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        Plates as in "Eccentric Tales" from the German of W. F. Von Kosewitz, with Illustrations by Geo. Cruikshank, from (Sketches) by Alfred Crowquill (London: James Robins & Co. 1827)

      None stated nd, None Stated - Dark green 3/4 leather with complementary medium green cloth. Gilt edging, lettering and 3 bands (not raised). AEG. No text. 20 pp, each with an individual bw etching / engraving. With bookplates by prominent people. The title page is hand-lettered, and there is no printed publication information. This is a unique and important item of Cruikshankiana. Ex-library copy with minimally offensive marks, given the importance of each one. This volume contains ONLY the 20 engravings used as illustrations for Eccentric Tales. The original sketches were by Alfred Henry Forrester (under the pseudonym of Alfred Crowquill). The actual book illustrations then were done by George Cruikshank. This particular book contains Forrester's personal book plate. Another book plate is of Albert M. Cohn who wrote a catalogue raisonne of Cruikshank's works in 1924 (a small label on the fep makes reference to this catalogue, #471). And a third book plate is of William Hartman Woodin, Secretary of the Treasury under Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. The final bookplate present is that of the Brooklyn Public Library. Plates No. 8 and 15 have remarques. The Cruikshank illustrations in Eccentric Tales were, apparently, hand-tinted, but these images are in b/w with no tinting, and appear to be etching proofs for the final illustrations. Both Crowquill's and Cruikshank's names appear under each etching. Delightful and humorous illustrations done in great detail. Unique and rare. Ex-library copy with usual marks. Plates mostly clean, but a few have minor-to-mild foxing. Two plates have perforation stamps on lower margins, not affecting plate images. Front end pages (ffep detached and laid in) contain 2 library plates, 2 personal book plates, and one additional plate. Some wear to spine, mostly at head/tail, and to leather corners, but nothing terribly offensive. Ex-lib. sticker on back cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH SICILY AND THE LIPARI ISLANDS, IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, 1824 BY A NAVAL OFFICER

      London: T. Flint, 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight worming in the gutter of some leaves and the outer margin of one plate, not affecting the text. Foxing, mostly moderate, heaviest to title page and a few plates. Binding solid with some rubbing to the hinges and spine tips. Very Good. Octavo (5-1/4" x 8-1/4") bound in later calf and marbled boards with new endpapers and a gilt-lettered and decorated spine; xvi, 367 pages. Illustrated with a lithographed frontispiece, bound after the title page here, and 11 plates, including 4 hand-colored costume plates, by Louis Haghe. A scarce title that rarely comes up for sale. Abbey, Travel, 265: "This was probably Louis Haghe's first work in England, done at the age of twenty-one.

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        Chronological History of the West Indies.

      1827 - London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. 8vo. Three volumes. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, spines each with two gilt-stamped lettering-pieces and ornamented in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges; pp. [viii, the initial two blank], 336; [iii] , 552; [ii], 620; some rubbing to extremities, else a very good set. First edition. Thomas Southey was brother of the poet Robert Southey. As the book's title suggests, this work presents a continuous history of the Caribbean. It has become rather uncommon on the market these days, especially so in a uniform, contemporary binding. Sabin 88658; Cundall 2189. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters on Early Education. Translated from the German manuscript. London

      Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper 1827 - First Edition. 8vo, xlv, [3], 157, [7]pp, original printed boards, university 'withdrawn' stamp on front end free endpaper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hudibras. Tom. I.I u. I.II. [Und:] Notes on Hudibras. [With notes by Treadway Russell Nash and illustrations after Hogarth]. [Und:] THYER, Robert. The Genuine Poetical Remain of Samuel Butler. With a Selection from the Author`s Characters in Prose. [In 4 Bänden].

      London, T. Rickaby 1793 [und Thyer:] London, Joseph Brooker 1827. - Brunet I, 1428; Graesse I, 584. In nur 200 Exemplaren hergestellte Prachtausgabe der englischen Verssatire, die als "schärfste und derbste Verspottung des Puritanismus jener Zeit" (KLL) gelten kann. Mit seinen Illustrationen zu Samuel Butlers Knittelversen machte sich William Hogarth erstmals einen Namen als Kupferstecher. "Hogarth hat zu diesem Gedicht zwei verschiedene Folgen von Illustrationen gestochen: zwölf grosse, sorgfältiger ausgearbeitete Kupferstiche, die er selbständig, unabhängig von einem Verleger geschaffen und im Februar 1726 herausgegeben hat, und siebzehn kleinere, die mehr Holzschnittcharakter haben und vermutlich früher entstanden, aber erst im darauffolgenden April in einer Gedichtausgabe erschienen sind. Diese folgen dem Verlauf der Handlung, während die grossen Blätter nur die entscheidenden Szenen mit einem gekürzten Textauszug als Legende wiedergeben.Epos und Bilder sind eine antiheroische Satire auf Puritanertum und Sektenwesen" (Margrit Bachofen-Moser in Hogarth-Katalog Zürich, 1983, SS. 25 ff.). "200 copies printed, some with the plates in red, others in black. An elegant edition edited by Dr. Nash, the historian of Worcestershire, who has added a variety of entertaining notes" (Lowndes, The The Bibliographer`s Manual of English Literature, S. 313). 4°. Gest. Tit. m. Vign., XXXIX(1), 317(1) S.; Gest. Tit. m. wiederh. Vign., sep. gedr. Tit. (printed by T., Rickaby from Benjamin and John White), Ss. (319)-678, 1 Bl., VIII S. (Index); 2 gest. Titel m. wiederh. Tit.vign. (Notes tom.I u. II), 495(1), XVIII(2) S. Mit zus. 3 gest. Front. (dav. 2 Porträts), 13 Kupferstich-Tafeln (dav. 11 doppelbl.gr. od. 3-fach. gef.) und 20 Kopfstücken u. Vignetten in Kupferst. nach Hogarth. [Und Thyer:] Tit. m. mont. Holzst.-Vign., Ss. (I-VII), Ss.(8)-301. Mit 2 gest. Portr. u. 9 mont. Holzst.-Illustr. auf Tafeln. 4 prachtvolle Franzbände aus rotem Maroquinleder auf 5 Doppelbünden mit Goldlinienverzierungen, Deckelrand-, Steh- und Innenkantenverzierungen in Goldprägung, goldgepr. Adelswappen im oberen Rückenfeld, umseit. Goldschnitt u. marmorierten Vorsatzpapieren. An den Kapitalen leicht berieben, Ecken etw. bestoßen, Einbde. m. altersbedingten Lagerspuren, im Text einzelne Ss. stockfleckig, insgesamt aber sehr frische u. gut erhaltene Exemplare.

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        Manuel d'algèbre, ou exposition élémentaire des principes de cette science, à l'usage des personnes privées des secours d'un maïtre

      Paris, Roret, 1827, in-18, de (4), 423, (1) pages et 36 pages de catalogue de la librairie Roret, exemplaire broché, couverture illustrée en noir, Première édition de ce manuel de mathématiques destiné aux autodidactes. Bon exemplaire, dans son brochage d'origine

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        A Treatise on the Art of Weaving

      Blackie, Fullerton, & Co, Glasgow, Scotland 1827 - xiv, 518 pp. 14 Plates. 8vo. Dark brown full leather binding, indication at spine of early rebacking and reattachment of original spine. Scuffing and general wear. Marbled endpapers, age toning to text overall but very clean. 14 folding plates tipped in at rear that cover everything from weaving patterns to various looms and equipment for weaving. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Florist's Guide, and Cultivator's Directory; Containing Coloured Figures of the Choicest Flowers, Cultivated by Florists.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Views In Philadelphia, And Its Vicinity; Engraved From Original Drawings 2 Volumes In One [large Paper Copy] With Two Other Works

      Philadelphia: Published By C. G. Childs, Engraver.. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1827. First Edition. Hardcover. Engravings; Drawings taken in 1827-30. Phialdelphia: By C. G. Childs Engraver. 80 Walnut Street. 26 plates present and not 24 (incl frontis and plan of Eastern Penitentiary) + [37] leaves incl 2-leaf Subscribers. Imperial 8vo. [All six parts, complete with both title pages]. Leather with gilt-decorated spine, multiple gilt borders on covers, marbled eps, aeg. Minor wear to corners and edges. Plates largely very good, some minor to moderate foxing, occasional toning. Howes C383. Sabin Large Paper 12731. Bound with 2 other works: Prospectus for: Theodore S. Fay. VIEWS IN NEW-YORK AND ITS ENVIRONS? . NY; Peabody & Co. / Lon: O. Rich, 1831. 7 plates in prospectus (engr title and 12 views on 6 plates). [i]-iv, [5]-26pp. And The American Landscape, No. I. Containing ... Views .... Engraved from Original and Accurate Drawings ... And from well authenticated Pictures; with Historical and Topographical Illustrations. New York, Elam Bliss, 1830. 4to, pp. 16. 6 Plates. H. 1125 Containing the following Views: Weehawken, Catskill Mountains, Fort Putnam, Delaware Water-Gap, Falls of the Sawkill, and Winnipiseogee Lake, engraved from the Original and Accurate Drawings executed expressly for this Work [by A. B. Durand], This third work is more heavily foxed . There is no mention of any additional volumes after the first one which is quite scarce, possibly even rare as the only mention of it was found in Sabin. 11 x 7 2/8 inches. Provenance CW Evans small ink stamp. Also laid in is a typewritten dealer or collector's page describing this book along with commentary. ; 0 .

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        Testimonies Concerning the Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee and the First Witnesses of the Gospel of Christ's Second Appearing: Given by Some of the Aged Brethren and Sisters of the United Society, Including a Few Sketches of Their Own Religious Experience

      Albany: Printed by Packard & Van Benthuysen. 1827. First. First edition. Small octavo. 178 pp. Quarter muslin and printed blue paper over boards. Owner's small name stamp twice on front endpapers, joints rubbed, some smudging on the boards, a very good copy. Biography and testimony about Mother Ann Lee who founded the Shakers. Exceptionally uncommon in boards. Sabin 102603; Shaw & Shoemaker 30577. .

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        Recherches sur l'opium et sur ses produits médicinaux

      Montpellier, de l'imprimerie d'Isidore Tournel Aîné, 1827, in-4, 29 pp, (2), demi-toile bordeaux moderne, Rare. Recherches présentées et publiquement soutenues à l'école spéciale de pharmacie de Montpellier le 14 décembre 1827, par Pierre Timothée Dondats pour obtenir le titre de pharmacien. Note manuscrite coupée sur la page de titre. Bel exemplaire.

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        6 lithographs from the work "Views in Russia, Sweden, Poland and Germany"]

      London. John Murray. 1826- 1827. - 2 hand coloured plates. Image areas 17,5 x 26 cm and 19 x 26 cm. Trimmed to image and mounted on backing papers + 4 uncoloured plates. Image areas 11,5 x 19 cm, 14 x 26 cm, 17 x 26 cm and 17 x 26 cm and 28 x 43,5 cm. With margins 28 x 43 cm. One of the hand coloured views depict Smolensk in ruins after the french occupation. The other hand couloured plate show the Nikolskaija, tower in the Kremlin wall in Moscow. It looks damaged, pherhaps by the french army? A special dream like effect has been achieved by printing on blue/grey speckled paper, before hand coloring these two lithographs. Quite unusual. Two of the uncoloured ones are from St. Petersburg - the church Kazanskij on Nevskij Prospekt and the Lomonov Bridge accross the Fontanka. The remaining two I have not been able to locate. Seems to be smaller country towns. All the images have a strange emptiness or mystique to them, almost as film sets, very different in style to most other views of 19th century. They were published for the work "Views in Russia, Sweden, Poland and Germany", by Reverend John Thomas James. He travelled across Europe in the years 1813 and 1814, right at the end of the Napoleonic wars, and died in 1828 serving as bishop in Calcutta. The complete work contains 21 lithographs, most of them of Russia. Quite rare views. Two plates are watermarked "Fellows 1824". The uncoloured plates have large margins. The backing paper of the hand coloured images with a few tears and creases. The lower left corner of the Kremlin plate is torn. A couple of creases on the Smolensk plate. No staining or foxing. Nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Hammarlunds Antikvariat]
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        A Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Library of the Rev. Henry Drury [...] Consisting of an Extraordinary Collection of Classical and Theological Manuscripts. Best Editions of the Classics. Early Printed Books. Productions of the Aldine Press....

      ...Philol ogical and Critical Works. History. Topography. Voyages and Travels. Belles Lettres and Miscellaneous Literature. Many of the Books are on Large Paper, and the whole in Fine Condition. - [Auktionskatalog der Drury-Sammlung, London, Evans 1827]. - Auktionskatalog der Bibliothek von Henry Drury (1778-1841). Die 4738 Lose wurden an insgesamt 23 Tagen im Februar und März 1827 bei R.H. Evans versteigert. Zur Sammlung gehörten u.a. mehr als 250 mittelalterliche Manuskripte. - Die erzielten Preise und die Namen der Käufer sind sehr sauber von alter Hand mit schwarzer Tinte neben jede Nummer geschrieben. Den Schluss des Katalogs bilden neun von Hand nachgetragene Katalognummern. - De Ricci (English Collectors, 1930) 98 mit kurzer Charakterisierung der Sammlung und mit faksimiliertem Besitzvermerk Drurys. Brunet 6, 31578 Graesse 2, 74. - Der Band stammt aus der Bibliothek des britischen Parlamentariers Joseph Neeld (1789-1856) und trägt dessen Exlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel (Wappen und Schriftzug "Nomen extendere factis"). - Gering berieben minimal randfleckig gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar. --- Auction catalogue of the Drury collection in a fine contemporary halfleather binding. Buyers' names and prices realised are noted in ink by a contemporary hand for every catalogue entry. Nine catalogue entries are added by the same hand on the last page. - The book belonged to Joseph Neeld M.P. (1789-1856) and bears his coat-of-arms exlibris on the front paste-down. Some slight wear to the boards and some decent foxing to the margins otherwise and on the whole an excellent copy.

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        The noble birth and gallant atchievements [sic] of that remarkable outlaw Robin Hood

      London: William Pickering, 1827. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.56"). [2], xix, [1], 53, [1] pp. Together with a true account of the many merry and extravagant exploits he play'd in twelve several stories: to which is added, the life of Robin Hood, from a manuscript in the British Museum": A 19th-century printing of a 1678 prose account, offering a particularly roguish take on Robin as a "bold and licentious" outlaw in the days of Henry VIII.    This is the first printing of Thoms' edition; the work was issued separately, and later reprinted as part of the three-volume Collection of Early Prose Romances (1828). WorldCat locates => only four U.S. institutional holdings.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         NSTC 2H28672. This edition not in Kelly, Checklist of Books Published by William Pickering (see 1828.22 for three-volume collection); likewise Keynes, William Pickering (rev. ed.), (see p. 92 as above). Modern pebbled black morocco, front cover with gilt-stamped green morocco title-label, in matching morocco and marbled paper–covered slipcase; slipcase rubbed, volume spine sunned and rubbed. Pages faintly age-toned with scattered small spots of light foxing.

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        Testimonies Concerning the Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee and the First Witnesses of the Gospel of Christ's Second Appearing: Given by Some of the Aged Brethren and Sisters of the United Society, Including a Few Sketches of Their Own Religious Experience

      Albany: Printed by Packard & Van Benthuysen. 1827. First. First edition. Small octavo. 178 pp. Quarter muslin and printed blue paper over boards. Owner's small name stamp twice on front endpapers, joints rubbed, some smudging on the boards, a very good copy. Biography and testimony about Mother Ann Lee who founded the Shakers. Exceptionally uncommon in boards. Sabin 102603; Shaw & Shoemaker 30577. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Chronological History of the West Indies.

      

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        Costumes des Femmes du Hambourg, du Tyrol de la Suisse. and Costumes de la Normandie (

      Paris 1827 - folio (33.5 by 24 cms) illustrated with 81 hand-coloured plates of female costumes. This book is offered as a collection of plates taken from two of Lante's works: Costumes des Femmes du Hambourg, du Tyrol de la Suisse.(44 plates) and Costumes de la Normandie (37 plates) In the first work 25 of the plates are of Swiss costumes, 9 are German, 4 are Austrian and 6 are Dutch The book is bound in old half dark green morocco The plates are carefully coloured with good margins and generally fresh and clean. There are no title pages or text so the book is offered as a collection of plates. The covers are worn and rubbed but sound and firm. 32 of the plates are affected by light browning or foxing. £765

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        Dizionario compendiato delle scienze mediche. prima traduzione italiana con giunte e correzioni

      Antonelli, Venezia 1827 - 17 volumi in 8°(mm 240x160). Ogni vol. suddiviso in due parti composto da circa 460 pagine. Bella incisione in rame in antiporta del 1° vol. di Giuseppe Dala, raffigurante Esculapio. Elegante legatura neoclassica in mezza pelle granata marezzata, triplo tassello blu, titolo in oro, fregi dorati. Bellissimo esemplare con ampi margini, molto elegante la legatura neoclassica. Firma di possesso manoscritta al frontespizio. medicina.

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        A Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Library of the Rev. Henry Drury [.] Consisting of an Extraordinary Collection of Classical and Theological Manuscripts. Best Editions of the Classics. Early Printed Books. Productions of the Aldine Press. Philol ogical and Critical Works. History. Topography. Voyages and Travels. Belles Lettres and Miscellaneous Literature. Many of the Books are on Large Paper, and the whole in Fine Condition. - [Auktionskatalog der Drury-Sammlung, London, Evans 1827].

      Evans, o.O. (London) 1827 - vii, 262 Seiten. marmorierte Vorsätze, Halblederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden, goldgeprägtes schwarzes Leder-Rückenschildchen, marmorierte Deckel, farbiger Kopfschnitt, 24 x 14 cm. Auktionskatalog der Bibliothek von Henry Drury (1778-1841). Die 4738 Lose wurden an insgesamt 23 Tagen im Februar und März 1827 bei R.H. Evans versteigert. Zur Sammlung gehörten u.a. mehr als 250 mittelalterliche Manuskripte. - Die erzielten Preise und die Namen der Käufer sind sehr sauber von alter Hand mit schwarzer Tinte neben jede Nummer geschrieben. Den Schluss des Katalogs bilden neun von Hand nachgetragene Katalognummern. - De Ricci (English Collectors, 1930) 98 mit kurzer Charakterisierung der Sammlung und mit faksimiliertem Besitzvermerk Drurys. Brunet 6, 31578; Graesse 2, 74. - Der Band stammt aus der Bibliothek des britischen Parlamentariers Joseph Neeld (1789-1856) und trägt dessen Exlibris auf dem vorderen Spiegel (Wappen und Schriftzug "Nomen extendere factis"). - Gering berieben; minimal randfleckig; gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar. --- Auction catalogue of the Drury collection in a fine contemporary halfleather binding. Buyers' names and prices realised are noted in ink by a contemporary hand for every catalogue entry. Nine catalogue entries are added by the same hand on the last page. - The book belonged to Joseph Neeld M.P. (1789-1856) and bears his coat-of-arms exlibris on the front paste-down. Some slight wear to the boards and some decent foxing to the margins; otherwise and on the whole an excellent copy. 402 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Buch der Lieder.

      Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe 1827. - Goed. VIII, 555, 26. Borst 1526. Erste Ausgabe von Heines Lyrikband mit romantischen Liebesgedichten, der den Ruhm des Schriftstellers begründete und bis heute zu den bedeutendsten Gedichtsammlungen zählt. Mit den vier Widmungsblättern, die in späteren Auflagen wegfielen, an Friedrich Merckel (2), Salomon Heine und Friederike Varnhagen von Ense sowie den häufig fehlenden Vortitelblatt und Verlagsanzeigen. - Das Buch der Lieder umfasst mit Gedichten zwischen 1817 und 1826 Heines Frühwerk. Von den insgesamt 237 enthaltenen Gedichten, waren viele zuvor schon in Zeitschriften veröffentlicht worden. Hier noch in der unzensierten Form, weil viele Formulierungen, die für zu obszön angesehen wurden, in den späteren Auflagen geändert werden mußten. So wurde beispielsweise aus einem Gedichtanfang, der in der vorliegenden, ersten Auflage noch `Auf deinen schneeweißen Busen, Hab? ich mein Haupt gelegt` (S. 246) hieß, später `An deine schneeweiße Schulter. Hab? ich mein Haupt gelehnt`. Kl.-8°. Schmutztit., Titel m. kl. Vignette (Lyra), 372 S., 1 Bl. (Verlagsanz.). Restaur. Leinenbd. der Zeit m. goldgepr. Rü.titel u. -verzierungen sowie blindgepr. Deckelrahmen. Einbd. abgewetzt, bestoßen u. fleckig, Rü. neu aufgezogen, Vorsätze erneuert, ges. Buchblock wasserrandig, braunfl. u. z. Tl. stärker abgegriffen, m. mehreren hs. Anmerk. auf Titelbll. u. im Text. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        10 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Dresden und (meist) Weimar, 1826 und 1827. - Zusammen 34 SS. auf 22 Bll. 4to. Meist mit eh. Adresse (Faltbriefe). Inhaltsreiche Korrespondenz mit seinem ihm freundschaftlich verbundenen Verleger Tobias Haslinger über Verlags- und Vertragsangelegenheiten, seine Klavierschule (die "Ausführliche theoretisch-praktische Anweisung zum Pianoforte Spiel"), ein Gastspiel in Dresden, einen Gesinnungswechsel in Sachen Engagement u. v. m. - I) "Hier übersende ich Ihnen das Manuscript des Rondo's, nebst dem darüber von mir ausgestellten Eigenthums Certificat. Daß ich mit dem Juden Schlesinger weder in Deutschland noch Paris nichts zu thun haben werde, können Sie sich ganz sicher verlaßen [.]" (15. I. 1826). - II) "[.] Der Journal Nachricht zu Folge scheint in Wien die Musik zwar viel getrieben zu werden; allein von hervorstechenden Autoren und Künstlern scheint es anjetzo etwas geleert zu seyn gegen ehemals [.]" (28. II. 1826). - III) "Sie werden sich wundern von mir einen Brief aus Dresden zu bekommen, allein ich bin auf einer kleinen Kunstreise hier. Ich spielte Ostermontag hier bei Hofe, gab den 1t. Aprill [sic] [ein] Konzert in Leipzig, und da man mir keine Ruhe gelassen auch hier zu spielen, so gebe ich nächsten Freitag d. 7t. hier [ein] Konzert [.]" (5. IV. 1826). - IV) "[.] Ich gehe nicht nach Dresden, sondern bleibe hier; man hat mir alle Vortheile, die ich dort gehabt hätte, auch hier zugestanden, und so glaube ich wohlgethan zu haben in meinem ersten Verhältniß zu bleiben; überdieß ist der gute König todt; wer weiß was sich ändert! [.]" (28. V. 1827). - V) "[.] Sind Sie so gefällig und laßen Sie sich den alten Hugelmann [d. i. wohl der Pianist und Komponist Joseph Hugelmann, geb. 1768] (der Klaviermeister, der leider wie viele andre seiner Art nichts zu thun haben, und in Wien das liebe Brod betteln müßen) holen; sagen Sie ihm, ich hätte ihm nicht selbst schreiben können weil ich seine Adress nicht wußte, und sind Sie zugleich so gütig ihm 37 fl. 30 xr Conventions Münze, (die ich von unserer Großfürstinn [sic] erhielt) für seine mir übergebenen Musikalien auszuzahlen; da sie einige Zeit krank war, und die Hochzeit der Prinzeßin dazwischen kam, so hatte ich keine Gelegenheit seine Angelegenheit früher zu besorgen [.]" (2. VIII. 1827). - Der Brief v. 12. X. 1827 mit einem mehrseitigen eh. Vertragsentwurf über seine "Klavierschule", der im Folgebrief v. 28. X. noch spezifiziert wird. Unterm 22. XI. berichtet Hummel erfreut: "Ich melde Ihnen auch, daß der Kaiser v. Rußland die Dedication meiner Schule huldreichst angenommen hat". - Unveröffentlicht. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [MAP] Carte de l'Afrique

      dressée par G. Delisle et Ph. Buache, premiers géographes du Roi ... revue, corigée et augmentée par Dezauche ... 1827. Paris : J. Dezauche, 1827. Copper engraved map with hand coloured outlines, 490 x 630 mm, folding to 160 x 100 mm, in original marbled papered boards (small loss to paper at head) with manuscript title label to front; a fine, crisp copy of this scarce reissue of Delisle's map of 1722.

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        The Book of the Orphic Hymns, Together with the Principal Fragments of Other Hymns Also Attributed to Orpheus: The Whole Extracted from Hermann's Edition of the Orphica: Printed in Uncial Letters as a Typographical Experiment

      Julian Hibbert, Kentish Town 1827 - A rare offering for sale, includes a letter and invoice laid in from a bookseller dated in 1997 offering this book to a collector "because I think it is very special and I doubt you have it, I have never seen a copy offered before, it is from the library of Count Potacki, bound (crudely!) by him." Above title is Greek words translated to "Orpheos Hymni". Rebound in 1/4 leather, nubby textured paper covered boards. Prefaces in English, text in Greek. Good, binding is rather crude, small dampstain in top margin of first 5 leaves, ink name and address on original ffep, small bookplate on inside front pastedown belonging to Count Potacki. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Severin v. Jaroszynski. Abgeschrieben mit einem Nachwort und Anmerkungen versehen für seine Freunde." Aufzeichnungen über die Hinrichtung des Raubmörders Severin von Jaroszinsky. Manuskript (zeitgenössische Abschrift), am Schluß bezeichnet "Münich Philipp Jakob / 1ter Seelsorger in der [!] k. k. prov. Strafhause in Wien".

      Wohl Wien, bald nach 1827. - Titel und 29 beschriebene SS. auf 24 Bll., um 1900 mit Bleistift paginiert (1-26). Gr.-4to (ca. 210 x 258 mm). Beilagen. Bislang unbekannter Textzeuge des Münnich'schen Berichts über die letzten Tage des Raubmörders Severin von Jaroszynski, den der "Galgenpater" Münnich, Seelsorger im k. k. Provinzialstrafhaus, vor dessen Hinrichtung betreute. Der russisch-polnische Adlige Jaroszynski (1789-1827), dessen väterliches Erbe ihm jährlich 50.000 polnische Gulden einbrachte, kam erstmals 1826 zur Kur nach Baden. Vor allem wegen seiner Beziehung zur Schauspielerin Therese Krones (1801-30, von Raimund 1821 an das Leopoldstädter Theater engagiert) blieb er in Wien und bezog schließlich eine Wohnung im Trattnerhof. Neben den zahlreichen Geldgeschenken an Krones führte sein ausschweifender Lebenswandel bald dazu, daß "sein Geld zur Neige ging [.] Als ihn noch dazu die Gesandtschaft zur ehesten Rückkehr aufforderte, um über Unregelmäßigkeiten in der Amtskasse Auskunft zu geben, schritt Jaroszynski zu einer Verzweiflungstat" (Deutschmann, S. 66): Am 13. Februar 1827 ermordete er den Abbé und Mathematikprofessor Johann Conrad Blank mit 14 Messerstichen bei einem Besuch in dessen Wohnung, um sich in den Besitz von Obligationen zu bringen, die er noch am selben Tag für 5398 Gulden veräußerte. Drei Tage nach der Tat wurde er ausgeforscht und nach langem Verhör am 11. Juli zum Tod durch den Strang verurteilt. Am 30. August wurde er vor 20.000 Schaulustigen bei der Spinnerin am Kreuze gehenkt; der Seelsorger Münnich begleitete ihn und hielt anschließend die Predigt. - Münnichs Bericht, dessen Veranlassung bis heute nicht vollständig geklärt ist (vgl. Ammerer, S. 171), ist neben dem vorliegenden in sechs weiteren Manuskripten bekannt. Eines gelangte 2009 durch dieses Antiquariat in deutschen Privatbesitz, ein weiteres erliegt im Archiv der Stadt Salzburg, vier weitere in der Handschriftensammlung der Wienbibliothek (vgl. ebda., S. 167-169). 2009 legte der Salzburger Historiker Gerhard Ammerer eine Edition vor, nachdem, wie derselbe ermittelt hatte, der Text bereits 1837 "an völlig entlegener Stelle" (ebda., S. 170) im Druck erschienen war (nämlich im 7. Jahrgang des Grimmaer Journals "Unser Planet"). Ob es sich bei einer der sechs Handschriften "um den Archetyp handelt, [ist n]icht zu entscheiden", doch erschien das Salzburger Manuskript dem Herausgeber "am ausführlichsten bzw. genauesten" (ebda., S. 170), weswegen er es seiner Edition zugrundelegte. Aufgrund der teils erheblichen Differenzen in Graphie und Textumfang (wie auch einzelner in den meisten Textzeugen variiert vorzufindener Korruptelen, die auf eine schlecht lesbare Vorlage hindeuten) scheint es sich jedoch bei all diesen Überlieferungen um Abschriften zu handeln, während Münnichs Autograph einstweilen verschollen bleibt. Umso bemerkenswerter ist die Tatsache, daß die vorliegende Überlieferung nicht nur vollständig ist, sondern auch verschiedentlich einen besseren Text bietet als das Salzburger Manuskript. So heißt es an der Stelle, an der Jaroszinsky am Strick hinaufgezogen werden soll: "Ich dachte nun über die zu haltende Rede an das Volk, und war davon ganz begeistert, ich achtete nicht darauf, was geredet wurde" (S. 25). Tatsächlich hatte, nach anderen Berichten, der Verurteilte in diesem verzweifelten Moment derbe Verwünschungen gegen den Kaiser ausgestoßen - ein Umstand, den Münnich nicht nur diskret verschweigt, sondern für dessen scheinbare Unkenntnis er auch geschickt eine Erklärung anbietet. Der Salzburger Text hat hier, offensichtlich verderbt: "[I]ch dachte nur an die zu haltende Rede, an das Volk, u. wartete ganz begeistert [!]. Ich achtete nicht darauf, was geredet wurde" (Ammerer, S. 195). Auch der Vorgang der Hinrichtung selbst wird hier etwas ausführlicher und nachvollziehbarer geschildert: Statt "der Henker winkte seinen Knechten, die hinter dem Galgen ließen nach, und Jaroschinsky. - war todt. -" (Salzburg) hat unser Manuskript "[.] die hinter den Galgen ließen nach

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        THE HOUSE SERVANT'S DIRECTORY, OR A MONITOR FOR PRIVATE FAMILIES: COMPRISING HINTS ON THE ARRANGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE OF SERVANTS' WORK, WITH GENERAL RULES FOR SETTING OUT TABLES AND SIDEBOARDS IN FIRST ORDER; THE ART OF WAITING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES; AND LIKEWISE HOW TO CONDUCT LARGE AND SMALL PARTIES WITH ORDER; WITH GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR PLACING ON TABLE ALL KINDS OF JOINTS, FISH, FOWL, &C. WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING PLATE, BRASS, STEEL, GLASS, MAHOGANY; AND LIKEWISE ALL KINDS OF PATENT AND COMMON LAMPS: OBSERVATIONS ON SERVANTS' BEHAVIOUR TO THEIR EMPLOYERS; AND UPWARDS OF 100 VARIOUS AND USEFUL RECEIPTS, CHIEFLY COMPILED FOR THE USE OF HOUSE SERVANTS; AND IDENTICALLY MADE TO SUIT THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF FAMILIES IN THE UNITE

      Munroe and Francis; Charles S. Francis, Boston & New York 1827 - Duodecimo (4-3/4" x 7-1/2") bound in contemporary, possibly for the publisher, linen-backed marbled boards with an intact printed paper label spine; 180 pages. A rare example of the FIRST COMMERCIALLY PUBLISHED BOOK WRITTEN BY AN AFRICAN AMERICAN IN THE UNITED STATES and THE FIRST COOKBOOK WRITTEN BY AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN. A guide for house servants to help them to understand the rules of keeping a prominent white household, it includes recipes and advice to black servants on how to properly clean plates, what to wear, what time to arise for work, how to deal with drunk people, how to restore furniture, and how to take care of themselves. More household-management manual than cookbook, Roberts gives suggestions for employers on how to manage domestic help (very unusual for the time), but he was more interested in teaching young black men how to succeed in their work and ensure their advancement. Roberts begins the book: "In order to get through your work in proper time, you should make it your chief study to rise early in the morning; for an hour before the family rises is worth more to you than two after they are up." The author was a butler at the country estate of U.S. senator and governor of Massachusetts, Christopher Gore, a friend of Daniel Webster's. Blockson Collection, 9537 (1969 reprint); Longone Catalogue, page 2: "Although only two other editions of Roberts's book are recorded, some historians think that this work was seminal in producing men of singular ability as caterers, and managers -- rather than servants -- of large households"; Lowenstein, AMERICAN COOKERY BOOKS, 107; Weinstein, AGAINST THE TIDE 57: "Roberts also published the only substantial work by an abolitionist, black or white, to contain neither hint nor trace of race"; not in Work. Owner name of Katherine Laurence dated 27 March 1827 on the front endpaper. Two leaves (pages 73-76) neatly detached and laid in; contents complete and very clean with occasional toning. Some fraying along the spine edge. An excellent example of a very scarce and important title [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        History of Wisbech

      H.J. Leach, Wisbech 1827 - 1st edition. Three quarter leather binding with marbled endpapers.Banded spine with gold lettering. Collated: Complete with all 19 plates / engravings. Minor pencil marginalia to page 477. Firm binding. Vg+ handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Paul's Bookshop P.B.F.A.]
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        “Calling Card” (sometimes called a bookplate) for George Cumberland.

      [London: ?William Blake, ?1827] Printed in black ink on thick card. Very finely printed, in good condition though trimmed very close to the image at the left and right edges, once pasted down and thus with traces of mounting on the verso and pencil notes from an earlier collector (c. 1950?), image and plate mark exactly as per Essick 1DD. Blake’s last engraving, executed for one of his closest friends. The images invoke one of Blake’s greatest themes—the relationships between time and eternity. Although probably intended as a calling card, two books have been located with this card pasted in, both written by George Cumberland Jr. Thus it has on occasion been sold as a “bookplate”. Examples on card not in Cumberland's book are exceptionally rare, and have been presumed to be of the earliest printing and possibly by Blake himself. All other impressions (on laid paper most often) are posthumous. Thirty-nine examples in all are known to Essick, not including examples now untraced, of which eight are on card, of which one is described as printed in green ink. Essick, The Separate Plates of William Blake, XXI, see entry 1DD for identical measurements (but not this copy). Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 654.

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        Goethe`s Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. (Taschenausgabe ).

      Cotta`sche Buchhandlung, Stuttgart und Tübingen 1827-33. - Dreiseitiger BlauGrünschnitt. Einbände und Rücken leicht berieben oder beschabt; Gelegentlich kleine Schadstellen im Papierbezug. Rückenenden und Schildchen teils gering beschabt oder etwas lädiert; Ecken teils gebogen oder angestoßen. Einige Vorsätze an Ecken etwas leimschattig. Seiten fest gebunden, gelegentlich gering fleckig, ganz überwiegend jedoch sauber und frisch. Insgesamt schöne, gut erhaltene, attraktive Reihe. - Die vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand besteht aus 40 Bdn. Stuttgart, Tübingen: J. G. Cotta 1827-30 — Die Ausgabe wird ergänzt durch: Goethes nachgelassene Werke. Hrsg. v. Eckermann und Riemer. 15 Bde. (= Band 41-55 der Ausgabe letzter Hand). Stuttgart, Tübingen: Cotta 1832-1842. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 19 x 11,7 cm. 55 Marmorierte Halblederbde. mit Rückenschild. Bde. 1-55 - Unter des durchlauchtigsten deutschen Bundes schützenden Privilegien. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Goethes Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand. (Taschenausgabe ).

      Dreiseitiger BlauGrünschnitt. 19 x 11,7 cm. 55 Marmorierte Halblederbde. mit Rückenschild. Bde. 1-55 - Unter des durchlauchtigsten deutschen Bundes schützenden Privilegien. Einbände und Rücken leicht berieben oder beschabt Gelegentlich kleine Schadstellen im Papierbezug. Rückenenden und Schildchen teils gering beschabt oder etwas lädiert Ecken teils gebogen oder angestoßen. Einige Vorsätze an Ecken etwas leimschattig. Seiten fest gebunden, gelegentlich gering fleckig, ganz überwiegend jedoch sauber und frisch. Insgesamt schöne, gut erhaltene, attraktive Reihe. - Die vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand besteht aus 40 Bdn. Stuttgart, Tübingen: J. G. Cotta 1827-30 Die Ausgabe wird ergänzt durch: Goethes nachgelassene Werke. Hrsg. v. Eckermann und Riemer. 15 Bde. (= Band 41-55 der Ausgabe letzter Hand). Stuttgart, Tübingen: Cotta 1832-1842.

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        The Golden Violet, with its Tales of Romance and Chivalry: and other poems.

      Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London. 1827 - First edition. 12mo. pp [xii], 310. Engraved frontispiece. Period binding of full russet calf with raised bands, decorations, rules and inner dentelles gilt; marbled edges and endpapers. Binding professionally restored with original spine relaid, retaining the endpapers. Laetitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838) was an English poet and novelist who had great success in her day despite being much vilified in the press where she was accused of having affairs and even of secretly bearing children. She broke off her engagement to John Forster (the biographer of Dickens), wanting to spare him the possible stain to his reputation. She later married George Maclean but took her own life by poison very shortly thereafter. Her literary status declined greatly during the twentieth century until such critics as Germaine Greer came to re-assess her work.Double fore-edge painting depicting in watercolour shoreside views of Long Island and Philadelphia. On the front pastedown is the fine pictorial bookplate of Gilbert R. Redgrave who in 1892 published A History of Water-Colour Painting in England, so it is possible that the paintings are his work.The views are quite clear and fresh, with great skill displayed in their detailed renderings. Covers faintly rubbed at the edges. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Valentine verses; or, lines of truth, love, and virtue

      Ipswich: E. Shalders, 1827. First edition, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 262; lithograph frontis and 101 lithograph plates drawn and engraved by Cobbold, plus 2 copper-engraved portraits; errata slip tipped in at the rear; 3pp. of index, apparently separately published, is laid in; nice copy in orig. green cloth-backed boards, paper label on spine. An unusual provincial illustrated book with charming lithographs after pen-and-ink sketches. Cobbold was a minor novelist and his wife, who apparently had a hand in the work, a minor dramatist. See DNB for entries on both.

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        St. Ursula.

      - Lithographie v. A. Wünsch aus J.P. Weyer, Sammlung von Ansichten öffentlicher Plätze, merkwürdiger Gebäude und Denkmäler in Cöln b. J. P. Bachem, Köln, 1827, 20 x 25 cm ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        The trial of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, William Wakefield, and Frances Wakefield, indicted with one Edward Thevenot, a servant, for a conspiracy, and for the abduction of Miss Ellen Turner, the only child and heiress of William Turner, Esq. of Shrigley Park, in the county of Chester.

      London: John Murray 1827 - 8vo., xv + (1) + 350pp., complete with the half-title and Appendix (pp.305-350), half-title rather soiled, rebound relatively recently in cloth with a leather gilt lettered spine label. A solid, workmanlike, but not very appealing binding. A good copy, nonetheless. First edition: complete with the rare Appendix. Ferguson 1159. The original account of one of the most celebrated English criminal trials of the 19th century which resulted in the young Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862), later to be the acclaimed colonial statesman, being sent to prison for three years. In 1816 he had made a runaway match with an heiress and ward in chancery, Eliza Susan Pattle, the orphan daughter of a Canton merchant. He afterwards returned to Turin as secretary to the under-secretary of the legation, and after his wife's death on 5 July 1820 he became connected with the Paris legation. In 1826, urged on by the persuasions of his friends in Paris, he made a foolhardy attempt to improve his prospects by a second marriage. On 7 March by a false message he beguiled from school Ellen Turner, the daughter of William Turner of Shrigley, a wealthy Cheshire manufacturer, inducing her, by representing that her father's fortune depended on her compliance, to go through a ceremony of marriage at Gretna Green. He took the lady with him to Calais, but forbore to consummate the marriage; at Calais he was overtaken by his bride's enraged relatives, who induced her to leave him. Wakefield returned to England to share the fate of his accomplice, his brother William, who had already been arrested. They were both sentenced to three years' imprisonment. The question of the legality of the marriage was involved in so much doubt that it was cancelled by special Act of Parliament. Some two years after his release he published the result of his prison experience and reflections, Facts relating to the Punishment of Death in the Metropolis> (London, 1831, 8vo), a book remarkable alike for its insight and for its extraordinary power of portrayal. To his clear demonstration that punishment is deterrent according to its certainty, not according to its severity, the amelioration of English criminal law was largely due. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Trattato di chimica elementare teorica e pratica

      Piatti, Firenze 1827 - Bross. coeva muta con tassello ed. in carta applicato ai ds. Poche carte brunite, qualche fioritura, ma buon esemplare. Non comune. 8vo (cm. 21,7), 5 Voll., IV-484, 432, 580, 526, 436 pp. con 35 tavv. f.t. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LAND PATENT. Land Grant. Document signed by President J. Q. Adams.

      U. S. Government General Land Office, Washington, D.C 1827 - Vellum land grant for 80 acres in Tippacanoe County, Indiana to Abel Janney, dated May 15, 1827. Signed by the 6th United States President (1825-1829) John Quincy Adams, and countersigned by George Graham, Commissioner of the General Land Office. Document measures approximately 9.5" (height) by 15.5" (width). There are six vertical creases and one horizontal crease, not affecting Adams' signature, but document is not flat. The document is overall slightly yellowed, with two dark stains in the text, not affecting the autograph. The wax seal is mostly lacking. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA]
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        ALS to N. G. Philips regarding his work and an upcoming exhibition.

      Edinburgh, February 7. 1827 - 4 pp., folded, with postmark and broken wax seal. John Zephaniah Bell (active 1824-1865), painter of domestic scenes; N. G. Philips (active 1819-1829), Liverpudlian painter of landscapes.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Flensburg').

      - Lithographie v. J.F. Fritz b. A. Cranz u Co. Hamburg, dat. 1827, 48 x 63,5 Klose-Martius Flensburg 42. - Seltene Ansicht von Flensburg. - Blick auf Flensburg von einer Anhöhe. - Im Vordergrund drei Frauen mit einem Mann und Junge mit Schafen. - Tadellos erhaltenes Blatt.

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        De Vere, or, The Man of Independence, in three Volumes [complete]

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Third Edition. Full Polished Calf. Near Fine. 7 1/2" Tall. Inscribed By Robert Plumer Ward. Third Edition, Near Fine, In Three Volumes, Inscribed By The Author To Marian Barton. Three Volumes, Complete Except Lacking Half-Titles [Excised Stub In Each Volume], Bound In Full Polished Calf, 5 Bands, Title And Volume Number On Black Morocco Labels In Gilt With Gilt Date At Bottom, Gilt Decorations On Bands, Gilt Rules Adjoining The Bands, Covers With Gilt Rules, Inner Blindstamped Rules With Devices In Each Corner. Attractive Watered Endpapers With Elaborate Gilt Stamping On All Turns, All Edges Marbled. Bindings Professionally Refreshed And Well Oiled, Hinges Solid, Contents Clean And Fairly Crisp, Near Fine.

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        Memorandum for the Colonial Auditor, of the Amount of Accounts for Printing performed by Robert Howe...

      Sydney: 1827. Wove paper sheet measuring 365 x 470 mm., folded to form two pages. Original manuscript account of printing services performed for the government of New South Wales signed by Robert Howe, son of legendary convict printer George Howe. The Memorandum lists the printing charges incurred by over twenty different branches of government, including the Colonial Secretary, Carter's Barracks and Customs House, and comes to the considerable total of £1428. Original documents associated with early colonial printers are rarely encountered, and this is a particularly exhaustive and detailed example bearing the autograph of the government printer.Robert Howe was born as 1795 some five years before his father was transported to New South Wales. As a young man Robert led a dissolute life until he experienced a spiritual revival in 1820 and dramatically changed his ways. Robert became a staunch advocate of the Methodist Church in the colony, promoting their interests through the publication of the Sydney Gazette. However, his unflinching faith and sanctimonious interpersonal style often brought Robert into conflict with other colonists, including libel and even assault. In 1827 he was horse-whipped in public by surgeon William Redfern. Nonetheless, Robert was a prosperous citizen, in part due to sound business and investments established by his father, but developed further still by a strong work ethic (as amply evidenced by this manuscript). Robert died prematurely through a drowning accident in January 1829 leaving an estate valued at over £10,000. Some recent professional paper repair of the centrefold.

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        Ostéographie de la baleine échouée a l'est du port d'Ostende, le 4 novembre 1827; précédée d'une notice sur la découverte et la dissection de ce Cétacée.Brussels, Laurent Frères, 1828. 8vo. With 13 folding lithographed plates depicting bones of the whale, all after Bossuet and lithographed by Jobard. Modern black half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Allen 709; Nissen, ZBI 1162. First edition of a monograph on the dead whale that drifted ashore in the port of Ostend, Belgium, on the 4th of November 1827. The huge whale, probably a humpback whale, was skinned, dissected, and the separate bones were studied by J. Dubar, a surgeon living in Ostend. After a general account of the dissection, a detailed osteological description of the large bones of the whale is given, illustrated by 13 detailed folding lithographed plates. The whale's bones were exhibited in a specially designed pavilion, where even the Dutch king Willem Frederik van Oranje-Nassau came to pay a visit. Later the bones were exhibited in, among others, Brussels, Rotterdam, Paris, London, Berlin and Vienna, and they are now on permanent display at the Zoological Museum in St. Petersburg. Some plates slightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition.

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        The noble birth and gallant atchievements [sic] of that remarkable outlaw Robin Hood.

      London: William Pickering, 1827. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.56"). [2], xix, [1], 53, [1] pp. Together with a true account of the many merry and extravagant exploits he play'd in twelve several stories: to which is added, the life of Robin Hood, from a manuscript in the British Museum": A 19th-century printing of a 1678 prose account, offering a particularly roguish take on Robin as a "bold and licentious" outlaw in the days of Henry VIII.    This is the first printing of Thoms' edition; the work was issued separately, and later reprinted as part of the three-volume Collection of Early Prose Romances (1828). WorldCat locates => only four U.S. institutional holdings.    Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         NSTC 2H28672. This edition not in Kelly, Checklist of Books Published by William Pickering (see 1828.22 for three-volume collection); likewise Keynes, William Pickering (rev. ed.), (see p. 92 as above). Modern pebbled black morocco, front cover with gilt-stamped green morocco title-label, in matching morocco and marbled paper–covered slipcase; slipcase rubbed, volume spine sunned and rubbed. Pages faintly age-toned with scattered small spots of light foxing.

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