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        Tou Sopho Tatou Nika Phorou Blemmydou Logos opoion einai ton of Basel Sapientissimi Nicephori Blemmydae Oratio qualem oporteat esse regem Sapientissimi Nicephori Blemmydae Oratio qualem oporteat esse regem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ett år i Sverge.

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

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        Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae

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

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        Monographie des Orobanches

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

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE INCIDENTS ATTENDING THE CAPTURE, DETENTION, AND RANSOM OF CHARLES JOHNSTON, OF BOTETOURT COUNTY, VIRGINIA WHO WAS MADE PRISONER BY THE INDIANS, ON THE RIVER OHIO, IN THE YEAR 1790.

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

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        OSAGES PEUPLADE SAUVAGE DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE, DANS L'ETAT DE MISSOURI. ARRIVES A PARIA LE 13 AOUT 1827. No. 89

      [Paris]: Lith. de Delpech, [1827].. Handcolored lithograph, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Lightly soiled, a bit of wear at the corners. Very good. Matted. A magnificent handcolored lithograph depicting three of the six Osage Indians that visited France in 1827. Their famed visit had a profound impact on French attitudes towards the tribe, many current members of which were the result of relations between French pioneers and Osage women. The six Indians, consisting of four warriors and two squaws, were quickly dubbed a "prince," "princesses," and "warriors" by the French press. Numerous publications were published in conjunction with the visit, as were a handful of prints. This print depicts three members of the group - two men and a woman. They are shown from the chest or waist up - spaced in an impressionistic style and not in a conventional pose. Kishagashugah, depicted on the right, was an Osage chief inspired by a tradition that his ancestor had visited Paris. He is shown holding a club and wearing a large medallion around his neck. Also depicted are a woman, Gretomih (at left) and Minckchatahooh, another warrior (below). This and most other images of the group portray the Indians as objects of fascination. It is clear this print was produced separately and not intended to accompany any text. The lithograph was drawn by Francois Delpech after a painting by Louis Boilly. We know of one other lithograph after Boilly of the Osages, numbered "90" (the present print is numbered "89"), but we are unaware of any other images of the Osages created by Boilly beside those two. We are able to locate only three other copies of this rare print - at the Newberry Library, Yale, and the American Philosophical Society. OCLC 41672603, 61658013.

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        Einige Naturhistorische Bemerkungen ¸ber die Walle nebst einer Abbildung

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

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        Medical Inquiries and Observations Upon the Diseases of the Mind

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

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

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

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

      [Bruxelles]: [Ph. Vandermaelen], 1827. First edition. A very good sharp set. 47 x 57 cm. Hand-colored lithographic maps. The Empire of Brazil on a grand scale, printed shortly after Pedro declared the independence of Brazil, but before the conclusion of the Cisplatine War against the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (Argentina) which cost her Uruguay. Sheets from Phillipe Vandermaelen, Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique..., a magnificent and ground breaking six volume atlas of the entire world, which was the first Atlas to use lithography, to show the entire world using such a large uniform scale, approximately 26 miles to the inch, and which was designed to be joined together into a three-dimensional globe with a diameter of aboout 25 feet. Includes all of Brazil with some surrounding areas: 1. Amer. Merid. no. 9. Partie de la Colombie et du Bresil. Parts of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. 2. Amer. Merid. 10. Partie du Bresil. Amazonas region, Brazil. 3. Amer. Merid. 11. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Amazonas, Para and Amapa. 4. Amer. Merid. 12. Partie du Bresil. Covers parts of Para and Maranhao. 5. Amer. Merid. 13. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Piaui, Ceara and Rio Grande do Norte. Text: Note sur le Bresil ... Pour la suite voyez la carte no. 32. 6. Amer. Merid. 15. Partie du Perou et du Bresil. Parts of Peru, Brazil and northern Bolivia. 7. Amer. Merid. 16. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Brazil and northern Bolivia. 8. Amer. Merid. 17. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Amazonas, and Para. 9. Amer. Merid. 18. Partie du Bresil.. Parts Tocantins, Bahia, Maranhao, and Piaui. 10. Amer. Merid. 19. Partie du Bresil. Parts of northeastern Brazil. 11. Amer. Merid. 22. Partie du Bresil. Part of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. 12. Amer. Merid. 23. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Goias, Federal District, Minas Gerais, and Tocantins. 13. Amer. Merid. 24. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Bahia and Minas Gerais with coast soundings. 14. Amer. Merid. 27. Partie du Bresil. Part of southern Brazil. 15. Amer. Merid. 28. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, and Rio de Janeiro states. 16. Amer. Merid. 32. Partie du Bresil.Part of southern Brazil. Text box: Note sur le Bresil. Pour le commencement voyez la carte no. 13. 17. Amer. Merid. 35. Partie du Bresil. Parts of Uruguay, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Buenos Aires province, Argentina (an eighteenth sheet, No.36, was labeled 'Partie du Bresil, but in fact only included parts of Argentina and Chile). If joined together the map would measure approximately 9 x 7 feet. Phillips, 749. Amer. Geol. Soc., Catalogue of Maps of Hispanic America: III, p. 172. Sabin 43762.

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

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

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        The Cone of Montmorency of 1827

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

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        The Cook and Housewife&#39;s Manual

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

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        Flora Australasica; or a selection of handsome or curious plants

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

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF RARE AND VALUABLE EDITIONS OF THE GREEK AND LATIN CLASSICS

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

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

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

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        WORKS OF GEORGE BULL D. D. LORD BISHOP OF ST DAVID&#39;S TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE LIFE OF BISHOP BULL COMPLETE IN 7 VOLUMES

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; aprox 2500 pages; WORKS OF GEORGE BULL LORD BISHOP OF ST DAVID&#39;S TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE LIFE OF BISHOP BULL collected and revised by Edward Burton , late student of Christ Church, and biography by Robert Nelson Esq. Complete in 7 volumes with Book 5 comprised of 2 volumes. About equal writings in both Latin and English which were his two languages of choice. Contains his sermons and comments. Some Greek quotations. Copied from Classic Encyclopedia- (1634-1710) , English, divine, was born at Wells on the 25th of March 1634, and educated at Tiverton school, Devonshire. He entered Exeter College, Oxford, in 1647, but had to leave in 1649 in consequence of his refusal to take the oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth. He was ordained privately by, Bishop Skinner in 1655. His first benefice held was that of St George&#39;s near Bristol, from which he rose successively to be rector of Suddington in Gloucestershire (1658) , prebendary of Gloucester (1678) , archdeacon of Llandaff (1686) , and in 1705 bishop of St David&#39;s. He died on the 17tk1 of February 1710. During the time of the Commonwealth he adhered to the forms of the Church of England, and under James II. Preached strenuously against Roman Catholicism. His works display great erudition and powerful thinking. The Harmonia Apostolica (1670) is an attempt to show the fundamental agreement between the doctrines of Paul and James with regard to justification. The Defensio Fidei Nicenae (1685) , his greatest work, tries to show that the doctrine of the Trinity was held by the anteNicene fathers of the church, and retains its value as a thoroughgoing examination of all the pertinent passages in early church literature. The Judicium Ecclesiae Catholicae (1694) and Primitiva et Apostolica Traditio (1710) won high praise from Bossuet and other French divines. Following on Bossuet&#39;s criticisms of the Judicium, Bull wrote a treatise on The Corruptions of the Church of Rome, which became very popular. The best edition of Bull&#39;s works is that in 7 vols. , published at Oxford by the Clarendon Press, under the superintendence of E. Burton, in 1827. This edition contains the Life by Robert Nelson. The Harmonia, Defensio and Judicium are translated in the Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology (Oxford, 1842-1855). Bound in plain boards with cloth spines from the Berkeley Divinity School Library. Covers show wear but are still quite sound with contents clean and VG. .

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        Promenade sur le Lac de Wallenstadt et dans le Pays des Grisons. 1827

      Paris, Didot 1827. 44 x 31 cm. 5 Lieferungen in 1 Band; 80 (irrig 79; 67 doppelt gezählt) Seiten mit 40 Lithographien von Gottfried Engelmann und Henri Gaugain nach Edouard Henri Théophile Pingret und 5 lithographierten Textillustrationen. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, auf dem Vorderdeckel goldgeprägtes Leder-Titelschild "Promenades au Paus des Grisons", 2 Lieferungs-Umschläge beigebunden - Nagler, Lex. 12, 482 - Bourquin 343, 41 - Ansichten von Weesen, Walensee, Sargans, Schlucht von Pfäfers, Taminaschlucht, Pfäfers, Klus, Zizers, Chur, Reichenau, Ruine Rothenbrunnen im Domleschgtal, Burg Sils im Domleschg, Via Mala (2), Andeer, Tal des Averser Rheins, Rheinquelle, Mesocco, Stromschnellen des Averser Rheins, Brücke von Solis, Albula-Wasserfall bei Tiefencastel, Tiefencastel, Ruine Griessenstein, Paß von Stein, Samedan, Roseg-Gletscher, Silvaplana, Splügenpaß, Tor von Chiavenne, San Guglielmo, Santa Maria di Galivaggio, Splügen, Mühle von Trins, Burg St. Brienz, Frauentor im Tal von Lugnez, Kapelle St. Anne von Trons, Wasserfall von Signoa, Kapelle St. Lucis, Disentis, Graubündner Volkstrachten. Kanten stellenweise Schabspuren, Rücken restauriert, meist nur im weißen Rand stockfleckig, Text im Oberrand und Tafeln im weißen Rand Feuchtigkeitsränder, Tafel 40 (Trachten) im Rand Knitterspuren - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        GAUDELOUPE. MARIE GALANTE &C. ANTIGUA

      Edinburgh: , 1827. Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Some light offsetting, very good condition. Size: 60 x 50 cm. Three superb map on one sheet, of three idyllic Caribbean Islands. The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day.

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        Tales of Peter Parley About America, The

      1827. first edition. One of the Great Rarities of Children&#39;s LiteratureThe First American Book Written Expressly for the Enjoyment of ChildrenPARLEY, Peter (pseudonym of Samuel Griswold Goodrich). The Tales of Peter Parley About America. Boston: S.G. Goodrich, 1827. First edition. Twelvemo (5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in; 133 x 95 mm). [2, blank], iv, [1, blank], 5-142 pp. Thirty-six black and white wood engravings on thirty-two plates, complete.Publisher&#39;s original rust-red leather spine over blue boards. Spine and joints near invisibly repaired. Boards heavily rubbed. Light spotting, mild toning throughout. Light scribbles to endpapers by the original child-owner. A very good and complete copy chemised, and housed in a quarter royal blue morocco slipcase. From our detailed research it appears that of the very few surviving copies, most are in similar, if not inferior, condition.One of the great rarities of children&#39;s literature, with only seven copies found in library holdings worldwide, and only four copies appearing at auction within the last thirty years.The most important American children&#39;s book published to its date and a major influence on children&#39;s literature in the nineteenth century, Goodrich wrote Tales of Peter Parely About America to remedy the sorry state of contemporary juvenile literature. At the time, juvenalia was a heavy-handed, pedantic, sternly moralistic, dull, dry, drab, and dreary branch of literature; otherwise unremarkable tracts remarkable only for their soporific quality. Starting slow, sales soon ran wild, other books were written for the series, many reprinted in England, and many more books issued by unscrupulous publishers who co-opted the Peter Parley franchise that Goodrich had established."In the USA, one of the most active writers in the field of children&#39;s literature in... was Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860), universally known by his pseudonym &#39;Peter Parley&#39;, a name soon appropriated by publishers in Britain for works by other authors. His first book using this name was Peter Parley&#39;s Tales of America, 1827, published in Boston... The contents of his Tales of America, as with his other books of history and travel, were &#39;designed to give to the child the first ideas of Geography and History,&#39; for which reason he was careful to research thoroughly, and to present what was then considered to be a factual background, although today his bias is obvious. The secret of his success was... the use of simple language coupled with an interesting text, full of action, and a real-life atmosphere, in which the heroes occasionally ended up dead and the wicked escaped justice..."The solid fare of fact was sugared with instant drama and excitement of a real-life (or backwoods-fiction) hair&#39;s-breadth escape from death at the hands of the Redskins. Youthful attention had seldom time to flag..."By the mid-1830s the name Peter Parley was a household word with the juvenile reading public of the United States of America" (Quayle, Collector&#39;s Book of Children&#39;s Books, pp. 57-58).The Tales of Peter Parley About America "was followed by more than 100 other volumes with the Parley name. In these books a kindly and omniscient old gentleman is represented as talking to a group of inquiring children and instruction is given a thin sugar-coating of fiction. They met the educational needs of the time and sold by the million" (Dictionary of American Biography).It is unknown how many copies were originally printed and sold. What is known, however, is that very few copies have survived simply because they were literally read to bits by children, who were utterly captivated.Blanck 1. Grolier American 35. Morgan, Children&#39;s Literature 49.

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        A Political History of the Extraordinary Events which led to the Burmese War

      London: Printed for the author, and published by W. Sams, 1827. First edition. Paper-covered boards with paper spine label. A good copy, spine ends chipped, small tear along front joint, boards and extremities quite worn with some loss, original label chiped at corner, stamp on title, accession label on spine, the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front paste down, occasional waxed pencil numerals; map with small tear to margin, binding tight. . 8vo. Illus. with 1 color folding map. White, a former Indian Army Officer, was one of the few opposed to the first First Anglo?Burmese War (1824-26) brought about by the confliction expansionist aims of both Burma and British India. His book was based upon the records of the Indian Government that were presented to Parliament. Inclosed in a two page advertisement for the edition published by C. Hamilton the same year. OCLC shows only 12 copies of both editions. Allibone 2692. Cockle: Books relating to the Military History of India, p.18. Bibliography of Burma (NYU) 557.

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        Athanasia oder Gründe für die Unsterblichkeit der Seele

      Sulzbach, in des Kommerzienraths J. E. v. Seidel Kunst- und Buchhandlung 1827.. XVI, 336 S. HLn. im Stil d. Zt. EA Goed. XII, 353, 7; Ziegenfuß I, 132; Holzm.-Boh. VII, 809 - Bedeutendes Werk des berühmten Religionsphilosophen und Mathematikers, das, wie die meisten seiner Werke, aus Gründen der Zensur anonym erschienen ist. S. III f. Vorrede des Herausgebers, geschrieben im Dezember 1826: "ich kann weder den Namen ihres Verfassers, noch den Ort, noch die Zeit ihrer Entstehung angeben".

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        Narrative Of A Survey Of The Intertropical And Western Coasts Of Australia Performed Between The Years 1818 And 1822. With An Appendix Containing Various Subjects Relating To Hydrography And Natural History

      London, John Murray, Albemarle-street.1827. . First Edition, second issue; 8vo; Two volumes; light foxing and marks to some pages of text and illustrations; Vol. 1; pp. xxxx, last blank, 456; b/w frontispiece; 1 large folding chart, 7 aquatint plates and 5 woodcuts; errata slips bound in at rear; Vol 2 ; pp. viii, 637; 1 chart, 6 aquatint plates one folding, 3 woodcuts; contemporary full calf bindings, gilt trim to boards, gilt bands to spine, half titles in gilt on spine, re-backed preserving spine; a nice set Published from King&#39;s journals written on his voyages of exploration. Phillip Parker King son of Philip Gidley King the first Australian born Hydrographer and maritime explorer was born on Norfolk Island. These volumes cover three voyages on HMS Mermaid and one on HMS Bathurst south through Two Fold Bay to Van Diemen&#39;s land and through Bass&#39; Strait and also north through the Gulf of Carpentaria along to Timor. Extensive detailed text covers attack by natives, Bass&#39; Strait, Van Diemen&#39;s Gulf, Barrow Island, Port Jackson, Endeavour River, Sydney Cove observations on the state of the colony, native huts and more. Vol 1 plates include Raffles Bay, chart of north west coast, Goulburn Island, natives at St. Asaph Bay, Port Macquarie and River Hastings and more. Volume 2. has extensive appendices of 389 pages which covers meticulous sailing directions and description and appraisals of the Ports, Islands, landmarks, bearings and Coast. There are approx. 160 pages of the appendix which cover almost every species collected on the expedition in a detailed list by John Edward Gray including Dingo [does not bark], catalogue of insects collected by Captain King approx 30 pages; also 24 pages on molluscs, general remarks of the coast by Allan Cunningham, also equipment needed to collect geological specimens; appendix c includes general sketch of the coast, list of rocks, aspect of shores, range of coastline and more, appendix D is Comparative table of the languages of the natives, with general remarks. Ferguson 1130, Wantrup. 84b.

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        Report of the Important Controversial Discussion between Mr. Pope and Mr. Maguire (Catholocism vs. Protestantism)

      Dublin, Ireland: Coyne, Tims, & Curry. Good with no dust jacket. 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Leather over boards binding is heavily worn and scuffed. Leather spine has gold lettering that says "Pope and Maguire Discussion. Rear hinge at bottom of spine beginning to crack. THe title page? is handwritten and half of it is missing. It says something about Dublin, 1852 which could mean it is not a title page but a tipped in page after publication. This is suspicioned as there is an original handwritten certification by Pope and Maguire, hand dated 1827 that follows the Introductory statement pages. There is a rubber stamp that says "The Library The Abby Galway" inside cover and on endpaper. No card or other library markings or damage as usually found in xlib books. The first full page of print is the Introductory Statement talking about how the debate was to be carried out, the limiting points of each person. Mr. Pope: 1st Infallibility, 2nd Purgatory and 3rd Transubstantiation. Mr. Maguire: 1st, The divine right of private judgement to promice upon the authenticity, integrity, and canonicity of Scripture and to determine its meaning in articles of faith, 2- The Justification of the Reformation, 3rd- The Protestant Churches do not possess that unity which forms the distincitive mark of the true Church of Christ. The introductory statement also set out other articles of agreement made the 11th of April 1827 at the home of Mr. Tims, in Graftonstreet attended by both debaters. The Chair representing the Protestant was Admiral Oliver and the Roman Catholic was Daniel O&#39;Connell, Esq. It was decided to hold the debate at the Lecture-Room of the Dublin Institution, Sackville street for the six day debate. The Text for the full debate is complete and has soiling and yellowing to the pages due to age. A rare and special addition to the book is the handwritten and hand signed certifications by both Mr. Maguire and Mr. Pope done on June 14, 1827 as to the authenticity of the debate published by Coyne, Tims, & Curry that it "is alone authentic". Both certifications and signatures are hand signed and attested by James Sheridan and Philip Hardy. It appears that the edges have been trimmed as they are not unevenly cut, but smooth, and that some of the marginial notations of a former owner are not fully legible due to the cut.The discussion is complete and ends on page 370 which has about a 1/8th portion of the page missing not detrimental to the text. This is a rare and perhaps unique copy of this debate, especially with the original signatures of Messrs. Pope, Maguire, Sheridan and Hardy. Rare.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 370 pages; Signed by Associated .

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        [Illustration of physiognomic resemblance between a Man and a Horse] [Pl. 20]

      [London: J. Carpenter, 1827]. Lithograph, after Langlois, printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. 22 x 16 5/8 inches. This plate, from Charles Le Brun&#39;s study of human types and animals, demonstrates the resemblance between a man and a horse. Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) was a painter, architect, designer and author. He studied with Vouet and Poussin. Being acquainted with Colbert, he became one of Louis XIV&#39;s primary assistants in the designing and decorating of Versailles and other royal building projects. He also wrote an essay on physiognomy: an edition was published in 1827 ("Dissertation sur un traité de Charles Le Brun concernant le rapport de la physionomie humaine avec celle des animaux"). The present image is from this edition, which included lithographic plates printed by Engelmann Graf Coindet & Co. after various artists.

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        Amer. Sep. Partie de la Vieille Californie. No. 58. [and] No. 65

      [Bruxelles]: [Ph. Vandermaelen], 1827. First edition. Very good bright copies, a few minor spots or marginal finger soiling. 46 x 51 cm and 46 x 54 cm. Hand-colored lithographic maps. Large scale map of Baja. Map 58 includes parts of Baja California, Sonora, Sinaloa and Chihuahua. Map 65 includes the tip of Baja California and the "Iles Revillagigedo" and a text box: Note sur le Mexique ... de Humboldt. Sheets from Phillipe Vandermaelen, Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique..., a magnificent and ground breaking six volume atlas of the entire world, which was the first Atlas to use lithography, to show the entire world using such a large uniform scale, approcimately 26 miles to the inch, and which was designed to be joined together into a three-dimensional globe with a diameter of approximately 25 feet. Phillips, 749. Sabin 43762.

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        Poems, by Two Brothers

      1827. first edition. Tennyson&#146;s First Book of Poems, the Jerome Kern Copy,Uncut, in the Original Boards,Together with an Autograph Letter Signed by Tennyson[TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord, Charles Tennyson, and Frederick Tennyson]. Poems, by Two Brothers. London: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers&#146;-Hall-Court; and J. and J. Jackson, Louth, 1827.First edition, first issue, small paper copy, of Tennyson&#146;s first book of poems, written with his brothers, Charles and Frederick, and published anonymously. Small octavo (6 11/16 x 4 1/4 inches; 170 x 108 mm.). xii, 228 pp.Uncut, in the original drab boards with the original printed paper spine label. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked in the early twentieth century. Front joint expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Some minor marginal foxing or staining. With the leather bookplate of Jerome Kern and the ink signature of A.C. Winstanley, dated 1852, on the front pastedown. Ink shelfmark &#147;8625&#148; on the front free endpaper. A spectacular copy. Chemised in a full dark green morocco gilt pull-off case.Laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed from Lord Tennyson to a Mr. Elwes, relating that he had finally recovered a book of his which his sister had loaned to a woman who never returned it: &#147;My dear Mr. Elwes/Much obliged. Smith himself sent/to me. I have got it back for six/guineas. My sister (48 years ago) lent/it to a woman who never returned it/& now I have to pay for my own/Yours sincerely/A. Tennyson/Dec./22/-74.&#148; With the original stamped envelope addressed in Tennyson&#146;s hand: &#147;D.C. Elwes Esq/5 The Crescent/Bedford.&#148;This copy was Lot 1281 in the Jerome Kern sale at The Anderson Galleries, New York, January 1929, where it brought $475.&#147;The following poems were written from the ages of fifteen to eighteen, not conjointly, but individually; which may account for their difference of style and matter. To light upon any novel combination of images, or to open any vein of sparkling thought untouched before, were no easy task&#133;and, no doubt, if submitted to the microscopic eye of periodical Criticism, a long list of inaccuracies and imitations would result from the investigation. But so it is: we have passed the Rubicon, and we leave the rest to fate; though its edict may create a fruitless regret that we ever emerged from &#145;the shade,&#146; and courted notoriety&#148; (&#147;Advertisement&#148; on p. [iii]).Published in April 1827. &#147;A few poems by Frederick were included in the volume but the bulk were by Charles and Alfred&#148; (The Cambridge Guide to English Literature).&#147;At the age of twelve Tennyson wrote a 6,000-line epic poem. His father, the Reverend George Tennyson, tutored his sons in classical and modern languages. In the 1820s, however, Tennyson&#146;s father began to suffer frequent mental breakdowns that were exacerbated by alcoholism. One of Tennyson&#146;s brothers had violent quarrels with his father, a second was later confined to an insane asylum, and another became an opium addict. Tennyson escaped home in 1827 to attend Trinity College, Cambridge. In that same year, he and his brother Charles published Poems by Two Brothers. Although the poems in the book were mostly juvenilia, they attracted the attention of the &#145;Apostles,&#146; an undergraduate literary club led by Arthur Hallam. The &#145;Apostles&#146; provided Tennyson, who was tremendously shy, with much needed friendship and confidence as a poet. Hallam and Tennyson became the best of friends; they toured Europe together in 1830 and again in 1832. Hallam&#146;s sudden death in 1833 greatly affected the young poet. The long elegy In Memoriam and many of Tennyson&#39;s other poems are tributes to Hallam&#148; (The Academy of American Poets, Lord Alfred Tennyson, at the Poetsdotorg).Ashley Library VII, p. 102. Sterling 912. Tinker 2058. Wise, Tennyson, 1.

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        Poems, by two brothers

      London: for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, and J. and J. Jackson,, 1827. Octavo. Uncut in original drab boards, printed paper spine label. Custom dark olive half morocco book-form folding case. Some minor and unobtrusive restoration to the spine, a fine copy. First edition, first issue, small paper copy, of Tennyson&#39;s first book of poems, published anonymously. Actually there were three brothers involved, as the volume included poems by his brothers, Charles and Frederick.

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        [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED BY ELEVEN SENECA INDIAN CHIEFS REGARDING PAYMENT OF AN ANNUITY]

      Buffalo. June 9, 1827.. [1]p., docketed on verso. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor wear and separation at folds. Minor soiling. Very good. During the American Revolution, the Seneca Indians sided with the British, with disastrous consequences. The treaties signed at Fort Stanwix in 1784 and at Canandaigua ten years later reduced their territory to a small group of reservations in a remote western area of New York. For this concession, the tribes received an annuity to assist in their transition to an agricultural existence. The present document is a receipt for payment of this annuity. It reads: "We the chiefs and warriors of the Seneca Nation of Indians do acknowledge to have received of Jasper Parrish the sum of Five Hundred Dollars, in full for the annuity due us for the present year, agreeable to a certain writing or agreement made at a treaty held at Buffalo in the State of New York by Daniel D. Tompkins Governor of said state on the 13th day of September 1815." Eleven chiefs have signed next to their name with their mark (an X), including Red Jacket, Corn Planter, Black Snake, Capt. Billy, and Young King. Red Jacket nominally led the "Pagan Party" and openly opposed the efforts of Christian missionaries, believing that their influence further weakened an already vulnerable culture. Chief Young King was one of the more powerful chiefs in the Christian faction among the Seneca at this time. Friction between the two parties grew as pressure mounted from white settlers trying to purchase more land. Indeed Jasper Parrish, the Indian agent named in the present document, was also in the employ of the Ogden Land Company which had been trying to purchase many of the remaining Seneca tracts. Young King and his followers favored the sale, while Red Jacket opposed it. The Christian faction ultimately deposed Red Jacket as a Seneca chief in 1827, but later reinstated him when he offered to reconcile. He died three years later, after his own family had converted to Christianity. Jasper Parrish (1767-1836) was captured by Monsie Indians at the age of eleven. He was soon traded to the Delaware and later to the Mohawk. He spent four years with the Mohawk, becoming conversant in both their language and culture before being released in 1784. Owing to his specialized knowledge, Parrish was employed by Timothy Pickering in 1790 to act as a translator during negotiations between the United States and the Six Nations. Two years later, Parrish became an official translator and he interpreted the negotiations which resulted in the Treaty of Canandaigua. In 1803, Parrish became both sub- agent and interpreter for the U.S. with the Six Nations, a position he held until his death in 1836.

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        A Treatise on the Steam Engine, Historical, Practical and Descriptive

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1827. First Edition. 728 pages. No dust jacket. Half leather bound in brown boards with brown leather spine and corners. 25 engravings. Yellowed text block and there is some light fox spotting throughout. The engravings are yellowed, but otherwise undamaged. The pages are clean with no markings or annotations. The front board is detached. The spine plate is brittle and split and partially detached. Corners bumped and rubbed. Scuffing the the leather on the spine and corners. Rubbing to the spine ends.

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        Autograph letter signed to Bory de Saint-Vincent

      Paris, Rue St Roch, 5,: 2 March, 1827.. Two-page autograph letter, on a single sheet of laid paper, folded to letter size 200 x 162 mm., neat autograph manuscript on two pages, the third blank and the fourth an address panel; remnants of seal, postal stamp also dated 2 March 1827. An intriguing letter from Louis de Freycinet, apparently warm but perhaps a little evasive, to his former shipmate on the Baudin voyage and the author of the only other first-hand narrative account of the voyage, Bory de Saint-Vincent.Bory had evidently written to Freycinet requesting to swap some of his own books for a copy of one of Freycinet's voyage publications (Freycinet here simply refers to "mon voyage", and the 1827 date does not confirm whether this means the second edition of the Baudin voyage or the early parts of the Freycinet voyage: both accounts date from 1824). Freycinet is mortified that he cannot spare Bory a copy: he only has his own working copy, and even that is incomplete, as he has had to give up a number of leaves to complete a friend's copy. As to getting hold of another copy, Bory should know how difficult it is to part a publisher from their profits.Although the relationship of the two men was evidently friendly, there is a reticence in Freycinet's letter that may be explained by an uneasiness that likely still existed between those who, like Bory, had quit the Baudin voyage and those who saw it through to the end, like Freycinet. The tone is friendly but cautious, displaying some of the circumlocution common in Freycinet's relations with more remote colleagues. Nonetheless Freycinet shows that he follows Bory's work, and particularly comments that he will read his articles on the "sea and mountains" with great pleasure and interest - presumably these are the forthcoming articles that Bory offered to exchange. Freycinet is sorry not to have seen Bory at all this year, but he has had a lot on his plate.Perhaps some of Freycinet's hesitation may be explained by Bory de Saint-Vincent's address: at the time of writing he was evidently to be found in the debtors' prison at Saint-Pelagie in the fifth arrondissement of Paris. Bory's life went through numerous ups and downs. As a side note, Freycinet gives his own address as Rue Neuve Saint Roch number 5.

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        HOMERI ODYSSEA CUM SCHOLIIS VETERIBUS. ACCEDUNT BATRACHOMYOMACHIA, HYMNI, FRAGMENTA

      Oxonii: E typographeo Clarendoniano, 1827. Hardcover. Outstanding (and Uncommon) Provenance,Striking Gilt Bindings, Magificent Condition. 229 x 137 mm (9 x 5 3/8"). Two volumes. VERY ATTRACTIVE 19TH CENTURY RED PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO, covers with multiple frames formed by plain and decorative gilt rules and Greek key roll as well as fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands, spine compartments with similar Greek key and gilt-rule borders enclosing a fleuron centerpiece, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Front flyleaf in first volume WITH THE INK OWNERSHIP INSCRIPTION OF "W. M. THACKERAY" dated "April 1828"; each title page with very small oval embossed stamp of "W M T" at the top. Brunet III, 276. Minimal foxing here and there, but AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY, the text very fresh, clean, and bright, and the binding lustrous and virtually unworn. This is an attractively bound copy, handsomely printed at the Clarendon Press and with illustrious provenance, of an edition based on the Grenville Home, but augmented by additional notes of variants and by material from a Vespasian library codex published as "Epistolae Vimarienses Turici" in 1783. The signature on the title page is in the precise schoolboy hand of the 17-year-old William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63), then a student at Charterhouse School, where he was prepping for Cambridge. However, DNB notes that "Thackeray&#39;s formal education was weak, including little if any mathematics and involving a rote approach to classics that did little for the understanding. But Thackeray was a voracious reader and a keen observer of his surroundings," a skill that served him well as a novelist. Thackeray went on to read classic at Cambridge, but left without taking a degree, finding attendance at lectures and tutorials a far less useful means of education than voracious reading and travel. The pristine condition of this set indicates that neither Thackeray nor subsequent owners spent much time studying its pages.

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        An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics. Together with an Account of Polyglot Bibles, Polyglot Psalters, Hebrew Bibles, Greek Bibles and Greek Testaments; The Greek Fathers, and the Latin Fathers

      London: Harding & Lepard, 1827. Two octavo volumes. xiii, 562; 579pp. Fourth edition, greatly enlarged and corrected. Inscribed by the book collector and businessman Albert M. Todd of Kalamazoo, Michigan, to noted librarian William Warner Bishop, who was head of the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan from 1915-1941 and president of the American Library Association from 1918-1919. In the inscription, Todd writes, "To my dear friend William Warner Bishop who has aided me so greatly with his advice on selecting many valuable books for my library." Todd&#39;s travels in Europe as a young man inspired a lifelong passion for collecting rare books. He established the Rare Book Room at Kalamazoo College&#39;s Upjohn Library, and much of his collection of books was donated to the library by his family. With a facsimile plate of Complutensian Polyglot as a frontispiece to the first volume. The fourth edition of Dibdin is considered the best and most complete and is a valuable reference resource for collectors, scholars, and librarians alike. Bound in quarter calf and green paper-covered boards, with horizontal blind rules across the spine and gilt dots on either side of these rules, in an Arts & Crafts style. Some offsetting to title page of volume one from the frontispiece plate, margins of covers lightly sunned, some light spotting and rubbing to spines, slight split between endpaper and half-title page and also between the final two pages in volume one, collector&#39;s notes in pencil to blank leaf at end of volume one, else a very nice set with notable provenance. Top edges green.

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        Voyage autour du monde. Hydrographie Atlas

      Paris,: Arthus Bertrand,, 1827.. Folio, with 49 maps (18 folding) and four plates of boats, crisp tall impressions, very slightly browned along top edges not affecting images, title-page a little creased; an excellent copy in old quarter calf over papered boards, spine banded with red morocco label, a little rubbed. The complete hydrographical atlas from the Duperrey voyage, published as part of one of the immense French grands voyages series. As with most of these publications, the various components could also be bought separately, sometimes even being produced by different publishers. In fact full publication of the Duperrey voyage was never completed.Duperrey's voyage gathered 'vast quantities of ethnographic and scientific data' (Hill), and included two visits to the Australian mainland. His hydrographic work tended, as Dunmore comments, 'towards perfecting existing maps rather than preparing charts of unknown areas'. As a result, the beautiful maps clearly display their debt to the earlier explorers, and include the discoveries and vessel tracks of luminaries such as Cook, Bougainville, La PÈrouse, Bligh and Flinders. The details of the harbours at the Brisbane River and Macquarie Harbour in Nouvelle Hollande are attributed in the cartouche to Oxley and Evans respectively.Hill, p. 90; O'Reilly-Reitman, 822.

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        THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE, Emperor of the French

      Exquisite set with premium quality, fine leather bindings, 1827, THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE, Emperor of the French, along with a preliminary view of the French Revolution, complete in nine volumes by Sir Walter Scott, printed by Ballantyne and Co., for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London England and Cadell and Co., Edinburgh, first edition.  Original full calf leather bindings, some minor foxing, no stains, all tight and complete, well kept volumes of a prized library.  Full leather with roped gilt, marbled endpapers and edging, tooled compartmentalized ribbed spines richly detailed in gilt, volumes measure just under 5 x 8 inches, very good plus to near fine condition with minimal shelf wear, sun fading, old owners name to front fly end paper.  See the many photos provided, ask any questions.

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        THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE; EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH: With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution

      Edinburgh:: Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Rees et al,. 1827. First edition. Nine volumes, with errata and half-title in each volume as called for. Presumed contemporary binding of three-quarter tan calf with marbled boards by Manson of Edinburgh. All page edges speckled, raised spine bands, gilt rule, red and brown leather gilt-lettered labels. Some relatively minor dampstaining and scuff marks, marbled boards rubbed at centers, interior edges darkened (from binding), altogether about very good. Bookplate of John Waldie (1781-1862), administrator of Hendersyde Park at Kelso, in each volume, and small hand-numbered personal library plate ("Biography No. 394") in vols 2-9. As a boy Scott resided with his aunt in Kelso at her home, eventually known as Waverly Cottage. He attended the Grammer school that adjoined Kelso Abbey, which is where he first befriended James Ballantyne, local printer&#39;s son and his future publisher. It was also in Kelso that he befriended the Waldie family of Hendersyde Park. Though Scott would have been off to college when John Waldie was just a toddler, an interesting association nonetheless. According to biographer John Gibson Lockhart, the kind attentions Scott received from the Waldie family "left strong traces on every page of his works in which he has occasion to introduce the Society of Friends."

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        Flora Australasica; or a selection of handsome or curious plants

      London,: James Ridgway, 1827-, 1834.. Octavo, 56 handcoloured engraved plates, with excellent colouring, contemporary half green calf with original boards as issued; a very good copy. First edition, one of the most attractive of all Australian botanical books and the first with illustrations taken from live specimens rather than dried plants or field sketches - the species depicted having been grown from seeds in London nurseries. This experimentation directly resulted from Joseph Banks's methods and indicates how widely his influence had spread.This was the third English-published illustrated work on the botany of Australia (the first was James Edward Smith's of 1793, and the second Bauer's exceptionally rare Illustrationes FlorÊ NovÊ HollandiÊ of 1813). Sweet's book represents a departure from its two predecessors. As a horticulturist, rather than a scientific botanist or botanical artist, he was more interested in the cultivation than the classification of exotic plants. During the last ten years of his life he published a number of botanical works which catered for the educated English public in the same way as Paxton's and Curtis's botanical magazines.This is a fine and fresh copy of the book, completely as issued in the original green half calf binding, with particularly bright hand colouring to the plates, which were drawn by one of the finest botanical artists of the day - Edwin Dalton Smith of Chelsea, for many years attached to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.Nissen, BBI 1924.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE CONCHOLOGY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. Drawn from nature by Captain Thomas Brown

      Edinburgh, W. H. Lizars, engraver, D. Lizars, bookseller; London S. Highley, bookseller, 1827.. FIRST EDITION, 1827. 4to, 335 x 255 mm, 13 x 10 inches, 53 HAND COLOURED PLATES OF SHELLS, most with several images, some with as many as 50, 2 page Preface and each plate faces one to four pages of description with the Latin names of each shell, where found and by whom if known, plus 5 page index at rear, bound in 19th century half morocco over damask effect cloth sides, gilt patterned roll dividing cloth and leather, spine with 4 raised bands with gilt decoration, gilt ruled panels inbetween, gilt lettering, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed at head of spine, on hinges and corners, dark brown cloth has a few dark stains and 4 tiny holes, edges of covers slightly worn, inner paper hinges cracked and front pastedown damaged next to inner hinge, a few small scrapes to front endpaper, light brown offsetting from a few plates onto text pages, a little faint browning to margins of some text pages, 2 tiny mid-brown spots on Plate 39, 1 partly on 1 image but blends well, pale damp stain affects fore-edge margin from the text page facing Plate 41 to the end of the volume, barely showing on plates except for very slight rippling to fore-edge on some, small pale damp stain in inner margin of text to plate 42, just faintly showing on inner edge of plate. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. Captain Thomas Brown (1785&#150;1862) started life an engraver, but when about 20 joined the Forfar and Kincardine Militia. Subsequently in 1838 he became curator of the Museum of the Manchester Natural History Society and remained there until he died in 1862. He published several books on conchology starting with The Elements of Conchology in 1816 and he wrote the article on the subject in the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1823. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        I PROMESSI SPOSI. Storia milanese del secolo XVII scoperta e rifatta da Alessandro Manzoni.

      Parigi Baudry 1827 3 volumi in 16° Pagine 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 305 + 319 + 362 Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone. Titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Filini. Esemplare privo dell'ultima carta al primo vol. con l'elenco opere del Manzoni. Splendido esemplare fresco e assolutamente privo di fioriture o macchie. Cfr: Vismara p.4 Parenti p.35"Sulla carta alla fine del primo volume sono impressi, inquadrati da filetti decorativi, i titoli delle opere manzoniane edite dal Baudry." Come noto il capolavoro del Manzoni venne dato alle stampa, in prima edizione,a Milano dall'editore Ferrario con la data del 1825-1826 ed è conosciuta tra i bibliofili col nome di "ventisettana". La nostra edizione è da considerarsi, benchè terza edizione, del tutto coeva alla prima poichè venne alla luce appena due mesi dopo. Raro.

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        The Tales of Peter Parley About America

      Boston: S.G. Goodrich, 1827. First edition. Covers rubbed and a little browned, corners worn, light to moderately heavy foxing throughout. Top of title page excised from 7/8 to one inch above the word “Tales”, resulting in loss of the word “The”. The following leaf containing the Preface, excised 1/4 inch from top with no loss of text. Both excisions seem to have been undertaken to remove an inked notation, scant traces of which remain, probably initals or a name. In spite of the above imperfections, this copy would seem to be equal or superior to most of the other known copies. The collation given in Peter Parley to Penrod ends at page 142. In our copy, the last page 144 is misnumbered 142 i.e. the pagination being 141-142-143-142. There are a very few marginal tears, not affecting text. The last leaf -pages 143-142 [sic]- has a tiny hole which obliterates the letter “G” in George . 12mo.

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        The Debates, Resolutions, and other Proceedings, in Convention, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia

      Printed by and for the Editor, Washington 1827 - Jonathan Elliott (editor). The Debates, Resolutions, and other Proceedings, in Convention, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787: With the Yeas and Nays on the Decision of the Main Question. Washington: Printed by and for the Editor, 1827-30. Four volumes. Octavo, contemporary full calf. First edition of this ¿invaluable repository of facts and arguments¿ one of the most valuable collections relating to the Constitution¿ (DAB). Howes E98. Sabin 22232. Internally near-fine, with only slight embrowning and occasional foxing. Original full calf rubbed and very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goethe's Werke - Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand - Bände 1 - 55, Mit Inhalts- und Namensverzeichnis (1 Buch)

      Suttgart, Gotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1827, 1833. - Bände 1-55, 2 Bände jeweils in einem Buch, Band 53-55 in einem Buch; Bücher mit altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken, Kanten und Buchdeckel teilweise stark berieben und bestoßen, bei Buch 1 Falz an einer Seite vom Buchblock gelöst, bei Buch 9 Buchdeckel eingerissen, einige der Bücher mit Lesebändchen, Frakturschrift, marmorierter Schnitt, bei jedem Buch auf Buchrücken Aufkleber mit Hinweisen, welche Bände in dem Buch, bei jedem Band Frontspiz und Inhaltsverzeichnis, Seiten altersbedingt teilweise stark fleckig, besonders Vorsatz, Schmutztitel und Titel sehr fleckig, alle Bücher mit Ilustrationen, Buchrücken altersbedingt oft mit Knick; zusätzlich zu Bänden "Inhalts- und Namen- und Verzeichnisse über sämmtliche Goethe'sche Werke nach der Ausgabe letzer Hand und dem Nachlasse, verfertigt von Carl Theodor Musculus unter Mitwirkung des Hofraths und Bibliothekars Dr. Riemer! (1 Buch) - dieses Buch (von 1835) gut erhalten, altersbedingt teilweise stark fleckig (besonders Titelblatt), auf Buchdeckel innen handschriftlicher Hinweis des Vorbesitzers über Erhalt des Buches eingeklebt Q80 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 7635 55 Bände; jeweils 2 Bände in einem Buch, letzte drei Bände in einem Buch

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        The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle

      William Pickering London: William Pickering, 1827. Later half calf and marbled paper&#150;covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, gilt-decorated raised bands, and gilt-stamped fishing creel devices in compartments; spine label with small edge chips and mild rubbing to paper. Pencilled annotations as above, pages and plates otherwise pleasingly clean.. 8vo (18.1 cm, 7.2"). Frontis., [2], xiii (pagination skips v&#150;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 &#151; although not certainly so &#151; 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.

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        ESSAI SUR LES HIEROGLYPHES D'HORAPOLLON ET QUELQUES MOTS SUR LA CABALE (ESSAI SUR LES HIEROGLYPHES D'HORAPOLLON ET QUELQUES MOTS SUR LA CABALE Précieux exemplaire de Pierre Janet

      PARIS, Chez P. Dufart, Libraire, Quai Voltaire n°19 1827 Précieux exemplaire de Pierre Janet avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque reproduisant sa signature olographe. - - - In-4° broché, couvertures imprimées ocre originales, 49 [1] pages. Ouvrage divisé en quatre sections : - PARONOMASES - ACROLOGIE- CONSIDERATIONS GENERALES- CABALE DES RABBINS Emendenda en fin de volume. Edition Originale rarissime de cet ouvrage de référence du monde de l'Egyptologie, une réponse au " Précis du système hiéroglyphique des anciens Égyptiens " de Jean François CHAMPOLLION édité en 1824, oeuvre qui suscite la controverse dans le monde scientifique dès sa publication. Fort du soutien de nombreux contemporains notamment Silvestre DE SACY, Alexis de GOULIANOF croit avoir trouvé la clef des hiéroglyphes dans ce qu'il appelle l'acrologisme. Suivant ce système, un objet quelconque peut hiéroglyphiquement désigner un autre objet, un fait, une abstraction, dont l'appellation égyptienne commencerait par la même lettre que le hiéroglyphe. Selon GOULIANOF, un procédé analogue peindrait en France un chou pour un cheval, un porc pour du pain, un rat pour un roi. Ainsi dans les hiéroglyphes d'Horapollon, la colombe désigne la cruauté. Autant dire que l'ouvrage d'Horapollon joue dans le système de GOULIANOF un rôle immense. Pour Champollion, Horapollon n'est qu'un guide propre à égarer ceux qui se confient à lui. Ses prétendus hiéroglyphes sont des anaglyphes, c'est-à-dire un genre de peinture allégorique très distincte et des hiéroglyphes phonétiques et des hiéroglyphes. L'Histoire s'est chargée du reste en momifiant dans l'éternité l'uvre de Champollion sous l'il bienveillant d'Osiris, laissant les écrits du Comte Russe plonger dans les profondeurs obscures du royaume d'Anubis. Pierre Janet tenait-il l'auteur comme atteint de troubles mentaux ? Rien ne nous éclaire sur la présence de cette très rare publication dans la bibliothèque du célèbre psychiatre, un des meilleurs disciples de Charcot qui fut également le médecin de Raymond Roussel qu'il tenta de guérir de sa neurasthénie. Dos fané avec un manque minime en queue, quelques rousseurs éparses, plats empoussiérés sinon bon exemplaire Satisfaisant couverture souple Edition originale

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        LETTERS [spine title].

      - A bound collection of 42 autograph letters from different writers, all but one addressed to Sir George Warrender, varying in length from 1 to 12 pages (the majority being one page), and all but one signed; 8vo; bound with blank interleaves in nineteenth century half green leather, the spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled papered boards, lightly rubbed, edges worn, the spine scuffed and grazed, especially at extremities; t.e.g.; armorial bookplate of The Hon. Simon Warrender on upper pastedown, the endpapers slightly offset, hinges starting at a couple of points, occasional light foxing, soiling, and minor wear & tear, including a few mainly small edge chips or tears, with most of the letters showing the original creases from folding for the post, one letter with the correspondent's red wax seal intact; c. 1827-1839. *Sir George Warrender of Lochend, 4th Baronet (1782-1849), was a Scottish-born politician who served for a time in the Berwickshire militia, where he reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was Member of Parliament for various constituencies (Haddington Burghs, Truro, Sandwich, Westbury and Honiton) between 1807 and 1832, and from 1812 to 1822 served as Lord of the Admiralty. From 1822 he was a member of the Privy Council. Not surprisingly, most of the letters in this collection are from Scottish and British politicians and other dignitaries, including a few foreign diplomats, several aristocrats, and minor royalty. The correspondence is generally private, rather than official in nature, often consisting of acknowledgements of Warrender's hospitality. Approximately half of the letters are dated, from between 1827 to 1839. Letters from soldiers include one from Sir Henry Fane, Commander-in-chief of the British Indian Army; and there are three letters from Admirals, including one from Thomas Bladen Capel, close friend of Nelson and one of the heroes of Trafalgar. The letter from Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester & Edinburgh, has a small piece torn (but extant) from one corner. Three letters are in French, including one from the Duc de Coigny. Politicians amongst the correspondents include two Prime Ministers, and at least two Foreign Secretaries (Henry, Lord Apsley, later Earl of Bathurst; and the Earl of Dudley). The short letter from Frederick John Robinson (Viscount Goderich, later Earl of Ripon), who briefly succeeded George Canning as Prime Minister after the latter's death in 1827, is dated 1839. A brief letter from Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, who twice served as Prime Minister later in the century, is undated. A letter from the incumbent Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Thompson, is dated 1829. Also included is a 2 page letter, complete with red wax seal, from William Huskisson (at that time Secretary of the Colonies), who is perhaps better remembered today as the world's first railway casualty. (He was killed in 1830 by George Stephenson's famous locomotive engine, Rocket). The unsigned letter, which is incomplete, is of a much later (early 20th century) vintage, possibly to another member of the Warrender family, and is loosely inserted near the front of the volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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