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        TRAVELS Of The RUSSIAN MISSION Through MONGOLIA To CHINA, And Residence in Peking in the Years 1820 - 1821. With Corrections and Notes. In Two Volumes

      Printed for Longman Rees Orme Brown and Green London:: Printed for Longman Rees Orme Brown and Green,. 1827.. 8vo. 1st Edition in English. 2 volumes: ix, [1 (blank)], 468; iv, 496. Index in Volume II. Publisher catalogue precedes text of Volume I.. Modern speckled light tan quarter leather binding over marbled paper boards. Speckled edges.. Bindings - Fine. Textblocks & plates - VG+.. Illustrated with lithographed plate [Frontis of Volume I], folding map [Volume I] & folding plan of Peking [Frontis of Volume II].

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        Theory of Systems of Rays [together with the three Supplements].Dublin: R. Graisberry and P. Dixon Hardy, 1828-30-31-1837.

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

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        1827 Autograph Album from Yale College. [Printed title page]: Album

      Published by N. & S.S. Jocelyn New Haven: Published by N. & S.S. Jocelyn. 1827. Blank book. Quarter leather and marbled papercovered boards with red morocco label gilt on front board, small label on the front pastedown of Durrie & Peck: New Haven binders, stationers, and blank book manufacturers. Re-spined, edgewear, else a very good copy. Handwritten name of J.W. (James Woods) McLane on label on front board. McLane was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1801. He made a 1000 mile trip on horseback in order to attend Phillips Academy, Andover, graduated from Yale in 1829, and then from the Andover Theological Seminary in 1835. He rose to prominence, and was the first Minister of the Madison Street Presbyterian Church in New York City. In 1852 he was named Chairman of the important Commission on the modernization of the authorized version of the King James Bible for the American Bible Society. He also served as Director of the Union Theological Seminary. He died in New York in 1864. His daughter, Ann Richards McLane, was a noted American artist. This blank book was kept as an autograph book starting in 1827 while McLane was a student at Yale. He has Signed the book on the second leaf: "James W. McLane. Yale College. July 4th, 1827." Over the next two years, McLane collected autograph contributions from 62 of his classmates, or from the two classes immediately preceding his. Although a few of the contributions are mere sentiments, most are relatively substantial contributions consisting of one or more pages of occasionally thoughtful reminiscences or statements of belief or purpose. Many of the contributors were future clergymen, among their member are several of the influential "Illinois Band" of clergyman. Further details available upon request. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        [Illustration of 14 Goat, Sheep and Ram Eyes] [Pl. 37]

      [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's study of human types and animals, a collection of goat, sheep and ram eyes, was intended to show stupidity as demonstrated by the eye 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'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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