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        Gold-winged Woodpecker

      London: Robert Havell, Jr., 1827. CHEERFULLY PERCHED 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. In his stunning image of the male and female Gold-winged Woodpecker, Audubon captures the lively nature of the bird. In his notes, the artist wrote: "No sooner has spring called them to the pleasant duty of making love than their voice is heard from the tops of high decayed trees proclaiming with delight the opening of the welcome season. Their note is merryment itself as it imitates a prolonged and jovial laugh." He added that even in confinement, "the Gold-winged Woodpecker never suffers its naturally lively spirit to droop." In this fantastic plate Audubon's written observations come to life as the birds interact with great animation.. First Edition. Book.

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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..

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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.

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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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        Berg Vernon in Virginien (Mount Vernon in Virginia)

      1827. Pen, watercolour and gouache on wove paper, with integral brown gouache border with ruled lines in black and white, signed, dated and titled beneath the image in white gouache in a calligraphic hand "Pinx[it]: C:A: Düring.1827. / Berg Vernon in Virginien". (Old crease, some light surface damage). Sheet size: 18 7/8 x 23 7/8 inches; image size: 14 1/2 x 20 inches. An image from the National subconscious: the home of the "father of our nation" In this superb painting of Washington's home, the German artist C. A. Düring has placed the house and out buildings at the centre of the picture, with the sweep of the Potomac River leading off into the hazy light of a perfect early summer evening in Virginia. Unfortunately we have been unable to discover any information regarding the artist of this magnificent view of Virginia. Obviously a German artist, the view is typical of German topographical paintings produced in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. The heavy gray border and thick painterly technique was a 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 popular view of Washington's estate - now the most visited national monument in the country. It is evidently based on a print first published in London in 1800. This print (a hand-coloured aquatint, titled "Mount Vernon in Virginia /The Seat of the late Lieut. General George Washington") was engraved by Francis Jukes (1747-1812) after a drawing by Alexander Robertson (1772-1841). It was issued in March 1800 in London (and July of the same year in New York) in response to Washington's death in December of the previous year and proved very popular on both sides of the Atlantic: the image was used as a design source for numerous silk embroideries and watercolours as well as the present work. This magnificent view is not only a superb example of German landscape painting, but also a truly unique view of the Potomac, Mount vernon and Virginia. Cf. Fowble Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680- 1880, p.89 (refers to the Jukes/Robertson aquatint).

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        [Bernström] Bibliografiska och personhistoriska studier tillägnade Gustaf Bernström 15/1 1927. Uppsala, 1927. 161,(2) s.

      Elegant tegelrött halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt guldornerad rygg (Hedberg). Övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt oskurna. Omslaget medbundet. Ryggen obetydligt blekt och med mindre fuktfläck nederst samt med litet skrapmärke på ett av binden. Bakpärmens nedre skinnhörn repat. Med Kurt Winbergs exlibris. Ur Dan Korns samling.. Tryckt i 25 numrerade ex., detta dock onumrerat. Innehåller R. G:son Berg "Svenskt i 'Blätter für literarische Unterhaltung' 1827-1845", G. Clemensson "De äldsta trycklistorna från Göteborg", A. Hedberg "Bokbindare i Jönköping 1672-1900", J. M. Hulth "Linné och Patriotiska sällskapet" och G. Odencrants "Ur A. O. Rhyzelii självbiografi i Linköpings stiftsbibliotek"

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        [Bernström] Bibliografiska och personhistoriska studier tillägnade Gustaf Bernström 15/1 1927. Uppsala, 1927. 161,(4) s.

      Ngt nött brunt halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerad och blindpressad rygg samt övre guldsnitt (Hedberg). Omslaget medbundet. Bandets ytterfalsar med mindre skavanker och ryggen solkig. Spår efter avlägsnat exlibris på frampärmens insida. I lätt nött marmorerad skinnskodd pappkassett.. Tryckt i 25 numrerade ex., varav detta är nr 24 som trycktes för Eric Österlund. Innehåller R. G:son Berg "Svenskt i 'Blätter für literarische Unterhaltung' 1827-1845", G. Clemensson "De äldsta trycklistorna från Göteborg", A. Hedberg "Bokbindare i Jönköping 1672-1900", J. M. Hulth "Linné och Patriotiska sällskapet" och G. Odencrants "Ur A. O. Rhyzelii självbiografi i Linköpings stiftsbibliotek"

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        Corpus iuris sueo-gotorum antiqui... Samling af Sweriges gamla lagar... 1-13.

      Stockholm, 1827-77. 13 volymer. 33 litograferade planscher (alla, 2 planscher bruntonade). Välbevarade bruna halvfranska band, ryggar med fem upphöjda bind, övre guldsnitt, i övrigt oskurna (Hedbergband). Skinnskodda fodrade kassetter.. 1. Westgötalagen. 2. Östgötalagen. 3. Uplandslagen. 4. Södermannalagen. 5. Westmannalagen.6. Helsingelagen .7. Gotlandslagen. 8. Visby stadslag och sjörätt. 9. Skånelagen. 10. Magnus Erikssons landslag. 11. Magnus Eriksson stadslag. 12. Christoffers landslag.13. Ordbok till samlingen af Sweriges gamla lagar

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        Examen de la Constitucion de Don Pedro, Y de Los Derechos del Infante

      1827. [Portugal]. [Bordigne, Comte de]. Examen de la Constitucion de Don Pedro, Y de Los Derechos del Infante Don Muguel. Dedicado a Los Portugueses Fieles. Paris: [s.n.]. 1827. 195 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Original plain publisher wrappers, untrimmed edges. Some edgewear, light rubbing to wraps, moderate wear to spine, binding lightly cocked. Light browning to near top-edges of a few leaves at beginning of text, interior otherwise fresh. * This is a Spanish translation of Bordigne's Examen de la Constitution de Don Pedre, et des Droits de Don Miguel (1827). Also published as part one of his Legitimite Portugaise (1827), it examines the Portuguese succession in 1826-27. This was a case that raised several questions of legitimacy, constitutionality and nationality. In 1807 Napoleon compelled the Portuguese monarchy to flee to its colony of Brazil, which then became, by decree, the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarve. In 1816 Joao VI returned to Portugal and demoted Brazil to colonial status. His eldest son, Pedro I, remain in Brazil, sided with its independence movement and declared himself emperor when independence was achieved. Pedro ruled Brazil until 1831, then abdicated to return to Portugal to help his daughter achieve the throne. Pedro I of Brazil became King of Portugal as Pedro IV (1826). Since no one wanted to re-establish the union of Portugal and Brazil Pedro abdicated the Portuguese throne in favor of his daughter Maria II da Gloria, then seven years old. Pedro's brother Miguel was to act as Regent and marry Maria when she came of age. Miguel instead proclaimed himself king and repudiated the liberal constitution granted by Joao VI. Maria was forced into exile. Her father Pedro returned from Brazil, and from the Azores waged a successful campaign against Miguel, who was defeated and exiled in 1834. This Spanish edition is not in the British Museum Catalogue, which lists editions in French and Portuguese. KVK locates 7 copies, all in Europe, OCLC locates 1 (at the Catholic University of America).

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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's successor in office, describes Colonel Cockburn as ' 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: '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'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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        HISTORIAE NATURALIS LIBRI XXXVII. Cum selectis commentariis J. Harduini ac recentiorum interpretum novisque adnotationibus.

      In-8 p., "10 voll. in 13 tomi", mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, testo solo in latino. Questa ediz. dell'opera di Plinio è divisa in 6 parti: "Cosmologia" a cura di C. Alexandre (1° vol.) - "Geographia" a cura di F. Ansart (2° in due tomi) - "Zoologia" a cura di Ansart (3° e 4°) - "Res herbaria" a cura di L. Desfontaines (5°, 6° e 7° in 4 tomi) - "Materia medica" a cura di Ajasson de Grandsagne (8°) - "Mineralogia" (9°) - "Indices" a cura di Pihan Delaforest (10° in 2 tomi). Voll. della importante Collana "Bibliotheca classica latina". Cfr. Brunet,IV,717. Esempl. con barbe ben conservato.

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        M.T. CICERONIS QUAE EXSTANT OMNIA OPERA. Cum Deperditorum fragmentis in quatuor partes divisa, item Indices quinque novi absolutissimi.

      In-8 p., "20 voll. di cui 1 di Indice", mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, 600/750 pp. cad. vol., testo in solo latino. Questa ediz. è divisa in 5 parti coi seguenti titoli: "Pars Prima", sive Opera Rhetorica ed Oratoria, textum, collatis optimis editionibus, recensuit, varietate lectionum et notis Ernesti Schutziique fere integris, aliorum selectis exornavit et suas addidit J.-W. Rinn (2 voll.) - "Pars Secunda", sive Orationes Omnes ad optimos codices et editionem J.V. Le Clerc recensitae.. (6 voll.) - "Pars Tertia", sive Opera Philosophica.., cum selectis veterum ac recentiorum notis, curante et emendante M.N. Bouillet. (6 voll., il V in due parti) - "Pars Quarta", sive Epistolarum Omnium Libri ad optimos codices et editionum J.V. Le Clerc recensiti, cum selectis veterum ac recentiorum notis, curante et emendante N.E. Lemaire (3 voll.) - "Fragmenta", 1831. Voll. della importante Collana "Bibliotheca classica latina". Cfr. Brunet,II,13. Solo qualche lieve alone o arross. su 4 voll., altrim. esempl. con barbe ben conservato.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in German, 8vo., Giessen, 25th April 1850 laid down on conjugate blank

      To Dr. John Hall Gladstone, F.R.S., (1827-1902, English chemist), saying that he has ?ust got back from a trip that took me away from Giessen for several weeks, thanking him for his letter of April 18 and your paper about the behaviou of sulphur when added to PCl 5. This will be recorded in one of the next issues of the Annals. The news that you have been able to confirm the chlorine, phosphorus and nitrogen compound, thus obtaining a new tri-basic acid, was of enormous interest to me...As my health is now so much better, the course of lectures I am giving this summer no longer causes me any anxiety. Please give my respects to Prof. Graham [Thomas Graham, 1805-1869, Professor of Chemistry at University College, London, 1837-1855], he is certainly in the best position for giving you the means to determine small amounts of light carburetted hydrogen....?These last three words are written in English. Signed, Dr. Just Liebig.

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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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      Printed for Harding & Lepard London: Printed for Harding & Lepard, 1827. Fourth Edition. The Wardington Copy, in Fine Morocco, ofDibdin's Standard Guide to the Classics 292 x 197 mm (11 1/2 x 7 3/4").Two volumes. 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 ("?ition la plus compl? 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'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'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'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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        Oeuvres completes... avec des eclaircissements et des notes historiques... paris, henry feret, 1827.

      Ventisei parti legati in venticinque di cm. 20,5, pp. 13.000 circa complessive. Ritratto e frontespizio figurato al primo volume (con le note tip: Paris, Furne, 1835), molte tavole incise in rame fuori testo di ritratti e scene ad illustrazione del testo. Il volume dedicato alla botanica contiene inoltre 65 belle tavole a colori. Bella ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con ticchi fregi e titoli in oro. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Qualche rada arrossatura, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato, munito di una legatura perfettamente conservata ed assai decorativa. Bella edizione delle opere, ben completa della Botanica che spesso è assente.

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        A Practical Treatise on Architectural Jurisprudence: In Which the Constitutions, Canons, Laws and Customs Relating to the Art of Building, Are Collected from the Best Authorities [etc.]

      The dedication copy of the only edition of the first work on legal architecture in England, seemingly specially bound for Lord Lyndhurst, the son of John Singleton Copley and Lord Chancellor, and possessor of a "natural genius" for architecture. Contemporary morocco, elaborately blind-tooled, inner-gilt dentelles and all edges gilt, now quite worn but sound; with Lord Lyndhurst's bookplate. W. Benning, Law Bookseller, Fleet-Street [etc.], London, 1827.

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        DEN GALENDE HANE. (Fra no. 41 med tilføjelse: Et æsthetisk Ugeblad helliget Minerva og Muserne. Udg. af Gottfr. M. Müller. No. 1-60.

      København, 1827-29. Illustreret med forskellige vignetter i træsnit. Indb. nyere halvlærredsbind.. Et par enkelte smårevner i bladene, som i øvrigt fremstår helt rene og pæne. Med exlibris på inderside af det private halvlærreds bind, der har en lille plet på det nye friblad. Siderne er beskåret. Indlagt en side fra Hjemmet 1932 med hele historien om dette mærkelige tidsskrift og ophavsmandens historie. (Bibl. Dan., bd. 4, 620.)(Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

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        A Winter in Lapland and Sweden, with various observations made during a residence at Hammerfest, near the North Cape.

      London, John Murray, Albermarle Street. 1827. 4:o. xvi,612 pp. + 22 lithographed plates + 7 india proof vignettes in text + folding map (repaired). Contemporary a bit worn half calf, spine with five raised bands. Small repair upper joint. With some brown spots throughout, endpapers with more spots. First endpapers, titlepage, first two pages and two last pages with some small holes after needle. 28 x 22 cm.. Bring 449. Schiötz 144b

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        Petrificata suecana formationis cretaceæ, descripta et iconibus illustrata.

      Pars prior, vertebrata et mollusca sistens. Lund, ex officina Berlingiana, 1827. Folio. VIII,39 s. & 10 grav. plr. Tagen ur band. Originalhäftningen dock bevarad och det tryckta omslaget likaså. Ryggen med spår av gammal blå ryggremsa. Omslaget lätt solkigt och det främre med en fläck och litet hål i övre marginalen. Inlagan med enstaka lagerfläckar. Liten fläck i texten på s. 23. Planscherna med fuktränder i hörnen. Bra stort ex.. Nissen 2977. Allt som utkom. Dal skriver: "Sven Nilsson var också en betydande paleontolog och geolog. Hans största paleontologiska arbete, "Petrificata Suecana", tryckt i Lund 1827, är en monografi över fossil i de svenska kritbildningarna. Som pionjärarbete är det grundläggande för kännedom om snäckor, musslor och brachiopoder i den svenska kritan. De 10 graverade planscherna är efter original av akademiträdgårdsmästaren Carl Joachim Lundberg, som var elev hos ritmästare Andersson." A. Arvidsson graverade dem

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        Nuova raccolta di scene popolari e costumi di napoli disegnati esattamente dal vero... in napoli, nella litografia cuciniello e bianchi, 1827.

      Cm. 39, con 24 tavole litografiche. Leg. orig. in mezza pelle e cartonato a stampa riportante i dati tipografici in una elegante cornice calligrafica. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Ex libris nobiliare inciso. Splendida e rara opera che illustra i classici costumi e le scene popolari di Napoli. Non citata dalle bibliografie da noi consultate.

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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

      Printed for Longman Rees Orme Brown and Green 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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        Theory of Systems of Rays [together with the three Supplements].Dublin: R. Graisberry and P. Dixon Hardy, 1828-30-31-1837.

      First edition, journal issue, of these classic papers. "At the age of twenty-three [Hamilton] published the completion of the 'curious discoveries' he had made as a boy of seventeen, Part I of <i>A Theory of Systems of Rays</i>, the great classic which does for optics what Lagrange's <i>Mécanique Analytique</i> does for mechanics and which, in Hamilton's hands, was to be extended to dynamics, putting that fundamental science in what is perhaps its ultimate, perfect form" (E. T. Bell, Men of Mathematics). "In the <i>Theory of Systems of Rays</i> (1827) Hamilton continued the work of his paper <i>On Caustics</i> (1824), but he applied the analysis explicitly to geometrical optics and introduced the characteristic function ... All of Hamilton's work in optics and dynamics depended on a central idea, that of the characteristic function. It was the first of his two great discoveries. The second was the quaternions ..." (DSB).<br/><br/> "At the end of the third supplement, Hamilton applied his characteristic function to the study of Fresnel's wave surface and discovered that for the case of biaxial crystals there exist four conoidal cusps on the wave surface. From this discovery he predicted that a single ray incident in the correct direction on a biaxial crystal should be refracted into a cone in the crystal and emerge as a hollow cylinder. He also predicted that if light were focused into a cone incident on the crystal, it would pass through the crystal as a single ray and emerge as a hollow cone. Hamilton described his discovery to the Royal Irish Academy on 22 October 1832 and asked Humphrey Lloyd, professor of natural philosophy at Trinity College, to attempt an experimental verification ... two months later he wrote to Hamilton that he had found the cone. Hamilton's theoretical prediction of conical refraction and Lloyd's verification caused a sensation. It was one of those rare events when theory predicted a completely unexpected physical phenomenon" (DSB). Lloyd's confirmatory paper appears here on pp. 145-57 of Vol. XVII (with two plates illustrating conical refraction). <br/><br/> "The dynamical papers of Hamilton ... are far better known than his optical papers. Yet they are, historically considered, only a generalisation and development of the method of the characteristic function, evolved in the optical researches. It is possible to attribute the existence of the Hamiltonian method in dynamics to the fact that, at the time when Hamilton was writing on optics, neither the emission theory of light nor the wave theory was unanimously accepted. One of the chief merits in the theory of the characteristic function in optics lies in the fact that whether we regard the propagation of light as due to the motion of particles (obeying the law of least action) or to the propagation of waves (according to the envelope theory of Huygens), the same formal theory applies in each case to the geometry of the light rays, the only difference being in the interpretation of [the characteristic function], which in the former case represents the action integral, and in the latter the time of propagation. Thus Hamilton succeeded in showing the mathematical equivalence of a variational principle (least action) with a law of contact transformation (wave theory). In dynamics, his optical method enabled him to convert a variational principle into a contact transformation" (Papers I xxi). <br/><br/> Vol. XVII also contains (pp. 293-422) Hamilton's <i>Theory of Conjugate Functions, or Algebraic Couples</i>, an important paper on the foundations of algebra in general and of the real and complex numbers in particular. Hamilton's "algebraic couples consisted of all ordered pairs of real numbers, for which [he] defined rules for addition and multiplication. He then demonstrated that these couples constituted a commutative associative division algebra, and that they satisfied the rules of operation of complex numbers. For some mathematicians the theory of number couples was a more significant contribution to mathematics than the discovery of quaternions ..." (DSB).. Pages 69-174 of Vol. XV; 4-61 of Vol. XVI Part I; 93-125 of Vol. XVI Part II; and 1-144 of Vol. XVII of Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Four vols, large 4to, uniformly bound in dark green cloth, spines lettered in gilt, floral endpapers. Occasional browning and spotting, but in all fine set. Provenance: book plate of Andras Gedeon to front paste downs

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        Atlas universel pour servir à l'étude de la géographie et de l'histoire anciennes et modernes. Dressé par (...).

      Paris. Chez Ménard et Desenne, Éditeurs.. 1827. Stor folio. Samtidig skinnryggbind med ryggforgylling. Upaginert. Med 60 helsides grensekolorerte kart. Large folio. Contemporary half calf with gilt decorations to spine. Not paginated. Contains 60 fullpaged border coloured maps.. Det siste kartet iferd med å løsne fra ryggen

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        HINTS TO PARENTS, on the Cultivation of Children, in the spirit of Pestalozzi method. Fifth edition. Price one shilling. [To be continued.]

      The complete set of six parts bound as one. Part I as above. 40pp. Part II: HINTS TO PARENTS. Exercises for exciting the attention, and strengthening the Thinking Powers of Children. Fourth edition. 69pp. Part III: HINTS TO PARENTS. First exercises in number; or, The Elements of Arithmetic visibly represented in the spirit of Pestalozzi's method. Third Edition. 77pp. Part IV: HINTS TO PARENTS. First Exercises in Forms. Intuition and Denomination of the most simple relations of forms, their position and magnitude. Second edition. 74pp. Part V: HINTS TO PARENTS. First Exercises in Language. First edition. 109pp. Part VI. HINTS TO PARENTS. Religious Conversations, calculated for young children during the first period of education. First edition. 112pp. Some parts have engravings of forms etc. within the text. Bound in recent quarter calf, gilt, with red label, over marbled boards. Octavo. Some neat contemporary notes to the verso of titles; some old corner creases; else a very good set indeed.

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        Chronik der Herzoglichen Residenz- und Hauptstadt Altenburg vom Jahre 1801 bis zum Jahre 1825, nach amtlichen Nachrichten bearbeitet und herausgegeben. Erster Band (alles Erschienene!).

      X, 2 Bll., 211 S. Geglätteter brauner Kalbsleder d. Zt., mit reicher Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Weinreben-Außenkantenbordüren, Stehkantenbordüren, blaue Seidenmoiréevorsätze, Goldschnitt. Engelmann 284; Krieg, MNE II, 337. - Der vorliegende Band enthält nur die Jahre 1801-13. - Etwas stockfleckig. Beide Widmungsbll. mit Adelsstempel. Der sehr dekorative Einband wohlerhalten.

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        Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzer Hand. 55 Bände, 1 Supplement und 1 Bd. Inhalts- u. Namen-Verzeichnisse in 50 Bänden.

      Kl.-8vo. Mit 33 gest. Frontisp. (gest. v. Schwerdgeburth meist nach Ramberg), 1 Kupfertaf., 5 Falttabellen u. 1 gef. Faksimile. Pp. d. Zeit. Farbschnitt. Hagen 23, 23a u. 24e. - Goedeke IV/3, 11-13. - Band 1-40 der Kleinoktav- oder sogenannten Taschenausgabe erschienen zu Goethes Lebzeiten, Band 41-55 mit dem Nebentitel "Nachgelassene Werke" sind hier abweichend gebunden. Supplement-Band: Goethe's Leben von Heinrich Döring. Erschlossen durch das (häufig fehlende) Register von Musculus u. Riemer. Es erschienen noch weitere 5 Bde. Nachlaß u. 2 weitere Suppl. - Einbände berieben, teils m. Abplatzungen des Überzugspapiers. Band 2 abweichend in Hldr. m. RSchild. Teils Namen auf Vorsatz. Nur gelegentlich etw. stockfleckig. Die meisten Bände hier mit den beigebundenen reizvollen Kupferstichen.

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