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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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        Dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes: a monograph of the Canidae.London, R.H. Porter, Dulau & Co. (back of title-page: printed by Taylor and Francis), 1890. 4to. With 45 hand-coloured lithographed plates by J.G. Keulemans (lithographed by Mintern Bros.) and 59 numbered woodcut illustrations in the text. Original brown publisher's cloth, title in gold on front board and spine, top edge gilt. With a slightly later Van Stockum bookseller's ticket.

      Nissen, ZBI 2846; Wood, p. 468. First edition of a monograph on Canidae (canines) by St George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900), a renowned zoologist and polemicist, strikingly illustrated by the acclaimed Dutch artist John Gerrard Keuelemans. "One of the finest monographs on the subject" (Wood), it treats the genera Canis, Vulpes (listed as a species of Canis) Cyon (Cuon), Ictycion (Speothos), Lycaon and Otocyon. The illustrations include wolfs, foxes, jackals, dingos, domestic dogs, fennecs, dholes and hyenas.With the contemporary armorial bookplate of Edward Brown Lees (1843-1896) and his wife Dorothy Livesey on pastedown and slightly later Van Stockum/J.B.J. Kerling bookseller's ticket. Title-page foxed, inner hinges cracked, a few plates detached, otherwise in good condition. Binding very good, with the corners bumped.

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        Apprenticeship indenture.

      Sydney: 1827. Folio printed leaf, completed in manuscript; about 410 x 200 mm, scalloped top. This bleak indenture sets out in stark detail the removal of 11-year-old Martha Bailey from the Female Orphan School (with the date of her placement there presumably unknown and left blank) to be an apprentice to James Shepherd of Kissing Point "until the seventeenth of August 1834 or until her lawful marriage with the consent of the trustees". Dated Sydney, 17 August, 1827, and setting out the obligations of a servant, the indenture is signed and sealed by Shepherd, and the Trustees of the School, all but one of whom form a roll call of early Colonial clerics: Thomas Scott, archdeacon of New South Wales and formerly secretary to Commissioner Bigge; the prominent merchant Robert Campbell (who was a friend of Samuel Marsden and transacted business for him); William Cowper an Assistant Chaplain (he had arrived in the colony in 1809 invited by Samuel Marsden); Richard Hill (assistant to Thomas Scott); and the newly arrived Charles Wilton who was to become a master at the Female Orphan School in Parramatta and incumbent of the parish of Field of Mars and Castle Hill.In the first New South Wales census delivered the year following this indenture in 1828, children under 12 years comprised just 16 per cent of the total population having European background. Their relative scarcity in the context of a regulated penal colony meant that children's physical growth and behavioural characteristics were closely monitored. In New South Wales, the colonial administration and charities followed British models of institutional intervention in the lives of poor children and families with particular zeal. The Female Orphan School had been established in 1801 as the first orphanage for girls under the auspices of Anna King, wife of the Governor, Philip Gidley King. In 1802 King had commented that the white children of the settlement were either particularly 'fine' or particularly 'neglected'. Notably, Commissioner Bigge (whose former Secretary Archdeacon Thomas Scott is a signatory to this indenture) when reporting on the condition of the colony, found the children of convicts generally industrious and to his apparent relief remarkably free of any "criminal stain". This was seen as evidence of the success of this interventionist system. [see Kate Darian-Smith, Children, Dictionary of Sydney, 2010, http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/children]. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney). Lightly stained; in appropriate original condition, old folds.

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        OPERE VARIE ITALIANE E FRANCESI raccolte e pubblicate per cura del dottor Giovanni Labus.

      Classici Italiani, poi Stella, 1827. (Codice AN/2986) Quattro volumi in 8°(22 cm): XVI-368, XVI-516, XXVIII-452(4), XXXVI-706(4) pp. Importante raccolta di studi di opere classiche illustrati con 80 bellissime tavole in rame, molte grandi e ripiegate più volte. Nitida e fresca impressione su bella carta, lievi aloni al quarto volume interessano il frontespizio e prime carte e le ultime 14 tavole. Grandi margini e barbe in tutti i volumi, margini superiori rifilati. Legature in similpelle verde moderna, titoli oro ai dorsi. Ottimo stato. Euro 850.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (Vol. XXV, 1827, substantially complete)

      Sydney : Printed by Robert Howe, editor, publisher and proprietor, 1827. Volume XXV, no. 1273, January 1, 1827 - Volume XXV, no. 1445, December 31, 1827. Substantially complete run of issues for the year 1827 (omitting nos. 1313, 1320, 1361, 1403, 1416, 1424). 167 issues, bound in one volume, folio, contemporary half calf over marbled boards (rubbed and scuffed); all issues [4] pp, text in 5 columns; nos. 1273-1308 small folio ("published daily"); nos. 1309-1445 folio (published triweekly); no. 1328 with long horizontal tears to both leaves; scattered foxing throughout (foxing quite pronounced in several issues) but generally clean and well preserved. A rare, substantially complete run of issues for the year 1827. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser was Australia's first newspaper. The first edition was printed by George Howe (1769-1821) and was issued on March 5, 1803. The Gazette remained the Colony's only newspaper until 1824, when W.C. Wentworth's The Australian was established. Howe's son, Robert, was responsible for the newspaper's printing and publication throughout most of the 1820s.

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        [THEATRE PLAYBILL] Peter Wilkins, or, The flying Indians.

      London : W. Reynolds, 1827. Theatre playbill, single sheet (330 x 200 mm), advertising a production at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden on Tuesday May 8 1827 of the 'Melo-Dramatic Romantic Spectacle, in 2 acts, founded on the fanciful Adventures of Peter Wilkins, or, The Flying Indians', giving a full list of the cast and a brief description of each scene, commencing with 'The Loadstone Rock in the Pacific Ocean, on which the ship De la Cruiz is wrecked', and culminating in 'The Extraordinary Ascension of Peter Wilkins, borne on the back of the Lasks, or Flying Slaves, attended by the whole tribe of Glums and Gawries'. Peter Wilkins was an extremely popular fictional character who had supposedly learned the secret of flight from his time as a traveller in the South Seas. Productions of this aeronautical fantasy thrilled both English and American audiences during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These stage productions were based on Robert Paltock’s novel The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (1751), in which the protagonist is marooned on Nosmnbdsgrutt, an island of flying people in the South Seas, and marries a 'flying woman', or 'Gawry'.

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        La méthode ovalaire, ou nouvelle méthode pour amputer dans les articulations

      Paris, Melle Delaunay. 1827, 1827, in-4, (6), 49, (1bl), (22)pp, 11pl, demi-basane fauve, dos plat orné de filets dorés. (Rel. de l'ép.), PREMIERE EDITION. Rare. 11 planches lithographiées h.t, la plupart dépliantes, représentant des désarticulations de la main et du pied suivant la méthode, dite ovalaire, exposée par Henri Scoutetten, célèbre médecin militaire à qui l'on doit l'invention de cette méthode. Les figures, dessinées selon les données de la géométrie descriptive, indiquent par des lignes ponctuées les parties invisibles. Sur ces planches se trouvent visualisés la marche que doit suivre l'instrument, la plaie faite par l'opération et le rapprochement des parties divisées. Bon exemplaire

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        1827 British Trades & Costume 4 vols

      Published in Four Volumes, here bound in two in the original publishers cloth, this is a delightful work looking at the Classes, Characters, Costumes and Jobs of the people of Great Britain in the Georgian era, with descriptions of what each job entails, illustrated with Eighty Four Hand Coloured Engravings across the four volumes, with illustrations depicting many trades, including a Watchman, Blue Coat boy, Mail Coach, Knight of the Garter, Postman, Fireman, Shrimper, Life-Boat, Bill Sticker, Knife Grinder, Newsman, Lawyer, Doctor of Music, Coachman, Baker, Coal Porters, Fish Woman, Cat's Meat Woman, Match Girl, A Tread Mill, Lamplighter, Barrow Woman, Hawkers, Scavengers, Westminster Scholar, Quakers, Canal Boat, English Peasant, Butcher's Boy, Ticket Porter, Smithfield Drover, Knight of the Bath, Pensioner, Doctor in Law, Wine Coopers, Irish Pavior, Scottish Piper, Scottish Chieftain, Brewer's Drayman, House Maid, and many more. Books have been recased with most of the original back strips laid down, titled "National Costumes", to the spines, fitted with new endpapers, some mild page creasing throughout, some occasional foxing and browning, a few creased edges else in good general condition, books have been collated, all plates are present, a couple of plates have two images per page, and two have slightly different titles to those given on the list of illustrations pages, but all are present, small formats, just under 6 inches tall. A generally good set of this scarce work

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        Reis naar Madrid, gedaan in de maanden augustus en september 1826; behelzende een staatkundig-wijsgeerig overzigt van de zeden en gebruiken der Spanjaarden.Amsterdam, J.C. van Kesteren, 1827. 8vo. With title-page with engraved vignette. Contemporary boards, uncut.

      Saakes 8 (1827), p. 349. First and only Dutch translation of this account on an itinerary to Madrid by the French economist Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui (Paris 1798 - 1854), also giving a political, economic and historical report of Spain and the customs and traditions of its inhabitants. The work originally was published in French in 1826. Blanqui's most important contributions were made in labour economics, economic history and especially the history of economic thought. Blanqui was a disciple of Jean-Baptiste Say to whom he succeeded in 1833 to the chair of political economy at the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiersin Paris. Spine damaged. A good copy.

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        Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Niedern Thiere. [Bonn, Eduard Weber, 1827]. 4to. With 7 engraved plates (4 partly coloured). Modern green marbled boards, red edges.

      Engelmann, Bibliotheca historico-naturalis, p. 559; Nissen, ZBI 182; not in BMC NH; For Baer: DSB I, pp. 385-389. 7 articles, mostly on parasites extracted from Verhandlungen der Kaiserlichen Leopoldinisch-Carolinischen Akademie der Naturforscher volume 13, part 2 (1827). Written by Karl Ernst von Baer (1792-1876), a Baltic German biologist and the founding father of embryology. Including articles on different parasites such as: Aspidogaster Conchicola, Distoma Duplicatum, Bucephalus Polymorphus, Nitzschia Elegans and Polystoma Integerrimum, but also an article on planarians (non-parasitic flatworms). The concluding article ("Die Verwandtschafts-Verhältnisse unter den Niedern Thierformen") is a more general and slightly philosophical article on the kinship between parasites.Very good copy, a few minor spots.

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        OPÉRATIONS GÉODESIQUES ET ASTRONOMIQUES pour la mesure d'un arc du parallèle moyen, exécutées en PIEMONT et en SAVOIE par une commission composée d'officiers de l'état major général et d'astronomes piémontais et autrichiens en 1821, 1822, 1823. Atlas seul

      Imprimerie Impériale Et Royale 1827 - ATLAS seul in-folio oblong "à l'italienne" ( 340 X 530 mm ), demi-basane noisette, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés, date dorée en queue, couverture imprimée conservée ( Reliure moderne exécutée dans les ateliers Yves RAMEAU à Marseille ). Pastille découpée au centre de la couverture, bel exemplaire, les planches sont très fraîches.- Partie géodésique: 8 planches et cartes la plupart dépliantes atteignant 1070 mm dépliées en panorama ou vue perspective.- partie astronomique: 6 planches et cartes. Voyages Explorations Marine Histoire Sciences Géographie Cartes Atlas Astronomie Géodésie

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        La battaglia di Benevento. Storia del secolo XIII. Scritta dal Dottore F. D. Guerrazzi

      Bertani, Antonelli e C., Livorno. 1827 - 4 volumi in 2 tomi, cm 15,5x10, pag 240, 264, 192, 220, rilegatura in mezza pelle con tit in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati. Normali segni d'uso. Raro. E.O. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände. (Conversations-Lexikon) : Band 1 - 12 (komplett)

      Leipzig : Brockhaus, 1827. 7. Originalauflage. 22,5x13 cm ; neu gebundener, brauner Halbleinen mit Rückentitel und rotem Vollschnitt Neu gebunden, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, vereinzelt altersfleckig, wenige Seiten an den Ecken knickspurig, sonst sauber, fester Block und ohne Enträge. Steck 2-4 Versand D: 5,00 EUR Nachschlagwerke, Universallexikon

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        Corpus Juris Sueo-Gotorum Antiqui. Samling af Sweriges Gamla Lagar, på Kongl. Maj:ts nådigaste befallning utgifven. Volumen I-X, XII-XIII (vol. XI saknas). I. Codex juris vestrogotici, Westgöta-Lagen - II. Codex juris ostrogothici, Östgöta-Lagen. - III. Codex juris uplandici, Uplands-Lagen. - IV. Codex juris sudermannici, Södermanna-Lagen. - V. Codex juris vestmannici, Westmanna-Lagen. - VI. Codex juris helsingici, codicis juris smalandici pars de re ecclesiastica, et juris urbici codex antiquior, Helsinge-Lagen, Kristnu-Balken af Smålands-Lagen, och Bjärköarätten. - VII. Codex juris Gotlandici, Gotlands-Lagen. - VIII. Codices juris visbyensis urbici et maritimi, Wisby Stadslag och Sjörätt. - IX. Codex juris scanici, Skåne-Lagen, med ärkebiskopen i Lund Andreas Sunessons latinska bearbetning, skånska kyrkrätten och stadsrätten, samt åtskilliga stadgar för Skåne. - X. Codex juris communis sueciae Magnaeanus, Konung Magnus Erikssons Landslag. - XII. Codex juris communis sueciae Christophorianus, Konung Christoffers Landslag. - XIII. Glossarium ad corpus juris sueo-gotorum antiqui, Ordbok till Samlingen af Sweriges Gamla Lagar

      Bok. Stockholm, Z. Haeggström / Norstedt & söner /Berlingska Boktryckeriet, 1827-1877. 12 vol. uniforma halvfranska band, gulddekorerade ryggar, stänkta snitt, bra skick. Sidantalet varierar mellan 338 och 818 s., många planscher. Enstaka blyertsunderstrykningar i text.

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        NAPOLEON IN THE OTHER WORLD. A NARRATIVE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF: AND FOUND NEAR HIS TOMB IN THE THE ISLAND OF ST. HELENA, BY XONGO-TEE-FOH-TCHI, MANDARIN OF THE THIRD CLASS

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827.. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-ix [x] [1] 2-406, inserted engraved frontispiece with illustration designed and drawn on stone by T. Dighton, nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, tooled in gold and blind, red leather title piece, t.e.g., bottom edge untrimmed, marbled endpapers. First edition. "After-life philosophical fantasy which opens with some spirit wanderings through space, whence the spirit of Napoleon is conducted on a brief visit to Hell before he arrives at the mighty but stagnant city of Politicopolis. There follows numerous philosophical discussions with its inhabitants. The frontispiece shows Napoleon being dangled by a gigantic angel over the vast city. Possibly [written] by Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 119. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V707. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15720. Calf rubbed with slight loss at spine ends, some mild scattered foxing to text block, a very good copy. A tall copy with wide margins. (#152104)

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        M.T. CICERONIS QUAE EXSTANT OMNIA OPERA. Cum Deperditorum fragmentis in quatuor partes divisa, item Indices quinque novi absolutissimi.

      Parisiis, Lemaire (typis F. Didot), 1827-1832. In-8 p. (mm. 230 x 140), 20 voll. (di cui 1 di Indice), mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, 600/750 pp. cad. vol.; testo in solo latino. Questa edizione è divisa nelle seguenti 5 parti: "Pars Prima", sive Opera Rhetorica ed Oratoria, textum, collatis optimis editionibus, recensuit, varietate lectionum et notis Ernesti Schutziique fere integris, aliorum selectis exornavit et suas addidit J.-W. Rinn (2 voll.) - "Pars Secunda", sive Orationes Omnes ad optimos codices et editionem J.V. Le Clerc recensitae.. (6 voll.) - "Pars Tertia", sive Opera Philosophica.., cum selectis veterum ac recentiorum notis, curante et emendante M.N. Bouillet (7 voll. - il 5° è in due parti) - "Pars Quarta", sive Epistolarum Omnium Libri ad optimos codices et editionum J.V. Le Clerc recensiti, cum selectis veterum ac recentiorum notis, curante et emendante N.E. Lemaire (3 voll.) - "Fragmenta" ad optimos codices et editionem J. Vict. Leclerc recensita.. curante et emendante N.E. Lemaire (1 vol.) - "Indices Quinque" novi et absolutissimi (1 vol.). Volumi della importante Collana "Bibliotheca classica latina". Cfr. Brunet,II,13. Solo qualche lieve alone o arross. su 4 voll., altrim. esempl. con barbe ben conservato.

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        Archive of 21 autograph letters.

      1827–47. 21 autograph letters (20 signed) to various person by Mary Shelley: one of which also bearing 2-page letter by Leigh Hunt, two of which signed letters lacking first half, two of which signed fragments, one of which lacking the signed second half, six of which in Italian. Varying papers and page-lengths, 9 folded as envelopes comprising addresses (8 with wax seal). All housed in individual varicoloured card folders. Generally very good condition, excepting one fragment torn and taped back together. A superb collection of Mary Shelley autograph letters, from the collection of Mary Shelley specialist Professor Jean de Palacio at the University of Lille. The letters date from 15 April 1827 to the winter of 1847, and include two highly important letters to Edward Trelawny (one of which also bears a 2-page letter from Leigh Hunt, the other constituting one of Mary Shelley's most honest expressions of her feelings about her stepsister Claire Clairmont), one remarkable letter to Claire Clairmont enclosing a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley (the signature still present), as well as a sequence of six letters in Italian to Tuscan liberal politician and railway financier Bartolomeo Cini (1809–1877). Further, there are twelve letters to different recipients including three of significant literary interest (one to influential Scottish publisher Alexander Blackwood; another to novelist and editor of The Keepsake Frederic Mansel Reynolds; the third denouncing Stendhal's Promenades dans Rome to Scottish editor and publisher of the Foreign Quarterly Review John George Cochrane), and nine of biographical interest. i) With Leigh Hunt to Edward Trelawny, Harrow, Easter Sunday [15 Apr.] 1827 In this marvellous double letter, Mary writes lengthily over two large pages, Leigh Hunt for two, and then Mary adds, upside down between the lines of Hunt's first page, another page of her own. The letter is addressed "to the care of M. Sam Barff [1793–1880, friend of Byron and important supporter of Greek Independence], Zante—The Ionian Isles." Trelawny was at this time something of a celebrity back at home in England, after his unfortunate but dramatic involvement in the Greek War of Independence supporting the renegade warlord Odysseas. Having been deported from Greece, he was living on the Isle of Zante for a year since May 1826, but would, shortly after he received this letter from Shelley and Hunt (a postal stamp reading "Corfu, 26 Maggio, 1827" is visible), divorce his wife Teritza (Odysseas's half-sister) and return to England, in order to pursue his relationship with Mary Shelley (which almost turned into marriage) and the other surviving Romantics, and to begin writing his memoirs and controversial biographical reminiscences of Byron and Shelley. Mary's letter catches Trelawny up on the lives of his old acquaintances, mentioning the courtship of Jane Williams (wife of Edward, who drowned with Shelley) and Shelley's Oxford comrade-in-expulsion T. J. Hogg, as well as mentioning Shelley himself, his younger brother John, Edward Williams, Claire Clairmont ("still in Russia") and Thomas Medwin, also expressing great personal emotion, verging on romantic desperation, towards Trelawny at the prospect of his return to England ("I am dead to all other hope—if you returned—yet you would not make one of us—you will leave us quickly again—yet it will be great happiness to have you again with me, tho' for a short time—will you not come?"). Hunt's letter is characteristically light hearted and witty, mentioning his own memoirs and his ill health and penury. Mary's postscript sympathizes: "Poor darling Hunt—my heart bleeds for him … he deserves all possible good—but this [is] an hard world—& he is treated on all sides in every way by God & Man.—and alas all I can do is to watch & weep over the progress of the evil". Mary goes on to update Trelawny on recent British politics and the implications for Greek Independence, including George Canning's "coup de maitre" accession as Prime Minister. ii) To John George Cochrane, 33 Somerset Street, 23 Dec. 1829 Single small page addressing the Scottish editor and publisher of the Foreign Quarterly Review, describing "M. Beyles' book" (Stendhal's Promenades dans Rome) as "so trite so unentertaining—so very commonplace that I have found it quite impossible to do anything with it". Conceivably written in reply to an invitation to translate or review the book. iii) To Frederic Mansel Reynolds, 33 Somerset Street, [n.d., Dec. 1832/Jan. 1833?] Four small pages (latterly mounted in a die-cut paper frame bearing the legend "Mrs Shelley author of "Frankenstein", daughter of William Godwin") addressing the novelist and editor of The Keepsake, complaining of a returned copy, and mentioning "one of the Keepsakes you sent me has pages omitted—& is turned topsy turvy in the binding—I sent it to a friend in the country who finds it a riddle-my-ree". The Keepsake for 1833 contained two stories by Mary Shelley: "The Brother and Sister, an Italian Story" and "The Invisible Girl". iv) To Mary Gaskell, Harrow, [May 1833–36?] Two medium-sized pages addressing the wife of Daniel Gaskell (MP 1832–7), acquaintances of Claire Clairmont who Mary introduced to William Godwin. The letter is a genial excuse for missing their attempted visit, and urging them to make another. v) To [Celia Gore?], Harrow, [1833–6?] Single small page, lacking half of the verso address, and beginning without a "To…", but conjectured to be to Celia "Cissy" Gore, one of the ten children of Catherine Frances Gore, who visited Mary Shelley on 2 September 1834 as recorded in Godwin's journal. Mary arranges a play-date for her son Percy Florence, mentioning his love for "his dear Henry" (Celia's son). vi) To Edward Trelawny, [14 North Bank?] 14 May 1836 One-and-a-quarter large pages discussing with extraordinary vehemence her dislike of Claire Clairmont: "Claire always harps upon my desertion of her—as if I could desert one I never clung to—we were never friends—Now, I would not go to Paradise, with her for a companion—she poisoned my life when young—that is over now—but as we never loved each other, why these eternal complaints to me of me. I respect her now much—& pity her deeply—but years ago my idea of Heaven was a world without a Claire—of course these feelings are altered—but she has still the faculty of making me more uncomfortable than any human being—a faculty she, unconsciously perhaps, never fails to exert whenever I see her." vii) To Claire Clairmont, [24 South Audley Street], 2 May 1837 Single small page, a terse letter to Claire enclosing the inscription of her husband "Yours ever faithfully—Percy B. Shelley" (the enclosure still present, presumably clipped from an earlier letter to Mary), accompanied by Mary's note, "I hope the person to whom you give it will appreciate it as it deserves—or I should not like to part with it". Given that the chief root of Mary's dislike of Claire lay in Claire's intrusion into Mary's relationship with Percy Shelley (Claire and he almost certainly had an affair, and may even have had a child together), Mary's gift to Claire of such a treasured relict of her "faithful" husband is remarkable. viii) To Harriet Boinville, [84 Park Street, Mar.–May 1841?] Two small pages, lacking first half of letter, to Harriet Boinville, sister-in-law to the radical vegan John Frank Newton. Back in 1813 Percy Shelley had been close friends with the Boinvilles when married to Harriet Westbrook, and he had also been in love with Harriet Boinville's daughter. Mary's letter is full of interest, discussing the Godwin family and Claire, then going on to fantasise (from the depths of a debilitating illness) about her travel prospects based upon her European connections: "I passed happy hours among you in Paris—a dark spell has been over me since my return—Tell Alfred I still dream of the Piramids—A friend of mine (with a wife my particular friend) is Chargé d'Affaires at Constantinople—another friend is Prime Minister at Athens—another of my lady friends passes the winter at Palermo & wants me to join—I might make such a delightful tour!—What a grumbling wretch I am forgive me!" The Athenian is Alexander Mavrocordato, who was, at the time of writing, travelling from London to Athens to take up the post of Greek prime minister. He arrived on 12 June and served barely nine weeks, being dismissed by the king on 21 August 1841. ix) To Bartolomeo Cini, [Florence,] [13] Mar. 1843 Three large pages, addressing the son-in-law of Margaret King, Lady Mountcashel (1773–1835), whom Percy and Mary Shelley had known as their liberal hostess "Mrs Mason" at Casa Silva, Pisa. Lady Mountcashel had abandoned her title on eloping to live with Irishman George Tighe, taking "Mrs Mason" from the character of the governess in Mary Shelley's mother Mary Wollstonecraft's book Original Stories. As a child in Ireland she had been Wollstonecraft's pupil and protégé, and was glad to reciprocate her governess's care by offering support to the Shelleys and Claire when they arrived in Pisa in 1820, introducing them to a new radical intellectual circle. For his part George Tighe helped to satisfy Percy Shelley's appetite for information about new scientific researches. Margaret's daughter Nerina married Bartolomeo Cini, a Tuscan nobleman mentioned by Mary in 1834 as "an amiable & cultivated & rich Italian". Cini went on to be an important Liberal politician and railway financier. In the letter Mary broaches the matter of Percy Shelley having been "molto amico della madre di Nerina" ("very friendly with Nerina's mother"), and enquires about the possible survival of any letters from Shelley, in spite of the rumour that all the mother's letters had been burned after her death. Mary travelled with her son Percy Florence in Italy in 1840, 1842 and 1843, and recorded her travels in Rambles in Germany and Italy (1844). x) To Bartolomeo Cini, Via Sistina 64, 3 Piano, Rome, 6 Apr. [1843] Three medium-sized pages, discussing social arrangements, and stating "Il mio debito bramerei saldare" [I want to settle my debt]. xi) To Bartolomeo Cini, Alla Cocumella, Sorrento, 16 May [1843] Two medium-sized pages, thanking Cini for "le lettre che mi ha mandato" [the letters you have sent me], presumably Shelley's as requested in letter ix, and stating her intention to stay in Sorrento "two—three or four months", and sending the regards of Percy Florence and his friend Andrew Alexander Knox, a Cambridge friend of Percy Florence, whom Mary helped in his journalistic career, and who accompanied them on their Italian tour. xii) To Bartolomeo Cini, Sorrento, 15 June [1843] Two large pages, complaining of the "pessima reputazione esateza" [wretched reputation for accuracy] of the Naples and Sorrento postal service, and informing him of their intention to leave for England soon. She goes on to excuse Sorrento as "veramente un Paradiso—la sua belta è indicibile—viviamo in una pace e tranquilita me molto piacevole; ma Percy e Knox lo trova un po monotono" [truly a Paradise—its beauty is indescribable—we live in a peace and tranquillity that is very agreeable to me; but Percy and Knox find it a little monotonous". xiii) To Bartolomeo Cini, Sorrento, 10 July [1843] One-and-a-half large pages, relating the arrival (all at once) of Cini's long-awaited letters, mentioning her plans to leave, pass by Livorno to pay her debt, and hoping to see Nerina again. She notes "mi dispiace tanto viaggare mare in tempo cattivo" [I dislike travelling by sea in bad weather very much], an affecting admission given her husband having drowned twenty years earlier in a squall near Livorno. xiv) To an unidentified recipient, Putney, 24 Oct. [1843?] Two small pages, noting "Percy [Florence] & I have been gadding", and accepting an invitation to dine. The letter has been mounted in a die-cut paper frame bearing a neat inscription; "Autograph note of Mary Shelley, daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and second wife of the Poet Percy B. Shelley". xv) To Adelaide Sartoris, Putney, 12 June [1844] Single small page, to celebrated operatic soprano Adelaide Sartoris, née Kemble, sister of Fanny Kemble (both Mary's friends since 1841), inviting her and her husband to see the Thames Regatta from her garden. xvi) To Alexander Blackwood?, Putney, 11 Jan. 1845 Four medium-sized pages, to Alexander Blackwood [? Bennett's attribution]. Mary solicits (unsuccessfully) for the publication of "a tale that has been confided to me from India" written by a Bengal artillery lieutenant, Captain Sir James Abbott, who had already had his Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow, and St Petersburgh published by W. H. Allen in 1843. She describes the tale as "a romantic tale of India by an Old Indian" and its author as "a personal friend to Sir John McNeil, late Ambassador to Persia". xvii) To Marianna Hammond, Putney, 4 Feb. [1845] Two large pages (incomplete or at least unsigned) to Marianna, a friend of Claire Clairmont, relating Claire's health and problems with inheritance after the death of Sir Timothy Shelley. Mary also relates a piece of contemporary gossip about the death of Lady Elizabeth Aldborough (married the third earl in 1777): "She sent for a doctor & asked 'Is it sink or swim this time?' 'You need not fear—you will swim.'" xviii) To Bartolomeo Cini, [Putney, Jan.–Apr. 1845?] Four small pages, inviting Cini, before he leaves London, to attend a dinner party: "e preghero la Chiara anche di venire e si fara una piccola reunion di amici—Toscanese per cosi dire" [I shall beg Claire to come as well and we shall have a small reunion of friends—in the Tuscan fashion so to speak". xix) To Miss Courtney, 24 Chester Square, [1846–50?] Single medium-sized page, to a "Miss Courtney", inviting her to dine: "only a quiet dinner, with no party after". xx) To an unidentified recipient, [24 Chester Square, 16 Apr.–22 Jul. 1847?] Two-sided small fragment (signed, also torn with tape repair), written in ill-health: "…all are gone except the natural want of strength consequent but of that I cure every day—My paper is done so I can only add I am Affectionately yours Mary Shelley". xxi) To an unidentified recipient, [24 Chester Square, 26 Dec. 1847–8?] Two-sided small fragment (signed), mentioning the death of ?Georgina Beauclerk Paul, who "left us—& was among the Angels she resembled by her warm loving heart".

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        Paris et ses environs: Promenades pittoresques

      Paris: Louis Janet; printed by Jules Didot , [1827]. Boards. Fine/A sweetly illustrated account of Paris during the Bourbon Restoration, when the Champs-Élysées was lined with saplings, and the Arc de Triomphe was unfinished. The engraved scenes charm with fine detail and attractive hand-coloring. The author and date of publication are not given, but bibliographers agreed early on to attribute the text to Charles Malo, the polymath who was Louis Janet's writer-in-residence. We have no information about the artist or engraver, who were probably contracted to the printer, Jules Didot. Janet issued a trade edition with uncolored plates, and a very limited deluxe edition with the plates colored by hand. We follow the lead of several c19 French bibliographers in cataloguing the book as an 18mo, with gatherings in sixes. The volume is in ace condition with the nearly unobtainable original slipcase. . 18mo (14cm); vi, 212 pages, hand-colored engraved title page and 10 hand-colored engraved plates. Wove stock. About fine in original decorated boards (showing the Panthéon within a sculptural scroll surround) and original cardboard slipcase. Some shelf wear to slipcase, small blemish on upper board, and the stock has darkened slightly, else fine and extremely rare in such condition with slipcase present. References: Vicaire, 480; Quérard, 476; Bibliographie de la France, 7477; Bibliothéque de feu M. Louis Van Gobbelschroy #1460 ("Rare...").

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        The substance of a journal during a residence at the Red River colony, British North America: and frequent excursions among the North West American Indians, in the years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823. Second edition, enlarged with a journal of a mission to the Indians of New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, and the Mohawks on the Ouse or Grand River, Upper Canada, 1825, 1826

      London: L.B. Seeley and Son, 1827. 8vo, pp. xvi, 210; complete with the engraved frontispiece, folding map and 2 plates; later half black morocco, rubbed and worn; a good, sound copy. The final plate in the plate list (The Mohawk Church) was never issued. The first edition was printed in 1824. The "Second Journal" was also issued separately. Bibliography of Canadiana 7178; Field 1635; Sabin 102738.

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        Theokla. Der Armenier. Trauerspiele.

      München, Lindauer 1827.. 7 Bll., 214 S., 1 Bl. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. Thode 1827.1; Goed. X, 379, 24. - Erste Ausgabe. - Harro Paul Harring (1798-1870), aus Nordfriesland stammend, "war das Opfer von Revolutionsideen, die er zum Teil auch in seinen poetischen Schriften dargelegt hat.". - Braunfleckig.

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        Missa Solemnis

      1827. First Edition . BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Messe Solennelle à quatre parties Solo et choeur avec accompagnement à Grand Orchestre… Opus 123. Mayence et Paris: B. Schott, [1827]. Oblong folio, modern three-quarter navy morocco, uncut; original wrapper bound in at rear. $9500.First edition, fully engraved, of the piano-vocal score of Beethoven’s choral masterwork, the Missa Solemnis, published in the year of his death, the same year as the publication of the full score.Written in the last years of his life, the monumental Missa Solemnis is one of Beethoven’s greatest works for chorus and orchestra. “Beethoven believed this Mass to be ‘the best of my spiritual products… Finally he placed the words: ‘From the heart-let it go to the heart’ on the score of the Kyrie. These words and the masterpiece connected with them must be his monument” (Fischer and Kock). The piano-vocal score of the Missa Solemnis is even rarer than the first edition of the full score, which was published in the same year. Kinsky-Halm, 365. Fuld, 187. Very light foxing and dampstaining. An excellent copy. Scarce.

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        Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Niedern Thiere. [Bonn, Eduard Weber, 1827]. 4to. With 7 engraved plates (4 partly coloured). Modern green marbled boards, red edges.

      Engelmann, Bibliotheca historico-naturalis, p. 559; Nissen, ZBI 182; not in BMC NH; For Baer: DSB I, pp. 385-389. 7 articles, mostly on parasites extracted from Verhandlungen der Kaiserlichen Leopoldinisch-Carolinischen Akademie der Naturforscher volume 13, part 2 (1827). Written by Karl Ernst von Baer (1792-1876), a Baltic German biologist and the founding father of embryology. Including articles on different parasites such as: Aspidogaster Conchicola, Distoma Duplicatum, Bucephalus Polymorphus, Nitzschia Elegans and Polystoma Integerrimum, but also an article on planarians (non-parasitic flatworms). The concluding article ("Die Verwandtschafts-Verhältnisse unter den Niedern Thierformen") is a more general and slightly philosophical article on the kinship between parasites.Very good copy, a few minor spots.

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        Caritea Regina di Spagna Melodramma Serio Poesia del Sig.r Cav.e Pola... composto espressamente per il Gran Teatro La Fenice... Fr 30. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Giov. Ricordi [PNs 2707-10, 2762-63, 3218, 3311-12, 3314-15, 3315/2, 3317, 3317/2, 3319, 3319/2, 3321-27, 3329-30, 3332-33], 1827. [?]First Edition (Pacini also issued an edition of the piano-vocal score, Paris, ca. 1827). Grove Music Online. Catalogo Ricordi Online. OCLC no. 21832431. Caritea, regina di Spagna, ossia La morte di Don Alfonso re di Portogallo, was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on February 21, 1826. "The second enduring success of his career came in Venice at the beginning of 1826, with Donna Caritea. For contemporary critics the success of the opera was due chiefly to its warrior heroine and the account of her defensive campaign against a foreign enemy. However, Caritea, who overcomes her hatred of men to become a loving wife, was also Mercadante's first depiction of an operatic character suffering inner conflict, a theme that later became central to many of his operas and inspired his most successful works." Michael Wittmann in Grove Music Online. "There is some personal tragedy in the fact that by freeing himself from conformity with the operatic standards of the time in order to emphasize his (retrospective) ideals, Mercadante was sowing the seeds of their oblivion and his own. However, it seems time to abandon the superficial musicological notion that the repertory obeys the laws of natural selection, and allow Mercadante his proper place as one of the most significant Italian composers of the 19th century." Michael Wittmann in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Contemporary dark green morocco-backed marbled boards, spine with titling and decorative elements gilt, blue speckled edges. 1f. (title with named cast list for the first performance printed to lower portion), 277, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Each number with its own imprint, plate number, price, and pagination. Binding slightly soiled and bumped; head of spine slightly defective; front free endpaper creased. Title slightly worn and creased. An attractive, wide-margined copy.

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        Carta Topografica della parte più interessante della Campagna di Roma

      Roma 1827 - Carta geografica della zona a sud della capitale, incentrata sui colli Albani ed estesa sino a Cori, Palestrina e Tivoli. Ai lati della carta principali alcuni riquadri contengono particolari delle zone di Ostia Antica, Tuscolo, Lago del Fucino, Fiumicino, Veio, San Felice Circeo e Terracina. Incisione in rame con coloritura coeva dei contorni, applicata su tela e più volte ripiegata, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Molto rara. Geographic map of the area to the south of Rome, until Cori, Palestrina and Tivoli. On the two sides of the map, some boxes depicting the areas of Ancient Ostia, Tuscolo, Lago del Fucino, Fiumicino, Veio, San Felice Circeo and Terracina. Copper engraving with contemporary outline colour, laid on camvas and folded, in excellent condition. Very rare. Dimensioni 940 670mm

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        Dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes: a monograph of the Canidae.London, R.H. Porter, Dulau & Co. (back of title-page: printed by Taylor and Francis), 1890. 4to. With 45 hand-coloured lithographed plates by J.G. Keulemans (lithographed by Mintern Bros.) and 59 numbered woodcut illustrations in the text. Original brown publisher's cloth, title in gold on front board and spine, top edge gilt. With a slightly later Van Stockum bookseller's ticket.

      Nissen, ZBI 2846; Wood, p. 468. First edition of a monograph on Canidae (canines) by St George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900), a renowned zoologist and polemicist, strikingly illustrated by the acclaimed Dutch artist John Gerrard Keuelemans. "One of the finest monographs on the subject" (Wood), it treats the genera Canis, Vulpes (listed as a species of Canis) Cyon (Cuon), Ictycion (Speothos), Lycaon and Otocyon. The illustrations include wolfs, foxes, jackals, dingos, domestic dogs, fennecs, dholes and hyenas.With the contemporary armorial bookplate of Edward Brown Lees (1843-1896) and his wife Dorothy Livesey on pastedown and slightly later Van Stockum/J.B.J. Kerling bookseller's ticket. Title-page foxed, inner hinges cracked, a few plates detached, otherwise in good condition. Binding very good, with the corners bumped.

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        31 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 132 S., 8 bis 4. Le comte Gustave-Ferdinand-Guillaume de Lannoy, chambellan du roi Guillaume des Pays-Bas, grand maître de la maison du duc de Brabant, puis grand maître de la maison de la reine Marie-Henriette de Belgique, bourgmestre d'Anvaing. Il est le fils du comte Jacques-François et de la comtesse Louise d'Ursel. Il épousa à Bruxelles le 10 juillet 1827 la comtesse Charlotte-Albertine van der Noot d'Assche, dame d'honneur de la duchesse de Brabant. Elle est la fille du comte Maximilien, Marquis d'Assche, baron de Schoonhoven et de Marets, et d'Albertine-Claire (des comtes) de Roose (des comtes de Baisy). - [...] Gustave werd eveneens kamerheer van Willem I (1830), maar onder het Koninkrijk België werd hij helemaal in de hofkringen opgenomen, eerst als grootmeester (1853-1864) van het huis van de hertog van Brabant, de latere koning Leopold II, vervolgens als grootmeester (1865-1892) van het huis van Maria-Hendrika. Hij was voornamelijk verbonden met het familiedomein en het kasteel van Anvaing. Net als zijn vader was hij burgemeester van de gemeente (1836-1866) [...]. In juli 1846 werd hij katholiek volksvertegenwoordiger voor het arrondissement Zinnik, als opvolger van de overleden Auguste Duvivier. Hij oefende het mandaat slechts tien maanden uit en was bij de volgende verkiezingen geen kandidaat. Het beheren van zijn uitgestrekte eigendommen hield hem bezig. Daarnaast was hij, als paardenliefhebber, van 1844 tot 1848 lid van de Bestuurscommissie voor de paardenwedrennen [...] (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Caritea Regina di Spagna Melodramma Serio Poesia del Sig.r Cav.e Pola... composto espressamente per il Gran Teatro La Fenice... Fr 30. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Giov. Ricordi [PNs 2707-10, 2762-63, 3218, 3311-12, 3314-15, 3315/2, 3317, 3317/2, 3319, 3319/2, 3321-27, 3329-30, 3332-33], 1827. [?]First Edition (Pacini also issued an edition of the piano-vocal score, Paris, ca. 1827). Grove Music Online. Catalogo Ricordi Online. OCLC no. 21832431. Caritea, regina di Spagna, ossia La morte di Don Alfonso re di Portogallo, was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on February 21, 1826. "The second enduring success of his career came in Venice at the beginning of 1826, with Donna Caritea. For contemporary critics the success of the opera was due chiefly to its warrior heroine and the account of her defensive campaign against a foreign enemy. However, Caritea, who overcomes her hatred of men to become a loving wife, was also Mercadante's first depiction of an operatic character suffering inner conflict, a theme that later became central to many of his operas and inspired his most successful works." Michael Wittmann in Grove Music Online. "There is some personal tragedy in the fact that by freeing himself from conformity with the operatic standards of the time in order to emphasize his (retrospective) ideals, Mercadante was sowing the seeds of their oblivion and his own. However, it seems time to abandon the superficial musicological notion that the repertory obeys the laws of natural selection, and allow Mercadante his proper place as one of the most significant Italian composers of the 19th century." Michael Wittmann in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Contemporary dark green morocco-backed marbled boards, spine with titling and decorative elements gilt, blue speckled edges. 1f. (title with named cast list for the first performance printed to lower portion), 277, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Each number with its own imprint, plate number, price, and pagination. Binding slightly soiled and bumped; head of spine slightly defective; front free endpaper creased. Title slightly worn and creased. An attractive, wide-margined copy.

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        A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, including the Borough of Gateshead [2 volume set].

      Newcastle upon Tyne; Mackenzie and Dent, 1827. - FIRST EDITION. Two volume set. Small folio. Vol I x, 414 pp; Vol II [2], pp 415- 780, [2] Plate Index & Corrections. 15 pp plates as called for of which 8 full page, with the addition of an extra plate of Andersion Place as frontispiece to Vol II. Book Condition: Very Good. Half red calf with five raised bands; gilt titles and decoration to spine and gilt ruling to corners. Aeg; primrose yellow endpapers and green silk placemarkers. Spines lightly sunned; wear to corners and a few small bumps to edge. Boards and edges scuffed. Scattered foxing & offsetting; creasing to free endpapers Vol I. No annotation or inscriptions; small leather armorial bookplate of Eric Sexton to front pastedowns. The two volumes are commonly bound as one; this set is presented as the publishers intended with the division as recommended at p 414. An excellent set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ATLAS 6 GRANDES CARTES GUERRE DE LA PENINSULE SOUS NAPOLEON 1827 ESPAGNE

      - ATLAS 6 GRANDES CARTES GUERRE DE LA PENINSULE SOUS NAPOLEON 1827 ESPAGNE

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        Essai géologique et minéralogique sur les environs d'Issoire, département du Puy-de-Dôme, et principalement sur la Montagne de Boulade.

      - Clermont-Ferrand, Thibaud-Landriot, 1827. Folio (41.0 x 26.2 cm). xii, 104 pp., hand-coloured lithographed geological map and hand-coloured profile, and 30 lithographed plates depicting vertebrates and several tables, including one very large, folded in the text. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.l Rare early treatise on the geology and palaeontology, in particular the vertebrate palaeontology of this geologically very diverse region in central France, by the French engineer and geologist Jean Sébastien Devèze de Chabriol (1792-1842) and his compatriot, the geologist, palaeontologist, banker and museum curator Jean-Baptiste Bouillet (1799-1878). The map, with nine different colours, is titled "Carte géologique du gîte des ossemens fossiles de Boulade près d'Issoire"; the "Profil et coupes géologiques" has four sections including a detailed profile of the Plateau d'Issoire with the Montagne de Boulade and the towns of Boulade and Issoire. The plates depict antlers, bones and teeth, and include several deer species, rhinos, a Hippopotamus, big cats, etc. Small blindstamp in title page margin, a few spots on several plates and some text sections, but generally in good condition. The last time we had a copy of this work (in a modern binding) was in 2001. Ward and Carozzi, 658. Not in Wood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Discourse Delivered in Charleston, (S.C) on the 21st of Nov. 1827, Before the Reformed Society of Israelites, for Promoting True Principles of Judaism According to its Purity and Spirit, on their Third Anniversary

      Charleston: James S. Burges, 1827. First and only edition. 18, [2] blank pp. 12mo. Modern wrappers. Custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Some pale foxing to title, otherwise clean. First and only edition. 18, [2] blank pp. 12mo. A rare pamphlet from the the first Jewish Reform movement in the United States--the Reformed Society of Israelites in Charleston, South Carolina-recording an address by one of the movement's leaders and a patriarch of an important southern African-American family. The Sephardic Reformed Society of Israelites formed in 1824 when it split off from the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) synagogue in Charleston. The Society sought to implement a number of reforms it deemed crucial to engaging the rising generation, and in the process posited a distinctly American form of practice. As described in an 1826 circular published within the Charleston Mercury, the Society's principal aims were: "First: To introduce such a change in the mode of worship, that a considerable portion of the prayers be said in the English language ... Secondly: To discontinue the observance of such ceremonies as ... owe their origin only to Rabbinical institutions ... Thirdly: To abolish the use of such portions of the Hebrew prayers as are superfluous and consist of mere repetitions ... Fourthly: To follow the portions of the Pentateuch which are to be said in the original Hebrew, with an English Discourse, in which the principles of the Jewish faith, and the force and beauty of the moral law, may be expounded to the rising generation...." These and other reforms-including the use of music during services-created a considerable rift within the Jewish community in Charleston, splitting many families along generational lines. Ultimately the stresses proved to be too much for the Society to withstand, and it ceased to be active by the mid-1830s. Its impact, however, was significant: "its mother congregation KKBE--which most of the Society's members joined again---adopted key elements of Reform in the 1830s and 1840s. By 1852, the congregation used both Hebrew and English in prayers; also added were a choir and an organ ... The Torah was read in a three-year cycle, and only one day of the New Year was celebrated. All of these were Reform elements" (Hieke, "A Discussion of the 'German' Dimension of Reform Judaism in ... Three American Southern States", in Nexus: Essays in German Jewish studies, vol 2, p 67). The present address was delivered on the third anniversary of the Society by Isaac Cardozo (1786-1855), who served as Vice-President of the group from 1828-1832. Cardozo invokes "spirit of reform in all existing institutions [which] is abroad" and reminds the group of its origin as "a society that was instituted mainly for effecting the observance of order and decorum in Hebrew worship: for adapting it to the feelings and propensities of the enlightened Israelite of the present day; and for endeavouring to bring about by argument and petition, what neither necessity nor persuasion could before accomplish," before he goes on to defend the mission from various criticisms. Apart from being a leader within Charleston's Sephardic Jewish community, Cardozo was also the patriarch of an important southern African-American family. He had six children with his common-law wife Lydia Weston, a free black woman from a prominent Charleston family--one of a number of openly mixed-race households in antebellum Charleston. One of their sons, Francis Cardozo (1836-1903), became the first African-American to hold a state-wide office in the United States, serving as Secretary of State in South Carolina from 1868 to 1872 Another son, Thomas, served as State Superintendent of Education from 1873 to 1876. RARE: OCLC reports only two instiutional copies, and A.S.W. Rosenbach, in his American Jewish Bibliography, located only one copy, in a private collection. Rosenbach 289 (locating one copy, in a private collection); OCLC (USC, Presbyterian College); American Imprints 28385; Singerman 0442

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        Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, ou histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies Françaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises; Peinte d'après les dessins faits sur les lieux par M. J. Th. Descourtilz.

      - Paris, Privately published by Descourtilz (1827-1829, 1833). In eight volumes. 8vo (20.2 x 12.8 cm). Half-titles, title pages, 2810 pp., 600 hand-coloured engraved plates. Beautiful contemporary style uniform black grained half calf with gilt ornaments and titles on spines.l The botanical magnum opus of Michel Etienne Descourtilz (1775-1835), who was a medical doctor and botanist from France. He travelled widely in the Caribbean and northern South America. In his "Voyage d'un naturaliste et ses observations faites sur les trois règnes de la nature" (1809), he collected many of his observations made in Cuba, Haiti, and Santo Domingo where he observed a slave uprising, was shortly imprisoned and subsequently joined Toussaint Louverture's army as a doctor. In his "Flore pittoresque" he accurately described many new and rare plants and added important notes on their chemistry and medical properties. The illustrator, Jean-Théodore Descourtilz, was one of the eight sons of Michel Etienne. He not only supplied the illustrations to the "Flore pittoresque", but also illustrated his own works on natural history - for instance, his "Oiseaux brillans de Brésil" (1834). All volumes with the small, inoffensive stamp of E. A. Del Camino on title pages, otherwise clean and bright, the colouring vivid. Some plates are a bit undulating. Volume 1 is from the second (1833) printing; volume 2 is not dated and may be either the first or second printing (identical to the first). Most sets offered are mixed. Old, private owner's stamp on titles. A few spots, a few plates with some offsetting, but generally clean. A very good, complete set. Dunthorne, 90; Great Flower Books, p. 89; Nissen BBI, 471; Sabin, 19693; Stafleu & Cowan, 1391. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Henry Clay Legal Archive Involving British Impressment and Slavery

      Various, Various. Various. "Archive including LS signed â€

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        K.K. Haupt und Residenz-Stadt Wien in dem Jahre 1147 nebst 14 Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Gebäuden neuerer Zeit.

      Wien 1827 - (VASQUEZ) "K. K. Haupt und Residenz-Stadt Wien in dem Jahre 1147 nebst 14 Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Gebäuden neuerer Zeit". Plan mit 14 Randansichten. Orig. altkolorierte (auch Ansichten) Litographie von Carl Graf Vasquez, Wien, 1827. Bild ca. 49 x 62 cm, Blattgrösse 58,5 x 73 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 775/I. (Vasquez - Pläne und Ansichten der k.k. Haupt- und Residenz Stadt Wien, Bl. 1.). - Schöner Plan des mittelalterlichen Wiens mit den 14 Randansichten, farbenfrisch und sehr gut erhalten.

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        Illustrations of British entomology; or a synopsis of indigenous insects: containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable. Embellished with coloured figures of the rarer and more interesting species. [ENRICHED WITH] Donovan, E. "The natural history of British insects".

      London, Baldwin, Cradock [and Joy], Henry G. Bohn, 1827-1846. In 12 volumes. Large 8vo (23.8 x 15.0 cm). Text and 691 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf and later green cloth with printed labels over marbled boards. Marbled edges. l A complete set of James Francis Stephens' magnum opus, including the often missing supplementary volume which was published 11 years later. As Stephens chose to illustrate only the "rarer and more interesting species", a former owner decided to add what might be called "the others" from the famous work on British insects (published between 1792 and 1813) by Edward Donovan, including the plate descriptions to the latter work. At the same time, many irregularities and inconsistencies in Donovan's work were corrected. Those species deemed to be rare or interesting by Stephens, are included as well, thus incorporating the whole Donovan, with 576 plates (one double, not counted) into the Stephens, with 95 plates. A direct comparison doubtlessly shows the text by Stephens to be scientifically superior to Donovan's. In turn, the latter's more artistic - yet quite accurate - illustrations are definitely more pleasing than Stephens precise but otherwise unpretentious drawings. Contemporary handwritten indexes at the end of each volume tightly combine both early 19th century works into one “Gesammtarbeit” of an at that time unsurpassed beauty and entomological completeness and correctness. In the end of the last volume, another twenty handcoloured plates and accompanying text from John Curtis's "British entomology" (1828: plates 215-234, which show insects and their host plants) are included; some with descriptions of new species not recorded by Stephens. All the text and plates are in very good condition; near spotless. A very good item. Nissen ZBI, 3994 (Stephens), 1142 (Donovan), 1000 (Curtis); Horn-Schenkling, 21375 (Stephens), 4949 (Donovan), 4184 (Curtis).

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        A system of general ornithology, with coloured figures of all birds. By captain Thomas Brown, fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and of the Linnean Society; member of the Wernerian Natural History Society; and of the Kirwanian of Dublin, and phrenological societies, &c. &c. &c. No I. [All published].

      Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, and London, John Murray, 1827. Folio (38.5 x 28.0 cm), Six hand-coloured lithographed plates in original printed wrappers.l The only edition of what is probably one of the rarest ornithological publications ever. It is neither mentioned by Anker, Nissen (VBI, ZBI), and Zimmer, nor in the cat. BM(NH). Bradley-Martin did not have it. The Scottish author, naturalist, ornithologist and malacologist "Captain" Thomas Brown (1785-1865) wrote several books on birds, but this must have been his first. And the reason why it was never continued, or even gained recognition, is a great mystery. The publishers were great names in the field of natural history books, and the work oozes quality; the plates are of a stunning beauty, and show the colourful genera Merops (bee-eaters), Picus (woodpeckers), Trochilus (hummingbirds), Alcedo (kingfishers), Strix nyctea (the snow owl), and Mycteria australis (Australian black-necked stork). The paper is strong, as are the impressions, and the colouring is superb. The inclusion, in this first published part, of the most colourful, impressive and little known birds seems intentional. Perhaps the asking price of 12S 6D was a bit too high. Provenance: once owned by Henry Rogers Broughton, second Baron Fairhaven (1900-1973). Wrappers a bit frayed, otherwise fine. A near mint copy. Not recorded by any ornithology or natural history compiler. Only one single copy located on WorldCat, in the Bangor Univeristy, U.K.

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        Costumes des femmes de Hambourg, du Tyrol, de la Hollande, de la Suisse, de la Franconie, de l'Espagne, du Royaume de Naples, etc.

      Paris, chez l'éditeur, 1827, - in-4to, (33,5:25,5 cm), 2 ff. + 41 p. + 100 planches gravées sur cuivre et coloriées à la main / Mit 100 altkol. Kupfertafeln von Gatine meist nach Lanté. Reliure en maroquin rouge, signé Bayntun (Rivière), Bath / Späterer sign. roter Maroquinbd. von Bayntun (Rivière), Bath, mit Rücken-, Deckel-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung in Lwd.-Schuber; Gelenke und Kanten etwas beschabt, Schuber leicht fleckig und mit Gebrauchsspuren. Erste Ausgabe. Enthält Darstellungen von Frauentrachten aus Hamburg (7), Tirol (6), Holland (6), Schweiz und Frankreich (48), Franken (8), Spanien (21) und Italien (4). - Etwas fleckig und teils leicht gebräunt, vor allem erste Tafeln stärker. Einzelne kl. Randeinrisse hinterlegt, Taf. 27 oben mit größerem ergänztem Randausriss (Kopftitel mit kl. Buchstabenverlust), Taf. 83/84 mit kl. ergänztem Eckausriss, Taf. 8 mit kl. Wasserfleck in der oberen Ecke. First edition. With 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. - Some foxing and light browning, particularly to first plates. Some small restored marginal tears, marginal tear to plate 27 repaired (with slight loss to heading), small repaired corner tears to pl. 83 & 84, small waterstain to upper corner of pl. 8. Bound in later red morocco, gilt, signed by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath, joints, edges and spine ends somewhat rubbed; in cloth slip-case (use-wear). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lipperheide Cm 4; Colas 1774; Hiler 526. - [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Atlante di LXXXII tavole sinottiche relative al Prospetto Statistico delle provincie Venete .

      Venedig Francesco Andreola 1827 - 175 SS. m. zahlr. gest., teils mehrf. gefalt. Tab. u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. grenzkol. Karte, 8°, späterer GLdr.- Bd. i. St. d. Zt. m. 2 farb. Rückenschildern u. Ganzgoldschnitt (min. ber. u. best.). Die von Pasquali gestochene Karte zeigt "Regno Lombardo - Veneto" (21 x 35,2 cm). - Seltenes Werk zur Statistik Venedigs.

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        Autograph letter signed ("John Lindley"). [London], "Hort[icultural] Soc[iety]", 17. IV. 1827.

      1827. 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. With autograph address on the reverse. To the Scottish journalist William Jerdan (1782-1869), from 1817 to 1850 editor in chief of the "Literary Gazette": "The Society intends to substitute a fête at their Garden for the usual annual dinner at the Freemasons Hall. It will be well done and some time in June will be the time. We should be glad if you would notice the probability of the occurrence in the L.G. Of course our object is among other things to give the Ladies an opportunity of doing something more than looking at our fine things [...]". - Slightly dusty and small tears to edges; traces of old folding and remains of seal; small tears on fol. 2 from opening.

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        Definitions in Political Economy, Preceded by An Inquiry into the Rules Which Ought to Guide Political Economists in the Definition and Use of Their Terms; With Remarks on the Deviation from these Rules in their Writings.

      John Murray 1827 - First edition, first printing. Finely bound in brown leather with raised bands and gilt stamping. Contents lightly toned, light restoration to several pages evident. Title page and text of last chapter show light evidence of erased pencil markings. Previous owner name on half title page. An important and early work on economic methodology. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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