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        IL COSTUME ANTICO E MODERNO O STORIA del Governo, della Milizia, della Religione, delle Arti, Scienze ed Usanze, di tutti i Popoli Antichi e Moderni. EUROPA Tomo I. Parte I. Europe. Milano dalla Tipografia dell?Autore, 1827.

      Ril. carton. non origin., il dorso origin. in cuoio con decor. caratt. oro è stato recuperato, cm 36x26, pp. 576 di t., numer. tavv. f.t. anche ripiegate di cui alcune mancanti.

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        Chronique métrique de Godefroy de Paris, suivie de La Taille de Paris, en 1313. [ édition originale ]

      Verdière 1827 Publiées pour la première fois, d'après les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque du Roi, par J.-A. Buchon, 1 vol. in-8 cartonnage à la bradel bleu d'époque, coll. des Chroniques nationales Françaises, Verdière, Paris, 1827, 304, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), vij-304 pp. ; 1 f. n. ch. (titre intermédiaire), x-200 pp. Edition originale. Bon état (qq. rouss., bon exemplaire par ailleurs). Rare. Français

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        Les Jeunes Voyageurs en Europe, ou description raisonnée des divers pays compris dans cette partie du Monde. Avec des détails sur sol, les productions, les curiosites? de chaque contrée, in 5 voll.?

      chez Thieriot 1827 in 12, pp. 277, 284, 252,255, 295; leg. coeva m/pelle chiara con tit. e fregi in oro al ds., piatti in carta marezzata, tagli spruzzati; opera completa delle 16 carte geografiche f.t.; Europa, Danimarca, Svezia e Norvegia, Regno di Sardegna, Paesi Bassi, Germania, Prussia, Svizzera, Italia, Russia, Turchia, Austria, Francia, Spagna e Portogallo, Gran Bretagna, Polonia. Qc. fior. ai front., ma opera molto ben conservata. 605/23

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        The History of the Battle of Agincourt

      London: Johnson, 1827.. First Edition. Limiter 'Letter Press' edition of 250 copies 8vo (193 X 110mm). Hand-coloured frontispiece, engraved additional title, title printed in red and black, 1 folding engraved map. (Occasional spotting or browning.) Late 19th century blue morocco by H Sotheran & Co., the spine in six compartments with raised bands lettered in gilt to the second and third, gilt turn-ins, t.e.g, marbled endpapers with the armorial bookplate of Stanley Leonard Barry. Pp ccccxii; 129 (Battle Roll & index. A related press cutting has been laid on to the rear endpaper and there is some neat pencil annotation to the next rear endpaper. A superb copy, rare in this condition.

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      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green; Cadell & Co., London and Edinburgh, 1827. Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover The nine volumes are bound in original half calf, gilt lettering on red labels on spines, spines in seven compartments separated by double gilt rules, gilt embossed arms of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, which, it appears, originally bound the volumes, on each spine. [Caplan 98]. Scott visited France in 1826 to collect material for this biography, which was published in these nine volumes in 1827. Scott was a novelist and poet, as well as the author of the first major life of Napoleon, and the first to be allowed to consult the Hudson Lowe Papers, which have since become a staple of historians of the captivity. Sir Walter also visited Paris and interviewed Napoleon's colleagues. The Duke of Wellington assisted him with his account of the Russian campaign. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte finally appeared in 1827 - in these nine volumes. It represented a milestone in the development of British attitudes toward Napoleon. Here for the first time, only six years after his death, but more importantly over a decade after his final battle, we have a Napoleon who is neither romantic hero nor total villain. This balanced approach was once a mainstay of much British historiography and public discourse. Thus although ultimately very critical of Napoleon, and a defense of the British Government in its long struggle against him and the French Revolution, "The Life" was nevertheless far more balanced than some Whigs had expected, and certainly far too even handed for many Tories, for whom Napoleon would always remain the "Corsican Ogre". It also upset Sir Hudson Lowe, whose esteem was at a level befitting his name, and still vainly sought the colonial governorship which he felt he had been promised and certainly deserved. He could not however find anything in "The Life" that would give him any chance of a successful court case. Gaspard Gourgaud was also displeased about his treatment. His former colleagues on St Helena buried their once considerable differences and came to his defense. Excitable as ever, Gourgaud was all for challenging Scott to a duel, but the latter's location in Edinburgh made that rather impractical. Napoleon's brother, Louis Bonaparte was also displeased and wrote a defense of his brother. An attractive and important set. Occasional minor foxing, end papers browning, otherwise internally near fine. The rear board of Volume IX (only) has been professionally repaired, all labels and exterior surfaces have been professionally refurbished. NEAR FINE. Fine Binding. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

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        UN BEL GIORNO, poemetto, Milano, Bettoni tipografia, 1827

      28 x 40, ril. ed. cartonata verde coeva, bs., pp. XXXIV. Edizione di pregio, con fogli ancora chiusi, su carta a mano. Straordinario omaggio all'amata Duchessa di Parma MARIA LUIGIA, con questa elegantissima edizione distribuita in dono. Vengono lodati i lavori nella zona di Parma e Piacenza promossi e realizzati dal governo di Maria Luigia. (Il ponte sul Taro, il Ponte sulla Trebbia, Il teatro Farnese, La galleria, il Teatro Ducale). Si tratta della SECONDA EDIZIONE de IL CALOMERO, stampato nel 1825 . Questa edizione è priva di alcune tavole. E' presente, a lato del frontespizio , un grande ritratto del padre della duchessa - FRANCESCO PRIMO - ed alla fine del volume una tavola del Teatro Farnese.

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        Coleccion de las Leyes dadas por el Congreso Constitucional de la Republica de Colombia en las sesiones de los aos 1825 i 1826.

      [2], 539, [1], lxxxvii, [1] pp. Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt florets on spine, paper label in manuscript. First edition. Sabin 14565n. Posada, Bibliografa bogotana, v. II: 1030. Signed by Agustn Guerrero on the front pastedown. Agustn Guerrero (1817-1902) was President of the Provisional government of the Republic of Ecuador from 14 January 1883 to 5 October 1883 along with three others after the overthrow of the dictatorship established by General Veintemilla. The second collection of laws, (after the 1823-1824 edition), there being no session in 1822. A very good copy with two tiny wormholes in spine, scuffing to boards, partial label on spine, minor dampstaining to rear leaves, last leaf soiled.

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        British Essayists; With Prefaces Biographical, Historical, And Critical By The Rev. Robert Lynam, A. M. (30 Volumes)

      . Bound in full black morocco with blind and gilt stamped decorations on the front covers and spines. Four raised bands and titles stamped in gilt on the spines. All edges gilt. Signed by the binders, Meyers & Co. of London, on the front pastedown endpaper of volume one. Each volume measures 6.88 x 4.50 inches (17.46 x 11.43 cm). Includes the works of British essayists featured in publications such as "The Tatler, " "The Guardian, " "The Observer, " and many others. Full Leather. Book condition: Fine

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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

      Carey Lea & Carey Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. 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.. 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.

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        The gold-headed cane. Extra-illustrated with 40 prints, bound in full calf, gilt by Riviere

      John Murray London: John Murray, 1827. Extra-Illustrated with 40 Plates [MacMichael, William (1784-1839).] The gold-headed cane. 8vo. [8], 179 [1]pp. Text wood-engravings. Extra-illustrated with 40 engraved plates and portraits, one printed in colors. London: John Murray, 1827. 198 x 122 mm. Bound by Riviere and Son in full calf, gilt spine and inner dentelles, t.e.g., other edges uncut, original boards and spine label bound in, bookplate removed from inside front cover. Occasional foxing and browning, light offsetting from some of the plates, but very good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 6709: "This charming 'autobiography' tells of the adventures of the famous gold-headed cane, successively in the possession of [John] Radcliffe, [Richard] Mead, [Anthony] Askew, [David] Pitcairn, and [Matthew] Baillie, and then retired to a glass case in the library of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Besides good biographies of the several owners of the cane, the book gives interesting information on the condition of medicine in England in the 18th century." Norman 1409. Waller 16091.

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        Crestomazia italiana di scritti in prosa divisi in due parti

      Ant. Fort. Stella 1827 cm. 12x19, pp. 744, bross. Crestomazia italiana (in prosa) cioè scelta di luoghi insigni o per sentimento o per locuzione raccolti dagli scritti italiani in prosa di autori eccellenti d'ogni secolo. Per cura del Conte Giacomo Leopardi. 2 volumi. PP. 744 (num. continuata). Edizione originale rara a trovarsi completa dei due volumi, in quanto uscirono a qualche mese di distanza l'uno dall'altro. Leg. originale, piccole mancanze alla coperta, scritte in nero al piatto e al dorso. Buono stato di conservazione.

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        Alessandro Volta. Engraved portrait By Rados after Focosi

      L. Rados Milan: L. Rados, 1827. Volta, Alessandro (1745-1827). Engraved portrait by Luigi Rados (1773-1840) after Roberto Focosi. Milan: presso l'Editore Proprietario Luigi Rados, 1828. 490 x 347 mm. Small repairs to margins, some faint stains, otherwise very good. This fine portrait, engraved after Volta's death, shows him seated at a table, his left hand inside his coat and his right resting on the table, with an example of his "crown of cups" battery at his right and a Voltaic pile behind him. A 7-line caption in Italian gives a brief resume of Volta's achievements. Volta, the inventor of the first electric battery, published his first paper on it in the Phil. Trans. in 1800; his investigations proved the identity of Galvani's "animal" electricity with the electricity generated by his apparatus. The Voltaic pile made possible the experiments leading to the decomposition of water, electro-deposition of metal, and creation of the electro-magnet, initiating the electrical age. Benezit for the engraver.

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        Travels through Sicily and the Lipari Islands in the Month of December 1824.

      London: for T. Flint, 1827 [FIRST EDITION]. 8 x 5 inches (21 x 13 cms), xvi, 367 pages. 12 plates (8 views; 4 hand-coloured costume plates). Early half calf.Albeit with some foxing and slight worming in the gutter of some leaves and the outer margin of one plate, not affecting the text, (most pages untouched), a pleasant example of the exceedingly scarce first edition of this important work on Sicily.Most importantly, the work is complete with its 12 plates including the 4 hand-coloured plates of inhabitants of the islands.(Price includes postage UK)

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        On the treatment of anchylosis, by the formation of artificial joints

      1827. First Successful Artificial JointBarton, John Rhea (1794-1871). On the treatment of anchylosis, by the formation of artificial joints. In North American Medical and Surgical Journal 3 (1827): 279-292; plate. Whole volume, 8vo. vii, [1], [v]-vi, 432pp. 2 plates. 210 x 133 mm. 19th century half calf, marbled boards, leather spine label. Fine apart from occasional light foxing. From the Svenska L?res?skapets Bibliotek, with the library's 19th century stamp on the title.First Edition. Barton, a Philadelphia surgeon, was the first to create an artificial joint as a remedy for ankylosis (solid fusion of a joint). "His conception of an operation to restore motion to a fused hip joint was brilliant. His patient was a twenty-one-year-old sailor who had been injured in a fall on shipboard in which he sustained an injury to the right hip. The hip became stiff in a position of flexion and adduction. Barton reasoned that if he divided the bone and persisted in moving the osteotomy site during the convalescent period that a pseudoarthrosis [false joint] would develop, the ends of the bond becoming covered with fibrocartilage and held together by a fibrous capsule. This complication of diaphyseal fractures was well known to the surgeons of the day" (Peltier. p. 245). The success of Barton's operation paved the way for the use of osteotomy to correct joint deformities and preserve joint motion, eventually leading to modern artificial joint surgery. Peltier, Orthopedics, pp. 245-46. Garrison-Morton 4451.

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      Londra, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1830In-8° Legatura originale in mezza pelle con angoli a carta marmorizzata. Dorso liscio con autore, titolo e filettature impressi in oro. Ex Libris “John Molesworth” al contropiatto anteriore. XI, 148 pagine numerate. 24 tavole incise fuori testo di cui: 15 vedute alpine, 3 carte geografiche ripiegate, 1 panorama del Monte Bianco ripiegato, 2 piante geologiche, un fac-simile del certificato di ascensione e 2 tavole di comparazione delle altezze. Riedizione di questa rara opere in lingua inglese che racconta nei dettagli la gloriosa ascensione al Monte Bianco (la diciannovesima scalata della storia) effettuata con Jean Marie Couttet e sette guide. John Auldjo (1805-1886) fu uno dei più apprezzati alpinisti dell’800, visse a lungo in Italia e, oltre all’opera in esame, pubblicò un libro dedicato alla scalata del Vesuvio. Esemplare in buone condizioni conservative, tracce d’usura alla legatura, abile restauro al dorso con piccole integrazioni. ITALIANO

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        The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle

      Printed ... for William Pickering by Thomas White London: Printed ... for William Pickering [by Thomas White], 1827. 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.. 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.

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        An Address Delivered to the Mississippi Hibernian Society on St. Patrick’s Day, 1827 [cover title]

      Printed at the Ariel Office Natchez [MS]: Printed at the Ariel Office, 1827. 8vo. (1), 7 pp. Original printed wrappers, the front wrapper bordered with a Greek key-meander; some spine erosion, owner’s name (a Smyth) on the front cover, but a very good copy housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. Unrecorded 1827 Natchez Imprint. First edition. Preceding the address are printed the letter from society president, Walter Irvine, requesting a copy of it so “that 150 copies should be printed, at the expense of the society, for distribution among its members”, and Smyth’s response. In his Mississippi, as a Province, Territory, and State (pp. 470-471), Claiborne listed George W. Smyth among the members of the old Mississippi Supreme Court, that of its early statehood, and noted that he “was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, of a family of distinction in Ireland. He rose rapidly at the bar in Natchez, and was on the threshold of a distinguished career when he died.” (Neither Lynch’s Bench and Bar of Mississippi nor Rowland’s Courts, Judges, and Lawyers of Mississippi lists him.) The speech characterizes the society as primarily benevolent and the Irish experience there as one of acceptance and freedom. Rare; unrecorded by the NUC, OCLC, RLIN, American Imprints, Sabin, McMurtrie, and Owen.

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        Drag af indianernes charakter.

      Öfversättning af Vitalis. Sthlm, B. M. Bredberg, 1827. 8:o. (2),43,(1) s. Häftad i blått samtida omslag. Ryggen med några små revor. Insidan av främre omslag och titelbladet med en del blyertsanteckningar. Tryckt på blåtonat papper.. Vitalis var pseudonym för Erik Sjöberg. Originalet "Traits of Indian Character" publicerades första gången i "The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon" 1819

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        Description topographique de la ville et des environs de Berne.

      8°. X, 267 S. 4 Kupferstiche und 1 gest. Titel nach G. Lory.. Pp. d.Zt.(Ecken u. Gelenke restauriert)., Lonchamp 3233, Wäber VIII 122. Ohne den gef. Plan der Stadt Bern.

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        Diritto romano ad uso di gio. battista speroni. 1827.

      Due volumi di cm. 28,5, pp. 481; 706 (1) (14). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli. Ottima conservazione ed in grafia abbastanza leggibile. Si tratta di un manoscritto ad uso dello studente G.B. Speroni che riporta l'intero corso di Diritto Romano svolto all'Università di Pavia nell'anno accademico 1826-27. Il nome del professore appare stampato ai dorsi e si tratta sicuramente di Ignazio Beretta (1779 - 1847) il quale, dopo aver ricoperto per supplenza diverse cattedre, si insedia stabilmente in quella di Diritto romano combinato con l'antico statutario e diritto feudale, conservandone la titolarità sino al giorno della sua morte, il 27 giugno 1847. E' interessante notare come in questo periodo l'insegnamento universitario venisse strettamente controllato dall'Aulica Commissione di Vienna che imponeva il rispetto dell'ABGB (OEsterreich Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch). Molti insegnanti cercavano di svincolarsi da tali imposizioni. Al Beretta, prediletto dalle autorità per l'illibatezza dei costumi, fu consentito nel magistero di diritto romano di adottare le Leggi civili di Domat, nella traduzione di Padovani. Egli stesso, però, durante le lezioni del 1826-27, indica ai propri studenti quale giurista di riferimento per lo studio del diritto romano, oltre all'approvato Domat, il piemontese Richeri, contravvenendo probabilmente agli ordini superiori. Nelle sue lezioni richiama il diritto romano continuando quell'impostazione comparatistica che in età napoleonica aveva fin da subito caratterizzato la prima esperienza di insegnamento del codice civile. Giardini prima di lui aveva insegnato i Paratitla in Codicem Civilem Austriacum. In sostanza si può affermare che il periodo d'insegnamento di Ignazio Beretta marca il passaggio fra l'insegnamento del diritto romano con il nuovo diritto civile dei codici. Cfr. Elisabetta D'Amico: La facoltà giuridica pavese dalla riforma francese all'Unità (in: Annali di Storia delle Università italiane - Volume 7 - 2003). L'appendice finale di 14 pagine titola: Brevi cenni sulle leggi speciali Austriache relative ai Feudi.

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        Field Sports of the North of Europe;

      Comprised in a Personal Narrative of a Residence in Sweden and Norway, in the Years 1827-28. Second edition, with additions. In two volumes. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley 1831. 8:o. x,(2),430 pp. + 6 engraved plates + engraved folding map; viii,420 pp. + 7 engraved plates + engraved map. A few wood-engravings in the text. Contemporary full marocco. Spine tooled in gilt and blind with titlelabels. Boards with gilt board. Edges of boards gilt. Marbled edges. Pages 45/46, 47/48, 57/58, 59/60, 397/398 and 399/400 volume I with loss of paper in outer margin, not affecting text. First plate volume I with some watersoiling. Some foxing to plates. Partly foxed in margins volume I and very lightly so in volume II. 22 x 14 cm

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        View of the Soufriere Mountain, Saint Vincent.

      From 'Views in the West Indies,' London, 1827. Hand coloured aquatint, the plate restored and mounted on later card. Small cracks visible at left and in sky when held up to the light. Cut close with loss of title. 17 x 11" Fine view of the north of the island. Rare.

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        Autograph Letters Signed

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

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      Published and sold at the Tunnel Works Rotherhithe and by Messers. Harvey and Darton 55 Gracechurch Street. Printed by the 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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        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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        The Rht. Honble. George Pitt Lord Rivers

      London: Published by M. Colnaghi, 23 Cockspur Street, May 9, 1827. Mezzotint. Printed on wove paper. In good condition with the exception of some surface soiling in the margins. Crease within center of image. Mended tear on top margin not extending into image. Mended tear on right margin. Fold along bottom margin. Image size: 15 7/8 x 13 inches. 19 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches. 26 1/4 x 20 inches. A remarkable portrait by James Agasse of his patron George Pitt, the second Baron Rivers, with his two prized greyhounds. James Laurent Agasse was a noted animal and landscape painter who worked in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Agasse was born in Geneva and received his first artistic training there. In 1800 he settled in London at the invitation of his patron the Hon. George Pitt, the second Baron Rivers. While in London he painted a number of fine equestrian and greyhound portraits for Pitt, including this portrait, which is noted as one of his most successful paintings. His devotion to the study of anatomy and his meticulous painting style made him a huge success in England, and he was widely recognized as one of the most adept animal painters of his day. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy between 1801 and 1845, and this distinguished portrait is a wonderful example of his skillful painting and meticulous anatomical observation. Quoted in the Dictionary of National Biography, the writer of the panegyric states, "that it was not for bread or for grain that he laboured, but that he was urged forward by the resistless force of natural genius." O'Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British the British Museum 1; Lane Sporting Aquatints and their engravers 72-73; Dictionary of National Biography.

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        The Cook and Housewife's Manual

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

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        Classification et Caractères Minéralogiques des Roches Homogènes et Hétérogènes.

      8vo, 2 leaves, 144 pages. Contemporary roan-backed marbled boards (spine faded and worn at ends, half-title dampstained, some foxing throughout). Tipped in on the half-title of this copy is an A.L.s. (somewhat creased) by Brongniart saying he is enclosing a sample of a mineral for analysis. Provenance: 1. Daubrée, probably Gabriel-Auguste Daubrée (1814-1896), geologist. 2. Stanislas Meunier, with his stamp at the foot of the title, and autograph note on the endpaper, given him by Daubrée in January 1867. 3. Comte Delamarre de Monchaux, purchased from the Librairie Lechevalier because of the autograph letter, at the sale of Meunier's books (note on front endpaper).

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        The Gold-Headed Cane.

      8vo, 4 leaves, pp. 179, (1). With woodcuts in the text. Extra-illustrated with 98 engraved plates (1 folding). Later full blue calf by Arthur S. Colley (neat repair to upper joint), spine gilt in compartments with gilt centres and two red morocco labels, sides panelled in gilt with gilt centrepiece of the gold-headed cane, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. A very attractive copy.

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        Ju-Kiao-Li oder die beiden Basen. Ein chinesischer Roman übersetzt von Abel-Remusat. Aus dem Französischen

      Stuttgart, Franckh 1827.. 4 in 2 Bänden. Hübsche Pappbde. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild.

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        LE COSTUME ANCIEN ET MODERNE OU L?HISTOIRE du Gouvernement, de la Milice, de la Religion, des Arts, Sciences et Usages de tous les Peuples Anciens et Modernes. Asie Vol Milan de l?Imprimerie de l?Éditeur, 1827.

      Ril. carton. non origin., il dorso origin. in cuoio con decor. caratt. oro è stato recuperato, cm 36x26, pp. 468 di t., numer. tavv. f.t. di cui alcune mancanti.

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        Ett år i Sverige. Taflor af svenska allmogens klädedrägt, lefnadssätt och hemseder, samt de för landets historia märkvärdigaste orter; teckande af J. G. Sandberg, beskrifne af A. Grafström och utgifne af C. Forssell.

      First edition. Stockholm. Tryckt hos Johan Hörberg. 1827. 4:o. 27,5 x 21,5 cm. Engraved title plate + Printed Title + (2 pp. dedication) + 137 pp. + (2 pp. index and plate list) + (1 p. blank) + 2 plates (music).+ 47 engraved hand coloured plates. Contemporary brown half calf. Board papers and edges marbled. Gilt title and decorations at the spine. Large margins. Rebacked. Original spine laid down. A little wear to the binding. The engraved title with browned corners. About 20 pages and the printed title wit a few minor spots, mainly to the margins. Light offsetting to many of the plates, less than in many other copies. A few plates with some minor spots mainly to the margins. Some of the guard papers with a few spots. A very nice copy.. Beautiful illustrations with superbly hand colored engravings showing costumes of the provinces of Sweden. The originals were painted by Johan Gustaf Sandberg (1752-1854) a painter and professor at the Royal Academy of Arts. The book was published by Christian Didrik Forsell (1777-1852) who also executed some of the engravings. Forssell had a successfull career in France, but returned to Sweden by order of king Bernadotte. The king wanted to develop the fine arts in his newly adopted country. Other engravings in the book were executed by some of Forssells pupils, among them the very talented Carl-Johan Billmark (1800-1870), who later turned to lithography and settled in Paris. Anders Abraham Grafström (1790-1870) wrote the descriptive text

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        Anatomisch-Chirurgische Abbildungen Nebst Darstellung und Beschreibung der Chirurgischen Operationen von Graefe, Kluge und Rust (Anatomical-Surgical Illustrations including the Surgical Operations of Graefe, Kluge and Rust)

      Berlin: Verlag von Friedr. Aug. Herbig, 1827. Complete with all 58 plates, most of which are colored. The plates are numbered I-LV with three (IV, XVI, and XLI) including an additional, separate full-page illustration). Rebacked original boards. The plates are in nice shape with some minor wear and toning. An important and scarce anatomical and surgical atlas. This is the first German surgical atlas with detailed anatomical illustrations of the body, muscles, skin, internal organs, etc. as well as extensive depictions of then state-of-the-art surgical techniques, many of which were perfected by Graefe (a pioneer of plastic and reconstructive surgery), Kluge (an 'extraordinary' professor of surgery at the University of Berlin) and Rust (a renowned military and ophthalmic surgeon). Exceptionally well done with the circulatory, neurologic, ophthalmic, otologic, reconstructive, and amputation plates being especially striking. . First Edition. Very Good -. Illus. by Bierkowski, Ludwig Joseph Von. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        "Fra Sneeaasen.TS."

      Samtidig håndkolorert litografi, 18x19,5cm Bergen 1827-32 Fra Snåsa i Nord-Trøndelag. Vakkert og viktig draktprospekt fra det første norskproduserte billedverket med folkedrakter. Offiseren Prahl grunnla Bergens første litografiske "officin" og utga de neste tyve årene en rekke trykk og bøker i ulike genrer. Flere kunstnere ble hyret inn for å levere forelegg og disse navnene er av og til å finne som signaturer eller monogrammer i trykkene. Bildene kom heftevis i totalt seks hefter med tilsammen 38 trykk og i tillegg syv eller åtte varianttrykk. Snåsabildet er femte blad i første hefte. TS står for Trondhjem Stift. Alle de åtte eksemplarene i katalogen er fargefriske trykk som opprinnelig stammer fra en stor fransk prospektsamling kjøpt av Kunstantikvariat PAMA i 1997.. Nanna Ebbing "Frå Fjon til Fusa. Årbok For Nord og Midhordaland Sogelag 1975", Norsk kunstnerleksikon bind III

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        Stowe. A description of the house and gardens of ... Richard Grenville Nugent Chandos Temple, Marquess of Buckingham & Chandos

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

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        "Fra Gidsköen paa Söndmör.B.S."

      Samtidig håndkolorert litografi, 16,5x20cm Bergen 1827-32 Fra Giske på Sunnmøre. Satt som tredje plansje i sjette hefte.. Beskåret inn til motivet, men teksten er beholdt

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        Fondation des Maisons Retraites en France -

      Angres: Mame AinE 1827 Angres: Mame AinE, 1827. (BINDING - PUBLISHER'S PRESENTATION) 8vo. Title-page with arms of Bishop Montale of Angers. [iv], 381, [1] pp. Presentation binding of full contemporary red continental straight-grained morocco, tooled in gold to a panel design with arms of Bishop Montault of Angers in center, gilt spine in five compartments with four raised bands, stamped with urn and Catholic tools, gilt edges and turn-ins, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, red silk page marker. Fine. Small bookplate "KLW" . Printed by a member of the famed French Catholic publishing family Mame

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        Florides et Iles Lucayes, Amer. Sep. No. 62

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

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        Carte d'Assemblage de l'Amerique Septenle

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

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        MEMOIRS Of JAMES HARDY VAUX, A Swindler and Theif [sic], Now Transported to New South Wales for the Second Time, and for Life

      Printed for Hunt and Clarke York Street Covent Garden. London:: Printed for Hunt and Clarke, York Street, Covent Garden.. 1827.. 12mo. 5-5/8" x 3-5/8". Lacks a1, half-title leaf. 2nd Edition (Ferguson 1158). This the 'true' second edition, with that of 1830, also labled "Second Editon", being a reissue. [iii] - xxiv, 288 pp. No adverts.. Modern brown quarter calf binding with marbled paper boards. Red speckled edges.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+.. Vaux a habitual thief & scoundrel, who was transported to Australia on [at least] 3 occasions during his lifetime. According to the DNB, Field, a NSW judge & writer, edited & arranged for publication Vaux's Memoirs, which was first published in 2v, 1819. In terms of Australiana, this work has the distinction of being recognized as the first full-length autobiography written in the country.

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        Rakknifvens bruk, vård och iståndsättande.

      Handbok för mogne och blifvande män. Göteborg, S. Wahlström, 1827. 16:o. Front,104 s. & 3 plr. Häftad i samtida nött och ngt solkigt gråpappersomslag. Oskuren. Inledningsvis med några småfläckar. Fuktfläck i marginalen på s. 99.. Poeten Johan Anders Wadman (1777-1837) har kallats "Göteborgs Bellman"

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        Partie de l'Empire Chinois. Asie. No. 44, 45, 46, 47

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

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        Designs for Ornamental Villas

      Printed for James Carpenter and Son London: Printed for James Carpenter and Son, 1827. Second edition. Hardcover. g. 4to. 52 numbered pages interleaved with 96 plates. Gold and black embossed green cloth with blind-stamped, gold-lined spine. All gilt edges. * Bookplate of Baroness Rothschild, whose birth name was Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck, on inside of front board. Bookplate is a white and red embossed cartouche with the Rothschild family crest. ** Note in pencil on free front endpaper by Bina, a relative of the Baroness. Illustrated title-page. Fascinating architectural study and examination of 16 villa designs in a variety of styles by P. F. Robinson. Delightfully illustrated with b/w lithographic plates as well as floor plans and elevation drawings. The plates were printed by Charles Hullmandel. Each design accompanied by a few pages of descriptive text. Peter Frederick Robinson (1776-1858) was an English architect who also was the Vice President of the Institute of British Architects. Some age wear on binding. Abrasions to parts of gold on front and back board. Foxing throughout, affecting some plates. 4 advertisement pages of titles by same publisher in rear of book. Tight copy in overall good to very good condition. Designs: Residence in the Swiss Style / In the Swiss Style for an Entrance Lodge Connected to a Waterfall / Residence, Grecian Style / Residence, Palladian Style / Residence, Old English Style / Residence, Castellated Style / Residence, Style of the Ancient Manor House / Residence, Modern Italian Style / Residence, Anglo Norman Style / Residence, Anglo Norman Style / Residence in the Decorated Style of Henry the Seventh's Time / Residence, Elizabethan Style / Residence, Style of an Ancient Timber Building / The Lodge / The Stables / Residence in the Style of a Building in Tuscany * Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck was the wife of Erich von Goldschmidt Rothschild. Erich was the son of Max von Goldschmidt whose marriage to Minna von Rothschild led to the combining and creation of the double name Goldschmidt-Rothschild. ** This book belonged to my grandmother Emma H.D & then to my Aunt Tessa, sister of my father. She was Countess Hahn-Baseder. Bina.

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        Chronological history of the West Indies.

      London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1827. 3 vols. 8vo. 336 + 552 + 620pp. 1st ed., a fine copy in old quarter calf. A most useful and well researched work. The author was attached to the Royal Navy and served in Caribbean waters during the first decade of the C19th. Useful for the 100's of dispatches, colonial and parliamentary acts and treaties which it includes. Sabin 88568.

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