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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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        Tableau Provisoire d'Assemblage d'une Partie de l'Amerique sep. & d'une Partie de l'Amerique Meridionale.

      Bruxelles 1827 - From Vandermaelen's "Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique, Statistique et Mineralogique", Brusseles, 1827., Size : 478x567 (mm), 18.75x22.25 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Good; some restoration in lower left corner.

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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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        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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        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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        Valentine verses; or, lines of truth, love, and virtue

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

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        THE PARADISE LOST OF MILTON [COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES]

      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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        GERMAN ROMANCE: SPECIMENS OF ITS CHIEF AUTHORS; WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES ... In four volumes ...

      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.

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        CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE; By the Author of "Waverley," &c

      Edinburgh: Printed for Cadell and Co., Edinburgh; and Simpkin and Marshall, London,. 1827. original two-part drab boards, printed paper labels affixed to spine panels, all edges untrimmed.. Armorial bookplates of George Sowerby affixed to front paste-downs.. Some chipping to paper backing on spine panels, more so to first. volume with loss of lower third and smaller chip from upper edge,. several vertical cracks along spines and outer joints, some damp. staining to front and rear panels of volume one, still a very good. set. This book is uncommon in its fragile original board binding.. (#151891). First edition. Includes "The Two Drovers," one of Scott's most popular supernatural stories, long regarded as one of the finest examples of the short story form to be published in the nineteenth century. Also present is the borderline supernatural tale "The Highland Widow" which is shaped around the traditional themes of the fatal curse and the warning spirit. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1455. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, pp. 174. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 262-65. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 443. Bleiler (1978), p. 176. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 209. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1827: 63. Wolff 6231. NCBEL III 674.

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        THEATRE ROYAL, ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE, STRAND. LAST NIGHTS!...THE PUBLICK ARE RESPECTFULLY INFORMED, THAT THEY WILL FIND MR. MATHEWS AT HOME THIS EVENING, MONDAY, JUNE 18th, 1827, WITH HIS LECTURE ON PECULIARITIES, CHARACTER AND MANNERS, FOUNDED AS OBSERVATIONS AND ADVENTURES DURING HIS TRIP TO AMERICA!...[caption title]

      [London]: S.G. Fairbrother, 1827. Broadside, approximately 13 3/4 x 8 inches. Left margin lightly trimmed, tiny tear and crease in upper portion of broadside, not affecting text, else fine. A marvelously preserved theatrical broadside advertising the final performances of Charles Mathews' famous production, TRIP TO AMERICA. Charles Mathews (1776-1835) was an extremely popular British actor and entertainer in the early 19th century, particularly renowned for his talents as a mimic. TRIP TO AMERICA, a one-man show conceived after an 1824 tour of the U.S., featured Mathews' imitations of various types of Americans, black and white, "causing some little irritation in the United States, from which he afterwards suffered" (DNB). The entertainment was divided into three parts, the first two relating the story of Mathews' journey, with "American phrases expounded," various characters presented, including "native Indians," "General Jackson," a "French poet laureat," a "Real Yankee," and a "Black Tragedian," and several songs performed, including "Opossum up a Gum Tree...(Real Negro Melody)." Part III, a "Monopolylogue, called All Well at Natchitoches," featured five characters, including Agamemnon, "a poor runaway slave," and Mr. O'Sullivan, "an Irish improver of his fortunes." DNB XIII, pp.34-37.

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        Theoretisch-pracktische Türkische Sprachlehre für Deutsche, mit einer Auswahl der nothwendigen Gespräche, Leseübungen und einem deutsch-türkischen und türkisch-deutschen Wörterbuch, nebst dem alphabetisch geordneten Verzeichnisse der Aussprache mit lateinischen Buchstaben, für jene, die Türkisch nicht lesen können oder es nicht lernen wollen.

      4. Lithogr. Tit., 1 Bl. (Widm.), II S. (Vorrede), 110 S., 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), Ss. 111-178, 1 Bl. (Verbess.). Schlichter Halbleinenband d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rü.tit. Stärkere Gebrauchsspuren Einbd. Berieben, eine Ecke m. Knickspur Vorsatz gestemp. u. stärker gebräunt Titelbl. am unt. Seitenrd. Beschnitten. Gebräunt u. stellenw. wasserfl. im Text durchgehend stockfleckig. Graesse III, 280 Zenker, Bibliotheca orientalis. I, 315 (hier spätere Aufl.). Erste Ausgabe dieses seltenen Lehrbuches der türkischen Sprache, einem der frühesten seiner Art, das v.a. Reisenden und Geschäftsmänner als Handbuch dienen sollte. Enthält in drei Teilen umfassende Erklärungen zur Grammatik u. Aussprache der türkischen Sprache, dreispaltig gedruckte türk.-dt. Dialoge m. einer Transkription in lateinische Buchstaben sowie im Anhang (ab S. 111) ein türk.-dt. u. dt.-türk. Wörterbuch. Verfasser dieses Lehrbuches ist der gebürtige Armenier Artin Hindoglu, der in Wien ansässig geworden war und hier die türkische Sprache unterrichtete. - Der Druck erfolgte in der zunächst einzigen und lange Zeit bedeutendsten Druckerei orientalischer Werke in Österreich, bei Anton Edler v. Schmid, der sich um die Vervollkommnung des Druckes mit orientalischen Schriften große Verdienste erworben hat und ab 1827 auch das Buchhandelsprivileg für orientalische Bücher besaß (vgl. ausführlich: Mayer, Wiens Buchdrucker-Geschichte. II, 143ff). - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        THE REASONS OF THE LAWS OF MOSES.

      London, James Nichols 1827 - 4to, 451 pages. First edition. From the "More Nevochim" of Maimonidies. With notes, dissertations and a life of the author by James Townley. First appearance in English of Maimonidies’ Guide to the Perplexed. The translator, James Townley presents here the "Ta’amei HaMitzvoth" (rationales of the commandments) in the third part of Maimonides’ Moreh Nevuchim. Engraved frontispiece of phylacteries and mezuzah. An uncut copy. Light stains, contemporary boards, worn, spine repaired. (Spec-12-5) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Observations on the Mortality and Physical Management of Children

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Greene. 1827. First. First edition. Later quarter cloth (a little amateurishly re-backed) and original papercovered boards. 311pp., errata slip. Corners a bit bumped and worn, an attractive about very good copy. Robertson was a Scottish-born pioneer of modern obstetrics. .

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. von J.G.Gruber.

      Leipzig, Göschen, 1818 - 1827. - 1 - 51 (von 53) in 50 Bdn. Kl.-8°. HLdr.d.Zt. mit RVerg. u. 2 RSch., (etw. ber. u. best., Bd. 50 weicht etw. in Format u. Einbd. ab). ERSTE WISSENSCHAFTL. GESAMTAUSG. - Goedeke IV 1, 573, 193. - In den Bdn. 50 - 53 "Wielands Leben .", vorh. nur der 1. u. 2.T. (Bd. 50 u. 51) in einem Bd., enthält die Bücher 1 - 4. - Es fehlt das Portr. - Exlibris. - Bd.1: TitBl. mit kl. Einriß, vereinzelt etw. stock- u. fingerfl. Bd. 50: 3 Bl. mit kl. rep. Einr. - Gut erh. Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women, Illustrated By As Many Engravings; Exhibiting Their Principal Eccentricities and Amusements

      London: John Harris, 1827. Soft cover. Very Good. Original printed wraps; 7 x 4 1/4 inches; 16 leaves, printed on one side only, each leaf with a hand-colored engraving and verse below. Wraps soiled and grubby with tide marks to top edges, spine hinge split and was repaired with scotch tape, original string binding has broken leaving leaves loose in wraps, scattered foxing and smudging, booksellers label from Niddery Booksellers of Watford inside front cover. First published in 1820, reprinted in 1821, the paper of this copy is watermarked 1827. One of the rarest of the publisher's 'Cabinet' series and most interesting because it was the first printed collection of Limericks. A year later, the publisher John Marshall brought out an imitation: Anecdotes and Adventures of Fifteen Gentlemen (1821), which inspired Edward Lear to write his own comic rhymes using the same verse form, and ultimately to produce his celebrated Book of Nonsense in 1846.

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        Series of Plates, Engraved after the Paintings and Sculptures of the Most Eminent Masters of the Early Florentine School... dedicated to John Flaxman. - Série de planches gravées d'après les peintures et les sculptures de plus fameux maîtres, de l'ancienne école Florentine...

      Imperial-Folio (56 x 38 cm). Mit gest. Frontispiz u. 55 Kupfertafeln (54 numer.) jew. m. Schutzblatt. 6 Bl. Hldr. d. Zeit auf 6 Bünden m. Rückengoldprägung. Kopfgoldschnitt. Die großen Kupfer teils 1827 u. 1828 datiert, Tafelverzeichnis in englisch und französisch. - Textbl. ew. stockfleckig u. wasserrandig, die Tafeln nur gelegentlich im Rande leicht fleckig, sonst sauber u. wohlerhalten.

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        Voyage pittoresque dans le Canton des Grisons en Suisse vers le lac Majeur et le lac de Come sur les grandes routes nouvellement construites à travers les Cols de Splugen et de Bernhardin, en 32 planches par J. J. Meyer, accompagné d'une introduction et explications de . J. G. Ebel. Avec une carte routière de H. Keller.

      Zurich, chez J. J. Meyer, peintre, 1827. - Quer-4° (ca. 21,5 x 29 cm). Gest. Titel mit kol. Vignette, table des matières, 169 S. Mit 32 kol. Aquatintatafeln nach Johann Jacob Meyer, nummeriert 1-30 (7 und 25 je mit einer Tafel b), 5 gest. Erklärungsblätter, und 1 gest. kolorierten Karte von H. Keller, einmal gefaltet. Roter Pappband der Zeit. Wäber 332. - Lonchamp 2069. - Weber, Graubünden in alten Ansichten, Nr. 85. - Appenzeller (Hegi) 150-51. - Die sorgfältig kolorierten Ansichten, gezeichnet nach der Natur vom Meilener Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher Johann Jakob Meyer (1787-1858), sind von Bodmer, Rordorf, Hegi und Meichelt gestochen. Komplett mit allen Umrissradierungen, die zur Erklärung der Aquatintatafeln mit deutsch-französischem Text versehen sind. Meyer, ein Schüler Heinrich Füsslis, zeichnete die prachtvollen Ansichten zwischen 1823 und 1824 während seinen Wanderungen von Chur durch den Kanton Graubünden über den Splügen, ins Tessin und Veltlin. Der Text von J. G. Ebel (1764-1830) mit ausführlichen Reisebeschreibungen, ist der letzte in seiner erfolgreichen Serie von Reiseberichten, mit denen er Wesentliches in den Anfängen des schweizerischen Tourismusgeschehens beitrug. Die entlang der neu gebauten Strasse gelegenen Ansichten zeigen u.a. Chur, Reichenau, Rhäzüns, Thusis, Viamala, Andeer, die Rofflaschlucht, das Misox, Bellinzona, Locarno, den Splügenpass, den Comersee und das Veltlin. Auf Vorsatz aufgeklebt ein Blatt "Articles de Fonds de J. Jacques Meyer, peintre à Zurich, 1828". - Sauberes Exemplar. - Rückenbezug des Einbandes etwas beschädigt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'opposition dans le gouvernement et de la liberté de la presse

      First edition.Rare autograph inscription signed by Louis de Bonald to the Duc de Crillon, pair de France, at head of upper cover.A clear, insignificant stain, to head of first leaves, small foxings. A. Le Clère & Cie Paris 1827 13,5x21,5cm broché

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        KIHO^ GAFU

      1827 - Kawamura Kiho^, artist. KIHO^ GAFU. Kyoto: Yoshida Shimbei, Bunsei 10 [1827]. 1 vol. (complete). 17.3 x 25.7 cm. 5 page prelims, 30 double page color woodblock prints, 1p final, 8pp ads, colophon. The covers are worn (probably not original). The contents are somewhat soiled and stained. Good impressions, contemporary light colors. Kiho^ was the adopted son of Bumpo^ and his work rivals Bumpo^'s in freshness and simplicity. This copy appears to resemble Mitchell's example "A" and is doubtless an early impression. Ref: Mitchell pp 360,1; Brown p.105; Ryerson p.388.

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        Fairy Tales.

      London: Tilt. 1827 - 7.5 inches tall. Full crushed morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and the board framed within triple gilt fillets. Wide gilt dentelles and top edge. Illustrations by Cruikshank. The original paper wrappers bound in. Armorial bookplate and 2 catalogue entries for this copy tipped in. Albert Ludwig was not related to Jacob and Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm. Slight split to the head of the spine but still a superb copy of a very rare item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cours d'Histoire Naturelle contenant les principales espèces du régne animal.

      Paris und Mulhouse Engelmann. (1825-1827). - 29,3x21 cm. 120 handkolorierte Lithographien von Godefroy Engelmann nach Zeichnungen von Paul Louis Oudart. Halblederband um 1840 mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Nicht bei Nissen. - Sehr seltenes, Nissen unbekannt gebliebenes Tafelwerk zur Tierkunde. Erschien in 12 Lieferungen. Hier ohne Titelblatt und Lieferungsumschläge, die nirgend nachgewiesen sind. Über KVK nur in 3 Bibliotheken nachgewiesen (Halberstadt, University of Iowa und Basel). Erschien fast gleichzeitig wie die ersten Lieferungen von H.R. Schinz' „Abbildungen aus der Naturgeschichte". Engelmann war der wichtigste Förderer der Lithographie als Reproduktionstechnik. Aus einer Textilindustriellenfamilie von Mulhouse stammend, machte er eine Ausbildung bei Senefelder in München. 1816 gründete er eine Lithographenanstalt in Paris und veröffentlichte viele naturwissenschaftliche, geographische und pädagogische Publikationen. - Das vorliegende Werk hatte offensichtlich keinen Erfolg. Enthält: Säugetiere (21), Vögel (40), Reptilien und Amphibien (6), Spinnen (2), Krustentiere (6), Stachelhäutler, Eingeweidewürmer, Nesseln, Polypen, Mollusken (6), Insekten (15), Fische 20). - Die Namen sowohl in Französisch wie Deutsch. Gedruckt auf starkem Velinpapier. - Rücken verblasst. Vorsatz im Gelenk eingerissen. Buchblock etwas verzogen. Einige Blätter gebräunt und leicht fleckig. - Sehr selten.

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        Football - original etching by Robert Cruikshank, 1827.

      Ets met aquatint vervaardigd door George Hunt naar een tekening van Isaac Robert Cruikshank, uitgegeven door Thomas McLean in 1827. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (afb.) 24 x 33 cm.Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856) was de net-iets-minder bekende broer van karikaturist George Cruikshank. Beide broers waren ge?nteresseerd in theater en traden op in stukken die ze hadden geschreven met hun vriend en acteur Edmund Kean. Tijdens hun jeugd woonden de broers tal van boks- en schermwedstrijden bij, hanengevechten en menig kroeg wedstrijd. De basis voor hun scherpe waarneming van karikaturale types was gelegd.Cruikshank werd benoemd tot adelborst bij de East-India Company. Maar adelborst Cruikshank kon niet opschieten met zijn kapitein en werd op zijn eerste reis achtergelaten op St. Helena. Hij is terug in Londen in 1806 waar hij zal succes zal hebben als karikaturist, illustrator en portret miniaturist.In de late jaren 1820 illustreerde Cruikshank een aantal bekende boeken, waaronder de klassieke roman van Cervantes? Don Quijote.Prijs: ?625,- (incl. lijst, excl. BTW).

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        THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF JOHN FORD

      London: John Murray, 1827. First Gifford Edition. Featuring high-quality materials and expert workmanship, these Riviere bindings are in the Neoclassical style popularized by London's German emigré binders in the 18th century. John Ford (bap. 1586 - ca. 1639) trained as a lawyer and lived in the Middle Temple his entire adult life. He produced some poetic works during his twenties, but turned to drama around 1620, becoming one of the major dramatists of the reign of Charles I. His best-known work is the controversial tragedy of doomed romance between a brother and sister, "Tis Pity She's a Whore"--included here under that title rather than the euphemistic "Brother and Sister" used in some Victorian editions. Ford's plays tend to be dark and violent in the style of John Webster (an early collaborator and major influence), displaying what may seem to us a very modern understanding of psychological pathologies (and no doubt reflecting a familiarity with Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy"). While a number of his works were lost, and Ford himself has largely fallen into obscurity, "Tis Pity She's a Whore" continues to be produced on the stage and adapted for the screen, and even inspired a song on David Bowie's final album.. 222 x 138 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Two volumes. With notes critical and explanatory by W. Gifford. First Gifford Edition. QUITE HANDSOME LATER 19TH CENTURY GREEN MOROCCO BY RIVIERE (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), covers framed by plain and decorative gilt rules and Greek key roll, flat spines elaborately gilt in compartments of varying sizes divided by bead and lozenge roll, two of these with red or tan morocco label, the others (including one that is elongated) featuring Neoclassical tooling, with urns, flowers, and garlands, turn-ins with Greek key roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Front pastedown with oval morocco Huth bookplate and ex libris of L. F. Aubone Dare and his wife Louise. A few spots of foxing to opening leaves, otherwise A REMARKABLY FINE SET, clean, fresh, and bright internally, in lustrous bindings with no signs of wear. Featuring high-quality materials and expert workmanship, these Riviere bindings are in the Neoclassical style popularized by London's German emigré binders in the 18th century. John Ford (bap. 1586 - ca. 1639) trained as a lawyer and lived in the Middle Temple his entire adult life. He produced some poetic works during his twenties, but turned to drama around 1620, becoming one of the major dramatists of the reign of Charles I. His best-known work is the controversial tragedy of doomed romance between a brother and sister, "Tis Pity She's a Whore"--included here under that title rather than the euphemistic "Brother and Sister" used in some Victorian editions. Ford's plays tend to be dark and violent in the style of John Webster (an early collaborator and major influence), displaying what may seem to us a very modern understanding of psychological pathologies (and no doubt reflecting a familiarity with Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy"). While a number of his works were lost, and Ford himself has largely fallen into obscurity, "Tis Pity She's a Whore" continues to be produced on the stage and adapted for the screen, and even inspired a song on David Bowie's final album.

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        NORTH AMERICA

      Edinburgh. 1827 - Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Size: 59.9 x 50 cm. (23½ x 19½ inches) Fine condition. Handsome map of North America, with a speculative, but fairly accurately depicted Arctic coast, (this map was drawn thirty years or so before the discovery of the North-West-Passage). Most of the west and north is left blank, except for the names of the Indian tribes and the courses of the main rivers, and notes such as 'This river according to the Indians joins the sea' in place of hard cartographical information. California is called 'New Albion', The New General Atlas was one of the best produced atlases of the day.

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        Souvenirs d'un séjour en Sardaigne pendant les années 1821 et 1822, ou Notice sur cette île, par le marquis Charles de Saint-Severin, capitaine de cavalerie, sous adjudant general, chevalier des ordres de saint Maurice et saint Lazare, et de Constantin, attachè a l'etat-major de son excellence le lieutenant.general marquis D'Yenne, chevalier de l'ordre supreme de l'annunciade, ancien vice-roi de Sardaigne, et actuellement gouverneur De Genes. A Lyon: chez Ayné Frères, 1827

      Ayné Frères, 1827. In-8 (19,5 cm) (1) c. (di tavola in antiporta) (2) XVI (2) c. (di tavole incise) 290 (4). Mezza pelle, piatti rivestiti in carta marmorizzata. Tassello, caratteri e fregi dorati al dorso. Contropiatti rivestiti di carta decorata. Titolo dell'occhietto: Souvenires d'un séjour en Sardaigne. Tavole disegnate e incise da H. Brunet. Trattato geografico storico sulla Sardegna scritta dal marchese Saint-Severin, nei due anni in cui vi ha risieduto. Rettangolino di carta incollato all'angolo inferiore bianco del frontespizio per coprire scritta o timbro. Per il resto ottimo esemplare.

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        Napoleon In The Other World: A Narrative Written By Himself: and found near his tomb in the Islands of St. Helena, by Xongo-Tee-Foh-Tchi, Mandarin of the Third Class

      Henry Colburn, London 1827 - Half-leather hardcover, marbled boards and fore-edge, foxing on the title page and frontispiece. Front hinge starting. Foot of spine splitting along spine. PO signature. Text clean, binding secure. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THEATRE ROYAL, ENGLISH OPERA HOUSE, STRAND. LAST NIGHTS!.THE PUBLICK ARE RESPECTFULLY INFORMED, THAT THEY WILL FIND MR. MATHEWS AT HOME THIS EVENING, MONDAY, JUNE 18th, 1827, WITH HIS LECTURE ON PECULIARITIES, CHARACTER AND MANNERS, FOUNDED AS OBSERVATIONS AND ADVENTURES DURING HIS TRIP TO AMERICA!.[caption title].

      [London]: S.G. Fairbrother, []. 1827 - Broadside, approximately 13 3/4 x 8 inches. Left margin lightly trimmed, tiny tear and crease in upper portion of broadside, not affecting text, else fine. A marvelously preserved theatrical broadside advertising the final performances of Charles Mathews' famous production, TRIP TO AMERICA. Charles Mathews (1776-1835) was an extremely popular British actor and entertainer in the early 19th century, particularly renowned for his talents as a mimic. TRIP TO AMERICA, a one-man show conceived after an 1824 tour of the U.S., featured Mathews' imitations of various types of Americans, black and white, "causing some little irritation in the United States, from which he afterwards suffered" (DNB). The entertainment was divided into three parts, the first two relating the story of Mathews' journey, with "American phrases expounded," various characters presented, including "native Indians," "General Jackson," a "French poet laureat," a "Real Yankee," and a "Black Tragedian," and several songs performed, including "Opossum up a Gum Tree.(Real Negro Melody)." Part III, a "Monopolylogue, called All Well at Natchitoches," featured five characters, including Agamemnon, "a poor runaway slave," and Mr. O'Sullivan, "an Irish improver of his fortunes." DNB XIII, pp.34-37.

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        Personal Narrative of Travels in the United States and Canada in 1826 With Remarks on the Present State of the American Navy

      William Harrison Ainsworth, Old Bond Street, London 1827 - First edition. Folding frontispiece view of Quebec harbor and 12 lithographic plates by the author. iii-xii, 207 pp. Printed by S. and R. Bentley, Dorset Street. 1 vols. 8vo. Does the American Navy pose a threat to the British Navy was question the author tried to answer on his trips to our shipyards. Also 'One of the few books published by W.H. Ainsworth, the novelist, during his 18 month publishing career.'. Howes D268; Sabin 19677; Gagnon I 1104; Lande 1724; Abbey, Travel, 614; Dow I p. 163 Half brown contemporary polished calf and marbled boards. Fine Folding frontispiece view of Quebec harbor and 12 lithographic plates by the author. iii-xii, 207 pp. Printed by S. and R. Bentley, Dorset Street. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tulip

      1827 - This striking originally hand-colored stipple engraving is from Pierre Joseph Redoute's Choix des Plus Belles Fleurs. The work was published in Paris in 1827 by Panckoucke. It is considered the third edition with the plate numbers added to the engravings.Redoute's name is synonymous with beauty and in the world of botanical art he is known as the best. Choix is often considered some of Redoute's most desirable work, a culmination of his impressive skill and talent. He aimed to make the composition more appealing to the upper classes which created highly decorative engravings.Redoute's fame is due in large part to his diligent effort to perfect the use of stipple engraving. This labor intensive, and therefore expensive, technique creates subtle yet stunning variations of color making it superior to the engraving alone. Each plate was created using the 'a la poupee' process in which the color was applied before the printing. Hand-finished coloring was painstakingly applied after printing.Redoute was renowned for his artistic ability and tutored such people as Queen Marie-Antoinette, Empress Josephine, Marie-Louise, and Queen Marie-Amelie. Redoute influenced a breadth of artists that followed him including Turpin, Poiteau, Bessa, and Prevost. Redoute is widely considered the finest botanical illustrator of the early 19th century, if not throughout history.The process of stipple engraving and color printing give the Redoute engravings their luminous quality. Stippling is an etching process that employs dots instead of lines to form the image, which is then color printed by applying colored inks directly to the copper plate for each impression. The use of colored inks, greens and browns to print the stems and leaves, and reds and pinks to print the flowers, create a more luminous print by eliminating the necessity to paint watercolor over a back inked image. --- Overall Very Good to Excellent Condition. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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