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

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        A Directory for the Village of Rochester, Containing the Names, Residence and Occupations of all Male Inhabitants over Fifteen Years of Age, in Said Village, on the First of January, 1827

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        View in Old North Sound, Antigua.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, 4to, Storrs Hall near Bownest, N.Y

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Beautés de l'histoire des voyages les plus fameux tome premier

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Book of Birds and Beasts

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

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        Antonii Peretii I. C. Opera Omnia. In four volumes

      - Romae Edebat - Societas Typographica, 1827 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The scarceworks ofAntonio Pereti, comprising lectures on the Justinian Code and Roman law. 'Now for the first time with many errors corrected, on the basis of carefully weighing each law andrestoring order'. In Latin. Complete in four volumes. Several relevant religious platesloosely inserted, and one card 'Accademia di Religione Cattolica' with hand-written notes. The Corpus Juris (or Iuris Civilis) (Body of Civil Law) is the modern name for a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence, issued from 529 to 534 by order of Justinian I, Eastern Roman Emperor. It is also sometimes referred to as the Code of Justinian, although this name belongs more properly to the part titled Codex. The work as planned had three parts: the Code (Codex) is a compilation, by selection and extraction, of imperial enactments to date; the Digest or Pandects (the Latin title contains both Digesta and Pandectae) is an encyclopedia composed of mostly brief extracts from the writings of Roman jurists; and the Institutes (Institutiones) is a student textbook, mainly introducing the Code although it has important conceptual elements that are less developed in the Code or the Digest. All three parts, even the textbook, were given force of law. They were intended to be, together, the sole source of law; reference to any other source, including the original texts from which the Code and the Digest had been taken, was forbidden. Nonetheless, Justinian found himself having to enact further laws and today these are counted as a fourth part of the Corpus, the Novellae Constitutiones (Novels, literally New Laws). The work was directed by Tribonian, an official in Justinian's court. His team were authorised to edit what they included. How far they made amendments is not recorded and, in the main, cannot be known because most of the originals have not survived. The text was composed and distributed almost entirely in Latin, which was still the official language of the government of the Empire in 529534, whereas the prevalent language of merchants, farmers, seamen, and other citizens was Greek. By the early 7th century, the official government language segued into Greek during the lengthy reign of Heraclius (610641). How far the Corpus Iuris Civilis or any of its parts was effective, whether in the east or (with reconquest) in the west, is unknown. However, it was not in general use during the so-called Dark Ages. During the Middle Ages, interest in it revived. It was received or imitated as private law and its public-law content was quarried for arguments by both secular and ecclesiastical authorities. This revived Roman law, in turn, became the foundation of law in all civil law jurisdictions. The provisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis also influenced the Canon Law of the church: it was said that ecclesia vivit lege romana the church lives by Roman law. Influence on the common-law systems has been much smaller, although some basic concepts from the Corpus have survived through Norman law - such as the contrast, especially in the Institutes, between law and custom (lex et consuetudo). The Corpus continues to have a major influence on public international law. Its four parts thus constitute the foundation documents of the western legal tradition. Condition: Two volumes bound in full vellum, the other two in paper boards. Externally sound although rubbed, one spine label missing, one detached and preserved within. Institutional markings to spines. Hinges reinforced in paper bound volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright aside from a few heat damaged pages in volume II,and generally clean aside from the odd patch of light foxingand occasional handling marks. Monastic library bookplate to front pastedowns ofvellum bound volumes, laid over some previous bookplates, and ink stamps to all titles and last pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        View of Edinburgh, From the Castle

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

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        The Gold-headed Cane

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

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        The American Toilet

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

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        Malerische Reise durch einen grossen Theil der Schweiz vor und nach der Revolution

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

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        Travels from India to England;

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

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        An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits, in which the criticisms of Malone, Steevens, Boaden, & others, are examined, confirmed, or refuted. Embracing the Felton, the Chandos, the Duke of Somerset's pictures, the Droeshout print, and the monument of Shakspeare, at Stratford; together with an exposé of the spurious pictures and prints. [With supplement.]

      London: by the author, and sold by all booksellers, 1827 - Octavo (207 × 135 mm), in 2 parts, the supplement with separate title. Mid 19th-century red half calf, contrasting green labels, low raised bands attractively gilt, marbled sides, blue-green endpapers, red sprinkled edges. A little stripping to one corner, one plate (the Gilliland portrait) torn across and repaired, else a very good copy. Engraved frontispiece of the Stratford monument, 20 engraved plates. First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants in the "trial" of Queen Caroline in the House of Lords, thence to abundant portrait commissions from the royal family, the aristocracy, and leading theatrical figures. This publication, however, brought his prosperity to a sudden end, as its sales failed to cover the expense of producing the plates, reducing Wivell "from affluence to comparative poverty" (Art Journal, 206). He was rescued by an uncle's legacy and his own ingenuity, subsequently inventing a rope fire escape that was credited with saving hundreds of lives. Jaggard notes that the edition size was 500 copies, of which 50 had plates on India paper and 25 were printed on large paper. Jaggard, p. 695.

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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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        SKETCHES AND MEMORANDA OF THE WORKS FOR THE TUNNEL UNDER THE THAMES, FROM ROTHERHITHE TO WAPPING

      London: Published and sold at the Tunnel Works, Rotherhithe, and by Messers. Harvey and Darton, 55, Gracechurch Street. Printed by the Philanthropic Society, St. George's Fields., 1827. First ed. Oblong 16 mo., 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches, (26) pp., 12 plates, steel engravings and lithographs, of which two are folding and one has an overlay. Original marbled paper wrappers, with printed label, backed in linen. Slight occasional foxing., with a short tear to the backing at the base of the spine. Very good. THE FIRST UNDERWATER TUNNEL IN THE WORLD& & "Several projects to build a tunnel under the Thames had previously been attempted in order to improve north-south communications. In 1798, Ralph Dodd suggested the construction of a tunnel between Gravesend and Tilbury. Although a shaft was effectively sunk at Gravesend in 1800-1802, construction was stopped for two main reasons: the presence of quicksand, which allowed the river to break in, and the exorbitant cost. In 1804, the Thames Archway Project was started for a tunnel between Rotherhithe and Limehouse. The engineer was Robert Vazie. After a shaft was sunk at Rotherhithe, Vazie began work on a drift-way. In November 1807, Richard Trevithik replaced Vazie as engineer. The drift-way eventually revealed that much of the strata was sand and gravel, giving way to quicksand occasionally. In 1808, a constant flood finally forced Trevithik to stop the excavation. The drift-way was only within 70 ft. of the north bank. In 1809, the Thames Archway Company opened a public competition for schemes that could effectively address the technical and financial challenges in the building of this tunnel. Charles Wyatt won with a proposal to make a tunnel by digging a trench in the bed of the Thames, sinking brick cylinders into the trench and joining them underwater. The Company hired John Isaac Hawkins to test the viability of the plan. In 1810-1811, the cylinders were built, lowered and joined with a mixture of mud and gravel. However, this new scheme again failed to solve the two familiar difficulties: the vulnerability of the riverbed and the high cost. As we will see in this essay, Brunel's engineering ingenuity eventually overcame both of these formidable challenges." Pablo Alvarez, Curator of Rare Books, University of Rochester.

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        Views of Philadelphia and its vicinty; engraved from original drawings

      Philadelphia: published by C.G. Childs, 1827 [-1830]. Parts 1, 2, 3 and 6 only (of 6), octavo. (8 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches, and smaller). Letterpress title and text on thick paper, 3pp. list of subscribers. Engraved additional title, 16 steel-engraved plates by Childs, J. Cone, J.W. Steel, W.E. Tucker, G. Fairman, and W.H. Hay, after Thomas Doughty, Thomas Birch, George Strickland, J.R. Watson, W. Mason and E.W. Clay. Original oatmeal- coloured wrappers, the upper covers with engraved titles with integral decorative surrounds, parts 2 and 3 with letterpress prospectus on the lower covers (backstrips of numbers 1 and 6 defective). Very rare in parts, with excellent engraved views that are "crystalline yet in almost every case warm and appealing" (M.P. Snyder). Childs explains the need for the present work: "Philadelphia can boast of many beautiful scenes in its immediate neighbourhood, and contains finer specimens of architecture than any city on the American continent ... Every enlightened stranger who comes among us, bears ample testimony to the truth of this statement; and perhaps no one departs without wishing to possess some permanent memorial of our city ... To furnish such a memorial, and to exhibit at the same time a creditable specimen of the state of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, is the object of the publisher" (prospectus on wrapper). The work was issued (between November 1827 and November 1830) in Imperial Octavo at $1.75 per part, or, as here, in Octavo at $1.25 per part. The intention was also to issue "A few proofs ... taken off before the writing, on India paper." It is evident that, as Martin Snyder remarks, "nothing was overlooked in making the final presentation one of the finest quality" The plates were not issued in the order they are listed in the "Directions to the Binder" and the present selection includes the following plates numbers (and accompanying text): 1, 4, 7,8, 10-12, 14-17, 20, 21, 23-25. Not in Sabin; Martin P. Snyder Mirror of America pp.70-77 (giving a complete collation of the parts).

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        L'Art de Fabriquer la Porcelaine, suive d'un Vocabulaire des Mots techniques et d'un traite de la Peinture et Dorure sur Porcelaine

      Paris; a la Librairie Scientifique et Industrielle de Malher et Cie.: 1827.. A study of the manufacture of porcelain, as well as painting and gilding porcelain, as it stood in the first decades of the 19th century, with an extensive glossary. Daudenart was the longtime proprietor and manager of the factory of Saint Amand-les-Eaux, and wrote several books on the techniques of porcelain and pottery manufacture. Solon spends most of his lengthy entry on this title complaining that, although Daudenart was well trained in the almost-obsolete technique of making soft-paste "fritted" body china, he chose to write a book about the manufacture of hard-paste porcelain instead. Sometimes Solon was very difficult to please. Branner. 2 volumes. Hardcover. 4.25"x7", xviii + 403 + 443 pages, plus 4 folding engraved plates; bound in old boards with new leather spines with red labels and gilt titles; a little internal toning and soil, plate edges a bit soiled and tatty, but overall a nice set.

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        Secretos Raros de Artes y Oficios. Obra util a toda clase de personas

      Barcelona, por Juan Francisco Piferrer, 1827 - 1829 [y] Madrid, Imprenta de Villalpando, 1806 - 1807 (para los tomos V y VI). Doce tomos encuadernados en seis volúmenes en 8vo.; VIII-XVI-150 pp. +1 h., XV-156 pp. + 1 h., 166 pp. + 1 h., VIII-156 pp. + frontispicio grabado, XII - 224 pp., 1 h. + frontispicio grabado, XII - 224 pp. + VIII - 160 pp. + VIII - 181 pp. + XII - 200 pp. + VIII-200 pp. + XVI - 184 pp. + VIII - 213 pp. Encuadernación en piel marbreada de la época, con tejuelos. Ligerísimas diferencias ornamentales en el volúmen que contiene los tomos V y VI.

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        The HISTORY Of SCOTLAND, Translated from the Latin of George Buchanan; With NOTES And a Continuation to the Union in the Reign of Queen Anne. By James Aikman, Esq. In Four Volumes. [Vols V & VI: "And a Continuation to the Present Time. In Six Volumes."]

      Glasgow:: Published by Blackie Fullarton & Co., and Archibald Fullarton & Co., Edinburgh.. 1827 - 1829.. 8vo, in 4s. 1st edition thus (BMC CE Vol 4, p 475). 6 volumes (civ, 447; [4], 630; [4], 572; [4], 644 [including Index]; [2], 704, 22; x, 648 pp). Vols V & VI with imprint of Thomas Ireland, Jr. [V: 1827; VI: 1829].. Period tan half-calf with marbled boards. Dark brown morocco spine labels. Red speckled edges.. Each volume with the contemporaneous ownership signature of one. "Thomas Inglis, Gardener / Barriston 1828". Spines darkened a bit.. Usual foxing to paper. Vol I front joint starting @ top. An overall. VG, entirely original 6-volume set & quite uncommon thus.. BuchananÕs greatest literary achievement of his later years was his Rerum Scoticarum Historia, initially published in 1582, in which he related the history of Scotland from its origin till the death of the regent Lennox in 1571. .... the underlying object of the book is the inculcation of those principles of political and religious liberty of which Buchanan had been the consistent champion throughout his career. By the leading scholars of Europe it was adjudged to be a work of transcendent merit, and even in the eighteenth century it was seriously debated whether Caesar, Livy, or Sallust had been his model. In this History, which for fully two centuries kept its place as a standard authority, Buchanan had appealed both to scholars and protestant theologians... [Cambridge History of English & American Literature]. & & While the work was extremely popular, and remained in print almost continuously well into the 19th C., this was one of the more ambitious editions, extending the History until the 'present' day. . Illustrated with frontis in each volume & a hand-colored folding copperplate map of Scotland in Volume I.

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        Sketches of Hayti: From the Expulsion of the French to the Death of Christophe

      London: L.B. Seeley and Son, 1827. First edition. Original publisher's tan linen over brown paper covered boards. Rebacked retaining original linen spine, paper label mostly gone, frontis foxed, title with a bit of offsetting, but still a very good untrimmed copy. 8vo. Illus. with folding frontispiece with a view of Cape Francois, St. Domingo. Presentation Copy. Inscribed by the author. William Woodis Harvey (1798-1864) provides an early account of the Haitian revolution and its effects. The author had access to Christophe, his servants and staff, longtime traders, and written documentation. Sabin 30783. LCP. Afro-Americana 4643. Cundall 465. Blockson 4003.

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        Plaine de Montbrison

      Paris: Veuve Agasse, , 1827. Sheet size: 308 x 458 mm Plate size: 265 x 375 mm Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Fine condition. A map of the plane of Montbrison in the region of the Loire, France. Published in 'Atlas Encyclopédique Contenant les Cartes et les Planches Rélatives à la Géographie Physique'.

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        CONSTITUCION DE LA REPUBLICA BOLIVIANA REIMPRESA DE ORDEN DEL SUPREMO GOBIERNO

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

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        [Op. 123]. Missa composita, et Serenissimo ac Eminentissimo Domino Domino Rudolpho Joanni Caesareo Principi et Archiduci Austriae S.R.E. Tit. s. Petri in monte aureo Cardinali et Archiepiscopo Olomucensi profundissima cum veneratione dedicata a Lodovico van Beethoven. [Full score]

      Moguntiae [Mainz]: B. Schott... Paris: B. Schott... Anvers: A. Schott: [PN 2346]. 1827. Folio. In original publisher's cloth-backed printed boards with "Messe Solennelle / en Ré majeur / par / Louis van Beethoven / Oeuvre 123. / No. 2346. / Partition / Or, 19 fl. 24. kr." printed to upper board, rear board blank. & & 1f. (recto lithographic title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-299, [i] blank pp. Engraved. & & Boards worn, slightly faded and with very minor staining; spine slightly frayed at head and foot; small octagonal yellow printed publisher's label to upper board; signatures detached. Minor pencil markings to p. 63; small circular blindstamp of the London branch of Schott at 159 Regent Street to upper outer corner of title. . First (trade) Edition (without the 2-page subscribers list found in the earliest issue). & & Rare. Kinsky-Halm p. 364. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 230. Hirsch IV 392. Fuld p. 187. Hoboken II, 495 (first issue). Hirsch IV, 392. & & Beethoven's great mass, originally intended to celebrate the inauguration of his pupil, the Archduke Rudolf, as Archbishop of Olmutz in 1820, took nearly four years to compose. It was first performed in St. Petersburg on April 7th 1824, and in Vienna, without the Gloria and Sanctus, on May 7th of that same year. "The Missa Solemnis is a monumental work in every sense, and stands beside Bach's B minor Mass as one of the two towering pinnacles in the whole history of the genre... " "[It] is a personal document without parallel in the history of music." Cooper: Beethoven The Last Decade 1817-1827, pp. 256, 274. & & A fine untrimmed copy, rarely found in original binding.

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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 çjust 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....â These last three words are written in English. Signed, Dr. Just Liebig.

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        TWENTY-ONE DISCOURSES, DELIVERED IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF WROCKWARDINE, IN THE COUNTY OF SALOP

      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.

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