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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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        [Op. 130]. Troisième Partition du Quatuor pour 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle. [Full score]

      Vienne: chez Maths. Artaria [PN M.A. 870], [1827]. Folio. Newly bound in quarter dark red morocco with marbled boards, black leather label gilt to spine. 1f. (half title, verso blank), [1] (title incorporating crown above a stippled circle), [2] (blank), 3-67, [1] (blank) pp. Engraved. With handstamp of J.J. Ewer [London] to foot of half-title. A very little minor staining to upper blank margins. A fine copy overall, with clear, strong impression and wide margins. First Edition, rarely found with the half-title. Kinsky-Halm p. 395. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 233. Hoboken 2, 515. Hirsch IV, 402. This, the third of the quartets dedicated to Prince Galitzin, was composed in 1825. "It is hard to resist the conviction, dangerous as superlatives must always be, that as a masterpiece of the sonata type of construction, the opening movement of this last and most mature of the Galitzin Quartets is unrivalled and unique, not only in Beethoven but possibly in all quartet literature." Mason: The Quartets of Beethoven, p. 208. "The event that was personally important to Beethoven at this time was the first performance of his Quartet in B-flat, his "Leibquartett" as it [was] once called in the Conversation Books... The performance took place on March 21, 1826... [Matthias Artaria] had purchased the publishing rights of the Quartett and after the performance he went to Beethoven with the suggestion that he write a new finale and that the fugue be published as an independent piece... Beethoven complied, and the original finale was subsequently published as Op. 133." Thayer-Forbes: Beethoven, pp. 974-975.

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        K. K. Polizey-Bezirk Josephstadt bestehend aus den Vorstädten Josephstadt, Strotzischer Grund u. Altlerchenfeld nebst 14 Ansichten der vorzüglichsten

      Wien 1827 - (VASQUEZ) "K. K. Polizey-Bezirk Josephstadt bestehend aus den Vorstädten Josephstadt, Strotzischer Grund u. Altlerchenfeld nebst 14 Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Gebäude". Plan mit 14 Randansichten. Orig. altkolorierte (auch Ansichten) Litographie von Carl Graf Vasquez, Wien, 1827. Bild 49 x 63, 5 cm, Blattgrösse 60 x 75 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 775/VIII. (Vasquez - Pläne und Ansichten der k.k. Haupt- und Residenz Stadt Wien, Bl. 8.). - Schöner Plan von Mariahilf mit den 14 Randansichten, farbenfrisch und sehr gut erhalten.

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        A Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont-Blanc. On title: (Nil mortalibus ardum est. / Coelum ipsum petimus stultitiâ. / Horace Lib 1. Ode 3).

      London, Printed by Thomas Davison. Whitefriars, MDCCCXXVII (for the author), 1827, - in-4to, VIII (halftitle - titlepage with coloured lihogr. vignette ?view of the Mont-Blanc taken from the ?Lake Leman? (Printed by C. Hullmandel)), verso blank + dedication + introduction + description of the Montblanc plate from The Brevan) + 35 p. printed on heavy stock (+1 p. with printer?s name) + original ?fac-simile plate ?certificate of the ascension? by ?guides de Chamonix. 1827?) + 11 coloured plates? + added paper slip ?Directions for placing the plates?, engraved armorial ex libris ?Marcus de Lavis-Trafford? with devise ?Gripe-Grippin-Hold Fast? + Captain Helot John Eliot + hw. initials « GHM » or « GHW ». + a ?small Booksellers ticket ?William Hutt. Dealer in Rare and Curious books?, full leather binding, gilt frame on covers, small black titlepiece on spine. Edges gilt. Housed in a modern cloth box, morocco title-ticket on spine. Première édition, tirage privé d?environ 150 exemplaires dont seulement une trentaine mis en couleurs. Elle est illustrée d?une vignette de titre coloriée, de onze planches hors texte lithographiées par Hullmandel d?après les dessins de l?auteur et coloriées à la main et d?un fac-similé hors texte.Somptueusement illustré, en coloris d?époque, ce chef-d?oeuvre est d?une rareté légendaire. Charles Fellows était un jeune archéologue anglais de 28 ans, lorsqu?il effectua, en compagnie de son compatriote Benjamin Hawes, la 18e ascension du Mont-Blanc en 1827 et la première empruntant le passage du ?Corridor?, dont ce livre est le récit. Très rare et magnifique ouvrage, très recherché. Sans doute la plus estimée des relations des premières ascensions du Mont-Blanc. (Perret). Des bibliothèques de Captain Helot John Eliot et Marcus de Lavis-Trafford, avec ex-libris. Initiales portées à l?encre « GHM » ou « GHW ».Reliure robuste en chagrin noir, rousseurs légères, un peu plus marquées en début de volume. Nombreux feuillets blancs rajoutés au début de l?ouvrage.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret, 1605 ? Regards sur les Alpes, 48 page 145.; Meckly, 071; Neate, F18. Stuart Legatt (in ?Among the mountains?, catalogue de la librairie Sotheran, Londres, 2006). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage pittoresque dans le Canton des Grisons en Suisse vers le lac Majeur et le lac de Côme sur les grandes routes nouvellement construites à travers les cols de Splugen et de Bernhardin en 32 planches. accompagné d'une introduction et explication de Mr. le Docteur J.G. Ebel.

      Zurich, J.J. Meyer, peintre, 1827, - in-4to oblong, 1 ff. de titre gravé avec grande vignette ovale + 1 ff. ?table? + 169 p. de texte à double col. + 32 vues à l'aquatinte + 5 planches d'explication (avec 6 images aux contours chacune) + 1 pour la planche 7b. Au totale 31 vues au trait (contours) avec légendes (au lieu de 32) sur 6 planches + la grande Carte routière repl. des nlles routes dans les Grisons de H. Keller, cartonnage original couvert de papier marbré caillouté veiné, étui avec titre imprimé sur étiquette et ?Exemplaire en noir? (Etui légèrement usé). Première édition de cette magnifique suite de gravures aquatintées. Collection complète avec toutes les 32 planches et les 6 planches avec les images gravées ?au contours? et l'explication de Ebel. (L?image au contours pour la planche 25b n?a pas été relié et manque souvent). Exemplaire dans son état original avec, à l'intérieur du premier plat, un extrait imprimé du catalogue des articles de fond de J. Jacques Meyer, peintre, avec les prix pour les exemplaires en noir (comme le nôtre). ?Les vues enluminées coûtent le double et celles terminées en couleurs le quadruple du prix ci-dessus? Il est très rare que la collection des 32 vues soit complète (Perret). Avec les vues de Chur, Thusis, Andeer, Suvers, Soazza, Bellinzona, Bergün et Chiavenna etc. etc.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wäber 332; Perret 2996; Helveticat - exemplaire in-8° avec 8 ff. de planches dépl. ?. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compte général pour l'administration des finances, rendu pour l'année 1826 par le Ministre Secrétaire d'Etat des Finances. [SUIVI DE] : - Compte rendu par le Ministre de la Justice, session de 1827 ; - Ministères des Affaires Etrangères, Comptes présentés dans la session de 1827 ; - Compte rendu par le Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies, session de 1827.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1827. - Soit 4 ouvrages reliés en 1 vol. petit In-4, demi-basane fauve à petits coins verts, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, titre dorés, tranches mouchetées, [2]ff.-270pp.-63pp.-34pp.-210pp. Minimes frottements au dos, décharge d'encre en vis-à-vis de qq. pp. mais intérieur frais, bonne condition. Compte présenté par le Ministre des Finances: Joseph, comte de Villèle, par le Ministre de la Justice: Pierre-Denis, comte de Peyronnet, par le Ministre des Affaires étrangères: Ange Hyacinthe Maxence, baron de Damas et par le Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies: Christophe de Crouzol, comte de Chabrol au Roi Charles X de France lors des sessions de l'année 1827 pour l'année 1826 et 1827. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Together with an account of polyglot Bibles, polyglot Psalters, Hebrew Bibles, Greek Bibles and Greek Testaments; the Greek fathers, and the Latin fathers. Fourth edition; greatly enlarged and corrected. In two volumes. Pp. [iv]+xiv+562+[iv]+580, 1 engraved plate and small mounted specimen leaf Volume I, corrigenda at end of Volume II; impl. 8vo; half dark green morocco, the spines lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled papered boards; edges slightly rubbed; t.e.g., others uncut and partly unopened; marbled endpapers; ribbon markers; bookplate on upper pastedowns, small catalogue slip tipped-in after upper free endpaper Volume I, large water stain to top fore-corner of the engraved plate and a couple of the surrounding leaves, a little light offsetting from the bookmarkers, scattered pale foxing; Harding and Lepard, London, 1827. Fourth edition, large paper copy (one of 250 thus). *Contains much information not found in earlier editions. The plate is a facsimile of a page from the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, and the mounted specimen leaf is from Pickering's 1826 Diamond Edition of the Greek New Testament. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Porträt. Brustbild mit lithographierter Unterschrift Goethes. Lithographie von Eugène Delacroix, Bildgrösse: 15,1 x 15,4 cm, Blattgrösse: 47 x 30 cm, [1827].

      - Im Handel selten. - Delteil 57 IV. - Ausgezeichneter Druck mit der lithographierten Signatur Goethes. - Am Seitenrand minimal stockfleckig, ansonsten gute Erhaltung. Sprache: Deutschu

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        KARMATH. AN ARABIAN TALE. By the Author of "Rameses," an Egyptian Tale. Etc. Etc. ..

      London: Printed for Charles Frederick Cock, 21, Fleet Street. Sold by G. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria Lane; and John Upham, Bath, 1827.. 12mo, pp. [i-v] vi-ix [x-xii] [1] 2-341 [342-344: ads], original drab boards, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Edward Upham (1776-1834) was an English bookseller, antiquarian and Orientalist. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 243. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1827: 72. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Outer joints cracked, a very good copy. An uncommon book. (#153317)

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        Souveniers. Ostschweizer Freundschaftsalbum für Sophie Senn.

      Zofingen 1815-1827. - Quer 8°. 27 Blatt, davon 13 mit Abbildungen, meist Bogen, Goldschnitt. Holzkassette mit Lederbezug und Goldprägung in marmoriertem Schuber der Zeit. Mit 13 altkolorierten Aquatintaradierungen (darunter die schöne Ansicht Zofingens von H. Trachsler) und hübschen Vignetten, gedruckt in Augsburg bei Herzberg. Reizendes Album mit Einträgen vornehmlich Zofinger Freunde, darunter Ringier-Burckhardt, Hermine Sutermeister, die später nach Amerika ausgewandert ist, Nanette Honegger, Claire Dupasquier aus Colombier (Neuchatel), Johann Rudolf Locher in Zürich u.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The American Shooter's Manual, comprising Such Plain and Simple Rules, as are necessary to introduce the inexperienced into a Full Knowledge of all that relates to the Dog, and the Correct Use of the Gun; also a description of the Game of This Country, By

      Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, & Carey. 1827.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. 18cm, first edition, second issue, xii,(13)249,(1),(3)pp., ads., with 3 engraved plates, in contemporary half calf, raised bands, black leather label, marbled boards, heraldic bookplate, in book box, brown cloth, maroon leather label, lined in marble paper, some slight edge wear, otherwise fine condition. (cgc) Howes K108. "The first American sporting book" (Howes). All former early sporting books were British imports. With illustrations by American artist Francis Kearney (1758-1837). The second issue with corrected spelling of "ribbon" on page 235. The author describes game birds and waterfowl in the Delaware Valley that surrounds Philadelphia. .

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Stadtplan, umgeben von 14 Detailansichten, "K.K. Polizey=Bezirk St. Ulrich bestehend aus den Vorstädten Schottenfeld, Neubau, St. Ulrich u. Spittelberg .".

      - altkol. Lithographie n. Carl Graf Vasquez b. Ludwig Förster in Wien, 1827, 50 x 62 Nebehay-Wagner 775/VII. Schöner Plan des 7.Wiener Gemeindebezirkes mit den 14 Randansichten aus der berühmten Serie von Wiener Bezirksplänen von Vasquez. Die einzelnen Randansichten: 1. Pfarr Kirche am Schottenfeld (Paulusch, Ikonografie Österreichs, W 3572), 2. Haus und Seidenband Fabrik des Herrn Joseph Göbel (W 3541), 3. Haus des Herrn Möring (W 3566), 4. Haus und bürgl. Seidenzeug Fabrik des Herrn Joseph Hornung (W 3557), 5. Pfarr Kirche zu S.Ulrich (W 3614), 6. Haus des Herrn Joh. Kastner (fehlt bei Paulusch), 7. Haus des Herrn Joseph Stöger (W 3587), 8. Haus des Herrn Blumauer (W 3537), 9. K.K. Hof Stallungen Spittelberg (W 3555), 10. Haus des Herrn Franz Bernard (W 3536), 11. Harhamersches Haus und Schleifer‘sches Caffee-Haus (W 3544), 12. Gerichtshaus der Stiftsherrschaft Schotten (W 3570), 13. Mestrozisches Haus (W 3565), 14. Königl. Ungarische Leib=Garde Palais (W 3608). Die Nummern 3, 6 und 7 sind Varianten nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner verzeichnet; breitrandig und farbfrisch, von guter Erhaltung

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        Scenes and occurences in Albany and Caffer Land South Africa


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        Bianca e Falliero o sia Il Consiglio dei Tre. Composta per l’I. R. Teatro alla Scala. Proprietà degli Editori. Deposta alla I.e R.a. Bibl.a. Fr. 30 [Opera completa per canto e pianoforte]

      - Milano/Firenze, presso Gio. Ricordi [PN 3251-3273] [1827]. 2-269 pp. inc. in-4 obl. Doppia numerazione delle pagine, alcuni fascicoli riportano il doppio numero di lastra e il prezzo. Titoli al margine sup. di ogni brano. Bel frontespizio inc. con i nomi degli interpreti della prima rappresentazione. Legatura mezza perg. e angoli con cartiglio decorativo a tiolo manoscritto al centro, piatti marmorizzati. Alcune carte parzialmente staccate dal dorso, macchie di umidità soprattutto al frontespizio. Qualche lieve usura ai margini, peraltro esemplare in buono stato di conservazione. Personaggi e nomi degli interpreti: Alessandro De Angeli (Priuli doge di Venezia), Claudio Bonoldi (Contareno), Giuseppe Fioravanti (Capellio), Carolina Bassi (Falliero generale di Venezia), Violante Camporesi (Bianca figlia di Contareno), Adelaide Ghinzani (Costanza nutrice di Bianca), Francesco Biscottini (Un cancelliere del Consiglio dei Tre). Rara prima edizione dell’opera completa [Rognoni, p. 452]. OPAC SBN riporta solo tre copie in Italia. Bianca e Falliero, melodramma in due atti su libretto di Felice Romani. Prima rappresentazione: Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 26 dicembre 1819. La tragedia di Antoine Vincent Arnault Blanche et Montcassin (1798) costituì la base per il lavoro di Felice Romani, che già aveva collaborato con Rossini per Il Turco in Italia. È interessante notare come Romani, non si sa bene se per ragioni di censura governativa austriaca o per esigenze di natura squisitamente artistico-virtuosistica, quali il voler concedere alla primadonna di brillare nello splendido finale “Teco io resto: in te rispetto”, preferì sostituire il finale lieto a quello tragico, senz’altro più teatrale; si trattava infatti dell’inserimento, abbastanza usuale per l’epoca, del fantasioso e pirotecnico rondò di Elena, che aveva permesso a Isabella Colbran di infiammare il San Carlo nel finale della Donna del lago [ ] Accolta alla Scala con buon successo di pubblico, l’opera fu replicata per ben trentanove recite consecutive, anche se parte della critica accusò Rossini di eccessivi abbellimenti nella scrittura vocale; fu poi presentata anche all’estero, pur se deturpata da numerosi tagli e inserimenti di pezzi estranei. Indubbiamente ricca di situazioni librettistiche già all’epoca abbastanza inflazionate, presenta innegabili motivi d’interesse nelle raffinate linee vocali e nell’elegante orchestrazione [Dizionario dell'Opera Baldini&Castoldi]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchungen über thierische Elektricität

      Mit Stempel auf den Titelblättern. Erster Band: LVI, 743 S. Mit sechs Kupfertafeln. Zweiter Band: 608 Seiten. Mit sechs Kupfertafeln.(Nur die ersten vier Tafeln vorhanden) Einleitung: Von der physiologischen Elektricität überhaupt. Erster Abschnitt (Geschichte des sogenannten Froschstromes) Erstes Kapitel - Von der Entdeckung der physiologischen Wirkung des Froschstromes bis zu der seiner Wirkung am Multiplicator Zweites Kapitel - Nobili's Entdeckung der elektromagnetischen Wirkung des Froschstromes im Jahre 1827 und Matteucci's thierisch-elektrische Arbeiten bis zum Jahre 1840 Drittes Kapitel - Bemerkungen über Valentin's Arbeiten im Gebiete der thierischen Elektricität Zweiter Abschnitt (Methode - Von einigen durchgängig gebrauchten Vorrichtungen und der Art und Weise der Untersuchung im Allgemeinen) Erstes Kapitel - Vom Multiplicator bei thierisch-elektrischen Versuchen Zweites Kapitel - Vom stromprüfenden Froschschenkel und dessen Gebrauch Drittes Kapitel - Von der elektrochemischen Methode Viertes Kapitel - Beschreibung einiger durchgängig gebrauchten Vorrichtungen Dritter Abschnitt (Untersuchung) Erstes Kapitel - Zurückführung des Froschstromes auf einen allgemein vorhandenen Muskelstrom Zweites Kapitel - Vom Gesetze des Muskelstromes Drittes Kapitel - Erörterung des elektromotorischen Wirkungsgesetzes des Muskelgewebes

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        Northern Part of IRELAND/ Southern Part of IRELAND.

      A New General Atlas. Edinburgh: Printed by Ben Stark for John Thomson. 1827. - Copper engraving. Original colour with later additions. Size of each part: 59 x 49.5 cm. (23 x 19½ inches). Some area of slight darkening, but clean and fresh. Very good condition. Handsome pair of maps of Ireland, the northern part extends as far south as Dublin Bay. The southern part continues southwards. Inset view of Giants Causway at top left of northern part, and of the Bank of Ireland in Dublin at lower right of Southern Part. The New General Atlas was one of the most accurate and best produced atlases of the day.

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        Manuel du dentiste à l'usage des examens, ou traité de chirurgie dentaire considérée sous les rapports anatomique, physiologique, hygiènique et pathologique.

      Paris, Compère, l'auteur, 1827. ____ L'auteur affirme qu'il donne dans ce traité les connaissances nécessaires aux étudiants pour exercer habilement leur future profession. Manuel très rare. *-------*. In-8. Collation : VIII, 255 pp. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Elémens de physique et de météorologie

      1827. Paris, chez Béchet jeuen, 1827 à 1830. 3 volumes in/8 reliure demi-basane havane, dos lisse, vol. 1 : 428 p. 10 planches rempliées in-fine - ol. 2 & 3 : 852 p., 15 planches in-fine. Dos avec des usures marquées, manque sur la coiffe supérieure du vol. 1. Claude Servais Mathias Marie Roland Pouillet (1790 - 1868) physicien français. En 1825, il invente la boussole des tangentes pour pouvoir mesurer des courants puissant. Entre 1837 et 1838, il réalise grâce à l'invention du pyrhéliomètre les premières mesures quantitatives de la chaleur émise par le soleil. Ses principaux travaux portent sur la compressibilité des gaz et surtout sur les lois expérimentales relatives à l'intensité du courant électrique dans un circuit fermé. Il a su également préciser la notion de résistance électrique et montrer que les générateurs sont composés d'une force électromotrice pure et d'une résistance intérieure. On lui doit la loi de Pouillet, déduite de manière expérimentale. Français relié Bon étatDeCollection

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        The glorious recovery of the Vaudois of their Valleys, with a compendious history people, previous and subsequent to that event, by Hugh Dyke Acland.

      Murray, London 1827 - In 8°, pp. cxix, (i), xxv, 239, (1). Con una carta geografica ripiegata Map of the Protestant Vallies in Piemont e 12 tavole in acciaio fuori testo. Mezza pelle moderna con angoli. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies).

      In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al., 1827. - 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829. On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges. On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound in even more sumptuous uniform full red morocco. These have gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, glorious gilt flourishes to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. These volumes also have watered silk doublures and free endpapers. All 8 volumes have his autographed armorial bookplates and his gilt embossed inscriptions on the upper boards. There is minor rubbing and scuffing, otherwise all the volumes are in superb condition. An extraordinary collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Italian Confectioner;

      London: William H. Ainsworth, , 1827. Or the complete economy of desserts containing the elements of the art, according to the most modern and approved practice. Octavo. Original green paper boards, rebacked, title label to spine, new endpapers. 2 engraved fold out plates. Rubbing and some loss to corners, chip to board at front fore-edge, occasional spotting. A very good copy. First revised edition, corrected and expanded, third edition overall. Originally published in 1820. "The book sits within an English tradition of publishing recipes for food and confectionery, but it reveals more about the techniques involved, and about the character of the author, than was usual in the genre. Written when confectionery production was on the point of being industrialised through the activities of such contemporaries as Joseph Terry of York, it represented the high point of artisan skills in the craft, which Jarrin believed could not be improved upon. He devoted several chapters to his speciality of making ornaments for the dessert table using various edible and non-edible materials. Other chapters covered more standard ground including recipes for small confections, preserving fruit, and making ices, but with details which throw light on both his own skills and continental practice. He provided instructions on modelling and wood carving (one wooden confectionery mould signed by him has come to light), and evidently possessed artistic talents, for he signed the two engraved plates illustrating confectionery equipment. Proud of his ingenuity as an inventor, Jarrin described inventions and improvements he had devised for making confectionery. The Italian Confectioner was reprinted at least ten times (the last in 1861, after his death), and was updated with new material on several occasions. Earlier editions incorporated small but often telling additions: for example, observations on managing ice-wells and the introduction of new instruments such as the saccharometer" (ODNB).

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        System der höhern Heilkunde, für Aerzte, und Seelsorger. Des theoretischen Theiles zweite Abtheilung (Anhang: Leben des Herrn St. de Marsay von ihm selbst beschrieben)

      Elberfeld 1827. Halbleder, 18,5 cm, xv, 462 Seiten. Frakturschrift. Lagerspuren mit leichten Läsuren, etwas gefleckt, ansonsten gut.

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        I promessi sposi. Storia milanese del secolo XVII scoperta e rifatta da A. M. Tomi I-III. Seconda edizione torinese ed è una delle prime tre ristampe ufficiali dello stesso anno della prima e autorizzata dall'autore all'introduzione in Milano essendo esaurita la prima uscita con data 1825-26 ma in raltà uscita nella primavera del 1827.

      Giuseppe Pomba, 1827. Tomi tre in-16° di pp. XIII-268-292-330, legature in mezza tela coeva con titolo ai dorsi e abrasioni alla carta ai tagli della carta dei piatti.

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        Manuel des jeunes artistes et amateurs en peinture

      Levreult - A Paris, chez G. Levrault au 33, rue des Juifs à Strasbourg. Edition originale de 1827 ! Ouvrage bien relié et complet de ses 7 planches à la fin ! 13 x 21 cm. Quelques rousseurs. Mots clés : - Peinture - Edition originale Thème(s) trouvé(s) : Peinture (Main) - Edition originale (Main) - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels from India to England; comprehending a Visit to the Burman Empire, and a Journey through Persia, Asia Minor, European Turkey, etc. In the years 1825-26.

      London: Parbury, Allen and Co., 1827 - Quarto (263 × 203 mm). Recent calf to style, green morocco label, flat bands with gilt foliate roll, lozenge devices gilt to compartments, double gilt fillet panels to boards, edges and endpapers marbled. Stabholes visible in fore edges of some plates, light toning, but overall a very nice copy. Lithographic portrait frontispiece printed on India paper and mounted, 5 hand coloured aquatints, 9 lithographic plates and 2 lithographic maps, 7 pages of vignettes at the rear. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the first blank "with the Author's respectful compliments", the recipient's name effectively erased. Educated at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sandhurst, Alexander was commissioned in the 1st Madras light cavalry in 1821. "He was made adjutant of the bodyguard by Sir Thomas Munro, and served in the first Anglo–Burmese War. On leaving the East India Company's service he joined the 13th light dragoons as cornet on 20 January 1825 As aide-de-camp to Colonel Kinneir, British envoy to Persia, he was present with the Persian army during the war of 1826 with Russia, and received the Persian order of the Lion and Sun" (ODNB). The present work gives a full account of his services to this point and includes a "Chronological Epitome of the late Military Operations in Ava" and a "Summary of the Causes and Events of the existing War between Russia and Persia". Subsequently Alexander's career took him to the Balkans during the Russo–Turkish War of 1829; to Portugal during the Miguelite War of 1832–4; South Africa in the Frontier War of 1835; from 1847–55 he was in Canada as aide de camp to the commander of the troops there; in 1856 he joined his regiment in the Crimea. In retirement he was responsible for saving "Cleopatra's Needle from destruction, and had much to do with its transfer to England in 1877. At its base he buried, among other artefacts, photographs of the twelve best-looking English women of the day." Abbey, Travel 520; Bruce 4420; Tooley 17 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      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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        Henry Clay Legal Archive Involving British Impressment and Slavery

      Various, Various. Various. "Archive including LS signed "H. Clay," one page both sides, 7.5" x 9", August 16, 1827. Letter to Samuel Hodges, the US consul for the Cape de Verd Islands, in full: ""Herewith you will receive transcripts of a Communication from the British Ministry upon the subject of the impressment of some Seamen from the American Brig Pharos into the British Ship of War, Redwing, on the Coast of Africa in the winter of 1825, a statement of which was received at this Department in your Letter dated the 16 day of March 1826.--You will readily perceive that the Communication of the British Minister renders it important that the statement derived from you should be corroborated by Captain Ephraim Merchant, himself, the Master of the Pharos, if this can be done; and I have to request you to lose no time in procuring his deposition to be taken, accordingly, upon his return to your district from the Coast of Africa, whither, you state in your Letter of the 20th of June, he had gone, and in transmitting it to this Department."" Also included: a letter addressed to Hodges from Daniel Brent of the State Department, dated August 22, 1827; a copied extract of a letter from Redwing Commander Douglas Clavering to Commodore Charles Bullen, dated September 19, 1826; and four copies of secretarial letters sent from British Envoy Charles R. Vaughan to Clay, all of which relate to the Pharos incident. In overall fine condition.When Great Britain and America declared war on slave trading in 1808, the former wished to hasten the suppression of slave trade by seeking a reciprocal right to search agreement with the United States. The latter, however, argued that the searching of American ships was an illegal violation of national sovereignty; the forceful invasion onto an American ship was equivalent to an invasion of the United States itself. On December 6, 1825, all hope of securing a reciprocal agreement ended when the HMS Redwing fired into the Boston-based Pharos anchored in the port of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Two sailors were taken off of the American ship and pressed into British service. After American protests one of the sailors was released, with the British refusing to release the other, claiming him to be a subject of the Queen."

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        Luzernisches Intelligenz-Blatt. Jg. 1827 (52 Nummern in einem Band).

      564 S. Hardcover Jahrgang 1827 des von Xaver Meyer herausgegebenen Luzernischen Intelligenz-Blattes in akzeptablem Zustand. Pappband der Zeit, berieben und bestoßen. Seiten druck- und altersbedingt gebräunt, vereinzelt leicht randknittrig. S. 1 und 2 der 1. Ausgabe unvollständig. Diverse Seiten in falscher Anordnung gebunden: u.a. S. 451 - 454 hinter S. 350, S. 443 - 450 hinter S. 494. Wir haben weitere vollständige Jahrgänge dieser Publikation im Bestand, sprechen Sie uns an!

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        Monoemugi. Afrique. No. 40

      Brussels: Vandermaelen, Phillipe Marie, 1827. unbound. very good. Map. Large format lithograph of East Africa with original hand coloring. Image measures 18.5" x 22.25" Includes Kenya, Mombasa, Tanzania and Lamme (Lamu). Double page with centerfold. From Vandermaelen's 6 volume "Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique, sur l'echelle de 1/16411836". Can be combined as gores to form an immense globe. The atlas was the first to map the world on a uniform scale.

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        Historical Researches on the Conquest of Peru Mexico Bogota Natchez and Talomeco


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        [Sammelband mit Frühdrucken aller Sinfonien in der Bearbeitung für Klavier zu 4 Händen]

      Leipzig : Probst (4x: Sinf. Nr. 1 , 4, 8 u. 9, PN 352, 355, 359, 360) Breitkopf & Härtel (3x: Sinf. Nr. 2, 5, u. 6, PN 5067, 1346, 5788), Kühnel (Sinf. Nr. 3, PN 520), Wien : Haslinger (Sinf. Nr. 7, PN C.D.A.S. 2566). HLdr. d. Zt. mit Goldprägung. Deckel u. Rücken leicht beschabt. Ecken leicht bestossen. Inhalt gering randfleckig. Alle gestochen außer Nr. 6: Flachdruck. Bearbeitungen von Carl Czerny (Nr. 1, 4, 8 u. 9), Mockmitz (Nr. 2, 6), A.E. Müller (Nr. 3), F. Schneider (Nr. 5), A. Diabelli (Nr. 7). ad 1) 1827 ad 2) ca. 1831, 4. Ausgabe der Mockwitz-Bearbeitung ad 3) 1807 ad 4) 2. Auflage 1827 ad 5) verlegt nach 1809 ad 6) Spätere Ausgabe der Mockwitz-Bearbeitung, ca. 1837 ad 7) Spätere Auflage mit deutlichen Plattenrissen, nach 1826 ad 8) verlegt 1828 ad 9) Zusammen mit dem Originalverleger Schott hrsg., 1829.Versand D: 4,00 EUR illustration, verz, illustration, verz Tasten- und Balginstrumente

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        The Debates, Resolutions, and Other Proceedings, In Convention, On.

      1827 - Handsome First Edition of Elliot's Debates Elliot, Jonathan [1785-1846], Compiler and Editor. The Debates, Resolutions, and Other Proceedings, in Convention, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787. With the Yeas and Nays on the Decision of the Main Question. Washington, DC: Printed by and for the Editor, 1827-1830. Four volumes. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and gilt titles to spines, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks to board edges, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning to text, some what heavy in places, light foxing and dampstaining in a few places. Early annotations to some leaves, most in light pencil, interior otherwise clean. An appealing set. * First edition, including the supplemental fourth volume (with indexes and the text of the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation and Constitution) published in 1830. The first three volumes include the contentious ratification debates that took place in Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina and South Carolina. The fourth volume contains the journal and debates of the Constitutional Convention, debates concerning the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation, constitutional opinions of twenty successive congresses, and a digest of decisions in Federal courts involving constitutional principles. According to Ford, this is "[t]he most important single source of information on the ratification of the Constitution by the States.": Bibliography and Reference List of the History and Literature Relating to the Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, 1787-8 16. Howes, USIana E98. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2813. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Observations sur les Modes et les Usages de Paris

      Paris: Chez l'Editeur, 1827. The Rarely Seen Parisian Scene The Rise of the Post-Revolution French Middle Class Its Customs, Costumes, and Leisure Activities In an Incredible Inlaid Mosaic Binding by CH. De Samblanx [BON GENRE, LE]. Observations sur les Modes et les Usages de Paris, pour Servir d'Explication aux 115 Caricatures Publiées Sous le Titre De Bon Genre, Depuis le Commencement du Dix-Neuvième Siècle. Paris: Chez L'Éditeur [Pierre de la Mésangère], 1827. Third edition, with eleven additional plates not found in the first edition of 1817. Large folio (15 3/8 x 10 5/8 in; 391 x 270 mm.). [4], 24 pp. of descriptive text, 115 hand-colored plates. Engraved by Georges-Jacques Gatine. Printed by Vassal et Essling. There are some really incredible expert and almost invisible marginal repairs to one leaf of text and eighteen of the color plates. There are also thirteen color plates with similarly expert plate mark repairs, one plate with an extremely feint stain (#70), and one color plate with a very slight paper flaw to the top margin (#73). All of these repairs are fairly difficult to see and none are serious. We have been super critical - this is one of the finest and cleanest copies of this work that we have seen. Exquisitely bound by Ch. De Samblanx, stamp-signed in gilt on lower front doublure "Ch. De Samblanx, Bruxelles 1911". A fine 'Mosaic' style binding of full plum straight-grain morocco, covers with elaborate gilt borders surrounding four incredible large corner-pieces and a central 'Arabesque' design, all inlaid with maroon, black and ochre colored pieces of morocco. Spine with four raised bands, elaborately decorated in gilt and inlaid in similar colored morocco's and lettered in gilt in compartments, decorative gilt board-edges, all edges gilt. Inner doublures of full calf inlaid in various colors including red, gray blue and green, to a very fine mosaic pattern, lilac watered silk end-leaves and marbled end-papers. An absolutely fine and incredible binding housed in the original full midnight blue straight-grain morocco pull-off case, sides and spine richly decorated and lettered in gilt. With the small rectangular engraved book-plate of the renowned Lucien Tissot Dupont collection and also another small octagonal engraved book-plate "ATD". Only three copies of this title in any 19th century edition have come to auction within the last forty-two years. Two copies of this the third edition (1827), in 1993 and 2015, and the Joel Spitz copy of the second edition (1822) in 2015. OCLC/KVK note only six copies of this edition in library holdings worldwide, no copies of the first edition and only two copies of the 1822 edition. Le Bon Genre was one of the earliest series of prints to record the social trends and leisure activities of contemporary Parisians. It is the most important fashion portfolio of its time documenting, through its caricatures, the rise of the modern city of Paris and the emerging middle-class bourgeois, its fashions, recreations and dating customs. It also has fun at visitors' expense, particularly the English, whose customs and fashions the French found incomprehensible and unfashionable; the years of hostility between France and England did nothing to improve relations and the French lost few opportunities to ridicule the British. Le Bon Genre's popularity influenced most of the later fashion illustrators and journals, as well as the satirical albums so typical of mid-19th century France, and remains a key record of French social history. Overall, Le Bon Genre bears witness to the colorful post-Revolution period of Parisian society as it evolves into the early Republican era. Of particular interest is the descriptive text preceding the plates that details the content of each caricature. One is astonished and charmed by images of a trio enjoying a magic lantern show (#31); three women rapturously eating sorbets (#4); a trained and costumed dog act (#35); a circus balancing act (#91); a man who eats anything (#93); a huge amusement park slide (#97); and so many more enchanting engravings delicately and vividly hand-colored. "Le Bon Genre...was first published in 1817 and went through several editions. This is a record of English and French fashions since the beginning of the nineteenth century; the English fashions are more in the nature of caricatures, to show how badly Englishwomen dress as compared with the Parisiennes" (Vyvyan Holland, Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899, p. 51). "The 'Bon Genre's' first edition, 104 plates, appeared in 1817. The 1822 edition included eleven additional plates; a third edition was published in 1827. Its illustrations are lively and witty statements of the life of Paris since the beginning of XIXc., with a text of explanatory paragraphs, rather than fashion plates" (Millia Davenport, The Book of Costume, II, p. 814). "Georges-Jacques Gatine was the leading costume engraver of his time. For many years he supplied plates for the Journal des dames. He engraved the 115 designs which make up Le bon genre , a lively mélange caricaturing people and scenes of contemporary interest" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, p. 141). Le Bon Genre's publisher and editor, Pierre Joseph Antoine Le Bouc of Mésangère (1761-1830), better known by the name of Le Mésangère, was a fascinating character whose eclectic career covered a very wide period, from the French Revolution (1789) up to the Second Restoration (1815 -1830). First an eccleslastlc, philosopher and writer, then fashion journalist, he was, for more than thirty years, editor-in-chief of Le Journal des Dames, a periodical that had an enormous influence upon contemporary French standards of elegance and taste. Born in Anjou, 1761 to a middle-class family, Mésangère entered the order Congregation of the Brothers in 1784, and held the philosophie belles lettres Chair at the College de la Fleche. In hiding during the Terror (1793-1794), after Robesplerre's death (July 28, 1794) he began to be known as a writer for Parisian literary journals. He wrote Le Voyageur a Paris ou Tableau pittoresque et moral de cette capitale (1797) a book that gained a certain notoriety. In 1799 he became editor of Le Journal des Dames, a magazine founded two years earlier. It reigned supreme amongst the women's magazines of the epoch. With engraver Gatine executing the designs, Mésangère was the pre-eminent writer, editor, and publisher of works devoted to French women's fashion of his era. The contributing artists to Le Bon Genre included George Dutailly, François Joseph Bosio, Louis Marie Lante, Horace Vernet, and others but it is Mésangère, the editor and publisher who guided them, and Gatine the engraver, who executed their designs, who were and remain the stars here. Colas 2240. Vicaire I, 839-842. Rahir 332. Davenport 2280A-2281.

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        Travels in Mesopotamia.

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1827. Including a Journey from Aleppo, Across the Euphrates to Orfah (the Ur of the Chaldees,) through the Plains of the Turcomans, to Diarbekr, in Asia Minor; from thence to Mardin, on the Borders of the Great Desert, and by the Tigris to Mosul and Bagdad: with Researches on the Ruins of Babylon, Nineveh, Arbela, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia. Quarto (273 × 211 mm). Contemporary half calf, gilt-tooled raised bands to spine, compartments ruled in gilt and blind, blue label, marbled sides, red-sprinkled edges. Engraved folding map, mounted on linen stub as issued, 2 further maps, 27 wood-engraved chapter headings. Spine lightly rubbed at head and foot, short (25 mm) crack to head of each joint, pale spotting to endleaves and maps, very occasionally to text, occasional pencilled paragraph summaries in a contemporary hand to margins of first 50 pages or so, scattered marginalia elsewhere. A very good, tall copy. First edition, large-paper issue. Buckingham (1786–1855) spent much of his early life as a merchant sailor. Between 1813 and 1814 he travelled in Egypt, meeting Muhammad Ali Pasha, who despatched him to Bombay to develop trade with India. There he accepted a further commission from the Imam of Muscat, but was forced to return to Egypt by the East India Company. From Cairo he travelled overland India through Syria, Iraq and Iran. Travels in Mesopotamia recounts the Aleppo to Baghdad leg of the voyage, undertaken in mid-1816. In 1818 he established the Calcutta Journal, an antigovernment periodical, and was expelled from India five years later, subsequently becoming a vocal supporter of the temperance and other Liberal movements. He "spent far longer in the Arab world than most other occasional visitors" (Hamilton, The Arcadian Library, p. 96) and his travel writings, which he wrote partly to fund legal battles in defence of his character, are "especially notable for the information they provide about social conditions in the many countries he visited" (ODNB). Travels in Mespotamia is considered "full of lively descriptions and sympathetic characters" (Blackmer).

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      London: Septimus Prowett,. Good with no dust jacket. 1827. Hardcover. Mezzotint; 8vo. Vol I: [6], 228 pp. Vol II: [4], 218 pp, , 12 books in two. Contemp ½ leather. Spines, joints, and edges of covers rubbed. 24 (of either 24 or 26 according to the source-. 24 Mezzotinted plates. Martin began the process of illustrating Milton's “Paradise Lost” in 1824 under commission from the publisher Septimus Prowett. The project called for the production of 24 for the octavo size set and an equal number for a larger format. ) plates, Mainly marginal foxing to plates. Each measuring c.210 x 145 mm or the reverse, many dated between 1825 and 1827 (some dates not visible) , Bookplate, pencil notation, and 1936 ink ownership on front ep. Binding solid and contents firm. "[These were] some of the earliest mezzotints to have been made using soft steel rather than copper and were the first illustrations of Milton's epic work to have been made in the mezzotint medium... They are without doubt one of the most significant series of British book illustration ever to have been produced" [Campbell, John Martin, 1789-1854 creation of light , p.515]. 7.5" x 10.5". ; 7 .

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      Edinburgh: William Tait, Prince's Street; and Charles Tait, Fleet Street, London,. 1827. near contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather title and number pieces affixed to spine panels, spines with five raised bands and dates stamped in gold at lower edges, top edges stained brown, other edges speckled red, terra cotta endpapers.. Upper spine ends of three volumes lightly worn, some scattered foxing. and soiling to text, a very good, attractive copy. (#147327). First edition. A pioneer anthology of German Romantic fiction comprising twelve novellas and stories by Johann August Musäus, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Ludwig Tieck, E. T. W. Hoffmann, and Jean Paul Friedrich Richter. "A strong selection of material ... Carlyle's translation -- despite linguistic willfulness and Scottish locutions -- are still the best that have been done for these works. Outstanding stories are "The Fair-Haired Eckbert by J. L. Tieck, "The Runenberg" by Tieck, "The Elves" by Tieck, and "The Golden Pot" by E. T. A. Hoffmann." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 348. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-27. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 167. Tarr A4.2.I-I.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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