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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. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        A Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Library of the Rev. Henry Drury, M.A., late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge...An Extraordinary Collection of Classical and Theological Manuscripts. Best Editions of the Classics. Early Printed Books. Productions of the Aldine Press

      Press...which will be sold by Auction, by Mr. Evans...on Monday, February 19, and Eleven following Days; and on Monday, March 12, and Ten Following Days... 2 p.l., vii, 262 pp. 8vo, cont. dark red half-sheep & marbled boards (minor rubbing), flat spine gilt. [London]: 1827. From the tipped-in slip following the title-page: "Thirty-five copies printed on Writing Paper, for Presents. Presented by the Rev. Henry Drury to [in MS.]: Robert Gatty Esqr." This copy has been neatly ruled in red throughout with prices and buyers' names in a contemporary hand. Drury (1778-1841), "had a great reputation in his day as a classical scholar, but contented himself with editing selections from the classics for the use of Harrow School."-ODNB. One of his pupils there was Lord Byron. A good friend of Dibdin, Drury was an original member of the Roxburghe Club to which he presented books in 1817 and 1824. He owned 255 MSS, listed in alphabetical order in the preliminaries, of which Sir Thomas Phillipps, through Thorpe, bought 69 of them. The sale of 4738 lots realized 8,917.13.0 pounds. A fine copy. At the end a final nine lots have been added by a contemporary hand. ❧ De Ricci, p. 98-"All were beautifully bound by Charles Lewis." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. 55 (von 60) in 27 Bdn. Stuttgart u. Tübingen, Cotta, 1827-1834. Mit 1 Kupfertafel und 5 Falttafeln. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung u. - blindprägung (teils leicht berieben, 1 Band mit restauriertem Rücken u. VDeckel).

      Goedeke IV/3, 14 C; Hirzel-Fink A 411; Hagen 24, C 3.- Die Ausgabe letzter Hand, 'mit des durchlauchtigsten deutschen Bundes schützenden Privilegien'; hier in der Großoktav-Ausgabe, die parallel zur Taschenausgabe erschien. Ab Teil 41 die nachgelassenen Werke, darunter auch die Farbenlehre.- Ohne die Bände 56 bis 60.- Band 9 teils etwas feuchtrandig in der unteren Hälfte.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Philadelphia von dem grossen Baum zu Kingston. [Philadelphia from the Great Tree of Kingston (i.e. Kensington)]

      1827. Pen, watercolour and gouache on wove paper, with integral brown gouache border with ruled lines in black and white, signed, dated and titled beneah the image in white gouache in a cartographic hand "Pinx[it]: C:A: Düring.1827. / Philadelphia von dem grossen Baum zu Kingston". (Old crease, some light surface damage). Sheet size: 18 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches; image size: 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. A beautiful painting of Philadelphia in the 1820s This superb painting of Philadelphia by German artist C. A. During depicts the city from just beyond the great elm tree at Kensington on the Delaware. Unfortunately we have been unable to discover any information regarding the artist of this magnificent view of Philadelphia. Obviously a German artist, the view is typical of German topographical paintings produced towards the middle of the nineteenth century. The heavy gray border and thick painterly technique was a common tool used by artists across Germany, and was particularly favored by landscape painters, who used this artistic framing device to create a sense of depth in their work. This superb view is obviously from the hand of a professional artist whose exquisite technique and meticulous attention to detail is nothing short of breathtaking. Düring's work presents a familiar view of the city from the great elm at Kensington, under which William Penn concluded his treaty with the Indians in 1682. This view of Philadelphia was a favored vantage point for artists throughout the nineteenth century and was in fact sketched by Benjamin Franklin before he departed for the Continent in 1760. The view of Philadelphia from the Kensington elm is best known through the frontispiece of William and Thomas Birch's famous portfolio of Philadelphia views published in 1798, but it was in fact, used in an earlier view by John James Barralet in 1796. In contrast to the flat panoramic views that characterized early eighteenth century perspectives of American cities, this pastoral approach gained ascendancy toward the end of the century. It represented a more picturesque approach to landscape painting, which would come to characterize topographical views in the nineteenth century. Düring's magnificent view most closely resembles an engraving of Philadelphia executed by the English engraver George Cooke. Cooke's work, entitled "Philadelphia from the great Tree Kensington, under which Penn made his treaty with the Indians" is almost identical, and was certainly used by During as a model for his view. Published in 1812, Cooke's view of Philadelphia was extremely popular and was widely available throughout Europe. It is highly conceivable that Düring came across this view and used it as a model for his charming painting. A true collector's item, this magnificent view is not only a superb example of German landscape painting, but also a truly unique view of Philadelphia. Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880, p. 373, no. 258; Snyder, City of Independence, View of Philadelphia before 1800, p. 197-198, p. 224-248.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry

      1827. Hallam, Henry [1777-1859]. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII to the Death of George II. London: John Murray, 1827. Two volumes. Quarto (11" x 9"). Later signed calf binding by John Rumpus, Oxford. Gilt rules to boards, unidentified owner crest to front boards surrounded by the motto: "Forte/ Scutum/ Salus/ Ducum." Raised bands and gilt titles to spines, top edges gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor marks to boards, light fading to edges of boards in a couple of places. Light foxing to a few leaves, interior otherwise fresh. A handsome copy of a scarce edition. * First edition. This classic study of the constitutional history of England from 1485 to 1760 was "long the standard work on the subject, and only surpassed one hundred years after its initial publication" (Marke). It was originally issued in a small press run in quarto format. An octavo edition was published later that year. As one would suspect, the quarto editions are quite scarce today. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 365. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 11:533.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Wild Turkey

      London: Robert Havell, Jr., 1827. THE MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN NATURAL HISTORY IMAGE Approximate plate size: 39" x 261/2" Approximate frame size: 491/2" x 37" All works are first-edition, aquatint engravings with original hand-color Published in London between 1827 and 1838 by Robert Havell, Jr. The "Wild Turkey" is widely considered the crowning achievement of Audubon's monumental Birds of America. The turkey is distinct from any European species and so ubiquitous that Benjamin Franklin had proposed it as the American national symbol, preferring it to the eagle. Not only is the symbolism of the Wild Turkey significant, but artistically, it is perhaps Audubon's masterpiece. The first plate to be engraved for Audubon's Birds of America, more care was lavished on its production than any other illustration. Audubon recorded detailed and insightful observations about the species, and expressed a distinct admiration for the creature through his writings. Lizars' masterful skills in copperplate engraving add an especially detailed and precise aspect to the image, enhancing its appearance of three-dimensionality. This particular example is even more remarkable because it is one of only roughly ten that were printed by Lizars. After Havell took over the project, he printed 250 more examples that retained Lizars' name on the plate. Those actually issued by the Scottish printer are among the most desirable, and even more distinguished for their extreme rarity. from the Sax Meningen set.. First Edition. Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Catalogus novus stellarum duplicium et multiplicium maxima ex parte in specula Universitatis Caesareae Dorpatensis per magnum telescopium achromaticum Fraunhoferi detectarum

      Dorpat: Schuenemann, 1827 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (34x21cm), half title, title, [4], lii, 88 pp., errata slip, 2 (1 folding) engraved plates; plates slightly foxed, text bright and clean. Original papercard board with paper label on cover. Cover slightly soiled. Ex Royal Society of Edinburgh. - Poggendorff II, 1037; Honeyman 2931; DSB XIII, 112; not in Houzeau-L. - Rare first edition. Contains Struve's observations on double stars made with the 23 cm Fraunhofer refractor at Dorpat Observatory..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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      London: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, 1827.. xii,228pp. Handsomely bound in unsigned full red late 19th century morocco, heavily gilt ornamental corner pieces, raised bands, with compartments gilt extra, gilt morocco labels, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Engraved pictorial bookplate of Thomas Gaisford on pastedown, very minor foxing to endleaves, but a very good copy, or better. First edition of the first published collection of poems by Tennyson, in company with his brothers. During Lord Tennyson's lifetime, no authorship was assigned to the individual poems, but after his death, Hallam and Frederick Tennyson succeeded in ascribing 42 poems to Alfred, 48 to Charles, and 3 to Frederick. Another ten poems were not definitively attributed. During his lifetime, Tennyson elected not to republish any of his youthful efforts ("... written from the ages of fifteen to eighteen"). With the pencil ownership signature and acquisition note (Sotheby's, April 1890) of collector Alfred T. White. HAYWARD 244. TINKER 2059.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French

      Edinburgh: Printed by Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, and Cadell & Co.,, 1827. With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution. By the Author of "Waverley," &c. In Nine Volumes. 9 volumes, octavo (178 × 105 mm). Contemporary green half morocco, title gilt direct to the spines, flat bands, spines gilt in compartments, triple rules to band edges and a central interlaced floral tool, elephant's head crest within garter band, surmounted by a marquess's coronet to the first compartment of each, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Half-titles bound in. Bindings just a little rubbed, spines sunned down to brown, typical sporadic moderate foxing. A very good set, presenting very well on the shelf. First editions, first impressions. In the aftermath of his financial crash, Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon. He was remarkably thorough in his research, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of the Russian Campaign; and being the first to consult Sir Hudson Lowe's papers on the final exile, producing a work which, while largely overlooked by posterity, must be recognised as the first major life of Bonaparte, and in its time met with considerable success, and stirred controversy on all sides because of the author's genuine attempt at impartiality, too even-handed for either Whigs or Tories, and for the Napoleonists it was an act of unforgivable lèse–majesté. The bindings with the crest of John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden to the heads of the spines. Camden held a number of positions within Pitt's administrations, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1795-8; Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, 1804 - "an office in which he was little more than a cipher, as the premier handled the most important matters" (ODNB) - Lord President of the Council, 1806, "An indefatigable intriguer, he was invariably privy to the negotiations that attended the rise and fall of statesmen and administrations." Attractively-bound and -provenanced set of this important history.

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        Autograph letter signed to "The Governor Chief Factors & Chief Traders Northern Department'

      Fort Chipewyan [Athabasca, Alberta, Canada]: 28 December 1827. 5 1/2 pp., legal folio (12 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches). Dampstained, tears at folds, two bifolium, with docket panel on verso of final page "Fort Chipewyan 28th Decr. '27 / Alex Stewart". Long and detailed manuscript account of Hudson's Bay Company fur trading in the wilds of Canada. Alexander Stewart, the chief Hudson's Bay Company factor at Fort Chipewyan (present- day Athabasca) here writes a detailed and fascinating "account of the Company's Affairs in this District," in 1827.The Fort, just north of present-day Edmondton, was the main jumping-off point for trapping expeditions into what is now northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories, especially the area around the Great Slave Lake.This was new country for the trappers. Sir John Franklin's second expedition had explored the country in 1825-27, with the help of the HBC, and particularly Peter Dease. In this letter Stewart describes the situation at the end of 1827, noting that they might have lost important ship-board supplies for trading with Native Canadians "had not Mr. C.[hief] t.[rader] Simon McGillivray ... by his judicious management ultimately succeed in getting them here in due time. La Londe the conductor of the craft for this District, I look upon as no longer fit for that duty, having no more command of the men than a common steersman ... I, with the able assistance of Mr. P. W. Dease, whom I found here waiting with the remainder of the Mackenzie's River outfit, made various arrangements and settlements with the Indians ... Both Peace River and Great Slave Lake (in present-day Northwest Territories) outfits with their people left this on the 5th and 6th." Stewart goes on to mention that he had difficulty distributing goods to the natives, as they came in greater numbers than expected, and describes a disease ("chin-cough," i.e. whooping-cough) that has affected the families. He further mentions that non-importation of liquor has not been a problem and continues: "The natives of Fort Chipewyan and Great Slave Lake have been as obedient as could be expected to our orders not to destroy the beaver during the summer season ... The Beaver Indians being more destitute and more in the habit of making their hunt by the Gun ... I have taken the liberty to forward herewith to Mr. C.F. McTavish the requisition for outfit 1828 ... I mean to send off three boats, which I have no doubt contain all the packs that may be made at this place and Seal River ... There are in the district including 4 interpreters 45 men - To take out 3 boats - 21 men / Two loaded canoes - 9 men / Messrs. Smith & Stewarts Canoe - 6 men: 36 men - 9 men left. / Required for summer establishment: Great Slave Lake - 3 men, incl. interpreter / Fort Chipewyan - 3 / Fort Vermilion - 3 / Dunvegon - 3...showing a deficiency of 4...We must recourse to the hiring, if possible, [of] some of our half- breeds or free-men in order to get our returns." Alexander Stewart had originally worked for the North West Company, rising from apprentice (in 1796) to partner (in 1813). At the time of the merger of the North West Company with the Hudson's Bay Company he was based at Little Slave Lake. Stewart was appointed one of the Chief Factor's in the newly merged company, initially based at Fort William (1821-23) and Island Lake (1823- 26) before taking over at Fort Chipewyan, where he remained until 1830. He took a furlough in 1830-31, but suffered health problems which led to his retirement in 1833. Peter Warren Dease (1788-1863), whose help Stewart praises in the present letter, would become a chief factor in his own right in the following year. Dease had earlier assisted Franklin during his second expedition in 1825-26, and he went on to gain renown as an Arctic explorer in his own right. In 1836-39, with Thomas Simpson, Dease commanded an expedition which explored the Arctic coast from the mouth of the Mackenzie River to Point Barrow.

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        Manners And Customs Of the Ancient Egyptians, Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion, And Early History -- First and Second Series

      London: John Murray, 1827-1841. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full tan calf. Near fine. 6 Vols/No Dust Jacket. 22 x 14 cm. First Series: 17 lithographed plates (seven in color, one tinted), and Second Series: 94 lithographed plates (Vol.III is the plate volume), contains two exquisite, large color fold-outs, plus voluminous wood-cuts in all six volumes. Three errata slips. Extensive Index. Wilkinson, called the Father of British Egyptology, arrived in Egypt at the age of twenty-four and stayed for twelve consecutive years. DNB called this his most important work, further stating, "In this his standard work the statements of ancient writers about Egypt, together with the results of modern excavation and researches by the author were lucidly arranged, explained in a fascinating style, and richly illustrated with plans, engravings and coloured plates......he brought to light many new facts connected with Egyptian manners, history and religion." Bright, generally clean set, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt cover border panels, spine labels in maroon and green, marbled endpapers with matching edges, two spine labels chipped with slight loss.

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        The bibliographical decameron, or ten days pleasant discourse, upon illuminated manuscripts, and subjects connected with early engravings, typography and bibliography

      Complete with errata, colophon, and half-titles. With 40 plates, including the oft missing "Presentation in the Temple" in Volume I, portraits, illustrations and facsimiles, engraved vignettes, woodcut and text illustrations (some printed on India paper and mounted). Contemporary full crimson crushed levant morocco bound by St. James' Duke Street, London, a dated binding with the elaborate gilt spine in 6 compartments and "London, 1827" in gilt at the foot. From the library of Thomas Willement (1786-1871), British stained glass artist, called "the father of Victorian Stained Glass," with his signature, a small circular binders label and his personal bookplate from the Society of London Antiquaries. A handsome copy with an important provenance. First and only edition of one of the monuments of typographical bibliography, and the most extravagant of all Dibdin's works. It was limited to under 1000 regular and 50 large paper copies. "Its publication was a financial success and doubtless marks the high-water mark of the Dibdinian bibliomania" (Windle & Pippin, A28). According to Bigmore & Wyman, the work is written in the same dialogue manner as Dibdin's Bibliomania, with the same interlocutors, and may be properly described as a continuation of that work.&

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        TRAVELS Of The RUSSIAN MISSION Through MONGOLIA To CHINA, And Residence in Peking in the Years 1820 - 1821. With Corrections and Notes. In Two Volumes

      London:: Printed for Longman Rees Orme Brown and Green,. 1827.. 8vo. 1st Edition in English. 2 volumes: ix, [1 (blank)], 468; iv, 496. Index in Volume II. Publisher catalogue precedes text of Volume I.. Modern speckled light tan quarter leather binding over marbled paper boards. Speckled edges.. Bindings - Fine. Textblocks & plates - VG+.. Illustrated with lithographed plate [Frontis of Volume I], folding map [Volume I] & folding plan of Peking [Frontis of Volume II].

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