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      London: John Hatchard and Son, 1827. Apparently the FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 219 x 133 mm (8 5/8 x 5 1/4"). 6 p.l., 361, [1] pp. Apparently the FIRST EDITION. Appealing contemporary red straight-grain morocco, covers with gilt ruled border and small sunburst cornerpieces, raised bands flanked by plain and decorative gilt rules, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, front joint very expertly renewed. WITH A VERY ACCOMPLISHED FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF WEST GATE, CANTERBURY. Flyleaf facing title page with faint but readable offset of the (backward) text of a previously tipped-in presentation letter from the author. Corners a bit bruised, spine a little dried, leather slightly marked and soiled, but the expertly repaired binding sound and attractive, with lustrous covers. Two-inch horizontal tear to front endpaper, title page a bit soiled, but the text remarkably clean, bright, and fresh. These discourses, full of enthusiasm for the Christian life, were delivered by Joshua Gilpin, the Anglican vicar of Wrockwardine in Shropshire. Gilpin was strongly influenced by Methodism, having early in life come under the influence of John Fletcher, a close associate of Wesley and pastor in another Shropshire village, Mandeley. Although this volume of discourses is very rare (only four copies listed in OCLC), Gilpin's "Monument to Parental Affection," reflecting on the death of his son, went through a number of editions both in England and America. Full of color, life, and picturesque detail, this charming fore-edge painting, done by a talented artist, shows Canterbury as it was in the 19th century. In the center is the massive West Gate, built in the 14th century. Arching over the pilgrim's road from London, the gate still stands today, its twin drum towers so ample that the structure is able to house a small museum of armor. Our painting shows the street scene before the gate under a bright sky with white cottony clouds. Women dressed in full skirts go about their business, while a man passes on horseback, and another nag draws a cart toward the viewer. On either side of the gate, the hostels, taverns, and quaint old homes of Canterbury spread out, lit by sunlight on the left and tinted blue by the shadows on the right. The artist here exhibits considerable delicacy in the way that he has applied his paint, uses light and shadow with great sophistication, designs the scene cleverly so we feel a significant sense of depth (with all of the painting's elements leading us back to focus on the gate in the distance), and generally paints a convincing and charming picture. The painting is 19th century (and probably before 1850), judging by the hand that has identified the scene in manuscript at the front.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Amer. Sep. Haiti ou St. Domingue. No. 68. [with] Curacao. No. 74

      [Bruxelles]: [Ph. Vandermaelen], 1827. First edition. Very good bright copies, a few minor spots or marginal finger soiling. 46 x 53 cm and 50 x 56 cm. Hand-colored lithographic maps. Large scale map of Haiti; map 68 also includes parts of Cuba and the Bahamas and has a text box entitled: Iles Bahamas ou Lucayes, map 74 includes the southern, and remaining portion of Haiti plus Aruba, Bonaire, and small parts of Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Text box entitled: Republique d'Haiti. Redigee par A. Delavault. Sheets 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, approcimately 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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Honey-Bee: Its Natural History, Physiology and Management: 1st Ed.;

      London, Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1827.. HARDBACK, half-calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering and ornamental rules on spine, marbled end-papers, frontispiece, pages: xxviii, 404, all edges marbled, some text-figs., 100mm x 179mm (4" x 7"), head, tail and corners lightly rubbed, boards a little worn, some light occasional spotting, otherwise a very fine copy. British Bee Book No. 201. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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        The Paradise Lost of John Milton (2 Vols.). with illustrations, designed and engraved by John Martin

      London: Septimus Prowett, 1827. First edition thus. Imperial octavo (pages 261 x 182 mm), collating: [vi, including half-title, title and dedication], 228; [iv, half-title & title], 218; complete with 24 mezzotint engravings (several with tissue-guards). 19th-century full calf with blind and gilt stamping, black morocco spine labels, raised bands and all edges gilt, wonderfully preserved, with small ink stain on vol. 2. Internal contents suffer from varying degrees of foxing from moderate to heavy. & & John Martin (1789 - 1854) was a noted English Romantic Painter and engraver. His work for Samuel Prowett, found in these volumes, was the apex of his engraving career and stands as one of the greatest illustrated editions of "Paradise Lost" ever produced. His engravings are dazzling in their contrasting palpable darkness and piercing light and prove almost equal to the task of representing Milton's literary masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Coleccion de las Leyes dadas por el Congreso Constitucional de la Republica de Colombia en las sesiones de los años 1825 i 1826

      Bog. [Bogotá]: Imp. de P. Cubides, [1827]. First edition. Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt florets on spine, paper label in manuscript. A very good copy with two tiny wormholes in spine, scuffing to boards, partial label on spine, minor dampstaining to rear leaves, last leaf soiled. Sm. 8vo. Signed by Agustín Guerrero on the front pastedown. Agustín Guerrero (1817-1902) was President of the Provisional government of the Republic of Ecuador from 14 January 1883 to 5 October 1883 along with three others after the overthrow of the dictatorship established by General Veintemilla. The second collection of laws, (after the 1823-1824 edition), there being no session in 1822. Sabin 14565n. Posada, Bibliografía bogotana, v. II: 1030.

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      [paris]: L'Ecole Royale Des Ponts Et Chaussees. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Lithograph; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Contemp. 1/4 calf & bds. ; scuffed, joints, spine ends & corners rubbed. Lithographic text & plates. Internally generally clean. Binding solid. Presumed complete. Collated 236 full page plates, three partial page. 12.5 x 18.5". World/Cat locates 5 copies . This work from the second collection of Engineering Concepts completed in 1825. Contents generally VG and clean. French language text printed in cursive. Probably 1st edition. .

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        Bibliotheca Sussexiana. A Descriptive Catalogue, accompanied by Historical and Biographical Notices, of the Manuscripts and Printed Books contained in the Library of His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex

      By Thomas Joseph Pettigrew. Frontis. port., 19 plates (some in color), & some illus. in the text (several printed in red). Three parts in three vols. Large thick 4to, cont. blue half-calf & cloth boards (some foxing to first and last leaf in each vol.), spines nicely gilt. London: Longman et al., 1827-39. A fine set of this handsomely printed catalogue of this large and famous library, which was pre-eminent in the field of Bibles, MSS., and early printed books. The Duke of Sussex (1773-1843), sixth son of King George III, formed the collection from about 1815 with the assistance of the surgeon and bibliographer Thomas J. Pettigrew. Upon the Duke's death, the library was sold at auction in 1844-45; the biggest buyers being Sir Thomas Phillipps and the British Museum. The library included a Gutenberg Bible, the 1462 Bible, the 1460 Catholicon, and many important early MSS. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        OEUVRES DE MONTESQUIEU Avec Eloges, Analyses, Commentaires, Remarques, Notes, Refutations, Imitations; par MM. Destutt de Tracy, Villemain

      Paris: Henri Feret, 1827. Leather Bound. Very Good. Vol. 1- 411 p. Illustration on frontis with tissue. Vol. 2- 483 p. Vol. 3- 495 p. Vol. 4- 488 p. Vol. 5- 475 p. Vol. 6- 464 p. Vol. 7- 460 p. Vol. 8- 544p. 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. Tan polished calf binding, gilt lettering on black leather labels on spine, gilt decoration on spine and cover edges, 5 raised bands, edges of text block flecked with brown. Condition of each volume is VERY GOOD: light wear to covers and spine, each volume with several small tears to leather covers, many leather labels missing, top edges of text block darkened, pages white many with spotty light foxing, bindings tight. Each volume with book plate of David B. Ogden on inside of front cover- Vol. 5 with small book plate, each volume with notation in pencil at top of ffep. " April 28th 1832". Vol. 1, 2- light nick to top of spine end. Vol. 2,3,7- missing all leather labels. Vol. 5,4- one leather label missing. Vol. 3- a bit heavier wear to front cover. Vol. 6- leather label partially detached.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        Stowe. A description of the house and gardens of ... Richard Grenville Nugent Chandos Temple, Marquess of Buckingham & Chandos

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Partie de l'Empire Chinois. Asie. No. 44, 45, 46, 47

      Brussels: Vandermaelen, Phillipe Marie, 1827. unbound. very good. Map (set of 4). Large format lithograph with original hand outline color. Each image measures 18.75" x 20 5/8", 18 5/8" x 20 5/8", 18.5" x 20 3/8", Beautifully detailed set of four regional maps of northern China and southern Mongolia. Mountains are delicately treated with hachure marks and major rivers, waterways and cities are also shown. Notable inclusions from the west to the east: Plate 44 shows the very northwestern tip of China (Xinjiang province) and part of south central Mongolia with Lac Nor and Hami. Plate 45 shows the eastern portion of Xinjiang province and western Mongolia with Karakorum (called here Karakum), the medieval capital of Ghengis Khan and the Mongol Empire. Plate 46 demarcates the tribal regions of Khalkha and Tzakhares Mongolians. Plate 47 shows the western portion of the Wall of China, delineating the border between Tartary and China. Some minor offsetting, several tears and chips to edges. From Vandermaelen's 6 volume "Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique, sur l'echelle de 1/16411836". Can be combined as gores to form an immense globe. The atlas was the first to map the world on a uniform scale.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Magnolia Soulangiana [Magnolia]

      Paris: [C.L.F. Panckoucke, 1827-1833]. Stipple engraving, printed in colours and finished by hand, engraved by Langlois. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. 13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches. A beautiful image from "Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs": one of greatest flower books ever published by the most celebrated flower painter of all time. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre Italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually to Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's scientific understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and these were brought to perfection in his three great works: Les Liliacees (1802-1816), Les Roses (1817-1824) and the work from which this image comes Choix des plus belles fleurs... et ... des plus belles fruits which was published in 36 parts with 144 plates between 1827 and 1833. The present image shows Redouté at his most assured, combining the best of his artistic background with his skill as an observer of nature. He writes in the preface to the Choix : ''It is with the benefit of experience, and encouraged by the most flattering approval of naturalists and painters of France and abroad, that I undertook took this most agreeable of botanical works. By ceaseless observation of nature, in its constancy and its variety of forms and colours, I believe that I have reached that synthesis of botanical accuracy, composition and colouration that is essential to produce the perfect image of the plant kingdom.' Cf. Hunt Redouteana 21; cf. Dunthorne p 235; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p 129; cf. Nissen BBI 1591; cf. Pritzel 7456; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8750.

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        EAST INDIA COMPANY - Manuscript Journal of a Voyage to India with a Description of the Cape Verde Islands, 1827

      Not published, 1827. A manuscript, “Journal of a Voyage from London to Calcutta”, writer unknown, December 1st 1827 – June 30th 1828, on board the ship, “Governor Harcourt”; she carrying passengers, cargo, and Cadets for the East India Company. Very fully written up on 294-pages 8vo (7¾ x 5¼ inches), circa 40,000 words. Contemporary half calf, binding very worn, internally good. With some contemporary notes, in Welsh, at front; some annotations and underlining in pencil. The journal commencing: 1st Dec. 1827: “Passed down the river to Gravesend by the Sons of Commerce Steam Packet from the Tower stairs 9 am, arrived at 1 pm wind blowing a fresh gale from the W. Saw the Governor Harcourt sail down & drop anchor below the town but did not go on board until 3 pm in consequence of the roughness of the weather & wind continued to rise until 3 or 4 hours after sunset. Sent a letter to my dear mother”.For further transcripts from the journal, whilst at sea, his 10-page description of the Cape Verde Islands, and arrival at Madras and Calcutta please enquire.

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      Edinburgh., 1827. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. Size: 59 x 49.5 cm. (23 x 19½ inches). Handsome map of the north east of the United States, from the Canadian border to Virginia, with an inset vignette of the 'Great Falls of Niagara.' The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day. Thomson's 'County Atlas of Scotland' is generally considered the finest of its kind. Published in the New General Atlas.

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        Plan of the Lengths of the Principal Rivers throughout the World/ A Comparitive View of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and other Elevations of the World

      A New General Atlas. Edinburgh: Printed by Ben Stark for John Thomson., 1827.. Copper engravings. Original colour with later additions. Some closed tears and neat repairs to margins but clean bright copies in very good condition. Size: 62.5 x 49.5 cm. (24½ x 19½ inches). A beautifully engraved pair of maps, one showing the highest mountains, the other showing the longest rivers. The mountains plate is flanked by lists of mountains, the rivers plate has a table listing the rivers by continent. The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day. Thomson's 'County Atlas of Scotland' is generally considered the finest of its kind.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Chart of the North and Baltic Seas &c

      A New General Atlas. Edinburgh: Printed by Ben Stark for John Thomson., 1827.. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. Size: 60 x 48.5 cm. (23½ x 19 inches). Detailed chart of the north and Baltic seas, with three inset maps along top edge; Heligoland, Port of Revel and the Harbour of St. Petersburg. Sandbanks and numerous depth soundings on the main map and the insets. 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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        Map of London, from an actual Survey made in the Years 1824. 1825 & 1826." Stadtplan auf einer Folge von 6 Blättern

      Kupferstich von James und Josiah Neele bei Christopher und John Greenwood 21. August 1827. 66x70 cm. je Blatt. 6 Blätter. Zusammen - Howgego, London 309, 1 (von 9) - Tooley 2 Bd. 2 S. 210f. - Tooley 2 Bd. 3 S. 312 - Dieser berühmte, bei Greenwood, Pringle and Co. 13, Regent Street, Pall Mall erschienene Plan zeigt detailiert das Gebiet der Stadt zwischen River Lea, Kentisch Town, Kilburn, Battersea und Greenwich Park. Unten links eine Ansicht der Westminster Abbey und Legende, unten rechts Darstellung der St. Paul's Cathedral, Meilenzeiger und Legende der Grenzlinien der Gemeinden; in der Mitte unten Widmung an König Georg IV. mit Wappen. Zusammengesetzt ergeben die Blätter einen Stadtplan im Format 125 x 181 cm, eingerahmt von einer gestochenen Bordüre. 2 kurze Einrisse restauriert. Schönes Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe dieses Plans in kräftigem Druck und außergewöhnlich gutem Erhalt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Chronicles of the Canongate &c [And:] Chronicles of the Canongate. Second Series. By the Author of "Waverley,"

      Edinburgh: Printed for Cadell and Co, 1827 and 1828. First Edition of the Second Series; Second Edition of the First Series, first issue (no statement of edition), vol. I with corrected reading at p. 31, l.14/15 but with N6 in the uncancelled state ("if" at p. 203, l.2) and p. 111 uncorrected; vol. II with D8 uncancelled (p. 63, l.15 beginning with "wretch" in italics), and cancel E1 ("charge" at p. 66, l.16). 5 vols., 8vo. xxviii, 351; [iv], 374, 8 [ads]; [2, blank]; [iv], 336; [iv], 336; [iv], 348, [6, ads] pp. Original boards (First Series with pink paper spines, Second Series cloth spines), with the printed paper spine labels, uncut. With contemporary bookseller's label "Milliken Bookseller to his Majesty the Lord Lieutenant and the University 104 Grafton Street, Dublin" on each volume of the Second Series. First Series with label on spine of volume I "Alfred J. Sexton, Limerick , 118", Signed on upper cover of each volume D J Webb. Loss at lower part of spine of Volume One of Series One, else fine. Todd & Bowden 206Ab, 216Aa; Worthington 20 & 21 . Attractive copy, in boards as issued

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Coleccion de Decretos, Ordenes y Circulares Espedidas por Los.

      1827 - R[amirez] y S[esma], J[oaquin], Editor. Coleccion de Decretos, Ordenes y Circulares Espedidas por Los Gobiernos Nacionales de la Federacion Mexicana, Desde el Ano de 1821, Hasta el de 1826: Para el Arreglo del Ejercito de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos, y Ordenadas por el Teniente Coronel de Caballeria. Mexico City: Marin Rivera, 1827. 355 pp. Forms. 15 folding tables. Quarto (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, small chip to head of spine, chipping to edges of lettering piece. Moderate toning to text, faint stains to margins of a few leaves, internally clean. A nice copy. * Only edition. A compilation from the period of the First Mexican Republic, it is a useful source of information concerning the legal framework that governed the Mexican military from 1824 to 1846. The collection is notable for its omission of the harsher laws of the Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide, which preceded the establishment of the republic. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Duke, Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wilkinson's General Atlas of the World. Quarters, Empires, Kingdoms, States etc. with Appropriate Tables. New Edition; but the First Edition with additional maps of Mexico, Brazil etc

      London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co. 1827. Engraved title and 53 engraved maps with contemporary full hand-colouring; the two World maps double-page, the remainder single. 4to (32.5 x 27 cm), contemporary half calf, marbled boards; boards detached, lacking backstrip, stitching broken at one gutter; internally very bright and clean apart from faults as listed below. This atlas contains 5 maps not present in earlier editions, including Mexico (in which Texas is shown in the region of San Luis Potosi, New Santander, and Coahuila); Brazil; Columbia; & Peru, Chile, & Buenos Ayres; these with Hamilton Adams imprint and dated 1827. The other maps with Wilkinson's imprint and variously dated between 1809 & 1821 and include "the United States of America Confirmed by Treaty 1783", this map dated 1812 in the imprint, with a table below the title listing 20 states, including Franklinia. The Editor, in his preamble, states that geography "Always, therefore, had it made a part of polite education......more particularly interesting, not only from the great events that have recently taken place, and the important scenes that are at present exhibiting in different parts of the world, but also from the numerous voyages of discovery that have been undertaken, and the great increase of geographical knowledge that has been thereby obtained. An so great and various have been these improvements, that those Maps which, a few years back, were deservedly esteemed, and now found to be, in many instances, very deficient and erroneous. These considerations induced the Editor to offer to the public attention, as he flattered himself it would be found to contain more information (particularly with respect to those countries that have been recently explored) than any set of Maps heretofore published". Overall the maps attractive, clean, and with good margins. A rare edition of this atlas. Faults: the double-page map of the World "from the Discoveries & Observations made in the Latest Voyages & Travels" (dated 1825) has a split on central fold; the map of England and Wales has a small ink annotation and tear into margin (not into image); the map of Scotland has a brown stain on verso; the map of Ireland has a brown stain upper right just into image; the map of the Russian Empire in Europe & Asia slightly cropped by binder on right margin just affecting text beyond the image; the map of Bavaria has one margin strengthened on the reverse; the map of France divided into Departments has a short tear into the image; the map of Switzerland has a small ink annotation under the imprint; the map of Asia, the fore-margin is reinforced on verso, edge chipped with short tears but not into image; the map of North America has a light blue smudge in Davis's Strait; & the map of South America has a brown mark approx. 1/4 x 3/4 inch within the image & on margin.

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        The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark and Parts Adjacent

      London: Cowie & Strange., 1827 - 1829. 4 volumes, octavo (210 × 133mm). Contemporary black half calf over marbled boards, red morocco spine label, spine decoratively blocked in blind and gilt-ruled in compartments, red sprinkled edges. 37 engraved copper plates (2 folding) and numerous woodcuts in text, contemporary inscriptions to front free endpapers and half-titles. Some wear to extremities and sides, front hinges of vols. 1 and 3 cracked but holding, text block of vol. 4 slightly shaken with sheet containing list of illustrations loosely inserted, contents and list of illustrations missing from vol.3 First edition. George Virtue issued an updated 2nd edition in 1837 with a 5th volume covering the suburbs. In vol.1 the illustration plate titled ' Map of Roman London' is bound as the frontispiece, not at p.17 as listed. In vol.4 the plate titled 'View of Temple Church' is bound at p.295 instead of p.395, and 'Sepulchral Effigies, Temple Church' is at p.297 instead of p.397.

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      New Orleans. 1827-29.. Two volumes. lxxxiii,[1],364; xv,[1],429pp. Half title in first volume. Later three quarter black morocco and marbled boards, gilt-lettered spines. Slight shelf wear. Minor foxing and browning (heavier at times). Contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown of each, later bookplate on front free endpaper of each. Very good. A classic history of the territory, from the discovery of America through the colonial and Revolutionary periods, with much material about early exploration, relations with Indians and foreign powers, the Burr conspiracy, and the War of 1812. HOWES M332. SABIN 44871. TINKER, p.338. JUMONVILLE 606. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 29632.

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        A New Map of Greece, constructed chiefly from original materials, in which it has been attempted to improve the ancient and modern geography of that country

      London, 1827. Map. Copper engraving, two sheets joined, 95 x 62 cms, original hand-colour in outline, small repair at one of the folds, blank verso. The imprint, which still refers to the 1823 purchase of William Faden’s business by his former apprentice, James Wyld the elder, is dated less than six weeks after the Battle of Navarino.

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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.

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        (Linen Backed Map - Greece & Islands): A New Map of Greece, Constructed Chiefly from Original Materials, in Which it Has Been Attempted to Improve the Ancient and Modern Geography of That Country

      London: James Wyld (Successor to Mr. Faden; Charing Cross), 1827. VG, with minimal browing and original outline color for this 24 panel folding (label missing) folding linen-backed map with image measuring 36x24 inches. Very detailed, and an early younger Wyld item with his successorship to Faden, whose business Wyld purchased, printed directly on the map. The publication date of Dec. 1, 1827 is also indicated. This is quite an uncommon item, of Greece and environs, with the elaborate detail characteristic of Wyld's work..

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        Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England.. (2 Vols complete)

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827 By Bussorah, Bagdad, The ruins of Babylon, Curdistan, The Court of Persia, The western shore of the Caspian Sea, Astrakhan, Nishney Novogorod, Moscow and St Petersburgh in the year 1824. Both volumes in their original printers blue boards with brown paper spine with title to white paper label, covers a little bumped and worn to corners and edges. Spines worn some paper loss, edges bumped. Vol 1 small bookseller label to fep, lovely coloured frontispiece of a Native of Durbund, ink name of Eliza M Panton, to title page, (20), (xii), (1), 336 pp, has the Chart to mark the author's Route from Bussorah to Kizliar on the borders of the desert of Astrakhan, tiny tear at joint, frontis + 5 images within text. Printed by S & R Bentlry, Dorset St, London. Vol 2, small bookseller label to fep, small stain to fep, coloured frontispiece, ink name to title page, (vii), 326 pp, (10), frontis + coloured plate of Tauk Kisra, last few pages have water stain to base, 2 pages of ads to rear have some paper loss to margins. A nice set not often seen in their original condition. (OCLC 264931398) (Albemarle's other publications included, Narrative of a Journey Across the Balkans and a Visit to Newly Discovered Ruins in Asia Minor (1830), and Fifty Years of my Life (1876). Some of his speeches in the House of Lords, including those on the Marriage Bill and on torture in the Madras presidency, both in 1856, were printed as pamphlets. For a full Bio see ODNB)

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        The Paradise Lost of Milton with illustrations, designed and engraved by John Martin

      London: Septimus Prowett, 1827. Imperial quarto. (14 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches). 24 mezzotint engraved plates by John Martin. Contemporary half green morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines in five compartments divided by double-raised bands, lettered in the second, third and fourth compartments, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Imperial quarto Prowett edition of Milton's Paradise Lost, with the larger size masterful illustrations by John Martin: one of the "most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" (Campbell). This notable edition of Milton's Paradise Lost was published simultaneously in both imperial quarto (as here) and imperial octavo editions. In addition, fifty copies of large-paper, deluxe issues of each edition were available with India proof plates (i.e. 50 copies of large-paper imperial quarto and 50 copies of large-paper imperial octavo, the latter often confused with the present imperial quarto edition as it is similar in sheet size but not image size). Suites of the plates and individual plates, without text, were also issued separately. "This book was one of the great publishing enterprises of the age ... The apocalyptic romanticism of his conceptions had many sources: the monumental buildings of London, the engravings of Piranesi, published volumes of eastern views, even incandescent gas, coalpit accidents, and Brunels new Thames Tunnel. The resulting illustrations may be heterogeneous, but they are also unforgettable" (Ray). "Martins illustrations to John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost represent a turning point in his career. The vast majority of Martins most famous works ... were based upon either Miltonic or biblical subject matter. The Paradise Lost series are of particular importance both as one of his chief bodies of designs and as the focal point for the beginning of his career as a mezzotint engraver. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a commission from a little known American publisher, named Septimus Prowett ... To appreciate the impact which Martin's designs had upon his public, one must realize the extent to which these extraordinary visions represented an entirely new conception of approach to the art of illustration. Not only were they original in the truest sense of the word, designed directly on the plates without the aid of preparatory sketches, they were some of the earliest mezzotints to have been made using soft steel rather than copper, and they were the first illustrations of Milton's epic work to have been made in the mezzotint medium ... The greatest significance of Martin's illustrations, however, was in their spectacular visionary content ... Martin laid before his public the spectacular settings of the epic tale, the open voids of the Creation, the vast vaulted caverns of Hell vanishing into the utter blackness of Chaos, the daunting scale of the city of Pandemonium, and the sweeping beauty of Heaven itself. These images have no serious counterpart and are the very essence of the sublime in Romantic art. They are without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustrations ever to have been produced" (Campbell). Lowndes IV, p.1560; Allibone, p. 1300; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 69; Campbell, John Martin, Visionary Printmaker, pp. 38-41.

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        Atlas Universel De Geographie Physique, Politique, Statistique et Mineralogique, Sur l'echelle de 1/1641836 ou d'une ligne par 1900 toises Dressee Ph. Vandermaelen, . . . Lithographie par H. Ode, . . . Quatrienne partie... Amer. Sept. Bruxelles. 1

      Brussels, 1827. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. FolioOriginal full, red morocco, somewhat scuffed; finely gold-stamped borders on boards; gold-tooled lettering on spines; 78 maps with original hand color; stamps on backs of maps; half title and title page foxed; few maps lightly toned, else fine, bright examples of the maps.An overall fine copy of the North American volume (the fourth of six) of a landmark atlas in the history of mapmaking and containing an important depiction of the American West. "The atlas was distinctive in being printed by lithography... the first world atlas to be so produced." (Woodward) One of the most ambitious works in the history of cartography, "it was the first atlas ever published in which every map was drawn on the same projection and to the same scale." (Stefoff) As a result, certain newly emerging areas, such as the American West, are shown on a larger scale than ever before. Wheat: "no mapmaker had previously attempted to use such a large scale for any western American area." Thus, even though Vandermaelen relied primarily on existing maps, his contribution was nevertheless considerable in making these sources more accessible. The atlas begins with a key map of North America -- "Carte D'Assemblage De L'Americque Septentle." -- that displays on a single sheet the areas covered by the maps in the atlas.Although a pioneering work in the use of lithography, the atlas is notable for the precision, easy readability, and economy of design of its maps. Not surprisingly, therefore, the atlas was very expensive in its day, costing $800 for the full set. Further evidence of the quality and care of its production are its high-quality paper, attractive hand-coloring, and handsome binding. As a work of graphic art, it is a good deal more "modern" in appearance than most printed maps of the period.Since the atlas' maps were produced on the same scale and projection, it is conceivable that they could be joined to form a globe. According to the British Library account of the atlas, one such instance in known, and a globe of more than 20 feet (6.1 meters) in diameter was produced.Stefoff, R. The British Library Companion to Maps and Mapmaking, p. 117; Wheat, C., Mapping the Transmississippi West, II, pp. 94-5; Woodward, D., ed. Five Centuries of Map Printing, pp. 102-3; Phillips, Atlases 749.

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        The Repository Of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c. Third Series; VOLS. 9-10, 1827

      London: R. Ackermann, 1827. First edition. Hardcover. 19th Century three quarter brown calf and marbled boards. Very good. 2 Vols/No Dust Jacket. 372 & 372 pages. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. A total of 100 hand-colored aquatints in both volumes -- ladies fashion, gothic furniture, muslin patterns, views of country seats -- as well as music, literary and miscellaneous commentary of the day. TOOLEY pp. 44-45. "The Repository is a remarkable publication.....The costume plates, which are the only illustrations uniform throughout the whole work, make a magnificent series." Scattered text toning, plates predominately clean throughout; joints, extremities and boards rubbed.

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        Ett år i Sverge.

      - Taflor af Svenska Almogens klädedrägt, lefnassätt och hemseder, samt de för landets historia märkvärdigaste orter; tecknade af af J. G. Sandberg, beskrifne af A. Grafström och utgifne af C. Forssell. Stockholm, Johan Hörberg, 1827-35. 4:o. Graverat titelblad,(4),137,(3, ett blankt) s. + 48 graverad handkolorerade planscher (inklusive vinjett på titel) + 2 graverade musikbilagor. Bundna häftesvis i tolv pappband med häftesomslagen uppklistrade på pärmar. Fem ryggar nötta och skadade. Häfte två med fläck bakre pärm. Delvis med fläckar i marginalen. 26,5 x 20,5 cm.*I detta skick mycket ovanligt exemplar. Planscherna är rena endast något enstaka med fläck på bildytan.[#9710] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae

      Leiden: S. & J. Luchtmans, 1827 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae. Leiden: S. & J. Luchtmans, 1827 and 1835, large folio (511x355 mm). Vol. 3 and 4 (of 4), half-titles, 70 engraved plates, institutional blindstamp on titles, contemporary calf, covers detached on vol. 3 (boards and spine worn), vol. 4 rebacked with moroccco spine, red and green morocco labels (boards scratched, extremities worn). Internally clean with only very minor spotting and no dampstaining, plates bright and unstamped. Choulant, p.141; Blake, p.400. - FIRST EDITION, very rare. Two continuation volumes by Gerard Sandifort that complete the work of his father Eduard Sandifort published in two volumes in 1793. The second catalogue of the anatomical collection of the university of Leyden, with very fine plates on large, heavy paper. The third volume is without plates and contains the additions from the collections of Brugmans, professor of natural sciences in Leyden. The fourth volume contains seventy copperplates showing various bone diseases..

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        Monographie des Orobanches

      16 finely handcolored folding lithographed plates. 2 p.l., [ii], 72 pp. Large 4to, orig. printed wrappers (some foxing), entirely uncut. Geneva: G. Ficke, 1827. First edition of this beautifully illustrated monograph on broomrape, a genus of over 200 species of parasitic herbaceous plants in the family Orobanchaceae. It is a parasitic plant, tapping nutrients from many other species of plants. Vaucher (1763-1841), a founding member of the Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle of Geneva, was honorary professor of botany at the University of Geneva. His most important work was his observation and interpretation of conjugation and spore formation in algae. The sixteen lithographed plates are here very beautifully handcolored. According to Pritzel, copies were issued with or without coloring. Fine copy in original state. ❧ D.S.B., XIII, pp. 595-96. Pritzel 9707. .

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      J. and J. Harper, New- York 1827 - Title continues, "together with an interesting account of the fate of his companions, five in number, one of whom suffered at the stake. To which is added, sketches of Indian character and manners, with illustrative anecdotes". Quite a clean copy throughout. Top edge gilt with a bit of rubbing. A signed binding by MacDonald. According to Streeter Sale 1366, "one of the more interesting Indian captivities. Author and three other survivors of the Indian attack were taken to Lake Erie, where an Indian trader secured their release. Johnson was questioned by Washington about British forces at Detroit upon his release. " See also Howes J-158, Sabin 36355, Graff 2226. 264pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [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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        Einige Naturhistorische Bemerkungen ¸ber die Walle nebst einer Abbildung

      Greifswald,: F.W. Kunicke, 1827.. Folio, with engraved plate by G. Eduard M¸ller, some foxing; a good copy preserved in recent paper boards, blue morocco label to spine. A lovely copy of this rare work on the Minke Whale, here referred to by the now obsolete classification of Balaena rostrata Fabr. var. major. The beauty of this work is the elegant engraving by G. Eduard M¸ller in Berlin.One of the smaller Baleen Whales, so-called for the plates they use to "filter feed", the Minke was first described by Fabricius in 1780 (hence the classification by Rosenthal), but is better known from LacÈpËde's 1804 description in his Histoire naturelle des cÈtacÈs. As the letterpress explains, this work was prompted by the stranding of the whale on the coast of the Baltic island of R¸gen, a chance which gave natural historians a rare opportunity to study the animal in detail.Rosenthal published this rare work as a festschrift for Dr Siegfried Joachim Meyer, the mayor of Greifswald. He also wrote a small monograph on the seal.

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon the Diseases of the Mind

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

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        The Aeropleustic Art, or Navigation by the Use of Kites, or Bouyant Sails.

      [London: W. Wilson for Sherwood and Co., 1827]. First edition. latest. Quarto. [2], 51, [1]pp. Engraved title with hand-coloured aquatint vignette and three hand-coloured aquatints by P. Roberts; after Thomas Buttersworth and Samuel Colman. . Later quarter morocco over marbled boards. Bound without the ads. Light foxing to text, small marginal tear to leaf first leaf of preface, binding rubbed; a very good or better copy of a rarely encountered book. First edition, quite rare. The eccentric George Pocock, evangelist, schoolmaster and inventor, settled in Bristol where he opened a school for boys, to whom this work is dedicated. He provides a history of kites and details experiments with them as auxiliary sails for ships, as a means of rescue from shipwrecks, for signals, crossing rivers and most famously for his patented Char-volant, a kite powered carriage that could reach speeds of twenty miles per hour. The text is strewn with literary references and poetry, exhibiting the versatile and quirky personality of this most unusual author. The beautifully executed plates illustrate these various experiments, especially the slightly humorous scene with the Char-volants gleefully roving an idyllic countryside in multiple directions. A strain of defensiveness is unmistakeable in this work, and another item in our offerings, "The March of Reason" (1828) may paint a picture of why: it includes two of Pocock&#39;s proposed uses of kites in it&#39;s satirization of various new ideas of the day.

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        [Complete Map of Brazil]. Amer. Merid. Partie du Bresil... [17 Maps]

      [Bruxelles]: [Ph. Vandermaelen], 1827. First edition. A very good sharp set. 47 x 57 cm. Hand-colored lithographic maps. The Empire of Brazil on a grand scale, printed shortly after Pedro declared the independence of Brazil, but before the conclusion of the Cisplatine War against the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (Argentina) which cost her Uruguay. Sheets 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 aboout 25 feet. Includes all of Brazil with some surrounding areas: 1. Amer. Merid. no. 9. Partie de la Colombie et du Bresil. Parts of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. 2. Amer. Merid. 10. Partie du Bresil. Amazonas region, Brazil. 3. Amer. Merid. 11. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Amazonas, Para and Amapa. 4. Amer. Merid. 12. Partie du Bresil. Covers parts of Para and Maranhao. 5. Amer. Merid. 13. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Piaui, Ceara and Rio Grande do Norte. Text: Note sur le Bresil ... Pour la suite voyez la carte no. 32. 6. Amer. Merid. 15. Partie du Perou et du Bresil. Parts of Peru, Brazil and northern Bolivia. 7. Amer. Merid. 16. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Brazil and northern Bolivia. 8. Amer. Merid. 17. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Amazonas, and Para. 9. Amer. Merid. 18. Partie du Bresil.. Parts Tocantins, Bahia, Maranhao, and Piaui. 10. Amer. Merid. 19. Partie du Bresil. Parts of northeastern Brazil. 11. Amer. Merid. 22. Partie du Bresil. Part of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. 12. Amer. Merid. 23. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Goias, Federal District, Minas Gerais, and Tocantins. 13. Amer. Merid. 24. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Bahia and Minas Gerais with coast soundings. 14. Amer. Merid. 27. Partie du Bresil. Part of southern Brazil. 15. Amer. Merid. 28. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, and Rio de Janeiro states. 16. Amer. Merid. 32. Partie du Bresil.Part of southern Brazil. Text box: Note sur le Bresil. Pour le commencement voyez la carte no. 13. 17. Amer. Merid. 35. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Uruguay, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Buenos Aires province, Argentina (an eighteenth sheet, No.36, was labeled 'Partie du Bresil, but in fact only included parts of Argentina and Chile). If joined together the map would measure approximately 9 x 7 feet. Phillips, 749. Amer. Geol. Soc., Catalogue of Maps of Hispanic America: III, p. 172. Sabin 43762.

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        Eight Engravings Depicting Scenes from La Secchia Rapita (The Bucket Kidnapped) & Gerusalemme Liberata (Jerusalem Delivered) by Alessandro Tassoni (1565-1635)

      1827. Very Good Condition. In wraps, light central vertical fold, handling wear, edge chipping, spotting and soiling, moderate to heavy foxing, largely contained in the versos and margins with very little discoloration to the images themselves ,wraps with ink and pencil notation. Each engraving depicts a different scene; six from La Secchia Rapita and two from Gerusalemme Liberata. Each engraving contains a section of verse in Italian.& Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 2000183. Size: Octavo (8vo). MARKS. SPINE. FOXING. PREVIOUS. EDGE. GILT EDGE. EMBOSS. DAMAGE. EX LIB. MISC 1. MISC 2. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Inventory No: 2000183. .

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        The Cone of Montmorency of 1827

      Quebec: 1827. Watercolour over pencil heightened with scratching out, on early card mount. Inscribed in ink on mount with title and signed "James Cockburn / Lt. Col. Rl. Arty." 19th century water gilt frame. 14 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches. A fine watercolour of a the frozen falls of the St. Lawrence River by British army officer James Cockburn, a talented artist of Canadian scenery in this early period. British army officer Major-General James Pattison Cockburn (1779-1847) served in Canada from 1822 to 1823, and again from 1826 to 1832. Most of his fine watercolours were made during his second posting, having made several inspection tours in his capacity as commanding officer of the Royal Artillery in Canada, including visits to the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. "Cockburn was a prolific amateur water-colourist, often working with the intent to publish [including several separately issued prints by Ackermann and Co., as well as illustrations in several works] ... His artistic endeavours did not go unnoticed by those of his social circle. Lord and Lady Dalhousie were respected patrons of the arts in the colony during his term as Governor-in- Chief of Canada, 1819-28; they acquired at least two albums of Cockburn views. Lady Aylmer, wife of Lord Dalhousie&#39;s successor in office, describes Colonel Cockburn as &#39; of the most accurate and elegant artists I have ever met" (Cooke). Cockburn would exhibit at the National Academy of Design in 1836. A contemporary of Cockburn described the winter scene on the St. Lawrence depicted here as follows: &#39;When the river St. Lawrence is frozen below the falls, the level ice becomes a support, on which the freezing spray descends as sleet; it there remains, and gradually enlarges its base and its height, assuming an irregularly conical form, its dimensions thus continually enlarging become, towards the close of the winter, stupendous." The cone became a winter destination for visitors from the city of Quebec, and as the present image shows part of the attraction was that it was possible to climb and slide down the slopes of the cone. See Allodi 401-403 for similar images of this natural wonder. Four Cockburn albums containing over 350 watercolours were dispersed following the April 27, 1926 Murray Sale at Sotheby and Co., and is the source of most extant examples of his work. His watercolours appear in the permanent collections of the Public Archives Canada, the National Gallery Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Archives Nationales du Quebec, the McCord Museum, British Museum and National Army Museum, among others. Cameron & J. Trudel The Drawings of James Cockburn A visit through Quebec&#39;s Past p.163; Cooke, W. H. Coverdale Collection of Canadiana, pp. 43-59; Allodi, Canadian Watercolours and Drawings in the Royal Ontario Museum 270-463.

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        The Cook and Housewife&#39;s Manual

      Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1827. Antiquarian cookery book giving receipts for making soups, gravies, ragouts, pies, puddings, pickles and preserves plus home made wines and much more. 525 pages with some foxing and some marks throughout, foxing is a little heavier at beginning and end few pages but not excessive and percentage of pages affected is quite low. Some illustrations. Book has been rebound a while ago and has endpapers renewed, outer covers rubbed and worn on edges, a sound pleasing copy of an antiquarian cook book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Second Edition. Half-Leather Marbled Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7½ x 4¼ Inches. Hardcover.

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        Flora Australasica; or a selection of handsome or curious plants

      London,: James Ridgway, 1827-, 1834.. Octavo, 56 handcoloured engraved plates, some offsetting, but the colouring excellent, some plates with watermark dates of 1834 indicating a later impression than suggested by the title page, on light paper stock; contemporary calf somewhat crackled and respined, front hinge very worn, but a good copy. Perhaps the most attractive of all Australian botanical books and the first to use live specimens for illustration instead of dried plants or field sketches. The species depicted were all grown from seed in London nurseries. Sweet was a talented, hard-working horticulturist and writer with a substantial number of books to his name.The conclusion to his life was tragic; he was accused, in 1826, of stealing from Kew Gardens "seven plants, value £7, and seven pots, value 6d, the goods of our Lord the King". This was a serious charge with hanging or transportation the possible outcome; the charge may well have been trumped up by the Director of the Gardens. Although Sweet was found not guilty, the trial affected his mental health and he died in 1835.This copy is from the library of the Earl of Derby at Knowsley Hall, with his bookplate, and so could have been read by Edward Lear or John Gould, both of whom enjoyed the patronage of the Earl of Derby and spent much time at Knowsley.Nissen, BBI 1924.

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      London: Printed for Harding & Lepard, 1827. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. The Wardington Copy, in Fine Morocco, ofDibdin&#39;s Standard Guide to the Classics. 292 x 197 mm (11 1/2 x 7 3/4"). Two volumes. Fourth Edition. HANDSOME EARLY 20TH CENTURY BROWN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, covers with gilt double fillet border, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, spines richly gilt with panels dominated by a bold and complex quatrefoil incorporating spade-like tools and with palmette cornerpieces, turn-ins with two gilt fillets, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With a facsimile of Greek and Latin text from the Complutensian Polyglot and volume I with a specimen leaf laid down, as called for (the leaf taken from the 1826 Pickering Diamond miniature edition of the New Testament). A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of John William Pease; rear pastedown with vellum armorial bookplate of Lord Wardington. Lowndes I, 639; Brunet II, 684 ("Édition la plus complète et la meilleure"); Graesse I, 382. A touch of rubbing to tail edge of boards, one leaf with a thin band of soiling along four inches of the fore edge, light glue stain at lower corner of specimen leaf, endpapers with faint fox spots (isolated minor foxing elsewhere), other trivial imperfections, but generally A VERY FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh, with vast margins, and the decorative bindings with no significant wear. This is the extremely attractive Wardington copy of the fourth and best edition of this quotable bibliographical classic. It is more heavily weighted than the earlier printings toward the Bible and the early Church Fathers and, because of the presence of the Pickering specimen leaf, it also qualifies as the earliest example to our knowledge of a leaf book. This was Dibdin&#39;s first work as a bibliographer, and it quickly became the standard guide in English to editions of the classics. Its favorable notice brought him a position as Lord Spencer&#39;s librarian, along with ecclesiastical preferment, and he was consequently allowed to pursue his bibliographic career without financial worries. Spencer invited him not only to catalogue, but also to add to, the library at Althorp, and Dibdin (1776-1847) turned it into the finest library in private hands in England. Our impressive Large Paper Copy comes from another of England&#39;s fine private libraries, the collection of Lord Wardington (1924-2005), who was, successively, Chairman, Vice-President, and then President of the Friends of the British Library. His grandfather, John William Pease, was a member of the Northumberland banking and business family who amassed a substantial library, and Lord Wardington added greatly to it, particularly important Bibles and atlases. The recent Wardington sales in London have been major bibliophilic events.

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

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

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