was one of a handful of Japanese players in the history of the game to be accorded the ultimate accolade of go sage. JOWA: In 1827, one year after publication of this book, Jowa became the 12th head of Honinbo House. He received the rank of 8 dan in January 1828. Jowa is known to have won 46 games against 6 losses and 5 draws in a golden era of go competition. He was esteemed by the leading players and commentators of his era as a go player of unequaled strength and tactical profundity. From 1831-39 he was Godokoro. AVAILABILITY: A worldwide catalog search outside of Japan finds 1 institutional copy for the first edition at the Library of Congress. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: unusually fresh and almost entirely clean with no worming, tears or chips. Volume 1: 1 sheet with light side margin stains outside of the print frame. Volume 3: some sheets with tip creases. Volume 4: some sheets with a tiny, light side margin stain at the outermost edge of the sheet. Wrappers: well rubbed with some edge wear and creases, but the go-ishi pattern is still visible and overall the covers are in unusually good condition. Title slips: unusually well preserved: 2 with light soiling: 2 with soiling and some edge wear. Bindings: 2 of the 4-hole string bound fukuro-toji bindings need cords tightened, but they are solid. SIZE: 26 x 18.8 cm, as issued. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete. 104 b/w woodblock printed sheets, 208 pages, 103 numbered sheets with 101 sheets of board positions, many sheets with separate top frame text commentary. Text: Introduction, vol. 1, first page. Preface: Vol. 1, 2 sheets. Afterword: Vol. 4, 1 page. Illustrations: Volume 1: 24 sheets. Volume 2:26 sheets. Volume 3: 26 sheets. Volume 4: 25 sheets. IMAGES: by request.

      [Bookseller: Steven Waldman]
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        Catalogus artificum sive architecti statuarii sculptores pictores caelatores et scalptores Graecorum et Romanorum, literarum ordine dispositi

      Dresden & Leipzig (Dresdae et Lipsiae), Libraria Arnoldia, 1827.. Octavo. Pp. xvi, 488. Plus 3 large folding tables tipped-in at end. Contemporary annotations in a very neat hand to first paste-down, few minute annotations in same hand elsewhere; small, neat, faded private stamp to bottom of title. Hardcover, bound in handsome contemporary half cloth and patterned boards, paper bit rubbed along extremities, gilt-blocked decorative spine, all edges dyed red. In fine condition. A lovely copy. - - First edition. See Jacques-Charles Brunet: ?Nouvelles recherches bibliographiques? (Paris, 1834), which refers to the 1828 edition. Karl Julius Sillig (1801-1855) was a German classicist and Karl August Böttiger?s (1760-1835) pupil and editor. Sillig?s ?Dictionary of the Artists of Antiquity: Architects, carvers, engravers, modellers, painters, sculptors, statuaries, and workers in bronze, gold, ivory, and silver (...)?, translated from the Latin original by the Rev. H. W. Williams, was published in London in 1836 and again in 1837. His ?Catalogus artificium? was much influential in its time and is considered his most important work. See also William Smith: ?Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology?. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        View in Old North Sound, Antigua.

      London, 1827. Printed colour heightened with hand colouring. Aquatint from ''A Historical and Descriptive account of Antigua. Fine with full margins. 17 x 12" One of the best views of a plantation scene.

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        Official Royal Navy document dated June 5th 1827, signed in the original hand of William IV, whom a short time later would become King of the United Kingdom

      1827. Folio, signed and inscribed document on laid, watermarked paper. Printed to one side, completed in manuscript by William IV of the United Kingdom when he was Lord High Admiral. The official warrant, by the Royal Navy, commissioning Charles Sharp to serve on His Majesty's ship 'Herald.' Single leaf measuring approximately 32cm x 20cm. Small tears to lower margin, unobtrusive to the text, otherwise in very good and original condition. Scarce signed royal personalia item.. Signed.

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire civile, politique et littéraire, à la géographie et à la statistique du DEPARTEMENT DE LA NIEVRE, et des petites contrées qui en dépendent. Commencées par Jean née De la Rochelle, continués par Pierre Guillet, corrigés, augmentés et mis en nouvel ordre par J.-Fr. née De la Rochelle, avec une table générale pour faciliter les recherches (3 volumes).

      - Bourges, chez J.B.C. Souchois/ Paris, chez J.S. Merlin, 1827, 3 volumes de 135x220 mm environ, 422, 430 et404 pages, demi chagrin moderne couleur chocolat et cartonnage marbré. Des tampons d'appartenance, des notes manuscrites, rousseurs et trace d'humidité sur quelques pages, petites restaurations sur des page déchirées, reliure très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pharmakognostische Tabellen oder tabellarische Übersicht der Kennzeichen der Ächtheit und Güte, so wie der fehlerhaften Beschaffenheit, der Verwechselungen und Verfälschungen sämmtlicher bis jetzt gebräuchlichen einfachen, zubereiteteten und zusammengesetzten Arzneimittel zum bequemen Gebrauche für Ärzte, Physici, Apotheker, Droguisten und chemische Fabrikanten ; nebst einer praktischen Anweisung zu einem zweckmässigen Verfahren bei der Visitation der Apotheken und einem Verzeichnisse der gebräuchlichsten chemischen Reagentien. 5. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage von Gotthilf Wilhelm Schwartze

      Leipzig, Barth 1827. 33 cm. (14), 37, (1), 256 Seiten Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und dreiseitigem Farbschnitt in Rot - Schelenz 625 - Ferchl 138 - Ebermaier, (1769 Melle - 1825 Düsseldorf), Apothekerssohn, studierte in Göttingen. Erste nach seinem Tod erschienene und zugleich die letzte Ausgabe, bearbeitet von dem Leipziger Professor Gotthilf Wilhelm Schwartze (vgl. Hirsch-H. V, 176). In dieser Ausgabe wird "zum erstenmal wohl das Wort (Pharmakognosie) für die sich nach und nach abtrennende Wissenschaft" gebraucht (Schelenz). Kanten teilweise bestoßen, Exlibris, innen schön und nahezu fleckenfrei -

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 4to, Storrs Hall near Bownest, N.Y

      Very Good. A good business letter from romantic poet. "Having the command of a Frank, I cannot refuse myself the pleasure of thanking you for the ready and obliging answer you have made to my inquiries requesting the Book. I shall be guided by your suggestions, and as I have no occasion at present for the money. I shall not sell out but wait for the chance of a rise in the price. If such rise should take place or any thing occur of moment connecting with the offer, it will add to the obligations you have conferred upon me, would be so kind as to inform me thereof." Signed, "Wm. Wordsworth." In a postscript he continues, "Mr. [George] Canning is upon a visit at this place recreating from his late... he looks as yet rather homely." As Canning died in 1827, this letter was penned before this year.

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        The Animal Kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization, by the Baron Cuvier, with additional descriptions of all the species hitherto named, and of many not before noticed. Mammalia Vols I-V

      Geo. B Whittaker, London 1827 - A good copy of the Mammalia section of the rare Griffith's edition of Cuvier's Animal Kingdom. This 5 volume set is complete in itself and has 123 hand coloured and 26 black and white plates. Bound in half morocco leather with buckram boards, with marbled page edges. Spines with gilt compartments and titles, and gilt edging to the leather. End papers are also marbled and all but one volume contains an armorial bookplate generally to the reverse of the fep, belonging to Francis Roper Larken. VOL I: 25 colour plates and 5 black and white. Contains 2 titles pages, one for the Griffith Edition and one for Mammalia 1827. 352 pages with an additional 80 page prologue. Binding is rubbed on corners and edges but is sound. The contents are in very good condition with very occasional light spotting, most visible towards te end of the volume. VOL II: 59 colour plates and 9 black and white. Contains 2 titles pages, one for the Griffith Edition and one for Mammalia 1827. 511 pp total. Binding is slightly more rubbed than VOL I with some scuffing to the spine. Contents in good to very good condition. There is offsetting from the plates to the text and occasional spotting. VOL III: 59 colour plates and 6 black and white. Contains 2 titles pages, one for the Griffith Edition and one for Mammalia 1827. 468 in all. The binding is in similar condition to VOL II with some lost leather at the top and corners. Good condition internally; again with offsetting from plates to text, some spotting to page margins and plate edges. Two plates have spotting affecting the image. VOL IV: 45 colour plates and 6 black and white. Contains 2 titles pages, one for the Griffith Edition and one for Mammalia 1827. 498 pages. Front board is present but detached; nibbling to the top of the spine and scuffing to corners and edges. Internally the work is in very good condition save some offsetting from plates onto text, otherwise it is very clean. VOl V: Both title pages, one for the Griffith Edition and one for Mammalia 1827. This is the description volume without plates, containing a synopsis of the Mammalia section. Internally it is in very good to near fine condition. The binding is scuffed with nibbling and loss to the top of the spine. A good set of this rare edition with well coloured plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ELEMENTS OF PHYSICS, OR NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, General and Medical, explained independently of technical Mathematics.

      London ;- Thomas and George Underwood 1827 - A SUPERB FIRST EDITION PAIR IN STUNNING FULL CONTEMPORARY DICED-CALF, with maroon leather spine-labels and gilt tooling. Vol. 2 (Part I) (All Published) Comprehending the subjects of Heat and Light. xxxv + 611pps. / viii + 320pps. Marbled endpapers. This First Edition is scarce ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Coronation of his Sacred Majesty King George the Fourth solemnize in the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter Westminster upon the Nineteenth Day of July MDCCCXXI Published by his Majesty's Especial Command

      London: Samuel and Richard Bentley. First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Large folio, 22.5 by 16.5 inches, or 57 by 42 cm. 13 hand-colored plates, plus large hand-colored illustration on title to plate section of the book. This volume was followed by a separate volume commemorating the same event issued three years later (1827), and the these two volumes were later collected, along with yet another work (Whittaker's plates of the same event) into a single volume in 1837, See Tooley 343. Calf is heavily scuffed in corner triangles and a few other spots, and rubbed particularly along hinges, with abrasions on the spine and a few spots of crud. Minor margin soiling of a few plates. A number of short closed tears in the margins -- most have been repaired but traces of them still discernible. Generally the plates are bright and clean, and this remains a collection of magnificent, exciting plates.

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        The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle

      London: Printed ... for William Pickering [by Thomas White], 1827. 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). Frontis., [2], xiii (pagination skips v–viii), [1], 41, [1] pp.; 4 plts. First Pickering edition of the first known English work on fishing. Reprinted from the Boke of St. Albans, the famed sporting book originally published by Wynkyn de Worde in 1496, this essay on angling is generally attributed — although not certainly so — to Dame Juliana Berners (or Barnes), supposed prioress of Sopwell nunnery circa 1450. If that attribution is correct, this is not only the earliest printed English work on fishing, but also one of the earliest published English works by a female author. Regardless of its source, it seems to have served as an inspiration both to Izaak Walton and to William Pickering, who printed several editions of Walton, including a particularly lavish production in 1836. The volume is printed with the original language and spelling preserved, and is illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece of a fisherman taken from de Worde's 1518 edition that is cited as the earliest known depiction of an angler fishing with a rod, as well as with six woodcuts (provided at the back of the volume in the form of four plates) showing types of poles, hooks, etc. As the title-page proclaims, the work was printed with the types of John Baskerville, making it one of the last such printings done in England. A later hand has helpfully added pencilled marginalia clarifying archaic or obscure terms and suggesting subject headers. => This copy uncut and in original boards: Rare thus. NSTC 2B20037; Keynes, Pickering, 42. Beyond the scope of Gaskell, Baskerville. Publisher's dun-colored light boards. Uncut copy. Light overall rubbing; spine with minor loss of paper. Old bookseller's description affixed to front free endpaper; small oval stain to corner of half-title and frontispiece, a bit of light offsetting from plates. A very nice copy in a later open-back cardboard slipcase.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Tou Sopho Tatou Nika Phorou Blemmydou Logos opoion einai ton of Basel Sapientissimi Nicephori Blemmydae Oratio qualem oporteat esse regem Sapientissimi Nicephori Blemmydae Oratio qualem oporteat esse regem

      Romae: Typis Vaticanis, 1827. First edition. Hardcover. Good +. Full period tree calf leather binding. Small Folio. (23cm x 24cm), 54 pages. Moderatori Reipublicae Beata Civium Vita Proposita Est. Cicero de rep. V. 6. Some water staining. Some slight green ink to internal center, caused by the silk page marker. Front hinge repaired at base. General wear. Some soiling to leather covers. Gilding worn way on spine. Part of the important and rare Vatican collation of documentation.

      [Bookseller: Golden Books Group]
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        Arte de ver en las Bellas Artes del Diseño, según los principios de Sulzer y de Mengs. Traducido al castellano con notas e ilustraciones por Don Juan Agustín Cean Bermudez, con el objeto de conocer las preciosidades que se conservan en el Real Museo de Madrid y en otras partes

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real, 1827. 4to.; XV pp., 248 pp. Ejemplar con ligera mancha de humedad en el márgen inferior de todo el volúmen. Encuadernación de época en piel marbreada.

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        Plan De l'Ile Tonga-Tabou. Expedition de al Corvette De S.M. l'Astrolabe. Avril et Mai 1827 - Map

      - Original engraved map of Tonga from D'Urville's Voyage of the Astrolabe. Size 42.5cm x 58cm. Crease to centre, otherwise good. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books]
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        Beautés de l'histoire des voyages les plus fameux tome premier

      Eymery, fruger et comp, 1827. in12 Relié le prix tient compte de l'état,

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        EPREUVES DES DIVERS ORNEMENS TYPOGRAPHIQUES, GravŽs sur Bois et polytypŽs de la Collection de P. Durouchail.,

      Paris: Imprimerie de E. Duverger, 1827. - 10 1/2 x 17. 1-30, 35-38, (1), 41-44, 48-50 pages, printed rectos only. Table of contents lists only 38 pages. Original pictorial printed blue wraps bound into old marbled boards. In addition to the gaps in pagination noted above, there are 14 excisions. Spine covering perished. Contents generally sound; paper quality varies. Durouchail was a wood engraver active between about 1800-1836; at his death his stock went to Laurent and Deberny. There are well over 1000 cuts and vignettes: armorial, the arts, agricultural, commerce, religious, passe-partout, monograms, two pages of signs of the zodiac and months, an abecearius É. Jammes SpŽcimens pages 142-3. The Jammes copy has 38 pages, but notes a copy of 48 pages (but lacking 43 and 44). OCLC notes only the Newberry copy with 52 numbered pages. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        The Works of Grace Kennedy - [Complete in 6 Volumes]

      Edinburgh: : Published By W. Oliphant ...: And Sold By M. Ogle, And W. Collins, Glasgow; J. Finlay, Newcastle; J. Hatchard & Son, Hamilton, Adams & Co. J. Nisbet, J. Duncan, And B. J. Holdsworth, Londo, 1827. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 6v, 10 plates ; 17.9 cm. Illustrations: Plates engraved by J. H. , and J. And J. Johnstone, after Grace Kennedy, Frances Vans, and Margaret Vans. Contents: The decision, Profession is not principle, Father Clement, Jessy Allan, Anna Ross, Andrew Campbell's visit to his Irish cousins, Dunallan, Philip Colville. Very good copies all in the original, full patterned calf. Period sympathetically re-backed with Morocco gilt-blocked label; very impressively finished. Despite some toning to the panel edges, it remains a very well-preserved set. Scans on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Book of Birds and Beasts

      London,: William Darton, n.d. but, 1827.. Square duodecimo, printed title-page, 48 hand-coloured plates with letterpress description verso, final 2 pp. advertisements, most of the captions clipped but those extant dated 26 August 1826, early manuscript presentation dated 1827; a fine and handsome copy in publisher's binding of red calf, lettered in gilt to front board. A particularly rare and uncommonly attractive children's work of natural history, including fine hand-coloured plates of the kangaroo and the platypus, bound in the fine original red publisher's binding.Mary Belson Elliott (1794?-1870) was a prolific writer for children in the first half of the nineteenth century, issuing any number of books with the specialist publisher Darton. Elliott was known for her pious tone: the recent bibliography of her works by Marjorie Moon carries the title "blending sound Christian principles with cheerful cultivation."The book includes an interesting mix of familiar domestic animals and more exotic species. The engraving of the kangaroo is based on the famous Stubbs image, about which Elliott notes, 'One of the most curious creatures we can behold... first known to us through the great Captain Cook, when he was on the coast of New Holland, fifty-seven years ago.'The note for the second Australian animal noted here, the platypus, is worth quoting in some length: 'This strange-looking animal is, as you read under the print, a creature of New Holland, and really there is nothing in its form to tempt us to wish it were a native of our own coasts. The platypus was not known to us until of late years...'. One of the most quaint aspects of the description of the platypus is the cautionary tone adopted by Elliott, who is evidently concerned that young readers will be tempted to question divine sensibility on being confronted with such an unusual animal, exhorting the little ones to remember that 'His works are without fault! Our blindness may fancy a blemish, but in reality nature is complete.'Not recorded in any Australian collection, this is a very scarce work. Some very slight variations in collation are known in the handful of recorded copies of this work. All of the pages are unnumbered, as always, and this copy has 100 pages in total, comprising title-page (verso blank), 96 pages of text, and two pages of advertisements. Some other copies are known with two extra half-titles, a contents page, and a slightly different title-page (adding 'Two shillings and six pence'): where noticed, these copies are recorded as 104 pages in total. It is likely, therefore, that the current copy, priced more expensively at 4 shillings "bound in red", constitutes the rarer fine issue.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Antonii Peretii I. C. Opera Omnia. In four volumes

      - Romae Edebat - Societas Typographica, 1827 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        View of Edinburgh, From the Castle

      Edinburgh: William Fletcher, [no date but paper watermarked 1827]. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Robert Havell Jr. (Expertly repaired tear). 10 3/8 x 16 inches. 15 13/16 x 20 3/4 inches. An expertly fashioned view of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth, aquatinted by Audubon's printer: Robert Havell. Edmund Thornton Crawford was a Scottish seascape and landscape painter. He was initially apprenticed to an artisan painter but later studied at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh under Andrew Wilson. In 1831 he paid the first of many visits to Holland to study the 17th century Dutch masters. The influence of Van de Velde in seascapes and Hobbema in landscapes is evident in his later work. There are elements in the present image which are also reminiscent of the work of Patrick Nasmyth. A contemporary gazetteer notes that 'Edinburgh presents, from almost every point of view whence it can be viewed such scenic and architectural groupings as are perhaps unrivalled in any existing city in the world. It possesses attractions peculiarly its own, and fixes the gaze and challenges the admiration of a spectator by displays of general excellence, unaided by the sumptuousness of any one object, and undergraded by the deteriorations from its prevailing style of magnificence.' (Fullarton [publishers] A Gazetteer of the World 1856, III, p.140).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Gold-headed Cane

      London : John Murray, 1827. Leather Bound. Very Good. 8vo. [6], 179 pp. Fully bound in contemporary leather. Gilt edging and frame to boards. Gilt embellishment to spine. Black spine label with gilt lettering. Marbled edges and end pages. Contemporary inscriptions on front end page. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in excellent condition. Ships daily.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        The American Toilet

      New York: Imbert's Lithographic Office, 1827. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. Handcolored title with copyright submission on reverse followed by 20 leaves printed on one side only and handcolored. Each handcolored plate has a movable flap. Contemporary full red leather, with title, "Toilet", in gilt on upper board surrounded by a gilt frame. Each plate contains a riddle in verse describing the plate and suggesting what will be found when the flap is lifted. While ostensibly a book on cosmetics it is in reality one on virtues. Sometime nicely rebacked else this is in very good condition with all of the flaps intact. Rarely found complete. While the author's name does not appear, it is reputedly by sisters Hannah and Mary Murray who were inspired by the London edition created, again reputedly, by Stacey Grimaldi, whose father, William, a London miniature painter, provided the charming illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Malerische Reise durch einen grossen Theil der Schweiz vor und nach der Revolution

      Gotha, Henning 1827.. Neue Aug. Mit späteren Nachträgen und Zusätzen. XVI (2) 508 S. Mit gest. Frontisp., 55 Kupfertafeln davon 4 (3 kolor.) Kostüm-Tafeln, 1 gefalt. zweigeteiltes Notenbl., 1 gefalt. Panorama der Alpenkette, 2 Figurentaf., 1 Portait, 1 Plan, und 45 Ansichten. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. u. -goldpräg. Rückenkanten berieb. u. angeplatzt, Ecken bestoßen. Stempel am Tit. überklebt. Im Textteil vereinz. leicht braunfl. Die Taf. in sauberen kräftigen Abdrucken u. leuchtendem Kolorit. Holzmann-Boh. III, 11623 (EA); Engelmann 925 - Komplettes Expl. der Zweite Ausgabe ab S. 415 um den Anhang: "Spätere Zusätze und Nachträge bis zu dem Jahre 1826" erweitert. - Enthält u.a. eine ausführliche Schilderung der Erstbesteigung des Mont-Blanc durch Paccard und Saussure. Die Ansichten zeigen: Gegend bei Hüningen. Schiffahrt beim Rheinfall. Schaffhauser Brücke. Habsburg. Windish u. Königsfelden. Gegend um Zürich. Morgarten am Aegeri-See. Lowärtzer-See. Rozloch. Stanz. Gersau. Altorf. Isola Bella. Der Rhone-Gletscher, nebst der Grimsel und Furka. Unterseen. Grindelwald Gletscher. Meillerie. Genfer See. Der grosse Bernhard im Moment von Bonapartes Uebergang u.a. Die tlw. kolorierten Kostümtafeln zeigen: Ein Schweizer Soldat aus dem 16. Jhdt., und ein Berner Zuzüger vom 18. Jhdt. Ein Zürcher Scharfschütze; ein Zuzüger aus Schwitz. Ein Unterwaldner und eine Unterwaldnerin. Der Gemsenjäger Heitz, aus Glaris.

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        Travels from India to England;

      London: Parbury, Allen and Co.,, 1827. comprehending a visit to the Burman Empire, and a journey through Persia, Asia Minor, European Turkey, &c. In the years 1825-26. Quarto (263 × 203 mm). Recent calf to style, green morocco label, flat bands with gilt foliate roll, lozenge devices gilt to the compartments, double gilt fillet panels to the boards, edges and endpapers marbled. Lithographic portrait frontispiece printed on India paper and mounted, 5 hand coloured aquatints, 9 lithographic plates and 2 lithographic maps, 7 pages of vignettes at the rear. Stabholes visible in the fore-edges of some plates, light toning, but overall a very nice copy. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the first blank "with the Author's respectful compliments", the recipient's name effectively erased. Educated at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sandhurst, Alexander was commissioned in the 1st Madras light cavalry in 1821. "He was made adjutant of the bodyguard by Sir Thomas Munro, and served in the First Anglo-Burmese War. On leaving the East India Company's service he joined the 13th light dragoons as cornet on 20 January 1825 … As aide-de-camp to Colonel Kinneir, British envoy to Persia, he was present with the Persian army during the war of 1826 with Russia, and received the Persian order of the Lion and Sun" (ODNB). The present work gives a full account of his services to this point and includes a "Chronological Epitome of the late Military Operations in Ava" and a "Summary of the Causes and Events of the existing War between Russia and Persia". Subsequently Alexander's career took him to the Balkans during the Russo-Turkish War of 1829; to Portugal during the Miguelite War of 1832-4; South Africa in the Frontier War of 1835; from 1847-55 he was in Canada as a-d-c to the commander of the troops there; and in 1856 joined his regiment in the Crimea. In retirement he was responsible for saving "Cleopatra's Needle from destruction, and had much to do with its transfer to England in 1877. At its base he buried, among other artefacts, photographs of the twelve best-looking English women of the day.

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