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        Carte de l'achiplel des iles Gilbert...

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1827. Map measuring 610 x 440 mm. (sheet size). Delicately engraved chart of the Gilbert Islands in present-day Micronesia, from the official atlas of the French scientific expedition of 1822-1825 under the command of Louis-Isidor Duperrey. The Duperrey voyage is of great importance to the history of European contact with the indigenous peoples of Micronesia. It was also the first time accurate maps of the region were produced.The expedition left France in the Coquille in August 1822, and after venturing through the Pacific and stopping at New Zealand they reached the Gilbert islands in May 1824. Overall, the experience of French sailors and scientists of the Duperrey expedition in Micronesia was peaceful (so much so that two sailors chose to remain on the Chuuck islands rather than remain aboard the Coquille and return to Europe). This contact was greatly different to earlier landfalls made by the Spanish, which were characterised by violence and pillaging of the native villages.For a full description of Duperrey voyage in this region see Francis Hezel The First Taint of Civilization. A history of the Caroline and Marshall Islands in pre-Colonial days (pages 95-102). Fine.

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        Le Mérite des femmes, édition nouvelle, augmentée de Poésies inédites

      Louis Janet (Imprimerie de Jules Didot Aîné), 1827. In - 8 (217 x 139 mm), faux - titre, titre, (1) ff., viij pp., (1) ff., 405 pp., veau framboise, dos et plats finement orné or et à froid, dos à quatre nerfs, pièces de veau vert, dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure romantique). Orné de 2 figures d'après Desenne, gravées par Lecomte et Pourvoyeur. Eloges de l'auteur par Alexandre Duval et le Comte Regnaud de Saint - Jean - d'Angely. Contient également les poèmes Les Souvenirs, La Sépulture, La Mélancolie, L'Hiver, etc, et plusieurs poésies regroupées sous le titre Poésies fugitives. Très belle reliure romantique, en très bel état. (nombreuses rousseurs, quelques feuillets roussis, quelques inversions de pages entre les pp. 240 et 306). / / Octavo (217 x 139 mm), half - title, tite, (1) ff., viij pp., (1) ff., 405 pp., raspberry calf, spine and covers nicely tooled in gilt and blind, spine raised on four bands, green calf labels, gilt dentelle on turn - ins and inside, edges gilt (contemporary romantic binding). Illustrated with 2 plates after Desenne, engraved by Lecomte et Pourvoyeur. Contains "Eloges" of the author by Alexandre Duval and Comte Regnaud de Saint - Jean - d'Angely, other poems "Les Souvenirs", "La Sépulture", "La Mélancolie", "L'Hiver", etc, and several poems with general title "Poésies fugitives". Very fine romantic binding, very well preserved. (many spots, some leaves foxed, some pages not well placed between pp. 240 and 306).

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        Geschichte des Osmanischen Reiches, grossentheils aus bisher unbenützten Handschriften und Archiven.

      Budapest, Hartleben, 1827 - 1835. - 8 teils gefalt. Kupferkarten, 1 Kupfer-Faltplan und 1 gefalt. Tabelle. Erste Ausgabe des Opus Magnus des großen österreichischen Orientalisten Joseph von Hamer-Purgstall. - ". ist und bleibt ein Standardwerk, das auch ins Türkische übersetzt wurde ." (Hannes D. Galter, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall und die Anfänge der Orientalistik. In: Karl Acham, Kunst und Geisteswissenschaften aus Graz. Wien 2009. S. 457). - Joseph Freiherr von Hammer-Purgstall (1774 - 1856) gilt "mit seinen enzyklopädischen Werken, u. a. der Enzyklopädischen Übersicht der Wissenschaften des Orients (1804) und der Geschichte des Osmanischen Reiches (1827-35), als Pionier der neueren Islamforschung in Österreich" (DBE). Von 1834 bis 1836 erschien eine 4-bändige Ausgabe dieser Geschichte des Osmanisches Reiches, welche um Erläuterungen und den Abdruck der Quellen gekürzt wurde. - Unbeschnittenes, teils unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. Bd. 2 mit kl. Randläsuren in der unteren rechten Ecke (ohne Textverlust). Titel von Bd. 5 mit rotem Wachssiegel. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 13000 Gr.-8°. Mod. Pp. mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POPULAR FAIRY TALES; or, a Liliputian Library; containing twenty-six choice pieces of fancy and fiction, by those renowned personages King Oberon, Queen Mab, Mother Goose, Mother Bunch, Master Puck, and other distinguished personages at the court of the fairies. Now first collected and revised by Benjamin Tabart. With twenty-six coloured engravings.

      vi,[1], 2-353pp. With 13 plates each bearing 2 hand-coloured engravings. Contemporary, or slightly later, half calf over marbled boards. One plate slightly cut-down where previously loose; wood-engraved plate, which is integral to page 353 missing as usual; front hinge repaired; else an excellent copy of this very difficult title. Moon 166 [3]. This collection, first published in 1818, is one of the most elusive and difficult early fairy tale collections to find complete. So far as one can ascertain only the first edition of 1818 had the wood-engraved image at page 353, but all recorded examples of that edition lack at least one other plate. Most later editions - as in this copy - do not require the image on page 353, despite the plate list calling for it; but, equally, nearly all copies lack at least one other plate (2 images).

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Du système pénal et du système répressif en général, De la peine de mort en particulier.

      - Paris, Charles Béchet, 1827. In-8, demi basane olive, dos lisse orné d'un décor de filets et de filets pointillés dorés, tranches mouchetées, lxxxiii,424, (2) p. et 2 p. de catalogue éditeur, 2 grands tableaux dépliants. Edition originale. Célèbre manifeste contre la peine de mort. Avocat originaire de Saint-Brieuc, Charles Lucas (1803-1899) n'avait que vingt-trois ans lorsqu'il publia cet ouvrage contre la peine de mort suivi, deux ans plus tard, d'une pétition aux deux Chambres pour l'abolition. Il reçut immédiatement le prix du concours de Genève lancé par Jean-Jacques de Sellon et celui décerné à Paris, à l'initiative de Guizot et Broglie. Il est l'homme "qui, sans conteste, pendant le XIXe siècle, a le mieux incarné les ambitions et les ambiguïtés de la réforme pénitentiaire (.) et a fondé la Science des prisons" (J.G. Petit). Il incarna le libéralisme pénal de la Restauration, jetant les bases d'un système pénitentiaire qui récusait l'emprisonnement perpétuel. Guizot le nomma inspecteur des prisons dès le changement de régime, en 1830. Il demeura trente-cinq ans à ce poste. Bon exemplaire, comportant la signature manuscrite de l'auteur au dos du faux-titre. Ex-libris armorié gravé de la bibliothèque de Claude-Philibert Barthelot, comte de Rambuteau (1781-1869). Haut fonctionnaire français, il fut conseiller d'État et pair de France, et a joué un rôle important en tant que préfet de la Seine de 1833 à 1848. Petit accroc à une coupe, dos lég. frotté. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Skin, ... comprehending an account of such facts as have been recorded on these subjects ... The whole arranged with a view to illustrate the constitutional causes of these diseases as well as their local characters.

      London: printed for Thomas and George Underwood, 1827. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (208 x 132 mm). xxxi [1], 470 [2] pp. 2 colour-printed engraved plates (one as frontispiece bound before title), one folding letterpress table. Contemporary fine green half calf over marbled boards by John Pritchard, spine gilt with red morocco label lettered in gilt. Text only little age-toned, occasional minor spotting. Provenance: Earl Newborough (armorial bookplate with motto "Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo" to front pastedown); The library of Hugh Selbourne. ----SECOND EDITION, corrected and enlarged. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        The Newtonian System of Philosophy

      London - Thomas Tegg, N Hailes et al., 1827 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. The most famous work from the 'Tom Telescope' series. In a lovely calf binding with tooled detailing. Illustrated, with a folding frontispiece and numerous vignette diagrams throughout. The 'Tom Telescope' series originated from publisher John Newbery. This series was published in the late eighteenth century and were based on the emerging science of the day. Each publication comprises of a series of lectures given by a fictional boy named Tom Telescope. This 'New Edition' of The Newtonian System of Philosophy has been improved with more recent science by one James Mitchell. Condition: in a full calf binding with tooled detailing to spine and boards. Externally, very smart with minor rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Small crack to the head of rear joint. Prior owner's signature to the front pastedown and another prior owner's signature to the recto of front endpaper, Arthur Swinbourn. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm after frontispiece. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with the odd spot throughout. Prior owner has written an index to the rear endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Sämmtliche Werke. / Opera quae extant omnia. Gesammelt, und mit den erforderlichen Einleitungen, Anmerkungen und Zusätzen herausgegeben von E. J. H. Münch. 6 Bände.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1821-1825 und Leipzig, Hinrichs, 1827. - circa 20,8 x 12,8 cm. Zusammen etwa 3400 Seiten mit 2 (1 gefalteten) Tafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung Goed. II, 233, 47. Erste Gesamtausgabe mit den Texten jeweils in den lateinischen oder deutschen Originalfassungen mit deutschem Kommentar. - Hier mit dem meist fehlenden 6. Band, der erst 1827 in einem anderen Verlag erschien und auch im Format leicht abweicht. Dieser enthält Opera dubia, darunter vor allem die Dunkelmännerbriefe (Epistolae obscurorum virorum). "- Gut erhalten, wenig gebräunt, nur gering fleckig, meist sauber, etwas berieben. Schöne, dekorative Reihe - so vollständig mit dem 6. Band sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Universel de Géographie. Physique, Politique, Statistique et Minéralogique... Sixième Partie - Océanique.

      Brussels: Lithographed by H. Ode, 1827. Portfolio, comprising letterpress title-page, key map of the region and 60 numbered lithographic maps measuring 530 x 685 mm.; a fine set with expert contemporary handcolouring, preserved in a contemporary folding case of half diced russia with marbled boards and gilt lettering. A milestone of modern scientific cartography: this is the final volume, comprising Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, of the pioneering large-scale atlas produced by Philippe Vandermaelen, founder of the Etablissement Géographique in Brussels. The atlas is remarkable on several counts, not least its extraordinary scale of 26 miles to the inch. For the first time remote and inaccessible areas of the globe were mapped on a generous uniform scale, reflecting the objective spirit of scientific cartography then superseding the Eurocentric models of the eighteenth century. The atlas was printed lithographically, the happy outcome of a fruitful collaboration between Vandermaelen and master lithographer Henri Ode.Perhaps the most extraordinary aspect of the atlas was its potential to be formed into an enormous globe with a diameter exceeding seven meters. Indeed, one complete globe was assembled for public display at the Etablissement Géographique in Brussels. The attention to detail - and considerable challenges posed by the lithographic process - are evident in this volume dedicated to Australia and the Pacific. Although some areas remain uncharted, the sixty maps here included reflect a fastidious collation of information from myriad voyage accounts.

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        An Illustrated Introduction of Lamarck's Conchology; contained in his "Histoire Naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres" being a literal translation of the descriptions of the Recent and Fossil Genera

      Longman, 1827. 31.5 x 24.5 cm. Pp iv, errata slip, 47, 22 hand coloured lithograph plates. Hardback rebind wth gilt lettering, book label of John Lewis on front pastedown. But original cloth binding included separately as an enclosing folder with some loss to spine. Plates clean and bright. This coloured plate version is scarce. [Freeman 861]. 1st Ed 2nd Issue. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Antidoto salutifero contra o despertador constitucional extranumerario Nº 3 dividido em sete cartas dirigidas ao auctor d'aquelle folheto impio, revolucionario e execravel para beneficio da mocidade.

      Na Impressao Regia, Lisboa 1827 - ATAQUE A LOS MASONES DE BRASIL – 8vo; ¾ cuero moderno – Segunda edición, la primera fue en Río de Janeiro en 1825. Se trata de un ataque minucioso al libro de Domingos Alves Branco Moniz Barreto's "Despertador constitucional" que se encuentra reproducido ATTACK AGAINST THE MASONS IN BRAZIL- 8vo; ¾ contemporary leather- Second edition, the first being in Rio de Janeiro in 1825. This is a precise, detailed attack on the book of Domingos Alves Branco Moniz Barreto, Despertador Constitucional that is reproduc 1 volumen(es)/volume(s) 166 páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        The Trial of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, William Wakefield, and Fances Wakefield, indicted with one servant,and Edward Thevenot, a servant, for a conspiracy, and for the abduction of Miss Ellen Turner, the only child and heiress of William Turner, Esq.

      London: John Murray, 1827. Octavo, with the half-title, marbled edges; contemporary calf, An early pencilled signature on front free endpaper, contemporary newspaper cutting recounting the trial on rear endpaper. The case and subsequent imprisonment of Wakefield in Newgate for three years led him on a path to redemption. As noted by Ferguson 'during his imprisonment he pondered schemes a reform in the penal laws, and for the advancement of emigration and colonization, which in after years he promoted with such conspicuous ability'. A very good copy in an attractive contemporary binding of this scarce work and an essential foundation work for a collection on South Australia. Endpapers foxed spine rubbed.

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        Lettres de madame de Sévigné à sa fille et à ses amis

      New illustrated edition, frontispiece of the first volume of a portrait of Madame de Sevigne engraved by Dequevauviller.Binders half raspberry calf, back with four nerves set with gilded garlands adorned with jewels and typographical motifs stamped cold as exhibits and black calfskin volume number, boards raspberry cartonnage, guards and contreplats paper to the tank, sliced ??marbled Two corners lightly bumped, elegant romantic bindings of the time.Some minor foxing.Beautiful copy, complete in 12 volumes, set in a charming, elegant and romantic decorative contemporary binding. Ménard & Desenne Paris 1827 8,5x14,5cm 12 volumes reliés

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        October 13, 1883 - May 9, 1885. A near-complete run of 51 numbers from the onset of publication (lacking one number only), each with a fine original photograph of the "artiste" to whom the issue is dedicated tipped-in to first page of text.

      Large folio. Quarter dark red morocco with red textured cloth boards, "Paris-Artiste" gilt to upper, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. Subjects include contemporary singers, actors, dancers, and literary figures, with average size 190 x 120 mm. Photographic credits include van Bosch, Benque, Carjat, Chalot, Goupil, Lemercier, and Nadar. 1re Année 1. A. Grévin (1827-1892), artist and caricaturist 2. Mme. Anna Judic (1849-1911), actress, in the role of Mam'zelle Nitouche 3. Mlle. Adele Isaac, opera singer 4. Mlle. Marie van Zandt (1858-1919), American opera singer, in the role of Lakmé 5. Mme. Louise Théo (1854-1922), French opera singer 6. Jean-Alexandre Talazac (1851-1896), French operatic tenor, in the role of Gérald in Lakmé 7. Mlle. Emma Nevada (1859-1940), American operatic soprano, in the role of Mignon 8. M. Victor Maurel (1848-1923), French baritone, Director of the Théâtre-Italien Deuxième année 9. Rosita Mauri (1850-1923), Prima ballerina 10. Mme. Fidès Devriès (1852-1941), American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans 11. Jules Verne (1828-1905), French novelist, poet, and playwright 12. Thérèsa (Eugénie Emma Valladon 1837-1913), French singer 13. Mme. Marie Heilbron (1851-1886), Belgian operatic soprano 14. Mme. Lureau-Escalaïs (1860-1923), French opera singer 15. Ch. Gounod (1818-1893), French composer 16. Mlle. Subra (1866-1908), French ballerina 17. Daubray (Michel René Thibaut 1837-1892), French actor and singer 18. Lassalle (Jean Lassalle 1847-1909, French baritone (photograph yellowed) 19. Aimée Tessandier (1851-1923), French actress 20. Suzette Reichenberg (1853-1924), French actress after whom the dessert "Crepe Suzette" is named 21. Ernest Alexandre Coquelin (Cadet 1848-1909), French actor 22. Blanche Baretta (1855-1939), French actress 23. Gabrielle Krauss (1842-1906), Austrian-born French soprano 24. Henri Sellier (1849-1899), French tenor 25. Mlle. Rénée Richard (fl. ca. 1885-90), French opera singer 26. Benôit-Constant Coquelin (Ainé 1841-1909), French actor 27. Émilie Broisat (1846-1929), French actress 29. Adeline Dudlay de la Comédie-Française (1858-1934), Belgian/French actress 30. Jane Harding du Gymnase (1859-1941), French actress and singer 31. Léa D'Asco (18??-1906), French actress and singer 32. Mlle. Cécile Mazeray de l'Opéra-Comique (1859-?) 33. Etienne Dereims de l'Opéra (1845-1904), French tenor 34. Marcella Sembrich (1858-1935), Polish soprano (minor spotting) 35. Marie Laurent (1825-1904), French actress Troisième Année 36. Mlle. Angèle (fl. 1880-1890), French singer 37. Céline Montaland (1843-1891), Belgian/French actress 38. Pol Plançon de l'Opéra (1851-1914), French bass 39. Léonide Leblanc (1842-1894), French actress 40. Alexanb[!]re Dumas Fils (1824-1895), French author and playwright 41. Céline Chaumont (1848-1926), French opera singer 42. Louis Mérante Maitre de Ballet de l'Opéra (1828-1887), French dancer and choreographer 43. Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, and dramatist 44. Blanche Pierson de la Comédie-Française (1842-1919), French actress 45. Gabrielle Réjane du Vaudeville (1856-1920), French actress 46. Christine Nilsson (1843-1921), Swedish soprano 47. Emma Calvé de l'Opéra-Comique, French soprano 48. Raphael Duflos de la Comédie-Française (1858-1946), French actor 49. Maria Legault du Vaudeville (1858-1905), French actress 50. Marie Magnier du Gymnase (1848-1913), French actress 51. Saint-Germain (fl. 18801890), French actor With the bookplate of Pierre Berezzi to front free endpaper. Binding worn, rubbed, bumped, and stained. Some browning and minor foxing; occasional small tears; several leaves creased. In very good condition overall. Lacking only no. 28 in a sequential run of 51 numbers. This rare periodical apparently ceased publication in 1886 with No. 85 (the only complete run is held at the Bibliothèque Nationale; incomplete runs at the Rijksmuseum, the National Library of Sweden, the Getty, and Ohio State).

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        Nouveaux principes d'économie politique ou De la richesse dans ses rapports avec la population

      - Chez Delaunay, à Paris 1827, 12,5x20,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Seconda edizione pubblicato otto anni dopo il primo. Leganti in mezzo vitello cammello freddo, torna liscia decorate con reti dorati e freddi filetti stampati, pizzi coda d'oro, bit del primo piatto della prima divisione del volume per il lungo, pezzi di Volume incrinato a capo e coda, tre tappi mancanti tranne la coda del secondo volume, manca nell'angolo superiore destro del pezzo titolo del secondo volume, piatti zebra carta nel serbatoio, tutti gli angoli urtato. Contreplats guardie e screziato di carta marrone al serbatoio, alcune macchie senza gravità. saggista politico ed economista svizzero, Jean Charles Leonard Sismondi Simonde (1773-1842) segna il pensiero economico del primo Settecento, pubblicando i nuovi principi della economia politica: con questo testo, egli sostiene una redistribuzione della ricchezza necessaria tra tutti gli strati della popolazione. In precedenza vicino alle teorie liberali, si è definitivamente fuori se si considera che il liberalismo economico, in particolare incoraggiando la concorrenza porta ad abbassare i costi di produzione e dei salari per i lavoratori incidentali. Di fronte alle critiche sollevate dai suoi punti di vista, Sismondi offre una seconda edizione del suo testo e indicano nel bando non sono stati stupiti alla reception del suo libro "Mi sono sorpreso al punto di non aver fatto un'impressione più profondo [...] sono stato attaccando l'ortodossia, infine, filosofia aziendale pericoloso come nella religione. " Ma dopo il successo delle sue teorie negli anni dopo la prima edizione, si impegna in questa nuova edizione per difendere ancora una volta "la scienza che è tenuto a garantire la felicità del genere umano." testo di riferimento per la critica del liberismo economico. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition parue huit ans après l'originale. Reliures en demi-veau glacé camel, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés et de filets estampés à froid, dentelle dorée en queue, mors du premier plat du premier volume fendu dans la longueur, mors du deuxième volume fendillés en tête et en queue, trois coiffes manquantes hormis celle de queue du deuxième volume, très petit manque dans l'angle supérieur droit de la pièce de titre du deuxième volume, plats de papier zébré à la cuve, tous coins émoussés. Gardes et contreplats de papier brun caillouté à la cuve, quelques rousseurs sans gravité. Essayiste politique et économiste suisse, Jean de Sismondi (1773-1842) marque la pensée économique du début du XVIIIème siècle en publiant les Nouveaux principes d'économie politique : avec ce texte, il prône une nécessaire redistribution des richesses entre toutes les couches de la population. Auparavant proche des théories libérales, il s'en détache définitivement en considérant que le libéralisme économique, en favorisant notamment la concurrence, entraîne la baisse des coûts de production et incidemment des salaires des travailleurs. Face aux nombreuses critiques suscitées par ses vues, Sismondi propose une seconde édition de son texte et indique dans l'Avertissement ne pas avoir été étonné de l'accueil fait à son ouvrage « Je ne m'étonnai point de ne pas avoir fait une impression plus profonde [...] j'attaquais une orthodoxie, enfin, entreprise dangereuse en philosophie comme en religion ». Mais fort du succès de ses théories dans les années ayant suivi la première édition, il s'engage dans cette nouvelle édition à défendre à nouveau « la science qui se charge de veiller au bonheur de l'espèce humaine ». Texte de référence pour la critique du libéralisme économique.

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        Le régulateur de la direction qu'on doit donner à l'emploi de notre puissance amortissante.

      Paris, C. Thuau, 1827. ____ "Hélas ! Si le roi savait ! " Une violente critique du plan financier du ministère de Villèle, par Armand Seguin (1765 - 1835), chimiste, membre de l'Académie des Sciences et économiste. Exemplaire aux armes du roi Charles X, très certainement celui que lui a offert l'auteur. Les gardes de moire du second plat manquent, mais très bel exemplaire. *****. In-8. Collation : (4), 80 pp. Maroquin bleu, dos orné, encadrement doré sur les plats, armes au centre, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Catechismus Romanus: ex decreto Concilii Tridentini iussu S. Pii V editus.[Rome], Propaganda Fide, 1786 [= 1787]-1787. 2 volumes. 8vo. With an Arabic title-page on the second page of each volume. Set in 2 sizes of nashk Arabic type, with some preliminary pages set in roman and italic type. Early 19th-century half sheepskin parchment.

      - Schnurrer 308; WorldCat (2 copies); not in Smitskamp, Philologia orientalis. First unabridged Arabic edition of the catechism translated from the Latin version authorized by the Council of Trent and the most extensive Arabic catechism ever published, comprising 1827 pages plus preliminaries. It follows the Roman Catholic rite and was printed and published by the Propaganda Fide in Rome. It is based on the Latin text authorized by the Council of Trent under Pope Pius V, first published in Latin in 1566. While some small Arabic catechisms of a few dozen pages had been printed as early as 1580, only a few more extensive ones had appeared. The present edition is probably the most extensive Arabic work that the Propaganda Fide ever published.With 19th-century library stamps. With occasional minor and mostly marginal foxing and an occasional quire slightly browned, but otherwise in very good condition, with only an occasional tiny hole or small marginal chip. Only slightly trimmed. The most ambitious Arabic catechism produced to this date.

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        The Book of Birds and Beasts, beautifully coloured, With a Description of Each, adapted to the capacities of infant minds, in words of two or three syllables...

      London: William Darton, n.d. but, 1827. Square duodecimo, printed title-page, 48 hand-coloured plates with letterpress description verso, final 2 pp. advertisements, most of the captions clipped but those extant dated 26 August 1826, early manuscript presentation dated 1827; in publisher's binding of red calf, lettered in gilt to front board. A particularly rare and uncommonly attractive children's work of natural history, including fine hand-coloured plates of the kangaroo and the platypus, bound in the fine original red publisher's binding.Mary Belson Elliott (1794?-1870) was a prolific writer for children in the first half of the nineteenth century, issuing any number of books with the specialist publisher Darton. Elliott was known for her pious tone: the recent bibliography of her works by Marjorie Moon carries the title "blending sound Christian principles with cheerful cultivation."The book includes an interesting mix of familiar domestic animals and more exotic species. The engraving of the kangaroo is based on the famous Stubbs image, about which Elliott notes, 'One of the most curious creatures we can behold... first known to us through the great Captain Cook, when he was on the coast of New Holland, fifty-seven years ago.'The note for the second Australian animal noted here, the platypus, is worth quoting in some length: 'This strange-looking animal is, as you read under the print, a creature of New Holland, and really there is nothing in its form to tempt us to wish it were a native of our own coasts. The platypus was not known to us until of late years...'. One of the most quaint aspects of the description of the platypus is the cautionary tone adopted by Elliott, who is evidently concerned that young readers will be tempted to question divine sensibility on being confronted with such an unusual animal, exhorting the little ones to remember that 'His works are without fault! Our blindness may fancy a blemish, but in reality nature is complete.'Not recorded in any Australian collection, this is a very scarce work. Some very slight variations in collation are known in the handful of recorded copies of this work. All of the pages are unnumbered, as always, and this copy has 100 pages in total, comprising title-page (verso blank), 96 pages of text, and two pages of advertisements. Some other copies are known with two extra half-titles, a contents page, and a slightly different title-page (adding 'Two shillings and six pence'): where noticed, these copies are recorded as 104 pages in total. It is likely, therefore, that the current copy, priced more expensively at 4 shillings "bound in red", constitutes the rarer fine issue. A fine and handsome copy.

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        Dissertation critique et apologétique sur la langue basque. Par un ecclésiastique du diocèse de Bayonne.

      Bayonne, Duhart-Fauvet, 1827. ____ Edition originale de ce livre estimé. Darrigol était supérieur du séminaire de Bayonne. Vinson (N° 207) estimait en 1891 le livre "commun"; les choses ont, semble-t-il, changé... Très bel exemplaire dans sa couverture imprimée d'origine. *****. In-8. [220 x 145 mm] Collation : (8), 163, (1) pp. Broché, couverture imprimée.

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        Encyclopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse.

      8vo., xlii544pp., the paper throughout generally a little browned and foxed, original boards with a spine label lettered in gilt, wear to joints and extremities, red edges. A good, sound, copy with several early ownership inscriptions, including I.F.C. Kampe (mid 19th century), Jonas Cohn (1931) and Selly Oak Colleges Library (bookplate on pastedown and tiny inkstamp in lower margin of title).Publisher: Heidelberg, August Oswald.Year: 1827Edition: Rand p.243.

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        Essais

      Rapilly. Edition illustrée d'un portrait de Michel de Montaigne en frontispice du premier volume et publiée d'après l'édition la plus authentique avec des sommaires analytiques et des nouvelles notes par Amaury Duval.bindings en demi veau gris-rose, spine lisses uniformément décolorés ornés d'arabesques romantiques dorées, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quatre coins émoussés, tranches marbrées, bindings romantiques de l'époque.Quelques petites rousseurs.Exemplaire joliment établi dans une élégante binding romantique et uniforme de l'époque. Rapilly Paris 1827 13x21,5cm 6 volumes reliés

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        'Result of an Examination... of the Heads of 148 convicts on board the convict ship England... ' [in] The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany Vol. IV.

      Edinburgh: October 1826 - November, 1827. Octavo, contemporary green half calf, spine banded and gilt. Full year's run of this journal, which includes a fascinating article on the phrenological experiments - the first of their kind - carried out on board the convict ship England in the spring of 1826. The article is entitled: 'Result of an Examination, by Mr James de Ville, of the Heads of 148 convicts on board the convict ship England, when about to sail for New South Wales in the Spring of 1826' (pp. 467-71).In his youth De Ville (1777-1846) worked as the assistant to a sculptor, and this expertise with plaster-of-paris led to him being asked to make phrenological casts, and he soon immersed himself in the newly emerging practice, writing pamphlets and lecturing. His reading of the heads of the convicts on board the England was one of his great successes: the navy surgeon on board, one Dr Thomson, hosted De Ville for his experiment in the spring of 1826, at the suggestion of Mr Wardrop of London.The article notes that 'Mr De Ville furnished [Thomson] with a distinct memorandum of the inferred character of each individual convict, and pointed out the manner in which the dispositions of each would probably appear in his general conduct on the passage. The desperadoes were all specifically noted, and a mode of treatment to prevent mischief suggested. One man in particular was noted as very dangerous, from his energy, ferocity, and talent for plots and profound dissimulation. His name was Robert Hughes.'Thomson kept a log during the voyage which was deposited in the Victualling Office, and the present article details some events from this log, including a plan by Hughes and his co-conspirator Thomas Jones to seize the ship and run it for South America. Needless to say such forethought was very pleasing to Thomson, and the article also includes his single-page letter written from Sydney on 9 October 1826, with his note that the convicts 'were going to rip up the poor doctor like a pig.'. A little toning to the pages but generally good; contemporary green half calf, spine banded and gilt, a little bumped.

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        Sketches of a Tour to the Lakes, of the Character and Customs of the Chippeway Indians. And of incidents connected with the Treaty of Fond du Lac. Also a Vocabulary of the Algic or Chippeway Language

      bal: Fielding Lucas, Jr., 1827. viii-[9]-493+[1] pages with 6 of 29 plates, three appendices: Copy of the Journal of the Proceedings under the treaty of Fond Du Lac, as noted by the Secretary, TREATY Between the United States of American and the Chippeway tribe of Indians; concluded August 5, 1826 and Vocabulary of the Algic, or Chippeway Language. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Hpwes: M132, Sabin 43407, Field 994, Pilling: 2383) First edition.Thomas McKenney started as a merchant. In 1815 he ran a commission store near the ferry wharf in Georgetown. He was also on the board of directors of the Bank of Columbia, in Georgetown, with John Cox, John Threlkeld, and Henry Foxall. In 1816 McKenney secured a Federal appointment as Superintendent of Indian Trade. In those days delegations of Indians that came to Washington generally stayed in hotel rooms; the beds had been removed to accommodate their preference for sleeping on the ground. Some of these representatives of southern and western tribes also visited Weston, McKenney’s farm on Georgetown Heights. In 1820, Sans Nerf, a chief of the Great Osages, and two companions, were there. In the winter of 1821-22 a delegation of Pawnee, Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Miami, Sioux, and Chippewa Indians came to the farm, and in 1824, Cherokee chief Elijah Hicks was there. The Factory System of government trading posts involved commodities as coffee, sugar, lead, salt, penknives, northwest blankets, calico, and strouding (coarse woolen cloth used in the Indian trade). What came back were furs. The Factory System ended in 1822, over opposition by the John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company, and by manufacturers and merchants who resented McKenney, and the Georgetown merchants he favored. One such merchant was John Cox, importer and banker, and later mayor of Georgetown. Cox loaned money to McKenney to buy Weston, and McKenney bought from Cox for the Indian trade, nearly to the exclusion of other merchants. From 1824 to 1830, McKenney served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs. While his upbringing as a merchant had no doubt prepared him for the earlier position, supervising the Indian Trade, his qualifications to be an architect of Indian policy are harder to picture. McKenney’s transactions with the â€

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        Oeuvres

      Lefèvre. New revised edition, ordering, and accompanied by notes by CA Walckenaer.Binders half red calf with corners, back with four nerves set with gilded nets quadruple adorned with golden jewels ornamented romantic in their centers a mosaic piece of olive green morocco, gilt friezes heads and tails, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners bumped, romantic bindings of the time.Illustrated book frontispiece of the first volume of an engraved portrait of Jean de La Fontaine and etchings hors-texte Tony Johannot.Some foxing. Lefèvre Paris 1827 16,5x26,5cm 6 volumes reliés

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        Autograph letter signed "Dco Donzelli" to an unidentified male correspondent, his "very dear friend."...

      2 pp. Folio (ca. 260 x 205 mm). Dated Paris, October 6, 1827. In black ink on ivory paper. In Italian (with translation). Donzelli makes arrangements to pay off his father's debt. He also includes intriguing details about a legal matter involving the well-known impresario Domenico Barbaja and Giaochino Rossini. He sends regards to his correspondent's family, and notes that his wife, Jovina, will be giving birth soon. "As far as my father, I want you, as I have told you, to charge all the payments to him... You know very well that in Bergamo one can live comfortably on 4 lire a day. But no, he is not happy, he wants to be a nuisance to everybody; what annoys me most is that that includes you; I have gotten used to it... I am of the opinion that by giving up 40 lire a month and living economically in Milan with my mother-in-law, he can pay off his debts. I must also forewarn you that he cannot set foot in my mother-in-law's house until everything is settled, so that my mother-in-law can be sure that none of my father's creditors will come and bother him when he is with the family... " "Our theater here has been let to a British company for 60 thousand a year. Barbaja was able to get much more; it's been a good deal for him, but he will regret it... I can assure you that Barbaja owes everything to Rossini, and to me if this sum counts, because the handwriting is so bad that all the lawyers are saying it did not happen that it was at most one quarter; that stays between us. The lawsuit he brought in Naples would be zero with everything that will have to be paid... Our theater will be open only 8 months of the year, and the other 4, they will be in London; a good arrangement in the interest of the impresario. Barbaja had to do anything to make money." Creased and slightly soiled at folds; several small holes from oxidation of ink, affecting several letters; occasional light show-through, not affecting text. Donzelli "made his début at Bergamo in 1808 in Mayr's Elisa. He then completed his studies in Naples with Viganoni and Gaetano Crivelli. For the next decade he sang florid tenor roles throughout Italy, appearing in Rossini's Tancredi, the first performance of Torvaldo e Dorliska (1815, Rome), L'inganno felice and La Cenerentola. Then his voice began to grow heavier, and he turned to a different repertory. In 1825 he made his Paris début at the Théâtre Italien in the title role of Rossini's Otello. During six seasons in Paris he sang in the first performances of Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims (1825), Halévy's Clari (1829) and Bertin's Fausto (1831). He sang from 1829 at the King's Theatre, taking part in the first London performances of Bellini's Il pirata (1830) and La straniera (1832). He created Pollione in Norma at La Scala (1831), and later sang the role in London, Venice, Bologna, Trieste and Sinigaglia (Senigallia). He appeared in many Donizetti operas, including Fausta, Anna Bolena, Parisina, Belisario, Lucia di Lammermoor and Roberto Devereux. Two of the greatest successes of his later career were as Masaniello in Auber's La muette de Portici and the title role in Mercadante's Il bravo. He retired in 1844." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online....

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        Oeuvres de J.J. Rousseau

      Werdet et Lequien. New edition illustrated with a portrait of the author and twenty sheets of music.Binders of the time in full sheepskin blond rooted, back smooth decorated with lace, jewels and gold boxes and pieces of title and volume number olive and black morocco, gilt floral roulette coaching boards, gilded geometric roulette highlighting cuts and caps, all marbled.Some slightly uneven caps, friction and few scattered spots, otherwise nice copy. Werdet et Lequien Paris 1827 13x21cm 20 volumes reliés

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        Traité de la moelle épinière et de ses maladies, contenant l'histoire anatomique, physiologique et pathologique de ce centre nerveux chez l'homme.

      Paris, Crevot, Bruxelles, Libr. médicale française, 1827. ____ Illustré par 3 planches dépliantes en lithographie. Cette importante monographie traite pour sa plus grande part de la pathologie de la moelle épinière. Charles-Prosper Ollivier, d'Angers (1796-1845) " who denied the existence of the central canal itself, coined the word syringomyelia for any kind of cavitation in the spinal cord." McHenry, Garrison's, History of neurology. Deuxième édition, corrigée et augmentée de près de 500 pages et d'une planche, sur la première de 1824. Couleur du dos passée, mais très bel exemplaire élégamment relié. *****. 2 volumes in-8. [201 x 122 mm] Collation : XVI, 447, (1) pp. / X, p. 447 à 847., 3 pl. dépl. Demi-veau vert, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire de Napoléon

      Ambroise Dupont. Edition originale, illustrée debindings en demi basane glacée noire. spine lisses ornés de fers rocailles en miroir. titres et tomaisons dorés. Beau jeu de marbrures entre les plats, les tranches et les plats intérieurs. 2 accrocs avec manque le long du mors supérieur du tome I ; un autre manque le long du mors inférieur du tome 2 sur 4cm ; un trou sur le mors supérieur du tome 3. Leger frottement en tête des tomes 1 et 2. Petites piqûres éparses sur un papier demeuré bien blanc. Ambroise Dupont Paris 1827 In-8 (12,5x21,7cm) 453pp. et 480pp. et 490pp. et 539pp. 4 tomes en 4 volumes reliés

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        The Military Sketch-Book. Reminiscences of seventeen years in the service abroad and at home. By an Officer of the Line.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Two volumes, octavo, in polished burgundy half calf with gilt lettering by Bayntun. The Military Sketch-Book is an anonymous collection of anecdotes and rambling tales, mostly related to army life and the Peninsular War. It contains an arresting - if somewhat romanticised - account of the pursuit of Michael Howe and his dark pact with fellow bushranger Jack Whitehead.The final 54-page chapter concerns the Van Diemen's Land bushrangers. The narrative is supposedly provided by an old soldier, transported long ago following the Nore mutiny. The narrator describes the depredations of a gang of bushrangers, and the formation of a heavily armed party sent into the wilderness to find them.After intensive searching, the men crept upon the bushrangers in dense scrub and found 'a pretty, interesting-looking native girl, sat playing with the long and bushy black ringlets of a stout and wicked looking man seated by her: he had pistols in his belt - wore a fustian jacket, a kangaroo-skin cap and waistcoat, with leather gaiters, and dirty velveteen breeches. I saw him plainly as I see any one here; and what do you think? The fellow had two watches in his fob! This turned out, as I learned afterwards, to be Michael Howe, the second in command of the robbers... '.Three of the narrators party were killed in the ensuing gunfight, and Howe and Whitehead swore their vengeance upon Mr. M'Carthy, the leader of the posse. Upon returning to his remote farmhouse, M'Carthy had men of the 46th regiment stationed on the property. When the bushrangers returned for their revenge they were outmanned and outgunned. The narrator recounts shooting a man in the darkness, and shortly afterwards ambushing another of the bushrangers in the act of stripping the corpse - only to find it was Howe himself decapitating Jack Whitehead in accordance with a dark pact between the rogues. He writes 'I was petrified with astonishment; so Howe got off, and left the mutilated trunk in a pool of blood'.Sensational accounts of bushranging such as this example played on the deepest fears of British readers and informed the popular perception of Australia as a wild and lawless outpost. A little foxing.

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        The Red Rover. A Tale

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. 3 volumes. ix+336 pages; 309 pages; 341 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 4 3/4") bound in full leather with black labels in gilt lettering to spine and blindstamped coat of arms to covers with gilt edge rule. Marbled page ends. (BAL 3838) First English edition. James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey, the eleventh of twelve children. When he was one year old, he moved with parents William and Elizabeth to Cooperstown on Ostego Lake in central New York. During Cooper's boyhood, there were few backwoods settlers left and even fewer Indians. However, Cooper's early experiences in this frontier town gave him the background knowledge used in the Pioneers (1923). After boarding school in Albany, Cooper attended Yale College from 1803 - 1805 but was expelled. Apparently his expulsion stemmed from a dangerous prank that involved him blowing up another student's door. There Cooper acquired his lifelong distaste for New Englanders. In 1806, he became a sailor and then a midshipman in the Navy. At twenty, he inherited a fortune from his father and married Susan Augusta De Lancey, the daughter of a wealthy family that had remained Loyalist during the Revolution. Cooper married De Lancey New Years Day, 1811 and for two years he led the life of a country gentleman. When all five of his older brothers died, leaving widows and children behind, Fenimore began searching for work and wealth. In 1820, Cooper's wife bet him that he could write a book better than the one she was reading. What followed was Precaution (1820) a novel of morals and manners that showed the influence of Jane Austen. With a pleasant enough reception, he published The Spy: A Tale of Neutral Ground (1821) the first historical romance about the American Revolution. Then, on its success, Fenimore moved to New York City to pursue writing as a career. While in New York, he founded the Bread and Cheese Club and became the center of a circle that included notable painters of the Hudson River School as well as writers like William Cullen Bryant. In 1823, Cooper published The Pioneers which eventually consisted of five books about Natty Bumppo called The Leatherstocking Tales. With this, he created what can be critically viewed as the first American novel and hero. He also brought up the thematic complexities of natural right versus legal right, order versus change, and wilderness versus civilization which still fill the pages of American writing today. In 1826, at the height of his popularity, he sailed for Europe for what became a seven year stay. He wrote The Prairie (1827) and Notions of the Americans (1828) a defense of the United States against the attacks of European travelers. Under the half-patronizing epithet of "the American Scott" he wrote three historical novels that mimicked the writing of Sir Walter Scott. Returning to the US in 1833, Cooper was so hurt by a review that he penned A Letter to his Countrymen (1834) which was a bitter attack on American provincialism. He also became involved in disputes in Cooperstown where he was attacked by newspapers as a false aristocrat poisoned by European influences. In response, Cooper immersed himself in law suits aimed at gaining damages that would tame the irresponsibility of the press. Cooper established the principle that reviewers must work within the bounds of truth when they deal with an author rather than the book. Even with this scandal at his heels, Cooper continued to write a school primer, The American Democrat (1838) and three more Leatherstocking Tales: The Last of the Mohicans (1826), The Pathfinder (1840), and The Deerslayer (1841). Then came Cooper's obsession with the sea from his previous experience in the Navy. He penned The History of the Navy of the United States of America (1839), The Cruise of Sommers (1844), and The Distinguished American Naval Officers (1846). At the time of his death on September 14, 1851, Cooper was more successful and respected abroad than at home. Out of step with his countrymen, his work was very influential to European writers like Honore de Balzac and Leo Tolstoy. Yet, the weaknesses of Fenimore's fiction are quite well known and wide-spread. Mark Twain tore apart Fenimore's romanticism in Fenimore Coopers Literary Offenses (1895). Clearly, Fenimore's tone was criticized as being reactionary, romantic, and pedagogical in tone. However, Cooper did contribute a great deal to the genre of American fiction. In the grand enterprise, even today, everyone has read books and seen films that are directly and indirectly affected by Cooper's conception of Natty Bumppo and his creation of the American novel.Condition: Some signatures sprung, rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, some scuffing, book plates to front pastedowns. Volume one lacks spine label at volume number, inner hinge cracked. Volume 3 front heal hinge cracked else a good set housed in an acrylic case

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        The WORKS Of THOMAS MOORE, Comprehending All His Melodies, Ballads, Etc. Never Before Published Without the Accompanying Music. [Vols I - IX] The EPICUREAN, A Tale. [Vol X].

      1st Paris edition in English of EPICUREAN (NCBEL III, 266). Paris: Published by A. and W. Galignani, 1823 - 1824 / 1827. 10 volumes. Frontispiece portrait of Moore in Volume I. 12mo. 6-7/8" x 4" General wear, primarily to extremities & edges. Book label of E. B. Martindale. Vol. VIII lacks Gads Hill Sale label. Some foxing. A Very Good set.

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        The Miner's Friend; or, an Engine to Raise Water by Fire, Described. And of the Manner of Fixing it in Mines; with an Account of the Several other Uses it is Applicable unto; and an Answer to the Objections made against it, reprinted.

      London: printed for S. Crouch by W. Clowes, 1827. 2nd Edition. Soft cover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo (145x90 mm). [2], 53 [1] pp., including engraved portrait frontispiece and four plates, vignette illustrations to text, imprint to title dated 1827. Original printed yellow wrappers (with imprint dated 1829) contained in purpose made clamshell box, with navy crushed morocco spine. Pages untrimmed. Little browning and light dampstaining to two plates. Fine copy. Complete. ----Dibner 177 (article published in Phil. Trans. Royal Society, 1699). Honeyman sale 2766; Norman 1895 (both for first separate edition). Impossibly rare with no copy recorded at auction in the past 50 years and no copy in the USA according to OCLC/WorldCat. Although the imprint is dated 1829 on the wrapper, there is no copy known with an earlier imprint date for the wrapper (thus may be a typo). The FIRST REPRINT of Savery's description of his steam pump which, 'though not a steam engine in the modem sense of the word, embodied the first practical application of the force of steam to mechanical purposes' (DNB). His device, patented in 1698 and demonstrated before the Royal Society in 1699, 'was a condensing type engine in which the steam was caused to condense within a receiver, thereby creating a vacuum and raising water to be pumped up within connected pipes' (Dibner). While designed specifically to pump water from deep mine-shafts (as shown in Sturt's plate), Savery's invention, with some modifications by Thomas Newcomen, was found adaptable to supplying water to tall buildings and produce mechanical power by raising water to turn waterwheels. In 1712 the first working device was installed in the Warwichshire coal mines, allowing deeper shafts to be worked. Very Good.

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        Nouvelle-Hollande; Port Jackson: Famille De Sauvages En Voyage.

      Paris: Circa, 1827. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Boisseau, 235 x 320mm. (plate size). A hand coloured aquatint of the aborigines at Port Jackson illustrated in Louis Claude de Freycinet's, Voyage autour du monde. The Uranie sailed from Toulon and visited Western Australia, New South Wales and a number of Pacific Islands over the years spanning 1817-1820. Gently browned, a few light spots, very good overall.

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        Two Years in New South Wales; A Series of Letters...

      London: Henry Colburn, 1827. Two volumes, duodecimo; nineteenth-century polished calf, spine gilt with black morocco labels, bookplates of William Henry Cox in both volumes. First edition: a lively and engaging description of New South Wales in the 1820s by Peter Cunningham, a naval surgeon who served on five voyages to Australia aboard convict transports before settling in the upper Hunter Valley.Of Scottish descent, Cunningham (1789-1864) joined the navy during the war with Napoleon and served in Spanish and North American waters. In 1819 he took the first of five commissions as surgeon-superintendent aboard the convict transport Recovery and enjoyed a good reputation for the slight loss of life under his care. Cunningham's last such voyage was in 1828, and it would appear that he arranged publication of the present work in London immediately prior.Comprising a series of letters to friends in Britain, Cunningham's account is a valuable contribution to the social history of the colony. It includes detailed and unguarded descriptions of peculiarly Australian social customs, with some observations on the vocabulary and accent of those born in the colony. A long letter of 40 pages treats Aboriginal life and customs. The letters are eminently readable and engaging, penned in an easy style; they enjoyed a wide popular appeal, with three English editions by 1828 and three in German by 1832.Given the author's considerable experience as a surgeon-superintendent serving on transports, the two sections devoted to the care and management of convicts on the Australian voyage are of special interest. In total, 66 pages are specifically devoted to the subject; with treatment of diet, morale, discipline, clothing, hygiene, exercises, games to alleviate boredom and relations between felons and the marines set to guard them. Occasional slight foxing, a very good set.

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        [pocket map] Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Part of the Michigan Territory

      Finley, 1827 Pocket map bound in brown leather with bright gilt titles. Map is quite sharp with excellent color. There are two small fox spots in Lake Michigan, one each in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. Also a 1/16" split on ne of the inner folds. Census data from the latest census, 1820.Map is 20 1/2 by 16 7/8.

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        Catalogus novus stellarum duplicium et multiplicium maxima ex parte in specula Universitatis Caesareae Dorpatensis per magnum telescopium achromaticum Fraunhoferi detectarum.

      Dorpat: Schuenemann, 1827. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (34x21cm), half title, title, [4], lii, 88 pp., errata slip, 2 (1 folding) engraved plates; plates slightly foxed, text bright and clean. Original papercard board with paper label on cover. Cover slightly soiled. Ex Royal Society of Edinburgh.Poggendorff II, 1037; Honeyman 2931; DSB XIII, 112; not in Houzeau-L. - Rare first edition. Contains Struve's observations on double stars made with the 23 cm Fraunhofer refractor at Dorpat Observatory. Near Fine.

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        Autograph letter signed to Bory de Saint-Vincent.

      Paris, Rue St Roch, 5: 2 March, 1827. Two-page autograph letter, on a single sheet of laid paper, folded to letter size 200 x 162 mm., neat autograph manuscript on two pages, the third blank and the fourth an address panel; remnants of seal, postal stamp also dated 2 March 1827. An intriguing letter from Louis de Freycinet, apparently warm but perhaps a little evasive, to his former shipmate on the Baudin voyage and the author of the only other first-hand narrative account of the voyage, Bory de Saint-Vincent.Bory had evidently written to Freycinet requesting to swap some of his own books for a copy of one of Freycinet's voyage publications (Freycinet here simply refers to "mon voyage", and the 1827 date does not confirm whether this means the second edition of the Baudin voyage or the early parts of the Freycinet voyage: both accounts date from 1824). Freycinet is mortified that he cannot spare Bory a copy: he only has his own working copy, and even that is incomplete, as he has had to give up a number of leaves to complete a friend's copy. As to getting hold of another copy, Bory should know how difficult it is to part a publisher from their profits.Although the relationship of the two men was evidently friendly, there is a reticence in Freycinet's letter that may be explained by an uneasiness that likely still existed between those who, like Bory, had quit the Baudin voyage and those who saw it through to the end, like Freycinet. The tone is friendly but cautious, displaying some of the circumlocution common in Freycinet's relations with more remote colleagues. Nonetheless Freycinet shows that he follows Bory's work, and particularly comments that he will read his articles on the "sea and mountains" with great pleasure and interest - presumably these are the forthcoming articles that Bory offered to exchange. Freycinet is sorry not to have seen Bory at all this year, but he has had a lot on his plate.Perhaps some of Freycinet's hesitation may be explained by Bory de Saint-Vincent's address: at the time of writing he was evidently to be found in the debtors' prison at Saint-Pelagie in the fifth arrondissement of Paris. Bory's life went through numerous ups and downs. As a side note, Freycinet gives his own address as Rue Neuve Saint Roch number 5.

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        Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England

      

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        Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électrodynamiques...

      Paris: Firmin Didot, 1827. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électrodynamiques, uniquement déduite de l'expérience, dans lequel se trouvent réunis les Mémoires que M. Ampère a communiqués à l'Académie royale des sciences, dans les séances des 4 et 26 décembre 1820, 10 juin 1822, 22 décembre 1823, 12 septembre et 23 novembre 1825. In: Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences de l'Institut de France, Tome 6, pp. 175-388. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1827. Large 4to, 3 p.l., clxxvi, [3], 612 pp, 2 folding engr. plates. Original printed wrappers (frayed, cracked at spine, upper and lower wrapper detached, lower wrapper chipped with loss of two letters of headline adverts text) in modern cloth box. Pages untrimmed, text clean an virtually unspotted. Provenance: Harrison D. Horblit (book label). Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. A good copy. ----Norman 50; Honeyman sale 135; DSB I, p.145. FIRST EDITION. "AMPERE'S GREATEST WORK" (DSB). "Having established a noumenal foundation for electrodynamic phenomena, Ampère's next steps were to discover the relationships between the phenomena and to devise a theory from which these relationships could be mathematically deduced. This double task was undertaken in the years 1821-1825, and his success was reported in his greatest work, the Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électrodynamiques, uniquement déduite de l'expérience (1827). In this work, the PRINCIPIA OF ELECTRODYNAMICS, Ampère first described the laws of action of electric currents, which he had discovered from four extremely ingenious experiments. The measurement of electrodynamic forces was very difficult, although it could be done, as J.-B. Riot and Felix Savart had shown in their formulation of the Biot-Savart law. Ampère realized, however, that much greater accuracy could be achieved if the experiments could be null experiments, in which the forces involved were in equilibrium." (DSB I p. 145). "This volume was not published until 1827." (Honeyman, 135). - Also present in this volume of the Mémoire is an important work by NAVIER "Mémoire sur les lois du mouvement des fluids." (Roberts & Trent, p. 2). This classic paper on fluid mechanics, contains his calculations about fluid flow and gives his equations for motion of a viscous fluid. Also discovered by Stokes, these calculations are known today as the Navier-Stokes Equations. Navier analyzed the motion of a fluid in much the same fashion as Euler, but considered in addition a hypothetical attraction or repulsion between adjacent molecules. - "Poisson's "Mémoire sur la théorie du magnétisme en mouvement" concerns attractive force and formulates new equations for the solution of problems therein. This work influenced the researches of Green (1828) and Gauss (1829). Also in this volume is his "Mémoire sur le calcul numerique des integrals définies" in which he sets out to improve the method of quadratures ... "The following memoirs are also of interest: Legendre's "Recherches sur quelques objets d'analyse indéterminée et particulièrement sur le théoreme de Fermat"; 'Laplace's "Mémoires sur le développement de l'anomalie vraie et du rayon vecteur elliptique, en séries ordonnées suivant les puissances de l'excentricité;" as well as Cauchy's "Mémoire sur les développements des fonctions en séries périodiques"... "The second part of the volume contains a history of the Academy with Fourier's elegy for William Herschel and Cuvier's for Duhamel." (Roberts &Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 2). Fine.

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

      Paris, Delaunay, 1827. ____ Seule édition de cet ouvrage rare de chirurgie. La méthode ovalaire consiste à arriver, par un triangle, à une ellipse dont le petit foyer se trouve près de l'articulation. Illustré de 11 très belles planches hors-texte en lithographie, dont 10 dépliantes, par Dupuis et Tavernier, en partie d'après les dessins de Moreau, élève de David et chirurgien aide-major. Robert Joseph Henri Scoutetten, né à Lille en 1799, participa aux campagnes militaires de Kabylie et de Crimée; il dirigea l'hôpital militaire de Metz. L'ouvrage est dédié à ses maîtres Lisfranc et Willaumé. Quelques rousseurs à 5 planches. Bon exemplaire. ***** Only edition of this rare surgical work. Illustrated by 11 large lithographic plates. In-folio. [304 x 223 mm] Collation : (6), 49 pp., 11 planches hors-texte. Demi-basane brune, dos orné, tranches jaunes. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae

      Leiden: S. & J. Luchtmans, 1827. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Museum Anatomicum Acadamiae Lugduno-Batavae. Leiden: S. & J. Luchtmans, 1827 and 1835, large folio (511x355 mm). Vol. 3 and 4 (of 4), half-titles, 70 engraved plates, institutional blindstamp on titles, contemporary calf, covers detached on vol. 3 (boards and spine worn), vol. 4 rebacked with moroccco spine, red and green morocco labels (boards scratched, extremities worn). Internally clean with only very minor spotting and no dampstaining, plates bright and unstamped.Choulant, p.141; Blake, p.400. - FIRST EDITION, very rare. Two continuation volumes by Gerard Sandifort that complete the work of his father Eduard Sandifort published in two volumes in 1793. The second catalogue of the anatomical collection of the university of Leyden, with very fine plates on large, heavy paper. The third volume is without plates and contains the additions from the collections of Brugmans, professor of natural sciences in Leyden. The fourth volume contains seventy copperplates showing various bone diseases. Very Good.

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        Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia. Performed between the years 1818 and 1822...

      London: John Murray, 1827. Two volumes, octavo, with nine aquatint views, large folding map backed with linen (as common), smaller engraved chart and three engraved natural history plates (one folding); a fine set in modern period-style half calf by Aquarius, spines gilt with morocco labels. First edition of this great book, recounting the Australian coastal voyages of the Mermaid and the Bathurst.Admiral Phillip Parker King (1791-1856), Australian-born son of the third governor Philip Gidley King, became the British navy's leading hydrographer. His Australian coastal voyages, together with Oxley's expeditions inland, represented the great expansionary undertakings of the Macquarie era. King charted the greater part of the west, north and north-east coasts and also carried out important surveys in the area of the Barrier Reef. His hydrographical work is still the basis of many of the modern charts for the areas he surveyed.From 1815 or so, British interest in the largely uncharted northern and north-western coast of Australia had increased, partly out of concern at the territorial ambitions of other nations, especially the Dutch and the French. Much in the same way that Flinders was commissioned due to English concerns over the Baudin expedition, King was given his command because of anxiety about the planned Freycinet voyage. As a direct result, King was sent from England in 1817, with Admiralty instructions to complete the survey of Australia and finish the charting begun by Flinders and Baudin. By 1824-25 he had issued a series of eight large charts showing the northern coasts, to be followed with this complete printed journal of his expedition. The engraved views were taken from King's own sketches.The work also includes significant natural history essays, including work by John Edward Gray, William Sharp Macleay and William Henry Fitton, three senior British scientists. Easily the most interesting section, however, is the long essay by Allan Cunningham, 'A Few General Remarks on the Vegetation of certain coasts of Terra Australis... '. Cunningham had sailed with King, and so this section has the added interest of eyewitness reportage, as well as comparisons between the botany of east and west coasts. Cunningham's report is supplemented by notes from Robert Brown, and the whole section concludes with three natural history plates.This is the regular 1827 issue: a few copies survive with an 1826 date on the title-pages, without any other points of difference (the 1826 issue appears to be a presentation issue of some kind, as is attested by the fact that where seen they are often accompanied by some sort of manuscript dedication).

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        Malaria: An Essay on the Production and Propagation of this Poison, and on the Nature and Localities of the Places by which it is produced : with an enumeration of the diseases caused by it, and of the means of preventing or diminishing them, both at home and in the naval and military service.

      London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (216 x 132 mm). iv, [2], [1]-480 pp. Errata leaf. Later half calf over cloth, spine with gilt morocco label (rubbing to spine and boards, corners bumped). Internally clean, very little spotting in places. Provenance: Oxford, Bodleian library (armorial bookplate signed " "E. BIBL. RADCL." to front pastedown and deaccession stamp); The library of Hugh Selbourne. ----Wellcome IV, p.7. - FIRST EDITION. John MacCulloch (1773-1835) was a Scottish surgeon and geologist, president of the Geological Society from 1816 to 1818, and fellow of the Royal Society. "MacCulloch inquiring mind and interest in medicine lasted throughout his life. His principal piece of medical research on malaria gained him great credit ... and it is still a valuable contribution the the history of tropical medicine. This and his work on remittent and intermittent fevers, a reviewer commented, 'brought together such an amount of curious and instructive information as has rarely been collected on any one medical subject'. The work is presented as the study of the natural history of a disease and he stresses the significance of the environment in the spread of malaria, a term first used by MacCulloch." (C. J. Duffin et al., A history of geology and medicine, Geol. Soc. London, 2013, p.406). Near Fine.

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        De mutationibus quas subit infans... Frider. Iacobis/ Adamus Gessner. Erlangae. 1797. De lactatione infantum. Guilielmus Harcke. Brunovicensis. De vomitu nuper natis parvulisque salubri. Ioannes Gottlieb Mentzel. Erlangae De ophtalmia neotarum. Joanne Friederico Ziegler. Giessae 1828. De atrophiae infantum causis. Gergius Fridericus Kirchner. Erlangae. Brevem epidamiae variolosae. Gothfried Christianus Reich. Erlangae. 1791. De crista lactea. Geo. Ernest Aug. Droste. Gottingae 1817. De convulsionibus infantum. Maxentius Josephus Gutberlet. Wirceburgi De noxa fasciarum infantum. Iustus Henricus Wigand. Erlangae 1793. De secunda dentitiones seu de dentibus permanentibus. Joan. Frac. Gallette. Moguntiae 1827

      Meeting rare platelet medicines whose most relevant to children: From mutationibus quas undergoes infans ... Frider. Iacobis / Adamus Gessner. Erlangae. 1797. Lactatione De infantum. Guilielmus Harcke. Brunovicensis. Of vomitu Nuper natis parvulisque Salubri. Ioannes Gottlieb Mentzel. From Erlangae ophtalmia neotarum. Joanne Friederico Ziegler. Giessae 1828. Atrophiae From causis infantum. Gergius Fridericus Kirchner. Erlangae. Brevem epidamiae variolosae. Gothfried Christianus Reich. Erlangae. 1791. Crista From lactea. Geo. Ernest Aug. Droste. Gottingae 1817. Convulsionibus De infantum. Maxentius Josephus Gutberlet. From Wirceburgi noxa fasciarum infantum. Justus Henricus Wigand. Erlangae 1793. Secunda From dentitiones seu dentibus permanentibus. Joan. Frac. Gallette. Moguntiae 1827. Bradel Cardboard in black, blue title label. Lack of paper tail headdress. Friction. The authors are physicians or surgeons German or French, all edits are German. Essays deal with important and rare autograph dedication of the authors such as teething, smallpox, seizures or infant formula. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Divers Erlangae (Erlangen), Giessae (Hesse), Wirceburgi (Wûrzburg)? 1795, 1828 in-12 (17,8x10cm) 34pp., 39pp., 40pp. 48pp., 30pp., 28pp., 45pp., 48pp., 30pp., 16pp. dix opuscules en un volume relié

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        Voyage autour du monde. Hydrographie Atlas.

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1827. Folio, with 49 maps (18 folding) and four plates of boats, crisp tall impressions; an excellent copy in old quarter calf over papered boards, spine banded with red morocco label. The complete hydrographical atlas from the Duperrey voyage, published as part of one of the immense French grands voyages series. As with most of these publications, the various components could also be bought separately, sometimes even being produced by different publishers. In fact full publication of the Duperrey voyage was never completed.Duperrey's voyage gathered 'vast quantities of ethnographic and scientific data' (Hill), and included two visits to the Australian mainland. His hydrographic work tended, as Dunmore comments, 'towards perfecting existing maps rather than preparing charts of unknown areas'. As a result, the beautiful maps clearly display their debt to the earlier explorers, and include the discoveries and vessel tracks of luminaries such as Cook, Bougainville, La Pérouse, Bligh and Flinders. The details of the harbours at the Brisbane River and Macquarie Harbour in Nouvelle Hollande are attributed in the cartouche to Oxley and Evans respectively. Bindings a little rubbed, very slightly browned along top edges not affecting images, title-page a little creased.

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

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

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        O ubostwie i ubogich.

      8vo. Original [?] plain wrappers; pp. [4], iii, 150, [2, blank]; apart from light toning, and the final blank partly stuck to rear wrapper, a fine copy in its original state. Rare first edition of an early Skarbek title on political economy, based on the Polish experience, his On Misery and the Poor, dedicated to Zofia Zamoyska (1780-1837), member of the Polish high nobility, hailed at the Congress of Vienna as the most outstanding beauty. 'The conception of the moral unification and solidarity of all social states was ... developed and popularized on a European scale by Fryderyk Skarbek, writer, activist, and educator, who today is too little remembered. In his book On the Misery and the Poor (O ubóstwie i ubogich), edited in 1827, speaking about duties of the privileged he applied a theory of social models which he later developed in his essay in French entitled Essai de Morale Civique (1860), touching upon the so-called active people' (Zygmunt Komorowski, Universal Values in Polish Culture, online). Skarbek was befriended by and godfather to the composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-49), who had been born on the Skarbek estate in ?elazowa Wola. As well as stage plays, Skarbek wrote on social issues, fiction, satires, worked on prison reform in Britain, Holland and Russia, and is responsible for the design of the infamous Pawiak prison in Warsaw. Count Fryderyk Skarbek (1792-1866) studied in Warsaw and Paris, where he obtained private tuition in economics from Saint-Aubin and Piotr Maleszewski. 'In 1818 he was called to the chair of political economy at the University of Warsaw, where he taught with great success until the closing of the institution by the Russian authorities after the collapse of the Polish insurrection in 1831 ... His literary legacy includes besides several works on economics, which established his reputation as the foremost Polish economist of his period, a number of studies in the field of history, criminology, statistics and general social reform. While Skarbek regarded himself as a follower and interpreter of the classical school of economics, he departed from its teachings in a number of significant respects. Even in his early writings he drew a sharp distinction between theoretical economics, which has for its purpose the discovery of universal principles on the nature and source of the wealth of nations, and applied economics, in which the general principles shoud be modified in accordance with the geographical location, degree of economic development and other peculiarities of the respective nations' (Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences).

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